While reading one of my old pl****c model magazines, I came across an article on converting a 1/144 B-17 to it's airliner/transport cousin, the Boeing 307 Stratoliner. Hmm, I thought, I can do that with FG's B-17! Well, it hasn't been quite that simple, but the FG model has been a useful reference. Here's a pic of the first build test, the fuselage, tail plane and a pair of FG B-17 wings I'm using for reference. I though I could use the tailplanes from the B-17, but you can see they don't match very well. (More like the ones on a B-17C). Of course, I had to see how big this beast will be, so I set the B-17 wings next to the fuselage to make a sort of mockup. Looks good (to me, anyway!) so far. Can't wait 'til I can get a proper set of wings on her. Scott K.