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Kpnuts

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Revell B17 I'm going to try and do this as a cutaway model, first thing I notice(planes are not my normal thing) checking on photos of the real thing the callout colourwise for the bomb bay (which is the first part on the instructions is wrong) it says the bombs are olive green which is what I've done them and when I look at pics of the bombs they are a medium green not the nearly black as you can see from the pics, the olive green I've done them (I'm using Vallejo air paints ) also they have yellow banding which seems to vary according to which picture you look at, some have 3 bands in the middle some have one in the middle others have one at the tip and a silver tip in front of that. I wouldn't normally worry too much about that but if I'm doing this as a cutaway it needs to be more accurate, help please.






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WOW... New project !!! So exciting ... can't wait to see next posts... have fun !!
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The most common pics I've seen, both of the real thing and of models, usually show a single yellow band close to the nose of the bomb, but as you have found out, there are other variations.  I think it mostly varied from theatre to theatre.  I'm no expert, but I think the Eighth Air Force mostly used the single band as mentioned.  As to the rest of the build, it sounds very ambitious, so good luck!
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bring on the popcorn! Cutaway? Oh boy! as for the color question and rings, sorry I can't officially help. Aren't the rings indicating Thermal ablative coating? There has to be some extensive web pages out there to answer the questions. Best wishes, will be following.
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Hi all bit more done to this, trying out some aluminium foil on the inside to see the effect before I try it on the outside, i must say I think it looks quite good.






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this is exciting with a capitol E!
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Oh whaouw... you are so good !!! I love the aluminium work ... very well done !!!
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Hi all well made more progress on the interior, loads more to do (there's a lot of detail in this kit) I'm wondering wether to add some lighting to the internals, its quite dark even without adding the side with the cut outs in.

Done some of the exterior paint ( not my best work as I'm using a brush since my compressor is dead)







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Good progress. Sorry about the compressor! You will do great.
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Is there any way of getting rid of the white stuff you get with superglue, I ask because I'm trying to do the belly turret on the plane which is moulded in clear I'm using Revell clear glue and it just keeps coming apart when I'm handling it whilst trying to paint it (incidentally how do you manage that it's almost impossible I've had to take it off a load of times as the paint seeps under the masking tape and my hands arnt steady enough to do it free hand) anyway i was thinking of gluing it with superglue if I could get rid of the white vapour stuff you get with it.
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Don’t know if I can help. If you mask a canopy, hit it with a thin coat of clear before using color paint.hopefully the clear will seal the edge of the tape so the color can not get under.
If you apply CA glue in a closed cockpit or in your case a turret, the vapor is going to cloud the “glass”. No quick way to remove it that I know of. Remove it, sand glass with finer and finer products till it is clear again.
Besides that, I’d need to see what you are working on myself. You should be able to use tamiya extra thin or white glue ?
Sounds like a major pain in the tuckus

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Hi all well I've finished the interior and closed it up, trying foil on the silver part of it I figure doing the panels individually may look more realistic (that remains to be seen)







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What a load of work! can't wait to see the finish!
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Let me tell you foiling something like this is no easy task, it's only that I think it looks ok that I'm continuing (put me off planes again) the bit where the wings connect was a real pita (Still not that happy with it) can't see how to make it better, I'm hoping the wings will be easier.








 

There's a lot of detail on the inside of the clear parts which I can't see the point of since when painted you can't see it (I suppose it's another part of building planes) I was really looking forward to the 1/24 Airfix mosquito (was going to ask for it as a birthday prezzie) 
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I have read about modelers placing AL foil on kits before but you are the first I’ve seen in process. They make the bare metal foil for modelers to use and it is relatively easy to use. Problem? It’s very expensive! And the open fuselage can be a challenge in my imagination. So you are tacking two relatively non standard aspects of building model planes. You have a smashing job going!
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