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1/72 B24L Liberator Academy on display


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Good morning all.

 

I registered because I follow the post of neil5208 and his Academy B24.

I built the L version last December.

 

The Academy model proposes an M version, but it seems easier to represent an L with a rear turret. I discovered that Consolidated A6B turrets had been retrofitted on the L.

I wanted this model to wear the colors of a liberator from the Mighty Eight. I found pictures of the 93BG with this version of the B24.

I didn't find a specific decoration, so I got part of the baptismal name on the decals sheet provided in the box, and the pin-up comes from a Kits-World board intended for lancasters.

On the other hand, the serial number which appears at the top of the fins is compatible with the B24L series!

 

There is no longer a ventral turret on the L series:

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I upgraded the pilots office, but we can't see anything anymore:

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I replaced the engines with quickboost aftermarkets:

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And here is the result:

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The parking lot comes alive when the crews return from mission:

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Regards,

Eric-Snafu35

 

 

 

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The presentation is superb! Great models and figures. I love this last picture in sepia colour.

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Wonderful. The figures steal the scene. Where are the aircrew from?

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First class build and photography

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Beautiful diorama that captures a moment in time. Congratulations!

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An outstanding build and diorama!  

Your figures are beautifully done too!

Brilliant all-round.

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Hello, all

 

Thank you for your appreciations. 

21 hours ago, IanC said:

Wonderful. The figures steal the scene. Where are the aircrew from?

I found on the net an Italian craftsman who makes 1/72 scale figurines:

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Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Personal-Blog/Top-72-123904284943484/

 

These figures are very good for the 1:72:

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16 hours ago, neil5208 said:

Very nice, must finish mine

I await the continuation of your construction!.

 

Regards,

Eric-Snafu35

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Beautifully done!  The composition is most authentic, and you've done this aircraft proud.  

 

Why is there a bulldozer on the flight line, by the way?  Do they need to push something off the ramp "the hard way?"  Or is that a tractor for tugging the aircraft around?

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6 hours ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

Beautifully done!  The composition is most authentic, and you've done this aircraft proud.  

Why is there a bulldozer on the flight line, by the way?  Do they need to push something off the ramp "the hard way?"  Or is that a tractor for tugging the aircraft around?

 

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in my jokes at the bottom of the garden!

 

This is a M2 Cleveland tractor.  

 

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The M2 High-Speed Tractor (or colloquially M2 Cletrac) was an aircraft tug used by the United States Army Air Forces from 1942.

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This miniature is a resin short run that a friend lent me. I made a mold, did prints and improvements.

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This accessory brings life and realism to the scene, as you think .

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The trouble is that this scene is set to be in February or March 1945, and the driver has bare arms. He doesn't seem to be cold!

 

Here is another one which is towing the M6 Airfix trailer:

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The following photo allows you to see the size of the tractor. The sausages are my fingers ... :rolleyes:  :giggle:

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At last, here is my inspiration:

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Thanks for watching.

 

Regards,

Eric-Snafu35

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1 hour ago, Snafu35 said:

The sausages are my fingers ... 

 

:rofl2:

 

Lovely work on the dios, great to look at over and over again as there's always some new detail to see!

 

That little tractor is great!

 

Keith

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5 hours ago, Snafu35 said:

the driver has bare arms. He doesn't seem to be cold!

He's from North Dakota, and the weather is rather balmy for him.  Plus, he's a little crazy...but that's a separate issue.

 

Great work on the tractor!  I wish the USAF had kept these--they're an excellent idea for dispersal operations on soggy ground, but probably much more maintenance-intensive than conventional wheeled tugs.  Beautiful display!

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Thank you, guys.

 

My build may not be great, so I try to make a nice staging!  :innocent:

Anyway, I take great pleasure in staging my models, and it's easier at 1:72 than at 1/48.

Did you see my last build?:  https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235091694-b17-airfix-172-and-versus-b17-revell-172/

 

:rolleyes: 😉

 

Regards,

Eric-Snafu35

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