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Offline 63cpe

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Whif in a box
« on: July 22, 2021, 03:14:52 am »

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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 03:44:02 am »
Oooh, yes please.
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 04:35:07 am »
A Royal navy Pogo?

Been there, done that.  ;D



OK, so I whiffed it a bit..........  ;)
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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 05:30:13 am »
Cool, I'll be grabbing at least one of these when/if I see them.  :mellow:
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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 06:08:47 am »
I did a US Navy one...



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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 06:43:47 am »
I'm amazed no one's done what seems obvious to me: a Blue Angels one.  :wacko: :thumbsup:

The formation take-off would be a thing to behold, wouldn't it?

The choice of units doesn't seem well thought-through: why would the RN be operating this thing from the aircraft carrier HMS Centaur? Surely the whole point of the Pogo was to operate from non-aircraft carrier ships? An amphious vessel or fleet auxiliary would seem more appropriate. Likewise the Japanese example has it in JASDF (air force) markings and assigned to an airbase. I would have though JMSDF (navy) markings and the name of an historic warship that hadn't been reused yet in 1964 would be better.

EDIT: I'm not the expert on FAA markings, but I think they've actually got it wrong there. The letter on the tail is supposed to be the deck code of the ship the aircraft's assigned to. If that Pogo's operating from Centaur, then it should be a "C", but it isn't: it's an "R", which is Ark Royal's deck code.
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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 07:41:03 am »
Reminds me that I want to create a USMC specimen from the old/original KP kit I have somewhere in The Stash™, but could (for years) not decide between an all-dark blue or a grey/white livery.  ;)

However, I find the JASDF version confusing, too, esp. with aggressor markings from the late Seventies?  :-\

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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2021, 07:48:36 am »
A Royal navy Pogo?

Been there, done that.  ;D



OK, so I whiffed it a bit..........  ;)

was that in your "short wings" phase lol
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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2021, 08:12:10 am »

was that in your "short wings" phase lol


They are longer, the whole wing comes from an F-102, and the fuselage is stretched as well, with a chunk of F-111 for the aft end, plus it has white metal props from a Beverley, with one set having the blade's pitch reversed.

NOT something I want to do again!  :o
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Re: Whif in a box
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2021, 08:46:12 am »
Oh dear - another couple of anomalies, this time with the USMC scheme and text:

1. WFM-115 is a weird squadron code. No idea what role "WFM" is supposed to represent.
Also, it says WFM in the text but WMF or MWF on the plane (neither of which make any more sense).
VMF-115, later VMFA-115, is a fighter/attack squadron who were flying Skyrays in 1961, so that's credible.

2. I'm pretty sure that USMC fighters had transitioned to light grey over white by 1961. I certainly can't find a pic of a Skyray, VMF-115 or otherwise, in dark blue.
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