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2007/08/15 18:29:49 (permalink)
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B-25

OK, had to put a Mitchell on here...

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    RE: B-25 2007/08/15 18:30:24 (permalink)
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    One last pic...

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    RE: B-25 2007/08/17 19:02:13 (permalink)
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    Wow! Those are some of the sharpest canopy lines (frames) I've seen. Do you use the pre-cut masks, or cut your own?

    Nice work.

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    RE: B-25 2007/08/17 19:56:09 (permalink)
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    Hello Ken, good detective! This is the only kit (Accurate Miniatures) I've ever assembled that came with pre-cut masks for the Canopies. Still had to trim em here and there though.... Depending on which model, and how curved the canopy, most of my canopy masks are done up by using Parafilm "M" Laboratory Film, available from Micro Mark, and or 3M masking tape, cut to panel lines with new #11 Xacto blade. Have to wear my glasses and magnifier, and go real slow, as my eyes have to see up close and personal what I'm doing. Always fun to remove masks, cause 95% of the time it is about the last thing you do with the model before it goes up on the shelf... Bit of artistic license, as real Dirty Dora did not have raised canopy tail gun position. Kit new came missing about a dozen parts. Didn't discover till I started building it a year after I purchased it. Called company, they said: "Sorry, don't make it anymore". Ended up getting another kit on e-bay which had all the parts... Mark
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    RE: B-25 2007/08/19 22:00:17 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: oboyle
    ... Bit of artistic license, as real Dirty Dora did not have raised canopy tail gun position.


    Hi oboyle!
    Do you mean the real a/c called Dirty Dora (in this case the first one, because there is a second too) or the original plastic model of the plane has no tail gun position?
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    RE: B-25 2007/08/20 08:18:06 (permalink)
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    Hello Yves, the kit came with parts to make either the raised tail gun position as my model shows, or with the observers bubble. The instructions state that the real Dirty Dora, B-25C-1, 499th BS 345th BG strafer, had the observers bubble. Mark

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    RE: B-25 2007/08/21 08:45:34 (permalink)
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    Hi,
     
    Nice job with this B-25 especialy with missing pieces... it's bad luck as I am new on this forum... I have a couple of B-25 (one by Accurate and one by Italeri... but the same) and I could have sent you a rear observer bubble...
     
    Just a little point that is worth being corrected on the B-25 by Accurate : it would have been great to replace the cowlings by new ones (quickboost for exemple) as their opening diameter is realy too small.
     
    I built two years ago a B-25 (recce) used by the 7th P.R.G. and the 25th B.G. for night reconnaissance.
     
    Renaud
     
     
     
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    RE: B-25 2007/08/21 12:07:39 (permalink)
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    Hi Renaud:

    Nice work on the B-25 Diorama. Especially on the weathering.

    Is the vehicle a Red Cross, coffee & donut stand? I particularly like the film cameraman. I assume from the white plastic base that it is a light box so you can illuminate your model from below? Pretty cool!

    What is the front panel? It almost looks like the side panel from the lid of the box the model came in.

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    RE: B-25 2007/08/21 18:07:06 (permalink)
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    Hi Ken,
     
    Thanks for your congratulations. Yes, the truck is an American Red Cross Clubmobile, the famous coffee and donought stand. It's based on a 1/48 GMC (by Dèskit) with a scratchbuilt donought stand. I will make another one for a future diorama, but I won't need to scratchbuild it again as it will be provided by CMK for the Tamiya CCKW 353.
     
    No white plastic base, no light box... this is just a Paint Shop Pro effect (I'm better with Paint Shop than with Photoshop). My picture are ususaly taken outside with natural light. Then I use to select the diorama with the lasso,  copy and paste the selection as a new picture (with a white background). Wile the selection is still active in the new picture, I cast a shadow... and that's done !
     
    I usualy built my dioramas on a 2" high wooden foot. The front panel is use to introduce the diorama, with it's title (This diorama's called "Tea Time For The Yanks") and all necessary elements to understand the situation (Model of the A/C, date, location, pilot/crew, target of the mission...) I add to the title cartouche unit insignas, or pictures leading to the kind of mission flown by the A/C (a V-1 on this dio indicates that the mission was a recce over german V sites in France.)
     
    I give on my web site the complete way to do such stickers, but it's in french... Anycase you need to know more don't hesitate to send me a message.
     
    Happy Modelling
     
    Renaud : http://target42d.free.fr
     
    P.S. I hope my messages can be correctly understood... my english is far from perfect...

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    RE: B-25 2007/08/23 21:28:35 (permalink)
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    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Over the top display. Very very nice job. A "10" for sure... Lots of "action" going on there... I agree the cowlings did look a bit odd when I put them on my model, thanks for corroborating that one. They are too small an opening. I knew there was something fishy about em... Thanks for sharing Renaud. Superb! Mark
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    RE: B-25 2007/08/24 16:36:46 (permalink)
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    Hi Mark,
     
    Thanks for your message. In fact, the cowlings are the only "bad point" of the Accurate/Italeri kit. When I built it, I used the cowlings provided by the old Monogram kit (I took a print and molded them with resine).
     
    Let's keep'em Flying
     
    Renaud
     
     

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