greg.kittinger
Oct 12, 2018

PBJ (no, not Yogi's favorite...)

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Well - I thought this was going to be an out-of-box build while I was honing my airbrush skills on the Pe-2, but I couldn't escape a little detailing. I've decided to order some AFM gun barrels, and meanwhile have done a bunch of scratch building on the bomb bay doors (since they'll hang open) and some detailing of the engines. All I have to show today are the engines. I first added some spark plug wires, then added the "I'm not sure what" (shows you how much I know about engines...) using some spares-box components and some additional painted wire.

 

copper wire added for spark plug wiring

 

spark plug wire painted black except for ends & remaining detail

The fuselage is together and wings are next while I'm fixing fuse seems. More to come...

greg.kittinger
Oct 14, 2018

Also had to drill out the exhausts. Couple pics of the engine - have painted the drilled exhausts and seated engines in cowlings.

 

 

greg.kittinger
Oct 26, 2018

I added blast shields (and did a little "riveting" to them), then added some drilled out details to the gun packs - I assume ejector chutes from reference photos. It's a bit hard to see in this photo since I painted the insides of the holes black. I also cut the gun barrels off and drill holes to receive the Quickboost replacements.

Got the wings and vertical stabilizers on and need to fill the gaps, then add engines/cowls, nose and it's about ready for paint. Guess I better figure out how to use my airbrush pretty soon - that's slated to happen this weekend on the Pe-2.

FFL
Oct 26, 2018Edited: Oct 26, 2018

This weekend should we have the HazMat unit on stand-by when you are figuring out the airbrush? The B25 is progressing nicely. It's the time spent on those small details that come together at the end to produce a good model. But while you are messing with the details and expending the time to do them, you wonder if it is worth it. It is always worth it.

greg.kittinger
Oct 26, 2018

Well - I do have a vented spray booth, so as long as I don't shoot myself in the face we should be ok without HazMat!

FFL
Oct 30, 2018

Be sure to check the oil level in those radials.

FFL
Jan 28

Did this one get completed or back-benched for the move?

greg.kittinger
Jan 28

It's on the bench - canopy already masked - waiting for me to get comfortable enough with the paint work on the Pe-2 that I can take the gun to it as well. Because my booth is in the garage, the planets of decent weather (at least 40 or above) and time enough to paint have to align for me to get to it! Meanwhile, I have 4 other projects in process (Tempest, RF-5E, Vindicator, and an FJ-1 Fury). The Fury I just started the cockpit for some photos I needed to take of a 50's navy pilot from PJ Productions, but since I've already done that I figure to just knock it out once I'm done with the others. I will probably just brush paint the Tempest, Tiger Eye, and Vindicator so I can keep moving despite the weather.

greg.kittinger
Jan 28

The move did slow me down substantially...for anything model-related.

 

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