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Revell 1/48 B-1B (Finished This Time) and Stuff.

October 27, 2019 · in Aviation · · 12 · 2.5K
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Well, I thought the contest I was bringing this to was in November. I had to finish this up in a week. (The last bits, putting on the landing gear, doors and bombs in the bays was finished yesterday after work. I had no idea I'd be up a further 12 hours getting it done! (I caught Final Count Down, Star Trek Wrath of Khan, Air Force One, The Road Warrior AND Mad Max in the process!)
Sorry my pictures aren't outdoors as usual but the weather today was cloudy and cold! (Which is a shame because the hotel the contest was held at is right on Wittman Field!)
On a positive note I happened to meet fellow iModeler Ryan Elliot! We were discussing his Gee Bee Z build and I had mentioned the method someone on the site had used to mask the red stripe to which he replied "That was me!" I must add that his ability belies his age. He is still only participating in the junior category and is a very cordial young man. (Geez, did I just refer to someone as "young man"? That's the slippery slope of ageing. Next it will be "whippersnapper" then I'll be in a coffin!) So it was fun meeting someone who's project I've followed on iModeler. Here are our planes together.

In relation to Tom's earlier post on the scratchbuilt A-20 there was a guy who had three scratch built locomotives at the show in a not to be missed 1/24 scale no less. Why? Because they are in scale with other model cars. He used these models combined with real locations to take some amazing photographs. Total movie magic type pictures!
All in all a real nice day. I'll get some good pictures in once I get some nice weather.
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  1. It was great to meet you too, Josh! You are too kind with your words! I'll be sure to keep in touch!


  2. You two look like you had a great time. There was a model show today in Southern California up in Lancaster on the high desert I was planning to go to, but the freeway was closed due to a major fire in Canyon Country, blocking all traffic from down in the City of Lost Angles. Sooo...

    Those scratchbuilt locomotives are really truly awesome; the weathering is absolutely incredible. I'm always in awe of scratchbuilders, being first in line to say "I'm not worthy!"

    • The cool part is he had a photo album. In addition to the forced perspective photos he also had construction photos. That red and white Soo Line unit was built almost entirely from 1/4" clear plexiglass!

      • Those are some amazing locomotives.

        I can imagine how the fires are running rampant. Be careful and try to stay safe out there. Things can change in the blink of an eye.

  3. This Bone is fantastic! Looks very realistic, I can imagine the crew to board this machine via the ladder! Well done, must be huuge in this scale.

  4. Nice work, Josh.

  5. This looks wonderful Josh ! I’ll bet it takes up a bit of real estate in a display case, less with the wings folded.

    I can’t believe how detailed the landing gear is.

    Those locomotives are incredible. We responded to a call once where a train had ran into a small truck. Once we took care of business, I took a closer look at the engine to see how it was weathered and a little rusty in places. These ones you have posted look extremely realistic. Spot on in fact.

    Well done my friend.

    And a great big Liked.

  6. Your B-1 is a real beauty Josh. Also, I love those big locomotives you posted pictures of. In another setting, I would have mistaken them for the real things.



    • You should have seen his photos of them. Everyone DID mistake them for the real deal! I'll have to see if I can find some of his work on the web and link a photo or two.

  7. Nice B-1 Josh - solid clean build. Well done!

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