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#1 LDO

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:34 AM

I think I will. It's expensive, but that's a whole lot of model plane. Plenty of room for superdetailing. If I do get it, it will have to be diplayed hanging from a ceiling. The wingspan is over e feet. Sounds like an awesome model.

I've heard that the same company will also make a 1/32 Lancaster. Four Merlins and a grand slam or dambuster bomb...nice.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:25 AM

Sounds VERY compelling. I think this is what you're talking about. It could be quite a signature piece.

 

 

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:22 AM

The wingspan is over e feet.

 

Is that big?  :lol:

 

I see on the box cover it says "over 800,000 rivets." I guess that'll keep a rivet counter busy for a while  :lol:



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:27 AM

I think I will. It's expensive, but that's a whole lot of model plane. Plenty of room for superdetailing. If I do get it, it will have to be diplayed hanging from a ceiling. The wingspan is over e feet. Sounds like an awesome model.

I've heard that the same company will also make a 1/32 Lancaster. Four Merlins and a grand slam or dambuster bomb...nice.

 

 

 

Is that big?  :lol:

 

I see on the box cover it says "over 800,000 rivets." I guess that'll keep a rivet counter busy for a while  :lol:

 

I don't know, I'd estimate e feet might be between 3 and 4 feet! :lol:  :lol:

 

Why, the rivets have already been counted!! :lol:  :lol:



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:51 AM

Ugh. Yeah, 3 feet. Posting from my cell phone.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:34 AM

I thought the 1/32 Tamiya P51 I recently bought was big, but that thing is giant!

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

Why not go for the 1/33 scale B-52??

You think this is Big, The B-52 is 6 FT Wing Span!!!!!



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:56 AM

I'm waiting for the B-36 :P S72_B36_AI_a.jpg



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:36 PM

Thing evidently comes with a wall mount.  And yeah, I'ma get one too...  B)

 

The 36?

 

*low whistle*

 

sucker'd need the garage.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:02 AM

To this day, an example of what a hero is to me goes something like this: A guy who puts in 20 missions as a ball-turret gunner on a B-17 over Occupied Europe, where every time he gets into that plane, dozens of people try to kill him. Mission 21 brings down his plane over, say, Schweinfurt. The guy spends a year and a half as a POW, which is not nearly as much fun as it was portrayed in "Hogan's Heroes". After the war, he just settles down to raise a family, run a business, and never really talks about what he did in the war, except maybe to mention that he was in the Air Corps. Yeah, I just might get one of those B-17s.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

I want a 1/24 scale B-47 and B-58. :wub: :wub:  Probably going to be a     l o n g      wait.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

I've got a 1/48 B17G I'm not doing anything with...



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

I would absolutely love to have one of those kits, and would be thrilled to build it.

 

But at $287 for the kit, I probably never will. 

 

My only hope would be to catch one on ebay cheap, but that will probably take years to find, if ever.

 

FWIW, the reviews and pictures on this kit make it look like a stunning build.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:25 AM

i love  one, but the price will keep me at bay for awhile. 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

One of my old customers (I'm in the RV repair business) had his B17 painted on the back of his motorhome. He had lost his arm in the war. He had some cool stories!



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

had a parts driver who worked for me, he was a b24 belly gunner..one raid his ball turret took a hit early in the flight.. he rode the whole way stradling the open hole of the turret, tuff dude..



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:12 AM

This kit isn't even out yet and there's already a bunch of resin and photo etch upgrade kits for it!!! Can't wait to see one built with all the extra goodies! That would really be somethin!!!



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:15 AM

I saw two of them at the LHS yesterday. Both priced out at over $300.00. It is beautiful though

This kit isn't even out yet and there's already a bunch of resin and photo etch upgrade kits for it!!! Can't wait to see one built with all the extra goodies! That would really be somethin!!!



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 01:43 PM

There was a new 1/32 scale Corsair "Birdcage" model from Tamiya that looked sweet too. This particular hobby shop opens up, certain kits for viewing of the contents. 



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

Got that, 'n should have my 17 tomorrah, God willin'.

 

Brief overview on the Corsair: Tamiya's dialing back on the pin/polycap and magnetic cowl trickery, but if anything, they're cramming even more engraving into the plastic.  Control surfaces are fixed positional instead of functional now, but holy buckets, the detail in the engine and the cockpit - we may have new standards for plastic, here.

 

Parts breakdown seems to be some 15% or so over the Trumpeter Bubble-top, and the body surface subtlety just blows the Trumpy away.  Tamiya's P-51 may still represent their overall apogee, but what the Corsair trades away in worky-worky, it more than grabs back in detail. It need make NO apologies.