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locodad

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Anybody know exactly what color the nose of the black and white painted test flight Bomarcs was? It seems to be somewhere in the red/maroon/copper range but I would like to pin down an accurate color. I'm getting ready to finish a rare Empire 1/12th scale Bomarc (actually delivered!) that has been test flown twice, unpainted. Madcow supplied the decals and I'm hoping the weather warms so I can paint soon. :)
 

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The Bomarc is my very favorite Scale subject: I've done extensive research on them over the last couple decades. Bomarc Radomes are a phenolic resin, sort of brownish/yellowish mottled with tiny darker brown and white tiny high lights. it's a nearly impossible "color" to match.
For all of my various Scale Bomarc's I alway go with a metallic copper radome. They've won plenty of Scale and Sportscale local and regional NAR competitions with these colorings, it's my belief it's about the best compromise we're going to make;)
Hope this composite Flt #14 photo helps in your Scale packet:)
 
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SierraCharlie

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The phenolic radome material (Micarta) was a light colored fabric impregnated with a brown-red resin that appeared different depending on the lighting, but it looks like Micro came up with the best compromise. Here's a shot of a different scheme taken in '72 at McGuire AFB.

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