Revell's 1:48 B-17G

GaryG64

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This is the first model I started after a many year hiatus.
The maps are actual maps from the Internet that I shrank down to fit on the navigator's table. I painted the first coat of chrome to simulate aluminum I let it dry for about a week then painted the olive drab and let that dry for a few days. I put masking tape down to paint the wingtip red. I didn't think the tape would have ripped off the OD coat! However, it gave a really cool and distressed look. I might have gone overboard distressing some areas though.
I'm going to start back on this build tonight.
 

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This is the first model I started after a many year hiatus.
The maps are actual maps from the Internet that I shrank down to fit on the navigator's table. I painted the first coat of chrome to simulate aluminum I let it dry for about a week then painted the olive drab and let that dry for a few days. I put masking tape down to paint the wingtip red. I didn't think the tape would have ripped off the OD coat! However, it gave a really cool and distressed look. I might have gone overboard distressing some areas though.
I'm going to start back on this build tonight.
Looking good, love the maps as adds a nice touch.
Irishvic/Pantherman
 
This is the first model I started after a many year hiatus.
The maps are actual maps from the Internet that I shrank down to fit on the navigator's table. I painted the first coat of chrome to simulate aluminum I let it dry for about a week then painted the olive drab and let that dry for a few days. I put masking tape down to paint the wingtip red. I didn't think the tape would have ripped off the OD coat! However, it gave a really cool and distressed look. I might have gone overboard distressing some areas though.
I'm going to start back on this build tonight.
Why do we go through so much detail knowing that all of our painstaking work might never be seen?
I always find a hidden place to sign it and date I started the model or finished. But I wish the work were able to be seen.
The cockpit has been fitted with after market from Eudard PE ss well as all other areas in the plane. The radio room has printed documents.
 

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Great job.

Love the details

Things like this make me wind up buying a second model with the thought of doing one as a cutaway :D
Thank you. I'd like to get an Ohio class sub and display both halves. Maybe install some recessed rice lights.
 
" Why do we go through so much detail knowing that all of our painstaking work might never be seen? "

That's the great thing about this site . You can show off all that detail , for years to come , before it gets entombed out of of view forever more .
 
Why do we go through so much detail knowing that all of our painstaking work might never be seen?...
The answer is the same today, as when I first built that kid in 1978: Because I know it's there!
Nice progress! This is a decent kit and I think it still holds up well today.
 
This is the first model I started after a many year hiatus.
The maps are actual maps from the Internet that I shrank down to fit on the navigator's table. I painted the first coat of chrome to simulate aluminum I let it dry for about a week then painted the olive drab and let that dry for a few days. I put masking tape down to paint the wingtip red. I didn't think the tape would have ripped off the OD coat! However, it gave a really cool and distressed look. I might have gone overboard distressing some areas though.
I'm going to start back on this build tonight.
I just noticed I have 2 builds on the table.
Along with the B-17 is a Fw 190A-8 Focke-Wulf. I believe it is a eduard model. I've attached some pics of the cockpit.
 

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B-17 update — I was ready to connect the two halves together but before that I need to attach the interior windows. But unfortunately I have a problem with the 'ol girl......
I've misplaced all of her windows. I know that sprue has to be in this tiny room someplace.

Looks like that's one way to get me to clean up my cave.:rolleyes:
 
Any luck with the windows?
Unfortunately, not yet. :(
I'm not giving up yet because I know they are in that room somewhere.
I might do some searching tomorrow because I'd really like to get that plane finished.
 

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