B-17 E/F Radio Compartment PE Set

Published: June 9th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/32
Company: Eduard
Price: $29.95
Product / Stock #: 32-904

This is a photoetch radio compartment set to for the Hong Kong Models B-17 E/F Kit number 01E04a. This set with two photoetch sheets one of which is colored. These sheets add a lot of detail to the radio compartment of the B-17. These parts really add some great additional details to a great kit.

In the packet is:

  • 1 colored photoetch sheet
  • 1 photoetch Sheet
  • 1 instruction sheet

Summary

This is a fantastic set for a kit that is great to begin with; these parts are an awesome addition.

I did find a few minor issues with the set.

The part 32 handle needs something behind it to make it sit correctly on the door. There is some additional detail removal needed from kit part Aa17 on the top left corner to allow the PE to fit properly. You will also need to remove some details form the top sides of the fuselage to allow the installation of parts 38 and 43.

Please note that the gun barrel shown is from another aftermarket set I had.

If you have invested in the HKM B-17 you really should add this set and the others by Eduard.

Thanks go to Eduard for providing this set to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

  • Radio Sets
    Radio Sets
  • Radios Installed
    Radios Installed
  • More Electronics Gear (Back Wall0
    More Electronics Gear (Back Wall0
  • Radio Compartment 1
    Radio Compartment 1
  • Radio Compartment 2
    Radio Compartment 2
  • Radio Compartment 3
    Radio Compartment 3
  • Gunner Position 1
    Gunner Position 1
  • Gunner Position 2
    Gunner Position 2
  • Machine Gun
    Machine Gun