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1/72 Hasegawa B-17G “Flying Fortress”


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Attached are a few pictures of my recent model - the B-17G-40-DL ”Flying Fortress” A/C # 44-6117, LG-Q 'no name' from 322BS / 91BG depicted as it may have looked during its fifth and last mission on 21st June 1944.
The bomber crashed on 21st June 1944 in Stolsko lake, Ger. name - Schlosssee, (near the place where I live in Szczecin, PL), where most of its wreckage remains until today.
Source information about the aircraft and its crew:
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/15193
Source information about 8th Air Force activities on 21st June 1944 - very interesting!:
http://www.8thafhs.com/old/get_one_mission.php…
It is likely that the wreckage will be salvaged next year and displayed in a local history museum.
Example site with information + pictures about the aircraft (in Polish):
http://lotniczapolska.pl/B-17-Latajaca-Forteca-z-Jeziora-St…
I have built this model on request of a local Internet TV portal for divers, but also because I was very much inspired by the story of the real aircraft.
To detail the model I have used resin engines, propellers and main wheels, vacu glazing, brass barrels as well as bits and pieces from various Eduard PE sets. The major modification is the tail turret, which I have borrowed from the 1/72 Revell kit. The model is painted with Alclads on Tamiya gloss black base. I have retained the original raised panel lines to achieve a specific look of a new bare metal aircraft without camouflage.

I also attach a compilation of the existing pictures of the real aircraft for reference.

I am going to show this kit to the public at E-Day model show in September and hopefully on SMW exhibition in November this year.
Thanks guys for watching!

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Edited by Witman61
inserting spaces between pictures.
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