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Another 1/72nd Airfix Mitchell,.....this time in PRU Blue finish!.... FINISHED!!!

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Hiya Folks,

               While researching my dark blue 3 PRU (lndia) Mitchell from 1942 I couldn`t resist re visiting the later PRU Blue scheme and so I have decided to build another Airfix kit to replace my old Italeri kit which was built wearing PRU Blue colours many years ago! 

Here is the box and contents;

41742456082_8069ba1d34_k.jpgDSCF3130 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

And with the DK Decals set which includes a PRU Blue option along with the Royal Blue one that I have already started; 

41742455762_faceab8a1b_k.jpgDSCF3131 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Some of the parts have been taken from the sprue to make pre painting easier, with some added to a length of Tamiya tape to prevent them from going waslkabout.... and I`ll be pre painting the model tonight while watching `The Greatest Showman' film on telly!

 

Cheers

          Tony

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This GB is becoming the "How many B-25s can Tony do!"

 

Not complaining as I always admire your speed and great finished kits. 

 

And this one I will be looking forward too seeing the final result.

 

Simon

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Cheers lads,....... I do get a bit carried away with these GB`s at times!!

 

Right,...... been busy today,..... this morning got the interior together,.... again I painted the cockpit Dark Green with the rest of the interior in Humbrol 226 Interior Green enamel;

41767616262_e0307ce831_k.jpgDSCF3158 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41809438221_f8519db74f_k.jpgDSCF3159 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Then I got the fuselage halves together;

41809435991_22fb79ee30_k.jpgDSCF3161 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Followed by the wings, engines etc;

41092796454_f63839e8ad_k.jpgDSCF3160 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41092793414_c4c082a069_k.jpgDSCF3162 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

I`ve since got the tail assembled too and fixed to the fuselage along with the wings and then left it overnight for the glue to dry,

 

Cheers

         Tony

 

 

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Hiya Folks,

               Well got the airframe together;

 41135644384_13e6ab93bf_k.jpgDSCF3177 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

And then with seams sanded the model is almost ready to paint,..... but I still need to find a suitable clear cupola for the mid upper position. I was going to use the vacuformed part seen in front of the model, from a B-24 set,.... but it is too small for the opening,..... so I`m thinking of closing the gap with plasticard and then drilling a new hole out?

41135644134_0c5e6a1676_k.jpgDSCF3189 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

For anybody building the kit be careful when fitting the canopy as if too much pressure is placed on it, the back edges can splay open and snap the canopy,..... I did this with my first kit!  So when applying tape here, I had my finger and thumb on each side of the canopy to stop the back edges from slipping!

 

Cheers for now,

                      Tony

 

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Hiya Folks,

                 I`m a bit stalled on this one while I try to sort the cupola out,.......I`ll get there though!

In the meantime here are the camera ports drilled out;

41822550832_78c42f5b0b_k.jpgDSCF3196 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Cheers

         Tony

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Another great build on the go from TAMCO*

 

 

Trevor

 

 

*Tony’s Aircraft Manufacturing Company!

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On 5/3/2018 at 2:04 PM, Max Headroom said:

Another great build on the go from TAMCO*

 

 

Trevor

 

 

*Tony’s Aircraft Manufacturing Company!

Haha,.... yeah cheers Trevor!! 

 

Well,..... having spent the morning glueing strips of plastic around the edge of the mid upper gun position, I covered it with filler,.....ready to open it up and leave enough around the edges to hold the vacuformed cupola;

41177865464_b0365c3c7e_k.jpgDSCF3202_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

I`ll be building some camera reproductions to fit inside the fuselage as the cupola is crystal clear!

 

Cheers

         Tony 

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Hiya Folks,...... time for some paint!

 

I`ve used Polly Scale PRU Blue which is quite a light coloured version of the colour,.... but it would be ideal to replicate the sun bleached Mitchell`s which were serviced outside iunder the baking Indian sunshine. 

 

First coat goes on;

 41006783755_eedc7fcff1_k.jpgDSCF3219_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

And the 2nd coat,..... the clear cupola has also been dry fitted into its hole;

28036374858_8c4e18ea1e_k.jpgDSCF3226_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

It might need another light coat,.... we`ll see!

 

Cheers

         Tony 

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Cheers MM,.... 

 

Well  I`ve got the decals onto the model;

40175633620_0e3a46e86e_k.jpgDSCF3236_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

I`ll add some matt varnish tomorrow hopefully,

 

Cheers

          Tony  

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Hiya Folks,..... well matt varnish added,.... a bit of weathering and the undercarriage etc and the model is finished;

41389444984_4090921282_k.jpgDSCF3355_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41389443314_03fe6e340f_k.jpgDSCF3357_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41389442554_4ddd973220_k.jpgDSCF3358_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

28236276738_757b2fae82_k.jpgDSCF3354_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

42063505712_8ec00ed19e_k.jpgDSCF3350_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

28236274538_48529d9e3a_k.jpgDSCF3356_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41389447784_72f1c35fc4_k.jpgDSCF3351_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41389446304_c69f7ffe28_k.jpgDSCF3353_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

And both 3 PRU Mitchell`s together;

41389441914_78aab5a447_k.jpgDSCF3360_NEW by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Cheers

         Tony

 

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Tony! I’m constantly in awe at your ability to exhibit quality modelling.

 

That is Stunning.

 

Trevor the deeply awed 

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9 minutes ago, Max Headroom said:

Tony! I’m constantly in awe at your ability to exhibit quality modelling.

 

That is Stunning.

 

Trevor the deeply awed 

Haha,.... cheers Trevor,.... you ain`t so bad yourself mate!! Glad you like it,

All the best

               Tony

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Yet another fantastic model Tony.

The colour looks really good and the weathering is really nice and subtle.

How you manage to turn out so many excellent models so quickly is beyond me.

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Beautiful work, very nicely done!

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4 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

What a lovely model, novel scheme too.  :coolio:

Cheers,.... glad you like it!

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