Saturday, September 5, 2015

Military aircraft vol.73: Boeing B-52H Stratofortress


Subject:
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
Scale:
1/144
Manufacturer:
Revell
Price(December2012):
US$40,00
Construction:
Out-of-the box construction.
Extras:
None
Paints:
This one took me quite a long time. I am not used o build in 1/144 scale. It was hard to decide if and how much weathering was going to be used on the construction and painting. I eventually decided to go with my usual techniques. The final result looks nice to me, in part because, even in 1/144 scale, the B52 is a big model, larger then a 1/48 scale World War II fighter. The kit goes together easily. As the camouflage is very monochromatic, i used a combination of of highlighting the panel lines with a sharp pencil, some tamiya smoke and and alsoa light shade of the base color on the center of the panels. Decals were from the kit and worked ok, despite some silvering on the small ones. A coat of Humbrol matt varnish sealed the job.










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