Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit 1/72 ModelCollect

Discussion in 'PLASTIC' started by JanMarciniak, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Long time no see but don't be afraid, I've been watching forum for a while in "ninja mode" :)
    Last year I promised myself that 2018 will be "strategic bomber year" and it's time to make it real. It will be a time streached tread but topic is worth it. First effects of work: bomb bay central support, made out of paper and wires. Bay doors engines are made from toothpicks pieces ;) b2_bomb_bay_01_low.jpg
  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Whoa! It this whole model going to be to this detail!! This piece is a beauty in itself!! :)
  3. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Zathros, hope I wount messup anything. Theres very poor photographic documentation available so I might need to improvise lot of stuff. If anyone of You have any pics showing wheel wells or engine bays (or any other details of this machines) I would be very happy to see them.
  4. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    "Ninja mode" - great term, it makes me laugth:).

    Superb work here. I like these "modern" planes (SR-71 (not so young:)), F-117, this one),

    I will watch this build with pleasure.
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Little off topic question. This is plastic model. I want to build this plane (and SR-71) from paper for long time but I am not sure if paper can make justice to this planes with lots of compound curves. So I still hesitate and can not decide.

    Did someone see finished paper models of this planes in person? How does it look?
  6. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Polish publisher MODEL-KOM published B2 in 1/33 it's available in gpm.pl web store as well as lasercut skeleton for this kit. Store LINK. Publisher build LINK
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Ken L. West, I believe(name?), made a superb SR-71, available at ECardmodels, I believe.
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Exactly, that is the model of SR-71 I have. If I will ever do it I will downsize it first. 1 meter long model is too much for me:)
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  9. subnuke

    subnuke Moderator Intelligence Extraordinaire Moderator

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    It is still a highly secret aircraft so artistic license is justified. The rear of the plane is secret and not allowed to be photographed when it is on the ground. Take a look at the YF-23 to get some clues about how Northrup Grumman exhausts the engines. For interiors, maybe look at the B-1 for some tips. They are from the same era.
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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    @JanMarciniak I think that you are off to a good start. if the photo that you posted is any indicator of how the finished product will be like, I am eagerly looking forward to seeing how it will turn out.
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  11. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Hi Guys :) It's been a long time :( But I'm back to modeling :) This time no photos :) Just a clip from rotary launcher build. This is my first attempt to movie editing and I have still lot to learn (especially about audio recording etc.) Have fun watching ;)
  12. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Hmmm, I just saw this... Very Fine modeling going on here!!!
    Saw your call for detail pix... a bit late but...
    Bomb Bay Detail Pix
    Didn't go through all these but there is a nice one of the landing gear and another of the POINTY END
    UC Berkley PIX have to open in new tab to see what's there...
    Virtual Tour of NMUSAF ... go to the Cold War Gallery Blackbird and B2 are together, not great angles but the Virtual Tour is a MUST SEE!
    and some more from ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam
    Last one for now... HERE
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  13. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Thank You Gandolf :) Thanks to You I have found few pics I havent seen before :) Next step in building proces "landing gear" I thought it would be easier then bomb bay...I was so wrong... :D
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  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Have to agree, that is an extremely detailed build! :)
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