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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #105 on: December 05, 2010, 09:46:00 AM »
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #106 on: December 05, 2010, 04:08:16 PM »
Here is another box:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5802.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


It's always fun to dig through this stuff as it is from kits I actually built. I remember building all of them and always get a kick out of some of the painting and decal application I did when I was starting out. There are some pieces in there from the mid-sixties up to the early nineties when I took a hiatus from aircraft modeling.


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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #107 on: December 05, 2010, 04:13:35 PM »
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #108 on: December 06, 2010, 03:14:55 AM »
My Gosh! :-eek :-eek :-eek :-tri :-jump :-jump :-jump Hey, Scott, this is fantastic; it is a whole treasure. Quite new territory :))  :-flo :-wave

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #109 on: December 12, 2010, 04:05:21 AM »
I finished assembling the last of the four oil cooler inlet scoops. Here is a photo of the last one and the parent part from the C-47 kit that I found in the spares box. I cheated a bit and used the mold master for this last scoop. Next I'll have to use a little filler and primer on each scoop.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5827.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


I'm back to the teardrop gun emplacement now that I've conquered the oil cooler inlets. Here is the master resin piece trial fitted to both the waist and ventral position. Next will come a good bit of material removal in order to get the correct profile. After I'm satisfied with the shape it will be used to make four clear vacuform blisters. The dorsal fairing will be somewhat differently shaped but I hope to be able to use the same form for it as well.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5820.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #110 on: December 12, 2010, 07:48:53 AM »
So next step will be most interesting at all :-ok

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #111 on: December 12, 2010, 09:05:26 AM »
I'm really impressionned...

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #112 on: December 12, 2010, 10:37:01 AM »
I'm also really impressed... :-eek :-eek :-eek
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #113 on: December 12, 2010, 04:07:43 PM »
So next step will be most interesting at all :-ok

With the help of all the photos, drawings, planviews and the artwork of No.1 I have good reference for contouring the teardrop shapes. It will be somewhat of a headache nevertheless and I suspect it will take several attempts. Once I'm satisfied with the teardrops I'll have to move on to the nose glazing. When these parts are figured out the rest of the build will be relatively easy.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #114 on: December 12, 2010, 04:10:00 PM »
Let the force be with you :-ok

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #115 on: December 12, 2010, 04:28:04 PM »
Let the force be with you :-ok

I WILL NEED IT! :)

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #116 on: December 17, 2010, 03:59:47 AM »
Very little to add here, just a photo of the oil cooler scoops after a light coat of primer. They will need a little more work before going into the "storage" box to wait for final assembly.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5877.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


I also tinkered with the nose glazing master. I decided to cut up two spare B-17G nose pieces so I would have a round shape for the start of this part. As y'all know, the YB has a perfectly round cross-section at the nose while all later ships have a flattened-out lower part of the nose opening. I simply cut the two pieces and then glued the upper sections together to construct a round section where it attaches to the fuselage. It leaves a double-humped point that will later be shaped into the pointed shape of the prototype.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5859.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5861.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5870.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #117 on: December 17, 2010, 09:17:54 AM »
Must say they are are now in the very sensitive part of work...

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #118 on: December 18, 2010, 11:38:33 PM »
 :-eek Woooow :-obey

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #119 on: December 23, 2010, 01:42:16 AM »
A short update on one of the small projects--the forward crew entry door. This is built up of styrene sheet, styrene strips and metal framing. By the time I construct the hinges and outside entry handle there will be twenty parts to this little item.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5909.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5918.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


And one of the exterior:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_5924.jpg
Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale


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