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1/48 - Convair B-36 Peacemaker fiberglas kit by HpH - released

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Years ago HpH released a 1/48th Convair B-36 Peacemaker fiberglas kit. It sound that this super kit will be re-released soon.

Why not after the 1/48th XB-70 and Concorde kits?

The box art was recently unveiled. Wait and see.

Sources:

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=28641&p=844963

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1412900362071328&set=gm.1793206507561898&type=3&theater

 

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It is similar situation like HPH XB-70 Valkyrie.

1/48 Peacemaker was already done by HPH about 10 years ago:

https://web.archive.org/web/20131112174507/http://www.hphmodels.cz/kat58.html

this is cached page from old website and photos are gone

It was sold as finished model for museums.

Unfinished kit could be ordered by request but probably only basic parts, fiberglass wings and fuselage etc..

 

Now it will be upgraded with many details and sold as hi-tech kit.

And of course expensive, check price of 1/48 XB-70.

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I'd have to win the lottery and move to a warehouse to get all these HpH kits :lol:

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The Britmodeller Museum of Mike's Mediocre Models. of Bmmmm for short :hmmm:

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Ah I see, hadn't heard of them before, but it does look like they trade more as museum pieces than kits to buy.

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They are very niche, and often have a lot of fibreglass main parts, which is actually their main business.  The kits are an offshoot taking advantage of their existing skills.  I just can't help smiling when I see their massive kits.  I'd have loved one of those giant Catalinas, one of their Concordes, you name it.  I do have a Pak-Fa in 1:48, but that stalled due to my lack of modelling skill.  I think I might be capable of restarting it now though, and might dig it out one day soon :)

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OMG :yikes: I might have to succumb to temptation and get this one. Absolutely bonkers, as the 1:72 scale kit is big enough.

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On 18. 10. 2016 at 4:21 PM, 71chally said:

Ah I see, hadn't heard of them before, but it does look like they trade more as museum pieces than kits to buy.

 

check these links.

Factory tour:

http://www.detailscaleview.com/2014/12/hph-models-factory-tour.html

 

1/48 Concorde:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34AFPBXqGYI

 

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Superb link 172flogger, gives some insight into the work and production of these kits, and resin bits in general.

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15 hours ago, general melchett said:

Ridiculous, over ambitious, appallingly expensive and way, way over the top...........  I want one :jump_fire:

 

Buy it, build it, put it on the BC table....  :fool:

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You could probably line up all the BC aircraft on the B-36 fuselage, :lol: 

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Lines are now open, if you wish to donate to the James' Modelling Needs helpline, please have your payment card ready and dial 0800.....

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Lovely! Wonder if the KB-50 is a hint to another future HpH kit?!

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Why stop at 1/48, carry on to 1/1. Anyway, what a strange world we live in, houses get smaller and everything we throw in them gets bigger....sofa, TV, fridge and models etc, etc.

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