Sydhuey

Bio: Ex RAAF/Aust Army Aircraft Tech, worked on UH-1,S-70, CH-47 , C-130, DHC-4 and F-111. Now LAME on B-412, AS332 and S-92. Like A-20/Boston's and WW2 Twin's.

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Sydhuey

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More of the B-25G 

Sydhuey

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This one was an easy one, just removed the nose and replaced with a B-25G nose from the Airfix kit, filled nose with weight so its not a tail sitter and a repaint, this was converted from Mitchell II 226 Sqn AA35304 which was in an imaginary scheme ! RAF Mitchells were only ever operated in the Std US scheme of Olive Drab over Neutral Grey.  

Sydhuey

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Fixing the mistakes on this B-25D-1 Strafer, replace horrendous attempt at side gun packs with accurate renditions, move nose guns to correct position in nose not side of nose and remove rear perspex dome, nice model just has those horrible side gun packs and incorrect positionng of nose guns.  

Sydhuey

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Well Corgi won't do the B-25's I want so I modify them myself. This was the Corgi PBJ-1J AA35307

RAAF B-25J , Olive Drab over Black , added extra mg to r/h nose to match the 13 MG fit on RAAF B-25J's  

Sydhuey

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Yes a very nice model , mine is in storage ,not one of my themes so she will sit in the box.

Corgi, when you get it right you do a magnificent model, when you get it wrong...........................!  

Sydhuey

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G'day Corgi, a decent release catalogue at last.

A couple of queries /feedback on the models .

1/ B-17G  AA33316 "Little Miss Mischief", a much requested model but will you get it right ?

This aircraft was a late model "G" but after extensive damage to the rear fuselage it was replaced with an early "G" model rear fuselage thus giving it its unique scheme , this has the waist gun positions opposie each other (as on the "F" models) NOT staggered and the earlier std tail gun position NOT the later Cheyanne tail turret, but has the late fwd fuselage with late model upper turret and "G" nose.

This model needs the fuselage and tail turret mould of the "F" models (eg AA 33314, AA 33315 ) with the nose and top turret of the late "G"'s (AA 33307). If you get is right it will be a stunner.

2/ Sunderland III AA27503 RB-Y W3999, this was the first production Sunderland III built, looks good but should have the single gun nose turret same as the first Sundeland model (AA27501), twin gun nose turrets were not fitted to Sunderlands till over a year after this aircraft was shot down. It should also have black spinners not white/silver.

Hope its not too late to ensure these models are as accurate as they can be, thanks

Sydhuey

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I have just seen the AF-1 B-25 and hope with its release Corgi don't become gun-shy on the B-25, quality between AF-1 and Corgi are chalk and cheese, the only fault with Corgi B-25's has been the final presentation mistakes, fitting wrong engine cowls, non existant tail guns and side guns, all simple fixes, hope to see another Corgi B-25 soon. 

Sydhuey

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Ed, a cannon armed B-25 should be an easy one, if Corgi did a solid cast nose with 4 x mg's and the cannon it could go straight onto a J model to make a H, being a solid casting would solve the tail sitting problem as well, chop off the two middle mg's and put it on the C/D mould and you have a G model, 1st Air Commando B-25H and a 38th Bg with large tiger head B-25G would be good starts I think.   

 

Sydhuey

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I hope Corgi don't do the Canadian warplanes museum "Hot Gen" or it will be the same as the first release a restored machine representing somthing it's not.

Canadian Warplanes "Hot Gen" is a solid nose B-25J. The "REAL" "Hot Gen" was a glass nose B-25D with 98 Sqn , enough real aircraft to make without doing "representative" aircraft.  

Sydhuey

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The Sunderland just shows how good a model can be when Corgi listen to people, "Vicky" will be an important release and I think will sell out just hope Corgi listen as much as they did with the Sunderland and fix the many small mistakes on the release pictures, if they do it will be a fantastic model.

 

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