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Alec K (Pardubak)
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P-61A Black Widow

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I was looking for the DML P-61A kit some time, and when I found it in the vendor room at the 2014 IPMS Nationals, I snatched it. It is very nice by 1990's standards, although the detail is not as crisp as top of the line fare these days. Clear parts are thick and have blemishes, although they fit very well. Decals are on the thick side, but still usable. There are some fit issues with this kit, but I was happy with it overall.

I opted for the Aires interior set as I liked the resin bits (Eduard makes a PE interior set No.73296). I skipped Eduard's No.72476 exterior PE set as it seemed more geared toward the B version, and I felt I could do better scratch-building with styrene. I used engines by Quickboost (these are very nice). Main wheels came from the True Details set, and the front wheel from the otherwise unusable landing gear set No.72025 by Scale Aircraft Conversions. Aftermarket parts also included canopy mask from Eduard and the Microscale decal set.

 

Project

This album is attached to project P-61A Black Widow.

Albums: 1 with 53 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 P-61A Black Widow (Dragon 5016)1:72 Martin B-26 A-B, P-61 A-B Wheel Set & P-61 Mud Guard (True Details 72026)5+
Northrop P-61A Black Widow
US Military US Army Air Forces (1941-1947)
425 NFS 25594 | Olive Drab
 

Comments

19. March 2017 at 02:23:06 Share
gorbygould Wow! That is a stunning model Alec! Thanks for taking us through the build process – fascinating. Even your photo edit at the end is spot on.
19. March 2017 at 08:37:00
Eelco Gregoire Great build!
19. March 2017 at 08:48:03
Urban Gardini Fantastic work mate, just marvelous to behold!
19. March 2017 at 08:54:06
Spanjaard fantastic scratchbuilding, with amazing painting. lovely model all the way. a stunner for sure. congratulations.
19. March 2017 at 10:20:24
Rui Reis Wow... Superb build and photos!
19. March 2017 at 10:39:49
Alec K Humble thanks mates! Fun project, learned a lot
19. March 2017 at 17:48:49
Tim Heimer Great work! can't believe the scale!
19. March 2017 at 17:55:46
Stefan Schacht very nice
19. March 2017 at 18:17:02
Christian Keller Stunning work
19. March 2017 at 20:20:29
Alec K Thanks much!
20. March 2017 at 22:03:40
Christian Bruer Very nice scratch build details and very nice overall work and finish
13. April 2017 at 16:48:54
ForestFan Excellent work all round, really like this!
13. April 2017 at 17:32:50
Spanjaard very nice!
13. April 2017 at 17:44:36
Alec K Thank you mates!
13. April 2017 at 23:36:26
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