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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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B-24H Libra 1/48 Scale
thathaway3
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 05:37 AM UTC
Latest work on the rear end of the over head of the bomb bay.





Redhand
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 05:44 AM UTC
I am continuing to follow your wonderful interior derailing. And I do like the fact that you are doing a 24 from Willow-Run in your home State.

You may have mentioned this before, but where do you plan to display it when it's done?

Brian
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 06:05 AM UTC
Love your build. I just purchased the D model, but I'm converting to a a C-87, so I'll have to add plenty of interior detail across from the cargo doors, and hint at it in the bomb area due to all of the windows. Great work!
thathaway3
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:45 AM UTC

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I am continuing to follow your wonderful interior derailing. And I do like the fact that you are doing a 24 from Willow-Run in your home State.

You may have mentioned this before, but where do you plan to display it when it's done?

Brian



I've been in contact with the conservator/restoration folks at the Yankee Air Museum, located at Willow Run (which is only about a 15 minute drive from my house)and they've very graciously to display it there. And since they are planning an event to commemorate VE Day in May, I now have a deadline to work against.
thathaway3
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:50 AM UTC

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Love your build. I just purchased the D model, but I'm converting to a a C-87, so I'll have to add plenty of interior detail across from the cargo doors, and hint at it in the bomb area due to all of the windows. Great work!



Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing that build. This one has been challenging due to the fact that detail in the area over the wings has seemed hard to come by. And the various aircraft which do exist were built differently from each other meaning that "good" photos of one disagree with "good" photos of another.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 01:44 PM UTC
As I type this Im sitting on a plane at DFW. Not far from where my he B-24s were built. The plant now produces F-35s. Ive had an invitation to visit the plant. Maybe theyve got some cool old photos around not easily found on the internet.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 07:49 PM UTC
Tom,
Amazing work on your Liberator! I don't know where to begin, but your work on the turrets, internals and even the wiring has stunned me.
This is going to be something else once it's completed.
thathaway3
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:48 AM UTC
Finished up the support structure at the rear wing spar area and a few of the items there. Next I think I start the plumbing for the fuel system.