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1/48 Monogram B-17G Mount-N-Ride


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Since there's a new 1/48 B-17G being released, I decided I needed to build my old Monogram kit! Model was built OOTB.

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Decals are from PYN-UP. Kept the weathering on the lesser side since this was a low-time plane that flew only about 10 missions. This kit takes some elbow grease and planning, but still goes together well for its age. By the way, the wayward gun barrel on the top turret has been repaired!

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Didn't get every result I'd hoped for with this build, but I finally have this nose art I've wanted on the shelf! Comments, questions, and critiques welcome! Cheers!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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  • 3 weeks later...

Very nice Flying Fortress! Is Monogram or another company releasing a new B-17 in 1/48” scale?

 

Mark
 

 

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HK is releasing the new 1/48 B-17G. You can find reviews of the kit sprues on several modeling sites. However, it will retail for over $100, which is MUCH more expensive than any version of the old Monogram kit you may find.

 

GIL :smiley16:

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As always Gil, you are DESPICABLE!!  (As in Daffy Duck despicable -  it's a joke son, a joke)  All in all though, you need to have your thumbs broken and give the rest of us a chance.

Another example of your superlative work.  Keep it up.

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Lovely work on the classic. Are you gonna do a Modelcollect side-by-side?

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Man you got ALL the good out of that kit!! VERY nicely done Gil.

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On 1/17/2020 at 5:01 PM, ghodges said:

Von: Not sure what a "model-collect side by side is".....

Oops - I meant a comparison to the new HK kit.

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Ahhh....I could not have when you originally posted that....but picked up the HK 1/48 B-17G at Jaxcon and can try to make a few comparisons between the old and the new.....stay tuned, though it may be a week or so since I'm trying to finish up Jaxcon paperwork (and actually started building another model!).

 

GIL :smiley16:

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