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Revell B17G Flying Fortress 1:48 Scale
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- 148 parts in silver, black and clear with raised panel lines
- Detailed gun turrets, landing gear and wheels, full interior framing
- Detailed engine fronts and cowlings; correct nose and chin turret, detailed cockpit with instrument panel, seats, and controls
- Detailed bomb bay with bomb racks, bombs and position able bomb doors
- Illustrated assembly instructions
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I stubbornly resisted its allure when first issued, in favor of 1/72nd
scale subjects. Then, my eyesight began deteriorating, Hello, 1/48th
and 1/32nd scale.
At first glance, this kit is daunting. It's complexity and wealth of details are amazing. This kit is much more complicated than just add glue and shake the box.
The 26-inch wing will force the use of glue clamps. I had spoken of the utility of glue clamps in the review of Testor's SR-71, but this kit demands them. The interior bulkheads were a concern; I remembered the early Monogram efforts in the 1960's with fuselage halves not fitting flush, just to accomodate a single cockpit bulkhead - fit was SUPERB, however. Be forewarned that the fuselage joining will require intense concentration; all those interior components have to fit just-so for a seamless closure. Watch where you place your fingers because of the many areas requiring glue when cementing the fuselage together.
Monogram did its homework. Kit engineering is nearly flawless, and the instruction sheets are a joy to behold; all those little pieces are clearly sketched and their locations are unambiguous.
The cockpit, navigator quarters, and bombardier's perch are very
detailed and fortunately quite visible through the transparencies. The clear plastic parts are suitably thin and crystal-clear. The waist gunners, ball turret, and tail gunner finally get their moments in the sun.
Strangely, although bombs are supplied and delicate scribing detail the bomb bay, the fuselage has the bomb bay doors in closed position; that was remedied with a razor saw.Read more ›
The panel lines are raised but the elevator/flap areas are deeply recessed which I found very nice when adding a pastel wash. The negative on this model is that there's a lot of masking to be done on clear parts. I know that this isn't a quality issue but simply an aircraft model with a lot of glass. I don't know if my method of masking clear parts is bad, but I found it very time consuming. Also, if you plan to build gear down and hang on the ceiling, keep in mind that the included tires are molded partially flattened to simulate weight from a sitting plane.
Overall, this is a great model, great price, and I enjoyed it enough to get some of the other 1/48 bombers in the series.
BUT, once you are done, it is an accomplishment to be proud of.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a fun build! I used to build tons of models as a kid since all of us would build our arsenals and wage war in our yards in California. Ships, planes, tanks, etc. Read morePublished 26 days ago by D. Taylor
I got this as a gift for my 11 year old son. Unfortunately, I know nothing about models and the different levels. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amber C
A classic, well designed piece for the funs!!!
Recommend this version!