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Chips8830 Oct 2008 7:20 p.m. PST

I received a flyer from Squadron advertising 1/144 Minicraft B-25H/Js. I found them cheaper on another site. I have seen reference to Revell & Crown B-25s but have never seen them. I've search on ebay for the many pre-paints but found nothing.

Any other suggestions, Guys? Or should I just go for the Minicraft?

Kimball

Oberfeldwebel30 Oct 2008 9:57 p.m. PST

Altaya/IXO have a diecast on the way.
I haven't seen it avaible for pre-order anywhere, but here is a link to Altaya's site. Site is in French though.
Supposed to be a B25H.
link

miscmini Supporting Member of TMP Fezian31 Oct 2008 2:02 a.m. PST

Kimball, the Minicraft model is the only one I've ever seen available. Kevin

The G Dog Fezian31 Oct 2008 4:38 a.m. PST

I'll echo miscimini – the only one I've ever found was the Minicraft B-25.

zippyfusenet31 Oct 2008 5:02 a.m. PST

The Minicraft B-25H/J kit is the Crown kit repackaged. I'm pretty sure Crown got the molds from Revell. They're all the same kit.

The Maisto/Motormax/Tailwinds diecast B-25J, commonly found at Walmart, is about 1/150 and mixes well with 1/144 models. They're cheap, sturdy and only need a partial repaint. Did I mention they're cheap?

Chips8831 Oct 2008 10:28 a.m. PST

Thanks Guys!!!!

Order is on the way and Zippy/Oberfeldwebel I'll have to check them out, too.

Thanks,

Kimball

ekessler50702 Nov 2008 8:51 a.m. PST

Chips88 (Kimball)

Good to see you still active on TMP. Jumping in late here, and the info I had to share has already been covered. So, what model/kit did you order?

EK

Chips8803 Nov 2008 9:10 a.m. PST

Hello Eric!!!

I ordered the Minicraft B-25H/J versions. Only one I could find. I had heard of the Crown/Revell but Zippy said they are all the same mold anyway, so I ordered them online from Hobbylinc. They were $1.20 USD cheaper per model than Squadron.

You ever find different 1/144 decals for our bombers? I have 6 of the B-25s coming and would like them all to be different. I still have three B-17s that look the same and three more to put together. :-)

Kimball

ekessler50703 Nov 2008 10:31 a.m. PST

Chips88 (Kimball)

Never did find any 1/144 B17 decals. Still looking though, but may have to resort to printing my own.

Chips8803 Nov 2008 1:44 p.m. PST

Yep, trying to do that myself. Will let you know as I progress. Maybe we can trade and have some of each others…

Later,

K

Chips8810 Nov 2008 6:26 a.m. PST

Received the Minicraft 1/144 B-25H/Js from Hobbylinc.com. Very quick and as they advertised. No problems. Good supplier.

Thanks for the advice guys. Now to get them put together, painted and decalled up for a mission…

Kimball

Terry3721 Aug 2015 7:28 p.m. PST

Just FYI. The plane depicted on the box art for the crown model is of the plane my father flew in the 12th AF during the war. Number 13 on the rudder – "Peggy Lou", 12th AF, 57th BW, 321st BG, 445th BS.

Terry

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