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Richard Bungay
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Great Wall Hobby 1/144 B-52H Stratofortress (L1008)

October 23, 2021 · in Aviation · · 12 · 2.6K

The GWH is a great model. The fit is excellent and the surface details are appropriate for this scale. The only curiosity is that, although the builder has the option to pose the bomb bay doors open, there are no bombs to put in it. There is a choice between 12 each ofGBU-24s, GBU-12s or AGM-129 for wing mounting.

I used Caracal Models decals - CD144005. I also used ASK/Art Masks (ASKM14401). I highly recommend this mask set both because of its quality and because without it, I would have gone insane trying to make masks for these tiny wheels.

I used, Helicon Focus which is a focus staking software, to blend several photos from each angle, each with a different focal point so that the entire image is in focus. I also used two lens mounted flashes, one camera mounted and two satellite flashes.

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12 responses

  1. Great looking BUFF, Richard!

    Would you happen to know if GWH kits an earlier B or D model?

  2. Excellent model, Richard! While 1/144 seems to be a perfect scale for planes of this size, your job was so good that I had the impression it was a very well made 1/72.

  3. Nice BUFF. Even if it's a tiny BUFF. 🙂

  4. Very nice build, Richard @rbungay
    Also your picture do look great.
    Even at 1/144 this must be quite a big kit.

  5. Nice work! 1/144 is the perfect scale for planes that size.

  6. Great looking B-52, Richard (@rbungay). I tried some ASK Masks on a recent model and like them very much.

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