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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
1/48 Revell B-24D
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:54 PM GMT+7
It has been quite a while since I did this.

This will be a long term, in depth project that will have quite a bit of work.


The subject...







Joe
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:56 PM GMT+7
Joe,

can't wait for another of your blogs.

I never built this model and can't tell you how many times I've wanted to. I'll be watching.
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:34 PM GMT+7
Another one of those dream-kits from my youth ! Is the Cletrac still included?



Magnus
BlackWidow
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:12 PM GMT+7
Joe, I also have this kit in my stash for years but I still hadn't the will to build it. Must be huge in the end. There are some more bombers of that size in my stash (e.g. 2 x B-17). So I'll follow your build, mostly silent in the background.

Torsten
c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
Awesome Joe! I've got one in my Stash with the intentions of turning it into a Coastal command bird.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:05 AM GMT+7
This looks interesting, count me in
thegirl
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:09 PM GMT+7
Will you be doing cutaway on this one ? I remember building this kit many many moons ago . Will follow a long for sure ..



Terri
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:48 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Another one of those dream-kits from my youth ! Is the Cletrac still included?



Magnus



I believe so, that is the little tractor right?


Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:49 AM GMT+7
I hope you all find this build entertaining. I also hope that I can do this build justice. This build will be done as a cut away project.



Joe
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:24 AM GMT+7
Joe,
I'll be joining the party as it's been many, many years since I've seen this kit built.

Joel
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 04:46 PM GMT+7
Glad to have you along Joel.



Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
I'm on board too, Joe!

got my popcorn at the ready for a great show
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:17 PM GMT+7
Thanks for looking in.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:17 PM GMT+7
Been a while hasn't it....

Must be about time that I show some progress.

First up is to play with the fuselage. Had to try to figure out first where the cuts would have to be.




The next step is to remove the interior detail from the fuselage interior.



Now the fun begins.

The interior begins with the addition of styrene strips to simulate the interior smaller vertical framing and the horizontal stringers.



This is the first part of this.

Next up will be to begin the deconstruction and construction of the details.





All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:37 PM GMT+7
Part two of the update.

Beginning working on the kit details was to remove them.

This is what the kit has.






Then the reconstruction began. First up is a little work on the cockpit.

Looking at the seat there is something missing. On the right is the kit seat and on the right my version.




Some additional of what little I have accomplished.





I did also play a bit with the wing area as this section will be visible.

Beginning with the inner space between the wings.



And then moving on to some of the smaller details, bounced around quite a bit at this point.





I also began to construct the radio set.




More updates hopefully soon.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 12:13 AM GMT+7
Looking fantastic so far Joe!
I feel your pain with the formers and stringers, your's are more complex and numerous than those in my Dakota and they'll really look the part when painted.

The seats are really unusual in the seat itself being projected out and suspended from the rest of the frame! A lot more interesting to look at than the kit part.

Everything is looking suitably busy and complicated ! Well done, looking forward to your next update.
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 03:38 AM GMT+7
Joe,
the interior ribbing indeed looks quite good, and there's certainly a lot of it. But those seats!! You did a fantastic job of scratch building both of them.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
wow Joe! That seat is amazing!
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 04:50 PM GMT+7
You are all very kind. Many thanks.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 03:09 PM GMT+7
Ok, how about a brief update.

Now although it may not look like it there is some progress. Work is continuing on the interior details and the placement. Of the work so far the focus has been on the cockpit, the nav station, and the radio equipment. A little has been accomplished in the bombadier station.

For this update let me let the pictures tell the story. Remembering all that is kit is the Gray plastic while all else is from myself.






Now the third image is the radio set and that even since the picture was taken has changed a bit. More on the next update.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 09:25 PM GMT+7
holy moley Joe!

That's some serious detail!
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 02:05 AM GMT+7
Joe,
Absolutely impressive detailing.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 07:32 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Joe,
Absolutely impressive detailing.
Joel



Joe,
what else to say!

That is really great work, cudos!
After detailing my small Mirage that costs a lot of sweat, I
can imagine how your'e moving on with that amount of pieces.
Did you glue all with the same stuff? Any experiences with the glue you use on strenght?

Will surely follow up,
Thomas
Willard79
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 07:48 AM GMT+7

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All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Considering you're modelling and detailing well above my pay grade, I can only look, learn and admire, so thanks for sharing.
Naseby
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:05 AM GMT+7
This is truly impressive.