B-17F 42-29815, LG-P, Miami Clipper.....

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  1. Lucky13

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    From the 322nd BS and the 91st BG, does anyone know how missions she flew?
     

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    I'll see what I can dig out old boy.
     
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    I say, awfully cricket of you old chap, much obliged and all that rot!
     
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    Not found as much as I thought old chap. However, she was first assigned to the 308th BG on 20 April 1943, and transferred to the 91st BG at Bassingbourn on 14 September 1943. She was one of three veteran B17Fs returned to the 'States on 6 April 1944, so I'd guess that, after almost a year of operations, she would have clocked up a healthy number of sorties, and had a number of crews.
     
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    Most excellent old boy, muc obliged! Well, Kits-World do the decals for this bird and superscale do the Bobby Sox.....
     
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    Btw, can I use some of the detailing sets for the G on the F variant and then use some right size plastic rods to imitate the framework....?
     
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    Yep, most of the internals were the same or similar. As for the structural work, only a very small amount can be seen through the waist gun positions on the 'F', and the Bombardier/Nav compartment, in the nose, had padded, lined walls, so no frames showing there. As for the cockpit, b*gg*er all can be seen apart from the seats and part of the panel, and maybe the base of the top turret and that area. With the radio room upper hatch open, some stuff can be seen, but not much, and of course, if the bomb doors are open, and you turn the model upside down and squint, then some detail can be seen there!I've got loads of internal detail shots when you need them old boy!
     
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    Another Fort? Woo hoo!
     
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    Thanks awfully sport....

    Yup! Got to love the 'fort'....
     
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    as it was said, there is room for some improvements.....!

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    Some of those mouldings look rather soft - but then it is an old kit, released before the much more detailed 'G' IIRC. But I'm sure you'll improve those areas which need it, and/or can be seen. I had to give mine away to a relative's son when I moved house about 18 years ago - D*mn !! (Still got the 'G' though, even if it needs finishing!)
     
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    Already see some things needing replacement, such as wheels, guns, engines, instrument panel..... :lol: Even if an old kit, it is a nice kit nonetheless... :D
     
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    And it can look stunning when finished - although a tad large!
     
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    True, very true old chap! :lol:
     
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    Wonder if these Quickboost engines would fit the Revell F variant with a bit of trimming, seeing that they were made for the Revell/Monogram G....
     

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    Yep, shouldn't be a problem. As I mentioned earlier, all the major components in each kit match each other. For example, it would be possible to use the starboard fuselage half of the 'F', joined to the port half of the 'G', and the same with wings etc.
    The basic moulds are the same, just with changes for the type, F or G. and of course Revell and Monogram are the same company anyway !
     
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