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'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« on: September 14, 2007, 09:24:36 am »
one id planned but never managed to get around to was the 'B.3' from 'Broken Arrow'..definately a neat looking design which id love to see in model form someday...

What, you mean like this one?

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/B-3BomberCataloguePage.htm

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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 01:22:39 am »
Hey ... very nice ! CAn You tell anything about release date, price and especially its dimensions I don't know more about that "type" other than being slightly smaller than the B-2 ... so in 1/144 this would be ? ???

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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 07:51:31 am »
Hey ... very nice ! CAn You tell anything about release date, price...

Nope. Not my department.

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and especially its dimensions I don't know more about that "type" other than being slightly smaller than the B-2 ...

Actually... not so much.

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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 07:36:55 pm »
Is this B-3 model based on an actual design study by one of the contractors, or is it conjectural?  In any event, it's a sweet-looking plane.

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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007, 08:53:29 pm »
Is this B-3 model based on an actual design study by one of the contractors, or is it conjectural?

Purely conjectural, on the part of the production designers and modelmakers for "Broken Arrow." And while the design has some aspects that I'd take issue with, it actually seems *reasonably* good for a transonic B-2-descendant. Certainly not a supercruiser though.
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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007, 02:08:06 am »

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Skilled craftsmanship and a lot of special effects wizardry were employed in the design of the B-3 Stealth Bomber,an imaginary extension of the current Stealth model bomber, the B-2, modified by Gross to look even more sleek and mean on film.    
Since the Stealth is ultra-secret, the production received minimal cooperation from the military.   
Instead, Gross and visual effects supervisor Don Baker used their considerable skills and imagination to design a one-sixth scale miniature, measuring eighteen-feet long and fourteen-feet wide.
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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007, 10:18:02 am »
Shouldn't Scott now wait for BMW-style letter from FOX? )))
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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007, 12:49:59 pm »
Just gotta make sure to not use "Fox" in any of the advertisements
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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 04:16:40 pm »
Are those B-2/B-3 drawings really in the same scale?  The cockpit of the B-3 looks larger although it seems the same shape.  My sense of the aircraft in the movie was that it was substantially smaller than a B-3.

However, the drawings and Scott's model layout help.  I have some odd-scale B-2 around somewhere I could probably hack up into a B-3 in 1/72.  Although then, what will I use for the 1/72 Northrop ATA? :'(

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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 07:10:36 pm »
Are those B-2/B-3 drawings really in the same scale? 

Roughly. The available information on the dimensions and scale of the model built for the movie conflicts. Look at the human figure in the B-3 drawing to help give soem scale... it's not a small plane. And as for the cockpit being big on the B-3... take a look at it as shown in the movie. It is, like too many Hollywood movies, quite open and spacious.
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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2007, 02:39:33 pm »
AARGH  Per the comparison drawings, the B-3 is roughly 158' wingspan and 93' length.  Per the Fox website, the 1/6 scale  studio model is 14' wingspan and 18' length, making an 84' wingspan and 108' length.  This corresponds closer to Gross's drawings. 

I gotta get the movie to figure this out.  I tried downloading the clips from the Fox site but are postage stamp size. 

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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009, 07:21:03 pm »
Does anyone know the approximate dimensions of the hypothetical B-3 "Stealth Bomber" from the film "Broken Arrow?"  A resin kit was recently advertised on the "Fantastic Plastic" website, but without anything to scale the model.

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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 12:51:58 am »
Look the second topic in the page number 10 of this forum.


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Re: 'B-3' bomber from 'Broken Arrow' movie - Scott Lowther's model
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 12:07:59 pm »
The Fantastic Plastic "Broken Arrow" B-3 is out!  Please visit the Fantastic Plastic Virtual Museum Store at http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/gift_shop.htm for complete information!