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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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1/48 Revell B-24D
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC
You are all very kind. Many thanks.



Joe
thegirl
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC
You have excelled in your scratch building skills , well done Joe . This is shaping up wonderful so far .




Terri
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 07:30 PM UTC

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Joe,

What can I say, this is absolutely AWESOME work! Making the cutaways is the right decision - all that super detailing deserves to be seen and appreciated.

I understand losing your modeling mojo for a while... but keep at it; this is a really special build!



what Tim said



I'll 2nd that as well.

Joel
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 02:04 PM UTC

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Joe,

What can I say, this is absolutely AWESOME work! Making the cutaways is the right decision - all that super detailing deserves to be seen and appreciated.

I understand losing your modeling mojo for a while... but keep at it; this is a really special build!



what Tim said
greif8
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 11:40 AM UTC
Joe I missed the start of your build. You have some awesome scratch building skill my friend; the interior is looking outstanding thus far.

Ernest
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Joe,

What can I say, this is absolutely AWESOME work! Making the cutaways is the right decision - all that super detailing deserves to be seen and appreciated.

I understand losing your modeling mojo for a while... but keep at it; this is a really special build!
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 07:18 AM UTC
And an update on the 1/48 Revell B-24D.

I had to make a decision about the nose gear assembly. The kit part looked more like a blob of plastic that held the actual gear. It just didnt look right compared to the pictures and drawings that I have found. Out came the spare stuff and this is the result.



Also the time has come to bring out the Dremmel and begin to make some rather large holes.






Most has been cleaned up and you can see just what the holes show now. Pretty satisfied for sure. Next is to try to get myself to focus on working on the details. To be honest this has been a struggle as of late.


All comments, critique, and criticism is encouraged.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
You are all very kind. I am honored.

As for the glue. For this mock up I use my stand by of White School Glue. It holds the parts in place and allows me to separate for painting. To join permanently I use Tamiya Extra Thin, MEK, Plastruct White Label, Tamiya Orange Lid, Super Glue Gel and/or Liquid.


Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 03:05 AM UTC
This is truly impressive.
Willard79
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC

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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.
goodn8
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:32 AM UTC

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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
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:05 PM UTC
Joe,
Absolutely impressive detailing.
Joel
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 02:25 PM UTC
holy moley Joe!

That's some serious detail!
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 08:09 AM UTC
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
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
You are all very kind. Many thanks.



Joe
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 01:52 AM UTC
wow Joe! That seat is amazing!
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 08:38 PM UTC
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
KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:13 PM UTC
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.
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:37 AM UTC
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
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:17 AM UTC
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 - 10:17 AM UTC
Thanks for looking in.



Joe
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
I'm on board too, Joe!

got my popcorn at the ready for a great show
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 09:46 AM UTC
Glad to have you along Joel.



Joe
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
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: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:49 PM UTC
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