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TOTAL SCRATCH BUILD OF THE NOSE OF A B17G!
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Good afternoon to you all!

This Scratch built B17G nose section I completed some time ago and I thought you might be interested in taking a look!

After over 2 years of heartache and over 2.13GB of information collected in photo form...

I would like to present to you all my scratch built front end of a B17G!


Why just the front end I hear you cry?...well I have always been fascinated with the "Fortress" ever since I was a young boy...in particular ,what was inside the fuselage!.I have been wanting to build a project like this for many years and thought about doing the entire aircraft!...but I wasn't sure if I could pull it off.....I mean this was going to be in 1:20 scale (a scale I like to scratch build in)

The project would mean scratch building absolutely everything! .....and so I thought that maybe I should start with just the front end showing the Bombardier/Navigator section....the Cockpit right back to the Upper Turret before the Bomb compartment....and then if it turned out okay ..then maybe I would continue down the fuselage!.....Well since finishing this I have decided to build the rest of this B17G. I will build it in sections and have already completed the bomb bay section.

The materials I used to build this B17G were Balsa wood/hard wood...plastic/wire/ paper/the aluminum from coca cola cans/Yogurt pot plastic and loads of other stuff I found useful in the kitchen waste bin!!

It wasn't all plain sailing I have to say....many an hour was wasted re constructing parts that I just couldn't get right but with loads of patience I got there in the end!

A little information on the B17G 'Fuddy Duddy" I chose to build (info taken off an internet site http://www.warbirdregistry.organd http://www.johnweeks.com)

Delivered to USAAF as 44-83563 on April 7th 1945.

Fuddy Duddy was built too late to see action in WWII. She was retired in the mid-50's, and changed hands a few times until be purchased by Columbia Pictures in 1960. After a short movie career, Fuddy Duddy was converted to air tanker service. She flew as an air tanker until 1986, which she was acquired by the National Warplane Museum and converted back to her Warbird look. The museum has continued to restore and improve Fuddy Duddy over the years, and she is one of the finest looking B-17s in the air today.


Quite a few photos so bare with me! ;-)



Here are some photos of the overall model.....interior shots to follow!

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....I'm gonna make a cuppa tea and then post the photos of the interior detail next ;-)

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So here is Part 2

These photos show just some of the detail that I put into this project....couldn't get all the detail else there would be hundreds of photos!! :roll:

Some of the photos were taken during the build as you will see........

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Have to post again....more to follow!! ;-)

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:wow Stunning work and the attention to detail is beyond belief. Pretty much lost for words , well done just doesn't cover it

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....and here's the rest!!!

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Well that's it chaps!!

As I said at the beginning of this post I have finished the next section being the bomb bay....so I will post some photos in a few days time!

Thanks a lot for taking a look :)

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My goodness. That's amazing work.

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Just beautiful, brilliant work.

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Stunning.

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Thanks guys...appreciate it!

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Absolutely stunning work - congratulations :wanw

A request if I may Fozzy - I know you have told us the model is 1:20 scale but if you could take a photo with something easily recognisable to us fellow modellers - a bottle of Tamiya or tin of Humbrol paint for example - to help get an idea of the comparative size, it would help me marvel at your skill even more. Such great work - I'm sure that would scoop up a prize in any modelling competition it was entered in to!

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Hi Al...thanks for your input!...so as requested here is a photo of my model next to a small can of Humbrol paint

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That interior is spectacular!

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That is simply astoinding. True modelling and a workof art. Very well done.
Also welcome to the forum.

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Outstandingly excellent. A great set of pics too.

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