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Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« on: July 01, 2019, 02:54:46 pm »
Well here goes...........

First the compulsory box pics, and I found I have an AMT B-52G kit as well as a Monogram B-52D, bags of scope there now.  :thumbsup:



The SEVERELY knackered Monogram box, but the plastic is in good shape




The AMT box, but it's a lot newer of course.
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 05:53:56 pm »
Will you build this?:

from https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46620.90
In the RW Boeing started on a project to give the B-47 with a bit more poke by swapping the six 5.200 lb thrust J-47 engines for four Allison J-71s, each rated at 10000 lbs each. Sadly the J-71 turned out to be a lemon and the new version of the B-47, to be called the B-56, never got built.

But suppose Boeing had thought a tad laterally, and noticed that the B-52, which they were building at the same time, was a very BIG aeroplane which had eight 10000 lb thrust J-57s. With some sideways thinking they could have shortened a B-52 a bit, halved the number of engines, trimmed the wing span ( :o :o :o) and come up with a much more plausible B-56, and it would have been cheaper too.

I give you the Boeing B-56 Stratocastle.....


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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 08:28:04 pm »
Interesting subject,  with all those leftover engines no  large transport/cargo  aircraft will be safe  :banghead:

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 11:39:47 pm »

Will you build this?:


Yes, Tophe, that's the plan anyway.

I'm trying to find a space somewhere big enough to build it just now.  :wub:
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 02:23:18 am »
...I'm trying to find somewhere big enough to build it...

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 04:40:14 am »

Will you build this?:


Yes, Tophe, that's the plan anyway.

I'm trying to find a space somewhere big enough to build it just now.  :wub:

You have two B-52s: MAKE space... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2019, 06:22:09 am »
Stack the PR19's on wingtip rather than on their undercarriage, that should clear up a bit of space  :thumbsup:

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 01:39:30 pm »
This is gonna be good! The Monogram is a great kit. Highly recommend a spray paint primer and spray paint silver and aluminum if you’re going for a natural metal finish. Lots of aircraft to cover!
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 02:47:13 pm »

This is gonna be good! The Monogram is a great kit. Highly recommend a spray paint primer and spray paint silver and aluminum if you’re going for a natural metal finish. Lots of aircraft to cover!


Luckily not quite as much as it would be if I was going to do it OOB.

I haven't thought of a scheme yet, but those HUGE yellow '2's on the fin for the Barksdale based birds look attractive.....  ;D
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2019, 05:29:13 pm »
Very cool. Also, love the artwork on both boxes !
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2019, 07:30:55 pm »
Twin fuselage,  the Stratosphere?

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 01:03:37 pm »
A pair of RR Trents would be nice.
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2019, 01:41:06 pm »
Lovely!!!  This is going to be good.
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2019, 02:48:13 pm »

A pair of RR Trents would be nice.


They would, but who makes them in 1/72 scale?

And they'd be a tad out of period for my backstory.
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2019, 07:34:30 pm »
Unless you used something in 1/48 scale for the engines,  either DB or Flightpath do the 1/72 CFM resin engines  :banghead: