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Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2019, 08:00:56 am »


The Buffmaster Designs engines seem to be cast out of unobtanium as sawing them down to size is the very devil of a job. I wish I had a band saw as my poor old razor saw is having a tough time of it. The DB mouldings front fans are a much better shape than the Buffmaster ones so I'm going to combine the two.



Screwfix (your nearest is Chepstow) have one for about 110......but think of the workout your biceps are getting with the razor  saw!!


It's not my biceps I'm worried about, it's the teeth of my razor saw. I only bought it 3-4 months ago, and I may have to get another one after this build.  :banghead:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2019, 08:27:51 am »
Things will come to a grinding halt on this for a week or so as I'm off to Ireland on the ferry tomorrow. And I'm NOT taking any model stuff, well, nothing as big as a B-52 anyway.

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.
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! :)

Regards
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2019, 04:09:20 am »
Have fun  :thumbsup:

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #63 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 #64 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... ;)
Thanks!

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #65 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

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #66 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

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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2019, 06:05:43 pm »
Roger that.  :mellow:
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Re: Boeing B-56 Stratocastle
« Reply #68 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...]