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Jul 13, 2011, 07:30 PM
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This would be a nice mod for whoever wants a different Fort, the Allison engined XB-38!
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Jul 13, 2011, 08:10 PM
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...The 2000mm starmax version is unsaveable and complete garbage unless you're happy with cartoon scale.
My 2 cents...

Vic

Yeah, in looking at it more closely, it does have some scale problems. That rear gunner window is WAY off.

IMO, the best deal (for US pilots) is the HK 1875mm green version for $220 shipped. I hoping that it won't be that hard to paint and re-decal her to look every bit as good as the silver version which is twice the price by the time you include the shipping/tax.

Still waiting for mine to show up....hopefully next week.
Jul 14, 2011, 06:05 AM
Wilde Sau
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Also in the pics is a pic of my Franklin Mint B-17 that I got from my grandfather. I remember looking at that plane when I was 11 yrs old.
There you go, now we know how they got the idea of those trenches on the airframe!
Darn Franklin Mint
Jul 14, 2011, 07:32 AM
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Here's a profile of the fort I intend to represent with the HK model:







I still have the waterslide decals by Royal/Marutaka which are to the same scale as this model. For anyone interested I've scanned the lot (29mb)!!!
Jul 14, 2011, 07:45 AM
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There you go, now we know how they got the idea of those trenches on the airframe!
Darn Franklin Mint
I was thinking exactly the same thing. :-)
Jul 14, 2011, 09:03 AM
Wilde Sau
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I still have the waterslide decals by Royal/Marutaka which are to the same scale as this model. For anyone interested I've scanned the lot (29mb)!!!
Are you saying that you have highres scans of the decals of this model?
Including all the maintenance stencils and instructions where to put them?
That might be just what it takes to make the 1875mm "trenchcoated-glossygreen wannabefortress" become a somewhat decent plane... together with some spackling and a paintjob

Cheers,
Bernhard
Jul 14, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Yup, I HAVE done highres scans of ALL the decals for BOTH versions including stencils. Unfortunately however not even Royal gave any instructions on decal placement for the stencilling. Personally I just use instructions from an old 1/48 scale monogram kit, and 'in detail & scale', lol. What's unfortunate is the file size (29mb). If you like I can email them to you.
Vic
Jul 14, 2011, 09:47 AM
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74" B17 RTF @ $220 w/ ship
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Jul 14, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Vic Arcudi View Post
Yup, I HAVE done highres scans of ALL the decals for BOTH versions including stencils. Unfortunately however not even Royal gave any instructions on decal placement for the stencilling. Personally I just use instructions from an old 1/48 scale monogram kit, and 'in detail & scale', lol. What's unfortunate is the file size (29mb). If you like I can email them to you.
Vic
Mine arrived today! IŽld like to repaint it and put your Decals on it; so can you send me that file please?
Email in PM...

regards

Onno
Jul 14, 2011, 11:25 AM
Wilde Sau
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Vic,

best would be to upload it on Rapidshare or similar. Can you do that? I think 29MB is too large to send via email...
Jul 14, 2011, 11:33 AM
MN WATTS Master
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I ordered mine on tuesday and after clearing up a stuck payment issue it's sitting in the warehouse queue. I'm hoping they can get it out so I have it in time to work the bugs out before our big E-fly in in 2 weeks.
Jul 14, 2011, 12:11 PM
Tom Para
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Ordered mine last week from USA warehouse. Still has not been shipped.. Lets get going hobbyKing!
Jul 14, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Ordered mine last week from USA warehouse. Still has not been shipped.. Lets get going hobbyKing!
Same here :/ Annoying that it is 'processing' for nearly a week.
Jul 14, 2011, 12:28 PM
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The tracker says mine left Hong Kong on the 11th. This is gonna take forever!
Jul 14, 2011, 12:31 PM
MN WATTS Master
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Lovely.... whats the point of a US warehouse if it still sits processing for a week?


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