1/72 Hasegawa B-24D converted to a Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator
The bomb bay is detailed using the Eduard PE set, which included the fins and other detail parts for the kit-supplied 1,000lb bombs. I chose to use some of the Eduard brass to detail the kit parts such as the bomb racks rather than making them entirely from the PE as supplied. The Mk.24 FIDO torpedoes were also from Eduard while the Mk.54 depth charges are by Brengun.
Apart from the floor, bulkheads and gun mounts, the waist gun compartment and radome retraction mechanism are entirely scratch-built using spare PE, plastic, metal rod and paper. The radome itself is from the Pavla Liberator GR Mk. V resin and vac form detail set.
The model is brush painted in enamels and weathered using Humbrol Dark Grey and Rust weathering paints.
Gordon L. Hewstone
Photos and text © by Gordon L. Hewstone