Revell 1/48 B-17F "Memphis Belle"

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  1. Peebs

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    I've been sitting on this for a while, but with Tony's 1/72 'belle' diarama and Wearborg's 1/48 ' belle ' I thought it was time to join the fun.

    Having just applied some primer to my 'Boomerang' I thought I might get the Belle out and wash all the parts in preparation, so with eveyones, 'my god its huge, where ya going to put it? ' ringing in my ears, I got it out of the box.

    Now I took a comparison shot of the fuselage against a Spitfire and posted it on Tony's thread, yeah I thought, pretty big but nothing outlandish, think they might all be over reacting a bit...... and then I pulled out all the sprues.

    As my teenage daughter and her girlfriends are so fond of saying "OMG" When I saw the wing sections everyones afore mentioned " its huge" finally struck home!!!! Now Seriously, where am I going to put it??? rofl

    Here's a comparison of a wing section to the Spitfire

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    anyways, looking forward to the build.
     
  2. Peebs

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    On with the show...

    The Kit.

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    Godd onya Pete,looking forward to this one:thumbright:
    Cheers,
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    Let the fun begin!:D
     
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    Buy your paint in quarts!
     
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    Very cool, it is large indeed! Wait till you get a B-29! :lol:
     
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    Should be another Stunner!
     
  8. Peebs

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    found a bit of spare time over the last week to have a bit of fun..

    the zinc chromate green is model master, first time I've used it, came out of the airbrush well, really good coverage, suitably pleased

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    Looking good.
     
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    That IP looks alot better than the one I did up :thumbleft: Cheers
     
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    Looking great Pete!:thumbright: Wish I had the space for a 17, 24, or 29.
     
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    I've seriously thought about doing this kit, depending on finding space in the display cabinet.
    Anyway, looking good so far. I'll be watching this build with interest :)
     
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    Peebs, I'll be watching this one with interest. I'm a certified B-17 nut and have a couple of kits (the Revell 1/48 Memphis Belle and their B-17G in 1/48, and the new Revell G kit in 1/72. I'm not ready to start on these quite yet, since I've only just come back to planes after doing ships since I started modeling again a couple of years ago. I want to get a few smaller builds under my belt before I tackle these, especially since I'm wanting to add some after market to them. I'm anxious to see how you build her up. Looking great to my eye so far!

    Bob
     
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    I will be keeping an eye on this one for sure.. That is one plane that is on my radar to get built..

    my son has a WW2 plane book and there is a story about a B17 that was half-way blown up and still managed to fly home. I can't remember the name of the plane but that is the one I will want to build. anyway, sorry for the hijack and good luck on the build!
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    I had a bit of a hunt around, as you piqued my interest, came across some stuff on a B-17 "Miss Irish" that was nearly cut in two by flak, but managed to continue on, could be the one?
     
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    Had some time to do a bit of work on the belle....

    wing assembly..
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    Test fit, My Spitfire for size comparison...

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    that may be it.. sounds like it.. I will look at my son's book tonight, confirm and post a pic.. very dramatic illustration, alas not a real photograph..
     
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    Been working away in my spare time, which hasn't been much of late, The Belle is coming along nicely..

    pete

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