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Monogram B-25H Instructions

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Monogram B-25H Instructions
Posted by cjb523 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:33 PM

Hello All,

Recently I picked up some models in various stages of assembly from a family friend. One of the models was a B-25, which came with most(?) of the parts, and the instructions from a 50's Revell B-25 kit. However, once I started comparing the instructions and the parts, I realized the kit I had was a different version. I had previously build a new Revell B-25J, and saw that some of the parts were the same, so after a bit of online research I am pretty sure this kit I have now is the Monogram B-25H with the cannon nose. My question is, does anyone have a copy of the instructions that they could scan and send? I printed out the instruction to the Revell B-25J they currently have, and it helped, but there are still some mysteries 

Thanks for the help!

CJ

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:32 AM

Here's a bump for new member cjb523.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:52 PM

There are two possibilities for Monogram Gun Nose B-25's, those that were not painted over glass noses but sheet metal conversions.  The more common is kit no. 5507, a B-25J with two columns of four 50 caliber guns, 8 total.  The other is kit no. 5500, a B-25H with four .50 caliber guns in a row, and a 75mm cannon low on the left side of the nose.  Here are the decal placement charts from both, the top is 5500 and the bottom is 5507.  When you let me know which you have I will put the instructions on my website.

John

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Posted by cjb523 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:19 PM

Thank you very much Tim, and in reply to jeaton01, the kit I have is the B-25H, with the four machine guns in a row and the cannon in the lower corner. I really appreciate the help

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Posted by cjb523 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 5:50 PM

Jeaton01, I was able to see all the pages except for page 3 and 8. For some reason they didn't download, and when I tried to open them through the internet it gave me an error. Thank you so much for the help already, hopefully we can figure out how to see the rest of those pages!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:00 PM

Should be OK now.  Someday I will figure out the link editor!

John

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Posted by cjb523 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:10 PM

They worked perfectly now, thank you so very much!

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Posted by echolmberg on Friday, January 25, 2013 8:32 AM

CJB,

If you're new here then welcome to the forum!!!  Welcome Sign

I'm sorry I didn't see you post earlier.  I have the very same kit and I would have been happy to scan my kit's instructions for you.  I'm glad John was able to help you out. 

I'm very curious to know what you're going to do with the kit's decals.  The colors and graphics seem to have been made with old technology and you can really see the dots used to make them up.  I've actually shelved this kit because I haven't been able to find any aftermarket B-25H decals that I like.  That part bugs me because many of those H's were extremely colorful when it came to their nose art!  The decal selection for the H variant is seriously in need of expansion. 

Best wishes!

Eric

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Posted by cjb523 on Friday, January 25, 2013 12:25 PM

Hello Eric, thanks for the welcome! I've subscribed to the magazine for years, as well as Scale Auto, and have been on the Scale Auto Forum before, but this was my first time on the FSM Forum. It's funny you ask about the decals, because I actually don't have decals for this kit. When I picked the kit up, it was started and missing a few pieces, as well as the instructions and decals. I did a search online for B-25H decals, and it looks like there was a set in production around 2001, but they aren't being made anymore. So honestly, I don't know what I'm going to do for decals! What I thought would be really neat would be to replicate the B-25H that is on display at the New England Air Museum in WIndsor Locks, CT. I live in CT, and have been to the Museum many times, so I have many reference pictures of 'Dog Daize'. It looks as though the scheme is similar to the kit decals that would have come with the kit, but obviously not having the kit decals, and there seeming to be no aftermarket decals for the H version, I honestly don't know what to do! Anyone else have any ideas?

PS- Eric the kit is really a nice kit, and the new B-25 Revell kits are almost direct copies of the Monogram one. Don't pass up building the kit, it's really nice!

CJ

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, January 25, 2013 1:13 PM

Here is a scan of the decals for the original issue of the kit.

John

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Posted by cjb523 on Friday, January 25, 2013 2:46 PM

Wow, yet again John, thank you very much. I may try to edit these and print them myself..maybe...if I muster up enough courage

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Posted by jb4406 on Friday, January 25, 2013 5:43 PM

I bought the same kit used, and found the kit decals were pretty beat up. I have SuperScale decal#48-51(unknown issue date) and  #48-992 (issued 2005) for this kit.  Sheet #48-51 has 2  "1st Air Commando Group"  B-25H's ("Sweet Sue" & "Dolly"), while #48-992 has Capt. R.T. Smith's  "Barbie III" from 1st Air Commando Group (India 1944) &  Capt. Henry Vikin's  "Vikin's Vicious Virgin" from 82nd BS/12th BG (Italy 1943). Nice decals if you can find them reasonably priced. BTW, "Vikin's Vicious Virgin" has the same face on it as the one at the NEAM. Wouldn't be hard to replicate the nose art for "Dog Daze" on the computer & print onto decal paper.

"The difficult, I do  right away. The impossible will take a little longer."

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Posted by cjb523 on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:46 AM

Is it just me or are both of those sets out of production now? I can't seem to find them anywhere

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 1:04 AM

I don't think the cannon nose model has been reissued in quite some time, but the glass nose is almost always available around here.  Seems like I saw it at Michaels not long ago.  But it occurs to me you are probably talking about the decals, And I don't know about them.

John

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Posted by paintsniffer on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:06 AM

I believe the gun nose version is currently in production.

I have built the whole lineup of Revell B-25s, everything behind the first bulkhead is identical.

Excuse me.. Is that an Uzi?

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Posted by jb4406 on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:55 PM

CJ,

Both sets are OOP but I've seen them on ebay quite frequently, although sometimes are pricey

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