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Alec K (Pardubak)
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P-61A Black Widow

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.

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Project

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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, 02:23
 
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, 08:37
Eelco Gregoire
Great build!
19. March 2017, 08:48
Urban Gardini
Fantastic work mate, just marvelous to behold!
19. March 2017, 08:54
Spanjaard
fantastic scratchbuilding, with amazing painting. lovely model all the way. a stunner for sure. congratulations.
19. March 2017, 10:20
Rui Reis
Wow... Superb build and photos!
19. March 2017, 10:39
Alec K
Humble thanks mates! Fun project, learned a lot
19. March 2017, 17:48
Tim Heimer
Great work! can't believe the scale!
19. March 2017, 17:55
Stefan Schacht
very nice
19. March 2017, 18:17
Christian Keller
Stunning work
19. March 2017, 20:20
Alec K
Thanks much!
20. March 2017, 22:03
Christian Bruer
Very nice scratch build details and very nice overall work and finish
13. April 2017, 16:48
ForestFan
Excellent work all round, really like this!
13. April 2017, 17:32
Spanjaard
very nice!
13. April 2017, 17:44
Alec K
Thank you mates!
13. April 2017, 23:36

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