this is the new Airfix B-25C/D. the early Mitchell in 1:72 scale has been one of my "holy grail" kits for a long time. Airfix finally answered my prayers earlier this year with this release.
fit and detail parts are excellent. I think Airfix ca[...]
Well, we all know I have an affection for old Monogram kits, and seek out original issues wherever I can and build them! I have been seeking an affordable B-25H for a few years, not doggedly, but "keeping y eyes open". Well Emil at Skyway, who[...]
Newsreel reveals raiders took off from USS Hornet (CV-8)
I realized the day before April 18, 2017 that the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid was coming up the next day - and I was close to finishing my 1/72 B-25 in Doolittle Raider markings.
The kit is out of the box but with aftermarket decals [...]
1/72 Italeri, I thinned the cockpit armor plates, drilled the landing light lenses, corrected the nose gear door position and added some antennae wires, finished in MM enamels with Tamiya X22 + X21 over Aussie decals, built previous to 2004.
The USAF Museum is currently sponsoring a two day tribute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. Twelve B-25's from all over the country were present and they will participate in a fly over prior to a memorial service in[...]
Paints Gunze, Alclad
Eduard wheels, pchoto-etched
G-factor landing gear
While recovering from a few major surgeries, I decided it was finally time to pull that B-25 model out of the closet and get to work!
I have to admit my fingers are not as supple as they were in fact I have somewhat severe arthritis in both hand[...]
I had built this kit 4 years ago, and it had served me well at some model shows. However I was never really pleased with its appearance and few minor errors I wished to correct. After staring at it for some time , I couldn't take it any more and[...]
I half-heartedly attempted to convert this into a generic Marine/Navy version of the PBJ, seein's' how I didn't have one. The kit presented little problems in itself, any 'problems' were (as always) self-inflicted. I did absolutely no weathering[...]