Monday, 18 January 2010

A very shiney Fortress

Alex Schranz (aka. Orion Pax) has stunned a lot of people with his latest MOC, a minifig scale model of a the B-17 Flying Fortress, a WW-II classic.

It's not hard to see why. Almost the entire aircraft is built with metallic silver parts. Towards the end of WW-II the USAAF had a lot of aircraft that were left in natural metal finish, and the silver is a wonderful representation of this colour scheme. At a first glance, certainly from the angle seen in the picture above, it looks stunning.

My hat is off to Alex for giving this a try. Considering the limited selection of parts in this colour he had to pull out all the stops to get even close to the shape. Unfortunately, when seen from a lower angle it seems clear that what he was going for isn't (yet) possible, even for a man of his talent.


  1. Wow! very impressive! I like this one!

  2. Can't belive it! That must have taken him WEEKS, and WEEKS, and WEEKS!