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Old 14th September 2012
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another one I picked up at MZ dump price....so glad I did
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Without the stripes and no camo = this one....There must have had been two versions, RAF with the gun turret at the back. US with turret just behind cockpit side openings and different rear guns
This is my favourite one. For me it has everything going for it. It fits in with my RAF collecting scheme, the colours look good (the camaflage one with D Day stripes looks odd to me, both brown and green shades look overly light and the light blue lower colour looks pure fiction unless someone can tell me otherwise?) and the general level of detail and finish look good. Just wish I had one
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That's my favourite of the two RAF schemes as well - just prefer it to the striped version.

There's a colour photo of an RAF B-25 with the same codes in Roger A.Freeman's The Royal Air Force of World War Two In Colour, although the aircraft in the picture has nose art and a bomb tally, and the caption gives the serial as FL218, so I'm not sure if the Corgi model is supposed to represent the same aircraft or not?

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Without the stripes and no camo = this one....There must have had been two versions, RAF with the gun turret at the back. US with turret just behind cockpit side openings and different rear guns
We (or I!!) must have some very different tastes in what we like and do not like.

For example, i like the above pic. That to me is a superb B25 in RAF colours. Love it. But...

I LOVE the one in D-Day stripes even more, it looks great to me and gives me the Normandy landings onwards feel of day light bombing. I just think its a brill little model.

Of the two i'd rather have the D-Day one. Its the only other B25 i really want to be honest (to go with crabb 2nd that i have) but i can't really condone spedning the amount peopel want for it. Guess i'm just being tight, but at that price i'll never buy it.
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I had that one - my first twin engined aircraft, cost me 25, absolutely stellar casting, vowed I'd never sell it, but ended up doing so as I was planning on sticking to ETO schemes.
Regretted it ever since. What an idiot...



Now if I could find another one of these, or the plain green RAF scheme, or Heavenly Body for sensible money, I'd be happy.

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What is sensible money for one of these I got mine for 30, when that was the price in MZ for anything with more than one engine .....I would not give this one up
I think I also have a Heavenly Body somewhere in the loft.....not sure now
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What is sensible money for one of these I got mine for 30, when that was the price in MZ for anything with more than one engine .....I would not give this one up
I think I also have a Heavenly Body somewhere in the loft.....not sure now
Really not sure - mine was 25 back in 2007, sold it for 45, not sure what the highs are for this one - don't think it was ever one of the higher valued B-25s.

Was nice though...

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Have three of these wonderful models. RAF D Day Scheme, Heavenly Body and US Marine Corps B25.

All are superb and I am always on the hunt for one or two more. Although I must confess, I don't think mch of the "Bats out a Hell" version. I have the FM version (I have three of those ) which, with the green, is much better looking B25 in my view.

Agree with other lads regarding the under-utilisation of this wonderful tooling. Literally thousands of wonderful schemes that could be done. I would pre-order just about any new release as long as the manufacturing run was not stupid.

How about a RAAF 25 SQN B25??
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I tend to agree with the sentiment that we need an olive drab "Bats Outta Hell" but we sure could use some more B-25s and particularly one with the 75mm gun. There are plenty of scheme and many variations that can be done.
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How about a RAAF 25 SQN B25??
Aaaah...make that 2 Sqn and I second the motion...

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I'd like to see a B-25H
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What is sensible money for one of these I got mine for 30, when that was the price in MZ for anything with more than one engine .....I would not give this one up
I think I also have a Heavenly Body somewhere in the loft.....not sure now
Also paid 30 at Modelzone and at same time got Sentimental Journey for 40.
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Aaaah...make that 2 Sqn and I second the motion...

Cheers from Oz
Ooops bugger. Got mixed up with the B24.....oh, yeah that too.

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Really not sure - mine was 25 back in 2007, sold it for 45, not sure what the highs are for this one - don't think it was ever one of the higher valued B-25s.

Was nice though...

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46 on the 'bay with 5 days to go..... interesting !

I still can't understand why Corgi did so few with so much investment in two different fuselage castings....... ?
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Sentimental Journey for 40.
I so wish I was collecting back in those days.....
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I so wish I was collecting back in those days.....
Me too
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I so wish I was collecting back in those days.....
Piled up on the floor they were
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I still can't understand why Corgi did so few with so much investment in two different fuselage castings....... ?
Probably because they all dumped,what didn't though in those days.I'm sure good schemes in limited runs would sell.
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Didn't OH-7 have a belly turret? What a great livery ruined by the "weathering".
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Didn't OH-7 have a belly turret? What a great livery ruined by the "weathering".
some quality control issues on said weathering on some models....................
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some quality control issues on said weathering on some models....................
Just had a look on FM to refresh my memory....

http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-US35305

more like oh-oh7

Looks like a soiled nappy - never went near this and never will!!! What on earth were Corgi thinking?
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