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Answering @vppelt68‘s siren call I’ve rooted my B-17 kit out of the stash. Part of a Revell 8th AF set as A Bit o’ Lace (I’m not sure about the scheme though but that decision can come later)

 

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Innards all present and correct

 

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Due to me not checking back on here about the start date I may have in a fit of enthusiasm have flung some glue at 1 or 2 sub assemblies 

 

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Still less than 25% though so I guess the GB gods will be merciful

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53 minutes ago, LostCosmonauts said:

Still less than 25% though so I guess the GB gods will be merciful

Sirens and gods mentioned in the opening post! I don't know of the latter but  you're fine with your early start by me 👍. V-P

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Yes, I thought about suggesting that too, but since my knowledge of Greek mythology is based only on reading all the Inspector Morse novels and a slight interest in Dido-class cruisers, I saw it best not to try at all :smile:. V-P

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On 10/17/2018 at 9:10 AM, LostCosmonauts said:

Now I feel like I should be trying to find a markings set that has some kind of Greek mythological link - anyone have any ideas?

Didn't one of the Bomb Groups do the Zodiac signs? Or am I thinking of a B-24 unit?

 

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2 hours ago, Vicarage Vee said:

You could convert it to a Project Aphrodite flying bomb...

Hadn't heard of that but now I want to do at least one. Some more research required...

 

5 hours ago, Ol' Scrapiron said:

Didn't one of the Bomb Groups do the Zodiac signs? Or am I thinking of a B-24 unit?

 

I'm struggling for any kind of classical link apart from Veni, Vidi, Vici and a panchant for diaphanous clothing. there is bound to be one with a Venus nose art?  

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Got my geography mixed up - now deleted

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15 hours ago, Ol' Scrapiron said:

Didn't one of the Bomb Groups do the Zodiac signs? Or am I thinking of a B-24 unit?

 

 

  I've seen decals by Kits World for B-24's that had the signs of the zodiac. I can't recall seeing any B-17's however, that's not to say they didn't exist however.

 

  Kind Regards,

 

  Dazz

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Looked it up... The 486th BG out of RAF Sudbury flew B-24s and 12 of the Liberators in its 834th Squadron was each painted with a different Zodiac sign.

 

Guess that is a dead end for the B-17 tie-in.

 

Anyway, here are a few examples from the IWM archives:

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This got put on the shelf of doom for a little while but with the deadline extension I decided to try and get at least something for the gallery. Rough in places and needs more decals and weathering but I wanted to try and get at least something for the gallery. 

 

State of play at Tuesday morning

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Wednesday night

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Thursday night

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This morning

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This afternoon

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This evening - as long as you don't go looking at the other side, underneath or for anything other than the biggest decals let's call that done (or at least 90% there with one good side to show the gallery)

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and hanging out with the nightshift

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WELL DONE! I´m extremely glad You could make it, but with the help of group build gods and sirens, you actually couldn`t fail :yahoo:. V-P

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