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Londo's Folly 1:48 B-29

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  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Londo's Folly 1:48 B-29
Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, September 03, 2018 6:00 PM

Well this is the last of my big bombers. From now on it's Tamiya fighers and Strike aircraft all the way.  So far the build hasn't been too bad except for the crappy interior painting instructions.  I found an older version of the instructions that had better info plus I did a lot of research...still..I took some creative license with the interior painting.  Evertything was going swimmingly until it came to gluing on the bombs.  As istructed it's nearly impossible to get them aligned correctly.....for me impossible.. Even gluing to the bomb rack before putting that on the fuselage was an exercise in frustration.  Why you ask would I put all this internal detail in when I making it all closed up.....My only answer is I"M AN IDIOT.  As you can see I cheated on the engines.  I figured I'd reached my limit of aggravation so I painted them.  Don't think they turned out too bad though.  Just cemented the fuselage halves together.. They were slightly warped so a great deal of Tamiya thin, hand clamping, and cussing were involved.  Lets just say that I have a great deal of putty work to do.  Haven't started the wings and I have some nasty injector marks to putty.  What's the best liquid to smooth squadren putty?  I tried some acetone on some small parts and it melted the pastic.  Anyhoo here is the folly so far

 IMG_2346 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_2345 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_2344 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_2348 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_2351 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_2352 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_2353 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 IMG_2354 by Robert Pederson, on Flickr

 

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Casa Grande, Az.
Posted by DesertRat on Monday, September 03, 2018 8:47 PM

She looks pretty fantastic so far! 

 

Built that hat back when I was 16. First time I tried a NMF; I didn’t realize you couldn’t dry brush it. Still, an impressive size and a lot of fun. 

 

Bought it again a few months ago. I still have to relearn some of the basics. But I want to learn Alclad just for That kit. Perhaps I’ll work up the nerve to try in the next few years.

Warmest regards,

Roger

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, September 03, 2018 9:19 PM

Very nice work.

Where will you put the finished kit? I only ask because, although I'm retired and single (two ex wives - no third strike here! Wink), I live in a condo and don't have much room for model display. So I'm curious about what you're going to do with it when it's done.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, September 03, 2018 10:02 PM

I’ve never used alclad. I have model master metalizer paints. I’ll use rattle cans for the overall finish and airbrush over the mistakes. As for displaying I plan on putting it on top of my large display case. I don’t plan on adding weights as I’ve read that can put a lot of pressure on the gear. 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 03, 2018 10:15 PM

Yeah the interior and engines look pretty darn good to me. And the bombs look right as far as I can tell in the photos.

I've always used just plain rubbing alcohol on Squadron putty. Only issue with it is it will strip acrylic paint.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 10:26 PM

The wings on that model are warped and can ruin the appearance of the model. I recently built that model and I have a soultion. If you would like I can share my solution.

  • Member since
    November, 2013
Posted by Davja on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 11:08 PM

JohnnyK

The wings on that model are warped and can ruin the appearance of the model. I recently built that model and I have a soultion. If you would like I can share my solution.

 

 

I'd love to hear your solution, I've had one of these in the stash forever.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 11:19 PM

That model has a few  gotchas that can ruin the final product.  It's getting a little late. I'll share my solutions tomorrow.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 11:08 AM

I didn't want to add my photos to your post, so I made a post with some solutions to the problems that you will need to address regarding your B-29 build. 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/179912.aspx

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 12:15 PM

Nice work so far.

Wow, that thing must be going to be huge. (good sentence, I know....)

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 12:18 PM
Greatmaker, that Revell B-29 builds into a fine model and your build is certainly doing it justice. Keep on and show us the finished product.

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:44 PM

Thanks guys. Have to take a weeks hiatus. Heading out to North Dakota to  help my daughter usher in my grandson. As far as the wings go. Mine are relatively straight. Not sure about the engines though the butt joint has me worried. I’m thinking about gluing some sprues in the top open area to give the engines something to sit on

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 8:31 PM

This wasn't another of Lord Refa's brilliant plans was it????

All joking aside have a great trip, stepping away from this is a really good idea.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:52 AM
Looks great! Congrats on the new addition to your family my friend!..

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Friday, September 14, 2018 11:17 AM

lawdog114
Looks great! Congrats on the new addition to your family my friend!..
 

Thanks Joe Everything went great 9 lb 6 oz bouncing baby boy. Back home now so looking forward to hitting the bench again

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 14, 2018 11:29 AM

Greatmaker

 

 
lawdog114
Looks great! Congrats on the new addition to your family my friend!..
 

 

 

Thanks Joe Everything went great 9 lb 6 oz bouncing baby boy. Back home now so looking forward to hitting the bench again

 

Congratulations!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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