1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

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1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:32 pm

So I'll be starting this soon. My Dad has always wanted a model of Memphis Belle and I saw this kit at Hobby Lobby.

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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:35 pm

In true fashion, I had to add the Eduard PE Exterior set. I also got some Kits-World Decals set for the movie version of Memphis Belle cause Academy decals SUCK!!! Got them today and discovered that it's just the nose are and nothing else. So I ordered two more sets that have the rest of the markings and stencils that I need.

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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby speedgraflex » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:17 pm

Subscribed! Excited!!
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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Floki » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:18 pm

I've seen this kit at hobby lobby and always wondered how it built up, I'll be following along. That sucks that the decals was only for the nose art.
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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby BlackSheep214 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:31 pm

I have the same kit as well. Curious... why do you say the decals suck?
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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:58 pm

So far, test fitting shows that it looks to be ok. I got rid of the kit decals when I saw that they were Academy's in house ones.

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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:01 pm

Here's the Kits-World decals.

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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:09 pm

BlackSheep214 wrote:I have the same kit as well. Curious... why do you say the decals suck?


Because Academy made them. I did their P-40 and the decals would break apart into lots of little pieces. Academy's decals are notoriously bad. Recently Academy started getting their decals made by Cartograph.
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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:17 pm

This is what happens with Academy decals. This is after I was able to get a million other pieces off already. It made the paint come up in areas too.

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Re: 1/72 Academy B-17F Memphis Belle

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:43 pm

I’ve built a few Academy kits myself. And their decals are far from tops. But how did that happen to the paint?
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