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Patriot launcher module

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When I first started this project I had only decided to do the Launcher part of the complete model. Doing the entire model, would mean lots of work and more space. So I decided to keep it separate entities and just build the the model as a Stand-Alone launcher. Deciding on the scale was a little tough because I did not have any measurements of the system. The only thing I had to go by was a drawing of the missile canister. I took these measurements and scaled them down to various sizes, so it would be easy for me to make a choice. I had narrowed my choices down to 1 /35 and 1 /32 scale. So with the help of the few measurements that I got off the Internet and using, once again, common 'deductive scaling' ( a new term I made up. the term is similar to 'deductive reasoning'), I decided on a scale closer to 1/32. The canister on the base is slightly larger than 1/32 but it was meant to be just a separate display for the canister.

The model is not 100% exact to scale, as my deductive scaling is not a hundred percent accurate. Close, but not exact. This is what happens when one does not have access to true measurements. One has to improvise like most of you do. So far the launcher is 98% finished. Since the photos, the model has since been sold to a collector. Hope you all enjoy the pictures of the WIP to the final completion of the model.
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About the Author

About Charles King (ti)
FROM: DALARNAS, SWEDEN

Charles King hails from Sweden. He has been interested in modeling since he was 12; though there was other interest that took priority at the time, he would eventually fall into the modeling soon enough. Not until recent,in 2002 that his interest was rekindled. While browsing the Internet, he ca...


Comments

Thanks Murdo. Jason, my next project will be a 1/24 truck with trailer/container...super detailed. But it wouldn't be until some time later this year or next as I've just moved in with my girl in a small apartment until we find a bigger place to live.
MAR 11, 2009 - 01:13 AM
Will be looking forward to that build ti. Oh yeah good luck with the moving
MAR 11, 2009 - 05:14 AM
Thanks for the cheers up. Will keep you all updated when the time comes.
MAR 11, 2009 - 07:43 AM
I too will be looking forward to this model ti. Are you tired of 1/35 scale model or you are just trying something new?
MAR 11, 2009 - 07:53 PM
Excellent build, Charles, very inspiring! Thanks for sharing, Ian
MAR 12, 2009 - 01:21 AM
Condolencies!!!! smashing scratch, shame it was destroyed? what happened? Postal service?
MAR 12, 2009 - 01:38 AM
Thanks guys. Jimmy, the model was destroyed in transit,. Here's a pic: Oh well. I'm looking at starting my modelling again from scratch
MAR 12, 2009 - 03:00 AM
Sorry to hear about this ti. All that hard work. At least you have pictures of your beautiful work.
MAR 12, 2009 - 04:52 AM
Thanks Jason. No problem, I'm moving on with new ideas and new builds in the making Watch out I'm coming back with a big bang!!!!!
MAR 12, 2009 - 08:40 AM
Sorry to hear about this model. Plenty of your hard work gone to waste. So sad. But soon you will build better model.
MAR 15, 2009 - 04:07 PM