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I'm looking to build WW2 bombers in 1/144 scale. There seem to be quite a few manufacturers in this scale. Any suggestions on which one produces the best models in terms of detail, fit, decals, etc.?

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Minicraft has a 1/144 B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26, and B-29, G4M Betty bomber, JU-88, HE-111, and Lancaster, Fujimi also has released a B-29 in 1/144. For the B-29 the Fujimi kit has better detailing though.

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The Fujimi B-29 is  indeed supposed to be the best. BUT, it has square prop hubs, so you'll need to source alternates.

 

The Amodel Lancaster is also supposed to be the best. But, you need to bring your modeling skills to bear on Amodel kits. I have the B.III Dambuster boxing; they also have B.I/B.III and 10MR boxings, in addition to a Lancastrian. Amodel have some great subjects, but only the Lancaster meets your criteria.

 

 

AFAIK, we desperately need a decent B-17.  Don't know anything about the others...

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The Fujimi B-29 is  indeed supposed to be the best. BUT, it has square prop hubs, so you'll need to source alternates.

Not sure about the props, but Brengun does replacement engine cowls that are a vast improvement; the Fujimi ones are blanked off with no engine detail at all.

 

http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-144-accessories-19/b-29-supperfortress-engines-607#!prettyPhoto

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Thanks guys, I appreciate your feedback. Also like the Brengun accessories info, didn't know about this. May start with a Lancaster...

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