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I for one am extremely happy with the HB brand breaking further into the 1/32 market.

I think that Trumpeter/HB is making a BIG statement with the issue of these kits, if successful on the sales front I suspect that this will be but the first!

I first found out from a very reliable source that this project was happening about two and a half years back, although the manufacturer was not revealed.

This manufacturer seems to like British aircraft, the 1/48 Wellington model for me was the first major step and there's no reason why they shouldn't progress with aircraft like the Halifax and Stirling from the same era in due course if satisfied by our response. 

Of course. the market for more twins is even greater, so I say watch this space as dreams are coming true!!!

  

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5 minutes ago, Kagemusha said:

 

Which is fine by me, never, ever expected one in 1/32.


 

 

Going to be a beast. Reckon shipping will cost the same as the kit.

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2 hours ago, Royboy said:

I for one am extremely happy with the HB brand breaking further into the 1/32 market.

I think that Trumpeter/HB is making a BIG statement with the issue of these kits, if successful on the sales front I suspect that this will be but the first!

I first found out from a very reliable source that this project was happening about two and a half years back, although the manufacturer was not revealed.

This manufacturer seems to like British aircraft, the 1/48 Wellington model for me was the first major step and there's no reason why they shouldn't progress with aircraft like the Halifax and Sterling from the same era in due course if satisfied by our response. 

Of course. the market for more twins is even greater, so I say watch this space as dreams are coming true!!!

  

I fear the demand for 1/32 Sterlings will be in 3 figures at most.

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7 hours ago, DeanKB said:

I fear the demand for 1/32 Sterlings will be in 3 figures at most.

I also doubt they would actually do it but who knows?

Whatever stopped a manufacturer that really wanted to do a potential subject being informed it was a 'turkey' and then finding out it actually wasn't in the end!

I do know that when I approached Airfix about the potential for a 1/48 version of a Halifax bomber I was told 'Nope, nobody knows what it is!' 

So what hope then for even a 1/48 version!!!

I do think they'll produce more WWII twins though, money on it anyone? :rolleyes:

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10 hours ago, Royboy said:

I for one am extremely happy with the HB brand breaking further into the 1/32 market.

I think that Trumpeter/HB is making a BIG statement with the issue of these kits, if successful on the sales front I suspect that this will be but the first!

I first found out from a very reliable source that this project was happening about two and a half years back, although the manufacturer was not revealed.

This manufacturer seems to like British aircraft, the 1/48 Wellington model for me was the first major step and there's no reason why they shouldn't progress with aircraft like the Halifax and Sterling from the same era in due course if satisfied by our response. 

Of course. the market for more twins is even greater, so I say watch this space as dreams are coming true!!!

  

 

If they do a Halifax, I'm in. And also a Wimpey in silver dope as a Military Mission transport. Yeah, baby.

 

And if the stupidly big prevails, a Short Sunderland.

 

Tony

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Martin B-26 Marauder. That should be next from someone!!! Don't care who. I'll buy a couple for sure! (already getting the HB B-24J and D if and when it's released).

 

-Ro

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9 hours ago, LSP_Mike said:

You are going to buy 3?

Well as you know Mike, I take my responsibilities towards maintaining the 1/32 aeroplane modelling industry very, very seriously.

 

I would 100% buy at least one Sterling, but it's - yet another - ugly British aeroplane. And it's bloody huuuuge. That cockpit is so far off the ground, you'd need oxygen masks to taxi the thing.

 

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Wikipedia says the Stirling could out-turn a Me 110 & a Ju 88.

 

I can't imagine being a night fighter pilot in my 110, and getting of the tail of the biggest aeroplane in the sky, only for the bloody thing to start out-turning me, bringing it's multiple machine-guns to bare.

 

Not sure I believe that bit.

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43 minutes ago, DeanKB said:

And if we're listing relatively obscure British WWII bombers we'd like to see in 1/32, I'll go Whitley.

 

They'd sell, oh, dozens.

You mean they would sell "several".  Hahahaha!!!!!

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