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11 months 1 week ago #31 by grover
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Maybe till about 4. I'll txt ya to see where you're at but I'll be down there a bit more this year so plenty of opportunities for a cuppa :D

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10 months 3 weeks ago #32 by Kiwimav
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Found these G1. Thought might be of interest to yuh.




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7 months 3 weeks ago #33 by Gary
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There didn't seem to be much interest in this.
Anyway, for anyone intrested this is where I'm up to. Just the wings to go now.




















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7 months 3 weeks ago #34 by Fritz
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That's looking superb Gary, really am looking forward to seeing it complete

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7 months 3 weeks ago #35 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #36 by Craig Sargent
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Don’t forget, lack of reply does not mean lack of interest. It’s looking good and I’m always keen on seeing what everyone is doing, just not always enough interest in the subject to reply to every new update.

For my own topics I’d prefer “how did you...” or “why did you...” questions, if people want to know anything. I don’t post the generic “looking good” as it’s too subjective, touchy-felt, and to me, could be implied if I don’t reply to something it means I don’t like it or don’t think it looks good, which is also not true.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #37 by Gary
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Nah I was going by the actual stats, not just some "nobody loves me" sentiment lol :P ;)
It's since I started posting on the KM Facebook page and then sharing that to the Trumpeter Facebook page that the stats took off. There's been so much interest there, the membership on our FB page has gone up drastically as a direct result with people from the Trumpy group joining the KM page. Even the stats here on this thread have gone up with over 2k views which is way more since I put it out there.



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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #38 by Craig Sargent
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You’re such an attention whore :p

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7 months 2 weeks ago #39 by Glenn
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Looks sharp G1:cheer:
Shes a big bird,wish I could get a panel wash to look so good.

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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #40 by Gary
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Thanks Glenn, there's not a lot to it really. I just mixed up equal amounts of Mig Panel Line wash Mig-1611 Black Midnight & Mig-1616 Orange Brown, slavered it all up and left it for an hour or so. Using Cotton buds aka Q-Tips I then wiped it off in the direction of airflow across the panels and that was the end result.

Start with a gloss coat (these are all masks provided by DN-Models).



Slap some goop on



Wipe the goop off






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7 months 2 weeks ago #41 by Terry
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and here was me thinking no postings for the B24 for a while... Gary must be working on something else?! It's gone from a cockpit floor and instrument panel to nearly finished! The wing endplates are so big they could double as drink coasters! Seriously though they're too beautifully painted to be ruined by a coffee mug. Nice work G1.
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7 months 2 weeks ago #42 by yak
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Wow looks amazing Gary. Might be a sill question but what are the bits hanging down in the rear side windows?

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7 months 2 weeks ago #43 by Gary
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Ammo belts for the waist guns, I'll hook them up when I put gun mounts back in.



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7 months 2 weeks ago #44 by Bishop
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The decals just look great, especially the shot of the blue star.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #45 by Gary
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Thanks again for the kind words and encouragement.
So it's on to the power plants, the mighty P&W R-1830 Twin Wasps. There's been a lot of moaning on the internet by "armchair modellers" and the like about how "crap the engines are", well ok, so maybe they aren't Super Resin high detail etc but what you can see of them isn't so bad really. Fair enough they are reminiscent of the old Monogram 1/48 engines but Out of The Box they aren't so bad if you take a bit of time with them.
Anyway they come with a nice PE HT harness for the spark plug leads, for mine I drilled .5mm holes where I wanted each of the leads to end. I'd tried just using CA but the just detached when I tried to bend them to shape. So I drilled the holes and stuck then ends in and it certainly made it a lot easier to shape the harnesses.
I managed to get a nice finish on the cowlings and the prob hubs are Shiny!!
I still need to weather the props, spinner hub, and cowlings which seems a shame but they will stand out like tits on a bull if I don't
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7 months 2 weeks ago #46 by shaunfletcher
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Its downright depressingly good, it really is. that metallic panel look is something special, and the engines and cowlings provide hot contrast.
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7 months 2 weeks ago #47 by Pavel Vacek
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Looks great .. I´m looking forwards to "D"-version ..
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7 months 1 week ago #48 by Viperbuilder
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Looking absolutely superb Gary. I'm impressed!
Not too far to go until it's finished by the looks of it.

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7 months 1 week ago #49 by Maarten
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WOW ! love it

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7 months 1 week ago #50 by Bishop
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What they all said. The engine prop setups look terrific.

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7 months 1 week ago #51 by Terry
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Nailed that bare metal mate, and I agree the engines are fit for purpose in this context (ie engine covers on). Awesome.

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7 months 5 days ago #52 by Gary
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It's all over now, calling it done :)
































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7 months 4 days ago #53 by Grant
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Wonderful build Gary. Quite a few hours in this I'm guessing.

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7 months 4 days ago #54 by Viperbuilder
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Well done Gary. Great achievement and lots of contrast on the model's paintwork to keep the eyes interested.

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7 months 4 days ago - 7 months 4 days ago #55 by Terry
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Nothings changed since my last remark, other than to repeat myself and say nice work G. It's almost omni-present! Given the size of "canvas" here I get the feeling this may be one of the few that we ever see built (until you build another variant!?!). I'm curious about what the thing is that hangs down at a backwards angle (with a strut behind it?) just behind the lower ball turret. Is it some form of retractable skid plate to prevent belly contact on take off and landing?

So what was it like to build G? Parts fit and instructions etc
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7 months 4 days ago #56 by KitModellerNZ
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What a tremendous build!:whistle:

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7 months 4 days ago #57 by Gary
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As you say It's the skid plate to stop the belly touching the ground, the B-24 is a real life tail sitter and she's not any easier to land apparently.

The kit was an absolute dream to fit together, it was like it actually wanted to be built. Most of it could easily just be push fit.
The only downfalls were the well documented ones.
Front and Rear turret glazings
Wings are supposed to be assembled attached to the fuselage, this would make it really difficult to sand and paint when connected.



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7 months 4 days ago - 7 months 4 days ago #58 by Viperbuilder
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I'm really looking forward to Gary building the big HKM Lancaster now. Hopefully he's not too burnt out from the B-24 build. ;)

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7 months 4 days ago #59 by Gary
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I wouldn't say burnt out, I just need a break from big stuff. That's the longest build I've done in a long time and need to flex my skills. So I'm going to take a few weeks and finish a commission build I started about a year ago for someone, then I'll pull something off the rack of shame (it's a whole bunch of shelves).
Maybe in a month I'll pull the Lanc out for another look, the trouble is its just too tempting, the thing that's stopping me is every man and his dog is building one at the moment so I'll just sit back and let them find all the issues, then totally ignore them and build it my way anyway lol
I would like to get one of the B-25's off the shelf and maybe even big up my big Fort again.



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7 months 2 days ago #60 by Gary
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The Lib just went over 14,000 people reached on Facebook, yeah ok so I pimped the crap out of it :P
Just had Alex from Uschi van der Rosten repost it on his website, also wanted to thank Dave for slapping it up on Mighty Ape.
Looks like I'll be taking it to Taupo in July especially as Dave told people it'd be there.
Well my 5 minutes of internet fame are almost over, it was fun :)



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