**** DONE: 1/48 P-39 Airacobra - Allied Manufactured Aircraft

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  1. fubar57

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    #1 fubar57, Feb 5, 2015
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    User Name: fubar57
    Name: George
    Category: Advanced
    Kit: Revell
    Accessories: Some wire, seat belts, decals.

    My subject is a P-39Q Zebra Training aircraft, used to train air-gunners. This was the forerunner to the P-63 Pinball aircraft. I'll be doing the center aircraft.

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    Geo
     
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    The kit was made in '83 and the decals in 2009. There is some flash and some of the details are soft but this is going to be more of an exercise in painting. The beauty of this kit is it can be made into a P-400, P-39D and a P-39Q

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    As I am going to be modeling the center aircraft, I'm wondering in anyone has better eyes and can tell me if there is an antenna mast on it as on the upper and lower aircraft. I know that not all P-39Qs carried them.

    Geo

    P.S. I have a second kit and Jan has already been sent the #13 decals.
     
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    Good one George. Looking closely at the pic, I'd say yes, the center aircraft has an antenna mast. I can just see a shadow over the fuselage.
     
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    nice one Geo, used the same kit in Gb #23 mine had been made in 1979 !
     
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    Good choice Geo and original painting :thumbright:
     
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    I agree with Terry. Here is a clipped pic of better quality with the kite. The antenna mast can be noticed. Also here you are two profiles I found via the net.

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    Thanks guys. Good eyes Terry and much better photo Wojtek. Found another version of the stripes online but I couldn't make out what was going on around the serial numbers, large shadow?

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    I'll stand by my original choice.

    Geo
     
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    I can't see any shadow there.


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    Sorry Wojtek, the photo I posted in Post#7.

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    Revell........you soooo carazee!!

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    Also, some of the flash that will need to be dealt with.

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    First, the colour photo is a different style of finish to the aircraft you're doing. But I've had a look at the pic and lightened it, and it looks like that 'shadow' might be a tarpaulin over the tail. There's very little detail showing, but the triangular 'shadow' is very dense and positive, probably too much so for a shadow, and there is what appears to be possibly a rope and knot under the fuselage, corresponding with where the edge of the 'tarp' would be.
     
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    Oh I see. Where did you find the shot of her?
     
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    Gawd knows, Wojtek. I find a photo on the net, download it, and never remember to bookmark or make note of the site it was on. I believe there is an aerial view of a similar aircraft but with diagonal stripes on the wings. Where? I haven't a clue. Anyhoo....wings in bondage.

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    Nice one Geo. Fits right in with the oddball schemes you like.
     
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    Kinky start Geo.
     
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    OK.
     
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    Thanks Guys. I just hope I can do the scheme some justice Andy. Besides the bleed under, my biggest concern is the white paint coverage. I'm test driving two new white paints, Vallejo and Citadel. I'll blast the model with a white primer spray bomb first. I've decided to close up all the panels because, A) I won't be able to load up the nose with lead shot and still keep the panel off, 2) trying to add detail to the molded engine inside the starboard fuselage will be a pain in the keester. I tacked it on with Ambroid ProWeld and then flooded the seam on the inside with Gorilla glue. I'll remove the nubs once it sets up...

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    ...I also hate having to add the exhausts at this stage.

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    Looking good so far Geo. Which way do the exhausts fit? It might be possible to adapt them to be fitted later.
     
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