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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #75 on: March 13, 2012, 07:40:44 PM »
Yes, really great work, mate!

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #76 on: March 13, 2012, 08:33:52 PM »
Hey- fuselage is almost there :-clap

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #77 on: March 13, 2012, 10:12:21 PM »
If you ask me, this is a complicated conversion. The fuselage looks great! :-clap :-clap
And biiig difference compared to Corsair. ;)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2012, 04:58:45 PM »
The conversion from Corsair to SAAB is really quite a bit of fun! At times there are stumbling blocks that are put in my path but these have not been too bad. I get "modeler's block" sometimes and just have to spend time thinking through the engineering of the changes. The hardest part is making sure that the fuselage modifications could be constructed in such a way that the halves can remain split until final assembly.

Here's a couple more photos of the Corsair and B 17 fuselages joined.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9482.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9484.jpg
SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale


This shows the first mock-up of the left stabilizer and elevator. Pretty straightforward in comparison to the vertical fin.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9486.jpg
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2012, 05:11:58 PM »
Have you decide about the interior?

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2012, 05:14:09 PM »
All scratchbuilt with some Eduard PE elements for the interior. Early planning is underway!  :-wch

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #81 on: March 15, 2012, 01:11:23 PM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #82 on: March 16, 2012, 06:52:53 PM »
The horizontal stabilizers are done, the elevators need a bit of work yet. Also a small fairing must be attached to the after end of the fuselage to fair in the elevators. Any progress is good progress....
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9489.jpg
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #83 on: March 16, 2012, 06:57:55 PM »
I like precision in this build :) Trim tab is greatly inserted :-ok

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2012, 07:21:18 PM »
:-ok

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #85 on: March 16, 2012, 07:25:40 PM »
 :-clap

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #86 on: March 18, 2012, 05:00:39 PM »
Small progress. I ended up making a new set of elevators. The first set bothered me with regard to the fit. These two photos are just to show the small fillet fairings that go between the tailcone and the elevators. These were made from leftovers of Corsair horizontal stabilizer parts. The fuselage and empennage are about 80% Otaki-sourced! Now the tail can be set aside for final assembly and I can concentrate on building up the wings.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9515.jpg
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #87 on: March 18, 2012, 06:43:22 PM »
Match perfect from my view mate ;)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #88 on: March 18, 2012, 06:47:11 PM »
I like it! ;)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #89 on: March 18, 2012, 11:37:56 PM »
Thanks, friends!  :-flo

I'm going to attempt some work on the highest hurdle of the entire project soon--the wing centersection. This is the last really big headache :-wall in the project and I'm still contemplating my next move. :-think :-paper