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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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REVIEW
Boeing Bomarc IM-99 Missile
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 01:14 AM UTC
Released in 1958, Aurora''s 1/48 Boeing Bomarc IM-99 was an exciting kit. Today we will see if it has aged well.

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Thanks!
Joel_W
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AUTOMODELER
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 08:47 PM UTC
Fred,
I'm really enjoying your trip back down memory lane. The sad fact is that I do remember building each of these kits on a Saturday afternoon. No paint, just glue. Parts were twisted off the sprue trees because Mom wouldn't think of letting me use a sharp knife out of fear that I would cut a finger off. No tape or clamps to hold the parts while the glue set, just my little fingers.

Still, I remember how proud I was of those finished models.

Joel

Joel
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 01:18 AM UTC
Hey Joel, sounds like I built models. Me thinks mom was too trusting with my X-acto as I have the scarred finger tips to prove it! Be watching - the rest of the Aurora missiles, and then the helicopter kits are forthcoming!
Mcleod
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 03:09 AM UTC
The Bomarc is certainly purposeful looking; a real beauty. My opinion, though, is that the Bomarc represented the greatest technological and military folly in Canadian history when it's purchase spelled the end of the CF-105 Arrow development program. So sad.

This is the reason I'd like to get one of these models though Nice review by the way.