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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

  • Member since
    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

Visit my website   martinfosteraviationmodels.com

 

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

Visit my website   martinfosteraviationmodels.com

 

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

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

Amazing!

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