Italeri, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||Italeri No 1269 - Boeing B-52G Stratofortress
|Contents and Media:
||149 part in grey injection moulded
plastic; 1 clear part; markings for three aircraft
(available online from Hannants) and model retailers worldwide
||Excellent decals; good surface
detail; three colour scheme options; good instruction sheet detail; easy
||Seriously big display space
by Brett Green
Italeri's 1/48 scale B-52G will be available online from Squadron.com
Italeri has now released a B-52G to join the B-52H
from 2006. This kit is substantially similar to the earlier release.
Both are based on ex-AMT moulds. The main differences are the engine
nacelles and the tail cone.
Italeri's 1/72 scale B-52G comprises 149 light
grey injection moulded styrene plastic parts and 1 clear part.
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The kit is large and nicely detailed. Detail is very crisp on my
Panel lines are by way of fairly deep (but acceptable for such a
large aircraft) recessed panel lines.
The main complaint made about AMT's B-52s are the lack of distinctive
droop of the wings, and this is likely to be a characteristic of
this kit too. However, it should not be too difficult to modify the
wings to achieve the correct droop.
Mick Evans reviewed the Italeri 1/72 scale B-52H kit in some detail
Click this link to see his review.
Markings are supplied for three varied camouflage
schemes - Dark Green and Gunship Grey; three-tome green, dark green and
tan over white; and Gunship Grey overall. All three aircraft
participated in the first Gulf War of 1991.
This is a very large and impressive kit that will
challenge your shelf space, but will be a real show-stopper.
Thanks to Italeri for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 14 June, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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