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HKM B-17G "Queenie" 1/48


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Hi all, 

This weekend I've started off with my new project, the B-17G by Hong Kong Models in 1:48 scale. 

I did some work on checking out the reviews and stuff. Of course, having been inspired by the new series Masters of the Air, which tells the story of the Bloody 100th, of the 8th Airforce during the second world war. 

This is my second HK-Models kit, first one being the Lancaster. I really enjoyed the Lanc, tho it's has some flaws. The way these kits are engineered is just magnificent. Lots of slide molding, minimum ejector pins and lots of details! 

I alway try to get the most of an out of the box build, adding some home made stuff or leftovers from previous build. For this project I'm following that same principle. Most of the interior detail will never be seen again, no use to go all out. 

Going for the Queenie on this one, want to fool around with variant of Olive Drab, and make a great show kit! 

Today, I concluded the first session of the build. Assembled the bigger portion of the interior, painted it up, weathered it and added decals (not in these pics) 

Build was fine, some nasty ejector markings and some slight adjustments to the dry fit proces. All and all pretty happy with the result! Enjoy! Will be keeping a regular update on the build. 

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Cheers!

 

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As promised! This evenings work: the front and back interior. So sad that nearly all of it will disappear once the fuselage is closed. Will try to score some more add-ons at Lingen this weekend. 🤗 Im really bothered that there a no control levers and the way the steering looks like. Maybe I'll score a nice Norden Bombsight on the way... 

Added some shades to create the plywood feel to the floor. Made some maps and logbooks, completed the front interior. Next up! Fuselage painting (inside)! 

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Did some upgrading on those horrific front seats. Removed the back and shaped with my exacto knife. Used some evergreen to fabricate some back rests. Quite happy with the result. 

Painted the forward fuselage bare metal, the green underlay offers a nice variation of color. 

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On 3/21/2024 at 9:24 AM, Jroen87 said:

Did some upgrading on those horrific front seats. Removed the back and shaped with my exacto knife. Used some evergreen to fabricate some back rests. Quite happy with the result. 

Painted the forward fuselage bare metal, the green underlay offers a nice variation of color. 

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Looking great, I built the venerable Monogram B 17G years ago this looks to have more detail, looking forward to the next update……

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Hi all, 

Some updates on the (sub)assembly's. Painted all the OOB engines, quite happy with the basic detail.

Got an Norden Bombsight 1/48 at the Lingen modelfair couple of weeks ago, it really adds that extra mile to the detail. The OOB-Norden is just not what I wanted, especially when it is that visible through the front window.

Added some scratch cabling and lines to the somewhat dull bomb bay roof. I will leave to top detachable, this just adds some slight playfully details. 

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