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N66571 '09' B-17G

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I have been after this B-17G since it got released, and now finally the time has come. 

 

I would never build it as a bomber, as good and how great they look war torn... it's 'just not me'. I love Fire Bombers, people know me to love Russian stuff and I do, but Fire Bombers are my second passion.

 

Enter the HKM B-17G, and the bat plane, N66573.

 

Photo/Artwork by Boeing (obviously)

 

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And the boxart & contents.

 

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It's going to be a long road, so bare with me... I have a vacform Tracker on the bench, Two Flankers (48th), a P-3, DC-6 & CL-215 in 1/72nd.

 

 

......But boy i'm excited.

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Guest Peterpools

Radders

Going to be a great build.

:popcorn: :popcorn:

Peter

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Looked up that tail number on Google and there are several pictures of that B-17. One is a definate safety violation with the right wing over a fence! Will be fun to watch the progress of this conversion! I always liked the 50's-60's conversions of B-17's, B-25's and A-26's to civil or one of those 3 leter agencies used for "clandistine work". A B-17G converted to a SB-17 rescue plane with the air droppable Higgans boat underneath would be cool to see as well! Remember...."plausable denial"...no really...it's a fire bomber!

 

Cheers....Ron

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This will be awesome, Radders!

 

I think you're going to have to acquire an early F-style 'stinger' tail turret though, and from its serial un-stagger the waist guns as it's from an earlier batch than the HK kit depicts. In fact, I hate to say it, you'd have been better off getting the F kit for this particular version. I remember our conversation a while back and discussing this with you, but I'd forgotten about this particular aircraft and the fact it was an early G-model!

 

Can't wait to see this progress though!

 

Tom

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Thanks everyone.... can't wait to get cracking... found out early this morning that i'm going away next week now instead of my b'day week, so no updates for a bit sadly!

 

This will be awesome, Radders!

 

I think you're going to have to acquire an early F-style 'stinger' tail turret though, and from its serial un-stagger the waist guns as it's from an earlier batch than the HK kit depicts. In fact, I hate to say it, you'd have been better off getting the F kit for this particular version. I remember our conversation a while back and discussing this with you, but I'd forgotten about this particular aircraft and the fact it was an early G-model!

 

Can't wait to see this progress though!

 

Tom

I did think about this, not to worried about the waist gun positions, but the stinger tail I had thought about drawing around the Revell B-17F parts and upscaling, then scratch building my own... but I now wonder if I can buy the tail parts...

 

Food for thought. Cheers mate for the input!

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Guest Maxim

Looking forward to this! Something different.

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