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Robert Royes
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NB-52 with X-15, Atlantis

November 6, 2019 · in Aviation · · 12 · 5.2K

This is models reissue of the old 1/174 kit. Not to much detail, there never was, but they did provide two types of stands and improved the decals. You can also choose to use the external fuel tanks for a SAC version, ala Dr. Strangelove, but no decals are included for that one.
This is NB-52 520003 other wise known as 'balls three', around 1961. I did add a couple of camera observation blisters to the fuselage.

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7 additional images. Click to enlarge.

12 responses

  1. Sublime and very clean, Robert, Nice work.

  2. Beautiful work Robert ! I remember building that very kit, but I painted mine in the SE Asia camouflage scheme.

  3. Nice! I love vintage kits, so glad Atlantis has ramped up production!

  4. Great post! Brings back memories of this kit being the first one ever I built myself in the early 80-ies! Liked!

  5. Nice to see old kits coming back with Atlantis. Nicely done Robert

  6. VERY well done, Robert! I especially like the 4th photo, from underneath!

  7. Very clean, I like it! I can picture the contrails.

  8. Great to see the X-15 tucked under the wing of the NB-52 - Nice work Rob!

  9. Nice work! Brings back an era of exploring the envelop possibilities of aircraft and space flight.

  10. fantastic nostalgia build bob

  11. I made this kit when I was fourteen. Only 43 years ago... I remember the aluminium painting whit brush. Not bad for my skill. This model back me to the past. Thank’s for sharing

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