This Hobbycraft B-36. It's a decent kit once you get past the orange peel surface texture. Due to the silver finish she has to wear, step one must be to sand/polish the thing wingtip to wingtip, nose to tail. With the multiple bulges on the wings, this is not a quick operation.
Overall the fit is good. Trouble areas I found were the two piece propellor assemblies (a difficult seam to eliminate working around fragile prop blades -- multiply by six), fuselage section of wing to fuselage fit required attention and the clear parts didn't exactly pop into place. The side blisters in particular need a bit of reshaping as their bottoms are flat and the fuselage they meet is quite curved.
Silver finish is Testors Model Master Chrome silver in a couple different tints -- no metalizers involved. Decals went on well but be prepared to spend some time getting those wingwalks in place.
Photos and text © by Patrick Hawkey