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PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2008 22:06 pm 
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Here's my B-52 which I've finally finished after the best part of a year!

I've done it as a B-52D-35-BW, 367th Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Wing, McCoy AFB, Florida, "Giant Voice" bombing comptetion, December 1971.

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It's not the best kit I've ever finished, the windscreen doesn't fit very well, and one wing has sagged, but the wheel on it's tip still doesn't touch the ground!

This is the first kit that we're going to have to hang from the ceiling as we haven't found a shelf big enough!

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Very nice Paula, I've got a few of these myself, only one built though  :lol:

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Nice  8-)  :nod:

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This explains why people need second homes in France. where else does one get the storage space?  

What an odd cartoon on the nose, 'Orlando where the action is'. Iraq and Afghanistan come to mind, but Orlando has not perviously figured in the world's action spots.

Well done, even on sheer devotion.


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Nice to see it in that colour scheme, you'll be able to use the hanging instructions in the kit, first time I've ever seen them included in a kit! You could always stick it on a pole and use it as a sun shade in the garden.

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Ditto the above (except for the one who said they had several!!!). I have one, started, nowhere near finished.

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I think one of the reasons it took so long to finish is it's size.  It means that it can't sit on the modelling table with everything else, so needs more of an effort to go and do something on it!

gerry, I'd love to be able to afford a second home in France, maybe somewhere near Biarritz or Cap D'Agde, but this is our one and only home!

Rich, the hanging instructions are good, and the only reason I've still got one of the sprues, but the hook on one of the wings was missing when I opened the kit, so I'm going to have to improvise with fishing line!

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When I built mine I had cut and filled in the little hooks but then when I went to display it there was only one place for it to go, on the ceiling.  I had to hang it like this because if you just make loops to go around the fuselage the wings will eventually droop even further.  I did have all the wheels so they sat on a level surface but they won't now since I hung it up.

Anyway here's a pic of it, I hope it is clear enough for you to see.

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There was a bar in Sydney (in Christie Street, St Leonards), that had one of these hanging from the ceiling. Yours just reminded me of it.

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Very nice. My Dad bought one of these but never started it and sold it on. Remember being amazed at the sheer size of it; you'd probably psend more on paints than the model itself!


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Great job, Paula!

A year well spent in my opinion!  AWESOME!

When I was a kid, I built the Airfix B29 Superfortress and that was pretty big!  This Stratofortress sounds even bigger!

I hope you manage to display it properly ... it deserves it!

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That is super sharp. Minicraft just came out with a new one of these is 1/144. it's not the same as this but still cool.

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An impressive beast that must require a lot of patience and skill, I guess. The builds shown here are truly awesome! :notworthy: :thumb:


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A nice out of the way place for mine!

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Looks great! :thumb:
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Great build just how big is it in inches very impressive


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Packing my B-52 and B-36 for a house move I had to use a box that was 32"X32" so should give you an idea how big it is.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Packing%20Kits%20for%20Moving/PackingModelsforMove015.jpg

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Great builds guys, you can never have enough BUFFs!! :thumb:
I love this kit, there's pics of one of my BUFFs somewhere on this forum from my deep dark past ......... here actually viewtopic.php?f=15&t=36629 :D
This BUFF was originally the NMF with white undersides option, then I had to fix it after a fall, so it was repainted in SEA camo. It spent years at the old FAA Museum at Albatross and may still be there in some store room or other, it's definitely not on display. :D

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Odyssey22 wrote:
Any other pics?

Not sure if you were asking me or not, I can take it down and take a few more snaps if you like.


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Not sure if you were asking me or not

Yes, it was you. I'd be glad to see other pics of your build because it really looks like it's worth it. Thanks in advance! :wink:


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Odyssey22 wrote:
saxon wrote:
Not sure if you were asking me or not

Yes, it was you. I'd be glad to see other pics of your build because it really looks like it's worth it. Thanks in advance! :wink:


Sorry for the delay, I just took her down and shot another pics for you. I think the difference is mostly the paint I used XtraCrylics which have a worn even weathered finish to them.

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Don't be sorry; the waiting was worth it. Your B-52 is just fantastic. Many thanks for the additional pictures! :wow: :clapping: :notworthy:


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That's a nice Buff :thumb:

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