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Hi This is my first gallery in this forum, so maybe few words about me. I'm from Poland and I'm mainly building americans planes. I like putty for plastic and send paper , so my last model is Northrop BT-1, which released VALOM. The build thread can be found here. Bye for now, Jaro
Hi, I've just finished it. The last (so far) of series of Jack Northrop designs of all metal single engine monoplanes from 1930. - which all are related, one to another. This is BT-1 - the underpowerd dive bomber and then advanced trainer of US Navy, a precursor of BT-2, which then became a very scuccessfull SBD Dauntless (when produced by Douglas, not Northrop). Basicly its is OOB build (Valom "BT-1, 1942" kit) - I made a small difference in decals. I made machine as perhaps looked later in 1942. But anytime I can add red circles in middles of white stars to go back to begining of 1942...The markings are from NAS Pensacola. I only increased height of aerial after analyes of some photos it seems to me neccesairy. Photos are with halogen lamp - day is too short to catch good daylight. Sorry for this... And two photos of whole set of Jack Northrop's single engine monoplanes from my shelves: from left and aft: Spanish Gamma 2d (scratch conv. from Williams Bros. Gamma 2a/b), Chineese Gamma 2e (scratch conv. from Williams Bros. Gamma 2a/b), Iraq DB8-4 (MPM), US Navy SBD-3 Dauntless (Aifix), first row, also from left: US Navy BT-1 (Valom), US Army Northrop Delta (scratch conv. from Williams Bros. Gamma 2a/b), RNoAF/RAF N3PB (Contrail vacu). The contrail N3PB has shorter chord of the central part of wing, but the construction of wing looks so similar to others (especially Gamma/Delta/A17 or DB8 - BT-1 and SBD have shortered outer parts of wings) - I wonder if it is not a mistake of Contrail? Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek