One Week Build 2021 - Finished Models

Started by NARSES2, May 11, 2021, 07:21:10 AM

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This will be the place for your finished models
Decals my @r$e!


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


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- 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..


Piaggio P.115 Martello (Hammer) of the 20th Squadriglia, 46th Gruppo, 15th Stormo d'Assalto, Regia Aeronautica, Summer 1943.


Decals my @r$e!




From the beginning the Hawker Hunter was a capable fighter for its time, but despite its export success it lost out to supersonic contemporaries such as the F-100 and Mirage. 

In 1955 the Hawker P.1109B demonstrated a radar equipped Hunter armed with guided missiles in the form of the IR guided DeHavilland Firestreak.  Another development explored a supersonic version with a thinner, more highly swept wing and an afterburing Avon engine.  Seeing the potential of merging these developments Hawker produced the P.1112 in late 1956.  There was immediate interest from overseas with this new "Super Hunter" capable of Mach 1.4 and a cruise speed of Mach .94-.97 without the use of afterburner.  RAF interest was lukewarm with the new Mach 2+ EE Lightning well into development, and other even more ambitious fighters on the drawing board. 

Then the axe fell on the RAF in the form of the March 1957 Defense White Paper which announced that the era of the manned fighter was largely over.  The Lightning was spared, but all other promising future fighters were abandoned.  Suddenly the RAF saw the supersonic Hunter as a way to supplement fighter number without introducing a "new" aircraft.  The upgrade was given the designation Hunter F.11, following on from the FGA.9 ground attack upgrade of the F.6 already in development.  In production form the F.11 was equipped with the Ferranti AI.23 AIRPASS Radar system that also equipped the Lightning.  This capable radar set combined with a potential warlord of four Firestreak missiles turned the Hunter into a capable interceptor. 

In Early 1959 the RAF ordered 128 Hunter F.11s, with the first 36 being upgraded F.6 airframes.  Experience with the upgrade showed that a new build would actually be easier and in some ways cheaper than the extensive upgrade, plus with export interest heating up a new production line was warranted. 

The F.11 served with the RAF from late 1959 until 1985 when the last RAuxAF squadron disbanded.  Twelve examples remained in service the Royal Navy FRADU until 1994. 

Export customers included Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Thailand, and Norway with F.11 production totaling 488 including conversions from F.6 models. 

This model depicts an F.11 serving with 74 "Tiger" Squadron in late 1962.  Following Iraq's failed invasion of Kuwait in 1961 the UK beefed up its military presence in the region, deploying two squadrons of Hunter F.11s and a squadron of Canberra bombers to Muharraq in Bahrain.

Build thread here:  https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=49388.0
So I got that going for me...which is nice....


French Army Aviation (ALAT) Lynx HAP.1

What if French Army Aviation partially reversed it's decision to pull out of the Lynx programme and bought it for the anti-tank and armed escort missions?
The model shows an early configuration for the latter mission, with four Mistral AAMs and overall olive drab paint.

Kit: Airfix Army Lynx
Missiles & most decals: Italeri Eurocopter Tigre HAP
Tactical codes: Extradecal X72158 RAF Letters and Numbers (not Luftwaffe as I previously said)
Paint: Humbrol Hu 155 olive drab

"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. 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."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman


Here are the photos of my finished M.A.D. C.A.T. (shortly before midnight ;D):


More photos of the finished model and the whole building process can be seen here: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=49391.0.
Cheers everybody!



Hellenic Air Force FW-190.  About 5 hours in it over the span of two days. I had to haul arse to get it done and only finished the pictures with 15 minutes to spare. 1/72 1965 Lindberg boxing. Everything hand painted aside from the lettering, roundels, and fin flash. No time for masking!  ;D  I used Anita's acrylic craft paints. I weathered it a bit with used coffee grounds and some pencil. Final clear coat was this new stuff I tried in a rattle can.... Krylon UV resistant acrylic clear in matte..... I really like this stuff so far!!!


(Edited to add pertinent details such as the scale and kit maker, for cryin' out loud...  ;D  I got in such a hurry I forgot the most basic of aspects of the description. )
-Sprues McDuck-


OK everyone, that's it, topic locked.  Very well done to all who completed their builds.  Commiserations to those who were brave enough to rise to the one-week challenge but didn't finish theirs.
Basically thanks to all who took part.
Planning to set up the vote tonight.
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco/Barracuda/Corsair/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Hurricane IIb/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/Phantom FG1/I-153/Saro SR153/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Spitfire Tr18/Twin Otter/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter


What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco/Barracuda/Corsair/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Hurricane IIb/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/Phantom FG1/I-153/Saro SR153/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Spitfire Tr18/Twin Otter/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter