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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress – a four-engine heavy bomber that gained immortal fame in an air war against Germany.

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‘A Higher Call’ – the very best of humanity in the very worst of times.

I think most people on iModeler will know of the story of Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler. On the return journey home from a bombing raid on Germany in December 1943, 20 year old pilot Charlie Brown nursed his critically injured B-17 towa[...]

Big Friend,…Little Friend

One of the fun things of belonging to a club is the “Club Projects” that pop up throughout the year. So it was that one of my clubs (We are blessed here in Florida with many such clubs) decided it would be fun to give everyone a 2x2x2 inch wo[...]

1:72 Revell B-17G ‘Little Miss Mischief’

Probably my best build for 2013 and the best competition result of any kit I've built. She took Best in show at the Daymns Hall Show in August 2013. I researched LMM for this build and here is the concise version of my findings: "Lt Paul McDow[...]

Revell B-17G “A Bit-o-lace” (1/72)

Finally finished third piece of this Revell gift set. I think now i will take a break from airplanes for a few years, and focus on ships, haha. I won't write much about this model because I really debated with myself should I put pictures of it,[...]

HK Models B-17G ‘Aluminium Overcast’

I've been working on this project on and off for the last year or so, and finally applied the finishing touches this weekend. The HK Models kit needs no introduction and was for the second time, a joy to build. Having seen a few of these kits m[...]

1/48 Monogram B-17G “Nine-O-Nine”

Finally got this finished. I don't usually attempt to replicate an actual aircraft, but this one I did - sorta. I'm quite sure there are a few nuances that are 'different' than the Collings Foundation bird, but I tried. At least I'm happy with[...]

1/48 PB-1W Conversion

This conversion languished for a very long time- about 4 years. I got the Paragon PB-1W Conversion, and a Monogram 1/48 B-17G, then the kit and conversion sat, and sat. I got hold of a great reference book- "B-17 In Blue: The Flying Fortress [...]