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March 24, 2022 · in Aviation · · 12 · 1.1K

Here's a blast from the past from Atlantis, the / combo kit. Originally produced by Revell, Scalemates says the mold goes back to 1954 for the B-52 and the 1:175 scale combo was first issued in 1961.

I wish Atlantis reissuing this kit, as well as others from that bygone era, would lead more young people to our fantastic hobby. They are relatively inexpensive, especially if you get one at the 40% off place, easy to build, and I imagine has decent playability. Sadly, I haven't seen too many kids in the model section at that 40% off place.

Anyway, I enjoyed this project. It's not a contest winner by any means but, darn if doesn't look pretty cool sitting on the shelf. Now if can motivate myself to get back to puttying and sanding that B-36…

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  1. Nicely done, Scott. It has a nice classic display style.

  2. Love it! I did the Atlantis one a little while back. I also did the Revell kit waaay back in '64. For what ever reason I saved most of the instruction sheets of the kits I've done.

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  3. Fantastic build, Scott! Looking pretty cool, and the scale is just right.

  4. Really cool Scott. I also remember building this kit back in the day. If I remember correctly it was a pretty good kit in its day. It still looks good. The finish you gave it is great. Good work.

  5. It looks fantastic , I’d give it a blue ribbon.

  6. Very nice result, Scott @guitarhack5
    Even at this scale, still a large aircraft.
    Well done.

  7. Nice build, I did one also had a blast!

  8. nice conversation piece to have in the cabinet! Looks great.

  9. This looks great! That is really a great job getting the cockpit area smooth. What did you use to fill all the panel lines? I have several of the Atlantis kits. They are a bargain at 40% off and they are a fun project if you don't try to "correct it " too much.

  10. Nice build Scott, she looks great and best part is you had some fun.

  11. That old dinosaur never looked so good, Scott---that's an outstanding job working with a kit that was old when many of the current crop of modelers were still in elementary school. Kudos!


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