How to Build the Convair RB-36H Peacemaker 1:72 Scale Revell Kit #85-5710 Review

2017 June 26
by Doug

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How to Build the Convair RB-36H Peacemaker 1:72 Scale Revell Kit #85-5710 Review
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The Convair B-36 was the largest bomber ever deployed by the United States Air Force.  Its wing-span of 230 feet is 45 feet greater than the B-52, it was 3 feet longer and 6 feet taller at the tail than a B-52.  It is often referred to as ‘six turning and four burning’ in reference to its six radial engines and four jet engines.  The B-36 was, in fact, obsolete from the day it was delivered because of the development of the jet.   It served from 1948 until 1954.  A total of 384 were built (including all variants) at a cost of approx. $4.1 million each.  By 1955, the swept wing Boeing B-52 Stratofortress was entering the Air Force inventory in substantial numbers, replacing B-36s.


For the Modeler:  This review covers the vintage 1997 release of the Convair RB-36H Peacemaker 1:72 Scale Revell Kit #85-5710.  Revell rated this a Skill Level 2 kit at the time for for the intermediate builder due to some intricate assemblies including glue and paint. .1 We’ve taken the review a step further with aftermarket decals and finishing techniques that would require at least a new level 4 skill set. This is a re-release of the kit with a different box art from the 1980 original.  There are 155 pieces molded in silver with transparent clear parts fold out instructions and waterslide decals. Included is a display stand and a four figure crew.  This kit features a highly detailed interior and moveable machine guns.  It can be assembled with the bomb bay doors open or closed.  Overall Length  is 27¾”.



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Convair RB-36H Peacemaker Review




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