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Hardcorps Tornado

Started by Weaver, September 05, 2010, 01:22:49 PM

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John Howling Mouse

Sorry, cannot find anything wrong with this....my mind's still numb over the whole concept.  Wow....   :bow:
Styrene in my blood and an impressive void in my cranium.

Weaver

Cheers John! ;D

The "deliberate mistake" ahem, was that I  enthusiastically weathered the whole thing with aluminium paint, including the radome: don't get many aluminium radomes, do you?  :rolleyes: :banghead:
"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

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Thorvic

Quote from: Weaver on October 25, 2010, 08:09:29 PM
Cheers John! ;D

The "deliberate mistake" ahem, was that I  enthusiastically weathered the whole thing with aluminium paint, including the radome: don't get many aluminium radomes, do you?  :rolleyes: :banghead:

Ah but would it still be a radome or would it be replaced by balast and and a metal cone to replace the more fragile fibreglass one  ;)
Project Cancelled SIG Secretary, specialising in post war British RN warships, RN and RAF aircraft projects. Also USN and Russian warships

Weaver

Quote from: Thorvic on October 25, 2010, 11:36:36 PM
Quote from: Weaver on October 25, 2010, 08:09:29 PM
Cheers John! ;D

The "deliberate mistake" ahem, was that I  enthusiastically weathered the whole thing with aluminium paint, including the radome: don't get many aluminium radomes, do you?  :rolleyes: :banghead:

Ah but would it still be a radome or would it be replaced by balast and and a metal cone to replace the more fragile fibreglass one  ;)

Well my concept (admittedly I didn't put it in the backstory) was that they'd taken the radar out and replaced it with a circular sheet of armour inside the radome, so the latter should probably have had a few bullet holes in it too... ;D
"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

sequoiaranger

WOW Weaver!! G-R-E-A-T model and idea! (just tuned in here to see what-up with the "Pirate GB")

Funny how warped minds turn to similar ideas. Way back when Iran and Iraq were going at it, I learned about the German-backed Iraqi uprising during WW II, and that they used Bf-110's and He-111's in Iraqi markings.  I wanted to do a  Bf-110 in Iraqi markings, but had done several other Bf-110's, so put it forever on the "back burner".

I then sketched out, on a 3 x 5 card, a "to-do" whif of a "leftover" Bf-110 stripped of its wings, with some large tyres, kind of like a "technical". I never pursued the model or expanded on the sketch, but the germ of an idea was there.

Now I see that there was a whole "anime" on the idea, using more advanced aircraft, of course.

What fun!

Here's my old sketch:

My mind is like a compost heap: both "fertile" and "rotten"!

Weaver

Cheers Craig! Interesting sketch - why not do it? There's plenty of mileage in this idea....

Ken Steacy's Tempus Fugitive wasn't an anime as such, just a four-part graphic novel. I should also point out that the Hardcorps section was just one small episode in a time-travel story that covered many eras, most of the historical ones being fairly realistically portrayed. There was however a KILLER 1950s USAF uber-bomber (A-5 Vigilantea as parasites!  :blink:) which I wouldn't dare attempt, but someone did because one of the books has a picture of Ken holding a model of it on the frontspiece.
"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

Weaver

Well me hearties, Oi got me prize from that thar antipyoodin Greg fella t'other day, an' I has ter say what a right piece o'dandy it is fer sure:



'tis the flag, not tha bike tha prattlebrains!

Much obliged to yer, Capt'n Greg sorrr.  :thumbsup:
"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

GTX

Arr, it be look'n fine!!!!

Be expect'n to see more o' it next time around. Yarr!!!

Captain Greg, The Beardless One
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Weaver

Made a little base for it at Bolton (just a piece of clear plasticard with a printout underneath it) which Martin H kindly took a photo of:

"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