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TOPIC: 1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true?

1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 19 Oct 2019 19:49 #1

So while sorting through my stash I came across a kit still in the cellophane that should have been long gone (poor organization I guess) a 1/48 Revell/Monogram B-17G....I immediately hit on an idea (well, that's what I'm calling it, your opinion may vary) to re-engine the kit and work it over a bit as if it had to fight it's way to Germany and back in the late 40's early 50's...remember that turbine A-26 and A-61?
Well, here's one engine finished casting and test fitting...

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Although, I'd have to make 4 engines and update the wings with fences and winglets and such.
Ok. if anyone can talk me out of it, youve got 24 hours!
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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 19 Oct 2019 21:15 #2

Not going to try to talk you out of it, go for it. :rockon
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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 19 Oct 2019 21:58 #3

Oh My...:popcorn
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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 20 Oct 2019 07:35 #4

I say "Make it so"! :popcorn
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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 20 Oct 2019 22:29 #5

I've taken the plunge...such as it is.
The nacelles have been cut back to the outflow vents and fitting the "engines" has begun. To be truly believable removing all the weight of the radial engines and periphery would require a lengthening of the fuselage in front of the wing or a serious relocation of the c/g via weight re-distribution...I'm implying that second option here. I also wanted to put new props on but clearance may be an issue.
Fitting out;
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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 20 Oct 2019 23:34 #6

:popcorn ... this must be cool :good

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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 21 Oct 2019 06:49 #7

That cheek gun position might be troublesome also.

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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 21 Oct 2019 07:50 #8

Is it going to be pressurized with remote turrets like the B29?

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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 21 Oct 2019 08:45 #9

Damn the martinis, full speed ahead. :drinks
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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 21 Oct 2019 23:12 #10

Damn the Nartini's! hahahaha Can you tell I've been drinking?!
I am past the point of return, the radial nacelles have all been shortened and casting is underway to install the new engines...man I hope they fit!
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I will paint the insides of the wings/ gear bays tomorrow and begin assembly.
Thanks for looking in and comments!
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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 22 Oct 2019 07:00 #11

:popcorn

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1/48 B 17G if Luft 46 came true? 22 Oct 2019 08:34 #12

Fun, fun, fun! :thumbsup
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