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cph64

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German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« on: August 10, 2021, 01:37:10 PM »
I bought this set of weapons some time ago with the intention of building them as the occaission arose, the small Uranium bomb will go with the recent Me. P 1100 build. Made by Antares it consists of four resin bomb bodies plus some smaller pieces for fuses, plastic card fins which have to be cut out and a length of wire.
A little background to them as per the insert. By the end of WWII Germany had reached some success in developing nuclear weapons but due to various factors ranging from wrong decisions by it's leaders, inside quarrelling and sabotage the weapons were never used in anger. Four main types were to be develpoed: A small Uranium bomb 'Kleiner Behalter', with and without parachute, SA 4000 isotopic radioactive load with conventional explosives or 'other' substances, the 4 tonne Uranium 'Grosser Behalter and the 4.5 tonne 'Innsbruch' Uranium bomb.
Kora released resin kits of the 4 and 4.5 tonne bombs complete with trailers in the past and these will be used as reference for building my own trailers.

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 03:48:14 PM »
Bombs away Chris - will it be in a diorama ?????

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2021, 08:24:08 PM »
Bombs away Chris - will it be in a diorama ?????

Knowing Chris,

His latest build will be used in conjunction with this, to tell a 'PROBABLE' different history.

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 03:02:22 PM »
Fins cut out and fitted to two of the bombs with the fuse also fitted to the 4.5 tonne. All primed and painting started. Inbetween I've started building the trailers. The wheels were made some 30 plus years ago whilst I had some 'spare time' on the night shift during my first attempts at making and using moulds. I've started to clean them up and drill holes for the axles in the rear. Compared to our experts in the Club this is Sunday League Football but I've enjoyed working things out.

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2021, 01:25:10 PM »
Real modelling Chris - looking good.
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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2021, 01:34:29 PM »
I like the scratch work and casting your own wheels.
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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2021, 11:41:58 AM »
Hi Chris,
Very interesting.
Will we have a an aircraft for the delivery of the said weapons?
Cheers,
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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2021, 03:27:54 PM »
The recent Me P.1100 will deliver the smallest then possibles for the larger are the He 111 Zwilling, JU 290A-7 or a Blohm und Voss 'What If' that I'm making up from spares. At the moment I don't have shelf/cabinet space to make my larger kits!!!

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 06:38:40 PM »
I find this stuff very interesting...  ..Aren't we glad Adolf didn't get his hands on them.   ::)
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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2021, 02:57:06 PM »
The completed trailer for the small Uranium bomb. The chassis is the oleo legs from an old kit, the lifting arm is a Matchbox Arado 234 C-2 spare, the small wheels and bogie are BV 40 spares and the big wheels I think are ex Spitfire. The braces and towing bar are fuse wire with everything painted Tamiya German Grey.

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2021, 04:01:28 PM »
Great improvisation from the spares box.
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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2021, 04:45:14 PM »
Proper modelling!!

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2021, 01:03:30 PM »
Good stuff Chris.
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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2021, 11:09:07 AM »
Great stuff Chris

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Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2021, 10:12:48 AM »
Slowly but surely I've managed to get a bit further. The wheels have been cleaned up as best as, drilled and then painted, two of the cradles for the large bombs were made from Evergreen angle with that for the large round 'Innsbruck' being made from the spare rear cockpit combing from the Matchbox Heinkel He 70 plus struts from Evergreen strip.