**** DONE: Spitfire MkVa W3185 Douglas Bader 616 Sqdn - Aircraft of the Aces GB

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  1. rochie

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    #1 rochie, Aug 2, 2011
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    User Name: rochie
    Name: Karl
    Category: intermediate
    Kit: Airfix
    Scale:1/48
    Accessories: none

    ok here's my second entry for the Aces build.
    Airfix's Spitfire MkVa W3185 Douglas Bader 616 Sqdn.
    my research has found that Dogsbody is likely to have only flown W3185 on three occastions including the day he was shot down 9th august 1941 possibly by Buck Casson his own Sqdn 616
     

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    A classic. Great pick Karl.
     
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    Good one mate. I've got the correct oil cooler from the Tamiya kit if you need to replace the Mk1 type shown on the box art, just give me a shout.
     
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    Cheers Dogsbody but despite the box art you get the correct bits in the box
     
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    Ah, no problem then.
     
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    Been waiting for this one for a while Karl. Looking forward to it!
     
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    Was thinking about building Bader's Spit in 1/72nd myself one day. Will fallow your work with interest.
     
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    Great second choice Karl and a popular person as the subject ace.
     
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    Read his story a lonnnng while back. Good choice. How could a man possibly escape with artificial legs?????? What a man!
     
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    Another nice choice Karl.
     
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    your right Bill he was a right pain in the Germans a**e whilst a POW

    Cheers guy's, a massive fave of mine this one
     
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    Nice choice, one of my projects is his Spitfire II...
    I didn't yet decided for my project for this group build... Spitfire IIa "Bader", Fw 190A-8 "Dahl", Spifire Vb "Demozay", La-5 or La-5F or La-7 "Kozhedub, P-39 Pokryshkin... I don't know which to choice...
    One thing is certain, the scale: 1/48 !!!
     
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    Quite a dill-emma there matey. Could take 3 months to decide!
     
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    Good choice Karl. Looking forward to another nice model mate :)
     
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    Nice Karl!
     
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    thanks guys
     
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    Nice choice Karl. I can see from your avatar you're a fan.
     
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    Great choice! Douglas Bader is one of the pilots I remember from my earliest days. Can't wait to see this one.
     
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