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Egi vandor

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  1. Hello all! I plan to build 1/72 L2D-3 Tabby and Ki-21 Sally for my French Indochina collection. Now i collect information about their service with GTF and Armee de l'Air and i have some questions. According to Avions magazine No 078, one L2D-3 served with GT I/34 and it was one of ex-GTF planes (№27 - Fanny's Frolic). In Aero Journal No 14 was good article about final of it's career, and this photo was added: It corresponds to this source - http://www.aviationofjapan.com/2013/05/the-gremlin-task-force-part-1.html According to this blog, Fanny's Frolic was painted white over natural metal and had SEAC markings over green surrender crosses, later Armee de l'Air roundels were added. Osprey's book Wings of the Rising Sun says that "No fewer than seven L2D2s were also flown by the Armee de l'Air's Groupe de transport I/34... ". In book "Japanese aircraft in foreign service vol. 1" we may see this photo: This Tabby wears french roundels and also number 27 on vertical tail. Looks like two different planes served in Armee de l'Air and had same number. Could it be so?
  2. Thanks, great photo! I will scratch build waist gun blisters for this kit. And i will make a copy of a tail gun position from Italeri PBJ-1D - it's correct for D2 Mitchells.
  3. According to overpainted lower front windows - it seems like they are in deep shadow but kept clear. Other photos of Mitch the Witch confirm this. Interesting that Mitch the Witch had white or OD cowling forward part during different time periods.
  4. Thanks to all, who responded to my question! I found nearly all info i need! The only question left is squadron insignia on the right board - was it there or not.
  5. Yes, B-25D-25 were not built with additional gun installations in side windows, but many Mitchells at Pacific had different field modifications. In B-25 in Detail ad Scale (№60) at p. 32 is the photo and side profile of B-25 with waist gun position behind the wing. But that window is smaller and square shaped. Probably some C's and D's might have larger windows. But did Mitch the Witch have them? I also have no questions for SS decal, but would like to see any photo of Mitch the Witch from the starboard side.
  6. Hello all! Now i'm going to build Eastern Express (ex-FROG) B-25 1/72. EE provided kit with decal for two VVS variants and USAF one. I decided to make more colorful USAF plane and began to collect info about it. I found that this B-25D-25 had early type gun packages on the sides of fuselage, rear gun installation with the single gun and tall canopy, and two fixed machine guns on the right side of the plexiglass nose. On this photo from B-25 In action (Squadron/signal 1221) is Mitch the Witch nose art and another B-25 behind. Second plane has large windows in fuselage behind the wing trailing end with gun installation. Did Mitch the Witch had these gun installations too? Also at this photo lower part of fuselage on both planes looks like painted black. Might it be so? Another question is about nose art. Superscale in their decal sheet 48-680 added squadron insignia on the right side of the nose. Did Mitch the Witch had in in reality?
  7. Another one is ready. I had Revell kit without decal and part of Italeri decal without kit. Maybe kit is undersized, maybe decal oversized, maybe both things together... With Hasegawa "brother in arms" And with Starfix F-5C Skoshi Tiger
  8. It means "from scrap and crap" i.e. from pieces of plastic, wire, syringe needles and other stuff, that missed the bin It took near 15 minutes to make new gear strup from pieces of trash that i found on my working table
  9. As far as i know, Alclad metallics are not easy, so i never ever thought to use them. Now i use Tamiya aerosoles to paint models in Aluminium, than different shades of Aluminium and Chrome Silver to accent panels. I also saw B-29 painted by AK Interactive True Metal and going to try them. About hard assembling of Valom RF-101 - once upon a time i built YuMTK Yak-28 and FROG/NOVO P-39 from late moulds of Baku Plant, so i'm not afraid of Valom
  10. Well done! I'm going to build two Valom RF-101C, and your one is a good motivation to do it finally
  11. Thanx! I will built two more RF-101C later - this time Valom kits. I want to build one of them in SEA camo and another in NMF as an Able Mable plane, so I will order custom decal for 'Mary Ann Burns' or 'Georgia Peach'
  12. Yes, twenty year ago i used this kit as a teaching material in re-scribing, so panel lines are deep and wide
  13. Looks great! I build "Mitch the Witch" from Eastern Express (ex-FROG) kit now.
  14. Another built kits. This September i caught COVID and spent more than month at home with my family. Surely, i built some kits with my son. I had not all needed paints, so some of kits now are waiting to be painted. I didn't try to build perfect models, just to make "minus one box - plus one model on the shelf". First, Hasegawa RF-101C. My friend built it nearly twenty years ago and painted it by brush. He didn't use the primer, so paint soon peeled off. I repainted it in silver and applied new decal. Forward undercarriage leg was lost, so i used S&C method to make new one. Next, Airfix A-1J Skyraider. I began to biuld it in 1997, but then i got new Hasegawa Skyraider, so this one was abandoned for a long time. Some details like pylons were lost, so i had to make new ones. Together with old Monogram A-1E. And more to come soon:
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