1/72 B-24 "Chug-a-lug" - Heavy Hitters II GB

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  1. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

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    #1 meatloaf109, Jul 4, 2013
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    User name, Meatloaf109
    Name, Serious glutton fer punishment.
    Category, Intermediate
    Scale, 1/72
    Model type, Eduard's Consolidated B-24D
    Aftermarket, None. Well maybe a bit of wire,... here and there...

    Now, I know I said I wouldn't enter more than two again. But as the P-47 is pretty much done,...
    I just couldn't help myself. Been wanting to do a big bomber for a while.
    This is the Eduard re-boxing of the Acadamy kit with extra P.E. stuff

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    nice choice Paul
     
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    Well....this should be another great build paul...
     
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    Wow Paul, you plan on 'Blitzing' this GB. Good third choice my man
     
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    Good one Paul.
     
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    Excellent! Looking forward to this one.
     
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    Great choice Paul!
     
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    Before anything, I want the nose halves to line up. So, I decided to glue them up to their respective halves.

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    Seemed like the thing to do.
     
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    Very cool choice!
     
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    Some really crappy cowlings

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    #14 N4521U, Jul 6, 2013
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    You......... are a glutton.
    Good choice for the nose. I did the same, but mine looks like it was more of a problem.
    Don't I know about the cowlings......... took a lot of Dremmeling to correct mine.
    Bomb doors are a fright if you plan on closing them.

    This is what I did for the nose gear, and where I placed some weight, but it was Not enough. I suggest looking at using the compartment behind the nose wheel for additional weight. ****I may have to drill a hole and pour in some buckshot.

    Will keep an eye on this one to see how you go mate.
     

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    Good decision on the nose Paul!
     
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    I don't know how you guys that work in 1/72 do it regularly!
    Those little parts have got me seeing double. Well, here is the I.P. so far...

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    From where I'm sitting…………..a looooooooooooong way a way, you have that inst panel looking good!
     
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    I have spent the last two hours trying to attach two small bits of styrene and two bits of P.E. to them. It ain't gonna happen! I will put the original
    kit parts in instead!
    I tried everything in my arsenal, Magnifying glass, and small tweezers, strait sight and a toothpick, F**k it, I got the non-P.E. stuff to go in!

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    That panel looks great the way it is now Paul. I know this is the Eduard version of the kit I'm building but I don't know what the f*** they did to the cowlings, mine look just fine. If you want to see how much leas it takes to hold down the nose take a look at my thread. I did a balance check on it and it's just enough.
     
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    It might have been a [email protected] ache Paul, but it looks darned good.
     
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