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  • Birthday 05/10/1944

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    1/72 scale aircraft, particularly Cold War and Vietnam eras

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  1. Very cool, Bar Side! Thank you! Pretty good for a plane that big and that old... and that ugly lol... and without thrust reversers yet 😀. BTW, I'm very beholding to that pilot, and to Duxford for preserving that bird. I gained a lot of information and measurements from their photos that I used in building my model. Cheers and thanks again, Bar Side!
  2. Thanks, Bar Side! Yes, those creases are what we call wrinkles (like in my face 😀) and they are common on all B-52s because of the tendency of the tail to waggle a bit. Reinforcement strips were added down both sides of the fuselage and that helped. The creases in the later models are not as deep because they don't have that tall vertical stabilizer and heavy gun turret any more. That landing at Mildenhall must have been white knuckles all the way in with two engines out on the same side 😯. Cheers, and thanks for the info and the compliments! Russ
  3. You're very welcome, SBF, and thank you for your kind compliment!
  4. Thank you, Weirich1! Very kind of you. I take it you were at Anderson AFB about that time. Did you work on the flight line?
  5. Hi, All, I finally got around to updating my bomb truck trailer. The first one was just too short to carry a full load of 750lb bombs to the aircraft. The tractor is from the first bomb truck. Below is a picture of the real bomb truck with the long trailer. It has a load of twenty-four 500lb bombs for the pylons, instead of the usual 750lb bombs. I used the rear wheel assembly from an Academy M35 2.5 ton cargo truck. The rest of the trailer is scratch built. Below is a comparison of the length of my original bomb truck trailer and the n
  6. Ye Cats, Ray!! That's amazing!! All the work you've done to correct so many defects, and you haven't thrown it in the bin yet 😀! And the interior and other details you're adding are excellent! Keep at it - I've got to see how this turns out! Cheers, Russ PS: I never realized how much bigger the C-17 is than the C-130 till I saw your pictures...
  7. Really a phenomenal build! You must have nerves of steel. BTW, if you are still looking for a source of fine wire that is easily bendable and even solder-able, try taking a piece of co-axial television cable and carefully cutting away the vinyl cover (the cover is only about 0.5 mm thick). Inside should be a woven shield made up of hundreds of very fine tin-coated copper strands. Looking forward to more updates, Cheers, Russ
  8. No, I tried that at first, but the thing shattered, so I used the clear windscreen as a template and glued strips of styrene together for the window frames, as shown below. The wrap is flexible enough to cover all of the side windows at one time but it's too difficult to get all the wrinkles out and you're fighting against time while the Future dries. I found that doing each row of windows at a time worked much better. The front three windows were best done one at a time.
  9. Really impressive work! Love your internal strengthening and detailing. Will be watching this for sure! Cheers, Russ
  10. Hi, All, I just wanted to run something by you. After I replaced the front cockpit clear window piece with individual mullions, I ran into the problem of how to get realistic-looking window panes. I tried using glaze, but it produced recessed window panes as shown below. This was unsatisfactory because the window panes on the C-130 (and many other aircraft) are flush with the skin of the aircraft. Also the glaze is difficult to apply to large openings, especially ones that are slanted, so it looked really bad on the front three panes. In desperat
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