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Mako11 Inactive Member30 May 2017 12:47 a.m. PST

I'm still in need of a few (actually, many – like 9, or so) 1/600th scale, Russian/Soviet Tu-95 bombers.

Does anyone produce one now, in 1/600th scale?

Before you answer Shapeways, the one listed there in 1/600th, is more like 1/750th, based upon the dimensions provided.

I've asked several people to rescale, or produce them, with no luck thus far.

The Tu-95, in 1/600th scale, should have a wingspan of 83.5mms, give or take a millimeter or two, if the Wikipedia and other on-line dimensions for it are correct (frequently, they are – its listed at 50.1m, or 164 feet, by numerous sources).

The new AIM one in 1/300th scale looks great, but I'd need a huge table to run just one or two on, and I'd like to run quite a few more than that.

I'd prefer not to drop down to 1/700th scale, if I can avoid that.


TGerritsen30 May 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

I, too wanted a Tu-95 in 1/600. This is the only one I've found.


Mako11 Inactive Member30 May 2017 8:35 a.m. PST


Yea, that's the one that's really about 1/750th. Comes in a two-pack too.

Looks nice, but I'd like one in the proper size.

boggler30 May 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

I want one too. Might be worth asking Paul of Tumbling Dice?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

I can make it. My 3d printing fu is up to that.

Allen5730 May 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

Like you I game 1/600. The 1/700 ones are nice and were cheap when I bought them. Worth considering. I saw 2 in real life from the island of a carrier in the central Pacific when they overflew us. Unforgettable.

Bashytubits, How much do you figure one would cost if I wanted to convert to 1/600?


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

Probably $3 USD or $4. USD

Mako11 Inactive Member30 May 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

I've tried, and thus far, "no dice" (see what I did there – pun intended).

Sounds excellent, Bashy!

Might want some Backfires too, when/if I can afford them. Can't right now though.

TGerritsen30 May 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

I have a new SLA 3D printer and can make a mastermoldable print if anyone is up to making minis from it. Otherwise I could straight up print them for folks, but they'd be twice Bashy's rates (SLA minis are lineless and beautiful, but more expensive).

Allen5730 May 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

OK Bashy. I want 3 to start with. althegamerATyahooDOTcom

LordJesse Inactive Member05 Sep 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

Shooting the designer on Shapeways an email is usually an easy way to get a model resized. I recently asked one to size up their HAL Tejas from the 1/700 scale to 1/600. They had the new size up the same day and they look great!

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