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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Arado P71 "Ente")
« Reply #660 on: August 24, 2018, 03:36:26 am »
Nice outcome!

A nice use of a Zero is the travesty into a Swedish Saab J19 fighter that never was, but was actually designed along the A6M's outlines:



I already did two of these (as personal interpretations), looks very convincing.  ;)

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Arado P71 "Ente")
« Reply #661 on: August 24, 2018, 07:10:32 am »
Nevermind that the Gloster F.5 was of a similar design too.
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #662 on: November 11, 2018, 06:05:22 am »
I wanted to use some parts of this F-16 model for another What-If project, but after some initial tests, it did not work as it should.
As I never build a F-16, I thought "Why not build a What-if from it".

Bad idea. The 1/72 scale Smer kit is - lets say it nicely - just awful. A very soft palsitc, not ver good to work with. and parts fit so good that a little hamster could climb through all the gaps.
So I don't know if I will finish this one or if it will fly out of the window.


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Progress so far:


Good fit quality.
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #663 on: November 12, 2018, 02:30:27 am »
This looks like a re-incarnation of the (horrible) Intech F-16 kit?

Looking forward to your interpretation of Scottish national insignia!

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #664 on: November 12, 2018, 03:10:12 am »
I've always regarded such ill-fitting kits as prime candidates for Whiffing projects.  After all, one could hardly be expected to expend all the time and effort necessary to build it OOB, when other, better-fitting, kits of the same subject abound. 

No - these sorts of kits are perfect for chop-and-graft jobs, if only because of the amounts of putty already needed anyway just to make the seams look good.  :)  So find another similarly-sized fuselage of something completely different, add a cigar-tube, and Vulcan wings, and  .... well, whatever you want and think will be mind-bending!  :)  Stick the cockpit on a VW Bug chassis and call it a Basic Trainer!  :)
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #665 on: November 12, 2018, 03:55:38 am »
The featureless tube pretending to be the burner can is also present on Mister/Mastercraft F-16 (have two in the stash as parts donors), and that is alleged to be a knockoff of the old Italeri mould (which obviously had a more detailed burner can). It's such a telltale sign that I wouldn't be surprised if these are actually all from the same knockoff mould.

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #666 on: November 12, 2018, 04:39:09 am »
The Mastercraft kit is another Intech zombie!

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #667 on: November 12, 2018, 06:05:23 am »
I have some other Mastercraft kits here around and they have the same soft plastic like this "F-16".

Initally, I only wanted to use the wings of this one for another project, but they were too small for what i wanted. So I will try my best for it.

And I think the " featureless tube" as Snowtrooper called it must be a special Scottish improvement of the F-16, I still don't know for what.... :)
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #668 on: November 12, 2018, 09:22:23 am »
I have some other Mastercraft kits here around and they have the same soft plastic like this "F-16".

Initally, I only wanted to use the wings of this one for another project, but they were too small for what i wanted. So I will try my best for it.

And I think the " featureless tube" as Snowtrooper called it must be a special Scottish improvement of the F-16, I still don't know for what.... :)

Smoothbore, for less induced drag and more power at the output.  ;) 

Hey, if it works for tank guns, why not aircraft?
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #669 on: November 12, 2018, 09:26:28 am »
I'm suffering a Smer Corsair, what a waste of plastic! Raised panel lines but such a bad fit I could not be bothered re-scribing. Worst thing is - I have another one in the stash!

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #670 on: November 17, 2018, 07:19:12 am »
Has to use quite some putty and do a lot of sanding to remove all the gaps between the parts.



The cockpit was very simple, so I added at least a flightstick and upgraded the seat a bit.


Quite hard to get the special scottich "featurless tuebe" in the right place, its a real putty mess at the moment.
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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #671 on: November 25, 2018, 07:39:27 am »
Scotish Pilots must be brave. Very brave. There are so many holes and gaps between the parts in this plane, that it will be a real putty monster.

It was close to flying directly out of the sixth floor here, but now I defnitly want to beat this pile of plastic. So here is how it looks now, I fear a lot more putty and sanding will be required before starting to paint it.

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16AT)
« Reply #672 on: December 01, 2018, 08:24:31 am »
I really "love" this kit, and therefore I bought another one of those:



Seriously, its an awful one. However, the second kit - made by Mastercraft -seem to have some better production quality than the Smer one. Its identical, but has some other weapons and a few addtional parts to "pimp" the plane a bit.

So why did I get another one of those?

I needed some parts that were identical to the ones of the Smar model, as I had an idea while building....

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #673 on: December 01, 2018, 09:15:21 am »
 :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:

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Re: NöNö Bärs What-If Flugwerft (WIP: Scottish Airforce F-16)
« Reply #674 on: December 01, 2018, 09:27:42 am »
Maybe this is not the very first twin F-16 that I see, but it is always a great pleasure, thanks! :thumbsup: :wub: :bow:
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