Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby ArabJazzie on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 4:26 pm

Hi all,
A late start on what should have been these builds but i will look for something else to build in place of the Mitchell. Its not like I'm short of a kit or 2! :hide:

Here is Revells boxing of the MPM Boston V. Bought it for my RAF collection after seeing a few negative things said about the nose glazing but some of the cracking finished kits! So here are the box n sprues.
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Off to throw some primer about!
Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
ArabJazzie

Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Deacon on Thu 10 Apr 2014, 11:27 pm

Watching this with interest mste as I didn't get very far with my build of
this kit.
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby ArabJazzie on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 10:17 pm

Hi all,
Taking this one at a steady pace with all what has been written about it. Nothing too bad so far.

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Wings are also built so hopefully update soon.
Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
ArabJazzie

Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Deacon on Fri 25 Apr 2014, 1:50 pm

A nice start mate. :up:
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Deacon on Sat 03 May 2014, 12:01 pm

Any progress on this mate? :smile:
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Tug 747 on Sat 17 May 2014, 8:14 pm

Looking good Geoff. Any update.
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby ArabJazzie on Mon 19 May 2014, 8:20 pm

Tug 747 wrote:Looking good Geoff. Any update.

Deacon wrote:Any progress on this mate? :smile:


This one has very nearly landed on the shelf of doom a couple of times! Joining the fuselage together was no problem, but then i fitted the wings! Left with a step that i might have to leave as its a bit beyond my skills to sort. I then dropped it nose first and lost a bit of the bomb aimers position. Sorted that with a snip and a file then tackled the nose glazing! :facepalm: Its ended up squint with a step that i will have to mull over for the next week.

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Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
ArabJazzie

Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Deacon on Mon 19 May 2014, 8:28 pm

Well you are much, much further than I got mate, so well done. :clap:
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Tug 747 on Sun 01 Jun 2014, 1:59 pm

Can't tell from that image Geoff that you are having problems but you have repaired the front end pretty good. Well done.
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Fumbles on Sun 08 Jun 2014, 3:19 am

hmm two people that have had problems with this kit. That's a hint for me to stay away. :smile: All in all though it looks good from the shots you have posted.
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby ArabJazzie on Sun 08 Jun 2014, 9:50 am

Fumbles wrote:hmm two people that have had problems with this kit. That's a hint for me to stay away. :smile: All in all though it looks good from the shots you have posted.


Cheers chaps for the comments.

Fumbles, as long as you look at it as a short run kit, then bodily, its one of the better ones I've built until it comes to fitting the glazing. I'm sure if you built this one, it would certainly turn out better because you know where we had issues.

Apart from that, this one now looks like a (wonky nosed)Boston and i should have have an update this evening.
Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
ArabJazzie

Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby ArabJazzie on Mon 09 Jun 2014, 9:10 pm

Hello again,
This is really fighting me all the way. I got the main colours painted, stayed away from it for a week or 2 then jumped back in last week. I now have it on its legs and should be not too far from finishing.

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It could be better but i have a cunning plan to cover some evils with the nose. :ninja:
Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
ArabJazzie

Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Deacon on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 6:31 am

Looking good mate and again well done for keeping at this one. :up:
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby ArabJazzie on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 12:12 am

Hello again,
I've persevered with this one and it still fought me! Bad move of leaving the ballast to last and ended up with some lead replacing the cockpit seat! I've also lost a gear door and the tailcone! So here is BZ631/P "Jacqueline Anne" of 13 sqn.

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Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
ArabJazzie

Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Deacon on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 6:46 am

Well done Geoff. :clap: :clap:

Now pick a kit to do which will sooth the memories of this one! :smile:
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Craig on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 3:50 pm

Well you got there in the end! It looks the part, despite the trials and tribulations! As Alan says, time for something easier now! :grin:
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Re: Twin Engined GB 1/72 Revell Boston V.

Postby Tug 747 on Sat 28 Jun 2014, 5:26 pm

Well the best man won Geoff regardless of the problems that you encountered it looks really good. Well done for seeing it through. :clap: :clap:
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