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Postby Morris » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:24 pm

I've always wanted to do the aircraft flown by Richard Bong - First up is the last plane he flew which crashed whilst he was flight testing it...the Lockheed P-80A-1-LO Shooting Star - I'm used an oldie but goodie stashed 1/48 scale Monogram P-80B. Also and old OOP PE set from Reheat...
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby casper » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:40 am

Great start Morris and another interesting subject.
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby snapdragon » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:42 am

Are you working your way through the stash?
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:33 pm

Thx Casp, - yeah James...working through the sash, running out room :roll:
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Postby Morris » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:23 pm

Thx Casp, - yeah James...working through the sash, running out room :roll:
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:15 pm

The first production P-80A's Block 1, continued the pearl grey gloss paint to fill in panel gaps etc. that was used on XP and YP models...I don't think they went to NMF until the P-80A Block 5's. (according to my digging) - Bong died flying a factory fresh P-80A-1-LO so I am using the light grey finish....
Still to cut in the details and add the gear doors etc...
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:54 pm

That’s looking good and coming on quickly.
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:36 pm

Going in circles now, trying to find out if fuselage Buzz numbers were used on the Block one P-80A's - :think:
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby royjess » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:48 pm

You work very quickly Morris but without compromise, a really great start and looking good :clap:
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Morris » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:39 pm

Back on the P80 this weekend - Decal work starts :D - I will have to make the tail code and 'Shooting Star' decals I think...
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby snapdragon » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:30 am

I think I need to go and visit Morris for some lessons! :D
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Postby number1 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:57 am

snapdragon wrote:I think I need to go and visit Morris for some lessons! :D


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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Morris » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:07 pm

Thanks for nice comments guys,....Made the nose and Bong's aircraft tail code decals on a printer - added remaining decals and LG doors (lost one of them ( :angry-banghead: ) - onto the tail trolley and pilot next...
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby casper » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:25 pm

omg superb Morris :clap: :clap: how do you build them so quickly to the highest standard
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Morris » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:12 pm

Slowed down this week - All I've got done this weekend so far is a bash of a 1/48 pilot for an approximation of Richard Bong's last flight.... :D
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby snapdragon » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:43 pm

I think we should try for a table at Telford and camp for the weekend to avoid hotel bills! There's some great stuff of all genres been built and worthy of the show which would wow the crowds!

I reckon some Partworks would qualify as some are part plastic!

I do need lessons from Morris over metals and airbrush!

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Postby Mark » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:56 pm

I’ll try to find out what the requirements are for a club stand at Telford.
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby casper » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:31 pm

Pilot looks amazing :clap: :text-bravo: you should do a figure painting thread matey
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Re: Aircraft of Richard Bong

Postby Morris » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm

Okay, now finished - :D

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Postby royjess » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:39 pm

Outstanding work as usual Morris. Incredible, you must be proud :mrgreen: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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