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99% Done Academy B-17

This article is part of a series:
  1. Academy B-17F
  2. Update on Academy B-17
  3. Academy B-17 Update
  4. 99% Done Academy B-17
  5. Finally finished

Engines, glass, nose, turrets, etc are all added in these photos! Extremely happy with how the kit is turning out minus the gap issues throughout. The “glass” is the toughest part in terms of painting and getting into their respective spaces. The hardest part with the last steps in this kit is the tail gunners position due to the plastic tail pieces not fitting around the gun ports correctly. Also must note, when building this kit, the instruction sheet only shows the “Memphis Belle” not the alternative of “Miss Ouachita” so it is important to use the internet to really get an idea of what to look for. Had to create two extra gun ports in the nose to accommodate some .50’s that were NOT shown in the instruction sheet. Decals go on tonight and an appropriate update will be done to show the finished kit. Any comments or tips are welcome please!

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Academy B-17F Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle"

1 response to 99% Done Academy B-17

  1. Excellent work, Dylan. And congatulations on keeping such a clean and well organised bench (had to say it, it is a beautiful thing to see…). Look forward to more.


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