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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
  9. Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
  10. The Hasegawa set of twelve figures contains four Luftwaffe, four Japanese and four RAF/USAAF (though these last four are more suited to US subjects). Major Werner Molders, a leading fighter ace in the German Air Force, 1941. He wears the Fliegermutze and a non-issue black leather flying jacket with a self-inflating life jacket over it, and Oberlieutnant Erich Hartman serving with Jagdgeschwader 52 in 1944. The two Japanese pilots are dressed as a Captain, Japanese Air Force, 1943, with both having flight suit and parachute harness. The first figure is in the process of clambering in or out of his aircraft, has the parachute seat pack which his colleague lacks, and so is ready for immediate action. The other man has the flaps of his flying helmet clearly visible, which may be a fur-lined winter version. The next figure wears a field cap and a jacket (something like an A-2) and what look like ordinary uniform trousers. I have used one as Sergeant Harold Oliver of Royal Air Force Coastal Command, 1943. He is shown wearing a sidecap, Frock White polo sweater, Irvin sheepskin jacket and pre-war flying suit. Alternatively the figure could be used for a Captain (P-51B pilot), US Army Air Force, 1944. He has the sidecap, brown leather flying jacket over OD trousers. The second man wears a flying helmet and life jacket, and presumably a flying suit although this is without any details such as pockets and openings, so its identity is unclear. This may be suitable for an Aircrewman, US Army Air Force, 1944. He wears olive green flying overalls and a flak-suit.
  11. Thanks @neilg I used the kit decals
  12. 06175 Concord that flew the inaugural Air France, Paris to Rio De Janeiro flight on 21 January 1976.
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