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1/32 Boeing F4b4 - almost naked

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#436 MostlyRacers


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:04 AM

If it were a 1/12 scale model, the tail wheel would be terrific already ... But this is 1/32, and I know how small this actually is :mental:

Absolutely gobsmacking modelling, Tomasz :goodjob:


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:13 PM


Time for update. First, thank's all of you for comments, this is fuel for my project.

Target for today (tonight) is tail part.

Some components for beginning: rudder, port side elevator, struts and fin sealing plate.




Some views from port side:

tailplane and fin




With fin sealing




Pair of wires




Wires, struts on place.




Port side elevator with cables and rudder.






Nice watching



Edited by tomaszhajzler, 26 February 2018 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:01 PM

That really is some incredible modelling!



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:49 PM

Yes that is really coming along, you are doing an amazing job really... however.. I think you knew there was going to be a however didn't you?   :rolleyes:  


I apologize ahead of time for the following...


If the construction is similar to the Stearman, designed around the same time by the same company, then the aileron and the horizontal and vertical tail surfaces should be of metal construction.


Not sure if you have seen the images on this site:  Boeing Image Archive I think maybe you have... some of the images show the horizontal stab and rudder without the covering.. zooming into these images clearly shows metal construction for the F4B series of fighters.  The aileron images aren't as clear, but I think are pretty definitive as well.


Now I am prepared to eat crow if I am incorrect, but I don't think so.  



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:02 PM

AWESOME build thus far.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:51 PM

Hi Gents!

Small update. Some photos of the tail from starboard side (dark side of the moon).












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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

Tomasz - as usual that is staggeringly good..


..the fit, finish and sheer ambition of a project like this is just incredible - where will you display it once it is finished, surely a museum somewhere? It deserves an audience


..quite sublime..



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 12:19 PM

Absolutely brilliant!

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:20 PM

Every time I check back in on this, my mind is blown again! 

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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpeter Bf109E-4, 1/16 Waffen SS figure

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:07 PM

   What impresses me most is that this is not a large model as 32nd kits go...many many very small parts in a fantastic composition.

:bow:  :clap2:  :bow:  :clap2:  :bow:  :clap2:

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