matchbox b17g

anyone have the decal sheet they can sell or trade?
or a 3rd party sheet with some interesting noseart?
and are there any comments about the kit?i understand the 2
tail types but why is the nose split off and seperate? seems
odd, even for matchbox.
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someone
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makes sense along with the 2 tail assemblys. it's not a bad kit, some sanding and putty and it will look like an airplane.
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someone
Never had one so I'm just guessing that the nose was separate to fit the box. That one was probably the only large 1/72 Matchbox not owned by me.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
Perhaps it was for an eventual reissue of a plane with and without chin turret? I don't know squat about the B-17 or the kit to know if this is possible though. I know I do have the unbuilt kit down in the basement.
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RobG
I don't have the Matchbox B-17, but I thnk that the plan to eventually issue an earlier variant explains the cut off nose. The one thing that kit manufacturers miss (or ignore) is that the earlier B-17s had waist gun positions directly opposing each other. This led to gunners banging into one another and resulted in all later models having staggered waist positions.
Tom
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maiesm72
right, late model f's and the g's, i believe. that seems like common sense.
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someone
Staggered waist guns came during G production. Early -Gs has the unstaggered positions, like the earlier Forts.
Dave
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Dave Williams
ok, thanks. took a long time for dawn to break over marblehead!
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