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Reply with quote  #46 
Thanks simon and neil. I'm still not as neat with scribing as I would like to be, but it is definitely turning out much better than my last attempt. Having templates for the small panels really help. I was looking at some closeup pictures of the sides of these planes, and it's a bunch of rivets everywhere. Not just following along the lines of the panels. I think i might just leave it as just the lines, and just scribe the raised rivets that are on it. I don't want to put too many rivets on to distract from everything else, and I haven't had enough practice with the rivet tool to trust myself to make the rivets shallow enough to not be distracting. I think I might cut off all the fuselage pieces and wings and just get the rescribing done and over with. Wings should be easy enough since the panel lines are on even more of a flat surface than the fuselage halves were. But the engines are going to be a pain. Lot of raised lines over curved surfaces, and those and the wings are where all the raised rivets are on this kit. Just hope I don't get too impatient with the rescribing. Don't want to make a mistake now that I'm this far into the rescribe work.

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Reply with quote  #47 
Kenny, take your time on this important work. You've so much time.
Don't forget to take occasional breaks nowandagain.
The panel lines are probably the most important part of the model.

Good luck

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Thanks nigel. Been taking my time, which is why most of what I got done today was finishing the rescribing on the fuselage. Though that does include the extra bit for the nose. After I finished that I decided I was done with rescribing for now, and started on the interior. Ran into my first problem with the instructions that I'm going to have to do some research to find out what the correct way to do it is. It's part 46 in this picture (which there is no order to the stupid numbering on this kit so it took forever to find the 3 pieces in this step).

Here I have it set where it looks like the directions say to put it, and it doesn't line up with the posts very well, and is at a steeper angle than everything else. I'm going to have to figure out it's correct position before I glue it.

So I set that aside and started on the next steps. Got the cockpit floor and part of the front landing gear bay assembled.

The amount of flash and thick seam lines on this kit as well as ejector pin marks are annoying. Though I knew that was going to be the case going for a revell rebox of an old monogram kit from the 70's. Just have to take my time and not get too carried away with the sanding sticks and I should be able to get it to look good (though a lot of this detail will be hidden when it's closed up.

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Reply with quote  #49 
That part, radios by the look of it, is in the right place, I think you just need to higher it so that it rest on the rib support.
Couldn't see it in any of the photos avaliable.

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Reply with quote  #50 
Just nock off the tabs and place it where it looks right. It looks like you really don't need the tabs to me anyway and yea Revell really needs to rethink their numbering system. Takes forever to find a part. Looking good though Ken
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Reply with quote  #51 
Thanks guys. Ended up just going for it, cause I couldn't find much online. Think it looks ok where it is.

Also cut out a few more pieces and cleaned them up for the cockpit. They are just set in place at the moment. Don't want to make things more difficult for myself to paint already. lol

I'm planning on building it up till I have the bomb bay at least walled in, since that's supposed to be bare metal if I'm not mistaken. That way at least one half I can paint without having to worry about too much masking.

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Reply with quote  #52 
That's okay where you've put it Kenny.
It looks better being level with the surrounding pieces. How much of it are you going to see of it once the canopy is on.
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Nice to have you underway here Kenny, looking forward to seeing what you do with this old bird.
The idea of a 70's M/R kit just leaves me with a soft on. lol But I do like watching others tackle them. Hehe. [wink]

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Thanks guys. Once the canopy is on you won't see much of this at all. That little notch to the right of the radios is where the cockpit assembly goes. So this will be behind the pilots seats. At least it will be seen more than if I would be putting pilots in the cockpit. Playing with the idea of having a diorama with it in the middle of being worked on. Will need to get some more figures and probably a few extras to complete the look.

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That sounds like you've hatched an idea.
Nice. [thumb]
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Looks like you found the right place for it good work Ken
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Thanks nigel and neil. Directions could definitely use some work on this kit (though the entire kit could use some help). So far that's the only piece that I haven't been able to figure out right away though. That is other than having to search for the pieces on the sprues with the useless numbering system they have. Haven't really glued anything else on yet. Been cutting out the pieces for the next few steps and sanding and filling out the pin marks. Even went back and started taking care of the ones in the nose gear bay. The ones in there were huge. About a quarter inch across. I'm trying to take care of all the pin marks where there is detail, though a lot of them won't be seen even with all the doors open like I plan to have them. Speaking of the doors, monogram decided to give a small step stool that sits under the rear access ladder to fix the tail sitting problem. Think instead I'm going to put some styrene into the access-way for the nosegunner, to create a space to put a bunch of weight. That way even if you shine a light into the nose you shouldn't be able to see the weight. Though I might have to put some behind the engine faces as well since there is only so much space for weight there, and the tail of this plane is probably going to be rather heavy. All kinds of things that I'm trying to figure out, and I haven't even put that much glue on it yet. LOL.

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Reply with quote  #58 
This is the one thing I did glue last night. Though this picture you can't see much other than the difference in detail between the quickboost barrels and the kit barrels.

Definitely worth the 5.99 I spent on them.

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most definitely an improvement!! 
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I've been giving some thought on a diorama for this, and I've actually started toying with the idea of getting a p-51 and building that as well. Having them on a field where bomber and escort are being prepped for a mission. I think having the alclad out the other day has trevor whispering in my ear. Haven't actually seen him yet though so not sure if it's actually him though.

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