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  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 10:56 AM

First step is the terrible windows on the side. The clear plastic piece as installed leaves them very deep set, not flush like they're supposed to be.

Solution? Clear transparency film for copiers cut into strips and glued over the inside to provide a backing for an initial gloop of Elmers glue to act as a masking until painting, then (hopefully!!) it will pop out cleanly and I can fill the hole with Future or Kristle Clear.

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:06 AM

First attempt on the starboard side using tube glue. Ick. Might've used too much; port side will be done with Tamiya extra thin.

Port side looks much better.

 

 

More to come.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:00 PM

I'll be interested to know if that technique works. I'm might give it a go. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:05 PM

Hello!

Sure is an interesting aircraft - wonder what you are going to do with it! Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:17 PM

That'll be really cool to see a "what if" B-58 in SAC SIOP colors.  I'm painting my FB-111A in that scheme, and I have found the Model Master enamel versions of the colors to be the most accurate after having tried Vallejo.  The Vallejo versions were way off.  Might be hard to find the Model Master enamels anymore though.  I had to buy the rattle cans and decant them.  MRP makes their versions of the SIOP colors now, so you might try those if you can't find the Model Master enamels.

Good luck with your build!

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:45 PM

Sweet! I have this kit in my stash, and I'll get to it one day. Although, I've read a lot of horror stories about this kit. Of course, that didn't stop me from building the 1/48 B-1. I've always thought the Hustler looked cool in that camo scheme. When I get around to mine, I think I'll dress her up in NMF. 

Good luck with the build. I'm looking foward to watching your progress. Hopefully I'll be able to gather a few tips from you to use on mine. 

You have my attention...

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    December 2016
Posted by Blackpowder1956 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:55 PM
One of the last of the quick dash nuclear bombers of the Cold War.I built this model for my oldest son 25 years ago.They used to be based at Bunker Hill AFB north of Kokomo, IN during the late 1960's as my memory relates. I remember the noise from late evening Operation Readiness Inspections.They roared out over our house in full afterburner.
  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:05 PM

Ejection seat's painted; going together tonight.

I can see why this was a dash in and drop aircraft; there is VERY little room in that cockpit at least for the pilot. I can't imagine sitting in this thing for extended hours. 

Out of curiosity, are the red "handlebars" the ejection mechanism? Pull, clamshell slams down and you go BOOM?

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:07 PM

Blackpowder1956
One of the last of the quick dash nuclear bombers of the Cold War.I built this model for my oldest son 25 years ago.They used to be based at Bunker Hill AFB north of Kokomo, IN during the late 1960's as my memory relates. I remember the noise from late evening Operation Readiness Inspections.They roared out over our house in full afterburner.
 

Grissom is still there. Tankers only right now last I heard plus a very nice museum. 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:48 PM

It will take a billion applications of Futures to get a decent thickness for the windows. Try 5 minute epoxy, quick , strong and clear.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    August 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:18 AM

For the clear windows ,I use Bondic, the UV glue. It's instant setting when you bathe it with the light and very controlable and no mixing

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Monday, January 18, 2021 7:42 AM

First stage of fuselage assembly. Good thing I bought extra clothes pins! 

"So far" the seam issues aren't at the OMG stage; taking my time and careful trimming seem to be helping. (Imagine that!)

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