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Bison Maritime Partol
« on: May 19, 2022, 09:08:50 pm »
Here's what I'm starting with. It's the old 1956 Revell box scale 1/169th scale Bison bomber. I've had it in the drawer of doom for so long I can't remember where or when I acquired it. I just got it out and decided it's time to do something with it and this would be a great opportunity. I checked some photos and this model is a whiff in a box to begin with. So I'll be adding some lumps and bumps.





I have removed what remained of the gun turrets, added a "stinger" cone in place of the tail guns and filled in the landing gear openings. More pics as the PSR progresses. I never had the gear or any other parts for it so this will end up on a brass rod when finished.

Not only was the canopy a mess but now it walked off the work desk and disappeared. No real loss at all so I値l just fill in the opening with plastic and place some blue decal instead. I知 going to try making some bubble windows by heating the end of a clear sprue until it forms a half round shape. Most of the PSR is done except little touch ups.

Glued white plastic in place of the wind screen and sanded that to the proper shape. I replaced the prop spinner with the nose from an old F-18 to give a more late model shape. Time for antenna and the IFR probe. I made the observation domes seen in most pics by heating the end of a clear sprue until it melts into a rounded dome like shape. I知 going to try the natural metal top and very light grey bottom as seen in most of the Bison pics. I drilled out the engine intakes as they looked terrible. Exhaust is just as bad but if I drill that out it will be a see through engine space. I値l think of something. I could stuff in bits of black foam to block that. These intakes are round and should be oval anyway. I値l have to invent a story line to cover that.

I added the parts as I described and then started with some silver paint. Its all one "tone" right now but I'll try varying the shade with flat and gloss on different panels. It worked on the external tanks for an X-15 so it might work here.











All the pictures of a Bison bomber show what appears to be an off white/very light grey underside. It might just be weathered. I might have to mix up something or just go with white. Also, I've already managed to break off the IFR probe. At least I found it on the floor!
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 12:07:03 am »
Looking good. The Bison C was flown by the USSR Navy in the maritime strike role with an
 anti-snip missile attached to the underneath fuselage in the belly recess. Phased out to become a tanker or heavy lift aircraft.

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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 03:25:11 am »
That's looking VERY sleek indeed, and the paint job is magnificent!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 03:44:18 am »
Lovely Molot.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 05:44:13 am »
That's looking VERY sleek indeed, and the paint job is magnificent!  :thumbsup:

Very much so  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 08:26:03 am »
Looks like one of those executive desktop models, right now! ;)
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 11:44:49 am »
Thats a plane ya just never see as a model these days and its great to see one with paint this smooth ..like slik mate :thumbsup:  ;D
Shame theres no landing gear..ive always liked the layout of Bisons landing gear but man the tail used to look like it sat a foot of the ground  <_<
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 11:58:22 am »

Thats a plane ya just never see as a model these days and its great to see one with paint this smooth ..like slik mate :thumbsup:  ;D


Funny you said that. Somewhere up in The Loft I've got a 1/72 scale vacform Bison, it's an AWESOME size!
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2022, 12:27:55 pm »
So bust it out!
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2022, 04:08:33 pm »
I remember having a 1/72 wooden model of a Bison as an aircraft recognition aid when I was in the ROC, along with a B-52. Age means I cannnot recall what happened to either model
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2022, 06:48:43 pm »
In WW2 they made the first 菟lastic models out of Bakelite. I知 sure wood too.
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2022, 04:45:39 am »
A Model make a 1/72 Myasishchev Molot.  I'd love one, but the size...
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2022, 12:35:20 pm »
Yeah Kit ..what kerick said !!!  :lol:
But damn that wont be small by any means as the Bison aint a small plane and vac formed aswell..oh that would be challenge to build ..its a slim bird.
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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2022, 01:58:24 pm »
Now if somone did an M4 Bison in 1/144 I certainly would have one

This is looking good too

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Re: Bison Maritime Partol
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2022, 02:36:21 am »

Now if somone did an M4 Bison in 1/144 I certainly would have one


Anigrand do, albeit at a price.

https://www.anigrand.com/AA4042_3M.htm
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