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Offline oz rb fan

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raaf a-26 invader
« on: June 24, 2012, 07:16:38 PM »
been away for awhile building real world stuff...but this is a whiff ive been working on for awhile.
it's for a future book by a friend of mine that does alternate history book's(so far mainly Luftwaffe)
so this is my 93sqn raaf (green ghost)..1947 china..pistol packin gremlin 2






it's the old aifix model...not a bad build just me and my clumsy finger's knock every gun of it  :-[
enjoy
oh and my latest real world kit the old airfix d3a1 val


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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 08:53:30 PM »
Nicely done, oz rb! I really like how you added the white stripes on the tail and adding those black anti-glare panels! It's always a treat to see another Aussie bird around here!

Welcome! I look forward to seeing more of your stuff!

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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 01:20:06 AM »
Both lovely builds ! More pics of the Val please :)

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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 05:16:20 AM »
Love the RAAF Invader in foliage green. It's easy to imagine those still in Australian service during the Vietnam War  :)
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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 04:27:54 PM »
Nice A-26.  I have thought of doing something similar.

BTW, your fiend wouldn't happen to be John Baxter by chance?
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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 09:56:39 PM »
a couple more of the val..


and on our club display at Melbourne model expo

you know the funny thing woth the val is i really enjoyed building it..overall it was an easy kit(except for the decals and canopy) and look good on the shelf and at $13.95 a bargain!!!
yep gtx that would be him..doing an alternate raaf/ran..1939-1947(ww11 runs a little over time ;) )
thanks for the kind words
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 10:00:10 PM by oz rb fan »

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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 10:45:36 PM »
Nice A-26, one of my favorite aircraft ---

It was very interesting to read just recently, that the RAF took on three A-26's at about the end of the war, they were tested against the new Bristol Buckingham where the A-26 won quite handily.  No order came about though because the war's end was in sight ---

Your project is quite plausable then ----

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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 02:20:33 AM »
My scenario would have the RAAF deciding to stick with Douglas products after their success using the A-20/Boston.  The A-26 would thus be acquired instead of the Mosquito.
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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 09:16:12 AM »
we're going along a similar line...but no beaufort..beaufighter's from the start and a26's replacing beau's

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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 03:27:32 AM »
Love that color you used on the Val!

One thing I like about the Val is the different schemes and interpretations of them that you can go with and I think you hit a bullseye here!

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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 05:54:38 AM »
Lovin the Val :)

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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 10:29:33 PM »
Both are great! The Invader is a show stealer though!
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Re: raaf a-26 invader
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 04:01:27 AM »
Whatz to say - those are two more for my favorites list   :)  :)
Color schemes are right on  :)