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1/48 Revell B-24D Fuselage Closed

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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.

 

 

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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 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

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

 

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

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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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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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 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 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 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 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 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.

 

 

 

Joe

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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.  

 

 

Joe

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:58 PM
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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 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 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 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 lawdog114 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 2:27 AM
Finally some paint...looks great!

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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 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 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 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.

 

 

 

 

Joe

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

You are all very kind.  Thank you.

 

 

 

Joe

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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 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.

djs

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