1/48th Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
I thought you may be interested to see my latest ‘work in progress’ – Sanger’s 1/48th scale B-52 vacuform. I’ve been plodding on with the engines and wings, and the accompanying pictures show my progress so far. The basic engine nacelles and their pylons are made, but there’s still plenty of detailing to be done. The wings have had their internal spars made from 2mm plastic card to give much needed strength. I’m currently making the out-rigger bays before the wing halves can be joined and work can commence on the fuselage.
As usual with kits of this nature, it involves a lot of head-scratching and problem solving, but these are usually overcome with plenty of filler and plastic card!
I’ve probably made life a lot harder for myself by opting to lower the flaps, but these aircraft are often seen on the ground with them deployed so I thought I’d go for it.
I know HPH have got one in the works currently, but I love big vacforms and don’t fancy taking out a mortgage to purchase a 1/48th kit so this was by far the better option. I must say I’m loving it so far.
Eventually, it will be completed as a current in service H-model so I’ll need to stock up on some grey…
All the best,
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