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Kit - AMT/Ertl 1:48

Paint - All acrylics

Decals - Ventura

Extras - Ultracast resin seat, Hasegawa wheels.

 

Kittyhawk IV 'Gloria Lyons'

18 Sqn & 2.SU RNZAF

Bougainville

1944

 

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Hot on the heels of the Mosquito comes an (almost)  OOB build... 

 

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AMT's twenty-year old (give or take) P-40N built as the well known 'Gloria Lyons' just before it was returned to NZ and repainted & refurbished. At this time it was 'owned' by 2.SU and used by 18 Squadron at Bougainville.  As ever thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to hurl abuse, ask a question or make a comment.

 

AFN

 

Ian. 

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3 hours ago, Ian said:

AMT's twenty-year old (give or take) P-40N built as the well known 'Gloria Lyons' just before it was returned to NZ and repainted & refurbished. At this time it was being used by 2MU and 18 Squadron at Bougainville. 

Hi Ian,

 

Always nice to see an RNZAF P40N, especially Gloria Lyons ( NZ3220 -third aircraft to wear the Motif and survive the war)

 

One quick comment, RNZAF didn't operate MU's (Maintenance Units), they had SU's (Servicing Units, so 2 SU), which

incidentally "Owned" the aircraft and "Loaned" them to the Operational Squadrons like 18 Squadron.

 

Thanks for sharing your build with us

 

Regards

 

Alan

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Cheers Alan, appreciate that - changed as suggested !

 

 

Ian.

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A great build, the weathering is very nicely done especially the exhaust stains.

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Beautiful build of your AMT :thumbsup: ... Coincidentally I just finished the same kit about 10 days ago. I did my as “Geronimo”. Im sure the RFI is still close to the current RFI’s if you're curious. I had considered a KIWI Kittyhawk but opted in the end to stay with USAAF.

 

Dennis

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Lovely job Ian,

Cheers

         Tony

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Thanks everyone as ever really appreciate the comments and feedback.

 

 

AFN

 

Ian.

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