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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2012, 08:46:10 am »
Bags of scope with a B-47......  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2012, 09:43:38 am »
While searching for some other model parts, I run accross this thing, which is waiting to be completed for several years now:



This is a old Revell kit, I wonder what to do from it ...

Fill the holes fore & aft of the cockpit and remove the "aircrew" mouldings.

Add a few lumps and bumps and a few antenna.

And you get the largest mother of all UAV's
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2012, 09:52:04 am »
....and replace those smokey and fuel thirsty J-47s with a couple of CF6s. (other large turbofans are available....)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2012, 10:21:37 am »
You could scaleorama it as a smaller UAV if you wanted to.....

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2012, 12:15:50 pm »
....and replace those smokey and fuel thirsty J-47s with a couple of CF6s. (other large turbofans are available....)

Perhaps a pair of Trents?
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2012, 02:10:28 pm »
Scale - O - Rama??

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2012, 02:45:47 pm »
Scale - O - Rama??

bobbo

turn it into something that is not its original scale :)
I always hope for the best.
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experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2012, 03:25:59 am »
Back from my vacation, I even found the box of this old Revel kit:



So what to build form it?

It will be the sole prototype of the Boeing B-47 APB, which was operational in July 1972 in South East Asia - but more about the backgorund story later....



Right now, I closed all window holes, added putty and now the sanding fun beginns....
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1000x1000x1000?
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2012, 08:48:00 am »
>Scale - O - Rama---turn it into something that is not its original scale??<

One of my projects that got canned when I sold off most of my boxed collection was one of those "Luft '46" concept planes that were drawing-board-only. Called the "1000x1000x1000" aircraft (1000 kg bomb-load, 1000 km range, 1000 kph speed) in the "German Jet Genesis" book (P.63), it looked *REMARKABLY* like a scaled-down B-47 (shoulder-wing, wing/stabilizers all swept, underslung engines, etc.). I was going to take that old Revell who-knows-what-scale kit and put 1/72 engines from a couple of Ar-234's on it, and of course make a proper cockpit for it.

If I can dredge up the concept drawing I will post it here for "inspiration". Aha! Found it!



PS--a purported wingspan of 41 feet seems RIDICULOUSLY small (about the same as an Me-262!!) for a *MEDIUM* bomber--my whif would have been...dunno, but whatever the box-scale B-47 came out to be in 1/72-scale dimensions!!
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2012, 06:01:46 am »
Now removed the engines, some putty and sanding plus the first camo color on it



The model will return in the airbrush cabin later today...
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2012, 02:22:58 am »
Three of the four colors for the camp painting are now added. Black will be added later today.



This is the single prototype of the Boeing B-47 APB (Advanced Precision Bombing) which was used over Vietnam in July 1972. But as those test were not that effective, further tests were cancelled....
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012, 03:28:56 am »
Looking good
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What do you have in mind...
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2012, 09:27:55 am »
...for the tail and nose (tail un-painted, and nose just the one base color?), and "cockpit"?

Yes, looking good so far!
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2012, 10:03:17 pm »
The tail is now black, like the lower part of the fuselage. I have not decided yet if the nosw will be in brown only or if some green will be added later to it, have to see how this will look like.
The cockpit will be very basic, don't know if there will be any interiour at all.



Sadly a few spots of the color got removed when remogin the tape, have to fix this.

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2012, 01:07:15 am »
Most of the paint job is now done.



As the model has no landing gear at all, I have to put it on a stand.

I am now looking in my spare part box to see if I can find something to be used a a laser target pod....
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