Monday, November 7, 2016
INCOMING: NEW-TOOL 1:72 SCALE AIRFIX BOEING B-17G NOW RELEASED
WE'RE PLEASED TO SAY that the new Airfix Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress is now available, and very good it looks, too.
SMN report: The new kit's box art is extremely handsome, and a near-match for the classic painting by the grand master of the genre, the late Roy Cross.
As usual with Airfix, decals supplied with the kit offer a choice of markings (below). But as some 8680 B-17Gs were built, there's no shortage of choice if you want to build something different.
Click here for more on B-17 kits at SMN.
Click here for more on Roy Cross.
Click here for more at Airfix.
And to put you in the mood, here's a video clip from the excellent 1990 movie Memphis Belle. Unmissable, especially if you crank up your loudspeakers to the max.