B-1B Painted Bones
Cutting Edge Decals
S u m m a r y
Number, Scale and Price:
CED72176 Painted Bones
Part One 1/72 - USD$9.99
CED48176 Painted Bones Part One 1/48 - USD$8.99
|Contents and Media:
||One decal sheet;
double-sided full colour instruction sheet.
||Will result in a nice
looking BONE; high quality printing; perfect register and opacity;
good timing with recent re-release of big 1/48 scale kit and Paul
Boyer's article on the 1/72 scale kit in FSM.
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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This is the
first release in a three part series from
Cutting Edge covering B-1s, or "Bones"
as they have come to be known. These sheets are issued in both 1/72
and 1/48 scales, hence the double title.
This sheet covers four
“Penetrator”, of the 96th Bomb Wing (BW), Dyess Air Force
Base (AFB). Finish is overall FS 36081 dark grey, with a disruptive
pattern of FS34086 dark green, to the upper surfaces and FS 36118
gunship grey to the undersides.
Nose art is substantial with a white
winged horse being ridden by, what appears to be a Centurion bearing
an orange lance and the black with white shadow “Penetrator” titles.
A full colour Texas State flag with a
steer’s skull on both sides of the top of the vertical stabiliser.
A Semi-subdued squadron badge for the
left-hand side of the nose.
Other markings include the aircraft
number, two blue and white “last four” for the nose undercarriage leg,
set of unusual lo-viz stars and bars, as well as rescue arrows and
86-0133 “Memphis Belle” of the
116th BW based at Robbins AFB, Georgia. This Bone is
finished in overall FS 36118 gunship grey with FS 36081 dark grey nose
and tail radomes.
Markings are sparse but
The “Memphis Belle” herself.
Obviously fashioned after her more famous WWII sister but this time
wearing a blue swimsuit.
A black with red edges band across
the top of the fin with yellow GEORGIA titles.
Stencil type Air National Guard
shields for the top of the tail and squadron badges for the nose.
Black GA Wing identifiers and serial
numbers for the tail.
Air and ground crew names.
Rescue arrows and rescue stencil data
Two different full-colour campaign
84-0051, “Boss Hawg” of the 9th
Bomb Squadron (BS), 7th BW, Dyess AFB. Finish is overall
FS 36118 gunship grey with FS 36081 dark grey nose and tail radomes.
Red with white outline and detail
A semi subdued wing badge, and a
fully subdued squadron badge.
A black tail bad with a white bat.
Red with white “last four” markings
for the nose undercarriage leg.
Black DY Wing identifiers and
aircraft serial numbers for the tail.
86-0093, “Global Power” of the
37th BS, 28th BW, Ellsworth AFB. Finish is
overall FS 36118 gunship grey with FS 36081 dark grey nose and tail
radomes. Markings include:
Nose art in the form of a tiger
clutching a globe of the world with a white B-1 stencilled across it.
A yellow edged black band with yellow
“Tiger” titling for the top of the tail
A Semi subdued Strategic Air Command
badge for the top of the tail
Black Wing “EL” Wing identifiers and
serial numbers for the tail.
A set of rescue arrows and rescue
As luck would have it, the
October 2002 issue of Fine Scale Modeller has an article on the Revell/Monogram
1/72 scale B-1 kit by Paul Boyer.
Paul’s article tells you how
to update the kit to reflect the changes that occurred from the time
that the kit was released and the B-1 came into service.
Combine this article and any
of the three new Cutting Edge sheets and you will have a nice looking
Bone for your collection.
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the review samples..
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