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Blue Angels kits

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

June 23rd, 2012, 12:26 am #1

was there ever a time when all versions were available as kits all in the same scale at the same time?

I have the 1/48 F4 and F18 and I think a 1/72 Panther.

I'm sure someone has done an article about all the various BA kits ???


Craig
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 10:49 am

June 23rd, 2012, 12:48 am #2

in addition to the ones you mentioned:
Hobbycraft 1/48 bearcat had a blue angels boxing
Hasegawa 1/72 a-4 also had a blue angels boxing

those are off the top of my head, i'm sure others can add more
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Joined: March 6th, 2005, 3:23 am

June 23rd, 2012, 1:04 am #3

was there ever a time when all versions were available as kits all in the same scale at the same time?

I have the 1/48 F4 and F18 and I think a 1/72 Panther.

I'm sure someone has done an article about all the various BA kits ???


Craig
I think it came with a TA-4J, A-4F Skyhawks, Panther, Cougar, Tiger, and maybe a Hellcat, but I don't remember the Hellcat in the box. Hasegawa has also done in 1/48 a TA-4J, A-4F, and F6F-5 in Limited issue Blues boxes, but not at the same time. HTH. Darren
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Joined: April 6th, 2011, 11:47 pm

June 23rd, 2012, 1:15 am #4

was there ever a time when all versions were available as kits all in the same scale at the same time?

I have the 1/48 F4 and F18 and I think a 1/72 Panther.

I'm sure someone has done an article about all the various BA kits ???


Craig
I have a complete 4 plane formation series of the blue Angels in 1/72 plus a 3 plane set of F6F Hellcats.
Here's the list:
F6F Hellcat Hasegawa-Heller-Matchbox-Frog Microsoft decs
F8F Bearcat Monogram Microsoft decs
F9F-2 Panther Hasagawa Kit decals
F9F-5 Panther Matchbox Kit decals
F11F-1 Tiger Early short nose Hasegawa kit decals
F11F-1 Tiger Long nose Hasegawa kit decals
F4J Phantom II Revell kit decals
A4F Skyhawk Fujimi kit decals
TA-4F Skyhawk Fujimi Kit decals
F-18 Hornet Revell Kit decals
TO-2 Shooting Star Hasegawa kit decals
C-130 Fat Albert Hasegawa? Kit decals
C-130 Casper Hasagawa? can't rememebr decal source

Joe
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:19 am

June 23rd, 2012, 1:18 am #5

was there ever a time when all versions were available as kits all in the same scale at the same time?

I have the 1/48 F4 and F18 and I think a 1/72 Panther.

I'm sure someone has done an article about all the various BA kits ???


Craig
In 1/72 scale you can do all of the demo airframe types with either a stand alone kit or kit plus aftermarket decals. Some of the decals are out of production, but are not impossible to find (Microscale). The possible exception is the F11F scheme using the "electric" or "lightning bolt" style of lettering instead of the script. Not sure if you can find that in any scale right now.
In 1/48 scale its also doable but with more difficulty. You have to dive into the world of demanding kits (Fonderie Miniatures) to get all of the demo birds.
If you want to go further and add the support aircraft and public relations types, it gets fun. Decals are out there, but you will need to pony up for a Collect-Aire two seat Cougar and a Combat Models Constellation in 1/48. And work up your own markings. We still need 1/48 markings for Fat Albert too.
The Beetle Bomb F8F can now be had in 1/72 with Microscale decals (oop), or in 1/48 from Hobby Boss. That helps fill things out.
I made an executive descision this spring to release my 1/72 Blue Angels stuff back into the wild and just concentrate on 1/48 scale, as the smaller stuff I seem to be less tolerant of lately. Hate getting old.

Rick L.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 am

June 23rd, 2012, 4:10 am #6

was there ever a time when all versions were available as kits all in the same scale at the same time?

I have the 1/48 F4 and F18 and I think a 1/72 Panther.

I'm sure someone has done an article about all the various BA kits ???


Craig
Collect-aire and Lindberg both made 1/48 models of the Cutlass. Bet you can guess which one would be better.
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Joined: June 11th, 2011, 9:54 pm

June 23rd, 2012, 4:30 am #7

Box art showed a F7U-3. See today's Plastic Pics for my attempt at a very old, very crude kit. Adios, larry.

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Joined: December 30th, 2006, 11:11 pm

June 23rd, 2012, 5:19 am #8

Collect-aire and Lindberg both made 1/48 models of the Cutlass. Bet you can guess which one would be better.
They make a -1 Cutlass in resin with the Angles decals. Best option for 1/72.

Jim Johnson
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 9:53 am

June 23rd, 2012, 8:11 am #9

was there ever a time when all versions were available as kits all in the same scale at the same time?

I have the 1/48 F4 and F18 and I think a 1/72 Panther.

I'm sure someone has done an article about all the various BA kits ???


Craig


Kits from Hasegawa, Academy, Sword, Heller and PM

More on: http://www.airwar1946.nl/Scalemod/SM-blues.htm

TomZ
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Joined: October 31st, 2010, 7:02 pm

June 23rd, 2012, 9:49 am #10



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