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

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 5:55 PM

You are all very kind.  Thank you.

As for the dust from sanding I plan to be very very careful.  I painted prior to closing up the fuselage to try to keep from overspray on the interior.  I hope I can run with it.

The door in the floor is for the camera set up.  

Gold anyone can do this.  Anyone.  And most would do it much much better than I am.

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:02 PM

I went and got a package of two 16x16x1 soft foam chair pad material from the fabric section of Wally World.  Can slice to size and thickness and is easy on internals on the Betty I'm doing.  Might help with the sanding dust and o/spray

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:20 PM

That is a really good idea.  May have to give that a shot.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 12, 2015 9:49 PM

Well my friends the end is coming closer.

The seams are cleaned up.  They are resprayed the base colors.  The De Icing boots are painted.  Overspray has been cleaned up.  (I think)  

Some pictures prior to a gloss coat and then decals.

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I do believe there will be one more update before this goes dark.  



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:09 PM

I can't believe how fast you are putting this together. Is Toshi helping? LOL. Looks good man.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:50 PM

I haven't checked in for a while. That is really looking great.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:56 PM

Many thanks.

Once I got into the installation of the subassemblies and the closing of the fuse it goes very quickly.

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Posted by RobGroot4 on Monday, July 13, 2015 5:22 PM

BrandonK

I can't believe how fast you are putting this together. Is Toshi helping? LOL. Looks good man.

BK

 

That's hilarious!

This build is really looking nice.  I thik the faded OD looks just right for a bird that's been busy flying missions!  This is such a cool project.  Have you figured out how you're going to photograph the interior parts through the openings (are you even going to try or use your WIP pics)?

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 7:13 AM

Rob many thanks.  Not sure of that.  I have a decent camera but It does not do close ups all that well.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:47 PM

Decals.

We have markings on Chowhound.  They were a bit fiddly and took several sessions with decal solvent to get them to snug down but they are on.  

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And now she goes dark.  More will be posted following a yeah or nay.  


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Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:49 PM

Joe - Positively YEAH, let's see more of this brute. What a guy, what a project, what a tribute to the old '17.

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, July 19, 2015 3:25 PM

Glad to see it! It's looking good.  Can't wait to see how it ends =D

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 19, 2015 4:19 PM

It looks fantabulous!!!!

BK

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1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, July 19, 2015 7:33 PM

You did justice to the exterior as much as you did with the interior.  What an amazing masterpiece.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 19, 2015 9:43 PM

You are all very kind.  Thank you.

Once finished we shall see what the magazine thinks of it.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, July 19, 2015 10:12 PM

Wow! I've been watching this with interest and I must say you've done an excellent job on this. Very well done Joe.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 19, 2015 10:44 PM

Mike you are very kind.  Thank you.

Joe

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:01 PM

You are welcome. I can't wait to see some close ups of that finished interior.  :)

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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, July 20, 2015 11:29 AM

That looks amazing.  Just fabulous work there! Bow Down

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Posted by Bish on Monday, July 20, 2015 1:55 PM

That looks amazing, can't wait to see the un veil.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 8:46 AM

Very kind.

Thank you.

Joe

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:08 PM

Awesome!  You mentioned trouble with close up pics.  Your camera should have a Macro setting which will help in that regard.  I look forward to the finished 17.

Joe  

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, July 24, 2015 6:40 AM

Joe it should yes.  I seem to be having trouble getting it to work though.  Not sure why but with this camera close ups are an issue.  I have tried taking pictures with each of the pretuned settings and get nowhere.  I think I have been shown an alternative though.  Going to give it a try soon.

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Posted by Tony T on Monday, August 3, 2015 12:58 PM

Just got caught up on this build...one word...Wow!

Fantastic work, sir...can't wait to see more pictures!

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