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Thread: Official Boeing B-29 Painting Thread

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    Magnificent Zoe - could you please add some details to your post - make, paints, decal etc !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Great looking aircraft Zoe.
    Then what Dave said too please.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Things do not bode well for the Japanese mainland! That is a big sucker...

    And it's lovely, to boot! I, too, look forward to more info on this bad boy

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Magnificent Zoe - could you please add some details to your post - make, paints, decal etc !
    B-29A "Untouchable" 224506 of the 768th Bombardment Squadron, 462nd BG "The Hellbirds", Piaradoba, India, 1944. Motto "With Malice Towards Some"

    Originally a B-29A Washington of the RAF, made by AmerCom in Poland.



    Paint - basic coat - "Australian Export" chrome spray enamel



    Paint - details - "Chromacryl" acryllic paint

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    Filler and cockpit details, crew etc - Timbermate water-based wood filler, Green Stuff putty over the top.

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    Decals - home brewed using Windows Paint. NIWSD50W - A4 White and Clear Inkjet Waterslide Decal Papers. Epson 630 Workforce printer

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    Sources : B-29 Superfortress in Action Signal Pubs 1165, 462nd BG website, etc.

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    Anyone wanting sets of decals, just let me know.

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    This was my backup Heavy Bomber Comp entry in case the primary didn't work out. I suspect it would have gotten more votes, but I went for character not beauty on my son's advice. I agree with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Brain View Post
    This was my backup Heavy Bomber Comp entry in case the primary didn't work out. I suspect it would have gotten more votes, but I went for character not beauty on my son's advice. I agree with him.
    If this is the backup I'm looking forward to seeing what did make the painting comp Rep for this one though.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    A Thai Ki-43 flown by Sak Intarapura of Foong Bin 16 managed to fatally damage B-29 42-24452 "Devil May Care" of the 45th Sqdn, 40th BG, before itself succumbing to damage on 27 November 1944.

    From a painting in the Royal Thai Airforce museum depicting the action:

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    And... my own interpretation, based on photos of 45th Sqdn and Foon Bin 16 aircraft in Nov 44.

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    Ki-43 by AIM, B-29 by AmerCom (same model type as "Untouchable"), same chrome spray/acryllic/homebrew decal method on both Ki43 and B-29.
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    Excellent, Zoe!
    I love your B-29.
    REP.

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    As the Pacific Theater is not my area of interest, I had no idea the Thais were allied with the Japanese and flew planes in Thai markings against the Allies...what a cool piece of information/history!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    As the Pacific Theater is not my area of interest, I had no idea the Thais were allied with the Japanese and flew planes in Thai markings against the Allies...what a cool piece of information/history!
    The Japanese "made them an offer they couldn't refuse" by invading them. However, at the same time US B-29s were raiding port facilities in Bangkok, and being ineffectually opposed by a few Thai and rather more Japanese fighters.... Japanese-supplied Thai Ki-21 bombers were ferrying around US OSS agents and supplying Allied troops. Both US OSS and UK SOE agents regularly met Thai government officials, to the exasperation of the occupying Japanese Kempitai.

    While the Thais had declared war on the UK, they told the Japanese in December 1941 that the court astrologers had determined that now was not a propitious time to declare war on the US. When asked again in later years, they said "still not right, yet". I think it was in late 1945 that they eventually informed the Japanese that the astrologers had definitely stated that there would never be a propitious time, so sorry. They never did get around to doing it.


    See also http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...r-in-late-1940 for the little-known war between Thailand and Vichy France in 1940

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    Nonetheless, the Thai planes are really cool! Love the brown and green tiger-stripe camo and the red rectangles with white elephants national insignia...

    What a cool look for an otherwise mundane color scheme on an Oscar!

    Thanks again for opening my eyes to a new aspect of WW2.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Trying to find a picture of the pilot, Sak Intarapura, online, the only thing that shows up is this thread.

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