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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #195 on: November 22, 2011, 09:31:22 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #196 on: April 11, 2012, 02:13:36 AM »
It's been a while since the Fortress got some attention. As I stated on another thread, it never leaves the back of my desk. Last evening I couldn't sleep so I decided to do some sanding and filling on the wings. They're ready for another coat of primer and some final touching up. These Monogram wing sections have rather poor fit on the nacelles that takes a lot of work, even moreso since I've removed the turbochargers and ducting.
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Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #197 on: April 11, 2012, 06:34:18 AM »
Except of fitting, I guess you need additional work on panels?

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #198 on: April 11, 2012, 12:19:38 PM »
Yes, I haven't even started the panel lines. This kit has raised panel lines and this will need some work.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #199 on: April 11, 2012, 06:24:08 PM »
Nice job! Go ahead! :-ok

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #200 on: July 14, 2015, 03:37:40 PM »
Hi Scott!

What was done about this project?

Looked so great!
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #201 on: July 14, 2015, 06:01:01 PM »
Hi, Javier.

This one is still sitting at a prominent space on my desk! I recently did a small amount of work on the wing skinning and the project is always in front of me when I am modeling. Both this and the SAAB B17 have, for some reason, not gotten any attention on my part. They will be finished, someday!! ;)

Thanks for the encouragement to continue!
Scott

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #202 on: July 14, 2015, 06:12:40 PM »
This is best project on forum and I will be happy to see it progress :))

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #203 on: July 14, 2015, 07:28:41 PM »
Okay, I should carry forward on this one, I reckon!

I don't know why modelers (and I think this applies to most of us) sometimes quit working on certain things, but it happens. I do remember being somewhat burned out on this B-17 and deciding to step away for a few weeks, that turned into years........

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #204 on: July 14, 2015, 07:37:54 PM »
It happen to me too, I have many projects in various stage of work :(

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #205 on: August 19, 2015, 08:19:12 PM »
Okay, I should carry forward on this one, I reckon!

... and deciding to step away for a few weeks, that turned into years........

My longest buildind of a kit was the XF-91 Thunderceptor in 1/48 scale... I had to mix two kits to obtain an acceptable model. From the beginning to the end, almost 20 years elapsed... Yes, you have read well : twenty years. The most difficult was to find documents. That was a time without the internet.


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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #206 on: August 19, 2015, 08:47:53 PM »
Wait... you have make this incredible metal finish by hand brush?

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #207 on: August 19, 2015, 11:34:26 PM »
Wait... you have make this incredible metal finish by hand brush?

Hi,

Yes, by hand-brushing with Humbrol Metalcote "Polished aluminium". The kit was finished in March 1999 and all along this long time the metal became a little oxydized.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #208 on: August 20, 2015, 03:43:39 AM »
Miracle work!!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #209 on: August 20, 2015, 09:12:30 AM »
Hi mate,

Two pictures more (the dark tint on uppersurface is the reflected blue sky) :




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