1/48 HK Models B-17G

Gallery Article by Klaasjan Schuuring on May 10 2021



This is the smaller HK B-17G in only 1:48 scale. But it's still big. Actually, it was slightly too big for my workbench but undeterred I set out to build this iconic ship. The HK kit is actually quite a simple one with minimal parts but nonetheless great detail. I added some extras from Eduard to enhance the detail anyway and that all went pretty well. Unfortunately some parts decided to start their own adventure after I closed the fuselage and the navigation table actually found it's way outside and there is no way for me to put it back in there. 

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The main landing gear in the kit is fully extended which doesn't look right when it's sitting on the tarmac so I ordered a set of brass main gear legs which look very nice and also feel a lot more sturdy. The wheel wells look really nice by the way and I really enjoyed building those. 

I painted the exterior with MrHobby aqueous colours but I'm not happy with the recent changes in colour. It meant I had to respray half the underside of the kit once I had to switch to a new container. So, if they're reading along.. Please stop that.

Besides that, painting went pretty well and I made this bomber tired but still in good technical condition. I hope you like it :)

Klaasjan Schuuring

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Photos and text by Klaasjan Schuuring