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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2017, 07:36:40 am »
Hmm, rather desperation to find a "new" NATO code. No idea what you refer to?! Not certain if the code name persists, though, since I'd rather like something that reflects the machine's VTOL capability.

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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2017, 09:12:43 am »
More news from the ER: the "new" stabilizers (clipped F-16C/D vs. OOB) in detail...

1:72 Yakovlev Yak-138 (Whif/Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

...and mounted to the fuselage:

1:72 Yakovlev Yak-138 (Whif/Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


With the landing gear, canopy and some other small things added, we're now this far:

1:72 Yakovlev Yak-138 (Whif/Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Yakovlev Yak-138 (Whif/Kitbashing) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2017, 04:27:20 pm »
I say that's looking very good!  :thumbsup:
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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 03:58:49 am »
Hmm, rather desperation to find a "new" NATO code. No idea what you refer to?! Not certain if the code name persists, though, since I'd rather like something that reflects the machine's VTOL capability.

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Ivar Forkbeard is a character in Marauders of Gor, the ninth book in the saga.

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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 07:28:55 am »
Sounds very pirate-esque?  :o

I am still searching for an alternative code, though. "Forkbeard" is not settled.  ;)

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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2017, 04:55:29 am »
I'm not going to use F**kwit.  You can have that if you dare. ;D
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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 05:46:18 am »
"Flakbait"? ;D


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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Forkbeard) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2017, 02:38:21 pm »
Fantastic Dizzy! 

Did you have a real engine in mind?  I realize this is a WHIF, just curious.  Keep it up.
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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO: Flitchbeam) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2017, 02:00:54 am »
Yes, but a fictional one. My choice fell on a derivative of the NK-32 engine (the one that powers the Tu-160) sans afterburner - the only turbofan engine with potentially enough dry thrust for VTOL in the Harrier's class and in the model's time frame...

As a side note, I settled for the NATO ASCC code "Flitchbeam" for this one. Helplessly pointless, but sounds good on the radio.  ;)
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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO code: Flitchbeam) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2017, 12:52:43 pm »
I've always liked your surgeries Dizzy  :thumbsup: great job on this one!

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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO code: Flitchbeam) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2017, 02:18:34 am »
Thank you very much. Almost done now, beauty pics about to be shot. The thing looks so innocent on the shelf, it's really subtle. At first you think "Oh, a Soviet Jaguar", then you recognize the Yak-38 fin and eventually the vectoring nozzles and start to wonder "What, no, this is not a Yak-38, and also no Harrier in disguise, WTF...?". The tactical scheme suits the machine, well, too, it's a very balanced "package" - I am really surprised, esp. when you take into account the messy body work until we got here.  :lol:

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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO code: Flitchbeam) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2017, 04:09:08 am »
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Re: No. 6 WiP +++ Yak-138 (NATO code: Flitchbeam) VTOL tactical fighter
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2017, 04:55:23 am »
 ;D