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Marek Targowicz
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JB-2 Loon 1/144 (OWL Resin)

May 9, 2019 · in Aviation · · 8 · 2.2K

One of my older models represents , #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 scratchbuilt. 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. Next one will be better. 😉 The panel lines (in fact welds) were drawn with very sharp pencil on matt Olive Drab paint and then the whole engine was weathered with artistic oils.

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  1. I've never seen one of these, Marek. Great little model.

    Putting surplus V-1s back into service. LoL!

    • Thanks! Actually after examining the captured V1s in US a slightly modified Loons were built by Ford after the war. This bird has a bit puzzled history.

  2. Great job! Looks great. Here's Republic's version of it, at the Cradle of Aviation museum.

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  3. I never WAS very good at resin stuff...your looks GREAT, though. Nice work.

  4. that's wonderful

  5. Very nice! Excellent detail work.

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A clean and sharp model Marek .

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