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Monogram 1/72 B-1 Lancer Completed

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Monogram 1/72 B-1 Lancer Completed
Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:40 PM

Finally ordered the decals I needed for this, and decided to get started.  I purchased this kit off eBay last year some time.  I'm not going to do the red, white, and blue scheme.  Hence the reason I needed regular decals for it. 

I can't imagine the 1/48, this thing is huge right out of the box.

Not much to the cockpit.  I'm sure it won't really be seen once the windscreen is on anyway.

Lots of ALCM halves to be glued together.

After only a few steps I have an airplane.

I also started working on the seams of the bombs.  The fit is pretty terrible.  The plane itself is going to require a lot of attention at the seams as well. 

One odd thing I also noticed is that the panel lines on the wings are recessed, where as they are raised on the fuselage.  Weird.  If I had tons more practice, and a scribing tool I would sand them down and redo them, but I know I will screw that up so I'm leaving them alone. 

This one could take me a while.  The weather is finally starting to take a hopefully final turn for the better, and spring cleaning is overdue.  So I'll be working on this on rainy, cruddy days, lol. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:37 PM

This makes me want to pull out my B-1A.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:48 PM

Keyda, looking good so far.  I remember building that kit and the fit was a challenge.  The arrangement with the ALCMs never went operational and the bomb bay configuration on the kit is the pre-production arrangement.  A little bit of scribing would fix that and give something closer to the production configuration, if you were so inclined.  Regardless, looking so good so far.  Have fun.

John

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, May 15, 2017 4:49 PM

I got a little bit of time in on this yesterday.  Probably won't be able to get back at it for a while.  Weather is going to be nice, and I've started spring cleaning. 

There is going to be a mountain of seam work to do on this.  I'm not looking forward to it, lol.

 

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Posted by Mikeym_us on Monday, May 15, 2017 5:46 PM

wolfhammer1

Keyda, looking good so far.  I remember building that kit and the fit was a challenge.  The arrangement with the ALCMs never went operational and the bomb bay configuration on the kit is the pre-production arrangement.  A little bit of scribing would fix that and give something closer to the production configuration, if you were so inclined.  Regardless, looking so good so far.  Have fun.

John

 

Would be funny if you could take all the ALCM hardpoints and stick multiple bomb racks on each hard point just think about the number of bombs that could be carried externally and internally.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:38 PM

Spring cleaning of the house is done, and today is a gloomy rainy day.  Perfect weather to work on the B-1.

Tail, windscreen, and both radome's in place.

Looking the part!  Lol.

Again I can't imagine a 1/48.  This thing is a monster.

First coat of primer to highlight a bunch of flaws to work on!

Going to let the primer dry for an hour or so, then get back to work on sanding, and adding putty in places. 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, May 22, 2017 9:10 PM

Ready for some decals.

The wing walkway lines almost drove me mad.

Decals done, and she's on her own legs.

Still have a few things left to be glued on, and some touch ups to do.  But hopefully I can have her finished up tomorrow.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, May 22, 2017 9:36 PM

Man, that's a sexy looking aircraft, Keyda!

That's going to look fantastic in your collection.  :)

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, May 22, 2017 10:12 PM

Thanks Mike! 

I can't believe I hadn't noticed this before.  Now mind you I had the option of 7 different markings with the decals I purchased.   I'm not even sure how I landed up picking the ones I did, but anyway, I kept thinking about how I seen a B-1 for the first time in person at our airshow in 2015.  I decided to take a look at the pictures I took of it that day.  I only managed to snap two shots of it.

Here's the first one I was looking at.  I couldn't help but notice how the logo on the side looked very much like the dark knight logo I just put on my B-1 earlier.Surprise

No way, I must be seeing things.  Could it be the same plane I saw in 2015?!  rumage through the rest of the photos hoping I can see one of the tail!

It's the same one!SurpriseBig Smile  I zoomed in on the tail and was able to make out 073.  I had no idea it was the same one until now.  I'm rather excited about it, lol. 

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Monday, May 22, 2017 10:14 PM

Nice!!!  Great job there.

John

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Posted by Raymond G on Monday, May 22, 2017 10:41 PM
Back in 85 I got to go to Dyess AFB as a Civil Air Patrol cadet. We actually got to go aboard B1-B #4, which they had taken position of that week. Talk about making an impression on a 15 year old kid. I got to go back a couple of years ago as a Senior Member chaperoning a bunch of cadets. There are now flight lines full of B1-Bs with combat experienced pilots. We actually had an instructor talk to us about how he had saved the lives of ground personal with these creatures of the air...

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Eduard Albatross D-V Red Barron in flight diorama.

WWII CAP Stenson Reliant on Coastal Patrol.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:15 AM

I love what you've done here, it looks great. And yes the 1/48 is HUUUUGE. I seem to recall that the 1/48 B1 is the largest kit produced in 1/48 scale which is saying something. But, this 1/72 looks much more managable. I may have to pic one up in this scale.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:26 AM

Really nice smooth AB technique.  I love the way you assembled the B-1 Bomber, everything looks so cool!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:13 PM

Thank you everyone!  It is a rather large model, lol.  My rule is I won't have anything bigger than my 1/48th C-130 since that is my favorite plane. 

Anywho, I finished her up this morning.  I have to say I'm pretty pleased, and she looks great on display.

Underside

That face!  Lol.

On display

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:29 PM

WOW!  Great build K!  Another awesome kit you have done a smashing job with!  

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:12 PM

Looks great on it's shelf Keyda. Big next to your Skymaster.

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Posted by echolmberg on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 2:34 PM

Big Smile Great job on the B-1, Keyda!  I finished the same one maybe six or seven months ago.  You're right in that some of those seams really tested one's modeling skills, but it was worth it.  My youngest daughter (age 9 at the time) wanted it hanging in her room.  She was a great driving factor in getting through the model and doing a good job on it.

Yeah, I know no operational B-1 carried the ALCMs externally but, my goodness!, who doesn't like seeing the big B-1 with all that freedom hanging off the bottom?!?  I dressed mine up just a teensy bit by printing out a whole slew of "U.S. AIR FORCE" decals on my home printer and applying those to the missiles.

The model was a bit of a bear but nothing some average modeling skills couldn't overcome.  In the end, you're definitely rewarded with a good-looking good-sized model of the B-1.  Congrats on yours!

Eric

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:02 PM

Thanks Eagle90!

modelcrazy, it does dwarf the Skymaster just a little bit, lol. 

echolmberg, The seams were a bit daunting, but I managed to get through most of it in the better part of a day, and it did turn out to be a good looking example!  Yea I couldn't resist gluing all the ACLM's on.  Most of my models aren't accurate either, lol.  I just like the way it looks!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:10 PM

In addition to being able to admire a smooth looking paint job you gave me a great idea! Ive been trying to figure out how to display a large model like your B1 and I never thought of the corner shelf. Now I've got a weekend project....

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:14 PM

Another fantastic addition to the Keyda81 museum.  You did a great job on the B-1.  Congratulations!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:45 PM

The mongoose, lol, glad I could help.Big Smile  It barely fits there, but it does fit with the wings all the way back.  The Skymaster fits well, and I also have a 1/144 C-17 and B-52 on corner shelves. 

Thank you Toshi!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:20 PM

Well done, Keyda.  Looks like a mother hen with all those eggs underneath.

John

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Posted by Aleksander on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:19 PM
Wow! Great looking "Bone"! Although this is not my field of interest, I like your bomber very much. Congratulations!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:55 PM

Thank you so much!

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:39 PM

Nice build Keyda, well done.

 

Theuns

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:18 AM

Wow, that was quick, and not only the model is clean and nice looking, your work area is all organized and looks like your ready for the next project.

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:51 AM

scottrc

Wow, that was quick, and not only the model is clean and nice looking, your work area is all organized and looks like your ready for the next project.

 

I'd be embarrassed to show my work bench at the moment,   I think there are 7 models in various stages of completion,  the odd bag of cookies and 3 remotes for my satellite, tv and DVD.   Not to mention about 30 bottles of paint all over the place,  etc etc.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Amodel I-270, 1/72 Heller Lansen J.32

Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:25 PM

Thank you!  I know, I try to slow done sometimes too, it doesn't seem to work though.  Once I start something it bugs the hell out of me until it's finished, lol. 

I have to be organized.  I tend to clean up when I am finished working on it for the day.  I put everything away aside from the model itself.  Otherwise I would be knocking stuff over, spilling paint, knocking parts onto the floor never to be seen again! 

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Posted by scaler on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:55 PM

"Power", by Dru Blair

"Power", by Dru Blair. (Airbrush)

As I recall, he used the same model as a reference. He suspended it above a sheet of glass to get the reflections correct...

 Some  think  this  is  fun!
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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:41 PM

Very nice job Keyda.  Your skills are progressing rapidy, and it shows with each build.

Saw one parked alongside the freeway a few years ago as it was on it's way to the Boeing Museum in Seattle.  They could only travel at night.  You're right, she is a long monster.

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