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

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Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, June 12, 2015 11:22 PM

Lookin Good !

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, June 13, 2015 1:17 PM

Many thanks.

Was not much of an update but it sure felt like progress to me.  

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 11:03 PM

The detail painting is almost done.  Just a few more little things to go but honestly I believe that the time is near to begin to piece this thing together.  

The details.

The bulkheads fore to aft.

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And the Bomb Bay and Catwalk/Interior Racks.
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There are still multiple things to take care of.  A lot of little details when I start to piece this together.  Still have to tackle the top turret and the interior of the belly turret.  But I believe I am ready for the next step.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.


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Posted by bvallot on Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:23 AM

Looking nice Joe.  Keep it coming.  =]

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Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:00 AM

Awesome work Joe !

You've inspired me to super detail my Mngrm 1/48 B-26.  so I cheated and bought an Edward complete detail set .  Even with store bought PE it's a challenge and taking me a long time to bend and install all the parts.  I can't yet imagine scratch building the parts too, as you have.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:49 AM

You are both very kind.  Thank you.

Jay I am glad you are inspired.  The challenge is the basis for the fun.  When you finish you will have one of a kind.

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Posted by Squatch88 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:06 PM

This is a fantastic build! I have the kit and a bunch of AM sets and plan on doing a cut away as well. So this is almost like a how to build for me! Keep up the amazing work!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:37 AM

Squatch you are very kind.  I hope you can use some of what I have done.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:42 AM

I've been following your build from the beginning, you never cease to astonish me in the detail undertaken.  Absolutely incredible!

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:22 PM

Loving the detail work, especially your wood work.

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:08 AM

Many many thanks.  You are both very kind.

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, June 27, 2015 6:50 PM

My friends I come before you with yet another boring, detail oriented, rehash the same crap type of update.

As of this update, all of the interior sections are ready for installation into the fuselage with the exception of oxygen bottles in the cockpit, the hoses and ropes for the cat walk in the bomb bay, and the guns.  This does not include the top or belly turret.  It also signals the point where all of the interior components including the little bits and pieces that attach to the interior of the fuselage are complete, with the exception of the ropes for the cat walk in the bomb bay, and the guns.

Pictures.

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To avoid the issues with handling this too much and breaking off these parts now, the interior will be installed into the fuse once the hoses in the bomb bay are in place.  At that point I can attach the smaller parts to the interior of the fuselage and move on.  

Now also a decision.  A few know this but here it is.  This build was intended to be a detailed build and nothing more.  As of this update that has changed a bit.  In chatting with the editor of the same magazine the 109 is in, he showed interest in this one as well.  I am going to attempt to submit this one as well.  To that end once I get to the decal stage this build will go dark and I will reveal the finished build 1) If the article does not make the magazine, or 2) It does and the magazine issue has been made public.  This is out of respect for the magazine.

So with that now out in the open, next up is to install the interior.  I have applied some paint to the fuselage exterior (no pictures) and the wings and stabilizers are ready for filling and sanding (no pictures).  

Thank you for sticking around this long winded update.  Hope I did not bore you too much.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are greatly encouraged.



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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:18 PM

I look forward to the magazine article in which your artistic creation will be viewed all over the world.  My best of luck to you sir!  Your creation is absolutely inspirational.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, June 28, 2015 9:32 AM

Your posts are anything but boring. i look forward to each and every one of them and whatever magazine carries this aircraft, i'll buy two  Big Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:32 AM

This thread is really giving me the itch to get one of my B17's going. I will be referring back to this for some ideas on how to proceed. I enjoy watching you work.

BK

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, June 28, 2015 6:56 PM

I am humbled by the very kind words.

Thank you.

Joe

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Posted by RobGroot4 on Friday, July 3, 2015 6:54 AM

This is so cool.  If it ends up in a magazine, you'll have to let us know what issue so we can really get a good look!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, July 3, 2015 9:19 PM

Rob I will.  Thanks for the kind words.

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Posted by bvallot on Friday, July 3, 2015 10:29 PM

That's kind of exciting Joe!  =]  I hope it works out for you.  I'd been considering sending my P-40 to the Finescale crew, but the lighting for my light-box just isn't all that for dark greens. I clearly have some things to adjust.

I hope you get all this in there without any collateral damage.  lol  That looks busily intimidating.  I'm currently in the kiddy pool trying to warm up to the deep end with a Dauntless and a Mustang. lol.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 4, 2015 1:50 AM

You can post those sorts of updates as much as you like. that looks beautiful. I really like the look of the wooden parts especially.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, July 4, 2015 8:52 PM

You are both very kind.  Thank you.

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, July 6, 2015 4:06 PM

Well a big day at the bench.  

The Fuselage is closed up.  Still need to fill and sand some but it is closed.  I am going to let it dry overnight and then I can proceed tomorrow.  i still need to add the nose glass and a few other bits of clear.  

The interior as we had seen it.

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And now as she sits.

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Not a bad fit by any means but still has a seam bead and a couple of trouble spots.  Overall not to bad at all. 

After dealing with the seam it will be on to the wings and getting them attached. 



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 6, 2015 4:38 PM

This thing is super sweet. Nice work thus far. Very awesome!!

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, July 6, 2015 7:43 PM

I don't use this word very much but I will for your B-17.........

AWESOME

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, July 6, 2015 10:26 PM

Very kind, thank you.

Joe

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Posted by bvallot on Monday, July 6, 2015 10:57 PM

Glad to see the progress.  To be honest, the longer I saw it take you to get to this point...the more nervous it made me to start mine. =P

Keep truckin'...It's looking good.

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Posted by Huey54 on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6:13 AM

Lookin good Joe!

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 8:41 AM

Awesome work!  If you have filling and sanding to do, how are you going to keep the dust out of the interior, or is that part of the 'weathering' plan?  :-)

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Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 11:28 AM

Just awesome!  One dumb question for you, what is the door on the floor of the radio compartment for?  I've never noticed that before.

Mike

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 2:45 PM

Sir, your work and vision, along with the attention to detail is something for all of us to try and replicate.  I know that I won't ever get there, and makes me appreciate those that can do it even more.

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