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Offline ssdunkel@me.com

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AV-64F
« on: November 29, 2018, 08:28:16 pm »
Ok everyone, this is a LONG term project that I just finished. It's been on my bench for just over 6 years...  :o

Imagine a USMC attack tilt-rotor, on the front line, that is what I was going for.

This started life as a 1-48 AH-64D and a 1-72 V-22.

Have a look and let me know what you think!





















« Last Edit: November 29, 2018, 08:32:04 pm by ssdunkel@me.com »

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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 09:40:39 pm »
That looks insane! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
An attack tiltrotor is on my to do list but yours gives me huge inspiration.
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 09:54:41 pm »
Dear sweet lord, it's spectacular! WOW! My jaw dropped and my breath is taken!!!
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 12:02:04 am »
That's cool!  :wub:

Reminds a bit of the alternative design for the Mi-28 with two rotors (even though this was not a tiltrotor design)?

Excellent, and reminds me that I have something similar on the project list, even though with much different ingredients and another layout.

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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 12:59:11 am »
Wild, man, I dig it!!!!  :mellow:
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 01:45:44 am »
Very, very cool! :mellow:

Great build! :thumbsup:




My one (singular) concern is the weight distribution looks a little off, slightly nose heavy. I'm wondering if the shoulder should be further forward, starting just at the rear of the canopy.

Still, it's a very minor thing & possibly more about my perception of the mass distribution than anything else.
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 01:48:29 am »
Very good.
 :thumbsup:

I've seen few builds using 1/72 Osprey wings & tilt rotors.  What's happening with the left over fuselages?  I can envisage a small to medium transport plane.  Lockheed Viking wings maybe?
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 02:33:32 am »
That looks fantastic! It reminds me of the sort of thing you often see on Deviant Art.

Is that an F-22 nose?



Very good.
 :thumbsup:

I've seen few builds using 1/72 Osprey wings & tilt rotors.  What's happening with the left over fuselages?  I can envisage a small to medium transport plane.  Lockheed Viking wings maybe?

Or a helicopter with Kaman egg-beater-style rotors...
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 02:58:48 am »
That looks fantastic! It reminds me of the sort of thing you often see on Deviant Art.

Is that an F-22 nose?



Very good.
 :thumbsup:

I've seen few builds using 1/72 Osprey wings & tilt rotors.  What's happening with the left over fuselages?  I can envisage a small to medium transport plane.  Lockheed Viking wings maybe?

Or a helicopter with Kaman egg-beater-style rotors...

Or a 'dyne.
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 05:59:07 am »
Snap !!  Man of my own heart




Oh yes! I like that

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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 06:04:30 am »
Love the concept. The sharp radar nose and the humpback somehow make it look more "aggressive" than either of the baseline models. Also like the small details like the sensors and antennae around the nose, IFR probe sticking out of the right "cheek", and white nosecones sticking out of the rocket pod.

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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 06:38:26 am »
Looks great apart from the nose.

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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 06:56:14 am »
Wow! That's magnificent, love it :wub:

As others have said, it reminds me of some projects that I have on the backlog.

And kitnut617 you have to finish that beast, it's looking most excellent.

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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 11:27:40 am »
Some serious good wifing!   :thumbsup:
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Re: AV-64F
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2018, 11:31:44 am »
Very good.
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I've seen few builds using 1/72 Osprey wings & tilt rotors.  What's happening with the left over fuselages?  I can envisage a small to medium transport plane.  Lockheed Viking wings maybe?
I built a V-22 fuselage with a single T tail and E-2C wings engines and props. I made as a naval light/medium transport plane
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