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#1 LSP_Typhoonattack

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 03:51 AM

This is an idea that I've been kicking around for ages, a 1:48 B-17 50/50 cutaway. The idea here is to paint one half (along the fuselage vertical centerline) OD over grey, with markings of one squadron, with the other half in a natural metal scheme from another squadron, and cutaways on both sides showing internal areas.

 

I don't believe there's a prayer in heck that I could ever get this finished in time for Omaha, but (thinking rather optimistically) I'm hoping it will be done for Tennessee in 2019.

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 03:55 AM

With this new pile of Fortress AM that I just received, plus all of the True Details interior parts I already have here, as well as buying some more stuff, it should get very interesting indeed, at least to me.

 

I fully expect this to be a lengthy and drawn out affair, so don't expect much in the way of regular updates from me after I get started on it.

 

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#3 Shaka HI

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:31 AM

Definitely looking forward to this!


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:44 AM

One of the possible schemes, probably port side. (scan from this Osprey Fortress book.)

 

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Kevin

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In Progress: 1:24 Bf 109K-4, MiG-15, Soviet Ace, Fw 190F-8,

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:46 AM

Definitely looking forward to this!

 

Me too. I got the idea years ago from a fella that built a lot of commercial aircraft models. He'd essentially build two models from one, hanging each half on the wall.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:44 AM

Great idea.  I'm considering similar for a 1:48 B-24, although both will be 43rd BG in NMF.  The port side will be Cocktail Hour, but I haven't decided between The Dragon and his Tail or Mabel's Labels for the starboard.

 

Watching ...


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:11 PM

Neat!



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:54 PM

ambitious but I like it :)


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:18 PM

Great idea.  I'm considering similar for a 1:48 B-24, although both will be 43rd BG in NMF.  The port side will be Cocktail Hour, but I haven't decided between The Dragon and his Tail or Mabel's Labels for the starboard.

 

Watching ...

 

It's one way to get a lot more mileage from a single kit. Mounted on a turntable of some sort, I can just flip it from time to time, for essentially two different B-17's from the same model.

 

Neat!

 

I think so too, Brian. The receipt of all that cool AM is what finally set this one in motion. My biggest problem now (and it is a problem), is trying to determine if I want it on the ground, or in the air. Both options offer advantages.

 

ambitious but I like it :)

 

Not as ambitious as you might initially think, Shawn, just basically a bunch of AM stuffed into it.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:29 PM

last one I did was a 100 Grp. Fortress III

 

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:54 PM

Very cool, Shawn. You seem to really like them on posts.


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress: 1:24 Bf 109K-4, MiG-15, Soviet Ace, Fw 190F-8,

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

I already have the decals for "Outhouse Mouse" (purchased for this now abandoned/lost project), so may do port side in these markings. I also took away some specific do's and don'ts from that project, and hopefully those will help me with this one.


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress: 1:24 Bf 109K-4, MiG-15, Soviet Ace, Fw 190F-8,

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 05:15 PM

Quite some time back, I snatched a copy of this book, "just in case". The real problem here is: 1. I can't paint figures with a darn 2. Figures would throw the model into the diorama category, which I really don't want. Still, better to be prepared, I guess.

 

 

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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress: 1:24 Bf 109K-4, MiG-15, Soviet Ace, Fw 190F-8,

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 05:33 PM

This is a bit more difficult than I had first imagined. Many of the really cool natural metal -17's were of a later design, with different waist guns and tail stingers, however I did find one that may be a possibility for the starboard side. I'll keep digging though, as I have quite a lot of Fortress references.

 

 

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In Progress: 1:24 Bf 109K-4, MiG-15, Soviet Ace, Fw 190F-8,

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:48 PM

Another possibility for the starboard side. I really like the ones with the yellow tails and green stripes, but they all seem to be later Fortresses.
 

 

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