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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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 30th.

The Japanese carrier ‘Hosho’ running full power trials in Tateyama Bay, Japan, 30 Nov 1922. The Hosho, translated as ‘the Phoenix flying’ was the world's first commissioned ship that was designed and built as an aircraft carrier. She was primar[...]

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 [...]

‘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[...]
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