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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Boeing B-29 Supefortress progress shots
Tennessee, United States
Joined: September 20, 2005
KitMaker: 1,747 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 10:30 AM UTC
Here is my latest project, the Academy/Minicraft Boeing B-29 Superfortress in 1/72 scale. Thought I would share some progress shots. It has been sitting in its box for more than a year, I just put the final coat of aluminum on it and attached the stabilizers and wings to the fuselage. Boy oh boy, on a large model with aluminum paint, every flaw sure does show doesn't it!! LOL I had problems with the bomb bays doors but finally managed to get them installed.

Does anyone know if the wheel wells on the nose and main gear are aluminum or interior green? I have gotten sources which say both? Just curious. Enjoy looking. Russell

Virginia, United States
Joined: December 13, 2002
KitMaker: 1,434 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 03:57 PM UTC
The door are per airframe, so I would look for the specifics in reference photos. Otherwise looks nice.
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,770 posts
AeroScale: 6,065 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 04:34 PM UTC
Just for fun, here's a thread which will open your eyes and maybe provide an answer to your wheel well question.
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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 10,267 posts
AeroScale: 7,350 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 04:42 AM UTC
Russell, looking real good. You're a braver man then I for even attempting a NMF on a plane that big. Are you planning on doing some of the panels a few slightly different shades to break up the mono tone appearance??

Looking forward to your next update. Sure hope is way less then a year from now.