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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #990 on: April 21, 2015, 10:30:19 am »

outstandingly elegant indeed !!!

and the cockpit must be from the night fighter version of the source aircraft (mystery ... ;D) I think?
(I sometimes dream of making a triplace combination of that one wwith the droop ...)


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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #991 on: April 21, 2015, 06:07:46 pm »
Cool looking Starfighter. With the technology involved in the vehicle it would be redundant but that would look good using the glass nose version too for a recon spaceship. And even though it is for use in space some fins and small wings would look even better. A terrain surveillance or data collection vehicle for use in atmospheres maybe.

I have a unpainted built J (I think) somewhere with broken and lost prop blades that I was going to turn into a jet or glider when it turns up but this has sparked some ideas. :thumbsup:
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #992 on: April 21, 2015, 07:35:38 pm »
Go for it! The cones in place of the props look like parts from ball point pens.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #993 on: April 21, 2015, 11:40:27 pm »

outstandingly elegant indeed !!!

and the cockpit must be from the night fighter version of the source aircraft (mystery ... ;D) I think?
(I sometimes dream of making a triplace combination of that one wwith the droop ...)

There actually was one...



And there must have been a VIP transport post-war conversion with a passenger seat in the front, offering a true panoramic view.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #994 on: April 21, 2015, 11:45:33 pm »

outstandingly elegant indeed !!!

and the cockpit must be from the night fighter version of the source aircraft (mystery ... ;D) I think?
(I sometimes dream of making a triplace combination of that one wwith the droop ...)

There actually was one...



And there must have been a VIP transport post-war conversion with a passenger seat in the front, offering a true panoramic view.

aha, were does it come from?

the passenger seat version could be given a civil airline livery, would look good


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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #995 on: April 22, 2015, 03:31:09 am »
AFAIK it's/was a museum aircraft (Yanks Air Museum in Chino) and in the three-seater form probably not an original build; check this conversation about it: http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/archive/index.php/t-11152.html

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #996 on: April 22, 2015, 06:08:11 am »
Makes me want to go out and buy a couple of P-40 kits!
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #997 on: April 22, 2015, 07:08:11 am »
You are not the only one to think it's very eel like. Definitely got some sea creature in it's genes
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #998 on: April 22, 2015, 02:29:36 pm »
I don't believe it  :o

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #999 on: April 22, 2015, 02:35:45 pm »
Looks a bit Luftwaffe '46 to me. 
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1000 on: April 22, 2015, 07:06:34 pm »
Thanks for the pic of the donkey nosed P-38. Love he look of that one !
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1001 on: April 23, 2015, 10:54:17 am »
Barkeep does look very Luft '46, especially around the engines and canopy. Pretty sure it was used on screen in the Enterprise episode The Communicator where Lt. Reed loses his comm. in a bar.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1002 on: April 24, 2015, 03:07:45 am »
I am not certain if this has been posted, but it's worth a repost, anyway: a Swiss(!) modified Shinden (new engine section).






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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1003 on: April 24, 2015, 04:29:12 am »
Nice camo.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #1004 on: April 24, 2015, 04:29:54 am »
Doesn't look familiar ! Looks good tho ! Glad you pointed out the engine. :thumbsup:
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