Dirk's 1/144 Crown B-17G "We're Going Down!"

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  1. dirkpitt289

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    After a very long time on the bench and many iterations of what I was going to do with this one I'm finally calling this one done.

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    Looking very interesting. I like the idea of burning engine. :thumbright:
     
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    Looks interesting Dirk but it looks like to much red(red a weak flame?) to me atleast in the flame.The last two pics are the most convincing me thinks.;)
     
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    That's different!
     
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    Yeah , not a bad effort!
     
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    Cool Dirk. What did you use to make the flame/smoke?
     
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    I was thinking insulating foam in a can, right?
    But, how to keep it in place while drying....?
     
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    You can almost hear the screams from the crew as they know they're about to die.... Nicely done, Dirk.
     
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    Wild !
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    That looks a hell of a lot better than my cotton balls on a string!
     
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    Nicely done Dirk!
     
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    Nice one Dirk!

    Like Kevin said, like those last 2 pics as well!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. The smoke and flame was created by using a product called great stuff. If you've ever used this stuff before you know its not easy to use. when squirted it spreads like locust. What I did was using an old 1 x 6 board as a table (don't use anything you would keep) I started a controlled squirt and dragged the can back till it trailed off. I then let it sit over night. Once dry they pop right off the board with little pressure. I made several trails so I had some to choose from and play with should I screw one up. Do yourself a favor. If you use this product DON'T get it on your hands. its a bitch to get off. Also usually this is a one shot deal. 9 out of 10 times the nozzle clogs and the can is garbage after that.

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    here were the test trails I made. I now have several in a shoe box in case I ever need any again. Once I found the one I liked I cut and carved it until it fit the way I wanted it. Then painted it.

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    That is very cool Dirk.

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    Sure is. Ingenious. And unlike my stoopid cotton ball idea, easy to clean dust off of it.
     
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    That looks really cool Dirk, awesome!
     
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    great little vignette! An unfotunate end to many crew's - lest we forget!
     
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    Which was the reason for this build. So we don't forget what those fly boys went through. There was a cost for this freedom we all enjoy today.
     
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    That's cool. Well done, Dirk!
     
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