Rockwell B-1B Bomber
made by Fernando Dias (Portuguese
In 2002 Tiger Meet at Beja in Portugal, I had the pleasure to see the B-1B Bomber, and I was impressive how Big it was. I spoke with a member of the crew and he told me some special information to detail my model. The airframe I chose to model was a 128 Bomber Squadron,B-1B 85-0092 "Apocalypse" of the Georgia Air National Guard.
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After that, I removed the optical-turret, cut the original lounge chairs and
replaced with others made of Evergreen plastic sheet. I added lots of
cockpit framing, boxes, wiring, buttons and more scratch things, based on web
research and a little on make believe.
I made aerials, vortice generators, etc out of sheet plastic. The radar nose, was detailed, and the aceed engine door open. My warning, weight the nose down a real good. To test for center of balance with the wings fully swept, it makes a big difference.
For painting I preferred Tamiya Acrylic paints, XF-53;XF-54 and XF-24. I made the decals in a jet printer, but the nose nose art, I have painted myself. With the paint and decals complete, a final coat of Marabu Aqua Mattlack.
I enjoyed it immensely to built this kit, and it looks very good in my collection.
Photos and text © by Fernando Dias