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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2010, 07:02:44 PM »
I do believe that time is on your side :-ok

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2010, 05:02:28 PM »
A little time today spent on this profile, started long time ago.

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2010, 06:16:42 PM »
I happen to be working on the blisters for the 1/48th model so I'm going to shamelessly "borrow" your profile for reference.  Good work!

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 06:42:45 PM »
I happen to be working on the blisters for the 1/48th model so I'm going to shamelessly "borrow" your profile for reference.  Good work!

Scott

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2010, 06:10:32 PM »
Now all I need to do is make the blisters! :-roll

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2010, 06:43:01 PM »
You have it in plastic sheet or you need to scratch it?

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2010, 06:57:04 PM »
I'll have to vacu-form the blisters. The Koster kit is actually a B-17C/D upgrade with parts to do an E. Also included is a Cheyenne tail turret for later Gs.

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2010, 06:59:30 PM »
Is it good idea to make them from clear material and then to protect it for the framing presentation?

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2010, 07:12:38 PM »
Yes, that is the plan. I believe I can easily build a male master. The only difficulty is fitting the fairing to the fuselage and getting it to conform correctly. At this point I think (not certain, though) all four blisters used the same plexiglas and basic framing with the fairings being different for each position. I'd hoped to build one master and then modify the resulting vacuum formed parts as needed. Stay tuned! ;)

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2010, 05:59:12 PM »
My God, Scott you are amasing. :-eek :-ok :-ok :-ok I am unpatient to see further steps.
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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2010, 06:40:26 PM »
My God, Scott you are amasing. :-eek :-ok :-ok :-ok I am unpatient to see further steps.
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I'll make it a point to show you all of my mistakes when I make those blisters!!!!!! It ought to be a pretty ugly process!

I poured a block of resin this morning and I plan to whittle it into the shape required for the master mold. If resin doesn't work I will move on to wood as a second choice. Perhaps balsawood would be a better option than the resin but I have plenty of resin here at home. I reckon I'll post the process and results on the thread in Modeling.

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2011, 08:06:52 PM »
Work on basic layout development is almost complete  :-flo Few details and it is ready for first profile.

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2011, 09:24:54 PM »
Looking good!

One little addition--don't forget to add the tailwheel. Here are three in-flight photos from 1937 when the 2nd Bombardment Group had just gotten their new ships:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2ndBombGroupYB-17FormationinEchelon.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2ndBombGroupYB-17FormationinEchelon4.jpg
Boeing YB17


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2ndBombGroupYB-17FormationinEchelon3.jpg
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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2011, 10:07:29 PM »
Details included  :-ok Lets go for the first profile  :-razz

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Re: Boeing YB17
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2011, 08:03:40 AM »
very good! :-salut