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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best B-17G kit by far, 13 April 2012
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Geoffrey Millar (Brunswick Australia) - See all my reviews
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= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Revell 1:72 Scale B-17 Flying Fortress (Toy)
This is a new tool Revell kit, not to be confused with earlier efforts.

It has excellent detail for the scale, with a lovely interior, well detailed engines and undercarriage. THere are various options including bomb bay open/closed, and nose glass.

Also, and perhaps more importantly, it looks right. Fit of the parts is very good, with just a little filler needed on major joints. There are two decal options but many more are available from after-market suppliers if you wish. Colour schemes are either natural metal/olive drab or olive drab/neutral gray.

Instructions are typical Revell but easy to follow.

In terms of the competition, Hasegawa's B-17 is ageing but still looks good, although it lacks internal details and has raised panel lines. It's also more expensive. Academy's kit has good detail but the wing dihedral is far too pronounced and the Airfix model is very old now, with crew who look like spacemen.

This joins Revell's new Lancaster and Halifax kits as the models to have and like those kits, it's great value. I believe Revell will also release a B-17F version soon, the only problem with that is how to make room for all these on your shelf.

Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 17G Flying Fortress a great model, 30 July 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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If you want a great model that will give you lots to do and loads of detail this is a great buy. I loved making it took about a week and the kit is very well made with lots of lovely detail to keep you busy. You will need to buy the paint if you do not have a stock of paint already it will be about 15 small Revell pots of paint plus you will need some decal fix and some filler in case you have any gaps to fill.The finished model looks really great but you really need to take it a step at a time and double check on the parts before gluing together. Revell kits are pretty good having made several now they have all been fun to make and nicely made. The instructions are clear and fairly easy to follow but I do tend to write out all the paint numbers on a separate a4 sheet of paper for refrence when making the model.So very happy with this model it was great fun to make and I know have wonderful model.If your going to make it make sure you have an airbrush for the paint job and some masking tape for the finer details.10 out of 10 for a very good model.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Model Kit, 8 July 2012
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This kit is great value for money. The detail is incredible for 1:72 scale and it's much less expensive than kits of the same subject from Revell's competitors. I ended up buying two; one as a present.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flying around, 7 Dec 2012
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I bought this for my adult son, who is very ill and cannot move a lot. He's getting fed up with DVD, games and reading and I was looking for something constructive he could do that would also interest his children (as in, look what Daddy can do). This one is now hanging in his son's bedroom, he's started another one, the children are very impressed with what Daddy can do! So glad this was a complete success.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars first class model, 22 Mar 2013
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thank you amazon,looking forward to building b 17 model
just started doing models again after about 40 years,
exciting eh!
yours eddie gill
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great model, 27 Feb 2013
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A great model but you will need to buy a lot of paint if your just starting out with model making.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 9 Jun 2013
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The model and the decals are worth far more than the price paid and the historical research make this invaluable.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great model, 25 Feb 2013
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I was always of the opinion that Revell models were not crafted quite as well as Airfix - this model may have just changed by views.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars B17 Flying Fortress, 1 Feb 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Revell 1:72 Scale B-17 Flying Fortress (Toy)
Got this for my mates boy, aged 8, and he and his father just love this, took them 4 days to complete but that was after homework and afterschool activities. Now hanging from the celing in the boys bedroom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great value looks really good not for inexperienced maker, 24 Jan 2014
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Anthony Brown (LONDON) - See all my reviews
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This kit is extremely good value and makes a first class model of the B17 . fit of parts is first rate only filler needed to cover damage for parts removal etc . very detailed ; and intricate so not suitable for beginners but probably the best 1 in 72 kit of B17 available
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