Monogram B-24J?

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  1. Trebor

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    hey all. I'm starting to want to do the Southern Comfort III. but I think doing the 1:72 scale could prove too difficult. I dunno, maybe maybe not. so could anyone poin me towards the 1:48 monogram B-24? if not could the existing B-24D be converted to the J model?
     
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    yea, i know about that one. but does anyone know where I can get it?
     
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    Oh come now. If you can do a Connie in 1/144 a B-24 in 1/72 should be a piece of cake.:rolleyes:
     
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    lol, the thing is, i'd have to hand paint a LOT of stuff. like the name, the tail number, AND the tail signature. i'd also have to do the wing signature and the bomber mission counts just below the flight deck window.
     
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    If you want the 1/72 scale kit, try ScaleHobbyist or Squadron, both have the J and D models

    If you want 1/48 scale, Scale Hobbyist, Tower Hobbies and Great Models have the Revell Monogram D version.
     
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    I only want a J version, tho. because that's what SoCoIII was. she was a J version. I'm wondering if it'd be possible to convert the D version to a J version?
     
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    What were the differences between the two?
     
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    ell, the only difference I can spot is that the j model has an elongated nose, and a built in nose turret, instead of a gun sticking out of glass
     
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    Well for the nose you'd have to cut and add sheet styrene which shouldn't be hard... and the Turret I really have no clue. I'd get D if worst comes to worst
     
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    well, if I can't get a 1:48 J version, then i'll have to settle for the 1:72 made by minicraft. I just thought it'd make things easier on me if I got it bigger.
     
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    Rob, I saw the Revell (ex- Monogram) B24J on a web-site not long before Chrisstmas, as a re-release. I've been looking for it myself since, but haven't yet found it, and can't remember where I saw it!! It might have been on the Revell or Revell Germany sites. As the B17G and B17F have ben re-released, I would think it won't be long before the B24J arrives too, so it'll be worthwhile waiting for it. To convert a 'D' to a 'J' would be quite difficult, as you'd have to form the longer nose, mould a turret and make and mould the Bombardiers windows, among a few othert things. As for the markings, apart from the nose art itself, which could be done on a computer and then printed onto decal sheet, the rest should be available from various after market decals sheets, mix and match as required.
    Although some of the work would be easier in the larger scale, it also means much more detail is visible, so really it entails more work. The markings are the only thing doifferent, so obtaining the basic markings and making the rest would be the same - just smaller in 1/72nd scale.
     
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    There are loads on E-Bay, I've now got 4 x J's and 2 x D's in the stash. I'm in the process of grinding out the "D"'s interior (along with building a Mossie and some other things ;) )
     
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    are you willing to part with a J?
     
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    eBay has them frequently
     
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    Nah sorry mate, I've got another 41 to build, all I need now is the space to put them all when I'm done :D
    I might just change to 1/72 once I've go this build done and the others out.
     
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    Isn't revell re releasing the J in 48th soon? The D seems to be back into circulation so Im hoping to see the J come out so I can do a few RAAF types myself.
     
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    Yeah the D is already out it's a shame that it's just a repop of the old moulds, no PE or resin. The J was supposed to of been out by now but it's not. Maybe they are going to offer different builds i.e. Ford built etc with the option for the Emerson or other turret or even a Boulton turret for the early Brit Libs :D
     
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