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1:32 P80B "262 Killer"


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Czech Model 1:32 F80C conversion to P80B

What if the war in Europe continued and it's late summer 1945?  This is a fantasy build considering the adjusted history giving the first jets to slug it out over the skies of Europe late summer 1945.

August 1945 The War In Europe Continues
•    Normandy beach breakout stalled due to 21 Panzer holding advance for several weeks
•    Operation Bodenplatte took place on original planned date of 16 December 1944 and enjoyed a high success rate therefore impacting allied air superiority for several months, no more Natural Metal Finish (NMF) on topsides for all allied aircraft
•    Germany's Me262 (world's first operational jet) entered full operational status by late 1944 as a fighter
•    The Ardennes Offensive held allied advance well into late February

March 1945, allied bombing was suffering significant losses from the Me262. After solving engine issues, the P80B is placed into operational status as bomber escort by late May 1945.

 

MEET LADY

P80B
Representing

56th FG, 62nd FS, A Group “Platform”  
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG)
Laon-Athies Air Base A-69, France - August 1945

 

Czech Model 1:32 F80C

 

AIRBRUSH - Iwata Eclipse HP-CS (primer, Alclad, wash) & Harder Steenbeck Evolution Silverline 2 n 1 (camo upper surfaces)
PAINTPrimer: Alclad Grey;  Upper: Vallejo Dark Green, Ocean Grey;  Lower: Alclad II Airframe Aluminum base, Aluminum, Dark Aluminum, Dura Aluminum, Semi Matte Aluminum; Code & Serial Number: Tamiya Yellow; Nose: Tamiya Red 

WEATHERING – Flory Wash, MIG Wash, MIG Pigments, Thinned Black/Brown wash

VARNISH - Alclad II: Klear Kote Semi-Matte
AFTER MARKET – True Details: Wheel Wells;  AMS: Cockpit;  Eduard: Masks;  Scale Precision Masks: Code, Serial Number, Speed Brake Number

 

WIP Link:  Facebook Bezoula Builds

 

 

P80_Conversion_Indicators.jpg
Converting an P/F80C to a P80B required some minor adjustments, scrap parts and some scratch building

 

P80B11PortFrontView.jpg

 

P80B10PortRearView.jpg
 

P80B09StarboardRearView.jpg

 

P80B05Pit.jpg

 

P80B04IP.jpg

 

P80B02Underside.jpg

 

P80B01Underside.jpg

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Great work...was it not too hard to build it???

 

Well done cheers FRANCK.

depends how one defines hard.  looking at it from 30,000 feet it was not too difficult.  it was an ill fitting kit so lots of putty, ingeniuty needed.  generally a fun build.  if every kit fit like Tamiya then everyone would be a modeller.

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