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Searching - 1:72 scale Blohm & Voss Bv-38 Flying Wing by Black Sun Models Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Searching - 1:72 scale Blohm & Voss Bv-38 Flying Wing by Black Sun Models Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
Posted by Drew007 on Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:25 AM

Hi 

I’m searching for the model kit that was of the flying wing from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The kit was made back in 2007 by Black Sun models, it was the 1:72 scale Blohm & Voss BV-38 flying wing.   I know this is a long shot but would love to own this kit. If anyone is selling one or can point me in the right direction for finding one that would be fantastic. I do live in Australia and have been checking here but with no luck.  So if anyone can help me out that would great. 

I believe a company called Scalemates used to sell but dont anymore.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/146294-black-sun-models-blohm-and-voss-bv-38-flying-wing

Drew 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:03 AM
Scalemates is a website that catalogs all kits/search for. Its not a hobby store.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:36 AM

I'd suggest this. If you find it, it will be a collector's item that cost $ 125 eleven years ago when new.

It was sold by a small company called Starship Modeller. Their phone number is at the bottom of the instruction sheet, which you can download from Scalemates. If they are still open, you might call them.

If you were still interested in the subject, a decent model could be scratchbuilt using the drawings in the instructions. Buy an AR 234 or HO-229 kit on eBay (they are cheap) for the decals, cockpit, landing gear, guns etc.

Other articles suggest that there's a toy of the same, but I couldn't find one online.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, May 12, 2019 10:19 AM

Not sure if Black Sun is even still producing kits. It was probably a one man operation.

https://starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm/category/123/black-sun.html

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Posted by richs26 on Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:46 PM

I think there was an article in FSM where somebody took a Disney gift shop toy and detailed it to appear like the one in the movie.  You might try that route if you can't find the model you are looking for.  Disney might have shut it down due to copyright and licensing issues.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:02 PM

Drew,

I have the Disney toy. It’s not too bad actually, the only thing I’d change are the props, which  are molded from a soft plastic. The toy looks easy enough to detail and repaint.  Where do you live?  I’d be willing to send it to you for the cost of postage.

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Posted by Drew007 on Monday, May 13, 2019 9:23 AM

Hi Mate 

Wow that would be great.    Im live in Sydney Australia which im not sure what postage would be like to here.   

Living in Australia makes it so hard to find things.  

Cheers 

Drew 

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, May 13, 2019 11:24 AM

Drew,

PM me and we can work something out.

Neal

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Posted by Real G on Monday, May 13, 2019 8:05 PM

I just did a search on Fleabay, and was surprised how little showed up.  I thought they sold everything!

That being said, one man’s dust collector is another man’s treasure.  I’ll pull out my dusty Disney toy and check it‘s condition tonight.

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Posted by Kris on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:04 AM

The instructions from company (manufacturer) are below, the contact info is at the bottom of the pdf. give em a call they might have one?
https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/2/9/4/146294-51-instructions.pdf

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:02 PM

I exhumed the Disney toy from the Closet of Doom and looked it over.

https://flic.kr/p/2evo9DH] [/url]BV38-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Linkie for more pics:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntizumi/albums/72157680404715338

Drew, have a look at the link and let me know if you are still interested.

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