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Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Tue May 24, 2016 5:34 pm

I have been looking for a Cessna 172 aeroplane for my layout recently but have only managed to find the old Airfix 01058-2 cessna 0-1 bird dog kit and that is in 1:72 not 1:76. Does anyone know of perhaps a proper scale model or plastic model kit that I can build? Wood and metal are a no no I'm afraid. I can go upto 1:72 scale if there is no other option as my idea is to have it hung "in the sky" but would rather the proper scale.
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 Cessna 172

Postby stuartp » Tue May 24, 2016 7:28 pm

You'll be lucky to find any aircraft kits in 1/76, let alone a minority subject like that. 1/72 has been the standard scale for years, the difference is negligible.
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Wed May 25, 2016 12:31 pm

Hmm then 1:72 it may need to be. So adding that to my search list does anyone know of any Cessna 172's in 1:72 lol :lol:
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby stuartp » Wed May 25, 2016 1:21 pm

Best I can find is a review of the Arii kit from 14 years ago ! http://modelingmadness.com/review/civil ... review.htm

It's described as "ex-LS Models" so there's a couple of brand names to trawl Ebay for :-)
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Wed May 25, 2016 1:49 pm

Thanks for that Stuart. Sadly nothing suitable listed under Arii or LS Models on the bay at the moment.
Anyone else have any more suggestions?
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby GaryAM » Sat May 28, 2016 1:43 pm

Hi Antics has this one
http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/768_1_107425828.html

hope it's the right one:)

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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Sat May 28, 2016 10:07 pm

Thanks GaryAM. A beautiful model although a little on the expensive side, but it does give me another manufacturer to look for. :)
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby Bigglesof266 » Sun May 29, 2016 12:00 am

You won't find a plastic C-172 in 1/76. You ONLY choice is 1/72 scale.

This is the one you need to try and find on eBay. The 172 wasn't ever and wouldn't be a huge demand or fast seller, and (Microace) Arii is a small run manufacturer now with their other faster selling (ex Otaki) 1/48 WWII fighter kits always running out of stock so fast they can't produce them fast enough. So even if they still did the 172 it'd be way down the re-run triage list.

Plenty available on eBay in the US although postage is a killer.

Here's a review.

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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Sun May 29, 2016 1:01 am

1/72 it is then :D
Thanks for the links Biggles both nice kits and i'll definetly be keeping my eye out for one of those.
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby HotBox53 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:01 am

Have a look here:

http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?cat ... in+1%3A72+

And here

http://www.shapeways.com/search?q=cessna+172&type=

The Shapeways 3D printed models can be adjusted to any scale you want, you just have to paint them :)
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:08 pm

I cannot seem to change the scale on shapeways of any of the cessnas I found, although all seem to have a blanked out cockpit.
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby HotBox53 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:50 am

Hi End2End, with Shapeways I think you need to contact the person who put the object up for printing, they will have the software to scale it up or down.
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:49 am

After another look this morning I think I will have to discount the shapeways ones as the print seems too under-detailed as I would like.
Still on the hunt but as we've found them to be quite rare, the ones I am finding are the cost of a new 0-4-0 :?
The hunt continues......
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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby Jim S-W » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:52 pm

Unless you are trying to depict the plane taking off or landing then the lowest safe altitude scales out at 6.5 feet above the highest object. You might want to look for something a lot smaller in scale so it looks to be flying at a more realistic height.

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Re: Trying to find a OO 1:76 / 1:72 Cessna 172

Postby End2end » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:55 am

Thanks Jim. My idea is as if it's just taken off or going into land at an imaginary airfield just "off layout". Perhaps Tywardreath or Lanescot Airfield as, looking at google earth, they would seem the logical and ideal flat terrain. :)
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