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1/72 AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile Trailer/Cart

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  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
1/72 AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile Trailer/Cart
Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, February 04, 2018 2:51 PM

Hello, All,

This model will be a 1/72 scale trailer/cart for the AGM-28 Hound Dog missile, which was part of our nuclear strike force back in the 60s and 70s. The trailer will be part of a future diorama which I plan to build which will show a B-52D bomber in SAC colors being readied (cocked) for the nuclear alert pad. The following pictures show a Hound Dog missile loaded on the trailer. Photos are courtesy of Wikipedia.org.

An actual missile scheduled for loading normally had the aircraft pylon pre-mounted on top of it, as shown below, since it was easier and faster to connect the pylon to the aircraft than to connect the missile to the pylon. Once the missile was attached to the aircraft, the nuclear payload would be installed in the missile. BTW, the trailer in this photo is a more complicated version, but too complicated for me to model in this scale.

UPDATE: I've so far determined that only the lower section differs in complexity. The top section looks to be the same in both versions. I call the simpler version Type 1 and the more complicated version Type 2.

This model will be completely scratch built except for the wheels, which are from a Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons Loading kit. The pictures below show my progress so far. I've completed three examples of what I call the lower section of the trailer. Next, I'll build the upper section, which was designed to move back and forth on the lower section rails.

NOTE: Due to the on-going instability in hosting sites (first Photobucket, now Postimages), I'm not going to re-populate the images in this thread.

The following images summarize the build.

Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 2:34 PM

Hi,

That looks great. Smile

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 4:13 PM

Hello Russ!

Very cool! I'd say that you're again modelling what no man has modelled before! Just looking at that missile makes me think how terrible the cold war was. And I - in Poland - would be on the receiving end of it...

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 4:56 PM

PFJN

Hi,

That looks great. Smile

 

 

Thanks, PFJN! :)

 

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 5:04 PM

Pawel

Hello Russ!

Very cool! I'd say that you're again modelling what no man has modelled before! Just looking at that missile makes me think how terrible the cold war was. And I - in Poland - would be on the receiving end of it...

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

 

Hi, Pawel,

Thanks for the good words! :) 

RE: the missile... Amen, my friend. We all would have! I was a pre-teen in those days and I remember the tension and worry we all had. My biggest fear was I wouldn't remember to look away from the flash...

Ah well, that was then and this is now... Model on! :D

Cheers,

Russ

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 08, 2018 9:56 AM

Russ, I'm not seeing any photos. I've got two different browsers up and they don't show on either. So you guys are seeing them without any issues? 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:16 AM

Hi, Gam,

I don't see them either. Can't see them in my albums at Postimages either. This has happened before but usually on a weekend. Trying to contact them.

Thanks for the heads up,

Russ

 

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:16 AM

Some additional progress. Piping on the first trailer is complete. Here are a couple of shots.

Thanks for looking!

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:54 AM

Hey Russ, I'm seeing your photos fine now. 

And nice work there! In 1/72nd it looks tiny. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:03 PM

Hi, Gam,

Thanks for the good words!

As for the photos, hopefully that won't happen again :)

Cheers,

Russ

 

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Friday, February 16, 2018 2:21 PM
Hello Russ. Great job on the small scale missile trolley.

Peter

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Friday, February 16, 2018 5:06 PM

Hi, Peter. Many thanks!BeerSmile

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:28 AM

Well Gee !

 A missile . This ties right in with my comment in the Ready Room , Discussion Forum " Question " . The model is very nice . You've done a very nice job on the Missile and an outstanding job on the trailer .

 Now , How are you going to finish up ? I can't wait .

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:19 PM

Hey, TB,

Thanks for the good words! I can't take credit for the missile, though. That was built by a  friend of mine, Derek Sipes (https://www.facebook.com/CMBandM/), who graciously sent me the missile to help in building the trailers.

As for how I'm going to finish up, I've added the catwalks and the tool boxes, but there's still a lot of work to do. I need to add the control panels and some other detail, then paint the upper sections and then I need to make some decals. Below are a couple of pictures of where I am at present.

Cheers, and thanks again!

Russ

 

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Friday, February 23, 2018 4:24 PM

This has been an interesting build, but I'm glad to be finished. Below are some pictures of the finished items.

Many thanks for looking in, and for your comments.

Cheers,

Russ

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:47 AM

Oh wow, very cool! Nice work, I really like the grundy, worn look of the transport cart.

Ever think of putting her on a small tarmac base?

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:48 AM

Thanks, Gam! Very kind of you! 

Actually, I plan to use the trailer with a missile as part of a future diorama showing a Cold War B-52 being loaded with nukes for the alert pad.

Cheers,

Russ

 

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:07 PM

That really shows off just how big a thing Houd Dog was, nearly an aircraft of its own in size.

Which can be hard to appreciate next to the immensity which is a B-52.

Bravo.

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:02 AM

Very true, CapnMac!

 

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