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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #165 on: February 17, 2011, 08:02:11 AM »
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #166 on: February 17, 2011, 09:47:08 AM »
Great!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #167 on: February 17, 2011, 03:46:03 PM »
Stunning...

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #168 on: February 23, 2011, 07:31:41 PM »
I haven't totally ignored the Fortress project--all the other stuff on my bench pushed it into the background. I had the vacuform machine heated up for another item so I pulled several more blisters for later use.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_6337.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


Other than making these I've been scratching my head on how exactly I'll build the assemblies. :-think

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #169 on: February 23, 2011, 07:44:54 PM »
Wow...What a work! :-eek :-eek :-eek :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #170 on: February 23, 2011, 08:04:17 PM »
Looks really great.
I have never seen other than home built Vacuforme machine

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #171 on: February 23, 2011, 08:29:06 PM »
My machine is a Mattel Vacuform that I found in an antique shop. It had been used very, very little and still has all the accessories and molds that came with it when it was new in the early 1960s. I bought it for less than $50 U.S., and that turned out to be a bargain as they are collectors items now. The big drawback with the Mattel is that the sheets are only 3x4 inches so you can only form relatively small parts such as canopies.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_6339.jpg
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« Reply #172 on: February 23, 2011, 10:36:36 PM »
Thanks for sharing, canopies are usually what needs to be done on that way.
Very good acquisition

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #173 on: March 14, 2011, 06:56:33 AM »
I've done very little on this project lately. It looked sad sitting there gathering dust :-help at the back of the workbench, so I decided to do something to it tonight. I glued the right wing halves together--the first large section to be permanently assembled. I slid the flap into place and taped the cowlings on for show, and you can just make out the aluminum color of the wheelwell. Also the two small vents for the oil coolers can be seen as bright silver squares on the nacelles. Making those little exhaust vents was problematic, and it took a trip to the model car spares boxes to find the proper grilles to make the louvers from.
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Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


Perhaps I will get the other wing assembled soon and move back to the fuselage, where there is still MUCH work to be done........ :-roll

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #174 on: March 14, 2011, 07:03:27 AM »
This project can not be done fast at all so this is fine progress from my point of view ;)

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #175 on: March 14, 2011, 07:20:20 AM »
Yes, but it looked so lonely sitting back in the background! :) Now it feels "wanted" again.....!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #176 on: March 14, 2011, 07:21:50 AM »
Right :-ok

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #177 on: March 14, 2011, 10:29:26 AM »
This wing looks great! :-obey

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #178 on: March 19, 2011, 09:08:22 AM »
This is extraordinary and already legendary and gigantic enterprise for me, so Scott,  "I proclaim you the the big knight of vac-u-forming and great guru of Boeing bomber modeling, Amundsen of patience and durability, and Livingstone and Doc Holiday of modern modeling investigation." :)) :)) :)) :-jump :-jump :-jump :-flo :-flo :-flo

This incredible work make my day sunny although in Belgrade is a gray, rainy morning, thank you :-obey :-obey :-obey :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-clap :-wave

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #179 on: March 19, 2011, 06:11:20 PM »
Letipapa, you neglected my true title--the tortoise of model building! :-paper I'm so slow on this project that I may not finish for another year. Or two. Or......? Seriously, THANK YOU for the enthusiasm though I'm not worthy of such comments. :-flo

It's gray and rainy here in Oklahoma this morning, too. Good modeling weather for me! Perhaps some more progress today after I drink my coffee and finish up some other work.