Author Topic: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber  (Read 16927 times)

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2020, 12:27:11 PM »
Perhaps gold or uranium be heavier in nose !

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2020, 10:08:46 PM »
OK, I have 2 more of the same type of weight that I used cut in half.

With both of them nested into the front of the nacelles she sits correctly.

I'll just have to figure out a way of bashing them into discs without increasing their diameter too much. ::)



Interesting little optics observation: When I look at her on the bench she looks a little sway-backed but I built her using a straight steel ruler to align the parts &, rechecking, her spine is still straight. ???
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2020, 11:34:53 PM »
If you for go the propellers turning Guy, you could drill out the rear of the engine and put as many fishing weights in it.

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2020, 09:47:46 AM »
... When I look at her on the bench she looks a little sway-backed but I built her using a straight steel ruler to align the parts &, rechecking, her spine is still straight. ???

Yep, classic optical illusion. On the Parthenon, the architects made the columns slightly wider in the centre to counter the illusion. Seems like your B-27A fuselage is, optically, a Greek column on its side  ;D
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2020, 09:49:59 AM »
Painted in primer, she almost looks like one! ;)
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2020, 10:36:38 PM »
Ready for final paint! Hopefully I'll get started on that over the weekend. :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2020, 06:34:32 PM »
Painting done. Just needs some touch-ups & fix-ups done, & the edges of the windows trimmed, & she'll be ready for gloss & decals.

Here are some photo's, to prove I've done something;









The camo is my spin on a semi-Anglo-American type North Africa/Mediterranean scheme using Tamiya paints; XF-52 (Flat Earth) & XF-59 (Desert Yellow) over XF-19 (Sky Grey).

Flaps, wheels, wheel-well doors, upper turret, prop's & radio wires yet to be fitted.

She'll be wearing British markings. ;)
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2020, 07:44:32 PM »
Looking good Guy!  The MTO/North Africa scheme is an excellent choice. 
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2020, 07:59:38 PM »
Looking really good!  :-* Cool aircraft and cool camouflage!  8)
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2020, 11:24:08 PM »
Oh yes! My this is splendid!

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2020, 11:35:53 PM »
This looks so real I bet it will make some “experts” blink and look twice. Excellent work!

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #61 on: February 10, 2020, 01:19:42 AM »
So very cool.  Inspiring, really.

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2020, 02:58:05 AM »
Thank you very much, gentlemen! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2020, 03:49:17 AM »
Best whiffed B-25.

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #64 on: February 10, 2020, 04:40:56 AM »
Excellent Wombat, geat camo  8) 8) 8)
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2020, 02:06:05 PM »
Thanks, Ed & Neil! :smiley: :icon_alabanza:
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2020, 02:59:09 PM »
Amazing how well B-27A is coming together.  It all looks so right.  :smiley:

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2020, 03:31:31 PM »
Thanks, Bill! :smiley:
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #68 on: February 10, 2020, 11:51:46 PM »
That's a fantastic bit of kit bashing Guy, very impressive ---   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #69 on: February 11, 2020, 12:56:29 AM »
This is looking just awesome! The canopy and nose fit look perfect.

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #70 on: February 11, 2020, 01:12:15 AM »
Damn, that looks gorgeous!!

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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2020, 02:37:55 PM »
Thanks heaps, gentlemen! :icon_alabanza:

The canopy and nose fit look perfect.

You ain't looking close enough! ;)
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #72 on: February 17, 2020, 02:07:30 PM »
Halfway through putting on the second gloss coat, to protect the transfers/decals.

When that's dry I'll post a few pic's & move on to fading the paintwork, before another gloss coat followed by dirtying her up a bit, after which comes the final dull coat.
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2020, 08:18:50 PM »
Roight! Photo's of the beast with her transfers/decals on & glossed.















So far, so good (but far from perfect).

Still a lot to do, as I stated in the previous post, but I'm going to leave her alone for a day or two to dry properly before I give her a panel wash & start "fading" her.

These images will probably be the last until she's finished, as I'll be masking over the glazing (again) to protect it from the ravages of time, dirt & dull coat.


Again, thanks for watching! :icon_alabanza:


PS: The mouth was a nasty female dog to get on, as it came from a P-51 Mustang kit & tore as I was trying to fit it, so bits were cut away to get it looking like this, which isn't quite as good as I'd hoped but, still, not too bad.
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Re: NA B-27A High Speed Medium Bomber
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2020, 09:34:39 PM »
All glossy like that, I can almost smell that "new airplane smell" like she just rolled off the assembly line...

Nicely done!