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1/48 - Boeing B-17G by HK Models - Release Oct 19

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Looks a bit odd to me. Perhaps it's just the photos. There's a few little errors I've spotted, but I guess it's all down to a modellers budget, skill and effort level they want to put into building or re-working a kit. While it's beyond my budget, I'd never spend that figure on plastic anyway, Especially as I picked up a Revell for £15. 
Still, I hope it sells well for them.

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16 hours ago, Army_Air_Force said:

There's a few little errors I've spotted

Any chance of sharing your observations please? Enquiring minds need to know 🙂

 

If anyone is interested, there is a test shot build review over at Modelling Madness.....

 

https://modelingmadness.com/review/allies/cleaver/us/usaaf/bomber/tc17.htm

 

Steve

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From the pictures on Modelling Madness it looks good to my eye  - at least in terms of overall shape. 
 

However, the too-long landing gear seems to have been carried over from the 1/32 offering though - easily correctable as it is with the larger version. 


Overall looks like a good representation of a B-17 and I’ll certainly be treating myself to a few. 
 

Tom

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It’s like looking at one’s wife after the most incredible make-over. I love the fidelity of detail, the inscribed lines and overall shape. 

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2 hours ago, fightersweep said:

Any chance of sharing your observations please? Enquiring minds need to know 🙂

Without looking too deeply into it......

 

The cowl gills appear to have gaps between them.

Landing gear too long.
The bottom of the nose glass looks a bit too narrow compared to original photos.
Chin turret underside profile looks wrong.
 

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57 minutes ago, Army_Air_Force said:

Without looking too deeply into it......

 

The cowl gills appear to ...look fine!

Landing gear ...looks fine!
The bottom of the nose glass looks ...absolutely fine!
Chin turret underside profile looks ...absolutely fine!

 

But I'll wait until the plastic is actually in my hands before I say for sure! :D
 

Hey Army Air Force... I fixed your post for you! :D:D:D

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Again nothing that cannot be corrected with a X-acto knife, putty and sandpaper. 

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59 minutes ago, 28ZComeback said:

Again nothing that cannot be corrected with a X-acto knife, putty and sandpaper. 

For U$100,00? Nah... thanks :)

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1 hour ago, Nocoolname said:

Hey Army Air Force... I fixed your post for you! :D:D:D

Really?  BTW Specsavers are doing free eye tests at present 😉


 

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15 hours ago, Army_Air_Force said:

Without looking too deeply into it......

 

The cowl gills appear to have gaps between them.

Landing gear too long.
The bottom of the nose glass looks a bit too narrow compared to original photos.
Chin turret underside profile looks wrong.
 

 

Thanks for sharing your observations...and I know you know your B-17s sir!

 

Must admit that the cowling gills looked a bit gappy to me too, and, I'm assuming the landing gear is in the unloaded position as it does look a bit tall. All in all, easy fixes except the nose glass if it does end up being a bit narrow, Sure looks like a nice kit though. Can't wait to get started on it.

 

Steve

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18 hours ago, Nocoolname said:

Without looking too deeply into it......

 

The cowl gills appear to ...look fine!

Landing gear ...looks fine!
The bottom of the nose glass looks ...absolutely fine!
Chin turret underside profile looks ...absolutely fine!

 

But I'll wait until the plastic is actually in my hands before I say for sure! 

:blink2: Nestor, this is like you were desperately trying to correct a B-17 encyclopædia... 

Also, and judging by them piccies of the built kit on Modelling Madness, on the exterior at least, I'd have completely bought that this is the Monogram kit had someone told me so. It looks quite like the same.

Yeh, me would...

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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3 hours ago, Uncle Uncool said:

:blink2: Nestor, this is like you were desperately trying to correct a B-17 encyclopædia... 

Also, and judging by them piccies of the built kit on Modelling Madness, on the exterior at least, I'd have completely bought that this is the Monogram kit had someone told me so. It looks quite like the same.

Yeh, me would...

Cheers,

 

Unc2

Shhhhhh…….. there's a good chap! 😉

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On ‎10‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 2:31 PM, Nocoolname said:

Shhhhhh…….. there's a good chap! 😉

Where, Nestor; where...???

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38 minutes ago, Uncle Uncool said:

Where, Nestor; where...???

Nestor???? You've lost me

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20 hours ago, fightersweep said:

....It's ok. I don't think his meds have kicked in yet 

Bwaahahahaha...!!! :rofl2: I suppose frightenedsheep knows this as a matter of fact. :wink:

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3 hours ago, Uncle Uncool said:

Bwaahahahaha...!!! :rofl2: I suppose frightenedsheep knows this as a matter of fact. :wink:

 

It's simple old chap. We all have to be on meds to be on Britmodeller :threadlock::spoon::banghead:

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186 replies in about two weeks. Does that set a record for this forum? The most widely anticipated model kit since the secret stealth kit in 1986, 

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9 hours ago, 28ZComeback said:

186 replies in about two weeks. Does that set a record for this forum? The most widely anticipated model kit since the secret stealth kit in 1986, 

Nah, read through the comments, most of the posts have nothing to do with the kit. 😒

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