This is the 40 year old Frog kit, recently re-issued by Modelcraft. It's truly a dreadful fitting thing -- and that's once you get past the rivets. My goal was simply to get it together as straight and tight as I could. All the side windows were filled in and painted gloss black.
I sanded every inch of this beast smooth of rivets (somebody in the Frog mold making department spent a LOT of time providing those rivets -- damn him) and tried to indicate a few panel lines with shading technique.
Nose guns are from a Hasegawa B-47, decals are from the Modelcraft issue of the kit.
Photos and text © by Patrick Hawkey