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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2020, 02:53:40 PM »

impressive kit bash, and very elegant idea !

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2020, 02:45:00 AM »
Are you going to give it a yellow (flying) wing scheme?

I'll get me coat.
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2020, 04:37:11 AM »
looking good

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2020, 04:09:24 PM »
Thanks for gracious comments contributions.   Being late prewar thinking color will be much like AAC 1938 spec rust brown (have the paint) with star & meatball insignia.   Akin to attached B-17 picture but it is light olive drab.   Late 30's early 40's feel as Frank3k said.   Though am open to color suggestions.

Do intend to use yellow wing scheme on something early-mid 1930s.   B-10 looks great.   Seen that yellow with both blue and green fuselage.

Since am posting,,, here is increment of progress pictures.
Four engines attached.   Some fussing to get them close enough eyeball aligned in all axis.   God must have made Testors glue slow drying so you can make adjustments - very thoughtful. 
Decided use OOB wing fences.   Stabilizers to be removed and B-24 ones pushed forward to contact fence.   Simulated that with stabilizers pushed forward alongside fences for photo.
Revell B-24D stabilizers have lot of sizable rivets.   Will sand smooth to match wing.   
« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 05:12:45 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2020, 08:43:09 PM »
This build just gets better and better with each update!

I like the way it's all coming together and the look of those engines as well as the fins (hehehehe) and rudders!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2020, 08:45:17 AM »
The asymmetrical look of your XFWB with three engines on one side and just one on the other would certainly have elicited an excited response from Tophe if he were to see this. 
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2020, 02:07:04 PM »
After number of oopses all six engines are on.   Taking on big bomber look.   With wingspan of 172 feet compared to B-29 of 141 feet needs six engines.

see attached

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2020, 04:21:37 PM »
Wow that looks like a million bucks!

It couldn't have been easy getting all those engines aligned.

You're really pulling out all the stops on this fantastic build!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2020, 08:07:37 PM »
I am inspired by this project. Onward!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2020, 02:24:43 AM »

impressive indeed, a beautiful idea to have these 6 engines


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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2020, 03:26:06 AM »
Will go with a OD green over grey or NMF in keeping with the experimental idea?
This is such a “Wish I had thought of that!” project!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2020, 07:00:36 AM »
This is such a “Wish I had thought of that!” project!

Concour totally, now all the engines are on its looking awesome

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2020, 08:49:15 AM »
Seems some of you have same interest in XFWB that I do - Thanks.
Now doing PSR on engine mounts.   Finding Mr. White Putty works well.
Have cans of Krylon Brown Boots satin.   Is like AAC 1938 spec rust brown (period correct).   Considering it as top color with gray underside.   Have time to change that.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2020, 10:06:48 AM by finsrin »

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2020, 09:05:29 AM »
... With wingspan of 172 feet compared to B-29 of 141 feet needs six engines.

And damned if they don't just look good!   :smiley:
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2020, 03:30:28 PM »
Thank you - six engines works for me as well.   XFWB is progressing.  Many iterations of PSR appear to be done.  Primer white is on.  Spots redone and now ready for underside gray.  See how that goes.

Stabilizers painted "Brown Boots" satin.  Starting props, thatz 18 tips to paint both sides - ulp.


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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2020, 01:55:04 AM »
Share some more pictures of the WIP, please! :)

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2020, 08:00:17 AM »
Share some more pictures of the WIP, please! :)

Seconded! :smiley:
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2020, 08:52:16 AM »
WIP pictures attached.     Undecided what color(s) to paint top.     Brown, Olive, Gray, Other in either one tone or two tone.     Suggestions ?

After study of P-40 pictures decided for props  --  red spinner, black blades, yellow tips

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2020, 09:31:58 AM »
 :icon_alabanza:

Great work

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2020, 09:59:36 AM »
Beautiful!!  Grey underside with two-tone, brown and light blue, camouflage on upper surfaces?

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2020, 11:24:48 AM »
Here are two relative size pictures.  Helps me to see unsure size models this way.

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2020, 12:00:16 PM »
Can't go wrong with a classic olive drab upper (with medium green mottle and edge painting?) and neutral grey undersides.
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2020, 10:38:29 PM »
Really great build you've got going Bill,  makes me want to do one myself ----  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2020, 10:49:41 PM »
That's going to be a stunner.

I'm almost sorry to suggest you go with a modified bare metal and yellow wings scheme for a pre-war look?

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2020, 12:08:11 AM »
Beautiful!!

+1 8)

Grey underside with two-tone, brown and light blue, camouflage on upper surfaces?

Is that a historic scheme? If so, I can't remember seeing it anywhere, do you have a reference I can look up, Evan? ???
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