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

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Brilliant video showing the potential power of the ball turret and of course the cramped space the gunner had to squeeze into!....thanks for sharing the video themongoose

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goodness me, what exceptional detailing :)

 

real eye candy for those of us who love that sort of thing :popcorn:

 

an epic undertaking with all that is going on inside a big airframe like the B17

 

Peter

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Well hi there one and all!

 

After a long long break which included Christmas/New Year and a trip to San Diego to see family I have finally returned to my office and the B17G.......I do hope the start of this year has been kind to you all so far!

 

So what have I done?...well I have done all the basic construction for the top half of the radio room. It took some time as the sky light above the radio room proved to be a bit of a pain to get it together...I just hope that it looks ok!

 

The insides to the Balsa fuselage was covered with the plastic from yogurt pots as I usually do and then the ribs and other detail was glued into place using plastic card.

 

Here are the photos starting with just the top half of the fuselage.................. 

 

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...and here are the two halves put together temporarily using some masking tape!.........

 

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A bit of a boring post I must admit but......  the next few posts to come will be much more interesting as I will be starting scratching all the radios etc ....after I have given the inside a spray up!!

 

So until then...once again thanks for looking in

 

Fozzy

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FUSE PANEL ,RADIO ROOM HATCH AND CONTROL CABLES!

 

Hi guys

Hows it all going in the model world?

Here we have the next installment of the radio room build for this B17G...as the the title states I managed to get 3 things completed since the last post....so starting with the fuse box here are some photos............

 

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Quite straight forward really...a thickish piece of plastic was cut and manipulated into the fuse box!!

 

 

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It was then painted and cables added to it ....and here it is installed in it's rightful position!

 

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I then played around with the radio room hatch by adding the 4 escape/securing handles....basically I bent a sliver of aluminum from a cola can

 

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Then started the real fun and games!

 

I never thought that adding the control cables would be such a pain!..I mean I put the cables into the nose section and the bomb bay without the blasted hassle I had this time.....it was all done by trial and error...starting over twice as I just couldn't get it to look right...I tried different gauges of electrical wire....I even tried using some fishing line!..the glue wouldn't set or I couldn't get the cables to tighten...but in the end I found some other small gauge electrical wire which wouldn't bend and made some guiders(for want of a better word) so that the cables were at equal distances to each other!....

 

Not sure if I know what I'm talking about!!....so here are the photos of the end result!!

 

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Oh .....I also sprayed the internal walls and placed the two window perspex on either side of the fuselage.

 

So that's it for another week guys.........thanks a lot for looking in

 

Later's

 

Fozzy

 

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