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Detailing 1:32 Atomic Cannon

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Detailing 1:32 Atomic Cannon
Posted by John La Porta on Friday, May 04, 2018 11:20 AM

Hi everyone, 

 

After years on my shelf, I am just starting my atomic cannon model from Revell. Does anyone know of any good resources for the subject? Also, I have loooked for detail sets and such but can’t seem to find any. Anyone have suggestions?

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, May 04, 2018 11:43 AM

I don't think there are any detail or PE sets for it.  It is an ancient kit and is what it is.  It can be made into a gem though...with lots of work. 

Have you seen this build of it:

http://www.mil-mod.nl/atomic-annie/

He did a great job on it and shows what he did to improve it nicely.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, May 04, 2018 11:53 AM

I see where Dragon issued a 1/72 version. That might be more worth the effort.

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Posted by John La Porta on Friday, May 04, 2018 11:57 AM
Well it was a gift from my dad, looks fun, and I figured I’d make the best of it. Any good books or photo references that anyone knows of?
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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, May 04, 2018 1:10 PM

Hello!

There's this book:

https://www.tankograd.com/cms/website.php?id=/en/index/atomic_annie.htm

That Renwal model is a lot of work to get right...

Good luck with your build and please, post pictures!

Have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 04, 2018 1:16 PM

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, May 04, 2018 1:18 PM

There are some footnotes to the wiki article.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, May 04, 2018 1:24 PM

Yikes!!!! I remember building that as a kid many years ago. I look forward to seeing your finished model.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 04, 2018 2:42 PM

Have a look at the list of USAREUR Field Artillery units. It shows which battalions had the 280mm gun and some of those units have article links on the site with photos. Not so much good for detail reference, but great for “war stories”.

http://usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, May 04, 2018 2:51 PM

Off topic, but that's a good photo of M48s with the jettisonable fuel tank kit installed.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 04, 2018 4:14 PM

GMorrison

Off topic, but that's a good photo of M48s with the jettisonable fuel tank kit installed.

 

There are tons of great photos on there. Eventually I will email the webmaster the ones from my fathers and my time there.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    June, 2013
Posted by John La Porta on Friday, May 04, 2018 7:13 PM
Those above links were great. The second one had all the pictures I could need. Thanks for the help!
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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, May 05, 2018 9:32 AM
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Posted by John La Porta on Sunday, May 06, 2018 9:22 AM
Excellent resources, thank you all. I’ll start a build page soon. Already have great ideas.

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