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Old 09-09-2019, 05:43 PM
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Bloodhound in 1/100 scale and with his panel lines. It looks very different. Now that I'm doing this Missiles I'll going to retake an old project from 3 years ago: 3rd. Reich antiaircraft missiles. Tony.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:51 PM
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Looking good Tony. Bloodhound looks a little naked without its booster rockets though. I only ever saw them on the launchers. Never saw one in flight, but then again at Mach 2, I doubt if anyone saw them fly by.

If you want some more missile suggestions ... for me I guess one of Sadam's Scuds and a Patriot to knock it down with. Not Cold War I know, but I do have a Gulf War Medal and was quite impressed with the way the Americans knocked out the incomers. Had to duck a few times to dodge the falling shrapnel though.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:36 AM
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Museum exhibits

Tony : Bloodhound is coming together well. Brooklands museum has a Rapier but it isn't on display at the present time.

Kevin : I think Hendon still has the Bloodhound and is worth a visit if you're over again. As for the Science Museum they have a habit of swapping exhibits out and also sending them on loan. Stephenson's locomotive the Rocket for example is out on loan at present. They briefly had a Tucker Snocat (of which there have been models on here) but that's gone again.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephenson%27s_Rocket

A lot of their missiles and rocketry is in Wroughton which is a storage site, only open a couple of times a year and even then not very well advertised. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scienc...m_at_Wroughton
Last time I was there they had an experimental British Rail Maglev. It's a shame they don't have the space for all the collections.

They used to have a good floor on maritime exhibits but they have all gone. Now taken over by computing. I did read they had laser scanned the maritime floor before they moved them. https://newatlas.com/shipping-gallery-3d/28844/

I've heard the Hermitage museum in St Petersburg have new exhibits swapped in and out of storage every day.

No doubt the Smithsonian is the same.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:44 AM
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Doug - thanks very much for your reply. Appreciated.

Was in Hendon last November - and thought I had photographed and seen everything - but no Bloodhound that I recall!
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