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Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:36 pm
by charlie
Hey chaps, just thought I would post a recent commission, a long time since I completed anything! A bit of a departure for me, this being my first 'American' build, but as a Coastal Command version. A lovely kit and painting a white scheme is real challenge what with trying not to make it look, umm...white! I used a very light grey on top of a white base and then weathered with oils.

A very tricky scheme even though it looks very simple - a challenge having to mask the leading edge curves of the vertical stabs and spray black (actually dark grey for scale). Replacement brass barrels are a nice alternative to the poor kit parts. I made the base with a laser cutter. :Thumbup

Next stop, the Airfix Walrus! :Geek

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Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:59 pm
by Tom
Very nice. For a photo montage?

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:42 pm
by Dutch
Nice one Charlie. Looks superb.

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:48 pm
by Sparky
Absolutely beautiful. Stunning, Charlie. I should have let you make my children.

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:05 pm
by TP_Andy
Lovely stuff, Charlie!

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:11 pm
by Eddie
Stunning, I always loved the CC paint schemes, there is just something about them :D

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:24 pm
by Moggy
Coastal Command schemes are just the best! :Love

Is that a Leigh light "dustbin" under the fuselage?

Nevermind, I can see the light under the wing, radar then?

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:09 pm
by Bunny
Wow. Stunning Charlie. Well done you

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:48 pm
by charlie
Tom wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Very nice. For a photo montage?
Indeed, same client as the Barracuda, Defiant and the Mustang. I like building 'in-flight' mode, saves mucking around with undercarriages!

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:51 pm
by charlie
Moggy wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:24 pm
Coastal Command schemes are just the best! :Love

Is that a Leigh light "dustbin" under the fuselage?

Nevermind, I can see the light under the wing, radar then?
Yup Moggy, the dustbin is the H2X radar system nicknamed 'Mickey'. It also replaced the ball turret on some 8th/9th/15th USAAF Lib's and B17's. :Thumbup

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:52 pm
by charlie
Sparky wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Absolutely beautiful. Stunning, Charlie. I should have let you make my children.
I'm sure your 'baby-glue' worked just fine Sparky!!! :Lol :Lol

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:20 pm
by Silk
Fantastic work there. I often think about doing some model building myself, but I could never reach that level of perfection.

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:57 pm
by Reggie
Lovely Charlie, I am working on the new Revell P51 at the moment, looking to finish it in the "Frenesi" colour scheme. After that it will be the massive 1:24 Airfix Typhoon :Help

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:17 pm
by Silk
Reggie wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Lovely Charlie, I am working on the new Revell P51 at the moment, looking to finish it in the "Frenesi" colour scheme. After that it will be the massive 1:24 Airfix Typhoon :Help
I assume Hawker rather than Eurofighter... :Biggrin

Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:08 pm
by Reggie
Silk wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Reggie wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Lovely Charlie, I am working on the new Revell P51 at the moment, looking to finish it in the "Frenesi" colour scheme. After that it will be the massive 1:24 Airfix Typhoon :Help
I assume Hawker rather than Eurofighter... :Biggrin
Indeed :Thumbup