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1/48 B52 - you are so cruel FSM editors!

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  • Member since
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  • From: NYC, USA
1/48 B52 - you are so cruel FSM editors!
Posted by waikong on Monday, April 01, 2019 11:27 PM

Just got my latest issue of FSM. In the new kits 1/48 section was a B52 kit!  My heart jumped, gonna get that kit even if its too big to fit anywhere. Then I realized its 1/72 and the editors put it in the wrong section. What a cruel Aprils fool joke. Big Smile

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:04 AM

It may have been an editorial slip, it might have been a prank, but we live in strange times where you never say never:

http://www.hphmodels.cz/hph/b-52-stratofortress/?lang=en

Not injection molded and not cheap, but there you go.  It will look fabulous next to HPH’s 1/48 XB-70 and B-36!

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 5:16 AM

waikong

Just got my latest issue of FSM. In the new kits 1/48 section was a B52 kit!  My heart jumped, gonna get that kit even if its too big to fit anywhere. Then I realized its 1/72 and the editors put it in the wrong section. What a cruel Aprils fool joke. Big Smile

 

I noticed that too!  Then I saw the price and realized there was NO WAY a 1/48 BUFF was going to cost that little!  LOL!  I agree...April Fools joke....now how can we get them back?  LOL!

 

 

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Posted by PaulBoyer on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 10:10 AM

Yeah, should be in the 1/72 aircraft kits. The good news is that the review model is built and a full report will be in a future issue.Geeked

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 10:39 AM

fiberglass kit? that's too hard core for me :)

Paul, great to see you are going to build this one up.  Always glad to see your builds in FSM.

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:03 AM

I've done a 1/72 scale B-52 kit back in the late 70s - early 80s. A big kit indeed. Now with the future release of a 1/48 scale B-52? That's gonna be an even bigger kit.  

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, April 06, 2019 2:32 PM

Wow, a 1:48 BUFF.

My calculator says that the 185' wingspan would be 46.25"
Which suggests that a ground dio would be bigger than a kitchen table.
o_O

Now, €800 is a bit steep, but not as steep as the "give us 40% upfront" and we'll deliver when we have product just scans as vaporware.  Particularly since only 18 are pre-ordered.

So 18 folk ponied up about €300 to be early adopters, and there's no product but test shots with €5000± banked?

Pegs my "Harumph!" gauge, that does.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, April 06, 2019 4:20 PM

Hello!

You can always try the paper one - it's in 1:33, so about 1,4m long and 1,7m wingspan. I even have it in my stash :-) And it isn't very expensive - doesn' even cost 100 PLN, that's under 35$. It's ben around since about 1997 - take a look at that old photo here:

GPM 1:33 B-52D

https://sklep.gpm.pl/modele-kartonowe/samoloty/1/33/b-52d-gpm066

Any takers? Good luck with your modelling projects and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 06, 2019 7:21 PM

Wowzers!! That is one HUGE kit. Where would one put that?

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Back on the bench.

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 07, 2019 9:18 PM

BrandonK
Where would one put that?

I'm thinking suspended from the ceiling of a two story space Smile

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Posted by Jor-el on Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:10 PM

Pawel-

I have this card kit as well, maybe we should call for a group build? LOL.Big Smile Any BUFF bigger than 1/72 would take enormous space, even hanging!

Carl

 

 

 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:53 AM

HPH is a reputable company, they do deliver on their promises, I wouldn't be too worried about non-delivery, but pay with credit card, obviously.

The big jobs kits are very limited production, so maybe this is a way of making sure the production costs will be covered first.

I've seen the 1/48th B36 and the 1/32nd C47, in the plastic/resin/fibreglass, they are huge, not for everybody, but hard not to drool over....

East Mids Model Club 29th Annual Show 19th MAY 2019

 http://www.eastmidsmodelclub.co.uk/

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:32 PM

Hello Carl!

I'm not ready to start my BUFF yet - I have to build a suitable room first! :-) But if you think you have a place to hang 'er - please contact me and I'd be glad to assist yo uwith some tips - I've build some paper airplanes before, some of them quite big - like a B-17, an E-2C or a CF-15 Arrow, all in 1:33, to name the bigger ones. If you need help with translating the instructions I could help here, too.

Have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December, 2005
Posted by Jor-el on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:25 AM

Huh?Pawel, I appreciate the offer,but I have never attempted a card model. I bought this kit on a whim, due to it's scale, but I don't think I'm ready to tackle it yet. It is impressive though. Thank you again.

 

Carl

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