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marauderdriver last won the day on June 30 2019

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About marauderdriver

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  • Birthday 06/12/1957

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    Bossier City La.
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    Mostly 1/32 "Blowtorches" with an occasional "FAN" thrown in for good measure.

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  1. I just watched a 48th build on youtube and it looks AWESOME! Just wondering about the weight of the inner wing and tail assembly. Looking forward to seeing how this works out Jack
  2. the ECM antenna is different than your model also.
  3. @tomprobert This is the damaged area of the one Ghost Rider replaced. 49th Operational Test Squadron
  4. @tomprobert The nose art is pretty simple and have closer-up pics from nose to tail, with 007 tail number. I thought the same thing except 1/144 or 1/72 scale. would be unique.
  5. We are practically neighbor's. 1007 is Ghost Rider, the first B-52 to be returned to the active fleet from the "Boneyard" in Az. She was flown here in late 2015 to replace the B-52 behind her due to an oxygen system fire in the cockpit. After they transferred the lower deck equipment she went to Tulsa for upgrades and repaint. She is at Minot due to the fact she was on loan to the test squadron here hen the fireoccurred. That is 7 years in the desert sun except where the protective sealer was located. We have another one from the boneyard here now to replace the one lost on Guam from an aborted take-off brake fire. I haven't been able to get pics of her yet.
  6. You have to remember the travel of the wing when she is in flight. Some pics I took during touch & goes when I first got my camera. Again please excuse the "Buff eating tree".
  7. Not sure if any of these help at this point. Please excuse the light post and dumpster
  8. Love the weathering on this beast. I remember when the USAF was terrified of this thing back in the early 70's Good thing it was fast because "checking- six" would be impossible. Beautiful job jack
  9. F3 for sure and possibly a F1 although I'm converting it to a T4. Looking forward to seeing how this progress's. jack
  10. Great work so far Sir. PE makes me crazy, which is why I didn't use it. Do you have any photos of the ammo boxes for the ball turret, my understanding is they are inside the turret. The only pics I can find are for the B-24 that attach to the turret support. I can still fix mine as the fuselage is still unglued, Thanks jack
  11. I had to look up the Gorn, the original Star Trek was hokey to this 11 years old. though I liked the Trebles Your quite right, even has a flak vest. You know I never even thought of contrails......HMMM!
  12. Top turret with gunner, radio operator ( will change head), ball turret and waist gunners. Tail gunner is the only one left to be modified. Flak vest are made from lead tape.
  13. I work in the gift shop at the Barksdale Global Power Museum at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and have had the privilege to meet several WWII veterans. Some were aircrew and some ground guy's who have shared some of their experiences. What a humbling experience to listen to their stories. My dad flew 65 missions as a pilot in B-26 Marauders in 44-45 from England and France. They all one thing in common, they said they were just doing their job. What an incredible group of men they were. jack
  14. Sounds like a really cool diorama ,and LARGE! The possibilities are endless with this kit providing you have the space. My wife prefers I hang mine from the ceiling and she has a spot picked out for mine when it is off the stand (only on the stand for shows). I wonder what the poor tail gunner went through with the waist being open to the wind, even with deflectors. Maybe not as bad as I think. jack
  15. Congratulations Brian! You want humidity? we grow gills here in Bayou Country! Does your new bride know of your plastic/resin addiction? Has she caught you sneaking looks on "modeling websites"? How about the glue sniffing & paint huffing? See Brian, you have a problem, you need help. You must admit you have an addiction before you call Model Builders Help Line! 1-999-999-999! or Plastic's Anonymous 1-999-999-999? Congrats to Y'all jack
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