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  1. LF: 1/72 DB Productions DB14 or Airwaves AES72037 B-52G/H Wingtip Tanks. Please PM with price, Thanks. Dutch
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    006. MC tanks with Monogram 1/48 F-4C SUU-23 gun pod in between. Looks pretty good. The only reason I went through this drill is that I am not satisfied with either AMT or MC wing tanks and do not have any DB or Airwaves replacements available, so thought to see if I could use a handy substitute. I have several Monogram 1/48 F-4C Phantom kits for which I will not use the SUU-23 pod, so it may prove my best bet at substitution. I will need four to do 2 B-52 kits.
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    005. MC tank with Monogram 1/48 F-4C 380 gal wing tank. Safe to say, too large here also.
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    004. AMT tank with Monogram 1/48 F-4C 380 gal wing tank. Safe to say, too large.
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    003. AMT tank with Monogram 1/48 SUU-23 gun pod. Gun pod looks to be about the correct diameter and just long enough to be close to the DB tanks.
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    002. AMT/ERTL tanks on top, MC tanks on bottom. The rear tank taper of the AMT tank looks to be more accurate than the MC tank taper.
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    Okay, I took a series of photos of both AMT/ERTL 1/72 B-52G wing tanks and ModelCollect 1/72 B-52G wing tanks with various other tanks in different scales for comparison. 001. From bottom to top: Modelcollect tank with Monogram 1/48 F-4C 380 gal wing tank superimposed; MC tank; Monogram 1/48 SUU-23 gun pod; Hasegawa 1/72 F-4E 380 gal wing tank. The MC tank looks a little bulbous. The Hasegawa tank is obviously too small in diameter and length. The Monogram 380 gal wing tank looks to be too large in diameter and length, but the SUU-23 looks to be about the right size.
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    Don, I will dig out both a 1/72 & 1/48 F-4 tank for the photo comparison. Give me a few hours, and I will try to have a photo posted soon. R/ Dutch
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    CD144020 - 1/144 SAC B-52 Part 1

    @KursadA will you include the B-52G/H windows and stencils on the bottom half of the sheet as with CD144005?
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    CD72090 - 1/72 P-3 Orion Part 1

    Ooorah! Waiting for the 1/144 release as well. How much stenciling do you plan on adding? I only ask because the Hasegawa kit decals provide a lot of stencilling, though with a thicker carrier flm. The decals in the Revell release are printed by Cartograf and the stencils are very nicely done. So minimal stenciling may only be required. In 1/144 scale, LS/ARII provides a decent level of stenciling in kit decals. TomyTec kits are all prepainted, so additional stenciling may be required if the modeler were to repaint the kits into different schemes.
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    CD144020 - 1/144 SAC B-52 Part 1

    @Kursad, Again you are kicking it! Thank you.
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    CD72091 - 1/72 B-47 Stratojet

    Kursad, You are kicking it! Sold my 1/72 B-47E & RB-47H conversion awhile back, but have several 1/144 Hobbycraft & Academy B-47/RB-47 kits. Can't wait to see the artwork. R/ Dutch
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    @Quixote74 Great wingtip tank comparison. Do you have an original release Hasegawa 1/72 F-4E outboard wing tank for comparison as well? I have a few of those in spares box, so am curious to see if they will work as possible replacements. I will try to dig some up this weekend and pull out my AMT & ModelCollect tanks and place them on a mat as you have done. R/ Dutch
  14. Has anyone seen the plastic yet? I saw the trade show preview on Britmodeler. Estimated release date/price?
  15. Just placed the Academy release on backorder through Hannants with a 10% discount, so price was only $26.70. Plastic looks very nice. This is looking to be a real jewel of a kit. Can't wait.
  16. Hmm.. $38.70 from Hobby Search Japan. I wonder if the Academy release will be cheaper.
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    SAC decals

    Also: Microscale 72-187 USAF Command Badges. Ebay for Cdn $5.
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    B-52 RESIN....B-52 RESIN...someone wants inputs!

    Email sent ti Barracuda Models requesting update sets for noses, engines, antennae wing tanks and plyon sets for AMT/ ERTL & Modelcollect B-52s.
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    CD72077 - 1/72 SAC B-52G/H

    Ooorah! Beautiful work, Kursad! Thank you!
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    CD72077 - 1/72 SAC B-52G/H

    The short answer is Anderson AB, Guam. The wing flew B-58 Hustlers from Carswell, from Apr 1960 to Sep 1964, when it moved to Little Rock. It deactivated at Little Rock in Jan 970 when the last B-58 went to the Boneyard. HQ SAC with HQAF permission reassigned the 43rd Wing designation to take over from the 3960th Strat Wg at Anderson in Apr 1970. It remained at Anderson until inactivated on 30 Sep 1990 when the base switched from SAC control to PACAF control. Stateside Bomb Wings (B-52G units) sent aircraft (B-52G & KC-135A) and crews TDY for 90 days at a time, just like during much of the Vietnam War. Sometimes, based on individual airframe maintenance check schedules, the aircraft remained while the crews rotated. So it is conceivable that the aircraft could have been at Guam for a good period of time. HTH.
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    CD72077 - 1/72 SAC B-52G/H

    Way to go, Jonah!
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    CD144019 - 1/144 C-9 Nightingale

    Transport Wings (UK) has a very nice DC-9/C-9 vacuformed kit in 1/72. I still have the US Navy decals for it. Additionally, Welsh Models (UK) just released a series of multimedia kits of the DC-9/C-9 series with four different kit numbers & decal marking options for: USAF C-9A; DC-9-14 Continental; DC-9-21/41 SAS; DC-9-31 North Central. Definitely room for more markings here.
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    RIP Lt Col Richard "Dick" Cole

    Darren, Amazing story! I wish I had thought of stuff like that. Yes, Lt Col Cole had amazing courage to train for and fly a "suicide" mission. Rest in peace, sir! R/ Dutch
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    CD72077 - 1/72 SAC B-52G/H

    Ooorah! Thank you Kursad! I am so looking forward to this sheet. I can't wait to see your markings for the 42nd BE from Loring. Would also love to see it in 1/144 scale also. R/ Dutch
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    CD144016 - 1/144 KC-10 Extender

    Yes. I too have purchased several sets of 1/144 B-52G J-57P-43 resin engines, and all were very cleanly molded. No complaints about Mike or his work.
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