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Posted by Striker8241 on Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:03 AM

Bockscar

Source: Walter Boyne

Now that's nice, Dom.  I just missed seeing that for real... oh well Sad

Russ

 

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Posted by Striker8241 on Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:39 AM

buffjock

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...

Hi, Allen,

That link didn't work for me, bud. I think you grabbed the HTML code instead of the HTTP link. Click on the picture, then click on the down arrow next to the Share option at the top of the picture. Copy the code displayed in the window and paste that in your post.

Cheers,

Russ

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:55 PM

buffjock

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...

Allen:

Nice pics, all

stored in my BUFF file, if'n ya' don't mind.

I love the silver BUFF's as well, I guess I am an aluminum freak of sorts......

Nice engines, i have one of those in my car....Whistling

Allen;

Thanks again for the images of your work, very inspirational!

Too nice to leave obscured by technology!!!

Sweet builds Allen!!!YesYes

We'll take all youuu've got, education is fantastic!

Dom

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Posted by Bockscar on Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:35 PM

Striker8241

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

Gosh Russ,

the folks at Dayton put a cott in Section 47 just for you!

With a whiskey-soda bar......

LOL....no worries......

Dom

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Posted by Bockscar on Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:39 PM

Striker8241

buffjock

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...

Hi, Allen,

That link didn't work for me, bud. I think you grabbed the HTML code instead of the HTTP link. Click on the picture, then click on the down arrow next to the Share option at the top of the picture. Copy the code displayed in the window and paste that in your post.

Cheers,

Russ

No worries Guys.......

The master of all things trivial

has once again

used trivial means

to post wonderful things...LMAO.....Clown

Dom

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Posted by buffjock on Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:32 PM

hey all,

Allen = Embarrassed

 Dont know what to say about all this Id probably know how to do the pic thingy ifn ida sniffed less Testors over the years.. I am humbled by the praise of my peers... i am absolutely gonna  have to do the CCV/LAMS bird for yall!! Guess Im lucky to have a crappy camera. Oh and I abide by the ten foot rule. If it makes me happy at ten feet, Im good. Not a single one of my B-52s is "completely" done, but if youve looked at as many pics as I have, theres always something thats missing, chipped, different color etc. Im all Good. Have I mentioned i like Crown Royal!! Yup, im good. Thanks again for the praise and your more than welcome to save a pic or 2 for yourselves. tell everyone I did em and that your a friend of mine!!

 

DrinksDrinksDrinksToastSleep

 

Allen

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Posted by Bockscar on Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:41 PM

Allen:

Shisssssh;

good news this week, i have a very strong heart,

but the doc said to stop eating bread, pasta, rice, and beer.

I fired him....LOL

Great builds pal, keep them coming.

If'n you need any conversation regarding more detail man,

you are now in detail & scratch build heaven pal.......

We sniff styrene dust here pal.....ATF is set to shut us down....lol

Dom

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Posted by buffjock on Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:35 PM

Dom,

dont forget my CIA clearance,they cant shut me down.... Especially after the "Gadget" arrives!!

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Posted by Bockscar on Friday, March 29, 2013 12:05 AM

buffjock

Dom,

dont forget my CIA clearance,they cant shut me down.... Especially after the "Gadget" arrives!!

KRIPES ALLEN;

thanks for reminding me....under all that political pressure....

Please, tell your sources I am not the attributable source for the "gadget", no way I can even

approach paying the taxes on that....Whistling

Yeah Allen, had a slight muk-a-bout with the lines, but smoothed most of the bad ones out.

You will see.

That is a masssssive  tritium ignitor,

and massssive depleted uranium tamper,

and massssive tritiun/cesium core delayed ignitor,

total blast fest.

The extra long body is to hold a very big parachute to let the BuffJocks get away

before the igniter-enhanced protocol starts a 30% efficient reaction.

What does that mean? Buff guys better be on it, or they will die....Angel

We got the balance between kinetic neutrons and static neutrons right.

See, even depleted uranium reacts under the right nuclear threshold,

so we did the same with the neutron balance and jehosaha!

Found a way to 'pop' the initial neutron outflow. Just like magic.

We down folded the need for slower kinetic neutrons by three, yes three fold,

so the uranium just sucks up all those vitamins and then the

resultant geometric release of kinetic neutrons makes the

tritium dance like a party in Satan's back yard.

We ended up with a unit the size of a golf ball.

Tried it out as a joke,

vaporized the clubhouse, 18 holes, and the supermarket across the street.

I was always told that practical jokes are a bad idea.

here i am, almost 60, kicked out of the CIA, and I am

finally starting to believe. Jess' leave it a alone, an' it will leave you alone.

Dang, i liked that golf course!!!!!Angry

Dom

Kripes Al, don't drop that sucker man!!!SurpriseBig Smile

Errrr...vaporized the city hall and dowtown core as well....

Dang.............GeekedWhistlingShssssssh......

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Friday, March 29, 2013 12:12 AM

Striker8241

Bockscar

Source: Walter Boyne

Now that's nice, Dom.  I just missed seeing that for real... oh well Sad

Russ

Sorry for being so blunt/plain-stupid, Russ;

how did you miss seeing that for real?

Dom

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Friday, March 29, 2013 3:13 PM

Not all BUFF Fixers got to fly with us.  I always enjoyed having visitors on the plane.  It was more fun at Red Flag at night.  Scared the bejezus out of them.  Low altitude at night in the mountains.  I always thought it was fun.  But I might have been wearing my helmet too tight.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Striker8241 on Friday, March 29, 2013 4:57 PM

Bockscar

Striker8241

Bockscar

Source: Walter Boyne

Now that's nice, Dom.  I just missed seeing that for real... oh well Sad

Russ

Sorry for being so blunt/plain-stupid, Russ;

how did you miss seeing that for real?

Dom

I was scheduled to go on a mission to check out one of our systems that was failing after takeoff, but the plane was grounded for another problem and I never got another chance. Like Jim says, the crews liked to rag the ride alongs Big Smile but he's being kind - the missions themselves were sometimes enough to scare the bejezus out of everyone, and those crews flew them continuously.

Russ

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Friday, March 29, 2013 11:18 PM

Reminds me of the day I talked to a guy who flew Lancasters over Germany.

70% of those guys died, and here I was chatting with Phil, and it hit me that life is like a lottery.

I found it hard to reconcile that there was such a small chance of survival to the fact that

there he was, chatting with me, and his pals were already dead for 50 years.....sobering.

Nothing like living through it, I say.

Dom

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Posted by Bockscar on Friday, March 29, 2013 11:21 PM

Striker8241

Bockscar

Striker8241

Bockscar

Source: Walter Boyne

Now that's nice, Dom.  I just missed seeing that for real... oh well Sad

Russ

Sorry for being so blunt/plain-stupid, Russ;

how did you miss seeing that for real?

Dom

I was scheduled to go on a mission to check out one of our systems that was failing after takeoff, but the plane was grounded for another problem and I never got another chance. Like Jim says, the crews liked to rag the ride alongs Big Smile but he's being kind - the missions themselves were sometimes enough to scare the bejezus out of everyone, and those crews flew them continuously.

Russ

Well Russ;

Nothing like having a high-stress job.

Being dead is easy, it's the 'getting dead' part that really messes us up.

Dom

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Posted by buffjock on Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:58 PM

Phew, glad Im over that!!  Little too much JP-8... and not enough LOX...

Dom, Gadget arrived this am. Who knew we got our weapons from Canada  Indifferent Good thing there wasnt a war, took me half the day to get that package opened!!!  Ifn someone was wanting to pick up a few more "Gadgets" what would be the proper protocol??

 

Allen

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Posted by buffjock on Saturday, March 30, 2013 4:02 PM

Dom,

Oops, I meant to say     YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHAAAWWWWWWWWW

(Allen is now waving his cowboy hat....)

A

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:28 PM

I was scheduled to go on a mission to check out one of our systems that was failing after takeoff, but the plane was grounded for another problem and I never got another chance. Like Jim says, the crews liked to rag the ride alongs Big Smile but he's being kind - the missions themselves were sometimes enough to scare the bejezus out of everyone, and those crews flew them continuously.

Russ

I am pretty much bejezus free.  It has been said that flying is hours of boredom punctuated with moments of stark raving terror.  Been there, done that, didn't like it at all!  Low altitude near misses with civilian aircraft and waterfowl were me bejezus moments.  Since, I ejected downward, there were things that scared others that didn't bother me.  It wouldn't matter, I could not escape.  MITOs were always a trip, especially if you were #3 in a 3 ship.  There wasn't always a lot of clean air to fly in.  It was worse in the G with the "low thrust" water burning engines.  The H could get around more of it wih brute power.  I can only imagine what it was like in the D.

 

 

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:40 PM

I have a quandry, a dilemma even.  I have 4 choices of BUFF to start this GB.  I have:

A Revellogram D

An early AMT G

An AMT Gulf War G

and a late AMT H

Which one should I start ??????

Jim Williams

 

  • Member since
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Posted by buffjock on Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:21 PM

J-dub,

I vote for the Revellogram "D" Its by for the best of the kits mentioned. just my .02

Allen

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:01 PM

buffjock

Phew, glad Im over that!!  Little too much JP-8... and not enough LOX...

Dom, Gadget arrived this am. Who knew we got our weapons from Canada  Indifferent Good thing there wasnt a war, took me half the day to get that package opened!!!  Ifn someone was wanting to pick up a few more "Gadgets" what would be the proper protocol??

 

Allen

Hmmmm....

funny you should mention that......

The fissionable material for the Manhattan Project came from Ontario I believe Whistling

I'll see if I still have Gadget materials around.....

DomCowboy

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Posted by buffjock on Sunday, March 31, 2013 4:34 PM

Dom,

Did a little figgerin and processed some numbers on my hands and I think after doing some CG work, a FULL load would be18. 6 internal (2 rows, 3 per row) and a 6 pack on each wing. Now, Im not sayin, Im just sayin......Whistling

 

 I bout peed my pants when I saw the little Cowboy  beside your name!! Even kinda looks like Major Kong... Be a good nickname on here for me, Major Kong??? Hmm im kinda diggin it...

 

Later,

    Cowboy

 R.Allen

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 31, 2013 6:15 PM

Buffirn

I have a quandry, a dilemma even.  I have 4 choices of BUFF to start this GB.  I have:

A Revellogram D

An early AMT G

An AMT Gulf War G

and a late AMT H

Which one should I start ??????

Jim:

I love having those kinds of problems to solve, you're a lucky guy to have such a dilemma!ConfusedConfusedBig Smile

Dom

Oh yeah, I still need another Revellogram to balance my bomber force......lol

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Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 31, 2013 6:22 PM

Major Kong Cowboy:

I'll have to do some digging, those were pretty high yield gadgets.

With 18 you could flatten quite a few statues of Lenin and Marx....lol.

There is smaller Mk nuke that was designed to be mounted outside of supersonic aircraft, but

I think I've seen them clustered under a Buff.

I'll check into it...

Von NeumannGeeked

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Posted by Buffirn on Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:07 PM

The B-43 was designed for external carriage on the B-58.  To the best of my knowledge, BUFFs never carried gravity nukes on the wings.  At least 5 different missiles(Hound Dog, Skyflash, SRAM, ALCM, ACM), but not gravity weapons.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by buffjock on Monday, April 1, 2013 4:04 AM

Jim,

That is true but Dom and I  are working with the extra super secret "CIA" B-52- You know the one that only lives at Dreamland and comes out to hunt at night... Unofficially, of course!!...Whistling   Rumor has it that it can also carry 2 D-21 drones also, but that also cannot be confirmed....Although there are 2 operational D-21s here on hand. They are mounted on Hound Dog pylons without the HSAB....

I would like to make clear to everyone, (especially the CIA)  that the aircraft mentioned above only exists in my head and on my modelling bench. As far as i know....

Dom, Since I forgot that the bomb bay is packed with special sensors and other "misssion specific stuff" that a FULL load would be 2 6-packs, assuming they would all be "Gadgets"Wink

 

Thats all fer now!!

Cowboy Major Kong

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Posted by Bockscar on Monday, April 1, 2013 6:38 PM

Buffirn

The B-43 was designed for external carriage on the B-58.  To the best of my knowledge, BUFFs never carried gravity nukes on the wings.  At least 5 different missiles(Hound Dog, Skyflash, SRAM, ALCM, ACM), but not gravity weapons.

Good point Jim,,, then they were missiles.....I remember they had fairly sharp nose housings, not blunt.

Mk 43,,,,B-43?:

Photo credit: http://nuclearweaponarchive.org

Here are some ALCM's:

Photo credit: www.wired.com

Speaking of blunt, i figured out how to make these:

Photo credit: BBC News

I think the ones I have are too big for scale, maybe closer to this Mk 41:

Photo credit: http://nuclearweaponarchive.org

I'll have to dig for a reference to the ones I saw, maybe they were these:

 Photo credit: http://www.fas.org.

Maybe I was thinking of these, carried externally, Mk 43's baby brother:

Photo credit: http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Weapons/B61.html

Just not by the BUFF.

Dom

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  • From: Middletown, OH
Posted by Buffirn on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:24 AM

B-61s will work.  They were small enough for fighters.  I know there were other fighter sized weapons, but I do not recall the Mk.  I have some B-61s in a weapons kit if you are interested.

Your picture of ALCMs are actually ACMs.  That picture may have been taken at Sawyer.  Lots of snow there.  Although, it could be Minot.  It is most likely not Barksdale.  

The blunt bombs are B-28s.  Someone was making them on the net.  I think it was on the Wolf Pack site.  I'll have to look again.

The pylon next to the lizard bird are ALCMs.

My personal favorite was the B-53.  BIG crater!

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:36 AM

The site for the nuclear weapon shapes is:

http://www.millcreekconsultants.com/Spectre-p1.html

They have some shapes that were designed for fighters.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:59 PM

Buffirn

B-61s will work.  They were small enough for fighters.  I know there were other fighter sized weapons, but I do not recall the Mk.  I have some B-61s in a weapons kit if you are interested.

Your picture of ALCMs are actually ACMs.  That picture may have been taken at Sawyer.  Lots of snow there.  Although, it could be Minot.  It is most likely not Barksdale.  

The blunt bombs are B-28s.  Someone was making them on the net.  I think it was on the Wolf Pack site.  I'll have to look again.

The pylon next to the lizard bird are ALCMs.

My personal favorite was the B-53.  BIG crater!

Thanks for that info Jim;

Heeeeeere's Johnnnny:

Yeah, that could excavate a decent size swimming pool alright. Burn a nice

dish out of solid coral about half a mile in diameter.....lol

Hey, thanks for that resin link, i should have bought some of those way

back when they were in stock!

Dom

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Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 8:41 PM

Hey Jim:

The Grim Reaper Arrived, and he is now tucked safely away in an old Squadron BUFF picture book.

Many thanks for the master of the scythe.....Devil

Dom

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