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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 06:34:29 pm »
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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 08:27:28 pm »
There have been discussions on this elsewhere (&, possibly, here, too?) ... It's NOT an ekranoplan; wing form (if you could call them wings) is all wrong & it's wa-ay to high in the sky.
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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2021, 11:33:25 pm »
It would be better sold under the label "Vanship".

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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 02:33:15 am »
Someone's built one on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc3HTBXLjOs

Here's the document he reads the backstory from: https://andrejt.artstation.com/projects/VzzP8

It's sci-fi: sub-100% anti-gravity basically. The above site belongs to artist Andrej Troha. There's some pretty nice dieselpunk/atompunk artwork on there as well as this one: have a look around.
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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2021, 08:44:03 am »
It would be better sold under the label "Vanship".

What is a Vanship anyway, it looks nothing like a Van or a ship  :unsure: :-\

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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2021, 09:10:14 am »
Nothing wrong to me!  :thumbsup:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2021, 11:09:08 am »
It certainly is NOT an Ekranoplan, and it does not even seem to fit into the Vanship world.
All I can say is that what ever it is it would look better with a great big Sharkmouth on it !  :wacko:
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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2021, 11:49:23 am »
I have that kit. It's expensive but it looks nice in the box. The interior will be completely invisible, though.

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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2021, 02:39:17 pm »
ekranoplan literally means screenplane/screenglider in reference to the
screen of air on which it rides, Andrej's rides on an anti-gravity screen
rather than relying on aerodynamic lift, ergo if he wants to call it an
ekranoplan, he can.
 ;) :thumbsup:

Of course the irony of complaints about the incorrect usage of a real world
term on a What-If? modelling forum is delicious.
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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2021, 08:27:12 pm »
ekranoplan literally means screenplane/screenglider in reference to the
screen of air on which it rides, Andrej's rides on an anti-gravity screen
rather than relying on aerodynamic lift, ergo if he wants to call it an
ekranoplan, he can.
 ;) :thumbsup:

Of course the irony of complaints about the incorrect usage of a real world
term on a What-If? modelling forum is delicious.
 ;D :unsure:

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Notice anything wrong here?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2021, 11:25:59 pm »
It would be better sold under the label "Vanship".

What is a Vanship anyway, it looks nothing like a Van or a ship  :unsure: :-\

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An anime mecha-thing. "Vanship" is an original name (it's powered by "Claudia"!) for a this kind of anti-gravity vehicle.  ;)