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Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:09:34 PM »

Revell B17 I'm going to try and do this as a cutaway model, first thing I notice(planes are not my normal thing) checking on photos of the real thing the callout colourwise for the bomb bay (which is the first part on the instructions is wrong) it says the bombs are olive green which is what I've done them and when I look at pics of the bombs they are a medium green not the nearly black as you can see from the pics, the olive green I've done them (I'm using Vallejo air paints ) also they have yellow banding which seems to vary according to which picture you look at, some have 3 bands in the middle some have one in the middle others have one at the tip and a silver tip in front of that. I wouldn't normally worry too much about that but if I'm doing this as a cutaway it needs to be more accurate, help please.





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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 09:41:45 PM »

Yes, the bombs are much too dark.

Vallejo tend to use their own names for their colours rather than the official USAAC names. The official colour for them is 'Olive Drab' which you can get from Humbrol or Xtracolor, in both enamel and acrylic I think.
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 09:57:18 AM »

The yellow banding was probably an easy id for the type, i.e. high explosive , explosive, incendary, delay etc.
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 11:15:46 AM »

This may help
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 07:08:34 PM »

Thanks mate.
Hi all bit more done to this, trying out some aluminium foil on the inside to see the effect before I try it on the outside, i must say I think it looks quite good.





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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 08:21:29 PM »

Hi all well made more progress on the interior, loads more to do (there's a lot of detail in this kit) I'm wondering wether to add some lighting to the internals, its quite dark even without adding the side with the cut outs in.
[/size]Done some of the exterior paint ( not my best work as I'm using a brush since my compressor is dead)[/color]






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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 12:38:13 AM »

Hi there, just seen you b17 build, great stuff :-)) If your a ww2 b17 nut have you red John Comers book Combat Crew, I have red it about 6 times and reckon its the best coverage of the us air war in written word. If you don't read it comes in CD format as well, Keep building I would like to see the finished model O0 O0
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2019, 07:10:12 PM »

Is there any way of getting rid of the white stuff you get with superglue, I ask because I'm trying to do the belly turret on the plane which is moulded in clear I'm using Revell clear glue and it just keeps coming apart when I'm handling it whilst trying to paint it (incidentally how do you manage that it's almost impossible I've had to take it off a load of times as the paint seeps under the masking tape and my hands arnt steady enough to do it free hand) anyway i was thinking of gluing it with superglue if I could get rid of the white vapour stuff you get with it.
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2019, 07:28:54 PM »

You have two choices (as far Iím aware)


Dip the clear parts in Johnsonís Floor Polish (used to be call Johnsonís Future Clear) and this would protect the clear parts against the superglue fogging.


Or, you can get some odourless superglue which doesnít fog the clear parts.


Hope this helps.
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2019, 07:38:51 PM »

Thanks mate.
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2019, 08:13:54 PM »

Or use pre-painted Tamiya masking tape cut into strips for the turret framing, and then Klear coat it afterward.
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2019, 08:44:45 PM »

Hi all well I've finished the interior and closed it up, trying foil on the silver part of it I figure doing the panels individually may look more realistic (that remains to be seen)






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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2019, 12:14:43 PM »

Or use pre-painted Tamiya masking tape cut into strips for the turret framing, and then Klear coat it afterward.


OR try Plastic Magic . A liquid adhesive applied to the closed joint with the tip of the brush. This capillaries right along or in your case round the joint. Clean as a whistle. Additionally I don't know of any plastic it won't join. Hope this helps. Use for building too.


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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 08:17:40 PM »

Let me tell you foiling something like this is no easy task, it's only that I think it looks ok that I'm continuing (put me off planes again) the bit where the wings connect was a real pita (Still not that happy with it) can't see how to make it better, I'm hoping the wings will be easier.









There's a lot of detail on the inside of the clear parts which I can't see the point of since when painted you can't see it (I suppose it's another part of building planes) I was really looking forward to the 1/24 Airfix mosquito (was going to ask for it as a birthday prezzie)
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Re: Revell 1/72 Boeing B17G Flying Fortress
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2019, 07:42:05 PM »


Well I'm definitely not going to be any good at planes (will stick to genres I'm more in tune with) (what I don't understand is why planes are so difficult)give me an engine on a bike or car an I can do a half decent job of it, I've worked with them most of my life so know how they should look(maybe that's why the plane engines looks so bad, never even seen one let alone worked on one.








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