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1/72 B-24D Mission Centenarians, Eduard Limited Edition


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Hello everyone!  This is The Scottsville Modeler here.  Welcome to my build of Eduard's Limited Editiion B-24D Mission Centenarians kit #2111.

 

Lot's of first for this post.  My first build thread on this forum.  My first 1/72 scale bomber.  My first video review of any kit.

 

Not sure if everyone knows what these "Limited Edition" kits are all about.  Let me quickly explain for those that do not.  Eduard takes a cool subject - like the B-24 - and takes another manufacturer's kit, like Accurate Miniatures, and packages the plastic with aftermarket detail kits, like a zoom PE cockpit sets, external PE sets, maybe some Brassin resin something-or-other like wheels, and canopy/clear part laser cut masks.  They put all that in one box, label it a limited edition because they only box up a limited number.  In my experience, kit fits and details are pretty good right up front, the PE just adds another level of pop to the finished model.

 

Anyway, without further ado - here is a link to the video review on my yt channel - such that it is (very much a work in progress) - and boy, did I botch the name of this kit!  Lol.  Take a look and see what you think, and please subscribe.

 

 

 

Now, let me show you what I've done so far.  As usual with any aircraft model, the cockpit is the first order of business.  I have to tell you, 1/72 scale PE is very small and requires a lot of patience.  It also means that I need to use optical aids to see the darn things sometimes, too.

 

 

First, let's get all the tools needed, at the ready.  PE and plastic sprue cutters, tweezers, CA glue, toothpicks, plastic sprue, PE frets, PE diamond file, and instructions.  And  well lit, orderly area.

 

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After removing the parts for step 1 from the sprue, some surgery was required right off the bat.  Removal of some plastic protuberances to facilitate PE placement and contact.  Nothing a sharp No. 23 blade couldn't take care of easily, then a good flush sanding to bring it all to true.

 

Next, primed the IP flat black and allowed it to dry thoroughly., PE was placed and this is the result.

 

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To use the PE steering yokes, I had to use the plastic column from the plastic yokes.  Worked well, and they will be painted to blend in, so it will all look like it's supposed to.

 

Took me about two hours in all to get this part - step 1 - completed to this point.

 

I plan on video blogging - or vblog- this build as well,  So look for those on my channel, I'll post link here as well.

 

Hope you like.  Comments are always welcome.

 

Thanks for taking a look,

 

The Scottsville Modeler

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