RAF Fortress III Detail Photos
Following on from last week’s post on my RAF Fortress III, I said that when the new issue of AMW was out I’d post some detail photos. Well the new issue is out tomorrow so here are the photos as promised. This is a 1:72 kit so you are seeing some extreme close ups here, mostly shot with a 60mm Nikkor macro lens on a Nikon D7100. On the originals its possible to read the stencil data on the props! So what yo see on your screen is probably several times life size. While the photos cant show you the interior that well, it does give a hint of what is in there.
The engines and bomb bay are somewhat more visible. these were both complex areas to assemble, the bomb bay has some very difficult parts to fold up. The ignition harnesses on the engines was assembled with the engines in a small vice and two sets of tweezers were used to gently tease the leads into place. I hope this gives some sense of the work that went into this model and you enjoy looking at the pictures.
7 additional images. Click to enlarge.