Building model airplanes is a wonderful way to learn about the history of these impressive machines. If you are looking for a new hobby, then consider starting with these four aircraft models that every collector needs in his collection. Alternatively, if you are already a collector, then you also need to make sure these airplanes are in your collection.
HK 1:32 B-17G Flying Fortress
The Flying Fortress was one of the most impressive airplanes during World War II. Therefore, every collector needs one in their collection helping them to recall the amazing victory that this aircraft helped secure. Before starting to build it, however, think about the best place to store it as its wingspan measures almost 39 inches. Create stunning details on this plane as you assemble the 574 parts together. Choose rather to build it with the landing gear up or down. If you have trouble deciding where to store your finished Flying Fortress model, then also get its customized garage allowing you to hang it from the wall.
Revell 1:48 B-29 Superfortress
The B-29 Superfortress was arguably the most important airplane during World War II. These airplanes contained the first ever fully pressurized noses and cockpits. Every airplane model collector needs an example of this aircraft that was used only in the Pacific Theater in their collection. While assembling the 243 parts may take some time and effort, the result will be very impressive. This model has a wingspan of 35.25 inches standing 7.25 inches tall. Once assembled and painted, choose from the furnished decals making your plane the Enola Gay B-29 Superfortress, the Bockscar B-29 Superfortress or the El Pajaro De La Guerra B-20 Superfortress.
Amodel Tupolev Tu-114
While 1:72 model aircraft are usually not very big, that is not true of the Amodel Tupolev Tu-114 making it an impressive addition to any model collection. The original plane was ordered during the 1950s as a long-range intercontinental transport taking flight for the first time on October 3, 1957. This fiberglass model offers amazing details. Builders may want to consider adding additional decals, however, if attention to detail is important to them.
The world would not be the same if the Wright brothers had not taken to the air for the very first time. Every model builder needs a replica of the Wright Flyer in their collection. Construct this plane from 60 parts that have been precision cut and drilled to fit together easily. Follow the dioramas for easy construction. Add Orville and Wilbur Wright figurines to your finished project to complete the look.
There are many model aircraft that you can build. Each collector should have these four in their collection.