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Offline ABU625

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Fantastic Plastic
« on: December 12, 2006, 08:23:40 am »
For you "What If...?" warplane fans out there, I've just released the Fantastic Plastic 1:144 Convair XB-53 bomber:

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This weird forward-swept-wing medium bomber project was developed by Convair between 1941 and 1949, but was ultimately scuttled before it reached the mock-up stage. (I wonder what the stability of the plane would have been like in the pre-computer-assisted control era?)

This is a simple four-piece kit with a clear resin nose. Silver strip decals allow you to build the "framework" for both the cockpit and clear nose windows. Total length of the finished model is 6.25 inches.

It's a great stocking-stuffer!

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 11:47:55 am »
Hmm, swept forward U-2 ............. :D  
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 05:31:04 am »
Amazing! :wub:  
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 12:49:20 am »
Hmm canards and T-tail for this one!  :cheers:  
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French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
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Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 02:49:31 am »
Nice, but I'm waiting for Barnes Wallis' Swallow!
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 10:10:09 am »
Don't worry - it's coming!  

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2006, 08:33:26 am »
Woo Hoo! Can'twaitcan'twait can'twait!!!
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006, 05:13:46 pm »
beautiful (he said wistfully, waiting for the end of january paycheck)  :wub:  
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007, 10:08:29 am »
This is more than a "What If?" kit.  It's a "What the Heck...?"

Back in the early 1970s, aerospace engineers were trying to determine the optimal configuration for NASA's proposed Space Shuttle.  At North American Rockwell, they came up with this proposal for minimizing the ship's length while keeping the cargo area consistent with more linear designs.  It's a weird-donkey design for sure -- and now you can add the "Breadbox" Shuttle to your "What If?" spacecraft collection with this 1:144 from Fantastic Plastic!

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007, 09:05:31 pm »
I don't know why, but when I see that shape I think of those automated vaccuum cleaners- you know, that Roomba thing. B)  
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 10:07:30 am »
Here's a new Luft '46 kit from Fantastic Plastic: The Hutter Hu-136 "Stubo II" Ground Attack Fighter.

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/HutterHU136CataloguePage.htm

This is an early-War (1938) design for a compact bomb-carrying tactical fighter that could be launched via trolley and then land by use of a retractable landing skid. Not a whole lot of visibilty for the pilot!

The kit was patterned and cast exclusively for Fantastic Plastic by Anigrand Craftswork. The kit sells for $49 plus shipping.

Thanks for looking!

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2008, 09:34:56 pm »
Nice looking kit - certainly better than the one from ? ( sorry relying on memory) White cat Models I got thru Cape Hobby tho the price is a bit on the steep side especially with US postage rates to OZ.

Maybe when I win Lotto

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 12:01:10 pm »
Now I'm not knocking Luft '46 subjects or the manufacturers who produce this sort of thing to fill a niche market, but how come stuff like this can be produced when there's no decent injection moulded Supermarine Swift out there at a decent price, eh?  Mr Airfix stop faffing with imaginary Mistels and give us a decent Swift!!  ;D ;D
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2008, 04:36:12 pm »
G'day Gang,

Check out this beauty in 72nd from FP.

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/LRVCatalogPage.htm

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2009, 06:14:53 am »
Just saw this on Fantastic Plastic site, the Barnes Wallis Swallow due mid January with Pan Am And BOAC decals by JBot. http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/BarnesWallisSwallowSSTCataloguePage.htm
Never realised it had a pop-up cockpit, looks very good to me.

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Edited cause I spelt Wallis wrong! Don't tell anyone or I'll get Lynched!
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