**** DONE: Revell 1/48 Douglas A-20G Havoc "Butch"

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  1. Maglar

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    Model: A-20G Havoc
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Revell
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    Hello all, this will be my entry into this fine GB. The kit only supplied stripes for the tail fin so the rest will have to be masked off later on (Yes I know they were hand painted, I already have an idea for that!).

    Here is a backdrop on my planes info followed by some pics..

    Training of the 410th BG had been in low-level attack and this form of bombing had been abandoned as too dangerous in tire European Theater of Operations. On receipt of its aircraft from depots (A-20s cane to the UK by ship), the group commenced a hurried period of retraining in bombing from medium altitudes as was IX Bomber Command practice. Eventually, there were 64 Havocs at Gosfield, 16 per squadron. all in camouflage finish. Combat markings were applied, was an alternating black and white blocked rudder as group identification.

    The 410th BG flew its first mission on 1 May 1944 and others followed thick and fast, often two per day. Targets were airfields, railways, bridges, fuel and military stores, V-weapon sites, road junctions and enemy troop positions. In the course of 20 weeks' operations from Gosfield, the 418th flew 124 missions, losing 211 A-20s. almost all to flak.

    Following the Allied break-out from the Normandy beach-head in late July, and the subsequent sweep across France. the 410th, in common with other IX Bomber Command units, found range was a critical factor and by September the targets were almost beyond the range of the Havocs at Gosfield. To remedy this situation, the expected move to France was finally ordered for 18 September when the majority of personnel were moved by train to Southampton for the sea crossing. The ultimate destination was the ALG A-58 at Coulommiers.

    On the continent, the 410th continued operations until V-E Day, eventually being stationed at Beaumont-sur-Oise, France. The group returned to the United States during the summer of 1945, and was inactivated at Myrtle Beach AAF, South Carolina on 7 November 1945.

    With the departure of the 410th to France, the USAAF presence at Gosfield airfield was reduced to a small station complement to deal with the occasional forced landing and visitor.
     

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    Good one Maglar!
     
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    The A-20, one of my all-time favorite planes. Robert S. Johnson put in to be a pilot of the A-20 after he figured he didn't make it as a fighter pilot. He said it was as close to a fighter he could get as a bomber pilot. He was later surprised to learn he had qualified as a fighter pilot.

    I'll be following this build for sure.

    tom
     
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    Looking forward to this entry Cory.
     
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    Very cool choice! Never noticed it had a single seat in it.
     
  7. Maglar

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    Thanks all. I made a special order for this just to add some variety to the GB. Seeing all the little single engine planes made me want to find something with some size.

    Started on the cockpit.. very flashy and lots of sanding. Pics to follow once I get it painted and such -
     
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    A good choice.Waiting for a few pics of the progress.
     
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    nice choice maglar!
     
  11. Maglar

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    Cockpit pieces.. First I did a base interior green + light / dark for the 3D pop effect on raised and lowered surfaces (some people airbrush it, I think brush is a lot easier). Followed by a black oil wash then a raw umber wash. Light chipping applied by a brush. Time to glue it all together and see how it looks -
     

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    Looking good.:)
     
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    Good choice Corey and I see your well into starting it with your usual excellent panache.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Looking very nice.
     
  16. Maglar

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    Updates.. Packed the baby like its 4th of july. Also glued the fuselage and nose section together. Ran CA over the seams and next up is sanding -
     

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    Good work Cory! :D
     
  19. Vic Balshaw

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    Goodness Cory, that’s a Blunderbuss full of shot you have there for the nose weight mate and I love the turret shells.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Thanks all -

    Vic, there is no turning back once the fuselage goes together.. better safe then sorry :lol: (I might pack the nose too, just for insurance!)
     
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