Here is the start of my B17g, in these photos it shows the fuselage top & bottom. More photos to follow as the plane s almost finished but I'm waiting for the camera to return from my neighbour who is the actual owner of the camera.
Actually more the side than the underneath but whose nitpicking anyway.
This is as far as I have gone now, I apologize for the quality of the photos due to the fact that even though they R outside shots it was a grey day and the wind was blowing and I almost had the 17 take off on me.
The nose art.
Wot the inside of the vertical fin looks like before it get covered, I thought U'd all be interested.
Well it's almost complete all I have to do now is install the guns by purchasing some ore hypo-needles and glue the engines & propellers to the wind nacelles and it's done. This is what I call the best bomber ever built before during and almost after the Second World War, I know the pommes (oops sorry the English will say no the Lancaster is BUT I will disagree with that as this aircraft was built for daylight raids the Lanc was a nighttime bomber and made of wood and canvas. So in my humble opinion the 17g gets my vote.
All it needs now is 4 engines & propellers plus its guns.
Oh by the way the following is the cockpit area of the B17g I left it out coz my plane will fly from the ceiling above my laptop office desk and I found it unnecessary to put it in, so I built it up as a separate model and will display it in my den.
Well as far as I'm concerned the B17g is finsihed, all it needs is the 13 guns to be placed into position and that will be done as soon as I can buy some more hyponeedles. So for now please enjoy my cardstock B17g called "Chowhound"
Thanks Nige, yes I do like the B17's especially the "G" model, I think it was the best that Boeing built with all the protection of those 13 guns and of course they did build Forts that where nothing but gunships and brissled with twin 50's ( I will build a fortress gunship one day) all over she was one mighty plane and belonged to the mighty 8th Air Corp. I suppose U've seen my new airceraft the 299 prototype she's about half way thru her build and will be finished soon, check it out.
The B17g "Chowhound" is now flying high over the office work area where Kerin sits and this is my proudest cardstock build, just one final note I do intend to build a 1/4th sclae plastic model of a "G model" as well.
his is what I call the best bomber ever built before during and almost after the Second World War, I know the pommes (oops sorry the English will say no the Lancaster is BUT I will disagree with that as this aircraft was built for daylight raids the Lanc was a nighttime bomber and made of wood and canvas.
Are you extracting the kangabrew? Might I suggest revising your above mistaken comment.
Nige it might be the case that the lanc you've seen is an all metal plane but the one that is here in our Air museum I'm afraid is wood frqmed with a metal mesh then outside covered with canvas and it happens to be a later model not an early one, anyway whose going argue not me I do agree that the Lanc is a good air plane as it took its crew on all night time bombing runs more than the Yanks could do BUT the Fort is still the best. And Ian sorry won't be revising my comment due to the Lanc we have here.
Loving yer Boeings and looking forward to seeing how your next B29 comes out. You are really cracking them out quickly and it would be something to see your collection of aircraft all together in one pic. It is bound to be quite a sight to see them all in formation flying.
Well Dingo you got my curiosity going about the Lanc wings as I have been looking at the Lanc for my nose turret dio. I had a quick check around on the net to see if I had missed something but all metal.
I wonder if the one you are on about has been put together in the museum with wood and canvas if they only got a fuselage to restore.
Any joy in finding a Sunderland flying boat yet? Watching your B29 and going to do some of my own build this weekend I hope.
All the very best mate to you and your Mrs. Hope she is well.
Keep your craft knives sharp and your glue lids shut tight!!!!
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