DONE: 1/72 Martin 139 Bomber, Netherlands East Indies AAC - Java Island, Group Build

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    #1 vikingBerserker, Jun 18, 2009
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    Category 2, 1/72nd Williams Brother's Martin B-10B (Model 139W-H2 was the export version for the Dutch) flown with the Netherlands East Indies Air Corp on Java Island Feb 1942.

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    This'll be neat!
     
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    This will be nice. Good to see an out of the ordinary type. See you've had the kit some time too!
     
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    Ah another Dutch one :thumbright:
     
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    Looks a fun one!
     
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    Very cool! Good to see a rare aircraft getting built!
     
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    Wow, different. I'll keep an eye on this one!
     
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    I agree. This one will be cool to see finished.
     
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    looks interesting. can't wait for this one to start and finish
     
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    It's interesting to build a modern model (my Brewster) at the same time as a model that is at least 40 years old (this one) as the quality is night and day (to be fair to Williams Brother's though it could have just been the era this was made and not the company itself).

    Just an example, here is a copy of the ENTIRE instruction sheet:

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    It's actually taken me about a week to get to this point with all the sanding, painting (external colors are the color of the model itself), cursing, sanding etc etc:

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    The main wings actually slide into the fuselage so they have a nice tight fit.

    Tonight, I start the primer and 2nd round of putty.

    Oddly this model had no guns so I've started scratch building 2 x .30 Cal (one for nose turrent and one for the rear cockpit).
     
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    Wow, I din't even know this type had been kitted. I will be watching with interest 8)
     
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    wonderful!!!
     
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    very nice
     
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    gotten off to a good start, keep it up!
     
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    Keep up the good job :thumbright:
     
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    VB I want to see this one definitily finished unusual subject and an oldie kit at that ;) Cheers Kevin
     
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    Good work so far VB. Reminds me of the old Matchbox multi-coloured kits - can be a sod to paint unless primed.
     
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    Nice one mate! Nice to see a change from the more common Pacific types!

    I don't know what the glasswork's like, but Falcon do a replacement vacform set:
    Instructions for Clear-Vax set 30

    Evan
     
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