Revell Rockwell B-1B model in 1/72 scale
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The main parts were prepared previously, see page 1..
Adding some details is worthwhile here, for example substiting the seat with ACES II from Neomega. There is also a model Goffy cockpit detailset.
Although not much can be seen though inside the cockpit,
I used the kit seats but added armrests, red cushions and harnesses.
Some details were suggested with scrap plastic.
Inside the nose you need to add
about 40 grams to balance the model.
The seal area behind wing will be
covered with a decal later on.
Fix in place, let dry overnight. Than
sand in shape and use filler / putty as needed. Note that you need to reduce thickness
on the cone but take care not to remove too much plastic here. The overall
look is now much better.
The "Towed Decoy" fairings be also be made with card, but this was a later modification of the B-1B so it is not really necessary. I did not make them.
The pod fit needs sanding and fillling.
On the back of each pod just before the exhaust, some small aerodynamic fins are seen on the real Bone. Make from thin plastic strip.
I decided to make the four exhausts
with numerous details from plastic card, strip and rod. Quite some work, but the result was OK
Skip the undercarriage assembly for a while, move to...
The vanes (parts #8) were reduced
in thickness and are to be fitted later on. They should be set at quite
an angle downwards.
STEPS 36-40 not needed
Now it was time to add some tiny antennas to the model before airbrushing. On top of the fuselage, 2 large antennas made from card were added. Many airflow vortex generators were added below the horizontal stabilizer area (2 x 11 parts made from thin strip). I did not add yet the many small pitot tubes at the nose, this was done later.
The basic airframe of the model was
Before fitting any undercarriages and other details, I decided to airbrush the model first as it is easier to handle. The stabilizers were left apart.
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