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The Skink Works 11 months 1 week ago #1

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I now have the space, so I am going up through the gears and moving into a phase of "heavy modeling" starting with the B-1B, I aim to build the Tu-160, the B-52. KC-135 Stratotanker the B-47, the B58 Hustler (in 1:48) and of course the B-36 Peacemaker.

Apparently the B-1B and B36 were the largest plastic kits available before HK and Sanger came on the scene (according to revell/monogram anyway).

So i for this period of obvious madness i have decided to call the man cave the "Skink Works",... in the same vein as the Skunk works but much smaller and Kiwi :-)



Starting with the B-36, first mock-up, nice and small should be a quick build, Wingspan just shy of a meter.



More to come.....
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The Skink Works 11 months 1 week ago #2

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Yowza! Now we're talking. Looking forward to the Blackjack and the Hustler, which IMHO is one of the sexiest aircraft ever built.

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the black jack is SOOO big the body is made of layered fiber glass and its almost the same size IN 1:72 as the 1:48 as the B1-B

The Hustler is soo sexy i agree it just says FAST!

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Good, good, good. Looks promising.

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Fantastic. Looking forward to seeing them all lined up. I love all these aircraft. :woohoo:

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Now I'm a little disappointed :( - no Tupolev Tu-95 :( .
:lol: Someone's going to be busy for a while.

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Jeepers, that is some serious plastic.....you are going to need a huge amount of paint to cover that lot :woohoo:
Agree with the others about the B58.....looks like it's going Mach 2 just sitting on the ramp.

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turtle65 wrote: Now I'm a little disappointed :( - no Tupolev Tu-95 :( .
:lol: Someone's going to be busy for a while.


Rodger, Rodger, Rodger, twas but a mere omission..... Ok thats a big list now, the bear it also massive!


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Ohh, me wants one of them FK. Good luck with these builds. You have more space than I ;)

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So started properly on the double cockpit of the B-36, nothing exciting at the moment just a lot of green primer and some glue, but there are some nice detailed bits on this model which is surprising for its age.... some of it however is as bare as a babies bum, i will be modelling the bomb bay closed.

For instance for each of the observation blisters there is some nice details of fixed binoculars or possibly cameras, some of the panels in the cockpit are nicely molded too




Also.... for Rodger.... maybe i could build that B-36 scheme after alll !! i had bought the decals for another scheme but the second scheme is that awful scheme from the book!



i really won't be doing that :-)
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Oooo that decal scheme looks soooo classy :woohoo:
NOT :pinch:

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FK - I know you want to do that scheme. Go on, beats silver :lol:
PS. I dare ya :P

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Wow FK you have some serious kits there to build :)
Looking forward to checking out your builds and skills :woohoo:

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Massive!! Awesome

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B-36

So began this in earnest last night and have started detailing the two floors of the cockpit, i still need to weather the flight suits of the pilots but here goes!.






Added the obligatory weights to stop it from being a tail sitter even though its going on the wall




BUT DISASTER... the covering piece to the flexible nose cannon is missing i can see from its spot on the sprue it was torn off, possibly lost for ever (its not rattling around in the box - so??? milliput??? i will have to rescribe it all...




Damn and blast....

this shot gives you an idea of the length!!!

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:blink: Whoa

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Flying_Kiwi wrote: BUT DISASTER... the covering piece to the flexible nose cannon is missing i can see from its spot on the sprue it was torn off, possibly lost for ever (its not rattling around in the box - so??? milliput??? i will have to rescribe it all...


Can't quite make out he piece it is. Is it a panel that goes above the gun?

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Yeah that whole section clips into the gun so it rotates. i'll have to putty it in, never use milliput apparently its pretty easy to sand?

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Are you any good with CAD? You might even find a 3D model on the interweb somewhere, that could be used to make a 3D print. I'd be happy to print it off for you, it's just the drawing bit that takes the time.

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there is a nice drawing of it in the instructions and i could get the measurements, can you recommend a nice cheap tool?

thanks for offering btw very nice of you!

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Ohh ohh ohhh now you're talking!!

www.gijsbudel.com/portfolio/xb-36-cockpi...ior-for-3d-printing/

wrong version but... wow

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So even tho I said I was going to close the Bomb bay doors I still put a bit of detail in there just in case I change my mind.




Closed the fuse up carefully trying hard not to make a step in such a long fuse!!!





Let it cure for an hour or two the. Mocked the wings up



This plane in 1:72 dwarfs the 1:48 b-29!!

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The long process begins.


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The crew and cockpit looks realy GOOD!
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Flying_Kiwi wrote:


Wow... a bomber owned by Brtish Airways! :lol:
I look at the wing spars on your model and they dont deceive as to whats going to hang off them :ohmy:

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Ha yeah it does look like BA!!! never occurred to me!

And yes that box spar is nicely robust it does f-up the bomb bay a bit but hey i may do a bit of detailing to make it look better or close it up. I have dry fitted the wings several times to make sure its stable and there is no droop, revell/monogram got it right here it holds up well.

Cant say the same with the B-52 thats really bad, i brought a brass rod for that

@ Maarten thank you sir coming from you that's a huge compliment! they are soo small man i almost never do 1:72 it makes me cross eyed!

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It's so big it looks like you're having trouble putting it all in the same shot lol :woohoo:

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: It's so big it looks like you're having trouble putting it all in the same shot lol :woohoo:


:lol: Yeah I'm expecting a 'walk-around' when this is done. :)

... also still trying to figure out the 'Skink' reference - it's like trying to work out some personalised plates - common give us a hint FK. :)

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Hah it's a play on the "skunk" works (Lockheed Martin) and where I live there are lots of skinks. Plus it's much smaller than the actual skunk works so. Yeah. Skink works!!

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Better than StinkWorks ;)

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