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    Decided the Alphasim Hallybag is next ...

    I decided it was about time the Alphasim Halifax BIII, C8 & Halton received some fresh paint.

    I'm starting with the Halton, re-drawing it prior to paint. Then I'll work backwards through to the BIII, combining elements of Shessi's & Pepe's work as I go.

    Here's an early WIP of the panel & rivet re-drawing...
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    Thanks UT!

    Looking forward to it!

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    Your usual thorough and detailed approach. Great choice of subject!

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    UT,

    Could you clear-up for me:

    Was the basic aircraft the Handley Page Halifax HP-70?

    Was the B.III a bomber version and the C8 and Halton both passenger/cargo versions?

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    UncleTgt,

    Very nice!
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    Hi MR,

    HP61 was the BIII bomber for the RAF

    HP70 was the C.VIII cargo/freighter for the RAF. Postwar quite a few were used by fledgling airlines as cargo carriers. The design was developed further into the Halton as an interim passenger airliner for BOAC.

    I thought I could improve the BOAC paint for the HAlton, & having developed the basic template, I can see how I can use this as the basis for C.VIII paints, then some B.VI (Pepe's files), & B.III paints.

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    Thanks for the info, UT.

    Can't have too many of these old transport/freight carriers IMHO.

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    Couple of progress shots of the Halton with the BOAC livery applied. Work continues...
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    Very nice!

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    Halton repaints are done, 3 renditions of the same airframe:

    BOAC "Falmouth" circa 1947

    Westminster Airways during the Berlin Airlift in 1949

    Westminster Airways just prior to their demise in 1950
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Alpha_Halton_BOAC47a.jpg   Alpha_Halton_WestAir49a.jpg   Alpha_Halton_WestAir50a.jpg  

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    and 3 repaints for the Halifax C.VIII

    Lancashire Air Corporation during the Berlin Airlift 1949

    British American Air Services during the Berlin Airlift 1949

    301 (Polish) Squadron RAF Transport Command 1946
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Alpha_Halifax CVIII_301RAF46b.jpg   Alpha_Halifax CVIII_301RAF46c.jpg   Alpha_Halifax CVIII_BAAS49a.jpg   Alpha_Halifax CVIII_LAC49a.jpg  

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    Very nice UncleTgt Your paint work looks really stunning on the 301 Squadron livery.

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    Great looking paintwork Uncle.

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    Beautiful work, UT!

    Looking forward!

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    Very smart and sharp!

    Cheers

    Shessi

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    progress report

    Quick update - I shifted to working on a DP file & got side-tracked into weapons & payloads.

    Attached shows:

    "payload_name.1"= "USUAL" (1 x 2000lb HC + 12 x SBC Incendiaries) salvoed

    "payload_name.2"= "ABNORMAL" (9 x 1000lb + 6 x 500lb) salvoed

    "payload_name.3"= "NO-BALL" (16 x 500lb) salvoed

    "payload_name.4"= LR "PLUMDUFF" (1 x 2000lb HC, 2 x 1000lb + 4 x SBC Incendiaries)

    "payload_name.5"= "GARDENING" (4 x 1850lb Aerial Mines) single drops

    This meant adapting some existing wepons to create some new ones...

    New Incendiaries weapon - uses Allen's M10 rocket (which is multi-LOD), resized & manipulated using MCX, new paint job meant to give the impression of a stick of firebombs. Then recompiled using Robert John's "Exploding Objects using FS2002" batch files & tutorial.

    New 2000lb Cookie (the Hally couldn't use the 4000lb cookie). Just Shessi's 4000lb Cookie slimmed down (real thing was 18" vs 30" diameter of the 4000lb cookie) & recompiled as above.

    New MkIV RAF Mine - just the Groundcrews Mk1 mine resized & recompiled as above - fits the bomb-bay better.

    Once I'm settled with the performance of the new DP file I'll use it to complete the cargo birds & then it's just flight testing to do...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Alpha_Hally_2000lbcookie_plus_SBCs_dropshot2.jpg   Alpha_Hally_ABNORMAL.jpg   Alpha_Hally_GARDENING.jpg   Alpha_Hally_LR-PLUMDUFF.jpg   Alpha_Hally_NO-BALL.jpg  

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    Aahh, yes. Gratuitous destruction and mayhem... on steroids!

    Well done UT!

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    Almost there - template for the Bomber version is completed ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Alpha_Halifax BIII_640RAF_MAR44d.jpg  

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    John,

    Very nice, I always look forward to your new creations!
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    Last night I streamed (Amazon) the movie "Halifax At War: The Story of A Bomber."

    It was awesome. They covered in detail all of the combat versions and what the differences were between them as well the cargo/transport Haltons.

    Looking forward to these!

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