You probably know this but the RNZAF's C-63 transport Hudsons were all converted from Mk. III's
Yeah but Classic Airframes Hudson kits at reasonable price (less than 50% of Mk III) are so rare I had to grab the Mk 1. I just did a quick comparison of the kits and only obvious difference so far is the engine exhausts and air scoop. I'm sure there will be more.
Fabulous thanks for the link. As it was colour it was especially helpful. I've just started 'planting' coconut trees on one baseboard and the film confirmed what typical ground cover under coconut trees was like. A quick photo just using a flash.
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For the last five months I have been working on a few different 1/48 scratchbuilt vehicles like these WW2 RAF airfield defence Armadillo and Beaverette. The white vehicle on the right is an armoured Fordson tractor built for the Home Guard. Anyway enough with this Pommy stuff.
The reason I stopped on the Pacific layout was because I was unable to purchase the Japanese Kato IJN loco and hopper wagons I needed. Last week they came back into stock in Japan so an order was sent off. Today the brass etch kits arrived.
The chassis is under way using a Tamiya GMC kit. The front chassis rails have been straightened, the front axle diff reversed to the other side, the engine moved to the right and the transfer case will be flipped right over. All this on a much shorter chassis.
That looks great , its a shame that MOTAT cant do something like this but on a 1:1 scale , they have all the right aircraft . P 40 , Hudson , Ventura , Avenger . Just a dash of sand and a few of your palm trees , now theres a diorama .