During WW2, the RAF built a training base in Delta, BC for Multi-engine crew
training utilizing the B-25D Mitchell and the B-24 Liberator. Over the
short life of 5 OTU, 192 crews were turned loose. The RCAF took over
the base in 1944 and continued producing aircrews for the war effort.
model was built from the Accurate Miniatures B-25B kit and modified to
represent the type used at Boundary Bay.
The model was finished using Polly Scale paints. The engines were
detailed using fine copper wire for the ignition harness and steel wire for
the valve push rods. The propeller hubs were drilled out and brass
tubing used as a bearing surface to spin the props.
The side blister gun positions came from a sacrificial Monogram B-25J, the
fuselage positions cut out and the blisters installed. This took a bit
of effort but it was wother it.
The navigators blister on top of the fuselage was added and the cowlings
from the Monogram kit had the exhausts drilled out then installed on the