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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #105 on: May 04, 2014, 04:22:32 am »
One of Michael Moorcock's Oswald Bastable books (probably Warlord of the Air) has secret airship bases somewhere in the Himalyas IIRC.
Just the sort of thing that could be woven into an alternate timeline where the Kaiser turns his eyes East.

I keep thinking about this

scaleorama-ed with something like the airfix 1/72 HP 0/400 to provide nacelles and an open armed gondola and bombs.
However, I think the gasbag would be too small so i'm toying with the idea of scratchbuilding one.

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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #106 on: May 04, 2014, 09:24:19 am »
The modelling world needs a SERIOUSLY scaled airship, even if it does cause a world styrene shortage.....
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #107 on: May 04, 2014, 10:20:48 am »
The modelling world needs a SERIOUSLY scaled airship, even if it does cause a world styrene shortage.....

Could they just give us the structure underneath the fabric and we can cover it our selves with something suitable, similar to the old balsa wood flying models? We could all get high on the dope coating again ;D
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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #108 on: May 04, 2014, 01:55:15 pm »
The modelling world needs a SERIOUSLY scaled airship, even if it does cause a world styrene shortage.....

Could they just give us the structure underneath the fabric and we can cover it our selves with something suitable, similar to the old balsa wood flying models? We could all get high on the dope coating again ;D

Depends on the dope coating it!

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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #109 on: May 04, 2014, 03:57:31 pm »
I like that idea, yes. Imagine it all in PE? That would be a MONSTER fret!

They used to have a 1/72 model of the R100 at the Elvington museum. As the real thing was 720 ft long the model was TEN feet long!  :o
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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #110 on: May 06, 2014, 07:58:23 am »
One of Michael Moorcock's Oswald Bastable books (probably Warlord of the Air) has secret airship bases somewhere in the Himalyas IIRC.
Just the sort of thing that could be woven into an alternate timeline where the Kaiser turns his eyes East.

I keep thinking about this

scaleorama-ed with something like the airfix 1/72 HP 0/400 to provide nacelles and an open armed gondola and bombs.
However, I think the gasbag would be too small so i'm toying with the idea of scratchbuilding one.



Aargh! I have it in program myself!  :banghead:
But I have an advantage, have already the aircraft to use as nacelle. And the "thing" will be in perfect 1/100 scale!


IIRC, the HP 0/400 had some pretty bombs, hope I still have them.
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #111 on: May 06, 2014, 01:11:59 pm »
IIRC, the HP 0/400 had some pretty bombs, hope I still have them.

With RIVETS even!  :o
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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #112 on: May 06, 2014, 05:21:05 pm »
What is that little bagged a/c ?

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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #113 on: May 07, 2014, 04:28:57 am »
Oh i'll probably never actually build one of these.  It would break my "will it fit on the shelf?" rule for a start!

What is that little bagged a/c ?

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Hard to see.  Looks a bit like a Bristol Fighter.
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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #114 on: May 07, 2014, 05:17:57 am »
Yes, it's a Brisfit, in around 1/100, very crude.   :thumbsup:
From "Plastiques Dermatt", a french brand that used to mould small and simple kits given away as gift with various products.
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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #115 on: May 08, 2014, 04:16:51 am »
That'll make a good gondola.
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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #116 on: May 10, 2014, 11:19:41 am »
I know this thread is for the 2014SMW Group Build but I thought it would be a little early to open a thread for 2015.
Why not with the publication later this year of the Electronic Reconnaissance book, I cant remember the link, have the theme for the 2015SMW display Reconnaissance Aircraft which would tie in nicely with the PR19 becoming 21years old?

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Re: 2014 Group Build discussion
« Reply #117 on: June 03, 2014, 02:29:28 am »
Operation Hush, a planned amphibious landing on the Belgian coast between Nieuwepoort and Oostenede.  There would have been three landing sites, with 500 ft pontoons carrying up to 4500 men pushed by a pair of monitors each.  Mark IV tanks would have been modified with track fittings and carrying special ramps to scale the sea walls.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hush
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