True Details 1/48th Scale Resin B-17G Interior Detail Kits
For Revell/Monogram B-17G

TD48508 B-17G Bombardier Section
TD48509 B-17G Cockpit set
TD48510 Waist Gunner Section

Reviewed by Gerry Nilles


The 1/48th scale Revell/Monogram B-17G kit was considered pretty much state of the art when it was initially released. But, that was in 1975 and you might say that the state of the art has changed some in those last 30 years. What has not changed is the fact that the Revell/Monogram B-17G kit is still the only 1/48th scale B-17 available. Now the interior detailing is not bad even by today's standards, however it definitely could be made a lot better. True Details has done just that with its three new interior detailing sets.

TD48508 B-17G Bombardier Section:

This set allows the modeler to totally redo the bombardier section of the B-17 kit including the interior fuselage ribbing. Only a few incidental parts are retained from the original kit including the barrel sections of the hand operated 50-cal. machine guns. Without a doubt the level of detail of the aging Revell/Monogram kit will be very enhanced with the addition of this True Details offering.

TD48509 B-17G Cockpit Set:

This set, as with the True Details Bombard Section kit (TD48508), allows the modeler to totally redo the cockpit of the B-17 kit. New highly details side panels, bulkheads, oxygen tanks, seats and best of all a complete pilot and co-pilot positions, including a new instrument panel and throttle console come with this set. If you want to bring your 1/48th scale B-17G into the 21st century this is a must have update kit.

TD48510 B-17G Waist Gunner Section:

As with the two previous B-17G sets this one allows the modeler to totally redo the waist gunner section of the kit, including the interior fuselage ribbing. Like the bombardier kit the only original kit parts retained are the barrel sections of the 50-cal. machine guns. New much better detailed breeches are provided. As I stated previously the level of detail of the aging Revell/Monogram kit will be definitely enhanced with the addition of this True Details kit.

Conclusion:

These three new True Details update kit for the aging Revell/Monogram B-17G are very welcome additions. Kudos to True Details for breathing new life into an old standby and the only game in town as far as a 1/48th scale B-17 kit goes.

Many thanks to True Details for supplying these samples.

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