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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #150 on: January 23, 2011, 08:55:28 AM »
I'm really impressioned by your work...

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #151 on: January 23, 2011, 11:28:10 AM »
I really don't know what to say... :-eek :-eek :-eek

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #152 on: January 27, 2011, 07:24:57 PM »
I finally purchased some clear plastic that is pliable enough to vacuform the nose cone. Everything I'd tried earlier didn't pull down to the mold tightly at the bottom. Here is a first attempt at the nose and radio room blister just after molding them:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_6082.jpg
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #153 on: January 27, 2011, 07:30:43 PM »
So join progress is next?

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2011, 08:14:23 PM »
So join progress is next?

I wish it were, No.1! I need to add all the structure inside the aft fuselage next. The gun emplacement details also have to be built and then fitted to the fuselage halves. I am thinking about adding the waist blisters to the side of the fuselage halves prior to glueing the halves together so that I can get the details inside more easily. The upper and lower blisters will have to be built-up and installed to the fuselage after joining, especially the lower one since it sits on both the center section and aft fuselage.

Another consideration  :-think is the right-hand crew entry door. The opening is right on the joint between the Koster and Monogram fuselage halves. I will have to be careful to build the opening without weakening the seam between the two parts of the right fuselage section.

All of the headaches  :-wall are not yet over, but at least the transparency problem is substantially conquered.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #155 on: January 30, 2011, 03:56:37 AM »
Here is a quick sample of a nose piece with the ball installed. Someone wondered if it would be hard to cut the opening in the clear nose cone so I did this prototype. I didn't clean up any edges since it was just a test-shot, but the process went about as I'd expected.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_6086.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #156 on: January 30, 2011, 07:52:17 AM »
This is very hard and tricky task!! Congratulation :-clap

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #157 on: January 30, 2011, 08:48:49 AM »
Splendid!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #158 on: January 30, 2011, 10:08:25 AM »
Great!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #159 on: February 07, 2011, 07:28:32 AM »
Just so y'all don't think I put this back in storage, here is the first bulkhead for the aft fuselage. This one is a stiffener only. The next bulkhead forward will actually be visible from inside the fuselage. Then there are a pair of bellframes further forward. After all the bulkheads and frames are in place the former rings, stringers, floorboards, etc. can be installed.
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #160 on: February 07, 2011, 07:53:31 AM »
You will made the rest elements from plastic shapes?

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #161 on: February 07, 2011, 06:38:02 PM »
So join progress is next?

A quick update--I painted the inside of the #2 and #3 nacelles this morning, and the joining of the wing halves is at hand. :-paper These will be the first parts of the project to reach a stage where I can glue something together permanently.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #162 on: February 07, 2011, 07:30:05 PM »
As I said previously, this is outstanding effort.
Great work  :-clap :-clap

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #163 on: February 08, 2011, 09:49:08 AM »
Great!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #164 on: February 17, 2011, 07:31:04 AM »
I restarted work on the waist gun blisters this evening. I must get these fitted and design the inside framing of the openings before I can finish the interior work on the aft fuselage.

Here is the first "practice" blister after cutting out the opening. Making the opening is turning out to be tougher than I had thought it would be. After I am satisfied with the shape of the opening I'll use another blister to provide the moving portion of the perspex. The moving part of each blister will be a separate project that should provide me with a headache. :-wall
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_6282.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


A couple of photos of the blister taped to the fuselage. Notice that the aft crew entry door opening has been cut. This goes into the Monogram fuselage just a little bit but it isn't as tricky as I feared it would be.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_6268.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_6281.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale