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1/72 Hasagawa P-3C Orion


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Built this one for a co-worker who crewed P-3s in the Navy. Built OOTB; but I did have to make the bat tail art and paint the wing walks since the old kit decals were pretty well shot and I could find no aftermarket decals for VP-24.

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Now on to that 1/32 B-17E!

 

GIL

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Beautiful job Gil! I have one of these in the stash right now. (actually two; one is Japanese) Once I finish some of my other multi-engine aircraft, I'll have to try and build one of these.

 

I hope your co-worker enjoys it. Way to go Gil!

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I'm with Mark.  Very nicely done.  I also have 1 in my stash with plans to mark it for VP-30.  I spent a couple years with the squadron while they were at Patuxent River 67-70 as a still photographer.

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Hey Gil -

Wanted to congratulate you on a great job with the P-3C Orion--well done, indeed!  My brother was a photo mate assigned to VP-5, "Mad Foxes," out of JAX--very impressive unit.  I have the Hasegawa kit in my stash with the decals for his squadron. Look forward to the build.  

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Another nice one, Gil! Well done paint-in-lieu-of-decals.

My brother flew these with VP-19 (the Big Red). Kit decals for that colorful scheme are shot, so I may try one of their rare, lo-vis versions. He flew them with those markings for DESERT SHIELD 1990. The plane in the foreground appears to have the (then) new 3-tone gray camo. The one in back appears to have the older gray & white paint scheme, with a grayed-out tail-emblem. I've never found any other pix of these birds...have you?

 

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What a coincidence.....I did that scheme when I built my 1/48 ID models vacuform P-3C...but I had to paint the bird on the tail, as there are no 1/48 P-3 decal sheets!

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GIL :cool:

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On 10/16/2021 at 10:34 PM, ghodges said:

What a coincidence.....

I remember that model. Super work! What's that model's wingspan?

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WOW!!!! Both of those are stunning, well done!

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