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Posted by Striker8241 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:04 PM

goldhammer

Thank you sir, but pales in comparison to your work

 

Augh! That's not true, my friend, but I thank you for the kind thought Smile. And I'll be looking forward to that future refueling scenario. That's going to be a massive project!

Cheers,

Russ 

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Monday, July 22, 2019 3:17 PM
Yeah GH, you staggered the colors on the top of the engines, well done!

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11 PM

Thank you sir.  Appreciate your hosting.  One of these days going to start on the AMT "G" and the KC 135 to go into a hanging refueling display (1/72).

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Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, July 21, 2019 5:49 PM

Yeah, I agree, nice work GH!

I especially appreiate the small scale too, I can't work that small anymore, so hats off to you and Russ!

 

Your Cammo looks great!

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:34 PM

Thank you sir, but pales in comparison to your work

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Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:14 PM

Very nice work, GH! YesYes

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, December 10, 2018 1:40 PM

Well, after I had paint issues, she found her way to my shelf of doom.  Finally got it down and finished it up.  Minicraft 1/144 "H".  Done as a "what if", had the "H's" been sent to Vietnam back in the day.

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Posted by Bockscar on Monday, November 5, 2018 4:36 PM

C2D

Has anyone used any of the Click2detail brand B-52 sets?  They've got an XB-52 conversion set that I'm considering....

 

 

Hi C2D!

 

I'm not sure about the Click2detail sets. If anyone knows, it would Major Kong.

What scale/kit are you building?

C2D
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Posted by C2D on Saturday, November 3, 2018 11:24 AM

Has anyone used any of the Click2detail brand B-52 sets?  They've got an XB-52 conversion set that I'm considering....

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Posted by Bockscar on Friday, March 31, 2017 7:55 PM

Those first few micro seconds release such intense photonic energy it behaves as though it were infra-red energy. Both are electromagnetic, but rarely in our daily lives do we consider light waves themselves as potentially destructive.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyrU3mnYJmE

 

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Posted by Buffirn on Friday, March 31, 2017 5:28 PM

The white on the bottom of the BUFF was actually gloss to help reflect the flash of a NUDET.  It's a hold over from high level nuclear deliveries.  I think the D midels were gloss black for the same reason.

Jim Williams

 

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Posted by buffjock on Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:10 PM

Dom,

 

 Russ tried a year ago to learn me up on that with no success.... I wil send it to you in an email and you can do what ya wish... I have almost 15,000 pics of 52s....

 

Majer Kong  Cowboy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:06 AM

Hey Kong;

Any way you could post that picture of 59-2602 here as well?

Tx Smile

 

 

buffjock

Art

FS34201 SAC Bomber Tan, FS34159 SAC Bomber Green, FS34079 Dark Green.  The FS number escapes me for the white... Sent you a photo of 59-2602 taken in 73 at RAF Fairford

 

 

Majer Kong  Cowboy

 

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Posted by buffjock on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:55 PM

Art

FS34201 SAC Bomber Tan, FS34159 SAC Bomber Green, FS34079 Dark Green.  The FS number escapes me for the white... Sent you a photo of 59-2602 taken in 73 at RAF Fairford

 

 

Majer Kong  Cowboy

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:14 PM

Thanks MK, white she shall be.

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Posted by buffjock on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:37 PM

GH,

 If your building an early 70s "G" the bottom of the fuselage and wings should be white. If your cloning a "D" the vertical stab and undersides should be black. Hope this helps.

Majer Kong  Cowboy

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Posted by Bockscar on Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:38 PM

Yeah GH, breaking up the green on the back in front of the tail is an idea. Youv'e got a nice rythm going with the alternating colours, it's like your eye almost expects to see another band of tan there.

As for the actual colours, I think your best bet would be to ask Kong, he is much more knowledgeable than me when it comes to those accurate schemes.

Looking forward to your next iteration here!Yes

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 5, 2017 2:21 PM

Thank you.  Planning on using MM 4766 Camoflage Gray with maybe up to 10% of their Flat White for the bottom, opinion?  Also looking at the pics, think I'll toss a little more of the tan on her back to split the two greens and tie the tan together.

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Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:49 PM
Looking good GH, nice work on the lines!

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:52 PM

Still masking for the underside of the little BUFF.  Here are a couple of pics to tease-

 

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Posted by Randino on Friday, February 17, 2017 8:04 AM
Did you ever find the 1/200 DML "D" model you were looking for?
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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:25 PM

Painted the upper surfaces and pylons today in the two greens and the tan, along with the tanks and engine pods.  Will let that cure this week, hopefully get the undersides done next w/e.  Pics to follow that session.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, February 4, 2017 5:07 PM

Got the big flappy things on, engine pods and tanks are ready for paint.  Getting the Hounds ready now.  Hope to start paint tomorrow.

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Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:16 PM

Here's a picture of my baby, I can't make out the tail number, but apparantly 56-0689, looking good:

B-52D 56-0689

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Posted by Bockscar on Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:41 PM

Sad last two days, yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Countdown Disaster, in which Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee died in a capsule fire. Today is the Anniversay of the Challenger Disaster - tow shocking events in my life back-to-back.

But there is good news, I managed to find my Badger airbrush, buried in a storge garage and presumed AWOL until today. I hauled it up to my hobby room and it seems to be undamaged.

Tomorrow I pull some of the other paint hood pieces up as well, the exhaust fan and the actual hood I made 10 years ago. 

I finished messing around withe the eight engine exhaust nacelles and it's time to re-assemble the engines and mount them on their pylons again.

I'll send photos if everything works out as planned tomorrow.

 

Update -Saturday; I'm ahead of schedule, I found more airbrush supplies and paint, I just some of it is still good. Here's my work layout for Sunday; Engine assembly:

Buff Engines ready for assembly

 

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Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:15 PM

Today was a good day, I found my misplaced build log and booked 1.5 hours cleaning out the exhaust nacelles for my BUFF. last entry I made was December 2007. Now I know I've worked on it since then, but somehow the log got put on the wrong shelf, so I never logged the bomb build. Since I have started bomb clips per Russ' plans, I didn't need the flat plate with the half bombs molded on it. So what I did was cut the half bombs out of the plate and made individual bombs. I think I did that back in 2010 or so, anyhow, as I said, a few small tasks didn't make it into the log but I'm back at it now. I need a new camera to upload pictures, but the other good news is that I got my CyberSpaceAge website back up and running so I can load pictures from there. if any of you are interested you can see my model scratch build work at cyberspaceage.com - looking forward to more building. Oh, and thanks again to Russ for gluing together those resin iron bombs for me, my eyes hurt just looking at them.

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Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:15 PM
True, no one will ever notice, hey GH, sounds like great progress! Thanks for the link, they used to sell a resin wing-root a few years back, but looks like it's no longer around.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:59 PM

Go to the videos page up top, roll down to the review of it, and click on B52.....  $73.00 MSRP.

 

Got the wings and tail on the 1/144, just a couple of seams to fill/sand and send her off to the paint shop.Smile  Pylons are on, and engine pods and tanks are ready for paint as well.  Not typical loadout for an "H", but going to hang a Hound under each inboard (my era). Should have left off most of the external antennas that are on the later versions, but already drilled the holes, so used them as filler.....No one in my circle will ever know anyhow.

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by Bockscar on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:24 PM

Hey GH, you have a quick link to the Italari kit you mentioned? Please and thank you. Always wanted the SALT version.

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