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Old 12-28-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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William Bowman

Here's a couple of quick pics I took of Bowman's first mission over Germany. This senerio has Bowman stationed as a Navagator and helping with some 50 cal ammo cans.

Couldn't wait to get this guy activated and in the air.






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Old 12-28-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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That's great! They really compliment each other well. I didn't really think of it before but aircraft really offer a lot of cool options for dioramas when you do modular cut aways. You don't need a 1/6th scale bomber, but a cockpit, weapons stations and various other duty stations are possible and each on their own is small enough that they can be spread around with out taking a lot of room. It's good to see there are some decent aircrew figures available now to make this possible.

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:19 AM   #3
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Hi,

Many thanks for posting this, as the figures do look good together.
And i was very curious about what the Bowman jacket, would look like next to the Billly Hicks one.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:00 AM   #4
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Hey, was wondering when this guy was going to start showing up in peoples threads here. Glad you did, as I was curious about how he stands in comparison to Hicks.

Looks great added to your dio.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:20 PM   #5
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Great dio.

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:52 AM   #6
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Thanks for the kudos...Bowman is every bit an excellent USAF Crewman release as Hicks is. Both figures superbly represent early war. Now we just need 1944-45 air gear. Maybe next year???
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:12 AM   #7
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Re: William Bowman

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Here's a couple of quick pics I took of Bowman's first mission over Germany. This senerio has Bowman stationed as a Navagator and helping with some 50 cal ammo cans.

Couldn't wait to get this guy activated and in the air.






Your pics inspired me to take this further! Thanks
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:33 AM   #8
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Well that is definitely taking it to the next level. I've been brain storming on how to do the same myself. You gotta show us how you did it. Awesome job dude!
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:38 AM   #9
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now this is awesome these, dubars ball turret, we need a top turret. well done all.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:17 AM   #10
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Really great looking guys! I just wish DML would do some RAF bomber crews like that,oh well.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:14 AM   #11
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Re: William Bowman

hello,all
I know a guy that made a hole b-17 1/6 scale plane that he can put figure into it!!!
kind regards,
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:46 AM   #12
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Re: William Bowman

That turned out really nice! Funny, I was thinking those are some nice pics and then realized that they were mine. Then I saw yours, it really turned out nice. This was something I origanily wanted to do but never found the time.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:32 AM   #13
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Re: William Bowman

If not mistaken B17 waist gunner's guns were fed from channels that ran along the inside of the fuselage, and held 9 yard belts. Hence the saying "I gave them the whole nine yards" came from.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:17 AM   #14
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Re: William Bowman

very interesting!!!!
is a pleasure to see the forces of the air!!! excellent poses.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:08 PM   #15
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If not mistaken B17 waist gunner's guns were fed from channels that ran along the inside of the fuselage, and held 9 yard belts. Hence the saying "I gave them the whole nine yards" came from.
That type of feed system came later on in the war, this setup is early on when the 17's first arrived.
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