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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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« 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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« 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:
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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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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« 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.

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« Reply #1283 on: October 24, 2018, 01:13:38 am »
 Wednesday 24th October 2018

If you have been following my blog, you would come to the conclusion that I change my mind on the outcome of my builds . A lot of the time its due to the builds getting broken from being manhandled or parts recycled.
 The example is the 1/72 Monogram Convair B-36 , apart from the main fuselage and tail areas, the rest has been kitbashed .
I have been dry testing various engines on the new wing. The engine housing for the Martin SeaMaster seems to work very well and almost fits the upper curvature of the wing. Just have to find the ones from the Anigrand kit, or scratch build them.
 Then there's the main undercarriage. Parts from the AMT AC-130U will fit. Extra gun turrets or remote control gun turrets will be added
The chine has been removed.


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« Reply #1284 on: October 25, 2018, 04:54:21 pm »
Wednesday 25th October 2018

The Air Car Ferry idea has lead me to convert the Revell 1/72 Blohm & Voss Bv222A Wiking flying boat
The bullhead arches have been made wider to accommodate a 1/76 long wheelbase Land Rover hard top. Further strengthening is made from scraps of plastic .
I cut the nose so that the flight deck is all one piece and left the nose devoid of a floor. This has been sanded flat,as the doors will be glued in the open position. As soon as I can buy some superglue or Gorilla glue. I'll add a loading ramp and door stays.
The guns have been removed from the main fuselage. These need to be blanked over.
I'm working on the upper deck and found a pair of Airfix Avro Vulcan wings. The  engines are from a B-52G which will be glued to the upper wing.


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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1285 on: October 27, 2018, 03:15:30 pm »
Saturday 27th October 2018

I can't believe the price of the 1/72 Hasegawa Lockheed P-3C Orion has shot up, I know various decals have appeared but the basic kit is still the same. CMK do an update set but this is expensive.
Whereas the Revell Dassault Br1150 Atlantic keeps its value although its no longer in production .
As for the Airfix BAe Nimrod, this really needs updating.
 Rant over.

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1286 on: October 28, 2018, 03:21:13 am »
That's been Hasegawa's method of 'marketing' for years, or possibly their UK importers. They seem to think that charging exorbitant prices for moulds that were first produced in the 70s will make people think they're new moulds.

Sadly it seems to work, people are STILL buying this stuff. Their prices for ancient singe engined WWII aircraft are quite ridiculous!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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« Reply #1287 on: October 28, 2018, 03:35:16 am »
...Their prices for ancient singe engined WWII aircraft are quite ridiculous!

Not if you buy the oldest version of the current tooling you can find.
The decals almost definitely won't work but then we won't be using the kit ones anyway will we...
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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1288 on: October 28, 2018, 06:36:26 am »
That's been Hasegawa's method of 'marketing' for years, or possibly their UK importers.

Having seen the same kits on sale elsewhere in the world (a couple in very remote spots) at what I'd consider reasonable prices my feelings are that it's the UK importers/agents Kit.
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: McColm: what I'm working on, started and nearly finished 'Blog'
« Reply #1289 on: October 28, 2018, 07:24:44 am »
That's been Hasegawa's method of 'marketing' for years, or possibly their UK importers.

Having seen the same kits on sale elsewhere in the world (a couple in very remote spots) at what I'd consider reasonable prices my feelings are that it's the UK importers/agents Kit.


Corporate Greed Rules OK............. :banghead:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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