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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.

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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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« 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








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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







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View from above

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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)
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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






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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

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2020, 04:24:36 PM »
That level of detail is stunning, it's a shame a lot of it will not be visible when you close the fuselage, but you know it's there and you have the photos to prove it

Excellent work  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2020, 02:24:53 AM »
You should really be building this kit:

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2020, 08:14:11 PM »
That level of detail is staggering. The patience to get that etch to sit right. Awesome.

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2020, 12:20:26 AM »
Wings improvements ...










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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2020, 07:38:40 AM »
This is pretty spectacular.  :icon_surprised:
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2020, 06:17:27 PM »
To quote a deceased Australian compatriot, "Crikey!" :icon_surprised: :icon_alabanza:
"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 #31 on: August 23, 2020, 06:05:59 AM »
To quote a deceased Australian compatriot, "Crikey!" :icon_surprised: :icon_alabanza:

I found the correct definition (I hope)  :smiley:

Crikey: True Aussies use it when they're generally suprised or shocked.

But you intrigued me (sorry I'm Italian...) who is your compatriot, Steve Irwin?

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2020, 08:00:37 PM »
But you intrigued me (sorry I'm Italian...) who is your compatriot, Steve Irwin?

Compatriot = countryman = person of the same nationality


So, yes, Steve Irwin. ;)
"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 #33 on: September 03, 2020, 12:40:23 AM »
Assembling machine guns ...



Machine gun barrels set


Machine guns assembled


Machine guns mounted











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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2020, 05:47:46 PM »
You're assembling machine-guns, in resin & PE, in 1/72 scale? ???

I can barely cope with that in 1/35 & 1/48! :o

Worship is next on the list, me thinks. :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2020, 08:45:11 PM »
This is pretty spectacular.  :icon_surprised:

And it keeps getting better.  8)
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2020, 02:40:34 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2020, 10:57:35 PM »
And after a long, patient assembling work ...













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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2020, 01:36:48 AM »
And after a long, patient assembling work ...

... almost all of that exquisite detail is lost to sight! :o
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2020, 01:57:28 PM »
Easy fix, $40K on a videoscope

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2020, 05:56:39 PM »
Tail Turret before the assembly



Kit ready for the black primer















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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2020, 07:27:44 PM »
Ok, looking forward to the next bit.
This has been a great build so far :smiley:

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2020, 02:43:10 PM »
 8) 8)
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2020, 03:20:09 PM »
Way excellent.....  did I mention is beyond the call of duty ?

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2020, 11:34:08 PM »
The kit after a Black Primer layer

















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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2020, 07:39:14 AM »
Sinister!  :icon_vader:
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2020, 09:54:14 AM »
Black Op's B-17! ;D
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2020, 05:05:41 PM »
Black Op's B-17! ;D

Yep, first post war Black Op's squadron !
Was involved with Roswell.
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2020, 07:37:08 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:

Yep, still loving it

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2020, 12:40:26 AM »
I concur with Groundskeeper Willie!

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2020, 10:38:53 PM »
From Black op's to ... sparkling aluminum  ;)











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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2020, 01:33:12 AM »
 :smiley: 8)
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2020, 05:16:39 AM »
 So bright, I gotta wear shades!   8) 8)

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2020, 08:16:27 AM »
Nice stuff.

paint work is very good, nice and subtle tonal changes

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2020, 04:53:51 AM »
Another step ...














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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2020, 06:55:04 AM »
Annnd still looking fantastic

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2020, 04:01:11 PM »
Outstanding, already! The finished product is going to be beyond amazing! :smiley: 8)
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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2020, 03:32:53 AM »
Model almost completed ...






















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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2020, 01:27:30 PM »
Really nice. The photo's are scale agnostic, you really cannot tell what scale it is.

Terrific work

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2020, 01:46:05 PM »
That is beautiful.

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2020, 02:10:04 PM »
Really nice. The photo's are scale agnostic, you really cannot tell what scale it is.

Terrific work

Great observation on scale.   Yes, terrific work.  :smiley:

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2020, 04:08:25 PM »
"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 #63 on: October 16, 2020, 04:45:28 AM »
Kit assembled and ready for the weathering ...

















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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2020, 05:42:36 AM »
Reminiscent of fresh off production line B-17 pictures.   Looking sharp  :smiley:

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2020, 05:43:57 AM »
Eagerly awaiting the final result.

Very neat work  :smiley:

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Re: Boeing B-17G - "Mah Ideel" - Airfix 1/72
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2020, 11:41:49 AM »
No change to my previous comment. ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."