The Warbirds series from Dragon has contributed a novel new aircraft for the delectation of modelers! The new item is a 1/200 scale model of the Northrop YB-49, a prototypical heavy bomber conceived soon after WWII. One look at the futuristic design will enable viewers to understand why itís often referred to as the Flying Wing. The YB-49 was a radical design, and Warbirds has created a model that is every bit as striking! Whatís remarkable about this model is its incredibly lifelike metallic skin. The normal method to reproduce such a shiny finish would be to simply add a thin layer of metallic paint to the structure underneath. However, Dragon has adopted an entirely fresh approach for the YB-49 by employing an innovative new technology. In actual fact, the whole underlying raw material of this model is permeated by metallic silver coloring. The model doesnít have an application of paint on its surfaces - for the entire model is silver -and this has resulted in an even more spectacular layering of shadows and highlights. This shiny model is simply dazzling, with its beauty being far more than just skin deep!