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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Lancair IV is offline
      Builder Last Online: Jan 2017 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  (2 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 0
      Started: 03-12-09 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I know this isn't a large scale airplane, but it will be very detailed in every way I can think of. I've ordered Eduards Photo Etch Kits, True Details Resin B-17 Flying Fortress parts, Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress Canopies, and as you can see by the pictures below, scratch building a lot of components. All flight surfaces will move as well.

      Picture 1 - Tail Wheel Assembly before soldering together
      Picture 2 - Tail Wheel Assembly soldered up and in place. The jack screw support was too big so I made another one.
      Picture 3 - Tail Bulkheads, Tail Wheel Housing ready for paint. I'll make the canvas after the housing is installed
      Picture 4 - Elevator hinge components
      Picture 5 - Elevator attached to the Horizintal Stab with a hinge pin
      Picture 6 - Elevators in the down position
      Picture 7 - Elevators in the up position

      Thanks to xken for teaching me the art of soldering and working with brass

      If anyone has access to B-17 blue prints / drawings, please e-mail me. I would like to borrow them during htis build. Thanks

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      B-17 Flying Fortress-474-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090305-tail-wheel-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090305-tail-wheel-005-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-tail-bulk-heads-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-004-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-011-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-012-jpg 


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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Hey Rob, if you keep all the pics in the gallery, it'll take the place of the clear sides. Whenever you refer to the B17, you just have to refer people to the gallery to show off the insides.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hot ford coupe View Post
    Hey Rob, if you keep all the pics in the gallery, it'll take the place of the clear sides. Whenever you refer to the B17, you just have to refer people to the gallery to show off the insides.
    And that is exactly what I plan on doing....

    Thanks
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

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    QUOTE QUOTE #33

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    Not much progress. The waist gunners stations are complete less gun pivots. Maybe tomorrow. I did start the radio room and raised floor around the ball turret and after that is in place, I'll scratch the ball turret.

    Pictures Left to Right

    Completed Right Waist Gunners Station
    Tail Wheel Detail
    Completed Left Waist Gunners Station

    Cheers
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090406-rear-fuselage-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090406-rear-fuselage-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090406-rear-fuselage-004-jpg 
    Last edited by Lancair IV; 04-06-09 at 10:28 PM. Reason: Spelling
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
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    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
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    QUOTE QUOTE #34

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    Sorry for the delay....I've been contimplating a few things for the fort and I had to order some stuff. Decals included.



    Mount N Ride



    Cheers

    USA
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
    QUOTE QUOTE #35

  5. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Holy CRAP

    I received the Aires 50 Cal Machine Guns today. I can't believe all the parts that go into these. Their a model in themselves.


    Thanks again for looking
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090423-aires-50-cal-guns-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090423-aires-50-cal-guns-002-jpg 
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
    QUOTE QUOTE #36

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    Received the Super Scale decals and Paragon Bomb Bay today from Hannants.

    I have an extra bomb bay if someone would like it for their B-17.

    Thanks for looking

    Cheers
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090424-decals-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090424-paragon-bomb-bay-001-jpg 
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
    QUOTE QUOTE #37

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    Started working on her again today. Scratch built B-17 Flying Fortress two wood floors for the waist gunners compartment and the radio room. Bulkheads are taking shape and the bomb bay is moving forward. Tomorrow, I'll work on the radio room Eduards parts that will make this area pop to life.

    Cheers

    USA
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-0904267-radio-bomb-bay-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-0904267-radio-bomb-bay-005-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-0904267-radio-bomb-bay-007-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-0904267-radio-bomb-bay-006-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-0904267-radio-bomb-bay-002-jpg 
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
    QUOTE QUOTE #38

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    The radio room is complete. I;ll add the details to the sides of the fuselage, then install the unit and move onto the bomb bay

    Thanks for looking

    Cheers
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090429-radio-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090429-radio-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090429-radio-014-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090429-radio-011-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090429-radio-010-jpg 
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
    QUOTE QUOTE #39

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    I was in the middle of doing one of these. Now I think I've got to tear it all apart to make it better. Great work, Rob. This is one of the best treatments of this kit I've ever seen. I've been inside the real thing a number of times and it looks perfect.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    So you even had to make the grab handles on the radios so the little guys could remove and replace. WOW
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    Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    So you even had to make the grab handles on the radios so the little guys could remove and replace. WOW
    Hi Syd,

    I can't take credit for making them. They were part of the Eduards photo etch kits I purchased.

    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
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    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
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    Some of my better or worse ideas happen in the middle of the night while I'm sleeping. Well, last night I woke up with this idea to remove sections of the fuselage on one side to expose the inner workings. I'll add stringers to the removed areas. What do you think? Good or bad idea?

    Cheers
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    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
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    Do it! Perhaps a mini dio is in order with a maintenance crew replacing bullet riddled panels. That would give the viewer a "reason" for the exposed air frame and allow you display the guts? Just an old fart thought.
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    Good idea. Only wish you had the model with the clear plastic side although your stringers may actually be better.
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    Replacing bullet riddled panels with exposed stringers is the perfect solution to the interior. I definitely would do it. It would be a shame to totally cover up that gorgeous interior. If I remember correctly there was a guy on LSP that used to build areas with exposed stringers. I honestly forgot who he was but the work was incredible
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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