This new resin conversion set from
Edge Modelworks includes conversion parts for the 1/48 Monogram B-29 kit for
the Silverplate Atomic Bombers, F13s, and late war B-29 Bombers. This
provides replacement fuselage sections without turret fairings to portray any
B-29 variant with the turrets removed. Late in the war, due to the lack of
Japanese interceptor fighter defense....combat B-29's had their Turrets removed
to save weight and permit a larger bomb load. The tail turret was
retained. There are 3 flat clear resin windows included for the waist
This set will require the use of
your X-Acto knife with a fresh blade. You will be required to do some
surgery to the kit fuselage before you can add replacement panels. For
installation you need to cut the fuselage piece inside the existing panel lines
and then cut these resin parts to fit the areas you've removed from the fuselage
halves. Scoring back and forth with a fresh blade is the answer.....a fresh
blade makes things go very quick. Once you've inserted these resin pieces
into each separate fuselage half....then you'll assemble the fuselage halves to
each other and assemble the model as you would normally with the Monogram
Painting masks are included for
the waist observation blister cover panels as these were a brighter colour than
the rest of the fuselage.
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The back side of these parts is
crude....but this will be hidden once the model is assembled. Resin casting
is of a very high quality and all detail is very well done.
are 2 pages of detailed instructions including detailed text and photos
explaining the process to install this conversion on your B-29. If you're
interested in building one of these turret-less B-29's then this set Cutting Edge
Modelworks will save you much effort.
I would like to
thank Cutting Edge
Modelworks for providing me with this review sample.
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