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Everything posted by marauderdriver

  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
  16. Thank You Sir. I found the painting crew figures is actually a fairly easy task in 1/32nd and smaller. The challenge is modifying them to the pose you want. I built an in-flight 1/48th B-17 back when it first came out in the 70's using various figures from kits in the closet. Don't shy away from it as working out-side the box is a great teaching tool to give you confidence to do it again if you so desire. Plus you'll LEARN ALOT!. The turtle deck is made to be removable if so desired but was not planning too. I will consider doing this if I can get the fit right. Will be posting more pics of the top turret and crew in the various stages of completion in a day or two. Thanks for looking in jack
  17. Thanks Ron, I saw the bombardier a few years ago, after I put the beast on the shelf, and figured it was easier to modify the one I did to be over the bombsight. The advantage of doing mine was the legs were separate and the choice of arms and heads. I wanted the heads with the oxygen mask on and goggles down to cover any exposed skin. Most later crews used the A-14 mask that did not have the bladder as thy were less prone to freezing. I also made a ball turret gunner and will post some more pics of the other guy's soon. Thanks for the update jack
  18. The real fun of this is finding all my references and looking at some of the parts I started...what the Hell was I THINKING. Going back and reading my original thread helps but the lack of pics from then makes some of it a mystery. Will probably be a couple of days getting back in the groove and see were to start. Stay Tuned jack
  19. You are too kind Sir This was 5 years ago, I hope I can continue with the same quality. jack Thank You Sir, Hope I can remember how I did this. Thanks Skeeter Good to be doing something I want to work on. Haven't done anything since I finished the KC-10. t Thank You Ron, Be interested to see the crew. have a couple of ideas about the spinning props that doesn't include motors. I've seen a couple of 48th "Prop Blurs" done and have made some from clear plastic disk chucked in my Dremel. We'll see jack
  20. Thanks guy's.....I thought the egg plane was a nice touch..same Squadron anyway. what happened to the delete option? I'm stuck with a silly looking post ….cause I am silly. jack
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