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1/144 - Boeing B-52G & H Stratofortress by Great Wall Hobby (GWH) & Pit-Road - B-52H released


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Great Wall Hobby (GWH) from China & Pit-Road from Japan are to release 1/144th Boeing B-52G & H Stratofortress kits.

The B-52D & F types are reported not being considered for the moment.

First boxing will be in November 2020 the GWH kit:

- ref. L1008 - Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

Source: https://www.facebook.com/artscale.eu/posts/3529849030443269

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Boeing B-52H Stratofortress by Great Wall Hobby (GWH) - parts+box art+schemes+decals - release in 2020

That looks very nice. I'm going out on a limb and hoping they produce some of the early model natural metal B-52s as well.

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53 minutes ago, Trenton guy said:

Hasn’t Academy announced one as well?   B-52’s coming along like buses.

 Probably the same tooling?

 

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1 hour ago, SAT69 said:

That looks very nice. I'm going out on a limb and hoping they produce some of the early model natural metal B-52s as well.

 

Looking at the parts, I would think it likely.  It looks like the FLIR and LLTV are on a separate panel on the nose and there is a separate tail.  These could have a plain panel and tall tail for the early models.

 

Looks very good!

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That looks tempting.

 

I hope they do a boxing for late SAC era H models.

 

I took a base tour of Fairchild in 1987. If I could get a BUFF kit with a markings option for the camo they had and that seahawk tail art the Fairchild BUFFs and KC-135s had in that time frame, I'd be a happy camper.

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I am really looking forward to this!! I am Nigel from "Nigels modelling bench" on You Tube and as some of you will know, I am going crazy looking at B-52's and making corrections for them.

Just one point on this kit... the FLIP panel is a separate part.. I hope they dont intend to give us a flat panel and shorter nose for an Early G/H option? The slope under the nose is steeper on an early bird.

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Perhaps they did it that way to get the detail on the inner faces of the pods? I see also they have moulded the screen ala Revell and Modelcollect.. I wish the manuafcturers would all go down the AMT/Italeri route. makes it so much easier to get a sharp line around those hatch windows up top.

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It looks like they may have scaled down a modelcollect kit as they have the incorrect wheel bay roofs. They have done the same as MC and used forward bay detail in both bays.

 

Nige

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Boeing B-52H Stratofortress by Great Wall Hobby (GWH) - sprues+box art+schemes+decals - release in 2020

As far as I heard there will be G and H, but no D or F(my favorite, pity).

GWH 144 kits are mostly collaborate with their Japanese agent Pit-Road, which means most cases Pit-Road chose what to do and participate in the design work.

I have played T1 parts of this kit and fitting was as good as always(cannot say accuracy since not a B-52 guy), especially it was quite impressive to get wing landing gears all stand on ground without any adjustment on wings.

It will start selling on 11th Nov to meet the Chinese annual online shopping festival, and domestic retail price if I remember correctly is around USD20-25.-

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2 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Hopefully its not out of my $ range and hoping to see a D/E as those are my favorites. 

I'd like to see an A and a B/RB-52B. And it'd be a treat to see the XB-52 as well. I'm in favor of the D/E as well because with a decal change I could make a B-52C.

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Oooh yes the XB-52 would be nice, but I assume in this scale it wouldn't be hard to make a new nose Possibly as an aftermarket drop in piece, most likely resin or 3-D printed ? 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Boeing B-52G & H Stratofortress by Great Wall Hobby (GWH) & Pit-Road - sprues+box art+schemes+decals - GWH B-52H release in November 2020

I will get this one. I prepare to open engine fan air exit and probably close all blow-in doors. While GWH made this area solid the kit looks much improved over Revell kit such as better windshield framing, more modern weapon loadout and proper antenna fit. I have no idea why they did not include GBU-31 instead of GBU-24. Overall shape looks ok. Also panel lines are very fine and not overdone. 

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This looks very nice. It might tempt me to part with my 1/72 Modelcollect one as it's lacking the HSABs, correct antenna fit and the targeting pod/adapter.

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On 10/29/2020 at 10:45 AM, upnorth said:

That looks tempting.

 

I hope they do a boxing for late SAC era H models.

 

I took a base tour of Fairchild in 1987. If I could get a BUFF kit with a markings option for the camo they had and that seahawk tail art the Fairchild BUFFs and KC-135s had in that time frame, I'd be a happy camper.


Flew in a CAF C-130 to Fairchild around that time, I couldn’t believe how many B-52s we taxied by going to our parking spot. Same goes for KC-135s, C-141s, and C-130s. Loved that tail art.

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16 hours ago, Scooby said:


Flew in a CAF C-130 to Fairchild around that time, I couldn’t believe how many B-52s we taxied by going to our parking spot. Same goes for KC-135s, C-141s, and C-130s. Loved that tail art.

The day my tour group was there, it was mostly B-52s, KC-135s and T-37s out and about, though a KC-10 did stop in while we were there. I think the T-37s were the only thing there that could compete with the B-52 for making a racket.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/144 - Boeing B-52G & H Stratofortress by Great Wall Hobby (GWH) & Pit-Road - B-52H released

I don't personally like 1/144 scale at all but, I'm a practical person. Its quite feasible to have a collection of B-52s in this scale.

There is a lot of detail packed into a little scale here.

Price is reasonable although, this does not include postage costs from overseas.

Think I will wait until the kit  arrives in the UK before comparing overall prices.

I'd prefer an earlier version myself, particularly the B-52D with the "Big Belly" modifications and, 108 little Mk 82 bombs thrown in!! 😂.

I will still probably get a single 1/72 B-52 though!

 

John.

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Nice to see a new 52 in a scale manageable for those with limited space.Been nice if they did a series of 52s including the bigg belly fellas.I remember getting 4 of the Amt kits in 72nd when they first came out and managed to get a great decal sheet that ive never seen since.If my memory is correct it had bases included like K.I sawyer,Carswell,Grand forks etc.

Cheers guys.

Richard

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