I resisted for as long as possible, but upon entering Hannant's warehouse earlier this week I couldn't hold out any longer... for a B-17 nut seeing a pile of the new HK Models' 1/32nd scale kit resistance was futile
After all, my 1/32nd B-29 needs some company...
Obligatory box shots:
I plan to build this pretty much out of the box, with the only enhancements being good old fashioned plastic card and some imagination. Also, after forking out £200+ for a kit, my wallet (or my wife's patience) won't stretch much further - especially when seeing the price of the aftermarket goodies.
Although the colour scheme provided in the kit is attractive (the 447th Bomb Group's "Milk Wagon" with the bright yellow tail feathers of the 3rd Combat Wing) I don't fancy natural metal so I am going to do an olive drab over neutral grey aircraft from the 306th Bomb Group based at Thurleigh towards the end of the war.
"You can't build a camouflaged B-17 from this kit" I hear you say... well all will be revealed as the build progresses.
I'm a teacher on half term next week so stay tuned for some regular updates.
I can't wait to get cracking on what seems to be a stunning kit of my favourite aircraft.
Edited by tomprobert, 21 January 2014 - 09:40 PM.