The Flying Fortress Channel at iModeler

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

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Academy B-17E in the Hawaiian Air Depot Scheme in 1/72 Scale

Here is another Flying Fortress in the Hawaiian Air Depot camouflage, this time serial 41-2437. This is one of two HAD scheme Fortresses seen in John Ford's documentary film of the Battle of Midway. The U. S. national markings were modified by[...]

Academy B-17C/D in the Hawaiian Air Depot Scheme in 1/72 Scale

In the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack much of the American airpower in the Pacific lay wrecked, caught on the ground by the Japanese assault. Planes lined up in neat rows alongside airfields proved easy targets for bombers and strafing fi[...]

On This Day…June 4th.

There’s not much left one can say about Midway. My approach to this singular conflict is try and set up this first day of battle proper, and let the images tell the rest of the tale. Early on June 4th, Vice Admiral Nagumo launched his attac[...]

On This Day…May 31st.

British Expeditionary Forces try to stand down after being evacuated from Dunkirk, May 31st, 1940. ____________________ By the date alone, you can see where this story is heading to. US. Army Air Force Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress bombers of[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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