I started on this one about ten years ago and it's been sitting since. I ended up with multiple coats (and brands) of primers and paints trying to get the yellow to cover. Once the paint got thick enough you couldn't see the corrugation of the fuselage I gave up. It's almost 100% stripped now and I've been wanting to get it finished up. Looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.
I think my problem was I started with gray primer and the yellow was too thin to cover it. After a few coats I then used white primer and started over. It might have been ten coats thick by the time I gave up. Hope you have better luck!
Post by Steve Nelson on Dec 20, 2014 18:09:55 GMT -5
Oooooo...fun! I've always liked the B-10. I've tinkered with the Williams Bros. kit myself over the years..never made any substantial progress. I really wish there was an aftermarket interior for this kit. One of the Falcon sets has a very nice set of replacement Vac-Form canopies, but unfortunately they're not sold separately. I also picked up a couple of Starfighter's R-1820 engines,as the ones in the kit aren't even close to accurate.
Here are a some pics I've taken of the sole surviving B-10 during various visits to the USAF Museum over the years. Sorry about the quality of some of them..the overhead shots were taken by putting the camera on an extended monopod and using a remote timer. Unfortunately the fuselage is largely empty, and the "interior green" is completely wrong..it should be aluminum lacquer inside. The fabric areas on the wing are also showing some serious deterioration, and could use re-covering. Somewhere I've got a couple of shots looking up into the bomb bay, but they're old prints. I'll try to dig them up and scan them.
Hi Steve, thanks for the pictures. They are actually some of the better ones I've seen. I've been to the museum several times and I know how tough it is to photograph this one. Thanks for the heads up on the interior color. I had been planning to just do it in green based on what I had seen in the plane above.
Alex Reynoso: I am looking for a Naval Museum that might display some of my father's WWII Navy items. I have a scaled model of a PBM-3 that he was a crew member of I believe crew #3. Thanks. email@example.com
Aug 23, 2017 16:50:27 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: Since nobody has responded in the last month and a half. The only Naval Museums I have ever been to are in Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum (housed in an old blimp hanger, used to be a Naval Air Museum but seems to have gotten away from that specialty. http:/
Oct 7, 2017 22:38:53 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: And its not a Naval Museum but an Aviation Museum and I have seen models displayed in its exhibits, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Mcminnville www.evergreenmuseum.org/
Oct 7, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
dcamp: Probably a dumb answer, but Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL?
Jan 9, 2018 12:24:30 GMT -5
michael16: Looking to contact Tom Farrell, son of WWII B-26 pilot of "Flak Bait" Lt. Jim "Boss" Farrell. I have an interesting story to share about my flight on GE corporate jet with then Capt. Jim Farrell. Please help me make contact with Tom Farrell
Sept 20, 2018 12:57:56 GMT -5
Kersh: Tillman's book "The Forgotten Fifteenth" has an account of this attack that may be of interest.
Apr 8, 2020 11:59:04 GMT -5
rupertpika151: My great uncle was on the Little Jo T-square 4 tail code #42-24611, engine 3 caught fire. The crew ditched the plane. 6 were recovered, 4 went MIA (including my great uncle), and one was captured and executed. I have the crew report.
May 11, 2020 12:42:24 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone has any information or update links that would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have him, Joseph A. Esola recognized at Arlington in the summer/fall. Also the links on the original thread were not working, if anyone has current links?
May 11, 2020 12:43:59 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone would like a copy of the report let me know. 28 pages.
May 11, 2020 12:44:41 GMT -5