True Details 1/48 B-17G Bombardier Section First Look
|Date of Review||October 2005||Manufacturer||True Details|
|Subject||B-17G Bombardier Section||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||48508||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Exquisite casting, drop-in ready for Revell-Monogram kit||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$9.98|
One of the nicer kits in Revell-Monogram's portfolio of kits is their 1/48 scale B-17G Flying Fortress. This model features nice detailing inside and out. But as nice as any kit is, there are always things that could be done better.
True Details is known for a nice range of very reasonably priced aftermarket cockpits and detail sets that are engineered to be very easy to use. Every now and again, they'll push into the super-detailed realm as they did with their beautiful cockpits for the Roden Gloster Gladiator.
In this release, True Details provides 25 finely cast resin parts that virtually replace the interior of the aircraft's nose section. These parts provide the navigator's and bombardier's stations, the rib and stringer structure on the airframe sides, nicely detailed 50 caliber machine guns (using the kit's barrels), and the requisite floor and rear bulkhead structures.
The nicely illustrated instruction sheet shows the areas to be removed off of each part (i.e. pour stubs), parts assemblies, and painting instructions.
If you have one (or more) Monogram B-17G Flying Fortresses in your collection, or have been wanting an excuse to buy and build one, this detail set will provide you some very realistic detail to see through the nose and windows.
My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!
Don't forget to visit the in-depth photo walk around of the B-17G here.