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  1. French uniforms at Waterloo were rather the worse for wear for Line Regiments. Gaiters were usually grey on campaign, and overalls were usually worn too. The uniforms were brought back from previous service and may have faded and shown signs of wear.
  2. Nice thread, here are mine 1:72 Airfix (03062) de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk XIX, No. 68 Squadron, RAF Wittering, February 1945 03019 Airfix 1:72 de Havilland Mosquito NFII DZ-G of 151 Sqn 1:48 Airfix (07112) De Havilland Mosquito PR XVI, “GREEK” s/n NS725 ‘F’ 858th Squadron, USAAF, based at Harrington, 19 March 1945 Matchbox 1/72 Mosquito NF.30/Mk.IX (PK-116) transformed with Airfix paddle props to De Havilland Mosquito PR.XVI, TA614/R of the 858th Squadron, USAAF, 492nd (P) BG, based at Harrington, 19 March 1945 Airfix 1/72 de Havilland Mosquito NF.II (03019), No. 141 Squadron, RAF Wittering, October 1943 Airfix 1/24 de Havilland Mosquito NF.II (A25001) W4097 DZ-N No. 151 Squadron, RAF Wittering 1943
  3. Here are the three airbrushes I currently use Iwata HP-C Plus Airbrush HD-470 No.3002 Taiwan Model Air Brush 116B The Iwata is for top jobs, the other two are very much for broad brush work. I too use acrylics and performance varies between brands of paint too. I find Vallejo Model Air usually works best.
  4. IJN carrier Shokaku, Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
  5. Cheers all, for your interest and feedback
  6. I rather like the Enemy Aircraft Flight and have built a few of them now.
  7. Werk Nr.1304 ‘White 1’ (AE479), formerly flown by Feldwebel Karl Hier of I/JG76. He accidentally landed at Woerth near Bas-Rhin on the French border on 22 November 1939. The French evaluated it at Bricy before it was passed over to the R.A.F. on 2 May 1940 and flown to Boscombe Down under fighter escort. The aircraft then went to Farnborough for more evaluation by the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. It was in Farnborough that White 1 was re-painted into R.A.F. colours and given the serial number AE479. On 13 June 1940, 'Sailor' Malan (No.74 Sqn) flew this 109 over Farnborough to test its performance. Bob Stanford Tuck (No.92 Sqn) may also have flown AE479 over the RAE to compare it to the RAF's own fighters. It was then passed on to No. 1426 Enemy Aircraft Flight at Duxford. This aircraft was eventually shipped to the USA on 7 April 1942, but it crashed during a test flight in November that same year and was finally scrapped at Chanute Field on 26 November 1942.
  8. This is how my Northamptonshire Regiment LVT turned out
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