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  1. afspret

    Poof, Gone!

    And just like that all the chatter about the 1/48th HKM B-17G ceased!
  2. Just tried to access MM site and getting message saying server can't be found. Is it just the computer I'm using or what?
  3. Here's another pic of a B-25 they used during training.
  4. The original 477th BG was activated training with B-26s in May 1943, but was inactivated in Aug 43. In Jan 44 was reactivated and by Aug 45 it was composed of the 99th FS, 616th, 617th, 618th & 619th BS's. By the end of 1945 the group only had the 99th FS and 617th BS assigned with the other 3 squadrons being deactivated. I found this pic of B-25 they used during training, but haven't found any of the 99th's P-47s.
  5. This pic is interesting as its the first one I've ever come across showing a blister window on the left side of the nose. The a/c is a B-17G-85-VE, s/n 44-8824 and between Feb & May 1945 spent time with the 100th, 91st, 303rd and 457th BGs before returning to the states after the war.
  6. Came across this pic the other day and it seems this a/c has a frameless top turret, possibly a Martin unit, which I thought were only used on A-20s, B-24s and B-26s. Also this a/c spent its entire time in the ZI.
  7. anybody started building yet?
  8. It's a YouTube video. Go to their site and type in HK Models 1/48th scale B-17G and look for the one by a guy named worldinminiature. It's one of two that I found, the other being in German. The one thing I noticed about the German review is he joined a set of wing halves together and, based on the engine mount hole in the fire wall, there doesn't look like could be an engine alignment issue. I also noticed the clear sprue comes with three different types of top turret domes.
  9. Just saw an on-line out of the box review and the reviewer said the kit's apparently it's already available at Merit Hobbies in SoCal.
  10. Over on the Modeling Madness site there is review build of a test shot of the kit from 3 years ago and, to my eye at least, the placement of the engines look alright. Given the review was based on a test shot from 3 years ago, maybe something happened with the engine placement between then and today. The one thing I noticed on the review build is the outer engine nacelles extending back from the firewall and over the top of the wing looks odd when compared to the same areas on the inboard engines and some pics of Monogram builds & real a/c I looked at.
  11. IIRC the Pro-Modeler release had crew figures and a small amount of PE. Also, if memory serves me right, I think it had the Cheyenne tail turret.
  12. What difference does it make if you buy the old Monogram kit for say $25 or so and then shell out way more than that for some aftermarket goodies to improve the kit? I mean, won't you end up paying nearly just as much as you would if you got the HK kit?
  13. Just checked and was able to get in with no problem.
  14. Despite having three 1/48th B-17s (1 ea Pro-Modeler, Monogram & Revell) and eight 1/72nd scale kits in my stash I went and pulled the trigger and ordered one for $138.95, which includes S&H. If or when these guys release an E/F there's a 99.9% chance I'll get one of those as well. I wonder though if HK has given any consideration to doing a B/C/D model in 1/48th scale?
  15. What a tragic loss. Back in 1995 I got to walk-thru 9-0-9 and the B-24 'Witchcraft' when they came to Charleston, SC and was really amazed at the level of restoration work done on both aircraft.
  16. I believe the only real way to tell the difference between the two was the serial number, as externally they looked pretty much the same.
  17. Saw the above kit, #RVG03092, on Sprue Brothers and wondering ifs a new tool or a reboxing of another manufactures kit.
  18. The AM kits are pretty good, IMHO, fit wise and the detail is pretty good. The only issue I ever heard of with them was something to do with the front of the engine cowl, but can't recall what it was. I also seem to recall there was one or two resin aftermarket items produced that corrected the issue.
  19. Was finally able to get to the website but, for me at least, its running a little slow. Would say it might be the computer I'm using but the Hannants site is the only one I'm having a problem with.
  20. Any issues with the Hannants website? Tried a couple of times today but can't get the website to open.
  21. Think late in their careers the F-89s were painted in ADC grey. I remember when I was stationed @ Eglin in the early 80s there were a few parked on the far side of the runway @ Duke Fld and they were all painted ADC grey. Being an SP I had access to this side of the air field as I patrolled the base so got to take a close look at them. As for the orange flight suits, spit shined boots and the spiffy paint job and neat appearance of the a/c, it makes me wonder if it participated in something like a William Tell or similar type competition.
  22. afspret

    Jugs in color

    seen small bits of the second one before but not all of it, or the first one.
  23. You mean the TF Mk X they released late last year? Its available on the Hannants website for $44.20. Its not listed on either the Sprue Brothers or Squadron sites though, probably 'cause Revell doesn't yet have a US distributor.
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