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Academy 1/144 B-1B Lancer

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This is Academy’s 1/144 B-1B built.  It’s a great kit as has already been well covered.  The lone addition were Wolfpack’s exhaust set.   I am starting off my SAC builds with the modern trio (now Global Strike Command).  I’ve completed the B-2A (shared here: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/317042-amp-1144-b-2a-spirit-of-indiana/) and this Bone will join.  I’m still figuring out if I want to use the Academy or GWH kit for the BUFF.


The Bone seemed to get some pretty heavy use and had some fairly dirty examples.  Since the B-2A wasn’t going to leave much room for realistic heavy weathering, I chose to make this a dirty bird.  I was aiming for something in the range of this reference pic:




Weathering was a combination of airbrushing highly diluted paints free hand or with masks, and the use of oils.






















Any comments or criticism are welcome as always and thanks for looking.



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Beautiful job!  And yes, excellent detailed painting of the weapons load.  I had problems with my main undercarriage legs and snapped one and had to super glue the leg and actuators, but it still had a slight rearward angle to it.  Next time I will be more patient. But I love your work.  Yes!, the B-1B needs to be weathered and you did a superb job.  Congratulations!

K/r, Dutch

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