B17 G Flying Fortress

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B17 G Flying Fortress

Post by Niner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:00 pm

I was gifted a model kit recently. I'll try to put it together as soon as I can get some glue. Might need Arch to give me some instructive advice.
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Post by DuncaninFrance » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:16 pm

Oooooo, I spent many happy hours building plastic kits of aircraft, ships and even guns. Revell, Airfix, and a Japanese make which I can't remember - maybe Aurora........
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Re: B17 G Flying Fortress

Post by Niner Delta » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:33 pm

Nice model, Revell has always been one of the top model makers, the later B-17G has the chin turret.
When my boys were young we would do these model airplane kits and hang them from their bedroom ceilings.
I think the hardest part was painting them...... :D

Duncan, the names I remember were Hasegawa and Tamiya.

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Re: B17 G Flying Fortress

Post by Niner » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:47 pm

When I was in middle school and until I was 16 or 17 ...give or take... I used to love building ship models from kits. I had several. The CSS Alabama, the Kearsarge, the Thermopylae clipper ship. They were fairly large scale and the hulls were about 30 inches long. Later in life I gave the Alabama and the Kearsarge to my wife's younger brothers back when we first got engaged. I gave the Thermopylae away too, to somebody.

Once, thirty or so years ago during a time of unemployment I built a model of the Tennessee Confederate ironclad from scrap wood. It's in the garage housing no telling what assortment of vermin now days.

I posted a photo of it years ago here on the site. I found it. Somewhat in bad repair then and probably worse now.
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Re: B17 G Flying Fortress

Post by DuncaninFrance » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:30 am

I remember Tamiya but not Hasegawa. There was a French kit maker called Heller.
Most of my models were ships and I remember my mum complaining about the dust they used to collect , especially sailing ships!!
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Post by Niner » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:03 am

Sailing ships with plastic sails. They were great for catching dust and difficult to clean. That's not to mention the dust fuzz on the rigging and rat lines.
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Re: B17 G Flying Fortress

Post by joseyclosey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:18 am

I still have some of my old 1/48 scale fighters in the loft, I also still like to peruse the model kit comics to see what the latest releases are. There's some really obscure stuff you can get these days.
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