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Tabletop Gaming, Models, and Minis => Modelling and Miniatures => Topic started by: JudgeDredd on July 05, 2012, 02:13:24 PM

Title: B-17F - My next project
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 05, 2012, 02:13:24 PM
This is my next project. Unfortunately, looking in the box the model looks a little simple, the instructions look VERY simple and there's a couple of bits I'm not overly impressed with - but that's looking at it as a kit...it may well fit well together.

The Stuka I had (put pictures up of) was an Academy model and I remember thinking it fitted quite well together - so I could be worrying about nothing here...

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q499/wmar1967/Models/P7050002.jpg)
Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 05, 2012, 02:19:45 PM
This is one done by Peter Kormos and he has pictures of it at Hyperscale http://hsfeatures.com/features04/b17gpk_1.htm (http://hsfeatures.com/features04/b17gpk_1.htm)

again - this is not mine!
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q499/wmar1967/Models/B17pk_13.jpg)
Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: Staggerwing on July 05, 2012, 02:31:32 PM
This is one done by Peter Kormos and he has pictures of it at Hyperscale http://hsfeatures.com/features04/b17gpk_1.htm (http://hsfeatures.com/features04/b17gpk_1.htm)

again - this is not mine!
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q499/wmar1967/Models/B17pk_13.jpg)

Cool! That plane would have been part of KG 200 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampfgeschwader_200), a Luftwaffe unit that flew mainly captured aircraft for a number of clandestine missions as well as deploying experiments such as Mistel.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/B17_kg200.jpg)
Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 05, 2012, 02:55:20 PM
Bang on Staggerwing.

Of course, I'm not doing that version. I'll do the one that comes out the box. That way, comparison is more difficult  :P
Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: JudgeDredd on August 26, 2013, 02:26:09 PM
Might as well update this one too...unfortunately this one has since met it's demise - but I learned quite a bit doing it.

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Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: Staggerwing on August 26, 2013, 03:59:16 PM
What happened? Did you let your nephews play with it?
Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: JudgeDredd on August 26, 2013, 04:07:09 PM
No - it got knocked off the windowsill several times - and it wasn't a very "strong" build anyway. Also one of the undercarriage actually broke at the strut section.

I decided to chuck it and I will be getting a better build one day
Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: Staggerwing on August 26, 2013, 04:19:07 PM
I built a 1/32 scale Fort back when I was a teen. Damn thing was so big I had to hang it from the ceiling when done since I had no shelf wide enough. I also recall building a 1/24 Stuka while in my 20's but never quite finished it. In my mind's eye it was only slightly smaller than the Datsun B210 I was driving back then.
Title: Re: B-17F - My next project
Post by: JudgeDredd on August 27, 2013, 12:29:22 AM
lol. I'm not sure what scale they were - probably 1/24 - but I've had a Stuka and a Messerschmitt when I was younger (but working age - you just couldn't afford that kind of model if you weren't working and my mum and dad couldn't) and from what I remember I never finished either of those.

You tend to think the bigger they are the easier they are to build - and that's true in part, at least from a "fiddly bits" perspective - but they have such detail your painting has to be exceptional and you need to have considerable staying power.

I think I've found a balance with 1:48 for aircraft and 1:35 for AFV's. My fingers are too big and my eyesight is too bad for 1:72 now.