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Old 08-09-2017, 02:04 AM   #51
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When I Googled 1/72 B1 Bomber this thread was a top result. I am a long time 1/48th scale collector. I recently made the decision to sell some of the 1/48 planes and make part of my collection 1/72 for a few reasons.

What is the largest 1/72 diecast plane you can buy? The B-17?

I have built a fair number of plastic kits (which sit next to my diecast planes, nobody can really tell which I built and which are diecast, if anything the plastic planes are sometimes sharper in detail), I made an aborted attempt at the B1, large plane, tough kit, but If I ever start building again I'd try again and get it built.
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What is the largest 1/72 diecast plane you can buy? The B-17?
The largest I'm aware of is the Short Sunderland flying boat by Corgi. Possibly giving a larger initial appearance from some angles because of it's delta wings (but actually smaller) is the Avro Vulcan, also by Corgi. The Sunderland is pretty good, the Vulcan is not.

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Old 08-09-2017, 04:40 AM   #53
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Only Corgi could ever make a 1/72 B-1, B-2 or B-52, as they're all miles too big for HM's tool size limits. 1/200 is more likely, but that's too small for me- I'd get all 3 in 1/144, but only if someone made them with clear canopies & at least some cockpit detail- i despise printed black canopies/windows. I know Corgi did the B-52, but I wanted an H which they never made.

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Old 08-09-2017, 04:47 AM   #54
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I have recently ordered the Xian H-6K Badger in 1:72 scale. While it was quite expensive, I just couldn't help myself from getting one. I have heard it is quite a beast and the postage alone cost more than most of my other models.

The B-1B has long been one of my favorites and I would love to have one in 1:72 scale. I saw one up close at the Avalon Airshow earlier this year and it did not disappoint. Saw a couple flying near North Korea on the news recently with fighter escorts. Is that a side-scan radar they had mounted under the nose?

As for the Corgi Avro Vulcan, I am tempted (particularly by the white nuclear version), but can't see that the quality justifies the high price.
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When I Googled 1/72 B1 Bomber this thread was a top result. I am a long time 1/48th scale collector. I recently made the decision to sell some of the 1/48 planes and make part of my collection 1/72 for a few reasons.

What is the largest 1/72 diecast plane you can buy? The B-17?

I have built a fair number of plastic kits (which sit next to my diecast planes, nobody can really tell which I built and which are diecast, if anything the plastic planes are sometimes sharper in detail), I made an aborted attempt at the B1, large plane, tough kit, but If I ever start building again I'd try again and get it built.
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The largest I'm aware of is the Short Sunderland flying boat by Corgi. Possibly giving a larger initial appearance from some angles because of it's delta wings (but actually smaller) is the Avro Vulcan, also by Corgi. The Sunderland is pretty good, the Vulcan is not.
The 2nd biggest is the Stirling.
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I'd get all 3 in 1/144, but only if someone made them with clear canopies & at least some cockpit detail- i despise printed black canopies/windows.
Pretty much sums up my position. My point on the Vulcan is that although it's down the list in size, it can sometimes give a bigger impression than plank wing props due to those big deltas - just like it used to do at shows.
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I have recently ordered the Xian H-6K Badger in 1:72 scale. While it was quite expensive, I just couldn't help myself from getting one. I have heard it is quite a beast and the postage alone cost more than most of my other models.

The B-1B has long been one of my favorites and I would love to have one in 1:72 scale. I saw one up close at the Avalon Airshow earlier this year and it did not disappoint. Saw a couple flying near North Korea on the news recently with fighter escorts. Is that a side-scan radar they had mounted under the nose?

As for the Corgi Avro Vulcan, I am tempted (particularly by the white nuclear version), but can't see that the quality justifies the high price.
I have the 1/144 Xian H-6K in die cast. It's a very nice model. The 1/72 version must be an awesome sight.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:16 AM   #58
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Here's an idea of what a B-1 would look like in 1/72, there's no chance of displaying this bone with wings extended(at least if I want to close the cases glass doors) . Sorry about the lighting, I'll take a few more pic's this weekend with better light.

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:52 PM   #61
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Count me in for the desert camo B-1.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:52 AM   #62
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Here's an idea of what a B-1 would look like in 1/72, there's no chance of displaying this bone with wings extended(at least if I want to close the cases glass doors) . Sorry about the lighting, I'll take a few more pic's this weekend with better light.
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Here's an idea of what a B-1 would look like in 1/72, there's no chance of displaying this bone with wings extended(at least if I want to close the cases glass doors) . Sorry about the lighting, I'll take a few more pic's this weekend with better light.
What brand is that model? Is is kit build?
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:03 PM   #64
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It's a once in a lifetime purchase if a B-1 were ever released.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:57 PM   #65
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Yeah its a plastic kit (testors I think), it was built quite a few years ago and unfortunately the box is long gone.

And hell yeah if Hobby master did the B-1b, I'd buy at least one probably more, almost no matter the price.
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I have no problem with something that large being made of plastic. Would love of HM took that on.
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Yeah its a plastic kit (testors I think), it was built quite a few years ago and unfortunately the box is long gone.

And hell yeah if Hobby master did the B-1b, I'd buy at least one probably more, almost no matter the price.
HM can't do it, it's too big for their tool size limit.
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1/200 will be good enough for me though.
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