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First serious bit of modelling I've attempted in about forty years – so guess that makes me a newbie! My first experience of photoetch, acrylics, airbrush... you name it. So I wanted to do a subject I felt a connection to, and something that would stretch me to the max. So it's Revell's 1/32 Schnellbomber which will assume the guise of 4D+DH 'Dora Heinrich' of 1.KG30.

This Ju 88A-1 fell to the guns of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron on 16/10/39 during a Luftwaffe raid on RN ships in the Firth of Forth. 'Dora' was the first enemy bomber downed by the RAF over the British mainland in WWII, and was on the receiving end of the first ever Spitfire victory.

I was born by the Forth, and have lived half my life on its banks, my family have worked for generations on its waters and in its docks and I live just a few miles from where 'Dora' ditched almost eighty years ago. So I thought I'd make her the first half of a 1/32 'Dogfight Double'. Eventually I'll get around to tackling her nemesis – XT-A 'Stickleback' a MkI Spit of 603 Squadron.
Over a year in, having too much fun, here's some (unfinished) pit shots. Apologise for quality – taken with an iPhone4



Cockpit side walls, still needs wiring/some piping added



Eduard PE, Aims and homemade decals



Floor and curtains printed on inkjet





Pilot seat, control column and BZG2 Bombsight





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44 minutes ago, redleader said:

Am too ;) Was trying to think of the last kit I did. Blanked

Not lost your touch though. Great work. 

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Dora Heinrich redux:

Thought I could improve things a bit; clean stuff up and add more detail... so here's MkII



RB Productions Seat Belts, Quickboost resin ammo drums (with Eduard photo etch straps) and Airscale decals













Everything bar the kitchen sink. Next seats and pilot controls... don't know how I'll squeeze the crew in!

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starboard cockpit side wall

Starboard side wall completed - heating pipes and crew gas mask case added


cockpit mid section 02

Next stage is crew and seatbelts


cockpit mid section 01







Instrument Panel with Eduard photo etch, Quickboost ReVi sight, and scratch wiring and gubbins








ReVi 01

Close up of ReVi

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Sure is Greg, a real Marathon (Snickers). Reckon I’ve got ten years modelling in me before my eyes and fingers give up. So I’m only doing projects that really inspire me. I’ve got eight kits in my stash - and that’s it. No more. So I figure I’d give them each all the effort I can. 

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- Masterpiece of cockpit - It deserve to be exposed as a model by itself.......

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