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Berkeley North American T-28 Trojan by David Duckett
David DuckettWhen this kit was introduced in 1956, Monogram sent a factory assembled and painted model for display in a type of diorama which sat on the counter. The one I saw was painted like the box and was the prettiest model I had ever seen..I don't know why I didn't get it but the memory is just as vivid now as then.
rgoodI love this aircraft David - if we were rich I would buy one! They are thirsty gas-wise though, so maybe not a good idea!
rgoodLooking forward to seeing your progress.
David DuckettDifferent color schemes

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Berkeley North American T-28 Trojan by David Duckett
David DuckettIn the paint shop
julinickBeautiful :)
Don CNice work. The cowl sure blended in well.
David DuckettThanks:-)Still working on the yellow...
Don CAnd then for some unknown reason the song "Lemon Tree very Pretty" popped into my mind. Sorry.:) :)
XanaduI was thinking more of The Beatles Yellow Submarine....;)
David DuckettMellow yellow it ain't :-) this morning it's getting several coats of the final color. Yellow is tricky in that if it isn't correct it looks completely wrong. I had planned for cadmium yellow medium straight from the tube but that looked too harsh. I finally added some white to it and now it looks just fine.
BriandKilbyis that the navy version david? looks good!
David DuckettThanks, Brian. Yes it is.
rgoodVery smoooooooooooth!
BriandKilbywhat's the difference between the navy yellow and the navy red and white color schemes?

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StromBecker P-61c by Don C
Don CThis is about 6500 feet. Home is somewhere under the cloud to the right. This one is a couple of years ago. They call it "an inversion".
Don CIn that first valley.
rgoodWonderful view there Don. It looks to me like an expanded Blue Ridge Mountains scene.

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StromBecker P-61c by Don C
Don CADF antenna,guns,pitot installed.. Hole in side for another antenna (one each side) to be aded after paint..
Don CNot sure if I will detail landing gear. It's so small you almost need a microscope. Decals, etc. will be a challenge.
raylDamn, that's cute. I had one of these back in the late fifties when I was 10ish. Couldn't wait for the glue to dry, so my brother set it on top of the oil stove that heated our house and of course all the plastic parts melted and the plane looked like it had been shot down in flames.
CreosotewindBeautiful work. Something about solid wood models that are really special. Especially the ones that are built well, like this one.
Don CThanks Ray and Creosotewind. One of the things I like is how much you learn about it as you research. While Strombecker calls this a "C" model, it's actually closer to the "A" and I am shooting for the "B". The external differences were mainly an 8" longer nose and 2 piece main gear doors. The last 2 aerial "kills" were made by a P-61b out of Iwo Jima.
BriandKilbyradar night fighter don?
Don CYes.

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David Duckett Berkeley North American T-28 TrojanBuild 19-Jan-18 17:37
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It has lots of paint on it which will now sit undisturbed until next week. I need to add a gloss medium to the yellow to make it shiny before I paint on the distinctive side exhaust panels and the wing walks which are flat black.
David Duckett Berkeley North American T-28 TrojanBuild 17-Jan-18 19:00
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In the paint shop
Don C StromBecker P-61cReference 17-Jan-18 12:15
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Don C StromBecker P-61cReference 17-Jan-18 12:09
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Why altitude is important. This is at 3200 feet this morning.
Don C StromBecker P-61cBuild 16-Jan-18 20:50
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ADF antenna,guns,pitot installed.. Hole in side for another antenna (one each side) to be aded after paint..
Don C StromBecker P-61cBuild 16-Jan-18 20:45
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Bottom done
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