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RCAF Liberator GR Mk VI


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39 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Carl

HUGE comes closer but is still not right. Gigantic is closer. Where are you going to display the B-24?

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

I'm not sure yet Peter. Sue says not in the living room. I think I'm still going with my plan to empty a shelf and replace it with a hopefully big enough display case.

2 hours ago, GusMac said:

That's a big beastie!

Looks really good in that paint job Carl.

Thanks Gus! Definitely no hiding it. 

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Time for an update. I started fitting the cowl flaps to the nacelles. The railing edge looks a bit thick so I shaved it down a bit to make it thinner. 

Before:

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After:

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Then I masked off the lower side as needed.

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I started the camo with the Extra Dark Sea Grey.

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From there, I then masked off the fuselage so I could align the camo scheme between the wing and fuselage.

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I did a quick outline so that I made the camo aligned.

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Then I took the wing off and continued on the camo. 

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Here's the finished wing dry fit on the fuselage. Looks to have worked out. 

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The other wing is much easier so that will be next. 

 

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Carl

Amazing progress. Glad you thinned out the cowl flaps - they now look so much better.

Nice work on the wing cammo and matching the fuselage and wing pattern - looks perfect.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Wing camo is all done now. I masked off and painted the de-icer boots. 

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Here they are l test fit in place. 

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Here's the wing/fuselage join. No glue yet but the fit is decent. I will most likely leave it alone. 

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It's very helpful, that you can spray the wings apart from the fuselage. Your camo looks great. Do you buy your paints in gallons Carl?

Cheers Rob

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Carl

Looking so good and mighty impressive. The wing/fuselage seam looks fine and leaving it as is with removable wings if space becomes an issue and if so the wings can be removed for storage.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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5 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Superb!

Thanks Gary! 

2 hours ago, DocRob said:

It's very helpful, that you can spray the wings apart from the fuselage. Your camo looks great. Do you buy your paints in gallons Carl?

Cheers Rob

It's definitely helped being able to paint the wings separately. 

Would you believe I've only used just 1 bottle of white, 1/2 bottle of Extra Dark Sea Grey and 1/2 bottle of the Slate grey? All of it has been straight from the bottle without thinning. My LHS had complained that they don't sell much Mission Models paint as it goes a long way. I believe them now after painting this model. 

41 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Carl

Looking so good and mighty impressive. The wing/fuselage seam looks fine and leaving it as is with removable wings if space becomes an issue and if so the wings can be removed for storage.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thanks Peter, I may just leave them removable until I can find a permanent place to display it. 

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Not at all a criticism of your work, Carl, as it’s really nice and impressive, but the camouflage separation emphasizes the funky wing root profile of the kit :blink: …

Hubert

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Carl, I may be wrong, but it seems that HB molded some kind of winglets at the edge of the engine cowling flaps. Hard to say from the picture, that middle transition should be smooth.

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Martin, it sort of does look like a winglet doesn't it? To me, I think they tried to mould that bit with the cowl flaps in the open position rather than closed which is what they supplied. Just one more little (or not) mistake. The engineering of the kit really makes me suspect it was to be offered assembled. 

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On 6/5/2022 at 9:03 AM, HubertB said:

Not at all a criticism of your work, Carl, as it’s really nice and impressive, but the camouflage separation emphasizes the funky wing root profile of the kit :blink: …

Hubert

The wing shape is off but the work to fix it is beyond what I wanted out of the build. 

Iain on LSP is working on a fix but it's quite involved and I'm not up to it. 

 

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The improvement of the cowl-flaps really pays off and the camo scheme turns out very nice.

With this size it’s essential that you can paint the wings and fuselage separately.

Made the same experience when painting my HK Lancaster. 

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Carl, I’ve been following this here and there and I like it, a lot. I can’t get past that wing/fuselage joint, and like Hubert said, the Atlantic pattern camo sure accentuates it. But, if ya want an RCAF North Atlantic patrol bomber, this is the only scheme they came in, so onward and upward.  
I’ve been watching Iain’s fix on his, and I may attempt something similar, sort of following his lead. This is the #1 reason I haven’t built one yet, since I’ve been paying close attention to his struggles.

But yours is looking oh so flawless so far, and what a recovery from that extra interior space problem you gave the bomb aimer… 🤣

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