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Old 09-16-2009, 04:05 PM
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The B-52 Stratofortress

Hi guys. Well while i am waiting for the Vickers VC-10 to come to the downloads section {another masterpiece by Gary Pilsworth} i thought i'd fill some time by building another of my favourite aircraft - The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. This is the FG model that i have DOWN-SCALED. I wanted to keep the size down because space for placement here is getting very tight - the fuselage is 27cm long. I hope you like the BUFF. More pictures soon.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:24 PM
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I didn't realised you knew you could make things smaller Mate.Looking very nice this must of been shouting at you to build given your slight interest in the subject.
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sweeeeeet
and so tiny!

can't wait to see you build the engines!
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Where did you get that. Ive been looking for one and cant seem to find one.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:43 PM
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That particular kit comes from Fiddlersgreen.net
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I didn't realised you knew you could make things smaller Mate.Looking very nice this must of been shouting at you to build given your slight interest in the subject.
Yes i know...... But it really huts to have to down-scale her - i am seriously ill to do this to the BUFF, not ill, just outta roooooom

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sweeeeeet
and so tiny!

I would prefer to build big - now this isn't that big even at her full model size - but man... i'm all outta room :(

can't wait to see you build the engines!
The wheels will be fun too :D

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Where did you get that. Ive been looking for one and cant seem to find one.
Our Texman gave it you right there my friend

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That particular kit comes from Fiddlersgreen.net
Thanks for letting him know mate
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:24 PM
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YES!

The Stratofortress is on my "to-design" list (perhaps 1/48?). Maybe the Desert Storm version.??

Years ago, I saw a B52 take off from Wright Patterson AFB. I couldn't believe the noise and smoke coming from this beast. I was told these were the modern (cleaner) engines! Anyway, one of the longest running aircraft in service - a majestic flyer, and impressive up close. The landing gear alone is an engineering marvel to behold.

If you have any trouble with saggie wings, I would reinforce them with a balsa stick or coathanger wire.

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:48 PM
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If you think one Buff taking off made alot of noise and smoke, try going way back, to the days of SAC, and aircraft on alert.
While at Carswell AFB, I can remember many "elephant walks" with KC-135s taking off, followed by 15 - 20 Buffs,
doing MITO (minimum interval take off), the sky black from engine smoke and water, the number 5 aircraft onward,
swaying to and fro, not so gracefully, from the turbulence of the preceding giants. It was quite a spectacle.
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Can't wait to see what you do with her Peter! Your build skill on this rather simple model should prove amazing. And man, you really did scale her down
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Looks good, Peter. The scale-down is significant.
Looking forward to more!
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