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Finding Bismarck, 26 May 1941


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I tried to recreate a scene from the search of the fleeing Bismarck escaping the british Home fleet forces, 26 May 1941 (80 years ago!)

One of the three Catalinas spottted her through the cloud cover and reported back to the search party, but was instantly peppered by the german ship, with all her barrels..

I wanted to show 209sqn Catalina WQ-Z, the second before her pilot throws the plane in an evasive turn from the glowing metal.

 

Bismarck_Sighting_2

 

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Excellent work again Nils - I really like the light on the Cat....!! 

 

Keith

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Thanks Keith

I figured if I post it here, I'd be able to weed out all little errors with all the expertise is this forum..  feel free to point out your comments of correction :)

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Wow - beautiful "box art" - where can I buy the kit ;)

 

Great artwork Nils :clap2:

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Great artwork, but as you are looking to weed out errors, the roundels and fin flash on the Catalina are of the later, post May 1942, type and so they should be the earlier type. This, not terribly good photo, which looks like a still from Coastal Command' shows what I mean

https://images.app.goo.gl/zDAgwL83ma7RFkGBA

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Mr. T I got your point, I'll fix it right away, thanks

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Here's an updated version with the earlier type fin flash and roundels

 

Bismarck_Sighting_2

 

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