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T-6 Texan Biafra Kitty Hawk 1/32

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#76 dutik

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:38 PM

What did you do at the weekend?

- Building some bombs and fusing them.

 

OK, we expect a surprise visit from Homeland Security... :oops:

 

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Ready now. Dragon bombs, Kitty Hawk bomb racks (modified), Evergreen styrene braces, CMK resin nuts, fuse props punched out of PE remnants with Micromarks gourgeous Micro Punch set and cut into propeller shape with my trusty tungsten bladed scissor. A multinational effort, indeed :speak_cool:

 

If you need a punch and die set with larger punches than the common modelling sets then look for Micromarks. Largest die is 5,0 mm diameter, which is larger than any other set I know. Highly recommended!

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:32 PM

The bombs are ready:

 

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

For your interest:

 

We pondered some time ago the question if there were used B-25s in Biafra.

 

Yepp, they did. Got 2 B-25J from Miami. One had a solid nose, the second one a glass nose. Camouflage was the same as for the Invaders: Green and brown over light undersurfaces. The Mitchells didn't last long, only a few weeks before beeing written off. One by a landing accident after bombing together with an Invader a government airfield were Mig-17s were assembled (the Invader crashed too), the other one had technical problems and got strafed by gouvernmental aircraft too. The Biafrans were not able to put it back into service.

 

There is an Hikoki book from 1999 about the Biafra Air War. 2 poor photos of the Mitchells and a copy of the subpoena against the US company who sold the Mitchells abroad. Will share the images if I am able to get a copy.

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Latest news:

Glued the prop on. Looks a bit misaligned. Will check this. Still missing the position lights, the antenna wires and the brake lines. Also want to touch up the greenhouse in some spots and add some more dust and soot at the wingroots.

Looks doable.

 

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:10 AM

Bombs stored:

 

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Enjoy!

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 05:10 PM

Man, looks Cool! Glad to see this one back
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:13 AM

Cool!!
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:57 AM

Here we go: The two B-25 in Biafra.

 

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Image from Hikoki Publications book about the air war over Biafra from 1999.

 

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