Martin Baltimore V - Classic Airframes 1/48

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Martin Baltimore V - Classic Airframes 1/48

Post by lananda » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:00 am

Hi to all,
some months ago i started the building of this kit.
As you can image it is not a "weekend" kit and needs a lot of improvements and attention in parts fitting.
I started detailing cockpit and bomber compartment:
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despite the kit includes resin parts, the detail is very basic so small parts such as levers, throttles and circuit brakers are scrath builded.
Another critical area is the joining of winshield and the transparent parts of the bomber compartment: i have spent many hours in sanding, filling and rescribing this area to reach a decent result:

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the whole model has been riveted by Rosie-the-riveter:

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that's all. Next episode will be the medified rudder and the wheel wells.
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Post by Editor » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:12 pm

Nice work so far Ferdinando, looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.
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Post by D520 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:10 am

Excellent job so far on not the best of Classic Airframe 's kit! Keep us tuned! :D

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Post by Vincent Biondi » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:19 pm

Hello Ferdinando,
Great work so far!
Will your model depict Buscaglia's Baltimore he died in?
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Post by lananda » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:24 am

Thanks to all for your comments.
Vincent Biondi wrote: Will your model depict Buscaglia's Baltimore he died in?
Vincent.
The model will depict "Fiorellino" that is the best documented of the italian Baltimores and because the decals are included in the kit.
On the other hand i have no idea of how Buscaglia's Baltimore appeared or if it was a mk. IV or mk. V model...
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:30 am

That's really excellent work Ferdinando. I like to put in as much detail as I can myself, so it's great to see what a good job you are making of this. I am looking forward to seeing further progress.
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Post by Luftwoller » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:11 am

Nice rivet work. Great cockpit too. I bet your eyes are tired LOL,
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Engines!

Post by lananda » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:06 am

Hallo,
i have spent the last months trying to complete this model and now i see the target.
The engines cowlings were wrong in shape and the halves did not match when the engine was in
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...so...surgery was the solution!!! Cylinder heads were reduced in height and the cowlings were thinned from inside:
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i added a thick ring of plastic to reduce the "hole":
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and modified the upper intake:
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this caused an extra amount of work and time...
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..in order to delete all the steps:
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the engine was simply completed with some wiring:
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now is time for painting (actually the model is almost complete :wink:
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Post by chrism » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:31 pm

Great work! Keep it up!

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painting

Post by lananda » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:25 am

The model was painted using Italeri paints thinned with alcool:
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and weathered using oil paints and pigments.

For today it's all.
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Post by pante11 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:55 am

Vonde biel!!!!
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Post by Editor » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:59 pm

Great work, looking forward to the completed model.
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