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 [...]
This is 1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25D Mitchell finished with the markings of Tondelayo from 500th BS 345th BG in Nadzab New Guinea during 1944. Camouflage is Olive drab over Neutral grey with red cowl rings and a white stripe completely encirc[...]
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.
Still on the workbench and propped up to avoid strain on that original, fragile plastic nosewheel leg! - A metal leg would have been nice on this one, especially with all the weight in the nose to contend with!
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[...]