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Project Silverplate B-29 "Straight Flush"

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  • Member since
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  • From: Philadelphia, PA
Project Silverplate B-29 "Straight Flush"
Posted by AUSTanker on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:04 AM

Greetings! Would like to do the classic Monogram 1/48 B-29 Superfortress as CPT Claude Eatherly's controversial Project Silverplate bomber "Straight Flush," which features epically un-PC nose art...as well as having the distinction of disobeying direct orders and nearly bombing Hirohito's royal palace.

I was able to find the old Microscale decal for this plane but oddly, it depicts the nose art as having a yellow background...when most drawings and photos online show a light blue background.

Did Microscale get it wrong? Any possibility that the nose art was indeed on a yellow background rather than light blue?

I could live with the "wrong" color; just curious if anyone out there has seen this plane depicted with the yellow background to the nose art on original 1945 sources, outside of this old Microscale sheet? Thanks! 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 12, 2019 12:21 PM

This appears to be an original WWII color photo of the aircraft. If it is, the color is blue... and yes, old Microscale decals did have their screw ups. Research was not so easy back then....

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 12, 2019 12:42 PM

That's odd, and the decal's copy and circle are red.

  • Member since
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 12, 2019 12:49 PM

GMorrison

That's odd, and the decal's copy and circle are red.

 

In this black & white version, look how the red on the sleeve blends into the border... that’s an easy supposition to make that the circle border is red... and seeing how the blue is so light for background, a presumption of yellow....photo interpretation...

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    September, 2005
  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Monday, August 12, 2019 6:16 PM

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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