csadn: Sorry, you can't see the 1 1/2, the picture got a bit bigger than I thought it would be. right click on it and choose "show picture". It is indeed a Tommy in a DH2 in the right corner.
Roger Wilco: I personally think they look comparible but you could by from Reviresco or www.modelimex.com/Seznam.aspx this place instead, Reviresco takes 8 bucks each however and the resin models after are even more expensive but the detail level is actually better then on the Wow planes then.
As for the postage it do tend to get expensive if you are only buying 2 or 3 planes but we usually get a bunch together and then it costs less. I like the Wow planes myself but I rather use an unpainted plane when I do my custom planes.
I don't really see any problem with removing the pilots of your planes however as long as you are very careful I do agree that you might have to do some repainting also if you own that many, the Wow planes are nicely painted but having more than one looking the same in a huge combat do tend to be confusing.
You might BTW find this page helpful: military-machine.blogspot.com/ , at least if you have a hard time finding pictures to base your paint jobs on.