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Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
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Monogram B-25 Strafer
KPHB17FE
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:31 PM UTC
Little steps as the project continues. The basic colors and the eyes were masked and painted. Then the line work and "feathers" were done by hand...and they look it. But no decals here! It has been interesting. Next we shall see if I can get the nose to mate to the fuselage without too much grief!

Redhand
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:42 PM UTC
A terrific effort! Of course, the original was hand-painted too!
KPHB17FE
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:06 PM UTC
Thank you Brian, they did a better job than I did, but overall I think the results are acceptable. From normal viewing distance, it looks okay.
Joel_W
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:31 PM UTC
Karl,
I'll echo what Brian said. The original was hand painted, and most likely your replica is closer to the original that what we've come to expect from decals that are drawn by professional level artists. Very nicely done.

You're a much braver man then I, as I wouldn't have even attempted it, as I can't even draw a straight line.

Joel
KPHB17FE
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:16 AM UTC
Thank you Joel, it has been a fun experiment!
KPHB17FE
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:05 PM UTC
See if I can bring this project back to life, my shooting season is about over. Started looking at this bird again
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 06:37 AM UTC

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See if I can bring this project back to life, my shooting season is about over. Started looking at this bird again



Karl,
Glad to see that you're back at the bench with your B-25. It's been a while for sure.
Joel
KPHB17FE
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 06:39 PM UTC
Over a year since I last posted here. Bummer. Well, I did attach the nose and put on the name. That didn't turn out so well. I will see if I can touch it up a bit.

Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:20 PM UTC
Karl,
Another year has passed since your last update. slow but steady for sure, as that finish line is getting closer and closer.

Joel
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 01:54 PM UTC
Hi Karl, is the nose art hand painted? If so, it looks really good!

Ernest
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 05:29 PM UTC
It is all masked/airbrushed/ hand painted with the exception of the "mouth". The name was painted on decal paper (because there were a few screw-ups!) and then the decal was applied as normal.