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B-17G Flying Fortress

My dad and I (mostly my dad) once built a big balsa A-26 Invader, from the "Comet" company. I don't think you can get that kit anymore. As a kid, though, I did covet the Guillows B-17 Flying Fortress kit. Finally, in 2010, my wife got me the very one for Christmas--still in production after all those years. My boys helped with the finishing touches.

A little helper paints the machine guns
The finished model compared to a five-year-old
We hung it over the stairs by the WWII posters

Here is a closeup of the nose section