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#126 Jay V

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:56 PM

Good packing is the key



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:02 AM

Finally got the name plate for the model.  Here are two test fit pictures.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:16 AM

Pefect! Hope it will "survive" your move in August save and secure. ;)

 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:45 AM

Lars, you and me both.  Fresno, California here we come! It may have to have a special place in the back seat of the car.  I'll send more pics once I figure how to attach the missile to the wooden base.  Carlos



#130 Jay V

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:41 PM

Looking Good Carlos!!



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:06 PM

Thanks Jay. The name plate will be the last thing I attach with screws. Hope all is well with you. Carlos

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:25 PM

All is good need more patchs and Badges,still on the Hunt.Enjoy Cali. Hit the beaches if you have time



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:43 AM

Finally done, a little over a month from start to finish.  I drilled the holes in the hexagon and circular base, note to self: you need to make sure you determine dead center on the circular base and ensure that you measure out where on the hexagonal base you want the circular base to sit so when you drill the circular base & adjoining hexagonal base it is centered regardless of whether you want the model to sit, whether at the center of the adjoining base or offset like I did with this one. 

 

I used doubled sided tape and super glue to hold the circular base in place to drill.  I drilled a hole at the bottom of the missile where the nozzles go and glued the four nozzles in place.  I used a small drill bit to pilot hole the: name plate, mini basic missile badge and the SAC badge and then super glued the basic missile and the SAC pins.  The name plate was attached with screws.

 

The missile, once the nozzles were dry, was attached with a 2" screw which was painted black and I added super glue to the screw to ensure it stays in place.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:13 PM

Carlos, that turned out really well. A very nice display for your hard work. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

Thank you Terry. How, what looked like a basic simple enough model ended up actually taking so many steps to complete
is amazing. But I did learn a great deal, and I may try it again but not anytime soon. I'm hoping others post their missile models and their building proces. Take care, Carlos

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:19 PM

Carlos,i to think it came out very nice!!



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:37 PM

Thank you Jay.  Belcher Bits has some other ICBM model kits: Polaris & Trident both Navy and also USAF B-61 & B-83 nuclear (these two B series are 1/48 scale)   plus the Minuteman III & Soviet SS-4 & SS-25, and a Royal Air Force Nuclear set (I've never heard of that one). All 1/72 scale. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:49 AM

Super job Carlos!!



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

Mike! I hope you are doing well.  It means a great deal coming from you, Thank you. Carlos 



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:07 PM

Okay, this is not a missile kit, but I thought it would be appreciated here.

 

This is my latest souvenir from the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland, NE, right off of Interstate 80.  The missile is on display directly in front of the museum.

 

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:12 PM

Gil, thats on my bucket list as is the national minuteman site in South Dakota. Carlos


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