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1/144 B-1B 85-0073, Dyess AFB circa 2003


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This is my second build of the Academy kit, really enjoyed both.  I filled the slot for the targeting pod and modified the mounting pins for the stabilizers to allow repositioning to a slight nose-down angle as often seen on parked B-1Bs.   I left the bays empty on this one, but did cover the two mounting holes in each bay.  Paint is Model Master FS 36118, and I used Tamiya TS-48 for the slightly darker radome.  Decals are a mix of kit, Caracal 144003, CDB48007, spares box, and a few custom-printed decals for the 13th Bomb Squadron "Reapers" markings.  Oil paints were used for weathering, especially on the engine pods & lower aft fuselage.

 

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Final photo compares the stabilizer position, modified vs OOB.

 

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Chris

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