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B-29 Turretless Conversion
for 1/48 scale Monogram kit

Cutting Edge Modelworks


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description CEC48477 - B-29 Turretless Conversion
Price: USD$29.99 from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 8 parts in grey resin; 3 parts in clear resin, masking material.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well cast; relatively straightforward conversion for a number of interesting variants; includes masking material; solidly packed.
Disadvantages: Recessed panel detail on resin (compared to raised details on kit).
Recommendation: Recommended to experienced modelers.

Reviewed by Floyd S. Werner Jr

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It seems that the 1/48 scale Monogram B-29 has been around forever. Until now you either built it as it came out of the box or you had to do a lot of work.

Cutting Edge now offers a conversion set to make the Operation Silverplate Atomic Bombers, an F-13 Photo recon plane, or a late war turretless machine.


What you get is eight pieces of bubble-free light grey resin and a three small clear resin inserts. A Black Magic mask is provided for the turret area. This area was typically a shiner, almost chrome, as compared to the rest of the airframe. The cuts are across existing panel lines, which will make it easier. The parts are cut out before the fuselage halves are joined. Then the parts are glued in and then the fuselage halves are joined. This creates an extra seam to fill but it ensures that everything is lined up properly and allows for some adjustment. I noticed that the interior detail is retained which is a nice touch.

The replacement parts have delicately recessed panel lines. While to some this might cause a problem with the raised detail on the kit, I think the end result will look quite acceptable.

While this conversion is relatively easy, it is recommended for experienced modelers only. If you wanted to add a different looking B-29 in your collection this is the easiest way to do it. I recommend this conversion for anyone who wants something a little different in their collection.

Recommended to experienced modelers.

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review sample

Cutting Edge Modelworks products can be viewed & purchased at Meteor Productions website

Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Floyd S. Werner Jr.
This Page Created on 13 October, 2004
Last updated 13 October, 2004

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