Monagram 1/48 P-61A

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  1. Donivanp

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    I have one shot of a clear nose, but, I am doing the clear and then going to "frost" it for the opaque fiberglass look. The GW B has a clear nose. Most early A models had the unpainted nose, and I'm doing one of the first 31 with a gun turret. OD over Nutrual gray. Or at least that's the plan. I only get about two days a week at best. I'm dedicated on a Dollar Tree account so I'm normally home Sunday night through Tuesday evening. Then, like now, I'm on the lot of my first delivery at 0500 hrs Wensday. Then I go back to Oklahoma for a new load and do the same in NE Oklahoma area on Saturday. Hey it works.
     
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    WORK??? Let me think a moment,,,,Oh Yea...Now I remember. As I have gotten older and wiser (sounds good anyway) I discovered that there are six things that I really loved about my job. Pay day, lunch time, quitting time, vacation time, holidays, and of course retirement.
     
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    This is Yp-61A from Northrop P-612 Black Widow "The Complete Hisory and Combat record by Gatty Pape with John M. and Donna |Campbell
     

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    Note the 'YP' designation - pre-production model.
     
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    Yes I know, fully versed but the the standard early radomes were very translucent. that is what I am trying to do. Will I make it? Well we will have to see.
     
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    Well it took a bit of doing but By Jove I think I've got it! Talked to Dale about the flanges that were showing up when I tried to VF this nose. He suggested to raise it up a but. I still had some bad shots but by gluing everything down so it would not jump when I brought the plastic down and raising it up higher it looks like I got the nose I wanted. 20170319_164711.jpg 20170319_164718.jpg 20170319_164728.jpg
     
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    Fantastic work you have going on Don. This will look awesome when done :)
     
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    Nicely done so far!
     
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    Looking good Don. I like the idea of frosting the clear nose. How do you plan to do it, sand it with fine sand paper?
     
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    Nicely done there Don.
    A thin coat of matt clear varnish could possibly replicate the translucent look.
     
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    Looking good. Did you also cast the main gears? The plastic ones are so stinking weak. One side always snaps in half on these kits.
     
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    You did a very good job with that nose, Don.
    With either options of Glenn or Terry you have solved the opaque crystal.

    Saludos hasta Texas! :thumbup:
     
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