HK Models 1/32 Scale B-17E/F Flying Fortress Plastic Model Kit

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HK Models 1/32 Scale B-17E/F Flying Fortress Plastic Model Kit (HK01E05)
£359.99
Out of stock
Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)
£7.50
9 Piece Plastic Model Tool Set (PTK1009)
£12.95

HK Models 1/32 Scale B-17E/F Flying Fortress Plastic Model Kit

The first of the “Big Ass” B-17’s arrived England to equip the US 8th Air Force in July 1942. All the planes had been modified with enlarged gun windows and 0.50-calibre guns on either side of the nose. Further modifications were made to them after they were operational including work on the radio, bomb rack, lighting, oxygen, extinguisher and survival systems. By the time the B-17E had been shipped across the Atlantic, newer models were already coming off the Boeing production line. In fact, the B-17E was only on full combat status for just over two weeks before the appearance of the B-17F’s

The B-17E was not used in great numbers for combat because the F model was so different in performance that it made joint operations, using both planes unlikely. The B-17E took a back seat and was eventually esed as a trainer, a transport and a target-tower. With its armaments removed it could give better handling and speed.

 

The kit features:

  • 44 sprues
  • Resin casting ammo tracks
  • Photo-Etch parts
  • Three sets of markings
  • Large format instructions included
  • 989mm wide and 709mm long

Paints and glue are required to complete this kit. Not included. Available separately.


Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83):

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.


Plastic Model Tool Set (PTK1009) contains:

  • Plastic Sprue Cutter - for cutting & snipping sprues and parts on plastic kits, eg. planes, cars, boats, military models and figures, etc.

  • Mini Flat File - for filing and smoothing off burrs or excess material.

  • Craft Knife - for cutting out shapes, decals and general craft/hobby tasks.

  • Self Healing Cutting Mat - protects work surface and extends blade life.

  • 5 spare blades - for craft knife

Here at Hobbies we aim to dispatch all in stock items on the same working day, if ordered by 2:00pm. UK mainland orders will be delivered by either Royal Mail or DHL.

DHL normally advise an estimated delivery slot via SMS or Email notification. Please see below for shipping charges.

UK Shipping Charge Rate

Plans, Fretsaw Blades, Flags, Decals and Vinyl Lettering

£1.95

Orders Up To £150

£3.95

Orders Over £150 & Hobbies Catalogues (UK Only)

Free Delivery

Royal Mail TRACKED

£5.99

Maximum Postage (Wood Packs, Panels and Flammable Goods)

£5.95

Express Next Working Day & Nominated Delivery (Placed Before 2pm)

£7.95

Saturday Courier 

£11.95


Please note: Orders to surcharge areas may incur an additional cost if a parcel is oversized, overweight or contains flammable goods. We will contact you before posting. Please see Postage for more information regarding surcharge areas.

We also deliver all over the world. For information regarding overseas orders please see Postage for further details.

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