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Academy B-17D: Big Bird Under Foil (W.I.P.)

July 9 2012 at 5:34 PM
Old Man  (Login vieuxhomme)
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This is a bit out of my usual run, but I have wanted to do one of these, and do it in bare metal, for a long time. I was hoping to get it done in time for the Fourth, and took a solid two-week rush at doing so, but could not quite manage it (in part because of the damned heat). However, here are a couple of pictures of how far I have gotten....

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It will be finished as a machine of the 50th Reconnaissance Squadron at Hickam Field in the summer of 1941.

I want to thank Mr. Aitken and Mr. Matsuoka for cuing me in to a genuine Pearl Harbor subject (the kit markings were spurious and only D-types were at Hickam in bare metal that spring and summer), and especially to thank HyperScaler Steve Nelson, who was kind enough to send me gilled cowlings for a D (my old 17C boxing had only the solid cowls included).

This message has been edited by vieuxhomme from IP address on Jul 9, 2012 5:36 PM

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