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B-29A Superfortress "Command Decision" Airfix Old Mold 1/72


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Beautifully done, considering the kit's proclivity to fight back hard.  I'm with @bentwaters81tfw; for the longest time, this was all you could get if you wanted a 1/72 B-29.  Evidently, the bomb bay doors are almost impossible to fit in the closed position.  I never even tried this one; I saw others' work, though, and I can only imagine what you went through to get it to come out this well!

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Wow, you've done a great job beating this one into submission.  I had one of these kits as a kid and never built it - I opened the box, saw the state of it, closed the box and that was that.

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Thanks for  each of you for the kind comments,all the best!!!

 

Let´s enjoy the oldies,for they are fun,too!

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Nice build, I like your work and I like these types of machines. Impressive model, cool 😎

 

I have the 1/48 Tamiya Lancaster, which you can find in my profile, under my posts if you are interested.

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:goodjob:

 

I loved this kit. My dad (sorry Father Christmas) got it me when I was about 6/7. I was amazed at its complexity compared with the Series 1 kits I was used to at the time. So many turrets... so many bombs... Oh and that box art... I had to get myself an original a few years ago - in an Airfix red stripe box. No intention of building it, just for pure nostalgia; but really super to see one built so well. 

 

Rich 

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Darn it! I wish I could see the post but I don't see anything at all - no pictures, no SpacerPNG, no nothing - I wish I could because I loved this kit as a kid. Oh well..........I'm sure it's great

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Very tidy build of (in my view) an iconic kit!

I know Airfix's rivets are somewhat frowned upon nowadays, but I think they rather suit an aircraft of this size.

Well done! :clap2::clap2:

@RichG, thanks for posting that box art - it is awesome, as were most Airfix artworks of the time!

I recall a teenager a few doors up from me (when I was maybe an 8 y.o. boy) had this plane hanging from his bedroom ceiling and I would be in raptures whenever I saw it!

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Nice build. 👍

 

I have one of these on my modelling bench that I intend to build quite soon as "Ancient Mariner".  I will be trying very hard to not lose any rivets at all!

 

Dave

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On 11/10/2021 at 16:32, RichG said:

:goodjob:

 

I loved this kit. My dad (sorry Father Christmas) got it me when I was about 6/7. I was amazed at its complexity compared with the Series 1 kits I was used to at the time. So many turrets... so many bombs... Oh and that box art... I had to get myself an original a few years ago - in an Airfix red stripe box. No intention of building it, just for pure nostalgia; but really super to see one built so well. 

 

Rich 

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Rich,

 

glad to hear your remembrances,similar to mine.I saw when 10yr-old this very box art and that of the Stirling in a shop but had no money to get them...

 

Thanks for sharing and all the best for you.

On 12/10/2021 at 04:51, Vulcanicity said:

Superb! I guess you have a bit of an interest in the Korean War, given the other projects on the bench!

You bet Vulc!Best regards!

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On 12/10/2021 at 10:19, Baldy said:

Darn it! I wish I could see the post but I don't see anything at all - no pictures, no SpacerPNG, no nothing - I wish I could because I loved this kit as a kid. Oh well..........I'm sure it's great

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Can you see it now Baldy?All the best,Marcus.

On 12/10/2021 at 19:48, kapam said:

Very tidy build of (in my view) an iconic kit!

I know Airfix's rivets are somewhat frowned upon nowadays, but I think they rather suit an aircraft of this size.

Well done! :clap2::clap2:

@RichG, thanks for posting that box art - it is awesome, as were most Airfix artworks of the time!

I recall a teenager a few doors up from me (when I was maybe an 8 y.o. boy) had this plane hanging from his bedroom ceiling and I would be in raptures whenever I saw it!

Tks Kap!

On 12/10/2021 at 20:29, davecov said:

Nice build. 👍

 

I have one of these on my modelling bench that I intend to build quite soon as "Ancient Mariner".  I will be trying very hard to not lose any rivets at all!

 

Dave

Looking forward to seeing it!

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