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Old 08-14-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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How many collectors out there would get a 1:72 B-1B if it were available? I'd previously brought this up on another thread and was just curious to the extent of collectors willing to make room for the incretible Rockwell B-B Lancer. I've already have a substantial amount of small scale modern bombers and would love the oppurtunity to add a 1:72 scale bomber to my growing collection of modern fighters and attack aircraft. Hopefully if enough people get behind it we'll see someone manufacture it. Remember no micro machines "1:72"

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HELL YES

plus a B-2 in 1:72 scale would make me so happy.
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It would join my collection!
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without a doubt!!!hell yes
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But then I would want a B-52G and H; I'm doomed!!!!!
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Guys, the B-1B's wingspan, if done in 1:72nd, would be roughly 23 inches while the B-2 would come in at 29 inches. I'd be most surprised if any of the current crop of diecast makers would risk such a venture and I wonder how many schemes of these huge models the average fan of the B-1B or B-2 would buy at the likely rather high price. I think that the more realistic option would be the 1:144th scale. That way a collector can add these bombers to the B-52 and the British V bombers, which are already available, even if they have a few flaws. The same point applies to the Soviet TU-20 or early Cold War U.S. bombers such as the B-36, B-47 and B-58----in my humble opinion, of course.
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I've got room for my 1:48 B-17s and 24s with a wingspan roughly in the 20-24 in range, also there are several 1:72 plastic kits for manufactures to utilize like Monograms B-1B kit or Testors B-2. If manufactures are willing to make hefty aircraft like the SR-71 & F-111, whats stopping them from taking the next step and making a B-1B aside from price? The Lancer and Spirit would be resonably sized, I'm not so sure about the B-52 or the Black Jack . I guess it's a preference thing, I'd just like to stick with 1:72 for my collection right now, I've gone through the whole scale gamet from model power to those 21st Century Beasts. 1:72 seems like the happy median for when it comes to the full range of military aircraft including the modern bombers.

Supprisingly a diecast B-58 would be smaller than the SR-71 but we'll stay on the modern bombers for now.

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72 scale would be ok ,how about 48 scale so it can sit next to my Accurate Miniatures B-25 ?
And yes bigger is better .

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One major problem is the fear that all diecast makers except Corgi seem to have regarding the 1:72nd scale and doing anything close to the size of a B-17 in it. As a business proposition, investing in such toolings is seen as far too risky a venture and even Corgi approaches these projects with great caution as evidenced by its delays in proceeding with the much clamored for ( in the UK ) Short Stirling. Though I collect diecast replicas in many scales I, too, would prefer that they all be made in 1:72nd. However I understand why the diecast companies are afraid of "biggies". It's something we have to live with.

So far, the 1:144th scale bomber models offered by Atlas and IXO have not been well received by many collectors, although the recent IXO line featured some improvements. An even newer line of Japanese warbirds by Hachette has presented its bombers in 1:120th scale and, again, there have been significant improvements in quality. So, I'm reasonably optimistic about the prospects for biggies of very good quality in this less risky scale in the near future. In addition, Dragon is launching a number of lines including a 1:200th series that will include a B-58, among others, that bears watching. I feel that collectors should be more flexible about scales, despite their preferences, and explore what's out there, as the waiting time for a 1:72nd scale B-1B or B-2 may be a very long one.
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No matter what....i will always make sure to make a space for such a big model of B-1 and B-2.....in 1/72 scale. Its just a question of who and when will a manufacturer dare to do such a big challenge. Just look at it this way....who have ever dared to think a few years back that CW did the SR-71 ? If a particular model is done good...the investment in making the mold will always pay off whatever the price.....
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I would also consider a 1:72 B-52 BUFF.
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If anyone does indeed create a 1:72 B-1B aside from the several paint scheme/ tail code options, one differential feature could be the various nose arts displayed on most B-1Bs not quite to the extent of the WWII bombers but still very colorful.






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Old 08-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #13
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NO, I would definitely not buy a 1/72 diecast B-1B. The only bomber that I would consider buying in 1/72 (I know, way too big and expensive for a diecast - would be the B-36).

I think that a B-1B in something like 1/200 scale would be great and I would consider buying it it it were part of a comprehensive Post-WWII USAF strategic bomber collection that included the B-29, B-36, B-47, B-50, B-52, B-58 and B-1B. I wouldn't mind the FB-111A and B-2A as part of the collection, but the former 7 would be enough for me.
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Definitely I'll buy this one!
Sure, it gonna be extremely huge in 1/72.
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Now that HMs moved up to medium bombers, I don't think we'll be waiting as long as we thought for the heavy weights.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:38 PM   #16
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Would love to see a Vulcan and Victor in 1/72.
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A B 1 Lancer in 1/72 scale would be too large for me. I would prefer 1/144 or 1/200 scale. Now if my pockets were deep, I would go for it in 1/72 scale, but alas, I am a poor man with limited funds.
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Some pics of "The Bone"

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As much as the Bone would be awesome in 1/72, I would neither be able to afford it nor display it as it would be huge in price and size. I think the outside limit of practicality is the SR-71 in 1/72, and that thing is enormous. Heck, they don't even have the B-29 in 1/72 yet. 1/144 or 1/200 is likely to be the largest models of this aircraft you'll be able to find. Of course, there might be someone out there willing to make a 1/18 version!
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If anyone does indeed create a 1:72 B-1B aside from the several paint scheme/ tail code options, one differential feature could be the various nose arts displayed on most B-1Bs not quite to the extent of the WWII bombers but still very colorful.

Well, this one is most certainly equal to any of the refined and more accomplished pieces of nose art I've seen. A very sharp pro-job indeed. That said, a B.1 in 1:72 scale would be too large for me, so no . . . I wouldn't be in for one. I still think it IS an absolutely lovely looking aircraft though.
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I can understand your reasoning Upkeep, perhaps if CW or HM produced it in both a 1:72 and 1:144 similar to CW F-14s & A-6/7s, they'd be able to cater to collectors on both sides of the spectrum.
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The B-1 was briefly discussed a few weeks ago but this thread goes further with the discussion. An interesting one at that. Ironically the FB-111A mentioned is a recent release.

A 1/200 B-1 seems to be the practical option. 1/72 would be quite a model.
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If ever Herpa succeeds with the upcoming B-52, I guess the B-1 will be next on their list.....
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:27 PM   #24
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It would probably cost as much as my whole collection but i'd get one, without a doubt.

Isn't there a B-1B kit in 1/72nd scale?

EDIT: Found it in 1/48th scale

RMX5714 Revell B-1B Lancer

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Put me down for a B1, B2, B29 and B52 in 1:72. Don't know where I would display them but I would buy them in a heartbeat. I umed and arhed about buying a 1/72 SR71 and a 1/72 B17. They both look fantastic so I have no regrets parting with the money. Shipping costs would be huge but I could live with that to be able to get the big bombers
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It appears the interest for a diecast 1/72 B-1 keeps going There are 1/72 plastic model kits of the B-1B. I'm aware of Revell and Airfix. Don't know much about Revell but Airfix as I remember had a number of flaws. It's closer to a B-1A was what one modeller said at the time.
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I wont hesitate getting a B-1B if ever its in 1/72, no doubt
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It seems to me that a B-1 and certainly a B-52 in 1:72 scale would be HUGE and probably very, very expensive. I thought about getting a B-24 in 1:72 scale, but even that was too large for my display.

I pointed out in a post to another thread that what I like about 1:48, 1:72 and 1:144 scales is that 1:72 is one-half (2 times the size) of 1:144 scale and 1:48 is one-third (3 times the size) of 1:144 scale, so it is very easy to see and explain the relative sizes of the aircraft. You can’t do that with 1:200 scale.
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this is a revell B1-B

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It appears the interest for a diecast 1/72 B-1 keeps going There are 1/72 plastic model kits of the B-1B. I'm aware of Revell and Airfix. Don't know much about Revell but Airfix as I remember had a number of flaws. It's closer to a B-1A was what one modeller said at the time.

Here is the Revell 1/72 B1-B
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Here is the Revell 1/72 B1-B
Did you build that?
Looks great...please post more pictures if you can...
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Hi

here is the image of the bombay

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How many collectors out there would get a 1:72 B-1B if it were available? I'd previously brought this up on another thread and was just curious to the extent of collectors willing to make room for the incretible Rockwell B-B Lancer. I've already have a substantial amount of small scale modern bombers and would love the oppurtunity to add a 1:72 scale bomber to my growing collection of modern fighters and attack aircraft. Hopefully if enough people get behind it we'll see someone manufacture it. Remember no micro machines "1:72"
I would NOT get one - it would be TOO big and too expensive. Belongs in a 1/144 or 1/200 scale.

I would like to see a nice collection of 1/200 SAC/ACC bombers: B-29, B-36, B-47, B-50, B-52, B-58, FB-111, B-1B, B-2A.
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I have the B-1 and B-2 in 1/72.
Both are kits and they are huge. The B-2 has a wingspan of 30 inches.
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I would NOT get one - it would be TOO big and too expensive. Belongs in a 1/144 or 1/200 scale.

I would like to see a nice collection of 1/200 SAC/ACC bombers: B-29, B-36, B-47, B-50, B-52, B-58, FB-111, B-1B, B-2A.
How dare you share your opinion

I would definitely buy one (as I said) but maybe there is a point where models shouldn't go past a certain scale?
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here is the image of the bombay

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Beautiful...nice job!
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for me is the scale 1/200 the bottom line......wont get anything smaller...
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If ever Herpa succeeds with the upcoming B-52, I guess the B-1 will be next on their list.....
Out of curiosity, which specific release are you referring to?
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I'd say this would be a bad project because the large size of the vehicle will bring out the inaccuracies even more, and I don't think any diecast manufacturer would want to do that project with high accuracy. The inconvenience of the size is another matter not to mention getting busy with making new squadrons of smaller modern jets.
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Out of curiosity, which specific release are you referring to?
You realize you're quoting someone from almost five years ago?

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Yes, I would buy 4 (!!!!) if available: white prototype, desert camo prototype, grey one and "Europe" camo one !
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I too would be very interested to know of any upcoming 1/200 Herpa B-52, especially if it's a '60s, Vietnam example!
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Yeah what Dan said.

I wonder who is still following a thread nearly 5 years old....

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Yeah what Dan said.

I wonder who is still following a thread nearly 5 years old....
I suppose somebody dug it up due to the 1/200 Herpa B-1 announcement?

However old the original comment is though, my statement still stands: I would be very excited were Herpa to release a Vietnam-scheme B-52G or -D!
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Wow, I need to check the date next time. For some reason I thought it was a new thread.

On topic though, 1/72 scale would be a sight to behold, but way too expensive for any one model. Plus, with space at a premium, I wouldn't be able to fit it anywhere.
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I'm in for every paint scheme they make!
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Yeas. I would think most people would buy 1 or two at most and a very few would collect them all. But Heck yeah, would be awesome. I would rather see a B-2 first myself.
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I`d go for these as well.
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Guys, the B-1B's wingspan, if done in 1:72nd, would be roughly 23 inches while the B-2 would come in at 29 inches. I'd be most surprised if any of the current crop of diecast makers would risk such a venture and I wonder how many schemes of these huge models the average fan of the B-1B or B-2 would buy at the likely rather high price. I think that the more realistic option would be the 1:144th scale. That way a collector can add these bombers to the B-52 and the British V bombers, which are already available, even if they have a few flaws. The same point applies to the Soviet TU-20 or early Cold War U.S. bombers such as the B-36, B-47 and B-58----in my humble opinion, of course.
Epap was right then and he is still right.

I would get one though,...probably two. But 1:144, to join the Pooch's efforts, would be the way to go.

it would also make types like the B58 more likely.

In fact, if I had a choice between the B58 and B1 in 1:72, I'd have to think very hard which to go for.
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