Sucker Punch B-25 Build Log

Ozzman78

"Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise."
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The new project on the bench is the B-25 "Strap On" from the film Sucker Punch. I decided a bash and cut of the Revell B-25J is the place to start.

I'm going for this:
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Using this:
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To do list includes:
Jet engine on the right side
Replace left 50cal window with a jump door
2 mini guns on each side of the nose
Move dorsal turret back
Dragon bite damage to tail (not sure I'm doing this)
Custom decals
Other random scifi b25 details, like mohawk fins on the engines
 

tigrazor

audentes fortuna iuvat.
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And Im gonna do this:


>get my camping seat

>get a pack of popcorn (XXL-size!)

>have a seat

>watch with loads of interest

>...and wait what you will create here!

8)
 

Ozzman78

"Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise."
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Started on the B-25 last night. Went after the major mods first, jet engine, dorsal turret, and the jump door.

By dumb luck I had some A-10 parts in my spares box. Turns out a 1:72 warthog engine fits perfect in a 1:48 Whites Cyclone. For the "exhaust" I simply carved away the shape seen on the movie bomber. The engine cone is a drop tank tip.
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Next the jump door. The gun window just about in the same place, so a bit of cutting and some filler solved this mod.
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Now the dorsal turret. Used the turret bubble to trace the new location. Then hacked away.
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The fruit of last nights labor.
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-Ozz
 

peza

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eh up buddy,i`m a watchin mym8!!keep it comin buddy....cheers peza
nice work on the new top gun placement.... ;)
 

Ozzman78

"Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise."
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Thanks for the support everyone! I have some more progress to share from the weekend.

I put in all the interior detail and wing supports, filled in the old dorsal turret port, added the fins on the engines, added the engine hoses, and added the body flare at the wing root that you see in the film. Next step is prime and paint the interior.

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Just a dry fit, hoses will hit the body right over the flare.
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Ozzman78

"Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise."
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Thanks again for looking and the support. I ordered the mini guns in 1:35 scale. Should be just over sized enough to hit the look of the film bomber.

-Ozz
 

cargoman5126

Anything in scale I'm into it...
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Very cool project and looks like a great start...Looking forward to follow this one..Thanx
 

creepingbear

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I too agree, great build idea and nice job thus far! One question though, I was wondering why you moved the dorsal turret.
 

Ozzman78

"Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise."
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In the film the turret is in the early B25 position, just above the back of the wings. My kit is a B25J, the turret is closer to the cockpit. Which would be correct for the concept art but not the film.

creepingbear said:
I too agree, great build idea and nice job thus far! One question though, I was wondering why you moved the dorsal turret.
 

creepingbear

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Oh wow I completely missed that.... Looks like you've got this bird down! Nice job and I can't wait to see her finished!
 

the Baron

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"Oh, and one more thing..."

But where are Baby Doll and the rest of the girls? ;)
 
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