COBI 5739 – Consolidated B-24 Liberator (Speed Build Review)

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COBI has outdone itself here again. With a wingspan of almost 70cm, the B-24 even surpasses the B-17 by a few centimetres. But the model also has a lot to offer on a small scale.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 5739
Theme: Military
Release: 2023
Parts: 1445
Figures: 2
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 3 Hours

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The wings of the B-24 are so powerful that 2 of the 5 construction stages deal exclusively with them. As with most aircraft, they consist of one layer of plates that are tiled from both sides. Both sides are first completely finished and put aside. Only the landing gear is still missing. Then it’s the fuselage’s turn, which is also almost completely finished. The entire front consists of various molded parts that make the whole thing look more like model making. You can’t accommodate both pilots here, which is a shame. COBI has managed to do this with other models. Unfortunately, the construction of the bomb flaps is unstable and it is better not to grab the plane here. You just had to counter them from the inside.

The wings are attached via ball joints and then fixed with tiles. Now it’s the turn of the chassis, which has powerful wheels and can still be lowered. Finally, only the rear wings have to be built, which are placed on the rear as a separate construction.


The model is really big and yet quite stable, apart from the bomb doors, the problem of which is not the size. Also the price is acceptable. It costs significantly less than the new B-17, although it includes more parts.

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