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B-24D front interior
B-24D front interior for Revell/Monogram kit
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by: Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]


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B-24D Front Interior
Made to enhance the level of detail of the venerable 1:48 scale Revell/Monogram kit, Eduard's B-24D Front Interior set comes in the usual plastic pouch of the Czech Manufacturer. The set is composed of three PE frets (one is pre-painted) which are protected by two cardboard sheets to prevent them from damage. A four pages A5 size construction notice is included as well. The set is destined to the forward section of the fuselage: the front gunner and bomb aimer's position.

The pre-painted fret is composed of 35 parts which are mostly instrument consoles and instrument faces which will greatly enhance the level of detail on the inner fuselage sidewalls. However, three gun sights for the 12,7 machine guns are provided as well. The color printing on the PE fret is excellent and crisp with every detail of the instruments dials perfectly visible.

The second fret is the biggest one and comprises 41 parts which will replace the lesser detailed plastic parts which will have to be removed as per instructions. Provided are a new forward floor, two fuselage inner sides, some more side consoles and boxes, four new gun barrels, two ammo belts and extra pieces to detail the machine guns of which not much will remain in plastic in the end.

A third fret with 41 parts is provided as well with even more metal parts such as ammo cases or machine guns supports.

The instructions are printed in black & white on an A4 sheet folded so to constitute a 4 pages A5 booklet. The construction drawings are easy to follow.

Conclusion
If you have the old Revell/Monogram B-24D in your stash, this set, along the others destined to the model, will give you the opportunity to greatly enhance the level of detail of the basic kit. No doubt that the front gunner and bomb aimer's position will look very busy with all the new PE parts included. It is nice to see that Eduard are doing such upgrade sets for older models as these really benefit a lot from the inclusion of the new metal parts. A similar reference is already available for theB-24J variant:
- B-24J Front Interior

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SUMMARY
Highs: Crisply done pre-painted parts - Excellent detail.
Lows:
Verdict: A nice set which will greatly enhance the level of detail of the bomb aimer's position.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 49473
  Suggested Retail: $ 24.95
  Related Link: B-24D front interior
  PUBLISHED: Jul 01, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.63%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.44%

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About Jean-Luc Formery (TedMamere)
FROM: MOSELLE, FRANCE

I'm mainly interested in WW2 aircraft and I build them in 1/48 scale.

Copyright 2019 text by Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Model Shipwrights. All rights reserved.



   

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