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Academy set to release new mold B-52H in 1/144 scale in 2020


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As noted in the Academy 1/144 B-1B thread, Academy is indeed set to release a new-mold 1/144 B-52H kit in 2020. Kit #12622.  If if is as good as their B-1B kit, it will be a game changer! R/ Dutch

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So this is good news. Does that mean I can stop hunting for the Revell kit? I think that kit is someone else's moulds anyway. A different version too right?

 

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If we get the decals I could see myself getting like 20 of these kits. Also that means we will need some good resin weapon updates to cover all era’s. Also hope they do D,G kits as well. Well done Academy! If we can’t get a good 1/72 I guess we will get 1/144.

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I’ll look forward to seeing this, and curious to see the parts breakdown. I’d like to see markings for options other than just Barksdale/Minot; several other great options from the 80s/90s if details such as antenna configurations are accounted for.
 

Jonah

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35 minutes ago, Gator52 said:

I’ll look forward to seeing this, and curious to see the parts breakdown. I’d like to see markings for options other than just Barksdale/Minot; several other great options from the 80s/90s if details such as antenna configurations are accounted for.
 

Jonah

Yes 80/90’s Minot, Fairchild, KI Sawyer, Carswell! Am I missing anyone that was using H’s during that time frame? Weapons ALCMS and AGM-129’s. I second the antennae configuration.

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19 hours ago, USAFsparkchaser said:

Yes 80/90’s Minot, Fairchild, KI Sawyer, Carswell! Am I missing anyone that was using H’s during that time frame? Weapons ALCMS and AGM-129’s. I second the antennae configuration.

 

Didn't Griffiss have them? I think they flew both G's and H's, but I could be mistaken. I just like the Statue of Liberty on the tail...and the fact I watched them get refueled sitting in a KC-135 as a teenager.

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You’re correct, both Gs and Hs at Griffiss. The Hs were only there for a couple of years before the base closed. I do like the big Statue of Liberty on the tail, but I also really like the short-lived ‘GR’ tail codes on the Hs that appeared as a result of the SAC to ACC transition. 
 

Jonah

 

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I believe that Caracal will be scaling down their excellent 1/72 B-52 decals to 1/144 for these kits. Kursad has already released CD144005 for the modern H, which should be perfect for this kit based on the pre-release photo. He has released CD72077 of SAC/ACC era B-52G/Hs in the SIOP & Strategic schemes for the new Modelcollect kits.  Once scaled down to 1/144 as CD144020, they should fit any G/H kits. 

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Dutch, I haven’t seen any updates on the B-52, but finally picked up the Academy B-1 today and completely echo your praise of the kit’s detail, and I certainly hope the BUFF kit is of the same caliber!

 

Jonah

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