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About vppelt68

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  1. vppelt68

    B-17G-35-BO 42-32025 VP*P “DREAMBABY”

    What's happening, Dreambaby? Plenty of tiny non-pictoresque things inside her, and time to give her her name! First a patch of yellow paint. Then a good enough for me draft of the text pencilled on. Then carefully painting the olive drab around the to-be-yellow text. Decent, not good in anyways but good enough for me again! When the paint is thoroughly dry I shall accent the text with black technical pen. Best regards, V-P
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    Lassie and her Lads

    So the advice wasn't quick enough to restrain you from de-staining so you have to re-stain
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    Lassie and her Lads

    Lassie looks lovely! One thing though, check the staining around the wing vents; as I´ve lately learned, it´s just hot air coming from them and actually the areas you too have stained are the clean ones! See Princess Pat in the link here for a nice prototype. V-P
  4. vppelt68

    B-17G 42-31582 Ol Scrapiron

    Can there be seen a strip of a repaint around the center window, common to field mod window works? V-P
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    B-17G 42-31582 Ol Scrapiron

    I´m a noob when it comes to things as various in its variants and versions as the mighty Fort, but I consider myself being observant and quick to learn too. As much as I have browsed through online pics of the noses of the B-17G, this is the first one I´ve seen with the larger windows but without any cheek gun positions. Could it be that the pic above was taken right after the plane had arrived in England? The batch of B-17G-20-BO:s probably had their cheek guns added quite quickly at the field, as planes just three numbers "younger" (42-31585 Mount'n Ride) had them already at 16/3/1944 http://www.91stbombgroup.com/photo_history/mount.html and a few numbers "older" was taken picture of with them later in the summer (42-31575 Mizpah) http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/5684 so your representation of her (erm... just thinking of a lady called ol´ scrapiron, gives me goosebumps!) is 100% correct but should you have wished to skip that tedious job that´d been ok too. Ah the licenses of a modeller . V-P
  6. vppelt68

    Revell 1/72 Fortress Mk.II

    That wood looks good!
  7. That plane looks like something from a vintage cartoon. V-P
  8. vppelt68

    Yanks Abroad

    At least you gave yourself a clue - no props!
  9. After the B-17, KUTA Seafire, Grumman Martlet and a Pz.Kpfw. IV are done I'll be in with an WW2 Arctic Ausklärer, a Ju 88 A-4/Ho with FuG 200 ship-search radar and a pair of 900l drop tanks. V-P
  10. vppelt68

    'Hetties Here!'

    Yes, the CC colours are very striking! Welcome! V-P
  11. vppelt68

    B-17G 381st BG 532nd BS - 43-37675

    Welcome, fellow Triangle-L builder . V-P
  12. vppelt68

    B-17E 'Yankee Doodle' 97th, Bombardment Group

    Ah, thousandths of an inch then... now I see, thanks! Does the kit really need a different amount on the starboard and port sides? That´s bad... V-P
  13. vppelt68

    B-17E 'Yankee Doodle' 97th, Bombardment Group

    One stupid question from a metric part of the world: how much is 10 thou or 30 thou in understandable units ? I´m close to buying an Academy B-17 kit next! V-P
  14. vppelt68

    B-17E 'Yankee Doodle' 97th, Bombardment Group

    Welcome Ray, we're glad to have you aboard too!
  15. vppelt68

    The Boeing B-17 STGB Chat

    Let's all say a collective to @tomprobert ! V-P