1/48 Martin Baltimore Mk.V FW793 454 (RAAF) Sqn "Glamorous Greta" C'wealth GB

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  1. ozhawk40

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    #1 ozhawk40, Nov 24, 2010
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    Username: Ozhawk40
    First name: Peter
    Category: Advanced
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Classic Airframes
    Model Type: Martin Baltimore Mk.V
    Details: 454 (RAAF) Squadron
    Aircraft Assignment: Various
    Accessories:The CA kit comes with resin components. Some scratch building required to model version and add detail as required. Engine Cowls replaced with OZMODS resin correction.
    Decals: Custom​

    You know what?

    When looking for my entries for this group build I had selected a couple of great projects that I had in the stash, but when I saw this beauty in a catalogue and remembered that the RAAF operated these in the Med, I just had to do an example of this little known, unusual, but great aircraft.

    I've spend the past few weeks doing some initial research and chasing up reference material to get this underway, so bear with me a little longer and I'll get moving.

    I'll include a bit of history on 454 Squadron. A little about the aircraft FW793 and Baltimores in general, and I have some info on the crew for Greta's last flight on the 13th April 1945.

    The CA kit is the 'Foreign Version' which includes decals for Turkey, Greece and Italy, but that's neither here nor there because the aircraft I have chosen is an RAAF one for which there are no commercially available decals. I hope I don't muck this one up!

    CR - make way mate, I hope there's a bit of room, this one's maximum effort. :D8)

    Cheers

    Peter

    P.S. Photo Source: Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au
     

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    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Great choice Peter!
     
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    That's a nice plane you've got there Peter. :)
     
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    Good one Peter. The Baltimore as an airplane that I really don't know much about. It'll be interesting to learn more about it.
     
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    Great choice Pete. I love the look of the Baltimore :cool: If you can get your hands on the book "Alamein to the Alps", its a good history on 454sqn.
     
  6. ozhawk40

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    Thanks guys - Andy, too easy! The book "Alamein to the Alps" is available free via download from the following website. This download is with permission of the author.

    Downloads

    8)

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Great stuff Peter! The Balt and Maryland were unsung heroes, and coincidentally, I've just been watching footage of Balts in Italy and the Balkans. Looking forward to this one mate !
     
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    Nice choice Peter. Thanks for the competition and keep that cane handy! Maybe Jayl will join us as well.
     
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    Struth Peter, top choice mate and I'm sure you'll do it justice. Also, not that I'll be up with you guys, but I've regraded my PBY entry to the advanced group just for the heck of it..............
     
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    Interesting choice Peter....look forward to seeing how this goes together...8)
     
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    Nice choice Peter and thanks for the link to the "Alamein to the Alps". Interesting reading.
     
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    what a great choice Peter, should be a stunner
     
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    Well, sorry guys. Time has beaten me on this one, but I will carry though and complete this one in my own time.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Join the club Peter!
     
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    That's a shame mate, you know we got a little extension by the grace of Terry!
     
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    I think I could get one engine done by the 4th! Do you think he could make that 4th March 2012?
     
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