**** DONE: 1/48 Bell P-39 Aircobra - Aircraft in Foreign Service WWII

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  1. dneid

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    #1 dneid, Nov 3, 2013
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    Name: Dale
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale, 1/48
    Manufacturer:Eduard
    Type: P-39
    Aftermarket: None, out of the box build

    Call me a glutton for punishment. After reading Red Phoenix Risen, I am on a VVS kick. The Soviets flew the P-39 extensively and seemed to be rather successful with the airframe. So, sign me up for this one as well. Just gotta keep this one and the B-25 separated and the focus on finishing the '25.

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    Thought I would add a few more shots of the Eduard kit for this group build while I am waiting on decals to set up on the B-25.

    Dale
     
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    That Eduard kit is great, with parts for almost every version of P-39. You should do well with it Dale.

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    Cool subject!
     
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    Great choice. I await the finish ... :)
     
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    Nice one. Looking forward to it.
     
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    I'm a bit confused (it happens easily!) - is this in Russian service, or, as in the thread title 'Flying Tigers' ?
     
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    #8 dneid, Nov 4, 2013
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    In service with the Soviets. Forgive the copy and paste and subsequent lack of clarity. It is my mind going, Terry, not yours.
    Dale
     
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    With all here. Looking forward to the build.
     
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    Excellent reference!!! Thank you for the link.
    Dale
     
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    Nice one Dale. You'll like that kit, I built it a few years back.
     
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    Nice one Dale.
     
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    This GB is sure bringing in some varied subject and many countries, so nice to see.
     
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    #15 meatloaf109, Nov 4, 2013
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    Yep, those Ruskies found the P-39 to be quite the "can-opener" against the early panzers. (I, II, '35t's and 38t's. As well as soft skinned 250 series half tracks.)
     
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    Ok, with the Mitchell finally complete, I cleaned up the bench a bit, organized a few things and pulled the P-39 out. Got some ZCG down and started a few assemblies. Man, those damned T-handles in PE are IMPOSSIBLE to place. Any ideas? Pics to come when I am a tad further along. Unfortunately, the next 3 steps are all PE.... I have a love/hate thing with PE.
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    I know it's not P.E. and it's quite large but I have success doing this. Attach a piece of poster or silly putty to a tooth-pick, press the P.E. part into the putty so it just holds, dab some super glue on the part and hold it into position until it dries. Gently pull on the tooth-pick and the stronger join should hold the part. The hard part is figuring out how much pressure is used holding the part to the putty....

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    Use thick CA glue. Place a blob on the end of the PE, stick it to the part where it's supposed to go, and with your third hand, apply accelerator.
     
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    All sound advice, just don't let that little 'Ping' occur and the PE flies off in some unknown direction never to be seen again...damn, I hate it when that happens...
     
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