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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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Bombs away

“Flak so thick you could walk on it” . Only over nazi Germany american B-17 dropped over 640,000 tons of bombs during the war. Estimates of German civilians killed only by Allied strategic bombing have ranged from around 350,000 to [...]

Classic Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 B-17G

Here's the vintage Hasegawa that is still being sold today. I finished it in April and on this one I photographed it outside using a Nikon film camera. An Eduard mask made it so much easier in painting the model. I did correct the [...]

'What If' Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Early production HK Models

Good day , after a long time I dared to show the finished model. It's a B-17 from HK Models in 1/48. Again, I'm excited about how well the model is made and how good it looks. It is a heavy and large piece of furniture. For the first time, [...]

Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress, "The Swoose -1944 Model" 1/48th

Well my first completion of the new year, and one that I have been working on for a longer period of time than I would like to admit. I did a build blog in the Aircraft work in progress [...]

Video: Airfix 1:72 B-17G Flying Fortress

Okay, I wasn't expecting to build two B-17's this past year. I bought this in the early summer and the more I looked at the parts the more I wanted to build this kit! I guess in a way I couldn't resist as the B-17 is my favourite [...]

B-17G ‘Nine O Nine’ 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group

Hi everybody, 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 [...]

Just arrived on my porch

From H-K. First review kit. 1/48 Kit decals for "Memphis Bell" also "Old Faithful" of the 303rd BG. Accurate clear noses for 2-gun and single-gun set-up with supporting interior structure.

Airfix Boeing B-17E Conversion “THE BLUE GOOSE” in 1/72 Scale

B-17E Flying Fortress serial number 41-2616 THE BLUE GOOSE is somewhat enigmatic due to there being no known photographs of her. What is known is that the USAAF requisitioned her from an RAF order and that she was given a unique paint job [...]

I Remade My Oldest Surviving Childhood Model Kit

An old and flawed kit, but one that has a special place in the memory banks for me - when I was 12 we were told we could have a home made mascot on our desks for end of primary school exams. I persuaded my parents to get me a Flying [...]

Magnets!

This little trick I've tried before but it suits this HK Mdels 1/48 B17 perfectly. Basically, we all get fed up with not being able to see the interior detail when we're finished. Couple of magnets stuck as shown and the top comes off and [...]