A couple odd models

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A couple odd models

Postby G10N » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:20 am

Hi all, I have 2 models that I've been trying to figure out if they are legitimate IDs or after market toys/replicas.
Thought I'd post them here and see what you guys think.

First we have a 1/144 scale clear B-32 with mold gate still attached. I've searched the interwebs high and low and haven't found any info on this. It appears to have the exact same details as the cruver 1/72 ID model. The closest I've come to a look alike is a frosted white version, with props and stickers, on a plastic consolidated base. But they apesr to be made of different material.

Next up is a 1/144 TU-85 barge. This has all the markings of an authentic post war ID, but the plane itself is an odd choice to model as the 85 only had 2 prototypes built with the project cancelled in 1951. The model is stamped 1955.

Also wanted to show off some of my collection with you guys. :)

My pride and joys are the B-32s and H8K2

Any thoughts or questions welcomed!

Having problems loading the pics please bare with me for a bit*
Sorry about the blurry pic ill tray to get a close up tonight
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Re: A couple odd models

Postby ramseyd » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:13 am

Have seen several clear Cruver type ID models over the years, but not a 1/144 scale B-32. Maybe one of the other forum members has seen one.

Cruver did produce at T-85 Barge in 1/144 scale with a date of "July 55".
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Re: A couple odd models

Postby BWBrown » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:23 pm

Hi Paul -
I have seen several clear plastic models, but I don't believe they were done by Cruver, and I don't believe they were used for ID training. All of the ones I know of are in 1/170-scale, not 1/144. There are no markings on these. Are there any markings on your B-32? -- Bryan
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Re: A couple odd models

Postby G10N » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:58 am

Got a few pictures up. The b-32 could be 1/170. Ill try and figure out the proper dimensions tonight. No makers mark or writing on it at all.

As to the TU-85 I just thought it was weird for them to make a model of a prototype 4 years after the project was canceled.
But after giving it some more thought I guess it just shows the state of intelligence we had on the USSR at the time.
I believe there are a few wwii id's that were completely fictional, though I don't remember any specific examples :/

Also heres a couple shots of the collection!
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