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Well this is my first build post for a few years, and this will be my 3rd build in 3 or so years (pics to follow of previous 2 builds). This landed on my doorstep last Thursday along with matching B 17G in 48th as well, although, this build will, once finished, end up as an airfield diorama (I HOPE!!! ) IMG_20140213_130907 by Bexy73C, on Flickr On opening the box, first impressions are HOLY :poo-poo: thats a lot of plastic and its huge so this should be a laugh a minute to say the least. The kit I reckon is donkeys years old but........ in for a penny in for a pound as they say, so, heres the gubbins before I got cracking..... Raised panel lines and a few details that are incorrect for the 24D, but it seems from researching the kit, Mr. Revellogram based their D on the later 24J, as such removing trim tabs and a few other silly bits is for me, a little beyond my skills, as I generally screw that sort of thing right up....... Besides, Im a Canberra and this is a new branch for me so Im still learning. The aircraft with be built as "Fightin Sam" 42-51457. 389th Bomb Group, 566th Bomb Squadron, Hethel, Norfolk, 1943 / 44 DSCF5491 by Bexy73C, on Flickr First up, the office section, which seemed a little basic, so after hitting google for some pics, I started adding a few details made from my trademark "Lolly sticks" and bits of scrap. IMG_20140216_122105 by Bexy73C, on Flickr IMG_20140216_122008 by Bexy73C, on Flickr IMG_20140216_121951 by Bexy73C, on Flickr The seat comes with the kit, but I added the back with bits of wood & scrap plastic and oxygen bottle is 2 bits of scrap sprue stuck together. Started adding bits of wood to form a basic airframe, the interior colour is as close as I could guesstimate with tamiya acrylics, as this is my first proper build using them (my Local dont stock Humbrols ) IMG_20140216_121851 by Bexy73C, on Flickr Ive also added arm rests to the seats, I still havent made my mind up if Im adding pilot & co pilot to the cockpit yet, so, belts are untouched right now. Fire extinguishers are made from sprue painted & a bit of solder. IMG_20140217_230246 by Bexy73C, on Flickr IMG_20140217_230221 by Bexy73C, on Flickr IMG_20140217_190327 by Bexy73C, on Flickr And this is where I finished up tonight (both decks dry fitted only) IMG_20140217_230404 by Bexy73C, on Flickr Well thanks for looking, more to follow Bexy