A Pacific Devil-P-39Q
June 25, 2013 in Aviation
One of my “Built a while agos”… Eduard’s 1/48 P-39Q. The Q model was the last of the line, featuring underwing .50 cals in pods. Many users removed these, especially the Russians who were it’s major operator. “Devastating Devil” was a Pacific “middle of nowhere” Island based fighter, I believe on Makin in the Marshall islands? The Olive Drab colors were painted over with Sand to blend in better out there. The “Devastating” may or may not have been red, but it looks good anyways. The Eduard kit is a basically good one, it’s major fault being overly thick wings, as can be seen in a couple of the pics. But I think it looks real good in this livery, which lends itself well to panel line shading. P-39’s are good looking just standing still, if only their peformance matched their appearance.
Please forgive the missing pitot tube, just noticed it. 🙂
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