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    TimW got a reaction from Dennis7423 in HB B24 discussion: AM and fixes.   
    Well....since my J got burned to a crisp in the Great Hobby Room Fire of 2020, I'll be ordering a D model at some point.
     
    Sheesh!
     
    Tim W
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    TimW got a reaction from USMC Herc in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Yeah...maybe I'll get a new J and a D...
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    TimW got a reaction from USMC Herc in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    They are doing a thorough job of photographing things.  And luckily for me, the vast majority of my stash was not in the war room itself, so I have detailed info on what was ruined.  Packing up the other stuff so they can do restoration work etc--that's going to be a challenge.
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    TimW got a reaction from USMC Herc in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    No hard feelings on my part--they did what they had to do to ensure safety.  Now I have an excuse to get another Frogfoot and really pimp it out.
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    TimW got a reaction from williamj in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Insurance is on it--they've been great so far.   My guess is a smoldering cigar butt--but that means something that was probably in there Saturday took 2 days to ignite?  Plus, when i dispose of any cigarillo butts etc. I wet them just to be sure.   
     
    Hard to know what happened for sure now, as the ashtray was soaked so if there were butts in there they are gone now.  Friend of mine smoked a couple during a wargaming session Saturday but there's nothing to suggest they were (1) still lit or (2) got tossed in bucket.
     
    The bucket melted to slag, taking some 28mm WWI minis with it.  Luckily my other wargaming stuff survived (mostly).
     
    The house damage guy came out this morning...the clean up/repair guys are already on site.  I have to make sure none of my surviving display stuff gets damaged.  The firefighters already shot down my Trumpeter Su-25.   Total wreck.
     
     
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    TimW got a reaction from Out2gtcha in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    They are doing a thorough job of photographing things.  And luckily for me, the vast majority of my stash was not in the war room itself, so I have detailed info on what was ruined.  Packing up the other stuff so they can do restoration work etc--that's going to be a challenge.
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    TimW got a reaction from Lothar in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from MikeMaben in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from BiggTim in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    No hard feelings on my part--they did what they had to do to ensure safety.  Now I have an excuse to get another Frogfoot and really pimp it out.
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    TimW got a reaction from Out2gtcha in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    No hard feelings on my part--they did what they had to do to ensure safety.  Now I have an excuse to get another Frogfoot and really pimp it out.
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    TimW got a reaction from Kagemusha in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    No hard feelings on my part--they did what they had to do to ensure safety.  Now I have an excuse to get another Frogfoot and really pimp it out.
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    TimW got a reaction from Kagemusha in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from Trak-Tor in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from BiggTim in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from Out2gtcha in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Insurance is on it--they've been great so far.   My guess is a smoldering cigar butt--but that means something that was probably in there Saturday took 2 days to ignite?  Plus, when i dispose of any cigarillo butts etc. I wet them just to be sure.   
     
    Hard to know what happened for sure now, as the ashtray was soaked so if there were butts in there they are gone now.  Friend of mine smoked a couple during a wargaming session Saturday but there's nothing to suggest they were (1) still lit or (2) got tossed in bucket.
     
    The bucket melted to slag, taking some 28mm WWI minis with it.  Luckily my other wargaming stuff survived (mostly).
     
    The house damage guy came out this morning...the clean up/repair guys are already on site.  I have to make sure none of my surviving display stuff gets damaged.  The firefighters already shot down my Trumpeter Su-25.   Total wreck.
     
     
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    TimW got a reaction from MikeC in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from kkarlsen in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from Out2gtcha in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Well....some of you may have  heard (or may not) that I got home Monday to the not terribly reassuring image of fire engines outside my home.
     
    Something in the trash bucket in my hobby room ignited.  No idea what, no idea how.  But it pretty much destroyed my works in progress, including the B-24.  On the plus side, the firefighters put it out in minutes--I credit my 15 year old boy for reacting exactly correctly when he realized what was going on and calling 911, getting outside and getting help from the neighbors.
     
    So while the fire damage was not extensive, the heat damage was.  The B-24, both of my 1/200th Battleships, a 1/72 Canadian Corvette, several 1/16 figures, two WNW biplanes (DH-9A and Salmson 2A2), a 1/16 T-34 diorama, a dio of IDF paras in a halftrack and a recently finished Normandy diorama...well, they all look like Salvador Dali paintings now.
     
    I'm glad the damage was not worse and I'm glad nobody was hurt.  That comes first and foremost.
     
    But hours and hours, never mind thousand of dollars in kits, paint, AM, etc--all poof.
     
    I'm still trying to get my mind around this.
     
    Not sure when I'll be modelling again--insurance guys and the clean up/repair people will be busy for a time, so at least I'll get a brand new war room out of it.
     
    Anyway.   "Going My Way," lost to enemy action...
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW reacted to mozart in ICM Gloster Gladiator   
    I'm pleased to see that they're doing some pretty good 1/32 scale aircrew figures as well to accompany their kits. 
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    TimW got a reaction from Uncarina in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Beginning to add the interior structure into the fuselage.  I found it easier to do this in sections, though I had to do some bending with the aft floor section.    Yeah, I thought about moving he navigator's station aft, and then recreating the radio room, but I decided this would be a B-24 where they hadn't done that yet (it was a field expedient thing anyway, IIRC).
     

     

     

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    TimW got a reaction from Uncarina in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Working on turrets now.
     

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    TimW got a reaction from Uncarina in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Also, very quick response from the Trumpeter rep.  They just saved me a butt-ton of scratch building hassle.
     
    Tim W.
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    TimW got a reaction from Uncarina in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    More progress.  Scratch built a bomb release/bomb door control.  Seriously, HB, what WERE you thinking?   Oddly, I'm enjoying taking my time with the interior, adding bits and bobs that were (unaccountably) left off.  Or the stuff that should be there and may be on the sprue...whatever.  Still having fun.   Got replacement turrets, but realized I only have one set of kit parts for the tail turret...I need another one.  Guy on EBay doesn't have that sprue, so I may have to get even more creative with the plastic card.  Need to scrounge some more instrument decals from my Mike Grant and Airscale collections for those various dials on oxygen regulators and so on.
     

     

     

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    TimW got a reaction from Dany Boy in HB B-24J "Going My Way"   
    Early work, mainly cutting open the bulkhead behind cockpit.
     
     
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