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1:72 B-24D "The Little Gramper" - Assembly Ship


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Hi Guys.

 

Ten years I saw a Hasegawa release of a B-24 D "Formation Monitor" and I just had to have it...

The model represent the B-24 Liberator 42-40723 'The Little Gramper' 566th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Jack W Dieterle, returning safely to Libya. Transferred to the 491st Bomb Group 15 May 44.

Noted as War Weary repainted in high visibility paint scheme and became Group's first assembly ship. The overall yellow with red polka dots and trim took many man hours, and replacement aircraft for this duty were less exotically decorated.

The Little Gramper was the fisrt Assembly ship and it looks totaly different

Well, its a great model, with a poorly research from Hasegewa.

Anyway, I took a long time to makethis build, almost without decals (only the insignia) 

 

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A full article will appear soon on a modelling magazine!! 

 

Fran

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