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CD48200 - 1/48 B-1B Lancer Part 3


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I have not finalized the colors yet, but with all this nose art the sheet is already at the limit of maximum number of colors that could be reasonably printed. I might have to leave it like it is right now and leave it to the modeler to fade the colors or paint the bands if they want the faded look.

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6 hours ago, KursadA said:

I have not finalized the colors yet, but with all this nose art the sheet is already at the limit of maximum number of colors that could be reasonably printed. I might have to leave it like it is right now and leave it to the modeler to fade the colors or paint the bands if they want the faded look.


 

Might look good with the orange from Sunrise Surprise, but you know more about the process than I do!

 

Chris

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45 minutes ago, Gator52 said:


 

Might look good with the orange from Sunrise Surprise, but you know more about the process than I do!

 

Chris

What I was thinking!

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Can you add OSO/DSO window decals to the 1/72 & 1/144 versions?  Don't believe either Revell or Academy adequately account for those ...

 

Thanks

Chris

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On 4/20/2022 at 9:14 PM, Dutch said:

When the 319th switched from SAC to ACC, they added the GF (Grand Forks) talicode and changed the sunflake into two broad stripes on the tail, but kept the orange and middle/light blue colors. See photo below.

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Sunflake was retained on the 319th jets after the conversion to ACC, along with the extended stripes; here's the same jet (86-0116) a few months later with the sunflake:

 

86-0116 | Rockwell B-1B Lancer | United States - US Air Force (USAF) | Mike Head | JetPhotos

 

 

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Great idea, I am adding the window to the 1/72 and 1/144 sheets.

 

The smaller scale sheets will have 14 options; four more than the list I posted earlier for the 1/48 scale sheet.

The additional options on the 1/72 and 1/144 sheets are:

 

  • B-1B 85-0069 "Daisy Mae"
  • B-1B 86-0097 "Iron Eagle"
  • B-1B 86-0109 "Spectre"
  • B-1B 85-0085 "America #1"
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Beautiful, baby!  Just mother beautiful!  In the meantime, I'm just drinking some wine, eating some cheese, catching some rays! And thinking positive waves! 

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On 5/5/2022 at 9:41 AM, KursadA said:

Great idea, I am adding the window to the 1/72 and 1/144 sheets.

 

The smaller scale sheets will have 14 options; four more than the list I posted earlier for the 1/48 scale sheet.

The additional options on the 1/72 and 1/144 sheets are:

 

  • B-1B 85-0069 "Daisy Mae"
  • B-1B 86-0097 "Iron Eagle"
  • B-1B 86-0109 "Spectre"
  • B-1B 85-0085 "America #1"

It would be cool to have a modern set of Spectre markings representing it's final scheme before the engine fire and retirement.

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Fixed various things and finalized the designs - as mentioned, 14 options on the 1/72 and 1/144 sheets, and 10 on  the 1/48. This one ended up being a SAC-only sheet but it's highly likely that I will do one more camo B-1B sheet in the future (24-36 months) for the SAC->ACC transition period.

 

cd144025.jpg   cd72113.jpg

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Phenomenal all around, and I like the choice of Grand Forks tail stripes. 

 

I look forward to the future SAC>ACC sheet as well, plenty of potential there for never-done subjects.

 

Chris

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