GPM-048 B-24J Liberator (Finished)

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by mmshotin, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. mmshotin

    mmshotin Member

    I've just completed the 1.5 year work over B-24J from GPM-048 kit.
    Here some result photos. The model is pretty big and I didn't find proper background for the photo session, sorry.










    The full photoblog - here
    Other final photos - here

    Any questions - welcome.

    Short resume: This kit is pretty old and full of little and not little mistakes. Also, it has poor detailing (comparing with modern kits) and fantasy colouring.
    But because of the gloss metallic paper the finished kit looking very attractive.

    WBR, Mike
  2. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Love the finish! Fantastic build! :thumb:

  3. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Very nice work!
  4. Padre

    Padre Member

    I have always been going to try the Red River Silver paper but have wondered how you print on it when the scan already has the silver or something like silver on it already, Do you something like Photoshop to remove the color and if so do you lose the other detail?
  5. pahorace

    pahorace Member

    this model is fantastic.
    The metallic finish is very attractive.

  6. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    GPM B-24J Liberator Build

    Absolutely stunning, Mike,

    The finish on this model is something else - beautiful indeed. You can be very proud of this achievement.

    But this cannot be Red River Metallic paper, surely, because that paper is glossy/shiny. Would you like to disclose what material you have employed?

    Thanks for sharing,
    Bengt :thumb:
  7. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    Mike; You seem to have made up for any deficiencies in the kit with your skill and craftsmanship. It's a beautiful model of which you must be proud. Thanks for letting us all see the results of your labor and patience ! Bob C.
  8. mmshotin

    mmshotin Member

    Thank to all for a good words!
    Saying honestly, I don't do my best with this kit. The kit is poor and I'm tired to assembling it. As result - a lot of unaccuracy and my own mistakes. Most visible - too thick Browning's barrels.
    2Padre and Bengt F - maybe there some misunderstanding. I made this model directly from original kit and metallic gloss provided by typographical enamel-paper. But there was one little trick - before cutting I used to cover all sheets with sprey acrylic varnish.
    Also I may say, that there is a lot of silver (metallic) paper in kids stores, that may be used for our purposes (I use some such sheets to cover some loose places - e.g. near cockpit). And, of course, Photoshop required to clear the color from scans.
    To paint edges I used silver marker.
    All turrets was vacuum formed by me. I practically did no additional detailing except ones who connected with retracted gears and awfully designed nose part.
  9. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

    Well considering all the problems you found with the kit and all of them overcome by your good self - this my friend is
    . :goldcup:
  10. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Chosen for Picture of the Week on the frontpage! :thumb:
  11. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

    And VERY WELL deserved :thumb:
  12. Vyceroy

    Vyceroy New Member

    Congrats on POTW a very deserving model ..gorgeous
  13. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    Great build of a classic bomber. I have the B-17. In answer to you not liking the Browning barrels, try this guy out and see if you like them, I use his barrels in my aircraft builds and they are perfect f/1:33, but the barrels are 1:32 scale, I want tell if you want! I also will replace the or should I say lack of engines w/Orlick B-25 engines, they are absolutely the best I have seen, but it will require four of them:p, that will take awhile to do. Really nice build and I look forward to more from you.:wave:
  14. el.ser

    el.ser New Member

    !!!!ow its amazing¡¡¡

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