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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2017 00:40 am 
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Yes I can see you have most of them covered. I should have added that in the Bomber Command film taken in WW2 in colour there is also a Morris Commercial C4 with radio body (the same as used by the army) but being used by the RAF to test radio aids in Lancs, plus an all yellow cut down Morris Armoured Car for crash rescue.

According to members on this site the Austin K2 ambulance wasn't used by the RAF in the UK on its airfields, so an Albion or Fordson may be needed for your collection. You don't appear to have gone for any blue Jeeps, which is good!!!

Lastly depending on whether your airfield was connected to the mains sewers, it may have had a cesspit and also a 3 ton truck to empty it!


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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
PostPosted: Tue 02 May 2017 11:00 am 
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Might one suggest that there may have been a dispatch rider/outrider or 2 (as per RAF "Recovery Set") on station as well?

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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
PostPosted: Wed 03 May 2017 17:45 pm 
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You make a valid point about the dispatch riders. Got me thinking that there may well be 2 or 3 of them outside the Watch office waiting to collect or dispatch material so a little threesome could well be appropriate and I recall that I have several from the RAF Recovery set plus a couple of BSA bike from the Bomber Command Re-supply set. Thanks for the prompt Paws4thot :clapping:
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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
PostPosted: Wed 03 May 2017 17:54 pm 
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You are correct in your comment about the K2 ambulance and no service on home stations although it WAS USED by the American 8th as a Reverse Lend-Lease. :nod: My example seen in the photo was built just to show it off as a ambulance type.

Discussion has taken place on several forums concerning a suggestion that Airfix re-issue the 'RAF Emergency Set' with appropriate vehicles ie Albion ambulance and the Fordson Crash tender.

My 'old' Fordson crash tender 'scratched'.
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I am considering the Morris CS8 (I know it really should be the CS4) from the Revell/Matchbox set to convert but I have a surplus of Bedford MW kit so may consider scratch building some bodies on them as seen in the film/DVD you mentioned.

Examples of both vehicles exist so we shall have to wait . . . :shrug:
(Airfix should know it would be a seller)
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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
PostPosted: Thu 04 May 2017 00:24 am 
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Another type of vehicle to avoid as being on charge on an RAF Station in the UK is any Canadian CMP vehicles, though once again the American 8th AF had a few HUP types. There is one real CMP 15 cwt vehicle on the show circuit in RAF blue that has been copied by IBG in 1/72 scale ...aaargh!!!


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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
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Another type of vehicle to avoid is the Austin Tilly, as these were not given to the RAF!


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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
PostPosted: Thu 04 May 2017 07:17 am 
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You are right on both counts there Larry.

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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
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I suppose when one is building part of an airfield with two hangars, a section of peri-track and possibly some dispersal points, you are going to need some aircraft.
The first two are those I have just completed for the Lancaster GB 2017 and the third, FZ-G-George I completed alongside the previous two but she wasn't part of the GB because i had already started her and I had issues with the decal supplier.
First aircraft is HW-K; ED583. I knew the pilot Sgt Johnny Stow and had several good photos to work from.
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Sgt Jim Berry discussed with me the 'Queenie' motif regards the colouring, the grey square on the fuselage was flak damage repair. HW-Q was LM319
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The third aircraft was from 'C' Flt, FZ-G - W4999. She was flown by Australian Sgt Edgar Pickles who, when I met him at a reunion, told me of the name the aircraft carried, 'hun dinger' alongside the kangaroo motif.

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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
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:wow: Excellent pictures, they look most realistic :nod:

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I agree. Job well done. :clapping:

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Brilliant pics.
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Blimey Guv'nor! - I had to look hard to see if I was viewing a real Lanc or just three remarkable builds, and it was the latter. Excellent work :clapping: :clapping:

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Many thanks for your generous comments. :Hug: I have always wanted to achieve results with the aircraft, to try and represent the real thing. :nod: There are at least two more aircraft to build to complete the scenario . . .

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Meanwhile, back at the dispatch riders, cheers for the acknowledgement. I've also got the notion that the appearance of spoked wheels in motion could be simulated pretty well for 1/7N scale with Krystal Klear (chosen as less clear than Clearfix) inside the rims!

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 Post subject: Re: RAF Grimsby diorama
PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2017 13:34 pm 
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Just a thought; are you creating RAF Grimsby as at a particular date?

I would imagine there was a time when some of the building work was not yet complete, so a building site on your airfield might be a possibility. Many stations had additions as the war went on and things changed.

Are you planning to show off your work in the RAF Grimsby Exhibition at the Waltham Windmill?


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