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Sharkit / Re: Sharkit
« Last post by Tophe on Today at 09:10:17 pm »
Renaud told me he is not automatically warned there are replies on this topic.
Ahem, this is simple: when you reply next time, click on the related square:
The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Last post by rickshaw on Today at 08:34:24 pm »
It is interesting.  The French went for Ramjets.  The British for rockets.  Neither worked out very well.  The US and fUSSR went for turbjets.    :banghead:
Slow and steady wins the race on this one. I've turned 12 parts into 2 assemblies so the anxiety lessens as the build goes.  ;D

According to the instructions, I should have already glued the tub into the upper fuselage half. That aside, the next steps are the main gear and bays and then the main missile bay. Well.... I'm not so sure yet whether I'm going to build this thing blown-out, with all the missile bays open or not, and I'm also not sure whether or not I want to deviate from the instructions and save the gear until later like I normally would. SO.. I guess I need to study the instructions some more then do some dry fitting and brain storming.

If I can't decided right now on how to approach the missile bays and gear I'll try to skip ahead a bit and see if I can build some more sub-assemblies.

Here's the turbofan stuff:

Painted up.

Down in the hidey-hole.  ;D

I can honestly say I'm having fun with this one now! Pieces are coming together, certain things are finished, and I'm knocking steps out and proceeding, albeit slowly, but... since things are getting finished now I feel like true progress is being made.

Having quickly glanced ahead at the coming steps, it would seem a lot of it involves the missile bays. I could save myself a lot of time and effort by building this thing all buttoned up. That said, would it look better with it all open? :unsure: :unsure:   
The Idea Bank / Re: British Leyland Cars -Whiff ideas
« Last post by The Rat on Today at 07:45:44 pm »
How about an Austin Marina that was assembled correctly? Nah, there are whiffs, and then there are crazy fantasies!  ;D  I swear, if anyone could install a carburettor inside-out, it would be the guys on the line at BL. If you stripped it down to its last nut and bolt, and put it together properly, it was a fine car. But it was emblematic of the lack of quality control that killed a lot of the British car industry. Yes, I speak from experience.  :banghead:
The Idea Bank / British Leyland Cars -Whiff ideas
« Last post by McColm on Today at 07:26:11 pm »
I have to thank Kit for the information on the Austin/Morris Princess/ Wolseley Wedge.
This has got me thinking of possible Whiffs based on the popular Rover SD1.
Unlike the Princess which is available in 1/43 die-cast  Vanguard, Corgi and the elusive Heller 1/43 red plastic kit.
The SD1 is available in plastic through Scalextric- Slot Cars and die cast in different scales, Polistil-Tonka in the larger scales. Heller also did a 1/43 plastic kit as well.
There are only two estate versions of the Rover SD1, which are in separate museums in Britain. Which were originally built as SD1 saloons by the British Leyland in-house team. It's a pity that they didn't build more than two. I haven't been able to find any photos or drawings of the 4 door saloon, hence the idea for the Whiff.
Although Triumph did build the Lynx which does look very similar to the TR7 except for the hatchback. This had the SD1 rear which begs the question of a ragtop SD1 on a shorter wheelbase.
The Vanguard die-cast has expanded it's range to cover most of the popular British Leyland cars.
As Kit has suggested if the car was used in Motorsport the chances of a plastic model is increased. Making the TR7 and Mini Metro accessible in 1/24 scale.
Aoshima used to have a European range of 1/24 plastic model cars but these are becoming harder to find. Although Fujimi and Tamiya might have something similar as Honda were partners with the Austin Rover Group.
The Idea Bank / Re: 1/72 Mach2 AEW whiffery
« Last post by McColm on Today at 05:52:46 pm »
The North American AJ-2 Savage would make a great AEW platform. The time period would make it carry the Grumman E-1B teardrop radome.
Or the Super Savage although the engines may need changing to something more modern.
Possible to replace the radials with turbofans or a pair of Rolls-Royce Griffons.
Anigrand do a resin alternative and I think there's a vacform kit as well.
Sounds like a plan!!!  ;D ;D    And a real head scratcher!  :lol:

Back to work on the Raptor now. I've got the cockpit all painted and transfers in it.

Next up I'm going to finish painting the turbofans and get them installed into their housing. After that... back to the instructions....

Warhawk has been primed. I can start painting it whenever it will be convenient. For now it can just float around up in the sky.

I even have a small update on the glider..... I got to looking at it and I think I might be able to salvage the panels on the outside portions of the wings so I masked those off. I'll start sanding ... again, whenever it seems convenient. For now I'm still working on the Raptor but may wind up in Warthunder later.  ;D

Now.... see... that was SUPPOSED to be a real quick-fast build but uhhhh...... yeah...    :rolleyes: ;D

A new maker of FS color paints and other colors.

I don't believe they are in stores yet so you would have to order by mail.
A straight line does IMO look better.
Although if given a choice i'll go for the high demarkation line.
Having recently got another 1/72 Savoia S21 it has just struck me that the Porco Rosso pilot figure could be modified into John Belushi...
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