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  1. Lucky13

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    GB 29 - Feb 1st- Sunday Jun 5th 2016:
    Allied Advance and Defense of the Reich WWII.
    Taking in all fronts following the allied invasion across the channel, up through Italy and across from Eastern Europe.


    Think that I'll bring out my Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon for this one!

    Yip, me think that it's a definite possibility for that...!

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    I'm thinking time to get back to Fw190 type aircraft A or D series...or even a Ta152....plenty of time to decide...maybe even TWO!

    A primary candidate is likely an Fw190A-8 with Wfr.Gr.21 Rockets of 3/JGr.10 "Black 6"
     
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    Sounds cool Master Wayne!
     
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    It does...maybe even a D-9 with R4M as well...
     
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    #5 rochie, Dec 20, 2015
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    Probably a Jg 301 Fw 190 A8 for me.

    And if i can con someone into having a go at printing decals for me i may do Karger's Dollie/Cathy Mae, P-51 D flown by our very own bobbysocks's father Dale .E Kager of 364th fs 357th fg.

    Have the art work, any voluteers ?

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    #6 Jeff Hunt, Dec 20, 2015
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    Hey all. I have a Hasegawa 1:48 Hurricane IIc that I want to build for this one. I understand that 1697 Air Letter Dispatch Service flew IIc's with important mail etc back and forth across the channel on and after d day and one ship anyway, MW367 had a full set of invasion stripes applied to the fuselage.

    It wasn't combat missions but it was on and off of the continent with d day markings. Does she apply for this build.

    Here is one fellas interpretive build.

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    I have started searching for actual photos and if anyone feels inclined to help out that would be cool. It would be really nice to have an actual photo of this or any other IIc that carried stripes that I could do my model in. My collection could use a Hurricane and this would be a bit different than most.

    Thanks,

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    #8 Jeff Hunt, Dec 20, 2015
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    Once again the photo king comes through for his subjects. Many thanks good sire.



    Excellent. Shows wing stripes as well and NO squadron codes. I have managed to source some underwing pods out of my 1:48 Hobby Craft Hurricane II kit.

    Jeff
     
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    Interesting that the squadron codes seem to have been edited out of the pics.
    You can see some on birds in the background and the pic with the motorcycle and sidecar in though !
     
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    My pleasure... if you want something more rare, you may try to make an attempt to the Polish 309 Squadron Hurricane Mk.IIc , serial LF630 ...

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    There are some in those pics Karl. I wonder if the pictures without the codes were taken earlier and they had been painted over originally and then added back later. If they have been edited out then the editor did a pretty good job, much better than what I usually see in wartime editing pictures.

    I know it can be tough determining colours and shading and stuff but it appears to me that these photos are not all taken on the same day as the drop tanks appear to be different. ie: picture 2 the drop tank appears to be whit while in picture 5 it appears much darker.

    Thoughts anyone?
     
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    Jan, I would really love to see that build.

    Jeff, the eligibility of that kit would works for me.

    Karl, I've never been 100% happy with how my home-made decals come out but would be prepared to give your project a go. If you want to send me what you have as a file, feel free.

    Myself, I'm looking forward to this build and have lots of possibilities:

    Bf109G-14 Hasegawa
    Bf109K-4 Hasegawa
    FW190A-5 "Special" Dragon
    FW190A-8 Eduard
    Spitfire MkIXe Eduard
    Spitfire MkXVI ICM
    Ta152H-1 DML
    Tempest MkV Eduard
    Typhoon MkIb Hasegawa (2)

    Will definitely do a late war LW bird, probably the Ta152 first and possibly one of the 2 Tiffies in the stash in Canadian markings.
     
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    Will do just that Andy, thanks !

    And, do the tempest, do the tempest, do the tempest ! :lol:
     
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    I have been looking at decals and if i buy the right set from eaglecals, i could do Fw 190 A-9 yellow 8, Fw190 A-8 white 21 or Bf109 G-10 Erla red 1 all of Jg301 !
     
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    OK, so maybe the Tempest.....
     
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    I would say the pictures no.3 and 4 were taken with using of a colour filter. The first and the second image seems to be taken without the correction.
    The enlarged second shot reveals that the individual letter wasn't the "B". Rather it was the "F" or "E".
    The third and the fourth image show that there was the "D" letter , either overpainted or censored at the black strip , applied. Of course it isn't sure these images were taken at the same time ( day ). Also the ground of the parking area looks different. However the serial starts with MW letters. It is possible the plane might be taken over from another unit and then the new code letters were painted on the strips. The censorship is very possible too.

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    Good stuff, i wasnt totaly sure of censorship but it does look a little like they were censored.

    I did see the codes in the other pics Jeff, i agree with Wojtek that it looks like an F in one pic and maybe a D in the other !
     
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    #18 Jeff Hunt, Dec 20, 2015
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    The other choice I have been pondering is my Monogram 1:48 B-17G but I want to do it as a No. 100 Group RAF ship in the electronic jamming and intelligence gathering role. The biggest bit of surgery would be what appears to be a large radar pod under the nose where the chin turret would have been as well as a number of antenna at various locations around the airframe.Does anyone know of a conversion kit that would allow this project to be considered?

    Taking a peak around there used to be an English company called Paragon that produced a conversion kit that included radome and all the assorted aerials but they have gone out of business and I cannot find it stocked at any of the bigger hobby shops including Hannants. This B-17 build may be stalled.

    Jeff
     
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    I think I'm gonna throw a 1/32 scale Dora into this one. Maybe even try some riveting on it just for kicks. I have a Zoukei-Mura Ta-152H in 1/48 that I need to build... but I'm kinda dreading it based on the sole online build that I've read. I don't have the decals for it but I like the look of Black 13 (sorry Jan!).

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    I also have a Hase 1/48 109K-4 in my stash and the DML Ju-88G, if I don't throw the 88 into the NF GB.
     
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    I have an Eaglecals sheet John but Black 13 is not on it.
     
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