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The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion

Started by NARSES2, June 18, 2019, 06:59:19 AM

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: Caveman on June 19, 2019, 01:01:51 AM

What if an avro manchester was given a couple more engines? Perhaps just increase the centre span a bit...  ;D


Hat? Coat?  ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Kit

NARSES2

I've a couple of ideas, one involves a Fairey Battle and the other a Westland Whirlwind.

I have one Battle in the stash so just need another, so you can guess where I'm going there. The other requires an old Airfix Whirlwind but they are stupid prices on E-Bay (IMHO anyway) so I'll look again when I get back from "oop North"
Decals my @r$e!

Old Wombat

Quote from: Weaver on June 19, 2019, 12:10:34 AM
Quote from: The Rat on June 18, 2019, 05:45:48 PM
Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?

I had a very similar idea, but using Wellington wings & engines (since it obviously needs the extra 10ft of span too...)

That's one of my ideas! The Welleslington; Wellesley fuselage, Wellington wings & 3 x Pegasus Mark XVIII engines (Wellington).

Don't have any of the required kits, however, so I'm fairly sure I'll never build it.

Mind you, I'm not sure it'd fit into this GB because your not adding engines to the basic Wellesley/Wellington structure, you're combining them.

However, putting the Wellington nacelles onto the Wellesley is a surefire fit!
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Rheged

I had a slightly off-piste idea  for three efflux pipes at the blunt end of a Gloster Javelin.  Whether the central exhaust is a rocket engine   (Scorpion, Sprite, Snarler or the like)  , or a third Sapphire with a bifurcated air intake I'm not sure yet but it might make an interesting ultra-high altitude interceptor.   I intend to write this up as a backstory only, so if anyone feels the desire to molest styrene  and create an actual model, I'm happy to give away the modelling rights.

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Old Wombat

There are no prudes here! Bifurcate away, sir! :thumbsup:
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kitbasher

Quote from: NARSES2 on June 19, 2019, 06:39:47 AM
I've a couple of ideas, one involves a Fairey Battle and the other a Westland Whirlwind.

I have one Battle in the stash so just need another, so you can guess where I'm going there. The other requires an old Airfix Whirlwind but they are stupid prices on E-Bay (IMHO anyway) so I'll look again when I get back from "oop North"

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21075.0/highlight,fairey+falcon.html Or a zwilling Battlebattle?
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perttime

Polikarpov I-153 augmented with ramjet engines:


https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/jet-powered-biplanes.226771/

Waco biplane with a jet engine added:


https://www.historynet.com/screamin-sasquatch.htm

What about Emerson Fittipaldi's double-engined VW racer?



There's been Bug-looking cars done with front engines, too....


loupgarou

Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

zenrat

Ed Roth's Mysterion.  There is a Revell 1/25 kit pf this which could be part of a kitbash (not the one in my stash though, that's lined up for a RW build).



Freight Train.



Howard's Cams Twin Bears.


TV Tommy Ivo's Showboat (another Revell 1/25 kit)...

...which also spent time as the Wagon Master (resin conversion kit is available for the Showboat kit).


Hogslayer (best drag bike name ever).


Twin Engined Triton (Triumph engine in Norton frame).


Twin Hemi Hot Rod.


Invader (Doyusha kitted this in 1/25 styrene - very rare).


And finally, the Wolfrace Sonic.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Caveman

Vickers Viastra came in 1, 2 or 3 engined versions





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zenrat

Quote from: Caveman on June 20, 2019, 04:40:50 AM
Vickers Viastra came in 1, 2 or 3 engined versions







So for this GB you need to have four engines or more... ;D
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Caveman

Provider came with a variety of engine configurations:

Two piston engines


Two turning two burning (to misquote)


4 jets


No engines!
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