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1940 - 80 YEARS ON

Started by kitbasher, June 24, 2020, 10:15:32 AM

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kitbasher

There's been a few significant 80th anniversaries so far this year (e.g. Dunkirk) and of course the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain looms large in some countries (there was a BoB 75 GB). 

With all this in mind I was struck by the number of '1940' whifs I've built over the years I've been a forum member, the most recent being for the 2020 1-Week GB.  So I thought I'd bring them all together in one place - feel free to add your own.

Blackburn Skua III, 800 Sqn Fleet Air Arm, HMS Ark Royal, March 1940


Morane-Saulnier MS.405, 2me Escadron, Aéronautique Militaire Belge, Schaffen-Deist, May 1940


Gloster Guardian II, 112 Sqn RAF, Helwan, May 1940


Vickers Wellington I, 217 Sqn RAF, St Eval, July 1940


Dewotine-Vickers Spitfire I, 234 Sqn RAF, Middle Wallop August 1940


De Havilland Comet, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF, Heston, August 1940


Hawker Hurricane Ic, 32 Sqn RAF, Hawkinge, August 1940


Messerschmitt Bf109E-4, 374a Squadriglia Regia Aeronautica, Ursel, October 1940


Kurtisch Ku-109E-4, 6/JG52 Luftwaffe, Peuplingue, October 1940
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Arrow F1/Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco GA.1/Barracuda/Corsair GR1/EE P8/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/PC-12/Phantom FG1/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Twin Otter/Val/Vickers 588/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter

Captain Canada

80 years on ? What ? Crazy....great builds btw !
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

kerick

Makes me want to build an early model P-40 or B-17!
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

PR19_Kit

Those are some pretty smart models you've built there Dave. Excellent stuff.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Some neat builds there Dave  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Glenn Gilbertson


zenrat

Good works.

The Guardian.  Hurricane wings?
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

kitbasher

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Quote from: zenrat on June 26, 2020, 03:01:51 AM
Good works.

The Guardian.  Hurricane wings?

Nope, scrap Airfix P-40 Kittyhawk.  Airfix rag-wing Hurricane wings would be better (but the model was made using an unwanted Airfix Gladiator and stuff from the spares box) - https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=21074.msg299159#msg299159
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Arrow F1/Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco GA.1/Barracuda/Corsair GR1/EE P8/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/PC-12/Phantom FG1/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Twin Otter/Val/Vickers 588/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter

zenrat

Quote from: kitbasher on June 26, 2020, 03:19:16 AM
Quote from: zenrat on June 26, 2020, 03:01:51 AM
Good works.

The Guardian.  Hurricane wings?

Nope, scrap Airfix P-40 Kittyhawk.  Airfix rag-wing Hurricane wings would be better (but the model was made using an unwanted Airfix Gladiator and stuff from the spares box - https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=21074.msg299159#msg299159

:thumbsup:
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..