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#61 tomprobert

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:23 PM

Man that sucks. Trim the left side so it matches the top and then add strip to the right so they match. Reinforce from the inside for strength.

 

Sounds like a cunning plan - I'll keep you posted on my progress...

 

One of the reasons I would recommend using the matt white primer Tom, is not only can it be buffed up to a gloss or semi-gloss sheen where required, but it can also be locally weathered by rubbing in graphite and weathering powders to break up the uniformity. Much easier than spraying tints of white I find, especially for 1960s white Finningley Vulcans which attracted all sorts of brownish and greyish discolouration when subjected to the carried smoke and grime from what used to be industrial heartlands of Sheffield and Scunthorpe.

 

You might also like to look at this Flickr collection  which from about halfway down has a fairly comprehensive, hi-res B-52H walkaround, including flaps and flapwells, outriggers and their bays and other bits and pieces you could find useful..

 

Those pictures are fantastic - thanks for sharing. I hadn't realised that the out-rigger bays were zinc-chromate as presumed they'd be white like the main gear bays.

 

I'm amazed at how 'new' the pictures make the airframe look - it looks pristine and as if it's just rolled off of the production line and not having been in service for 50+ years.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 09:49 PM

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Tom, you need to do it in this scheme... and I'm also sure that the photo is taken by a guy called Mike Freer, he and his son Stuart have a superb collection of aircraft photos that they've taken. Might be worth searching their names for more.
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:20 AM

That SIOP scheme was pretty standard on B-52s at Greenham Common air shows throughout the 70s.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:59 AM

Anything New Tom?   Been waiting for an update on this big BUFF =-) 



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:34 PM

Anything New Tom? Been waiting for an update on this big BUFF =-)


Not much to report I'm afraid, Paul.

Being a teacher during term time means late nights marking books and not much modelling. Most of the spare time I do have I like to spend with my daughter and wife rather than being locked away upstairs and tinkering with plastic.

However, I had made a start on the internal sparring of the wing, but I've not touched the BUFF for a few weeks now. I've been tinkering with a couple of other projects too but nothing much of late.

I do have a week off now for half term, so am itching to get back at it!

All the best,

Tom
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