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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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1/48 Revell B-24D
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 02:43 AM UTC
Many thanks.



Joe
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 10:12 AM UTC
Looking good Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 03:07 PM UTC
Just a brief update on the 1/48 Revell B-24D.

The fuselage is closed and the wings are there but not glued, maybe not at all. Only real issues have been with the tail. I have split the lower section four times and the upper twice.





More to come.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 06:10 PM UTC
You are very kind. Thank you.

You will see more just not detailed pictures. Soon I hope.




Joe
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
Amazing work as always Joe!

I too am sad we won't be seeing as much of your build now...
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 07:57 PM UTC
Joe,
I can only speak for myself and not others. I'm disappointed that you won't be posting as you've been doing, but rather just teasers since you'll be doing a magazine article as your main focus.


Joel





fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 07:04 AM UTC
How about a very brief update.

The interior of the Revell 1/48 B-24D is near complete. Just a couple of tidy up type of things to do. I have also finished off the wings. Still a ways to go but closer to the end than the beginning at this point.





And now a bit of news. Beginning this update pictures will be minimal. I spoke at length to a magazine editor recently and he is interested in this build. I am allowed to show teasers but not the whole shooting match. I agreed to this and am honored he likes my work.

All comments, critiques, and criticism encouraged.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
You are all very kind. Thank you.


I have been giving great thought to the engines.



Joe
redcap
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 05:16 PM UTC
Scale modelling and scratch building at its very best - just magnificent work and skills in evidence here.

Gary
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 04:51 PM UTC
looks great Joe
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 07:14 PM UTC
Joe,
As usual, another outstanding and excellent update. I've never been a fan of cut-a-ways because the vast majority have a min. of added detail other then what's in the kit. Your build is on a whole different level. A real treat for builders like me whose mainly a OOB type of guy.

The paint and dry brushing just makes everything look so much better and just pops.

My only suggestion is that with the level that you've taken the interior to, the kit engines aren't in the same class. Have you considered some of the really nice resin engines?

Joel
fightnjoe
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
Well a brief update is in order.

The time is here to throw a bit of paint at the white pieces. My normal is a black under coat and then the main color. I did some research and found that Liberators had a mix of colors but a couple of sources show Dull Dark Green for the forward sections, Aluminium for the bomb bay, and Interior Green for the aft sections. I went with this.



Then the detail painting began.








I threw some dry brushing on as well to give it just a bit of wear.

Like I said just a brief update but turning a corner.

Next will be to continue to permanently attach the detail pieces.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
You are all very kind. Thank you.

Russ there is no chance this year. I am hoping though that a buddy of mine and I can make the trip next year. May not be bringing anything but would really enjoy the experience.



Joe
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 05:14 PM UTC
Holy cow, Joe!

That's amazing!

How will you paint it though?
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:44 PM UTC
Joe! I look at those seats and think about a decision I took last night, looking at the pilot's seat of my Airfix Lancaster - they'll look fine with a set of tape belts I thought, avoiding the generally complicated PE-seat from Eduard... I'm not so sure anymore!

Your handiwork is amazing, I love watching and try to pick up a thing or two but would never be able to acquire neither the skill nor the patience required to do it your way !



Magnus
Kevlar06
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:18 AM UTC
Joe,
Excellent work as usual-- your scratchbuilding is really something! Any chance you'll make it to the Seattle IPMS show this weekend?
VR, Russ
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 06:49 AM UTC
Ok how about another overview as the work continues for the B-24D by Revell. Again remembering that the kit parts are in gray and the rest are my additions from styrene bits and bobs.

As I move forward on this something that has really caught me is how it seems to be coming together. For this update some small parts such as the inter plane communication boxes and the heaters to larger things like the plumbing and wiring. For this update I again mocked up much of what I have minus the O2 bottles, some of the walkway, and some of the plumbing.












I am sharing two sets of images. One is showing what will be seen through the cuts and the other just focuses on the detail itself.

I still have work to do on the interior. More walkways, plumbing, and some smaller details however it is coming together.


Many thanks for all the kindness shown to this build and your very kind comments. I am both honored and humbled.


Please all comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.


Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC
You are very kind. Thank you.



Joe
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 02:25 AM UTC
Amazing scratch building Joe, your eye for detail is excellent!
fightnjoe
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 08:27 PM UTC
Many thanks. I use both Evergreen and Plastruct. Just depends on what I have on hand at the moment.


Joe
greif8
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:28 PM UTC
Exceptional scratchbuilding Joe. Do you use mostly Evergreen products for the type of work show in your photos?

Ernest
fightnjoe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
You are both very kind. Many thanks.




Joe
thegirl
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Joe,
Now that's some mighty impressive detailing. Your attention to the smallest of details shows in all of those assemblies.

Joel




Will second this , outstanding




Terri
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 06:57 PM UTC
Joe,
Now that's some mighty impressive detailing. Your attention to the smallest of details shows in all of those assemblies.

Joel
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC
Ok just a brief update to show some of what has been occupying my time.


A great deal of time seems to have been spent trying to get the SCR 274 as close as I can to what I have found in pictures. To that end it has been worked and reworked a number of times.

Lets take a look at what may be the final layout of the equipment. Now remember there is still the wiring to add as well as painting and permanent installation.







And a quick glimpse of the main radio for the aircraft, the Bomb release panel from the Bombardier station, and finally part of the IFF system that sits under the Navigator station. (Left to right)



For now that is it.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe