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gunpowder17

HK models 1/32 Glass nose B-25 "Big Bad Bonnie"

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Well She is finished. Big Bad Bonnie was the first B-25 i ever saw flying. Back in the early 80s at Stapleford in Essex. When Kitsworld produced the decals i new i had to build one.

This one came up on ebay for a very good price so i snapped it up. The build went OK but it was one of those models where i had bad luck along the way. First of all i accidently poked the seats out after the model was already finished. This meant i had to get them back in through the turret opening , then the dog got hold of the nose glazing and cracked it. Luckily my friend had a spare one , then one of the scratchbuilt exhausts fell into the rear of the engine , which meant i had to pull the engine off to get it back out.

The model Has been modified to represent the TB-25 , so i had to remove some exhaust stubs form the cowlings and make a new exhaust. The hardest part was scratchbuilding the new taller squarer carb intakes.

It is fitted with SAC metal legs. I had seen and heard bad things about these but mine were perfect. The noseweight is the profimodeller one but i needed to add more to it so be aware! Wheels are the superb Brassin one. Prop blades are loon models and of coarse the decals from Kitsworld.

Im very please its done , but im starting to wish i had gone for a 1/48 one. Its a bit large and i dont really know where to put it!

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That is an impressive looking model!

Great work :)

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Heres a pic of the real thing found on the internet.

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I need to find another kit now , to do Gorgeous George Ann!

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Really nice Mitchell there, great job

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Thanks for the nice comments

This model is now on ebay. I have had a plan. I am giving 50% of the money to Children with Cancer UK the other half will pay for another model to allow me to do it all over again, Its a good way to raise money for charity doing something i love.

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Very nice, and for a worthy cause too :)

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Thats lovely work considering you were indecisive about whether you were actually going to build her. Beautiful job

Can i buy her off you now ? :winkgrin:

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