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    Default Official Consolidated B-24 Liberator Painting Thread

    1/200 scale Armaments in Miniature B-24. This is a display model I painted for Dave Schmid at AIM.

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    Thanks for filling gaps in the showcase and in our knowledge base Kevin !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Yet another work of art.
    Well worth rep.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    B-24 are always nice Kevin! A pleasure to look at it.
    Thanks


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    Here are a few of my B-24. Not as nice a model as the AIM but it was what I had. I painted 'Moby D ick' from the 90th Bomber Group, 5th Airforce in the Pacific. I haven't made the model yet.

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    This is really nicely done, Peter! So it is not from AIM? Who makes it?

    I look forward to hearing how it 'flies in anger' some day!

    All the best,
    Matt

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    It's made by Maisto. I got a bunch for $6-$7 each. They are metal with ugly plastic wheels that have to be cut off. I hope to add the mgs, maybe the next ones that I do.

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    One of those that got my vote, nice model Peter.
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    Very nice finish Peter.
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    Beautiful B-24s, Kevin and Peter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skafloc View Post
    One of those that got my vote, nice model Peter.
    Thanks Neil. If only we could have voted another 50-60 times we each could have been in the winner circle!

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    I have mixed feelings on how these turned out. Thought I would share a couple of things I learned. First, was not to use super glue on the clear prop discs . I see someone else on the board recently found out too. It's also helpful when mixing paints to obtain a certain color for a project to mix them in a jar for later touch-ups. Speaking of mixing, I used Model Master paints: 10:1 Sand ANA 616 to Skin Tone Warm Tint and a couple drops of thinner. I was very Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	195312pleased with the resulting color. If you are adding small ID numbers, I would also recommend making your own decals using Word. I did that with "Snow White" on the tail fins and it was much much easier than one digit at a time like I did on "Strawberry."

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    Default B-24s are cool

    I love the 'Libbies', I have two in RAAF colours - must get them on the table one of these days - http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...rs-21-Sqn-RAAF

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    Nice job, those look great.

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    Some more Maisto B-24s.

    1st three (black & yellow checkerboard) are from the 758th BS, 459th BG in Italy

    The last 2 go with my 'Moby D i c k' (see above) from the 320th BS, 90th BG in the Pacific.

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    Beautiful B-24's Peter. Did you free-hand the skull and crossbones?

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    Those are works of art!
    I especially like the first two, with #1 having a slight edge.

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    Exquisite Peter.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Especially the checkertails of the 459th - simply magical work, Peter! Your panel line work really sets your planes apart - I love it.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Beautiful B-24's Peter. Did you free-hand the skull and crossbones?
    Skulls are free hand. After I did these I noticed that Kevin (Miscmini) does a decal set for this unit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Especially the checkertails of the 459th - simply magical work, Peter! Your panel line work really sets your planes apart - I love it.

    All the best,
    Matt
    Thanks all.

    The checkers you can get decals in different colors from I-94 Enterprises. Unfortunately for me they were not the size I wanted so I ended up making my own checkered decals.
    Doing the panel lines is quite time consuming but I think worth it. I like them much better then the shiny clean/new looking planes but I was panel lined out!
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    Classy Peter - Beautiful work indeed



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