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Junior Modeller's Showcase: Fortress III

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introduction
The Junior Modeller's Showcase is a new feature for Aeroscale. It allows us to display the work of younger modellers who ordinarily do not get to stand alongside their elder peers and get the recognition and encouragement they deserve. If our hobby is to continue to flourish, we need to encourage the next generation of modellers to put aside the Wii console and apply glue to plastic. What better way to do this than put their models on our front page for all to see?

Featured modeller
Nick Zourbakis joins us from Attica, Greece, where he has been busily building models for some time now. At the age of 16, Nick discovered the joys of superdetailing and scratchbuilding.

the model
Nick applied these techniques to the venerable Revellogram 1/48 B-17 which he converted to an RAF Coastal Command Fortress III. Added details included:
  • ● Open the bomb bay hatches, remove the poor detail of the kit, and add new from scratch
  • ● Open ALL crew hatches (3 in total) and add details in there
  • ● Rescribing ALL panel lines
  • ● True Details Set for Cockpit
  • ● True Details Set for Waist Gunner position
  • ● True Details, main Wheel Set
  • ● Eduard Radio compartment
  • ● Eduard Flap set
  • ● Scratchbuilding some detail in bombardier's section (kit detail here is very good in this place, though)
  • ● Scratchbuilt engine detais (wiring)
  • ● Some riveting here & there
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About the Author

About Nick Zourbakis (NickZour)
FROM: ATTICA, GREECE / Ελλάδα

Hi I'm Nick . I am from Greece & live in Athens. I'm mainly building aircraft of World War 1(1914-1918), Pre-war (1919-1938) & of course my favorite World War 2 (1939-1945) I am not highly interested in Modern Aviation as there are only a few jet aircraft I like.


Comments

Nick shines again good job sir
APR 28, 2012 - 11:05 AM
Me, Sir ?... Anyway, thank you very much Mr. Justin Cheers Nick
APR 28, 2012 - 11:38 AM
Yes nick here sir is a sign of respect besides its better than kid
APR 28, 2012 - 12:41 PM
Hi Nick Nice job on the Fortress! And it's great to see you take pride of place starting our new Showcase series. All the best Rowan
APR 28, 2012 - 10:23 PM
Thank you very much Mr. Justin and Mr. Rowan Cheers Nick
APR 30, 2012 - 01:58 AM
An epic build, Nick- cheers! I just love the scheme you've chosen- a real winner. chuk
APR 30, 2012 - 02:57 AM
I feel very nice to hear such words from a modeler like you Mr. Chuck Thank you very much Cheers Nick
MAY 02, 2012 - 02:00 AM
Well done Nick. Keep up the good work. Best regards, Marko
MAY 08, 2012 - 02:42 AM
This model is so good that it makes me question whether we really need a special showcase for younger modellers "who ordinarily do not get to stand alongside their elder peers". No, really, I wish I had these skills when I was 16
MAY 08, 2012 - 03:47 AM
Thank you very much Mr. Marko and Mr. Drabslab Sorry for the belated message Cheers Nick
MAY 19, 2012 - 11:56 PM