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True Details Liberator wheel set with dust covers - future release  TDP32217

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TDP32217

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True Details LIBERATOR SPOKED WHEEL SET TDP32218

https://www.squadron.com/B-24-Liberator-Spoked-Wheel-Set-p/tdp32218.htm

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It  seems that the Hobby Boss Kit is not the good block version for the Dragon and his tail version.

 

Dragon and his tail WWII aircraft is a B-24J-190-CO 44-40973.

 

Hobby boss one seems to be a  B-24J CF.

Nose Turret is an A15 but the shape around it is not the same.

 

Feel free to correct this if I'm wrong.

Edited by Plm

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2 minutes ago, Plm said:

It  seems that the Hobby Boss Kit is not the good block version for the Dragon and his tail version.

I agree, however based on their announcment on web site they are planning more decals to com for Lib an probably they counton AM producers that more blocks out of J version could be build in future

jan

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7 hours ago, Plm said:

It  seems that the Hobby Boss Kit is not the good block version for the Dragon and his tail version.

 

Dragon and his tail WWII aircraft is a B-24J-190-CO 44-40973.

 

Hobby boss one seems to be a  B-24J CF.

Nose Turret is an A15 but the shape around it is not the same.

 

Feel free to correc this if I'm wrong.

 

Don't care!!!  I love this scheme.  I had it in 1/48 and sold it all off after ordering the 1/32.  This WILL be mine!

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1 hour ago, Ryan said:

Those wheels look great I wonder if they are to scale or made to fit the too large main gear?

 

 

Im wondering the same thing.....................Im just hoping they scaled a previous wheel up to 1/32nd as apposed to making them based off of the size of the OOB tire. 

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Here are my quick findings fellows:

 

Kit main TIRE: 1.875” diameter 

Kit nose TIRE: 1.200” diameter

 

Kit main wheel HUB: .890” diameter

Kit nose wheel HUB: .600” diameter

 

Kit wing main wheel opening: 1.820” dia.

 

True Details dimensions: (diameters)

Main TIRE: 1.735”

Nose TIRE: 1.065”

 

Main HUB: either .935 or 1.050, not sure which line - real wheel may be two-piece hubs/rims?

 

Nose HUB: .615”

 

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I do not know about the gear LEGS - whether they are dimensionally correct (a couple of the above responses are concerned about the Gear Legs being too large); I will endeavor to find out. But, to be sure: the True Details tires are more appropriately sized; someone posted a tire size chart comparing B-17, B-24 and other large a/c tires. Can’t recall where, if someone knows please remind us. Hope this helps!

 

Jimbo

 

 

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9 hours ago, Jan_G said:

listed as future release on their website

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Can’t use those on the HB kit unless their drawings are wildly inaccurate.  The problem with B-24 model kits (as I have pointed out many times before) is that B-24s had literally hundreds of variations and sub-variations.  When you pick one (and only one) for a model kit, you automatically eliminate about 98% of possible decal choices.  If a B-24 kit were intelligently, thoughtfully designed, with lots of modularity in the molds and lots (and lots, and lots, and lots) of optional parts, you could go a long way toward doing most of them.  But this is Hobby Booboo.  

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