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THE OFFICIAL IN THE BUFF B52 GROUP BUILD

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Posted by Striker8241 on Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:45 PM

Buffirn

OK, here is my cunning if not a bit crazy plan for this Group Build.

I am going to start small.  The first BUFFs I build will be the Pit Road 1/700 G Models.  I'll build the H Models as soon as I can find them.  After that, the Academy 1/320 D Model.  Then the DML/Dragon 1/200 birds.  That should keep me busy and off the streets and out of the bars for a while.

Of course there are the following to build also:

1/144 Revell G and H Models

1/100 Tamiya D Model

1/72 Revell/Monogram D Model

1/72 AMT Early G Model

1/72 AMT Late G and H Model

Looks like I have some work ahead of me.  Should be fun!

Jim

Demented Soul

Augh!!  When do you plan to eat and sleep???  Makes my head ache just thinking about building that many models! Good luck, Jim! Big Smile.

Russ

 

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Posted by Striker8241 on Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:47 PM

Bockscar

Good news Gents;

I passed my review and am still gainfully employed.

I will celebrate by putting together some engine nacelles tomorrow,

and maybe some 750 lb iron......

Dom

Great news, Dom! Congratulations! Big Smile Yeah Toast

Russ

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:59 PM

buffjock

J-Dub,

What?? No Sanger 1/48th B-52?? You slacker....just kiddin!!

MajerKong

Sanger makes a 1/48 B-52????

Oh goodies!

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:00 PM

Bockscar

Good news Gents;

I passed my review and am still gainfully employed.

I will celebrate by putting together some engine nacelles tomorrow,

and maybe some 750 lb iron......

Dom

Great news!

Now get to work!

 

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:05 PM

I looked at Sanger.

It's only a 46" wingspan!  

Sure, why not!

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:51 PM

Striker8241

Bockscar

Good news Gents;

I passed my review and am still gainfully employed.

I will celebrate by putting together some engine nacelles tomorrow,

and maybe some 750 lb iron......

Dom

Great news, Dom! Congratulations! Big Smile Yeah Toast

Russ

Many thanks Russ;

Boss actually wanted my input on future capacity/execution needs.

Our overhead is way less than competitors, so-much-so

I think the boss guys are getting infrastructure envy.

Dom

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:11 PM

MajerKong:

Nice to hear from you again!

I pulled in some late model H-bo's and with any luck will

get some of the big-betty's soon enough.

I like iron bo-sticks, but the depleted uranium tamper

lithiuium monstrosities are the best fire-crackers ever.

Man, stand behind a tree when they go off!

So loud they could burst an ear drum!AngryDevilGeekedWhistling

I am working on a few kloodged nukes, not real but look nasty.

Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trinity_Gadget.png

"Hey pal, got a light,?"

"Get lost junior, papa's got something

worse than nitro in the cooker!"

-Dom

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:12 PM

Buffirn

Bockscar

Good news Gents;

I passed my review and am still gainfully employed.

I will celebrate by putting together some engine nacelles tomorrow,

and maybe some 750 lb iron......

Dom

Great news!

Now get to work!

 

Embarrassed

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Posted by buffjock on Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:55 PM

Dom,

Guess its been a bit since I been on here. I dont do much modelling during the summer. I try to save it for the winter months when I dont want to be outside. Nice to know your still workin on the Gadjet!!!

Majer Kong

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Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, June 16, 2013 7:43 PM

Buffirn

buffjock

J-Dub,

What?? No Sanger 1/48th B-52?? You slacker....just kiddin!!

MajerKong

Sanger makes a 1/48 B-52????

Oh goodies!

Here it is guys:

http://www.sangereng.fsnet.co.uk/boeing_52.htm

Looking forward to a G model in my stacks.

i spent most of the weekend reading insurance statutes,

fun, wow. I have to write an exam by October.

Sure wouldn't mind having the Sanger B-47 in the stacks too, need to save up a bit!

By the way;

those are Vac kits, so scratching is necessary.

Dom

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, June 16, 2013 10:38 PM

I got the big gas tanks for the ends of the wings sanded smooth.

I pulled out the Mk-117's and I couldn't believe my eyes,

two of them are missing off the sprues, including a lot of bomb-bay hardware.

I've had this kit for almost ten years, making steady progress on the aluminum

infrastructure and bomb bay, and now I find out someone bashed the kit 12 years ago.

I'll find them somewhere, but nice surprise!

I want the Sanger 1/48 Vac kit, I better start collecting alot of 1/48 iron between now and then!

Dom

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  • From: USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Monday, June 17, 2013 7:44 AM

Bockscar

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two of them are missing off the sprues, including a lot of bomb-bay hardware.

I've had this kit for almost ten years, making steady progress on the aluminum

infrastructure and bomb bay, and now I find out someone bashed the kit 12 years ago.


 

Hey, Dom,

A "lot of bomb bay hardware" - "aluminum infrastructure"?  What kit is that?

Sorry to hear about the 117s missing. Unfortunately, I don't have any extra. Hope you find some.

Cheers,

Russ

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Monday, June 17, 2013 6:03 PM

Striker8241

Bockscar

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two of them are missing off the sprues, including a lot of bomb-bay hardware.

I've had this kit for almost ten years, making steady progress on the aluminum

infrastructure and bomb bay, and now I find out someone bashed the kit 12 years ago.


 

Hey, Dom,

A "lot of bomb bay hardware" - "aluminum infrastructure"?  What kit is that?

Sorry to hear about the 117s missing. Unfortunately, I don't have any extra. Hope you find some.

Cheers,

Russ

It's the old Revell Kit, based on the B/A series:

That's the picture on the box and below is the aluminum spar I built to keep the wings curved up;

Sorry if those are repeats.

I think I can cut two complete Mk-117's out of the kit's bomb bay display section, it has 9 117's

in half-relief to show through the BB doors. Only hitch is that it is the thickest piece of plastic

in the entire kit, more fun scratching away!

Dom

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Monday, June 17, 2013 10:38 PM

Dom,

I think I have some M-117s you can have.  Let me look in the morning when I get home and I'll let you know for sure.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:05 PM

Well, here is the first step in my insanity.

Yes, I am thinking about building a 3 ship cell of D-models.  I'll need to scratch build some pylons.  Should be easy!Yes

 

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:10 PM

Dom,

I do have some Hasegawa M-117s if you want them.  Let me know how many you need.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Striker8241 on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:43 PM

Ye cats, Jim! You must be retired if you have time to build three kits at once!  I'm retired and I don't have that kind of time.  Gonna be cool, though.

Are they done yet? Big Smile

Russ

 

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    February 2010
  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:52 PM

Buffirn

Well, here is the first step in my insanity.

Yes, I am thinking about building a 3 ship cell of D-models.  I'll need to scratch build some pylons.  Should be easy!Yes

 

How many times I almost bought those kits!

That's going to be cool Jim, yeah, are they done yet?Stick out tongue

Jim, many thanks for offering the 117's, I only need two.

The parts were missing from the tree, I cannot recall building them or giving them away.

I started building the batch, it is actually nice to take parts off the sprue and glue them

together, I haven't done that for a while!

I have the big wing-tip tanks done, and I found the bomb-bay doors, phew!

Dom

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:08 PM

Hooray!  There is a DML 1/200 D Model on Ebay!  

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Friday, June 21, 2013 4:59 PM

Jim:

i had a look, those are nice looking kits,

I wouldn't mind adding a few, with a microscope

I could build one of those in a day!Whistling

Dom

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Friday, June 21, 2013 5:12 PM

Here's an update on scratching two Mk-117's:

This is the Mono-Rev Bomb bay deck as supplied to show

the first layer of bombs out the bottom of the BB:

There's the 3mm of plastic between the bomb half and freedom:

That's the underside, thick enough to put in a body armor vest....lol

3mm of medium hardness styrene:

I want the middle row bombs as they have a full tail:

Starting to cut:

See all that plastic that needs to be cut away?:

Man, my hands are hurttin' from all the cuttin', but I have the halves:

Now I need to remove the excess plastic, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!Sad

Jim might send me those Hasegawa units yet!

Dom

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    February 2010
  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, June 22, 2013 2:59 PM

Here is the result of the cut-outs, ready for fine finishing, the parts off the sprue are on

the right:

Sorry for the fuzz, that's the two of them with an original, I haven't cleaned the swarf off yet:

it's not as pointy as the original, thicker fins, and no fuse:

i may shave a few thou' off yet, and clean them up before gluing:

Almost tore a knuckle cartilage cutting through that thick plate.

Jim: I think I'll be okay for those Mk-117's, again many thanks for the offer!

Dom

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Posted by Striker8241 on Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:31 PM

Looking good, Dom! But man, that's a lot of work for a few bombs! Big Smile

Russ

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:18 PM

Thanks for the compliment Russ!

No where near as bad as this one:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/44/t/141490.aspx

Cutting and sanding aren't so bad,

it is the CA that is the killer.Dead

Dom

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  • From: USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, June 23, 2013 7:43 PM

Bockscar

Thanks for the compliment Russ!

No where near as bad as this one:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/44/t/141490.aspx

Cutting and sanding aren't so bad,

it is the CA that is the killer.Dead

Dom

Eeeek! $40-50 sheet of styrene for a 2 inch project??? Ye cats! You were breathing too much of that CA, Dom! Big Smile. How did the project turn out? The thread ends with you still shaping the form.

Russ

 

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Monday, June 24, 2013 12:11 PM

Well, not just for a 2 inch project, I've used it for all sorts of things, including making a cigar humidor liner.

The plastic sheets I bought were a 4mm and 2mm, and they were 4 by 8 feet. I was getting tired of dropping $15 for a few small sheets of Evergreen sheet.

That Panther project wasn't a build, I just wanted to have all the parts for a late 50's kit in the box. I got the wing tank the right shape and about a 600 grit finish, so it's a complete kit again.

If you ever need some styrene sheet, just let me know.

Dom

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    February 2010
  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:34 PM

Progress, gents;

I managed to get more Mk 117's glued together, including my scratch units,

and got the pylons assembled.

The BB ceiling is being finalized,

and, just like magic,

our valued associate, Russ, managed to get the Mk-82's finished.

I don't say 'valued associate' lightly, only a real bud would do that.Smile

Many thanks Russ,YesBig Smile

I still have to figure the solution to glue them to the clip panels.

Is anyone considering buying one of those big 1/48 BUFFs?

I am planning to get one, so,

let me know, maybe we could arrange a quantity discount.

I picked up the 1/48 B-47, just to see if it is up to quality standard,

I'll keep you all posted on how it turns out.

Dom

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:03 PM

I'd be very interested to hear how the B-47 looks.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:59 PM

Jim:

Will do.

I love that aircraft, one of the prettiest, sleekest birds in any category, any era.Stick out tongueWow

i just hope they used at least a 2mm-1/16th" styrene and not some cheap

commercial vac plastic.

Some of the Vac kits have areas so thin, you can't even use putty or open

a bottle of cement on the other side of the room  and the dang things melt through.

The guys at Sanger wrote me a personal email to say thanks for buying the kit,

sounds like they are serious and still small enough to care about customers.

Dom

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:15 AM

Just in case you didn't know about this site.

www.joebaugher.com/.../usafserials.html

You can find some basic history about any aircraft from the USAF based on year and serial number.  Kind of neat!

Jim Williams

 

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