Eduard has done it again. This time, releasing an outstanding resin super detail kit to add to their long list of other detail parts for the HK Model kit of the B-17. Included in this set are four resin highly detailed superchargers and two exhaust pipes to replace the existing models parts. The superchargers are designed to be direct replacement part, so no modification to the kit is required. The only cutting that is needed is to remove the exhaust header coming from the engine cowling and attach this to the superchargers. Remember measure twice and then again before you cut. The instructions are very good in showing what and where the cuts are required.
The only hard part in the kit that I found was to remove the casting carriers from the parts. I use a four inch bench mounted belt sander to quickly remove most of the carrier, then fine tune with a little whittling with the razor knife. It’s ok to mess up a little, it will not be seen when they are installed.
Painting was accomplished using Alclad II paints. I sprayed Steel ALC-112 first, and then came in with a little Aluminum ALC-101 to highlight the fan area. I followed this with a gentle overspray of Exhaust Manifold ALC-113 and then a little Jet Exhaust ALC-113 to go in the exhaust ports.
I used ACC glue to attach them to the aircraft frame.
I would highly recommend this kit to enhance your B-17. They are easy to prep and install. Thanks to Eduard Brassin and IPMS/USA for providing this kit for build and Review.