**** DONE: 1:48 B-17G - Allied Advance and Defense of the Reich WWII.

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  1. Jeff Hunt

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    #1 Jeff Hunt, Feb 1, 2016
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    Username: Jeff Hunt
    Name: Jeff
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Monogram
    Model Type: B-17 G Flying Fortress
    Accessories: OOB


    The plan is to build her as B-17G 42-31367, " Chow Hound". This ship was assigned to the 332nd squadron of the 91st Bomb Group and flew out of Bassingbourn England.

    She was shot down on August 08th over Caen France.

    This is the plan. Chow Hound decals are the kit supplied ones and I have no telling how they will work as the kit came to me second hand. They look okay but I reserve the right to buy aftermarket decals should these ones prove faulty.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    #2 Jeff Hunt, Feb 1, 2016
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    Cheers,

    jeff
     
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    Kudos on choosing a big bomber... this one should be epic!
     
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    Good choice Jeff, and a nice kit too.
     
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    Cheers,

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    Nice one Jeff. Did this one years ago just after I returned to the hobby. I'm afraid I don't recall anything about the build but I think it went all right.


    Geo
     
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    From memory, as it's 20 years since I built mine, the only very slight problem areas are the fit on the underside of one wing, easily filled, and maybe the windscreen. The latter was slightly tricky to slip into place, without creating a 'step' on the pointed front section, but can be done with a bit of jiggling around - just take care not to stress and crack it.
     
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    Jeff, for insurance, you can try spraying a thin coat of acrylic clear coat (e.g. Future) onto your decal sheet and letting it completely dry before using the decals.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, I will try that.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Caution !
    I used Future only once, as a clear coat on decals, and found that it dissolved when the decal was immersed in water.
    As it's a wax floor polish, designed to be removed with water, this is not surprising, and I've never used it since.
    However, a standard acrylic gloss varnish is fine, and I use a spray can, sometimes Humbrol, or an artist's varnish, my most recent being Vallejo clear gloss artist's acrylic, in an aerosol spray can. This is used on any decal sheet which is even slightly suspect, especially old decals. A single coat normally does the job, sometimes a second coat, sprayed at least 15 minutes after the first coat, is applied if the decals are really aged.
    Leave the decal sheet for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer, before use.
     
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    The Monogram B-17....what a great choice!
     
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    Does clear coating the decal sheet have any effect on the decals ability to conform into the panel lines?
     
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    Not that it will be visible when the aircraft is all closed up but here is one of the radio room's bulkhead doors.

    Tried to dirty it up a smidgen.

    Cheers,

    jeff
     
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    Sweet choice on the 17 Jeff!!!
     
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    Nice choice Jeff
     
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    Good start Jeff.

    John, no, clear coating the decals shouldn't affect their ability to settle into panel lines etc. The coating should be just a light one, to hold the printed image together, and a decal solvent will work just as well as on 'normal' decals.
     
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    Great choice Jeff. I made that kit when I was about 12. I remember staring at it on the shelf at K-Mart wile saving for weeks to be able to buy it. Was your kit one of the older ones with the full color Shep Pain diorama pamphlet included? I think that pamphlet is what started me trying to do better and better models. I poked around the basement and found it, although rather worse for ware. I even used the Chow Hound decals on it.
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