Operation Starkey…1/48 Westland Whirlwind Mk.I, RAF
Built in 2016. Trumpeter kit with decals from the CA kit. Regarding the a/c number, the 8 has to be exchanged with a 9. Added the missing gunsight from the sparesbox and used a plastic rod for the missing headrest support strut.
The Classic Airframes decals were a bit brittle and partly little pieces came off before sealing so some repainting was done. EZ Line for the aerials, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics.
Model shows an a/c that was used during the hoax invasion in Operation Starkey August/September 1943.
btw, either P6974 was recoded at some point or a wrong code was copied over and over by artists and manufacturers. There´s a pic which shows P6974 coded with HE-M, but all profiles and decals you see are coded HE-Z
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