In another totally gratuitous, non-wargaming use of my time, I made some model kits to amuse myself. This 1/72 scale B17-F sits behind my desk at work, and was made in my office during my lunch hours over the past few months. The model is by Academy, a Korean-based company, and the service vehicles are from an Airfix USAAF bomber resupply kit. I purchased both kits from a store in Toronto, Wheels and Wings, on Danforth Ave. It’s a great store for plastic model fans. I painted the B-17 in the iconic aluminum and red paint scheme rather than the more ubiquitous olive-green, though both are good looks. There is something quite American about the silver bomber, a curious mix of arrogance and naivety.
Autocar tractor and fuel trailer.
Chevrolet bomb service truck and bomb trailer.
Cushman package car, perhaps delivering thermoses of coffee and tomato soup before take off?
Like I said, no wargaming value that I can see in these models, but I greatly enjoyed putting them together and they make a nice display grouping. Also a bit of a tribute to those brave men who got into these planes day after day to go bomb the Reich.
Cheers and thanks for looking. Blessings to your models.