B-17G ‘Nine O Nine’ 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group
For my first post, I wanted to present one of my favourite aircraft: The mighty B-17 G. The model is the 1/72 Revel Kit built from the box. I chose to make the famous ‘Nine O Nine’, which unfortunately crashed in October 2019. This Lady was owned by the Collings Foundation and represented the B-17G Nine O Nine, so called from her 3 last digit from her serial number 42-31909. This B-17 was serving for the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group and completed 140 war missions.
The Revel kit was really a funny build with no big deal. I was and still am disappointed with the symmetrical position of the waist gunners and the plexi from tail gunner. For the first one, I am not enough skilled to re-position it, and the second one, well I f*** up. The decal were from good quality and had no issue transferring them. For the paint, I used Humbrol Enamel (not yet used to Acrylic paints) Clear from the same maker, and AK matt varnish. The olive drab coloured should have been lighter but was too late when noticed. Next build I take a picture on the bench of the real aircraft to avoid this mistake.
Hope you enjoy.
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