B-25 Alpha build

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Texman, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Here are the beginnings of an alpha build, rescaled down to 1/144, of the
    B-25 designed by Will, for Ryan Short.

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  2. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Fuselage, tail, and inner wing panels

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  3. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    What's the original scale?
    I understand that it will be one of the Doolittle riders?
  4. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    It's 1/48 originally. This is a rough first go around so a lot of the detail that will make the final version isn't here yet. And yes it's of the Doolittle Raiders modified B-25B.
  5. MOS95B

    MOS95B Member

    The B-25 is one of my favorite aircraft ever...

    I will be drooling, I mean watching this thread closely....
  6. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

    Looking forward to Your Work!

    This ia a plane model I would love to have!

  7. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Here's a full scale start..........

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  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Now here's a plane for which there are shamefully few available models; sure there are a few out there, but you know me, I always want more!:grin:

    I am looking forward to this build by you, Ray...I know even without the "details" it will be an awesome build!

  9. RyanShort1

    RyanShort1 Member

    That's looking quite nice!

  10. 57townsman

    57townsman Member

    Coming along great so far! I sure would like to have one in 1/48 scale :twisted:
    By the way, a 1:1 scale one flew over this afternoon, probably on her way back to Chino.

  11. Texman

    Texman Guest

    And today's iteration. The bumps, bulges, and uglies are all my fault. The tolerances on this are really tight. The slightest miscalculation on my part (read this as my connecting strips were too thick) gave some bulging at the formers. But all lines up well. Should be a beauty when it becomes available.


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  14. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    Looks nice Ray. I can help you with the paper thickness issue if you like. Do you know how thick the paper is that you use? I can scale it for you and trim the formers if you like. Right now it's not a big deal. Hopefully the engines will be on their way tonight along with the rest of the nose and the vertical tails. Might have to wait awhile longer for the wings and landing gear.
  15. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Dang this is tiny! It'd drive me completely nuts! I can what Will has wrought here, and how it looks in such small scale.

  16. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    She's a beauty now, Ray! A marvelous tiny marvel in the making, once again!

    Now put some wings on that thing, will you?:grin:

  17. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Thanks all.

    @ Will, do you intend for the formers to cut on or inside the line? I use regular printer paper for my joining strips, and I cut the formers pretty much right on the line. I think, had I cut them just inside, probably would have
    been fine. As I dry fitted the formers without strips first, it looked like there
    was going to be enough clearance. Almost positive cutting inside the lines
    would suffice.

  18. Mindaugas

    Mindaugas Member

    Wow :) Very nice build. I should say, that it is very very clean for such scale. It is difficult to make those seams nice, but you did it :) Interesting, who's making you to build in such scales? For myself, I haven't build anything, except 1/33 in my life (maybe a tank in 1/25) :)
  19. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    The way I make the formers is I lay the formers out and then use the offset command to trim 2 paper thicknesses off (I use .01" as my paper thickness) so a circle would lose .04" off the diameter and if you built the model in the scale it was designed in that would necessitate cutting the formers right on the lines.
  20. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Hey Will......................... second build for me.............yes we have no bananas today!


    This is NOT Ray's really tiny magnificiant 1/144, but my hack build of the full scale bird


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