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KPHB17FE
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC

Your optimism is justified! Airfix released a new tool B-26 last year - I hear it is very nice.[/quote]

I don't believe it is new tool, just a re-release with new decals. The Hasegawa Marauders are quite nice albeit on the pricey side. Airfix has come out with a very nice early B-25.
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 05:46 AM UTC

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.... In recent years Revell and Airfix have done most of the Allied bombers between them. And a good job they've done too. I think only the B-24, 26, 29 and Hampden are yet to be done. I'm optimistic.



Your optimism is justified! Airfix released a new tool B-26 last year - I hear it is very nice.



Their B-17 is supposed to be very nice too. I fancy the RAF Bomber Command version, I think it's a variant used for ECM support. I did their Whitley shortly after it was released and it went together really well.

Congratulations on completing your Mustang Tim, looks really nice.

Anyway I need to stop procrastinating, get some other builds finished and make a start on mine!
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 09:39 AM UTC

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I don't believe it is new tool, just a re-release with new decals...



Oh well, dare to dream...

TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 09:44 AM UTC

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Congratulations on completing your Mustang Tim, looks really nice.



Thanks Stephen! The Minicraft (Crown) P-51D is a pretty decent kit, but the much newer Platz Mustang is even better - mine arrived in the mail as I was finishing this one. If you are into 1/144, Platz is the way to go.

Still, I did have fun with Crown's classic pony!


Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 03:47 PM UTC
To Honor My Uncle, who was in the Mighty 8th.
He was a tail gunner in a B-17G named "KA-LANG" that was interned due to a flack hit on a mission over Stettin Germany:
The American Air Museum has him, crew and aircraft listing as:
"..no gas, force landed Bulltofta, Sweden, 5/13/44, #42-37978"

I'll be doing a basic OOB build with more of an emphasis on the exterior appearance, like coloring, weathering and as accurate as possible, decals to represent "Ka-Lang", his B-17G.

"Ka-Lang" (the sound that shrapnel made as it hit the fuselage)



The Crew: (My Uncle is standing far Right)



My Build:



MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:33 PM UTC
Nice work, Tim!

Thomas, it's good to have a personal link to a model you're building. Have fun with that one!

Michael
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 07:48 AM UTC
Update:
For Me, not working on scratch building or additional PE for this kit makes for an easy build..... So far!!...
Most internal building done with some small detail left..


Build:


Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:08 PM UTC
Tim: Outstanding built on this tiny model. I can´t believe how accurate the checkered decal fits!

Thomas: Work space of Your fortress looks really nice, especially the wooden elements.

Oliver
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Tim, nice build. I stopped buying 1/144 kits because they're so small and it's hard to see the parts.
Keep up the good work, you always seem to pick the interesting kits, even if it's a P-51D.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 09:50 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I'd like to try this kit-Tamiya's 1/48 P-47M:

Take care,
Don "Lakota"