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#31 fozzy

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:12 PM

Good afternoon chaps!

 

Well a week has passed and I have spent most of the time covering the bomb bay structure with yogurt pot plastic!

 

Now the trick in using this type of plastic is that first you need to take the shine off the plastic and rough it up a bit and by doing this you'll have no problems in gluing it with standard liquid cement....( I said in my last post that I use PVA glue...take no notice...Senior moment!default_blush.png....I use normal kit liquid cement)....basically all I did was use a bit of sand paper and took off all the print......2 minute job!......The reason why I don't use plastic card you can buy is that A.. I can't get hold of any here in Bulgaria and B..it costs the price of a pot of yogurt!

 

Once the plastic is ready it was just a case of gluing it over the balsa wood structure....the liquid cement bonds the plastic to the wood with no problems at all!....Once you have done this it toughens the whole structure and gives you a blank canvas onto which the detailing can start default_smile.png

 

So it all looks a bit rough at the moment...in fact it looks like a Nissan Hut!default_wink.png.....but this is to be expected at this stage of the build.....lack of colour makes it all look terrible and of course remember that when all the internal detail is complete then the Alu tape covers the whole thing and then it will look like it is supposed to look like!!...I hope!default_unsure.png

 

So here are photos of the yogurt pot covering..................

 

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Now...for display purposes I have left the aft bulk head of the bomb bay open  with just a few pieces of structure in the shape of a T...as you can see.....If you remember and you have seen the front end of this B17G model , the rear part was also left open...this of course allows the viewer to see right inside the model at all the detail.

 

So talking of detail....today I started detailing the bottom half of the structure...bottom front half to be precise!

 

here are some pics..............

 

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Well that's it for today...more to come ...when its done!

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:58 PM

Pretty amazing work, Fozzy.  Great show!

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 02:06 AM

Bloody phenomenal Fozzy. Shaking my head in astonishment.

Jim
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#34 fozzy

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 06:52 AM

Thanks guys for looking in...appreciate it! :)


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:03 PM

shaping up nicely Fozz'


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 07:56 AM

Hi there

 

Time for an up date!

 

Since the last post I have been building all the basic detail on the bottom half of the bomb bay.....this was done by using scrap plastic and my favorite yogurt pots!default_wink.png... What I am trying to do is to get the whole bay ready for the basic interior colour spray before adding more detail.

 

This means that the top half has to be detailed next before the spraying starts!

 

Here is where I am at at the moment...........

 

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overall shot

 

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looking across the catwalk towards the front bulkhead.

 

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looking towards the rear bulkhead

 

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looking up through the bomb bay doors aperture

 

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top half placed on....and is screaming out to have some detail!

 

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So next up is to get the top half's basic detailing done before spraying the aluminum coat and then I can get down to the constructing of the bomb racks /wiring /electric motors /piping etc etc

 

One other thing I did do was to place another skin of yogurt pots over the whole construction to smooth things out a bit before the final Alu tape is added...Perdu....will be pleased about this!default_wink.png

 

Till the next time....cheersdefault_smile.png

 

Fozzy


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:07 AM

Amazing!


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:08 AM

This is incredible work, Martin!

 

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

Thanks lads! :)


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:28 AM

Lovin’ it... a lot. I’ve just spent far too much time starting to check out some of your previous builds and website - not a minute wasted! Old-school scratching of the highest order!  :popcorn:

 

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:55 AM

I know this area quite well with my dealings on the HK kit and I must say you've certainly done it justice! I only hope mine looks half that good when I'm done with it! Keep up the great work.

Craig

P.S. What is your plan for the rib detail on the bomb bay walls?

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:36 PM

Hello Fozzy,

 

That work is really amazing :thumbsup: and youghurt is good for your heath.'

 

Cheers

Boris


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:22 PM

Wow ... super stuff Martin. So impressive!

Jim
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Posted 31 October 2016 - 07:21 AM

I know this area quite well with my dealings on the HK kit and I must say you've certainly done it justice! I only hope mine looks half that good when I'm done with it! Keep up the great work.

Craig

P.S. What is your plan for the rib detail on the bomb bay walls?

 

Hi Craig

 

I am in the process of detail the bomb bay walls at the moment...and looking at my reference photos its not as easy as one thinks!...my "plan" you ask ..is to painstakingly copy what I see in the ref photos using scrap plastic....its going to take time but I think worth it in the end as I have seen the injection molds for some B17 kits and it really does look like a trellis fence!..(especially the HK kit)...see below...

 

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Please no dis respect to this model makers photo....its just my opinion

 

The fact remains that it should look like this.......

 

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Which of course is giving me no end of headaches!!....but I am enjoying the challenge!

 

I do hope that this answers your question Craig!  ;)

 

Fozzy


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 09:00 AM

Hello Martin,

Firstly you are a modeler EXTRAORDINAIRE!

I watch you build and I am amazed by your EXQUISITE & EXCEPTIONAL scratch building.

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Following your builds are pure heavenly and a joy to see. :yahoo:

If I was sat watching you in real life in Bulgaria I would not want you to leave the bench till I had seen it done....

Keep up the EXCELLENT builds.

Thank you.

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