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Valom 1/72 Bristol Bombay

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Valom 1/72 Bristol Bombay
Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:16 AM

Next up the Bombay.I am very impressed with photoetched instrument panel.Very detailed .

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:18 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:19 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 13, 2020 5:06 PM

Progress is slow due to the photo etched details ..

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, March 13, 2020 5:25 PM
Now this one you don't see built up very often

 

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, March 13, 2020 6:24 PM

Instructions are not great...they just depict completed sub assemblies and there are no numbers on the sprues so that slows things down.They do have parts diagrams .

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:03 PM

Ok got together the rear gunners station with tractor seat and bag to hold spent shell casings.    

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:52 PM

Phil this is going to be a nice build. Like Johnny said, you don't see this one very often

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:19 PM

Yes I think it is a somewhat limited run kit.Detail is good,enjoying it  so far! 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, March 15, 2020 7:28 AM

Howdy Pardner!

     Now you have me stumped. Never heard of the bird, much less ever seen one. Is it a High wing aircraft?

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:45 AM

Yes they made 50 of them!   

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 16, 2020 12:58 PM

Getting ready to join the fuselage halves...

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 16, 2020 1:01 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 16, 2020 1:16 PM

Fuselage halves are joined....some body work will be required... 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 16, 2020 2:05 PM

Philo;

 That is one strange looking bird ! Kinda like me with the odd versions of boats and ships.

 I am working in secret to build a German beer tanker for the German layout's river! There are three different types, the regular flat deck looking. Raised Dome type and the Keg Looking type lined, up on deck center. 

    Those large windows and ports just beg for a full interior.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 16, 2020 2:13 PM

Luckily the windows install from the outside..

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 16, 2020 2:13 PM

philo426

Once more proving Morrison's Second Law:

"No matter the size of the bench; the available work space will always be exactly 2 square feet".

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, March 16, 2020 2:24 PM

Crazy but true!lol!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:41 AM

Putty applied...

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6:12 PM

Getting the wings together. 

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:01 PM

There were pronounced gaps at the wing roots...made styrene fillets and will grind them down when the glue sets.     

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:37 AM

Good solution to the gap problem.  

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:06 PM

The kit expects you to use a butt joint to mount up the horizontal stabs ...not structurally sound!.So I mounted up a heavy wire to support them.  

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:07 PM

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:11 PM

So I have a question. Looking at drawings of the thing; the wings are level across between the engines, and have a bit of dihedral from there out. Did that kit get that right?

 

Bill

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:25 PM

Yes they did!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:26 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:33 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:50 AM

Pretty elaborate canopy framing..

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:51 AM

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