Fortress in the Sky: The B-17 at 90

Group Build Title: The B-17 at 90

Group Build Leader(s): @michaelsatin

Group Build Description: A campaign to honor the 90th anniversary of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Event Details: On 27 July, 1935, the Boeing Model 299 four engine bomber was first publicly rolled out of its hanger is Seattle, Washington. A reporter from the Seattle Times newspaper, upon seeing the size of the aircraft and its numerous gun positions, remarked that it was “a flying fortress!” and a legend was born. Over the next decade the airplane carried the war to every front and every enemy of the U.S. and it’s allies, soldiering on with other air forces for several years thereafter. The B-17 became one of the finest warplanes ever built. This campaign will be about honoring that legacy. Any scale, any user, any time period, but no WIFs.

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whoa, Michael, let’s not get carried away here…

My only kit is in 1/32. I need to clear quite a few projects out of the way first to even have room to lay the box out.

But I do like me a nice B-17, and I did buy the kit for the very purpose of building it…

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If I can get done this year the projects I’ve started (and have planned) I’ll be in for this next year.

Got a couple of Fortresses I really do need to get done. Possibly Coastal Command or that Airfix 100 Group airborne jammer.

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I’m afraid I just can’t help myself. Besides, I too have had the big HK kit (the F) for a few years now, and it keeps looking at me reproachfully. Now that Masters of the Sky is finally streaming, and next year being the 90th anniversary, I figured the time was right.

Michael :israel: :stuck_out_tongue:

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I’ll need the 1/35 Border B-17 and a bigger house for this one. :flushed:

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BTW, I still haven’t gotten the hang of creating awards on the current website. If someone is interested in putting one together for this campaign, have at it!

Michael :israel: :stuck_out_tongue:

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A whole group of people building B-17s? That’s crazy talk! crazy!

… I kinda want to do this…

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Bwhahahahahahah!!!

Michael :israel: :crazy_face:

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I’m thinking of the 1/48 Revell Memphis B …but getting a different decal sheet for it … I know it will be looking some of the finer detail, but it’s a lot of plastic for the price it goes at.