****FINSHED B-17E BLUE GOOSE, 11th BG, 7th AF

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    #1 DBII, Sep 3, 2009
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    DBII, (David)
    Beginer level
    Revell B-17F converted to B-17E
    1/72 scale.


    Based on information found in Air Force Colors Vol 3, Squadron Signal publishing.

    A single B-17 E, #41-2616, was painted overall blue at the Hawaiian Air Depot as a test for over water patrols. The plane was assigned to the 11th BG, 7th AF. Unit members reported that the plane drew enemy fire during missions. The plane was lost over Shortland Harbour on 29 Sept 1942
     

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    Nice Flying Fortress. Very nice indeed. 8):D:thumbright:
     
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    Well Done DBII - that '17 looks great!

    Cheers

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    Thanks, I still have a log way to go. Wurger and the rest of the master model makers have give me much needed instruction.

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    Man, she came out alot better lookin than u let on David, great job man.... Didnt know also that u were in the beginner level.....
     
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    Thank you. The lack of a close up lens hides some problem areas. It is the first plane I have completed in over 30 years. I guess I will move up a level for MTO.

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    Great job DB!!! Looks great 8)
     
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    thanks, B17.

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    Very nice indeed!! Way to go DB!:thumbleft:
     
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    Nicely done DB!
     
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    He did build a B17 Damn!! and it looks pretty good DB.Cheers Kevin
     
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    Fantastic work DBII!
     
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    Fantastic work DB, and excellent shots you took of the model.
     
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    Nice one mate! Looks the part alright!
     
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    Sweet work! 8)
     
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    Thanks again guys. I was surprised how different the B-17 looked in the blue. It was a this bird or one that was OD over light blue. I try and will post the history on build thread. I have the pilot info on the other B-17 but the tought of seeing an all blue B-17 was to much to pass.

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    Never seen one in Blue before....nice for a change, Good effort David!:D
     
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    Nice Job DBII. It was worth the wait through all the "I'll post pictures later" talk you kept feeding us.:D

    A+ for the Blue fort

    A+ for the lead in Drama. LOL

    I hope my "Old 666" comes out half as good and I look forward to your next build
     
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