Spectre Resins 1/72 Mark 17/24 Hydrogen Bomb

KIT #: SR72-003
PRICE: $9.50 from www.millcreekconsultants.com
DECALS: Not applicable
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Resin

For their third new bomb, Spectre Resins has gone to the biggest nuclear device ever made in the United States, the Mk 17/24 Hydrogen bomb of about 15 megatons of yeild. These bombs were so large that they could only be carried by modified B-36. Of course, once the B-36 was removed from the inventory, so was the bomb.

The molding on these bombs is, as you can see, superb. It is the grey resin that seems to be in vogue. Minimal clean up is needed as Spectre Resin has already cut most of the pour stub from the rear of the bomb. A complete history and painting guide is also provided for your use. For those of you who like measurements, and because I just happen to have a ruler nearby, this bomb is a bit under four inches in length, still quite large, even in 1/72 scale. The instruction sheet is really a fact sheet for the bomb including, as in the earlier release, all of the Broken Arrow incidents involving this weapon. There is also a painting guide.

A fine new model accessory that many of you will find of use.

August 2009

My thanks to Spectre Resins for supplying the review set. You can order direct from the hyperlink.

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