hope you enjoy this model. First of all I got this B-24 from
my friend about 5 years ago. And why I built it now? I had no time because
of school and Private Pilot Licence training. When I found a little time I
built other models. Now I found the right time to build this bird.
thinking about lights, but from my previous experience I wanted to solve
battery position. I have 2 wires sticking out of my B-29, which you must
not the best solution. I just only wanted a model without visible
is also challenge for all of you who wants to solve the same problem.
know that the bomb bay is not correctly opening, but this solved my
problem. You can see my solution on two other photos. I used bomb racks as
a base. Then I scratchbuilt a battery holder with a switch. This is fit on the
left half of model. I used 12 volt remotely controled battery.
Then I installed all other lights. I have position lights on wing tips, tail
fusalage anti-collision light and one light in the cockpit.
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I finished all the installation, the model was ready for painting. I built
this model OOB so it was easy to paint. Aluminium fusalage with black
de-ice boots. Weathering, decals and the model was finished. It was my mistake
that I did not investigate the internet precisly. I found an article
where it described all the other lights on the B-24. There were blue formation
lights of the top of the fusalage, which were installed asthe letter T.
there were lights which signalise that bomb bay is opened and one red
light when bombs were away. So many lights on the B-24. Advice for all of you
who wants to build model with realistic lights. Go and find
how to do it and then build it. Anyway I´m happy with this one. One
good news. B-17G (1/48 Monogram) has been waiting for a long time so
let‘s build it J.
you very much STEVE for getting my B-24 on ARC.