2021 Models

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FarnboroJohn
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2021 Models

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With time to kill between Christmas and New Year time to replace my lost threads in the modelling section with a summary.

Only two from me this year, both from the 633 Squadron project. The first is an even more than usually self-indulgent homage to my lost youth partly spent amusing friends with terrible fiction about the reconstituted 633 manned of course by me and them... a Mosquito FB24 (prototyped Canadian project to put two-stage Merlins in the fighter-bomber) what-iffed to the Gulf in 1991 with desert colours and Hellfires under the wings. My own mount, naturally.

Image20210305 (31)_633_Squadron_Mosquito_FB24 by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20210305 (27)_633_Squadron_Mosquito_FB24 by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20210305 (22)_633_Squadron_Mosquito_FB24 by John Dixon, on Flickr

The second is the RAF Museum history of 633 Squadron's idea of their genesis, flying Fairey Battles with the AASF in France 1940: I conflated that with a moment from the start of the film to come up with aircrew clustered round the rear end after a slightly dicey mission: "Hardly touched us".

Image20210822 (2)_633_Squadron_Fairey_Battle_I by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20210908 (6)_633_Squadron_Fairey_Battle_I by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20210908 (10)_633_Squadron_Fairey_Battle_I by John Dixon, on Flickr

On the bench at the moment, a Spitfire IX brewers dray (ICM, 1:48).

Happy New Year everybody.

Georgeconna
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Re: 2021 Models

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great effort on the rudder damage!
Cheers

George

Zero shows for 2018 Giving in a Rest.

FarnboroJohn
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Re: 2021 Models

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Georgeconna wrote:
Mon 27 Dec 2021, 11:41 am
great effort on the rudder damage!
Thank you! It was interesting research because I've never seen so much photographic material available of shot down, shot up, crashed and damaged aircraft as for the Fairey Battle. They really did get absolutely hammered. Finding what got damaged and what it looked like when it was, proved relatively easy. The trick was to sort out a level of damage that wouldn't have prevented the aircraft getting home. Finding cutaways showing the rudder structure wasn't too difficult either.

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