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  1. Here is what the B17G looks like so far!....only another 4 sections to go! I will be starting the radio room section this coming September. Thanks for your time for having a look! Fozzy
  2. Good afternoon chaps! Some of you might remember a few years back that I scratch built the front section of a B17G in 1:20 scale. Well I made a rather crazy decision to continue down the fuselage and try to build the whole thing! I started building the bomb bay on 17th September 2016 which once upon a time you could have looked at if you were interested but Photo bucket destroyed the whole lot over night which I'm sure you all know! So after a years work on and off and a lot of heart ache at times...I present to you the B17G bomb bay section.....I do hope you like it!
  3. Hi chaps So here it is ...(at long last ).....Bomb bay all finished! I had a lot of fiddly things to do starting with all the detail on the bulk head where the hydraulic pump and the Engineers circuit breaker board is....here are some photos. Here are the hydraulic fluid tanks which is connected to the hydraulic pump further in the cockpit.... Here is the circuit breaker board for the Engineer to play with!! So here it all is put together and painted....... Once again I have thoroughly enjoyed my self with this section of the B17G. I also ma
  4. Coming from you Rich....that's a real compliment!
  5. Hi everyone Here is my next post.... I am very close to the finishing post for this section of this mammoth task I have set my self of scratch building this B17G!...what on earth was I thinking?...but once I start something I just have to finish it! . What I am attempting to do is finish the Bomb bay before I have a break in UK for a few months...so that when I come back I will be able to start on the next section which will be the Radio room....but I mustn't get ahead of myself!:nah: So this post is all about the gubbings behind the wing fillets!....there's pipes and cables and I believe s
  6. Yea ..doing good!...hope you are ok as well..A real bugger this PB thing!
  7. Cheers Craig! Hi Jim.....Yes I started using Alu Tape on this project simply because I wanted a really realistic aluminum finish on my B17....instead of the green camouflage scheme that I would have just painted. In the future I would use the tape again for this type of finish...great stuff!
  8. I have now switched to Postimage.org.....very simple and fast! I am lucky as most of my photos that are on PhotoBucket I had backed up on discs as I went along so I won't be bothering to do any transferring....I am still livid to think that all the past posts that we all did have vanished into the ether...really not on PB!....seems illegal to me that there was no warning....but that's seems to be the way things are going now on the internet.
  9. Here you see the brackets for the actuating rods and the door hinges.... all painted up..... Here is the Alu tape on the out side of the doors.............. Here are the doors attached (not permanently...as I have to place the actuating rods at a later stage) ....and now up on the display stand for the nose section...haven't got round to building one yet!!! So next up is the detail to be found behind the wing fillets....until then.... Thanks for looking in Fozzy
  10. Hi Chaps OK so I have now changed to Postimage.org to host my photos....seems very quick and easy to use when you get used to it....a lot user friendly than Photo Bucket....so I can now have a go at posting my next post! The Bomb bay doors are now complete....here are some photos ....
  11. Thanks for the suggestions chaps!...will keep that in mind
  12. Hi everyone Well as you can see Photo Bucket have put a sudden block on all my photos to this post wanting to charge the ridiculous amount of $399 to link my photos. Of course I am not alone and many other modellers here are in the same position. It has taken me some time to calm down I have to say ...when I found out this afternoon as I was about to post a new posting that all my ...and indeed other modellers.... hard work has just been wasted........ years of posting our articles...all gone over night! I am going to wait a while to see what happens with Photo Bucket in case i
  13. Good afternoon all At long last I managed to get to my work bench and continue with the bomb bay! I decided in the end to construct the bomb bay doors before doing anything else....mainly because I thought that this was going to be laborious and time consuming...and of course I was right!....but they had to be built and I can say that I have completed the Port door so far!....starting the Starboard door later today. Here is the same photo as in the last post to show you and a reminder of the shape of the ribs that I had to make out of plastic....... Then came the laborious
  14. Good to see a re visit of this one Kev!....great build!
  15. Hey Rich....thanks a lot mate! ....some real great photos on his page which will help me along the way!
  16. Hey Dan..please no need for apologies mate!....I would have done the same! ...good Bulgarian translation btw!
  17. Hi Dan I am an English man living in Bulgaria so you can use English! . So the pulleys? The pulleys for the cables don't actually work (display purposes only!) and so I shaped them out of plastic scrap....easy to do! Cheers....Fozzy
  18. Unbelievable! Since I last posted this is all I have had time to do on the continuation of this B17G bomb bay!.............. ....can you guess what it is? I have got a hunch that I am not going to be able to do any more to this project for a few weeks!..what with family commitments etc...you know how it is!....but if I do it will be pains takenly slow! I'll be back as soon as I can Fozzy
  19. Hi Craig....I am using alu tape which a friend has donated to me...I believe they use it to make repairs on certain aircraft parts! Cheers..Fozzy
  20. Afternoon chaps So after making the stand for the front end of this B17G it was back to the bomb bay trying to get it finished. I decided to get the bomb bay skinned with the finished aluminum look ...,before continuing with the rest of the detail...I think this is the best way forward as there is a lot of handling involved in applying the aluminum sheets which might destroy all the detail which I need to build on the wing roots....so it was down to business. The first job was to mark up all the rivet lines where the skin is going to cover....... Next up I made a tem
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