× 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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Bomber Command GB - FK No 75 Sqd Short Stirling

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4 years 3 weeks ago #1 by Flying_Kiwi
Ok here is my contribution.

RNAZF's 75 Sqd Shorts Stirling AA-C based out of RAF - New Market and later RAF Mepal 1942-1943 This aircraft survived some 30 odd missions before crashing apparently in the Frisian islands 1943-10-25. As far as i can tell the codes AA-C were reapplied to a 75 Sqd Lancaster in 1944.

Anyway here are the pics. with logo and time!!!! the cockpit is very bare,...some scratch building here!!!!

The aircraft itself




Box Art




KM badge and time/Date with uncompleted model :-)





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4 years 3 weeks ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice :) Is this a new tooling from Airfix?

Another bomber coming up, awesome

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4 years 3 weeks ago - 4 years 3 weeks ago #3 by Flying_Kiwi
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I thought it was, but no re-boxing... having a look at the parts in the box the cockpit is very bare, this is Usually where airfix has done a lit of remodelling on other subjects, the landing gear is pretty sparse etc... new styrene type tho.



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4 years 3 weeks ago #4 by Gary
Yeah I nearly picked this one up myself the other day until I realised it was just a rebox, I've got one of these made up but it's a bit beat up, I was thinking of getting the new Italeri Glider Tug and using some of the old Airfix parts to turn it back in to a bomber but that's as far as it got and I bought a Mk I Wellington in 148 instead lol



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4 years 3 weeks ago - 4 years 3 weeks ago #5 by Flying_Kiwi
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Yeah the glider tug idea was one i was thinking too, had i known the tooling was much newer i think i would have done the same,...ho hum i'll see what i can do with this...

I'm reading "Victory" by Max Lambert, having really enjoyed "Night after Night" and "Day after Day" a really good New Zealand Author with excellent insights into kiwi's fighting in the air during WWII.

Right now i've covered about 30 pages of D-Day tug stories and how hard it was to get the Hamilcars to fly... now thats an idea for a diorama i think Bronco do a 1:72 hamilcar???

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4 years 3 weeks ago #6 by arrowtrader
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Nice choice :cheer:

That website with the timeline is a good reference for checking if Airfix's models are new tool or just rebox - I checked this and decided against this airfix stirling, but it looks good out of the box anyway. Hope it goes well

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4 years 3 weeks ago #7 by Flying_Kiwi
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i'm going to persevere with this but,. the Italeri moldings are FAR superior. that would be the option i would choose

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4 years 3 weeks ago #8 by Flying_Kiwi
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Some progress adding detail to the sides will be scratch building some more of the rather austere cockpit offering.






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4 years 3 weeks ago #9 by Tiger
Nice start FK and nice kit although re box it may be.
Watching here :)

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4 years 3 weeks ago - 4 years 3 weeks ago #10 by Flying_Kiwi
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Cheers mate, just to show every body the difference between the Italeri and Airfix kit cockpits take a look!

Not my build or pictures just stuff i got off the net, these are OOB no resin or PE

Italeri Cockpit with out seats..




Airfix cockpit with pilots "complete"




Quite a difference huh!!! you can see the age of the Airfix kit

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4 years 3 weeks ago #11 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh wow... that's very very different!

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4 years 3 weeks ago #12 by Flying_Kiwi
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yeah!! like worlds apart. the Airfix model doesn't even have a decal for the IP..

I'll be doing some stuff to make it less....well blank....

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4 years 2 weeks ago #13 by Flying_Kiwi
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Oh the flash!!!!! the gear alone took 20 minutes of cleanup, these took a good 20 mins of sanding and filling....





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4 years 2 weeks ago #14 by Andrew
I admire your persistence B)

I couldn't do it, especially knowing there was a better detailed kit available :evil:

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

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3 years 11 months ago #15 by Wally
Classic!

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3 years 11 months ago #16 by Tiger
Hi FK
What Wally and Andrew said :)

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