Jump to content
Pup7309

HB B24 discussion: AM and fixes.

Recommended Posts

4 minutes ago, Ryan said:

The spoked ones really look sharp, I can't see a lot of folks using the hub cap ones IMO.

 

 

Agreed, I like those a lot. Much better to my eye than the more traditional B-24 dust covered wheels. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

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.

 

There were no critics about the HB B-24 in my above post.

 

It was just information about the KitWorld decals regarding the HB kit.

 

Sorry if some understood it in another way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Plm said:

 

There were no critics about the HB B-24 in my above post.

 

It was just information about the KitWorld decals regarding the HB kit.

 

 

 

That was the way I took it myself. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The elephant in the room regards the True Details wheels is that they're very boxy, as are quite a few of their recent releases - P- 47D to mention a set I have - compare them with the Brassin B-17 version and period photographs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The spoke ones look nice but I’ll have to check out if they are accurate for the kit I want to do. Also have to check out Brassin.

 

Any word on turret fixes?

Anyone started hacking into their wings?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/16/2019 at 2:20 PM, Jennings Heilig said:

 

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.  

Didn't matter to me as it will be wheels up a hanging from the garage ceiling  along with  the HK. B25 and Lancaster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've just found this:

 

Restoring Australia's only surviving B-24 Liberator

 

I've instantly added it to my "Must see while in Australia" list.

Some interesting pictures for reference there:

 

Nose___Turret.jpg

 

Turrets.jpg

 

Instrument_Panel_2002.jpg

 

and more...

 

Juraj

 

Edited by Trak-Tor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, awesome, thank you Juraj, always good to have more references!

 

I can’t help but get a chuckle - does anyone else see a big slice of pizza plastered to the nose turret? :P Can I get a 1/32 pizza decal, might be a new way to fix the turret lol...

 

Jimbo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great job, Peter.

I think you're getting better and better with these little artworks...

:thumbsup:

 

Juraj

Edited by Trak-Tor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×