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  1. Well, as I mentioned in another thread, my wife gave me another HKM B-17G kit. Since I had seen so many great B-17 builds, I decided to do another kit and make it better than the first one I'm doing. I'm not going to abandon the other kit but use the steps in the kit to find places where I need to rewrite the instruction book so the assembly process goes better and more predictable. You can say I'm using the first build to diagnose problems and be able to deal with them for a much better result. I've started with the throttle quad and the cockpit area and have already found a number of "he
  2. Please see the LAST comment Page 15 for more information YES I know another B -17 BUT------ MINE IS DIFFERENT-------IT'S FLYING !!!!!!!!!!!! OK here is my version of this cool bomber Milk Wagon--cause nobody uses kit decals--- do they? Aluminum Foil NMF
  3. Hello all- I started my HK B-17G as a sanity break from my 1/16th scale AT-38B..I've got two HUGE models on the bench right now...maybe the B-17 wasn't the best choice for a "sanity break"? Anyhoo- This B-17 will be an in-flight display; mounted on a stick with a full crew. I think the props need to spin. Some guys will disagree with me, but I think the only way to make props look like they are turning is to actually make them turn. So, I'll have three of the four engines running...number 2 will be shut-down and the prop feathered. I'm using pager motors to spin the props.
  4. Hello everyone, I have been lurking here for a long time (too long) and decided it was time to come out and contribute. First off, I would like to say that this forum has an incredible amount of talented people posting on it, I hope my contributions don't bring it down too much. I should probably start out with an introduction. I build pretty much anything that catches my eye. I really like the one-off stuff and odd-balls, mostly military, but I also do some civilian stuff. I have built a few large scale kits in the past including aircraft, cars and a couple of 1/6 military vehicle
  5. Hello @ all from Germany! I want to show you my built of the big B-17G "Flying Fortress" in the large scale 1/32 by HK Models. I am using several etched parts from Eduard and parts from Profimodeller. Decals are coming from Kitsworld. Please accept my excused for my English - it is ok so far, but the technical words concerning airplanes are mostly missing..... I will try my best I have started with the floor of the Cockpit where I installed a new floor (later - wood). This is made of plastic card. In the front part there is a photo etched part added on the floor for building t
  6. Greetings to all! I have been a guest on this site browsing the many topics and enjoying everyone's work and finally decided to join myself. As the title suggests, I am working on the HK Flying Fort. This model has some scratch building mostly the airframe as I am deleting the molded on details and replacing it with Evergreen styrene strips to more accurately depict the real deal. Also included is pretty much every Eduard set for this kit and alot of components from the parts bins. Once I figure out how to download pics, I will post what I have as the kit is well under way. I look forward to a
  7. Hey guys I'm planning my hk b-17g build at the moment, I've already figured out how I'm gonna unstagger the waist gunner windows. But I'm stumped with the chin turret drive motor. I've seen all the excellent work you guys have done on your forts, So I was hoping to get some help making one. I don't want anyone to hold my hand through a build but any advice anyone could share, or just point me in the right direction. I've never really done any scratchbuilding so any help would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Well, my first pics. More related to the wood discussion but you have to start somewhere with your first ever WIP post...
  9. I resisted for as long as possible, but upon entering Hannant's warehouse earlier this week I couldn't hold out any longer... for a B-17 nut seeing a pile of the new HK Models' 1/32nd scale kit resistance was futile After all, my 1/32nd B-29 needs some company... Obligatory box shots: I plan to build this pretty much out of the box, with the only enhancements being good old fashioned plastic card and some imagination. Also, after forking out £200+ for a kit, my wallet (or my wife's patience) won't stretch much further - especially when seeing the price of the aftermarke
  10. HK Models 1/32nd scale Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress This model represents ‘Skipper'; a Douglas-built B-17G 42-238129 assigned to the 367th Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, based at Thurleigh. This aircraft was one of 234 built by Douglas that had both staggered waist gun positions as well as the factory-fitted Cheyenne tail turret, and were delivered in camouflage finish. This particular aircraft entered service on 25th February 1944, and was still on strength with the 306th on VE-Day. The replacement natural metal starboard stabiliser, fin centre-section, both elevators and tail tur
  11. I finally decided to put up some pics of my model in my own thread so I don't hijack anyone else's thread. I've pretty much been building this model OOB but with a few added features. Please note that any assembly is not really complete since I'm still in the process of figuring what I want to add if anything. Here's the cockpit. The floors are birch plywood pieces that were stained and waxed. The door at the back is the only one that works. The bombardier and nag compartment. The nav part will be finished when I have the nose halves cemented. This is the radio
  12. Heres my next duo build..this time ,2 HK B17s! Certainly a logistics nightmare in my workroom. The first one will be 'Baby' using Zotz decals. Im also using the MKI detail set on this one.. I havent seen any reviews on it yet..but so far the only thing Ive found in this set to be worth it is the landing gear and MG barrels..the prepainted photo etch parts are flat,bland, and some actually blurry... the photo etch set for the flaps..basic, as inaccurate as the molded on kit details, poor engineering , and poor instructions. The only thing you get out of the flaps is added ribbing ,rivet detail
  13. Hello everyone, Here is my new thread on the build of the B-17G from HK models. I have already started threads on the Accuracy, Backdating and aftermarket parts available and have been putting up some build info with pics in those threads. Things have gotten a little messy with bits and bobs all over the place so I've decided to start this new thread which will cover just the building aspect, and to show you all what I'm up to. Hopefully the mods I'm doing will enthuse some new members into having a go at some of them themselves? I'm going to go back over the work done already, just to s
  14. I took a moment today to look at one of my 40 year old Monogram 1:48th scale B-17's, I decided to carefully trace one of the fuselage halves and enlarge it to 1:32 scale(X 1.5) The attached photos are the enlarged print-out of the Monogram kit mounted on cardboard with the HKM Kit fuselage laying on top, I also made a print out of the upper fuselage "Turtle" deck and put it on top of the HKM kit's top. The vertical pencil lines on the print out are where the Monogram's kit Radio room windows and upper turret opening, navigator's dome, etc are located. Looking at what I found today I don't thi
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