Author Topic: WB-47E 55th WRS 1960  (Read 3448 times)

Offline Cliffy B

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WB-47E 55th WRS 1960
« on: April 16, 2012, 07:39:24 AM »
With 4 and half hours to go!  ;D (7:30 PM EST)

OK, I've been struggling with this one for 2 weeks but I was finally able to finish it tonight.  My 1st attempt at NMF in a 3D profile; how'd I do?  I saw a lot of different finishes on these birds throughout their lives ranging from highly polished, mirror finish, to very dull, brushed aluminum.  I went for the dull finish since most of them appeared in this towards the ends of their service lives and by 1960, the end was certainly near.

Boeing WB-47E of the 55th WRS, 9WRW, McClellan AFB circa 1960.



Can you spot the change(s)?

Any and all comments, thoughts, ideas, etc... are appreciated as always.

-Mike
« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 07:50:36 AM by Cliffy B »
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Re: WB-47E 55th WRS 1960
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 10:46:05 AM »
Nifty!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: WB-47E 55th WRS 1960
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 11:18:51 AM »
Very neat, Mike!  I LOVE the B-47.  I'd love to see an attempt from you at a shiny NMF B-47, too.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: WB-47E 55th WRS 1960
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 05:02:16 PM »
Very good.


Re: WB-47E 55th WRS 1960
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 10:24:35 PM »
I like it!

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Re: WB-47E 55th WRS 1960
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 11:08:51 PM »
 :-* Very nice!
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