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DaDokta`s B-24 Liberator (1:48 Revell) Build Options
DaDokta
#1 Posted : 26 July 2022 11:08:24

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Hi!

This is my next major project - a very old B-24 Liberator by Revell - which i had in my stash for decades.
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Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
DaDokta
#2 Posted : 26 July 2022 11:09:26

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I bought some aftermarket product including a PE-Overkill from Eduard.
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Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
DaDokta
#3 Posted : 26 July 2022 11:13:52

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As some of you know, i have very little experience with the airbrush and next to no experience with PE - so this will be a challenge, also regarding the old mouldings with raised details!!

So please don`t be too harsh with your comments :)
Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
DaDokta
#4 Posted : 26 July 2022 11:17:35

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So i gave it a go yesterday.

Scratched away all the original detail of the cockpit and replaced it with PE.

In the Eduard set, there are a lot of prepainted and self-adhesive PE-parts which makes me unsure of when to attach which part regarding the painting.

I only can hope i get everything right.
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Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
delboy271155
#5 Posted : 26 July 2022 13:09:29

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Hi Walter,

This looks like some very nice etch you have acquired for this kit.

Also that`s some very small etch, Blink Blink

Will be following progress.

Good Luck


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Markwarren
#6 Posted : 26 July 2022 15:28:16

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Nice work Walter. You’ll be surprised how good it will look once painted.Love Love

Mark
DaDokta
#7 Posted : 27 July 2022 08:17:37

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Thanks guys!

More removal of original details and replacement with PE.

Almost forgot to fit the little window before attaching the PE!!
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Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
darbyvet
#8 Posted : 27 July 2022 19:58:04

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Nice work Walter.Looks like with all thoese detail sets this will be a stunner.Good to see Squadron products back.it was a huge online model store in USA that went under a few years back, but a guy and his dad bought the name and are starting to get it uop and running again

Carl

DaDokta
#9 Posted : 03 August 2022 20:14:44

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Thanks guys,

only little progress has been made preparing bits and pieces, which there are hundreds of.

I`m starting to realize i might have overestimated my skills. Those fiddly PE-parts tend to break very easily.

I have no idea so far how to attach all those inner hull parts, paint them and then put the two halves together without destroying everything.

I´ll be on a vacation for the next three weeks - so enough time to think about it!
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Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
Markwarren
#10 Posted : 04 August 2022 11:43:55

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Looks like you’re becoming a PE master. Great work.

Mark
Kev the Modeller
#11 Posted : 14 August 2022 20:57:11

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Nice work so far Walter, looking very good. I note from your photos that you are bending those PE parts in their raw state, i.e. straight from the brass fret, hence their nice shiny brass colouration and it is probably why they are breaking so easily when you try to bend them? The metal is hard and brittle in its' raw state? You will find PE much easier to work with and bend, if you anneal the whole PE sheet before you start cutting the parts out. This can be done by holding the PE sheet in some pliers or tweezers and then holding it above a cigarette lighter flame until the brass glows red hot and discolours as it cools down? This will anneal the metal and make it much softer, removing the tendency for it to snap when you try to bend it! You will be painting over the parts when they've been added to your model, so the discolouration won't matter?

Hope that helps you Walter and keep those updates coming, I will be watching. Cool ThumpUp

Kev

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DaDokta
#12 Posted : 16 August 2022 21:11:32

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Thanks for that tip, Kev - i will try that at the next occation.

I´ve been at home forr a few hours between two holiday trips - and after thinking a lot about how all that PE-interior should stay at its place - i came up with the solution of scratch-building some supports.

Also some parts for the waist interior were prepared.
DaDokta attached the following image(s):
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Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
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