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RAF help please...WW2

Started by Radish, August 03, 2008, 05:16:06 PM

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Radish

Chaps,

I'm building something REAL (shock horror!!! :banghead: :banghead:)...an RAF Boston IV or V.
I have the 1/48th kit, but I need any marking details, colours, etc., for a 13 Sqn aircraft.
I know there's some chappies here who MIGHT know?
Cheers,

Terry :ph34r:
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AeroplaneDriver

What is this 'Real' of which you speak??   :blink:
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

The Rat

Hope you've got lots of reference pics, I can't find any 13 Squadron Bostons on-line. One of our local shops usually has a load of RAF lettering decals, if you get really stuck let me know and I'll have a look.

Quote from: AeroplaneDriver on August 03, 2008, 05:21:22 PM
What is this 'Real' of which you speak??   :blink:

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Radish

The sorting of decals isn't a problem, it's just the tying up of details.
I've read that the Bostons of "B" Flight had a red/yellow pennant outlined white on the fin above the fin flash, yellow prop hubs and red/yellow checked wheel hubs.
But serials, codes are a problem.
If in doubt, I suppose I'll take my usual "leap of faith"....with Penguin nose art?

There is a view of a profile on Wings Pallette, but as to accuracy, who knows?
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TsrJoe

is there anything in 'Bombing Colours' by Boyer? def yellow for 'b' flight tho (red for 'a')..ill see what i can dig up too

cheers, joe
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Mossie

Rad, found a diecast model with a couple of photos of a 13 Sqn aircraft, with a red/yellow pennant.  It's named 'Jacqueline Anne' with stork noseart.  Not a Penguin I'm afraid, but would still stand out!  It's in standard USAAF camo of olive drab over grey.

http://www.pewteraircraft.com/STRUCKOFF/NEW%20SOC/BOSTON/Boston%20V.htm

The MPM 1/72 Boston has decals for a 13 Sqn aircraft, seems to be A Flt with the red pennant, in USAAF colours again.   I've found two in box reviews, one in English, the second is from IPMS Deutschland & has a larger pic of the instructions which shows the markings of the 13 Sqn quite clearly, although you could always get someone with the kit to scan it for you.

http://hangar47.com/MPM_Boston_Mk.html
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/MPM/MPM_Douglas_Boston_IV/MPM_Douglas_Boston_IV-V.html

There's a couple on rafweb, but they are just basic profiles in desert colours with no markings other than the roundels.

http://www.rafweb.org/SqnMark013.htm

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Radish

excellent Mossie....what a star!! :thumbsup:
Once you've visited the land of the Loonies, a return is never far away.....

Still His (or Her) Majesty, Queen Caroline of the Midlands, Resident Drag Queen

Mossie

I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.