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WildBill50

Revell Bomarc missile

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Here is an oldie but goodie that I did this last year.

 

There are a couple of ejector pin marks that need to be dealt with that are very obvious. The worst one is on the top of the stand that sits along side the launcher. It is right in the middle of the piece which has a diamond tread look all over. At first a tried to make it look like a sewer grate. That didn't work out too well though so I tried filling it in and re-scribing the tread pattern...no go on that either. I finally cur a piece of brass plate that was as wide as the sink hole and as wide as the work stand. I filled in the edges with super glue and sanded everything done to get a nice looking cover plate that looks like part of the structure. Another place to work on is the launcher base itself. It comes as two pieces and has a very prominent seam when finished. It is supposed to look like an I Beam when finished. I took thin plastic strut that would fit between the top and bottom of the "I" on each side to cover the resulting seam on all sides. Once painted it looks like a one piece beam. The launcher arm has a seam on that also underneath. To hide that area I took about eight pieces of thin solder and used them as hoses and such that go up to the nose of the missile. I bundled them into a piece of copper tubing that made the umbilical fitting to the missile. The other side of them went into the launcher box by drilling holes into the side of it for them. The solder bundle ends up hiding the seam under the launcher arm.

 

I added flame holders to the back of the engines on the missile to prevent a hollow looking engine nacelle. I painted the nose cone with a 50-50 mix of copper and flat brown to get the color I remembered seeing at the WPAFB museum back in the 60's. The rest of the missile was painted gloss black with Tamiya white primer flying surface tips. Decals were from the kit except for the Stars and Bars as they were a weird shape.

 

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Nice job on a classic kit. I picked up their Corporal missile a while back.

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Thanks Rob. I looked at the Corporal but didn't pull the trigger on getting one...yet!

Bill

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Very nice job. I always liked this kit. I did one a couple of years ago for my Revell SAM collection, but mine was OOTB.

 

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Thanks Rob. I looked at the Corporal but didn't pull the trigger on getting one...yet!

Bill

 

The local closeout store also had some Lindberg missile, red one I think called a Snark that I almost got. But I hadn't even cracked open the corporal so I left it.

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That Snark is 1/48th scale. It's pretty big. One of our members has been working on one on and off...mostly off for quite awhile.

 

It is a neat subject.

 

Bill

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