B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Lots of work done over winter break.
Everything covered, except some of the fuselage (seen in pictures)
tail feathers have one coat of aerogloss dope. (thinned as always) I will dope one three coats, sanding with fine sand paper as perscribed.
everything has been built per the plans with no modifications. i will probably go for the box art paint job. i like the green with the white belly.
also i am getting the engines on. the plastics for the most part are a pain, but i have yet to see more trouble since i am not nearly done with plastic parts.
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stand by. more promised.
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby sawingman » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:39 pm

Covering job is looking really good, congratulations on the fine work.
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby B R Burns » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:31 am

Carn't see anything to be critisied, I think you are doing a great job, don't rush it (as if you would) keep up the good work.
Allways willing to learn.
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby wingnut » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:12 am

that looks great, such a beautiful plane and you're doing a real nice job with it
not your average nut.
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:12 am

Thanks everyone.

David, I am confident you have built this kit at least once. I need to know how the bottom engine half of the inboard engine goes on. The instructions always lack a good detailing as to what is to be removed from the plastic parts when they are cut off the sheets and what is meant to stay. if you could help, that would be great. Pictures would be awesome.
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:59 am

looks like im ordering a new plastic sheet to get a new bottom half of that inboard engine...

thanks David. You had to do a lot of filling in with the plastic parts huh?
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:32 pm

I have been once again very busy with school and sports and the social aspects of my life so I have not had much time to build. I had some time today to get some work done and i have been putting on a piece of tissue here and there since my last updates. I have since then finished all covering. I have to add dope to the fusselage, and wings. I have not picked a color scheme quite yet, but will soon.

David, if you could post some picures detailing the following:

L1 connected to the wing (rear of L1 and front where it is kind off the main fuselage)
I would like to see what you did with the engine + propellers

I think that is it for now. I also have to order a new plastic piece for the left inboard bottom because i messed it up with lack of instruction detailing what the plastics should look like cut out. so i will have to order online.

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sorry for the bad quality... more soon
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:19 pm

Some more work done. All but a couple of the clear plastic bits on. I havent decided if i want to add the paper patterns with clear plastic glued on them as windows yet. will decide later. i have masked off the clear windows with tape so i can spray color on without messing up my windows where i dont want paint. pretty solid so far. ordered replacement parts that i need through guillows on monday night. i havent gotten an email yet saying it was shipped like they normally do but i hope to get it by the end of the week.

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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby Pauli72 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:35 pm

Lookin' really good ADW! Have you decided on a camoflage/paint scheme yet?

Keep up the great work!
Look forward to future pic's
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:43 pm

I'm not sure on a color scheme. It's really up to the person who I am building this for.
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:19 pm

Went to the paint store and got some airbrush paint. did some color mixing and came up with satisfactory mixtures. i put 3-4 good coats of paint on top of 3 coats of dope. pretty happy with it so far. also painted inside of the engines with my airbrush. ill get decals on and ink in all of the panel lines before i assemble. i also have to add a number of details, but we will cross that bridge when we get there. for now-

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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:42 am

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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby zcoley » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:18 pm

that looks awesome!! cant wait to start doing builds like that!!
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby ADW 123 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:51 pm

start on the little ones first. they are lots of fun to build. even for static. if you are looking for a challange maybe go for WWI series. those can be a little more challanging.
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Re: B-17 Flying Fortress Build to Static

Postby zcoley » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:05 am

ok maby ill try the sop with camel. i used to play this pc game on my windows 95 and it was "redbaron 3D" a super fun game! also it was one of my fave "aircraft" :twisted: in the game.

sorry if i got off topic
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