HpH Models has announced the release of their new tool B-52 Stratorfortress model kit in a massive 1/48 scale.
The company states that the kit (HPH 48052L) has been finished and the first pre-orders are currently being dispatched:
There are about 60 pre-ordered kits right now and further pre-orders are being accepted. If you pre-order the kit right now, you will get to the pre-orders list once the deposit is paid. New pre-orders will be dispatched during March.
As previously reported, the offering is part of the company’s “extreme” line, which also includes a 1/48 B-36 Peacemaker. It reportedly includes fiberglass main assemblies, vacuum cast resin details and clear parts made of transparent resin. Also said to be included are photo-etched and metal parts, a wet transfer decal sheet and painting masks.
Details include a complete interior, undercarriage, open bomb bay and bomb racks with a basic armament fit. Extra accessories will also be released as separate sets that include a complete maximum payload of “steel bombs” (including their appropriate racks), ALCM cruise missiles (including the internal rotary launcher and external racks) and a huge landing flaps kit (it is necessary to order this kit simultaneously with the B-52 kit in order to prepare the basic wing parts for the flaps installation).