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Total Scratch build of the front end of a B17G!

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Hi again

Here we go again then..........the other 50 cal!

Have to say that it was much easier this time round because of course ....I have done the other one ;)

At the same time I added the defroster hose and you can see in some of the shots that the Norden Bomb Sight and the chin turret gun sight has been put back into position.............................

 

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You will also notice that I have added a rib onto the top of the fuselage...this holds the pulley system for the front port MG.............

 

...............and I got to thinking hmmm.gif

 

The more I think of it ...the more I don't like the idea of having the top halve hinged on the side of the lower Fuselage!....I just think that it will look......well ...untidy!!....there must be another way!

 

......and so what I am going to do now is put a few more ribs on top of the Bombardier/Navigators station so as to house the front top plexi glass and the Nav dome....then I'll see what it looks like ...if it doesn't look right then I can always take it off....but if it looks good then I can do something similar above the cockpit .

 

The model seems to be evolving to something different each time I touch it!! ohmy.png .....with all the detail and time I have put into this...I think I have come too far now to go half measures.......God knows what the final display will look like!! huh.png

 

I will crack on with the plexi glass and dome now and will post again when that's done.

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Fozzy

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Hi Gentlemen
 

So the last time I posted I was talking about completely trashing the idea of the hinged top and going for a major re hash on all the top section! :o

I had to re scratch the Navigator dome and place a few more formers and stringers...but didn't have any problems and so far I am half way through and have completed the front section above the Navigator and Bombardier station.

Once I had started I felt that this was definitely the way to go! :) ...its going to look heaps better displayed this way...well that's my opinion and hopefully everyone else will think so too. :unsure:

So as usual there are quite a few photos to show you all the angles!! ;) .....................

 

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Here are a few more................

 

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Well I hope you like the new look!!

 

I am about to start on the area above the cockpit now ....I have a few ideas but it wont be as easy as what I have just done...we shall see!!

 

I also decided to vac form another top turret bubble canopy in preparation for the re construction that will have to be done in that area................photos to follow

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy

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So here are the photos of the new turret canopy I vac formed ready for attaching the the new construction I will be making smile.png

 

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...well on with constructing the cockpit roof.....Let battle commence!! wink.png

 

cheers for looking in chaps!

 

Fozzy

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