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B-52
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:06:37 AM »
Something so big and legendary :-razz

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Re: B-52
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 12:09:36 PM »
They used to fly over our house on a refueling track with a KC-135 nearly every day in the 1960s....

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Re: B-52
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 01:34:03 PM »
Just can imagine this nice scene :-razz I did on illustration many panels and it is time for rivets. To make em as much as possible precise, I use frame diagram.

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Re: B-52
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 11:18:08 PM »
Don't forget the wrinkles near the wing root! Your attention to detail is breathtaking!!!

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Re: B-52
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 02:06:30 PM »
Thank you mate :)) wing root is interesting as there is variations.

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Re: B-52
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 06:20:39 PM »
good and precise as always

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Re: B-52
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 08:11:47 PM »
Thanks :)) work with subject need really care, just have a look on this detail of auxiliary air intake, where was two small in early production and later modified into one big. To endure long service, machine was on constant maintenance and upgrades and to make precise sample, not only illustration but also kit, need deep focus and detail analyzes. And this is still G model, initiall configuration ;)

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Re: B-52
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 12:14:16 PM »
Thank you mate :)) wing root is interesting as there is variations.

Yes, every airplane wrinkles just a little differently in that area. What most people who fly don't know is that some Boeing jetliners also have these wrinkles on them, just not as pronounced as the B-52. Our airplanes used to be in NMF and the wrinkles were easy to see after a fresh buffing job, especially behind the wing on the 757.

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Re: B-52
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 09:40:28 PM »
This will be most interesting part of illustrating once when come time. For now a huge work in development basic layout. Definitely, many details changed since first appearance of G model. Second image show one of source to count rivets :-wall

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Re: B-52
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 12:03:59 AM »
Good photo of the way the BUFF was built. I think that bunch of raised-head rivets is an area that was modified over the years and countersunk rivets eliminated to strengthen the structure. The B-52 has always been worked hard and structure suffered when they were used at low-level.

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Re: B-52
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2019, 07:31:05 PM »
Most of shades done but still remains some to do.

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Re: B-52
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2019, 07:53:56 PM »
nice progress mate !

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Re: B-52
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 06:00:46 PM »
Thanks :)) a lot of work and just few details to be noticable

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Re: B-52
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 10:53:45 PM »
good !

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Re: B-52
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 11:26:45 PM »
Really excellent, mate!