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Old 12-17-2020, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody

Its my 1st post here - hope its in the right place.


I'v found a B-2 spirit model (in Ebay) of new ray. on the box it says 1:72.
The seller wrote: " Approximate Box Size: 10" x 7" x 1.5" ". (and diecast)

Comparing to other scales of B-2 spirit brands it looks weird to me this 1:72.
B-2 Stealth bomber 1:100 of Executive Series is 8" length and 20.5" width. (as post at Aiken's Airplanes and other sellers)



According to that: how a 1:72 scale (bigger then 1:100) fits into a box of 10"?

Do i miss something :-) ?
I'm a new collector: How valuable brand among collectors is new ray?

Forgive for clumsy wording
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Old 12-18-2020, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello everybody

Its my 1st post here - hope its in the right place.


I'v found a B-2 spirit model (in Ebay) of new ray. on the box it says 1:72.
The seller wrote: " Approximate Box Size: 10" x 7" x 1.5" ". (and diecast)

Comparing to other scales of B-2 spirit brands it looks weird to me this 1:72.
B-2 Stealth bomber 1:100 of Executive Series is 8" length and 20.5" width. (as post at Aiken's Airplanes and other sellers)



According to that: how a 1:72 scale (bigger then 1:100) fits into a box of 10"?

Do i miss something :-) ?
I'm a new collector: How valuable brand among collectors is new ray?

Forgive for clumsy wording
Stay safe
No way is that 1/72, nor can it be- no one has made a diecast B-2 in 1/72, and it would be miles bigger than that and closer to the size of Corgi's Vulcan.
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Old 12-18-2020, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi
Doesnt look like 1:72
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How can I put it?

This "model" is a toy that is suitable to interest a child in aviation. (Which is a good idea!) If something then breaks, at least it wasn't expensive.

The box says "8+". This statement never fits a good model that is worth mentioning.

1:72 never fits the specified package size. The scale is somewhere between 1:200 and 1:250. If the manufacturer is so wrong here, one cannot expect that he will make an effort in detailing the model.

Hands off!!!

Here is NewRay's catalog. See page 85
http://www.new-ray.com/html/products...d=5#imageid=85

BTW What have they done to my beloved SR-71 (cockpit)?


Herpa's version in 1:200 would be a good choice!
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How can I put it?

This "model" is a toy that is suitable to interest a child in aviation. (Which is a good idea!) If something then breaks, at least it wasn't expensive.

The box says "8+". This statement never fits a good model that is worth mentioning.

1:72 never fits the specified package size. The scale is somewhere between 1:200 and 1:250. If the manufacturer is so wrong here, one cannot expect that he will make an effort in detailing the model.

Hands off!!!

Here is NewRay's catalog. See page 85
http://www.new-ray.com/html/products...d=5#imageid=85

BTW What have they done to my beloved SR-71 (cockpit)?


Herpa's version in 1:200 would be a good choice!
Thanks Rudi
Its another lesson for me getting familiar with worthy collectable airplanes.
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Old 12-21-2020, 05:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You're welcome! I suggested the Herpa model because it comes closest to the New Ray model in terms of size.

If you really want a 1:72 scale model that is not a kit but a finished model, I recommend Century Wings. I have three in my collection.

Their SR-71 is not completely flawless, but that actually applies to every manufacturer. All in all, you get a model that is finely detailed and has a high-quality appearance.
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You're welcome! I suggested the Herpa model because it comes closest to the New Ray model in terms of size.

If you really want a 1:72 scale model that is not a kit but a finished model, I recommend Century Wings. I have three in my collection.

Their SR-71 is not completely flawless, but that actually applies to every manufacturer. All in all, you get a model that is finely detailed and has a high-quality appearance.
I'll check the century wings one even though it is huge.

I try to keep on an equal scale as much as possible
while not comprising on a valuable collectible brand.

Thanks so much Rudi.

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Stupid me!

I got distracted by NewRay's horrible SR-71 but we talk about the B2. Again Herpa's B2 (1:200) is the best choice if you're looking for a diecast model with an undercarriage. There are three. "Spirit of Ohio" and "Spirit of Pennsylvania" have been released. You can pre-order "Spirit of Louisiana".
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