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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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That is great news! Hopefully they gave that project to the same team that did their B-1B, and also have that team doing a B-2!

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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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Let the flood gates open..hopefully its as nice as the Bone..

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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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Ya Griffins had H’s they were depicted on the last Caracal B-52 sheet, but I believe they flew G’s in Desert Storm.

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Edwards AFB 6519th TS 6510th TW

Fox One did a nice 144th scale sheet a number of years ago. 144 would make a nice desk model but there are so few 144 PGMs to put on it.

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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.  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, they should fit any G/H kits.      

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Really do hope Academy nail this one. 

And if we get a B-52G option too from them later down the line that would bloody awesome

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I hope they will have the dropped flaps option.

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For everyone that likes B-52 stuff. Please contact Metallic Details and please request B-52 resin, for this upcoming kits and also 1/72 antennae’s, weapons/pylons.

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