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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Coming soon...
« Reply #2235 on: August 03, 2020, 02:50:40 pm »
Oh goody!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Coming soon...
« Reply #2236 on: August 04, 2020, 07:17:13 am »
It certainly has  :thumbsup:. I built the Anigrand in plain old OD/NG but I know Mike McEvoy has done at least 3 in different liveries.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2237 on: August 07, 2020, 12:37:36 am »
Douglas B-42A Mixmaster - 874th BS, 498th BG, 73rd BW, United States Army Air Force, 1946

USAAF B-42 MIXMASTER.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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First Mixmaster skin is done but I need to do another 10 nose arts to join the 8 already done. Next skin will be something darker and over Korea...

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2238 on: August 07, 2020, 12:46:31 am »
That looks magnificent!  :thumbsup:

Does the model have the rearward firing guns in wing's trailing edges?
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2239 on: August 07, 2020, 12:52:55 am »
That looks magnificent!  :thumbsup:

Does the model have the rearward firing guns in wing's trailing edges?

Yes. Next time around I'll see if I can show them firing.

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No fighters chasing me on a quick mission but you can see the guns.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2240 on: August 07, 2020, 01:54:23 am »
Cool. A camouflaged Britsh one in SEAC markings should look exotic?

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2241 on: August 07, 2020, 02:13:39 am »
That looks magnificent!  :thumbsup:

Does the model have the rearward firing guns in wing's trailing edges?

Yes. Next time around I'll see if I can show them firing.

No fighters chasing me on a quick mission but you can see the guns.


Fantastic!  :thumbsup:

My mixed media kit of the Mixmaster has them too, in resin, but they look the very DEVIL to assemble into the vacform wings!  ;D
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2242 on: August 07, 2020, 05:43:35 am »
Nice one!  :wub:

One hopes that an injection Mixmaster is on the to-do list of at least one of the more adventurous manufacturers.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2243 on: August 07, 2020, 06:54:23 am »
Cool. A camouflaged Britsh one in SEAC markings should look exotic?

It certainly would  :thumbsup:

I wasn't aware of the wing guns. The Anigrand kit doesn't include them, or if it did I missed them.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2244 on: August 07, 2020, 06:56:30 am »

One hopes that an injection Mixmaster is on the to-do list of at least one of the more adventurous manufacturers.

And they could possibly get the Jetmaster out of the same tools
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2245 on: August 07, 2020, 08:56:13 am »
Cool. A camouflaged Britsh one in SEAC markings should look exotic?

It certainly would  :thumbsup:

I wasn't aware of the wing guns. The Anigrand kit doesn't include them, or if it did I missed them.


There are twin 20 mm cannon on pivoting mounts in the fixed section between the flaps and the ailerons. Normally they hide behind upper and lower doors, but when needed the doors open vertically in line with the air flow and out pop the guns!

Quite how they're sighted I'm not sure, but there must be some periscopes involved somewhere.....
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2246 on: August 07, 2020, 03:27:07 pm »
A solid nose version with  cannons and. 50 cals would  be great  too, and in service over Vietnam
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2247 on: August 07, 2020, 04:03:17 pm »

One hopes that an injection Mixmaster is on the to-do list of at least one of the more adventurous manufacturers.

And they could possibly get the Jetmaster out of the same tools

I suspect there are too many differences in the fuselage lines and the wing, but I'd be happy to be proved wrong!
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2248 on: August 07, 2020, 04:04:54 pm »
Cool. A camouflaged Britsh one in SEAC markings should look exotic?

It certainly would  :thumbsup:

I wasn't aware of the wing guns. The Anigrand kit doesn't include them, or if it did I missed them.


There are twin 20 mm cannon on pivoting mounts in the fixed section between the flaps and the ailerons. Normally they hide behind upper and lower doors, but when needed the doors open vertically in line with the air flow and out pop the guns!

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Co-pilot could turn his seat around and use a remote sighting station.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - B-42A Mixmaster
« Reply #2249 on: August 07, 2020, 04:07:03 pm »
A solid nose version with  cannons and. 50 cals would  be great  too, and in service over Vietnam
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There was one projected for both prop and jet versions:

Prop: 16 x .50 cals or 1 x 75mm + 2 x .50 cals.

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