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Total Scratch built B17G project in 1:20 scale

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Total Scratch built B17G project in 1:20 scale
Posted by Foz on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:51 AM

Hi to every one

I started this B17G project probably about 2 years ago and the initial aim was just to scratch build the front end of the Aircraft up to the upper Turret.

After I had finished it I started thinking that maybe I could continue down the fuselage building one section at a time. I knew that this would take me years but by building it in sections it would give me an opportunity to scratch build other subjects as a change.

I have completed the first section now ...including the Cockpit ,Navigation and Bombardier station ,and upper Turret position.

I do not profess to be some kind of engineer and all the models I make are built by looking at photos and trying to replicate what I see....so the model it self might not be 100% accurate...but I believe not too far out!Wink.

The materials I always use are Balsa wood...scrap plastic (Yogurt pots etc)...card ,electrical wire and anything I can find lying round the house or rubbish bin!!

Any way here are some photos of the finished front section of this B17G starting with the exterior.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the next post I would like to show you some interior shots of this first section.....

Visit my website   martinfosteraviationmodels.com

 

Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    April, 2007
  • From: Amarillo, TX.
Posted by captfue on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:20 AM

That is great work, considering the source of your material. I myself use sprue to sculpt my figers so I know the extent of work requiered to do a totale scratch build.

Rules are overrated
  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:11 AM

Looks great!  The detail is fantastic.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 1:40 PM

just simply awesome

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:08 PM

Thanks a lot for your comments ladsSmile

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:10 PM

Hey FOZ ;

 Just have to be blunt here . As one retired pro to another , Owly Chit Man ! ! Nothing short of AWESOME ! !  Tanker - Builder

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Monday, February 20, 2017 1:54 AM

Tanker - Builder

Hey FOZ ;

 Just have to be blunt here . As one retired pro to another , Owly Chit Man ! ! Nothing short of AWESOME ! !  Tanker - Builder

 

 

Thanks a lot Tanker Builder!Big Smile

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Monday, February 20, 2017 2:49 PM

Amazing!

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:43 PM

Hi guys!

 I have now replaced all the photos that were robbed from me from Photo bucket!...so now this post is hopefully back to normal!

I have completed the next phase of this scratch build...the bomb bay which I will post in the next couple of days!

Cheers

Fozzy

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:25 PM

Hi,

That looks great Surprise

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:04 AM

PFJN

Hi,

That looks great Surprise

 

 

Thanks mate!Big Smile

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:31 AM

Really nice work!  It's one thing to get the details squared away but getting the airframe... just wow.  And great work on the colors

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:09 AM

This is totally amazing to me!  When the first photos popped up on my screen, they were the middle photos, and I literally thought I was looking at actual photos of a Fort for reference.  Then I read the thread and realized these were photos of your build.  That this is all scratch built brings it to a whole new level.  Fantastic work.  Keep the photos coming as you continue your work!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:52 AM

Kind of curious on why you use balsa rather than basswood.  Or is this going to be a flying model?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:05 PM

ManCityFan

This is totally amazing to me!  When the first photos popped up on my screen, they were the middle photos, and I literally thought I was looking at actual photos of a Fort for reference.  Then I read the thread and realized these were photos of your build.  That this is all scratch built brings it to a whole new level.  Fantastic work.  Keep the photos coming as you continue your work!

 

 

Cheers D.....yes I will be posting the finished next section (the bomb bay) in the next couple of days...thanks for your words of encouragement!

Visit my website   martinfosteraviationmodels.com

 

Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:08 PM

Don Stauffer

Kind of curious on why you use balsa rather than basswood.  Or is this going to be a flying model?

 

Hi Don...no this is going to be a static display piece....I used Balsa wood rather than basswood because I am very limited to materials in the country I live.....hence building with yogurt pot plastic and odds and sods!

Visit my website   martinfosteraviationmodels.com

 

Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

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    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, November 23, 2017 9:12 PM

That is simply stunning!  Beautiful job!  I need to take some lessons on scratch building from you!

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Friday, November 24, 2017 1:00 AM

Thanks Keyda81 !

Visit my website   martinfosteraviationmodels.com

 

Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, November 24, 2017 1:54 AM

Amazing work. 

-Greg

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