November 20, 2014 in Aviation
This is Revell/Monogram’s gigantic 1/48 scale rendition of arguably the most aesthetically pleasing bomber to emerge from the Cold War, the Rockwell B-1 B Lancer. This model is depicted in a typical 1980’s wrap around colour scheme of dark green, neutral grey and European 1 grey and represents a B-1 B of the 96th Bomb Wing SAC based at Deyss AFB, Texas. Modelmaster enamels were used and shot through my trusty Aztec airbrush. Weathering was kept to a minimum. The only scratch-built items added were blade antennas and static dischargers to the wings, stabilizers and tailfin. The pneumatically inflated canvas that seal the wing trailing edge in full sweep, was simulated with foil. The kit comes with vinyl tyres which received some attention from my dremel tool to give them a worn appearance. The rear bomb bay has a fuel tank fitted whilst the front two are fitted with rotary launchers for SRAM’s.
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