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Fokker Gunship

Started by Thiel, March 11, 2011, 12:22:37 AM

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Thiel

Hi everyone.
It's been years since I did any modelling, but I've decided to start again.
I found a box of 1:72 ZiS-3 AT guns in my basement yesterday and decided to see what I could do with them.
The only model suitable in the local model shop was a Fokker Friendship, so the Fokker Gunship was born.
I haven't gotten that far yet. The fact that I have to buy everything as I go along is rather annoying.
Anyway, here's what little progress I've made so far.


The guns in question. They fit together without glue which is great for mockups


Progres...


RARR


Edit: Sorry about the huge pictures. I hadn't realized how big they were.

Hobbes

That's quite a punch she's packing! Were you planning to add side guns as well?


PS could you make the next batch of photos a bit smaller (resize them before uploading)? These don't fit on my screen...

Thiel

Quote from: Hobbes on March 11, 2011, 12:38:50 AM
That's quite a punch she's packing! Were you planning to add side guns as well?


PS could you make the next batch of photos a bit smaller (resize them before uploading)? These don't fit on my screen...


The nose guns are only there as a joke. They will be mounted on the port side facing slightly downwards.
I'm arguing whether to make it a production model or an aftermarket modification. I'm tempted to do it in TAA colours and then throw an impromptu jungle camo over it. Depending on how the gunports turn out I may paint the edges black as if someone has been going at it with a blowtorch.

And I just found an extra set of propellers in the box, so now it's going to have contra rotating props.

And yeah, I'll resize the pictures next time.

Old Wombat

Trans-Australian Airlines.... Man, haven't heard them mentioned for a while! :blink:

So, if you do that, this'll be an Aussie version of the "Spooky" for Vietnam? ;)
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sequoiaranger

#4
...to have a death-dealing gunship named "Friendship"! Pretty mean Fokker!
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Hobbes

AFAIK, only the passenger versions were called Friendship. The military transport was called 'Troopship', the MPA 'Maritime' or, for the armed version, Maritime Enforcer. Logically, a gunship would be F-27 Enforcer.

JayBee

Resize your photos so that the larger dimension is 750-800 pixels, save as high quality, then upload to a photohosting sight (I use Photobucket). From there select the Img file for the photo and paste it in to your post here.

So here is one I found on the internet, no idea who built it.

Jim

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dragon

I too have been kicking the idea around of building a Fokker F-27 Animosity.  You beat me to the punch.  It looks like it will be one mean mother-Fokker.
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Hobbes

Jim, I think you found that one on this site...

Thiel

Quote from: JayBee on March 11, 2011, 08:23:52 AM
Resize your photos so that the larger dimension is 750-800 pixels, save as high quality, then upload to a photohosting sight (I use Photobucket). From there select the Img file for the photo and paste it in to your post here.
I know how it's done, I just forgot to do it.

Anyway, right now the plan is for it to be a former TAA Friendship that was sold to some two-bit dictatorship to serve as the Presidential transport.
However, before it could be refitted civil war broke out and it was pressed into service.
This has a number of advantages for me.
First, it explains why a Dutch build Australian aircraft ends up being armed with Soviet WWII era AT guns.
Second, TAA colours are simple, and any errors I make can be covered up with field camo, which is supposed to look slapdash.

GTX

Quote from: Thiel on March 11, 2011, 11:16:12 AM
Quote from: JayBee on March 11, 2011, 08:23:52 AM
Resize your photos so that the larger dimension is 750-800 pixels, save as high quality, then upload to a photohosting sight (I use Photobucket). From there select the Img file for the photo and paste it in to your post here.
I know how it's done, I just forgot to do it.

Anyway, right now the plan is for it to be a former TAA Friendship that was sold to some two-bit dictatorship to serve as the Presidential transport.
However, before it could be refitted civil war broke out and it was pressed into service.
This has a number of advantages for me.
First, it explains why a Dutch build Australian aircraft ends up being armed with Soviet WWII era AT guns.
Second, TAA colours are simple, and any errors I make can be covered up with field camo, which is supposed to look slapdash.


I like your thinking. :thumbsup:

Regards,

Greg
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Thiel

Thank you. I have a couple of tinpot dictator projects that I'd like to do. If only I could find a cheap 1:72 civilian ultra light aircraft with high wings.

The Rat

Quote from: Thiel on March 11, 2011, 11:16:12 AM...any errors I make can be covered up with field camo, which is supposed to look slapdash.

NOW you're thinking like a true Whiffer!  ;D :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Thiel

Quote from: The Rat on March 11, 2011, 06:54:46 PM
Quote from: Thiel on March 11, 2011, 11:16:12 AM...any errors I make can be covered up with field camo, which is supposed to look slapdash.

NOW you're thinking like a true Whiffer!  ;D :thumbsup: :cheers:
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pedrospe

hi thiel, that is a great aircraft, it would be a good alternative to the ac-130u, good work.


best regards


Pedro