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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #90 on: March 19, 2012, 03:44:04 AM »
First mock-up of the center section stubwings. These need fine tuning and a spar will be added to keep the dihedral of the outer panels exactly as needed. On the real airplane the wing box carries through the cockpit and provides the attachment point for the pilot's seat and the roof of the weapons bay. This box will be constructed as part of the interior structure and the spar will pass through it for strength.
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #91 on: March 19, 2012, 09:43:30 AM »
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #92 on: March 19, 2012, 10:30:43 AM »
Almost there mate, just to extend trailing edge ;)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #93 on: March 19, 2012, 11:25:46 AM »
Yes, and that will be done with some parts bin extensions in order to keep a uniform edge.

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2012, 04:55:50 AM »
Tonight there were no Messerschmitts on the work surface so the SAAB found its way back. This session was devoted to working on the inner wing panels. After a bit of filing and sanding the two sections were ready for fitting to the fuselage halves. It took some time to align these correctly, especially getting the dihedral and angle of attack properly measured before drilling the alignment holes.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0491.jpg
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A little more fine tuning on these and they will be set aside again. Next up will be to begin scratching together the weapons bay and cockpits. Hopefully there will be more progress on this than there has been lately!

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #95 on: August 05, 2012, 07:05:51 AM »
Hard job but it take much of shape :)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #96 on: August 05, 2012, 08:39:44 AM »
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #97 on: August 05, 2012, 07:22:48 PM »
Nice to see progress... ;) :-clap

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #98 on: August 13, 2012, 05:17:40 AM »
Another step forward on the SAAB project, the first primer coat on the outer wing panels. This will be a basecoat only as there is still work to be done on these prior to scribing panel lines and mating to center wings. It is nice to prime something, though, as it makes me feel like I'm actually making progress on this!
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #99 on: August 13, 2012, 05:24:07 AM »
They look like they need more span?

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #100 on: August 13, 2012, 05:37:48 AM »
No, that's really an optical illusion. They fit the planform and measure out correctly when laid exactly on the drawing. I've still got to fabricate the trailing edges for all four panels but that will wait until the landing gear fairing is built and installed.

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #101 on: August 13, 2012, 06:16:31 AM »
Thank you mate :)

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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #102 on: August 14, 2012, 11:09:05 PM »
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #103 on: August 23, 2012, 07:34:00 PM »
Second Air Force,

Well, I'm with open mouth, and really impressed about how you are going to solve every step. I never can imagine to use a Corsair fuselaje. Woow!!

I follow you Master :-obey :-clap :-clap
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Re: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« Reply #104 on: September 15, 2012, 10:35:37 PM »
Okay, no more Messerschmitts on the bench. Time again to move onward with the SAAB.

Last evening I determined to make a proper start on the bomb bay and cockpit flooring. This requires some preplanning as the floor of the cockpit is the ceiling of the bomb bay. With that in mind the floor is constructed of .015 styrene to maintain a proper scale thickness. All the other bits are also of Evergreen or Plastruct styrene strips and shapes. This photo is of the bomb bay roof and bulkheads. The small square hole at the front will contain flight control yokes that come through the floor of the cockpit:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0715.jpg
SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale


Very simply what it appears to be, filler applied to the inside of the fuselage to smooth the sidewalls for added stringer and frame detail later:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0716.jpg
SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale