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1/48 Revell B-24D Fuselage Closed

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, April 07, 2018 11:23 PM

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

 

 

 

this...

 

Outstanding work...

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:23 AM

The electrical components look great!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:39 PM

You are all very kind.  Many thanks.

 

 

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:48 PM

Boy, that is some amazing work!!!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:07 PM

Humbled sir, you are very kind.  Thank you.

 

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:14 PM

Fine work, Joe.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:21 AM

Thank you sir.  You are always so kind in your comments.

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:47 PM

Ok how about another overview as the work continues for the B-24D by Revell.  Again remembering that the kit parts are in gray and the rest are my additions from styrene bits and bobs.

 

As I move forward on this something that has really caught me is how it seems to be coming together.  For this update some small parts such as the inter plane communication boxes and the heaters to larger things like the plumbing and wiring.  For this update I again mocked up much of what I have minus the O2 bottles, some of the walkway, and some of the plumbing.  

 

 

 

I am sharing two sets of images.  One is showing what will be seen through the cuts and the other just focuses on the detail itself.

 

I still have work to do on the interior.  More walkways, plumbing, and some smaller details however it is coming together.

 

 

Many thanks for all the kindness shown to this build and your very kind comments.  I am both honored and humbled.

 

 

Please all comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:52 PM

Wow. That is absolutely stunning work.

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Posted by djs on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:23 PM

Thanks for posting these views, Joe.  Your work is impressive--we all laud you for your imagination and competency.  I confess I can't identify some of the components, but will look more carefully next time I do a walk-thru of a Liberator!

I finished my B-24D a few days ago and have to admit I'm a better modeler than photographer, but I'll post a pic soon.  I'm starting a B-17G in a few days .  I like to work on the 1/48 scale but display space is a problem.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:38 AM

Your work is truly amazing and an inspiration to us all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:03 PM

You are all very kind.  Thank you.

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, May 06, 2018 7:00 PM

Well a brief update is in order.

 

The time is here to throw a bit of paint at the white pieces.  My normal is a black under coat and then the main color.  I did some research and found that Liberators had a mix of colors but a couple of sources show Dull Dark Green for the forward sections, Aluminium for the bomb bay, and Interior Green for the aft sections.  I went with this.

 

 

Then the detail painting began.

 

 

I threw some dry brushing on as well to give it just a bit of wear.

 

Like I said just a brief update but turning a corner.

 

Next will be to continue to permanently attach the detail pieces.

 

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:55 AM
Very impressive Joe! Your attention to detail is amazing, I can't wait to see more.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:22 AM

The patience to do this type of work is amazing and your execution is steller. Very cool indeed.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 07, 2018 12:48 PM

That is stellar detail work on the interior. I have a suggestion regarding the engines if you don't mind. Maybe you would consider adding some piping to the engines. I did this to my B-24J engines and it really makes them pop. The detailed engines would compliment the interior detailing.

I cut and bent small guage copper wire to simulate the fuel lines. I drilled holes in the engine cylinders and fuel ring. The wires were then glued in place with epoxy. Figure about 1 hour of work per engine.

 

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 2:27 AM
Finally some paint...looks great!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:47 PM

You are all very kind.  Thank you.

 

I have thought a great deal about the engines.  

 

 

 

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Posted by 7474 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:21 PM
I'm amazed at your work, my grandpa flew the -24 and I'm sure he would like your work as well. He was into scale modeling.
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Posted by Johnny1000 on Friday, May 11, 2018 8:56 AM

That interior looks really, really great.

Echoing the point on the engines, which really could use something to get them to the same level of standard as the interior. You've got ninja scratching skills, so I'm sure you could make these come to life. Alternately, Quickboost also makes a reasonably priced resin set of fronts for this kit that still need push rods and the harness added, but are a major step up.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:49 PM

I just looked at the Quickboost online catalogue. They have a lot, and I mean a lot, of really nice resin parts. I only wish that the parts were in alphabetical order instead of by part number. Scrolling through all of those parts takes a while.

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:58 PM
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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:01 PM

Guys many thanks regarding the info on the engines.  For this build I will stick with what I have.  

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:02 PM

How about a very brief update.

 

The interior of the Revell 1/48 B-24D is near complete. Just a couple of tidy up type of things to do. I have also finished off the wings. Still a ways to go but closer to the end than the beginning at this point.

 

 

 

And now a bit of news. Beginning this update pictures will be minimal. I spoke at length to a magazine editor recently and he is interested in this build. I am allowed to show teasers but not the whole shooting match. I agreed to this and am honored he likes my work.

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism encouraged.

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:15 PM

Good luck with your article.

 

Too bad you won’t be sharing much with us here from this point out.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:02 AM

Your updates are absolutely stunning!  I find your work to be published in a magazine.  The B-24 is just an awesome build.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, May 25, 2018 1:09 PM

Congrats on the well deserved honor for the mag. article.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, May 25, 2018 2:15 PM

fightnjoe
And now a bit of news. Beginning this update pictures will be minimal. I spoke at length to a magazine editor recently and he is interested in this build. I am allowed to show teasers but not the whole shooting match. I agreed to this and am honored he likes my work.

Well deserved for a humble guy like you Joe.

Way to go bud.Yes

 

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Posted by djs on Friday, May 25, 2018 3:30 PM

Thank you, Joe, for showing what can be done.  Let us know when/where the magazine article comes out.  You are an inspiration to all of us.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:07 AM

You are all very kind.  Thank you.

 

More updates will be arriving hopefully shortly.

 

 

Joe

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