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CD144015 - 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker


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I am glad you liked these - a lot of time and effort went into the design of this sheet, and I hope I was able to design a decal sheet that befits the  importance of this type in our country's aviation history. Sorry about the delay - I just did not want to ship this sheet with an instruction sheet with four upside-down pages and had to wait for the reprint.

 

Now who is going to build the first one?

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Why does “Petty Girl” have the triangle J of the 7th BG, and the unit insignia of the 11th BG?  The single photo I see published shows the right side with no unit insignia. Both the 7th and 11th were at Carswell, so was this an inter unit transfer that wore both markings for a while?  Was it one of the mashups post tornado?
 

Rick L. 

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20 hours ago, Spruemeister said:

Why does “Pretty Girl” have the triangle J of the 7th BG, and the unit insignia of the 11th BG?  The single photo I see published shows the right side with no unit insignia. Both the 7th and 11th were at Carswell, so was this an inter unit transfer that wore both markings for a while?  Was it one of the mashups post tornado?

 

I'm afraid this may be an error on my part - I will check my notes and add a correction note to the reference page.

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Hi,

 

My B-36 sheets arrived safely and they're beautiful.

I had been postponing the purchase of the Roden B-36. Now that Russia invaded Ukraine, I bought a couple before they became even rarer than the Hobbycraft ones.

The Roden B-36B does not include the jet engines and only has the props with rounded tips.

The Roden B-36D/F/H/J has both types of prop and the sprue with the jet engines is in there twice! So, if you have both kits, you could build two B-36's with the jet engines.

 

I'm not too sure about which type of prop was used at what time.

I know that the the ones with the rounded tips are the earlier ones.

The Roden instructions have you install the rounded ones on the B-36D and the square ones on the B-36F, H and J.

Were the rounded ones ever replaced on airframes that were built with them? 

 

Among all the sad news coming out of Ukraine was this today: Mr Valeriy Grigorenko was killed near his home on the 4th of March. He was an artist who painted box-art for Roden. I'm not sure if he was the only one painting box-art for Roden, I don't see a signature. 

I liked many of the Roden box-arts, the B-36's are quite nice. I especially like the Northern Lights on the B-36B box-art.

Mr Grigorenko's last work was said to be the box-art for the Roden RC-135. I have only seen it in black and white.

 

Stefan.😢

 

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Hobbycraft, not Minicraft.
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