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B-17 man

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  1. I’ll be getting one for sure. First thing I really want to do is put one of the fuselage halves up to a monogram fuselage half and compare. May end up building this up as 909 in light of recent events. A few take aways from the pics. I wish there was an option for closed cowl flaps. Noticed there is what looks like options for down or up landing gear. Separate flaps, all the nice antenna that you normally need to make as there is little option for aftermarket.
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    A new 1/48 B-17!!

    Hmm, I haven’t that about HK announcing a 1/48 E/F or Lancaster, but it’s great to hear.
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    A new 1/48 B-17!!

    I didn’t see this mentioned for some reason. https://www.themodellingnews.com/2019/09/yes-its-new-tool-48th-scale-b-17g-in.html#more
  4. 1/48 would be ideal. 1/72 would be one hell of a drop in scale for you in my opinion.
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    P-40 help

    Pretty sure the light on the side of the vertical stabilizer should be a white light, white lens.
  6. For what it’s worth, I’ve seen pics from aviation museums in Germany that have 109's, 190's etc with swastikas on the tail. It can be displayed in Germany but context of how it’s displayed goes into it.
  7. Personally, I would just put them on as the likelihood of a luftwaffe aircraft that served during WWII not having swastikas is slim to none. And it’s too easy to source a decal sheet of swastikas in various sizes.
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    B-17F to a B-17E

    The biggest major differences overall going F to E will be the skinny prop blades, cowl shape which really wont be to noticeable unless you know what to for. The top turret should pretty much be the same, there were a lot variations but won’t be noticeable at that scale. E and F tails are the same, open window and non staggered. Same tail guns, the belly turret will likely be the sperry ball turret as the early bendix flat turrets were rare and often replaced in the field. The football antenna, pitot tubes are in the same spots however there is an additional antenna mast near the cockpit that sticks out at an angle. And of the the framed nose cone, plus the rest of the nose windows can vary between different aircraft. Best bet, search google image and look at them and see the differences on each, pick one and go from there.
  9. As far as my references go, it would be almost pointless for me to post pics here. I’ve been a fan of the B-17 since I was 10, (39 now) and have been studying as many books as I could always get my hands on before the internet. Now with google image and YouTube there is almost limitless visual references out there. Sorry if I came off rude, but I just can’t help sometimes seeing it done blatantly wrong, offering to help and basically being told off. Some people get really pissy about it. Just had a guy saying he paints the prop cuffs aluminum/silver on his mustangs. I asked why he said personal preference , I replied that they are made of rubber. No response after that.
  10. Lol, just because I don’t have a meaningless profile pic doesn’t make what I’m saying any less accurate.
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