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Rakovica

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  1. That should solve all my doubts hopefully, many thanks Michael!
  2. Hi to all! I have a 1/72 scale P-51B on the workbench and planning to it as a camouflaged machine from the 52nd FG based in Italy. Now here is my problem, I hope that mister Peter aka Airscale won't mind that I borrowed a photo from his great ''Lope's Hope'' thread to better explain the thing: Long story short, how exactly should I paint the area around and inside the rear shutter? Remember, it will be a camouflaged P-51B. On a silver aircraft it would be easy I believe, to leave everything in natural metal, but here I have a dilemma. I expressed my opinion on the photo but I'm not 100% sure. Any help please?
  3. 1/72 B-24H as this important sub-variant NEVER had a model kit at all!? (The Minicarft/Academy offering is just a masked B-24J) 1/72 B-17G re-box with the early stinger tail.
  4. This will be very interesting, I like the models with a real story behind. Keep it up!
  5. Rakovica

    SAAF B-26 Marauder

    Guten Tag Roman, Many thanks for offering, however I still prefer to build "V for Viking" for now. If I change my mind will let you know. Nochmals vielen Dank!
  6. Rakovica

    SAAF B-26 Marauder

    Hi! Many years ago I bought the vintage (but still quite nice!) Airfix B-26 Marauder and now I decided it's finally time to do something with it. As I'm interested primarily in the subjects in connection with Yugoslavia during WW2, I want to build the plane from this well known photo: It was taken over city of Banja Luka on May 31, 1944 during one of the two raids taken by the 12th Sqn SAAF on that day. While I'm not quite sure, I believe the plane photographed could be "V for Viking" FB484. Can anyone confirm this, please? Also, is there any other photo of "V for Viking" available, so I can examine the little details before the build? Luckily, Xtradecal did the decals for this very Marauder on their sheet No. 72104. If anyone has these particular decals for the mentioned Marauder only, I'd be happy to buy! Thanks in advance.
  7. Great job and great effort, just keep it up! Also, if I may add to the discussion about the B-17 interior colors... Yes, it's correct that Boeing and Vega didn't paint it, but what about Douglas? B-17G-25-DL 42-38078, waist area obviously painted in some shade of green. B-17G-30-DL 42-38122, waist area natural metal, but the radio room is obviously painted in some shade of green. B-17G-45-DL 44-6179, bomb bay natural metal, radio room in some shade of green, waist area natural metal again. Best regards to all.
  8. Calling for Liberator experts! I'm trying to determine the exact visual differences between the North American Dallas built nose turret equipped B-24G and the standard B-24J models. Here's a a couple of photos of the 450th BG B-24G-10-NA 42-78170 ''Destiny Deb'' and B-24G-10-NT 42-78231 ''Satan's Gal'' respectively, as example: It seems that both Liberators carried the standard Emerson nose turret and B-24J-like bombardier position? I suppose A-6 tail turret? The key question is how many and what corrections should be done on Hasegawa 1/72 scale B-24J kit to build an accurate B-24G? Thanks!
  9. Thanks for the tip Seahawk. I'll try to get it!
  10. Thanks! Here's the update on JP 281, seems that it was eventually transferred to the 148 squadron and ended in Yugoslavia with entire British crew lost: 26.1.1945. - Halifax II - JP281 - No 148 Sqn - "Q" - 8 KIA Mission 'ICARUS MINOR' to drop supplies to Virovitica region; 45 containers and 45 packages delivered; on return crashed on Kamesnica mountain in dense fog F/Lt. George Barrie Strang, R.A.F.V.R. Pilot. F/Lt. Harry Edmund Horsfall, R.N.Z.A.F. 2nd Pilot. Sgt, John Wardman Holmes, R.A.F.V.R. Flight Engineer. F/O. Walter Harold Wilson, R.A.F.V.R. Navigator. F/O. Raymond Howarth, R.A.F.V.R. Air Bomber. F/O. Henry Oscar Mason, R.A.A.F. Sgt. Denis Patrick Burns, R.A.F.V.R. Air Gunner. Sgt. Gordon Diffey, R.A.F.V.R. Air Gunner. All buried in Belgrade War Cemetery, Yugoslavia. And most probably one of its propellers, found a few years ago in Dinara mountains by the local enthusiasts. (photo borrowed from Croatian OMF modelling forum)
  11. A bit off-topic, but now when you mentioned... Do you maybe have info did the 138 squadron's L9613 NF-V and BB 340 NF-D fly any mission to or over Yugoslavia? @modelldoc Very nice model, thanks for sharing.
  12. @303sqn - Any additional info regarding JP 281 please, date of arrival in unit, number of missions, details on the night 21/22 July 1944 incident etc?
  13. Thank you all for help. I'll try to use a generic decal sets for the serial number & squadron codes on my JP 281. Just need to find the small "Poland" marking for the nose. ps. It's a pity there are no aftermarket decals for JD 362 considering its very interesting nose art. At least so far.
  14. Great photos and other details, and this is the most important conclusion. Wielkie dzięki! Now back to the Revell kit corrections headache...
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