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P-61B Black Widow Cockpit and Gunner Station Set

Avionix 1/32 P-61B Black Widow Cockpit and Gunner Station Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2013 Manufacturer Avionix
Subject P-61B Black Widow Cockpit and Gunner Station Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number BLC32059 Primary Media Resin
Pros Exquisite details Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $39.99

First Look

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Aircraft modelers were stunned to hear that HobbyBoss would be releasing the P-61 Black Widow in 1/32 scale, and pleasantly surprised when the kit finally did arrive on store shelves. For the more detail-oriented modeler, the kit's cockpit lacked some details yet provides the AMS modeler with some opportunities to improve the model. Here is one of those opportunities...

Avionix has released a serious resin detail set which all but replaces the plastic inside the two front cockpits. This 50-piece resin set starts off with new fuselage sidewalls with lots of details cast in place. A new flight deck and bulkheads take care of the structures. The remainder of the set replaces the instrument panels, pilot and gunner seating, flight controls, throttle quadrant, gun controls, and even a fire extinguisher. When you're finished, you'll have a very nicely detailed interior to view through that greenhouse enclosure.

This is a really nice enhancement for the HobbyBoss kit and will seriously enhance the interior of this impressive project.

My sincere thanks to Squadron/MMD for this review sample!

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