Dolittle Ride B-25

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    Lis said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    During the construction of the Hasegawa B-17, I received a very interesting B-25 model on the occasion of my name day in late August. Lieutenant Colonel Dolittle's raid was completely unprecedented, as the practicalities changed the fate of the war in the Pacific. Though its tactical influence was rather limited, it strategically forced the Japanese to advance towards Midway, which led the Empire of Japan to its final collapse in the summer of 1945.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    What a fantastic entry, my friend @lis! Looks to be a great kit and I can see some extras already 🙂
    Looking forward to it!

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    Tom Cleaver said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Get the SAC (Scale Aircraft Conversion) white metal set for this kit - includes enough interior that you get enough weight to have a nose sitter. The kit is notoriously difficult to nose-sit just stuffing weights in because there isn't room.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Amazing entry, Bernard @lis
    Really looking forward to this kit being build, still have it on my wishlist.

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    Lis said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    @tcinla I bought some fishing lead. Some people mount the load under the pilots' floor. I've seen movies on YT. Unfortunately, I did not come to buy the set you describe, but I bought bronze castings of the landing gear legs, because those from the set seemed too tight in the frames to me

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    Lis said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    @fiveten Yes I have some extras. cast bronze undercarriage legs and decal kit extra

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Mmmmmmm, those legs look seductive, my friend @lis!

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    Lis said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    @johnb
    I hope it will be fun build 🙂 I will be wainting for Your finished Fortress 🙂

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    Lis said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    @johnb @fiveten I hope it will fit good. They are definitely more solid than plastic ones.

    PS. My very first steps with Mitchell.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Off to a great start, my friend @lis!

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    Felix said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    Taking a seat, sippin' on my coffee mug and watching with great interest!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    The start looks very promissing, Bernard @lis
    That undercarriage will be a nice addition.

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    Lis said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    I try to make load of lead.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    That should definitely prevent it from being a talesitter, Bernard @lis

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 month, 2 weeks ago:

    That's a lot of lead, my friend @lis!

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