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For the Airbus A380, yes there is a kit, 1/800 scale, in Heller range.
But it is a very small model. Guppy ? I don't know, but I don't remind
There was one Guppy transport, a propellor version based on the Boeing
Stratocruiser (?) in 1:144 by a Japanese firm originally (I don't know
which one, maybe someone else here can elighten ~both~ of us). I have
an old Entex re-pop from a very long time ago.
One thing I ~do~ remember is that this version made was one of the
earliest of the "Pregnant Guppies" and the kit (IIRC) dates from around
Actually, it's the Super Guppy with the Allison turboprops. It was
originally Arii/Otaki then released by Entex, and several branches of
If you're into guppies, Revell Germany also do the Airbus Beluga in
Not for an *European* manufacturer :-P
Kidding apart, I think it's a matter of corporate's lawyers' attitude
rather than a manufacturers' attitude. Cases like Sikorsky®, American
Airlines® and the like are true paranoia due to lawyers looking for an
income where there are really no figures enough to satiate an U.S.
Btw there are also extreme cases on this side of the pond. Say Ferrari
Generally speaking, these extreme cases are justified where incomes
brought by branding royalties and merchandising are an important part of
the business, if not a part of the core business, but this concept seems
too complicated for some sort of lawyers.
Luca Beato -
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