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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #240 on: September 10, 2013, 01:47:03 am »
i have decided to scrap my previous projects list and make a new one.
just to ease it, im leaving out the realworld stuff  :mellow:

so, first of, my WW3 storybuild:

1/144:
-Kamov Ka50 Hokum (thinking either East German or Russian)
-2 x Mil Mi-24 Hind (1 repainted Italeri and 1 newbuilt Revell Hind-F, might go for an African chapter)
-USAFE F-22 Raptor (32nd TFS, Soesterberg, the Netherlands, work already started  ;D)
-RAF Raptor F.1 (work already started  ;D)
-Tu-95 Bear (thinking North-Korean  :dalek: )
-Su-47 Berkut (Chinese and Russian AF)
-Concorde B.Mk.3 (RAF Bomber, on drawing board)
-Tupolev Tu144S (Bomber version, Russian or PLAAF)
-J-20 (PLAAF)
-many more...........

1/72:
-EC665 Tiger (Belgian Air Force)
-EC635 (Belgian Air Force liaison helicopter)
-Sukhoi Su41 Frostbite (Russian Af, Production PAK-FA, might buy ICM A2G russian weapons pack for strike version)
-Mig-37 Ferret-A (thinking Polish or Czech)
-F/A-18F Super Hornet (no idea what nation yet)
-Airbus A400M (Belgian Air Force)
-Super Lynx Mk.132 (Belgian Navy)

there are many more to follow, might throw in some older equipment from the black market or mercenaries.....
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #241 on: September 10, 2013, 02:56:30 am »

1/144
Airfix SR N4 Hovercraft will get metal propellers, loading ramp and N scale vehicles .


Which metal props do you plan to use on the SRN4?

AFAIK they were the largest props ever made and I didn't know that anyone made metal ones for them.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #242 on: September 10, 2013, 03:08:04 am »
Closing in on a Ma.K. "Snake Eye" combat suit from Wave, in order to complete a small workshop diorama that stares at me from the drawer - unfinished...

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #243 on: September 10, 2013, 10:49:18 pm »
Thanks Kit for your info .
There is a feature on the Avro Ashton in Aeroplane October 2013.The only model Ive got that looks anything like it is a Dakota , I'm going to replace the engines with a pair of jets pods, rework the tail .Perhaps a jet powered Shackleton .
Too many builds going on at the moment .I was thinking of a stash reduction but it is too difficult to choose what to keep and what sell .

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #244 on: September 12, 2013, 12:41:20 am »
The Revell 1/144 Lockheed Martin Sea Shadow looks ungainly out of water. If I buy another kit Id like to build a heavy lift helicopter twin rotors or stealth bomber .Plasticard doors fitted at the front and rear. Wheels in the floatation boom ,keeping the shadow propellers for water landings and adding parts from a 1/72 F-117. Wings sourced from my spares bin or tilt engines /wing.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #245 on: October 04, 2013, 11:06:38 pm »
My 1/72 Monogram B-52G, would look great if it was Whiffed as an MPA using parts from my spares bin .Change the engines to four CFMs add a MAD boom ,extra windows ,inflight refueling probe ,extra lumps and bumps

The cross section of the Airfix Nimrod is very similar to that of the Academy
 C-97.As one of the two kits will get the Nimrod wings ,I was thinking of adding the cockpit section as well .

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #246 on: October 06, 2013, 03:45:41 pm »
After 5.5 years of looking like a move of household was just around the corner, I can now recover and restore the hobby room .    :thumbsup:

The list:  Hasegawa recce Draken, USAF Vietnam.   Hasegawa RF-4x in Swedish Splinter.  Airfix Sea Vixen, RCAF armed with AIM-54s.   Norwegian Airfix Javelin.  Norwegian Skyray.      That should handle the next 6 months quite well.   If there is time left over, the GWH MiG-29. 

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #247 on: May 27, 2014, 12:25:09 pm »
Using Jim Keeshen book 'Secret US Proposals of the Cold War', radical concepts in military aircraft as a guide. I can kitbash my stash to some of the designs in my own style.
Interesting in-house studies of the Tilt Wing.
Using what looks like a Lockheed S-3 Viking fuselage and V-22 wings/tilt rotors. The V-tail might not work but the Osprey tail would.
There is even an early Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Whiff with four turboprop engines on a tilt wing. Model 134E.
Fairey should have teamed up with Grumman on the Rotodyne.
Whereas Convair and Saunders-Roe could have got the Princes flying boat into production. They came up with a six engine beast with two of the inner engines placed over the wing just like the engine set up on the Lockheed P-3 Orion.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #248 on: June 10, 2014, 03:33:12 am »
So this is where I empty my head?
A brain dump of current stash thought-plans not yet started gives:
Magpie Squadron Wyvern
FW-189 based Tilt Fan
Twin Yak 9 XSTOL
Mystery Inc Flying Boxcar
Rotodyne Heli-Ferry
Kawanishi Rex Archipelago Camo
He 51 dot painting desert camo
COIN Dartstang
Torpedo armed anti ship Hind
Sea Shepherd Lancaster
Hydro ski equipped Mig 29


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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #249 on: June 11, 2014, 10:49:06 am »
I've been thinking about a maritime Hind as well.
Good one.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #250 on: June 14, 2014, 06:07:35 am »
Mine will be shore based anti ship.
I am also however planning a navalised Yak 15 - cue blistered paint on the carrier decks...
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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #251 on: June 16, 2014, 03:04:31 pm »
The Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind kit with the wings from the Revell Martin P6M SeaMaster
TradeMaster or SeaWind. Jet powered Tradewind cargo aircraft.
Frog 1/96 DH Comet C1 with 1/144 Trident wings, dry fitted and it seems to work. Could work as a wide-bodied DH Comet in 1/144 scale.
Tilt winged C-160 using the F-8 Crusader wing layout to create V/STOL look.
Harry Potter themed civvie airliner, promotion aircraft.
Airfix Valiant with BAe Nimrod wing.
Stretched Halifax bomber.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #252 on: June 16, 2014, 04:10:47 pm »
a 1/144 tu 144 in ba
a 1/72 c 27 fited with jets for the "cod" role in the us navy
1/72 big wing mossie
1/24 batmobile from a 1990 tv show reboot
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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #253 on: June 17, 2014, 12:50:35 pm »
I still intend to build an air refueling tanker version of the Lockheed Constellation, ASW and bomber versions.
A sub version of a cross between a B-50 and C-97. Cockpit of the B-50 above the fuselage.
A kitbash Connie using B-29 parts. I know both cross-sections aren't the same but almost is good enough is good for me.
Two seater Hurricane, one trainer the other with a rear turret. Possibly in 1/48 scale.
A coal powered or steamer sailing ship. Early form of aircraft carrier with Bi-planes on catapult launchers.
An updated Walrus amphibious aircraft, maybe Griffon engined.
Austin FX4 Zombiefied, heavy gun in the back. Armour plated with grenade launchers.
Kitbash using Austin FX4 and Ford Capri gr5 spare parts.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #254 on: June 18, 2014, 05:46:45 am »
...Early form of aircraft carrier with Bi-planes on catapult launchers...

I can only visualise a "Stop the Pigeon" version which results in Dick Dastardly & Mutley being shot into the ocean in a wingless fuselage...

But, thinking about it given the low take off speed of early biplanes would it be feasible to launch then using a falling weight and pulley system?  maybe a water tank on rails which is winched up empty and then filled to a given level which varies according to the needs of the plane being launched?
This obviously happens up a ski jump.
For landing, instead of a deck & arrestor wires how about a ring mounted on the upper wing with which they catch onto a hook mounted on the end of an arm on a pivot.  They hook on, momentum causes the arm to rotate around the pivot and when they have travelled through 180 degrees they are lowered to the deck.  Four arms in a cross shape would allow for multiple landings.
Given that this would resemble a giant rotary clothes line it really has to be christened HMAS Hillshoist...

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