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B-17G Flying Fortress Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale
Product Number: RMX855600
Manufacturer: Revell-Monogram
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This is the 1/48 scale B-17G Flying Fortress plastic model airplane kit by Revell.

Product Features
  • Detailed surface structure.
  • Detailed cockpit with seats and controls.
  • Detailed instrument panels.
  • Detailed compartments for bomb aimer and navigator.
  • Moveable rotating gun turrets under the nose, under the fuselage and behind the cockpit and further more.
  • Waterslide decals for 2 marking options.
Product Specifications
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 148
  • Wingspan: 26"
  • Length: 19.2"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855600
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  • #1: "El Lobo II" s/n 42-32101, 457th BG 748th Sqdn, Nov 1944.
  • #2: "Chow Hound" s/n 42-31367, 91st BG 322 Sqdn, 1944.
Most Helpful Reviews
This bomber is...THE BOMB!
By Baron619 October 10, 2012
This bomber is big. As with most big models this one is done very well with every detail painstakingly reproduced. From the bomb sight to the moveable ball turret, the details are amazing. In the bomber's compartment there is a table with wood grain details. There are bullets in belts around the ball turret. These little extra details may go unnoticed by some but the fact that they went through the trouble to include them says a lot about the manufacturer. As with most models there is good and bad, but in the case of this B-17 the bad isn't really that bad. The only complaint I have is with how the ball turret just barely hangs in its two prong housing. But other than that this kit is awesome and this bomber gets 5 stars for being the BOMB.
Was this review helpful to you? 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Great model, has aged well
By july2044 January 15, 2013
This was the first of (then) Monogram's series of 1/48 WW-II multi-engine bomber series. It is molded in a dull aluminum, which works as the late-war no paint color scheme, as well as black sprues which make for a nice contrast and makes an attractive and reasonably accurate color scheme right out of the box. The clear window parts complete the kit, and they are molded thin enough that they do not give a clunky feel when the interior is studied. It has a very detailed interior, so good that there is also a version of this kit with a clear half-fuselage to fully display the interior. The plane is big enough that you will want to paint the interior -- the cockpit, the bombadier's nose position, the waist gunners' positions, and the turrets are all big enough to justify a lot of attention to the interior. It is also a decent deal price-wise -- it costs about as much as a typical 1/35 tank (which I build far more frequently) and you get a lot more for your money.
Was this review helpful to you? 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Favorite build yet!
By bsmith14843 November 20, 2012
Honestly this has been the most fun build I've ever done, even though I've only done a few. To start off with this plane is massive at least in my perspective. Windows fit in perfect, joints fit perfect. Everything fit perfect. You just have to take your time and really read your instructions if you don't you're screwed before you even open the box.
Was this review helpful to you? 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
REvelle 1/48 scale B-17G
By skippykeesler March 14, 2013
This has got to be one of the best B-17 models made.The interior detail is out standing,and with the aviIIable after market parts,the possobilites are almost endless. I just started mine,it was a Christmas Gift from my daughter.I will be lowering the flaps on mine and opening the bomb bay doors.As the bomb bay is detailed but alas the doors are modeled shut.The decal sheet is of good quality,but a little bland,you think with all the famous B-17s the decal sheet could of been a little more colorful.I have noticed that since revelle models have begun coming out of China,detail has not decreased,but the plastic seems softer and I have expericenced fit problems,that I have not previously had. I just finished an F-106 and I have built several before,and this one did not go toghter as well,it required quite a bit of filler and sanding,the parts just did not want to fit toghter right. It still turned out to be a nice model.I am looking forward to The B-17 build,I also have a B-29,and a B-25 waiting to be built,and will be buying the B-1B this payday.I still remain a fan of Revelle models.
Was this review helpful to you? 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Fantastic Fortress
By kajoe55 December 11, 2013
I have built this kit about two or three times in the past and itís absolutely one of my favorites. Without doing any after-market bashing, this kit is still a great addition to any modelerís collection. As stated in other reviews the plastic is molded in dull aluminum, the instructions are pretty clear, although I chose to go in a different order a couple of times, and the overall fit is good. More experienced modelers will probably want to eliminate the gaps where the wings connect to the fuselage. Assembly went without a hitch butÖbe prepared for a tricky effort connecting the fuselage halves together with all the interior parts. I highly encourage dry-fitting two or three times as I had some small issues with the radio room which is also connected to the belly turret. I did not remember the locking tabs for the wings but this is a great feature for support the weight. My only other issue was putting the windows in. I have used regular glue but decided to try Elmerís white glue to avoid any marring of the clear plastic. Well, Elmerís did okay but didnít secure one of the windows (one the left side of the fuselage near the front of the aircraft) and it came out after everything was put together. This was quite a problem to fix soÖmake sure the windows are secure. The decals are okay, but the selection HobbyLinc has will allow you to model many different G model aircraft used during the war. Even though you might not be able to see your work (I didnít glue the windscreen or radio operators window in which allows me to show the detail and painting) the finished product is superb. I highly encourage you to build this kit, at almost any level of modeling skill, and you will be impressed. Have fun!!!
Was this review helpful to you? 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great Kit
By illiniteach29 April 7, 2013
Overall, this was a great kit. Very detailed interior allows for great cutaway models. Instructions were very clear, and made such a big build easy. There were some problems with fit, particularly around the windows, and the ball turret has a tendency to fall out if not reinforced. Having crew members and bomb cart added to the ability to make a good diorama scene if that is desired.
Was this review helpful to you? 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Superb detail!
By jspeer1130 October 9, 2013
this aircraft by default is molded with the bomb bay doors closed. This means that all of the detail on the interior of the bomb-bay is hidden inside where you can't see it once the aircraft is completed. This means that the fire extinguishers, bombs/bomb racks etc are all sealed out of site unless you painstakingly cut the fuselage to expose the bomb bay. The kit itself fit together perfectly and looks great when painted with the polished aluminum paint availble here at HobbyLinc!
Was this review helpful to you? 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
No defects at all great moldel by Revell!
By ngmpsoldier31b February 14, 2013
I highly recomend this to any model builder. Revell does a great job in all thieer models A+++
Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Most Fun Project!!
By Quentin Testorian April 9, 2014
I spent almost a month building this, but it was worth all the effort and strife to see the finished product. Definitely worth the money. Might not be ideal for a novice builder, though.
Was this review helpful to you? 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great value kit
By jeby64 February 9, 2014
for the money, it is a great deal. the details are nothing to write home about, but with a few tricks you really can make the kit look good. fit was pretty good, but lacking a lot of detail in the wheel wells and in some of the gunner sections. excellent to practice weathering and all that.
Was this review helpful to you? 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Customers Reviews
awesome
By kevincantu22 September 9, 2014
Fun model to build. Great for adults or teens looking for a hobby. Fun for kids to look at.
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My thoughts on the B-17.
By clark September 2, 2014
This is an older kit of the famed Flying Fortress, but it is still a top of the line Kit that I would recommend in a heart beat.
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Very fun build of a great aircraft
By travis.getz August 6, 2014
The Revell kit of this aircraft is pretty much the 'bar' that other B-17 models in this scale are measured against. The parts have a good fit and detail is pretty nice. A great value for the price. Consider using some of the 'rub and buff' silver products for the body sheen. You can also find many aftermarket decals available for this model, should you want to create a specific aircraft.
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Extremely excellent beginner model
By Spacelover20899 May 14, 2014
This was my first model i have ever done and i have to say its perfect for beginners the large pieces and excellent instructions make this a must for modeler of any experience
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Most Fun Project!!
By Quentin Testorian April 9, 2014
I spent almost a month building this, but it was worth all the effort and strife to see the finished product. Definitely worth the money. Might not be ideal for a novice builder, though.
Was this review helpful to you? 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great value kit
By jeby64 February 9, 2014
for the money, it is a great deal. the details are nothing to write home about, but with a few tricks you really can make the kit look good. fit was pretty good, but lacking a lot of detail in the wheel wells and in some of the gunner sections. excellent to practice weathering and all that.
Was this review helpful to you? 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Fantastic Fortress
By kajoe55 December 11, 2013
I have built this kit about two or three times in the past and itís absolutely one of my favorites. Without doing any after-market bashing, this kit is still a great addition to any modelerís collection. As stated in other reviews the plastic is molded in dull aluminum, the instructions are pretty clear, although I chose to go in a different order a couple of times, and the overall fit is good. More experienced modelers will probably want to eliminate the gaps where the wings connect to the fuselage. Assembly went without a hitch butÖbe prepared for a tricky effort connecting the fuselage halves together with all the interior parts. I highly encourage dry-fitting two or three times as I had some small issues with the radio room which is also connected to the belly turret. I did not remember the locking tabs for the wings but this is a great feature for support the weight. My only other issue was putting the windows in. I have used regular glue but decided to try Elmerís white glue to avoid any marring of the clear plastic. Well, Elmerís did okay but didnít secure one of the windows (one the left side of the fuselage near the front of the aircraft) and it came out after everything was put together. This was quite a problem to fix soÖmake sure the windows are secure. The decals are okay, but the selection HobbyLinc has will allow you to model many different G model aircraft used during the war. Even though you might not be able to see your work (I didnít glue the windscreen or radio operators window in which allows me to show the detail and painting) the finished product is superb. I highly encourage you to build this kit, at almost any level of modeling skill, and you will be impressed. Have fun!!!
Was this review helpful to you? 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Superb detail!
By jspeer1130 October 9, 2013
this aircraft by default is molded with the bomb bay doors closed. This means that all of the detail on the interior of the bomb-bay is hidden inside where you can't see it once the aircraft is completed. This means that the fire extinguishers, bombs/bomb racks etc are all sealed out of site unless you painstakingly cut the fuselage to expose the bomb bay. The kit itself fit together perfectly and looks great when painted with the polished aluminum paint availble here at HobbyLinc!
Was this review helpful to you? 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great Kit
By illiniteach29 April 7, 2013
Overall, this was a great kit. Very detailed interior allows for great cutaway models. Instructions were very clear, and made such a big build easy. There were some problems with fit, particularly around the windows, and the ball turret has a tendency to fall out if not reinforced. Having crew members and bomb cart added to the ability to make a good diorama scene if that is desired.
Was this review helpful to you? 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
REvelle 1/48 scale B-17G
By skippykeesler March 14, 2013
This has got to be one of the best B-17 models made.The interior detail is out standing,and with the aviIIable after market parts,the possobilites are almost endless. I just started mine,it was a Christmas Gift from my daughter.I will be lowering the flaps on mine and opening the bomb bay doors.As the bomb bay is detailed but alas the doors are modeled shut.The decal sheet is of good quality,but a little bland,you think with all the famous B-17s the decal sheet could of been a little more colorful.I have noticed that since revelle models have begun coming out of China,detail has not decreased,but the plastic seems softer and I have expericenced fit problems,that I have not previously had. I just finished an F-106 and I have built several before,and this one did not go toghter as well,it required quite a bit of filler and sanding,the parts just did not want to fit toghter right. It still turned out to be a nice model.I am looking forward to The B-17 build,I also have a B-29,and a B-25 waiting to be built,and will be buying the B-1B this payday.I still remain a fan of Revelle models.
Was this review helpful to you? 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
No defects at all great moldel by Revell!
By ngmpsoldier31b February 14, 2013
I highly recomend this to any model builder. Revell does a great job in all thieer models A+++
Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Great model, has aged well
By july2044 January 15, 2013
This was the first of (then) Monogram's series of 1/48 WW-II multi-engine bomber series. It is molded in a dull aluminum, which works as the late-war no paint color scheme, as well as black sprues which make for a nice contrast and makes an attractive and reasonably accurate color scheme right out of the box. The clear window parts complete the kit, and they are molded thin enough that they do not give a clunky feel when the interior is studied. It has a very detailed interior, so good that there is also a version of this kit with a clear half-fuselage to fully display the interior. The plane is big enough that you will want to paint the interior -- the cockpit, the bombadier's nose position, the waist gunners' positions, and the turrets are all big enough to justify a lot of attention to the interior. It is also a decent deal price-wise -- it costs about as much as a typical 1/35 tank (which I build far more frequently) and you get a lot more for your money.
Was this review helpful to you? 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Favorite build yet!
By bsmith14843 November 20, 2012
Honestly this has been the most fun build I've ever done, even though I've only done a few. To start off with this plane is massive at least in my perspective. Windows fit in perfect, joints fit perfect. Everything fit perfect. You just have to take your time and really read your instructions if you don't you're screwed before you even open the box.
Was this review helpful to you? 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
This bomber is...THE BOMB!
By Baron619 October 10, 2012
This bomber is big. As with most big models this one is done very well with every detail painstakingly reproduced. From the bomb sight to the moveable ball turret, the details are amazing. In the bomber's compartment there is a table with wood grain details. There are bullets in belts around the ball turret. These little extra details may go unnoticed by some but the fact that they went through the trouble to include them says a lot about the manufacturer. As with most models there is good and bad, but in the case of this B-17 the bad isn't really that bad. The only complaint I have is with how the ball turret just barely hangs in its two prong housing. But other than that this kit is awesome and this bomber gets 5 stars for being the BOMB.
Was this review helpful to you? 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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