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1:48 B-17G Flying Fortress

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: 1:48 B-17G Flying Fortress Reply with quote




















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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very nice!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicely finished!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!

Can't imagine how big that kit is being 1/48th !

With the chin turret, would this version be a B-17G?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sentsat71 asked:With the chin turret, would this version be a B-17G?


Yes it is and it has a wingspan of almost 26".
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't remember where I saw mention of a YB-17(?) that was built as a gunship and would fly with other b-17's on raids in Italy and maybe other Southern Europe targets. Would hang back to lure enemy fighters into range then open up with all the guns that plane had. IIRC, it was not set up to carry bombs, due to the added weight of the guns placed on/in the plane.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the YB-17 was the earliest version with the B-17 name... here is a link to details about it...

https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/boeing-yb-17/

And here is a link to what I think you are talking about... it was called the YB-40A...


https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=20510.0

From what I read there it actually led to the development of the B-17G!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Randy
for the links.....great info!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wifes' uncle flew 25 missions on a B-17 Flying Fortress. 25 was the max. He was an outstanding American, and a genuinely humble man. I was honored to serve as a pall bearer at his funeral. He lived to be 89 years of age. And his mind was sharp as a tack til the end. The greatest generation no doubt. Your build is outstanding.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy nice
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I remember researching that some of the late F models had the chin turret, and/or were modified to include them, too. It was standard equipment for the G model.

I did a bunch of B-17 research when I built a Memphis Belle model years back, and sadly, that one was crushed in a move.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have wanted to make one for my great grandfather because he flew these back during the war and great job
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took some friends from out of town to the Eighth Air Force museum just outside Savannah, Ga. recently and had a chance to check out the B-17 they have on display inside. I had seen it when it first arrived there but not since it's restoration. I was blown away by the job they did on it and here I am two weeks later, blown away by another one!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great job randy. how did you even paint it? my booth is way too small even for just a wing!!

joe
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrianP wrote:
I think I remember researching that some of the late F models had the chin turret, and/or were modified to include them, too. It was standard equipment for the G model.

I did a bunch of B-17 research when I built a Memphis Belle model years back, and sadly, that one was crushed in a move.


brian i think your right. i think i remember reading that a few f models were converted with the chin turret to test it out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been tempted by the 1/32 B-17 kit yet??? Looks cool!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it Randy!
Don't know how I missed this one!
My Dad was a 17 Pilot and one of his brothers was a crewman on one while the other brother was a line mechanic on them!
Unfortunately never met dad as we lost him in Korea a couple weeks before I arrived. But his brothers whom I briefly met talked about the depndability of the bird!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave Van asked:Been tempted by the 1/32 B-17 kit yet??? Looks cool!

Actually yes...however I really have no place to put it and I'm going to have to move to a smaller living place (without 1.6 acres to take care of) eventually when I get ready to retire (I'm 62 now )and am wondering if I'll have space for what I've already got!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear that Randy. WE have kept moving to progressively smaller and smaller homes and are now in a single wide mobile home.
Over 1/2 my built cars are in a closet and I gave away all my ship and aircraft builds.(12 planes and 6 ships) They now reside in different rooms in the Veterans Home.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw today there is a 1/32 Lancaster out now......I think that's bigger than a 17!!
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