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Pearl 2017...The Beginning

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Pearl 2017...The Beginning
Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:16 PM

Wait.......another build.....another PUBLIC build......what madness is this then?

 

 

 

Well I am finishing up an article for consideration to a magazine and the P-40B is currently in between video sessions.  Now is also the time where I begin to look towards December 7 and what that means.  This year I have gone solo again and so my only deadline is the finish line.  This is not for submission.  This is for me.

 

First up is the subject.  Kind of my holy grail build.  

 

 

The 1/72 Special Hobby B-18.  For this I will need to pull out a few tricks as the decals will need modification.  The build itself will be out of box.  

 

 

 

The journey begins......

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:39 PM

Good Luck with it. I'll subscribe to this one and see how that Special Hobby kit builds up. I have a couple of Special Hobby kits, and have yet to build one.

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:26 AM

I'll be following!

Toshi

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:28 AM

Interesting subject Joe. I rather like SH kits. will be nice to see how this one builds.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, August 13, 2017 9:09 AM

OOOOO how cool !  I just love this era of aircraft. Where did you find this one ?

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:05 PM

Many many thanks all.

I have done a few Special Hobby kits with mixed results to be honest.  This one was purchased by my eldest daughter a couple of years ago for my birthday.  

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:30 PM

Well here is a quick follow up to the intro.

 

I would show you a couple of pictures of the sprue but to be honest I dislike those as they really show nothing.  For myself I like to see some progress.

 

As the title says it is the beginning.  

 

First up, I rarely do things as the instructions call for.  Just not how I build.  This build is no different.  Because of the amount of clear in the fuselage the first thing I want to tackle is to get the exterior paint and the interior paint out of the way.  To that end I wanted to try something different.  Tone variants by changing the base color.  I used Testor Gloss Gray, Model Master US Navy Gray, and Testor Creatix Gloss Black.  I picked out some panels to try it out.

 

 

I then sprayed Alclad Chrome.

 

 

While this dried I played some with the interior.

 

 

And with some paint.

 

 

Next up will be to get some color on the interior walls and then move on to the clear parts.

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism is encouraged.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:02 AM
Very nice so far. Special Hobby...ouch! I'm having Blackburn ROC flashbacks...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:56 AM

Truthfully there is coming, very quickly, a rather large issue.  

 

The wing roots are off by almost a quarter inch out of the box.  Hopefully an update soon.

 

 

 

Joe

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