1/48 Revell B-29

Gallery Article by Don Czech on May 8 2020

 

      

This was a very old Revell kit (circa 1977) and contrary to all reviews this kit fit together like a glove. I used Eduard masks for all clear parts, Brassin Wheels, and Alclad II for the finish. The kit was built to hang from the ceiling so I built into it a wooden support strip. I drilled a pair of holes in the wooden part for two binding posts (female part) to pass into, then took two 10/24 bolts, drilled them out and screwed them into the posts for the hanging system. The kit decals were great and they laid down nicely on the clear finish with no silvering. Overall a great kit.

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The support system is featured above showing the wooden brace and binder posts and the next photo shows the 10/24 bolt passing through the top of the model. The cockpit was fun, added lots of little thing here and there, note throttles, wooden top on nav station, and lots of cabling in front of pilot/co-pilot stations

So the rest is history some of the other detail photos are included I hope that this will encourage those of you that have this kit stashed away to get on with it, happy modeling!

Don Czech

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Photos and text by Don Czech