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1/48 Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Eduard)


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Hi my friends,

 

During last south hemisphere summer I built this nice kit by Eduard. Good fit in general, not the recent Eduard standard, but after all a decent P-39. Only issue were the cockpit's doors. I tried to keep the left one closed as the records of war time use to describe, but the transparent separates piece didn't fit OK the fuselage, so I kept them open. I always like to add pilot figures to my kits, and for this Airacobra I used a USAAF Tamiya pilot (I name him 'Lio Messi', as his face resemblance the argentine idol, lol). Used Lio Messi also on my last 'Flying Tiger" P-40B.

 

The cammo on this particular unit, the 46th FS, part of the 15th Pursuit Group, was used in the spring of 1943 when the fighter were deployed to Kanton Atoll in the Phoenix archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Due to the conditions on the island, almost completely lacking vegetation, new Airacobras were repainted in the combination of the sand color on the upper and side surfaces while the lower surfaces were sprayed in light blue.

 

Cheers to all, happy modelling!

Cris.

 

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Edited by Cris Garcia
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On 9/28/2022 at 12:39 PM, oortiz10 said:

Hey, that looks familiar! Great work! I like the red markings against the sand color. Nice job!

 

-O

Thank you very much dear "O"! Cris

On 9/28/2022 at 1:17 PM, binbrook87 said:

Absolute cracker! I do have a soft spot for the P-39 and this 'desert style' camo with red stars and bars really suits it perfectly. Love the weathering.... very subtle and just perfect. Great work 👍👍

It's an honor coming from such distinguished fellow modeller like you. Gracias! Cris

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