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B-25D Mitchell 4 months 4 hours ago #1

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Kit - Airfix 06015
Paint - All Tamiya acrylics
Decals Xtradecal 72-273
Extras - none


B-25D Mitchell
489th BS, 340th BG
El Kabrit, Egypt
Summer 1943

























So here's my take on the Airfix B-25. One of my all-time favourite aircraft. Let's start with the kit, I could do pages on the fit, the quality of the engineering, the 'buildability' etc, etc. So long story short, folks, it's bl**dy superb - what you see here is precisely what comes in the box, cannot recall enjoying a build as much as I enjoyed this one is many years.

I have tried two new techniques in the build - first time using the marbling technique for adding texture into the paint finish and first time using oil paints to dry-brush and fade the upper panels. First attempts aren't always successful, so I'll leave it to you folks to decide how I've done. If anyone is interested the build thread is here:

www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/t...55391-b-25-mitchell/


Not much else to say, the 'sand' colour was mixed by eye using 'Dark Yellow' and 'Flesh' and possibly some luck and / or witchcraft. The Olive Drab had a couple of drops of Tamiya 'Deep Green' added and the underside grey is Tamiya's recent 'Medium Sea Grey' which to my eye is closer to the USAAF Neutral Grey. Thanks for taking the time to look and / or comment. Please feel free to hurl abuse, ask a question or make a comment - all welcomed.

AFN, on to the next build (a grey jet). Best from a chilly Taranaki.

Ian.
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B-25D Mitchell 4 months 2 hours ago #2

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Ian that’s a beauty!!
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B-25D Mitchell 3 months 4 weeks ago #3

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Looks super good,
Bet it looks better in real life
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B-25D Mitchell 3 months 4 weeks ago #4

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B-25D Mitchell 3 months 4 weeks ago #5

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Lovely Job Ian!
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B-25D Mitchell 3 months 4 weeks ago #6

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Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

B-25D Mitchell 3 months 4 weeks ago #7

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Very nice!
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In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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