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CrankyCrafstman

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  1. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey all Was looking on the wheel and tire chart snd found out that the B- 24's front tires where a 36"SC and that the P-38's main tires are the same 36"SC. So if you can find the Aires tire/wheel set for the P-38 you got two front tires for your B-24. Ron G
  2. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey 1to1 Was just on Ebay and saw a Hobbyboss B-24J being parted out they wanted 20 somthing for top wing sprue and 20 something for the bottom wing sprue, they had the whole kit for sale sprue by sprue. Thought you could use these for your wing conversion process. Ron G
  3. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey 1to1 Did you notice the doors on the rear of the front turret. They should have little windows in them or they should have been made from clear plastic so you could mask them and then paint them. Ron G
  4. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey all [DISREGARD THIS] I did some work on the B-24's frt. & rr. turrets. I tried to remove the pin & socket attachment points there not bad but not great either. The front did polish out with alittle help from my Foredom tool, sanding sponges and Tamiyas polishing compounds.
  5. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey all I did some work on the B-24's frt. & rr. turrets. I tried to remove the pin & socket attachment points there not bad but not great either. The front did polish out with alittle help from my Foredom tool, sanding sponges and Tamiyas polishing compounds. Here are some pics. Not the best but better then they came in the kit. I sure hope somebody comes out with some aftermarket ones
  6. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey 1to1 Check this out would look good towing some bomb carts out too the B-24.
  7. CrankyCrafstman

    HK Models 1/32 Lancaster Hints, Tweaks and Tips,

    Wasn't trying to be snarky. If you want info and don't want to buy books use the internet. Ron G
  8. CrankyCrafstman

    HK Models 1/32 Lancaster Hints, Tweaks and Tips,

    Yeah wouldn't that be great only have to buy ONE!!! book...lol
  9. CrankyCrafstman

    Trumpeter P-47D razerback "Checkertail" build

    Thanks Mark, at least sombody looked Ron G
  10. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey 1to1 I found a similar photo/vid thing it was a virtual walkthrough. You could see very deep cushions, look to be almost a foot thick, but they were sitting in a typical sheet metal seat pan, so maybe maybe not probably will never know since it's hard to find any info on original ww2 aircraft. On another note I did find some aftermarket brass landing gear for this BIG ASS bird. They are brass copys of the internal pieces from the kit, you still have to use the outer parts. I found them on LSP. I ordered a set will let you know what there like when I get them in the mail. Ron G https://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/internal-undercarriage-set-for-hobby-boss-b-24-liberator
  11. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Ok But not easy to do when your on fire and plummeting out of the air Ron G
  12. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Great work 1to1 keep em coming
  13. CrankyCrafstman

    I must be crazy, B-24J on the bench.

    Hey 1to1 [DISREGARD THIS POST] After looking at Nige's build on the Lancaster I'm wondering did the B-24's have padded seats or should they be bucket shaped like Nige did on his seats to make room for the parachutes that the pilot and co pilot would have been wearing? The other thing is, if the front turrets guns are done to close together can they be moved outward? I'm going to experiment on mine to see if I can correct them, also did they use flash shields on the B-24's machine guns? Ron G.
  14. CrankyCrafstman

    P-47D questions colors

    AK also has those colors Ron G
  15. CrankyCrafstman

    P-47D questions colors

    Ok I found them ANA611 - interior green/Vallejo equivalent 71.137 us light green Bronze green/Vallejo equivalent 71.013+70.522 yellow olive Dark dull green/Vallejo equivalent 71.124 USAF green Zink chromate yellow/Vallejo equivalent 71.107 US interior yellow Zink chromate green/Vallejo equivalent 71.094 green zink chromate Ron G
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