D-Day Group Build – 1/48 AMT A-20G Havoc
This is the AMT 1/48 scale A-20G in the markings of the 646th Bomb Squadron, 410th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force based at Gosfield, UK during the Normandy invasion. Kit was built mostly OOB with the addition of the True details resin wheels and life raft. Paint was my usual Model Master enamels, olive drab with dark green splotching over neutral gray. Photos of this group’s aircraft showed ragged and hastily applied invasion stripes, so these were masked off and brush painted using acrylic paint applied over the base finish. For some reason, this aircraft did not have upper fuselage stripes applied, which was ok with me! Decals are a mix of kit and aftermarket. Weathering accomplished with sludge washes and drybrushing.
This is one of the more colorful airplanes I’ve built, but I don’t think I’m going to be doing any more invasion stripes any time soon!
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