My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

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My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by cnq » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:34 pm

Hope you like the pics

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:03 pm

Cool :D

That's the Revell 1:72 scale kit, isn't it? Your build looks fantastic!

I built the same kit 10 years ago after purchasing the kit while traveling abroad. I made mine gear-up for in-flight display and attempted a more "blotchy" paint scheme on the upper surface, sort of like the sample model in the directions. Its a neat little kit for sure with the detailed cockpit and bomb bay. The aircraft is based on actual plans for a hypothetical jet bomber the Arado company was developing. It never made it past the planning stage.

As I recall, the Revell box had the rather interesting artwork of a couple of those bombers over an urban skyline, presumably New York City. If anyone has the book Luftwaffe Secret Projects: Strategic Bombers 1935-1945, by Herwig and Rode, the AR-555 graces the cover. The plane is also shown on a bombing mission over NYC where its being trailed by a P-80 8)
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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by cnq » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:01 am

Thanks tmanthegreat.

Yes that's the Revell kit. This kit is excellent and I'm planning to work on another one with different paint scheme to display the plane in-flight. I think it would look better that way and may be a couple Mustangs chasing after it over US cities like the box art.

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:00 am

Is it a relatively new kit, because the tooling sure looks a lot better than the Revell's I've been building - although those are mostly from the 70's except for the big bombers that have been coming out.

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by cnq » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:58 am

I think this kit has been around for quite a while <10 years ?

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by Epap » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:10 am

Nice one, cnq. 8)

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:38 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:Is it a relatively new kit, because the tooling sure looks a lot better than the Revell's I've been building - although those are mostly from the 70's except for the big bombers that have been coming out.
The kit is easily 10+ years old. I recall seeing one at my local Hobbytown USA store back in the 1999-2000 time-frame; it was there one day and gone the next. The kit I built I got in England when I lived there in 2003. I've got mine packed away in a box somewhere, but last night I found that I had saved the directions and a cutout of the box art :wink:
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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by snake » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:59 pm

Very cool model of yet another German " wonder weapon". 8)

Pipe dream, but shows the way they were thinking.

And thinking like this lead to the 'Our German scientists are better than your German scientists", Cold War fight.

Pretty ironic.

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by plasticgeneral » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:22 am

Nice job, I wish it was in 1:32!

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by cnq » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:35 am

Thanks for the comment guys.

tmanthegreat,
It brought back old memories, didn't it. Would you post some pics of your old model if you found it ?

plasticgeneral,
This guy would be huge in 1/32 and I would all go for it even in 1/48.

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by cnq » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Just a few more pics along with Corgi BF209 to show the size of this guy

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by plasticgeneral » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:37 pm

The BIGGER the 1:32 / 1:35 kits, the BETTER!
But it does look like it would be HUGE!
Not much longer than the 1:32 HE-111 or wider, just fuller.
I'd buy it!
Hey CNQ, I just noticed that your from Ottawa, I'm Canadian too, Toronto.
I have herd and seen in photos that Ottawa has a super impressive Aircraft and military vehicle Museum?
I'm going to make it my mission to nerd out and go see it this year.

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:24 pm

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by cnq » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:04 am

plasticgeneral,

Yes Ottawa has both the war museum and aviation museum but I've only been in the war museum. They have decent military equipment on display there. However there are no Tiger or King Tiger tanks though....

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by EnemyAce » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:40 pm

Reminds me of the plane from the Last Crusade.

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by plasticgeneral » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:07 pm

You mean "RAIDERS of the LOST ARK" the flying wing.

What's an EARLY BF-109 doing next to a 1946 concept jet?
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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by cnq » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:00 am

The BF109 is in there jusf for size compartion.

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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:45 am

very cool
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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by Rowsdower » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:07 pm

tmanthegreat wrote:As I recall, the Revell box had the rather interesting artwork of a couple of those bombers over an urban skyline, presumably New York City. If anyone has the book Luftwaffe Secret Projects: Strategic Bombers 1935-1945, by Herwig and Rode, the AR-555 graces the cover. The plane is also shown on a bombing mission over NYC where its being trailed by a P-80 8)
:lol: You're right! I just pulled that book out of one of my cases, (too many books, hard to do) and I never noticed that Shooting Star before! I think I will read this book again now, btw. 8)
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Re: My new Arado 555 Luff's 46

Post by DocTodd » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:31 pm

Nice model, I need to check and see if I have that book.
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