Sunday, March 13, 2011

B-17 G "Solid Sender"

In 2006 I built this Revell 1/48 scale B-17 G for a friend of mine. He gave it to his grandfather, C.S. Needham, for his 90th birthday. Mr. Needham completed a full tour of duty in 1945 flying this plane for the 388th against Nazi Germany.

I completed a very basic interior, as the view inside the plane was extremely limited. The plane was finished with Alclad, Eduard photo-etch, custom decals, and various weathering techniques. Because of the age of this kit, this was one of the hardest models I've built. I still have nightmares of all the sanding that was required!

C.S. Needham, standing middle, front