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#1 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:18 PM

The plan as it is:
 
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b25g_1.jpg+
(for reference)

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milliput_1.jpg  +
 
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Mitchell_Mk.II_98_Sqn_RAF_in_flight_1944
 
RAF Mitchell II (which will be in full D-Day stripes).
 
Need to finish a few other things first - but pulling refs/materials together at the moment...
 
Yes - lots of changes - not least rear fuselage depth, new windows and upper and lower turrets - but allways liked the Mitchell - especially in RAF colours.
 
Recon it's all doable!
 
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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:36 PM

go for it Iain, you can do it :thumbsup:


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:50 PM

Cool! If anyone can pull it off Iain, it's you!

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:26 PM

OOOOOO !!......Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:27 AM

No Way! droooool :)


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#6 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:43 PM

If anyone has thoughts on good references for RAF Mitchells I'd appreciate any leads - they don't appear to be the most photographed of aeroplanes!

 

I'm about Googled out at the mo!

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:56 PM

Iain,
Great project. There is a former 320 Sqn RAF flown by Dutch crew on display at Overloon. It flew dozens of sorties and survived. Perhaps this will be a good start. Pics must be on the web.
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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:02 PM

Thanks Cees - will look that up!

 

320 Sqn is currently favourite for model scheme - would like to honour the Dutch crews...

 

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 12:50 AM

Ha love the intro Iain, good show!

Looks like a nice project.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:06 PM

Damn Iain, if I'd have known this a week or so ago I could have done a complete "walk around" photo session of the B25 at Hamilton CWHM which is currently finished in D Day stripes. Marc, who was my Harvard pilot, is the main B25 pilot.
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Posted 07 September 2014 - 02:01 AM

Damn Iain, if I'd have known this a week or so ago I could have done a complete "walk around" photo session of the B25 at Hamilton CWHM which is currently finished in D Day stripes. Marc, who was my Harvard pilot, is the main B25 pilot.
Max


Kits-World makes a decal set for Hot Gen. Here`s the only pic I have of her from my visit in June.

 

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They also do roundals and fin flashes for RAF Mitchell's.

I will be building my B-25 as Hot Gen when I get around to it in the stash.

One thing to note is that I don't think the RAF ever flew gun nosed Js. I think they had only glass nosed ones but can't be certain.

 

Edit-I just find this old thread which might make it an easier build for you since the II has partial invasion stripes:

 

http://forum.largesc...showtopic=30337

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:39 PM

Carl,
The version Iain is planning used the aft-fitted dorsal turret and pointed tail.
Not many of those still around.
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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:39 PM

`Blinkin eck',...I wish that I could afford one of these kits,.....never mind two! The RAF did fly B-25J`s too as the Mitchell Mk.III if you want to save cutting up two kits and 320 Sqn flew these too. I have a few RAF Mitchell pics,.....what sort of things are you after Iain?

 

If you PM me here or on BM with your e mail address I`ll send what I have over to you.

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:09 PM

Carl,
The version Iain is planning used the aft-fitted dorsal turret and pointed tail.
Not many of those still around.
Cees


Hi Cees,

I got the impression that Iain is hoping to do a Mitchell in D-Day invasion stripes and all he could find were the earlier Mitchell IIs which requires the conversion work you mentioned. I just wanted to point out that there were some later Mitchell IIIs if he wanted to make things easier on himself :)

Plus this way he has more time for his Lightning correction set...

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:59 PM

Hiya everyone - Cees is indeed correct with regards to early 'glass' nose - as is Carl in that I want to do a D-Day bird.

 

I've been looking at this on and off since the kit came out and fancy having a go at the Mitchell Mk II (B-25C/D) with glass nose - partly because I don't seem to be able to leave anything alone - and partly because I haven't yet found a photo of a Mitchell III (B-25J) in full period D-Day stripes (restored airframes don't count!  ;)

 

The Academy 'G' is the Accurate Miniatures kit re-issued (with all parts for glass nose included) that will help as a 3D reference with the modification work needed on rear fuselage - it's en-route via Royal Snail as I type  :)

 

Thanks for heads up re. Kits at War decals for these birds - was having a close look at Telford last year - and, yes, on the list to order!

 

Carl - thanks for the photo! Any idea how accurate the current 'Hot Gen' markings are? I'm aware she now has a bathing suit - but does she replicate an actual airframe/serial number do you know?

 

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