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JasonC

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    1/48 props, WW2 & onwards.
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  1. Going back to the original question, Sharp & Bowyer state that this final raid on Kiel involved Mosquitoes from eight squadrons, sixty-three in the first wave and fifty-three in the second. It’s also stated that 139, 105 & 109 Squadrons were among those involved in target marking, the latter two using Oboe. Furthermore ‘Beam Bombers’ (Cummings) has one of the 109 Sqn aircraft as RV316 (a B.XVI), it being stated that this was the last Oboe attack of the war.
  2. I'm not sure. If I had to guess I would say that the letters near the roundel were in red. Possibly a hand me down from another squadron?
  3. Here's an (intentionally) quick and dirty capture from the book, showing AL963 in its later configuration with the slimmed down inlet.
  4. The publication you'll be wanting is the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Historical Series No. 9, "Rolls-Royce and the Mustang". It gives probably the most complete account anywhere of the various Mustang X conversions (of which there were at least five). In chronological order, the serial numbers were: AL975/G, AM208, AM203, AL963 & AM121. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rolls-Royce-Mustang-Rolls-Heritage-Historical/dp/0951171003 Despite all being called 'Mustang X', there were numerous detail differences both between airframes, and on each airframe over time. Notably, AL963 (eventually) had a much lower profile nose intake achieved by re-positioning the intercooler, and some were fitted with a broader chord fin (as opposed to a fillet). The latter mod is visible on the port side photo of AM121 above, in posts #4 & #6. I also agree with Jamie that the inlets bear only a passing resemblance to anything 'out of the box' from another kit (bar something esoteric), and that the best bet is likely a scratchbuild. regards, Jason
  5. Thanks James. It feels like we're into the 'endless procession of small jobs' phase of the build. Downward identification lights, courtesy of Little Cars / Modelling Tools. Some mud splatter behind the tail wheel, though it looks a little washed out in this photo.
  6. Lovely work so far Bill. She's a real beast. Regards, Jason.
  7. Thanks Woody. I wanted something Pathfinder specific that would really represent the type of ops that the squadron carried out. Shapeways has done alright out of me on this build! J.
  8. Green and grey for sure. The gate guard (note concrete pads!) must have been repainted at some point, possibly even by a local contractor with whatever they had. J.
  9. Undercart ready to go. These are Ultracast resin wheels drilled through to accept some aluminium rod. Otherwise the default assembly process requires sandwiching the wheels in between the two halves of the leg assembly, which in turn makes it much harder to gap fill and paint the legs. And finally standing on her own three feet,
  10. Tidy airbrush work!
  11. Thanks. It's only an approximation, as can be seen from the image below. But hopefully the overall effect is close enough. Oddly enough, no one makes a set of stencil decals for obscure WW2 British ordnance!
  12. Painting up the target indicators. Underpainting for the stripes and stencilling. Decided not to make use of the green in the end. Masking up. Sprayed black (actually dark grey) and beaten up a little with sponge chipping. Then masks off! With a small brush and black paint, paint out anything that doesn't look like '250 LB' A little more stencilling. The (almost) completed pair. Not perfect but hopefully should look okay under the wings.
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