This is the Revell 1/144 scale "Northrop B-2 Bomber" (#4070-0389). Built straight from the box with all the faults that may entail with regard to accuracy (e.g. some of the decals didn't seem to match the panel lines!), a curious dipping of the wings and an odd lop-sided opening of one of the bomb bays. I was able to use the same paint as the current Thai Harrier build in the Britmodeller Harrier STGB - and one of the reasons for doing it, other than she's a striking looking aircraft. Didn't take too long - though did require a few extra coats of Klear and yet still got some silvering! Paint-wise, I used Acrylics ... Life Colour UA022 - Dark Grey / Gunship Grey - main scheme Revell 36106 - Tar Black - wheels, leading edges Humbrol 33 - White - u/c Humbrol 75 - Bronze Green (weapons).
Colours look different as the photos were taken at different times in different locations (just to confuse, but does illustrate the issue around whether colours are "right" or "wrong" of course!
Ironically, it's a bigger size than a 1/48 Harrier, so good painting practice for me. It's now been donated to a friend to sit on a shelf in his study.
Next build is the Revell Northrop MDD YF-23A - now that is small, though still bigger than a 1/144 Harrier. Then it's the Apache!
how does the kit all fit together anyhow? i just cant seem to visualise it...
Quite simple really - the outer wings - the rectangular shapes (upper and lower parts) slot into the main "body" (which is split upper and lower). The engine covers are added to this main body. Err, that's it really. Just add undercarriage, weapons and bomb doors. Cockpit is basic, but you're not able to see in so academic. Fit is quite good - just a few gaps need sorting. A number of kits have part of the lower wing on the upper wing part (e.g. flaps) - so you can get over large gaps sometimes.
wafu819: Can anyone please tell me colour of f4j cockpit and where I can get a decent picture of the tie down points
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jay16: can anyone help i'm after the decalpool 1/12 wayne rainey and kevin schwantz leather decals for the 1988 season
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jay16: hello i've recently returned to the hobby i mainly build motor bikes from the 60's-00's kit all 1/12th scale and would like to thank the fellow members at the harrow club for helping me improve my builds
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dc: I'm trying to get in touch with Mike Verier, I spoke to him at the Tyneside show but I've lost the e-mail address, please could you reply Mike if you see this or pass it on to him if you know him,
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modelmotab1: hello everyone. off on hols to hanoi and phuket. does anyone know if there are any model shops in either of these places?
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bannyjunior: I'm trying to find the F Parts sprue for the Tamiya 1/12 Williams FW14b. Unfortunately this is no longer available from Tamiya. Help would be very gratefully received.
Nov 27, 2017 14:28:16 GMT
jeeves103: Hi, i’am Looking for instructions and decals for the old Revell HH-53 Or CH-53 USAF / MARINES in 1/48 Scale. Can anyone help please. Thank you in advance. Regards, Dave
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Jason: Blog updated pop on over to theaveragemodeller.com for a read,
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stimpy60: Does anyone know the UK contact for AMP? If there is one that is. I've just had the front clear cockpit crack on the Westland Dragonfly helicopter and want to try and source replacement parts if possible.
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kfirfae: Joined recently. Been stashing kits for years. Time to start building! A few years ago I purchased several lots/old kits off ebay. Need Instructions for the following 1/72 kits; Heller Alouette III, Airfix Coursair II, Hobbycraft Beaver.
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josef: To kfirfae: Maybe late ... I have tutorials for Beaver HC and Allouette Heller
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