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Right chaps.... my hat is in the ring. So I have tried three time to do this post so hopefully this is the lucky time! This year for me has been about reading up on the BofB. ... obviously. And one chap in that reading caught my attention! This chap I mean look at him! What's not to like... read the book he has had a colourful life! But the bit I want to do is his last hurricane while commanding 151 sqn DZ-W. I also want to do a few of the squadrons interesting stable mates. So the kits! Are these poor souls.... They will be modified (why didn't I just re scribe the old tool) So up first! Teddy's mount on leaving 151 (he had 9 crashes in his life... two I think being in the BofB and both were into the channel (actually one may have been the battle of France) one he walked in when they were looking at appointing a replacement. ..) which will be DZ-W not DZ-M as on the book. I chose DZ-W In a way to recreate the model the squadron gave him on his departure during the BofB. .. A brass mki with DZ-W on it. I will be using photos of DZ-R and other references from books and Internet of the squadron as they were not photographed that often. So wing chopped off and these added Hopefully this is within 25%? They will be chopped up and have a lot of work done? Next up is DZ-Z fabric wing cannon protoype armed with twin 20 mm cannons. I will be using the freightdog's resin conversion kit. This AC was first posted to 76 squadron (?) And then arrived at 151 to be flown by R.L. 'Dick' Simth. So this will be oob with the cannon and 5 spoke wheels added. Thanks to Colin@freightdog for letting me know it was back in stock and very reasonably priced! Next is a bit of a funny one to nail down, but I have gone with what appears to be the conclusion of a mki with protoype metal c wing for DZ-C also flown by Dick Smith in 151 both these protoypes he scored kills in.... not bad as they were underpowered with the cannons attached but obviously packed a punch in the right hands. So the below will be used... Now this could be tricky as marrying the two up could be difficult! Hmmmm could be interesting. .... Also here is a picture before getting to the squadron Mk I? More info on the prototypes can be found here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234957663-l1750-hurricane-dz-z-cannons/ So that's the opening gambit! Let me know your thoughts or if you have any more info?!.... its a hurricane so that's the troy signal in the sky! Lol (only joking troy) Rob