Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 B-25 Mitchell

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1604
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 58
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: B-25 Mitchell   Wed 02 Nov 2016, 11:17 am

Revell's repackaged 1980s  Monogram kit, in 1/48. Its billed as "Pro Modeller". All that means is some new transfers and some slightly better instructions. It's been a long time since I built an aircraft with a full interior, so that side is a bit rough. Not that much is visible once the fuselage is together. I've scribbed the panel lines, and its further along than the pics indicate. Fuselage is glued & clamped, wings & tail are ready for paint.
It will be an RAAF B-25J. Strictly speaking, we didn't have the 5 gun nose on ours, but I can live with that.
Next update will have the wings & tail mated to the fuselage. I just remember I'd forgotten to ballast the nose. Perhaps I can feed enough lead into the bomb aimers access tunnel, & hide it with black paint.


Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3172
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Wed 02 Nov 2016, 11:48 am

Cool! Can't explain why, but the "Mitchell" was always my fave. Could be when I saw a tiny one maybe 1/72, a friend's Dad built. It had tiny men inside and I loved it. Thanx for fotos that bring back memories from ages past.
Back to top Go down
KatsZenJammer
Full Member
Full Member
avatar

Posts : 1348
Join date : 2016-05-20
Age : 50
Location : Vancouver, BC

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Thu 03 Nov 2016, 2:11 am

Nice start! Though I know very little about military aircraft I've always liked the look of the WW2 era, probably from early childhood programming, lol. Looking forward to seeing the development.
Back to top Go down
Plastic Freak
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2164
Join date : 2013-06-13
Location : Ancaster/Canada

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Thu 03 Nov 2016, 2:15 am

Great start Chris. I'll be following this.

_________________
My friends call me Curt.

If you're not making mistakes you're not trying new things.

Strive for excellence, and perfection will find it's way into your projects.
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3322
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Thu 03 Nov 2016, 9:51 am

Looks great Chris, I'd love one of the HK Models 1:32 kits, but where the hell would you put it when complete???
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1604
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 58
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Fri 04 Nov 2016, 11:07 am

GaryDainton wrote:
Looks great Chris, I'd love one of the HK Models 1:32 kits, but where the hell would you put it when complete???

On a smaller shelf than the 1/32 B-17!
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3322
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Fri 04 Nov 2016, 4:02 pm

Back to top Go down
heepey
New Member
New Member
avatar

Posts : 179
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 60
Location : Hardin, Montana

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 9:58 pm

I just got one of those and am looking into doing the Navy version called a PBJ.
Back to top Go down
Mr Hirakawa
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 740
Join date : 2015-11-11

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:07 pm

I know nothing about aircraft but I'm liking the details you've put on this.
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1604
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 58
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Wed 23 Nov 2016, 3:23 am

Wings ready for some salt paint chipping. This is my first attempt at the 'salt technique' so it may be a while.....
Fuselage is ready for its coat of silver. The good thing about this kit is that the wings fit snugly on their spars, so they can be easily removed & refitted. Handy.
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3322
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Wed 23 Nov 2016, 8:36 am

Great progress Chris.
Back to top Go down
Mr Hirakawa
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 740
Join date : 2015-11-11

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Wed 23 Nov 2016, 9:33 am

Once again, thumbs up from me.
Back to top Go down
Geezerman
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3243
Join date : 2013-02-24
Age : 82
Location : Gulf coast of central Florids

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Wed 23 Nov 2016, 10:45 am

Back to top Go down
KatsZenJammer
Full Member
Full Member
avatar

Posts : 1348
Join date : 2016-05-20
Age : 50
Location : Vancouver, BC

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Sat 26 Nov 2016, 6:29 pm

Beautiful progress, love the way the silver looks
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1604
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 58
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Mon 28 Nov 2016, 9:44 pm

KatsZenJammer wrote:
Beautiful progress, love the way the silver looks

I was tempted to leave it in silver. The RAAF had at least one in natural aluminium, the majority were in olive drab over neutral gray.

On the back burner ATM, as I push on with the Bonneville, and the '39, '53 and '61 Chevs.
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1604
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 58
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Mon 28 Nov 2016, 9:50 pm

KatsZenJammer wrote:
Beautiful progress, love the way the silver looks

I was tempted to leave it in silver. The RAAF had at least one in natural aluminium, the majority were in olive drab over neutral gray.

On the back burner ATM, as I push on with the Bonneville, and the '39, '53 and '61 Chevs.
Back to top Go down
Plastic Freak
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2164
Join date : 2013-06-13
Location : Ancaster/Canada

PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   Tue 29 Nov 2016, 1:06 am

Looking real good Chris.

_________________
My friends call me Curt.

If you're not making mistakes you're not trying new things.

Strive for excellence, and perfection will find it's way into your projects.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: B-25 Mitchell   

Back to top Go down
 
B-25 Mitchell
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Comming Soon........1/32 Scale...... 25/J, Mitchell "Strafer"
» Total Pap - Justin Mitchell
» SIX mugs by Ross Mitchell-Anyon
» Molly / Mary Mitchell-Smith
» Arkansas State Roster Info

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: Works In Progress :: Aircraft-
Jump to: