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RC-135S Cobra Ball - WIP - Part I

November 22 2010 at 11:33 AM

Alberto Accumolli  (Login illomucca)
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WARNING - Photobucket will reset the bandwidth tomorrow night so the pics will be visible again -
sorry for the trouble .

Here is the start of a new project of mine during the dead times of the A-50M final painting, so it progress will be slow.

Thank to the generous and invaluable help of Mrrss. Michael Kelly and Jennings Heilig I can now start my conversion of the AMT RC-135V 1/72 scale into an RC-135S Cobra Ball, as it appeared in the late seventies/early eighties when operating from Northern AFBs .

Here are some pics of the tracing for the main conversion work





Looking at the pics I gathered, there is the need to detail the landing gear wells, also with the main doors closed as they are on the ground .

Also the engines pilons will need the removal of their "humps", the rear side teardrops will be made from scratch.

I made some bracing on the cabin floor, according to suggestion from fellow Hyperscalers, with 5 mm. square rods .


That's all for now, any comment/suggestion very wellcome .


Alberto Accumolli


This message has been edited by illomucca from IP address on Nov 23, 2010 8:55 AM

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