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irishmodeller

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Thanks for the comments guys.

This kit is trying its best to get the better of me, I've never had so many problems on a build and it came very close to going in the bin the other day.
I got around to fitting the canopy and nose glazing, The canopy goes together in 3 parts plus some PE and like every other part of this kit does not fit without problems.


After I fit the PE I assembled the canopy and was shocked when I dry fitted it, Check it out[mad]

[bawl][eek][eek] [eek][bawl][bawl][bawl][mad][mad][mad][mad] [mad][frown][frown][frown][frown] But then[idea][idea] I pulled it apart and glued the sides in place the just plastered it with Perfect Plastic Putty, cleaned it and sanded it and now I'm kinda happy[smile]




And on with its nose




Now for cleaning the nose, the fit was a lot better after the surgery I had to do but It still need a lot of sanding, the underside was the main problem area with a large step




I've been checking out pictures of the B-24 on line and I'm liking the look better when the bomb bay doors are closed as it gives it smoother lines. The doors slide up the outside of the fuselage and I think it just looks odd. 



The nacelles are another bad area as the detail is so faint the its barley visible so need to be rescribed and cleaned up, Ive started the two on the left.


The last thing I did last night was spray the engines with Revell silver ( I love Revell acrylic metal paints, they spray lovely and look great )


So thats where im at, I plan to clean it up tonight finish the engines and try get a primer coat down tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,
Eoin



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It might be putting up a fight Eoin but it looks like you have got the upper hand mate !

Great work on fixing the fit problems, keep at it buddy and it will soon be primer time !

Those engines look great too

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Great recovery with the canopy. Well done.
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An enormous amount of extra work there Eoin. Well done on the persistence front mate. It's coming together nicely now. [smile]
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your version of fight club and you are WINNING. the results are going to be worth the battles. well done
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Good evening People, once again thanks for the really nice comments. I'm starting to see light at the end of the tunnel with this build, thank God[biggrin]

First up is the engines, I just used some Blue/Gray for the front part then then PE cables where painted black, they where then given a black wash with Citadel Nurn oil




After fitting all the nacelles I began the masking process



I The broke the seam on the upper rear fuselage..oops


I used black to check the joins and seams after spraying interior green around the glass work



I put in the PE wind deflectors 


Now out with the primer Most of the time I use Humbrol aerosol primer and I never have trouble but to keep with the tone of this build I managed to turn the upper surface into sandpaper, I think it was down to misting it on and having it too far away so with the underside I just lashed it on and I got a lovely smooth finish.


The aircraft that I'm gonna be doing had flown 102 missions so I wanted it to look battered and bruised so after some research on he primer colour I found that it was primed with Cromate yellow/green, so to add chipping to show of the primer I used XF-4 yellow/green


After a coat of Klear


and now in with the chipping fluid


After the chipping fluid I used NATO black for preshading



Down with the dessert yellow, I used a drop of gray to add shading


And the neutral gray underside



Now for the funny part, I started to do the chipping and I thought it looked rubbish so after all that work I ended up spraying back over it and It just looks like a touch up so I'm not to bothered, you can see some of the chipping in this shot


The last thing I did was to just gave it a light coat of klear just to protect it, I may go over it with some automotive clear lacquer just to seal in the chipping fluid as I'm afraid of it peeling over time


Thats where im at so thanks for looking and il have more up by the end of the week

Thanks,
Eoin




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wow---you made some major progress! the canopy masking and the paint work look A-1. congrats!
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Great work Eoin! Really encouraging to see a dog of a kit painted. Kudos to you for persisting.
I think I'll keep mine in the stash and maybe trade it later. lol I would've definitely thrown it against the wall by now.
Good luck with the rest of it mate. [smile]

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Holy crap, are you serious??! Wow! Damn nice work Eoin. I wouldn't have even bothered with this kit, but wow! Look at what I'd be missing out on.

You're mettle has been tested sir, and you've passed. [biggrin] 
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Are you a surgeon???

Just looked through the whole thread again and oh boy ... To be honest I personally would have ditched it. The result though is really great!

Wim.

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Fantastic fitting and cleaning work on the B-24 Eoin. Paint is great and will look very nice once the model finished.

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Looking great with a coat of paint on mate, keep fighting the good fight Eoin, I think she's going to turn out beautifully

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Thanks for all the nice comment's, iv not got a chance to make any progress. I took a break from it to work on some less frustrating builds but then last week I went back to work after a two and half year lay off due to a motorcycle accident so I've been to tired to do any modelling but I'm planing on cracking on with decals tomorrow eveningevening so I should have some photos up soon.

Thanks again,
Eoin

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Eoin,

You've got some great moxy to have been through the wreck and recovery and back to work and taking on the model--tough times never last, tough people do. I was out of work with a spinal injury/extensive surgery for 18 months. My doctor would not let me do ANYTHING. The first time I went to physical therapy---thought i would die. I spent a month of PT in a pool before many more months in the rehab gym.First days back at work I wanted to give up all over again. I made it but it was one of the hardest things I have had to do. Best wishes as you continue!

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Eoin,
You've got some great moxy to have been through the wreck and recovery and back to work and taking on the model--tough times never last, tough people do. I was out of work with a spinal injury/extensive surgery for 18 months. My doctor would not let me do ANYTHING. The first time I went to physical therapy---thought i would die. I spent a month of PT in a pool before many more months in the rehab gym.First days back at work I wanted to give up all over again. I made it but it was one of the hardest things I have had to do. Best wishes as you continue!


Thanks Ted, Iv survived my first full week back but the first two days this week have been a killer and it didn't help that last night I decided to move my man cave around, I got new home gym equipment so I had to make space....Time to shed a few kilos.
I hope your back is good now, there ain't much worst than suffering with a bad back.

I did manage to get something done on the model, First I sprayed to DE-icing boots on the front of the wings and rear stabilizers, I used Tamiya rubber black but I need to do a few touch ups with them. That was done over a month ago...lol. I had given it a coat of halfords gloss and put it in the press to dry and kinda just forgot about it[biggrin]



So over the weekend I got to work on the dacals and now its coming to life[smile]




Ive just to put on the stars and bars on the under side then Il sort out the props and landing gear.
The plan it to have it finished by Sunday.

Thanks for looking.
Eoin





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