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1/72 Modelcollect B-52G Build

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1/72 Modelcollect B-52G Build
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:51 PM

Hi everybody,

Starting to do test fitting on the various components of the flight deck.  I'm using a lot of Eduard photo etch on this one, along with 6 resin Wolfpack F-5 seats.  The seats that come with the kit are a mismatch of 4 ACES II seats, and 2 Webers.  I know the F-5 seats aren't 100% accurate either, but they're much closer in appearance to B-52 seats and the kit rails mated to them perfectly.

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Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:21 PM
That's going to be a big bird to display, looking forward to seeing it!
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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, May 18, 2020 7:33 AM

I like the idea of the F-5 seats. Adds some detail to what could be a bland cockpit in this scale. How's the glass look on this kit, thick or can you see your details through it?

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 18, 2020 8:44 AM

Yes, I like the BUFF, I wonder what camo? or bare metal? the flight deck looks great.


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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, May 18, 2020 11:03 AM

Thanks guys.

TheMongoose, the windscreen is fairly thick, but transparency is really good so some of the detail should be visible.  This thing has a fairly complex interior, which includes the lower deck, so a lot of the details won't be visible.  I guess I'm just doing the interior detailing more to see if I can do it...for the challenge.  I'll have photos of the interior when its completed, so I can remember what it looks like after its forever entombed inside the fuselage.

crown r n7, I'll be doing the SIOP camo scheme.  I have an FB-111A also in the works that I've done that scheme for, and I really like how that looks, so the BUFF will be in the same scheme.

Here's a pic of one of my MANY test fits on that FB-111A with some of the camo done.  I've been modifying the hell out of it with a super-detailed cockpit, seamless intakes, and an open weapons bay.  That's going really well so far, but its a pretty nerve-wracking process, so I put it on the back burner for a little while.


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Posted by Striker8241 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:58 PM

Very nice start, Eaglecash. That cockpit is going to look great! However, instead of sealing up all that detail work, you might consider cutting out part of the roof including the roof over the cockpit and one side of the fuselage,  following the panel lines, so you can display the detail. The cuttout can be put back in place when your not showing the insides.

Cheers and good luck, whatever you decide!



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