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Offline Madhatter

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2018, 08:27:44 PM »
I'm 3/4 way through their 1/72 B-2 and its not half bad. I'd never heard of them until recently. Lots of good details and the fit is surprisingly good considering the lack of locating pins etc. The price is a bit of a choking point mind you - $199.95(AU) is a bit steep for what you get but also kind of worth it as it is a massive improvement on the only other alternative - the Testors version (I like having hair on my head thanks - although I am going to make a WHIF out of the one I had started - stay tuned)
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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2018, 09:25:43 PM »
Nicely done CSRL and AGM-129A's, these should also fit their B-2A model.

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2018, 10:14:01 PM »
I don't think they have the bomb bay correct, I've looked inside a B-52 bomb bay and it only goes about half way up inside. There should be a floor there which is just under the bottom of the wing spars, think there's fuel tanks above the floor IIRC.

I've made some 'Big Belly' bomb racks for one of my B-52D's I have, and the governing factor to how tall they are is this floor height.

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2018, 03:23:48 AM »
I'm 3/4 way through their 1/72 B-2 and its not half bad. I'd never heard of them until recently. Lots of good details and the fit is surprisingly good considering the lack of locating pins etc. The price is a bit of a choking point mind you - $199.95(AU) is a bit steep for what you get but also kind of worth it as it is a massive improvement on the only other alternative - the Testors version (I like having hair on my head thanks - although I am going to make a WHIF out of the one I had started - stay tuned)
A question, if I may.  The sample pictures I've seen do not show the APU's, in their shrouds, in the forward inboard corners of each main landing gear bay nor the exhaust doors on the upper surface.  Does the final kit have these?

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2018, 08:49:45 AM »
For those adept at plastic surgery could put rotary launcher in B-36.

Offline Madhatter

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2018, 08:33:59 PM »
A question, if I may.  The sample pictures I've seen do not show the APU's, in their shrouds, in the forward inboard corners of each main landing gear bay nor the exhaust doors on the upper surface.  Does the final kit have these?

No I don't think so. TBH, I haven't paid that much attention - which is my downfall here

Here's a pic of the underside (its the only one i have presently. I will take more for you later if you want them)

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2018, 10:37:05 PM »
I've got a question too, are all the B-2's built differently ?

Because the detail in that bomb bay doesn't look like this below.

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2018, 11:50:00 PM »
Madhatter,

Thanks for that, it does answer my question.  They don't show the APU's though they do appear to have the structure on the inboard walls of the main landing gear bays that supports the fire walls around them.

Kitnut617,
No they should all be to the same standard build since there are not that many of them.  I know for certain the first three are quite similar.

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2018, 07:49:15 AM »
There are quote a few details missing from this kit in regards to the intetnals but you do get 4 engines. Small consolation i know but still better than the sci-fi effort from testors
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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2018, 10:06:22 AM »
For what it's worth, I understand, not having built mine yet, that the Testor's kit goes together about as well as B-2A No.1 did (Northrop and Boeing had some "discussions" over that one).  The earlier "B-2" kits out there are still more science-fiction, but suitable for whif fodder.

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2018, 05:18:58 PM »
For what it's worth, I understand, not having built mine yet, that the Testor's kit goes together about as well as B-2A No.1 did (Northrop and Boeing had some "discussions" over that one).  The earlier "B-2" kits out there are still more science-fiction, but suitable for whif fodder.

Kit, over at What-if forum had some choice words about the Testor's kit's fit.  Some very choice words...   

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2018, 05:38:23 PM »
For what it's worth, I understand, not having built mine yet, that the Testor's kit goes together about as well as B-2A No.1 did (Northrop and Boeing had some "discussions" over that one).  The earlier "B-2" kits out there are still more science-fiction, but suitable for whif fodder.

Kit, over at What-if forum had some choice words about the Testor's kit's fit.  Some very choice words...

It's funny Brian, I've built a Testors B-2 (the one that actually looks like a B-2) and I just don't remember the problems that everyone else is reporting.

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2018, 11:01:31 PM »
For what it's worth, I understand, not having built mine yet, that the Testor's kit goes together about as well as B-2A No.1 did (Northrop and Boeing had some "discussions" over that one).  The earlier "B-2" kits out there are still more science-fiction, but suitable for whif fodder.

Kit, over at What-if forum had some choice words about the Testor's kit's fit.  Some very choice words...
Let's just say there were some very choice words said during the assembly of B-2 #1, also.

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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2018, 06:34:11 PM »
Posted on their Facebook page .



Followed by these comments:

Needs to be in 1/48.

Needs to be in 1/35! :P

No! The one true scale. 1/72 - death to the unbelievers! The heretics.
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Re: ModelCollect
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2018, 10:38:48 PM »
Followed by these comments:

Needs to be in 1/48.

Needs to be in 1/35! :P

No! The one true scale. 1/72 - death to the unbelievers! The heretics.

You dare to question the righteousness of the Only True Aircraft Scale (All Hail 1/48!), blasphemer? ???

You dare to impugn the sanctity of the Sacred Armour (& Helicopter) Scale (All Bow before 1/35), false idolater? ???

Pagan worshiper of the False Ancient God, repent thy evil, godless ways & find the Light of the True Gods! :icon_meditation:

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