Revell 1/48 B-17G "Chow Hound" Group Build.

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  1. B-17engineer

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    This was the next build on my list so I thought since it was a bomber enter it as my 3rd and final entry. It may be done, may not be but I can try.

    Chow Hound was shot down over France. I have to pull out the info for the story, not now though.

    I did some work today with the interior. I really don't care how it looks since virutally none of it will be seen when she is closed up.

    I hope to get it done and thanks...
     

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    Light seatbelts.... Olive drab chair, brown head rest and , light green cushions....the clown chair...I add copper wire....just need to make it look a little shoter..
     

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    How do I go about masking the ball turret? Just normally?

    An I got the rear wheel done. So many pieces!
     

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    Ok scratch that. I just masked with tape... got 3/4 of just the turret in 2 hours... will resume tomorrow.
     
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    Jeez mate, you've got them coming thick and fast, nice choice though and yet another B-17.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Yea... but it's a 1/72 scale on steroids heheh!
     
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    I am insanely tired... so that's why one turrets masks are F8cked up and I need to do em again..
     

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    Very nice. For masking I read you could use rubber cement and just peal it off later but I don't know yet. I intend to use it on the helicopter I'm building and share the results. On your bird do you know how old it was before it was shot down?
     
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    Dammit :oops: forgot. I will check tomorrow as in a few I am going to bed.

    I can use liquid mask but this isn't a normal window so I think tape will be better.
     
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    Nice choice H. Say did you use your airbrush on the interior?

    Side note on the interior, even though you might not see it, it still gives you great practice.
     
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    Yea I did you the airbrush for interior. Then I wanted to wash it. So I brushed everything else. I will give the interior a nice go but, if it doesn't go how I want I won't loose sleep over it.
     
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    Geez H, another one! Quite the production line you got going there.

    Doesn't the paint all over your fingers bother you? A tip: paint fiddley crap on the sprue. Or...if it's off the sprue, cut off a piece of the sprue about 2" long, superglue it to the fiddley piece at a point where it won't be seen in the end (e.g under the seats) and hold the piece by the stick when you paint. When you're done and the paint is dry, just snap odd the sprue.

    Keeping your hands and work area clean make for a better model in the end.
     
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    Thanks very much Andy. Well I put super glue in the wrong spot and wiped it with my finger and then just wiped paint with my finger at one point.

    Thanks for the tip! Will try it today..

    Can a mod sticky this???
     
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    I'm so happy!! All the time it took for masking this turret is well worth it I think!!
     

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    Harrison, you are on a roll my friend. Goodwork so far, keep em comming. I look forward to more progress and to learn a bit more about this bird.
     
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    Thanks very much Dirk! After the Jets play I'll get some more with done :D
     
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    I'm hoping to be able to sit down and get some stuff done during the game. Noting like building war birds while watching the J.E.T.S get pummeled. :lol:
     
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    There. I fixed it for you. :lol:
     
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    Hey hey hey :lol: :lol:

    Let's just hope Sanchez doesn't pull a Tom Brady :evil4:
     
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    Nice work so far H, but slow down a bit - there's no rush, as there's six weeks left to the end of the GB. This kit deserves some attention and, even though most of the interior can't be seen, as has been said, it's good practice. OK, if it's messed up, it can't be seen - but it's worth trying.
    The turrets can be fitted after the model is finished, as they clip into place. So, go back and have a look at the masking, particularly on the ball turret. There are parts where the masking hasn't covered the 'glass', and this will show once painted and the masks removed. It's a pity you can't use a liquid mask, but it tends not to work well on curved or spherical surfaces.
    Good job being done though, so keep it up, but slow down - speed + s*it !!
     
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