This is an old build that I made back around 1988. I remember having a great time building this kit. I recently gave this a good clean and repaired a missing aerial and loose main wheels. Not too bad for a model made 35 years ago.
Back in [...]
The DB-7B/Boston Mk III was the exported British version of the Douglas A-20C mid-1941. So many Bostons were modified and assembled on British airfields and elsewhere that it can be difficult to pinpoint the actual airframe model just by [...]
In October 1940, upon USAAC’s feeling a need for long-range fighters more than attack bombers, a decision was taken to convert sixty of the production run of A-20s to night fighter status, all delivered by September 1942. The so called [...]
Lots of aftermarket items added to this build. The engines, cowlings, propellers, control surfaces, cockpit, control panel, guns, and wheels. Foxbot decals were also used to replace the kit ones. I fabricated the pitot head on the fin, [...]
A-20B, “Miss Burma” of the 86th Bomber Squadron, 47th Bombardment Group, based in Italy in 1943.The curious thing about this plane is its name, given that it served in the Mediterranean rather than the China-Burma-India [...]
First, a thanks to all who've participated in the Kasserine Pass/Tunisia Campaign Group Build, which has been a blast and has already seen some remarkable submissions with more to come. Before I get into my own contribution, I would like [...]
1/72 MPM, I modified a few things, upper turret guns hinge, added alloy foil to landing lights, tinned copper wire push rod tubes to engines, finished in MM enamels with Future and Xtra flat over kit and Aussie decals from the spares box.
Finally pulled this off the shelf to complete my A-20 series of aircraft. I discovered that working with black is about as difficult as working with NMF. This model represents a P-70 that was with Detachment A, 6th Night Fighter Squadron [...]
The Douglas 20, sometimes called ”Boston”, sometimes called ”Havoc” is a bit of an unsung hero.
This, and its kool looks, were the main reasons I wanted to build a model of it.
It served in the French, the British, the Soviet and [...]
Stationed in New Guinea. It passed through Archerfield airport in Brisbane, where I live 5 mins from now.
Nice to do a local boy. Lol. More RAAF subjects to come.
Hope you like.
Replacement engine cowlings and trop filters for the RAAF and [...]