Here are some photos
of my BUFF.
The model is by far my largest project to date, and was built straight
out-of-the-box. It took just over 9 months to complete.
images below to see larger images
The kit went
together very well. I only had to undertake a little filling here and
there, however, on my example the fuselage was slightly twisted.
I managed to ease it (almost) back to where it should be. The tailfin was
also distorted, but this was remedied by inserting a small piece of plastic
sprue into the hollow fin. The fin is detachable.
The model is mainly
brush-painted, using Humbrol enamels. All the Black areas are sprayed,
using Halfords car paint.
Decals are as supplied, and are applied over a coat of Precision Paints satin
varnish, and sealed with a second coat of the same varnish.
I had problems with
certain decals; the USAF one just folded in on itself.
It proved virtually impossible to tease out, so an appeal was made via the ARC
Forum for a replacement (Thanks to Darwin/ yardbird78.)
Since the photos were taken, this has now been applied.
I left the moulded
"hangers" on the wings and rear fuselage, as I was originally going to
hang her from the ceiling, but after I'd completed the model, I thought better
of it... She is rather heavy.
Instead, I built a little wooden stand and she now looks down at the other
aircraft in my Bomber Command hall!
So, would I build
another? The answer is "yes," despite the problems I encountered
during construction. There is a B-52H already in the stash...