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donalyah00

JB-2 Loon - 1/144 OWL Resin

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Hi,

 

A small blast from the past. The model represents JB-2 Loon, #902 belonging to the newly formed USAF, Alamogordo proving grounds (later Holloman AFB), New Mexico ca. 1948. 

The launcher with RATO bottles, front propeller, finer surface details and engine pipe plus its front support were scratch built. The wing was also repositioned - moved to the rear a little bit. It was my first approach to the glossy white paint (Gunze Sangyo C series) and it is a bit overdone. The panel lines (in fact welds) on the engine were drawn with very sharp pencil on matt Olive Drab paint and then the whole thing was weathered with artistic oils.

 

First, a photo of the original airframe:

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Source: The Internet

 

A few shots from production hall...

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... and the final result:

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Enjoy!
Marek

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Nice, so USSR and USA both had different approaches to improve the V1. 

 

Nice and intriguing model...

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God damn that's beautiful, a high quality finish that would be appreciated in a model much bigger.

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Thank you gents! 

On 12/10/2018 at 4:03 PM, Silenoz said:

Nice, so USSR and USA both had different approaches to improve the V1. 

I think JB-2 was only slightly updated version of the original V1. Russians went a bit further with their 10Kh aircraft.

Hope that Brengun someday will scale down to 1/144 their offering of Chelomey 16KhA in 1/48. 

 

Regards, Marek

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