1/72 Hasegawa B-25J Mitchell

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Nov 29 2019

 

      

The Hasegawa Mitchell is a lovely detailed kit. However not quite right for this model. The customer supplied the decals and the kit so that is what I worked with. All I did to make it better was sand down the glass details and paint it over. Then added more nose guns.

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The decals are the question. The are Kitsworld, for a representation of the Canadian Warplane Museums B-25 Hot Gen.  The instructions show a circle symbol for the port nose, however it is not on the sheet. Also the real airframe is a darker green then the OD as used by wartime 98 squadron. Its also missing the two inner tail flag markings that are on the real plane. The most questionable thing on the instructions is listing the artist who designed and painted Hot Gen. Lance knows nothing about this company using his name. He is wondering when to expect his royalty check.

The invasion stripes would have been nice as decals in this scale. However the paint worked just fine. I left the model glossy as the real plane is, as opposed to the wartime flat green.

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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler