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CD144015 - 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker

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CD144015 will be a 1/144 scale sheet for the B-36 Peacemaker, intended for the Hobbycraft kit. We already have been talking about it in the Props forum here.  

Coming sometime before the end of the year.

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I’m in....I think Kursad is producing more sheets for 1/144 USAF heavies than all other aftermarket manufacturers combined over the years!

 

Jonah

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26 minutes ago, Gator52 said:

I’m in....I think Kursad is producing more sheets for 1/144 heavies than all other aftermarket manufacturers combined over the years!

 

Jonah

I think you are correct Jonah!  And awesome subjects at that.

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Here's a nice link from one of my favorite on-line authors of a B-36H visiting Westover AFB in the 1950s.

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I'm definitely in for one! :nanner:

Will you include decals for the RF-84F and XF-85?

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5 hours ago, dnl42 said:

I'm definitely in for one! :nanner:

Will you include decals for the RF-84F and XF-85?

 

Hmm- that would be nice. I only have the non-FICON version of the Hobbycraft kit though, kindly loaned by Dutch.

 

 Maybe someone with the FICON version of the kit can send me a scan or even a good smartphone photo of the decal sheet that comes with it? All I really need is the exact geometry of the black wing root area of the 1/144 RF-84 included in the kit, everything else can be done without access to the kits.

 

If anyone wishes to help, you can just place a ruler alongside the edge of the decal sheet,  take a photo with your smartphone straight overhead  and e-mail it to "info@caracalmodels.com". I will do the rest.

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I'd love to send that to you, but I'm about 1k miles from home on a 5 wk tour of several western NPs. I'll check again when I return in August. 

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I have the ficon version, but it'll be a day or two before I can dig it out and see if it has the decals.

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I have what I need, folks! Fred has kindly helped me out and sent me photos that will help me design the RF-84 and parasite fighter decals. We will see if I can do some stencils. Thanks a lot! I will start working on this full speed after I finish the C-97 this coming weekend.

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I was getting some captures from Strategic Air Command to make decals for the movie bird, and... Is that really an eye on the jet pod? Looks kind of weird - would be barely perceptible on the 1/144 sheet but should look interesting in 1/72.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ps9d739387yr5qn/B36eye.png?dl=0

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Yup , I believe that is the landing light sir .

any chance for some accurate 5th SRW 

RB-36s from Travis . For that matter all the early B-36s with the gemetric tail markings 

mans tail letters ?

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Some really good reference photos in “ aircraft markings of stategic air command 1946-1953”

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Wow... Good catch Kursad... I'd say that definitely is an eye..! 

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Kursad,

 

Did you get the info you need for the RF-84F and XF-85? I'm home now, and will promptly send you anything you need.

 

THANK YOU!!!!!

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I received the info I need; and will continue working on this sheet as soon as I am back in the States in about ten days - thanks!

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10 more days?!!!!! We need you back here swingin the sledge on some new sheets!!

Just kidding, enjoy you're vacay, Kursad!

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Just picked up a GRB-36! I'd like to model an RB-36 with it. Looking forward to your decals!

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Hi guys, so my local hobby shop has the HC 1/144 RB-36 but not a regular B-36. I know next to nothing about these kits so can I build a B-36 from the RB-36 kit? I would like to use Kursad's decals when he releases them.

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Yes!  You should be able to build it SOOTB, just use Kursad's decals for the bomber markings.

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Just noticed that I have not posted an update here recently - this sheet is getting close to completion; right behind the C-97 sheet that is being printed now and the KC-10 sheet that will be printed on time for a February release. So we should see the B-36 sheet become available sometime in March/April.

 

As promised, I have added NB-36 markings to the sheet so some of the bolder people among us can get the 3D-printed parts and build the "nuclear" prototype.

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Woohoo!!!

 

You totally rock, Kursad!

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