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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: IMG_0197 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr IMG_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: IMG_0195 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr Following by it all slotting together rather nicely into a very sturdy box-structure: IMG_0200 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr IMG_0201 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr All that only took a couple of hours in total - lovely! Take care all,Tom
I received a surprise visit from the postman this morning.. this is what he brought... Yes, the brand new Airscale B-24 liberator IP set. You get a beautiful instruction card with images of the real aircraft and the built up unit. There's one sheet of Decals, one clear acetate piece and a beautiful PE etch fret. Beautifully printed instructions with actual images of the real thing! Beautifully printed glossy decals... And,, a lovely etch fret including the IP, Direction finders and oxygen regulator gauges. All in all this is a great upgrade for the B-24, and a must have in my opinion as it is so clearly visible through the cockpit glazing. Available from Peter at Airscale https://www.airscale.co.uk/ for only £18.95. Thanks to Peter for the review sample. Highly Recommended. I've also done a video review
2018 builds I haven't posted any work on here this year so best to get something done Hobbyboss Spitfire Vb in Malta homebrew colours. Then we have a Hasegawa fw190A-8 abandoned in Sweden 1945 from JG300 Sneaky 48th up next but biggest thing I've built to date. Revell boxing of Monograms PBY5a converted to a Canso in RAF coastal command markings Finishing the year with a Trumpeter 109G-6/R6 nightfighter from JG300 Currently working on Revell P-51D HK Lancaster and HB B-24J new arrivals and builds for 2019.
Just started on this last night. I had originally intended to do this one "buttoned up", but the cannon isn't half bad and with a bit of plumbing and wiring I think it might look impressive to leave the cannon bay open. Test fitting of the kit implies excellent fit. [/url]