C-75 - Boeing 307 Stratoliner 1/48

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  1. hawkeye2an

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    I have been planning this one for a long time and finally got started on it.

    It is based on a Revell 1/48 B-17E.

    Pic 1 - LARGE set of plans - Paul Matt drawings.

    Pic 2 - patching up the slots. The C-75 has slots at the leading edge toward the wingtips.

    Pic 3 - major surgery. The C-75 has no superchargers.
     

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    Nice project

    What are you going to use for the fuselage?

    Mike
     
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    Wow, this will be an interesting one to watch!
     
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    The fuselage will be turned on a lathe as it is perfectly round and then vacuformed.
     
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    #5 vikingBerserker, Aug 30, 2010
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    Dam dude, that's impressive. Do you by chance have one of the old Mattell Vacuform machines or did you build your own?
     
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    Andy, Marquette makes a model of the 307, you may save yourself some time. its a new molded fuselage, very limited run looking, and the old frog B-17E wings. The wings you did so far would be a vast improvement over the Frog wings. I have the kit about 70% done and the wings were a struggle.
     
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    Yes I do have a Mattel Vac, wouldn't be much use here though. I built my own. I'll post some pics as soon as I can pull them up again.
     
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    I want a 1/48 one. That is the only scale I build as I like to keep things consistant.
     
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    Okay, here are the pics of my homemade Vacuform machine.
     

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    #11 T Bolt, Aug 31, 2010
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    Hadn't noticed it was 1/48th. That's going to be a big one Andy!
     
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    Pic 1 - putting some backing in to support the putty. The 307 only had one cooling vent on the leading edge of the wing. It also had a couple of small holes for cabin air, but those will be drilled out later.

    Pics 2 3 - building up the extended horizontal stabilizers.
     

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    WOW! Love to see this one mate.....awesome!
     
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    Here's some pics of the C-75.
     

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    Thanks for the tutorial there Andy on the vac machine.Cheers
     
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    You're welcome. I have used it quite a few times over the years. I use my little Mattel unit even more often. For canopies and small panels etc.
     
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    Looking forward to this one! Always liked the 'Stratoliner', and had a 1/48th vac-form fuselage conversion about thirty years ago, but it got lost in a house move !
     
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    That's friclken awesome!

    Now just need to come up with an excuse for the Mrs as to why we need one.....
     
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    This is gonna be great!!
     
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