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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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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 at th[...]

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 Fortress mod[...]

Well Time to get AMBITIOUS! A Little Help Please.

Well I finally finish a model after a five year hiatus, and have already have my next project planned. Actually I had it planned and even started before. Of course now that I have already finished 90% or my re-scribing I see a new 1/48 B-17 ha[...]

End of the decade, add our favorite builds..

I have seen a few "All Decade" sports lists the past few days, so I thought maybe it would be fun to post pictures of our favorite builds of the past 10 years. Sadly some of mine died a grisly death at the hands of movers when I retired from th[...]

Revell 1/48 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 15th AF

All good big Revell kits come in three ;-D built by my father 4 years ago as part of our still ongoing theme "Airwar over Austria". Revell USA kit with Superscale decals and Gunze/Tamiya acrylics. Regarding that the molds are from the mid 70ies[...]

Revell/Monogram 1/48 B-17G

Let me prelude this by saying this is an older build– from 2005, in fact. It's spent the last 14 years in a box under the stairs, but this weekend I dug it out and decided to shoot some new photos of it. There are plenty of things I'd do differ[...]

9-0-9 has crashed

Sad news. Flew with her 10 years ago. What's a real "joy killer" is the thought it was some 70-year old $5 part that failed, as a warbird restorer friend told me a few years ago was going to be the cause of the end of warbirds. The entire B-[...]

Panels and rivets

Hi to all seekers of detail in our models. In starting up again in model making , this since my childhood and teenage years ! I have been awed in the level of detailing that one can do now having pushed the rendering to such realism that it begs[...]

Where It All Started

Traveled up the road to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport to see the 1911 Wright Flyer replica, and climb through some of the Collins Foundation aircraft. They were also selling rides on all aircraft today. Not spacious by any imagination, I couldn[...]

Matchbox B-17G: Fools Rush In Where Wise Men Fear To Tread

The B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the iconic aircraft of World War 2 and easily one of the most recognizable bomber type in the world (although fans of the Lancaster might have something to say about that.) When it first flew in combat with th[...]