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John Healy said 3 weeks, 2 days ago: #
I finally got a start at this great little kit. The only that has held me back since I bought it last summer was an inability to choose a scheme. There’s just so many great ones for this plane. I was leaning towards a British civil scheme or Spanish Republican colors when I discovered A17-296 on the ADF Serials website. The plane was attached to 8 Squadron (Hudson bombers), RAAF, in Malaya in 1942. ADF Serials features a photo the aircraft destroyed after a native constructed hangar collapsed on it. I found my plane! It fits my early Pacific war collection well.
I brush painted some Humbrol brick red on the visible fabric interior areas and over sprayed with diluted gray to simulate dope bleed through. I’ll brush paint the interior details next.
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Spiros Pendedekas said 3 weeks, 2 days ago: #
This is such a winderful entry, my friend @j-healy!
The Airfix kit looks great, your chosen scheme, with the interesting story behind it, makes it even greater! A true survivor that made it well into WWII, only to be destroyed so unexpectedly! AND, you have photo evidence of it! Who could ask for more?
Your doped wood looks great!
Looking forward to your progress!
Erik Gjørup said 3 weeks, 2 days ago: #
John @j-healy, Thanks for sharing the build here – I’ll be strapped in to follow. Strangely the Danish importer of Airfix still haven’t got any – I just put one on backorder and they guess on delivery in 7-8 weeks! Oh, well, got a lot of DH’s in the stast to start anyway.
I like your choice of marks for yours – double tribute I guess – DH 100 and RAAF 100!
John Healy said 3 weeks ago: #
Airfix distribution in the US is pretty tardy too. I got lucky with this one.
John Healy said 2 weeks, 5 days ago: #
A little more progress on this little gem.
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Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 5 days ago: #
Looks lovely as it is gradually put together, my friend @j-healy!
John Healy said 2 weeks, 2 days ago: #
Look, an airplane! It all fit together perfectly. I added throttles from scrap PE that of course can’t be seen.
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Erik Gjørup said 2 weeks, 1 day ago: #
I say. it IS an airplane! With the open cockpit hopefully the admirers will notice the nice interior after all – at least those that share our passion will. And now we have all seen it here on iModeler 🙂
Very nice progress @j-healy!
John Healy said 2 weeks, 1 day ago: #
That’s as far as this one is going to get til I can spray it next month. It’s a very nice little kit and I could see myself building another.
Spiros Pendedekas said 2 weeks, 1 day ago: #
Love the interior and the progress, @j-healy!
Allan J Withers said 2 weeks ago: #
Looking good John.
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