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lastvautour

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WWII ID + Models Vol II
« on: April 20, 2011, 12:59:37 PM »
Feb 24, 2008 I asked Garet to send me the B-25 drawings from the gallery. Not wanting to hurry into a project, it only took three years to start on the B-25C. As per the Beaufort, drawings come from the ID Recognition Models in the gallery and other I found here and there. She will be a B-25C in 1/72 scale. I have compared the drawings to a couple of plastics I have and the drawings come out pretty good. I have done the block cutting and will start the contours shortly. The Mitchell is very big in comparison to the P-51 and other single engine models in the collection.

Lou
 

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 11:28:47 AM »
The one piece wing is cut and shaping the airfoil contour will follow shortly.

Lou

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 06:03:38 AM »
The Mitchell is at the top of the priority list. The wings are contoured and await some final sanding. The green tape is just masking tape as Frog tape(also green) is way to expensive for general use.
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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 07:10:29 AM »
I like the assembly photo, complete with rubber bands, string and pins.

lastvautour

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 07:39:21 AM »
Thanks Dave, whatever works!!!

Lou

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 05:40:50 PM »
The B-25 is done. I used decals from a plastic kit rather than make my own. This will not happen very often, however the kit had two sets. Paint was Krylon rattle can except for the glass which was Model Master Ghost Grey.


http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/displayimage.php?pid=5745

Construction was at a fairly rapid pace as little else was a priority at this time.

Lou

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 05:48:26 PM »
Almost forgot!! The paint edges were achieved using "Frog Tape". It worked very well when applied to smooth surfaces even if they are matte. The key is to ensure the edges are firmly pressed to the painted surface. Removing and replacing for alignment purposes did not affect its bonding quality. So for now, this product is recommended if you have problems with regular masking tape. If your tape work well, keep using it as "Frog Tape" is approx 2 & 1/2 times the cost of regular green or blue masking tape. I will keep a roll on hand for doing edges. The long term effect of storing the tape is unknown at this time but it does come in a air tight sealed container.

Lou

Mark Braunlich

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 06:26:20 PM »
Very nice Lou!  I always think the Mitchell is the nicest looking of the American twins.  Had the opportunity to work on a real one once or twice, long ago now.  You've made a beautiful job of it.
Mark

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2011, 06:01:36 AM »
Thank you Mark. I recall seeing some being disassembled for scrap in 1958. Of course, taking a picture with my mom's Brownie was out of the question.

Lou

Ken Pugh

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2011, 07:03:10 AM »
She looks good, Lou, and a striking paint scheme.  It was such an enjoyable model to build I am building two in a row!
Ken Pugh

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2011, 07:11:49 AM »
Lookin' good. Years ago, I built several of the Revell and Monogram 1/48 versions of the B-25. One of my favorites.

lastvautour

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2011, 09:20:56 AM »
Thank you Ken and Dave. The Mitchell is a nice aircraft to build and I have a thing for twin fins: Ercoupe, Nord 843, Expeditor & Skymaster. Now on to the next project???????????????

Lou

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2011, 05:09:29 AM »
Lou your B-25 Mitchell has turned out great,I also like the invasion striped paint scheme,well done.
Barry.

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2011, 05:33:11 AM »
Thanks Barry. I like invasion stripe. They set things off in any aircraft and they don't even have to be sharply done as many were just hand painted at the last moment. Huuuummmmmmmmm how many days to 6 June??
D Day build. A quick one perhaps. I have a partially completed P-51! But that would be another topic.

Lou

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Re: WWII ID + Models Vol II
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 01:54:27 PM »
My latest WWII ID + model stands below ready to jump out of the wood. I may give this one Russian markings!!

Lou