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Platypus_1.JaVA
08-11-2005, 10:32 AM
I am building a 1:48 B-25J. I want to make the 8 gun nose but, there is no third party set available of a 8 gun nose conversion. I've tried searching http://www.squadron.com and several other less familiar sites but, no succes. So I decided to built an 8 gun nose from scratch. This is a big thing for me because it will be the first major part I will be scratchbuilding. I did fine detailing on cockpits/wheel wells and other internal component but, this solid gun nose is a very obvious modification and will determine the look of the aircraft. So, has anyone got an idea how I should do this? I will need some good line drawings like the ones on this site: http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw_fw.html#7 This site hasn't got B-25 drawings.

Anyways, I hope someone can help! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Art-J
08-11-2005, 10:59 AM
I'd rather try to search on numerous modellers' forums for someone who has "scrapped" parts of old Monogram B-25J kit. If You remember, this one initially had solid 8-gun nose by default (and glass one in later "Pro-Modeller" edition). Buying such a second-hand nose would give You a good base for modification. Well, I would give You one for free, but I live quite a far away from You http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Good luck!

Art

pielkop
08-11-2005, 11:38 AM
The site has got B25 drawings look under wwII assualt planes you will find them in there .if youstill can notfind them let me know and i will e-mail the drawings to you

Platypus_1.JaVA
08-11-2005, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by Art-J:
Well, I would give You one for free, but I live quite a far away from You http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Good luck!

Art

Well, where do you live then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Taylortony
08-11-2005, 02:20 PM
That site does have B25's, but as you were looking in the fighters, you wouldnt find them see

http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw_aw.html

and for all of them see

http://www.airwar.ru/other/drawe.html

Conversions done by people to what you want see

http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/allies/us/jacksonb25.htm

http://modelingmadness.com/kitindex/kitindexb.htm

this one is a different gun config conversion kit

http://www.kitparade.com/features00/b25convdf_1.htm

http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/scotts/conversions/amb25g.htm

http://www.kitparade.com/features01/b25cddf_1.htm

http://www.ipmselpaso.org/Reviews/b25.htm

http://204.50.25.179/features01/b25gir_1.htm

http://204.50.25.179/features00/b25convdf_1.htm