Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mixed Good and Fair Photos of my Academy B-24J Liberator in 1/72nd Scale

These photos represent a combination of a current kit, by Academy model co, of the Consolidated B-24J Liberator in 1/72nd scale, with Decals scavenged and re made from the old MPC Profile Series of the B-24J Liberator from the the 1960's.  The stripes on the wings were hand painted using acrylic paints.  The main body of the B-24 was painted using oil based and acrylic paints, and the model took 3 years to build and 30 years to complete this particular version.

I said 30 years because I have tried twice before to build this exact version, and have failed, of course back in the day, the kit was $3.25, paints were .50 a bottle, glue was .75 a tube and MPC, Revelle, Matchbox and Aurora were the main manufacturers of scale model kits.  A lot has changed, and not for the better.  MPC went out of production in the early 2000's the last of the star wars kits, bought out by Revelle, and the only place you can find the old Profile Series kits is on Ebay and no guarantee of being able to purchase or condition.

I will post more and better photos, when I have the chance.

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