1/48 B-25 Group Build! All Invited to Join!

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1/48 B-25 Group Build! All Invited to Join!

  • Tiny's original B-17 GB thread is going so well, and Vance's B-25 gift is getting a lot of attention, and since the kit's available, I thought, what the heck, let's try it!

    I've got one on the bench that's almost finished, but I'll put that aside for now and grab a fresh Monogram Mitchell... (I know what the box says...Fergit it)

    But you poor guys stuck with the AM Charlie and Dog-models can play too... I guess we can be friends... Even you guys with that 1/48 Revell B-25C from about '63... (If you got one but don't wanna build it, send me th' engines, would ya?)

    My base kit's the 1999 Revell box release, "Jaunty Jo"... A glass-nosed version with either the early painted-over gun-nose or the bomber nose to choose from...

     

     No start date, no finish date, just have fun, and take WIP-photos!...

     

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  • ....awesome....

    I'll be starting an AM B-25D here pretty soon but I picked up the J gun nose yesterday....Im in!

    -Matt


     

  • First thing's first... I'm shooting the wings, stabs, and fuselage with Krylon Silver... This will facillitate the rubber cement  masking for the "chipping" after I apply the OD/NG (or NSSB/IB/W  for a PBJ-1J..Dunno which it'll be at this stage) paint and begin the weathering process..

  • ~whew~ no firm dates yet!!! I'll keep track and add my kit to the mix as soon as I get some other items cleared up! (I've got a Falklands GB on the go right now too!)

    On the bench: Heller 1/72 Curtiss Hawk H.75; Italeri 1/72 Su-22. And probably a cat when I'm not looking...

  • Dang Hans! If I wasn't trying to start my own GB in three weeks and thinking of joining a treadhead GB with Tigerman I'd jump right in with my Monogram B-25.

    Yeah, I know... excuses, excuses. Since you're not setting a finish date I may yet jump in at some unspecifed date.

    If it's not olive drab... SHOOT IT!!!


  • No siree, no dates..

    The only "rule" is that it's a 1/48 scale GB... Oh.. And pics..

     Jump "when ready" on this one... That's why it's in here anyway, insteada the' GB Hooch...  I don't care if you start today or next year... Heck, the B-17 GB's been going on for 2 1/2 years...

  • VanceCrozier

    ~whew~ no firm dates yet!!! I'll keep track and add my kit to the mix as soon as I get some other items cleared up! (I've got a Falklands GB on the go right now too!)

    If its anything like the B-17 group build then there wont ever be any dates lol

    -Matt


     

  • redraider56

    VanceCrozier:

    ~whew~ no firm dates yet!!! I'll keep track and add my kit to the mix as soon as I get some other items cleared up! (I've got a Falklands GB on the go right now too!)

     

    If its anything like the B-17 group build then there wont ever be any dates lol

    I think this is exactly the idea hans has in mind.

  • I already built my "Jaunty Jo" kit but have two AM kits, A Doolittle and C/D. Leaning towards the B so count me in.

    Len Pytlewski

  • Long as it's 1/48th... Toast

    I've started the flightdeck and bombardier's compartment... I'm re-working all the seats to look like the ones in the TB-25 featured in the current issue of FSM.  After checking some refs, I found the stock seats to be pretty good, but they need just a little more work...  I don't think I'm gonna waste much time or material on the radio compartment, since it'll be invisible, but the waist needs some stuff added, as well as the tail-gunner's position...

     

  • Hans:

    Do you have that picture at higher resolution?

    John

    To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  • No, Photobucket resizes my pics.. But maybe you can get something from here:

    http://www.maam.org/airshow/b25_waist.htm

    MAAM's site is a bit better for resolution and size...

    Oh yeah, for some of y'all...

    In the pictures that're looking over the guns and out the waist windows, note the lack of the use of Future on 'em.....

  • This makes the fourth model on this page that I have started on at one time or another and put it aside.  B-25 J, B-26, B-29 and B-17.   Maybe I should resurect one of these builds! 

    Shot of a little detail on the top turret of the B-25.  Made the shields for the gun slots in the turrent, shell link chutes, pulley for cocking cable, springs on bicycle seat.

    Clear Left!

    Mel

  • Melgyver

    Shot of a little detail on the top turrent of the B-25.  Made the shields for the gun slots in the turrent, shell link chutes, pulley for cocking cable, springs on bicycle seat.

    Dunno which ref to use...

     

    Sweet job, Mel..

    FWIW if Mel's turret ain't enough, here's the side view of the PBJ-1H/J Bendix upper turret..

  • Melgyver

    This makes the fourth model on this page that I have started on at one time or another and put it aside.  B-25 J, B-26, B-29 and B-17.   Maybe I should resurect one of these builds! 

    Shot of a little detail on the top turrent of the B-25.  Made the shields for the gun slots in the turrent, shell link chutes, pulley for cocking cable, springs on bicycle seat.

    I think a resurrection is in order, especially considering what you've done to the turret assembly! Wow

    On the bench: Heller 1/72 Curtiss Hawk H.75; Italeri 1/72 Su-22. And probably a cat when I'm not looking...