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  • Member since
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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:43 PM

buffjock

Dom,

Not to worry about the bomb, i have a special CIA clearance... You can take the gear off the sprues to make em smaller to ship. Sounds like Im not the only plastic packrat....Toast

Allen:

The 'Gadget' and assorted aircraft parts are ingressing, via airmail, bi-plane, that is, probably about 10 days.Whistling

Dom

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Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:57 PM

Please daddy,

please daddy,

awwww please daddy,

can't we take just one of them home,

puulllleeeeezzzzzz?

Boo HooCryingBoo HooCrying

Dom

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    March 2009
  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:05 PM

The bombs were double fuzed if possible.  One on the nose and one in the tail.  The tail fins were a separate assembly that bolted onto the bomb body.  There is an access panel on the tail fin assembly to allow access to the tail fuse.  That is probably what Verlinden was trying to show.  It really should be flush with the rest of the tail fin.  Sounds like you need to sand them all flush!  :)

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:12 PM

Bockscar

Please daddy,

please daddy,

awwww please daddy,

can't we take just one of them home,

puulllleeeeezzzzzz?

Boo HooCryingBoo HooCrying

Dom

When my Dad retired from the USAF, we lived in Tucson.  Our house was in the overhead pattern for Davis-Monthan AFB and the MASDC/AMARC fence was only about 200 yards away.  I got to see lots of neat aircraft over the years.

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:14 PM

Dom,

I'll mail your decals in the morning if I can overcome the sleep monster.  Working midnights can be  drag!

Jim Williams

 

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:19 PM

Buffirn

The bombs were double fuzed if possible.  One on the nose and one in the tail.  The tail fins were a separate assembly that bolted onto the bomb body.  There is an access panel on the tail fin assembly to allow access to the tail fuse.  That is probably what Verlinden was trying to show.  It really should be flush with the rest of the tail fin.  Sounds like you need to sand them all flush!  :)

AWWWWW,

THANKS  A LOT!!!!AngrySuper Angry

I was afraid that's what it was,....lol......

Dom

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:23 PM

Buffirn

Dom,

I'll mail your decals in the morning if I can overcome the sleep monster.  Working midnights can be  drag!

Yeh Jim, roger that.

Last night woke up, wide awake, 2:00 a.m., only thing missing

was my time punch card......

No worries, I won't be needing them for at least a few minutes.....lol

Send 'em when it's convenient, let me cover the postage if it's 'spensive.

Tx

Dom

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Posted by buffjock on Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:06 PM

Dom,

Will keep an eye out for the Pony Express.....

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Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:34 PM

 

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Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:38 PM

 

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Posted by Duke Maddog on Monday, March 25, 2013 9:30 AM

That looks awesome! I have to wonder though, where are the landing gear doors? I can't see them. Also, are the windows still masked? That seems like some awful deep tinting if they are.

That BUFF looks awesome with turbofans; very different! Thanks for posting such a unique and incredible looking model!

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Posted by buffjock on Monday, March 25, 2013 12:43 PM

Duke, Gear doors are now on. When I sent those to Russ I wasnt quite done yet. I have a pic of the finished model on Flickr. Will try a post here

www.flickr.com/.../8590246252

If that dont work....

farm9.staticflickr.com/.../8590246252_64e157b6bc.jpg

DCP_0001_2

by b52nut, on Flickr

And if neither work, Email me at   rkline  AT  roadrunner  DOTCOM

Windscreen is painted with the rest of the bird, Im going to cut the glass panes  out and replace with clear blue tinted plasic sheet.

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Monday, March 25, 2013 5:37 PM

Hi Allen,

Congrats on that CIA B-52!

She looks very sleek, long n' lean n' mean!YesCoolYes

I posted that pic on the Honor Wall, you are our first entry,

let me know if you want a different pic.

Thanks for the great BUFF!

Dom

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Posted by buffjock on Monday, March 25, 2013 6:31 PM

Dom,

Wow, I feel special!!!! Never figured Id be the first one done. thanks for the kudos, Now, off to work on the AMARC "G"

Allen

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Monday, March 25, 2013 7:12 PM

Striker8241

Thanks again Russ for those photo links;

I thought I'd post them here for convenience, but the actual links have different size options:

And again, well done Allen!Toast

Your badge is waiting for you anytime!

Dom

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Posted by Striker8241 on Monday, March 25, 2013 9:32 PM

Hi, All,

In my relentless quest for a diagram and/or pictures of Section 47 of a B-52D bomber, I came across this site that appears to be a good source of aircraft  and spacecraft structrual drawings and photos.

www.up-ship.com/.../drawndocair.htm

If any of you have come across an internal structrual drawing or or internal pictures of the 47 section (the section behind the aft landing gears) of a B-52D, please let me know where you found it.

Many thanks,

Russ

 

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, March 25, 2013 9:52 PM

 Count me in with the Monogram bird, have built a couple of those over the years and they're fun to build. Must first finish up with the FW-190 group build.

Scott

 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:58 AM

Dom

Your decals are on their way.

Russ

Let me look in my T.O.s and see if I can come up with.

Scott

Welcome to the fray!

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:51 AM

Archangel Shooter

 Count me in with the Monogram bird, have built a couple of those over the years and they're fun to build. Must first finish up with the FW-190 group build.

Scott

 

Hi Scott, and welcome to the build!Welcome Sign

No Rush on the start, I'll check out your FW-190,

Dom

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  • From: USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:39 AM

Hey, Guys,

Any of you have a copy of the B-52 Walk Around book? I'm considering buying one but only if it has shots of the inside of the 47 Section.

Thanks,

Russ

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:38 PM

Yes I do.

No, it doesn't.

I remember it as a black hole where there might be dragons.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:02 PM

Russ,

I looked through the manuals I still have and there were no picture or drawings of the 47 section.  I still need to find one more stash of B-52 stuff.  That had more maintenance stuff in it and it might be helpful.  Of course, I haven't seen that particualr btach of papers in 20 years, but I'll look.

I'd put a dragon in the open hatch, cuz I still think they lived back there.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Striker8241 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:43 PM

Buffirn

Yes I do.

No, it doesn't.

I remember it as a black hole where there might be dragons.

 
Buffirn

Russ,

I looked through the manuals I still have and there were no picture or drawings of the 47 section.  I still need to find one more stash of B-52 stuff.  That had more maintenance stuff in it and it might be helpful.  Of course, I haven't seen that particualr btach of papers in 20 years, but I'll look.

I'd put a dragon in the open hatch, cuz I still think they lived back there.

 

Lol Jim, it was a black hole at times and I've slayed a few dragons in there - they drank coolant and breathed microwaves Big Smile. Many thanks for looking through your stuff but don't make it a priority - there's no rush.

Thanks again,

Russ

 

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:53 PM

Striker8241

Buffirn

Yes I do.

No, it doesn't.

I remember it as a black hole where there might be dragons.

 
Buffirn

Russ,

I looked through the manuals I still have and there were no picture or drawings of the 47 section.  I still need to find one more stash of B-52 stuff.  That had more maintenance stuff in it and it might be helpful.  Of course, I haven't seen that particualr btach of papers in 20 years, but I'll look.

I'd put a dragon in the open hatch, cuz I still think they lived back there.

 

Lol Jim, it was a black hole at times and I've slayed a few dragons in there - they drank coolant and breathed microwaves Big Smile. Many thanks for looking through your stuff but don't make it a priority - there's no rush.

Thanks again,

Russ

Russ, Jim;

I'm thinking of contacting Boeing directly, there may be some department that still has some documentation around.

The other idea is to contact an AFB with a BUFF, like Wright Patterson, to see if the section is available for

historical documentation purposes.

You know Russ, Ken, bless him, may have a contact down there to help you out.

i would like to ask him myself, butWhistling...lol

There has to be a way to get that black hole illuminated.....with the light of dragons......

Dom

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    February 2010
  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:55 PM

Buffirn

Dom

Your decals are on their way.

Russ

Let me look in my T.O.s and see if I can come up with.

Scott

Welcome to the fray!

Many thanks Jim!

Like Allen, may I extend my extensive bone-yard or never-to-be-built-kits to you!

Dom

  • Member since
    April 2012
  • From: USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:32 PM

Bockscar

Striker8241

Buffirn

Yes I do.

No, it doesn't.

I remember it as a black hole where there might be dragons.

 
Buffirn

Russ,

I looked through the manuals I still have and there were no picture or drawings of the 47 section.  I still need to find one more stash of B-52 stuff.  That had more maintenance stuff in it and it might be helpful.  Of course, I haven't seen that particualr btach of papers in 20 years, but I'll look.

I'd put a dragon in the open hatch, cuz I still think they lived back there.

 

Lol Jim, it was a black hole at times and I've slayed a few dragons in there - they drank coolant and breathed microwaves Big Smile. Many thanks for looking through your stuff but don't make it a priority - there's no rush.

Thanks again,

Russ

Russ, Jim;

I'm thinking of contacting Boeing directly, there may be some department that still has some documentation around.

The other idea is to contact an AFB with a BUFF, like Wright Patterson, to see if the section is available for

historical documentation purposes.

You know Russ, Ken, bless him, may have a contact down there to help you out.

i would like to ask him myself, butWhistling...lol

There has to be a way to get that black hole illuminated.....with the light of dragons......

Dom

Thanks, Dom. I've tried that approach in the past and found that most companies, even Boeing, have few points of contact for folks "off the street". Most of their stuff is available to the military and to foundations and universities, etc. and they have folks to deal with them, but not with the average citizen. So far, I haven't found any contacts for model builders. I'm planning to write to the editors of the In Scale series and see if they can provide any help. 

There is another possibility that I'm working on that is very near at hand - there is a B-52D on display in Orlando, just an hour away! It disappeared years ago and I thought it had been scrapped since it was in pretty bad shape at the time. Just recently, I discovered they had moved it to a new display area, repainted it and everything. Found it while Google Earthing Smile.

I've been making phone calls trying to find out if it would be possible to get access to the 47 section for pictures.

Russ

 

 

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:44 PM

Russ;

You've done your homework, listen, if there is anything I could do research wise, please let me know.

There must be a way to pressure the the Dayton ops to give you a shot at the tail section.

Dom

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Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:52 PM

Source: Walter Boyne

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Posted by buffjock on Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:54 AM

Hey all, I just put up a few model pics on Flickr- Nuthin sexy, just some of the old heaps I build here at Boeings Ohio plant....

<a href="www.flickr.com/.../" title="60-0008m1 by b52nut, on Flickr"><img src="farm9.staticflickr.com/.../8596917629_61f79b3708.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="60-0008m1"></a>

That should get you in the right area...

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  • From: USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:59 AM

Bockscar

Russ;

You've done your homework, listen, if there is anything I could do research wise, please let me know.

There must be a way to pressure the the Dayton ops to give you a shot at the tail section.

Dom

Thanks, Dom.  I really appreciate your offer. Just don't stir up Dayton - there's no way I'm gonna drive there from Florida, especially this time of year... Big Smile (I assume you mean Orlando... Smile)

Russ

 

 

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