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#106 harvey

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

Thanks for all the info guys !........Harv


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:02 PM

Carl
Brilliant work in adding all the PE - looks absolutely fantastic and well worh the time and cost.
Keep ‘em comin
Peter


Thanks Peter! I'm getting a bit better at all the PE bits.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

Great idea! That is a good save right there Carl. Now you not only have a completed BB for your other build, but dont have to worry about removing any paint from this one. Nice save!


It made the most sense to me after seeing my error. Plus now I've got a head start on my second B-25. :P
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

I have a question about this kit: they have a clear edition, which I thought would be a cool way of demonstrating a bunch of interior detail, perhaps even with some crew figures for an in flight display. Is it possible to build the bombay with one of those sidewalls left off, so you could see through the clear fuselage half to the detailed bomb bay inside? Or is the box structure of the bay integral to the structure of the build?


You should be able to leave one side of the bomb bay off. There is a recess for it in the fuselage side but as long as that part of the clear fuselage is smooth, it should work. I would definitely glue it into the other side though to make sure it's suitably anchored in place.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:07 PM

Here is a manual on early B-25, A, B Micthells:

http://www.avialogs....item/56073.html

pg 24 of the manual (pg 26 reader) is the start of the painting guide.

Jari


Great info as always Jari. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:10 PM

Instead of trying to strip the green off why not overspray with a gloss light gray then hit it with silver? Should work fine. :)


I actually started on some of the detail painting and weathering so starting from scratch on a second set is easier. Otherwise, I would just painted over it.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:15 PM

Here's the start on V2.0 of the bomb bay.

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For the external bay detail that came from the Profimodeler set, I'm going to use plastic card and strip. I've started on that now.

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I've ordered a replacement Eduard set for the bay interior so hopefully that won't take long to arrive. In the meantime, I'm going to take advantage of the re-set and see about adding some of the wiring detail to the bay.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:16 PM

Thanks for all the info guys !........Harv


Indeed! It's great to have it and helps with small mistakes before they get bigger.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:06 AM

Catching up on this one, great detail work Carl!!  :thumbsup:

 

Sorry to see the issue with the paint color but it looks Like you are on the way to fixing it! 

 

Dan


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:58 PM

I have a question about this kit: they have a clear edition, which I thought would be a cool way of demonstrating a bunch of interior detail, perhaps even with some crew figures for an in flight display. Is it possible to build the bombay with one of those sidewalls left off, so you could see through the clear fuselage half to the detailed bomb bay inside? Or is the box structure of the bay integral to the structure of the build?


I had the parts out so here's what it would look like with one side of the bomb bay left out.

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The bomb bay mounts fairly securely to the fuselage. There's a large peg that'll hold it in place even without the sidewall installed. I'd probably paint around the wing mount though and possibly blank it off from the inside just to clean it up a bit. Then you would have the top and bottom areas open to see the bomb bay and crawlspace details.

If you do decide to get one, Sprue Brothers often have it as part of their Deal of the Day special.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

Small bit of progress. I've started adding some of the conduit piping to the bomb bay I'm using plastic rod for this. I think it'll show up enough to make it worthwhile.

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My replacement Eduard bomb bay is on the way. So hopefully it will arrive soon and I can continue.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

Here is a belly view of one that might be of help:

 

https://49fe30bb3aa7...1.076.201_1.jpg

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for following up on that for me, Carl. I think it'd be a cool way to show the bomb bay and interior detail. I had thoughts of doing this with the old Monogram visible B-17 and a ton of eduard PE. I might still do that, vs the HK Mitchell. Probably depends on whether it would be easier to find all the figs in 1/48 vs 1/32
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