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Title: Clear Prop
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 02, 2020, 01:21:11 pm
Puget Sound modeler Jim Bates takes a look at their Gloster Pioneer kit:
https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/clear-prop-72-gloster-e28-39-pioneer-expert-set-cp72001

(https://modelpaintsol.com/wp-content/uploads/CP-Gloster-E.39-Title.jpg)

(https://modelpaintsol.com/wp-content/uploads/CP-Gloster-E.39-Sprue-A.jpg)

(https://modelpaintsol.com/wp-content/uploads/CP-Gloster-E.39-Sprue-C-Back.jpg)

(https://modelpaintsol.com/wp-content/uploads/CP-Gloster-E.39-Resin-Engine-Complete.jpg)
The engine can be displayed separately.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on July 03, 2020, 05:59:25 am
The engine can be displayed separately...

...or installed into something completely different and inappropriate.

I want one of these.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 03, 2020, 06:19:32 am
The name 'Clear Prop' must come from the same roots as the 'Lift Here' guys in Croatia, or wherever they are.

I'm expecting a company called 'This way up' to appear before much longer.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: sandiego89 on July 03, 2020, 07:01:09 am
Wow that engine is spectacular, and as Zenrat mentions begging for an inappropriate type to be fitted into....
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: chrisonord on July 03, 2020, 12:11:16 pm
The engine would look the part in a futuristic  hoverbike type  contraption
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Rheged on July 03, 2020, 02:16:48 pm
The Snow Scarab that recently appeared on this site might cause comment with this mounted at the rear.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on July 03, 2020, 07:11:05 pm
I was actually thinking of something like an FE2...
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 06, 2020, 04:31:57 am

The name 'Clear Prop' must come from the same roots as the 'Lift Here' guys in Croatia, or wherever they are.

I'm expecting a company called 'This way up' to appear before much longer.


I thought I was joking, but it turns out there really IS a model company called 'This Way Up'!  :o :o

They made 1/43 scale model car engines and stuff, trading under the 'TWU' icon.  Sadly they appear to have gone out of business as their entire range is listed as 'Discontinued'.

A pity, as I already have a 'Lift Here' kit, and I'd love to make a complete set with that 'Clear Prop' Pioneer and a 'This Way Up' kit too.  ;D
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 06, 2020, 09:54:06 am
I was actually thinking of something like an FE2...

Or the Vickers Type 161.   :wacko:

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/fww1/vickers161/vickers161-2.gif)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7043/6936223195_f69a52d065_b.jpg)

The conical part between the engine and tail is a non-structural fairing

Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 06, 2020, 09:59:47 am

The conical part between the engine and tail is a non-structural fairing


Or it could be a jet pipe...……….  ;)
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 06, 2020, 04:17:52 pm

The conical part between the engine and tail is a non-structural fairing


Or it could be a jet pipe...……….  ;)

Exactly.  ;)
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: kerick on July 06, 2020, 10:21:10 pm

The name 'Clear Prop' must come from the same roots as the 'Lift Here' guys in Croatia, or wherever they are.

I'm expecting a company called 'This way up' to appear before much longer.


I thought I was joking, but it turns out there really IS a model company called 'This Way Up'!  :o :o

They made 1/43 scale model car engines and stuff, trading under the 'TWU' icon.  Sadly they appear to have gone out of business as their entire range is listed as 'Discontinued'.

A pity, as I already have a 'Lift Here' kit, and I'd love to make a complete set with that 'Clear Prop' Pioneer and a 'This Way Up' kit too.  ;D

All we need is “No Push” and “Remove Before Flight”!
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 07, 2020, 05:30:01 am

All we need is “No Push” and “Remove Before Flight”!


 ;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2020, 06:22:34 am
The Type 161 has always intrigued me but I can never get my brain round the fact it was a 30's design. It always looks like the perfect anti Zeppelin aircraft to me, and I suppose large airships were still en-vogue at the time, so maybe there was some logic in it ?
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: kitbasher on July 07, 2020, 06:27:42 am
The Type 161 has always intrigued me but I can never get my brain round the fact it was a 30's design. It always looks like the perfect anti Zeppelin aircraft to me, and I suppose large airships were still en-vogue at the time, so maybe there was some logic in it ?

Or it preempts Schragemusik gear by a decade?
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2020, 07:13:56 am
The Type 161 has always intrigued me but I can never get my brain round the fact it was a 30's design. It always looks like the perfect anti Zeppelin aircraft to me, and I suppose large airships were still en-vogue at the time, so maybe there was some logic in it ?

Or it preempts Schragemusik gear by a decade?

That fact is mentioned in more than one article on the type
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Old Wombat on July 07, 2020, 07:52:35 am

The name 'Clear Prop' must come from the same roots as the 'Lift Here' guys in Croatia, or wherever they are.

I'm expecting a company called 'This way up' to appear before much longer.


I thought I was joking, but it turns out there really IS a model company called 'This Way Up'!  :o :o

They made 1/43 scale model car engines and stuff, trading under the 'TWU' icon.  Sadly they appear to have gone out of business as their entire range is listed as 'Discontinued'.

A pity, as I already have a 'Lift Here' kit, and I'd love to make a complete set with that 'Clear Prop' Pioneer and a 'This Way Up' kit too.  ;D

All we need is “No Push” and “Remove Before Flight”!

And you can't not have a "No Step" manufacturer, too. ;)
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Scotaidh on July 07, 2020, 12:58:02 pm

The name 'Clear Prop' must come from the same roots as the 'Lift Here' guys in Croatia, or wherever they are.

I'm expecting a company called 'This way up' to appear before much longer.


I thought I was joking, but it turns out there really IS a model company called 'This Way Up'!  :o :o

They made 1/43 scale model car engines and stuff, trading under the 'TWU' icon.  Sadly they appear to have gone out of business as their entire range is listed as 'Discontinued'.

A pity, as I already have a 'Lift Here' kit, and I'd love to make a complete set with that 'Clear Prop' Pioneer and a 'This Way Up' kit too.  ;D

All we need is “No Push” and “Remove Before Flight”!

And you can't not have a "No Step" manufacturer, too. ;)

What about "Mind The Gap"? - I suppose that'd be a putty company ...
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 07, 2020, 12:58:53 pm

What about "Mind The Gap"? - I suppose that'd be a putty company ...


Hehehehe, love it!  :wub:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Rheged on July 07, 2020, 01:07:13 pm
What about "Mind The Gap"? - I suppose that'd be a putty company ...

Groan............
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Mossie on July 07, 2020, 01:27:36 pm
And Keep Clear would do vacform canopies....  :angel:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: kerick on July 07, 2020, 07:55:38 pm
Oh, the puns are upon us!
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Old Wombat on July 07, 2020, 08:57:00 pm
"No Step" would, obviously, manufacture those tiny little PE parts that involve a dozen intricate folds to get the correct shape, then ping off onto the floor just as you've succeeded in finishing the last fold. :wacko:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Mossie on July 08, 2020, 02:29:26 am
Oh, the puns are upon us!

My first thought when I saw "Clear Prop" in the title was that they did printed plastic props for in flight dioramas.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on July 08, 2020, 03:52:13 am
Oh, the puns are upon us!

My first thought when I saw "Clear Prop" in the title was that they did printed plastic props for in flight dioramas.

You are not alone there.

Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 08, 2020, 04:15:43 am
I have an impeccable source that tells me there's a sock wool manufacturing company that really IS called 'Mind the Gap'!  :o :o ;D ;D
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2020, 06:36:59 am
Oh, the puns are upon us!

My first thought when I saw "Clear Prop" in the title was that they did printed plastic props for in flight dioramas.

You are not alone there.

That was my thought as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on September 04, 2020, 06:41:45 am
Very bad news for my wallet.

Due, in the one true scale, from Clear Prop before the end of the year.  Another of my favourite aircraft.

SU-25
(https://i.postimg.cc/XNP3x4mG/1570622912-photo-2019-10-09-14-51-15.jpg)

And due in 2021.

SU-25U
(https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/greenmats-forum/forum/monthly_2020_04/05.png.3676632fb4c338b913252e630e559294.png&key=af20d324f353c863cdaef0057100b96a50de82fe31f4e775561a714e27e82e98)

pics pinched from Britmodeller.

The Grach is IMO eminently whiffable.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: chrisonord on September 04, 2020, 09:20:15 am
 :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 04, 2020, 09:31:34 am
Their high back La-5 is supposed to be awesome too.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on September 05, 2020, 02:29:18 am
Their high back La-5 is supposed to be awesome too.

I have one.  Looks great in the box.  I'm looking forward to seeing how it builds.

First impression is it is on a par with an Eduard FW-190 but with a simpler parts breakdown (which might be a good thing).
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on September 05, 2020, 05:57:15 am
Their high back La-5 is supposed to be awesome too.

I have one.  Looks great in the box.  I'm looking forward to seeing how it builds.

First impression is it is on a par with an Eduard FW-190 but with a simpler parts breakdown (which might be a good thing).

I've just ordered one this morning, partly on your "box impressions"  :thumbsup: If it's simpler than the Eduard 190 then that's certainly a good thing
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on September 05, 2020, 06:38:13 am
Their high back La-5 is supposed to be awesome too.

I have one.  Looks great in the box.  I'm looking forward to seeing how it builds.

First impression is it is on a par with an Eduard FW-190 but with a simpler parts breakdown (which might be a good thing).

I've just ordered one this morning, partly on your "box impressions"  :thumbsup: If it's simpler than the Eduard 190 then that's certainly a good thing

Yikes!  I feel responsible.   :unsure: :o :-\
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 05, 2020, 06:48:43 am
Just for once, it's YOUR fault.  ;D

It's usually mine according to OGL, but not this time.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Gondor on September 05, 2020, 08:37:15 am
Very bad news for my wallet.

Due, in the one true scale, from Clear Prop before the end of the year.  Another of my favourite aircraft.

SU-25
(https://i.postimg.cc/XNP3x4mG/1570622912-photo-2019-10-09-14-51-15.jpg)

And due in 2021.

SU-25U
(https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/greenmats-forum/forum/monthly_2020_04/05.png.3676632fb4c338b913252e630e559294.png&key=af20d324f353c863cdaef0057100b96a50de82fe31f4e775561a714e27e82e98)

pics pinched from Britmodeller.

The Grach is IMO eminently whiffable.

Ooooo nice. A new tool Su-25 !  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Martin H on September 05, 2020, 08:59:38 am
If their recent Kaman Seasprite and the basic Gloster E28/29 kits are anything to go by. The frogfoots will most likely be stunning kits.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on September 06, 2020, 02:58:14 am

I've just ordered one this morning, partly on your "box impressions"  :thumbsup: If it's simpler than the Eduard 190 then that's certainly a good thing

Yikes!  I feel responsible.   :unsure: :o :-\
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You are. I needed a little cheering up and thought I'd order a couple of kits. Your comments had stuck in my brain, so voila. Not sure if it will be real world or not ? Have an inkling to do a captured Finnish one, but I need to check if they actually had any ?

The other kit is an Arma Wildcat Mk VI. So two relatively new companies who started off with the bar set fairly high
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on September 06, 2020, 05:06:38 am
I had another peek into the La-5 box today just to make sure.  And I stand by what I wrote.
There is some PE but I think it's all sensible places like bomb fins and undercarriage doors.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Martin H on September 06, 2020, 06:47:12 am
Just for once, it's YOUR fault.  ;D

It's usually mine according to OGL, but not this time.  :thumbsup:

I'm usually correct thou  ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 06, 2020, 07:20:43 am
Just for once, it's YOUR fault.  ;D

It's usually mine according to OGL, but not this time.  :thumbsup:

I'm usually correct thou  ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D


Sadly, yes. :(
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2020, 06:11:52 am
I had another peek into the La-5 box today just to make sure.  And I stand by what I wrote.
There is some PE but I think it's all sensible places like bomb fins and undercarriage doors.

Hannants website has a fair few sprue shots and so I had a good look before purchasing, and yes they do look nice
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on June 10, 2021, 02:21:01 am
According to HLJ this is coming in July.
(https://www.hlj.com/media/catalog/product/cache/467d58fefb7842fb1aed595e14a86f25/c/p/cpu72005_0.jpg)
(https://www.hlj.com/media/catalog/product/cache/467d58fefb7842fb1aed595e14a86f25/c/p/cpu72005_2.jpg)

I just had to order one.  It's so ugly it's adorable.

https://clearpropmodels.com/cp_72005
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 10, 2021, 02:53:25 am
BAGS if Whiffability in that box!  :thumbsup:

Another COE aircraft too.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on June 10, 2021, 03:32:12 am
BAGS if Whiffability in that box!  :thumbsup:

Another COE aircraft too.

Two Whiffs immediately spring to mind.  One of the African Skyraider schemes or a Suez FAA Wyvern.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2021, 06:21:03 am
I built the Anigrand one as a FAA aircraft so this one (on order) needs to be different. Thinking putting it into a USAF Vietnam era scheme.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 10, 2021, 11:31:01 am
Cross kitting one with a Gannet AEW3 would be interesting too.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: JayBee on June 10, 2021, 01:44:14 pm
I am also wondering about changeing the canopy to a fully blown one, and the aircraft in SEA camo..
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Weaver on June 10, 2021, 06:44:27 pm
There's a couple of 1/48th versions of the Skyshark too, and Hannants already have some in:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CP4802?result-token=wpmAK
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: kerick on June 10, 2021, 08:29:50 pm
I just don’t get that canopy on the Skyshark. It looks like some kind of armor plated Soviet design.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Old Wombat on June 10, 2021, 09:50:44 pm
I just don’t get that canopy on the Skyshark. It looks like some kind of armor plated Soviet design.

It was a Douglas thing in the 1950's, F4D-1 Skyray had it, too.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/Douglas_F4D-1_Skyray_of_VMF-115_in_flight%2C_4_April_1957_%28NNAM.1996.253.7328.029%29.jpg/800px-Douglas_F4D-1_Skyray_of_VMF-115_in_flight%2C_4_April_1957_%28NNAM.1996.253.7328.029%29.jpg)

(https://tvd.im/uploads/posts/2020/04/douglas-a2d-skyshark_5.jpg)

A4 Skyhawk was only marginally different.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Douglas_A4_Skyhawk_3.jpg/1920px-Douglas_A4_Skyhawk_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: rickshaw on June 10, 2021, 11:45:01 pm
Many moons ago, I built the Mach 2 kit as an RAN FAA version (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=44109.msg777894#msg777894):

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/dU1b1Z.jpg)
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2021, 06:16:12 am
Kudos  :thumbsup: for the Mach 2 kit
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Old Wombat on June 11, 2021, 08:21:44 am
Masochism is a thing. ;)
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: rickshaw on June 11, 2021, 06:38:17 pm
A self-inflicted wound, more like...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Gondor on June 12, 2021, 01:59:17 am
Sounds a bit like this

https://youtu.be/Dg3cyLjp4gk

Gondor
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Old Wombat on June 12, 2021, 03:09:25 am
Kenny Everett, now there's a blast from the past! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2021, 05:40:34 am
Kenny Everett, now there's a blast from the past! :thumbsup:

Yup. He could almost have been a "Goon" at times  ;D
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: zenrat on June 13, 2021, 06:29:06 am
While I found both of them very funny I can't picture Kenny and Spike getting along.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2021, 11:48:13 pm
While I found both of them very funny I can't picture Kenny and Spike getting along.

It would have got very interesting, very quickly I feel  :angel:
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Weaver on June 14, 2021, 01:11:57 am
While I found both of them very funny I can't picture Kenny and Spike getting along.

Hmm... tough call.

I can picture them either getting along famously or fighting like rats in a sack, depending on them flipping their mental coins the same way or opposite ways when they first met.
Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 14, 2021, 11:09:32 am
Tom Lehrer - The Masochism Tango

https://youtu.be/TytGOeiW0aE

Title: Re: Clear Prop
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 26, 2021, 04:30:31 am
Just FYI: a new 1:72 OV-1 kit is in the pipeline - actually two kits, a (J)OV-1A and an OV-1D with longer wings and the SLAR pod.