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They are in this pic, just to the left of the light, both facing the camera with no wings.

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A better pic of them, plus a pro-modeler G I've been trying to fix up a bit.

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The G

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The F

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So in our 50 mile radius of this GB were going to have 7 1/48 Forts? It must be something in the water.

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I don't know if I asked you this already but how did you fill in your ball turret position? I'm building The Green Hornet and it had all its guns and turrets removed. This is something I'm dreading since I haven't a clue at this point

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I don't know if I asked you this already but how did you fill in your ball turret position? I'm building The Green Hornet and it had all its guns and turrets removed. This is something I'm dreading since I haven't a clue at this point

For the Fortress IIIs he and Shawn M both had Paragon conversion sets which had a resin plug for the BT. Still looked like a pain and you could probably fashion your own out of some styrene sheet gently curved over a pop can or something. Still will be a lot of filling and sanding.

Or use Miliput or some kind of epoxie putty?

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I did have the resin fill plug for the BT, but it was a huge pain in the azz. One way or another there will be fill/sanding, no getting around it.

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agreed, no way around filling and sanding that area.

If I were to do it again, I'd create a lip around the BT opening with styrene, then cut the shape out of thin sheet and glue it in starting at the crown of the curve on the belly and wrapping downwards.

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Ok, so here's my update, it's gonna be pic heavy but dont get excited. I'm gonna show you my method of engine wiring but I dont have the end result pics yet because, well....they aint done yet, but almost there.

Step 1: Get your self a cheappy hairbrush from the local biglots

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Step 2: Pluck out the bristles, grab each group with plyers and yank em out giving you this

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Trim them like so

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To get piles of this

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Now that you have a pile of "wires" trimmed up, you can find something metal and put some CA gel on there like so

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Pick up one of your engines which you have already drilled your necessary holes, one wire at a time, put an end into the CA and insert into holes around the crankcase (2 per cylinder) like so.

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Keep going till you end up with this many!

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I'll post the end results when I get them done, the wife is nagging me at the moment, gotta go.

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All I can say, is that's a whole heck of a lot of engines!

Man, I gotta get back at 'er...

Great work though!

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Ok, so I havent shown anything in a bit, but trust me, I've been working. My previous post about engines, there's more now. I'm up to 24 engines now, and I'm detailing each one, but I'm not ready to show pics yet, I will soon though.

The reason I'm up to 24 engines now is because I've included the engines from the 2 previous B-17's I havent yet finished. Plus, with the GB being extended, I've decided to add 2 more forts, I'm not gonna say what they are, but here's a preview.

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Decals are printed now, for all the markings, so now I've just gotta start building. I really want to get all the engines done before I touch any other part of the plane(s).

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Also, the kits for the extra 2 forts are the regular revell G kit and a pro-modeler kit I've been holding on to. Gotta chop the tail on the regular G kit for the cheyene tail.

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Shouldn't you maybe finish ONE of the others you're working on before starting more?

I'm just saying.

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Lol, one of my biggest down falls is being overly ambitious. I do intend to finish them, but's that's easy to say now with the deadline far enough away.

The 2 previous forts are not included in this group build so they dont count. I'm only working on bits and pieces of them maily just extra detail not originally added. I couldnt put all the extra detail on the current engines and have the older ones sitting there looking inferior for no reason. So that's why they have been added to the mix here.

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Ok, more progress on my engines.

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Each prop governor is 6 seperate pieces, believe it or not.

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This what I'm going for

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Now do it this many times....

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But I've got company when I'm at the bench.

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She's hiding....

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I don't know if this has been asked yet but what color did you use on your captured Mustang?

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I don't know if this has been asked yet but what color did you use on your captured Mustang?

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Tamiya black green XF-27 and model master enamel gelb RLM 04. I only used the tamiya because I was there and wasnt sure of the RLM name so I grabbed that, it worked.

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Update, engines, DONE.

All 24 of them.

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Too clean, gotta make them dirty. Here's what I use. And roughly how I do it.

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Roll it around on the paper towel real quick, bam, dirty engine.

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Before and after.

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Sorry for the crappy pics. Trying to take the pics and keep the camera clean isnt easy.

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