Eduard 1/72 Mk. VI - B-24H Limited Ex Minicraft mold?

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  1. N4521U

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    I see this is on special for $52.00 US.
    Just wondering if there is an opinion of the detail and quality of this kit?
    *Is it worth the 52 bucks with all the Eduard detail stuff?
    *Is it close enough to or converted to a B-24J to build this kit?
    I want to do the 380 BG 530 Sqn Sleepy Time Gal.
    Aussie, Stuart H Davidson, no relation, was the co-pilot on this UAAF plane lost in the Indian Ocean.

    Summary of the accident;
    On the night of 28 October 1944 Liberator 42-110120 of 530 Sqn, 380 Bomb Group
    USAAF, 5th Air Force, failed to return from a mission to Macassar, NEI. The aircraft
    took off from Darwin at 1751 hours, manned by a RAAF crew of eleven. The following
    sequence of messages was received by Ops room No 380 (B) Group :
    281420Z No 3 out, Position 06.25S 120.50E course 120deg true.
    281555Z 2 engines out, posn 0800S 123.35E.
    281628Z Not likely to reach base. No 4 giving trouble. Preparing to ditch.
    Darwin obtained a bearing of 340deg at 281604Z. Search ships and 4 B24’s immediately
    began search, and B24’s, B25’s and Catalinas on subsequent days were unable to locate
    missing aircraft or crew.
    Crew:
    RAAF 408190 FO Harrison, A.L., Captain, (Pilot).
    RAAF 413969 WO S.H.Davidson, 2nd Pilot.
    RAAF 416078 Flt LT Cropley, A.A., Navigator.
    RAAF 408590 FO O’Dea, D.J., Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.
    RAAF 416861 WO K.L.J.Killen, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.
    RAAF 423587 Flt Sgt W.R.Barber, Navigator/Bombaimer.
    RAAF 408448 Flt Sgt C.L.Wilken, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.
    RAAF 36474 Sgt S.H.Jamieson, Armament/Gunner.
    RAAF 429432 Sgt J.E.Cook, Air Gunner.
    RAAF 62526 Sgt W.J.Bird, Fitter 11A/Gunner.
    RAAF 116993 LAC (Agt Flt Sgt) F.W.Anstey, Flight Engineer.
    ARMY VX21828 Major Latrelle, H.R., AIF, Intel. Officer (Observer).
    In 1949 it was recorded that the aircraft and crew were lost at sea.
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    bill check out some reviews, must be some around!
     
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    Now why didn't I do that..... I usually do. Found one, says it's actually a B-24J. Eggcelent review. But I found one in my search that's 5 bucks cheaper. yippee
     
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