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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.





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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.
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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.















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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 05:45 AM UTC
I hope everyone is remaining safe and healthy! The onset of this pandemic has certainly changed things for everyone! But finding the silver lining, the stay at home/quarantine which has cancelled the end of my grandkids hockey season and the start of spring hockey, has suddenly provided me with a whole lot more time at home, so I've been putting it to good use. I've made quite a bit of progress, and I'm now feeling a lot more confident that I'll be able to either finish or at least ALMOST finish by the mid-May deadline for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day toward which I've been working. But who knows with everything that's going on (and NOT going on) whether those sorts of events will still be scheduled two months from now.

In the meantime at least people can look at work in progress photos from home!

As I've gotten better pictures of the inside of the prototype aircraft, I've made changes to what I'd try to represent. And of course those wind up being additions and not deletions. And often that means taking some things out and moving others to accommodate.



















































TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 03:39 PM UTC

Tom, thee depth and complexity of your detailing is absolutely stunning. Nice work!
thathaway3
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 03:58 PM UTC
Thanks Tim! Gotta admit I'm looking forward to finishing up! But every time I think I'm there I'll see something else in a photo that I missed and think, "I should do that."
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 07:34 PM UTC
Very nice! Well done!

Cheers Rob.