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Hongseob CHOI
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B-17 “The Little Miss Mischief”, 1/72 Academy

November 28, 2017 · in Aviation · · 20 · 4.7K

Yes. .
I know that It's wrong build because The Mischief was B-17G with Bubble Gun turret in her chin but This is B-17F. This is my only wanted color scheme and the Memphis bell was only kit I had already. so, it happened.

I never taught B-17 is a handsome one but it has own beauty that old american cars has.
This "the little miss Mischief" has her notable "half and half" history and often represented in many scale. I saw that famous build made with 1/32 HKmodels and I just could decide the color scheme for my first flying fortress.

Having trouble to get right decals in 1/72, I printed it on transparent decal sheet. in this case, the Pin-up girl was big problem because she's too bright (bright color's cannot be printed with normal printer because there's no ink of White color). then I printed it two, attached first one and painted white inside. and attached successive one.

Duplicolor's Chrome Effect spray is used for main color. This spray has little rough surface but present most shiny metallic finish above all can sprays that I had. Successive I weathered with Tamiya's acrylics. it doesn't sticks well in metallic surface. then you let it dry about 5 minutes and wash it with tissue or cotton swaps. easy way to get dirty NMF.
Olive drab's are brush painted Tamiya's acrylics.

It's really good to see big NMF aircraft under the sunlight.
Hope you enjoy!

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20 responses

  1. Excellent paintjob!

  2. Towards the end of the war in Europe, some B-17s had their nose turrets removed, due to our air superiority. Possibly the ball turret, as well. Lightened the aircraft. I's use that as my backstory. Good looking Fortress.

  3. That's a good-lookin' build right there..."historically accurate" or not. I like it.

  4. Very nice! Looks like a well-travelled Fortress - "it's not the years, it's the mileage."

  5. I especially like this mix-and-match NMF/OD Green scheme. Well done, Hongseob CHOI!

  6. Great B-17, nice job on the weathering!

  7. Lovely work. Very convincing.

  8. I can't comment on the accuracy but it definitely looks good!

  9. Looks good Hongseob, well done.

  10. I was looking for assembly references for this kit and I ended up getting here ... your work was very beautiful! He encouraged me to start my B-17F Academy.

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