Ruben Torres’ Fantastic A-20H

Ruben Torres’ Gorgeous 1/48 A-20H Miss Behaven

Our fellow modeler Ruben Torres has finished his stunning 1/48 A-20H-5-DO model, and has shared photos of his masterpiece with us. If you saw his in-process photos (shown at the bottom), you knew this was going to be something special–and it truly is!

I love it when you guys send me pics of your models made with my stuff, and I thank Ruben for this Christmas present for us all!

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Interior Assembled

After a huge amount of research and stunning scratch-building, he finished his model in the markings of "Miss BeHaven" of the 388th Bomb Squadron/312th Bomb Group using my PYN-ups Decals.

These pics speak for themselves!

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Interior Assembled

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Interior Assembled

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Interior Assembled

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Interior Assembled

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Interior Assembled

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Interior Assembled

Ruben Torres A-20 PYN-up Interior Exploded

Ruben Torres' A-20 PYN-up Nacelle

Ruben Torres A-20 PYN-up Nacelle Painted

Many thanks to Ruben for sharing his photos!

 


These are the A-20 PYN-up Sets I have left-a few of each are still available.

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PYN-up Decals A-20 Havoc Hussies #1. First is a striking A-20H-5, 44-062/Y, “Miss Behaven,” flown by Lt Harry Zditosky of the 312 BG/388 BS. This ship featured a huge white-outlined red heart with “sexy female” artwork on the left side nose, along with the 312th’s skull & crossbones on the tip of the nose and a large white heart aft of the fuselage star. This is possibly the largest and most colorful nose art ever applied to an A-20. The second subject is an early A-20B, 41-3127, #17, “Dinah Mite,” flown by Lt J. R. Delapp of the 16th Obs Sq in North African combat. Nose art on early A-20s was fairly rare, and this bird had a large “swooping woman carrying a big bomb” pained under the left side cockpit. The tail number, 17, was almost certainly white, but since there is a slight chance it was yellow, we provide both options on the decal sheet.
Only 16 sets still available.

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PYN-up Decals A-20 Havoc Hussies #2. My good friend, the late Dan Rees (former B-52 bombardier with the 410th Bombardment Wing, SAC), was the inspiration for this set showcasing two glass-nosed World War II 410th Bomb Group Havocs with their distinctive black/white striped rudders. First is “Mama Lou,” an A-20J, 43-10127, 6Q*B, of the 410 BG/647 BS. About a bazillion (yes, “bazillion” is a technical term :)) unevenly-painted mission markings and nice female nose art grace the nose, and you’ll also notice the unpainted battle damage patches that dot the airframe. I really like the battle damage repair patch on the left nose gun access panel with the swastika painted on it! Reminiscent of the family left at home, “Bill,” an A-20J, 43-22022, 5D*G, of the 410 BG/644 BS displays a little boy wearing his daddy’s flight helmet and pointing towards the sky where his daddy works. This is poignant artwork, and a nice change from the common female figures that adorned the noses of so many WW II planes.

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