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  1. P-70 “Dusty”, 6th NFS, New Guinea, 1943 P-70 was a night fighter version of A-20 Havoc light bomber and it was used to test night fighter tactics before the first dedicated US night fighters (P-61 Black Widow) made an appearance. Plexiglass nose was painted over and radar installed - also extra weapons installed in the underside gondola. The kit is by High Planes and let me tell you it was not easy. There are lot of things missing (like the wheel wells are completely empty) and not all things line up perfectly etc. but I'm still relatively happy with the result, considering the starting point. But for my next Havoc, I think I will try the MPM/Special Hobby kit instead... 😄 Painted with Vallejo acrylics and weathered with Flory Models washes. WIP here:
  2. While waiting for paint dry on the Ki-45 and the latest round of filler on the Canberra I’m building in the Frog Squad II GB to set up, I made a start on this MPM P-70 Nighthawk which will be finished as “Dusty” operated in New Guinea. The sprues: Lots of parts as several versions of the A-20/P-70 are catered for. So far I have cleaned up the fuselage and wing halves. Little or no flash, but quite large sprue gates and the plastic is very hard. Dry fit is good but the wing attachment tabs are about .5mm thicker than the slots in the fuselage and required thinning. The tailplanes have been assembled but are camera shy and have gone into hiding. Thanks for looking. AW
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