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Any "gotchas" going wheels up on the Academy/AccMin B-25?


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So, being hungry I ordered (another...) PBJ, this being the academy (formerly AM) PBJ. Considering making it a ceiling hangar, because this really deserves to be "in the air."

 

It doesn't *look* like there's much to the landing gear doors - mostly buttoned up, and it's probably a good idea to glue in some plastic card or rod as a backing so the doors have *some* support while installing - but has anyone built these gear-up and can report any surprises with doing so?

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On 4/8/2024 at 4:37 PM, egmccann said:

So, being hungry I ordered (another...) PBJ, this being the academy (formerly AM) PBJ. Considering making it a ceiling hangar, because this really deserves to be "in the air."

 

It doesn't *look* like there's much to the landing gear doors - mostly buttoned up, and it's probably a good idea to glue in some plastic card or rod as a backing so the doors have *some* support while installing - but has anyone built these gear-up and can report any surprises with doing so?

Unrealted to your question; If you're ever in the market for another, Amazon has the Permium Hobbies version for 39.00

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An unsolicited hint...

For the nacelle wheel wells, you might consider modeling clay to fill the bottom of the wells for a good door fit.

Easy to work with and inexpensive.

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Little late coming back - but thanks. And i was planning on some plastic card or sprue or something for backing it. *nods*

Finishing up a Hobby 2000 (see: Academy, in this case - Polish company that does repops, they also had the Hasegawa AR234) MiG-29UB... with all its issues (and a replacement resin cockpit... which the rear decided to edge forward as the superglue set. *sigh* Ah well, the joy of modeling.)

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