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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Lancair IV is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  (2 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 0
      Started: 03-12-09 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I know this isn't a large scale airplane, but it will be very detailed in every way I can think of. I've ordered Eduards Photo Etch Kits, True Details Resin B-17 Flying Fortress parts, Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress Canopies, and as you can see by the pictures below, scratch building a lot of components. All flight surfaces will move as well.

      Picture 1 - Tail Wheel Assembly before soldering together
      Picture 2 - Tail Wheel Assembly soldered up and in place. The jack screw support was too big so I made another one.
      Picture 3 - Tail Bulkheads, Tail Wheel Housing ready for paint. I'll make the canvas after the housing is installed
      Picture 4 - Elevator hinge components
      Picture 5 - Elevator attached to the Horizintal Stab with a hinge pin
      Picture 6 - Elevators in the down position
      Picture 7 - Elevators in the up position

      Thanks to xken for teaching me the art of soldering and working with brass

      If anyone has access to B-17 blue prints / drawings, please e-mail me. I would like to borrow them during htis build. Thanks

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      B-17 Flying Fortress-474-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090305-tail-wheel-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090305-tail-wheel-005-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-tail-bulk-heads-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-004-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-011-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090312-elevators-012-jpg 


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  1. Lancair IV's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    This is going to be up to you guys on this forum. In your spare time, surf the internet and come up with what B-17G markings I should do. The only thing I ask, is no bare aluminum. We've got plenty of time, so come up with a good one.
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
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  2. Looks awsome dad, cant wait to get home to see this thing in the making! ill have to look at some stuff online for you. ill post back soon!
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    Ha....Thanks Mark.

    just so everyone knows, Mark is graduating from UTI in Chicago in 15 days. Moving back home to Michigan, and I'm going to get him working on a few large scale models

    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
    QUOTE QUOTE #4

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    Rob, a big "thanks" goes out to you for shareing your build with us. As you go through it, please keep us informed, especially with more on brass and soldering. Its all such good stuff.
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    Hey Rob. If that's the Monogram B-17 in 1/48, I would definitely consider it large scale. It's 2 feet wide and that's good enough for me. This is one of my all time favorite models and I'm going to follow it as closely as I can.

    I can definitely help you with the markings for this B-17. The one I'm doing is from the 100th Bomb Group, 418 BS and it's called Silver Dollar which just happens to be my screen name for LSP. A good friend of mine who passed away a few years ago was the ball turret gunner on Silver Dollar. I belong to the 100th BG Association and I'm familiar with a lot of their aircraft. Some of them have really fantastic histories. Give me a holler and we can go over a few paint schemes.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    These are some of the after market parts I have acquired for this build.

    [I]True Details[/I]
    Cockpit Section
    Bombardier Section
    Waist Gunner Section
    Tires

    [I]Crystal Clear Canopies[/I]
    Cockpit canopy & Ball Turrent
    Nose Cone, Upper Turrent, Radio Room Hatch, Astrodome, Tail Turrent

    [I]Quickboost.net[/I]
    Radial Engines
    Gun Barrels

    Eduards PE was shipped yesterday from Czech Republic.
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090313true-details-cockpit-section-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090313-true-details-bambadier-section-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090313-true-details-waist-gunners-section-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090313-true-details-tires-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090313-crystal-canopies-cockpit-ball-turrent-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090313-crystal-canopies-nose-upper-turrent-hatch-astrodome-tail-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090313-quickboost-net-engines-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090313-quickboost-net-gun-barrels-jpg 
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
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    Oh yeah,

    you are going to busy until the ecomomy turns around...

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    Received the Eduards Photo Etched parts today. Really looks like class A stuff.

    Seat Belts
    Engines
    Exterior
    Landing Flaps
    Nose Interior
    Rear Interior
    Cockpit
    Mid Section Interior
    Mask

    Cheers
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-004-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-005-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-006-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-007-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-008-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090316-eduards-009-jpg 
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
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    Rob,

    Wow, that is impressive already.

    What are the yellow pieces in the last photo?

    I have to tell Terry Moore about this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tage View Post
    Rob,

    Wow, that is impressive already.

    What are the yellow pieces in the last photo?

    I have to tell Terry Moore about this one.
    The yellow pieces are masking B-17 Flying Fortress for the glass, tires, guns, etc. I've never used die cut mask before, so I'm a little skeptical.

    Cheers
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
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    Finished the Rudder today and started the Rear Crew Door. Man is this Eduards Photo Etched stuff nice.

    Pictures left to right

    Rudder in Neutral Position
    Rudder Deflected Left
    Rudder Deflected Right
    Rudder Structure
    Rear Crew Door molded into kit
    Eduards Rear Crew Door Outside
    Eduards Rear Crew Door Inside

    Cheers
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090317-rudder-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090317-rudder-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090317-rudder-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090317-rudder-005-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090317-rear-door-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090317-rear-door-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090317-rear-door-003-jpg 
    Last edited by Lancair IV; 03-25-09 at 09:24 PM. Reason: don't know my right from left
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
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    Little more work today. Rear crew door, and tail gunner emergency exit are cutout, and shot some interior green on some of the parts. Now I can start assembling and detailing. ;';;';

    Pictures left to right

    Eduards Rear Crew access door in place - I plan on having the door in the open position
    Rear crew access door opening in RH Fuselage
    Rear crew access door opening from the inside
    Tail gunner emergency exit door molded into the kit
    Completed Eduards tail gunner door inside
    Completed Eduards tail gunner door outside
    Tail gunner emergency exit door opening in RH Fuselage - This door will be in the open position
    All parts painted interior green
    Right Hand tail painted
    Tail Wheel assembly ready for detailing

    Thanks again for looking. I hope I'm not overdoing it with the pictures and progress updates.
    Attached Images Attached Images B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-rear-door-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-rear-door-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-rear-door-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-tail-gunner-emergency-door-001-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-tail-gunner-emergency-door-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-tail-gunner-emergency-door-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-tail-gunner-emergency-door-004-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-interior-green-002-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-interior-green-003-jpg  B-17 Flying Fortress-090318-interior-green-004-jpg 
    Last edited by Lancair IV; 03-25-09 at 09:25 PM. Reason: Don't know my right from left
    Rob Byrnes
    Novi, Mi.

    On the Bench
    1:48 Monogram B-17 Flying Fortress (Extreem Detail)
    Scratch build Lancair 235

    In the planning Stages
    1:48 US WWII Bombers B-26, B-29

    Recently Completed
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A
    1:48 Accurate Miniatures P-36 Apache
    1:48 Tamiya P-51D
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    One can never overdo pictures and updates. Keep um coming!
    Syd
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    I'll definitely agree with that. A pic is worth --well, you know.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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