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THE FINAL HURDLE!... 1:20 scale scratch built B17G


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Good idea Fozzy, stay safe and trust amazoon for tools'n'stuff.

 

I have a starter kit Jet Provost I keep meaning to look into, just a bit too busy for now

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18 hours ago, Fozzy said:

starter pack tools

Well, at least you're closer to us now. Sorry to hear you're stranded and desperate for plastic.

Have a look on Amazon warehouse, they have a few tool sets going. Their warehouse models are often

only pence cheaper than the normal prices though. Used model kits on ebay is worth a look.

Here's hoping that you can get home in the near future, and that your year will be a happy one.

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I've been following your B17 build and just had a look at your website Fozzy - lovely old fashioned scratch building by you! - great stuff

CJP

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First time I've caught up with this for about 3 months.  I continue to be astonished by the attention to detail that is going into this and at times struggle to work out whether I am looking at the model or the real aircraft.  Truly inspirational.

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Great to hear from you all...😀.........

 

5 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Well, at least you're closer to us now. Sorry to hear you're stranded and desperate for plastic.

Have a look on Amazon warehouse, they have a few tool sets going. Their warehouse models are often

only pence cheaper than the normal prices though. Used model kits on ebay is worth a look.

Cheers Pete.....will give ebay a look! 👍

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Hi guys

I hope all are well!

Since I cannot travel back home due to Covid -19... I decided that because I am missing my workshop and my B17G that I would ask my wife for use of her lounge table to build some models...she kindly obliged!

So........I bought some basic tools as I have absolutely nothing here in UK ...paints/brushes/glue etc etc..... and I bought a 1:72 scale F86F Sabre. Since I have been scratch building for years I was kind of out of practice with kits especially when it comes to painting with a hairy brush! but thoroughly enjoyed building this kit from Hobbyboss nevertheless!

 

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As this is the wrong place to post this I have posted in RFI if you want a peek!

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235089064-172-f-86f-30-sabre/

 

Cheers 

 

Fozzy

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Good afternoon guys!

 

I do hope that you are all keeping well and safe since the last time I posted.

 

I just can't believe its been 5 months since I last posted on here!......and 5 months away from my B17G!

 

I went to UK at the beginning of last December for Xmas and was due to return to Bulgaria mid February but of course Covid put an end to that plan! So as we were all in lock down I decided to wait in UK to have both my vaccinations and I am pleased to say that I have now had both! Whilst I was there I decided to get a few modelling supplies to tie me over and I made a couple of small models...one of them I put on this post!

 

But now it's time to get on with this B17G..........so where were we?...oh yes!.... working on the tail section.

 

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I completed the detail in the tail section right up to the Cheyenne rear turret ...so I guess it's time to have a crack at that!

 

First things first.....I made the support post and platform for the MGs...as you can see in this photo....

 

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A plate made from plastic card was then built which will eventually sit in position above the guns....

 

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I then painted the gun support.....

 

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I decided that the best way to get the detail done in this Cheyenne turret was to get the 50 cals completed and placed on the support and then build all the other detail around them.

 

So .... because I have still got to do another two MGs for the waist guns later , I decided to build those along with the two that will go in the tail.....I cut some plastic pieces into blocks that will be the basic MG minus the barrels!

 

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....and with the use of photos added the detail onto the blocks......

 

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Plastic sprue came in handy now for the barrels.....luckily I had just the right size!

 

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Pieces were cut to length and the barrel shroud was simulated by drilling holes along the length of the barrel.....

 

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I placed flash suppressors, made from wire insulators onto the end of the barrels and then glued them onto the MGs ...and then painted them in Gun metal....

 

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At this point I decided to place some detail onto the front end of the turret....I had done it months before but the detail somehow fell off!.....this time super glue was used!!

 

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Adapter- gun mounts were made from plastic and wire and attached to the MGs.....fiddly as hell!!

 

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That was then all painted.

 

The next 5 photos show the MGs all finished....

 

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In the next post I will install the MGs onto the support frame but first I have to think about it as I somehow have to get the ammunition link to the guns!

 

It certainly is great to be back at the bench and tackling this monster of a build!.....So far it's taken me nearly 10 years to get this far....time flies when you're having fun!!

 

Until the next post....take care and thanks for looking in!

 

Fozzy

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Fozzy, Welcome back to the bench. I hope you weren't too cold and bored over here. 

Mate, Those guns look better than some that I've seen from specialist makers/sellers!

 

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Very nice MGs there.  Love the ‘use photos & add detail’ and they transform from blank boxes in to mini works of art.  Although I do think you can avoid spending a fortune on evergreen plastic rod by using sprue & stretched sprue.

Keep up the good work

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3 hours ago, brianthemodeller said:

Welcome home!

  Cheers Brian...it's always good to be back at the bench!

 

1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Fozzy, Welcome back to the bench. I hope you weren't too cold and bored over here. 

Mate, Those guns look better than some that I've seen from specialist makers/sellers!

 

 

Thanks Pete!....it's never cold in Eastbourne mate!😉

 

 

4 minutes ago, bar side said:

Very nice MGs there.  Love the ‘use photos & add detail’ and they transform from blank boxes in to mini works of art.  Although I do think you can avoid spending a fortune on evergreen plastic rod by using sprue & stretched sprue.

Keep up the good work

  Thanks bar side!....just to let you know that I never use evergreen products and use Sprue all the time!

 

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16 minutes ago, Fozzy said:

it's never cold in Eastbourne mate!

You found a bingo hall with the heating on then?

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11 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

You found a bingo hall with the heating on then?

 

Yep!...next to the pier!😆

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Welcome back after what has to be the longest Christmas break ever!

 

The MGs look fantastic too!

 

Ian

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Haven't commented much but have been watching with great interest, so it's good to see your back to the grind stone and those guns look great :yes:

 

Maybe that could be your next build, a 1:6 or greater range of machine guns?

 

Anyway, carry on the good work...

 

 

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Amazing detail as always. I love watching your builds come together 

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Thanks a lot guys!🙂

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D'you know how comforting it is to know you got away safely Fozzy, nice guns.

 

 

Er GUNS guys, I said guns...

 

;) 

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37 minutes ago, perdu said:

D'you know how comforting it is to know you got away safely Fozzy, nice guns.

 

 

Er GUNS guys, I said guns...

 

;) 

 

Ha ha😆....what you like Bill!

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16 hours ago, Tony C said:

Haven't commented much but have been watching with great interest, so it's good to see your back to the grind stone and those guns look great :yes:

 

Maybe that could be your next build, a 1:6 or greater range of machine guns?

 

Anyway, carry on the good work...

 

 

Er, hold the good ideas - he has got to do the wings, engines and undercarriage first, eh @Fozzy??

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