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She's a big bird. Quite daunting when you see the size. But I'll take it bit by bit same as any other model. Paint call-outs seem to be a little off on the inside. As it's the Sally-B she's not going to historically accurate. Bit of a mix of wartime painting inside and how she is now. Made a start on her last night. Just a bit of paint work and some prep work removing ejection pin marks.

I'm going to be using Kitsworld stencils and decals. Plus some Eduard seat belts. I may buy the Gun Barrels from Master later on. But she's going to be wall mounted with 2 fighter escorts.

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So after a few hours last night and tonight. I'm here with her. Added some Milliput around the base of the control sticks. But all OOB so far. Need to varnish and weather later on.

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Iain you're more than welcome. It won't be a super detailed job though. My scratch building skills aren't up to much.

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Bit more done tonight. Why do I buy fabric seatbelts thinking yeah they'll be great. Then spend 3 hours swearing and loosing parts. Then when ive finished saying yes they look good but I'm never doing them again.... Every WWII plane i buy ends up with fabric belts. I never learn.

Everything is clean and shiny looking as it's waiting for the gloss to harden before weathering... Oh and some artistic licence on the side panels. Used tissue paper and beige paint.

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She's a big bird. Quite daunting when you see the size. But I'll take it bit by bit same as any other model. Paint call-outs seem to be a little off on the inside. As it's the Sally-B she's not going to historically accurate. Bit of a mix of wartime painting inside and how she is now. Made a start on her last night. Just a bit of paint work and some prep work removing ejection pin marks.

I'm going to be using Kitsworld stencils and decals. Plus some Eduard seat belts. I may buy the Gun Barrels from Master later on. But she's going to be wall mounted with 2 fighter escorts.

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have you any idea what scale she is

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1/32 - The one true scale....! :thumbsup:

1 32!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg this is huge

I can't do smaller scales anymore. They're too small. I tried Revell's Belle and tried to get more detail in and it drove me mad. To the point where it took me 12 months to get round to painting the camo. I then wasn't happy and gave it to my youngest to play with.

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I remain gobsmacked at the size of this beast. I'd dearly love one but where would I put it? Bassingbourn is just a few miles down the road, and I had the pleasure of climbing aboard Sally B a few years ago, and sitting in the co-pilot's seat, so the B-17 is quite close to my heart. Looking forward to seeing her built up and coming to life.

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I remain gobsmacked at the size of this beast. I'd dearly love one but where would I put it? Bassingbourn is just a few miles down the road, and I had the pleasure of climbing aboard Sally B a few years ago, and sitting in the co-pilot's seat, so the B-17 is quite close to my heart. Looking forward to seeing her built up and coming to life.

That's one of the perks of an understanding wife. I'm moving my Captain America painting in the lounge and replacing it with a B-17 :)

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I have one of these in the stash too plus all the aftermarket greeblies I could lay my grubby mitts on.

Gotta get the shop reset up before I even think about building this monster.

So I will be watching this with considerable interest sir.

Looks good so far!

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Thanks Tzulscha.

Bit more done tonight. Compared to the chore of builing Revell's 72nd scale Memphis Belle this so far is a dream. I love kits like this that as you build the sprues start to fit back in the box. How I'm going to manage to paint the old girl once she's assembled is daunting. So is having to use filler with this many rivets.

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Little bit of artistic licence on the bottle on the oxygen tanks. At first I thought it was a fire extinguisher but while painting I thought it could be a portable oxygen cylinder and probably should be painted yellow. But I'm not changing it now.

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