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Denel Dynamics Albatross

Started by The Big Gimper, June 29, 2018, 11:31:35 AM

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Another Group Build UAV which never left the hanger on time. This is the Denel Dynamics Albatross.

IMG_6042 by Big Gimper, on Flickr

IMG_6840 by Big Gimper, on Flickr

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Big Gimper, on Flickr

IMG_6842 by Big Gimper, on Flickr

A love child between a Heller Fouga Magister and a Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper.
Work In Progress ::

Lots of stuff


[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]



- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..


That looks convincing.  Would that have been a replacement for the Shackleton and Turbo-Dak?

Gives me inspiration for a Bush War-era Kentron UCAV based on the MB.326 / Impala, particularly after the Gecko SAM came into threatre.  Any 1980s Israeli or Taiwanese anti-radar missiles that could be hung on it?


Very good!!   I think it looks extremely cool, and quite convincing!
-Sprues McDuck-


Nice!  Big enough bird to have really long legs and a decent payload.  :)   :thumbsup:

Suggests a whole genre of drones made of obsolescent trainers .... gonna do the Gnat next?    ;)
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"All right, boyz - the plan iz 'Win.'  And if ya lose, it's yer own fault 'coz ya didn't follow the plan."


That's sexy. What scale is it supposed to be? 1:72, I assume?


Decals my @r$e!

comrade harps


The Big Gimper

Thank you for the compliments folks. It is 1/72 Dizzy.  Finished it this morning. Albatross MK.1 in RAF service.

by Big Gimper, on Flickr

by Big Gimper, on Flickr

by Big Gimper, on Flickr

by Big Gimper, on Flickr

Built from a 1/72 Heller Magister, Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper, Tamiya A-6E (1/100) and Hasegawa Weapons Kit VI. Decals from the MQ-9 kit. Paint is MM enamels via hairy sticks.
Work In Progress ::

Lots of stuff


Decals my @r$e!