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#31 Gerhard

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:34 AM

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.

I will eat soup and bread for a month if I had the chance to pay for a ride in a B-17.


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#32 Uncarina

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:57 PM

Nice work filling in the window. A few rivets and you'll never notice.

Maxim,

Thanks! I actually added rivets, but the contrast isn’t really enough from the angle unfortunately. I might go back and deepen some of them, however.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:36 PM

The worn out paint....fuselage codes and national insignia will hide all that! The maintenance guys in the 918th BG would be proud!!

 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:11 PM

Are you gonna build her prior to or after her refit?  I've yet to see her (in either 1/72, 1/48 or 1/32) modeled prior to her refit.  I did one in 1/48 many years ago.  It was subsequently destroyed in a move and I never did another.  If HK does an early G, I may consider doing her in that condition.  If you are planning on doing it before her refit, you'll definitely need that original tail turret.


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#35 Juggernut

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:23 PM

Here's a shot of the front office of the B-17G.  You'll note that the flooring immediately in front of the instrument panel is bare metal.  This is the normal state of this part of the flooring.

 

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"You can always tell a pilot.... But you can't tell him much." Pat Malara Sr. (1925 - 1997) USAAC CBI, Owner/Founder, Riverside School of Aeronautics


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

Thanks! I can use all of the period reference photos I can get. I am planning to build her after the refit, since it really makes her distinctive, and gives me an opportunity to weather both bare metal and the camouflage finishes. I am planning to start the cockpit next, and will be looking at this pic extensively.

Cheers,

Tom

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:43 PM

I finished the door, and gave the inside a primer and base coat of Tamiya AS-12:

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Cockpit next!

Cheers, Tom

Edited by Uncarina, 13 May 2018 - 09:55 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:49 PM

Wow...that came out nice! Going to have it open I hope??

 

Ron 



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:56 PM

Ron,

Thanks! Indeed; I just added a pic with it open.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:57 PM

I never knew the rear entry door was trapeziodal in shape.  I always "assumed" it was rectangular.  I gotta go find the prints on this guy and do some homework. 

 

Hehehe... I learn something new about the old girl every day.  She never ceases to amaze me.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM

Tom

Nice start on a  project that surely will be  adventure for all of us to follow, learn from and enjoy.

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Keep 'em comin

Peter


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 01:12 AM

Peter, thanks for your kind words and for stopping by! I am certainly learning a great deal!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:09 AM

Here's a shot of the front office of the B-17G.  You'll note that the flooring immediately in front of the instrument panel is bare metal.  This is the normal state of this part of the flooring.

 

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Here are a few more factory photos that may be useful, good luck with your build !!!

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:54 AM

I really want a B-17G, i'm just struggling with parting £300 for the kit!  :whistle:

 

You may have seen these before.... some of Mr.Parkers. Good luck with the build! 

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:30 PM

Inspiration to us all. Fantastic efforts here Tom. This is going to be an awesome tread. Thanks for sharing!

Troy
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