Triumph's Builds: Part 5

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  1. triumph

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    #1 triumph, Dec 20, 2009
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    Italeri (Minicraft) 1/72 B24D-1 Liberator
    Wearing the markings for 565th.BS 389th.BG "Hethel AFB" Norfolk UK. 1943
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    For £25 here in the UK A lot of trouble with this (some bad mouldings) but turned out not too bad :)
     
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    That rocks Triumph!:headbang: I love your diorama layout.:thumbright:
     
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    Crikey! :shock: The first pic almost look like the real thing! Very nice build mate!
     
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    I agree. That first pic looks real.
     
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    Just looked at all your posts, and have to say, some beaut work there mate. I like the 'Photoshopped' background of Duxford too, very well done. That B24 kit is a bit pricey though, as you stated.
    Now, get your a*se into one of the Group Builds!!
     
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    Great work mate! Welcome to the forums and like Terry says, have a go at the Group Builds. Still plenty of time in the Heavy Hitters build.
     
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    Incredible:shock:
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Great stuff, first D I've seen built up from the Italeri re release!
     
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    That's just outstanding.
     
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    Excellent.
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    Nice! Is the .50 in the nose in the right location? Never have seen one mounted that low and with such a limited forward field of fire.
     
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    #15 triumph, Dec 22, 2009
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    Hi Matt
    Yes youre right a bit of artistic licence there, Its the way the glass comes on the model with the holes for the .50 already done. I tried to have it angled so it would be stright ahead but no way does it work unless you cut half the back end of the .50 off which I didnt want to do as you could see it quite clearly if I did. it fouls the bomb aimers floor which of course has to be there. So had a choice leave it out then have a hole in the glass or go for how it is which I thought would do. TBH this kit has a fair few problems with it. As I say its a Minicraft reissued under Italeri name and I think the moulds getting on. For £25 here in the UK I never expected to have to sort this lot out......
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    Vents at the side needed cleaning out as well as sink marks on the outside needing filling
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    Do like it when Im able to find the real thing of one of my builds :)
    Modified to become a Carpetbagger (801st BG / 36th BS) in Feb 44, and as a B-24 DSA, renamed The WORRY BIRD. Lost 27 Apr 44 when it hit a hill near the DZ, crashed (broke into four main parts), and caught fire at St-Cyr-de-Valorges, in the Loire Department, France - MACR 4307
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    Wow 25 quid for a 1/72nd kit? Holy smokes, man.
     
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    I have the Minicraft boxing in my stash, must be an older molding since it doesn't have the flash and filled in control surface, but the goofy propeller is there, I only hope mine comes out half as nice.

    Great Job, also, love the jobs you did on the old Airfix dinosaurs in your other posts

    BTW, what doesn't make sense, here in the US the Minicraft boxing is around $30, and the Italeri kit is around $40 :confused: for the same kit! Of course the Hasegawa kit is $80 :shock:
     
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