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Adding some detail on bulkhead No 6. Added handle bars ans knobs to the tuning units and made a start with the antenna tuning unit from the SRC 535. Also made a start with the ammobox which will be on the port side, just above the tuning units. Does anyone out here have some good pictures from both the bulkheads from the radio room?

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Really having a good time with this machine. First two weeks of holiday and then move on!!

Rick.

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Man, your hammering along on this. Good to see work getting done. I like what you doing with this kit considering how little comes in it.

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Hmmm must have had some nose damage between the 10th and 16th mission. As the pretty lady on the nose is no longer there. Or a crew member change for the bombardier who wanted something different on the nose? Looks like there's someone's name there in the second picture.

Found a picture in the Squadron/Signal B17 in action, this one.

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The plane got another tail section after mission 14. The lady on the nose is still there. But that raises the question about the tail art, would that lady be on the old or new tail? I cannot see that on the picture because the old section blocks the vieuw on the new section, on the old section the lady is visible. Was the lady painted back on the new section? Can somebody share some light into this matter?

I also found on the 91st Bomb Group page that the Shamrock Special had also a nose art on the port side of the nose. No decal there on the Kits world sheet. Was that pinup there from the beginning and how can I obtain a decal from this girl?

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The site I found it

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/shamrockspecial2.html

And now that I am asking questions I need to know the size of the stars and bars for making masks. Anyone? This one is getting better and better every day!

I have moved into my new cave and will resume building asap!

Rick.

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I say put the lady on the tail. Why not, the decal is on the sheet. Dont understand how they missed the girl on the port side of the nose though.

Are you not gonna use the decals from the kits world set? If not, use them as templates.

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Are you not gonna use the decals from the kits world set? If not, use them as templates.

The stars and bars are not included in the set, so that is why I need the the right seize on this scale.

Rick.

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I'll have a few pics up for ya tonight.

Thanks

Rick

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Rick, I hope these help ya.

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...............Above this line are the larger ones for the wings......

Below are the smaller ones for the fuselage.

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I hope this helps.

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I hope this helps.

Yes they will!!

I have mailed Kits-World about the missing pinup on the port side and I got an reply back that they would add it to the sheet, maybe before the end of this year. How cool is that!

Thanks for the pics

Rick.

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Do not know if they will sent me the addition, I guess they have bills to pay also but this is the answer I got from Kits-World.

"Thanks for the image, I will work on the artwork asap and include the bomb -

'kill' symbols, with the aim to get it printed before the end of the year.

Regards,

Nigel"

Rick

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I finished my new cave so let the fun begin, too bad the holidays are over and that thing called work starts again. Check out my cave

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The radio room is almost finished now and the next thing will be the cockpit area

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Rick.

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Hey i have the exact same stereo(the one next t your spray booth) as my alarm clock !!

Cave looks pretty cool but i dont see any finished model anywhere !?

Your work on that B-17 is just amazing

Cheers

Neo

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Hey i have the exact same stereo(the one next t your spray booth) as my alarm clock !!

Cave looks pretty cool but i dont see any finished model anywhere !?

Your work on that B-17 is just amazing

Cheers

Neo

Thanks for the kind words! The finished models are downstairs in the living room.

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Rick.

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ahhh much better

ive been eyeing those ikea display cases for a while now. But my GF wont allow any airplanes in the living room

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I'm still around, been doing a lot of building, in my own pathetic speed, and I am just about ready too close her up. The wings have been done except for a long session of sanding and I am working on the main landing gear. For now she is just a lot of subbuilds but I hope I can speed things up a little bit. I took a truckload of pictures, I hope you like what I have done so far.

Rick.

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part 2

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I will find four good props. Can anyone spare me the decals for the propellor blades?

Rick.

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Superb work!

With regards to the props, I'll be home shortly, and I'll look through the stash. I'll PM you if I've got them and will happily send them out your way.

Cheers,

Mark.

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Thanks gentleman, appriciate the fine words. Glued the hull together and it came out quite allright, pleased with that.

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Rick.

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Rick,

VERY Meticulous , incredible work ..

Enjoying it thoroughly.

Your collection and the Ikea display cabinets are VERY NEAT too{As I would have them !}

Keep up the good work..

see ya :worship::worship:

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Been working on the engines, adding the pushrods and ignition wires. Look a bit mor alive like this.

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Rick.

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NICE!!!

PS. Got those decals. PM me the addy to send the prop decals to.

Mark.

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Man, I remember doing the wiring on my engines, not really fun at all, very tedious!

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