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If it cleared the runway I would have kept the bigger prop.  It would enable that well known fighter pilot Lavochkin Dundee to pull a "that's not a propeller..." moment...  ;D
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Good grief, he's almost finished! :o


Why am I surprised? :unsure:

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Looking good!

A question, if I may. Is this aircraft to be powered by an American engine or are you going with the Hercules as comes with that cowling?


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It's a Herc. Bigger American engines were not avaliable at the time, ans since the Hercules was already in the RAAF arsenal (Beaufighter), it's a plausible choice. The size is also a good match for the La-7's fuselage.

The big B-24 prop would have been too big - careful tests showed that there would not have been any (sound) clearance during landing and take-off, and the "new" one works fine and looks more balanced.

No big progress since yesterday, just the undersides were painted in light blue-grey. The white tail comes next, then some weathering and the white leading edges on the wings.

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Yesterday's plan fulfilled: tail is white, I did some weathering and post-shading to the model, and I appllied the white wing leading edges with decal material. Tricky stunt, but probably simpler than trying to paint the areas. I also attached the 20mm cannons and did some work on the landing gear. Things come together, I think that I might start with the decals today - puzzled together from various sources (e .g. roundels from an RAAF spitfire, medium sea grey code letters from Xtradecal, serial TBD).

Latest pics to follow soon.

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If it cleared the runway I would have kept the bigger prop.  It would enable that well known fighter pilot Lavochkin Dundee to pull a "that's not a propeller..." moment...  ;D
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Sweet! :thumbsup:
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Ooooooh, look at that!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Decals finished, and I did some weathering. Landing gear has been completed now, and I added four British 60 lb missiles under the wings.
I guess that I can add a final coat of matt varnish today, and then there are some details left to complete (wire antenna, position lights, some oil stains).


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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2019, 03:06:35 am »
That's really coming along nicely! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2019, 06:18:27 am »
That's really coming along nicely! :thumbsup:

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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2019, 01:38:18 am »
Build has been finished yesterday and I started the photo sessions with pics on the ground. Flight scenes will probably follow today. With editing, ETA is Sunday for the final post with pics and a background story, too.

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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2019, 04:16:26 am »
That really looks the part - nice one! :thumbsup:
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