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Old 02-27-2007, 04:24 AM
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The Patriot Launcher missile system stand alone display

When I first started this project I had only decided to do the Launcher part of the complete model. The concept was to do a Stand-Alone model of just the launcher part of the whole thing. Then during the building process I got more and more interested in how this part would look on the complete model. Now after contemplating it I decided this would be part of a two-part project with the trailer being included.

Deciding on the scale was a little tough because I did not have any measurements of the system. The only thing I had to go by was a drawing of the missile cannister. I took these measurements and scaled them down to various sizes, so it would be easy for me to make a choice. I had narrowed my choices down to 1 /35 and 1 /32 scale. So with the help of the few measurements that I got off the Internet and using, once again, common 'deductive scaling' ( a new term I made up. the term is similiar to 'deductive reasoning'), I decided on a scale closer to 1/32.

The model is not 100% exact to scale, as my deductive scaling is not a hundred percent accurate. Close, but not exact. This is what happens when one does not have access to true measurements. One has to improvise like most of you do.

Anyhow, let me present you all with stage 2 of this two-part project build. Hopefully, the first part will be built in the near future. So far the launcher is 98% finished. I still have the cannister to build and to add some decals, cables, touch-ups, etc.

For those of you who have asked many times for a WIP ( Work In Progress) shots of many of my other builds but did not get to see any; I managed to take a series of shots of the building process of this recent build.

If you are interested then check click on the link below:

The Patriot Launcher WIP

Since the launcher itself normally sits on the trailer I had to display it in another fashion. So I built a base almost similiar to the one on the trailer. I think the base adds a little 'JAZZ' to the whole model. Thanks for viewing.


















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Old 02-27-2007, 04:25 AM
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Here hare some additional photos of the cannister build in progress for those who are interested:

















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Old 02-27-2007, 04:27 AM
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Here is the back blast panel progress:




Here is a test shot showing how it's going to look, almost. I guess it'll look better when I'm completely done with it:

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Wow,

This is one nice scratch build. I love all the cables and wiring.

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Great work!

Your scratch building is superb especially considering you had no true dimensions to go by. Sometimes you have to do the best with what you got. Keep us updated on your progress.


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Superb scratchbuilding Can't wait for your next update.

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Tiking

That's an incredible piece of work you have there!
I'm curious, how long is that canister?
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Thanks guys. The canister is 210cm long.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:16 AM
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Well, the front blast panel is done:



The Rear blast panel is also done:



The overall look. I just have the mounting pins and locking mechanism to do before the canister is completed. When this is done I'll make another one as this one will be on it's own display mount. The second one I will mount on the launcher.




Here are some ference pics for comparison:

The canister:






The launcher mount:

The real thing:



Mine version:
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