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Assembly Ships of the Mighty Eighth. Recommended book

October 12 2017 at 12:04 PM
Barry Berman  (Login berman4)
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By Jacek Jackiewicz and Robert Bock. Just received my copy. Great book full of photos and color illustrated four views of many B-17s and B-24s.
Wonder if there are decals available for all of these although it would be more practical to mask and paint the larger areas.

 
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Kevin
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Assembly Ship Decals

October 12 2017, 12:16 PM 

Hi Barry,

HAD Models makes some decals for the birds in 1/72 and 1/48. Hannants carries them and if you look at their website you can see what is available.

I have wanted to get the book for years and keep waiting until I can find it at a good price.

Hasegawa did a 1/72 B-24 assembly ship with the markings for Little Gramper and Minicraft has released a assembly ship as well. I have the Hasegawa kit which is very nice and gives you all of the red polk dot decals.

Kevin

 
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Terry Burns
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Kevin - If you're interested, you may want to check with

October 12 2017, 12:28 PM 

Tom Petteys at Aberdeen Books in Denver, Colorado. Tom has a lot of slow-moving older stock, and he may (I repeat, *may*) still have a copy of the Assembly Ships book remaining. It's worth a shot.


 
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Kevin
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ASSEMBLY SHIPS OF THE MIGHTY EIGHTH

October 12 2017, 12:46 PM 

Thanks Terry and I will check it out. From what I have seen the book retails for about $45 and I have seen it for a bit less on Ebay.

 
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Tom Booth
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Hasegawa also did a striped version. Maybe more? nt.

October 12 2017, 1:28 PM 


 
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Junkman3353
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I waited, and using some Google-fu, managed to buy my copy online for $32.

October 12 2017, 2:35 PM 

Now I admit there was some happy timing at the time.

Just as enjoyable and informative is the followup book: Hacks-Utility Planes of the Mighty Eighth ISN 9788392491439
Ansons, T-6s, Mustangs from various OTUs, whole mess of P-47s, plus an errata list for the first volume.
Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.

 
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Marin Ennis
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8th AAF Force Assembly a/c Decal

October 12 2017, 2:59 PM 

I recall one of the early 1/48 MicroScale B-24J sheets had an assembly ship as one of the subjects.

 
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Tom Hall
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'Tubarao' in 1/48

October 12 2017, 6:13 PM 

Got it kicking around here somewhere.

I've looked at doing one of the ships on the 1/72 sheet with fiber optics to light the letters, but feel I would also a pistol on my workbench to finish me off when the work got too tedious and infuriating...

 
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Alan in Yorktown
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Remember the wonderful Shep Paine B-24 assembly ship diorama? n/t

October 12 2017, 9:38 PM 


 
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