Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by sdk2knbk, May 20, 2007.

  1. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Interesting drawing, Bob. It shows the relative proportions I ended up with between the two models I built, but the wingspan has me a bit confused. The 307's is listed at 107' (32.61m), and the B-17 at 103' 10" (31.65m). Now I wonder how I ended up with a shorter span on my 307? I'll have to dig into my references some more.

    Scott K.
  2. -Jim G

    -Jim G Member

    It kind of makes me wonder if someone typing a spec sheet transliterated a 1 into a 7. Might it be that the 307's wingspan is supposed to be 101 feet instead of 107 feet?
  3. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    I really shouldn't try to answer a post when I'm that tired. After I signed off last night, I physically compared the two models. I'm not sure where I got the idea that the wingspan on my 307 model was so much shorter than the B-17, because it isn't! Ah, fatigue, a wonderful thing...

    Scott K.
  4. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Finally, An Update!

    I see it's been longer than I thought. Anyway, more progress at last. I ran into some problems on my revised test build, and lost interest for a while. Then, I lost the whole project (along with many others) in my disk crash last October.

    After months of being distracted by other projects, I finally got back to this one. I had to recreate it all from scratch. Oh, well, at least I was able to avoid some (but not all, unfortunately), of the errors I made the first time. This time, I built it in 1/72 rather than 1/48, to save space. I "cheated" and made it wheels-up, to save time. I'll probably add proper gear later. As it stands now, the model still needs engine exhausts, antennas, and the various scoops and intakes (not to mention some color, but that'll come later).

    Thanks again to John Dell for the engines and reference materials, a big help!

    Scott K.

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    NULLMOON Member

    looks like another kit for the fans of metalic card:thumb:
  6. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

    looks really good..could someone help out woth a u.k. stockist of metallic card that yuo can print on with a normal hp deskjet printer ? :)

    NULLMOON Member

    ive tried a few without sucsesss there all either too thick or to flimsy and the inkjet wont touch none of them canfords "frosted silver" is the only one thats worked for me i printed ralph currels r101 on it a sprayed it with sealant before touching it aparently there is a silver card for inkjets but it expensive
  8. John Dell

    John Dell New Member

    I was wondering how this project was going. I see it is going very well! I'm looking forward to seeing more. I've been working on perfecting the various B-17 noses. Almost there. I have to get my B-24H done for the convention though. Let me know if there is anyhting else I may be of help with.
  9. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Wow ... I'm thoroughly impressed at the quality of this untextured build.
  10. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Thanks John. I'll let you know. Let me say thanks again for the engines, they're a big help!

    Scott K.
  11. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Really? That's just 'cuz you can't see all of the mistakes :p. Thanks Stev0.

    Scott K.
  12. 4ps

    4ps New Member

    Beoing 307 , like Martin 319 or Beoing 314, reflected both the elegant style of air travel in 1930s and the technology advance at that time.

    unfortunately, it is not as success as DC-4. However, the failure in commercial will not obscure our affection to that beautiful aircraft!

    The model is so great!

    I have some inner photos, hope those photos could be helpful!

    PS after this project, will u plan to build Beoing 377 (B-29 could be reference)? :mrgreen::thumb:

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  13. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Thanks 4ps, glad you like it. I have seen those pictures before, though. I was working on a test build of the larger (~1/48 scale), more detailed version, and have been wondering if I have the nerve to attempt an interior for it. Maybe later. No pix of that one to show yet, for various reasons, I've been unable to cut any paper at all for the past 3 weeks or so :curse:. Hopefully soon.

    Scott K.
  14. Wow! I would love to use some of my Redriver Chrome paper on this one. Is this going to be released ? for download, kit or what?
  15. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    I'd like to offer it for sale, eventually, if I can ever get the darn thing finished! I still have a couple of small fit issues to deal with, and I need to decide how much detail is enough. Not to mention the Dreaded Instruction Sheet!

    Scott K.

    (I might need a Beta builder who can afford the RR paper, though.)
  16. PaperRonin

    PaperRonin Member

    You could texture the thing with a silvery look in PS ;)
    Add rivets and all, can come out really really nice too!
  17. Bhelliom

    Bhelliom Member

    Has anyone heard anything about this one lately? Looks like sdk2knbk isn't here anymore.

  18. sharklord

    sharklord New Member

    Any progress? love to see a paper mdoel of this aircraft.

  19. yankeekilo

    yankeekilo New Member

    i´d like to sse this beautyful model finished
  20. racc00n

    racc00n Member

    Super job. I, too, would like to see the finished version. In 1966 I was privileged to see one of the three B-307's which were based in Saigon. Somewhere in my archives I believe I have a photo or two (taken through a fence!) If I can find them, I will put them up. These planes were used as courier aircraft between the South and the North during the war, and were the only aircraft so sanctioned. BTW, if I recall correctly the "boat" called the "Cosmic Muffin" actually began life as Howard Hughes' airplane.

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