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B-1b; Revell 1/48
Topic Started: Jan 26 2018, 03:41 PM (204 Views)
garcor
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Hello,

This is Revells 1/48 Bone, original release from 1985/86.
I have a few extra bits for this build including some JDAM munitions very kindly donated by some fellow forum members :> , and new "featherless" exhausts by Barracuda resin.
Have yet to source decals/ masks but I hope to have that sorted soon.
I am planning on a late 90's / early 00's aircraft so will be finished in all over Grey.

This is a big kit. Its just shy of 1m long and similar wingspan. Parts count is lowish but some parts are big. Have a look at the attached pics...

Boxtop
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Inside
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Yep thats a 30cm (1ft) ruler on the top... :ermm:

Parts
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You can just make out the jiffy bag with the JDAM and the box with the new exhausts....

So no point in just looking at it. Lets get to work... :bat:

First up nose undercarraige bay
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A little bit of flash but the moulding looks very good. It should look good when it gets paint and a wash...

The 4 ejection seats assembled as well.

And just to show size again the tail was stuck together...
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The tail section alone is bigger than a 1/72 single engine fighter!

I wonder how much paint this will soak up :huh:

Till next time,

All the best
Gary
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Joseph M

Hi Gary,
Good luck with this one. :>
My 1/144 scale kits could take off on the wingspan of this yoke!!! ;)
Cheers
Joe M
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Prenton
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Wow Gary

That's some size of a kit. You getting a new house or something? (I mean a warehouse!!)

Philip
"To boldly go..."

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Jasonb
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There isn't enough popcorn in the world to eat while watching this one Gary! 😁 Would love to have the space to make big models like this, and the B1 is a sleek aircraft...
On the bench -
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garcor
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Hi again,

Cheers Lads, tis a big kit ok. There is just enough room for it to fit beside the AC130 I did a while ago!. :>
Now if I ever really crack up and order the sanger 1/48 B-52 :ermm: things could be a bit tight! :O

Quick update,
Nose gear bay and cockpit bits given a coat of paint.
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Some nice moulding there. Those injection marks on the rear cockpit might be covered when its installed.

The wings were tided and glued….
Big bits, big sprue attachment..
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Razor saw to the rescue…
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Had to glue them one at a time, I didn’t have enough clamps to do both at the same time!
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The gaps are on the underside near the trailing edge, I will use some scrap plastic card for the bigger gaps and filler for the others.

This kit builds up in 3 sub-assemblies, nose, tail and centre section.
The nose and tail are split vertically whereas the centre section is split horizontally.
I am thinking of modifying the fit of the wings to allow them be fitted at the end of the build. Might make painting and handling easier too. :>

Till next time...
Keep building

Gary




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Some more progress on the Bone,
Nose wheel well painted and given a wash.
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Cockpit assembled and test fitting to nose section
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A “little bit” of lead added to prevent tails sitting, same on both sides..
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Nose section glued together, I picked out the instruments and switch panels in black and gave a dry brush of light grey. I did not do any extra detail painting with the cockpit as it cant be seen anyway..
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I now have the wings and nose together, next will be the mid fuselage…
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All the best :>

Gary
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cyclonus

Ooh that's a big one.
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