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I also wanted to replicate the ball turret system far more acurately than th emodel version...

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Sorry its been a while, I have been beavring away, slowly but surely. So heres the latest update. I have just about completed the internal ribbing and some detailing all scracth built, I have also started on the verlinden resin crew, so that they dont all look the same I have been doing some cutting and shutting to strike some different poses!

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More detail added today, I wanted to show the often neglected life raft compartment, so cut out the door and scratch built the interior, I will add a life raft during the build.

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More detail today, I wanted to show the little known or portrayed life raft stowage compartment, so I have cut out the access door and scratch built the interior, I will add the liferaft at some point.

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I thought I would start on the archers rivet transfers, really pleased how it is turning out, and not such a big job really......

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Very good detailing! Will any of it be very visible, or is it purely about fidelity?

Great work and attention to detail in any case!

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More progres. I have finished the rivetting on the fuselage and continued with doing some more detaling of the gun turrets. The rear gun was woeful, so I have scratch built the canvas cover using papaer mache and styrene and added Eduard gun barrells to all the systems.

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Wow that is amazing. I have the 1/72 version of this in my stash, must get cracking on it at some stage, although I am finding the colours a little confusing - Revell don't make it very clear sometimes with their colours based on mixing 3 or more shades together :)

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Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been doing a few bits, but it didnt really justify an update..but as I have been putting all the individual builds together it is now time to show how it is going.

I decided to open up the tail gunners access ahtch as it seemed a waste to hide all the eduard PE, so a bit more scratch building done, including the shroud for the tail wheel. I have alos added the sides to the bomb bay and started to detail the nose section. I am now at a point where I have added and masked most of the clear parts.

I am getting really excited and spending quite alot of time making sure the fuselage will close up without too many problems, which is proving to be quite a challenge with all the different resin, pe and scratch building parts I have used.

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It fits suprisingly well. I am spending alot of time filing and tests fitting before I paint and take the glue to the plastic!!

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I took the plunge and decided to replace the turbo system and exhaust with a resin set I had. I am glad I did, I think the added detail justifies the swearing, cutting and filling, just need to do the other 3 and tidy them up!!

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