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Fozzy

THE CONTINUATION OF MY SCRATCH BUILT B17G!

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"I notice that the two drawings show some variance between them with regards the bracing struts along the centre truss, is it going to be a matter of choosing which one you like and then sticking with it?"

 

I normally check drawings against several photos of the real deal Bill.......that way I hope that I can get it right...not always though!...then the old "Artistic license" comes into play!!;)

 

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Ah yes, I remember this, good to see you back - no slacking now!

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Hi chaps

Lots of things going on this end...and un fortunately not linked to model making!.:(...so I'm afraid not a lot to report at the moment..............

 

However I did manage to work out  (sort of roughly)...how to go about this next section.

 

I had downloaded a B17G plans from the internet when I constructed the front end and luckily I never threw them away ....handy as I I hadn't planned to continue with the rest of the aircraft.... It had the details of the percentage I had to use for the print offs written down...which is good because I have a brain like a sieve and it saved me working out the calculation to get it to 1:20 scale again!:)

 

Here's a photo of the start of the bomb bay construction........

 

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Not a great deal to look at really!:rolleyes:

 

............but it's proof that I am trying to get the show on the road!!

 

The photo shows...if not at a distance!....that the bomb bay I will construct will consist of just 3x former's and held together with some stringers. I am using balsa wood as a frame (I find it easy to shape the former's etc)...and then there will be a covering of yogurt pots...thoroughly washed and cleaned by my dear wife!( cheaper than using plastic card and if any of you know how I build ...I do this as can't find plastic card here in Bulgaria!!)....then I will skin it all with alu-tape kindly donated by my good friend P.O Prune...as I did the front end....got to match it up you see!

 

I will be building the bottom half from a cross section of the bomb bay first...hence the photo looks as if I am building a blasted boat!:blink:....and then the top half and finally putting the two half's together.

 

...but I am getting way ahead of my self....I'll stop rambling on and get some constructing done!

 

Will be back with more pics soon !

 

cheers

 

Fozzy

 

 

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Just now, Spookytooth said:

Great to see her on the move again, so to speak.

 

Simon.

 

 

On the move Simon...but at a snails pace!!!

 

 

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It looks like a typically great start Fozzy, you'll soon have the stringers ready for skin hanging at this rate  :thumbsup:

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Where can I buy shares in Bulgarian yogurt pot manufacturers?

 

Ian

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What an endeavour! You're a brave man but mostly you are an artist. Very beautiful! I'll folow this topic with great interest

 

Ezio

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Fozzy, are you going to build and display the fuselage in separate sections or as a complete fuselage?

 

Plus don't forget, its the wings and engines next:D

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1 hour ago, Tony C said:

Fozzy, are you going to build and display the fuselage in separate sections or as a complete fuselage?

 

Plus don't forget, its the wings and engines next:D

 

In separate sections Tony.....well that's the plan at the moment!...as for the wings and engines....stop it!!:o

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20 hours ago, limeypilot said:

Where can I buy shares in Bulgarian yogurt pot manufacturers?

 

Ian

 

They don't manufacture anything here Ian!...you'll have to go to Turkey for that!;)

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This is amazing!

I've seen this before I joined these forums.

I am doing interior bits and bobs for a 1/9th scale B-17 (Nine-O-Nine actually) for a friend. Who flies it...:o

My internet research kept leading me back here in fact.

You and your astonishing build is probably a good deal of the reason I signed up here.

Just so I could drool over other peoples work..

 

I am very much looking forward to the continuation of your build sir!

(no pressure:rolleyes:)

 

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Hi to all

 

Here is post number 1 of 632 !:o

 

I found some time this afternoon to try and get this Bomb bay started...doesn't seem much to show but most of my time I am trying to think ahead of what I got to do now to fit in what comes next...so a lot of the time is spent staring at photos and books etc...I'm sure you know what I mean!:hmmm:

 

All I have managed to do so far is to get the basic shape with the use of formers and stringers of a cross section of the bomb bay....let me show you.................

 

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So this was built over the scaled plans as you can see using balsa wood.....after drying time it was time to take it off the board............

 

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A lot of sanding down of certain areas is required to get it looking right...but other than that I have the basic shape of the bottom half.

 

Here it is up against the first section I built......

 

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The aperture for the bomb bay doors will have to be marked and cut out later followed by an initial skinning of Yogurt pot plastic over the structure....but I will be constructing the top half first...which I think is going to be a lot harder than the bottom half!:(

 

Will get back to you when I have done that.

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy

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8 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

The madness continues Fozzy.

How much yogurt do you eat?

 

Simon.

 

Enough to cover this bird Simon!......don't actually like the stuff!:(

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7 minutes ago, brianthemodeller said:

Don't know about eating it, by the time this is finished you'd have enough to bathe in it! :huh:

 

 

"Pasteurized? cause pasteurized is best"

"Ernie, I'll be happy if it comes up to my chest".

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9 hours ago, Fozzy said:

 

 

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Sorry Foz but that desk is just too clean, you haven't let the wife in the 'Office', with the duster, have you?

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