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1/48 Mon B-17G Ain't Miss Behavin'II CRASHED! the Dio. build

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  • Member since
    December 2009
  • From: Endicott, Va.
1/48 Mon B-17G Ain't Miss Behavin'II CRASHED! the Dio. build
Posted by Bomber Boy on Saturday, December 4, 2010 6:21 PM

I have the planes build with the same name but without the Dio. part in the Aircraft forum if you would like to catch up on that side of the build. Although I'll pull some of the Late photos in here just for kicks.

I start by building the base of 7/16 osb board(just layin' around), and 1x2 pine, I cut the pine and air staple it to the osb, and itself at the corners. Next I faux fit the "Parts" on the board to work out the composition( these are the photos of the plane I'm bringing in). Then I varnish the Whole thing osb and trim, so it doesn't soak up so much water from th plaster and warp. Next I tape the edges with masking tape, Not painters tape as it will come up with all the water, and not give a good hold to keep the plaster from seeping through the cracks. Now I take some kind of color agent (making sure it is water Not oil based as we are dealing with plaster), and add it to the water mixing well then add the plaster and mix. Oppps that is where I ran out of plaster so I'll pick up soon from there for now though enjoy what I have gotten done.

The circles in the photo denote the layout of the plane sorta on the edges for after pour reference. The cut out is for laying out the divots as she spiraled in during her crash (can't really use the plane itself then yo plaster allllll over it and that will  just not do). I have placed Nails at all the main points of impact so they will scrape at the right time to show me where the divots go.

First photo is of the actual crash next is a layout concept shot to make sure I am at least close.

Thanks for LQQKIN',

James

 

James Herndon II __-_-_/"\_-_-__

Endicott ,Va

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Posted by shoot&scoot on Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:18 PM

Was lurking over in a/c watching this.  You're making great progress on this one.  Can't wait to see how you do the vegetation in the field.  Keep up the good work!

                                                                                    Pat. 

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  • From: Northern Va
Posted by psstoff995's lbro on Sunday, December 5, 2010 5:10 PM

Very nice soot effect on the wings, looks just like the photo. Nice work

-Will young modeler Test fit master
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  • From: Endicott, Va.
Posted by Bomber Boy on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:20 PM
OK guys here we go, I now have enough plaster to finish the base, got a 25lb. bag this time as I have another in tow of this build. After I get the base poured I begin to smooth the plaster by hand to give a rolling effect to the plaster as fields are rarely completely FLAT, then by taking the mock-up plane with the nails in it, and swinging it over the still pliable plaster I leave streaks cut by the nails giving me the direction of the swing out during the crash. I then begin carving out the earth damage areas where the wing tips, nacelles, ball turret, and fuselage contact the earth (nail Marks). As the plaster dries the pigment wicks to the surface it splotches and gives a good mottling of the Fallow field of oats and clover (grown there over one year for field to recover nourishment) only to be plowed the next year for new crops. After I carve out the damage I grab some of the scrapings ( as they are the same color as the base) and begin placing it in the divots as it would be rolled and churned as the plane moved across digging it up. During the hand smoothing process you build up little balls of plaster that make bigger clods used to pile up at the lead points of contact thus keeping all the soil the same color. As you apply glue to hold it all in place, I use Elmer's, the color again wick to the top of the clods and give a nice effect of varied coloration. I then line up the plane and mark for drill holes. I drill them in and replace plane then with a smaller bit I drill into the plane leaving it in place as I screw it down, then proceed and repeat until secure. Then I begin placing the bigger clods and glueing at the end points of motion building it up there as if pushed. then I add all the little stuff that either broke off or fell out of the plane. If you look at the left wing front just before the tear you can see the landing light has broke lose from it's mounting an hanging by the wire. It's the little details like that, that makes me love doing Dios. I'm surethat I forgot something so I'm sure there will be questions so ask and I will try my best to answer. I too have this build going on in the A/C forum where I go into more detail as to the cause and effect of this crash so please visit there to get " The Rest Of The Story". Thanks for Looking, Enjoy!!! James and now for an over head shot.

James Herndon II __-_-_/"\_-_-__

Endicott ,Va

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Posted by Bomber Boy on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:28 PM

shoot&scoot

Was lurking over in a/c watching this.  You're making great progress on this one.  Can't wait to see how you do the vegetation in the field.  Keep up the good work!

                                                                                    Pat. 

 

Hey pat forgot to reply to this. I use Static grass for vegetation in the build you can see it applied above, I left some bareish spots as this field was being left Fallow for the Year and a full coverage would not be achieved in such a short period of time.

James

James Herndon II __-_-_/"\_-_-__

Endicott ,Va

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Posted by redraider56 on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:48 PM

Indifferent I am speechless!  Awesome dio! I was wondering on what how to construct the base for my own B-17 dio and now I know exactly how....thanks for posting this!

-Matt

On The Bench: 1/48 HK B-17G "Man-O-War II"

On Deck: 1/48 Tamiya P-38H, 1/48 Revell PV-1

 

 

 

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Posted by psstoff995's lbro on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 3:20 PM

That came together very nicely, I like the ground work especially!

-Will young modeler Test fit master
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  • From: Frisco, TX
Posted by B17Pilot on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 4:37 PM

redraider56

Indifferent I am speechless!  Awesome dio!

Ditto

  

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  • From: South Carolina
Posted by jetmodeler on Thursday, December 9, 2010 6:27 AM

WOW!!!!!!!

Your dio looks amazing.StarStarStarStarStar

Now you have to do one with the 1/32 B-17.Stick out tongue

 

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Posted by LeonV84 on Thursday, December 9, 2010 7:08 AM

Looks nice, I got one question though. did the plane fall straight down? coz there are parts like the enginge cowlings infront of the plane, wich i would expect behind the plane if it slides over the ground.

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Posted by Bomber Boy on Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:04 AM

LeonV84

Looks nice, I got one question though. did the plane fall straight down? coz there are parts like the enginge cowlings infront of the plane, wich i would expect behind the plane if it slides over the ground.

Hey Leon, thanks for looking and asking. On her approach with three engines out, only one was able to be feathered and the left inboard on fire she was unable to maintain altitude and clipped a tree top with the left wing tip. This caused her to spin in, first touching the ground with left tip, breaking it off, this is where the engines on the left side left the plane. If you look at the over head shot you can see their track as the rolled across the ground. If you notice the swirling pattern left on the ground you can see she was in a spiral. I'll add some more shots for ya in next post, don't want to repost ones already here and I can't remember which I have here. Hope this helps with your quandary.

James

James Herndon II __-_-_/"\_-_-__

Endicott ,Va

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Posted by Bomber Boy on Thursday, December 9, 2010 8:21 AM

Leon here are some more pics, the first a repeat of the actual crash, circled in the photo is the engine pictured under the two of the plane the second pic is the redo of the original. Plus I add some others as well.

Thanks,

James

 

James Herndon II __-_-_/"\_-_-__

Endicott ,Va

beandawgartworks.com

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Posted by larryallsop on Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:13 PM

Hello, I’m new to the site and was fascinated to find your dio of Ain’t Miss Behavin II. I work at Wattisham Flying Station and have the excavation licence for this aircraft. I have been digging up debris for a couple of years but find that very few people knew about it.

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 14, 2020 8:27 PM

Very nice diorama and thankyou for the explanation of your techniques. Very informative.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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