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Old 07-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"

This is a personal case mod project I've wanted to do for a long time. ..A lot of inspiration came from "A Story of a Flying Fortress", a documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle". The "Memphis Belle" took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way they encountered heavy AA fire and interceptors. I'll be going with different Pin-up Nose Art tho...





This 900D Case is Sponsored by Corsair





I've gotta utilize these accessories, of course!

120mm "Sniper" fan grills on the chassis, http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBilletFanGrill.html



Fighter Pilot Toggle Switches, http://www.mnpctech.com/spdprtToggle.html



Creating the riveted exterior




Cutting heads off 1/2" diameter Steel Carriage bolts, to simulate the riveted fuselage exterior.



Using Jigsaw with 18 TPI cutting blade, with Carriage bolt held in Bench vise. I cut 50 bolts just under 20 minutes with this technique



Using Barrel Drum attachment on Dremel to smooth bottom surface of Carriage head, before applying to surface of exterior with DP-190 epoxy



The exterior panels of the Corsair 900D was painted Flat Green, with the inner sides of the front and rear plates painted Battle Ship Grey.















The front of the Corsair 900D will have replica ww2 Bomb, Thanks to the help of FannBlade! He is creating the replica from Fiberglass.



FannBlade holding up foam replica he made in his cnc Lathe... with 3D drawing of the bomb on his screen



Overall length will be 13"



More coming soon!
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This is an awesome, epic idea. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Could simultaneously go as a War Thunder theme as well.
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Thank you for watching guys.. I'm still debating on Nose art, but leaning toward Pin-up girl riding on a Bomb..
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The side panels are ready for airbrushing and graphics. I will start by adding Bomb KILLS on the lower panel and USAF Insignia on upper right corner.





I'm going to combine this 480 version of this 360 Overkill billet radiator grill with 4x Sniper grills, and paint it

Corsair mentioned they may have artwork for the Pin Up Girl..In meantime, here are some samples of Pin-Up Art I like.



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Not sure if mods will be ok with the naked ****, but I like where this is going.

This is the one I use on my planes in game.
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Nice....

edited the image from previous post..
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Brad made the wwII Bomber "BOMB" Kills stencils for me on 24" Roland Plotter. The material is Oracle 813 Stencil film







Using 1" tape to mark location for the stencil



The bombs are painted on with PPG "School Bus Yellow" Enamel Paint

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beautiful as always!
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Thank you Jonas!

Airbrushing seams for the simulated riveted side panels...















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