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Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: Tintin Project - the Vehicles
« Last post by strobez on Yesterday at 09:49:52 pm »
Ok, since no one really asked, but I'm in desperate need of a railway education...  <_<

There are technically 3 trains in Tintin in America...

The first one, shown only in the single panel, is the one he takes from Chicago to Redskin City (a subtle foreign language joke in french, but pretty blatant in English)

The second one... as we've already seen is the engine he commandeers to chase down the gangster Bobby Smiles...

...which ends in disaster...

...And the the one that later comes rumbling at Tintin after the crooks tie him to the tracks...

...from which he is miraculously saved.

As you can see, there are no clear pictures.  So Rajesh (a fellow Tintin fan and submariner mechanical engineer who served the Indian Navy for 21 years) decided to call it a Pacific 4-6-2 on his awesome blog The Transport Journal.  Of course Rajesh is more interested in the real life machines and I'm trying to depict the comic book versions, so the priorities are a bit different.  To a certain degree I think he's extrapolating as to what kind of train it would/should be, rather than what it... is.  Since Tintin in America is the third adventure, even in its updated colour form, it's not quite up to the standards of the other, later albums in terms of accuracy. 

However, loupgarou is right, Hergé tended to draw what he was more familiar with.  A very neat book called Hergé, Tintin et les Trains has decided it was a "Type 5" which is apparently a Belgian locomotive, but I can't really find much information on it.  Searching for "Train Type 5" gives me waaaaay too much information to sort through.

At the end of the day though, I'm just looking for a 1/72 kit that's reasonably priced, that's reasonably available, and that reasonably depicts the train in the Tintin album (I'll build the dynamite cart on my own~).  So far the 1/76 Airfix Mogul seems to come closest, but given my summer rainpuddle depth of knowledge here, perhaps someone has some better suggestions.

I have to say, between learning about trains here and learning about ships over in my other post... I'm getting schooled quite well. ;)
Warships and Ships / Re: Tintin Project - the boats
« Last post by strobez on Yesterday at 09:19:00 pm »
Oh, that clears it right up.  That's definitely do-able I think... time will tell though. ;)
Pegasus is very cool.....   it has a Lovecraftian vibe about it.
Aircraft / Re: F-52 Ultra Hornet, United States Space Force
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Yesterday at 08:24:49 pm »
Painting some more. Getting closer and closer but still a ways to go!  :lol:

Not sure what's next. I'll keep scouring this thing for things to touch-up and eventually it gets gloss coat.

STILL haven't fished through my spares to find a set of transfers but I'll need to pretty soon.

My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Last post by AeroplaneDriver on Yesterday at 08:16:55 pm »
Some decals from Two Roberts today...Three F-18 sheets, including two from US Centennial of Naval Aviation with some nice sorta whiffy blue F-18s and a nice China Lake A-4E with lots of orange.  Also a F-5E Aggressor sheet. 
Themed Build Repository / Re: Tornado Themed Build?
« Last post by AeroplaneDriver on Yesterday at 08:14:30 pm »
Monogram didn't make an ADV.  I've not done the Italeri !/72 but the Hase isn't bad for its vintage.  Not perfect by any means, but not bad.  I think the only really great Tornado kit ever is the Revell 1/72 GR.1. 
The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Last post by philp on Yesterday at 08:07:49 pm »
This is directly from the Contest website:

With a focus on model displays, categories such as Was It Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor?, Farfegnugen, The Wreckers Ball, Models that everyone owns but no one finishes (just kidding about that one).

I gotta work on some ideas.
Armour / Re: 1/35 Luchs/MLRS kit bash
« Last post by philp on Yesterday at 08:05:34 pm »
I do prefer the cab in front for the streamlined look.
"The Whiffies" / Re: Your Chance To Sway The 2020 Whiffies
« Last post by philp on Yesterday at 07:48:20 pm »
I'm cool with that.
another Pegasus
This one is very lovely too :wub:
(I discover them lately, sorry, I was in holydays then the Notify tool failed to work) :-\
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