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Revell (ex-Crown) 1:144 B-52H Stratofortress: Dr. Strangelove build now complete

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Thanks Jonah. 

BTW, I just received the Golden Dragon 1/144 "B-52H early" set, #GDPR44008.  Even though it is labeled "early," it includes ECM nose bumps, but no EVS. So maybe it represents an early mod bird, circa early 1970s?  I thought thatthe EVS mod came first,  followed by the ECM blisters on the nose. [I don't have their B-52H "Late" set to compare.]  I will upload a review either here or under the ARC Forum Review section in a month or so.  It does include the smaller wing tanks, and I will use these instead of the rather bulbous wing tanks in the Crown / Revell early B-52H kit. I don't have a Minicraft B-52H re-pop of this kit to compare the wing tank sizes.  I have not attached the kit provided tanks to the wing yet; so I will clean up, prime & spray silver the GD tanks and see how they compare. Will post photos on the SCM album.  

R/ Dutch

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Great start... pretty soon she'll be ready to stand alert at Burpleson AFB!

 

 

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@11bee, Thanks, buts she's wheels up, so already in the air flying airborne alert at the Fail Safe point!  Oops, sorry!  Wrong movie! 

 

For everyone else. I just received a set of Golden Dragon (Ex-Bug Master) #GDPR44008 B-52H Early (for Revell #4052) conversion set.  I don't know what has been said about Bug Master or Golden Dragon in the past on this forum, but these moldings are exquisite and I will use the engines, tanks and save the ECM nose, windshield and tail turret for later.  So, I have decided to modify my B-52H "Leper Colony" of the 843rd Bomb Wing with these nice resin pieces.  I have posted new photos at the SCM project album.

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More work tonight.  Super glued the Golden dragon engines together, puttied and cleaned them up, mated to pylons and sprayed with first coat of primer.  Touch up on Monday and more photos will be posted on SCM album

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More progress tonight.  I painted the engine exhausts in dark gunmetal.  Then i added the flat black anti-glare panel. I messed up with the very pale tan for the front radome. I thinned it a little too much and the first daub ran down the side and over the silver paint. I quickly wiped it off,  but slightly marred the silver paint right below the pilot's cockpit window where the SAC badge decal will go, so maybe i can recover it okay. I also painted the rear turret and fc radars. Once i figure out the tan paint, I will finish it up this weekend. 

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SO I finished off the radome with another bottle of tan which was slightly thicker and went on much better.  I also located a small bottle of gloss white (sorry, no flat) and painted the windscreen.  Lastly, I assembled the two AGM-28 Hound Dog missiles components and will paint white before final assembly.  I realize that the "Leper Colony" did not mount AGM-28 in the movie, but I already mounted the pylons under the wings, so what the hey!  Dr. Strangelove project link here.

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Off to a desert vacation for a few weeks. Will have to decal and button everything up when i get back.

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Totally awesome!  While flying Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Middle East, they feature Dr. Strangelove in all it's B&W glory!  Watched it twice!

 

 

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I love that movie too! Just out of curiosity is there a basic cockpit interior in that kit?

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The Crown moldings [Crown/Revell/Minicraft] include an instrument panel combing  and two seats. The newer Revell castings [#4583/84] include instrument panel combing, two yokes, and two seats. 

 

Hmm, i could put it on some clear acrylic rod and paint a B-17 shadow on the ground!

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