‘An Inglorious End’ – Scratch built 1/32 B-17 Fortress Diorama
Hi guys – this is one I finished last year. It’s a 1/32 Fortress, scratch built and based on the old Combat Models vacform. Total construction time was 18 months. The HK Models kit was released about a year into the project, and my build features a couple of pieces from that kit (like the tailwheel) but 99% is built from scratch. The model is fully detailed inside and out (apart from the bomb bay) and the entire thing is skinned in pewter sheet. The trailer is scratchbuilt, the Diamond T wrecker is from the Accurate Armour 1/35 kit and the jeep is Tamiya 1/35 with Eduard etched detail set. Figures are cannibalised from Zoukei Mura and the spares box.
The dio took a gold medal at last years IPMS UK Nationals. I haven’t had chance to enter it in any more competitions due to the logistics of getting it there (I don’t drive and the dio base alone is 3 feet by 1 and a half feet).
The diorama was also featured recently in a two part article in issues 55 and 56 of AIR Modeller Magazine – both issues are still available in paper and digital format here:
The images are a selection from those which were professionally taken for the magazine.
Finally, you can check out the whole build article here:
Thanks for looking!
25 additional images. Click to enlarge.