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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, November 04, 2016 12:40 PM

Wow, really tight fit installing the 25 megaton B-41 Nuclear weapon in the Hasegawa 1/72 B-47. Someone's scale is off slightly and it wasn't mine. I had to shorten the bomb slightly to get it to fit. The 2 bomb configuration was something I dreamed up at the time and this more like it should be. Now if I can find my Slim Pickens hat, I'm off for a test flight! LOL!

Max

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:06 PM

Ah, here it is, the largest and craziest 50 MT nuclear weapon ever detonated in 1/72 scale! No need to scratch build this one. But wait, $38 + freight? Well it is on sale. Now to find a Bear!  Smile

Max  

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:56 PM

Hodakamax

Ah, here it is, the largest and craziest 50 MT nuclear weapon ever detonated in 1/72 scale! No need to scratch build this one. But wait, $38 + freight? Well it is on sale. Now to find a Bear!  Smile

Max  

 

Trumpeter...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:19 PM

Ok, just kidding, but it would be a cool project, first I need to get caught up on all my silly other projects! (And build on to the museum, that would be a large model, like 30'' wingspan.)  Confused

Max

Update, I did look it up and the Bear is 100 bucks plus freight and the cost of enlarging the museum. Something to think about! Probably on hold for now but I'll do a little more research on it for fun.  Smile

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Posted by Duke Maddog on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:25 PM

Yeah, I have a Tu-142 Bear in my stash now. I do need to start it soon.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, December 04, 2016 5:46 PM

I've been digging through my photo files from the USAF museum and ran across these two somewhat unsettling pictures of Nuclear Madness, I call it. In the first picture I wonder if the small boy understands what he is looking at, a Peacemaker (strange name) missile "Bus" carrying 10 warheads and able to wipe out 10 cities. Scary.

Max

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 2:24 PM

OK, One more weapon for our nuclear arsenal to build, the air to air Nuclear tipped .25 Kt. GAR-11 Nuclear Falcon. I'm 5' 10" for scale. Make sure you are far enough away before launching!

Max

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, January 06, 2017 9:51 AM

Anyone nukeified anything lately? Czar bombs? Bears? Don't forget the F-84G in the '50s with its toss bomb nuke, A really cool 1/48 Kit by Revell that will amaze you and your friends for peanuts!

Just bringing it to the top!

Thermonuclear Max

Courtesy of Max's Comparitive 1/48 Aircraft Museum. (Really just my office.)

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Friday, January 06, 2017 11:15 AM
Would like to see Trumpeter or someone come out with a 1/48, 1/32 Aviation nuclear weapons set.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:22 PM

The Testors F-117 kits come with B61 shapes in all the three scales of kits. So that is a cheap source for those. And the Monogram 1/48 B-58 kit has some small nukes as well as the weapon & weapon/fuel pod as ordnance. The 1/48 Revell B-1B kit has a load of SRAMs for a couple of the rotary launchers in the bomb bays.   Besides the 1/48 Revellogram F-84E & G kits coming with their nukes, theit 1/48 F-84F also has a single underwing nuke of a similar type. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Wirraway on Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:12 AM
Max. Lovely work on that Mark 17. I was looking at the Spectre Resin version, but for US$35 shipped, I am going to have a go at scratchbuilding one too. Kudos !

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:33 AM

I was looking through the photo file and stumbled upon a picture of an actual Mark-41 nuke and me at the USAF Museum in Dayton. This has always been a fun post and discussion. What a shot to bring it back to the top! Ker-Boom!

Max

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:28 AM

Again, has anyone nukerized anything lately? I did see the 1/72 Tsar Bomb and transport at the last model show. It even won something. I took a picture of it for you guys but I'll be darned if I can find it.

I was a bit bored this morning and thought I'd bring this to the top. It was always a fun post at least for me. Nukes are unfortunately in the news everyday. Reminds of the song Blowing in the Wind, "When will they ever learn?"

I'm still waiting and reminding others for someone to build the 1/72 Bear and modify it to carry the worlds largest nuclear weapon. My list is full.  Geeked

I have added a nuke carrier to the stash, A 1/72 SAC FB-111A. It will be interesting to see if I can arm it for a nuclear strike mission. All crazy of course. 

later,

Max

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 10:05 AM

Hodakamax

Again, has anyone nukerized anything lately? I did see the 1/72 Tsar Bomb and transport at the last model show. It even won something. I took a picture of it for you guys but I'll be darned if I can find it.

I was a bit bored this morning and thought I'd bring this to the top. It was always a fun post at least for me. Nukes are unfortunately in the news everyday. Reminds of the song Blowing in the Wind, "When will they ever learn?"

I'm still waiting and reminding others for someone to build the 1/72 Bear and modify it to carry the worlds largest nuclear weapon. My list is full.  Geeked

I have added a nuke carrier to the stash, A 1/72 SAC FB-111A. It will be interesting to see if I can arm it for a nuclear strike mission. All crazy of course. 

later,

Max

 

Yup, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Seems like the ways of the world move in circles and cycles over time. I did build the B-61 shapes that came with my sidelined 1/48 F-117. I might put them on a bomb cart just for a little display when I get around to finishing up my initial batch of ground support equipment. 

IIRC, the SAC FB-111s usually carried their nukes internally in the weapons bay so that the wing hardpoints were freed up for drop tanks. Do any F-111 kits come with the open weapons bay? All the older kits that I ever built had the bay molded closed and no interior. It would take some a good bit of conversion work to change that.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 7:30 PM

I did peek into the SAC FB-111A kit. Yep, you're right. Tanks on the wings for the long flight to blow people up. Nukes stored internally, two I think. Still OK, just exploring possibilities. It'll be a good kit to show what uncle George flew and commanded. All this reminded of a story he told me after he became the commander of one of the two squadrons. On one of his checkout flights he asked the instructor if he could do a roll. Not rated said the instructor. May be necessary he said after completion. Life's heros, gone now, still heros then and now.

Max

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:37 AM

Hodakamax

Ah, here it is, the largest and craziest 50 MT nuclear weapon ever detonated in 1/72 scale! No need to scratch build this one. But wait, $38 + freight? Well it is on sale. Now to find a Bear!  Smile

Max  

 

Love those tires that look like they bhave some weight on them. News to me.

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