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P-80 USAAC

Started by Ed S, February 18, 2010, 09:10:58 PM

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Ed S

Going with our local club theme for this years contest, here's my latest.  This is an Airfix 1/72 F-80, done as an operational P-80 in Europe.  The theme is "What If WWII lasted into 1946 and beyond".  The kit is mostly build straight out of the box.  I added some of the 3 tube rocket launchers from the spares box.  Decals came from the spares box also.









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Nice work!  OD over LG is one of my favorite color schemes. 

Did you consider using the paper style drop tanks ?  I think that would have really set it apart for the period. 
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nev

I really like that - very simple yet very effective :wub:
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tanktastic43

Neat and tidy. Good job.  :thumbsup:

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dragon

I still haven't given in to temptation to do a 1946 FAEM (Mexican Expeditionary Air Force) P-80....Mind strong...Body weak...How long can I stand it! :drink:
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MiB

Very Goog job!! :wub:
Or...if they had been fastest in developing the project, could enter the war already in 45 :)
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Quote from: nev on February 18, 2010, 10:48:29 PMI really like that - very simple yet very effective :wub:

I heartily agree. Perfect "What If", simply perfect.

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Quote from: Ian the Hunter-Gatherer on February 19, 2010, 12:38:33 AM
Quote from: nev on February 18, 2010, 10:48:29 PMI really like that - very simple yet very effective :wub:

I heartily agree. Perfect "What If", simply perfect.

Ian

I'd like to be associated with these comments. Great stuff and my favourite type of wiffery  :thumbsup: :bow:
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jorel62

Great job...... :thumbsup: The paper tanks would of look good too. But, who cares Looks great.

Brian da Basher

An absolute stunner, Ed! I really like the rocket tubes. Nice touch.
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The Rat

Lovely job on that! I had the same one on the bench last year, intended to be a Tuskegee Airmen example. Stuffed up the paint job royally so now I need to pick up another one.
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Just gorgeous....every now and then you see a plane that you want to pick up and start flying around the room...and that's one of them !

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So believable, so perfect! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:
I mean perfect concept and execution!
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The Rat

By the way, I notice you made the one assembly error that has stung a lot of us, me included...  ;D
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Quote from: NARSES2 on February 19, 2010, 01:13:41 AM
Quote from: Ian the Hunter-Gatherer on February 19, 2010, 12:38:33 AM
Quote from: nev on February 18, 2010, 10:48:29 PMI really like that - very simple yet very effective :wub:

I heartily agree. Perfect "What If", simply perfect.

Ian

I'd like to be associated with these comments. Great stuff and my favourite type of wiffery  :thumbsup: :bow:

Well, I might as well jump on the band-wagon!  I'm not a fan of the P-80 (simply aesthetic) but I love this model, great work Ed! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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