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B-17G Little Miss Mischief

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Thanks for your support everyone! Today I removed the internal frame from the original window position and glued the plug in position. While it dried I made a template of the fuselage door from aluminum foil burnished to show the outline, then used this to create a new door (I have an open door policy).

 

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The last is a pic of the insert before I’ve added the cutouts. Next I will be forming these to a curve, then cut away the door.

 

Cheers, Tom

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Ron,

 

Good call! I hadn’t thought of this, thanks. If I botch the scratchbuild I might pursue this, but I am having lot of fun with the scratchbuild, and it might be closer to scale thickness.

 

Cheers, Tom

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Just a brief update: finished the waist window relocation by adding, blending, and riveting the original position. I blended the interior as well, and fortunately this will be mostly hidden by the ammo bin:

 

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As I write this I’m forming the curve to the rear door, and then I’ll open this up as well.

 

Cheers, Tom

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Nice, I had the pleasure to see this plane in real life and  have a  walk through. Impressive except for the cargo bay...that plank in the middle  is thin to walk on.

Oliver

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Oliver,

 

Thanks for stopping by! I haven’t had the opportunity to go inside one but would like to for the perspective.

 

Cheers, Tom

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Oliver,

 

Thanks for stopping by! I haven’t had the opportunity to go inside one but would like to for the perspective.

 

Cheers, Tom

 

They are giving rides here in Los Angeles this week. A bit pricy for me but i wouldn't mind sharing a piece of history for 30 minutes flight.

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