AMT's 1/72 scale B-52H & KC-135
Inimá de Almeida Siqueira Filho
B-52H and KC-135
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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.
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Text Copyright © 2008 by Inimá de Almeida Siqueira Filho
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Last Updated 3 November, 2008
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