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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 04:01 AM UTC
Hobby Boss has released a 1/72 scale P-61A Black Widow.
There are two marking options:

P-61A-1-NO 25502 [42-5502]“Skippy/Nocturnal Nemesis , 431st Night Fighter Squadron, USAF.
P-61A-5-NO 25564 [42-5564] ”Jukin Judy”, 422nd Night Fighter Squadron, USAF.
Good to see one option is in olive drab/light grey and the other is all black.

87261 – P-61A Black Widow – 1/72

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The sprues look very good, and from what I can see, are a big improvement over existing kits in 1/72 scale. One thing, however, and I will wait until I see more or have the plastic in my hands, but, in plan view, the upper fuselage contours do not look correct- they appear to be straight and parallel, when they should be curved and have a flare around the base of the top turret. It might be the upper fuselage will be given correctly on the P-61B and P-61C releases they have announced, but IIRC, the contours should be the same for all three versions, whether the upper turret was fitted or not. This shape is very obvious in photos.
OCT 15, 2017 - 07:46 PM

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