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Cherny

Academy 1/72 B-17F "Shamrock Special"

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Hey guys, here's my try at Academy Fortress. Almost OOB, with exception of QB gun barrels and scratchbuilt landing lights. Markings are from Revell, since i always wanted to do "Shamrock", with it's replacement tail, it makes otherwise dull overall Olive Drab looks interesting. I preshaded the model with Gunze Tire black, and then gradually painted OD in about a dozen thin layers. I used Gunze OD and faded OD, and repainting of markings is done with MM OD. Wash is Tamiya, weathering done with Tamiya Smoke + Tamiya D set. Sligh chipping is done using artist silver pencil. Comments are welcome, thanks for looking!

 

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that looks great! good weathering, also like that you used different colours on different parts, looks like a heavy repaired machine

:thumbsup:

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Good job on this Flying Fortress.

Looks very realistic.

:goodjob:

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A great build and weathering.

I do like a Fortress and this is a goody!

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That is what I call a lovely Fortress,........great job,

 

Cheers

             Tony

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A terrific looking Fortress.  Great paintwork. 

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That's very cool, really good

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Neat looking!!

Did you correct for the dihedral problem in the Academy kit and if so, how did you do it?

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Yes, i corrected it by gluing styrene sheet cut to wing airfoil shape on the upper part of wing to fuselage mating surface, than carefully sanding it to fit. Some putty was required, but not much.

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Very nice B-17 great paint and weathering. :goodjob:

 

Guy

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That's beautiful work!  :goodjob:

Your correction of the dihedral definitely indicates a must-do when I build my G-version of the same kit.

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Fantastic. Well worth the time taken on the painting  :goodjob:

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