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Started by Flyer, November 09, 2020, 12:52:00 PM

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Flyer

Re-starting a fresh blog, I'll start it off with past builds from my deleted blog. Backstories will be added when/if I get around to doing them.
"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#1
Buffalo reduced scale replica/sport plane 1/48 (from 1/72)







"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#2
Elecrajet mixed power electric and jet factory or homebuilt sport plane 1/48 (unfinished)

Started life as a Heller P-39Q, V-tail is Grumman Panther tailplane halves, canopy also from a Panther I think. Concept being that it would use both forms of power together for take off (and climbing or maneuvering), then for cruise it would use only the electric motor with the turbine at idle running a generator to supply a on the go trickle charge for the batteries to extend their run time, when the charge of the batteries gets too low the electric motor would be shut off and the prop feathered and the turbine would provide all propulsion for flight while also recharging the batteries, when the batteries are charged enough the electric motor would be restarted again. The red lines around the cockpit area and down the fuselage sides are the breakaway points for a parachute fitted escape capsule (similar to what a F-111 uses) for if there is a inflight emergency so that the pilot can safely get away from all the flammable stuff (lithium batteries, jet fuel, turbine etc...).















"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#3
Boomerang II 1/72

Parts used are 90% Airfix P-38 F/H, basis of the fin was the fin from a Vultee Vengeance, tailpipe and most of the underside from a Matchbox Grumman Panther, intakes were made from Blackburn Skua elevator halves, everything else is automotive body filler IIRC.

Construction























Completed























Attempted modification to two seat re-engined version















"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#4
Twin Spitfire floatplane idea 1/72 (started but stalled)






"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#5
Radio Controlled I-16 and I-153 (prototypes for a piloted replica aircraft) 1/48 (unfinished)




























"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#6
Fockan 1/72 (unfinished)

Airfix Fw 190D & AT-6G mix with Ju-87 landing gear.





















"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#7
Tophe inspired Delta BD-5 1/72 (unfinished)







"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

I went through my entire imgur account resizing every picture but apparently that didn't work. Can somebody please remind me how to resize pictures on the forum?
"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

PR19_Kit

Woweee Flyer, lots of VERY innovative stuff there.  :thumbsup:

If you want your images to be, say, 800 pixels wide you put

img=800 in the place where it usually says img in the string that appears when you hit the 'Image' icon up there. ^
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! :)

Regards
Kit

Flyer

Thank you Kit :mellow:

I tried to do that and it didn't work... :-\
"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

PR19_Kit

Oh dear, not sure why it didn't work, and it's very difficult to type the actual code on here as it'll try and do it with my text.  :banghead:
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! :)

Regards
Kit

Flyer

No problem. Tried re-copying and pasting the codes for the Buffalo pic's and that worked. Turns out resizing on imgur changes the picture code and I had all of them copied before I resized them so I just need to go through and change each one to their new code. Sigh, don't have time to do that right now but I'll get around to it...
"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Flyer

#13
All images resized  :mellow: :thumbsup:

Putting them up has had the desired effect of inspiring me to at least start thinking about future projects. That's a start. :lol:
"I'm a precisional instrument of speed and aromatics." - Tow Mater.

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing all day." - A. A. Milne.

Old Wombat

#14
Don't know how you got it to work but the "In Post" method is to put (space)width=xxx after the img in the first set of square brackets; [img width=800]

Width can be as wide as you want it but between 750 & 1250 is the practical viewing range.
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