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Boeing B-17-F

All images (c) 1997, 2001 North East Systems
Revised 11-May-2001

Our new B-17 model - 2001

New B-17-F Model - 2001

Our old B-17 model - 1997

Old B17 model - 1997

We are currently developing a series of 3-D ray-trace models of current and historic aircraft.
These are rendered in POV-Ray, with markings created in Photoshop.
These models allow creating scenes and animations which would be impossible
to reproduce in real life, since many of these planes are now quite rare.

Our first model is a B-17, designed with modular components which allow
creation of several different versions, and of individual markings.
The version shown here is a B-17-F, the first model to see large volume production.
A B-17-G is also planned, and several sets of markings will be created.

The markings of "Bad Penny" shown here are composite,
as the serial number and Triangle-C markings properly belong to "KNOCK-OUT DROPPER".

This model was developed over a period of time,
and some of the renderings presented here are of earlier versions of the model.

Memphis Belle Memorial Association

We have contributed an image to the web site of
the Memphis Belle Memorial Association.

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B17 scene

B17 scene

The animations (anim-GIFs) take some time to load, but they're moderately cool.

B17 Flyby

It's built like any other model...

B17 assembly

B17 Flyby

B17 scene

Paint parts before assembly, and apply glue sparingly...

B17 Assembly

Earlier versions...

B17 scene

B17s approaching

B17 scene

B17 scene

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