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PBJ-1D/J Mitchell
Radar Nose



Obscureco Aircraft


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: OBS72005
Scale: 1/72
Price: USD$5 RRP
Contents and Media: 1 parts in light grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Simple replacement for transparent kit part; very nice detail; crisp, flawless casting.
Recommendation: Recommended as a simple way to achieve a unique Marine Corps Mitchell


Reviewed by Brett Green




Conversions don't come any simpler than this.

Obscureco Aircraft's PBJ-1D/1J is destined for Italeri's 1/72 scale Mitchell kits. Marine Corps PBJ-1D and 1J Mitchells were often seen with a field-modified radar nose such as the one supplied in this conversion set. 

The one-piece resin nose is perfectly cast and is a simple, direct replacement for the transparent nose in the 1/72 scale Italeri kit.  

Obscureco's instructions suggest that modellers find photo-reference for their modelling subject as many individual variations existed. Jerry Scutts' "Marine Mitchells in World War II" is put forward as the best reference on the subject.

Obscureco Aircraft's 1/72 scale Marine Mitchell Radar Nose will be a very simple way to give your B-25 a unique look, and provides an excellent excuse not to mask-off that complicated nose for airbrushing!


Thanks to Chris Bucholtz of Obscureco Aircraft for the review sample..

Obscureco Aircraft products may be ordered by mail from:

957 Curtner Ave
Militas, CA 95125

Postage is free in the US for orders over $10. Postage is $4.50 for international orders.

Review and Images Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 May, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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