Another 120mm resin Verlinden figure, this one is a crewman of the famous Memphis Belle B-17 bomber, the 1st one to have successfuly finished 25 missions (which allowed the crew members to "retire", back to the US; some did it, but others volunt[...]
No nose art forum would be complete without a B-17 in it, as that airplane is pretty much the poster child for that genre. Look for nose art on any search engine and chances are the first hit you'll get will be a B-17.
After the Monogram Musta[...]
The Monogram B-17G was the first big multi-engine aircraft model that I ever built when I was a kid. It was big and it had a lot of guns. The bomb bay could not be displayed open, but that was never a concern back then. Also, it had ground crew [...]
This is about a model I want to build.
As my profile indicates, I am a college professor. This past semester I was chatting with one of my students, one Andrew Schaffner, himself a veteran of Afghanistan. He mentioned that his grandfather flew [...]
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-[...]
First I present the "Betty-L":
Why this plane there in particular? Well I like to make assemblies that have a history; this "anonymous" plane among so many others will have paid the high price during one of the many missions realized by[...]
Following on from last week's post on my RAF Fortress III, I said that when the new issue of AMW was out I'd post some detail photos. Well the new issue is out tomorrow so here are the photos as promised. This is a 1:72 kit so you are seeing som[...]
This is my first post in a while, I've been busy building though. This is the Airfix 1:72 B-17 built from the new kit which is a 100 Group RAF Fortress III version. This has all the Eduard sets - yes, every single one, including the brassin engi[...]
Well here she is, mostly out of the box, I did use a squadron main canopy, Eduard ignition harnesses, and a Cheyenne tail turret from the Monogram Pro Modeler kit, graciously donated to me by a Hyperscaler. I did not build her as any particular[...]