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  1. Been on an epic journey with this - build thread is HERE . Many thanks to BM's Canberra Fan for the generous donation of the kit; also thanks to the many people who genuinely supported and encouraged me during the build process. Aircraft represented is a 90 Sqn machine polished up for the 1953 Coronation celebrations at RAF Odiham. Build notes: True Details replacement props, Eduard Brassin wheels, Eduard exterior etch set, Karaya metal gun barrels, Falcon vacform transparencies for the bubble
  2. Hello All, I have been working on this Academy B-29 on and off for a couple of years. Finally decided to make a big push on it to get it done. In any case I have not decided on the markings yet...but most likely a WWII machine. It has a gloss coat of Tamiya black as a base and many hours of polishing before putting on the the Vallejo aluminum...which is outstanding. I have a few panels I will be doing in varying shades but the overall came out pretty good I think. In any case I hope you enjoy the pictures. Of course any comments are greatly appreciated. A
  3. RESIN2detail is to release 1/48th Boeing B-29 Superfortress resin fowler flaps for the Monogram/Revell kit Source: https://www.facebook.com/RESIN2detail/posts/1108542982669786 V.P.
  4. RESIN2detail is to release 1/48th Boeing B-29 Superfortress resin fowler flaps for the Monogram/Revell kit Source: https://www.facebook.com/RESIN2detail/posts/1108542982669786 V.P.
  5. Hi All, As long as this nice (? well, mild anyway!) weather continues my outdoor shed is still bearable. The last few years I've usually built ships indoors during the winter months, but this year I've been bold enough to start a nice aircraft project going into January. This has been one of my "must-build" kits since I saw one hanging from the ceiling of Beattie's in Leicester when I was 17 or so. Since then I've never really got round to getting one of these kits, but last year I was very kindly donated one by my good mate Canberra Fan. At Telford in November he also discove
  6. A great place, highly recommended if you ever get the chance to visit: thumbnail_IMG_1676 by tony_inkster, on Flickr thumbnail_IMG_1633 by tony_inkster, on Flickr thumbnail_IMG_1640 by tony_inkster, on Flickr F-100A 'Super Sabre' by tony_inkster, on Flickr F-4D 'Phantom II' by tony_inkster, on Flickr CH-54B (S-64) 'Tarhe' (Skycrane) by tony_inkster, on Flickr A-4D1 'Skyhawk' by tony_inkster, on Flickr HH-43F 'Huskie&
  7. Hi all, photos of my finished Academy 1/72 B-29, sorry for the distinctly mediocre picture quality, haven't really figured out how to photograph big models like this... The scheme is "Celestial Queen" with decals from warbirds and I also added the Eduard etch set. She's painted with various shades of Alclad - it was a bit of a battle at times as I was pretty much learning how to airbrush and how to do NMF as I went along. I enjoyed detailing the cockpit and scratch built a few bits and pieces like a lamp, map and headphones for the radio operator. The front of the fuselage is held on with litt
  8. I must have been nice this year as Father Christmas came up trumps and delivered the 1/72 Academy B-29. I want to make it bare metal, but with the turrets and conventional bomb load, so went for the "Old Battler" version. Thanks to the discussion in the link below I've sourced the Eduard cockpit and engine etch, the canopy mask set and Kits-World decals for the "Celestial Queen" whose red tipped wings and fin particular appealed . Detailing and painting the interior is one of my favourite parts of the modelling process and I was looking for a way to show this off once the model is
  9. Well folks this one has sneaked up on me a bit! I got a sharp reminder while perusing the GB's for what was happening to see lots of you were piling in with some great choices. So with out further a do here's mine.... IMG_2743 by G DSC, on Flickr Box art from a 1992 issue made in France no less.... IMG_2744 by G DSC, on Flickr A big box full of bits, which i hope to make in to a Stirling shape! IMG_2745 by G DSC, on Flickr And, yes it does have the tractor and bomb trolley too. Looking f
  10. I've started thinking about by next project and thought I'd take on a 1/72 B-29, an aircraft I've wanted to build since I was a kid. It looks like the Academy version is the best option and I'd like to do nmf but with turrets, so not the Enola Gay / Bockscar version. Is the best option to get the "Old Battler" and a different decal set? Can anyone recommend a WWII, nmf scheme and decals? Also what other extras are worth looking at? Thanks!
  11. Just sitting here puffing on the thought pipe . Why was the B-29 never deployed in Europe? It was far more capable than the B-17 and probably stood better chance of surviving than the B-17 due to speed and altitude. I do wonder if the German piston fighters would have had as much success downing them. I guess it was best suited to the Japanese theatre due to range so they were all sent that way and that B-17 production was in place and geared up. Makes you wonder what would have happened if Japan had given up a year early and they'd been available in Europe. Discuss... :-)
  12. Levin

    Academy B-29

    Good evening from Germany I`m thinking about buying (and of course building ) the Academy B-29 and got some questions to you: At first should I buy the eduard etched Stuff; I mean is it worth it`s prize? And when building one in silver: is it a natural metal finish, so I can highlight some panels, or is it silver painted? Thank you in advance Levin
  13. Flight engineering has designed an impressive 1/48th engine nacelles upgrade set for the old Revellogram Boeing B-29 Superfortress kit. Source: http://www.flightlineengineering.com/b29-kit.html V.P.
  14. It may have been posted already, not sure. The B-29 named Doc has just had it's long restoration done. It will be flyable!! It was supposed to be flying by now. Look for it online, they have a youtube channel. Hope they someday bring it above the border.
  15. I picked up the Airfix kit from the stash to have a look at it as I'm contemplating the idea of making the Stratovision aircraft. The kit is better than I remembered, although it seems to have the wing leading edges too blunt (leave as is...). However, looking at some photos, the engine nacelles seems to be not vertical (as depicted in the kit) but perpendicular to the wing middle line. I don't remember to read about this in any review. Look at the this photo: http://www.40thbombgroup.org/images/Schutte/Katie1.jpg Can it be an illusion? How's the Academy kit is this detail? And is it much be
  16. Minicraft 1:144th B-29's - Korean War I started building these for the Korean War GB earlier this year but with a house move and a baby arrival I ran out of time. The Minicraft 1:144 B-29's are quite simple kits but required quite a bit of work to make them presentable. All the gun barrels were removed from the turrets and replaced with wire. The raised panel lines were sanded back and both aircraft were completely rescribed. Decals are by Kits-World and are some of the best I have used lately. Painted with Citadel and Vallejo. Weathered with Mig Ammo washes. WIP Here Spirit of Freeport
  17. Hi all These will be my air entries to the GB. Two of Minicraft's 1:144 B-29's with decals from Kits world. IMG_3897 by Snapper_city, on Flickr IMG_3899 by Snapper_city, on Flickr I will be building the 'Spirit of Freeport' and 'Top of the Mark' with black undersides. IMG_3900 by Snapper_city, on Flickr I'm tempted to get another B-29 and do 'Command decision' also which shot down five Mig-15's during her time in Korea. There is some great reading a few paragraphs down HERE about 'Top of the Mark' and 'Command Decision'.
  18. Pics by Mike Murray from Castle Air Museum. The aircraft on display at Castle Air Museum is made of parts of three B-29s recovered from the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake: B-29-75-BW 44-70064 ; B-29A-35-BN 44-61535 (the original Raz'n Hell); and B-29-50-BA 44-84084. The fuselage and tail sections were trucked to Castle; the wings were lifted over the mountains by helicopter. It was restored entirely on the Museum grounds. It has the markings of the 28th Bomb. Squadron, 19th Bomb. Group in the Korean War era, when the group was at Kadena AB, Okinawa. The nose art is an accurate reproduction
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