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b-17 flying fortress
just had to try and build one of these amazing aircraft.built purely out of megabloks exceptfor the guns mechanical parts,just goes to show what you can do with inferior pieces,cant imagine what it must have been like in the war flying these(a lot of respect to them),seen a few films featuring these so it would be nice to make one,it fell apart a good few times with the weight of the wings etc,hardest part was getting the wings to tilt upwards,not finished underneath but havent tried to turn it upside down incase it falls apart again,4 motors power the props direct drive,unfortunetly i dont have the right colour pieces to put flaps etc,its fragile enough,concentrating on shape and look,hope you like it,thanks to Nate Flood for inspiring the use of motors in planes
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  May 9, 2014
Wow, this is the best Lego B-17 I've seen! Wonderfully detailed! I love the motors in the engines, so original!
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  March 1, 2014
Great model. You captured the proportions exactly and got the scale just right. Nice colour scheme as well.
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  February 5, 2014
My great-uncle was the copilot on one of these. he was shot down twice and survived both times w/o capture. You really nailed this plane!
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  January 16, 2014
there are hundreds of lego b-17s on the web, but only three make the cut for me. this is #1.
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  January 9, 2014
There are some nice LEGO B-17s out on the internet, and each one of them excels at different aspect, but yours is the first one that has that overall accurate, authentic look. It is exceptionally hard to capture all those tricky shapes that this curvy fortress possesses, but you somehow managed to suceed at it. Yes, the engines were build to fit the working motor, so you had to make some compromises, but even this doesn't break the amazing impression. As some other have already mentioned, the turrets are great, a lot of builders tend to force not so well suited translucent pices into their MOCs, but you've cleverly chosen another path. Very good job, you destroyed my idea of building this plane... :)
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  January 8, 2014
EPIC!
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  January 1, 2014
Superb build; the different shades of green make it look 'lived in'. Great effect.
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  January 1, 2014
Way cool!
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  December 31, 2013
Perfect rendition of such a mythical plane! The shape is very well made, you managed to capture its timeless silhouette. Really love the engines, too, a good MOC to add to your WWII collection!
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  December 30, 2013
The coloring, the design, the whole thing is great! The engines are a very nice touch. One thing I did notice are the vacant windows in the back sides of the fuselage. Would have thought the guns would have been there. A minor detail though that takes nothing away from a job well done!
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  December 30, 2013
very good! exellent! I'm trying to get the parts to make one of these planes, but I don't have the partts.
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  December 30, 2013
Fantastic build! The motorized props are very cool, but the MOC would be great even without them. I really like the chin and dorsal turrets. The color scheme and overall shaping are great, too.
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  December 30, 2013
Incredible details!!! 5/5 8-)
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  December 30, 2013
Very very good Job man! I love it! All the Details are great.
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  December 30, 2013
Beautiful version of this legendary aircraft. Although I don`t like the studded expression, it actually looks pretty accurate. Great Work.
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  December 30, 2013
Great work, amazingly accurate!
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  December 30, 2013
Very nicely done! Hats off to you sir! Mega does have some really nice colors that can be used to create beautiful models such as this. Speaking of B17 movies - make a German BF 109 and recreate A Higher Call for a beautiful diorama. I had heard they were making a movie out of the book and can't wait to see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVc5o1UXAA
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  December 30, 2013
I would hate, but this is so well done that I can't...
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  December 30, 2013
Wow. Shame lego engines don't sound nearly as impressive as real 12 cylinder radials. Been in one of these before (an F model, you have a G model here). Beautiful bird, beautiful recreation of it.
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  December 30, 2013
That is so fantastic. Well built!
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  December 30, 2013
I came across a few used 'inferior brand bricks' before, in some used lots and collections, I am not surprised it s frail, most of the elements I encountered where not useable, they did nt stick, the plane looks fine, the running engines are very cool, a fine addition to your impressive layout.
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  December 30, 2013
Really great job! I like how you were able to use bricks to form decals on the fuselage (on mine, I used homemade stickers). I also really like how you were able to incorporate motors and how you made the studs flow smoothly across the whole plane. Fabulous job! 5/5! :)
  December 30, 2013
It's without any doubt the most accurate brick-built B-17 I've ever seen, especially the front section of fuselage looks great.
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  December 30, 2013
what an excellent plane moc
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  December 30, 2013
:-)
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  December 30, 2013
one of the best B-17 models I have seen! And the motorized engines are just plain awesome!
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  December 30, 2013
I think this is the best B-17 MOC I've ever seen. This is an incredibly difficult plane to build (why I haven't attempted it yet). Great job on the turrets, most people mess up on those. Only thing is the engines are too wide, but I see why you had to make them like that.
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  December 30, 2013
Really great bird!
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  December 30, 2013
this aircraft is super awesome !!! and the engines are amazing .. its very nice to see your efficacy with aircraft to as battleships .well done and keep going
  December 30, 2013
I'll be the first to say...AWESOME !!! I love this bomber and you make it perfect with lego...Usually I prefer studless builds but it is still incredible! Very good work bro! :D
 
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