80th anniversary of Airlift for the Warsaw Uprising.

Started by capt. R · 67 · 7 hours ago
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    capt. R said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    I started new Project. Kit is new reboxed Academy kit, but with very good set of masks, Cartograf Decals (but I will not use them), and very good price - 22 EUR. As Usual I suported front wheel. Also I blanked hole for ball turret under belly.

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    George R Blair Jr said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Interesting project, Bernard (@lis). I don't know anything about the allied support for the Polish Uprising, so this will be a fun history lesson.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Excellent entry, my friend @lis! The price for your kit was really cheap. Great progress already!

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    capt. R said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    @gblair In Warsaw there is few monuments of South African and Australian crew members:

    https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/52055/Memorial-B-24-Liberator-KG-939-A-Able.htm

    On this site You can find where planes from airlift was shoot down.

    MAPA ZESTRZELEŃ
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    George R Blair Jr said 2 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Thanks for the info, Bernard (@lis). The colors on the red and black map are quite striking, and really shows the number of planes shot down in a relatively small space. It looks like the masking and painting of the interior is proceeding nicely.

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    capt. R said 2 weeks, 3 days ago:

    All interior bits including drop containers are in place. Clear parts fits quite good. I used lead to avoid tail sitting. I use five pieces of 10g, one 5g, and one 25g. Total 80g.

    @gblair Between Krakow and Warsaw there were squadron of night fighters Ju88. Many liberators was shoot down after fight with night fighters. Looses was horrible, and few times commander of MTO Air Forces deny to proceed Airlift because of high looses. In Warsaw planes were shoot down by AA fire. In September also red army fireing AA fire.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 3 days ago:

    Looking excellent, my friend @lis!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 3 days ago:

    Very interesting article, Bernard @lis
    Also some great work done on the interior.

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    capt. R said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Few photos more. You can see localization of weight. In radio room there is 25g lead. Under floor 3x10+5g. In front wheel bay 20g. Today I closed fuselage. Some putty was required.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Excellent job, my friend @lis! Great fitting of the weight!

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    George R Blair Jr said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Interior looks great, Bernard (@lis).

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Looks great, Bernard @lis
    The weight should be sufficient.

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    capt. R said 2 weeks, 2 days ago:

    Today I m working with cockpit. Two RAF pilots was added. And now I mask clear parts. Cockpit is quite ascetic. Only decal with IP. In this build I didn’t find any PE parts for cockpit designed to Academy kit.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    Great looking cockpit, my friend @lis! With the pilots added it will look nice and busy under the canopy.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 weeks, 1 day ago:

    The pilots do add a lot to it, Bernard @lis