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About Rafwaffe

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  • Birthday 04/08/1981

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  1. Wow. Thank you for the motivation and comments @stevehnz and @rabbit leader. This build has a whole new level of relevance now. I will aim to do a good a job as I can as a tribute to the ANZAC crew.
  2. After my Abysmal performance in group builds in the second half of last year, I’m getting my 2021 builds underway (post completion of a Gladiator for another GB) with a 1/72 Mosquito. Continuing my theme of mostly building aircraft of aircrew that failed to return as a tribute to them, my build will be HX912 ‘SB-F’ which “Took off from RAF Sculthorpe at 1116 hours on the 9 October 1943 to attack the aero engine works at Woippy near Metz, France. Twelve aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid and two of these including HX912 failed to return. The ORB recorded : “The
  3. Additional photos added Additions: Fairey Firefly DC-2 GAF Nomad Bristol Sycamore Gloster Meteor Sunderland Turret Hope these are of use!
  4. Yesterday my lovely(and exceedingly patient) wife treated me to a visit to the Australian National Aviation Where i was able to get in and actually sit in their Beaufighter and get pictures of the Beaufighter and the Beaufort cockpit they have which I though might be of interest to others for reference. I thoroughly recommend visiting the museum as time, location, and COVID permit! Link to album if there is interest more than happy to post more pictures from the museum (of other aircraft)
  5. I haven’t forgotten this build! Unfortunately work toddlers and life severely impacted on any hobby time in the last half of 2020 and I will aim to get this build underway and finished to at least finish something to start the year once I get back home to Canberra next week! Pictures to follow in due course. Watch this space!
  6. This group build has called to me... count me in please!
  7. I like this. Being born in 1981 this gives me options and a chance to build something (again) I built as a kid or one of the older kits I’ve not made before (looking at you Airfix Stirling sitting in stash)
  8. I’m ready! found this little gem where it’s been patiently waiting in my stash . Ready to go! (Once I have a few other builds done/underway!)
  9. Martin. Please do post pics as you go. I'm just glad AZ have given us a new tool of a lovely aircraft (and I live in hope of one day having a new tool 1/72 Spitfire PR XI as well!) Mine has been dispatched and I'm looking forward to having a DH Hornet built and on display (my SH kit being long consigned to a forgotten storage box in the stash).
  10. Thank you Chris for adding the links to The Hudson pictures. I’ve been comparing pictures and have to say I’m still not sure what the colours should be/are! Subject aircraft (stills from film from AWM website): For comparison purposes; Desert camouflage and TLS Marylands (from the IWM Page and world war photos page) although not sure about colour scheme the aircraft in the first picture (BS764 of 39 Sqn)
  11. Reference for my build of Maryland AH364 ‘P’ of 203 Sqn Film courtesy of AWM website: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F04789/ Stills from same film showing subject aircraft:
  12. It’s arrived! Looking forward to getting stuck into this build. I have a subject (complete with reference in B&W to get me wound up about colours and markings!) Build will be AH364 ‘P.’ SGT Lewis was the W/Op of this aircraft on at least four occasions for sorties in July 1942 that I have been able to confirm through the record of events for 203 Sqn (Film courtesy of AWM website ) : https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F04789/ Subject is shown in part 2 approx 1845-2000. Now I just need to confirm the colour scheme!
  13. Nothing like a good can of worms! Thank you for the advice and assistance so far gentlemen. At least I have a bit of time to continue research and discuss the camouflage further here and elsewhere, and I appreciate any thoughts or guidance on the matter from you all. TLS doesn't seem right to the eye and Desert scheme just seems wrong for the naval support role of 203 Sqn. I am continuing to lean towards TSS. however I accept that I probably need more than B&W Screenshots, a hunch and some confirmation bias before committing paint to plastic. For conside
  14. For the MTO Group build I have committed to building a 203 Sqn Maryland. Through outrageous good fortune the one good reference I have found showing 203 Sqn aircraft actually features an aircraft my wife’s grandfather flew in (AH364 ‘P’) so that gives me an aircraft with a family link confirmed by the Sqn ORB with an actual picture/film of the actual aircraft from multiple angles! The problem is confirming the colour scheme. Being mainly a reconaissance squadron operating over the ocean the desert scheme just doesn’t seem right. After reading the discussion on Beaufighters I’m
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