Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle

This is the 1/48 scale B-17F "Memphis Belle" plastic kit by Revell Skill level 5. For ages 13 years and up

Revell-Germany Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #04297
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 Revell of Germany # rvl04297
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Revell of Germany Item # rvl04297
Features :

Structural details on surface Cockpit with instrument panel Bombsight and seat Rotating MG turret Movable MG ball turret under the fuselage MGs mounted in side windows Detailed main undercarriage Movable propeller (2) bombs on external pylons Waterslide decals with markings for the Memphis Belle and another USAF version Illustrated instructions with paint/marking guide included.

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Spotlight Review

 
"A Classic and an All-Around Sweetheart"
mark.nickelson
You've just got to love the principle of scaling up a highly successful smaller model into a bigger scale, as Revell did with the F-89, the 'Belle here, and probably some others. I can find troublesome challenges easily enough in the hobby, but there weren't any in the 1/48 'Belle. I've built it twice, both for other people. (My resident Fortress is a Monogram G converted to a PB1W.) For its size, this is a fast and easy project, and the results were delightful both times. You can approach this project with serene confidence, and allow for the fact that some people will always complain about nothing.

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Features

Structural details on surface Cockpit with instrument panel Bombsight and seat Rotating MG turret Movable MG ball turret under the fuselage MGs mounted in side windows Detailed main undercarriage Movable propeller (2) bombs on external pylons Waterslide decals with markings for the Memphis Belle and another USAF version Illustrated instructions with paint/marking guide included.


Specs

  • Length: 19.45" (494 mm)
  • Wingspan: 25.83" (656 mm)
  • Revell-Germany Product Number: 04297

Includes

(1) 1/48 scale B-17F "Memphis Belle"


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Reviews

  
 
"Challenging B-17F Kit"
jeffparmentier (Conway SC)
This B-17F kit from Revell-Germany was given to me by some friends. They bought it after going for a ride in one at an airshow a few years ago. When I told them I had gotten back into modeling, they sent it to me. So I was really looking forward to building this iconic bomber. Overall, it was a fun build. But for me, there were some challenges to this kit. Most of the pieces had a lot of flashing that needed to be trimmed off and the joining of the fuselage halves took me a few attempts with some cleaning up in between, so it took quite a bit of time to complete. The finished model was well worth it though. Also, this B-17F takes a lot of primer and paint - I used Tamiya AS-13 Green and AS-2 Light Gray for the exterior. Lastly, there is a lot of decals with this kit. Over 150 I believe, many of them very small.

 
"History in the Making"
johncpo41 (www.hobbiesinabarn)
I have built over 300 aircraft kits beginning in the early days of the industry and this kit is no different than any of the earlier kits. It is an early release and has been available for years. The overall quality of the styrene is poor by today's standard and even using the Hobbylinc brand of CA (Superglue) I ran into adhesion issues and had to clamp parts together while waiting time to finish was lengthy. I noted that each major part had to be dry fit tested as the alignment pins and holes were often misaligned. My way of solving this problem was to assemble major parts into sub assemblies, i.e. engine nacelles and main wings. I went to great lengths to open the bomb bay by using a sharp X-acto type hobby knife and carefully followed the pre-scribed lines to remove each door section to be replaced by spare doors from my extra parts bin. I also used reference photos to scratch build the actual bomb rack and assembled it from more parts and bombs from the spare parts bin. As far as accuracy for the overall interior there is little room for detailing so one must use reference photos to complete any of the interior detail. The kit represents a very popular and historically sought after World War Two aircraft so to be fair the kit has to remain at a Good rating as the value cannot be argued with and one must be very forgiving of the quality of the kit. I highly recommend the kit in that light of historic value and caution those who do not care for a fit issue. An experienced modeler such as myself might well find it to be a challenge in that I chose to break through the barriers of a sealed up fuselage and create a more detailed effect with the bomb bay. Have a great time with the positive side of this kit.

 
"A real good kit but not perfect"
Shane S. (Dallas, Tx)
This is a real good kit of a really famous aircraft. My advise is that before you paint a piece, TEST FIT IT!!!. Especially the windows and the wings. The windows/openings required a tiny bit of trimming before they'd fit flush. And the way the wings mount, while making it easy to install with a very solid joint, care should be taken and pre-fit. Id advise installing them before painting as putty will certainly be needed if you're going for a seamless look. I built this kit quite a few years ago and she's still hanging from my ceiling.

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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