1/72 B-52D "Big Belly" Racks

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1/72 B-52D "Big Belly" Racks

  • Is this the same as the one you sent me last month.

      On the Bench: Special Hobby 1/72nd Ju 87A-2 (Stuka GB)

  • It's an updated version. There's a table at the end of the document that indicates what was changed.

    You know your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.

  • Fantastic work Russ!

    Many thanks for the updated clip manual.

    I really appreciate your descriptions,

    your technical drawings, the photos,

    and your WIP pictures.

    A highly valued contribution to my BUFF

    file.

    Some work to do:

    I need a few more details, and to cut away the upper bomb bay doors:

    Cutting away those uppers will make detailing a whole lot easier.

    -Dom

  • Thanks for the updated version Russ.

      On the Bench: Special Hobby 1/72nd Ju 87A-2 (Stuka GB)

  • Bockscar

    Many thanks for the updated clip manual.

    -Dom

     
    My pleasure, Dom. And thank you for the good words.
     
    Russ

    You know your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.

  • Bish

    Thanks for the updated version Russ.

    You're welcome, Bish. Hope it's useful to you.

    Russ

    You know your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.

  • Some shots for the Dayton BUFF:

    Picture taken at aft, looking at forward bomb Bay, note the wheel well to the left, that's at the back.

    A view of the fore bomb bay section:

    Note the Air Force Museum has used a darker green, but I don't know shishka from bob on on the paint:

    Hmmmm....card stock.......suspicious, eh Russ?:

    Also I think the upper doors were closed at the time I took these. The staff didn't like it when I jumped up and slapped the inside BB either....lol....Devil

  • Bockscar

    Some shots for the Dayton BUFF:

    Picture taken at aft, looking at forward bomb Bay, note the wheel well to the left, that's at the back.

    A view of the fore bomb bay section:

    Great pictures, Dom! Thanks!

    Bockscar

    Note the Air Force Museum has used a darker green, but I don't know shishka from bob on on the paint:

    As I remember, the color of the anti-corrosion green paint varied throughout the plane, probably due to aging and to changes in color specifications over the years. The paint I used is lighter than olive drab (the color of my bombs) which is probably a good thing as the bomb clips should stand out better against the walls of the bomb bay.

    Bockscar

    Hmmmm....card stock.......suspicious, eh Russ?:

    Lol yep Big Smile

    Bockscar

    Also I think the upper doors were closed at the time I took these. The staff didn't like it when I jumped up and slapped the inside BB either....lol....Devil

     
    Lol! You naughty boy! You are correct, Dom. The upper doors remained closed and locked except when loading bomb clips, special weapons, or nukes.
     
    Russ

    You know your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.

  • Striker8241

    Bish

    Thanks for the updated version Russ.

    You're welcome, Bish. Hope it's useful to you.

    Russ

    O don't worry, it will be. It might be a few years before i get round to building my B-52, but i will deffinatly be keeping this info on file.

      On the Bench: Special Hobby 1/72nd Ju 87A-2 (Stuka GB)

  • Last summer I visited the SAC museum in Nebraska and took a bunch of pictures of the B model B-52 on display there.  This web address has most of those pictures of the landing gear, LG bays and bomb bay.  The B model is structurally mostly the same as the C,D, E & F models.  One major difference is this B model has the twin 20mm tail turret from the B-36.

    Darwin

    www.britmodeller.com/.../index.php

    ,,

    The B-52 and me, we have grown old, gray and overweight together.

  • yardbird78

    Last summer I visited the SAC museum in Nebraska and took a bunch of pictures of the B model B-52 on display there.  This web address has most of those pictures of the landing gear, LG bays and bomb bay.  The B model is structurally mostly the same as the C,D, E & F models.  One major difference is this B model has the twin 20mm tail turret from the B-36.

    Darwin

    www.britmodeller.com/.../index.php

    Many thanks for the link, Darwin. Those photos are excellent!

    Russ

    You know your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.

  • Hello, All,

    I discovered that my design of the bomb clip panels was slightly off. The panels actually taper toward the bottom. This was easy to miss since the pictures I had to work with were mostly at an angle and the tapering was hard to see. The picture below (65675034400_002208_3.jpg from the Critical Past site (http://www.criticalpast.com/)) clearly shows the tapering of the panels. I will correct the dimensions in the next version of the assembly manual.

    Cheers,

    Russ

     

    You know your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.

  • Striker8241

    Hello, All,

    I discovered that my design of the bomb clip panels was slightly off. The panels actually taper toward the bottom. This was easy to miss since the pictures I had to work with were mostly at an angle and the tapering was hard to see. The picture below (65675034400_002208_3.jpg from the Critical Past site (http://www.criticalpast.com/)) clearly shows the tapering of the panels. I will correct the dimensions in the next version of the assembly manual.

    Cheers,

    Russ

     

    Hi Russ,

    That is the trouble with trying to find the right photograph to show what you need.  At least you did find it, good work!  Now that you found it, it does make since that it would follow the shape of the fuselage.

    Ken

  • Son Of Medicine Man

    Hi Russ,

    That is the trouble with trying to find the right photograph to show what you need.  At least you did find it, good work!  Now that you found it, it does make since that it would follow the shape of the fuselage.

    Ken

     
    Thanks, Ken. Actually, the tapering is front to back, not side to side. Can't see what advantage that gave them unless it just saved on material costs or maybe weight. It could also be that the bomb lift trailer could only accomodate the size used for the cradle, so the clip panels had to be tapered to fit on the cradle.
     
    Russ

    You know your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.

  • Striker8241

    Son Of Medicine Man

    Hi Russ,

    That is the trouble with trying to find the right photograph to show what you need.  At least you did find it, good work!  Now that you found it, it does make since that it would follow the shape of the fuselage.

    Ken

     
    Thanks, Ken. Actually, the tapering is front to back, not side to side. Can't see what advantage that gave them unless it just saved on material costs or maybe weight. It could also be that the bomb lift trailer could only accomodate the size used for the cradle, so the clip panels had to be tapered to fit on the cradle.
     
    Russ

    I see that now that you point it out.  I agree that does seem odd and would not be something you would expect.

    Ken