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Archive for March, 2013
Posted by borntoolate | Mar 18, 2013 @ 06:07 PM | 5,181 Views
B-25J Gunship !

I finally had some time to put together an 8 machine gun strafer nose. My plan is to modify Tondayelo into a different B-25J with the 8 gun nose. I started removing some of the paint recently. I used one of the 3/32" ABS noses that I vacuum formed. The machine guns came from the FMS B-25 kit. Here are a couple of pictures of the prototype. I am still considering which livery to make...
Posted by borntoolate | Mar 01, 2013 @ 11:58 PM | 4,800 Views
B-25H & J solid nose forming

The original noses I made out of 1/16" styrene tended to be a bit thin at the business end where the eight .50's will be mounted. I opted to try a different material. I tried both 1/8" styrene as well as 3/32" black ABS.

Out of 2 attempts I managed to make 1 good 1/8" styrene part. I had better luck with the 3/32" ABS. I tried 4 times and came away with 3 good parts. The 1 failed attempt was operator error. Here are a couple of pictures.