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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *paint on*
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2018, 12:20:50 am »
LOTS of painters tape was sacrificed. 

Well worth it! Great job! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *paint on*
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2018, 02:29:23 am »
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *paint on*
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2018, 06:25:27 am »
Lovely job on that paint work sandiego   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Very much so  :thumbsup:
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *work started*
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2018, 10:44:54 am »
And, important, an heating system must be provided for the F-104 pilot, else he would be frosen solid.  :o
I remember having read something about this concerning the real FICON tests.

I would think the "easiest" solution would be to plumb a line from the B-52's environmental system though the pylon and into the F-104 system via a valve that closes after the F-104 engine start and it's system comes online. 
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *paint on*
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2018, 11:10:28 am »
The moment of truth....

Will the F-104's fit?



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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2018, 03:32:51 pm »
Like a couple of manned Hound Dogs.  :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2018, 06:29:59 pm »
Not much margin for error there. Are they intended to re-attach in flight?  You might need a trapeze to make it work both on separation and re-attachment.   Something that is long enough to attach well below the slip-stream?   :thumbsup:
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2018, 09:31:45 pm »
Not much margin for error there. Are they intended to re-attach in flight?  You might need a trapeze to make it work both on separation and re-attachment.   Something that is long enough to attach well below the slip-stream?   :thumbsup:

Launch only.  The B-52- F-104/RF-104 FICON only allowed for carriage and launch, but an air-to-air refueling capability post launch was provided....And like the Hound Dog missile, the F-104 main engines could be used for take off and climb, and the fighter could be topped off from the mother ship tanks before they were launched. 

Exactly Kit- a manned Hound Dog. 
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2018, 02:48:09 am »
This is coming along nicely.  With this, and after your B36 Agribomber we'll have to crown you King of the Big Jobs.

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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2018, 07:27:58 am »
This is coming along nicely.  With this, and after your B36 Agribomber we'll have to crown you King of the Big Jobs.

In my part of the world that's not an epithet you'd want  :angel: Still I know what you mean and wholeheartedly agree  :thumbsup:
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2018, 04:07:34 am »
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2018, 07:28:17 pm »
Fuselage coming together.  Neat set up for the main wheels. 

Bomb bay can open and close with some cleaver hinges built into the kit.  Sorry about the poor lighting. 

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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *Fuselage together*
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2018, 09:01:04 am »
Yes, that Monogram kit was well ahead of its time when it was produced. The engineering is magnificent, and not just because of its size either.  :thumbsup:
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *The moment of truth*
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2018, 11:16:58 am »
This is coming along nicely.  With this, and after your B36 Agribomber we'll have to crown you King of the Big Jobs.

In my part of the world that's not an epithet you'd want  :angel: Still I know what you mean and wholeheartedly agree  :thumbsup:

Certainly not here in Scotland where if you were to call someone "King of the big Jobbies" you would be very, VERY, lucky to get away from there with your teeth still intact.
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Re: B-52 "FICON": B-52 carrying F-104's *Fuselage together*
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2018, 08:15:11 am »
Need some work on the pylons.



I could just glue the F-104's on, but then I wouldn't be able to play...uhh.... I mean display my model in various configurations.  Will also allow other WHIFS to be mounted if desired. 

So I will use Magnets...



Old Bobcat Harrier T-4 shell for testing.  If three magnets can hold this thick mold, the F-104s will be easy.

A few finishing nails glued to the top of the fuselage. Three magnets super-glued to the pylon. 

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Holds great! Firm, but allows de-mating.  Fairing will be built up to hide the magnets.       
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