Allison Engine Mustang AG633- Poster child WIP

Looking good!

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I started exploring the RAF 2 squadron crew in the interest of immersion into the context and use of AG633 in 1942. Want to show a pilot and officer figure reviewing a map or photo prior to a mission. This tangent helps me dig into more unit history. Also provides a figure for a scale reference for the model.

I found an eBay vendor 3Djson. Robert Johnson in the UK provides excellent figures.

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Picked the “WWII RAF Lancaster Bomb Load - 10 Figure Set” based on the CAD images as it has a variety of kit for the pilots. This is how the raw 3D parts come out of a well packaged box.

pilot figures all

Sorry my cell phone camera does not do justice as these are very clean and detailed.

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Looking for something like this relaxed posture taken from a “dieselpunk-legends RAF uniform” internet photo I had in mind.

Ended up with this effort for a pilot after Tamiya rattle can primer, Vallejo acrylics, and a hairy stick. Sorry again for the poor camera work.

pilot figure front

pilot figure back

Wish I could find the appropriate pilot’s name to assign to the plane?

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If I’m not mistaken Stuart, the RAF Historical Society has a registry of WWII pilots/aircraft, the closer you can get to a specific unit, period, location the better your chances of finding what you’re looking for, unfortunately I’m at work now and don’t have a link to the site with me, good luck in your pursuit if you choose to investigate further.

Cajun :crocodile:

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Thank you Terry! I am not familiar with the RAF Historical Society registry you mentioned. I am most excited to learn more. I can narrow this pilot’s name down to serving July 1942 at Sawbridgeworth Hertfordshire, England. RAF Mustang AG633 flew photo reconnaissance for 2 Squadron that summer.

Finding the stories and the history is the fun part.

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Try this as a start point perhaps . . .
The RAF Historical Society . . . or
Royal Air Force squadrons - The National Archives

Cajun :crocodile:

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Yes. Good stuff! I just sent in my donation and signed up for the RAF HS journal. Digging thru the search functions now. They even provide some of the log books. Great resources here. Thank you.

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Well must be on the right path. The website shows the photo in storage as " North American Mustang Mk. I (AG633 XV-E) of 2 Squadron, in flight Sawbridgeworth, 24 July 1942 PC98/173/5939/1"

Who is this pilot I ask?

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Outstanding! I hope this helps :hugs:

Cajun :crocodile:

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Wish the PRU guys of 2 Squadron got the same press coverage that No. 414 Squadron’s Hollis Harry “Holly” Hills received with his FW190 kill at Dieppe 19 of August 1942. His bio is extensive.

Not finding that same bio available so far for 2 squadron AG633 pilot. Still digging as the RAF Museum archive has a research process to copy documents (once identified). The journey continues

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