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AMT's 1/72 scale B-52H & KC-135
In-Flight Refueling

by Inimá de Almeida Siqueira Filho

 

B-52H and KC-135




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Description

 

For many years I have wanted to model the B-52H being refueled mid-the air by a KC-135 in 1/72 scale.

Long ago, AMT released kits #8623 "Heavenly Body", B-52H 61-040, the last B-52 built and #8848 KC-135A 71423 Stratotanker "EEYORE".

The trigger for my project was that both models had Fairchild AFB decals. This might sound like a tenuous excuse, but from that moment on I could not resist.

The project is huge - 25 inches from the center to the tip of each wing.

The most challenging part was designing a way to attach one model to the other.

 

 

Plastic reinforcements were installed inside the fuselage to distribute the load from the supporting rods.

I inserted a metal rod in the refuelling boom and in the reinforcement tubes of the airplanes fuselages.

The same technique was used to support the bomber vertically from a pedestal.

I took some artistic licence to display the tanker in Light Gray (FS16473) at the same time as the bomber in Gunship Gray (FS36118).

I must pay a well deserved tribute to HyperScale and in particular to Mr. Adrian Davies for his excellent and inspiring project "B-52H Cajun Fear".

Photos were taken outdoors at sunset and later edited.

 

  • AMT 1/72 scale B-52H and KC-135: Image
  • AMT 1/72 scale B-52H and KC-135: Image
  • AMT 1/72 scale B-52H and KC-135: Image
  • AMT 1/72 scale B-52H and KC-135: Image
  • AMT 1/72 scale B-52H and KC-135: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2008 by Inimá de Almeida Siqueira Filho
Page Created 3 November, 2008
Last Updated 3 November, 2008

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