(mouth dropping with amazement, drool pouring on my shirt) this is one of the most amazing mini-fig sized planes I've ever seen!!!! I only wish there was a 10 mini-fig head rating! great job and congrats on MOTD!
With this many comments it is obvious that this moc is very well done. The nose of the air plane is very well done and matches the shape of the plane well. Also all of the turrets are well executed. I know it has already been said but here it is again job well done and the best B-17 I have ever seen.
Can you join my group Aircraft of World War II?
Please, but to the built. Trying to capture a exact replica of a plane is really hard so I will go easy. I loved it, the B-17 has been my favorite bomber so to see this, as perfect as it is, it makes me cry.
Awesome plane. Very well-detailed. Nice bombs too.
I like it
November 23, 2010
Beautiful rendition of this majestic aircraft. The lines are gorgeous (though I'm not completely sold on the nose shape) and I love the amount of detail you've added. The custom decals are a nice touch as well and they really finish off the model. As a side note, I've got about 15 minutes flying a B-17 in the left seat. They are a fun to fly aircraft...but VERY heavy control inputs. :-) Well done!
Quoting Matt Gutierrez
Wow! This is a great model. The only suggestion I could have is that you fix the upper turret. But 5/5!
The top turret is about one brick too tall. I wanted to fit a minifig head, and also have guns that pitch up and down (the whole thing rotates, of course). I think I can only have 2 out of 3: proper height/ space for head/ pitching guns. I'm going to design one with the gunner but static guns that should match the scale better. The turret is a separate apparatus that rides on a turntable in the cockpit, so it is easy to switch out.
Quoting That LDD Guy
This really and truly awesome, I can't believe those tiny little gear hold up so much plane! The only thing I would change is that top turret, very nice work.
Thanks for all the feedback! The main landing gear are indeed a challenge as the plane weighs about 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg). Since there's only one wheel per strut and the wheel is slightly rounded, the strut "bows out", especially when sitting on a smooth surface. I've got a few 1/8" alum/steel rods that I'm going to cut and try to use in place of the technic axle, just to provide more robust support when displayed. It violates the pure Lego spirit, but only temporarily.
Brick Flight, my dad commanded one of these during late 1944 and early 1945. It's always been one of my favorite aircraft for that reason. Your example of it is the best I've seen in minifig scale. You have done such an amazing job capturing the lines of this iconic bit of late 1930's aircraft design. Thanks for sharing these phots and those of the interior. They both show your considerable skill. Regards, Eric.
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
That is an insane amount of Dark-Green! (Are those all LEGO® Bricks? No clone-brands?)
They are all official LEGO bricks (2600+)! The available dark green bricks were a big design driver. If I didn't have the dark green 12x3 wedge plate, the wings would look a lot different. I'd never seen a scale dark green fortress so I thought I'd give it a try.
when i first saw it i didnt believe it. almost everything is perfect. the shape, the colors, the engines, the only things i do not like are the top turret and the ball turret on the belly but unlike real life, lego has limits. but with lego it is flawless.
Best model of B-17 on the pages amazing work here you got it right down to the engine details again amazing job but does it have an interior if it does she would be perfect not that she isint allready 5/5 - Paulo R.