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AMtech Announcement

Late B-52H in 1/72 Scale

Text by Alan Griffith

 


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AMtech Announcement

 

Alan Griffith from AMtech has supplied the following information:

AMtech is pleased to announce that we will be releasing an updated version of the AMT/ERTL 1/72nd scale late B-52H kit currently being flown in action in Asia.

Yes, we know the kit has some problems, and here is what we're going to do to fix as many as possible:

  • Tool a new wing box with the correct angle, enabling the kit to have the proper ground stance. In fact, we will include TWO wing boxes in the kit, one for your other B-52 kit.

  • Tool new engine pods, thus getting past the fact that the current ones appear to be about 15% too small

  • Tool new weapons pylons and beams reflecting current configuration.

  • Tool new JDAMS to PUT on the new beams

  • Black Box Resin lumps and bumps for all the correct lumps and bumps.

  • Maybe some etched metal antennae to fill out the "farm"

  • Markings for two aircraft each from Desert Storm (the birds sitting alert back in the states since we don't think they ever flew combat during DS), Enduring Freedom, and, if appropriate, the Up Your A.. Sadam Campaign.

We don't know how much this thing is going to cost yet because we don't know what the tooling will be. Like we said in the last Newsletter, somewhere around $54.98, hopefully less. However, the kits are already on order. Expect them around October or so. Only 5000 kits of bird will be produced.

 


AMtech models are available from good hobby shops and online retailers. For more information about AMtech future releases, please see their Preview page here on HyperScale or visit their website at http://www.amtechmodels.com


Text Copyright 2003 by AMtech
Page Created 31 January, 2003
Last updated 15 August, 2003

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