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Offline McColm

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #60 on: August 13, 2019, 04:09:20 am »
Have fun  :thumbsup:

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2019, 06:18:37 am »
Enjoy your break Kit
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2019, 11:36:04 pm »
I have got a 1/144 scale Hurricane that may well have its decals applied during the week, but that's an RW model destined for my model railway club's N gauge layout.

Would you like to borrow a novelty-sized pot of Tamiya paint? I have several... ;)
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2019, 01:58:32 pm »
I have got a 1/144 scale Hurricane that may well have its decals applied during the week, but that's an RW model destined for my model railway club's N gauge layout.

Would you like to borrow a novelty-sized pot of Tamiya paint? I have several... ;)


Hehehehe, you'll see I have a GIANT sized pot of Revell Contacta cement to fool everyone here that my Queen Mary trailer isn't an Airfix kit......  ;D ;D ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Kit

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2019, 12:37:24 pm »
Zero progress on the Stratocastle I'm afraid. :(

Family and other matters have diverted my attention from the model bench sadly. Hopefully I can back on it soon.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2019, 06:05:43 pm »
Roger that.  :mellow:
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2019, 08:10:02 pm »
from https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46620.90
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.....
Yes, this is what-if but not the crazy dream of an enthusiast only. The Boeing design bureau worked on it too: (I received the following advertisement about History file)
"US Bomber Projects #22 is now available and includes:
    Boeing B-52X: a trie of layouts for four-engined B-52s
   These can be previewed and purchased  (for only $4.25 each) here:
   http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/?p=3950
"
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]