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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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1/72 Academy B-17E
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 04:41 AM UTC
James to be honest I was unsure just what I was going to do for the weathering. The decal issue solved that.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 06:03 AM UTC
My friends I have just a quick update to show you.

After spending a couple weeks of illness I finally got back into the bench.

The weathering process began. First I spent some time with oils. I wanted to give just a bit of weathering, not too much. I used lighter colored oils to lighten the paint just a tad and allowed the streaking to look more like moisture streaked dust.




I then sprayed a flat coat. Once dry I used pastels to give the illusion that two of the engines had seen some better days.



Now I can move on to the small bits and hopefully pull this together.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 10:02 AM UTC
Well my friends it is finished.

The last couple of days saw the little things attached and final touches put on.




Now to get the write up done. Jim many thanks. I am embarrassed that it took me so long to finish. It is however finished.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
lespauljames
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 05:49 PM UTC
Great work Joe! I can't find any fault . How big is she ?
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 11:57 PM UTC
Joe! Good to see one of these finished, if I wasn't such a slow builder I would gladly give the Academy B-17s and 24s a serious go!

I like the look of it but since you've asked for advice: the props look brand new compared to the rest of the aircraft. Prop blades look too black and the hubs are shiny silver, a few washes and
some pastels to tone them down would even things out a bit I think!

Still, a really good build of an interesting subject!



Magnus
berndm
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 12:37 AM UTC
Looks very nice, well done !
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 04:34 AM UTC
Many thanks. She is 14 inches maybe wingtip to wingtip.




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Joe! Good to see one of these finished, if I wasn't such a slow builder I would gladly give the Academy B-17s and 24s a serious go!

I like the look of it but since you've asked for advice: the props look brand new compared to the rest of the aircraft. Prop blades look too black and the hubs are shiny silver, a few washes and
some pastels to tone them down would even things out a bit I think!

Still, a really good build of an interesting subject!



Magnus



Many thanks. I did think about doing the props as weathered but opted for this on this go around. They definitely stand out.



Joe
Photoguy1
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United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 07:16 PM UTC
Wow, so much nicer than any of my Academy B17 builds!
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
Many thanks. To be honest it really is a good kit. Despite the builder it turned out decent.



Joe