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Dave A

Italeri 1/48 P-70 'Black Bug'

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OOB build, cursing all the way the lack of clear mounting-points or positive attachments for almost anything... I am proud to say that there is not a drop of unmixed black anywhere on this 'black' nightfighter. The weathering takes inspiration from the box-art, combining the fading of tropical sun and the grime of tropical rain...

This is also a bit of a tribute to my Dad, Robert, who passed away after a short illness last week. He got me into Airfix and Matchbox kits when I was a kid, giving me a hobby to return to in middle age. All the other things he did for me I won't trouble you with, but he was a great Dad, and I hope I'm doing as well as he did...

Anyway, the plane:

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Thanks for looking!

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Great job!

You really have nailed the weathered finish and have made it really interesting.

A fitting tribute to your dad, I'm sure he would have been proud.

Well done.

Craig.

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Hi Dave,

I am very sorry for your loss.

What a great model and a lovely and fitting tribute to your father. As Craig stated, I'm also sure he would have been proud.

Cheers

Viv

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Sorry for your loss, it's a pretty darn good tribute mind you. It's tricky to get a nightfighter black finish to look good, you have done a good job. Thanks for showing.

FF

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Really sorry to hear about your dad Dave, it must be a difficult time for you.

A great tribute however, he's taught you well. You've cracked that worn black finish :)

I look forwards to seeing more of your skills that your father passed on.

Cheers

Neil

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Looks great Dave, Love the weathered black finish.

Sorry to hear about your loss though.

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Great build and finish Dave,who says black can,t be interesting? your dad would be proud of it.

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As others have said, a fitting tribute to your dad. An excellent job - hopefully modelling will be of some help to you in coming to terms with your loss.

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Dave, that is stunning! The faded finish is nothing short of brilliant! But that's not important right now...

...what is important is the fact that your Dad was a great Dad. I'm sorry to hear he has passed on, condolences to you, family and friends etc.

He's taught you well though!

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Wonderful looking model, and a fitting tribute to your dad.

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