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Offline McColm

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1275 on: October 11, 2018, 05:11:53 am »
Perhaps in 1/144 scale to begin with.

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1276 on: October 11, 2018, 09:13:43 am »
Yes, would be larger than most tables in 1/72 I imagine.  ;D
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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1277 on: October 11, 2018, 11:17:13 am »
The Mighty Thor flying boat reborn
11th October 2018

The Monogram 1/72 Convair B-36H has undergone major surgery. The wings have been replaced with the X/YB-35 Flying Wing. The lower fuselage now has a V shaped hull. However the front section of the Heller Lockheed Constellation fits in the vacant nose and is glued in place. This belonged to the tailless bomber based on the Starliner. The resin nose cone is from the Flightpath ERB-47 conversion set and the new cockpit canopy is from a  Vickers Valiant.

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1278 on: October 11, 2018, 07:56:58 pm »
What a mix!
You are rising the what-if spirit to a top level! :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

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« Reply #1279 on: October 11, 2018, 08:59:01 pm »
What a mix!
You are rising the what-if spirit to a top level! :thumbsup:
It would look cool if it was tailless, with the rudders on the wingtips!

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« Reply #1280 on: October 15, 2018, 06:52:07 am »
Monday 15th October 2018

I suppose a cargo version of the B-36 isn't that unusual as there were several concepts put forward .
 Mine is slightly different with a chine running the length of the fuselage.
I wasn't intending to build an alternative to the Tradewind.

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« Reply #1281 on: October 16, 2018, 02:00:24 am »
Tuesday 16th October 2018

I need to get a few of my started builds finished. I have stripped my attempt at a 1/72 look- a- like VC 10 of parts. Especially the engines as these are going on the Convair Peacekeeper flying boat.
I've changed my mind again and its a Maritime Patrol Amphibious Aircraft.
 The Vulcan MR-Atlanta, is so close to getting a coat of primer and I have found a large wooden stand.
 The Atlantica, four turbofan powered Atlantic. My interpretation of the alternative to the Nimrod.
 Whereas the Revell Atlantic will get three Rolls-Royce Tynes, one in the nose. I've seen a few concept drawings of a Tri-Powered Atlantic but none with the third engine in the nose. All having a jet engine in the vertical tail fin.
 The four engine Neptune, the raid into the Avro Shackleton spares bin is paying off.
 The Boeing Wyton AEW.1, is still having it's engines updated.
 Eric the Viking, PSR.
The Fokker Rotodyne , the main undercarriage legs keep breaking off.
I will probably use something from a helicopter kit.
 The Martin Marina AEW twin turbofan, I must have used a ton  of superglue as this is solid. Just needs decals.

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1282 on: October 18, 2018, 01:17:01 am »
Wednesday 17th October 2018

I found a started PlayFix playmaker 1/100 scale iL-62 in the stash . It had two left wings. I've found a likely replacement, a mismatched pair of Airfix Avro Vulcan wings.
I know, but they are a good fit and don't look out of place.
I'll have a rummage to find a nose and tail cone.