December 25, 2013 in Aviation
Hello, newly joined. Have enjoyed visits to Cybermodeller and Modelling Madness. Attached some pics of an effort made by me with the ancient Airfix 1/72 Douglas Boston. Pretty much built out the box. The old Airfix kits generally build up into nice models after a bit of work I think. Thinning trailing edges is always a given that will need doing with these oldies. Airfix did however, seem to get the “look” of the aircraft right. The Boston is in 24 Sqn South African Air Force colours, North Africa. An interesting machine the Boston, apparently very nice to fly, great engines and basically a design ahead of it’s time when it first came out in the late 30’s? The USA did build the best radials during the war, the Brits held the high ground on the inline engine,s in my opinion.
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