Lindberg F-86 Sabre Jet

I believe this is how my first model kit looked like 62 years ago.

I found this image on the Internet this morning as I was looking for the box top of what I had built when I was 10 years-old.

What made me look was something Hubert wrote on his blog.

Reading some of Hubert’s posts I realize how much I enjoy what other modelers are building, so much so I tend to forget starting building again. I know I will a little later on, but for now I enjoy what I see not only on Hubert’s blog, but also on Dave’s Plane Dave and Jeff’s Inch High Guy.

Early Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

I think this was Jeff’s first post as a blogger. Looking at his B-17 photos was a mesmerizing experience.

Inch High Guy

Boeing Y1B-17YB-17’s are distinguished by the small ball turret for the .30 gun in the nose.  Note the high reflectivity of the Aluminum skin.  (U.S. Air Force photo)

YB17(1)13 YB-17’s were produced, S/N 36-149 through 36-161.  Not many, but enough for the USAAC to begin to develop tactics and gain experience in heavy bomber operations.  The Army was well aware of the public relations value of these aircraft and they were the focus of many newsreels and photographs. 

b17b-3[1]An outstanding series of color photographs of B-17B’s was shot for Life Magazine at March Field.  Modelers should note the pristine condition of the markings and overall cleanliness of these aircraft.  Little weathering is evident.

B17B39 B-17B serial numbers were divided into five batches because of budgetary reasons. S/N 38-211 through 38-223; 38-258 through 38-270 ; 38-583 through 38-584 ; 38-610 ; and 39-1 through 39-10.

B17BMarchField(1)Note the high reflectivity of the polished Aluminum fuselage.  Duplicating this is a challenge for…

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Interior Colors

Since I am not building anything during the summer months, I am revisiting Jeff’s older posts…

This has to be one of my favorite posts.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Interior Colors Part I

Link to Part II here:

Link to Part III here: