1/48 Monogram B-25J Solid nose

Started by Tolga ULGUR · 11 · 11 years ago
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    Tolga ULGUR said 11 years, 4 months ago:

    Another project from the bench.

    This is old Monogram B-25J solid nose which will be finished with the markings of Emergency Strip.

    I have started with the cockpit as usual. Eduard seat belts added.

    Fuselage halves went together without problem.

    Next step is construction of the wings. It needs some sanding on the nacelle root.

    Engine cowlings replaced by the Cutting Edge late type cowlings . In fact this set is for Accurate Miniatures , but here it worked.

    I started to painting from the lower surfaces.

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    jeff stewart said 11 years, 4 months ago:

    Tolga, that things gonna look good! As all your work does! What exactly is "Emergency Strip"?

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    Frederick J Seitz III said 11 years, 4 months ago:

    Tolga, that's awesome. You will find that there are many similarities between Accurate Miniatures and the Monogram B-25. They are cut from the same cloth.

    Great job as always, thanks for sharing this with us.

    Freddie from LI

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    Tolga ULGUR said 11 years, 4 months ago:

    This is B-25J 43-28136 of the 71st BS Wolf Pack, 38th BG Sunsetters, 5th AF based in Philippines during the summer of 1945.

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    jeff stewart said 11 years, 4 months ago:

    Cool, that explains it.

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    Walt said 11 years, 4 months ago:

    Have fun with it...it really does build up to be a great looking kit when done! Nice work so far.

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    Tolga ULGUR said 11 years, 4 months ago:

    Upper surfaces painted to Olive Drab with Gunze acrylics. After a coat of gloss clear from Tamiya, Mitchell was ready to accept her decals.

    Decals are from Zotz decals ALC 48-008 "Dragons and tigers and girls...oh my!" set.

    Wolf mouth decal in the nose needs extra attention during applying.

    The yellow serial numbers on the tail look overscaled for the Monogram tail. So I decided to replace them with the standalone numbers from Eagle strike US 45 degree ID numbers & letters.

    After another gloss clear coat now it s ready for weathering.

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    Tolga ULGUR said 11 years, 3 months ago:

    After weathering and matt coat process B-25J Mitchell running to finish line.

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    Brian Scott said 11 years, 3 months ago:

    Sweet looking Mitchell. That is looking really great ! Love the job on the office. Overall paint job is fantastic . Can't wait to see this beaut done 🙂

    Cheers Brian

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    Tolga ULGUR said 11 years, 2 months ago:

    True Details' resin tyres trimmed, painted and are placed .

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    Tolga ULGUR said 11 years, 2 months ago:

    And In the end my B-25J finished by adding the final parts.

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