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Hajo L.

B-58 Hustler with WS-199C High Virgo - Italeri in 1:72

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This was another project for a collegue and friend of mine - the guy with the interest in strategic weapon systems... 😉

 

 

During current research he had learned about the project "High Virgo", an Air Launched Ballistic Missile that has been tested from a B-58. Best is to watch this video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVtosAjWUvY

 

The build of this relative old kit was plain and simple, I used Caracal Decals to have markings for the test airframe of Convair. Great decals, I have to say!

 

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As you can see, we realized a "flying configuration". 😉 The "High Virgo"-missile is scratchbuilt from a 1/48 Sparrow and a 1/288 Booster of the Space Shuttle.

 

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Cotton was used for the rocket smoke, which of course is not fully realistic - the original missile had a different appearence due to the temperatures and speeds, but it sure highlights the whole idea!

 

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And the best shot as last!

 

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HAJO

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