This project is a 1/72 scale diorama of a B52D bomber being armed and readied for an Arc Light mission over Viet Nam. I included a full revetment, ground service equipment, three big belly bomb clips loaded with 500 lb bombs, a bomb lift trailer and a flat-bed semitrailer with 750 lb bombs for the pylons. In addition to the bomb loading activity, I also added maintenance scenes for the nav antenna, left inboard engine, ECM chaff loading and tail gun turret maintenance.
Finished diorama shown above.
The model I built is Monogram's 1/72 B-52D, kit #5709. My early progress on this diorama is contained in other builds as listed below:
First Annual Berny Memorial Group Build -
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/p/145416/1585289.aspx (search for "b-52d")
1/72 B-52D "Big Belly" Racks
(http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/57110.aspx} (search for "big belly")
Superdetailing the 1/72 B-52D Cockpit
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/147660.aspx (search for "superdetailing" or "b52d")
Thanks for looking and I'd be happy to have any comments, suggestions or criticisms. Below are some snapshots of my work in progress:
Thanks for looking.