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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

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Family, Friends, Food, Florida, Flying, Fun and good memories, but not necessarily in that order…..part 2

Louis Gardner was kind enough to put up with Joe Caputo and me for an entire day that turned into quite a memorable one. The tour of the American Aero Services shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL, was the icing on the cake, but most important was meet[...]

Family, Friends, Food, Florida and Flying but not necessarily in that order…..

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Jaime Carreon and Joe Caputo (fellow Imodelers) for the very first time in person. The misses and I headed to New Smyrna today with Jaime and Joe............ The first stop was a great visit at American[...]

FINALLY FINISHED

With the emphasis on the title of the article, one might think this kit was the biggest pain in the rear to ever be made, this really isn't the case. As mentioned in the previous posts, the only real issues with the kit was the bomb bay being to[...]

99% Done Academy B-17

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. Th[...]

Academy B-17 Update

Okay so i apologize for the delay in posts. The last few days have been my hectic build days to get this finally taken care of. First off, all the praise I had for the fit of the cockpit went right out the window with the fuselage being put toge[...]

On This Day…November 13th.

The HMS Ark Royal was torpedoed on the 3rd November, 1941 by German submarine U-81 just off Gibraltar in the Med where she had been engaged in reinforcing Malta's defences. Remarkably she was lost with the death of just one crew. The aircraft ca[...]

On This Day…November 11th.

Twenty one Fairey Swordfish launch from the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious for the raid on Taranto on 11th November, 1940. ...and one of the Swordfish that took place in the battle that ditched in Cefalu, Sicily. A NCO briefing his me[...]

Update on Academy B-17

So the past week and a half has been extremely busy, thus the table time had been put on hold. Managed to squeeze a few hours in tonight and got the bomb bay, pilot, co-pilot and instrument panel finished, as well as tape and prime the fuselage [...]

On This Day…October 30th.

On October 30th, 1938 Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre, New York City, staged a radio adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel 'The War of the Worlds' in an "as live" format that fooled at least some Americans into believing that Martians real[...]

Academy B-17F

Had a few minutes tonight so figured I'd open her up and get the inside of the fuselage painted up and take look at the sprues. Being my first 1/72 scale aircraft I wasnt sure what to think and honestly still don't. The directions are literally [...]