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  1. Dear Friends Here is the Airfix 1/72 Whitley MkV. Thank you Airfix for updating this classic British aircraft! Airfix are quite innovative in their kit engineering, which can be a mixed blessing as many of you will know. However, they do their best to be true to the original, and I love their wing spars going through the fuselage. The kit has Eduard photo etch, quickboost resin exhausts and Xtradecal decals to represent the aircraft of 58 Squadron based at Linton on Ouse in 1940. I love a story from the time of a leaflet dropping Whitley getting lost in I think in 1939 and lan
  2. I know this question has been answered before, but I have forgotten the answer. The Whitley interior was natural metal, except the cockpit area visible through the canopy where it was painted the standard RAF interior green. But I have forgotten about the interior of the turrets; natural metal or green? Also Airfix says that the inside of the gear doors should be black, whereas the u/c bays and the u/c legs are silver/natural metal. I would have expected the inside of the doors to be finished the same way as the u/c bays. Can anyone shed some light on this? TIA
  3. Now that Telford is behind us, I've taken the first opportunity of daylight access since finishing the builds HERE. Whitley T4134 GE-T: This aircraft operated with 58Sqn in 1940 operating from Linton-on-Ouse. On the 10th September, it took off on a mission to Bremen, but was brought down by flak crash landing on Schonhagen beach near Lubeck in Germany. As you can see from the photo's above, the aircraft fortunately came down in one piece and the crew survived becoming POW's. I used the Xtradecal sheet as the basis for the scheme, however it only supplie
  4. Eduard Photo Etch detail sets for Airfix Whitley GR Mk. VII 1:72 Eduard There's no doubt about it, fans of early WWII types such as the Defiant, Blenheim and Whitley have been tremendously well served by Airfix in recent years. Important and interesting types that were previously the preserve of tired old kits from the 1960s or limited run kits from Eastern or Central Europe are now staple fayre in model shops all over the place. Naturally Eduard are now doing their bit to help us reach modelling nirvana by releasing a slew of aftermarket parts – on this
  5. Having joined the Bomber Command SIG with my Wellington 1C at Telford (and having built a Lanc and a Halibag) I've decided to do a Whitley as a break to all the Hercules rescribing for my Albert builds. I picked the new Airfix kit up cheap at the Norwich Air Museum in the summer when we took the Cadets there from Summer Camp at RAF Marham (and where they were suitably impressed by Ma'am's knowledge of the Nimrod ). The aim is to do it OOB but with the addition of some Eduard PE (the 'Zoom' set). My plan is to do it as a 77 Sqn machine based at RAF Driffield - Bomber Command Whitle
  6. Airfix is to release in 2015 a new tool 1/72nd Armstrong Whitworth & Whitley - ref. A08016 Expected August 2015. Source: http://www.airfix.com/catalog/product/view/id/8408/ V.P.
  7. With my builds for the KUTA GB complete, if not photographed, and with my Dornier 17z build, an hang over from the BoB GB, also almost complete, thoughts turn to starting on a virgin kit for this GB. I had originally intended on going with Airfix's 1/72 Lightning F6, however as there are already a couple of Lightnings being built, I thought I would follow a slightly less well trodden path and do the Whitley sitting in my stash. Having just built a couple of Blenheims in dark earth and dark green, I fancied something a little different for the Whitley, and always having a soft spot for Coasta
  8. There I was happily sticking plastic together and thinking this is one of the best Airfix kits I have built yet (all those clever constructional wheezes that didn't quite come off on the Blenheims work brilliantly on the Whitley) and then... after i have assembled the engine nacelles (Stages 33 and 34) and waved a bit of wet and dry at the join lines, I discover that Airfix will have you insert the radiators through the radiator intakes after the nacelles are assembled (Stages 35 and 36). I am not saying this is impossible but it will certainly not be a picnic, trying to twiddle carefully pa
  9. Firstly apologies to anyone who came here hoping to see the new Airfix Whitley, this is a totally different kettle of fish! Not for me the accurate and finely detailed Airfix version but the horrible, how much flash can you get on a sprue, Frogspawn version that I bought on ebay about a week before the Airfix announcement. So curses on Airfix and their stash spoiling ways I built it anyway and all things considered it doesn't look too bad. There have been a few other Frog Whitley builds which taught me a lot and some of the tricks and tips have been used along with the Warpaint book. So a fe
  10. Hi! Here's my Whitley. It's painted using Tamiya Nato Black, and various other dark greys/black for shading. A lovely kit I recommend Best regards Rune Haugen
  11. Hi All! May I present.... Armstrong Whitworth Whitley P4955 (ZA-G) of 10 Sqn RAF. This represents the aircraft flown by my Grandfather's best friend during the early stages of WW2. An air gunner, his aircraft was damaged during a raid on Kiel in June 1940 and force landed in Holland on the way home. He was captured and spent the rest of the war in a POW camp. The kit is a very old Frog kit which, in spite of some poor injection moulding, went together quite well (although the engines required a LOT of filler to join them to the wings. Hey ho, c'est la vie). Paints were my usual mix of Xtraco
  12. All, Just noticed that the Airfix website is now displaying the paint guides for the following new tools - (some with new boxart as well) AW Whitley - http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2015/armstrong-whitworth-whitley-mk-v.html Beaufighter - http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2015/bristol-beaufighter-mk-x.html Heinkel He111 - http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2015/heinkel-he-iii-p2.html F4F Wildcat - http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2015/grumman-wildcat-f4f-4.html Battle of Britain Set - http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2015/battle-of-britain-75th-an
  13. Not sure where the other thread with the discussion on the bomb aimers window glazing has gone, the link I had no longer works? Having just caught up on my e-mail, I had one from Airfix in reply to a message sent about the thread and possible discrepancy in the window framing. They are interested in viewing and reviewing any data and information anyone has about this, so if interested parties could send the info and pictures, plans, sources etc to the following address Airfix will make sure the development team have a look at it; social@hornby.com Best Rich.
  14. If so, what's it like? I've seen the sprue shots, but how does it build and is it considered "accurate"? regards, Martin
  15. T4284 joined 58 Sqn in November 1940 but its front line operational time was quite short. It suffered a landing accident on its return from a mission on the 23rd December of that year in poor visibility when it undershot on approach to Linton-On Ouse. Following repairs, it was moved to 10 OTU based at Abingdon and given the codes ZG-E as it is represented here. From there, it moved to 19 OTU based at Kinloss where it seen it's flying time out before becoming a ground instructional airframe. The only picture I've managed to find of it is this one (courtesy of www.luchtoorlog.be): I decided t
  16. After a period of doing ...well not much in terms of modelling, I've been motivated by all the Dambuster media and a day spent under Hendons Lanc with the Bomber Command SIG guys to start on Frogs ancient offering - the Whitley. Whilst the Fly kit is out, the lack of decent transparancies plus a sadistic streak led me this way ! As I get into it, I'm beginning to realise that it's gonna take a while because everything needs re-doing on it. I built one many years ago which still resides on the shelf, but it isn't good enough to sit with her Bomber Command sisters on the SIG displays. Whilst I'v
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