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CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)

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Love it, though it would be nice to see it motorised in the finished build :lol:

 

Thanks Tony.....as for the suggestion?....on yer bike! ;)

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Afternoon all!

Been a while but work on my house was required which didn't give me much time to get on with the radio room...plus I am getting ready to return to the UK for the summer which I do each year due to the extreme hot weather here during the summer months.....which of course means that this will be the last post until I get back to my office at the end of August.

 

So I have made a start on the radio room with the lower half and the flooring. It's nowhere finished but it's a start!

 

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As you can see the fuselage is Balsa based and the floor was built up also with pieces of balsa which I covered with "ye olde yogurt pots".....usual trick of mine to save money on plastic card!!

 

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The center of the floor has the bay constructed for the camera section that the radio operator could gain access through a trap door.....yet to be built!

 

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The last few photos are of the radio room floor in place leaving the camera bay open minus the hatch  for the time being....I will build the hatch door when all the camera equipment is installed.......

 

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That's all until I get back from my summer break!

 

I hope you all have a great summer this year and I'll catch you all later!1f60e.png

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy

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'. . . which of course means that this will be the last post until I get back to my office at the end of August.'

No Way, Jose!

 

Good show.  Safe travels.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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Good afternoon guys

 

I do hope that everyone is "A" OK and you all had a great summer!...I certainly did!B)

 

Seems like an age since I last posted on here...in fact it has been nearly 4 months!:o...I went back to Blighty for the summer and when I returned life's little distractions kept me away from my work shop...what with fixing things around the house ...car maintenance etc etc...you all know how it is!

 

Any way I have found a bit of time until I get my family  knocking on my door for their yearly visit and until they come lets see if I can continue with this Radio room for my B17G!

 

Not an awful lot of progress I have to say but I have managed to prep the bottom half of the construction ...covering and strengthening the Balsa construction.

 

I think the photos will show you what I mean........

 

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The openings you see cut away are for viewing all the gubbings that's found under the Radio room floor...like camera equipment...Oxygen bottles and prop anti icing main tank...

 

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This photo shows the side of the fuselage and the opening will be for the viewing of said tanks!

 

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Here are the oxygen tanks and anti icing glycerol tank ....made from block balsa for the oxygen tanks and a converted 550lb bomb from a Stuka kit

 

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The two halves temporarily together to get the effect!

 

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Well that's all I have had time for so far but at least the ball has started to roll again with this build.

 

....Next up I will get the top half of the Radio room prepared the same as the bottom half...

 

Great to be back again BTW....and thanks for looking in !

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy

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Hi there

 

Time for an update. .....its a tad boring though as this part of the build always is!...but it has to be done!

 

Basically I have been shaping the balsa down on the top half of the radio room. Its a little time consuming but it has to be right at this stage else this part of the fuselage (radio room) will not look right!

I had to make the extended part on the top as well as cutting aperture's out for the perspex windows on the side and cutting the access doors out.

The photos will show what I am waffling on about! ;)

 

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Looks a mess but this is a sort of template for the raised bit on the top.as seen in the next set of photos.

 

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...and so you can see where this will all eventually sit..... 

 

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If this gets any longer I am going to need a bigger office!,,,,,,,So there you have it.

 

Hopefully I will be able to start detailing in the next post,,,starting with the bottom half ,so until then chaps....

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Fozzy

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