Jul 17, 2018

1/72 scale B-29 Superfortress




I'm calling this one Project M.I.L.F. (Model I'd Like to Finish)


I've been in a little bit of a modeling slump since SoonerCon, started a couple builds but nothing has really grabbed hold of me. I've had this B-29 for the better part of 15 years, looks like I started it during what I call my "Dark Ages of Modeling". I was young, ambitious, lacking talent and worst of all short on patience. Under the influence of sites like ARC and Hyperscale I managed to waste thousands of dollars of kits, paint and supplies between 2003-2008. This five years of carnage resulted in only one finished model, a Tamiya Beaufighter in 48th scale.


I've been wanting to build something "Greg Style" aka wheels up and in flight for a while and this kit really fits the bill as I've read its pretty hard to make it not be a tail-sitter. Since learning about the "Kee Bird" on an episode of Nova I've always been fascinated with it's story. I found a set of decals for it on eBay and they should be here in a week or so. In the mean I'll get to work undoing the damage I previously inflicted on this poor undeserving kit.




The episode of Nova for those who haven't seen it. It's a must watch!





Kenny Gregory
Jul 19, 2018

That will be a awesome build, can’t wait to see it!

Aug 31, 2018

Man - that will be one BIG model! Will it sport the red tail? Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Sep 1, 2018

Greg, it definitely is huge! I had been experimenting with using magnets to hold the wings on so they could be easily detached for transport. ufortunately my decals arrived damaged and I haven’t purchased a replacement set yet. The decal problem kinda took the wind out of my sails. I really need to build a plane, keep looking at some of the nice Airfix kits I have in my stash. Maybe a Beaufighter, Do17 or BF-110 would be a quicker build.

Sep 1, 2018

@caseyg83 All good choices, and all quicker than that huge 29, but not nearly as spectacular!

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