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  1. Good day all! Hope all is good where you all are and that everyone is staying safe from this virus!...2020 has been a terrible year for us all and the sooner it's all over with... the better! Lets hope and pray for a better 2021! So on with the next part of this project!.....the tail wheel section!.....I have been kind of dreading this next part as there is lack of information and photos of this area of the B17. If you look for photos in books or the internet it's always the same.The whole area is covered with tarpaulin blocking out all the parts you want to see! Enthusiasts g
  2. So here it is all finished........ ...and up on it's frame...... As I said ....really had a lot of fun with this generator build!....excuse the amount of photos! Onwards ever onwards!....to getting the tail wheel assembly built......till then Cheers once again for looking in! Fozzy
  3. So I built it by stages and hope the photos explains how I got it together.....here goes...... OK....so now it's time to paint it ...the best part!.....but not before building the frame that it will sit on in the rear of the fuselage..
  4. Afternoon all! This post is likely to be a bit photo heavy of building the Auxiliary DC generator for my B17! The generator was built by looking at just a few photos I found and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed making it!....I used scrap plastic and wire as materials and I have taken a photo of each stage of the build. First off....this is a photo of a real generator that I am trying to replicate......
  5. Hi there guys My mojo has returned! I'm in the middle of scratch building a auxiliary DC generator for the rear section. I have seen photos with the generator in the rear and I'm defo going to put it in mine as it looks fun to build and will make the rear section look more busy! This afternoon I sprayed it with my new airbrush (Paasche H... as my old Badger gave up the ghost before my summer break)...and will post it on my next update! As for now I will give you a quick update on the trailing antenna mechanism that I have made for the rear section. It w
  6. Yep!....I don't know whether I'm coming or going!
  7. Thanks guys for your help with the posting of the photos!....I will look on this forum to see the instructions! I have now up loaded the photos on the post! Cheers Fozzy
  8. At least I have spared you from being naked!!!
  9. OK Brian....lets give it a test then.................
  10. [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/Dyw0V2v0/spray-and-markings-on-tail-unit-9.jpg[/img][/url] Hope....still not working!
  11. Hi Guys.....I have been away for a couple of months and I can't seem to up load any photos correctly from postimages.....any one know why?...has this site changed? Cheers Fozzy [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/fb42cd8m/WALKWAYS_(4)_a.jpg[/img][/url] see above!! [url=https://postimg.cc/k2mYcwHp][img]https://i.postimg.cc/k2mYcwHp/mhe-002-zpse812vddx.jpg[/img][/url]
  12. Good morning chaps! How are you all getting along?...still staying safe in this bl##dy pandemic I hope! Long time no modelling!......I'm back from UK now and back in Bulgaria to start once again on this mammoth task I have given my self!.......after a such a long period away from scratch building it seems to have taken me a few weeks to get my act together! That's me trying to get my act together!! How ever.... I decided to start off again with something simple...although I still had problems with super glue not setting (Bulgarian!).
  13. Thanks guys!...catch you in September! Fozzy
  14. Hi guys Well this will definitely be the last post before I return to the UK for a month or so....I will be returning back in September to continue with this project! What I wanted to do was get as much done as possible with the tail /rudder and dorsal fin before my break and so first off I sprayed the tail unit yellow. This was more difficult than I thought as my airbrush decided to give up the ghost!...when I turned the outlet valve on the compressor to send the air flow to the brush the blasted thing kept spraying and I couldn't stop it! the only way was to turn the
  15. Morning fellow modelers! I have been doing the laborious task of making up the entire interior with all the ribs etc!....this was only achievable by listening to all my favorite bands on my player ...taking the occasional paracetamol when my head started to ache from staring at hundreds of little pieces of plastic!!....and having the time on my hands to get through it!!..........still needs must and all that! I'm so pleased that this phase is over because from now on the build becomes more interesting ....and hopefully for you guys as well!.......so here are the photos
  16. Hi Brian.....I don't think I will need to do any vac forming .....looking at the frame I have made I think a clear piece of plastic will wrap around the frame....how ever if that doesn't work then yes I might have to vac form!
  17. Hi Mark.....no worries mate as the tail unit will also be glued in 2 other places....on the join and on top of the turret housing.....it won't be going anywhere! Hi guys I have just about managed to finish the basic construction of the rear fuselage and tail section with just a few details to add at a later stage. So after this post I can get on with working on all the internal detail! So first up I had to think about how I was going to go about making the structure of the Cheyenne rear turret. After measuring up for scale from photos I got a sheet of plasti
  18. .....already on my to do list !......at the moment I'm just concentrating on the basic fuselage construction (the hardest part for me!)... before I get down to getting all the details sorted!...Cheers Shawn!
  19. Hi everyone I'm still battling away with the construction of the tail section of this B17G..... long old slow process but I have made some good progress! I was about half way through constructing the tail out of balsa wood in my last post ....so here are some photos of where I am at the moment. Here you can see that I have filled with scrap balsa in between the longerons on the section I built in the last post... The next 3 photos show that I have built the rudder and temporarily attached it the the tail ass
  20. Hi there everyone I hope everyone is safe and healthy and coping with this lock down business! Time for an update! So I have made some progress on the tail unit but before showing you the photos I thought I would share the other problem that I have with this project!....always problems! ....serves me right for starting this journey! If you didn't know ...I live in S.E Bulgaria and I will eventually need to transport this finished B17 across to UK first and then eventually ship it across to California in the States where I am pleased to say that I have h
  21. I seem to have more time on my hands due to this lock down!...the only good thing about it!
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