1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

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1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby ozhawk40 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:44 pm

Hi guys

This is my take on the Spitfire X4009 AZ-Q of Pat Hughes, the highest scoring aussie of the Battle of Britain. Details of the aircraft only recently came to light and were published in the 'Britain at War' magazine. There are no commercially available decals for this aircraft. All the markings have been painted using masks, except for the squadron motif, the serial number, and various stencils.

Cheers

Peter

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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby RAAFBrat » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:34 pm

Very nice :).
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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby bell209 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:23 pm

Great job! Nice to have a local connection as the subject, too.
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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby woodziee » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:24 pm

Awesome job.
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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby Brenden S » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:19 pm

Do any photos of this aircraft exist at all?
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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby ozhawk40 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:50 pm

Hi Brenden

Yes the attached photo and story appeared in 'Britain at War' July 2013 edition. I believe it is the first confirmation of the code for the aircraft he was flying on the day he collided with the Dornier.

Cheers

Peter

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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby Brenden S » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:16 pm

Cheers
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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby Occy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:19 am

Beautiful work mate.

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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby AndrewDoppel » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:29 am

Nice work.
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Re: 1/48 Airfix Spitfire 1 - 234 Squadron - Pat Hughes

Postby DesTROYer » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:05 am

Nicely done, Peter
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