Whifs in "Fine Scale Modeler"!!

Started by sequoiaranger, August 29, 2009, 12:35:38 PM

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sequoiaranger

OK--we have some "favorable press" in a big-time publication: "Fine-Scale Modeler". The latest issue had several in their Reader's Gallery. I attach two examples here:
A tri-motor P-38....


....and a YB-60
My mind is like a compost heap: both "fertile" and "rotten"!

Taiidantomcat

I got this too Great article! That twin lightning looks outstanding  :wub:
"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gaultier

"My model is right! It's the real world that's wrong!" -global warming scientist

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Aircav

"Subvert and convert" By Me  :-)

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seadude

"Modeling the Air Force that never was." (March 1990 FSM)

That's the article!  :thumbsup: That's what helped get me into What If modeling. If it wasn't for that article, I probably wouldn't be doing WHIF's today. I'm glad someone else remembers that article!  :cheers:
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Scooterman

Quote from: seadude on August 30, 2009, 06:46:25 AM
"Modeling the Air Force that never was." (March 1990 FSM)

That's the article!  :thumbsup: That's what helped get me into What If modeling. If it wasn't for that article, I probably wouldn't be doing WHIF's today. I'm glad someone else remembers that article!  :cheers:

That article jump started my WHIF career also.  As so much as I built that XL Weasel a long time ago.  Sadly, not around anymore.  I think if i could find that article again, or at least a nice scan of it, I'd go as far as to frame it and hang it in the Scooterworks.  Seriously.

Weaver

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 - Indiana Jones '

Jschmus

Somebody finally built a Navahawk.  How cool!
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dragon

Just a thought:
What if we (the whiffers) become "mainstream"?
Oh No!  :o:blink:
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Martin H

Quote from: dragon on August 20, 2010, 02:51:03 PM
Just a thought:
What if we (the whiffers) become "mainstream"?
Oh No!  :o:blink:


Its all ready happening on this side of the pond. Its not uncommon to see a few whiffs on club displays at UK shows these days. Plus the What if? sig get to most of the big shows around the country....so the mundane modellers cant miss us.
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

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jcf

Technically the Twin P-40 isn't a Whif as it actually existed.
'Tis a very nice build.

Jon

Weaver

Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on August 20, 2010, 05:20:34 PM
Technically the Twin P-40 isn't a Whif as it actually existed.
'Tis a very nice build.

Jon

It was only a mockup though, wasn't it?
"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '

Taiidantomcat

"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gaultier

"My model is right! It's the real world that's wrong!" -global warming scientist

An armor guy, who builds airplanes almost exclusively, that he converts to space fighters-- all while admiring ship models.

Weaver

Here's another twin P-40 but a more "free" interpretation that actually looks a good deal more practical:

http://www.fantasyplanes.com/2010_03_01_archive.html


"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."
 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '

jcf

Quote from: Weaver on August 21, 2010, 02:37:53 AM
Here's another twin P-40 but a more "free" interpretation that actually looks a good deal more practical:

http://www.fantasyplanes.com/2010_03_01_archive.html




He has some marvelously lunatic kit on that site.
Martin Pelicanus  :thumbsup:

rickshaw

Has anybody extended an invitation to him?  He has some wonderful models there...
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