Revell / Hasegawa 1/72 scale
by Chris Wauchop
North American B-25J
images by Brett Green
Revell's 1/72 scale B-25J is available online from
This is Revell's 1/72 scale North American B-25J Mitchell. The kit is
a re-box of Hasegawa's excellent kit.
Construction was completely straightforward with almost perfect fit
of all parts.
A few enhancements and extras were made:
small antenna masts rear of cockpit
were fabricated from brass wire
ventral aerial masts under the nose
were added from brass wire
aerial wire between these masts was
cut from a spool of cross hair wire (thanks to Al Bowie)
the radio mast opposite was made from
scrap photo-etched brass.
the thick kit main gear doors were
replaced with new parts cut from plasticard
gear door straps and main gear
hydraulic lines were formed from fine wire
flat spots were sanded onto the
bottom of the tyres
the booting for the tail gun was
replaced with Milliput
the ends of all gun barrels and the
pitot tube were hollowed out using a new scalpel blade
All paint was applied with the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush fitted with
the fine tan-coloured tip.
The kit includes the markings and colour scheme used on this
aircraft. It is a bit of a shame that the wolf's head has such a
prominent black outline, and that the white outer-outline is slightly
out of register.
Paints used were Gunze Sangyo H53 Neutral Grey on the lower surfaces,
H52 Olive Drab (1) and patches of H304 Olive Drab in places.
Panel lines were highlighted with Tamiya XF-62 Olive Drab.
The interior was painted Gunze H58 Interior Green.
Exhaust stains, gun dust etc were a 50/50 mix of Tamiya XF-1 Flat
Black and XF-64 Red Brown, thinned with 90% alcohol.
Paint chipping was done with a very sharp Prismacolour Silver Pencil.
A very thin wash of Tamiya X-18 Semi-Gloss Black was brushed around
the canopy framing.
Kit decals were applied using Gunze Sangyo, Mr Mark Setter and Mr
Mark Softer. They performed flawlessly.
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Page Created 11 February, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007
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