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The Virgin Widow: Great Wall P-61A
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 07:53 AM UTC
Joel Willstein has spent some time improving the Great Wall Hobby P-61A kit. Here are the results.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 11:45 AM UTC
Very nice article Joel. Hope you don't mind if I print it out for when I'm ready to build mine!
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 12:11 PM UTC
Michael, Please be my guest.
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 12:40 PM UTC
JA
Excellent article and one terrific build, s you absolutely were able to take the P-61 to the next level.
Outstanding work
Bro
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 01:02 PM UTC
Bro, Thanks
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 02:31 PM UTC
One of my favorite build threads, I will be trawling through it for a few pending builds for sure.

Congrats on a super job Joel.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 03:27 PM UTC
Damian, Thanks. It really means a lot.
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 04:58 PM UTC
An excellent build and an excellent article Joel
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 05:15 PM UTC
Thumbs up Joel ! Super work





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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 08:30 PM UTC
Nice one Joel!

An excellent article. Keep 'em coming!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 10:33 PM UTC
What an amazing build Joel and much enjoyed reading the interesting article..Carmel
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 02:21 AM UTC
My sincerest thanks to all of you for taking the time to not only stop by and read my feature article, but also for your more then kind words and comments.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 05:05 AM UTC
Joel, beautiful work indeed. One of the toughest tasks as a modeler is to bring life to a black paint scheme but you executed it perfectly. Really a well done Widow. A true nocturnal predator.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 11:31 AM UTC
Ian, thank you so much for those really very kind words.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 03:56 AM UTC
Great stuff Joel. Really educational too
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:06 AM UTC
Michael, thanks so much for those kind words. Glad you enjoyed the build, and got something out of it you can use.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 04:04 PM UTC
Joel, excellent review and how-to blog! I agree that your handling of the black camouflage is wonderful.
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 03:30 AM UTC
Fred, Thanks for your positive comments. The black paint scheme was certainly a new challenge for me as I've always shied away from them. They seem to show every error and screw up. If you look close enough, you'll see that I made my fair share of them.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 05:44 AM UTC
Very nice work Joel!

The paint job is wonderful.



Matrixone
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 05:52 AM UTC
Les, Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
Joel