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1/72 Dragon P-61 WIP

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  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
1/72 Dragon P-61 WIP
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2:11 PM

 

As can be seen...this will not be simply OOB!!!

Stay tuned...this will be a fun ride!

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2:44 PM

Good grief Charlie Brown!

You'll be able to build a second one OOB with the left-over parts!

I'm watching this one.

There's a weathering detail I've always been interested in. The machines that were sent over to my F-in-L's squadron in Italy, November 1944 had duct tape placed all along the joints between the movable control surfaces and the main airframe. When they were debarked and set up, the tape was removed and it took the paint with it. Sound familiar?

In the event it left the usual bright aluminum all along those areas. I'll pm you pictures if you care to see it.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:16 PM

Thanks GM, always thought pulling paint with the tape was a screwup on my part.....now I find it is a weathering tecnique...cool, not as bad off as I thought.Wink

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 8:52 PM

Following along fermis. I built one ages ago and IIRC, the only real issue I saw was a difference in wing thickness between the assembled wing and the molded fairing on the fuselage. Could have been me or my kit though.

Eric

 

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 9:33 PM

Hey Fermis! When did you get bionic eyes? Cuz you’re going to need them for all that detail!

This is one of my favorite planes, but I don’t really know why. I’ll be keeping an eye on this build. Good luck!

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, November 02, 2017 4:06 AM
Brother....this one is going to be a fun watch

 

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    March, 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Thursday, November 02, 2017 4:57 AM

OHHHH Fermis!!!! I am sooooo looking forward to seeing this one come together!!! I have the same kit and Eduard Interior and Exterior PE sets and the same Quickboost engines. That however, is as far as I wanted to go, the moment I realized I had spent more on accesories than what I payed for the kit LOL. Hope all goes well with her.Toast

GM what squadron was your F in L a part of? I have a couple books on the P-61 and want to see if anything is mentioned. You told me a few years ago but I've slept since then lol. What did he do? Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, November 02, 2017 8:03 AM

Man, lookit all those goodies !  Be watching this one for sure.  I never was a fan of the P-61 until Toshi built his.Now I wanna build one too.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Pinkbooger on Thursday, November 02, 2017 12:48 PM

I definitely want to see what you do with all of those goodies!!

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

-Darth Vader

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:35 PM

Glad to have you all along for the ride...one of these days...I'll actually get started!

 

RadMax8

Hey Fermis! When did you get bionic eyes? Cuz you’re going to need them for all that detail!

I was born with em! They really are amazing!!!

I know I'm gonna pay the price though...I'll be stricken blind by the time I'm 50!

 

Bill...one of the P-61 books I have, has a segment showing the panels taped up, as well as the resluts from peeling the tape away. All set there...thanks though!

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 02, 2017 7:02 PM

simpilot34

GM what squadron was your F in L a part of? I have a couple books on the P-61 and want to see if anything is mentioned. You told me a few years ago but I've slept since then lol. What did he do? Toast

 

414th, 12th AF.

Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy.

Beaufighters and P-61s. It's interesting that they kept their Beaus running for years with maintenance and rebuilds, but when they broke a P-61 they were just issued a new one.

Staff Sergeant, Mechanic School, Crew Chief and gunner.

 

 

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    January, 2016
  • From: Columbia Falls, Montana
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, November 02, 2017 8:45 PM

Hey Femis,

Man oh man....how many trips did it take you to carry in all those goodies? LOL I will be along for this one for sure. Enjoy sir.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    March, 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, November 04, 2017 7:55 AM

GMorrison
 

414th, 12th AF.

 

Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy.

Beaufighters and P-61s. It's interesting that they kept their Beaus running for years with maintenance and rebuilds, but when they broke a P-61 they were just issued a new one.

Staff Sergeant, Mechanic School, Crew Chief and gunner.

 

Cool thanks!!! Will have a look. Was he assigned to one particular aircraft?

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 05, 2017 1:54 PM

I'm working on the 1/48 version myself. But you are "pounding " in 4 times the detail in half the size!

I will be following...... with my Optivisor on at all time's.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:59 PM

Gettin somewhere with this one, finally!

 

Interior is finished up...used some kit parts, some from the resin set and some from the PE sets, and scratched up new gun barrels with aluminum tubing...

 

 

 

 

 

I added some lead sheet to the bottom of the floor, just aft of the gear bay, as well as a little on the rear bulkhead. I'm sure I'll need to add more between the IP and radar.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:54 AM

Nice start as always fermis.  The interior details look fantastic.

You friend Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:24 PM

I like it! You guys have converted me to 72nd even though I used to swear it off!

Eric

 

  • Member since
    March, 2006
Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:14 AM

simpilot34
 
GMorrison
 

414th, 12th AF.

 

Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy.

Beaufighters and P-61s. It's interesting that they kept their Beaus running for years with maintenance and rebuilds, but when they broke a P-61 they were just issued a new one.

Staff Sergeant, Mechanic School, Crew Chief and gunner.

 

 

 

Cool thanks!!! Will have a look. Was he assigned to one particular aircraft?

 

GM, had a look at my books and the 414th was credited with 5 kills in total.

Jones/Rudovsky        1 Me-410, 1 Ju-88, 1Ju-87

Goodrich/Lane          1 Ju-88

Greenfield/Swartz      1 Ju-52

In another I have it lists the Jones crew with two, other two crews same but also adds DeForrest(G)/ Lutz(P)/ Morrisette(R/O) with one.

 

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:30 AM

Fantastic job! I’t always amazes me the level of detail that you get in your 1/72’s. It always looks like your working on a larger scale

Everybody's cute, everybody's cute, even me. But in purple I'm stunning

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:39 AM

Outstanding work in the cockpit there Fermis, that looks great, Ill be watching this one.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit que bene vivit"


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    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:00 PM

Nice work!

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, November 20, 2017 2:55 PM

Great work!

Clint

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