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1:48 B-17 updates?

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    November, 2005
1:48 B-17 updates?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 23, 2003 11:58 PM
Before I start scratch building...

I am looking for some photo etched and resin updates for a Monogram 1:48 B-17G kit that I am converting to a late F model. I am specifically looking for...
- Sparkplug wiring harnesses
- Propeller governors
- Cockpit window frames
- Gun sights, and ammo belts
- Large oxygen bottles
- Tail landing gear and tire
- Main Tires

I know Eduard and Verlinden make upgrade kits that include some of the parts I am looking for but, I would have to buy several kits to get the exact parts I want. I have never seen prop governors, and I cannot find a kit that has sparkplug wiring harnesses. (Eduard's pictures are somewhat hard to read.)

Does anyone have a comprehensive list of all kits and manufacturers of such parts?

Thanks for any information or suggestions!
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    November, 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 24, 2003 12:31 AM
This isn't a comprehensive list of manufacturers, but try poking around the catalog at Roll Models (if you haven't already). http://www.rollmodels.com You should be able to find the engines (don't know about just the plug wiring harnesses, but they have a section for engines), ammo belts, and wheels. Lots of PE and resin. Squadron Mail Order, http://www.squadron.com has some of that stuff, too. And Meteor Productions http://meteorprod.com

I hope this points you in the right direction.
  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Monday, March 24, 2003 11:35 AM
Rocketdude gave you a good starting point to look for this stuff. Some of what you're looking for simply doesn't exist as part of an update, and the only alternative would be to scratchbuild.

And this isn't as hard as it sounds, scratchbuilding is rather easy. You just have to have a good supply of "stuff" to work with. Styrene card, strip, rod, tubing etc, as well as misc bits and pieces. Spare parts from other kits can often times be converted to what you need. Also, I have a stash of foil from wine bottles. This stuff is good for many apps.

Look around the house and see what may be useful.

Fade to Black...
  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: Syracuse, NY
Posted by ADleitch on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:32 PM
Try Flightpath they have a very good detail set for the B17, alittle pricey but well worth it.
Its Better to Burn out than to Fade Away!!!
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    November, 2005
Flightpath 1:48 B-17 updates?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 11:58 AM
leitch,

Thanks for the heads up. I found what I believe is the main site for Flightpath, but they didn't have any pictures of their B-17 detail set. I would hate to buy anything without having seen what I am getting.
The site I was at was...

http://www.djparkins.clara.net/fltpath/fp48_wwii.htm

Do you, or does anyone else know where I can see this set in detail?

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