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August 13, 2008

2008 IPMS Nationals (Part 3) 72nd scale aircraft

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:56 pm
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Well,  I am still processing all of the stuff from the Nats.  I am watching the discussions on the IPMS forums to see what everyone thought.  All in all everybody seems to be pretty happy with the show.  There are always some complaints, and given the size of the Nats, there always will be.  However Virginia Beach seems to have done a nice job.  It is pretty hard for me to judge how the show went given my limited time there.

Now, this is the first of the posts on 72nd scale aircraft models at the show.  I am posting the prop jobs first and will post jet photos down the road.  First up, one of my favorite a/c a Blackburn Firebrand.

Blackburn Firebrand

Blackburn Firebrand

Next a Northrop pro job.  I forget the designation.  It is an MPM/Azur/Special Hobby kit.  Very nice.

Norway Northrop

Norway Northrop

I am a sucker for the Buffalo.  The next two shots a Buffaloes, the first in the Navy prewar scheme, then one in the Barclay scheme.

Navy Buffalo

Navy Buffalo

Barclay Buffalo

Barclay Buffalo

Finally a Mig-3 in a striking scheme.  You don’t see many MiG-3s at contests.  I don’t think I have ever seen this particular scheme before.  Anyone know anything about it?

MiG-3

MiG-3

More 72nd prop jobs in Part 4 coming soon.

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2 Comments

  1. The Photos are very nice. The WWI job is an Austro Hungarian Aviatik (Berg) DI, the camo was hand painted Hexes as opposed to the German way of using printed fabric. The Northrop was the N3PB used by the Norwegians in exile after the German occupation.

    Comment by scott king — August 16, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

  2. Skippy,

    Thanks for the info. I can always count on you to know the WWI stuff.

    David

    Comment by dknights — August 17, 2008 @ 8:48 pm


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