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cduckworth

Why no Tupolev SB-2 bomber in 1/48?

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Picked up the March issue of Scale Aviation Modeler today and was reading over the new kits (and repops) releases for this year.  I can’t understand why the SB-2 hasn’t been kitted in 1/48 by Zvezda, Dora Wings or Special Hobby.   Lots of appeal in SCW and Soviet markings.  Great hardbound book came out a few years ago with lots of GA drawings and drawings from the period manual.   I saw one kit on the web released by a Chinese firm a few years ago, perhaps a test shot, that apparently never got into production.   Seems like a ‘no brainer’ for a former Eastern block kit company.   

 

Maybe be next year....?

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ICM have made a 1:72 SB's in the past, but I have never heard of a good quality 1:48 SB-2. ICM would be my best guess for releasing a 1:48 SB-2. If one pops up, im sure alot of people would build it.

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If you are desperate, I have the old MPM vacform, which you are welcome to for cost of postage. I'll never build it. But, be warned, all transparencies  are MPM yellow.

Peter M

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Peter

thanks for the offer but my track record with vacform kits is pretty dismal.  Sooner or later we’ll see one in injected plastic. 

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Well, years ago I built the MPM 1/48 Vacuform.  MPM made some good models, not too difficult of course a bit more work.

 

See here for the result :  4958b315636ba89e7ea0a9d612319622.jpg

  

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No worries CD.

John, your model looks nice. I did build an MPM SB-2 kit. It is still on the shelves with my other Russian aircraft. Even survived the trip from Aus to Thailand!

As I recall it was a relatively easy build. Still trying to work out why I bought two, though!!!

Peter M

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Vedran

thanks for the update.  Looking forward to building one. 

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