B-24D Liberator

Aircraft: Consolidated B-24D-15-CO Liberator 41-23973, United States Army Air Force, Adak Island, 1942-1943 (pictured above flying west by Segula Island just east of Kiska)

Reference: Dorr, R.F. 1999. B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War. Osprey Publishing, p. 17.

Kit: Revell/Promodeler #85-5604 1/48.

Accessories/modifications: Squadron vacuform canopies and True Details resin tires. Styrene card used to build roof of bomb bay.

Paint: Tamiya acrylic, weathering by oil wash and silver Prismacolor pencil, Testor's Dullcoat from spray can.

Decals: Iliad #4813 ASW B-24 Liberators, Techmod numbers.

Issues: props - photos of Aleutian B-24Ds all show skinney elliptical shaped propellor blades, not the paddle-shaped blades that come with the old Monogram kit. Need to add 'U.S. ARMY' marks and Yagi radar antennas under the wings, I did not attempt the complex antenna over the rear fuselage. This aircraft may have displayed a group badge above/behind the big number 22. Panel differential fading is a bit extreme on this model.


Faded B-24Ds at Adak, summer 1943 (note props).


B-24D 41-11763 at Adak or Umnak, winter 1942-43 (note 'U.S.' mark on starboard wing).


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