Pacific Fortress-a Big ‘un…
August 14, 2013 in Aviation
Done about 4 years ago, was this Monogram 1/48 Fort. This represents a Boeing B-17F that flew in that other theatre, the Pacific. It survived 101 or so missions including skip-bombing and strafing, to be returned home to be put out to a training pasture. Man, is this kit OLD. The fit of the big parts just ain’t great, needing lots of sanding equipment. But in the end it turned out to look right. I detailed the cockpit and gunner stations some, Zotz decals were used out of a large set they sell. Pics aren’t so great as it swamped my photo area.Also included is a bonus shot of me in the custom painting area and the conditions it was painted in with my trusty Paasche H. (yes it’s a staged pic).
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