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Offline RussC

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The Buff
« on: October 02, 2011, 02:45:27 pm »
  While the B-51 design was successful, the Boeing designers were plagued by the shorter range and small load storage when meeting SAC requirements. The follow on craft, the B-52 Stratowing was to become a long serving strategic presence, outliving crewmembers and even a few of their Sons and Daughters.
  
  It was also significant in being the last strictly swept design (leading and trailing edge) large flying wing built. Further developments would all become delta or BWB or stealthy rhomboids.
  
  Model is plastic using a 777 wing, Corgi B-52 engines and "drop" tanks, F-105 Thunderchief fuselage (yup, its a 9 engine wing, the J-75 is still in it).
  
  And besides some diorama table shots, some photo-combos with skyscapes - crude, my earlier photoplaying with PS.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
« Last Edit: October 02, 2011, 02:48:51 pm by RussC »
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Re: The Buff
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 02:55:21 pm »
very good!!! more pics please!!! more!!!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Buff
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 02:59:35 pm »
Really nice stuff.  The inflights are well done.

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Re: The Buff
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 03:01:49 pm »
The world's only nine engined aircraft!  :thumbsup:

Love it!  :wub:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: The Buff
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011, 05:05:13 pm »
Awesome...simply awesome.
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Re: The Buff
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 05:27:35 pm »
Yes, awesome plane and scheme. well done. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Buff
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 05:30:06 pm »
This is one of my favorites  :wub: Love the stripe and the Buff layout.
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Re: The Buff
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 05:47:01 pm »
the red n black checker kills! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Buff
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 06:36:57 pm »
Love it!   :wub: :wub: :wub:

Can we get some shots of the ventral side?  Or head on?  I'm curious about the inlets for the fuselage engine.
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Re: The Buff
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 05:33:02 am »
Sadly, these are the existing pics. This craft went on Ebay a year back and did very well.
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Re: The Buff
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 05:40:28 am »
Brilliant again Russ. 9 engines!   :thumbsup:

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Re: The Buff
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 07:03:21 am »
Be still my beating heart  :bow:
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Re: The Buff
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 11:29:09 am »
 :wub:  :bow:  :thumbsup:

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