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  1. I'm in, Giorgio, and of course I'd like to see what you make of the engine-out option.
  2. For anyone interested, there's a great little history of how the B-24s ended up in IAF service here: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Aircraft/History/927-B24.html#gsc.tab=0
  3. Thanks, Benedikt. Definitely some good stuff there. Seems like a lot of the preserved airframes are ex Indian AF; I had no idea that it operated LIberators after WW2. Thanks, Toby. Yes, I was thinking about tip 1, though the profile doesn't seem to bad at this point. Might be different once the internal etch panels are on, they may act as stiffeners, I think? Must not forget the weight! I just hope it stays that good... Thanks, Jackson. I did check the greenhouse fit and it seemed acceptable, but I shall check again!
  4. Right. Some progress with the yokes, using matt varnish to adhere the etch to the plastic. Not perfect, the columns look too short to me (unless Liberator pilots had long arms) but I'm not redoing them now. To distract me while this was curing, I tested the fit of the fuselage and the transparencies. The design of this kit has the nose section separate to the rest of the fuselage, and it contains noses for both the - D and - J versions. The join is a flat one with no location assistance, and the windshield has to fit as well. What could go wrong there? Well, credit to the de
  5. Yes. Trying again - left hand column seems to have gripped well, but the co-pilot's column is not cooperating. Strange: same plastic, same etch, same glue, different outcomes. As a distraction I have cleaned off my cutting mat (surprisingly liberating, putting all those half-done bits and pieces, that have languished there for months, out of sight). And then cruised about doing some virtual sight-seeing along the Tagus valley in Microsoft Flight Sim 2020.
  6. Welcome, Hook! The original cockpit looks to be pretty sparse, not much more than two seats, two big yokes, and a plain centre console. I assume Minicraft provided decals for decoration, but really not much can be visible through the Lib's rather small windshield. Eduard provide lots of microscopic photo etchery instead. For the aforementioned visibility reasons, I'm going to add what I can, ignore what seems insane, and not worry if it doesn't quite work out. The instrument panel is easy enough: two layers of etch and one fold. It's a wee bit bigger than the plastic,
  7. Thanks, Sam! Must be something in the Cambridge water
  8. Construction, as is traditional, begins with the cockpit and some other fuselage interior areas. Eduard suggest painting most of this with good old interior green, but I had a brief search of the Internet, and the suggestions I saw there were that in the absence of specific evidence to the contrary: Cockpit and forward nose compartment in dull dark green, with tan fabric insulation if present. Turrets in dull dark green. Waist compartment and bomb bay in natural metal. Wheel Wells and landing gear in neutral gray. I have no references on the B-24 at a
  9. Hola, Britmodellers. I took an unplanned hobby break in 2019, but picked up the plastic again a while back. After a few quick builds (a 1/144 EA18G and completing two Arma 1/72 Hurricanes that were largely built but unpainted when the break hit), I thought I'd tackle something more ambitious. I don't know what it is about the waning of the days but I often seem to pluck up the courage to deal with the bigger boxes in the stash at this time of year. I was all set to build the Minicraft B-24J but then a chance ebay purchase delivered the Eduard "Mission Centenarians" boxing of the B
  10. Goodness me. I come back to modelling (and BM) after I don't know how many months, decide that I should really finish off the two Arma Hurris that were part-finished when I started the break, and behold! Here's Ced, magnificently building two of his own and then throwing in a third for good measure. Mine are being decalled, and I have found the decals to be magnificent, settling very nicely indeed with some MicroSol/Set.
  11. Yes, I like it muchly, Stew. Shame about the kit decals but you might be better off anyway with an AM set.
  12. It's looking very nice indeed. Love the rudder stripes.
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