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  1. Forget the venerable Monogram/Revell. Great Wall has announced the landing of its new 1/48th kit, a Northrop P-61A Black Widow. http://hyperscale.com/2011/reviews/kits/gr...previewbg_1.htm V.P.
  2. So for the GB I'll be attempting this kit: Seems I have a love for odd looking, twin boom / twin bodied aircraft, so this will be in fine company with my recently built and similarly black F-82 Twin Mustang. I've got a few after market bits - a set of Print Scale decals, plus some Eduard canopy masks and their small interior PE kit. In terms of Journey's End, according to Wikipedia: So I might do that decal option from the pack or maybe "Cooper's Snooper" (P-61B-2 42-39454 flown by 1 Lt George C Cooper, 548th NFS, Iwo Jima, Spring 1945) since I like the look
  3. Hey All, I'm one of the victims of the ATT DNS denials in the US, so I'm trying to get caught up from a work-trip hotel room. I've been trying a new technique on each kit. The technique I tried on this kit was painting/finishing major subassemblies prior to final assembly. The wings/booms, center fuselage and center tailplane were all built, painted and weathered separately. The final assembly with very little weathering/finishing after. I found it easier to paint and weather some of the compound curves. But gluing the final sub assemblies was a bit nerve racking.
  4. P-61A Black Widow 1:48 Hobby Boss The Northrop P-61 or Black Widow was the first operational American aircraft designed from the outset to be a Night Fighter using Radar as the primary means of interception. The aircraft would feature a crew of three; Pilot, gunner and Radar Operator. Early on in WWII the US in the person of their Air Officer in London Lt General Emmons were briefed on Radar by the British. At the same time the British were evaluating US Aircraft in their need for a high altitude, long loiter, and ability to carry a radar unit. At the time radar units were bulky and he
  5. P-61B Update sets & Masks 1:72 Eduard for Hobby Boss Kit The new tool P-61B is welcome for those who build WWII American Aircraft, Eduard are now along with some sets for it. Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Interior Set (73638) This set has one pre-painted fret, and one brass one. You get cockpit details,
  6. Hobby Boss kit, OOB with Eaglaecals. Nice little kit. Some slight fit issues, but they were resolved easily. A one day build, and the last for my current workbench, as I’m moving in a few days. Next build from the new one!
  7. HobbyBoss is to release in 2016-2017 1/72nd Northrop P-61 Black Widow kits. - ref. 87261 - Northrop P-61A Black Widow - ref. 87262 - Northrop P-61B Black Widow - ref. 87263 - Northrop P-61C Black Widow Source: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/news/img_9588_1449141963_13.jpg.html V.P.
  8. Hello One and All! Now, I will have to admit that I have been in the modelling 'wilderness' for some time; Starting something, getting bored with that something, something else winking at me and starting that... Difficult cycle to break plus work has been totally full on for over a year... Then, a few weeks ago, something clicked and this was the Hobbyboss 1/32 P-61 Black Widow. If you have to go to the the IMF for a loan to buy this kit, might as well increase the National Debt so, I am throwing everything at this one; Eduard Big Ed
  9. And so 2018 begins with a kit that has been in storage for nearly two decades... a rare 1/72 Italeri YF-23 I bought this kit when living in the US during my high school years or shortly thereafter, so circa 1996-99. The kit is dated 1994 so it was relatively new back then. This was my second foray into modelling and first "serious" attempt, this time with an airbrush (a Paasche single-action). However, I didn't actually start this kit until many years later, around the mid-naughties, but I only got around to painting the cockpit. Since then, the kit had been stored in a box somewhe
  10. Northrop P-61C Black Widow Hobbyboss 1:48 The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of opposing aircraft, and was the first aircraft specifically designed to use radar. The P-61 had a crew of three: pilot, gunner, and radar operator. It was armed with four 20 mm Hispano M2 forward-firing cannons mounted in the lower fuselage, and four .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns mounted in a remote-controlled dorsal gun turret. It was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom design d
  11. I realised that I've been lazy in sharing my builds on Britmodeller, so thought I'd add my next one to the forums. Then I stumble in here and discover this group build, which fits perfectly a kit I have in mind to finish. The kit is a Monogram 1:48 Black Widow. The kit itself was purchased in the 80s and I started work on it some 20 years back, only to give up on it and consign the box to my stash. I've pulled it out quite a few times but never really got the urge until now to have a go at it. What greeted me in the box was a somewhat assembled fuselage, an interior coa
  12. HobbyBoss is to release 1/48th Northrop P-61B and P-61C Black Widow kits - ref. 81731 & 81732 Source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2804569608 Also a P-61A kit with ref. 81730 (see herebelow http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234953217-148-northrop-p-61abc-black-widow-by-hobbyboss-p-61a-release-august-september-2014/?p=1629421) What's the interest after the Great Wall Hobby recent 1/48th Black Widow kits? OK there's no GWH P-61C. Door open to a F-15 Reporter... V.P.
  13. Hi, In addition to set of Northrops, which I posted recently along with BT-1 I've just cleaned a bit from dust my very old model, which was not posted yet - Northrop P61B Black Widow from Airfix. I did this machine sometime in 1981 or 1982. So a while ago... These days I painted transparent parts with varnish, which came to yellow with years, I am sorry to say. Markings are from 418th FS, USAAF, operating on South Pacific, 1944. The individual markings are home made, in particular there is a hand painted "nose art", which I still like - and perhaps this is the reason to show it...
  14. Hi folks, You all know the beautiful Monogram kit built by Mr Shepherd Paine back in the days. Off course that one sets the standard and is a true beauty, inspiring me to make my own P-61A Black Widow fitted into a small Pasific Vignette. The idea is an engine overhaul after bad weather sand blasting the plane leaving a lot of chipped paint. I used the GWH kit L4802, a kit that has been debated with accuracy issues. Nevertheless it was a great kit with an over all very good fit. I really enjoyed buildning her even I if do find the trend with fitting the landing gears before closing the f
  15. Hello everyone, Here is my latest model, the Northrop P-61A Black Widow “Lady Gen”, 422nd Night Fighter Squadron, 1944. I really love this aircraft, and I was lucky to find an old Dragon 1/72 kit in eBay at a reasonable price. Built mainly OOB, I only changed the decals (Eagle Editions, printed by Cartograph). Painted using Model Master and Humbrol enamels. Weathering using silver pencil, Flory Models washes, and Tamiya Weathering Master kits. About the kit itself, overall I am very satisfied; especially considering this kit was manufactured in 1994. Great quality of the plastic, no flashing
  16. Hi Perhaps somone know it... - Is there any aftermarket canopy for P61 Black Widow in 1/72 scale? I was googling and found only in 1/48... No hope at all? Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  17. Hi everyone, I'm Tim and a newcomer to this excellent forum! Received my latest addition to the stash this week and wanted to share my progress building this large anhd beautiful modern(ish) aircraft. Not my usual cup of tea (I'm mostly into Cold War British and Russian jets) but I think you'll agree, this is one good looking aircraft even in boring low-vis colours. The kit will be built OOB, except for a replacement ejector seat (Aces II correct me if I'm wrong) by Aires or Pavla. Am also hunting for the excellent Caracal decals sheet, so if anybody can help, please please PM me! I'll be t
  18. Hi all, Don't really dip into Sci Fi that much but a colleague sent me a link to this 6th scale model Hot Toys Black Widow Mind blowing realism, it's almost frightening! Bit of a noobie question, is this the regular standard of figurines in this scale or is this an exception? At around £115 ex. post, is this a good price? Only asking as I've been watching the Avengers (the Marvel version!) recently and would like to do a bit of collecting. Thanks in advance!
  19. Northrop P-61 Black Widow Squadron Publications In Action The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of opposing aircraft, and was the first aircraft specifically designed to use radar. It was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom design developed during World War II. The first test flight was made on 26 May 1942, with the first production aircraft rolling off the assembly line in October 1943. The last aircraft was retired from government service in 1954. Although not produc
  20. Northrop P-61A/B Etch Eduard 1:32 The P-61 Black Widow is a great looking aircraft and it was with great excitement that HobbyBoss announced the release of one in 1:32 scale. Now a few months since the release Eduard have started to release etched sets designed to enhance the already nice detail of the kit. This is the first such set to reach BM Towers. Engine Set (32341) Contained in Eduards usual packaging this two sheet set, comprises of two medium sized frets of relief etched brass one slightly larger than the other. This larger sheet contains the short wiring looms for the fro
  21. R-2800-31 Engine for GWH P-61A 1:48 Eduard Brassin (648066) This extensive set is designed to replace the engine and cowling of one of the new GWH P-61As, and includes enough resin and Photo-Etch (PE) parts to complete one engine and cowling. If you wanted to portray both engines under maintenance, you'll need two sets. The set arrives in a compact box, with a CGI rendering of the completed engine on the front. Inside, nestling between multiple layers of protective foam are four bags of resin parts, and one of PE parts, plus an A5 instruction sheet comprising two sheets printed on
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