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Bstarr3

Any kits of the Boeing 314 Flying Boat?

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As the title says, I'm looking to model a Boeing 314 as a Pan Am Clipper, but have not had any luck finding kits of this plane. Does one exist?

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The Airfix 1/144 scale kit has been around for decades and it turns up regularly on eBay. There is one for sale on eBay UK right now at £19.99 plus postage

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A far as I know, there are three kits of the 314: in 1/144 by Airfix and at 1/72 by Anigrand (resin) and Combat Models (vac). The Airfix is currently oop (but obtainable) and the others are currently in production.

 

https://www.anigrand.com/

http://combatmodels.us/

 

As far as I know, the Anigrand kit is based on the Combat vac. I own the Anigrand kit and it is certainly buildable but very crude in the details. 

 

Carlos

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Minicraft also released one in several boxings. It's very close to the Airfix kit (if not...).

 

Jeff

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1 minute ago, pinky coffeeboat said:

Minicraft also released one in several boxings. It's very close to the Airfix kit (if not...).

 

Jeff

.....scribed instead of raised? (Can you say very closely imitated?)

Mike

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1 hour ago, CarLos said:

The Minicraft plastic is Airfix, I think.

 

That was certainly my understanding, for what it's worth.

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@Bstarr3 here's a look at the Airfix oldie,

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Nothing fancy with this age of a tooling of course, but the basics are all there. 

I'm not sure I'd want to pay £20 + postage for it though!! 

The old ebay can get a bit crazy sometimes! 

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This year I build Combat Models vacu 314...

Here is WIP thread:

 

Cheers

J-W

 

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On 11/15/2019 at 2:43 AM, CarLos said:

A far as I know, there are three kits of the 314: in 1/144 by Airfix and at 1/72 by Anigrand (resin) and Combat Models (vac). The Airfix is currently oop (but obtainable) and the others are currently in production.

 

https://www.anigrand.com/

http://combatmodels.us/

 

As far as I know, the Anigrand kit is based on the Combat vac. I own the Anigrand kit and it is certainly buildable but very crude in the details. 

 

Carlos

I note from the Combat Models site that they also have a Martin M-130, an aircraft I've long wanted to model along with the 314 Clipper.

Now I know where I can get them I only have to convince SWMBO that about AU$260 is not too much for something that will sit with my other 200 odd models and not be built for years.

 

DennisTheBear

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On 12/27/2019 at 11:08 PM, DennisTheBear said:

I note from the Combat Models site that they also have a Martin M-130, an aircraft I've long wanted to model along with the 314 Clipper.

One of forum member offered me Combat Model Martin 130 for sale much cheeper. I was not interested since it cannot find any WWII period info on scheme  . Write PM to me then I will give you contact info to this fellow. I know it is still for sale.

Regards

J-W

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I seem to recall getting a teeny-tiny Clipper plastic kit in my cereal back in the day?

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5 hours ago, JWM said:

One of forum member offered me Combat Model Martin 130 for sale much cheeper. I was not interested since it cannot find any WWII period info on scheme  . Write PM to me then I will give you contact info to this fellow. I know it is still for sale.

Regards

J-W

Will do!

 

DennisTheBear

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On 11/14/2019 at 4:10 PM, AntPhillips said:

On the subject of the Boeing Clipper, take a look at this site

Ant,

 

What a wonderful story! I remember reading a brief statement about the flight a long time ago, but had no idea what the crew and the 314 accomplished until reading your post. What a magnificent flying boat and what incredible airmanship on the part of the entire crew. It is a travesty that one of the Boeing Clippers wasn't preserved  for all to see the luxurious accommodations and safety they represented during the golden age of  flying boats.

Mike

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