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Monogram B-25 Strafer
KPHB17FE
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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.
greif8
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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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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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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, 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
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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
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:16 AM UTC
Thank you Joel, it has been a fun experiment!
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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
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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.
Redhand
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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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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!

GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 09:33 AM UTC
Yeah, that looks really nice! Nice parallel lines.

Gary
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 04:28 AM UTC
More like outstanding. Great masking.
Joel
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 04:19 AM UTC
Nice!
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 02:51 AM UTC
I masked and painted the fuselage portion of the nose art, it turned out acceptable. The gun nose will be more of a challenge I fear, but you can't learn unless you try.

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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 09:53 AM UTC
A great modelling subject, and very nice detail/ paint work.
Redhand
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 06:01 PM UTC
Nice picture! Really coming along too.
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 12:28 AM UTC
Karl,
Glad to see that you're making progress on your build. Painting that nose should prove to be quite an undertaking. Your a braver man then I.
Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 11:25 PM UTC
I have not totally dropped the ball on this build. The major components are together and painted. Need to gloss it and decal it. Then I need to work on the nose paint job. My PLAN is to mask and paint it - we will see how that goes. The airplane I am doing came from the factory with a glass nose and had a bare metal eight gun nose added. And of course, the falcon head on this one is not quite the same as any of the decals I have so it may get interesting !



This photo is from "Warpath Across The Pacific" and is the only photo I have found of this aircraft. Just like the look...

Redhand
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 07:30 PM UTC
Really nice build so far, Karl. I like the wiring in the cockpit!
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 09:01 PM UTC
Karl,
The fuselage halves are really looking good. Just enough detail in the right places for the full effect.
Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 08:15 PM UTC
Been slacking a bit (well, as far as modeling goes ) But I have built the wings and the tail. Getting ready to close up the fuselage, so one last look at the interior:


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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 04:15 AM UTC
Karl,
Om my! Your detailing is right up there with Aeroscale's master: Brian.

Just remember that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. Brian's been on the genius side since day one, and now I'm quite certain that you're also on the right side of that equation. For the rest of us mere mortals such as myself, it's a combination of wishful thinking, and accepting a much less set of standards.
Joel
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 03:43 AM UTC
Karl,
Errors or not, it certainly looks good!

Gary
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 03:37 AM UTC
Well, I wanted to "busy up" the cockpit a little bit. But the Columbo effect took over, you know "Just one more thing" I had no intention of things going this far although it was kind of fun. But I am quite certain that Brian must be completely insane. He has been doing this stuff for months! Just bits of styrene, some string and some wire. Not perfect and the close-up's with the camera really show the errors but it will be fine under a closed canopy.