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RC-135S CobraBall - WIP - Part VII - note for Don Fogal

July 4 2011 at 12:27 PM

Alberto Accumolli  (Login illomucca)
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After a while I'm back at my Cobra Ball project .
Slowly the conversion is taking its shape


Note for Don Fogal - this is my workbench in a "clean" condition, so you could understand my comments about your well ordered and immaculate workbench !!!!!!


All the radomes "shapes" were milled from layered polistyrene blocks




I was not fully satisfied with the transparencies I put on the portholes for the optical equipment, so I removed them, made a rim for all the portholes with thin slices of brass tube of the right diameter (from empty rifle cases a friend gave me)and installed new transparencies cut from thin perspex sheet .
I painted the glasses internal side with clear light amethyst to reproduce the antiglare coating of optical glasses (it may be it's not visible on the pics)




On the port fuselage, under the large loading door there is a structure with an entrance door that was present in the RC-135V kit, but not mentioned in the instructions and I used it because it fitted the bill perfectly .


Now I'm dealing with the main landing gears detailing and the relative wells and it's not an easy task in particular for the wells where the surfaces to detail are split among 4 main parts .

The engines pods are assembled without the front fan to be cut at the fan level to be able to fill the large voids due to the pylons molded integrally with the engines, following the suggestions from an HyperScaler friend .

That's all for now - Happy July 4 for all the American friends !!! without them this conversion project would not have been possible !!!!!!


Alberto Accumolli


This message has been edited by illomucca from IP address on Jul 4, 2011 12:28 PM

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