I spent the good part of a couple hours yesterday evening applying decals to the B-47. They went on incredibly well.. and responded to a little setting solution to snuggle down into panel lines. I was planning to put the wing walk boundry markings on, but then hesitated because the kit decals were actually missing part of the decal! On one of the wing walk decals, the part over the fuselage was missing..only on one mind you. Seems an odd screw up. So I opted to just not apply them.
After building the very nice Airfix Scooter, I thought I’d try a quick turn around and get something else done. Looking through my stash in the garage, I pulled out an Academy B-47 Stratojet which I last touched in March of 2013!. As I looked at it, I realized that I’d started to mask it for painting. So I decided to take the kit in and finish her up. I’d also obtained a set of decals for her that were from a 2000 modeling show in California. Apparently someone sent me the set so I have a pretty interesting bird to model. B-47’s weren’t known for their colorful markings. I think the last I was looking at this kit I was thinking of a WHIFFER in Australian Naval Reconaissence colors because the Aussies apparently contemplated buying them from the US. Anyhow… here’s the finished paint with the gloss coat on ready for decaling. Note that the Tamiya tape came off after two years without issue…
Here’s what she should look like..
I have had a 1/144 Revel Bear D in the stash for a while. I wanted to build it differently (Natch) and while researching on Al Gore’s invention something called the Tsar Bomb. It’s the colloqial name for the largest atomic weapon ever detonated. The Soviets decided to pop this atom back in the 60’s. It was 50-52 Megatons worth of nuclear energy. (They toned it down to 50% of capability because they didn’t want too much radiation).
I modeled this in 123D and printed it via shapeways. The nose probes are stretched sprue.