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Best B-24J Kit?
USMA15
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 02:38 AM UTC
Hello friends!

I'm starting to plan my next aircraft build, and I've got a hankering for a B-24J. I'm just getting back into the hobby after ~10 years. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good kit for a B-24J? I prefer 1/48 for my aircraft models, and I've got the HK Models 1/48 B-17 on tap so I'd like to keep the scale of my collection the same, but I also think the only 1/48 B-24J kit is the old Revell one with raised details which I'd like to avoid.

I'm open to 1/72 suggestions if noone knows about any other 1/48 B-24Js. Kinda hoping that someday HK Models will produce a 1/48 one, too.

If you've got any thoughts or recommendations, please do drop a comment!

And always, happy modeling!
Andrew
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 04:32 AM UTC
Right now the Revellogram kit is the only game in town.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 10:48 AM UTC
Hi Andy

good to hear you're getting back into the hobby after a break...


It's my long held suspicion that Airfix will release a newly tooled B24(likely a J) in the not too distant future
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 06:47 AM UTC
Jessie...that's what I was afraid of. And re-scribing all those panel lines is outside of my scope of practice currently, unfortunately.

Russell, that's good intel! Is this just a hunch, or have you got a source??

-Andrew
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
I agree with Russ.
I think Airfix's big release next year could indeed be a B-24. Makes sense as they have a newly tooled Lanc, Heinkel, B-17, B-25 and others. It's logical that they will add one to their bomber line up eventually.
It's likely though to be 1/72.

Of course Airfix could surprise us with something completely different.
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:33 AM UTC

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Jessie...that's what I was afraid of. And re-scribing all those panel lines is outside of my scope of practice currently, unfortunately.

Russell, that's good intel! Is this just a hunch, or have you got a source??

-Andrew



Hi Andrew It's more of hunch than anything else: Airfix have a knack of surprising us with their choice of new kits; they seem to be choosing 2 and 4 engine topics to fill out their 1/72 range; they look for subjects with no modern tooling equivalent...


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I agree with Russ.
I think Airfix's big release next year could indeed be a B-24. Makes sense as they have a newly tooled Lanc, Heinkel, B-17, B-25 and others. It's logical that they will add one to their bomber line up eventually.
It's likely though to be 1/72.

Of course Airfix could surprise us with something completely different.



Agreed, Stephen The B-17 being a great example of them choosing a 4 engined heavy built in large numbers and served with many airforces... Ticks all of Airfix's boxes