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1/48 Revell B-24D Fuselage Closed

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, June 01, 2018 10:04 PM

Just a brief update on the 1/48 Revell B-24D.

 

The fuselage is closed and the wings are there but not glued, maybe not at all.  Only real issues have been with the tail.  I have split the lower section four times and the upper twice.

 

 

 

More to come.

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by richs26 on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:00 AM

Excellent work on the D model, but the R-M D kit has a big faux paux mistake.  Generally all Liberators until the H models had the nose landing gear doors folding upward, not downward.  There were certain H models and early J models which had upward folding gear doors.  Since you are going to put the build in a magazine, I just wanted you to correct it before publication.  

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Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by f8sader on Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:13 PM
Most excellent!

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:01 AM

richs26

Excellent work on the D model, but the R-M D kit has a big faux paux mistake.  Generally all Liberators until the H models had the nose landing gear doors folding upward, not downward.  There were certain H models and early J models which had upward folding gear doors.  Since you are going to put the build in a magazine, I just wanted you to correct it before publication.  

Yeah, how about that! I never knew this, till I read your post.  I just did a search on photos of B-24Ds and noticed in every photo of a parked -D that the nose wheel doors are not visible.  This is a very interesting detail!  Along with photos of real Liberators, I found a lot of photos of the built-up Monogram kit, and every one shows the doors opened outward.  It's intuitive that they'd open outward, so we don't question the instructions.

I found this blog which discusses this in the context of building the Monogram kit:

https://forgottenhobby.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/nose-wheel-doors/

The blogger suggests checking the Detail & Scale number on the B-24 for more reference info.

Very interesting detail!

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Posted by djs on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:30 PM

I've been following your build and am glad you have opened one side--which is impressive--and closed the other.  In reading recent posts, I have to admit the nose landing gear arrangement in the instructions had me purplexed.  I finally tucked them inside, but later considered digging them out.  I'm glad the Baron brought the discussion forward and to a close, for me at least.

Thanks again for sharing your B-24D build; I'll watch for it in SSM mag.  djs

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Posted by ChrisJH666 on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:18 PM

Incredible build! Very impressive. Personally, cutaway models are not my thing, but you've made a brilliant job of it

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, June 07, 2018 6:28 PM

This is great and that's a dang fact but I do have one question. Just how much masking does a guy have to do when glossing, decaling, final clear coats and weathering anyways?

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:39 AM

You are all very kind.  Got the solution for the gear doors.  

 

Thank you all.

 

 

Joe

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