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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:51 PM UTC

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What? Really a new 1/48 B-17! Awesome!

Cheers Rob.



Hi, Rob!

Yeah, it's GREAT, isn't it?



Here ya go: http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=33418

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC
Well I was supposed to be building Monogram's B-17G for this campaign, but then this showed up in the mail:



I put everything else on hold and had to dive right in. So much so that it dawned on me after I was well under way that I should take some photos so I can use the build for this campaign. My bad.

I tossed the limited decals and whatnot right off the bat and am building her as a P-51D-10 of the 4FG, Man O'War.



I did not make use of any of the included PE for the kit, opting instead for Barracudacal's excellent cockpit stencils with a resin Look instrument panel. The stencils are seriously amazing. Between Eduard's plastic and those stencils, the PE would have been a waste. Hopefully I can manage to find a set of Overtrees to put them to use later.

This is nothing but kit plastic with some paint and the Barracudacals stencils:







I also managed to gets the wings assembled. Eduard's wheel well is again excellent. I added a few wires for some detail but really didn't spend much time here. Next one of these I build I may spend some serious effort here, but for this one I just want to build the kit.



I have really enjoyed this kit so far. Eduard's Mustang is great, I can't wait for the Royal Class.

Maybe once I'm done I'll go back to building that B-17. Then again, I see HK just announced a 1:48 Early G so the Monogram may get shelved again, lol.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC

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What? Really a new 1/48 B-17! Awesome!

Cheers Rob.



Hi, Rob!

Yeah, it's GREAT, isn't it?
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:56 AM UTC

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Hi All,
I plan to build the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in the "Spirit of Atlantic City" markings.

I got a bit excited and started the kit yesterday then remembered I needed to join the campaign and post a photo.




Hi, there!

"The Spirit of Atlantic City" is a great choice! So many guys choose to do Frank Klibbe's "Little Chief" on account of the highly visible "Nose Art". It's nice to see someone doing an alternative scheme, not to take anything away from Frank Klibbe, mind you...

IMO, the TAMIYA 1/48 P-47D & M kits, i.e, the "Razorback" D-20, the "Bubble Top" D-25 and the M-1 (also a "Bubble Top") are the best Thunderbolts money can buy in ANY scale...
Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
What? Really a new 1/48 B-17! Awesome!

Cheers Rob.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
I'd like to try this kit-Tamiya's 1/48 P-47M:

Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Hi, Don!

Go for it!
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC

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I'm really surprised there has been nothing on Aeroscale about the new 1/48 B-17G from HKM coming out in Oct. It might go very well in this campaign.



Hi, Troy!

YOU BETCHA!!!

I can see at least one "entry" using the new 1/48 HK MODELS B-17G happening!
warmonger
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 08:10 PM UTC
I'm really surprised there has been nothing on Aeroscale about the new 1/48 B-17G from HKM coming out in Oct. It might go very well in this campaign.
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 12:01 PM UTC
Hi All,
I plan to build the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in the "Spirit of Atlantic City" markings.

I got a bit excited and started the kit yesterday then remembered I needed to join the campaign and post a photo.

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"
Lakota
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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"
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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
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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:


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
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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:



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!


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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...

phantom_phanatic309
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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!
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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.
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC
After the initial silver, I applied Tamiya rattle-can AS-6 Olive Drab USAAF for the anti-glare panel followed by red wingtips and a white spinner.

With the application of the decals, a radio mast, and the finished spinner, the P-51D Mustang “Twilight Tear” (named after the 1944 Racehorse of the Year) is complete!

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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 12:07 PM 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.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 07:52 AM UTC

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The Draw Decal markings look great – can’t wait to try them out!



Looks really good. Always wanted a checker nosed Mustang in my collection.

Thinking about Liberators, I think it will only be a matter of time before we see a new one. 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.
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC

The Draw Decal markings look great – can’t wait to try them out!
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC

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... why don't we have a widely available and reasonably priced B-24 at 1/72? ...



I know what you mean about the affordable B-24... one of the advantages of 1/144 scale, I suppose!

My little Mustang came with decals for two different USAAF birds, but I opted instead to use aftermarket markings from Draw Decal.
The model will depict “Twilight Tear,” an aircraft of the 8th Air Force’s 78th Fighter Group, 83rd Fighter Squadron flown by 1st Lieutenant Hubert Davis out of Duxford, England, in 1945.

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 09:49 PM UTC

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Thanks Stephen! The masking on the P-51 was actually pretty straightforward, if a bit small. As for your own build, I think you should do Jimmy Stewart’s plane - the markings look cool, and plus, we don’t see very many B-24 builds!




Thanks. I was thinking that. As I said in previous post, why don't we have a widely available and reasonably priced B-24 at 1/72? The Hasegawa kit looks really nice, but quite expensive in the UK. Minicrafts is now hard to find and a few online sellers I found were asking for MORE than the Hasegawa!
I'm sure Airfix and Revell could put a new tool out for around £30 and they'd sell like hotcakes. I know I'd buy a few!