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1/72 Pro Modeler B-17G

During a recent trip to my local hobby shop looking for the sought after Tamiya Paints, I came across the new Pro Modeler (by Revell) B-17G Flying Fortress in 1/72 scale. Next to the kit, they had the Revell of Germany B-17 as well with a price tag of $41.25. I was not aware of Pro Modeler’s release, so I asked one of the employees if I could open the box to see if I was dealing with a re-pop kit with raised panel lines. To my surprise, it is the same B-17 as the new Revell of Germany but at a better price of $26.95.

This is the MSRP and the hobby shop is running a 20% off on all plastic model kits during this month of October. So with the discount the kit went down to $21.56.  At that price I grabbed 2 B-17’s for the price of 1 Revell of Germany Kit 😉

So there you have it, look for the new Pro Modeler’s B-17G in a hobby shop near you.

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George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.

  • Mike

    I recently purchased this kit at my local hobby shop and was very impressed with the kit. The fit has been great so far, very little to no putty required at all. I am building it along side the academy 1/72 b17-g kit aswell and the revell kit is far and above the academy kit in every aspect, the engines are more detailed, all cabin areas are much more detailed, the fuselage has internal details throughout. At nearly half the price of the academy kits this kit is a must for any modeler with a love the flying fortress, at less then 30$ you will not be disapointed!

  • Alan

    Ive looked at this release via various websites and although it is impressive in so many respects…Id have to say overall in accuracy its a big miss.
    The iconic Flying Fortress is so recognizable.
    The Revell G’s nose is too thin….it is even too thin for a B-17 F.
    The front escape hatch is not properly located and is too large.The antenna on the nose is a monster & again much too large.
    The side cockpit canopy windows are ,again, too large.They look cartoonish
    The cowl flaps look like chunks of plastic and are postioned beyond what was normal.
    I am impressed w the detail and accuracy of the Hasegawa1/72 B-24 release …hopefully they will do a B-17 line in the future.

  • Ron Lawrence

    Does this kit have the Cheyenne tail gun?