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  1. That's just great! Thanks a bunch, really appreciate the fast replys. Cheers: Kent
  2. Thanks, but I'm not very interested in the paint scheme color matching stuff. It's the interior questions that bothers me... Kent
  3. So I've probably got a stupid question regarding the British Hellcat's. But better safe than sorry, right? Would anyone happen to know if the British Fleet Air Arm Mk.I Hellcat's were painted in the States or in Britain? Did they have the same interior as the American F6F-3's? US Interior green, the same instrumentation and were the seat belts of the Mk. I Hellcats US or British Sutton Harness? Thank you Cheers Kent
  4. At the Danish Airshow 2018 together with the old Lady Miss Pick Up... Cheers: Kent
  5. Some additional shots of the diorama... Thanks for watching! Kent
  6. Thank you! I agree its terryfying thinking of these brave men in their camera planes, often staying over the target while the attack was underway, waiting for second, third and fourth wave of bombers to arrive, their task was to document the outcome of the operations... Some of the footage can be watched on youtube: Low Level Attack Regards: Kent
  7. As with most of my builds, I'm working on a diorama for the Mosquito. Some time ago, I scratch build some of the camera's used by the Mosquito's, both the PRU ones and the FPU Mosquito's The PRU Mosquito's were equipped with two F.52 with a long focal length and three F.24 camera's. But the FPU's didn't carry theese camera's, instead they used a fixed Bell & Howell cine camera mounted in the nose. Later, they began using the smaller, handheld Eyemo camera's and the camera man would be moving around inside the Mosquito to get the shots. This later brought on the nose conversion of the FPU's with the glass, so the camera man would have a better view. On the right, the Bell & Howell cine camera and on the left: Eyemo 35 mm handheld camera and suitcase. So, now I'm thinking of a way to somehow display the camera's in the diorama...
  8. Great work sir! Fantastic detailing. I'm watching with interest Regards: Kent
  9. Some footage of DZ414 in the summer of 1944, shortly before the nose conversion... The 'tunnel' for the cine camera mounted in the nose, is clearly visible... DZ441 'sister' of DZ414 with the nose conversion... (unknown source) This is the type of camera that were used by the camera man, in the converted FPU Mosquitoes... KB195 "AZ-B" of 627 Squadron 15. August 1944... And finally DZ383 the day after Operation Carthage, the raid on the Shellhouse in Copenhagen... FPU's identifed: DZ383 '?' (FPU Benson), DZ414 'O' (FPU Benson), DZ592 (-) (540 Squadron, Banff), KB195 'AZ-B' (627 Squadron, Woodhall Spa), KB362 'AZ-K' (627 Squadron, Woodhall Spa) and the last one DZ441, no info...
  10. Thank you gentlemen, I'm glad you like the project! The journey into the FPU Mosquito's (6 were converted at Benson) was very interesting indeed, but the knowledge about this and other similar subjects, are now rapidly declining, making it harder to find facts and at times difficult, to say the least, but worth the effort! Regards: Kent
  11. Hello fellow modellers, I would like to share my latest build with you. Since the Mosquito is a British plane, I think here is where 'she' belongs... Mosquito B Mk. IV Series II (Film Production Unit - FPU 1944) Serial No. DZ414, Callsign 'O' Orange with 'camera' mission markings... DZ414 was handpicked out at Hatfield Aerodrome (The De Havilland Factory) on 22. December 1942 by Flt Lt C.E.S. Patterson for service with the FPU ( RAF Film Production Unit). He subsequently flew DZ414 for 20.000 of its 24.000 miles, including its debut operation to L’Orient on 14. February 1943 in the wake of the 466-bomber raid staged the night before, the night bombing attack on Berlin on 20/21 April 1943 (performed to coincide with Hitler’s birthday), when DZ414 was badly damaged by flak, the raids on Turin and Nürnburg, and on the long-range operation to Jena on 27. May. The second ‘B’ on the nose is for the Berlin operation on 13/14 May 1943. Whilst part of the 2nd TAF, DZ414 took part in many notable operations, including 14 anti-Diver sorties (V-1 Flying Bombs) flown by Flt Lt Vic Hester of No 613 Sqn. along with cameraman, Flg Off Oakley, between 19-25. June 1944. The aircraft also participated in the Amiens prison raid on 18 February 1944, its pilot Flt Lt Tony Wickham, making three passes over the burning prison so as to allow Plt Off Leigh Howard to film the flight of 255 of the 700 prisoners released through the breached walls. On 31. of October DZ414 participated in the attack on the Gestapo headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark, filming the attack on the buildings of Aarhus University. Finally, on 21. March 1945 DZ414 was flown by Fit Lt K L Greenwood of No 487 Sqn. RNZAF, as part of the force sent on the Shellhouse raid, Flg Off E Moore of the FPU filming the first wave attack on the building. Despite its wartime contribution, this veteran machine was SoC in October 1946 and unceremoniously scrapped. The kit is HK Models 1/32 Mosquito B Mk. IV Series II. Aftermarket photoetch parts from Eduard & Profimodeller + a lot of scratchbuilding. HGW seatbelts. The RAF Accumulator Trolley is a resin kit from Iconicair with a scratch built JAP Engine Generator on top. None of the kit glass was used, instead the vac-formed canopy/nose glass from Tasman was used. And finally, some detail photos of the build... The cockpit, a mix of Eduard and Profimodeller photoetch together wit a lot of scratch built details... Rolls-Royce engine with cooper and lead wire/piping, scratchbuild exhaust shrouds, header tank, air compressor etc... Bomb bay interior with 'scratched' bomb attachment crates... Paintwork is done with AK Interactive RAF Daylight Fighters set, Ammo of MIG British Cockpit Colors, washes and oil weathering... Kit decals were used together with stencils from Profimodeller and some homemade markings printed on decal paper. Thanks for watching! Regards: Kent
  12. Thanks all. Canvas is made of paper tissue and thinned white glue, allthough this time I started by making some sheets of it on a glass surface and left it to dry. Then i had a 'canvas' material that I could cut windows into and make frames. Only the top canvas' was made 'in situ' by streching paper tissue on top of the frames.
  13. Thanks. Since I didn't have a photo of a super snipe in north africa I used this photo of a Bedford MW as inspiration for the weathering... A really well used example! But I don't think I could have done the build without the 1/72 ACE Super Snipe Lorry 8CWT as a guide, it's really well detailed. A big thanks to them! http://acemodel.com.ua/en/model/574
  14. Thanks everyone! Photos of the finished build, canvas + some details in the back of the lorry... Thanks for watching! Kent
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