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1/48 Boeing B-54A Ultrafortress

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  • Member since
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  • From: Seattle, WA
1/48 Boeing B-54A Ultrafortress
Posted by kazubb on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 5:17 PM

I'm interested in building a 1/48 Boeing B-54A Ultrafortress. This was the final variation of the B-29, a modified B-50. Has anyone built a 1/48 B-54? Are there any 1/48 B-54 conversion kits?

As a side note, Anigrand offers this unique aircraft as a 1/144 kit:

http://www.anigrand.com/AA4054_B-54A.htm

Also, where can I get a B-50 conversion kit for the 1/48 Revell B-29? I've seen them but I don't know where people are buying them. 

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  • From: Cat Central, NC
Posted by Bronto on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:22 PM

No one has ever made an XB-54 conversion in 1/48.

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Posted by jmcquate on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:33 PM

I'm seeing a pattern here.

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    December, 2009
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by kazubb on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:02 PM

Too bad... Both aircraft would be cool to see in larger scale like 1/48

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  • From: San Antonio
Posted by paintsniffer on Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:37 PM

I don't think there is yet a 1/48 B-29 to B-50 conversion. If you want to go 1/72 and use some modeling skills you could probably make it happen.

Excuse me.. Is that an Uzi?

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  • From: Cat Central, NC
Posted by Bronto on Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:59 PM

Yes,there is a 1/48 to make a B-50 by Paragon, and in 1/72 Academy has made a B-50 kit (#2112), in addition to various conversions that have been available.

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    May, 2006
  • From: USA
Posted by Mike S. on Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:22 PM

I have to confess that I was unaware that this aircraft ever even existed. I'm intrigued.

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    September, 2005
  • From: North Pole, Alaska
Posted by richs26 on Friday, May 20, 2011 1:17 AM

It was a paper airplane just like the paper panzers. One was started, but not finished according to Wiki.

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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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by kazubb on Friday, May 20, 2011 9:58 AM

Yeah, I think production was canceled on it. I don't think any were ever built but I thought it would be a cool model.

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