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Default CORGI AA35303 B25-J MITCHELL 499 'Bats Outa Hell' 1945

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORGI-AA35...item19d509b447

Bin at just over 105.... ?

any thoughts on this model ? I have one, if memory serves it was a 40th birthday present to myself, the Corgi B-25 is lovely and sadly under used like several of the better Corgi molds. It is very very shiney indeed, does it have any fans out there - any who would pay 105 inc P&P ?

Or 8 with 3 days to go ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORGI-1-72...item1e723e22cd
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30 quid at mz in the good ol dump days, one of the best buys ever, worth buying
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORGI-AA35...item19d509b447

Bin at just over 105.... ?

any thoughts on this model ? I have one, if memory serves it was a 40th birthday present to myself, the Corgi B-25 is lovely and sadly under used like several of the better Corgi molds. It is very very shiney indeed, does it have any fans out there - any who would pay 105 inc P&P ?

Or 8 with 3 days to go ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORGI-1-72...item1e723e22cd
Seems to have almost 9 days to go , sold my spare for 90 about a year ago .
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A particularly nice one and like all B25's prices have been steadily increasing (do you think the market is saying something to Corgi like "lets have another B25!"). Although this is outside of my collecting area I just might make an exception if I could get one for a reasonable price because I really do like these long nosed B25 gunships.
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Nice Model very much over looked IIRC mine set me back about 40 bucks maybe less but all the same glad to see the price is going up
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I paid a pretty penny for mine, but have no regrets. It would be hard to find a better one to own IMHO.
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I've got this one watched. No doubt though it will go well above the price i'm willing to pay. I already have a B25 with guns in the nose though, so think i would prefer my next one to be with a glass nose.
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Seems to have almost 9 days to go , sold my spare for 90 about a year ago .
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Interesting feedback on the thread though, I have two B-25's, RAF "D-Day striped" a bargin from Duxford two years ago (40 or so ??) plus this one which I got from the CAM Club with the 25% discount, fozzy45 is right, this is underused and surely there is a market for a few more ?
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another raf one would get me, I'm sure there's schemes out there
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another raf one would get me, I'm sure there's schemes out there
two RAF ones were only ever done IIRC ? One green, and one camo with d-day stripes ?

they also did the USMC version, middle east USAAF,plus bats out of hell.... many more ?

75 mm cannon version could be interesting, RAAF, USSR still there to do plus lots more USAAF versions ? Post war south american air arms I am uncertain about, plus the excellent HM B-26 still beggers belief in terms of uptake.... maybe they don't see a market for high quality twin engined models ?
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Their is Crabb 2nd, 498th BS, USAAF.

The best B25 one yet
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Their is Crabb 2nd, 498th BS, USAAF.

The best B25 one yet
I just looked that one up..... very nice.......
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I'd like an olive drab bat nose B-25
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=sol...r:29,s:29,i:97
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two RAF ones were only ever done IIRC ? One green, and one camo with d-day stripes ?
Correct.....the one without the stripes was a "funny" colour......albeit very attractive (well, I like it )......

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whether accurate or not the camo one looks strange to me

this one might be nice
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Now I'm more confused, I just had a look at mine (bats and RAF D-day stripes) and there seem to be two different fuselage castings, there are no blanking plates on the RAF one where "Bats" has waist guns, likewise no blanking plates for the moved upper gun turret.

One of the reasons why I never liked the Corgi Wellington (do I get banned for that ?) is the blanking plates on the fuselage which really distract me. So if they did make two molds, all the more reason to get more out of them ?
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Now I'm more confused, I just had a look at mine (bats and RAF D-day stripes) and there seem to be two different fuselage castings, there are no blanking plates on the RAF one where "Bats" has waist guns, likewise no blanking plates for the moved upper gun turret.

One of the reasons why I never liked the Corgi Wellington (do I get banned for that ?) is the blanking plates on the fuselage which really distract me. So if they did make two molds, all the more reason to get more out of them ?
Interesting.....never really noticed that when I had lots of them (only got the two RAF now).....but a quick google & it seems you're right.....presumably two fuselages were made.....

IMPO, as it's so long since there's been any, it's certainly one of the types that should do OK if run sizes are realistic......
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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
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Their is Crabb 2nd, 498th BS, USAAF.

The best B25 one yet
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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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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heavenly body 9.25 8 days to go ....

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