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Kit: Revell (Germany) B-17G

Decals: Lifelike, Kits World

Paint: Alclad, Gunze/Mr.Hobby

Interior shots here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234921988-boeing-b-17g/

A full detailed build review will be featured in the next edition of IMPS Austria's "Panorama" Magazine.

Thanks for looking.












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Very nice ! An inspiration.

I've got the same aircraft to build in 1/48th also using the Kits World Decals. I was a little unsure if I'd chosen the right aircraft to build but having seen yours I think I have.

I hope mine comes up half as good as yours !



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Very nice job there, how did you do the chipping?

To replicate the paint chips on the outer left wing, I dipped an old brush in Vaseline creme and covered the spots to remain Aluminium.

Layers of faded Olive Drab were sprayed over.

With a moist tissue, the Olive Drab was wiped away after it had dried out, revealing the "chipped aluminium" effect.

This is a very safe technique that does not affect the paint underneath.

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The Revell kit is not my favourite B-17G kit in 1/72, but what you've done with this one makes it one of the best 1/72 B-17 models I've seen. I very much like the painting and weathering - excellent work.

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:goodjob: That is a fantastic B-17! :goodjob:

The worn, chipped effect is incredibly realistic, and I love the technique you used, I will be trying that out!

And what nostalgia with the Airfix box art too.

Great model, well done!

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