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Fortress of the Skies Part 1

Starfighter Decals 1/72 Fortress of the Skies Part 1 Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2019 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject Fortress of the Skies Part 1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72-160 Pros Colorful subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $15.00

First Look

Here is the latest release from Starfighter Decals, this one being Part 1 in a 1/72 scale series that will cover the B-17 Flying Fortress. In this release, we have four B-17B examples and two of them have options for two different time periods/schemes. This set will work nicely with the Academy 1/72 B-17B kit.

Fortress of the Skies Part 1 Fortress of the Skies Part 1

This decal set provides markings for the following subjects:

  • B-17B, 38-211, Wright Field (two versions)
  • B-17B, unknown, 32 BS/19 BG, March Field, 1940
  • B-17B, 38-215, (two versions)
  • B-17B, 38-216, Ladd Army Afld, Alaska

This decal set offers some interesting alternatives for kit subjects and it is a shame that there isn't a kit in 1/48 scale for the early Fortresses (you can use the Koster conversion to get there).

You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!