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Boeing Washington B.1 marking size/location?


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Hi all,

I am soon to embark on a build of a 1/72 Academy B-29 as a RAF Boeing Washington B.1 as a gift to a relative who was aircrew on them. As far as I am aware no decals for the Washington are currently available so...

Can I ask what size the RAF roundels and lettering was in each position? I'm afraid I don't know much about post-war RAF markings!

Will

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Good morning.

I'm sure someone will either confirm or deny this, but I believe you'll need the following sizes,

Fuselage and lowerwing roundels 54", upperwing is 84" and the fin flash is w36"x h24", all in the post war Type D style. This info comes from Modeldecal set 47 which contains the right size decals, as does Xtradecal set X72041.

As for serial number sizes, I can't help you there, but I seem to remember there was an issue of Flypast had an in depth look at the B-29 in RAF service with some outstanding contemporary photos.

Regards,

Mark.

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Will

I have the Air Britain file on the Washington and may have a load of stuff on that which might help you. Send me a pm if interested

John

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Dutch Decals/Kit at War did a sheet ( I have one) but I've read they've ceased production now. But Aviation Megastore bought all their remaining stock and it appears they have a sheet. So be quick before someone else snaps it up ---

http://www.aviationmegastore.com/raf-postw...0&art=71989

EDIT:

OOPs! my mistake, wrong scale --- sorry but they did do a sheet in 1/72

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Thanks to all those who have offered information.

Anyone have information on code/ serial letter sizes specifically regarding Washingtons?

If not, would the Washingtons have had the same rules as applied to the postwar bomber schemes on Lancasters? I have a fairly detailed article on this subject in the June 2008 issue of Model Aircraft Monthly- lots of copies of directives, official drawings and figures!

cheers guys,

Will

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