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1/48 Revell P-61 (with a twist)

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I started this project to take a break from the Airfix Hellcat...which project I started to take a break from the ATR project...and being a bit off my rocker decided I could build it as something a bit different in the sense that if nothing is tried (ventured) nothing is gained. To that end I decided I'd try putting turbo prop engines and STOL wing tips (as well as anything else I could think of along the way) If finished, I plan (hope for) putting it in SEA COIN camouflage of some kind, or 2 tone grays.

Some pics

PS- Obviously not an historically correct model aircraft.

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In that it's a bit crazy?

hmmmm you could be on to something...

In any case these are the props I'm planning on using, donated from Revell's 1/72 A-400 Atlas (with my own version of a spinner)

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Man, i like this fiddling around with options, posibilities, fantasy and just "plane" fun building, anxious to see the outcome!!!

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Thanks for looking in on me and the encouraging comments!

Moving along with the build, both Garrett (Honywell) TPE-331's "Dog Whistles" have been glued on and faired in. I managed to sort out the seams on the fuselage and fit wing fences...but lost my 1/48 Huey Hog rocket launchers I had planned to mount under the wing. I may have to go with a clean wing or find something else to stick under them (not an easy job as almost everything in my stash is 1/32)

A few pictures of where the model sits right now

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Chris, love the vanes and other bits.  But won’t the stub antenna interfere with the operation of the dorsal turret?

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Thanks for the positive comments! I do appreciate the encouragement!!

Good eye Gaz, when I stuck the antenna on I was (still am) working with the formula that the turret would be forward fixed for ground attack or, have a small port/ starboard movement with no real ability to elevate (ground attack straight ahead kind of thing) 

I do like building off the menu all right!

I primed the model, fixed the issues I found, and then shot the light gray bottom color....most of it.

I still want to paint the clear tail cone dark gray (so it's not clear) then the top color camouflage perhaps

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Mmmmmmm

 

XA-61T!

 

I was almost going to suggest a NMF overall for that 50s X plane look!

 

Any way you slice it this is cooooool

 

 

I guess if it was operational, it would probably be an A-61T.   :lol:

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