1/48 scale Revell B17-G Crash Landing Diorama

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  1. Fighter Jock

    Fighter Jock New Member

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    I got an old 1/48 scale Revell B-17G for Christmas this year and I've always wanted to build my own version of Shepard Paine's crash landing diorama. I have a book in my collection called "Strangers in a Strange Land" it's about allied aircraft captured by the Germans in WW2. It has a lot of pictures of crashed B-17s with Luftwaffe personnel and vehicles. I'm planning to do a diorama like that I will post some pictures as soon as I can.

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    This is the diorama by Shepard Paine

    I'm thinking about getting this to use as the vehicle in the diorama, that way I get both the car and some figures.

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    This should be very cool. Good luck.

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    Very cool idea, looking forward to it.
     
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    Sounds great. Good luck with it!
     
  6. Fighter Jock

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    I have a few pictures to post of the plane I don't have the staff car and figures yet and I need them to start on the base. I'm planning to have the plane crashed in a farmers plowed field somewhere in occupied France. Having just torn the starboard outer wing panel off in a stand of trees. I still need to do a little more weathering to the plane yet but it's just about done. Now all I need is the car and figures so I can finish this project up.


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    I'm thinking about making the base look like this picture.

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    Great work. Very convincing damage.
     
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    That looks pretty darn cool!
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    Good work so far!
     
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    Nicely done so far!
     
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    Looking good! And I built that 1/48th Citroen a while back. It's a beautiful little model. Should make a fine addition to the diorama.
     
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    Good stuff so far. And I agree, the little Citroen is a nice kit.
     
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  17. Fighter Jock

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    Thanks for the comments guys, I'm still waiting for the 1/48th scale Citroen kit to arrive at my LHS I have started on the ground work though adding a couple of intact trees and some torn up ones. I will try to post more pictures next week of what I have done on the base.
     
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