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1/72 XB-40 Bomber Escort Conversion

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Well, as noted in the build thread  HERE:

 

Here  are the final pics of the B-17 that started to be converted to a YB-40, but ended up as the XB-40, something you may not have seen much of before!

 

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Thanks for looking.  See you next time,

 

Ed

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Ed,

         That is one sharp looking B-17. Love the way that you painted it. The camo job is just the right amount. The rudder, elevator, and trim tabs look really cool being different colors. Congratulations!

Regards

Christopher

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It is beautiful. Is the camouflage paint scheme a purposeful one they use or a factor of repainting areas of the aircraft that received repair?

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Hi Rob,

 

After a discussion over on WWII Aircraft  HERE

It seemed that the darker paint was just touch-up here and there, mostly after mods, and NOT any attempt at camouflage.

Thanks for your kind comment.

Ed

 

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Beautiful model! Huge fort fan here...inspired to get my B-17 on...

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Nice job!  Looks like a clean build.

Bill

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Thanks for the kind remarks.  Interestingly, the B-17 was the first model I made as an adult.  As a kid, I had stopped around 1961.  In 1969, I was watching "12 O'Clock High" on TV, and darned if I didn't have to run out an by and old Revell B-17 kit and started back modeling.  I know all about gettin' the B-17 on...

Ed

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Excellent build, and a cool variant not often done! Congrats, and thanks for sharing!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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On 8/15/2019 at 12:10 AM, TheRealMrEd said:

Thanks for the kind remarks.  Interestingly, the B-17 was the first model I made as an adult.  As a kid, I had stopped around 1961.  In 1969, I was watching "12 O'Clock High" on TV, and darned if I didn't have to run out an by and old Revell B-17 kit and started back modeling.  I know all about gettin' the B-17 on...

Ed

I remember buying a B-17 kit that had opening bomb bay doors, but the bombs were molded in place; just a pair of them visible. I think it was the Memphis Belle and I think it was by Revell, but might have been a Lindberg kit. This would have been early to mid 70s. EDIT: eBay search and it was the Revell Belle.

I know I eventually got a B-17 made by MPC which was a reissued Airfix kit with a bunch of ground crew figures that was way superior.

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