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Postby R2D2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:59 pm

Bought this at a local boot fair in a sealed box for £10.00! I know its not a car or 1/8th scale but I couldn't resist it for the price! Has anyone built one of these and does it work?
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:01 pm

Main parts! All coloured but Im sure some paint work is required.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:03 pm

Main clear body parts! Overall the detailing looks pretty good and at 1/32 scale will be quite big.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:04 pm

Close up of main body! Plastic is very clear with crisp moulding,
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby wingnut » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:40 pm

Interesting kit ! why 2 electric motors on a single prop aircraft :think:
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:54 pm

The other motor operates the retracrable undercarrage and the levers work the droping bombs.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby steve131 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:23 pm

Got yourself a bargain , these are quite sought after ,a few American builds on net .
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby Morris » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:58 am

It is a deal - and a blast from the past - always wanted to get one and half paint/ half leave clear like the Monogram B-17 - it's just they're rare and expensive - anyway, great score....!
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby baby_astons » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:55 pm

yes, half painted is the way to go as otherwise there are chances that the glue marks will be visible as well...
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Started work on this model. Fitted bomb release levers to main base unit.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Close up showing wires pulled through. You have to make sure everything moves freely.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:04 pm

Base gear box unit fitted out. Motor and battery retaining clip fitted.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:06 pm

Gears put in place. Used a light watch oil to lubricate the gear wheels. If you don't use any the gears are quite noisy.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:07 pm

Gear box fitted in the main base with screws.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:10 pm

These parts have to rotate freely with out binding.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:12 pm

Clear cross member to operate forward landing gear.
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Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:13 pm

Clear cross member fitted on wing including bottom plate of fuel tank.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:14 pm

More to come!
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Wires sorted out in base unit. Instructions say to just twist wires onto components but Iv'e soldered mine.
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Re: You can see through this model

Postby R2D2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Foraward leg units fitted in place. Youv'e got to be really careful not to get any glue on moving parts. This is quite a complicated mechanism and needs to move freely.
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