1/48 B17G Flying Fortress [Revell]

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  1. Maglar

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    Looks nice. 1/48 will have a fair footprint when it's finished?

    Darryl
     
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    Scale: 1/48
    Pieces: 148
    Wingspan: 26"
    Length: 19.2"

    If thats what you mean by footprint, if not please do tell :D
     
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    :shock: This is gonna be a interesting build

    Where do ya plan on putting it when done? (me 1/48 B-24J takes up alot of space)
     
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    Havent though that out yet lol! It might be a father day gift to my grandfather or I will clear my dresser top.. I have little shelves in my closet that cannot hold these big boys, the single engine 1/48s are fine though
     
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    Sweet ,Gift to your Grandfather sounds good

    Can't wait to see this beast go together 8)
     
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    Cheers, yep that's what i meant by "footprint".

    A big m**f** then.
     
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    Me too!

    I gave him the P38 Lightning, a ship I bought and hand painted, a P40 awhile ago, and a small german figure. He was so excited about the P38 he went to pick it up with his giant hands and crushed the wheel bay door right off :(. No worries though, hes happy lol. This would probably make him faint, he loves the B17 also..

    @ Tony: Only ran me $24 US and I just saw some 1:32 Revell Germany for like $30, gotta love the prices!
     
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    urge to steal because of jealousy rising.... O_O
     
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    Awesome cant wait for this one mate!

    Does the kit come with a bomb trolley?
     
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    I dont think so Heinz, it might pop up but looking at the spurs im not seeing it. Probably jam the bombs in the bomb bay!
     
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    righto cheers :)
     
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    Lookin' forward to this one....take it slow and careful and you will get a great result Maglar!:D
     
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    I have this kit. I plan on building it as part of one of th future group builds. So I will be watching you for hints on how to do it.

    Here are two questions for all. Does anyone make any 305th Bomb Group decals for this kit? I would like to open the bomb bay doors. The kit has good bomb bay detail. Is there any after market details for this? I have seen detail sets for every other part of this kit.

    Bill G.
     
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    I have it too, Bill. Wondering how it'll come out.
     
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    This one's on my wishlist too, looking forward to this build! :)
     
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    Yes, there's a bomb trolley and bombs,and yes Bill, there are about three sets of PE details for this kit, covering internal and external, I think from 'Flightpath'. I cut the bomb bay doors on mine, and I'm still part way through scratch-building the framework for them - 14 years on!
    The PE sets are expensive, so you have to decide if it's worth it, as not that much can be seen of the inside, even if you stagger the waist windows as I did, to model a later version.
    With the entrance hatches cut open, a little can be seen in these areas, but the most visible is the bombardier's nose compartment, and a small amount through the radio room upper hatch. The inside of the bomb bay can only be seen via a mirror, or by turning the model upside down!
    As Wayne said, take it slow and easy, and it will be a beautiful model - bl**dy big, but beautiful!!
     
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    I've got an article on super detailing this kit if you'd like me to send them to you maglar?
     
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    I would love that Heinz. Send away, I need a little more than my talent on this beast!
     
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    And we're off boys.. Painted the wheel, painted the frames of the ball turret and dry brushed silver over it for that gunmetal look. Just noticed some flash on that 2nd turret so I fixed that. The last pic shows whats going to the airbrush booth for green zinc chromate.. looked ahead in the instructions and thought id gather all the pieces that were within a few steps to save time / paint.. [Used that elmers glue trick for the clear plastic, works weel! Just takes some time to dry before you can let go.]
     

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