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#31 Bstarr3

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:05 PM

I saw Witchcraft and Nine o nine last summer. Only got to step inside the -17, but man us the B-24 a big plane in person. It's crazy to think how small the are in comparison to modern bombers, too
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:16 PM

This will be awesome. My grandfather was flight engineer and top gunner on B-24's.  They were part of the 406th Bomb Squadron, and flew the night leaflet missions.  His aircraft was "Black Jack", which he painted the nose art and mission markings.  

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I did the ride in Witchcraft a few years ago.  Totally worth the price if you have a chance.  It gave me a whole new appreciation for what those guys went through in WWII.  

Here are the pics. 

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:35 PM

Very cool photos! Looks like you enjoyed it. When they were in my neck of the woods last summer I thought long and hard about paying $900 for the 60 minute flight and "lesson" in the 2 seat P-51, but ultimately just couldn't justify. Maybe next time they come through I'll talk myself into it. I mean, flying a mustang is definitely a once in a lifetime experience
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

I'm sure Hobby Boss has taken notice of HK's success with their B-17's  Maybe that's why they are throwing their hat in the ring, and hope to catch the wave.  Sprue bros just restocked their B-17E/F after selling out twice.  That tells me it's a good seller.  And now with their upcoming Lancaster, that's even going to generate more excitement.  I hope 'A' team is in on this one.  I also hope it's not another 'Devastator' debacle.


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:31 PM

Very cool photos! Looks like you enjoyed it. When they were in my neck of the woods last summer I thought long and hard about paying $900 for the 60 minute flight and "lesson" in the 2 seat P-51, but ultimately just couldn't justify. Maybe next time they come through I'll talk myself into it. I mean, flying a mustang is definitely a once in a lifetime experience

 

If it helps you any the next time, you can write off a portion of the cost on your taxes.  They are considered a museum and the price of the ride is considered a donation.  I don't remember how much you get back but it helps a little  :rolleyes:


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:32 PM

If it helps you any the next time, you can write off a portion of the cost on your taxes. They are considered a museum and the price of the ride is considered a donation. I don't remember how much you get back but it helps a little :rolleyes:


Oh man, that may be the last straw! "It's a charitable donation, honey!"

Honestly, all these 1/32 kits are really cool,but I'd love it if someone would do a new tool 1/48 of these heavy bombers. I just don't have room for a bunch of 3ft wingspan model planes.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:39 PM

Oh man, that may be the last straw! "It's a charitable donation, honey!"

Honestly, all these 1/32 kits are really cool,but I'd love it if someone would do a new tool 1/48 of these heavy bombers. I just don't have room for a bunch of 3ft wingspan model planes.

 

Make room. Throw the wife out.


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:46 PM

The 24 is far and away my favorite 4 engine WW2 heavy. It looks like such a ruptured duck on the ground, waddling all over the place, but in the air where it belongs, once the gear comes up, it's as graceful as a seagull with those long skinny glider wings.

 

Now stand back and let the aftermarket go to town on different versions....  Privateer, anyone??


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:00 PM



Privateer, anyone??

 

 

Yes please!!!

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:28 PM

Something that comes to mind is: How will Jennings handle it if Hobby Boss makes good on this?


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

Fantastic subjects and I hope its the A team works on them, but too big for me ... far too big though I may make an exception for the HK Lanc to hang on a wall or something, have almost bit the bullet for the HK B-17 and Mitchell a couple of times but managed to resist.

A while back I decided if I wanted the big 4 engine bombers then do them in 1/72 scale and have bought a few, was really surprised at the quality of modern 1/72, really pleasantly surprised indeed, so I'll try stick to that formula and do everything else in 1/32 ... nothing beats the presence of a large aircraft model in 1/32 though ... so for you guys that have the space to display, hope its the A team works on them, the HB P-61 needed a lot of AM to get it accurate I believe.

And oh yeah ... about that Devastator, when oh when will we get that one, that's what I want what I really really want!


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:00 PM


I remember seeing the sandy MTO B-24D at Harlingen in Dec 1987, and all the nose art that had been cut off the hors de combat boneyard planes and mounted around the hangars. It looked quite imposing but was tiny compared to the B-29, Fifi, standing on much longer legs and painted in what looked like Boeing Gray. Nice to know they're still around.

If alive with the liquid assets I will deffo buy the Lancaster (gawd how I'd love a Hercules engined Halifax) but have so far resisted the B-17F. The B-24D might be very tempting as a Navy equivalent PB4Y sub hunter. (Think I mentioned that before, but at my age repetition is becoming worryingly normal.)

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:07 PM

Don't forget the Vulgarian Air Force Mitchells. They were on amphibian floats (floats with wheels in the centers so they could land anywhere).  :piliot:

 

I thought I knew the Vulgarian air force, can you expand on that?

 

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Oh, and I found this...

 

We are loyal to Vulgaria
Falcon of the West
And we toil for Vulgaria,
Feathering her nest.
The soil of Vulgaria
Through all the world is known
From her heights to her Dairy Area
Vulgaria stands alone!

 

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 10:02 PM

I'm just waiting to see who will be the first with a B-29 in 32 scale! Well we have the B-25, B-17, soon the Lancaster and now the B-24. The B-29 just makes sense and yes i would buy one no questions asked.


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