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Offline John Howling Mouse

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« on: December 31, 2005, 01:23:50 pm »
MwuhaHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!

First (tease) pics of initial cuts.  Yes, the grey nacelle half is there because I botched one of the four from the "green" kit and had to scavenge from the grey kit.  1:48 AMT kit.  Wait til you see where this kit goes (Meteor fans will want to avert their gaze, though!).



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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2005, 01:26:02 pm »
:wub: Meteor Whiffery By Baz. I'm lovin it - MOREMOREMORE!!!

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005, 01:35:18 pm »
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(Meteor fans will want to avert their gaze, though!).
Not this one, I've always thought that there's plenty of whiffery available in that plane.

So whatcha doin', a 4 engined job?
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2005, 01:48:48 pm »
Looking wonderful.

I'm contemplating a Meteor myself....well, two actually, but real:

a) Meteor F.3 of 74 Sqn at Lubeck, post-war
B) Meteor T7 of 611 Sqn on Summer Camp at sylt, N.Germany.

But whatiffery?......Meteor III of the USAAF?? :lol:

Will your Meteor thingy have a proper T-tail??

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2005, 03:50:47 pm »
Nope, no T-Tail on this one.
I've done a complete mock-up already tonight ("That model is more masking tape than plastic, twisted and evil...") but I'm not showing until all the components are put together and primered.  

Should be about Quarter 3 of 2007.

 
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005, 04:44:13 pm »
I've been flying the taped up mock-up around the house tonight.

And it's gooooooooooooood.

Yeah, reeeeeeal gooooooooood...


You guys are gonna  :wub:   it (I hope!).
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005, 04:44:45 pm »
i can't wait!  :wub:  :wub:  
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005, 04:56:58 pm »
Four engined Meatbox? The two engined types needed 250lb effort on the rudder pedals in asymmetric thrust conditions! Pilots converting to the four engined Meteor will need 200 hours of Stairmaster in the OCU.

Looking forward to this, it's going to be great!
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2005, 04:59:39 pm »
I have received the following directive from What If Central Command, Updates Division:

Please inform Mr. Barry Snell, aka John Howling Mouse, aka Baz, that for the duration of this project procrastination of any kind whatsoever will not be tolerated. This includes the posting of pictures of said project. Failure to comply with this directive may result in disciplinary action, up to and including withdrawal of beer privileges and the recruitment of Mrs. Snell, aka Mrs. Hitler, into a program of physical punishment.

We trust that this matter will be attended to in full accordance with What If Central Command orders.

Thank You.
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2005, 06:01:15 pm »
No, not Ms. Hitler!!!   :o  :unsure:  
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2005, 07:27:46 pm »
As junior recruit of Central Command I second that! B)  

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2006, 02:59:49 am »
Ratty, I think Baz is one of those teetotal types....


And as for you Baz........well I know I won't be disapointed  :)  
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2006, 06:59:39 am »
Just be careful when answering the door Mr Howling Mouse. Last night I was testfitting my current double crosskit project and I heard the crack of a whip and distinctly germanic accent:

VE HAV VAYS TO MAKE YOU VHIFFF!!!

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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2006, 01:36:49 pm »
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Ratty, I think Baz is one of those teetotal types....
Me too! So non-alcoholic  :cheers:  for me!!

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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2006, 03:51:54 pm »
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I've been flying the taped up mock-up around the house tonight.

 
ata boy ! That's the most fun about building......my Sea King has had a dozen or so flights already, including deck landings !

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