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Making Laser/IR heads for ordinance and modern camera lens'

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    April 2015
Making Laser/IR heads for ordinance and modern camera lens'
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:48 AM

Many modern weapons like missiles and bombs have a sensor on the nose for Infra Red (IR), Laser, or GPS guidance. Typically the sensor is mounted behind a coated lens to protect the sensor and allow it to have a wide field of view. Many times modelers paint them using gloss paint. The tutorial on my blog will show you how to replicate the coated lens appearance.

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    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:14 AM

My standard method is basically the same, only using '5-second-fix' type UV-cure resin for the lens. No shrinkage or shape change, as can happen with the acrylic gel.

Greg

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:41 AM

If it is an IRTRAN dome or lens, I add just a tiny bit of aluminum to gloss yellow.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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