Testors B-25 1/72
The B-25 is my favorite WWII aircraft – just love the lines – everything about it. This is an old Testors kit. Went together pretty well, although had to shim up one side of the horizontal stabilizer to get it level. Added a seat for the bombardier and then some crew so would look more natural in-flight.
I saw this reference pic in one of my aircraft books “Dirty Gerty from Bizerte,” and loved it – so sought to replicate this North African campaign scheme. Wasn’t real sure of the actual color, so just mixed some Testors enamels to get close to the book.
Although I was pleased with the look of the olive drab showing through the NA paint scheme, this was built before I started working with pastel post shading and more detailed weathering with oils, pastels and such (2011 build). I was also still finishing in semi-gloss rather than flat. Those two changes would have made this much more pleasing to the eye, as I now strive to get as realistic as I can.
I’ve got a B-24 that I bought some aftermarket NA decals for and plan to use a similar scheme on that build.
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