Well I was supposed to be building Monogram's B-17G for this campaign, but then this showed up in the mail:
I put everything else on hold and had to dive right in. So much so that it dawned on me after I was well under way that I should take some photos so I can use the build for this campaign. My bad.
I tossed the limited decals and whatnot right off the bat and am building her as a P-51D-10 of the 4FG, Man O'War.
I did not make use of any of the included PE for the kit, opting instead for Barracudacal's excellent cockpit stencils with a resin Look instrument panel. The stencils are seriously amazing. Between Eduard's plastic and those stencils, the PE would have been a waste. Hopefully I can manage to find a set of Overtrees to put them to use later.
This is nothing but kit plastic with some paint and the Barracudacals stencils:
I also managed to gets the wings assembled. Eduard's wheel well is again excellent. I added a few wires for some detail but really didn't spend much time here. Next one of these I build I may spend some serious effort here, but for this one I just want to build the kit.
I have really enjoyed this kit so far. Eduard's Mustang is great, I can't wait for the Royal Class.
Maybe once I'm done I'll go back to building that B-17. Then again, I see HK just announced a 1:48 Early G so the Monogram may get shelved again, lol.
Hello Again, Paul...
Don't give up on that MONOGRAM B-17G- You can always tuck the Landing Gear up inside their wells, and display it in "flying mode", suspended from a ceiling or in some other fashion...