**** DONE: 1/48 RAAF P-39 Airacobra A53-13 - Aircraft in Foreign Service GB

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    #1 hub, Dec 1, 2011
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    Name: Michael
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Kit: Monogram 1/48 Scale P-39 Airacobra
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Accessories: Red Roo Decals

    On loan from the USAAF the RAAF operated 22 P-39s from 1942 till October 1943 when they were returned to the US 5th Air Force
    A53-13 was operated by 23 Squadron.

    I was not sure if I was going to participate in this build as I couldnt really find a subject I 'liked. I was going to do a captured P-47 by the Luftwaffe but I was outbid on the decals which are out of print and hard to find. Then I came across this kit in my stash and found that a set of Red Roo decals was available (which arrived today!)
    So I will give this one a go even if I am off to a late start.
     

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    number 13! Good pick Michael.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    nice one, might do a Russian P-39 if i can get decals for it after the Xmas period
     
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    Good one Michael. Jan will like this one.
     
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    An interesting choice. :)
     
  6. Vic Balshaw

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    I like your choice Michael looks like a nice little challenge.
     
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    Very cool! I built this one as a lad, always loved it.
     
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    Good one, looking forward to the build.
     
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    Ahoy Micheal
    A great selection to choose, another lend lease aircraft thge mighty Bell airacobra. A very potient airplane it is for her day. This is going to be great to watch.

    Boats
     
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    Nice one Michael..!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragment
    Started this kit years ago but never really got any where with it :oops:, so I have basically started again.
    repainted the cockpit and gun bay last night and added a map case to the starboard door. Have to find some missing bits from the gun bay before I can put the two halves together.
    Will post more later
    Cheers
    Mike
     

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    Off to a great start, well done.
     
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    Love an airacobra, great choice.
     
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    Nicely picked up Mike.
     
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    nice work
     
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    Great start, and for an old kit, it still holds up well with today's kits.
     
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    Love the old Monogram kits! I've got this one sitting on the stash waiting to be gotten to one day.
     
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    A nice beginning. Waiting for another report about the build.
     
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    Been a bit busy lately, but now I have the fuselage glued together along with th wings and tailplanes.
    Pleased with the fit at the wing root looks like no filler! Couldn't findsome missing gun bay parts so I might have to seal it up
    temporarily

    More later

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    Looking good Michael.
     
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