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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Revell’s 1/48 B-17F/G Flying Fortress “Mini Movie Memphis Belle”

I'm a volunteer at National Warplane Museum in Geneseo NY. I have the opportunity to work on some the aircraft there. I took a flight on their flagship aircraft in the summer of 2018. A 1943 Douglas C-47 Skytrain named Whiskey 7. A true D-Da[...]

Revell 1/48 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 15th AF

All good big Revell kits come in three ;-D built by my father 4 years ago as part of our still ongoing theme "Airwar over Austria". Revell USA kit with Superscale decals and Gunze/Tamiya acrylics. Regarding that the molds are from the mid 70ies[...]

1/72 Scale Academy B-17G converted to a YB-17G

After years of building models I knew everything....hum-bug! I found a photo on the web of a "YB-17G Flying Fortress." As lot's of modeler's say: "I gotta have that kit," but there is no YB-17G kit available. For me that was not a problem, so I[...]

1/144 SCALE REVELL DC-10/30 ARROW CARGO – Last Part

The last part of this model build deals with finishing the panel line's on the aft top section of the model which incorporates the 3rd engine and tail plane. Since I have to roll my masking tape around the engine housing I choose to use my "oran[...]

Airfix B-17G Anxious Angel

This is the Airfix B-17G, which represents a late production Fortress with the Cheyenne tail turret and staggered waist gun positions. This is a nice kit right out of the box, I added a few aftermarket bits but you would still get a nice build [...]

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[...]