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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2018, 03:44:49 am »
Good stuff.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
As to R-R, hehehe, well Iím ratrodding an Italeri 1/24th Bugatti Royale.  :wacko:

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I'm building one of them for a community build on another forum.  I've done too much to enter it in this GB but it's got a scratchbuilt DOHC cylinder head on the 12.7 litre Bugatti straight eight and huge blower on a sheet metal manifold.


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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2018, 05:12:14 am »
Nothing is too outrť for this GB as long as itís somehow competitive.  :thumbsup:

"Nothing"?  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2018, 09:01:31 am »
Sure, we leave it up to the competitors to figure out how to represent their concept,
weíre non-judgemental.

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2018, 03:34:48 am »
...Competitive Boring Object building?...

Fine.  Just remember it has to be a whiff. :mellow:
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2018, 06:44:44 am »
I just had a brilliant idea. How about T6/SNJ/Harvards as World War II era racing aircraft for each branch. Think demo colors. USAAF: black and gold, USN: Blue Angel Blue and Yellow, USMC: red and yellow, USCG: royal blue with white and red racing stripes, RCAF: Snowbirds scheme, RCN: Yellow and ?, RAF: Red Arrows scheme, FAA: ?
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2018, 10:07:02 am »
Nice idea.  There have been several RN display teams,  the only two I know with special paint schedule are the Sharks which flew Gazelles in dayglow orange with a black fin and a shark motif, and the current team, the Black Cats who fly lynxes. The lead ship has lynx artwork over the standard grey paintjob.

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https://www.aviationphotocompany.com/p626913550/h573C1D10

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2018, 01:02:41 pm »
Watch "Shogun Tango" and you'll see the future of the racing competitions.

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2018, 03:07:55 am »
I just had a brilliant idea. How about T6/SNJ/Harvards as World War II era racing aircraft for each branch. Think demo colors. USAAF: black and gold, USN: Blue Angel Blue and Yellow, USMC: red and yellow, USCG: royal blue with white and red racing stripes, RCAF: Snowbirds scheme, RCN: Yellow and ?, RAF: Red Arrows scheme, FAA: ?

There's also the T-6 class at the Reno Races...

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2018, 04:32:58 am »
Or, there's the Aerolympics...
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2018, 12:45:07 pm »
I liked bashing these together for the Old Kit GB.


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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2018, 04:23:49 pm »
Look what I found!  :o :o :o

While grovelling in The Loft looking for car engines for my JPS Racing Team I came across this tiny zip lock bag containing a MINUTE aircraft kit.



As you can see it's more flash than model mould, but you can just about make out the shape. It's a Midget Mustang, a 1948 designed single seater built for Goodyear Trophy pylon racing, and almost 500 of them have been built it's going to be pretty difficult finding a colour scheme that's a Whiff, but I'll have a go anyway.

Oh yes, it's just under 2" long, engine to rudder!

The kit's by Meikraft BTW, and the 'instructions' are a just a small sheet of paper that tells you what it is, a tiny build diagram, but no colour scheme drawings, no nothing.  ;D
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 04:25:20 pm by PR19_Kit »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2018, 05:55:15 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Good olí Meikraft they operated on the old maxim about how to be a stone sculptor:
Just remove everything that doesnít look like your subject. :wacko:
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2018, 07:34:21 pm »
The kit looks like it just might be N-scale, Kit.
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2018, 11:00:17 pm »
On my laptop screen that pic is LARGER than the model!   :o

It really is 1/72 though, the Midget Mustang is only 15 ft long.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2018, 06:29:42 am »
Whilst looking for something else I discover I have a BT-7 tank model. No idea who's as it's unboxed but it appears to be in "wargames scale". So maybe a racing tank as they were fast tanks after all  :thumbsup:
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