View Full Version : Bel Geddes Airliner No. 4 - 1:288 Scale

05-26-2009, 06:30 AM
For you concept aircraft enthusiasts, Fantastic Plastic Models has just released the Bel Geddes Airliner No. 4 in 1:288 scale. Designed by famed industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes in 1929, this mammoth flying boat was intended to carry hundreds of passengers from Chicago to Europe in cruise ship-style luxury.

Even in 1:288 scale, this kit is massive. Its wingspan is 22". Each pontoon is 10" long. The kit contains 38 pieces, including two wooden dowels to provide support for the wings. The main body, wings and pontoons are all rotocast to "lighten the load" -- and make it perfect for internal lighting!

The kit was patterned by Marc King and cast by Acme Design, Inc. It sell for $175 and can be purchased through the Fantastic Plastic Virtual Museum Store:


Thanks for looking!