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on reqeust some pics off the B-58

This is what you get

im not going to discuss on how acurate this one is

for me it looks like a B-58 so im happy and it will be  a lot off fun

 

I placed a few parts on the cutting mat and thats size A3 so you get a idee about the size

 

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still a lot off resaerch to do before i start this one

buti have another vac to try first

 

Mark

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25 minutes ago, Dandiego said:

Thanks for the photos Mark. I have known that this kit exists but have not seen any  photos before. Looks like a monster.....wish I had one.

 

Dan

You can still order one

Google on tigger models

He is also on the forums here

 

Mark

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The size appears to be approximately somewhere between 'big' and 'very big'

 

I'm interested to see how you go with this kit. Vacforms seem to be a sort of half way between IM kits and scratchbuilding

 

Richard

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We need CAD designers/3D printers to look at what vac shapes are out there and a viable proposition for them to make a printed accessory kit to render the vac shape viable.

 

Tim suggested this concept to me and it may well be the future of 1/32 modelling: 3D printing meets draped shape technology.

 

Tony

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On 7/24/2020 at 5:27 PM, RLWP said:

The size appears to be approximately somewhere between 'big' and 'very big'

 

Being a B-58 guy, I can tell you its roughly the same size as a Felixtowe; only with the fuselage and wing dimensions flip-flopped.

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3 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

 

Being a B-58 guy, I can tell you its roughly the same size as a Felixtowe; only with the fuselage and wing dimensions flip-flopped.

Yes indeed

Now going on the hunt for good info and scale drawings

And I have to think about the landing gear wheels up or on the ground

 

Mark

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Michelle Choquette built this beautiful ID (now Tigger) Models B-58 that featured in this 1995 issue of FineScale Modeler. In fact I competed against (and was thoroughly outclassed by) her at the USA Nationals the year before in Omaha, NE.

 

This was before the large scale revolution in modeling...the choices were quite limited and often very crude, especially by today's standards. But Michelle had a reputation for making a silk purse out of a sow's ear and produced some truly outstanding works of art in 1/32 scale, including some scratch built subjects as I recall.

 

Rich

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On 7/26/2020 at 9:17 AM, mark31 said:

And I have to think about the landing gear wheels up or on the ground

The LG was stork-like to raise the plane high enough so that it could take off safely; you'd certainly save yourself a heck of a lot of trouble with gear up, and it would look even more sleek. 

 

Great project, iconic plane, have fun! 

 

First flight USAF film, @6:20 they even mention the long LG

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