Review by Geoff Coughlin (May 2013)
At the time of writing, who would have thought it? A 1:32 B-17G Flying Fortress is on the way and we will be one of the first to have it (it was worth the investment – well you have to don’t you? It is just too significant a project to ignore if you are a model mag like ours – that’s my excuse ☺). We will build it and start bringing it to you in the usual instalments just as soon as it arrives. Back to this decal sheet…
The quality of the sheet looks to be superb – very like a Microscale sheet in terms of look and feel and they are about as good as it gets but of course the proof of the pudding will be in the eating when Les who is going to build the beasty when it arrives gets to that stage. Colour saturation and register are all spot on so all bodes well.
Great for your B-25 Mitchell AND Boeing B-17F/G
HK Models release of their great B-25 Mitchell kit in 1:32 was well received and we covered that build here in your SMN – you can see the full article here. The problem Les had was the awful decal sheet included in that kit (quality was dire and insufficient detail) and with some scratching around he managed to get enough markings to finish the model convincingly – how much better for all if there was a bespoke sheet or sheets. PIC 5
Building the new HKM Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress?
Use this set for that build – you get a lot of stencil detail. At the time of writing, we’re just unclear what the quality of the decals and scope of that sheet will be (release of the kit looks set for early June 2013).