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

Boeing B-38 Whiffer Conversion in 1/72 Scale

This is a “What If” conversion of the Academy B-17 kit into what the B-38 project might have evolved into had it gone into production. I’m not sure what it would be called, I have been thinking of it as the “Frankenfortress” but [...]

Old-skool Monogram classic: the 1/48th B-17G Flying Fortress

Evening all. My latest completion is a real classic: Monogram's 1975 edition B-17G in 1/48th scale. I actually started this a number of years ago for a previous B-17 Group Build, but got side-tracked and never finished it. However, I [...]

Revell (Monogram) 1/48 B-17G

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the USAAC. Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry, in the form of the prototype Model 299/XB-17, [...]

Boeing B17G Flying Fortress "Sally B", Revell 1/72 (No.04279 year 2012)

After receiving an invitation from Bernard @lis to participate in the fantastic B17 group build, I could simply not resist. Deciding which aircraft I wanted to build was an easy task. In 2019, together with my dad, we visited the Flying [...]

B-17 F Hasegawa, 94BG.

As you may remember, my last project was the B-17 G Airfix. Before the model was completely finished, I had the opportunity to buy the Hasegawa B-17 F on a rather occasional basis. The model of this company quite faithfully reflects the [...]

B-17G from Białogóra. B-17G Airfix Bachelor's Bride from 91 BG project .

This time I will not describe the spectacular stories of the plane. My emotional connection with the Boeing B-17 comes from my vacation days at the seaside. A few years ago I discovered in the seaside town of Białogóra an information [...]

Academy B-17F: Mediterranean Ferret

I am always looking for planes to build that are a little out of the ordinary. I came across an article in Aviation Historian about B-17Fs that were used in the Mediterranean as ferrets. A ferret is an aircraft that is designed to [...]

Bombs away (B17E diorama)

“Flak so thick you could walk on it” . Only over nazi Germany american B-17 dropped over 640,000 tons of bombs during the war. Estimates of German civilians killed only by Allied strategic bombing have ranged from around 350,000 to [...]

'What If' Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Early production HK Models

Good day , after a long time I dared to show the finished model. It's a B-17 from HK Models in 1/48. Again, I'm excited about how well the model is made and how good it looks. It is a heavy and large piece of furniture. For the first time, [...]

Video: Airfix 1:72 B-17G Flying Fortress

Okay, I wasn't expecting to build two B-17's this past year. I bought this in the early summer and the more I looked at the parts the more I wanted to build this kit! I guess in a way I couldn't resist as the B-17 is my favourite [...]