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B-17G + all detail sets from Eduard

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Looking good - I love seeing a Fortress coming together!

 

A little bit of nit-picking, but the solid floor beneath the bombardier’s seat was actually clear plexiglass on WWII B-17s. Many warbirds have solid floor panels now (I imagine for safety reasons when carrying passengers) but the wartime-era Forts has this clear so that it was easy to look down into the turret mechanism. 

 

And don’t forget that that wartime B-17s were natural metal inside, with only exposed metal in the cockpit area being painted Bronze Green. 

 

Anyway, keep up the good work!

 

Tom

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Great work so far Sir.  PE makes me crazy, which is why I didn't use it.

Do you have any photos of the ammo boxes for the ball turret, my understanding

is they are inside the turret. The only pics I can find are for the B-24 that attach to 

the turret support.  I can still fix mine as the fuselage is still unglued,

 

Thanks

jack

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3 hours ago, marauderdriver said:

Great work so far Sir.  PE makes me crazy, which is why I didn't use it.

Do you have any photos of the ammo boxes for the ball turret, my understanding

is they are inside the turret. The only pics I can find are for the B-24 that attach to 

the turret support.  I can still fix mine as the fuselage is still unglued,

 

Thanks

jack

You are correct, there were no B-17s with the ammo cans external of the ball turret. That was unique to the B-24, so any visible ammo cans on the B-17 is inaccurate. I can't find the photos that support that at the moment, but trust me, no external ammo cans on the B-17 ball turret.

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Lovely metal work - it certainly does add some finesse in this scale. Just don't go and plaster interior green all over it :rolleyes:

 

And @Avenger2614 is absolutely correct - no wartime B-17s were fitted with the external ammunition cans. They're often seen on warbirds, but WWII-era Forts had all ammo stored inside the turret itself.

 

Looking forward to more!

 

Tom

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