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  1. Thank you, my point also. The groundwork of mapping and digitising the whole thing has already been done which is an undeniable head start. Obviously not everything is directly up or downs-scalable but a lot of the legwork has already been done. This aside from the fact if a market exists or not.
  2. Adam, WIP, Thanks for your answers. While it would be a sizable kit, it wouldn't be any bigger lengthwise than for example than the old Monogram B-58, or the 1/72nd B-52s. I don't think design time really would be much of a factor because the whole thing has been LIDARed and designed for 1/72nd already - it should be pretty much upscalable as is. Concerning units required to be sold to turn a profit, I would think a potential market of 1000+ (depending on the price) should be present. But for now I bought myself copy number 44 of the HPH 1/48 B-52 so I should be busy with that for a while. Regards, Marc.
  3. Then go for 1/48th. Does anyone know how much the odds have increased for Airfix doing a Vulcan in 1/48th because they've done the groundwork for the 1/72nd? In other words, does the decision to go ahead on the 1/72nd increase the chances of releasing a 1/48th? There must be a market there. Thanks all,
  4. Rayprit, now that makes more sense. To be honest with you, I tend to avoid BM some of the time because of the cringingly ingratiating remarks you have to plough through before getting to any actual content. Now, I understand why. So this would imply that the 100 post rule has an adverse effect. Further I would have preferred to sell my kits to people who could appreciate them, now I'll just have to put them on Ebay because a) I don't want to clutter the site, and b) getting to 100 in my case will take ages as I don't have the time or inclination to surf BM all day. No disrespect intended to those that do and do. Hopefully the moderators are democratic enough to accept this constructive criticism. Marc.
  5. Hi all, I'm trying to figure out how many posts I have so I can sell an item. It seems unfair that 100 posts are required seeing as I've been a member for years. If anyone can help that would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  6. I've got the following but they're not great, at least not for the early H's. How are the Aerofax and Detail and Scale books? Post World War II Bombers, Marcelle Size Knaack, Office of Air Force History, 1988. Boeing B-52--A Documentary History, Walter Boyne, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981. Military Aviation Review, World Airpower Journal, Vol 25, Summer 1996. Boeing B-52H, Robert F. Dorr and Brian C. Rogers, World Airpower Journal, Volume 27, Winter 1996.\ These links may help also: http://joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b52_17.html https://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/b-52.htm Marc.
  7. Good choice Ken, that's what I'm going to be doing. A SAC bare metal and white bird. Much more fun than grey as far as I'm concerned. I paid my deposit a couple of weeks ago. Now I have to source some Hound Dogs and pylons - which probably do not exist. What references are you using? I could share what I have if you like (or post here). Marc.
  8. Hi, so the kit is no longer on sale. I'm happy with the price and understand the start-up costs involved, so shame that you won't be producing some more to win back your start-up costs and sell me one. Marc.
  9. All, Thanks for your replies and useful information. i'm aware the AGM-86 came along much later but besides the Hound dog I think the 30th Bombardment Squadron did carry other early ALCM's: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30th_Bombardment_Squadron#/media/File:B-52H_Rollout_P26183_(7251329956).jpg (Thank you Wikipedia) I suspect these were experimental however or mock ups. Anyone in the know on that? The picture does show the B52H scheme I want to build. Any help on finding references on this bird or similar would be much appreciated. Thanks,
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    HPH B-52

    All, Thanks for the help. I was aware of the AGM-86s being a much later development but there were earlier cruise missiles carried (other than the Hound Dog): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30th_Bombardment_Squadron#/media/File:B-52H_Rollout_P26183_(7251329956).jpg (Thank you Wikipedia) The picture above shows an H of the 30th Bombardment Squadron, I would guess in the early '60's. I suspect however you guys are right in that these missiles were experimental or mock ups. The picture does show the scheme I want to do. Any information on specifics on this aircraft or H's of this era would be very much appreciated. And I guess nobody does Hound Dogs and their pylons in 1/48th.
  11. I'm in touch with Jiri from HPH. Decals (if I understood correctly (and I think I did)) according to Jiri (@Jiri, (who must be following this thread (and mine))), will be Memphis Belle III decals only, unfortunately. Talk about a boring scheme (to my mind). I'm buying it anyway but would have loved a SAC bare metal bird scheme. They missed the boat there. The only people buying this kit are old guys like me who a) remember SAC and b) are stupid enough to pay this amount of silly money. I would think their focus should be on some of these classic older schemes 'cos those that remember those colours are going to be the people buying. However, of what I've seen the kit looks excellent. I'm getting some terrific help on the other thread I started a week or so ago to build it in late '60's / early '70's SAC colours. Did I get the parenthesis right?
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    HPH B-52

    Hi all, I'm planning on getting the HPH Stratofortress. Does anyone have any experience with their bigger kits; level of detail, accuracy, fit, stability (of resin and fiberglass over time), strength etc. I want to do a silver SAC version with the ALCM cruise missiles beneath the wings. I'm looking for reference photos of the real thing or any models anyone's built in smaller scales. Also any reviews or build of their models would also be much appreciated - there doesn't seem to be much around on the internet which is a interesting sign. Thanks all, Marc.
  13. Good afternoon all, I just got myself the Kinetic FRS 1 Sea Harrier. Does anyone know if I should get the (Aires) Mk10 or Mk12 seat for that. Thanks for your help, Marc.
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