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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2017, 06:05:42 pm »
A very big parcel arrived for me today, I had a partially built Avro Vulcan to hand which gave me an idea.
 A stretched Vulcan; well the forward section of the Vulcan would fit where the lower glazing on the B-36. Fill in the gap where the B-36 canopy should go. Cut the remaining parts of the Vulcan down the seem and remove the tail fins and you have the worlds longest Vulcan. With the Vulcan wings on it doesn't look out of place.
All the other parts can be used on the vacform kit of the B-36.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2017, 06:13:16 pm »
A very big parcel arrived for me today, I had a partially built Avro Vulcan to hand which gave me an idea.
 A stretched Vulcan; well the forward section of the Vulcan would fit where the lower glazing on the B-36. Fill in the gap where the B-36 canopy should go. Cut the remaining parts of the Vulcan down the seem and remove the tail fins and you have the worlds longest Vulcan. With the Vulcan wings on it doesn't look out of place.
This would work well on the vacform kit, as I have the Vulcan and Peacemaker in the stash.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2017, 09:20:46 pm »
I've seen photos of the Boeing 747 Dream lifter which gave me an idea of using the
B-36 in a similar layout.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2020, 01:16:41 am »
I came across shapeways.com who sell stock of click2detail.net,  they provide the XB-36 prototype nose and windows,  the NB-36 parts but seems expensive but I suppose this has to justify the exclusivity of such a large aircraft.  Wheels and radar.
I'm tempted to buy the XB-36 nose and cockpit glazing .

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2020, 08:06:11 am »
The front half of the 1/72 Lockheed C-130 is slightly bigger than the circumference of the Monogram RB/B-36. Well the Heliplane served it's purpose I'll use the 1/72 Mil-26 Halo for the next one.
The wings from the AMT/ERTL Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing do fit the Peacemaker fuselage although this isn't a perfect fit with a bit of putty/filler this will blend in.
Well it certainly isn't the YB-60, Douglas had something very similar based on the C-133.
I might square off the vertical fin tail.
I know where I can get another B-36 from,  so a four engined beastie shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2020, 11:18:11 am »
Random idea.  A 1/48 V-2 would be very  close in diameter to a 1/72 B-36 fuselage.  So a you could build a monster rocket or an aircraft with a very pointy nose cone.

And you've got a pair of huge wings and a lot of engines left over for something else.
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2020, 01:40:55 pm »
This might inspire you:

IMG_20180805_200439152 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20180906_134518897 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20180906_134414216 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

More pictures here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/albums/72157698217533564

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2020, 04:11:42 pm »
Somewhere I saw a rocket body, possibly a Saturn 5, with a B-29 forward fuselage and cockpit. I wonder how that would look using a B-36? Some scale o rama would be required.
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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2020, 05:30:23 pm »
Thanks for your info  :thumbsup:

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Re: Ideas for the B-36 Peacemaker
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2020, 07:41:33 pm »
I'm going to add the B-36 wings to the Revell Blohm and Voss BV-222.  Instead of 6 engines it will have four or maybe five with one in the tail.