U.S. Mitchell B-25 Bomber, AirLines FROG 1/72
I had a lot of fun with this kit. It was a re-do, one of the first models I had ever built in ’65. This build is mostly OOB, with a few changes. No weathering was attempted, other than paint shades (airbrush practice) its the first kit in a long, long time. This started out with an iModeler article by Louis Gardner about the Dornier Do 17z-2. I purchased the ICM kit last September and proceeded to get restarted in the hobby. I found the kit was missing the nose canopy in November, of course after I started construction, I did check all the parts prior, except the clear parts in the nice neat clear bag. After an E-mail exchange with ICM in Kyiv, Ukraine, they would send the clear sprue parts when able, which was December around Christmas and I got the parts in late January. In the meantime while I was waiting for the part, I had purchased two more kits for the stash! I love this addictive hobby. Then I found the B-25 Mitchell on E-bay and here we are. The background for the photos at the end are of my fathers’ unit from WW2 , 66th Armored Regiment, deployed with the 2nd Armored Division, North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. Severely wounded in action Northern France August 1944. My fathers’ cousin was the B-25 pilot in the Mediterranean Theater, he had some harrowing accounts to tell.
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