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Total Scratch build of the front end of a B17G!

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Hi Guys

 

Battling on with the Dorsal Turret! smile.png

 

I took a few hours to study photos of the real thing and decided that there was going to have to be a lot of imagination and "Artistic License"!!...to replicate this Turret! unsure.png

 

I have many photos and drawings but of different angles.....some how I was going to have to join all the info together if you know what I mean!

 

I am no way finished as yet but thought I would show you my progress!

 

Here are a few shots when I started......................

 

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More bits and pieces added............

 

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Each time I add a part I make sure everything fits....here it is pushed up into the dome from beneath.......

 

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These next 3 photos give you an idea what it might look like when all finished......

 

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So lots more to add to this as yet ...so I better get on with it then!!

 

Will be back when I have made more progress

 

Cheers for looking in

 

Fozzy

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Top notch work, Foz.  Very intricate problem to solve, made more difficult due to symmetry.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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Thanks as always for all your kind comments chaps :)

 

 

Top notch work, Foz.  Very intricate problem to solve, made more difficult due to symmetry.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

 

Don't talk to me about symmetry Mark !! :angry2: ;)

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Hi again

Here are some photos of the continuation of the upper turret...................

 

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Here is what it looks like with the base colour on...Tomek...your right...much better now ;) .....of course I have yet to pick out individual colours for different parts........

 

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That's most of the parts built for the turret.....I have yet to scratch the gun sight /ammo boxes /oxygen supply/ radio connection...but that will be another  post.

 

Cheers for looking in smile.png

 

Fozzy

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Guest Peterpools

Fozzy

In total amazement as always. Just some of the best scratch building I've ever seen.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Yup! The paint definately helped!

Can't wait for more colour though ;)

Keep us updated, Martin. Pleasure to follow.

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Hi to all!

Firstly a BIG thanks to all the comments you all have posted and a BIG thanks for following this long long build!! :)

Unfortunately I am going to be away from my workshop until the 3rd March as I am off to San Diego to visit family...but I'll be back to finish this build off once and for all!! ;)

 

When I return next month I will take some photos of the whole build as it looks at the moment!

 

But for now....here are a few photos of a little progress..................

 

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So until next month.....happy modelling chaps! smile.pngsmile.png

 

Fozzy

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Guest Peterpools

Fozzy

Enjoy your visit and trip and we will all be here, waiting for the next update. The turret interior just so good, all I can say is: THUMBS UP! :thumbsup:

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Hi to every one!

I have been away longer than anticipated from this build due to family commitments but at long last I have returned to my workshop and of course this B17G build !

Where on earth had I got to?....Oh yes ...the Top Turret!

Other than scratching the barrels for the turret I think I have finished the top half !....I will have to build the platform at a later stage.

So without further to do here comes some photos of said turret! ;)

First couple of photo's are of the gun sight.....made from plastic card......

 

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Next set of photos are of the sight in place and the turret almost completed..........

 

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