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  1. 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 managed to complete it before my trip to UK...which is good news for me as when I return to my office at the beginning of September I will be able to start a fresh on the next section which will be the Radio room!....I think I need this time off from this build as it is the toughest project I have ever done....I really was only going to do the front section....but I guess I got carried away with it all!!. Thank you to you chaps who have been watching this and giving me support and help to get through the build....but I will need you in a few months time to encourage me for the next section...so don't go away! I will post a few photos on RFI a little later Cheers guys.......I'll be back soon! Fozzy
  2. Coming from you Rich....that's a real compliment!
  3. 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 some sort of hydraulic pump thingy....well at least I think it is!. I have to say that this for me is when I am at my most content when model making...trying to make something look as real as I can out of bits of plastic and wire...oh the joys of scratch building! So here we have the Starboard side with the pump thingy!!!.......... (I hope that Postimage won't give me any hassle....unlike those b#$%a** at PB!) ...and here is the Port side..... Time now to apply paint and artists oils....port side Now for the Starboard side........... ...and for the overall effect I put it on the front sections display stand again Now then....all I have to do now is the detail on the Bulk head nearest the front section...Bulkhead number 5 and then a few pieces of tidying up and that's that for this phase....oh and a stand ! Best get on Oh BTW...Post image .org is simple simple and fast... Thanks for looking in Fozzy
  4. Yea ..doing good!...hope you are ok as well..A real bugger this PB thing!
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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 ....
  9. Thanks for the suggestions chaps!...will keep that in mind
  10. 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 its a scam or they come to their senses and drop the hosting charge considerably.......but I shall not be holding my breath.....mean while I shall continue to build my B17G and if any of you are interested you can go to my Facebook page to see some updated photos........ ...............................................https://www.facebook.com/martinfostersscratchbuiltmodels/ I will be back once things have settled down....BTW...if any one knows of a simple photo hosting service...give me a shout! Cheers Fozzy
  11. 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 part of making up 20 of them! The ribs were then glued onto a sheet of plastic and then the various other parts made from plastic glued into position making up the Port bomb bay door....... Here it is offered into position on the Bombay............ So now I have to do the same again for the Starboard door! I will also have to place the brackets for the piston arm that operates the opening and closing of the doors as well as the pins that I will use as the door hinges....but I will do that when I attach the doors.....and before you ask....no the doors will not be able to open and close.....they will be fixed in the open position! So I'll get back to you when that's complete Thanks for looking in Fozzy
  12. Good to see a re visit of this one Kev!....great build!
  13. Hey Rich....thanks a lot mate! ....some real great photos on his page which will help me along the way!
  14. Hey Dan..please no need for apologies mate!....I would have done the same! ...good Bulgarian translation btw!
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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 template out of card and placed it on the fuselage sides in the area I wanted to cover...I then marked that piece of card with the rivet lines and then transferred it onto the alu sheet and cut out the panel.The rivet lines had to be then marked up on the alu sheet ready for punching. This next photo shows me using a handy little tool I made out of a piece of model kit sprue and a sewing pin ....all I did was add a slight bit of pressure into the sheet along the marked out rivet lines....on the reverse side of course! Here is one of the panels completed showing the template and the little punch tool.... The next 3 photos show the panels fitted......... okay.....so this next photo shows the wing root area which I need to detail on both sides ,which will be the next job along with the bomb bay doors....... That's all for now folks! Only a few more posts left and then section 2 of this build will be finished!...only another 2 or 3 sections to go!!! Thanks for looking in Fozzy
  19. I cannot explain how happy and relieved I am that I have over come this niggley problem! In theory all I will have to do now is to make more of these stands for the other sections and just slide them into position behind each other leaving a gap so that you can see into the fuselage!...well that's the plan! Right then ...now I can really get on and finish the bomb bay! Cheers ( A very happy Fozzy)
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