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B-24 Liberator
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:07:12 AM »
This collection will be NEW releases of B-24 Liberators that will include "new releases" and "re-releases".

I have "redrawn", updated, modified and generally redressed my existing B-24 templates
to produce some updated versions and completely new versions of the B-24D Liberator.

First up, is a newly updated "Lady be Good".
B-24D-25-CO was brought to my attention as having a few inaccuracies.

And since I have been threatening to do a redraw and update of my current B-24 kits,
this seemed like the best reason to get started.



The overall colour of the aircraft has been modified (thanks to all forum members involved for their
input and opinions regarding the colour change)...the LBG nameplate has been modified as per
photographic evidence...and numerous other modifications have been made to the general B-24 model

Including: new artwork, new Instructions and assembly diagrams, new landing gear parts, and other updates.

Kit is available at www.papermodelshop.com
and here, at ecardmodels.com: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-consolidated-b-24-liberator-lady-be-good-liberandos-usaf-paper-model.html

IMPORTANT: For those who have purchased the older version of LBG-B24D, you are entitled to receive the updated version for FREE.
Ecardmodels is attempting to make available the new kit as a free replacement download...just check with them in a couple of days.


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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 09:50:53 AM »
another new B-24 added to the collection...

"The Greatest American Bomber"
B-24D-CO (The) Blue Streak

1/50 scale paper model

I had a little fun with this one, since the aircraft suffered serious wear and tear ...and showed it.
There is even speculation that the real Blue Streak was so severely damaged, it was replaced
secretly with another aircraft before being shipped back to the US for War Bond Tour service.
Anyway, I decided to add a little bit of paint chipping and overall colour fade and streaking to the model.

Darwin is doing a build of this plane (at papermodeler.com) - check it out.
http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/tips-tricks/25447-poor-mans-vacuform-canopy.html

Kit is available at www.papermodelshop.com
and here, at ecardmodels.com: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-consolidated-b-24-liberator-the-blue-streak-usaf-paper-model.html





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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 09:12:01 AM »
Another B-24 added to the catalog
...and another updated model.

Teggie Ann - The Liberandos is a rereleased, modified and updated kit.
*If you purchased the original Teggie Ann, you are entitled to receive the updated version for free.

Same specs as my other B-24 kits...1/50 scale, about 300 parts, landing gear, simulated wheel wells, etc


Kit is available at www.papermodelshop.com
and here, at ecardmodels.com: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/aircraft/1-50-consolidated-b-24-liberator-teggie-ann-liberandos-usaf-paper-model.html




[Note- Artist's error, the tail markings are missing from Teggie Ann in this mockup!]
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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 05:40:03 PM »
I think this is my first PB4Y-1...the Navy version of the B24D.

1/50 scale Consolidated PB4Y B-24D Liberator NAMU 309

Another special request, I love the all over yellow paint scheme on this one!
This, the NAMU (Naval Aircraft Modification Unit) aircraft used for Guided Missile and Drone testing.
I have also included the wing mounts and a pair of scale Gorgon Guided Missiles.
(I think she only carried one Missile, but what the heck...you get a pair!)

I cannot wait to see this one built...any takers?

Ready to go at ecardmodels.com, here:
http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-consolidated-pb4y-1-b-24d-liberator-namu-309-paper-model.html

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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 11:07:22 AM »
Next up in the B24 bunch is another interesting Assembly ship...
B-24D Liberator Ball Of Fire S/N 41-23667

I can't imagine what it must of been like for bomber crews to spot one of these wild coloured aircraft before a mission!
But what I love is the idea that an "old tired horse" isn't just retired and sent to the glue factory.
These combat weary aircraft were reused in an important way.

Available now at ecardmodels.com
http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-consolidated-b-24-liberator-assembly-ship-ball-of-fire-paper-model.html

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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 10:18:48 AM »
I got a special request (private) for a memorial type Liberator to commemorate the service of a WW2 pilot.
This led to researching and producing a C-87 model.

The C-87 Liberator Express is the longe range transport variant of the B-24D.
All turrets and guns are removed, the nose and tail were covered, streamlined.
Cargo doors added to the rear fuselage and nose cone.
A floor was added through the Bomb bay area, and seats and windows added for 16 passengers.

Many of these transports were Northn Atlantic ferries bringing Pilots and Crews from North America to England.

C-87 is now in the shops:
ecardmodels: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-c-87-liberator-express-transport-consolidated-b-24-b-24d-liberator-paper-model.html
papermodelshop: http://papermodelshop.com/html/b-24_lib.html




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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 10:22:50 AM »
From the new C-87 template, I was also able to create the AT-22 Advanced Trainer aircraft.

These trainers were created specifically for Flight Engineer training for aircraft like the B-29 and B-32.
C-87 Liberator Express were stripped again of their interiors and six complete Flight Engineers stations installed.
The plane was basically a flying classroom with complete working Engineers stations and a full complement of Instructors.

Exterior appearance is nothing different from a C-87...except for the aircraft serial numbers.
Only five AT-22 were produced.

Please note: the AT-22 and C-87 are exactly the same kits.
Different cover pages...different historical info pages...different Tail numbers on the model...
but other than that, its the same paper model.


In the shops now!
ecardmodels: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-at-22-advanced-trainer-transport-consolidated-b-24-b-24d-liberator-paper-model.html
Papermodelshop: http://papermodelshop.com/html/b-24_lib.html

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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2014, 05:14:53 PM »
LB-30 (B-24A) Liberator BOAC Ferry Command

An RAF civilian freighter version of the Lib, operated by BOAC during WW2.
This is another bare metal finish with BOAC logos and RAF markings.

The transport version of the LB-30 is similar to the C-87 transport.
Extended nose and tail fairings, no guns, turrets, bomb bay, etc.

Get it here at ecardmodels: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-lb30-liberator-boac-ferry-transport-command-consolidated-b-24-b-24d-paper-model.html

and here, at papermodelshop: http://papermodelshop.com/html/b-24_lib.html



Heres a couple of BOAC transports.
The kit is AL-507



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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2014, 09:53:21 AM »
Dave,

Bought my BOAC yesterday.  Very nice job.

Gary
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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2014, 10:31:12 AM »
thanks Gary!
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Re: B-24 Liberator
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2014, 12:38:56 PM »
Two more new Libs added!!
And two more C-87 Transports...B24D variants.

While researching C-87s and AT-22s, I came across this historical info about Wendell Wilkie
and his "around the world" flight during WW2.
Actually, it was called the One World One Flight" tour, and involved a 31,000 mile, 50 day trip
landing in some of the major combat zones of WW2.
"Gulliver" was in fact the first C-87A Transport and used primarily for this mission.
Finished in a standard Olive Drab and Medium Gray it carried the USAAF markings and Transport Command insignia.

More info about the plane, and Willkie, in the store...

The kit is now available:

at ecardmodels: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-c-87a-liberator-express-gulliver-consolidated-b-24-b-24d-paper-model.html

and at papermodelshop: http://papermodelshop.com/html/b-24_lib.html





....
Sometime after its around the World flight, Gulliver returned to the US to be refitted.
Completely overhauled, the aircraft was redesignated XC-87 and became the final C-87 Transport ever produced.
It was delivered to the AAF Museum in 1945.

I decided to do a second model of Gulliver because of the varied look.
XC-87 was stripped of paint and remarked with current insignia.

The alternate version of this model is also now available...

ecardmodels: http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-50-xc-87-c-87a-liberator-express-gulliver-consolidated-b-24-b-24d-paper-model.html

papermodelshop: http://papermodelshop.com/html/b-24_lib.html





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