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Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:49:01 AM »
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This Cold War icon was located 110 miles east of Cape Cod.  It provided a crucial extra thirty minutes warning of approaching Soviet bombers.
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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 07:57:47 AM »
(This posting is for those of you who no longer patronize that "other" militaria website.  You know who you are...

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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 11:13:49 AM »
   Very well done! Certainly not a subject that is covered by the remaining model manufacturing companies... Great job and thanks for posting!  Scott
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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 01:14:21 PM »
What are the radar domes made from ?
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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 02:58:49 PM »
Hand-painted Ping pong balls...

If it's military and it's New England, I'm gonna try and build it...

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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 04:39:33 PM »
Nice work as usual Jean! 

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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 07:23:12 AM »
I love it Sis..

So lets get cracking on the SS James Longstreet..

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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 09:42:13 AM »
I love it Sis..

So lets get cracking on the SS James Longstreet..

Smitty

SS James Longstreet ???
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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 04:16:26 PM »
Carl,

Here is the saga of the Longstreet.. An iconic image and a lot of childhood memories of this ship...

https://www.armed-guard.com/longst.html

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Re: Scratchbuilt USAF Texas Tower 2 Radar Installation c. 1960
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 11:22:57 PM »
Very imaginative! Nice job Jean. Must've been hell tryin' to hand-paint the chequered patterns on those ping-pong balls?!

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