****Finished: Martin 139 Bomber, Netherlands East Indies AAC - Java Island

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    #1 vikingBerserker, Aug 21, 2009
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    Category: 2
    Scale: 1:72
    Manufacturer: Williams Brothers
    Model Type: Martin 139WH (Dutch East Indies export version of Martin B-10)
    Details: 1-VLG-II Netherlands East Indies Army Air Corps, Java Island Feb-1942


    This one was a challenge and when it came to painting the canopies, I was in over my head and still am not fully satisfied with the way it came out. I think if I had done this after having a few more models under my belt coming out of “retirement”, I would have done a better job on them. Also had a heck of a time finding the right size decals, which being white meant I could not make them on the PC – so I had to settle for yellow instead. I also slightly overdid it on the pastels around the ailerons– which were not noticeable until I took the pics. Landing gear had to be placed up due to collapsing.

    The one thing I can say about working on obscure aircraft, information is not readily available!

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  2. Njaco

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    Canopies look pretty good to me as does the whole kit. Great looking!
     
  3. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    Nice work VB! I've been out of model building for 25 years and yours look far better than mine ever did.:thumbleft:
     
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    It's great to see something a little different VB, so more credit to ya for that! Still you have turned out a wonderful result with this build. Fantastic! 8)

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Great work VB!
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Thats a good build you have there.
     
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    Nice work VB. Very nice work indeed. :thumbright:
     
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    Excellent VB, well done mate. I wouldn't mind making one of these, in 1/48 scale though...
     
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    Thanks fellas, but the camera hides a lot of sins. The canopies have done wonders expanding my um, vocabulary. :oops:
     
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    Very interesting crate.Nice work .:D :D :D
     
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    nice plane,

    DBII
     
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    Nice work VB ! Are you going to change the date on your camera!?
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Everytime I take the memory card out, I have to take the battery out as well. I just got tired of having to reset the dam thing! :lol:
     
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    Looks very nice Vb....
     
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    very nice Viking
     
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    Nice one, Viking, especially since there is so much unknown about these bombers.
     
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    Beautiful job mate! :D

    I agree the control surfaces are a little strong, but I think your glasswork is beautiful! Definitely can't have been easy!!!!
     
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