This is my attempt at producing an accurate 1/72 scale rendition on the RB-57E. For many years the Italeri B-57 was regarded as the best option but unfortunately the kit is deeply flawed, the issues are too many to go into here, but s[...]
Hello all this is my first post, well sort of, I've already posted it in the Jet Age forum, so excuse the repeat.
This is based on the 1/48 Airfix B-57 kit with quite a lot of scratch building, You can find my build log here,
Thanks for looking[...]
1/72 Airfix, I modified a few things, pilot seats narrower, removed the hinges from all control surfaces, the tail-plane joints, engine jet-pipes and replaced some antennae, finished in MM and Humbrol enamels with Future over kit and other decal[...]
This model was fitted to prove that you can put functionality in a 1/72 kit without much compromise the accuracy of the final result.
In it, all rudders are mobile (elevator, aileron and direction), the turbines rotate (just blow), the landing [...]
I love to buy old lots on eBay, and this kit was one I built when I was a boy. It is a VERY toy-like kit - no panel detail, no cockpit to speak of, and the whole tail section "slotted" into the back end leaving huge gaps (any others out there r[...]