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DJJunis

1/72 B-17 Mk III of 223 Squadron of 100 Group

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Hi,

Please find attached some pictures of my recently completed Airfix B-17 of RAF 100 Group. 

To those who are in the process of building the model please be aware of the squadron code error on the Airfix instructions. Tonyot made a gallant effort to get me the information but alas it was too late. Here's is Tony's comment for reference.

 

"Looking nice,...I`ve just discovered this one and reading through it I was really hoping that you hadn`t reached the decal stage as I wanted to warn you about a mistake in the kit instructions which is often made elsewhere,..... but I`m too late!! The sqn codes were 6G and they were grouped together as such on both sides of the fuselage and separate from the individual code `B' ,..... but on the left side they have been mistakenly grouped as B6-G!"

 

In any case here are the pictures and I hope you enjoy them. If you want to see the entire build sequence please go to the STGB B-17 page. Oh and if you get a chance do participate in one of the group builds. This was absolutely fantastic....I'm earmarked for the February C-47 group build ...perfect for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

 

All the Best!

Don

 

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Thank you for showing us your model. We don't get to see many finished models of a B-17. But to me its a shame that you have finished and painted it as an obscure RAF bird. I like gleaming metal and colorful markings.

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Looks very good. Well done. It’s interesting to see a B 17 finished in RAF colours too, makes a change. John

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I think that RAF finish looks really good on B-17s. That looks lovely.

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Great looking Fortress there, love the scheme too 

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Very nice 100 group b17 a pleasant change from nmf , looks like i will have to add that to my list after the 100 group b24

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Very nice, got this kit as a Chrissey pres.

One thing to note, this particular Fort had the blunter late model plexiglass nose not the pointy one in the Airfix kit. If you have the Revell B-17G kit it has the required 'blunt' plexiglass nose in it, I've not checked if it will fit though.

I have two great refs for this too, "The Aircraft of 100 Group" and "Confound and Destroy", both from the 1980's.

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Very nice build! I've always loved the look of the Flying Fortress in the Bomber Command colours. This kit is on my short list of 'must-have' kits.

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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Very original scheme! I love it!

 

very well done

 

Frank

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It looks fab in RAF colours, especially given that it's a 100 Group aircraft.

 

Nicely done Sir.

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Thank you all for your comments...they are all truly appreciated.

 

All the Best!

Don

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Excellent 'obscure RAF bird'...

 

 

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Thanks again fellows for the kind comments.

 

All the Best!

Don

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Cracking job and nice to see a 17 in war paint.  The usual American bare metal finish is eye-catching but good old RAF camo looks so much more businesslike.

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