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Michael Enright

1/72 B-24J 15th AAF in NMF decals: do they exist?

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Having searched high and low and here and there, I am yet to  find a set of decals for the above described type of machine.

 

Should anyone know of a source that I have missed, would you please advise?

 

They had some striking identification schemes; chequered patterns, circles and triangles that look more like runes than anything else (to my uneducated mind) and I would like to replicate them for a current Hasegawa B-24J build in Natural metal finish. I have seen some OD equivalents but alas, no NMF.

 

 

Michael

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Apart from the decal options included in the 72scale Hasegawa kits (various boxings)  there's not much out there...

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/166275-hasegawa-00781-b-25j-mitchell-silver-wing

 

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25 minutes ago, gingerbob said:

Are we talking 24 or 25?

 

Oh, well.

my mistake. Sorry!

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A couple of PMs confirm that no-one has seen such decals.

 

It would be nice if the MTO in particular received more attention from decal manufacturers.

 

I suspect they see it as a small market, which is fair enough.

 

Still, for B-24Js, of which there were many............

 

 

Michael

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Bingo.

 

Found some 451st BG decals on evil bay from Esci.

 

Nothing as ironic as answering your own request.

 

Michael

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I did a search on the "Big H" site and found some very interesting B-24 sheets from Lifelike.  This one looks like it has a 15th Air Force B-24.   https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/LL72031    Also this one.   https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/LL72030

 

It appears that Likelike has multiple B-24 sheets that have aircraft from the 5th, 7th Air Force, (Pacific theater) as well as 10th, 14th Air Force (China, Burma, India) as well as 8th and 15th Air Forces.   It's nice to see some aircraft from less known theaters of the war.

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