AeroMaster 48-672 is the second of two new sheets covering the B-17
Flying Fortress. This time, both machines are earlier F models and are
in olive drab over neutral grey camouflage.
The individual aircraft are as follows.
42-30857, "My Devotion" of the
501st Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group 8th Air Force based at Polebrook
in the UK. Supplied markings include:
Bomb Group black letter J in a white triangle group marking for the fin
and upper starboard wing.
Grey TU squadron
codes and J individual aircraft letter.
individual aircraft letter for the fin.
aircraft serial number for the fin.
A "kill log"
consisting of 16 white Balkan Cruz.
The name "My
Devotion" with a "mission log" of 20 bombs in white.
Nose art in the
form of a reclining nude.
42-9606 of the 840th Bomb
Squadron, 483rd Bomb Group, 15th Air Force based at either
Tortorella or Sterparone, in Italy.
This machine wore a red rudder, horizontal stabilizers and spinners.
The supplied individual markings are:
White letter Y group markings
for the fin and (unusually) for the tops of the horizontal stabilizers.
Yellow 42-9606 serial for the
White star (squadron marking?)
for the fin.
Comprehensive nose art that
includes a painting of Fort Alamo, the name Fort Alamo in yellow and a
"bomb log" comprising 130 white bomb silhouettes.
As with the first of these two new B-17 sheets,
stencil data is confined to a single set of propeller logos and
stencils. Two sets of national insignia are provided, one set on the
main sheet with a further set on a supplementary sheet. Interestingly,
the set on the supplementary sheet is a paler blue that those on the
main sheet. There is also an instrument panel and pedestal decal
decals have been printed in Mexico. They are thin, but not as thin as
other "printed in Mexico" decals from AeroMaster/Eagle Strike.
Everything is in perfect register and each design has a minimum of decal
film surrounding each design which is good as decal film really shows up
on natural metal finish models.
The placement guide is A-4 in size and shows
coloured side profile of each machine in the centre pages with plan
views of the wings on the reverse side. The guide also lists the
references consulted in producing the sheet.
The placement guide and the two decal sheets are
packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.
The suggested kit is the Revell E/F one.
Thanks to Aeromaster
/ Eagle Strike Products for the review sets
On-line sales are
available from the
AeroMaster Products /
Eagle Strike Productions web site.
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