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This is a Group build to remember the sacrifices of Bomber Command and other air forces of the world during WWII
Bomber Command was founded in 1936, 4 years later on the night of May 11/12 1940, Bomber Command made it's first night time Raid. The build will run from 11th May 2016 until April 21st 2017 which date coincides with the last raid on Berlin.
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TOPIC: Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V

Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 1 month ago #1

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Digging through my stash today I pulled out this kit as a Bomber Command operated aircraft during WWII.















The Whitley kind of reminds me of the Shackleton for some reason? :evil:

It should make a reasonable build. I did a bit of a dry fit and it seems to fit together pretty well.

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Revell 1-72 Hunter FGA.9

Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 1 month ago #2

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It amazes me just how many heavy bombers the Brits experimented with and worked with when compared with the German's complete failure in this regard. Looks a good kit

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 1 month ago #3

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Cool, will be watching on. The Whitley would be one of my favourite RAF early WWII bombers

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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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Cool, I'll be watching too.
This Bomber Command GB is going to be cool.

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 1 month ago #5

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Sweet, will be interesting seeing this one come together.

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 1 month ago #6

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:lol: :lol:

Given the plastic is already grey - I assume you'll go for one of the grey camo schemes on your box top?
.... but I'm not sure you have all the parts needed for those.... so maybe a bit of scratch-building will be required... unless you can find some parts from a donor kit? :P

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 1 month ago #7

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You would be surprised at the parts my Tardis Whitley box is holding that you can't quite see. ;)

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 4 weeks ago #8

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Great choice VB. I've been wanting to see someone build the "Old Man" Whitley since its release by Airfix.
Looks like the kit is right up to their new high standards too?

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 4 weeks ago #9

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I see what you did there. :whistle: :lol:

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Looking forward to seeing this build come together

Dave

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 4 weeks ago #11

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Cool! B) looks like a way better kit than the pos mastercraft kit i have in my stash cant wait to see this.

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 3 years 4 weeks ago #12

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I love these early WWII bombers not just for the bravery of those who flew them, but for their quaint design.

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Airfix 1-72 A.W.Whitley Mk.V 2 years 10 months ago #13

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Looks to be a very interesting subject:)

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