Donnerstag, 14. Mai 2015

Boeing B-47 Stratojet - Revell

The Boeing B-47 Stratojet (company Model 450) was a long range, six-engine, turbojet-powered strategic bomber designed to fly at high subsonic speed and at high altitude to avoid enemy interceptor aircraft. The B-47's primary mission was to drop nuclear bombs on the Soviet Union. With its engines carried in nacelles under the swept wing, the B-47 was a major innovation in post-World War II combat jet design, and contributed to the development of modern jet airliners.
The B-47 entered service with the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1951. It never saw combat as a bomber, but was a mainstay of SAC's bomber strength during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and remained in use as a bomber until 1965. It was also adapted to a number of other missions, including photographic reconnaissance, electronic intelligence and weather reconnaissance, remaining in service as a reconnaissance aircraft until 1969 and as a testbed until 1977.

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About the 50th anniversary of the Revell Corporation I grabbed the rare kit of the B-47. It is a little bit scary to look into the box - wow - that has been the standard in the 70ies . . .

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I had to polish all parts and to close the nose windows with putty. Then all lines had to be engraved. I added a scratch built cockpit, a thermoformed canopy, and a lot of details. I completed the kit with a scratch-built undercarriage. The painting was done with Alclad colour aluminium and Revell colours for all other markings.

The B-47 looked only effective in a diorama, so I put the finished model onto a plate painted like concrete plates. I built the generator and electrical ground equipment in scratchwork, and the two cars are reduced papermodels, but they still need a little makeover I didn't have time for because I wanted to exhibit the diorama at Inn Scale 2015. And now - please enjoy the fotos of my displayed diorama :

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