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exdraken

B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber AV11 509th Bomb Wing Whiteman 1/144 - finished!

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hi everybody, 

 

for some reason I thought to lift my Spirit yesterday! ;)

 

Decals will most likely be from Begemot, kit decals are a bit darker, but look also good. (are only for older aircraft, without the nice gear bay door codes...)

 

 

Revell B-2A Spirit

1/144

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here is what you get, kit looks good, but simple ;)

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you do not see many build, wonder why actually!

 

 

Aftermarket is virtually non existent bar decals, so here we go!

 

kit is said to be a reworked snap-tite kit, raised panel lines but apart looks the part!

 

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the cockpit, not much will b seen anyways I assume ;)

 

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looks mighty impressive to me!

 

no glue yet,

some filler will be needed, at the joints I guess

 

what is the color of a Spirit actually? Gunship grey?

 

thanks for looking!

 

Best, Werner

 

 

 

 

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some progress:

 

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bottom side:

 

it will be gear down, but weapons bay closed. those SRAM missiles were never used, so.....

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not very nice, but still too much I assume ;)

 

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shape looks definitely good to me! :)

 

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windows masked

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and here we go!

 

 

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It is a lovely little kit. I was quite taken by the moulding in the u/c legs. The only mods I made to my kit was to separate and split the airelons and drop the beaver tail. I had more fun masking and painting the various greys 

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13 hours ago, andy wood said:

It is a lovely little kit. I was quite taken by the moulding in the u/c legs. The only mods I made to my kit was to separate and split the airelons and drop the beaver tail. I had more fun masking and painting the various greys 

yeah, i also see it like this!

 

the wheels and landing gear is really crisp and full of detail!

 

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masking indeed will be a challenge! (although some planes look like very uniformly painted!)

 

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main fuselage is glued together, outer wings still only snapped into place

a small gap in the weapons bay doors.... :(

 

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engines housing fits incredibly good, some filler in the joints will help though to make it smooth!

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first coat of paint an d first round of sanding filler ;)

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not too much interest here on the forum for the B-2 obviously, ok, surely not the best build and pictures ;)

 

some more progress, second coat of paint. (leading edges are masked to get some variation...)

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still some parts where the filler shines though.. what do you think about the color?

The B-2 is somtimes looking like gunship grey, sometimes a lot darker..... I guess the RAM coating is to blame ;)

 

cheers,

Werner

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, exdraken said:

what do you think about the color?

For me, the real thing is a bit darker (you can spay the Tamiya X-19 Smoke before applying the decals, it will be OK), but it’s a daylight and you’re outdoor.

 

Good progress, Werner! I think it’s not so far away from the finish. 😉

 

Cheers! 🙂

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some more paintwork:

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time for Begemot decals!

 

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decals are on :)

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still have to tackle the slivering problem.... most likely due to my rough, the Stealth Coat replicating paint ;)

.... (joking of course.. it became a bit rough after coat number ~100... until I was satisfied with the shade...... )

 

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the decals are great by the way... not for any real modern Spirit, but still ok! 

 

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cheers, 

Werner

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, exdraken said:

.... (joking of course.. it became a bit rough after coat number ~100... until I was satisfied with the shade...... )

Now it looks great! I hope the silvering will be not so obvious under the clear coat(s). Good work, Werner! 👍

 

Cheers! 🙂

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Well done, looking very good.

 

Did you notice the wrong spelling in the decals? It says Washigton.

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9 hours ago, Lex77 said:

Well done, looking very good.

 

Did you notice the wrong spelling in the decals? It says Washigton.

oh great! no of course I did not...

the other one is fine by the way.... :bangin:

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luckily most of the silvering also went away with the clear coat :) 

 

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it is coming ..!

 

 

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I will stay with the spelling feature:

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landing gear mounted :)

 

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exhaust area painted...

 

a flat coat and we are good to go!

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Posted (edited)

finished!

 

better photos to follow hopefully! :)

 

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thanks for your interest,

Happy Easter!

Werner

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Your Spirit is looking great, my friend. Still think she would look at home in a Star Wars movie.

 

Thanks for sharing with us. 

 

Chris. 

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6 hours ago, exdraken said:

finished!

Congratulations, Werner! 👍🎈 Looks very nice, you performed a great painting job on it, and an overall color is superb.

 

Cheers! 🙂

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It worries me seeing you hold your model out over such a large drop. Some good modelling there.

David

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On 3/25/2019 at 1:49 PM, exdraken said:

not too much interest here on the forum for the B-2 obviously, ok, surely not the best build and pictures ;)

I would've been interested but I missed it 😩

 

Nice work on what looks like a nice kit.

 

Alan

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Posted (edited)
On 4/18/2019 at 12:45 PM, spruecutter96 said:

Still think she would look at home in a Star Wars movie.

Yeah.... the F-117, and shortly after the B-2!

Incredible for how long they were / are relevant, no?

Probably the slowest 20-30 years in aviation development since aviation itself :D

On 4/20/2019 at 9:28 AM, Alan P said:

I would've been interested but I missed it 😩

 

Nice work on what looks like a nice kit.

 

Thanks!

Better late than never ;)

 

 

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On 4/20/2019 at 9:11 AM, BigReg said:

It worries me seeing you hold your model out over such a large drop. Some good modelling there.

David

Why? 😛

It 's a Spirit after all!

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