**** DONE: 1/48 B-17G Flying Fortress - Heavy Hitters II GB

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  1. deckape

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    #1 deckape, May 8, 2013
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    MONOGRAM B-17G FLYING FORTRESS

    Username. Deckape
    Name. Franklyn
    category. advanced
    Kit. Monogram
    Scale. 1/48
    Accessories. None

    Ahoy Fellas
    Have not been here for a while Been to busy playing with my outdoor toys now its time to sit down and do something.. I elected to build the old Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress instead of the olive drab paint schedule it will be natural aluminum using kitchen foil. :p
     

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    Great to see you back mate, and good choice. It's a nice kit - still trying to figure out how and where to put mine!
     
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    Ahh the B-17, now you got my attention :)
     
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    Great to see you back!
    Looking forward to your treatment on this one.
     
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    Good to see you back Boats, and what an entry. It will be interesting to see how you work with the foil.
     
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    Made that kit years and years ago and remember it fondly. It'll be fun watching you put it together Boats.
     
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    Been wondering what happened to you Boats. Good to see you have some time to enter the GB.
     
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    Welcome back Boats. We have started missing you. Looking forward to the final effect. :thumbleft: :thumbright:
     
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    Back with a big BANG! :D
     
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    Looking forward to see the foil action too ... I have one in the stash, it takes up enough space like that lol
     
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    Ahoy great fellows
    Thank you very much for your Hardy welcoming I been busy getting my RC models ready for this summer, Now its time to settle down and get this group build underway.. I will start my build this sunday. again thank you guys for your hardy welcoming I am honored.

    Boats
     
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    Great to see you again Boats! Great subject!
     
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    We are glad you're back boats, ready for this awesome build!
     
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    You must have a bigger work area than myownself......
     
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    Ahoy fellas
    Thanks again for your Hardy Welcoming as always I am honored.


    The Build has begun


    Okay fellas the build has just begun got lots to do on this one I will take my time on this build. Before I got started on the kit it hasent changed since it first released in 1975 you can see the flash is starting to take its toll on the moldings of the kit............years before this kit was flash free now its everywhere. But with a little trimming here and there everything is restored............. Starting out with the kit is its interior parts assembled in their sib assembly form. please note that there will be no after market parts for the build everything will be built straight out of the box................... I can make it work without the aftermarket parts done it before and I can fdo it again I never was keen on the new after market parts that are offered in kits today although they enhance the model greatly. Okay after all sub interior parts have been glued down I airbrushed on the zinc chromate green I will let this dry over night and give it a wash in the morning when everything has dried.................. Here is the beginning of the build pictures more will follow as the build proceeds.


    boats:D:D:D:D
     

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    A bit of a good start Boats.
     
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    Nice start Boats.
     
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    Quite a bit done there Boats. Nice start.
     
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