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Old 08-09-2019, 01:32 PM
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Here is one of my father with his B29 on Tinian, 676 of the 444 of the 20th. Transferred there from the CBI. The Dragon is the insignia of the 676th.

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Old 08-22-2019, 09:50 AM
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John - As I mentioned via email, I have been in touch with the Lineage and Honors Department of the Air Force Historical Agency, and hope to have an image of FEALogFor soon. Keep 'em flying! Don
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:25 PM
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John: I finally finished the Memphis Belle . . . I decided to do it in 1/72 scale for storage reasons. As expected, your kit is fabulous and the little tweaks you did with the ball turret and your wheels really add to the final product. Here are a few pictures. (I had some problems in several areas which was my fault because I was out of practice with B-17s). I also included a group picture of your B-17D and the Model 299 from FG. I will definitely do another kit in 1/48 scale: it's too good not to! Oh, BTW, the "other project" I was working on which delayed this start was Nobi's 1/100 B-52H.
Thanks again for your kits and can't wait to see what you'll do next.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:19 PM
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Outstanding job on the Memphis Belle, Elliott. You have a splendid flight of B-17s there.

Don
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:08 PM
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Nice job! It turned out very well. I do most of my builds in 1/72 scale to save room also. I usually only do a 1/48 scale build if there is some kind of structural change or a camouflage pattern that I have to be sure lines up properly. The two “shark fins” turned out really nice too! On the Model 299, did you add some kind of transparences to the waist gun positions? I’m glad you are enjoying my kits, thanks!
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:38 PM
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Thanks Don and John for the kind words.
John, I thought you would probably notice the waist gun positions were not paper . . . they are scrounged plastic from the Academy B-17B . . . they were available so I decided to give it a try. I also used the clear part for the belly gondola. I wanted to use the clear part for the radio operator's gun blister, but the Academy didn't work . . . probably because it was for a "B" and not the model 299.
I am building up quite a collection of your kits . . . let's see, I also have 3X B-24s and the JU-52 in 1/72 and in 1/48 I have 1x B-24, 2X B-17Gs, 1X B-17E and 1X B-17C. Naturally, I have all those beautiful Fokker D-VIIs from Fiddler's Green.
As you can tell, I really do enjoy your kits and look forward to making more . . . I can always find space . . . somewhere.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:56 PM
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Wow! You are a good customer! Thanks for your support!

The plastic parts worked out really well. I've got a basic B-17B designed, I just have to get the time to get some of these projects finished.

There was a woman couple of years ago at one of the Carlisle paper modeling events who made molds and then cast items made from a paper based clay substance. I’ve always wanted to see if it would be possible to cast items such as those football shaped ADF antennas with this paper clay.
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