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Old 09-04-2022, 10:44 AM
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1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow

A bit behind, but that's the way it goes. I finally finished my repaint of Bruno's (Scissors and Planes) B-17.

B-17F, 42-3441, was part of the replacement squadron for the 384th Bomb Group.
Formerly known as "Patches 2", the aircraft was retired from combat and painted as the assembly aircraft for the 384th.

Rescaling the kit down to 1/144, gives a wingspan of 8.65 inches. I started with the engine fronts,
utilizing the optional cylinders. This followed with the nacelles, and major airframe assemblies.

1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-eng-front.jpg1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-sub-assy.jpg

From here, nothing special in the construction. Pictures show this
aircraft without turrets, so that is how I modeled it. Turrets are
included for modeling the aircraft with turrets.

Except the propeller construction. Four props, four alignment jigs. Just seemed to make sense to do them all at once.

1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-prop-tool.jpg

And the finished construction.
1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-port-fwd.jpg1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-port-aft.jpg1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-aft.jpg1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-stbd-aft.jpg1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-stbd-fwd.jpg1/144 B-17 Spotted Cow-compare.jpg

And, 661. Someone will ask!
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Old 09-04-2022, 02:13 PM
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Beautifully done, Ray!

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Old 09-04-2022, 03:36 PM
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Fantastic model Ray! Unusual subject! Common see B-24 in this job, B-17 are very rare!

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Old 09-04-2022, 05:41 PM
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Echoing Don and Pér's comments here. Nice work Ray. Those engines turned out great.

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Old 09-05-2022, 12:16 AM
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Excellent work! Your builds are inspiring and always a joy to look at.
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Old 09-05-2022, 02:55 AM
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super nice job, I like all b-17 models and schemes, congrats
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Old 09-05-2022, 06:22 AM
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Don, Pericles, Garry, David and Diego, thank you very much! I
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:19 AM
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Nice recolor. Wasn't this B-17 originally in bare metal finish? I like the engines but have no patience for such small details. I found front pictures of a radial engines and I use them in most of my builds.
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Old 09-07-2022, 02:18 PM
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I just bought this beauty from ecard models, here a real colorized picture of the bird:
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Karol, Diego, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.
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