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Flying Fortress

Part 1


Cutting Edge Decals


1/48 scale



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number:

CED48279 - B-17 Flying Fortress Part 1

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Double-sided full colour letter-sized instructions plus notes sheet; 1 x full-size decal sheet.
Price: USD$9.99 from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Unique aircraft markings; great artwork; sharp printing; perfect register; well-detailed decal placement guide; information sheet on the aircraft
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Floyd Werner

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




The B-17 Flying Fortress is an aircraft that just begs for nose art, especially in 1/48th scale. The latest sheet from Cutting Edge offers markings for three different aircraft.

The first is a B-17F-60,”Carolina Boomerang” which could have grayed out markings or red surrounds. Also from the same group is “Stingy” a B-17G-1, which also sported grayed out markings. Nose art consists of a boy carrying bombs on a cloud.

The third aircraft is a B-17G-35, “Mary Alice”. What is unique about this aircraft is that it has a Cheyenne tail turret, available in the Cutting Edge set CEC48417, and is painted in OD/NG. The markings for this particular aircraft have been restored on an aircraft at the Imperial War Museum.

This sheet does not include any of the national markings. You will have to get those from the national markings sheets, CED48262 or CED48263.


Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review samples..

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
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Review Copyright © 2005 by Floyd Werner
This Page Created on 26 September, 2005
Last updated 26 September, 2005

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