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Totally scratch built fuselage of a 1:20 scale B17G "Fuddy Duddy"


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Hi everyone

 

The B-17 Flying Fortress, “Fuddy Duddy,” was used as a VIP transport in the Pacific at the end of World War II. It once carried General Dwight D. Eisenhower who later became the 34th President of the United States. In civilian life, it worked as a fire bomber and was occasionally used for motion picture filming, flying on screen in movies such as the 1962 Steve McQueen movie, “The War Lover” and the 1970 blockbuster, “Tora Tora Tora.”

 

Here then is my replication of the fuselage and all the internal detail of the WarBird "Fuddy Duddy" B17G which is at present stationed at The Lyon Air Museum in California.

 

I built it to 1:20 scale and from nose to tail the model measures out at 3 feet 8 inches! ...right from the start I had no intention of building the wings for this model as I wanted to concentrate on the internal detail of all the crew areas. The fuselage was constructed out of balsa wood and plastic and all the internal and external detail was built from plastic card ,wire,card ,aluminium sheets,paper and anything lying around that was useful!  I designed the top part of the fuselage as a cutaway so the detail can be seen. 

No CAD programmes were used to build any part of this model.

 

This project has been a big part of my life as it took me 10 years to complete!....I hope you like the photos!

 

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Thank you for taking a look!

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy

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This really is a masterpiece in every sense of the word - what a truly stunning piece of model making. The attention to detail is exceptional - you really could be forgiven for thinking those interior shots were pictures of the real thing. 

 

So what's next? You've done the B-17... surely it's time for a B-24!

 

Tom

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