Hello all...there have been a few of us that have recently started our 1/48 B-17's and we decided to start a group build. I don't think a start/end date is apropriate in this case, considering some...including me have started our kits.
It will be a great opportunity to learn from each other, take tips and ideas to build a fabulous squadron of Fortresses. So if you have one hiding in your stash that's been calling your name, pull it out...dust it off and git er' done!
If you have started your own thread featuring your bird, please start posting updates here if you wish to.
Well, I figured I'd start it off. Here's what i've got done so far.
First, I started with the radio control room.
Next, I rocked the cockpit...Some photos of pre dry-brushing.
Post dry brushing.
After that, I tried the salt crystal method to wheather the props...
Next, I married the cockpit to the fuselage half, painted up the details and dry brushed er' up.
Well guys, that all so far...Progress is slow so far.
I look forward to seeing the progress on all the other Forts being built so far...Stay tuned!
Lots and lots of modeling involved! looks really good.
Did you use Enamel with the Salt, I dont see any discoloration like Ihave gotten before. have read enamel is actually the way to go.
Yuppers...it's Testors flat black enamel...I didn't like how the props turned out after I scraped away the salt, so I tonned it down by brushing over some of the scars, than I shot them with a dullcoat to even it all out...didn't turn out to bad.
Wow looks great!!!
What kit are you using? I am having trouble finding a 1/48 B-17 anywhere.
modlvr wrote: What kit are you using? I am having trouble finding a 1/48 B-17 anywhere.
The basis for these these builds is either the monogram/revell B-17G and Summit is building the Revell B-17F Memphis belle. I'm building 2, on is just the G OOB plus some scratch building, the other is a G being converted to an F. The B-17G kit is quite common, if you cant find it in a store, look online.
Tiny.....I'll have my pics posted here tonight. I'm in.
trexx wrote:Getting tempted with all this activity!
"If you build it".............you can post your pics here and join us.
Come to to the dark side..........and build your B-17 trexx, you know you want to.
You can do it!!!! (waterboy)
Sweet dude...looking forward to it bro.
Andy - I'm using the Monogram 1/48 "Visible" B-17G. It comes with a clear fuselage half if you'd like to see all the interior guts. I'm not gonna use the clear half....I'm gonna seal it up..that's why I'm taking plenty of pics of her. P.S The clear half is already taken...I have yet to mail it...you know who you are.
Have a look at TowerHobbies.com that is an awsome site...they have many b-17's to choose from...I just ordered a B-52 myself.
Ron - As for the instrunment pannel...I tried to paint each guage white with a silver ring...it just didn't work out. I cut and sanded off all of the guages and used the decal with some decal set. It's kinda the quick and easy way out, but I like how it looks.
Come on man...everybody's doing it...feel the peer preassure trexx...
It looks excellent! The whole plane is looking great!
Summit wrote:Yeah Trexx that Spad can wait a little longer.....Mine (Spad) is getting further out of reach on the bench Com'on Trexx and join us
Could I join if I started my Monogram 1/48 B-17 back in the 70s? The only thing touched though is two engines that have been cut off the sprue and painted. Just thought I should put this out there.
Uhh... My Spad will be built! I'm thinking of a full blown diorama with a tent hangar... After the new year, after the new year...
Trexx -I think this is more of a Build-along, Far as I know there is no Group Leader. It just happened that there were several members building B-17's and putting them into one thread seemed to make sense. I have no Problem with a partially started kit as I think the main thing is to Get them Built and Pick up Tips along the way.
Tiny - I think 1/72 should be included also , the more B-17's the Greater the Squadron
Anyone correct me if I am wrong on any of this.