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RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:55:08 am »
Hi all,
Simple: imagine the RAAF continued with dedicated bombers, culminating in the purchase of four B-1BAs in the mid-1980s.




Lindberg 1/144 kit with random decals.
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 11:49:46 am »
Looks great in that scheme!
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 01:58:13 pm »
nice looking  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 07:32:45 pm »
Yup, that camo suits the Bone very well. :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 11:00:00 pm »
Great build :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 05:07:47 am »
Looks great in that scheme!

Does, doesn't it  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 05:55:05 am »
Woah...they keep getting better ! Love the look of those colours and markings on her. Again, what paints did you use ?

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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 10:20:16 am »
The compound curves of the B-1 just scream SEXY!  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 11:35:54 am »
Very well executed, how did you deal with the lack of clear pieces for the upper cockpit?
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 03:50:05 pm »
Glllorrrrrious!!  She looks fantastic! The camo job is choice.

How cool would it be to see her in formation with a couple Aardvarks.   ;D
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 11:12:05 pm »
Thanks for the kind words folks!

Unfortunately the camo colours didn't come out right in the photos so I'll try and get some in natural light. The paints are taken from Federal Standard callouts converted on a FS-Humbrol-Tamiya-whatever chart I found online: Tamiya XF-27, XF-65 and XF-49 over X-2, followed by all-over Humbrol Gloss Kote for the decals then Matt Cote to finish.

"how did you deal with the lack of clear pieces for the upper cockpit?" - I ignored them  :angel: although if it bothers me I'll just hit it with some Clearfix.
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 05:20:52 am »
That looks great! :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 10:58:22 am »
Clearfix?  :unsure:
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Re: RAAF B-1BA - Aussie Bone!
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 07:15:38 pm »
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand