1/72 Monogram B-36 Peacemaker

by Andy Irving



Monogram 1/72  B36  “Peacemaker”

Having wanted to build this kit for a long time, I obtained it via a trade, and set to work.
The kit was built straight out of the Box, the only addition being the two 1/2x2” nuts and bolts mounted just behind the Cabin bulkhead.
The model was built and painted in sub assemblies due to the size of it, the Stabilizers being glued after painting.

The wings fit extremely well and solid, they were left unglued to allow removal for transportation.

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All subassemblies were painted separately before assembly using Canada Tire Auto Touch up paints, Grey Primer, Nissan Platinum Silver for the main finish,  Dupli Colour- low gloss black Engine engine enamel for the propellers, Testors “Magnesium” metallic for the “Paneling” effect, and Mazda Red left over from having had a 90 Mazda pickup.

It was my original intention to try out the new Metalizers,  but a quick figuring of the cost for this led me to experiment with the paints as mentioned, I was very satisfied with the results.

The Model was entered in the  2004 “Exeter” contest, taking a third place in it’s class, which pleasantly surprised me.

Due to the required display space, the model was hanging in Keith’s Hobby Shop for a while and has since been sold as I had no space to display it.



Photos and text © by Andy Irving