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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2015, 04:40:34 am »
Considering the size of this thing would it not be better doing something like Cloud Seeding higher up ?

As for gubbins for the bomb bay what about using the Airfix Valiant update set which has the pump and tank parts for the Tanker version ?
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2015, 05:33:38 am »
Considering the size of this thing would it not be better doing something like Cloud Seeding higher up ?

As for gubbins for the bomb bay what about using the Airfix Valiant update set which has the pump and tank parts for the Tanker version ?

Cloud seeding would make sense, but the sheer audactiy of using this down in the weeds led me to it.  

Like the idea, mind you, what with the recent trend for doing fire bombers here -- and the real world trend for going with really big fire bombers, it wouldn't be much of a stretch going that route either ---


I had that thought of a firebomber as well- this is a big reason I am going with the long bomb bay verison- I already have a backstory for a life after the locust swarms have been decimated  ;)  The XC-99 would lookl great as well.  

Already I'm impressed!  :thumbsup: I remember the noise they made as they filled the sky in the 50s.

Jelous of anyone that actual saw (and heard, and felt) one fly.  Before my time....


At least have some brite yellow wingtips and panels! Please!

Thanks- there will indeed be some color splashes-the '36 was prettty boring color wise most if it's career.  

Thank you for all the interest and comments.
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2015, 08:58:06 am »
So, are you planning to use spray booms (sure, that is the technical term) on it or just a system from the bombay?  Normally they are under the wings but those big props at the back could cause an issue.
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2015, 09:50:27 am »
So, are you planning to use spray booms (sure, that is the technical term) on it or just a system from the bombay?  Normally they are under the wings but those big props at the back could cause an issue.

Will have spray bars for a (very) wide swath.  Already sourced.  And yes I have taken the big props into consideration.....
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Re: B-36 Crop duster; bomb bay work
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2015, 05:40:53 pm »
Bomb bay work started.  

As stated earlier, first step is to go from RB-36H as the kit is in from the box, to a B-36 (H or J), so I desire the long bomb bay.  They would have chosen a "Featherweight III" aircraft from storage....although using the term Featherweight with a B-36 is rather dubious.      

This is where the the forward and aft bulkheads would go in a RB version, and the short single section bay door opening.



Also need to make up the tubing that makes up the frame and the bomb bay of the aircraft.  The B-36 looks to be very much a circular skin riveted to a squarish tube frame.

Evergreen rectangular and round tubing to the rescue.  Gray is kit frame, white is scratch.  

Forward pressure bulkhead moved forward of bomb bay #1, rear bulkhead aft of #4 bomb bay. In the RB bay#1 was converted to a pressurized recon bay and #4 bay was for ECM gear and the mounting of 3 radar pods (early RB's).  Will have a few panel lines to convert as well.  

 

Tubing inside the bomb bay.  Bomb bay doors cut/lengthened.  Doors will be an issue to sort out.



Am I crazy to do all this work that won't really be seen for this build?  Absolutely, but I have further devious plans....lots of WHIF potential for future roles.

Hope I'm not boring folks with in progress shots, I'm a slow builder, lucky to get a 1-2 hours at a time at the bench.  


 
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2015, 07:08:46 pm »
No worries mate ! Looks promising, and I like the idea of future roles for her !

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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2015, 02:24:02 am »
nice work on that extended bay sandiego'.  I'm going to watch how you do this because I've got a projected B-36 build which will need this done too (think four Grand Slams and in RAF colours)
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2015, 02:34:21 am »
nice work on that extended bay sandiego'.  I'm going to watch how you do this because I've got a projected B-36 build which will need this done too (think four Grand Slams and in RAF colours)

Same here, apart from the Grand Slams and RAF colours. Watching with intrest.

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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2015, 02:34:57 am »
That's one SERIOUS bomb bay now!  :o

Super work with the Evergreen stuff.  :thumbsup:
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2015, 04:25:50 am »
I was told today that Monogram are re-releasing this.
Can anyone confirm or deny?  Nothing on the Revell website I can see.
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2015, 04:45:06 pm »
I was told today that Monogram are re-releasing this.
Can anyone confirm or deny?  Nothing on the Revell website I can see.


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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2015, 04:49:06 pm »
Well I know someone who would be very pleased to hear that, finsrin on the BTS forum.  He's collected nearly 20 of the 1/72 scale ones plus a load of the other odd scaled ones that are around.  Sort of leaves my 5 (or was that 6) as kinda minor ------
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2015, 08:14:01 pm »
I keep wondering how it would look with only 4 wing engines, shorter wings and shorter fuselage?  I mean, we could put longer wings on her but where would she land?
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2015, 12:22:26 am »
Like a B-29 with the engines on backwards?  ;D :lol:

Hmmm, longer wings on both the GRB-36 and the RF-84K of my long dormant FICON model? Now there's an idea.....  ;)
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Re: B-36 Crop duster
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2015, 10:40:57 am »
Now, that's a bomb bay!  Still need to scratch up the center that goes between the two bomb bays.  Each bomb bay was 32+ feet long.

Had to redo a bit of the lattice work after I found a new source, as #1 bomb bay forward bomb bay had some reversed lattice work (note to self..... stop researching after cutting and glueing starts)



Lots of fishing weight in the radar bay.  Hopefully enough.



Nose section dry fit. A surprising amount of detail that will mostly hidden, especially in the radio room and lower deck.  



Dry fitting, seems to really go together well, the gap on the top is just during dry/loose fit, it disappears when pressed together.  Primer on.  





  
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