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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

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Category:Aircraft - Jets
Aircraft - Jets
Also known as:
Used from:1955–Now
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Boeing
Model:B-52 Stratofortress

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Books

 
B-52 Stratofortress (Zenith Press )
B-52 Stratofortress The complete history of the world's longest serving and best...
Bill Yenne
2012
B-52 Stratofortress (Osprey Publications 50)
B-52 Stratofortress Units in Operation Desert Storm
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Jon Lake, Mark Styling
2004
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Daniel Mysak added a new photoalbum.
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New: 21. June, 14:49
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Finished the cockpit section.
34 | 3. May, 14:10
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Daniel Mysak
@Patrick thanks👍
@David, yes, fit looks not too bad.
14. June, 19:50
Gary Victory
Really nice start on your BUFF. Unfortunately this kit and the Italeri releases both have issues with accuracy. Your attention to detail is fantastic and love the stressed skin effect. Looking forward to the rest of your build Daniel.
15. June, 06:33
Daniel Mysak
Thanks Gary. Yes, your right with the weak details. I expected way more from this kit, it's a bit disappointing.
21. June, 17:36
Oliver Zwiener
Sehr interessant - bin mit dabei !
21. June, 18:27
Andy Ball
I'd like to follow, please. This one intrigued me compared to the older 72nd moulds.
21. June, 18:52
Selman Yarar added a new project.
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20. May, 19:00
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Dutch added a new project.
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13. March, 02:40
Vince Venezuela added a new project.
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Completed
1:72 B-52G Early Type U.S.A.F Stratofortress Strategic Bomber (Modelcollect UA72207)
 
2 | 31. January, 11:15
Gary Victory
Fantastic build. Not the best BUFF on the market but you got this one looking good. Love the paint job. Well done Vince.
15. February, 08:54
Vince Venezuela added a new photoalbum.
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Project: B-52G BUFF
1:72 B-52G Early Type U.S.A.F Stratofortress Strategic Bomber (Modelcollect UA72207)
17 | 31. January, 11:19
Agustin Prellezo
Amazing! All of them!
31. January, 12:27
Chris Church
Camo on the B-52 is really well done.
31. January, 14:56
Vince Venezuela
Thanks Agustin and Chris!
1. February, 06:18
Konrad Limmer
Very impressive builds 👍!! All those heavy bombers looking great 👍! The transport boxes too.
1. February, 11:17
Łukasz Gliński
Impressive, very cool boxes too 👍
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1. February, 12:55
Cuajete
Fastastic heavy bombers collection!
Congrats!
2. February, 11:45
Slavo Hazucha
Big show here, literally, I like all 4, should go for the Blackjack, but I think the BUFF clearly steals the show with that exquisite faded camo which looks absolutely in scale, and those deployed flaps 👍.

Also astonished how well the wings connect, obviously there is a line, but would not guess they go apart if I´d just see the thing put together - were they such a good fit OOB or is this a product of tedious fitting and adjusting?

One last point, and I really mean this well - the yellow outlines around the cockpit windows really pop-out on the otherwise perfectly arranged paint-job and surface treatment... I´ve had exactly this moment with my F-111 when I applied the yellow line decals and the thing suddenly went from a scale model to toys´r us item - it´s not nearly that bad here, but IMHO they´d really deserve some de-contrasting... I managed to tame mine with application of brown oil colors - anyway, top job, would not mention this if the rest were not so good, hope you take it as it´s meant, a friendly opinion...
2. February, 19:35
Vince Venezuela
Thanks guys for your very kind comments and ideas! The brown oil wash/filter on the yellow windows lines is a pretty good trick, i ll give it a go. Thanks Slavo for the tip 😄 she ll look much better with somewhat less prononced eye liner😉 😛

As for the wings connexion, the fit was quite good oob, and wouldnt require any attention should you glue them in place. But if you go « bomba-in-a-box » then the « male » alignment tabs on the body are too shallow, and the weight of those long, long wings keeps driving them away from it. Simple fix is to prolonge and narrow down the wings' « female » connectors with some card.

Take care and keep up the fun!!
3. February, 19:45
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