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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #585 on: April 07, 2018, 08:23:38 am »
I'm thinking along the lines of building an AWACS version of the 1/144 Boeing
737-800 not the E-7 Wedgetail but an alternative using some of the Contrails Models P-8A Poseidon parts, the remaining parts will be used on the Lindberg 1/96 Handley Page Victor.
 The Trumpeter Ilyushin IL-78 Midas will be fitted with a rear radome as an alternative to the Beriev A-50.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #586 on: April 28, 2018, 12:38:48 am »
I thought I saw something Soviet with the Rotodome on top of the fin? May be an option?

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #587 on: May 15, 2018, 01:10:09 pm »
I think the next one will be 1/72 Yatsenko I-28

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #588 on: May 16, 2018, 12:55:36 am »
I thought I saw something Soviet with the Rotodome on top of the fin? May be an option?
I've built a few of them myself. The trick is to use a metal pin to hold the rotodome in place.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #589 on: May 17, 2018, 07:00:40 am »
Based on the Australian 1956 Bentley S1 Ute conversion, using the 1/24 Minicraft Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud as the donor kit.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #590 on: October 26, 2018, 12:30:00 pm »
I can't afford the 1/72 Hasegawa Lancaster ASR MK 3/GR3 kit with resin Mk 2A lifeboat . So I'll wait for the Freightdog conversion set. I hope that this includes the upper turret plug, Merlin 224 engines and propellers. There's an article on the Lifesaving Lancaster in  Scale Aircraft Modeling- Volume 28 Number 3.
 Failing that the Vickers Warwick ASR Mk I would be an interesting build but the only kit available is the vacform Contrail in 1/72 scale.
Perhaps the Vickers Wellington, or Hadley Page Halifax would make suitable whiffs. Stirling's and the B-17 in Coastal Command colours.
The B-29 Washington is another whiff. Not forgetting the Avro Shackleton MR1 and MR2. I'm thinking the MR3. Maybe the ground clearance might be an issue. But if you use the Mk2 bomb bay doors and fit them the other way around then the problem is solved.
DC-3,to DC-6 are also on my list.
 I had a crazy idea of fitting a pair of floats on a F-4 Phantom.
Not a whiff but adding skis to a 1/72 Antonov An-12 Cub.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #591 on: October 26, 2018, 01:01:26 pm »
well, with Belgium announcing ysterday that we are going to buy the F-35A, i got the Italeri kit (with the belgian roundels & finflash) out of the stash. no serials in the box, so im thinking of using the FX-** serials from a F-104G decal set.

other project i have planned in 1/72 are various Luft'46 and modern Soviet/Russian aircraft (Su-47, Su-57, Mig-37 and Mig-39).
i also recently got a pair of 1/72 S-300 missile- and radar trucks, and im planning on building those in Belgian Army colors.
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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #592 on: December 21, 2018, 04:54:29 pm »
Not a new whiff but a turbofan powered Airbus A400M, I think there is a 1/144 scale kit. If there is I could swap the engines over with the C-17.
 Another non-whiff that never entered service is the Roden 1/144 C-141B AEW & C, using one of the S + M Model AWACS sets.
As Cammett/ Mastercaster isn't producing the BAe Nimrod AEW set anymore, a possible scratch build diorama exposing the radar without the nose cone.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #593 on: December 21, 2018, 08:58:39 pm »
Might be able to build the RF-23 whiff Ive had in the back of my brain for a long time. Maybe Ill paint it black with red markings. Sort of an SR-71 look. Although now that I think of it SR-71 markings were white..... I think...... I blame the pain meds!
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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #594 on: December 21, 2018, 11:49:22 pm »
2019?  Well i'm hoping the Alt. Flight GB will mean I finally get my Rotodyne 2.0 built.  I have the required parts (Harrier, Beagle, Warthog...) but there is one major design issue which I think will have to be solved by the ancient technique of makei-tupa-syougo.
Also, big jobs.  I need to build some of the larger 1/72 aircraft kits I keep buying so I can free up space to buy more.


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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #595 on: December 22, 2018, 01:36:00 am »
Not a new whiff but a turbofan powered Airbus A400M, I think there is a 1/144 scale kit. If there is I could swap the engines over with the C-17.

indeed, Revell has one, im building one right now (nearly completed), turbofan conversion should be easy  :mellow:
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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #596 on: December 22, 2018, 01:43:11 am »
I need to build some of the larger 1/72 aircraft kits I keep buying so I can free up space to buy more.

Only problem with that, as I have discovered, is that whilst it frees space up in "the stash" it reduces space in the display area or the top of the wardrobe etc wherever you put finished kits. And then what do we do ? Why we buy another kit to fill that hole in "the stash" we have just made of course  :angel:
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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #597 on: December 22, 2018, 02:30:10 am »
I need to build some of the larger 1/72 aircraft kits I keep buying so I can free up space to buy more.

Only problem with that, as I have discovered, is that whilst it frees space up in "the stash" it reduces space in the display area or the top of the wardrobe etc wherever you put finished kits. And then what do we do ? Why we buy another kit to fill that hole in "the stash" we have just made of course  :angel:

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #598 on: December 22, 2018, 04:50:50 am »
I still have most of my 2018 list intact ...  :(  In fact, I only got one of thirteen done.  :/  So, I'll be trying to finish do more of that, plus the other things that I've given myself to do.

Some (because others will pop-up) of those include:

>  The Quonset Point Air Museum is dead, but I still have their old website up and I'd like to re-create some of their aircraft, as they had some unique types, like their Grumman C-1 COD with the twin-tail.
>  I have plans for an asymmetric Hampden
>  a nose-intake F-16
>  a tilt-rotor Belvedere
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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #599 on: December 23, 2018, 05:01:28 am »

 An annual dusting and de-spidering ceremony will have to be conducted.


I would have thought the latter part of that ceremony could get quite dangerous in your part of the world ?  ;)

Meanwhile I have no hard plans as such, some ideas, of which some will get done whilst others will not. I'll go with the flow.

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