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Minion's Comrade Mitchell "Mstitely"

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As promised here are some pictures of how she looks now, in some nice early morning sunshine!

Here's an over all shot of the top surfaces;

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And some closer shots of the weathered whitewash showing some general weathering that I have also done;

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You can see the green discs surrounding the red stars where the original US markings were overpainted, just.

I have finished off the undersides and added the wheels and I'm pleased to say that so far she isn't a tail sitter, although I have yet to finish and install the upper turret.

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Need to crack on with the props and upper turret and a few other bits.

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

Craig.

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Beautiful work Craig

 

Love the winter camo 

 

James

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39 minutes ago, TEMPESTMK5 said:

Good morning Craig

 Very nice work 😍

Patrice

Good morning to you too Patrice, and thank you very much for your kind comment.

28 minutes ago, franky boy said:

Beautiful work Craig

 

Love the winter camo 

 

James

Thanks James, glad you like it.

I'm drawn to winter camo schemes at the moment and this method seems to work quite well.

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You've nailed that worn winter whitewashed camo, really nic job craig

Glynn 

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That worn winter camouflage looks fantastic! You are truly mastering the effect! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix 

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20 hours ago, Hewy said:

You've nailed that worn winter whitewashed camo, really nic job craig

Glynn 

Cheers Glynn, there have been a quite a few aircraft in this scheme I have wanted to do for a while and now I'm getting the hang of it there will be more in  the future

13 hours ago, PlaStix said:

That worn winter camouflage looks fantastic! You are truly mastering the effect! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix 

Thanks Stix,

I have a long way to go to get close to your weathering standards but I'm quite happy with it.

 

 

Nearly finished her, just the aerial wires to do and she's done, hopefully tomorrow evening.

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As promised here are the pics of the finished B-25 taken in the sunshine in the back garden and I had to be quick before she started to wilt, it really is that hot!  

There are quite a lot of pictures so I'm sorry if this takes you a while to trawl through.

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And that's that!

A big thank you to all who have popped along and shown interest and given encouragement and especially to our  host @Skids for organising it in the first place. I have really enjoyed building this kit and seeing all the other great builds in the GB come together, with special mention going to @tonyot for building around half of them!! Well done Tony, not jealous of your build rate at all! And another extra big thank you to my good friend Sasha for sending me the decals I needed as without his generosity this build would not have taken place, thanks mate.

As usual all comments and criticisms are gratefully received, now to try and pick 6 pictures for the gallery!

 

Craig.

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Really great job Craig! That looks like the real thing! You have really developed the whitewash technique superbly. With a more natural background and in black and white - I reckon we'd be hard pressed to know whether it was the model or an actual whitewashed B-25. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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I like it craig, did you use pastels for the weathering on the white wash? And if i may I've got a rigging job on the horizon, what did you use for the airiel cables, they look spot on, all around top job

 The painting on the Canopy framing looks ace too

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20 minutes ago, Hewy said:

I like it craig, did you use pastels for the weathering on the white wash? And if i may I've got a rigging job on the horizon, what did you use for the airiel cables, they look spot on, all around top job

 The painting on the Canopy framing looks ace too

Cheers Glynn, really glad you like it.

The whitewash was done by using a paint by Mig products, it comes in a set they do for wartime Soviet armour and I think its called white distemper. I apply it using a small flat brush which hopefully gives a scale effect of using a broom to apply it, I apply between  2 and 3 coats to give some variation and then when its dry I use damp micromesh and GENTLY rub it down and gives the effect you see above.

 

The aerial cables come courtesy of my wife's head as it is made from one of her hairs, I must add for my own safety at this point that I have to paint it the metallic colour!

 

The canopy framing was through the use of an Eduard pre-cut set and I cannot recommend it strongly enough as it made the job so much easier than it would have been.

 

Thanks again for your kind comments mate.

 

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beautiful model Craig. Look forward to seeing it

 

Andy

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11 hours ago, Red Dot said:

beautiful model Craig. Look forward to seeing it

 

Andy

Cheers Andy,

Not sure when I will be at the club next as the meetings coincide with my late shift in July (except for the 13th which I have off for Fairford), will see what I can do.

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Wonderful job Craig,.... I love this scheme and you`ve built a lovely model there mate!

 

Cheers

          Tony

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8 hours ago, tonyot said:

Wonderful job Craig,.... I love this scheme and you`ve built a lovely model there mate!

 

Cheers

          Tony

Thanks Tony,

Really glad you like it, I look forward to seeing you do a Soviet Mitchell in the near future.

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That's a bit nice that is. I'm not a huge fan of winter camo'd aircraft, the white can make them boring to my mind but there's nothing boring the way you've done that, its a stunna.  :thumbsup: 

Steve.

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I agree with all of the above,that white distemper is stunningly executed.  Really nice looking model you have there!

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I`ve just voted for this one Craig and I`m very pleased to see that it is running away with the voting,....... hope you win it,.....you deserve it,

Cheers buddy,

                         Tony

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On 7/31/2018 at 1:26 AM, tonyot said:

I`ve just voted for this one Craig and I`m very pleased to see that it is running away with the voting,....... hope you win it,.....you deserve it,

Cheers buddy,

                         Tony

Tony the fact that you voted for me is more than enough praise for my Mitchell.

Don't know that I deserve to win at all, there are some excellent B-25's in the gallery, not least of which are your builds. And you certainly deserve an award for the highest proportion of builds in a GB gallery!

Keep up your great and prodigious builds mate.

 

Craig.

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