Beginning on my 1/72 scale aircraft fleet

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Beginning on my 1/72 scale aircraft fleet

Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:37 am

If there's a scale I like just as much as 1/144, it's 1/72, so I decided to make this thread.
So here's what I've got so far,
Monogram 1975 B-52D
FoV F-14
FoV Tornado
Amercom CH-53
Amercom F9F
Amercom SE.5
2x Amercom Mi-28's
Amercom Mi-24
Amercom Swordfish
EasyModel HH-60
EasyModel Mi-8
EasyModel F6F
EasyModel F4U
Corgi F-86
NewRay B-25
NewRay MiG-15
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Post by Dauntless » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Cool B-52, it's huge. 8)

I too have some 1:72.
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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:41 pm

It is, that B-52 would be my fathers he built while he was a teen, and it couldn't be better then now a part of my collection!
Post em up!
Try to get them all in one picture if possible, can get the size differences in all the models!
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Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:47 am

I love that B-52. I assuming its a kit? After finding a scrapped one on the south end of Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB many years ago while there on a Boy Scout camping trip, I've always been a fan of the early-model versions of that aircraft. Heck, I have a small part of a B-52 wing sitting alongside my house 8)
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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:47 pm

Yes it's a kit,
You know, bringing up that you have a part of one outside your house, I also collect aircraft parts, the 3 that I have that really stick out though are from my grandfather, on is an altimeter that when he was a kid he jumped the fence of clintonsherman AB and took out of an avenger, the second is a small broken part of the wood base where the pilots seat slides in a zero (WWII bring back)
Last but not least is a burnt bloodstained piece of the cockpit wall of a B-47 ejection pod that failed to open its parachute, my grandfather explained it as opening a can of tomato soup!!! Nasty huh?
Yeah, a little off subject, but just thought I'd share...
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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Thu May 16, 2013 2:12 pm

Jus received my MRC F-16 (MO) and my MRC F-15E (SJ)!
Will post pictures soon!
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Re: Beginning on my 1/72 scale aircraft fleet

Post by Epap » Fri May 17, 2013 9:40 am

Nice start, THP. Question: are you focusing in on any particular eras, battles, countries, etc? Also, are there certain restrictions, such as price or display mode, which will limit you to some manufacturers or lines?

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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Fri May 17, 2013 9:53 am

Epap wrote:Nice start, THP. Question: are you focusing in on any particular eras, battles, countries, etc? Also, are there certain restrictions, such as price or display mode, which will limit you to some manufacturers or lines?
I'm not focused on any battles, when it comes to country's, like an F-15 I want it in US markings going by the maker of the aircraft (McDonald-Douglas) it's a US company, and pricing I like to keep low, so I don't buy from dragon or hobby master, unless I can find a deal on ebay, these 1/72 jets are only $20 shipped (china post) so I like to keep it around that low price, and if there's a model I really want that only a company that HM has, I normal will just build a plastic model of it, I'm not MADE of money... :lol:
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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Fri May 17, 2013 10:24 am

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Post by Dauntless » Sat May 18, 2013 8:12 am

Those look nice for the price. Can't tell they're not diecast from here. 8)

Many of us around here are cool with that. After all the 1:18 and 1:32 planes we've bought over the years, they're all plastic too.
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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:58 am

Got a new Diecast this week, the corgi flight Red Arrows BAE Hawk, nice Diecast for the price, it is a bit plain, but still has some good detail, got it from the flyingmule, so you can see some pics on there, but I'll get some pictures up on here in a little while..
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Post by Mad Sam » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:18 am

Watched the Reds put on a stunning nine ship display to open our local air show yesterday - must get this model of their Hawk into my collection.

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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:33 am

Added this to my 1/72 fleet sense the last time I was on here, for $10 from badcat Image
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