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#16 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 12:09 AM

Hi Iain,

According to the CWHM website, 'Hot Gen' replicates an actual B-25 that flew with 98 Squadron. They have a picture of the original aircraft in their B-25 gallery and it's a glass nose B-25. The Kits-World decal sheet has the original nude pin up as well as the current version.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:01 AM

Hi Carl,

 

Not researched yet - but strongly suspect original 'Hot Gen' was a Mitchell II, rather than a III - so I'd still need to go down the fuselage conversion...

 

In breaking news - my Academy (Accurate Miniatures) 1:48 Mitchell has arrived - crikey it's small!  ;)

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:28 PM

Ha ha... Iain... the devil makes work for idle hands (and x-acto saws)... :)

 

This'll be one to watch.... always thought the B-25 looked better proportioned with turret at the upper rear...

 

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:46 AM

Hi Carl,
 
Not researched yet - but strongly suspect original 'Hot Gen' was a Mitchell II, rather than a III - so I'd still need to go down the fuselage conversion...
 
In breaking news - my Academy (Accurate Miniatures) 1:48 Mitchell has arrived - crikey it's small!  ;)
 
Iain


You're probably right on it being a II. Hasegawa released their 1/72 J kit as a Mitchell III so there might be some marking ideas there if you can find a copy of the instructions.

Otherwise I'll be patiently watching your work on the conversion.

Carl
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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

Here are some pics of the Overloon Mitchell

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http://www.strijdbew...ds/b25/pag5.htm
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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:48 PM

Can't wait to see you start Iain !

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

Hi folks - today was interesting...

 

Had invite to attend members day at a friends flying club with my boy - then followed a lead I had to another airfield - where we found a broken down Mitchell III airframe.

 

Needless to say - permission sought and granted for some photos - followed by very dangerous conversation - it's for sale!

 

But we won't go there just now...  ;)

 

I'm pretty convinced that the Mitchell IIIs were too late for D-Day itself - so never carried the full set of stripes - just the 2TAF partial stripes. And, like Matt, I think the Mitchell looks better in earlier incarnations.

 

Will post some images of the airframe I saw this afternoon at some point...

 

Iain


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:16 PM

Sad sight - for sale if anyone's interested in a very large garden ornament:

 

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Will post more at the weekend...

 

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#24 Vandy 1 VX 4

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:42 AM

Nice photo and thanks for sharing.


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:54 AM

The Mitchell III's were definitely in service prior to D-Day, FV932 was for example shot down by Me 210s during an air sea rescue mission, July 30 1943. http://www.joebaughe...ls/1942_3a.html

 

http://kw.jonker.co/...l=&limitstart=1

 

http://www.strijdbew...ds/b25/pag3.htm

 

http://www.aeroscale...d=197586&page=1

 

Hasegawa did a 1/72 Mk III http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10041320

 

and finally Xtradecal have a couple of Mk II's on a sheet http://www.hannants..../product/X72195


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:25 PM

Kagemusha..

Nice linked photos.

:)

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