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MB 151 1/48 Dora Wings

June 7, 2020 · in Aviation · · 12 · 2K

Great kit , but it does require limited run kit building skills known as putty and sanding. The putty is not to remedy bad fitting parts, on the contrary the parts fit is quite good, it is to fill panel lines that due to the excellent kit engineering making sharp wing trailing wing edges and clean/ tight wing roots possible. I used the Hataka Red Range French paint. These paints, in my opinion are excellent not only in ease of use but also color accuracy. The auxiliary gun sight was scratched using the kit photo etched ring with plastic strip and rod. The open canopy was done by combining the kit parts with an old FM kit canopy modified to fit. Eduard seat belts replaced the kit items.

The model represents a kit option on the decal sheet. It's an aircraft from GC II/I0 Rouen-Boos, March 1940. Pilot was S/Lt Ellis.

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  1. You were right when we commented this kit awhile back Dale, it does look a very well engineered model. The offset engine is quite noticeable as was in the real plane. Just a shame the canopy provided is fully closed, no doubt some AM brand will sell one like yours soon, it will probably fit the whole MB 151/2/5 Great paint job as usual, now you only need a Morane-Saulnier 😉

  2. This is such a great job, Dale!
    You don't see those often built!
    I like it a lot!
    Got the Classic Airframes MB152 to build. Thinking to backdate it to 151 to represent a Greek subject.
    All the best!

    • Thanks Spiros! If you can pick up this kit to do the Greek version, it's a much better kit then the classic. I wouldn't be surprised if Dora doesn't do a release with Greek markings.

  3. Another great build from your hands, Dale.
    Nice paint job on this scheme, did you do this free hand or using a mask?

  4. This is another show stopper Dale. @dtravis
    You have a knack for picking out the "one of a kind" and building fantastic models. Well done ! I have the Classic Airframes version of this plane, and a few of the old Hobbycraft kits with other various French planes in 1/48.

    "liked" too.

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