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Help with B-25J Revell-Monogram kit
ekvaughn
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 09:12 PM UTC
I haven't put together a model since I was a kid. That said, I have a little bit more patience now. I would live to make a very detailed and true to life model of an actual combat version of this plane. I have exhausted all of the online reasearch I could find. It was largely dedicated to museum and airshow planes that didn't see any actual combat. Of course, any combat photos that I did find were not in color. What is the best way to go about beginning this model? I am willing to spend as much time as necessary to get it right. Also, how realistic is a conversion to one of the Doolittle Raiders? I know it was a different version of the plane. Perhaps I should stick with the "J" version and avoid conversions with it being my first real model in quite some time.
Kencelot
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 10:45 PM UTC
I don't know too much in the way of tanks that fly but, I did find a few builds on it.

B-25J MITCHELL by Tom Choy
B-25J Mitchell By Bradley D. Chun
Google's translated version: B-25j Mitchell

Here is a great link to more links on her history: Be sure to check out the link "How To Fly the B25" B25 Mitchell

I'm sure someone with more knowledge than I will help out too.
AJLaFleche
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 09:20 AM UTC

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Also, how realistic is a conversion to one of the Doolittle Raiders? I know it was a different version of the plane. Perhaps I should stick with the "J" version and avoid conversions with it being my first real model in quite some time.



I'd say stick to the kit for now. To do the Doolittle version, you'd have to move the turret back, remove the side windows (with their .50's), put in small rear windows on either side, remove the tail gunner's position and rebuild the tail adding a broomstick bogus MG. Accurate may have had the correct version, but I'm not sure about that.
ekvaughn
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 09:26 AM UTC
Thanks for the help Kencelot.
ponysoldier
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 01:19 PM UTC
The J mod of the B25 is a great build.One place that you could try for combat pics
is the Boeing aircraft site. They store a great deal of aircraft pics and some plans,
even many from other companies



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Holocaust59
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 01:30 PM UTC
If I remember rightly, the B25 features heavily in the film version of 'Catch 22' perhaps that would give you some ideas. Of course they are not in their original schemes, but I would imagine that anyone who goes to the trouble of flying a restored warbird will certainly take the trouble to have it fairly authentic.
Bender
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 03:11 AM UTC
hope Im not too late to help out, but here are some more build links for the B-25

http://204.50.25.179/features00/b25convdf_1.htm
http://204.50.25.179/features01/b25gir_1.htm

these are some kit bashing, and upgrade articles on B-25, unfortunatly neither are for the B-25 J, but hope it will help ya.

Bender
mavrick1124
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 01:41 PM UTC
EK, Accurate Minatures has 2 kits in 1/48 scale that are of the early versions of the B-25. They are pricy, about 45.00 to 50.00, but you will not have to convert anything. I just finished the Monogram kit and it was an ill-fitting puppy. From waht I have heard the Accurate is great. Might be worth checking into.
mavrick1124
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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 01:43 PM UTC
Sorry, forgot to mention this but, one of the Accurate kits is of the Doolittle's Raiders