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  1. 2 hours ago, DrumBum said:

    Very nicely done.


    I am 2/3 of the way through this very kit and can appreciate the.......difficulty with some of the fit.


    You have done a great job around the wing/fuse mating area on the back behind the canopy.


    I think I will exscuse myself and race down to the model bench to take another swing at my build......


    Big thumbs up.

    Thanks Drum . I’m trying to remember if I did anything special, but can’t recall . I did have horrid steps on the underside which took some  effort to get rid of. It’s not the easiest kit is it, but I’m glad you are going to persist with yours 



  2. 2 hours ago, Dave Slowbuild said:

    The finish is fantastic- I particularly like the splotchy / speckled areas at the inner ends of the wings, they really look like the wear and ground-in dirt from heavy footed ground crew!  Great job.



    Great to read Dave as that was the effect I was aiming for 


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  3. 4 minutes ago, franky boy said:

    Nice work Bruce


    Despite the issues you describe she’s turned out looking very nice indeed. 


    One of these AM Mitchell’s is on my ‘kits I must build one day’ list so it’s good to see another one turn out so well. 



    Thanks for the kind comments people. James. I have heard the ones remoulded by Italeri may be a little crisper, if that helps . They may be slightly easier to find too 



  4. G'Day All

    Latest off the bench and Number 2 for the year is the old Accurate Miniatures 1/48 B-25C/D finished as an Mitchell II belonging to 320 SQN 2T.A.F.

    This kit was an original AM boxing, and was not the easiest build.  A lot of filling and rescribing was needed along the fuselage top seam and around the carburettor intakes

    I also managed to fudge the canopy at the final hurdle requiring a replacement to be faired in at the last minute (not too successfully!)

    The model is not quite accurate in regard to all details, it should have a fixed .50 in the nose as well as the hand held gun, the bombsight should be a sperry, not the norden and I managed to add the wrong serial, but Im not fixing it now.

    Paints are by Gunze and MRP with multiple layers of different hued O.D until I got the desired look.  The stripes were added using Mission Model Paints thinned with water, then scrubbed off the top surfaces.  Decals are by Eagle-Cals and machine gun barrels by master models. The staining and oil leaks were attained using   thinned oil paint 

    A longer description  on the build is at my blog listed in my signature.

    Definitely need a palette cleanser build next!

    Thanks for looking


    FSreveal reveal 1 top turret overall reveal undersides noseart


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  5. G’day All and Happy Easter

    ive got the skunkworks R.N deck tractor and towbar built and want to attach it to my Kinetic  SHAR 

    I’d assumed the bar would attach to the front nose wheel axle, but the skunkworks one definitely doesn’t as the yoke is just not wide or long enough.

    Would  anyone have photos of where the bar attaches? Google searches bring up nothing 



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