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1/48 Revell B-24D Fuselage Closed

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1/48 Revell B-24D Fuselage Closed
Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:52 PM

It has been quite a while since I did this.

 

This will be a long term, in depth project that will have quite a bit of work.

 

 

The subject...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:57 PM

Cool.  What do you have in mind?  I built that kit as a boy, what memories.  

Thanks,

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:16 AM

I’m looking forward to your special build.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:51 AM

That has to be a big one when finished.  I've seen the kit several times at the LHS, but opted for the smaller 1/72 Minicraft kit.  My rule is nothing can be bigger then my 1/48 Herc.  I'm sure it's very close to that size, the Herc has a two foot wing span.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:10 AM

Looking forward to this one, I love the B-24 and in your capable hands it will be a show stopper

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:33 PM

keavdog

Cool.  What do you have in mind?  I built that kit as a boy, what memories.  

 

Ditto I got mine for $5.99 at the PX in Ft. Leavenworth, 1987-88-ish.

$5.99!!!! Those were the days!!!

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Posted by 1943Mike on Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:51 PM

I've had the Monogram "J" in my stash for several years .. I really don't know where I'd display it but I really want to build it anyway even if I have to give it away or trash it.

I'll be following along with great interest.

Mike

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Posted by Ultra on Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:04 AM

I'm looking foward to whatever you have in mind!  One of my favorite aircraft and one day I hope to do it some justice in 1:48 scale.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:45 AM

I hope this build will be entertaining and I truly hope I can do it justice.

 

I will be constructing as a cut away project.

 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:42 AM

I envy you. Built the original monogram boxing as a kid, been wanting to do it again but would need to take 1 year off from life to make it enjoyable. I want to do all the monogram 4 engine bombers eventually... 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:12 PM

I hope do it justice.

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:13 PM

Been a while hasn't it....

 

Must be about time that I show some progress.  

 

First up is to play with the fuselage.  Had to try to figure out first where the cuts would have to be.  

 

 

 

The next step is to remove the interior detail from the fuselage interior.

 

 

Now the fun begins.

 

The interior begins with the addition of styrene strips to simulate the interior smaller vertical framing and the horizontal stringers.

 

 

This is the first part of this.  

 

Next up will be to begin the deconstruction and construction of the details.

 

 

 

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:36 PM

Part two of the update.

 

Beginning working on the kit details was to remove them.

 

This is what the kit has.

 

 

 

 

Then the reconstruction began.  First up is a little work on the cockpit. 

 

Looking at the seat there is something missing.  On the right is the kit seat and on the right my version.

 

 

 

Some additional of what little I have accomplished.

 

 

 

I did also play a bit with the wing area as this section will be visible.

 

Beginning with the inner space between the wings.

 

 

And then moving on to some of the smaller details, bounced around quite a bit at this point.

 

 

 

I also began to construct the radio set.

 

 

 

More updates hopefully soon.

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:03 AM

Hello Joe!

I see you've got some really serious business going on here! Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:34 AM

That is one awesome project Joe!  Putting my B-24D to shame!  Great work!

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:27 AM

Those little bits and bobs of styreen are really convincing Mate. Yes  TY for posting as I'm learning much.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:35 AM

wow that some detailing 

  

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:46 PM

Ok, this is definitely going to be something a bit special!

In the queue: 1/48 Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), P43 Lancer (RAAF), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:15 PM

WOW! That is one nicely detailed model. 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:43 AM

That seat alone is a beauty of craftsmanship Joe.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:12 AM
I'm in awe seeing this Joe. You seem to be outdoing yourself with this one. And those seats are works of art. I'm going to go warm up some popcorn for the rest of this build.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:02 AM

Forgot you were over here too Joe. You already know how I feel about this one. Rock on brutha.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:51 PM

Gorgeous work so far! I did something similar to their B-26 a few years back. But it is so hard to see most of that detail once the fuselage is closed and all the clear parts in place.

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:47 PM

You are all very kind.

 

Many many thanks.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:11 AM

Great scratchbuilding!  I haven't seen such detailing on a Monogram airplane kit since that doctor in Brazil, I think it was, built his Catalina.  I love the seats you built!

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:59 PM

AMAZING!!!

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Posted by kielers on Saturday, February 24, 2018 3:54 AM

Hi Fightnjoe, your build looks incredible so far, amazing detail.  This is the kind of detail I really like to do, too.  Unfortunately, it's also the reason it takes me two years, or longer, to complete a build, and that's on the smaller aircraft (1/48) like an SBD 5 (my current project), P-40N or TBM-3.  I have a couple of eachc B-24s, B17s and B-29s in my stash and really want ot detail them like this, but kind of afraid to get started on one because I know it'll be very long build.  

But watching your progress is motivating.  Great work and thanks for posting.  I'll be following this closely.

Steven 

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Posted by PeterPan on Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:21 AM

It's all looking very promising. Keep up the good work.

Looking at what bits you had added to the interior reminded me of a tale about the C-130 Hercules. There against the interior ariframe is only one parachute, and one fire axe. The person who gets the fire axe gets the parachute.

Peter

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:48 PM

You are all very kind.

 

 

Many many thanks.

 

 

Joe

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 3:47 PM

fightnjoe

You are all very kind.

 

 

Many many thanks.

 

 

Joe

 

Not really Joe. You're just that good.

 

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