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LEGO b-24 liberator
This is a mini figure scale model of a b-24 liberator called witchcraft. A lot of the cosmetic features of this model were used from Nate Floods b-24 liberator model. A lot of credit goes to him. There are a lot of differences though. The design technics needed to build this bomber are quite complicated and took many hours of trial and error before I got them right.
About this creation


One of the tough bits about this plane was itís dihedral. Since the wings were already angled getting them to angle upwards would be difficult. Nothing some ball joints and hinges canít solve though.



The engines were one of those bits that are not all that original. I did put some stickers on there though to add some more realism and detail.



The upper turret is mounted directly to the plane and can articulate around.



The tail was one of the trickier bits. It uses some hinges to get the correct angle. This is another part that is mostly the same as Nateís design.





By far the most challenging part of this build was the Davis wing. In order to get the correct shape I had to angle the wing slightly back and upwards to get the slight angle on the leading edge on this wing and a slight dihedral. This would cause a plethora of problems though. Since the wing is slightly angled that means that anything on the wing would also be mounted at a slight angle. I solved this problem by mounting the landing gear on ball hinges and using plate hinges to mount the engines at a slight angle. Since this plane is motorized the axels that go through the wings also had to be angled in order to mount the engines parallel to the fuselage.









You can see that I used ball hinges to mount the wings at a slight angle to get the proper shape of the wings. I used a simple gearbox that is powered by an M Motor to drive two large axles through the wings. I had to be very careful not to damage the axels.



I really hope that you have enjoyed this build! If you want to see the full tour including the ball turret than please be sure to go check out my YouTube channel called Bigplanes because that is where I post my builds first.




Comments

 I like it 
  June 9, 2018
Great work. I don't think I've seen one fully built in ABS.
 I made it 
  May 3, 2018
Quoting Doug Hughes This is a really amazing build. My grandfather flew in a B-24 in WWII and I plan to show him your masterpiece as I know he'll absolutely appreciate your attention to detail and accuracy!
WWII vets like your grandfather are treasures. I am happy that you like it.
 I like it 
  April 28, 2018
This is a really amazing build. My grandfather flew in a B-24 in WWII and I plan to show him your masterpiece as I know he'll absolutely appreciate your attention to detail and accuracy!
 I made it 
  April 26, 2018
Quoting Terrence Flynn My uncle flew in the B-24 during WW2 and was killed near the end of the war. I would really like to build a replica like this to honor his memory. Do you have an instructions manual and parts list that I can get or buy so I can duplicate your build and then rename it after my uncle's plane? If not does anyone know someone who has built one and has that kind of info? Thank you. Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Flynn, US Army, Retired
I donít have any instructions handy but I can help you with any parts that you may struggle with. Your uncles sacrifice is something that should be honored and a lego plane is a great way to do it.
 I like it 
  April 23, 2018
My uncle flew in the B-24 during WW2 and was killed near the end of the war. I would really like to build a replica like this to honor his memory. Do you have an instructions manual and parts list that I can get or buy so I can duplicate your build and then rename it after my uncle's plane? If not does anyone know someone who has built one and has that kind of info? Thank you. Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Flynn, US Army, Retired
 I made it 
  April 8, 2018
Quoting Henrik Jensen Great work, especially the wings! I like that you tried out your own design for the wing angles!
Thanks! The wing angles were not easy but I am pretty satisfied with them now. I was trying to be different from Nate when I designed them while still being accurate.
 I like it 
  April 8, 2018
Great work, especially the wings! I like that you tried out your own design for the wing angles!
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting James Donovan Beautiful! Always nice to see classic WW2 aircraft done.
Thanks! WWII aircraft are some of my favorite.
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting Zach Sweigart I really appreciate the accuracy of this beast. The way you've angled the wings and the markings all over are perfect. The Liberator has never looked better in Lego form.
Thanks! Iím glad that people are liking the angled wings.
 I like it 
  April 7, 2018
Beautiful! Always nice to see classic WW2 aircraft done.
 I like it 
  April 7, 2018
I really appreciate the accuracy of this beast. The way you've angled the wings and the markings all over are perfect. The Liberator has never looked better in Lego form.
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting Northern Imperial AKA-Lord Bacca Wow, that's a wingspan, incredible build.
Thanks! I may have forgotten to mention but it has a wing span of about 3 feet!
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting Patrick Boyle That's huge! Great work!
Thanks! It sure is!
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting Gabor Pauler Very nice shaping!
The shaping was one of the harder parts. Glad you like it!
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting Seaman SPb Excellent work!
Thanks! Glad you like it.
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting BATOH rossi It is absolutely perfect. fantastic MOC!
Thanks!
 I made it 
  April 7, 2018
Quoting James Douglas This is absolutely outstanding! Well done on this great plane!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  April 7, 2018
This is absolutely outstanding! Well done on this great plane!
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  April 7, 2018
It is absolutely perfect. fantastic MOC!
 I like it 
  April 7, 2018
Excellent work!
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Patrick Boyle
  April 6, 2018
That's huge! Great work!
 I like it 
  April 6, 2018
Very nice shaping!
 I like it 
  April 6, 2018
Wow, that's a wingspan, incredible build.
 I made it 
  April 6, 2018
Quoting Sam Sanister Was it the B-17 or the B-24 which had the weak fuselage spine?
The good ol b-24 would lose its tail now and then.
 I made it 
  April 6, 2018
Quoting Blaine R. This is a brilliant creation. I am very familiar with the B-24 Witchcraft as I see it every year when itís on tour. The wing angling was worth your efforts.
Thanks! I too see the witchcraft yearly and enjoy meeting some of the vets who flew her.
 I like it 
  April 6, 2018
Was it the B-17 or the B-24 which had the weak fuselage spine?
 I like it 
  April 6, 2018
This is a brilliant creation. I am very familiar with the B-24 Witchcraft as I see it every year when itís on tour. The wing angling was worth your efforts.
 I made it 
  April 6, 2018
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Nicely done! The details and design work are great. The wing is wonderful. I also like your Lego work desk!
Thanks! Yea the desk is a bit of a mess. I would like to think it is the mess of a genius. Itís not sadly ;)
 I like it 
  April 6, 2018
Nicely done! The details and design work are great. The wing is wonderful. I also like your Lego work desk!
 
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