Boeing Washington B.1, 1952 - 1956
||1/48 and 1/72
||$15 for 1/72 and $20 for 1/48
|Contents and Media:
||Covers a little covered aircraft
mid 1952 the RAF transfered two Boeing Washingtons to the RAAF inventory.
The aircraft were WW353 (A76-1) and WW354 (A76-2) and were sent to
ARDU at Woomera in South Australia to be used in the weapons and bombing
testing program. They were struck off charge in mid 1956 and sold for
scrap then scrapped in 1957, WW353 at Tocumwal in Sept 1957 and WW354
at Endinburgh in Oct 1957. During their time in RAAF service they logged
up a total of 174 flying hours.
sheet for this simple sheet is one A4 page covering the location of
the decals. It has a very small history of the aircraft and a colour
guide. The colour of these aircraft has been debated for some time
about whether they were natural metal finish or painted aluminium.
The argument is currently about 50/50 on both sides. You could paint
it either way and, at this stage could, could not be proven wrong.The
decals themselves are supplied on two sheets, one with the serial numbers
and national markings, the other with the white backing for the national
markings. They are printed on a continuous film and so would need to
be trimmed carefully to achieve the desired result. Hawkeye give detailed
instructions on how to apply these decals on the back of the instruction
1/48 scale there is only one kit available and that is from Monogram.
You will be required to do a number of modifications to the kit to
produce the Washington eg blank off the gun turret areas. In 1/72 there
is the Academy kit and the AIrfix kit to use as the base model. Whether
In 1/72 or 1/48 you will be guaranteed to have a large model in your