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Flight of the Old Dog B-52 finished

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  • From: Burton, Texas
Flight of the Old Dog B-52 finished
Posted by eddie miller on Sunday, October 30, 2005 9:03 PM
This one was an old dragon BUFF that I "modernized" to my interpetation of what the Old Dog would look like. The engines came off of a747-200. All the weapons came off 1:144 jets, even though this is 1:200, and the extra wing tanks came from an old Phantom. This was a fun build and I'm thinking of trying to do the Cheetah from The Day of the Cheetah. Right after I finish the ten models I've got going now.Wink [;)]Smile [:)]
Eddie

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Posted by grandadjohn on Sunday, October 30, 2005 9:08 PM
Looks great and a great inturpation(sp), been a long time since I read that book, never thought of trying that myself.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 30, 2005 9:09 PM
cool build nice job



sgtkopp
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 30, 2005 9:30 PM
Great work Mr Miller! Did that myself with the old Academy/Minicraft kit, but with conventional engines. Good to see a pro finally build it. And looking forward to the Cheetah! Keep us posted.
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Posted by mustang10 on Monday, October 31, 2005 9:21 AM
Looks great!!!!!Approve [^]
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Posted by LeeRRT on Monday, October 31, 2005 12:45 PM
send a copy of that pic to Dale Brown...I'm sure he would get a kick out of it!!

LL
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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, October 31, 2005 1:53 PM
Great looking Old Dog!! One of my favorite Dale Brown books. I would love to see your interpretation of the Cheetah or better yet the Dreamstar from that book, there is a challenge for you!!

Smile [:)] Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by wing_nut on Monday, October 31, 2005 2:51 PM
Yup, that's just about how I pictured it... looks good.

Marc  

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Posted by Matt90 on Monday, October 31, 2005 3:12 PM
lol, now why can't the USAF have that? awesome- I like your quasi-realistic fantasy builds.
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  • From: Northern Indiana
Posted by overkillphil on Monday, October 31, 2005 3:14 PM
Looks pretty cool. I second the wish for both the Cheetah and Dreamstar. I don't recall that Dreamstar was described in excrutiating detail, so you should have a good deal of latitude in what you build.
my favorite headache/current project: 1/48 Panda F-35 "I love the fact that dumb people don't know who they are. I hope I'm not one of them" -Scott Adams
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  • From: Burton, Texas
Posted by eddie miller on Monday, October 31, 2005 3:58 PM
Thank you to everyone for the kind words about this little project.Big Smile [:D] I just might send a pic to D. Brown. Maybe he'll like it. Again, thank you.Cool [8D] Here are some more pix for your visual pleasure.Smile [:)]
Eddie



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  • From: Placerville, CA USA
Posted by Mark Joyce on Monday, October 31, 2005 9:03 PM
Interesting build, Eddie! Looks like it could do Mach 6 or so.

Mark
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Posted by yardbird78 on Monday, October 31, 2005 10:41 PM
Very nice interpretation of the fantasy aircraft. I wonder what the RCS of those engine faces is? Also the weapons pylons and fixtures.

Darwin, O.F. Alien [alien]

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

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  • From: Oak Harbor, WA
Posted by Kolja94 on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 1:26 AM
nicely done! takes me back to when I first read "Flight of the Old Dog"

Karl

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  • From: NE Oklahoma
Posted by Allen109 on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 4:53 PM
Since you pulled that one off so well,what about the Russion stealth in "Night of the Hawk"?
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  • From: Burton, Texas
Posted by eddie miller on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 6:50 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by yardbird78

Very nice interpretation of the fantasy aircraft. I wonder what the RCS of those engine faces is? Also the weapons pylons and fixtures.

Darwin, O.F. Alien [alien]


Thank you to all the compliments on the aircraftBig Smile [:D]Cool [8D] Yardbird, I would imagine it's RCS is as big as a........B-52.Laugh [(-D]Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg] Seriously, instead of going back and re reading the book, I used these drawing as a reference and they both had wing stores.
http://www.megafortress.com/10.htm
I thought of doing the internal Scorpion rotary launcher...for about a secondWink [;)], but this thing is too small.
I'm going to send a photo to Mr. Brown and will let y'all know if responses. I also went to the library and checked out Day of the Cheetah to see if I can bring a few more of Dale's birds to life. Thanks again for all the kind words. It's nice to have my work admired.Smile [:)]
Eddie
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 7:29 PM
Excellent! It's armed to the teeth, juist like I like my models.Cool [8D]
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