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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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Daniel Mysak added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
Nice size comparison, a 1/72 Smart.
50 | 3. May, 14:10
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Daniel Mysak
If you mean the engine nacelles, they are only hold together by the clamp, the fitting will be not so bad when glued.
31. August, 15:18
31. August, 17:52
Daniel Mysak
Some progress on the engines but still a long way to go.
3. September, 20:37
Cuajete
Great engines job 👍
6. September, 17:33
Alexander
Agreed, engines look great - as everything else so far.. 👍
23. October, 00:55
Paulo Fonseca added a new photoalbum.
32 | 5. September, 23:20
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karatel
Wow 😳
3. October, 09:49
Clifford Keesler
Coming along nicely.
14. October, 01:38
Gary Victory
Really nice paint work Paulo. Nothing on the wing fits well. Unfortunately you will have issues with the weapons pylons and the tanks. Im sure you will make a great job of it same has you have with the engine pylons. Top job Sir.
18. October, 06:27
Michael Kohl
You guys have way too much space.
18. October, 12:08
Cuajete
Nice painting job so far 👍
18. October, 17:33
Gary Victory added a new photoalbum.
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Lots of filling and correcting panel lines and filling the wing joints with kit sprue to get the wings to a more appropr...
11 | 9. September, 07:23
Francky
Strange, the large raduius on the top view where the wings connect to the fuselage seems very wrong?
10. September, 07:23
Gary Victory
Francky - The B-52 was part of the SALT negotiations with the Soviet Union due to ALCM capable airframes. I believe all the H models were capable and was identifiable by the Turbo Fan engines.
With the G model not all the airframes were brought up to that standard so to make the ALCM carriers 'visible' an extension was added at the wing root and also a fin like feature on the lower airframe by the rear undercarriage. See below which was added to the uploaded instructions on scalemates for this kit;
Especially make note of option 3.

There are only ALCM pylons and AGM-86C missiles in the kit. This is a problem, explanation
follows:
Option 1 – 58-0173 „Let´s Make A Deal" - the plane DID NOT carried the ALCM pylons in the
Gulf war. You need to obtain AGM-28 pylons from kit AMT 8633 "G early" (without EVS bulges)
or from Monogram D kit + scratchbuild I-BEAM adapter + add 2 x MER (e.g. from Eduard
672119). The plane was in „SAC" camouflage. The camouflage colors are wrong, replace FS
34201 with FS 34086 and FS 36118 with FS 36081. The FS 34201 faded a lot so check the pictures
for corret shade.
Option 2 – 57-6515 „Mohawk Warrior"- the plane DID NOT carried the ALCM pylons in the Gulf
war. You need to obtain AGM-28 pylons from kit AMT 8633 "G early" (without EVS bulges) or
from Monogram D kit + scratchbuild I-BEAM adapter + add 2 x MER (e.g. from Eduard 672119).
The plane was in „Mono" camouflage. The camouflage colors are wrong, replace FS 35237 with FS
36081.
Option 3 – 57-6473 „Hard T´get" - this plane was not ALCM modified, had no added „streaks" to
the wing roots, so IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to build it from the box. You need to obtain the front
fuselage halves from AMT/Ertl/Italeri B-52H kit. The plane did not carried ALCM pylons in the
Gulf war. It carried „stub" pylons + HSAB adapter. The plane was in „Mono" camouflage. The
camouflage colors are wrong, replace FS 36118 with FS 36081.
Option 4 – 58-0253. No idea why this option is in this kit as it was not in Gulf war. Do not use it.
You can find more info about loadouts, configs etc. on B-52G during Gulf war here:
www.dstorm.eu
10. September, 09:13
Francky
Waw, you do know about the B_52 i SEE; Thanks a lot for the infop provided.

🙂
Fy
13. September, 14:43
Guillaume Blanchet
That a really nice bird!
19. October, 12:04
Gary Victory added a new project.
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1:72 B-52G Stratofortress (Italeri 1378)
Boeing B-52G-95-BW Stratofortress
US Military US Air Force (1947-now)
1708 BW 58-0173
1991 Gulf War»Desert Storm - King Abdul Aziz AB, Jeddah SA
FS34086 FS36081 FS36118
 
1 | 9. September, 07:10
Gary Victory
58-0173 „Let´s Make A Deal"
9. September, 07:26
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