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theplasticsurgeon

Tim's Shamrock Special B17F - COMPETED

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Joining you with this Revell B-17F kit.

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Here are the parts still in bags.

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Instructions and decals.

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I'll be building this option Shamrock Special

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As can be seen, I've copied the boxtop flap idea from my B-17G colleagues.

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1 hour ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

 

 

Whilst we're awaiting the green flare, here are my previous Fortresses - all 1/72.

First an Academy B-17D.

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Next an Academy B-17E Coastal Command.

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Followed by a Hasegawa B-17F Memphis Belle

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Next an Academy F, with Paragon conversion set for a YB-40 gunship

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Next three are the ancient Airfix offering, some with alternate decals

Shilaylee

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Carolina Moon

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A Bit o Lace

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Academy SB-17G Dumbo

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6 hours ago, Thom216 said:

A start has been made!

Indeed, here's prep for the bomb-bay

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Similar detail for the cockpit, bomb-aimer, radio operator, waist gunners and tail sting - this is a great value kit.

This one cost me £14.25 a few years ago.

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Brilliant collection of B-17s how do you store/display them? The mere sight of the size of my B-17 on the workbench caused SWAMBO to ask where’s that going to go?!

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Gun turrets under assembly.

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And a bit nearer to putting into fuselage.

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I can't get the top turret together properly with part 173.

Looks like I can investigate it in slow time during the painting phase.

 

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This kit has more interior than any other Fortress kit I've built - but I'm just about there.

Bomb-bay and cockpit are relatively straightforward.

My upper-turret had a mis-moulded part 173 that prevented good fit - fixed now.

Ball-turret is more detailed that any I've seen, and mine had a mis-moulded mount - fixed with some heat attention.

Waist-guns, well mine are tucked up inside, and the windows will be closed.  And ammo boxes can't be seen.

Same for the radio room!

Seems Shamrock did have a modified nose, with a single forward firing gun - and additional reinforcements.

Tail position has more obscured detail than I've ever seen.

 

But I'm about ready to join the fuselage.  Which will be done later tonight, after I've visited mum for tea.

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Nice job on the innards there Tim, seems a shame to hide it all but at least you (& we) know its there. :)

Steve.

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Result of all glazing, and lower surfaces being masked.

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Ready to airbrush Humbrol 155 this afternoon.

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At first look I thought you had insignia, walkway markings etc. applied before the paintjob, until I realized they were in your paper masks you had cut from the instructions. Excellent idea :thumbsup:. V-P

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Phone photos, 

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But she gets her identity.

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Does anyone know the history of The Shamrock Special?

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