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Greetings all,

 

This rather large box somehow appeared on my doorstep this week - how these things happen I shall never understand...

 

I love the 8th Air Force and the B-17 and B-24 in particular, so decided to have a go at the recent HobbyBoss release of the B-24, or the 'crate the B-17 was delivered in' if you spoke a B-17 crew. Not very fair really, especially when you consider it could fly farther, faster and with a greater bombload than the Fort. The kit looks fairly simple in places as has been discussed at length elsewhere, but that's just what I'm after at the moment - something nice and straightforward but with an imposing end product. We shall see...

 

Customary box shots:

 

49958998988_e900d86c8f_z.jpgIMG_0197 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

49958998928_04b3288c94_z.jpgIMG_0199 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

And progress so far... I thought I'd ignore the instructions and start with the main undercarriage bays. First up was a spraying of aluminium and a grey Flory wash to bring out some of the lovely detailing:

 

49958999113_cd28e4b1fb_z.jpgIMG_0195 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

Following by it all slotting together rather nicely into a very sturdy box-structure:

 

49958999283_90843db5fe_z.jpgIMG_0200 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

49959776447_1457a2f752_z.jpgIMG_0201 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr

 

All that only took a couple of hours in total - lovely!

 

Take care all,

Tom

 

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7 hours ago, tomprobert said:

how these things happen I shall never understand...

Never happens to me. I shall write a letter to the management. Where are my crayons?

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This looks like fun - have you got a big enough shed to build it in?!

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8 hours ago, tomprobert said:

how these things happen I shall never understand...

I too try to convince my other half thusly.

 

all I can say is at that scale it will be about the same size as my entire collection when it’s built :) 

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You're off to a grand start!

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Looking forward to this,....I`ve just finished pre painting the interior of my 1/32nd B-24J,..... which I`m doing as an RAF 100 Group aircraft. A B-24D would look great in Coastal colours,...... but looking forward to your USAAF model,

Cheers

          Tony

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