« Crocheting in Plain English: The Only Book any Crocheter Will Ever Need The Allen Company Youth Archery Arrow Quiver, Green » 3 thoughts on “Revell B17G Flying Fortress 1:48 Scale” 138 of 145 people found the following review helpful B-17G – Flying Fortress Classic, January 10, 2008 By M. E. Hanney (Inland Empire, CA USA) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Revell B17G Flying Fortress 1:48 Scale (Toy) This B-17G model kit is a Monogram, now Revell-Monogram, classic. It is a huge model that is fun to build. The kit has been around for a long time and is the only 1/48 scale kit available of this magnificent World War II bomber. The interior, engines, guns, and landing gear have plenty of detail for the novice and expert modeler alike. The kit also includes a bomb cart, 4 bombs and a few aircrew figures for display purposes. The instructions are straight forward, the decals are the normal Monogram-Revell quality, a little thick but fairly decent. The decals allow for two different paint schemes, either olive drab over neutral grey or an all natural aluminum finish. A nice brochure with photos and tips on how to build a diorama is also included if one desires to make a diorama to display the finished model. Plenty of aftermarket decals and other accessories for the B-17 are avialable through online hobby retailers like Squadron.com, MeteorProductions.com and SprueBros.com, to name a few. I built my model just using a set of aftermarket decals, with some hand crafted details and an airbrushed finished paint job. The completed model more than met my expectations. Most of the pieces fit together very nicely. I had to apply some putty along the bottom edge of the wing to fuselage joints and to one edge of both waist gunner windows. Other than that everything came together quite well. I am more than likely going to purchase another one soon and hang the next one from my ceiling. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (7) Reply 91 of 95 people found the following review helpful Magnificent detail and scale presence of the legendary Flying Fortress, July 19, 2009 By L. M. Fuke (Silicon Valley, CA) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: Revell B17G Flying Fortress 1:48 Scale (Toy) I am so glad the old Monogram kit was reissued by Revell-Monogram.I stubbornly resisted its allure when first issued, in favor of 1/72ndscale subjects. Then, my eyesight began deteriorating, Hello, 1/48thand 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 verydetailed 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. Scratch-building then attached the bombs to racks, bomb bay door hinges and retract linkages. Then, I added the ammo belts, oxygen bottles, and intercom units with attached wiring. There was a lot of extra busy work, but a kit this impressive deserves the attention. The kit is molded entirely in silver-grey; I have never regarded thatshade as realistic for bright metallic finishes. I chose OD and grey, and used aftermarket decals. I also purchased another kit, and it will use metal cladding for a realistic finish. The project consumed easily 120 hours over a span of six weeks. I am now posed with a huge problem: I have 1/72 scale bombers being harrassed by squadrons of 1/72 scale FW’s, 109’s, Zeros, and Tonys. Will the Revell-Monogram 1/48th scale bombers encourage me to build squadrons of 1/48th scale enemy interceptors? You betcha! Next up is my final 1/72nd scale effort, the B-36 “Magnesium Cloud”, another giant by Revell. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (5) Reply 14 of 15 people found the following review helpful Great model, September 1, 2013 By Patrick “transpolt” (MI) – This review is from: Revell B17G Flying Fortress 1:48 Scale (Toy) This was my first big build and it was awesome. The interior detail is amazing but sadly obscured (in large part) once the fuselage is glued together. The fuselage went together well but I had some difficulty with the wing/engine nacelle area fitting correctly but nothing some styrene shims couldn’t handle. 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. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.