Piccadilly Lily B17G
By Scott Scalafani
This is the Academy 1/72 version of the B17G. I went through a lot of photos of the Piccadilly Lily B17G from the Bloody 100 of the 8th Air Force to come up with this paint scheme and weathering. It’s painted with Testors Faded Olive Drab and highlighted with a darker green.
One of the pictures showed a repair panel on the top of the wing, so I added one. The photos also showed plenty of oil streaking from the engines, which ran dirty after a couple of hours.
There were also some field modifications on the 50 cals. They were staggered in the rear so the gunners didn’t bump into each other.