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Acklington

Airfix 1/72 Avro Anson Mk.1 (Airbourne Interception)

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Following on from my work-in-progress thread for this Airfix Anson, here are the photos of the completed model;

32828005288_723e8b0f89_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

32828004708_37402c1b9e_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

45978197074_4d73126f52_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

46650152542_5e45751160_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

45978196024_10f9446071_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

45978195564_2c42eb8e38_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

45978194924_4ec4695335_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

46650149672_b22a317dfc_o.jpgAvro Anson Mk.1 (A.I.), DJ528, B Sqdn 62 OTU, Ouston, March 1945 by Philip Pain, on Flickr

62 OTU at RAF Ouston in Northumberland was Fighter Command's only Anson equipped OTU, responsible for training all Beaufighter and Mosquito Nav/Observers. The Anson airbourne interception trainer was equipped with A.I.Mk.IV, and based initially at RAF Usworth, Sunderland, before moving to nearby RAF Ouston in 1943. From early 1945 the Anson was replaced by the Wellington Mk.XVIII (T.18). 62 OTU had a complement of over 50 Ansons, and the OTU was split into three squadrons; 'A' Sqdn applied white two digit codes; 'B' Sqdn light blue two digit codes; and 'C' Sqdn supplied the 'target' aircraft (not A.I. equipped) with single white code letters. It was a daily sight over Northumberland to see pairs of Ansons chasing each other around the sky.

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That's a lovely looking Anson.

It's really nice to see another aircraft from up here in Northumberland.

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A fine result. Well done.

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Wow! I can remember building - well, sticking together - one of these some 50 years or so ago. Didn't look as good as this though! Nice conversion and and food for thought in my preferred 1/48 scale. Mmmmm...

 

Great result, nicely built and presented.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Wow.  That's the old Airfix Anson?  Amazing detail and finish.

 

David

 

PS - how did you take that second photo - the one where it is over the grass?

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Well done.  I like the effect of the second photo too.

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14 hours ago, David Womby said:

Wow.  That's the old Airfix Anson?  Amazing detail and finish.

 

David

 

PS - how did you take that second photo - the one where it is over the grass?

Many thanks for the comments everyone, much appreciated.  I wish it had been the 'old' Airfix Anson, without the later and incorrect wing-ribs fabric effect, which I didn't manage to get rid of completely. If I was doing this again (which I won't!), I would find an original Airfix Anson, and swap the wings and tailplane with the later 'fabric effect' fuselage.

The 'photo over the grass' originally had my left hand holding the port wing tip. Then 15 minutes later, in 'corel paint shop pro' it was gone. I was going to make the props spin, but ran out of time.

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