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B 52 Stratofortress 1/48 does anyone make one?

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B 52 Stratofortress 1/48 does anyone make one?
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 12, 2004 1:23 PM
Hi all

Does anyone know of a company producing a 1/48 scale B 52 plastic model kit? Ideally available in the UK.
I already have the Revell 1/48 B17G Flying Fortress (Kit no 04569), Monogram 1/48 B29 Superfortress (Kit no 05711) and will be starting on the Revell 1/48 B24D Liberator (Kit no 04529) soon. Ideally I want them all in the same scale to illustrate the differences in scale and technology.

Cheers
Nige
West Midlands UK.

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Posted by Awood23 on Saturday, June 12, 2004 2:20 PM
Im pretty sure the largest B-52 your gonna find is going to be 1/72 1/48 would be rediculously huge.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 12, 2004 2:37 PM
True it would be huge.
But the real thing is huge (never has an aircraft impressed me for its sheer size as much as the B 52 I saw at Duxford) and I do have a spare room to display my kits.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 12, 2004 3:27 PM
Nige,
I can only suggest you try Hannants ww.hannants.co.uk - I suspect if anything is available it will be in vacuform - Sanger do some vac kits in this scale.. I have the B52 1:72 kit and when asking about the additonal items was told that because of its' size it was not very popular and so the market was too small to make it worth while producing after kit items!! If this is true (and it seems reasonable) then I suspect a 1:48 kit is a very rare bird!! However best of luck - I can relate to your ideals - however I content myself with 1:72 models - after all even the B17 comes out a nice size! I have to admit to having the 1:48 Lanc, B17 and am awaiting the 1:48 Wellington from Trumpeter; and the rumoured 1:48 Halifax. I also am strongly tempted by the Liberator and Catlina. My build rate however is slow and I am inclined to hold off just in case one of the other manufacturers produce these to a better quality. It is also rumoured that a 1:48 Sunderland could be from the same stable as the Halifax . Hannants are taking advance orders for the Wellington (it might be wise as it will probably prove popular).
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Posted by roadkill_275 on Saturday, June 12, 2004 3:29 PM
Your choices on B-52 Kits are limited to Monograms B-52D in 1/72 (a decent kit, highly recomended) and the two from AMT, The B-52G and the B-52H (with a lot of work they turn out fairly decent) also in 1/72. You may want to check some of the vacu-form companies to see if they offer a BUFF in 1/48.
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Posted by MikeV on Saturday, June 12, 2004 3:43 PM
That would be a kit that is 39.75" long with a wing span of 46.25" [:0]
That is HUGE!

Mike

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, June 12, 2004 4:26 PM
You can also buy the monogram kit in a revell box in the UK. A shop called Wonderland Models had them on special offer a while back. You can find them at www.wonderlandmodels.co.uk.

Hope this helps,

Darren.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 14, 2004 1:56 AM
Should you decide to go for the 1:72 version Airwaves do some after kit items - e.g to convert teh D to a G or H for example but you ought to contact them soon as I believe they are closing down. www.airwaves.org.uk/
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 14, 2004 12:57 PM
AM Tech has a 1/72 B-52H(Late) Multi-Media Version coming out sooner or later based on the old AMT/ERTL kit. Havent seen anything in 1/48th for the BUFF. Oh and by the way Sign - Welcome [#welcome] to the FSM forums.
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Monday, June 14, 2004 1:49 PM
no all i can find is a 1/72 scale , funny they make a B-1B LANCER in 1/48 but no B52
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Posted by knight667 on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:55 AM
In order of sheer size I think the 1/48 kits go like this (starting with largest):

B-1B (Revell)
C-130 (Italeri, but Testors used to make one)
B-29 (Revell/Monogram)
B-17G (Revell/Monogram)
B-24 (Revell/Monogram)
B-25 (Revell/Mongram)

I haven't found anything bigger than the B-1B, and that beast is enormous (I've looked). My brother built one once...good grief! I built the Testors version of the 1/48 A/C-130 Hercules about 12 years ago, and that thing was crazy-huge. It also weighed about 8lbs (about 3.6kg).
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:35 PM
Do one of these a nice 1/48 B-1B Lancer
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Posted by Awood23 on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:21 PM
A C-130's bigger than a B-29?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:40 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by seanrgb

Do one of these a nice 1/48 B-1B Lancer


*stupidmode* sorry dude, buth that B1 looks like a fake to me, good photoshopping ! Big Smile [:D] */stupidmode*

nice B1, and indeed : HUGE !
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Posted by seanrgb4 on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:45 PM
its massive mate about 1 meter long i'll stick it on my dining table its huge , saw one of these flying at fairford last year there just awesome had to have one
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Posted by mopareg on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:40 PM

A website by the name of  SANGER  shows a 2010 release of a 1/48 B52 that can be built  in any config.

 

http://www.sangereng.fsnet.co.uk/Index.htmguration

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Posted by Konigwolf13 on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:17 PM

An old thread but if this comes out thats like only $140AUD, (plus postage) for a plane that size, gonna keep an eye on this.

Andrew

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:49 PM

The wingspan of a B-52 is 185 feet.  it took me at least 145 steps to walk around one

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Posted by yardbird78 on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:56 PM

I seem to recall seeing a vacuform 1/48 BUFF on ebay a time or two.  They are extremely rare and bank busting expensive.  The one that I saw was just the basic pieces, wing, fuselage, tail, engines.  The modeler had to scratch build all the details.

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Posted by Hun Hunter on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:29 PM

MikeV
That would be a kit that is 39.75" long with a wing span of 46.25" [:0]
That is HUGE!

Mike

Revell's 1/48 Lancer is 36" long and I bet the wingspan, with wings out, is 40 or so inches. It is huge but at least some one pressed one in 1/48, I really need to grab one but I have no where to display it built and stashing it isn't any better.

If you want to demonstrate scale that might actually be a good kit to use if you can't find a 1/48 B-52. Reasonably priced too.

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Posted by Hun Hunter on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:34 PM

Just noticed this was an old thread so my advice seems quite pointless.

That Revell kit is a monster though, my buddy built one.

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Friday, October 29, 2010 11:59 PM

 There's a pic of a scratchbuilt BUFF in, get this, 1/35th scale... Can't remember where I saw it, but if I run across it again, I'll post it...

 

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Posted by bondoman on Saturday, October 30, 2010 12:59 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxp4qYC9ZtU

This vid's been around for awhile, but it is unique...

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Posted by macattack80 on Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:44 PM

Hun Hunter

Just noticed this was an old thread so my advice seems quite pointless.

That Revell kit is a monster though, my buddy built one.

I am working on one now.  It is quite a beast.  Not easy to handle.  I will be keeping an eye on that model company to see if and when they release the 1/48 BUFF. 

Kevin

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Posted by Wirraway on Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:42 PM

THAT 1/48 BUFF is definately in the pipeline, check this out.....

http://www.sangereng.fsnet.co.uk/boeing_52.htm#B-52%20Decal%20Samples

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Posted by skater-x on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 7:12 PM

i've got a feeling that id models did one a long time ago; beware that their kits are very basic- you would have to provide all interior parts and scrathbuild an undercarriage as well- and thats assuming you can find one in the first place. combat models don't do it, and i don't think the sanger one has progressed to the retail stage yet. good luck!

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Posted by Sparrowhyperion on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 6:57 PM

Yeh, but not much larger than the 1/48 B58 Hustler Kit, or the B36 Peacemaker.  And the large scale AMT XB-70 is like 31" in length (I am dying to get to that one on my stack. :)

 

MikeV
That would be a kit that is 39.75" long with a wing span of 46.25" [:0]
That is HUGE!

Mike

In the Hangar: 1/48 Hobby Boss F/A-18D RAAF Hornet,

On the Tarmac:  F4U-1D RNZAF Corsair 1/48 Scale.

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Posted by Silver on Friday, March 28, 2014 2:06 PM
Wow,I just stepped out of my home made time machine to this old post and can't resist to tell you that you would have to completely scratch build one like I did.Very large model to display.Well,good luck and take care.I now will have to step back into my time machine and see if I can go to 2000.
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Posted by USMC6094 on Friday, March 28, 2014 3:35 PM

wonder what 95 Pounds Sterling comes out to in US dollars for that 48th scale monster......................bet that kits a sight to see once its built  

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