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1/48 Fortress Detailing up ?
armouredcharmer
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 05:10 AM UTC
Hi Gang.I`ve just treated myself to a couple of B-17`s in 1/48,the Revell and Monogram kits.
To say they are poles apart would be an understatement !,what I was thinking of doing was getting another Monogram kit to canabalize for its interior as there`s virtually nothing in the Revell kit.
What I was wondering if anyone here has done this and if there`s any problems doing this ?.
R.S.V.P. guys
bdanie6
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Florida, United States
Joined: November 09, 2008
KitMaker: 615 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:48 AM UTC
Danny, I've built both and believe me, once the fuselage halves are mated you won't see anything
What i am working on right now is the Monogram Visible B-17 with all the Eduard photo-etch I can find
In answer to your question, if you are looking to do a detailed F, the easiest thing I can think of would be to cut from in front of the cockpit on each kit and swap noses. Then build the Monogram kit with the Revell nose on it. The reason for this is that Monogram molded an early G model with the F style rear gun and parallel waist gun stations that still had the removable waist windows, rather than the Cheyenne rear turret and staggered waist windows.
Anyway you decide to do, post pictures of your progress, I'd love to see it

Later
armouredcharmer
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 07:33 PM UTC
Thanks for the reply Bruce,i will give that a try.Hope your build goes ok,there is some sweet a/m out there for theses kits.As for pics I`m a bit of novice when It comes to pc`s so I don't know how to upload pics !.
golfermd
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Maryland, United States
Joined: March 01, 2013
KitMaker: 152 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 04:42 AM UTC
Danny, have you thought about doing a cut away view to show the interior detailing? If you are going to go through all the work of detailing why not show it?
dcook11
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Georgia, United States
Joined: November 28, 2012
KitMaker: 216 posts
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 01:17 AM UTC
Wish you would post some photos of your build.
dcook11
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Georgia, United States
Joined: November 28, 2012
KitMaker: 216 posts
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 03:27 AM UTC
pm sent to you
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 04:23 AM UTC
Danny,

I did this very thing to make an F. Or at least, I've been doing it (for years!)

Anyway, yes the interior from the Monogram kit fits the Revell kit. The reason I'm doing the nose swap is because the Revell kit doesn't have the framework molded into the fuselage interior sides. The Revell nose fits the Monogram kit perfectly if you do the cutting right. Aside from the nose, the fuselage windows need to be a bit smaller, an easy fix with some plastic card or strip.

It can be done, or at least could be if I would only get on with it! Hopefully you'll stick with it more than I have.

Michael
dcook11
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 09:29 AM UTC
Never mind. Just got one on e-bay.
bdanie6
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Florida, United States
Joined: November 09, 2008
KitMaker: 615 posts
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 03:49 PM UTC
Danny, putting up pictures here is easy as can be. I believe Jessica did a short tutorial on doing just that awhile ago.

Easiest way I found to do it is to post your pictures online someplace. I use Flickr, but others use Photobucket and some use the gallery right here.

When you want to post your picture here, in the text box, you will see a gray bar above the emoticons. The far right button says [img]. Left click on that button. And this should appear in the text box;
img]http://put.url.here/image.file[/img (I have to delete the first and last brackets to make sure you can see what I mean, you'll leave them intact to get this thing to work)
This is where you are going to insert your photo. Go to your photo, right click on the image and then left click on the line that says "copy URL".
Now, highlight the line between img] and [/img, right click the highlighted line and click on "paste". Make sure the brackets are still in place and you should have a picture in that space when you click ready to reply
Have fun

Later