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 Post subject: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:45 am 
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Been out of the loop for quite awhile, just getting back into it all. Have to say I've missed doing the models. Here are some pics of the B- 17 I am currently working on.

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:17 pm 
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Lookin' good so far.... Is this the F model?

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:45 pm 
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That is a good start. The B17 has always been one of my favorite bombers.

What are you doing specifically as far as reinforcing the fuselage and wings?

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:01 am 
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An excellent start. This is another of those on my "must make" list.

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:34 am 
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yes, good start. That thing is going to be HUGE! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:18 pm 
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The Fort is a rather large model. It has some scaling issues throughout, but it is a solid model of my favorite plane none the less. You have a very good start going. Can't wait to see how you progress.


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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:31 am 
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Unfortunately the model has been shot down over enemy skies. My parents dog, who happens to love anything paper, got a hold of it and it is now in pieces all over my hobby room. Will need to start over. Was having issues with the wing fairings anyway, they were not fitting correctly at all. Was starting to make me mad.

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:03 am 
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If the fairings are like the ones on the 299 you can glue them together and slip them over the wing from the end. You have to do that before you install the engines though (obviously). Good luck on the new build.

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:50 pm 
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OH NO!!! I worry about my models and our rat terrorist. She will shred anything. I have to keep stuff like paper planes up where she can't get them. Sorry about the wreck. Hope the next one works OK.

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
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I know the feeling of loosing a build. My son got a hold of an MD-80 model when he was 3 (okay, I gave it to him. It was a practice build). He did this.

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He was very happy with his work.
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He's now 7 1/2 and has started building his own paper models. Now he has to worry about his little sister who is 1 1/2 and likes anything paper. She's already snagged a couple of his models.


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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:33 pm 
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My grandson works in concert with my dog ;)

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 Post subject: Re: B 17 Build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:46 pm 
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I know the feeling myself guys. I built a Viking ship, it was plastic, and I went to school the next morning and my dog came into my bedroom and decided the ship looked very appetizing. So he got on his back legs and took the ship off the table and had quite the snack. This was my first attempt at building a ship with all the rigging, blocks and sail. It was demolished beyond repair. I was not a happy camper that day, and Pepe the dog was not allowed in my room unless I was home.

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