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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2021, 16:29 
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Yesterday I came across these enclosed images of a  24 Sqn. Marauder II (FB 591) "Z"
It is an ex Frog kit re boxed by ATM in the States during the sixties. I presume the markings were based on the enclosed colour artwork of Richard Ward that appeared in FLYING REVIEW at that time.
What caught my eye is the nose art of a beautiful lady on the decal sheet ........ so started looking  for a photo of the plane. My search ended negative but I cannot believe that such well known artist as Mr. Ward would produce colour drawing without photographic evidence.
Steven McLean did mention FB591 in his "Squadrons" book  so it was real...........
Anybody know of a photo?

Cheers,Etienne.

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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2021, 17:24 
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A 24 Squadron Machine could also be built from the Matchbox kit which included "Z" and the nose art.
I used these decals with the old Airfix Marauder which at least didnt have the trenches like Matchbox.


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PostPosted: 13 Apr 2021, 19:37 
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The old Frog kit of the Marauder had the decals for a 24 Sqn aircraft, that of Lt PMJ McGregor who later on was the founder of the SAAF Museum.

There is a portion of the original nose art at the museum.

I haven't seen it recently though.

Geoff


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PostPosted: 14 Apr 2021, 08:33 
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Thanks for that titbit Geoff.
Pity Dave B is not around any more............


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