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#1 fightnjoe

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:19 AM

Wait.......another build.....another PUBLIC build......what madness is this then?

 

 

 

Well I am finishing up an article for consideration to a magazine and the P-40B is currently in between video sessions.  Now is also the time where I begin to look towards December 7 and what that means.  This year I have gone solo again and so my only deadline is the finish line.  This is not for submission.  This is for me.

 

First up is the subject.  Kind of my holy grail build.  

 

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The 1/72 Special Hobby B-18.  For this I will need to pull out a few tricks as the decals will need modification.  The build itself will be out of box.  

 

 

 

The journey begins......

 

 

 

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:26 AM

Very interesting. Will follow.....Harv
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:19 AM

Hello Joe,

An interesting little project which will be quite fun to follow.

I think I will be following this one for sure. By the way,that little blue circle with a female figure in it... is she running or holding a torch or what?

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I also quite like it's name BOLO ( cop slang for be on look out... how perfect).

Good luck and look forward to seeing your work Sir.

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#4 Patrick HMD

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:23 PM

I've always seen the Bolo as a bomber version of the C-47.  It has a lot of similar features.  Too bad one's not available in 1/48.  I'd get one for sure.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

Neat!   Not sure if Ive actually ever seen one of these built up



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:08 AM

Many thanks all for looking in.

 

To be honest I am not sure about the figure.  I had not looked that closely as I do not intend to use it.

 

 

 

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:22 AM

As far as I knew it was basically a DC-3 with a bomber fuselage. Not exactly one of Don Douglas's finer moments.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:34 AM

Clunkmeister you are correct.  It was a combo of the DC-3 and -4.  

 

 

 

Well here is a quick follow up to the intro.

 

I would show you a couple of pictures of the sprue but to be honest I dislike those as they really show nothing.  For myself I like to see some progress.

 

As the title says it is the beginning.  

 

First up, I rarely do things as the instructions call for.  Just not how I build.  This build is no different.  Because of the amount of clear in the fuselage the first thing I want to tackle is to get the exterior paint and the interior paint out of the way.  To that end I wanted to try something different.  Tone variants by changing the base color.  I used Testor Gloss Gray, Model Master US Navy Gray, and Testor Creatix Gloss Black.  I picked out some panels to try it out.

 

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I then sprayed Alclad Chrome.

 

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While this dried I played some with the interior.

 

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And with some paint.

 

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Next up will be to get some color on the interior walls and then move on to the clear parts.

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism is encouraged.

 

 

 

Joe


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

Coool!    Im always amazed when guys can put paint on before the end (or in this case before the start!) of construction. I have had ZERO luck with that.

 

How do you handle seams and what not, like when the fuselage is joined when the chrome is already applied?  Do you sand out the seam and re-shoot more chrome?



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

Brian I am breaking the most fundamental of rules in the hobby.  You always assemble fuselage and wings prior to painting.  With planning and a great deal of caution it can be done though.  I plan to use the panel lines to my advantage.  I will mask off and then spray and hopefully it will show as just another variation in the tone of the metal look.

 

 

 

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