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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby steve131 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:55 pm

Brilliant :clap: :clap:
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:38 am

Added in the sliding glass and the ammo belt to the waist gun - I struggle to get a smooth belt install with these items - I always end up with small 'wrinkles' in the belt :angry-banghead:
Anyway, now to the stbd fuselage half and then hopefully join them together with no seam work to fill/repair :laughing-rolling:
(sorry for the smaller photos - I'm still internet impaired at home...)
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:21 pm

This is getting better by the day. I see you’re a Model Colour paint fan :lol:
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Fri May 03, 2019 12:27 pm

Now on to the stbd fuselage half - inside and out :D
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 am

some update pics on the stbd fuselage half and closing the lower fuselage up :D
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby casper » Tue May 07, 2019 11:41 am

WOWZA! Brilliant work as always Morris :clap: :clap: superb stuff :)
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby royjess » Tue May 07, 2019 1:23 pm

:o I second what Casper says :clap:
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Mark » Tue May 07, 2019 2:08 pm

Thirded!!
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Tue May 07, 2019 2:12 pm

thanks guys :D - struggled a bit getting the halves to close completely - a lot due to the stuff/mods added inside - Also got to see what I can do about the gap in the removable nose section - Cant get her all the way home, which is probably due to not getting the halves completely closed... :?
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby steve131 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:21 pm

Brilliant and big :clap:
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Mon May 13, 2019 9:45 am

Continued the roof section - but will have to clean some of the bulkhead tops and the nose section interference fit areas - everything is a bit gappy right now. Even cut back on cable runs etc. as I'm afraid my eyeball measuring of the wiring / piping areas may interfere with getting the fuselage bits to stay fully home... :? Don't misunderstand me, this model is awesome and fits together as well as a Tamiya - really enjoying it - just that it taxes my limited abilities at times :(
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby casper » Mon May 13, 2019 11:28 am

Superb :clap: :clap: :D :text-bravo:
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Mark » Mon May 13, 2019 5:34 pm

Limited abilities? Now pull the other one!
Your build is looking stunning.
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm

Finishing up the upper roof section except for some decals, lights - cut in the tail de-icer boot some more... - haven't figured out how to run an ammo belt from the radio room gun yet as it has to be removable...On to the tail gunner section now...
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am

And finished the tail gunner section - on to the rudder and elevator(s) next - then catch up on more decals before moving onto the turrets...
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:05 pm

Worked on the rudder and elevator assemblies - :)
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby casper » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:36 pm

Great work Morris :clap: finish is excellent. love the rear guns :)
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:55 pm

More work on the tail section :D - all ratlle can, brush and washes for painting.....the kit just falls together to be honest - not a lot of fit problems if any at all...
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby steve131 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 pm

Excellent work and model.
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Re: Morris' HKM B-17F 'Memphis Belle'

Postby Morris » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 am

Assembled / painted the top turret - 21 piece sin that assembly alone! Added the non-skid paper to the gunner platform too...Will mount the guns later as per the instructions as I keep breaking them off and both pitot tubes - lost one of them.. :angry-banghead:
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