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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Airfix B-25 Mitchell II Build
JPTRR
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:22 PM UTC
Welcome to this assembly of Airfix's 1/72 B-25 Mitchell Mk.II.


The review can be found here: B-25 Mitchell Mk.II

The instructions assembly procedure starts with the cockpit and nose compartment. That's where I will start.


I've got paint on the model now. Let me go take some pictures. Check back!
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 03:44 PM UTC
Watching with interest Frederick
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 08:54 PM UTC
This one's on my list to do in RAF colours, I don't have the kit yet though !



Magnus
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 03:20 AM UTC
This one's on my buy list too.
Looking forward to seeing how it builds Fred.
WIggus
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 03:40 AM UTC
I'm on board with this build as well.
I can't wait to see how it comes together.
JPTRR
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC
Hi Gang,

Thanks for watching.

So far, a fun model. So far (typically) I have spent more time researching colors than gluing and painting.

I'm trying not to let updates go too long so here is some progress. Instrument panel decal is going on tonight and then cockpit will go in the fuselage. Hopefully, I'll have new pix within the next couple of days.

magnusf
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 09:06 PM UTC
Frederick! With you doing all the research work and posting it here, I'm in for a very easy run when (if ? ) I get around to my build!

Nice engines by the way, no need for resin there!



Magnus
JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:23 PM UTC
Hi Magnus,

Thanks, it has been interesting. I've looked at numerous period color photos of B-25s and their R-2600, including NARA photos of the NA assembly plant. I found that some had each cylinder blackened (none glossy) but the images from the NA assembly line show the cylinder barrels black, and the cast heads are steel. The nose casing (not installed in the photos) are always grey, (some with a notably bluish tint), with the governor atop glossy black. The plug wires are a grayish-brown.

JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
Decal just set on the panel - still wet.