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#76 Uncarina

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:59 AM

That is masterful!
 
Kev


Kev, that is some very high praise indeed! I’m honored, but I still have a ways to go to reach that point!

Excellent work on the front turret ring etc. Following your build with interest.


Maxim, thank you! I appreciate the encouragement.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:51 AM

Not trying to hog in but didn't a resin company make a USAAF ground power cart in 32nd scale? Would like to have one to be plugged into my B-17 when I get-er-done! 

 

Thanks...Ron


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:51 AM

Here is the reworked front deck, with a clear cover:
I still have a ways to go (turret motor, wiring, etc) but I’m pleased so far.

Cheers, Tom

 

Damn...how fast are you? It took me several days to change my B-17. Looks great Tom!!


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:07 AM

Another spot I don`t like on the HK model is the gap between the Chin Turret and the aft fairing. On the B-17G that fairing is very close to the turret in order to avoid air moving into the fairing.

You can change that and it isn´t a lot of work but at the end your Lady looks much better.

1. Remove the fairing

2. Install a spare plastic part (I used a spare nose but any plastic can do that job)

3. Reopen that area for the turret

4. Reinstall the aft fairing, but this time closer to the turret.

Cheers Kai

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:22 AM

Wow Kai...That is amazing work on your Flying Fort as well. Are those Archer rivets on the inside of the fuselage? Someone should make a sheet of the alclad aluminum stamps you see on the inside of those airplanes! Both of these are fun to watch...might as well just leave mine in the box with this competition!

 

Cheers....Ron


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

Impressive indeed. Awesome efforts going on here. Thanks for sharing.

Troy
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:56 AM

Tom
Awesome progress and the detailing is so very well done.
Lookimg forward to following your progress and enjoying each step.
Keep ‘em comin
Peter
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

Maxim,

ThanksI It’s my first time using the Uschi decals. They behave the same as Aviattics offerings: very tough, flexible, and easy to use, especially with Microsol. I used a Tamiya Deck Tan and Quickshine undercoat.

Cheers, Tom

Can you please post a link  to the Uschi decals?


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:58 PM

I think I got mine from Sprue Brothers...They are like the "Rock Auto" of the modeling world!


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:01 PM

Can you please post a link  to the Uschi decals?


Gerhard, I purchased mine via Ebay, where I’ve also purchased Aviattic decals.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:03 PM

Another spot I don`t like on the HK model is the gap between the Chin Turret and the aft fairing. On the B-17G that fairing is very close to the turret in order to avoid air moving into the fairing.
You can change that and it isn´t a lot of work but at the end your Lady looks much better.
1. Remove the fairing
2. Install a spare plastic part (I used a spare nose but any plastic can do that job)
3. Reopen that area for the turret
4. Reinstall the aft fairing, but this time closer to the turret.
Cheers Kai

 
Kai,

Thanks again, and great work on this area. I will keep this in mind when I get to that point.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:06 PM

Wow Kai...That is amazing work on your Flying Fort as well. Are those Archer rivets on the inside of the fuselage? Someone should make a sheet of the alclad aluminum stamps you see on the inside of those airplanes! Both of these are fun to watch...might as well just leave mine in the box with this competition!
 
Cheers....Ron


Ron, there there, no competition here! At the end of our builds we all end up with something we can take pride in completing, and helping each other makes this a collaboration.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Tom
Awesome progress and the detailing is so very well done.
Lookimg forward to following your progress and enjoying each step.
Keep ‘em comin
Peter


Peter,

Thanks again! I appreciate your encouragement.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:08 AM

Finished most of the turret motor except for wiring and added the turret control and Norden bombsight. According to Donald Miller author of “Masters of the Air”, it was invented in 1931 by a Dutch engineer, but closer to the war the U.S. government spent 1.6 billion dollars to procure 90,000, 65% of the total spent on the Manhattan Project. Note I haven’t yet permanently attached the turret cover, but it’s getting there!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:49 AM

Nice!  I gotta do some more research now....  LOL!


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