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1 hour ago, Sofusthecat said:

Is it possible to build a Doolittle Raider from the new Airfix kit with a set of the right decals?

 

Regards Toby

Yes

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Hello @Learstang ... I noticed in Tonyot’s thread you were looking for info about PBJ-1D’s. Were you looking for photo’s ? If so i have a pair one each of MB-1 & MB-3 

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As for conversions in 1/72 im not sure about. I have the parts to make one in 1/48 but its just a radar pod that is from another aircraft kit i plan to modify. 

 

Dennis

 

🔺 - Both photos were found online and all rights belong to the original owners. 

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So I went Digging through my books. In Marine Mitchells by Jerry Scutts there were these 3 appendices. They give you serial #’s for all the PBJ’s and production #’s by type.

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Then there is types assigned to Squadron, with losses.9ur7aYN.jpg

Last up is color schemes and codes by type and unit. 

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Two more appendices. 

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Two more appendices. 

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Hope these help someone. 

 

Dennis

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Nice photographs of the PBJ-1Ds with the radar nose, Dennis! I suspect I'll have to build one of these some day.

 

Best Regards,

 

Jason

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To anyone interested in doing the pinnochio nose PBJ-1D or 1J i found this while researching something else. http://www.blackbirdmodels.co.uk/pbj-1d1j-mitchell-radar-nose-72-927-p.asp

Its a conversion kit from a company in the U.K. I have 0 connection to the company. Its presently out of stock, but someone might have one floating around out there ?

 

Dennis

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I do have an Osprey Book about PBJ-1J but more pictures of VMB-611 in the Philippines is much appreciated!

Especially one Maries MB 9... :)

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I have this photo from the web. My guess is you already have it.  3OCvbZh.jpg

My one book is a general overview of PBJ’s with a minor study of of VMB-413, 612, & 613. This is another PBJ listed as MB-9 not your subject though. GjiDefz.jpg

Wish i had more.

 

Dennis

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My resistance to Group Builds is low at the moment so I'm going to join in. The question is, which one to do?

 

This one,

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or this one?

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Pros and cons:

1) the solid-nose  B-25J wasn't used by the RAF  (as far as I'm aware) and I only do British aircraft or aircraft use by the RAF

2) but it's a splendid kit.

3) the Italeri kit isn't as splendid as the Revigawa one

4) but it has an option for an RAF plane

5) the Italeri kit isn't as splendid as the Airfix kit (which I won't be able to resist, should I find one in my LHS)

6) the Revigawa has some rather natty schemes.

 

Decisions, decisions.

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On 4/27/2018 at 8:32 PM, Beard said:

My resistance to Group Builds is low at the moment so I'm going to join in. The question is, which one to do?

 

This one,

20180427_202246

 

or this one?

20180427_202303

 

Pros and cons:

1) the solid-nose  B-25J wasn't used by the RAF  (as far as I'm aware) and I only do British aircraft or aircraft use by the RAF

2) but it's a splendid kit.

3) the Italeri kit isn't as splendid as the Revigawa one

4) but it has an option for an RAF plane

5) the Italeri kit isn't as splendid as the Airfix kit (which I won't be able to resist, should I find one in my LHS)

6) the Revigawa has some rather natty schemes.

 

Decisions, decisions.

I would love to see you build the revell one, it may not be RAF but it will definitely look cool!

 

Rob

 

p.s. Looks like you got it for a bargain as well!

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A question about the rocket rails that the PBJ:s used

Are they the same as on other US Navy aircraft?

I might be able to scrounge something then, since the picture above shows MB9 with rails.

Perhaps not called rails, but zero length launchers?

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Putting my build on hold!!!  No thanks to someone at the yellow fronted 'BIG H' sending decals I did not want instead of those I did want...

I emailed them pronto on Saturday telling then me having received and discovering they sent Hornet decals and not roundels!!! Today I expected a reply email but zilch! so another went winging their way and now will wait to see what happens. Meanwhile I have arranged for the remaining decals I need for it and now waiting for those. I know there is still time but would like to get on with it as I am chugging along well with getting it towards the finish.

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Hello @Christer A ... I have a close up photo of the rocket installation on the PBJ. I will post it when i get to my office this evening. Heres a photo from my PBJ build showing what it looks like. w4tBFWB.jpg

As you see from this photo and the one I post later there is a length wise reiniforcing strip between the wing and the stubs. Yes they are zero length launchers like the corsair, hellcat, mustang would have used. 

 

Dennis

 

here are some from Google

 

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And one from my files. 

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Here is an interesting Mitchell from the films Mosquito Squadron/ 633 Squadron,.... as well as being the film aircraft it was also used in a scene to pick up and drop the agent into Norway;

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Here is a link showing it in its normal film livery;

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Film-Aviation-International-Aero-Associates/North-American-VB-25N-Mitchell/2503298/L

 

Cheers

         Tony

 

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Some great build's ongoing here folk's I'm very impressed by the Airfix kit with Dermo sending me the decal's and the Frog kit a no go I'm

tempted,very tempted!.

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On 26 May 2018 at 11:43 AM, stevej60 said:

Some great build's ongoing here folk's I'm very impressed by the Airfix kit with Dermo sending me the decal's and the Frog kit a no go I'm

tempted,very tempted!.

Well there still plenty of time left and the Airfix kit does look very nice.

 

Personally I think it would be rude not to Steve

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Chaps, is there anyways we can get an extension to this GB, probably another week away after this weekends work.  Too much sun & heat has put paid to modelling unfortunately.

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I totally agree with this!

My vacation is just one week away now, and then I should have some more spare time...

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The poll is now open for business!  It will close at midnigh (UK time) on 5th August.

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Congrat's to everyone,I've just checked out the Gallery entries I've missed to date and ALL deserve praise for their finish and variety of scheme's

well done folk's!

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