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1/48 Revell B-24D Fuselage Closed

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, February 26, 2018 7:24 PM
Beautiful scratchbuilding. I look forward to the paint.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:25 PM

Many thanks.  You are all very kind.

 

Stang I am humbled and grateful.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:37 PM

I'm with Mustang.....every cut-away you do is just beyond my comprehension, and makes me want to crawl under the nearest rock with what I do with my OOB round file candidates.

The seat is a thing of beauty, can't wait to see the rest as it unfolds.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, March 12, 2018 10:06 PM

I am most humbled and honored by your comments.  Thank you all.

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, March 12, 2018 10:07 PM

Ok, how about a brief update.

 

Now although it may not look like it there is some progress.  Work is continuing on the interior details and the placement.  Of the work so far the focus has been on the cockpit, the nav station, and the radio equipment.  A little has been accomplished in the bombadier station.

 

For this update let me let the pictures tell the story.  Remembering all that is kit is the Gray plastic while all else is from myself.

 

 

 

Now the third image is the radio set and that even since the picture was taken has changed a bit.  More on the next update.

 

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 12, 2018 10:15 PM

A true freak of nature with the plastic stuff you are there Joe. Good God O' Mighty!

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, March 12, 2018 10:49 PM

You're scaring me Joe.

I may have to put my kit on eBay.

Seriously ... such beautiful scratch work!! Just outstanding! More superlatives ... etc., etc.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9:21 PM

You are very kind and I am most honored.

Thank you.

 

 

 

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:16 PM

Joe

There's something about white styrene on grey plastic that is just irresistable, and you're doing a fantastic job with it. I'm looking forward to seeing paint on it, but I'm also into where it is now, just as an aesthetic object. Nice.

-J

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:27 AM

Many many thanks.  Much appreciated.

 

 

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:26 AM
That's just amazing Joe! I'm going to have to refer back to this when I get around to my Liberator

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, March 17, 2018 3:16 PM

Very kind, many thanks.

 

 

 

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Posted by djs on Saturday, March 17, 2018 3:33 PM

Hi Joe, I'm having trouble weighting the nose of my B24D.  4 oz are not enough--running out of room.   How did you do it?

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:14 PM

This is how I added weight to my B-24J.

The tail wing makes this plane very tail heavy.  I added Pinewood Derby weights in the  bombardier's space. I also added a bag of lead shot to the space behind the landing gear bulkhead. None of these areas will be visible when the fuselage is glued together. I am not sure if this works with a B-24D because of the big nose greenhouse.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, March 26, 2018 9:15 PM

djs

Hi Joe, I'm having trouble weighting the nose of my B24D.  4 oz are not enough--running out of room.   How did you do it?

 

 

Sorry for the delay.  I haven't gotten to the nose weight yet so to be honest just not sure.  

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, March 26, 2018 9:16 PM

And an update on the 1/48 Revell B-24D.

 

I had to make a decision about the nose gear assembly.  The kit part looked more like a blob of plastic that held the actual gear.  It just didnt look right compared to the pictures and drawings that I have found.  Out came the spare stuff and this is the result.

 

 

Also the time has come to bring out the Dremmel and begin to make some rather large holes.

 

 

Most has been cleaned up and you can see just what the holes show now.  Pretty satisfied for sure.  Next is to try to get myself to focus on working on the details.  To be honest this has been a struggle as of late.

 

 

All comments, critique, and criticism is encouraged.

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 26, 2018 9:43 PM

A cutaway build! Now all this interior detail addition makes sense.

 

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Posted by djs on Monday, March 26, 2018 10:55 PM

Thank you Joe.  I have a Dremmel, but it's too late for your solution.  I didn't know I would have the nose-weight problem until too late.  I removed the nose gunner "greenhouse" today and tried to poke more lead in, but there just isn't room.  I'm ready for decals so will probably build a support from clear spure for forward of the tail skid to rest the tail on, and live with it!  I'll send you a pic with it's done.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:35 AM

stikpusher

A cutaway build! Now all this interior detail addition makes sense.

 

 

Ditto..........simply amazing work..

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:31 PM

djs

Thank you Joe.  I have a Dremmel, but it's too late for your solution.  I didn't know I would have the nose-weight problem until too late.  I removed the nose gunner "greenhouse" today and tried to poke more lead in, but there just isn't room.  I'm ready for decals so will probably build a support from clear spure for forward of the tail skid to rest the tail on, and live with it!  I'll send you a pic with it's done.

djs

 

The kit comes with a ladder that is glued to the rear crew hatch. I used the ladder to support the tail. 

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Posted by djs on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:40 PM

OMG, why didn't I think of that!  Of course I have the ladder (I save everything), but wasn't going to use it.  I closed the crew hatch but that's easily opened.  Thanks a million!

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:40 PM

If you're putting the model on a base, you can bolt it to the base by trapping a small machine bolt in the nose wheel halves, too.

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Posted by qlabs on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:52 PM

This is absolutely stunning! Amazing work!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:00 PM

There's not one here so I'll make my own.

 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:32 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great.  It's really interesting and informative to see alot of the stuff inside a fuselage that you might not be normally aware of, and the the level of detail that you have adding is incredible Surprise

Pat

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:18 PM

You are all very kind.  Many thanks.

Johnny that is a great idea.

 

 

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:25 AM

When you opened up the fueselage it all made sense.  What a fantastic Job you’ve done.  Just crazy yet amazing.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:36 PM

You are  very kind.  Many thanks.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, April 07, 2018 10:18 PM

Ok just a brief update to show some of what has been occupying my time.

 

 

A great deal of time seems to have been spent trying to get the SCR 274 as close as I can to what I have found in pictures.  To that end it has been worked and reworked a number of times.

 

Lets take a look at what may be the final layout of the equipment.  Now remember there is still the wiring to add as well as painting and permanent installation.

 

 

 

And a quick glimpse of the main radio for the aircraft, the Bomb release panel from the Bombardier station, and finally part of the IFF system that sits under the Navigator station.  (Left to right)

 

 

For now that is it.  

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 07, 2018 10:54 PM

Very impressive work Joe. I see basic materials and techniques used to make very advanced results.

 

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