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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2012, 06:49:10 AM »
And you get it my friend :-clap :-clap

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2012, 05:08:10 PM »
Yes, really great work, Scott!

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2012, 03:45:21 AM »
Work continues on the wings and empennage.
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2012, 06:48:43 AM »
Hope you will have no problem with engraving lines over mix of filler and plastic area. This look very good shaped and precise!!! Idea- before join parts together, did you consider to make a copy of main parts and maybe to offer resin parts for sale?

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2012, 08:21:45 AM »
Hope you will have no problem with engraving lines over mix of filler and plastic area. This look very good shaped and precise!!! Idea- before join parts together, did you consider to make a copy of main parts and maybe to offer resin parts for sale?

Excellent idea!!!

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2012, 01:50:36 PM »
Yes, the panel lines are going to be a challenge. I may use clear lacquer to make a hard surface to scribe into, but I don't know just yet.

I gave thought to the resin casting idea. However, this would be so expensive to make molds of that I would have to charge a very high price. My moldmaking facilities are very limited and the finished resin parts would be of inferior quality. The combination of high expense and low quality would just not be fair to the purchaser in my opinion. It's a good idea, though!

Maybe, in the future, one of the short-run model manufacturers would consider taking on the SAAB B 17 if there is sufficient demand. Let's see how much interest there is in this project--that might encourage production by professionals!

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2012, 03:25:42 PM »
Yes, the panel lines are going to be a challenge. I may use clear lacquer to make a hard surface to scribe into, but I don't know just yet.

I gave thought to the resin casting idea. However, this would be so expensive to make molds of that I would have to charge a very high price. My moldmaking facilities are very limited and the finished resin parts would be of inferior quality. The combination of high expense and low quality would just not be fair to the purchaser in my opinion. It's a good idea, though!

Maybe, in the future, one of the short-run model manufacturers would consider taking on the SAAB B 17 if there is sufficient demand. Let's see how much interest there is in this project--that might encourage production by professionals!

Scott,

Why not to use miliput for scribing? It's hard, but easily workable.
For the resin parts, you can try to finf some manufacturer - Peraheaps RetroWings?
retrokit@retrokit.net

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2012, 03:37:35 PM »
Yes Scott, you definitely have try to fine some manufactures,and make some deal with him. ;)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2012, 03:55:01 AM »
A quick progress report on the fuselage--not much happening here except to add the filler between the fuselage halves and to cut out the tailwheel well opening. Also I worked on the final shaping and dimensions of the bomb bay openings. Next will be to locate and cut the window openings in the rear cockpit.
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2012, 06:19:07 AM »
It look like it will get finished shape when you fix parts together and add final coat of filler.

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2012, 11:02:28 AM »
Going well!! :-clap

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2012, 05:39:05 PM »
:-ok

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2012, 03:34:12 AM »
The most distinctive design feature of the B 17 (to me, anyway) is the landing gear fairing. Figuring out how to build these was a bit of a puzzle that was only solved by a trip to the "bomb dump" spares. The solution was a bomb from an old Monogram B-58 Hustler kit. So, as it turns out, parts of a nuclear bomb became wheel spats!
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More progress in a later update.

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2012, 06:03:55 AM »
This is good option, other is to make it from wood and vacu form sheet plastic over

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2012, 02:48:36 PM »
Good! ;)