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1/72 Memphis Belle decals


Aidan.H

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Hi all

 

I have an early 1/72 B17F kit with the correct nose window config and no Astro dome which I want to use to build a Memphis belle. Does anyone know where I can get hold of the accurate decals not the movie version?  Or if anyone has a sheet going spare I’d be happy to come to an arrangement 😀

 

Thanks

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https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?q=memphis+belle&fkSECTION[]=Kits&fkTYPENAME[]="Decals"&fkSCALENORMALISED[]="1:00072"&fkTYPEGROUP[]="Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress"

 

Good hunting! :)

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It might be worth considering the otherwise meh Kitsworld set just for the nose art itself, and masking off the code letters. 

 

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Decals Carpena made a set that included decals for the wartime Belle, but I don't know if it's still available anywhere.  The best ones I've found were from the old Zotz "Heavenly Bodies" B-17 set.  But I think those are long out of production.  They were pricey when new..I don't want to think what they go for now.

 

SN

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So what is the difference between the 'movie' decals from Kits World and the actual Belle itself, or did Mr Puttnam use a degree of artistic license here along with the script too when making the movie?

 

Just curious.

 

Pat.

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Biggest difference is that in the movie the name was painted in large, cursive letters, while on the actual Belle it was fairly small, simple block-style lettering.  I don't know if the movie version correctly displayed the mission tallies and other personal markings either.

 

SN

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