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RCAF Liberator GR Mk VI


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Carl

Glad to see the B-24 back on the bench again and nice work on the turrets and thank goodness for customer service. Last few builds, I've needed customer service as I loose parts at an ever increasing rate.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

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As mentioned, with the Strike Valkyrie finished it's time to get back to the heavies. 

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First thing up was installing the flight crew's seats. 

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With that done, time for the canopy. 

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Hopefully tomorrow I'll have that masked and can start on the painting. 

 

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Very nice work, Carl.  I always get hesitant about cockpits.  I have decided that for the entirety of styrene model building history, that the model making companies have been doing us a disservice.  How many fogged, scratched and ruined canopies could have been saved if they had been engineered so that the surfaces to be cemented were 1/4 in or so from the clear area?

anyway…. I look forward to more progress.

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Thanks folks! It feels good to have this back in the bench. Well, it never actually left but got piled on at one end.

Anyways, I taped up the openings in the fuselage and used the closed bomb bay doors to cover that section up.

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I then got a coat of green down over the window frames and then started priming the fuselage.

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On 5/26/2022 at 1:30 AM, GazzaS said:

How many fogged, scratched and ruined canopies could have been saved if they had been engineered so that the surfaces to be cemented were 1/4 in or so from the clear area?

I hear you Gary. The Tamiya F-4s are some of the worst for that. And it looks like the GWH P-40 has a similar issue with the rear windows on that kit. 

23 hours ago, ThomasProbert said:

You're a brave man putting the canopy on this early in the build - if it were me it would be filled with sanding dust and debris in no time at all :mellow:

Thanks Tom! I'm hoping with everything else sealed up I won't get anything into the fuselage. Plus I've already done all the seam sanding and filling. We'll just have to wait and see I guess 

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Here's the fuselage with a coat of primer on. I'm using AK Primer which is lacquer based.

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For the camo, il going to use Mission Models paint. It covers well but needs a good primer under it to prevent lifting. Unless you like the chipped look. 

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