Author Topic: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72  (Read 1494 times)

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« on: August 01, 2020, 04:56:06 PM »
Hi all,
i'm started to build this kit:


to make this model:
[url=http://www.americanairmuseum.com/sites/default/files/freeman/media-388047.jpg]


A quick look inside the box:


















Aftermarkets...






Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 05:06:09 PM »
First steps












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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 05:06:37 PM »
Cockpit phase 1




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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 07:50:05 PM »
Well that is a hell of a start.. nice office work.

I looked at the parts and then thought back to the venerable original "Bit 0 Lace" Airfix B-17G.. that new mould looks fantastic.

Looking forward to seeing this evolve.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 11:18:58 PM »
Great start, Rod! :smiley:

You're obviously a bit of a Master at the aftermarket stuff! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 03:34:15 AM »
Looking good
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 06:58:23 AM »
This is gonna be good!  :smiley:
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Offline Retired In Kalifornia

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 08:50:12 AM »
Airfix to their credit has retooled several of their modeling subject mainstays including the Boeing B-17G myself having built a number of their venerable 1962-vintage Boeing B-17G kits it coming on the market same year as the marginally better-tooled Revell B-17F "Memphis Belle" building a couple of them as well. Larger late 1950s & 1960s Airfix airplane models featured moveable ailerons, elevators & rudders, Revell's did as well, Revell of Germany "continuing the tradition" over the last many years retooling some of their more popular modeling subjects.

Alas I'm not going to build any more B-17s, hands are full wanting to build limited series of Luftwaffe & 1940 Battle of France Armee de l'Air 1/72 scale aircraft end of this year into 2021 before "permanently retiring" from hobby modeling in 2022 barring any new or desired re-issue pre & WWII Italian military aircraft subjects, possibly somebody's P-40B/C as a wildcard.

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 06:00:26 PM »
Cockpit phase 2  ;)

I'm waiting the Quickboost Oxygen Cylinders to complete the cabin build ...






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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 01:41:06 AM »
The cockpit looks fantastic and the new Airfix kit is such a huge improvement over their ancient B-17. It really is good to see them re-tool so many of their older subjects.

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 06:06:00 AM »
Looking terrific.

Well on the way to producing a scale replica.

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 07:03:27 AM »
Damn, that's looking beautiful!!

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2020, 07:07:59 AM »
Too dang detailed to button all that up in final assembly.  :smiley:

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2020, 06:22:21 AM »
Bomb bay PE Components








Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2020, 01:27:09 AM »
Bomb Bay assembled and ... ready for the bombs













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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2020, 05:04:24 AM »
Wow! Please tell us that you've got some way of making all this gorgeous detail visible when she's done  :smiley:
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2020, 06:28:56 PM »
... before the final assembly







Bomb Bay bottom view




View from above

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2020, 07:28:36 PM »
Wow! Very nice! 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2020, 06:16:42 AM »
Really is a sweet looking kit for 1/72

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2020, 10:06:47 PM »
Bomb Bay assembled and other details applied






Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2020, 11:41:34 PM »
All that awesome detail that'll be hidden from view! :o

But, I understand, at least you will know it's in there! 8)

Loving your work, Rod! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2020, 03:41:50 AM »
Interior details applied (including Elsan toilet  :D) except for guns and ammunitions ..

Right side


Left side
[Left side




Rear interior










Front interior




« Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 03:05:07 PM by Rod The Fixer »

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2020, 08:49:49 AM »
Consider saving as inside fuselage model.  Build another for the outside.  ???

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2020, 11:07:29 AM »
That deserves to be a cut away or have removable sections. It would be a real shame to cover up all of that fantastic work.

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2020, 11:50:26 AM »
Stellar.. really well done