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Saturday, October 15, 2016

P-61A Black Widow - GWH 1:48

My latest build is P-61A Black Widow (Glass Nose) in 1:48 scale from the GWH kit.
This is a very good kit, in this release GWH has corrected some faults and mistakes of the first release, such as cowling openings etc.

I built the model mostly OOB, with the addition of Quickboost spinners/propellers and turret guns, and also Eduard Brassin wheels. The kit is very good overall in terms of fit, with the exception of the windshield, which makes a step, but this is easily resolved with some plastic and putty. The most difficult task in this version, due to the glass nose, is to install sufficient weight in a very small space between the instrument panel and the radar wall. I put as much weight as I could but unfortunately, she is a tail-sitter (still not obvious in the photos, due to the angle of the shots).
Apart from this disappointment, I focused on weathering the model using oils, hair spray technique, colour fading with the airbrush and pigments.
enjoy the photos!











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