Is Hobby Boss 1/48 P-61 a very good kit.

Joined: 7:14 PM - Aug 16, 2005

1:32 AM - Jun 12, 2018 #1

Tell me the good the bad and the ugly
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Joined: 11:29 PM - Mar 10, 2005

4:08 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #2

You might want to do a bit of poking around the net for reviews. There are apparently no threads on the topic at HyperScale if the Search is to be believed. One thing I discovered after googling Hobby Boss 1/48 P-61 is that only the P-61B boxing includes the dorsal turret. The P-61C box art shows it, but it's not in the box. People also mention the shape of the forward clear part -- too short. Photos of the sprues reveal lots of divot rivets. Dunno of that's to your taste; it's not to mine FWIW.
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Joined: 12:30 AM - Feb 27, 2005

4:24 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #3

pnmoss wrote: You might want to do a bit of poking around the net for reviews. There are apparently no threads on the topic at HyperScale if the Search is to be believed. One thing I discovered after googling Hobby Boss 1/48 P-61 is that only the P-61B boxing includes the dorsal turret. The P-61C box art shows it, but it's not in the box. People also mention the shape of the forward clear part -- too short. Photos of the sprues reveal lots of divot rivets. Dunno of that's to your taste; it's not to mine FWIW.
The sprue shots of the A kit over at Hobby Search show that the kit also includes the dorsal turret in the box.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10281519

Maybe you’re thinking of the GWH kits?
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Joined: 12:53 AM - Feb 27, 2005

6:07 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #4

The only impression that I recall from online discussions is that it wasn't much of an improvement on the old Monogram kit.  Don't have the HB kit so I don't have an independent opinion.  It also seems that most aftermarket resin enhancements fit both of the kits, FWIW.
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Joined: 4:23 PM - Mar 01, 2005

6:34 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #5

Wasn't there talk about the fuselage beneath the upper turret being too narrow so much so that turret hangs over the fuselage? Pretty big oops if you ask me. From what I have heard get the GWH kit as it is much better. Be careful which release though as they corrected some issues. I think the last shoot down one is the one to get.
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Joined: 11:29 PM - Mar 10, 2005

6:50 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #6

dwill104 wrote:The sprue shots of the A kit over at Hobby Search show that the kit also includes the dorsal turret in the box.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10281519

Maybe you’re thinking of the GWH kits?
Right you are. No, I was going on a review at Aeroscale plus painting profiles in the various kits. Sorry.
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9:08 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #7

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Joined: 8:22 PM - Jan 19, 2018

9:26 PM - Jun 14, 2018 #8

there are nice photos of a HB P-61B at I
modeler.com.  Go to the top of the home page, select A-Z, then select P61.  
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