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Old 11-24-2009, 08:58 AM
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Thanks guys,

"The bomb looks great, but I don`t think that fading is not suitable for it. IMHO it should look like a big new toy, even thou it wouldn`t look so great as now"


I have to admit that I somewhat agree with your premise...and that was a part of the challenge painting this piece...how best to balance accuracy with the need to catch the customer's attention.

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Very nice! Waht are those spikes on the side of the bomb?
Another bi-product of this weapon was the development and use of the FM signal. Before the bomb was dropped transmitters were dropped over the area which allowed the bomb to be detonated at 1900 ft. above the surface. The spikes on the front are the receiver antennas.

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:27 AM
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Well done Rick, I think it looks great

One question though. After applying the mixture of XF9 and XF58 to the joints, did you airbrush the next step (yellow, white and XF58)? Dilluted?

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Old 11-24-2009, 12:37 PM
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Yes,Rick...very unusual and interesting subject...and,really,you did a great job on it...I like a lot!

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Old 11-24-2009, 08:35 PM
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I like the finished look. It's got a little life to it, but still looks fairly new. Now you just need a 1/12th B-29 for the background. Nice job Rick.

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Old 11-24-2009, 08:55 PM
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I was watching the History channel, I think it was yesterday, and the guy to last touch the bomb before it was dropped said it was real dark gray almost black in color. (That was the color of the first one dropped on Japan that is)

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:02 PM
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Those were the antennae for the radio altimeter.

Looks good Rick, nice touch beating up the cart a bit but not the bomb. One thing I learned loading Nukes in the USAF, you don't let them get beat up!

Opps sorry, didn't see where the question was answered.

Also like to add that there would have been some color variation on the weapon, no matter how new and how well protected it is the color is not going to stay showroom fresh. This thing wouldn't have been simonized.

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:29 AM
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Hi Rick,

As the Royal Airforce call them, that is a great looking 'bucket of instant sunshine'.......

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:39 PM
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and now for something completely different...

Looks great rick. Not too heavy on the weathering, but enough to give it some life.

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:30 AM
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Looks good..and an interesting subject choice
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