Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I always like your models, and Wolfgang's excellent photography really shows them off properly.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It`s perfect ( as usual ) Roman!!!!!!  I like the unique color scheme complimented with the Soviet markings.  Wolfgang`s superb photography makes this outstanding subject even better.  

 

Congratulations Roman and Wolfgang!!!!!!! :worthy:

 

Mike

Link to post
Share on other sites

An excellent build and I too like the camouflage colors.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Perfect finish and weathering!! How did you weather the underside? It’s very impressive and makes me want to start my all black B-26. 

Edited by 28ZComeback
Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, 28ZComeback said:

Perfect finish and weathering!! How did you weather the underside? It’s very impressive and makes me want to start my all black B-26. 

Thank you for feedback, Sir!

I sprayed the undersides Gunze H77 Tire Black which I find more suitable for small-scale models than pure Black.

The paint was applied over a pre-shaded basecoat.

I washed the panel lines with White artist oils to accentuate details.

 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow!  This is so beautiful!  The color scheme is perfect, and it's the first time I've ever seen it.  I know the Soviets continued to use Lend-Lease B-25's as navigator trainers well into the 1950s.  I met a former Blinder/Badger/Bull navigator who was extremely proud to have done his initial schooling on the "Meetchell."  Excellent work on this--really does the aircraft justice.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi My Friend Roman!!!

Congratulations for your wonderful Mitchell bird.

I have never watched before one in this wonderful colors, and like a huge lot the way you have finished it. The color mix looks impressive and the weathering great.

Watching the undersides, I was making memories about a color I had been using a long time ago from the now Old, defunct and Forgotten Pactra Brand named Hot Rod Primer that was at that time recommended for tires... But think you younger guys don't know about this paint.

 

Anyway, your build liked a huge lot and is so nice that I was thinking in get one kit ti replicate, but it would be a little difficult as only have in my stash the B/C version, so will have to wait for a pair of  H/J appeared, as was thinking in make a solid nose cannon armed version, a gunship, and one of this variety as yours.

 

Thank you very much for sharing, 

 

Cheers,

 

Luis Alfonso    

Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Sky Keg said:

 I like the unique color scheme

 

On 18/09/2020 at 10:48, Hawkers Finest said:

A very unusual colour scheme

 

22 hours ago, Pete in a shed said:

I didn't realize the VVS used the Mitchell,

 

4 minutes ago, Tojo72 said:

never knew Soviets used them

The VVS made very extensive use of the B-25,  it was one of their main medium bomber types.  It is often forgotten they were also the biggest user of the A-20 Havoc/Boston

There is a lengthy article on Soviet B-25 use here

https://lend-lease.net/articles-en/b-25-mitchel-in-14-gvbad/

 

The colour scheme came about after the USA dropped camouflage, the VVS wanted planes painted,  North American asked how would you like them,  the scheme is based on standard VVS later war bomber colours and pattern

 

this is one on a test flight in the US before delievery

RusskieMitchell002.jpg&key=f2200e5d8a064

 

camo scheme

B-25JVVScamoschematic.jpg&key=ff0a5805ce

 

 

note the pattern is similar to one of those specified for the Pe-2

tem-pe2-43r.jpg

 

18 hours ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

The color scheme is perfect, and it's the first time I've ever seen it.  I know the Soviets continued to use Lend-Lease B-25's as navigator trainers well into the 1950s.

the VVS made use of a lot of lend Lease types for some time,  they used P39 and P-63 into the 50's, their tricycle undercarriage made them very good as trainers for jet pilots.

 

Great Model @Roman Schilhart

:goodjob:

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

That's fantastic, always wanted to build the kit with this scheme too since it is even proven with an original color photo.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Roman, you always build beautiful models but I think this is your best one yet. The colour scheme is something rarely seen and looks excellent.

 

Duncan B

Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a beautiful build, Roman! It's incredibly realistic looking.  I really appreciate the VVS scheme too. I'm getting more and more interested in VVS lend-lease aircraft...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...