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  1. Hi all! So these were part of the resent BofB GB but unfortunately didn't get completed to the deadline. They are all from 151 squadron and were inspired by teddy Donaldson's biography, a cracking read if you have not done so already. In the book it spoke about his own experiences, the aircraft he flew over the battle and those that flew with him. Two of the aircraft mentioned in the book are two types of cannon firing protoypes that were sent to the squadron. The aircraft I decided to go with are Teddy's mki tin wing, DZ-W, his last aircraft before leaving the squadron. Teddy had fought through France and the first half of the BofB with them and got through a number of airframes, leaving two of them in the channel. A brass model of this aircraft was given to teddy by the squadron on his departure. I made this from the new airfix mki rag wing with a cut and shut job on the old airfix wings and a full rescribe. The other two were both flown by Dick Smith who arrived with 151 at the start of the battle. He came across the aircraft DZ-Z which had 2 20mm cannons in underslung pod's not to unlike the 40mm cannons on the mkii d. I used the freightdog resin kit which is a nice set.... but I lost the cannon barrels so I have replaced them with broken bits of lancaster UC legs, not perfect far from it but the best I could do! The codes were hand painted but they are wrong but I don't have the ability to redo them (sorry folks). The other hurricane he flew was the 4 cannon protoype DZ-C which according to him turned up after DZ-Z and was a mki with a C wing grafted on, which oddly is exactly how i did it! I grafted n the airfix mkii c wings onto a the ragwing. It is down as being a mki and not having the upgraded engine so was very underpowered and used a lot less than dz-Z, both saw actin and scored probable hits. Enough of me wittering on here they are. DZ-W DZ-Z DZ-C I am happy with the result, some could say they have been over weathered but I do like them dirty! They are not perfect, and there are inaccuracies, but this is the first none oob large project and feel it's been good! For the wing changes etc the build thread is here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234984681-151-squadron-3-ways/ any feedback would be great! Cheers for sopping by Rob
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