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  1. 38 minutes ago, Keavdog said:

    Well done!  That's the thing with those bombers... a lot of manufacturers put so much detail in the interior that we modelers can't ignore.  I built the Accurate Miniatures B-25 and totally detailed out the wonderful interior of that kit.  You did a great job on that old Revell/Monogram kit.

    FYI: 231367 LG-R a 322nd BS B-17, "Chow Hound," was lost on a "milk run" August 8, 1944 with Lt. Jack Thompson as pilot. This B -17 took a direct hit by flak, broke into two and crashed will all hands lost.

    Thanks for your comments Kevdog. In doing some online research in where to place the decals, I found two dates on when Chowhound was shot down: August 8, 1944 and also March 8, 1944. Not sure which is correct? In reading some of the stories about the plane and it’s crew, I see that many of the men were only in their 20’s when they were KIA when the plane went down. I’ve been to the wall honoring the Vietnam vets in Washington but someday I would like to see the memorials of the vets at Omaha beach. 

  2. I'm building a B-17 Flying Fortress and I lost a small clear plastic window. I recalled that I did not use the side windows in the Pete 352 that I built 4 years ago so I pulled the old box out (I save all my old boxes, especially this Peterbilt box because I like this box art so much.) and got the clear plastic piece to modify and use in the B-17. While I was in the old Pete box, I found a (approximately) 1/4 scale version of the box art that I forgot was included with the kit. I had to cut, fold and glue the 1/4 scale box together. Here it is displayed with the full-size box and the 352.





    My brother gave me the Pete 352 kit with Coke decals for Christmas. I'm going to build it with the stripes from this kit instead of the Coke decals.



  3. Thanks everyone for all your comments and suggestions. I decided to use some Perfect Plastic Putty in the seams/gaps. I'm not too concerned about fixing any raised panel lines after sanding, which should be minimal I think. Not sure how PPP compares to the Tamiya putty, but I've had good results with it in the past. I'll post picks when done. Thanks again!

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  4. I know, it's not a car! I'm building the Revell 1:48 B-17G Flying Fortress....The first airplane I've built in over 45 years. (Thought I would try something different for a change.) Gluing the two fuselage halves together has left some small (approx. .010-.015"?) gaps between them. What is the best way to fill them and make it appear there was never a joint there? Thanks in advance!



  5. 4 hours ago, Snake45 said:

    The MotorMax has apparently been available in different colors. When I was searching for it the other night, the most prevalent color seemed to be green, but yesterday I got a promo email from Diecasmodelswholesale listing them in black. Might want to check eBay for them, too--often other colors are available there when the main retailers are out of them. 

    Yes - I looked at the DMW website last night and saw the black one. I’ll check eBay and Amazon to see if I can find it in blue. Thanks again!

  6. On 12/29/2021 at 3:20 PM, Bill Eh? said:

    Don't let the erroneous 1/24 scale put you off. The C1 transkit is for Revell's 1/25 2009 Challenger. Chris Hales did not always get the scale reference correct. I think it is partially, that being from the UK, he is used to most car kits being of 1/24 scale.

    Thanks for the information Bill! Not sure yet if I'm gonna go with the C1 transkit or just get the Motormax diecast and repaint. Or maybe I'll do both!


  7. 21 hours ago, gbtr6 said:

    Nice garage picture. The Challenger really does make the 6 look tiny. I really like mine. 



    Nice TR6 gbtr6! What year is it? The Koenigs look great on it.

    Mine is an early '72 model. I've had it for 32 years and recently put a Toyota W58 5 speed gearbox in it and a differential from a Nissan 370Z. Are you a member of the national TR6 club "6-Pack"?

    Here's a better shot of mine....


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