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1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:15:32 am »
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
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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 06:53:53 pm »
80 years on ? What ? Crazy....great builds btw !
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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 09:33:39 pm »
Makes me want to build an early model P-40 or B-17!
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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 11:37:27 pm »
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! :)

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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 12:33:07 am »
Some neat builds there Dave  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 01:26:10 pm »
Very creative! :thumbsup:

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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2020, 03:01:51 am »
Good works.

The Guardian.  Hurricane wings?
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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2020, 03:19:16 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
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Re: 1940 - 80 YEARS ON
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2020, 04:38:18 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:
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My name is Commander William Riker.  Take me to your women.