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B-24H "Leo" Academy/Minicraft 1/144


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Hi y'all!

After many small improvements on this little kit, here it is done at last!

It's been a while since I've done a (whole) model kit, so here it is:

 

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Hope you like it!


Ciao
Iwik

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Excellent! A great example of modelling art considering the scale. Nice weathering, too.

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You did a great job on that one. Thanks for the photo that gives us a sense of the actual size of the finished model.

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Nice work! Excellent fit and finish!!

 

Is a WIP online? Or perhaps a summary of those "many small improvements on this little kit"?

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14 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Nice work! Excellent fit and finish!!

 

Is a WIP online? Or perhaps a summary of those "many small improvements on this little kit"?

Hi y'all!

Thanks for the kind words!

No dnl42, no WIP.

But here are the few changes/improvements I've made on this kit:

-rescribed the panel lines

-thinned the propellers

-differentiated the turrets (one Consolidated and one Emerson)

-erased the lateral gunner positions

-added break lines on the main gears

-replaced the guns with copper wires

-replaced the front landing gear doors

-cut a good part of the ventral turret

-added both pitot tubes and their supports

-added armored plates on both sides of the cockpit

-added (lotsa) weight in the nose

-replaced observation cuppola with a big drop of cristal clear glue.

That's "about" it.

Ciao

IWik

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Very smart build

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Amazing, some of the best weathering I've seen in 1/144!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow. Shame about the massive hand in the last frame. I thought it was at least 1/72 scale!😄

Fantastic work in that scale 👍🏼

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Hi Iwik,

congratulations!

This is a very convincing B-24 and the amount of work you put into it must have been quite demanding! Well done.

The only thing that is lacking is the rear shape of the front lower glazing, which is more for a J than a H on your model.

But this must have come under the "impossible to do well, and the hell with it!" rubric, which I fully understand... As it is, the extra work you did seems like self punishment, so small is the model!

Brilliant modelling!

 

JR

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