Thursday, 21 February 2013

Revell 1/181 B-36 Peacemaker - The Little People

After fettlign with the canopy, I thought I needed to put something in the gaping hole in the front of the fuselage, at least to blank the nose from the canopy...

So scratched a cockpit.
and since it's in flight it needs a crew...
some wire work and super glue gel, and we have the fab four.

Next to a big 1/72 fella..
A squirt of primer and some colour and they'll do.

So back to fill'n sanding the rest of the parts..


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Revell 1/181 B-36 Peacemaker - gappages

Almost have the cockpit sorted out, a bit more blending in

Cemented on the engine nacelle halves..
A bit of fill'n sand required on the side of these, the lower wing surface seems to be convex.
A bit of fill required at the rears as well..


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Revell 1/181 B-36 Peacemaker - Fuselage..

Fuselage work last night, trying to banish the seams yet keep some roundness..

ended with one furrow here which I've filled with CA. The canopy doesn't look like its sits right to me so I'm building up the cockpit sides to raise it a tad.

Looking forward to these joints...

the left one (upper) I've worked on a little, the right hasn't yet as I got the wing halves misligned and had to split the wing to try again.

She's a decent size still..


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Revell 1/181 B-36 Peacemaker

Having a definite lack of modelling oomph at the moment, but have been tempted by some small scale stuff. (I'm a 1/72 kind of guy.) Recently bought this set:
Revell 1/144 Air Power Combo
A nice selection of heavy metal, will test my overall grey painting ability. Soon after I saw this on our local auction site, and bought it:
Revell 1/181 B-36 Peacemaker
I thought would fit nicely with the other three, even though not the same scale.

I dived straight into it, and quite enjoying it.

Interesting to see it was made here in New Zealand by Lincoln, I've had a few older Revell kits like that.
I was wondering how old it was, and it told me: 1954, 59 years old few makes me feel very young.

A good size even at 1/181.
Panel line markings, and tail serial number, it does have decals as well.

Nice stand included, no wheels down option at all, suits me fine.

Transparent parts, look really nice to me, fine raised frame lines, and not marked at all.
A bit of flash here and there, and needs a bit of tidying at the wing roots.
Two piece tailplane.

So as tonight, sanded all the locating lugs off, squared up the mating surfaces, fuselage is being cemented in stages and wings are drying.