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|
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.
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!