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1/48 B-17G Chowhound...Decals and into Darkness

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:32 AM

Many thanks for following along.  

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, May 25, 2015 11:49 AM
A quick update, two days off and hoping to get a lot of rest as well as just a little bit done on this.

So here I am.  

The next major obstacle to tackle is the bomb bay.  As I seem to be going all out on this build I figured why not?  How bout a scratched bomb bay.  So after a few nights of tinkering here is where I begin my process.  The major framework is about 150 pieces.  More is coming.  

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The outer racks are also ready for the detail work.

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And finally, for this update, the rack in place with the pit/nav station and the radio station.

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And so the next phase begins.  

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Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:30 AM

Sweet!!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:45 PM

Many thanks.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:46 PM

Well my friends, taking advantage of some time off, more has been accomplished.

Continuing with the bomb bay, yesterday and this morning were for some of the bigger structures.

The forward bulkhead.

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The rear bulkhead.

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The "walls" of the bay.

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And the attachments for the payload.

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Not striving for 100% accuracy here but want to give a fair representation of some of the internal bits and bobs.  That being said there are still a handful or more of things that require attention yet.  however the major stuff is ready.

Next major construction will be the radio station.


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Posted by feldgrau23 on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:41 PM

Joe This build is coming along great. The work you are putting into it is fantastic. I am in complete awe. This from someone that has followed your builds for a long time.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:06 PM

Brother Rich you are very kind.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:21 PM

That is truly a work of art. Incredible attention to the often overlooked and aircraft details we never get to see.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:57 AM

Many many thanks.  

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:08 PM

Your attention to detail just amazes me. I have a visible B17 in my stash. I hope to add some details like this to mine when I do it. I'll try to remember to look back here and give you credit for the ideas. Nice work!!

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Posted by bvallot on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:26 PM

I'm with PJ.  I hope I have the endurance for this.  =]

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:14 PM

You guys are making me blush.  

Anyone can do this type of thing.  Most would do it much better.

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Posted by Irish3335 on Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:28 PM

Awesome project I look forward to seeing the finished aircraft

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, May 30, 2015 5:47 PM

Many thanks.  

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:57 PM

Some nice work going in there Joe, the detail is really coming along.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, May 31, 2015 8:42 PM

Many thanks.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:58 PM

Another quick update.

Work continues into the Radio Station. Still somethings to research a bit.

Looks a bit rough up close like these pics but it does pass the eye test for me.

I am tired, enough rambling.





To sum it up.

Bomb/Nav Station 90% construction finished.
Cockpit 80% construction finished.
Access Area 90% construction finished.
Bomb Bay 80% construction finished.
Radio Station 80% construction finished.

This does not include painting.

Next up will be working into the Waist Gunner positions and the Belly Turret.

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Posted by bvallot on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:55 PM

=]

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:42 AM

Greatly appreciate you looking in.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, June 8, 2015 6:35 PM

With some time off from work I plan to spend some time on this.  

Not really going to plan as of yet but hopefully.

A brief update.  

Working in the waist gunner positions.  The walkway and a bit on the bulkhead.  Also a bit on the belly turret frame.  

Pictures speak a thousand words.

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Now as for the turret framing.  This is not accurate.  The frame attaches differently however I am going with what I have.  I had some issues with it and this is as close as I can get.  

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I hope to have more done in the next couple of days.  (Back allowed)  


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Posted by Slappy on Monday, June 8, 2015 7:39 PM

Very nice work! I'm a huge B-17 fan and plan on doing at least one myself as my skills progress. I'll be following your build with great interest. Keep up the good work.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:37 PM

Glad to have you along.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 9:45 PM

Ok through the day today some progress has been made.

Some finish work on the belly turret, (the bracket for the O2 tank) and some brackets for O2 tanks and fire extinguishers.  Spent some time working on the smaller O2 tanks and the fire extinguishers themselves.

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Also tackled the tail gunner position.  This had to be scratch built from the get go as so much will be seen.

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Now for the good news.  I believe I am at the point I can begin to paint and begin to permanently install the fixtures into the fuse.   Cheesy

There are still things to do but some cannot be done without pieces in place.  I have not tackled the top turret at all and just the framework on the belly turret.  

Still so far to go but on the overall I believe I am about 50% done with the interior.


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Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11:21 AM

That's really looking good!  Can't wait to see it with some paint.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 3:44 PM

I agree with Mike. Can't wait to see it with some paint!  :D

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:01 AM

You are very very kind.  Thank you.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:05 AM

Hey Joe,looks just as impressive over here too.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:09 AM

Appreciate that buddy.  

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:10 PM

First, Thank you all for such kind comments and encouraging comments.  They mean a lot to me.

An update:

Most likely my last for a week or so.  Excitement abounds in the bunker.  We have color.  The basic base colors are now done and I can get started on the detail painting.  And there is a lot of detail painting to be done.  

The bomb racks (Alclad Polished Aluminum)

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The O2 bottles (Alclad Polished Aluminum and Testors Light Grey)
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The Fire Extinguishers (Alclad Polished Aluminum, Testors Light Brown, Testors Flat Black)
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And then the wood detail work (In this order, Testors Light Brown, Testors Light Tan, Yellow Ochre Oil Paint, Raw Sienna Oil Paint, Burnt Umber Oil Paint, and Raw Umber Oil Paint)
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This also signals a change in my plan of attack.  I had hoped to get to the painting stage by the end of the weekend.  I am slightly ahead of that.  Now my goal is to be done with the detail painting and beginning to install the interior structures by Tuesday.  


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Posted by subfixer on Friday, June 12, 2015 3:57 PM

Nice rack!    Big Smile

And all of the other goodies, too!

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