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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #210 on: August 20, 2015, 09:17:05 AM »
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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #211 on: August 21, 2015, 04:17:24 PM »
That is a beauty!!! I tried to build one of these many years ago but didn't get very far--knowing the kit you started with makes the results even more impressive.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #212 on: August 21, 2015, 04:36:26 PM »
That is a beauty!!! I tried to build one of these many years ago but didn't get very far--knowing the kit you started with makes the results even more impressive.

Thank you very much, Second Air Force.
It's a mix of two Lindberg kits in 1/48 scale. I'll never do another one... even if I had the project to build the single-finned version.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #213 on: August 21, 2015, 04:56:18 PM »
Yes, I must agree. The Lindberg kit is.........better than nothing, I guess. I have (in moments of weakness) thought about bashing together elements of F-84 and F-105 into a Lindberg F-91 but planning was as far as I went.

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #214 on: August 21, 2015, 05:19:56 PM »
Yes, I must agree. The Lindberg kit is.........better than nothing, I guess. I have (in moments of weakness) thought about bashing together elements of F-84 and F-105 into a Lindberg F-91 but planning was as far as I went.

The fuselage of the Lindberg kit is good enough. The most difficult thing to do is to give an accurate surface to the wings. Wheel wells must be created, as the entire cockpit, the tail rockets (fortunately they were inactive on the V-tail version... The canopy is too big and must be reduced in size...
I don't remember all what I did on this kit.

I had thought also to make the version with the nose radar...  :-flo

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #215 on: August 23, 2015, 03:32:56 PM »
My project would have had the radar nose if I had carried it through, but my abilities at that time were overwhelmed by the challenge. The main thing I remember about the Lindberg kit is all the huge rivets!

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Re: Boeing Y1B-17 Project--1/48th Scale
« Reply #216 on: August 23, 2015, 03:38:28 PM »
The main thing I remember about the Lindberg kit is all the huge rivets!

Oh, yes !   :-roll

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