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Hushkit's 2022 What-If Wyvern contest - first entrant

Started by Weaver, July 29, 2021, 05:29:54 AM

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Weaver

Oh God I'm sorry it's all my fault... ;)

Joe Coles over on Hushkit has decided to run a model contest to build one of the planes from a 2019 comedy What-If article:




This is the article: https://hushkit.net/2019/06/11/the-greatest-aircraft-that-never-were/


These are the five planes (text descriptions and bigger pics in the article):





This is the prize: https://unbound.com/books/hushkit/




If anybody wants to enter but isn't on Twitter, DM me and I'll post your entry there.
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Link to the article fixed. :thumbsup: :rolleyes:

I've just asked him and he says that deviations from the artwork are more than acceptable. The example I used was giving the first one big venturis at the ends of it's booms to reflect the fact that they contain 120mm recoillesss rifles. :o
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Soooo, I'm an idiot - I posted this thread in My Stash Grew Again instead of General Modelling Topics - could a Mod kindly move it there for me please?

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

jcf

Eric 'Winkle' Brown's notorious twin brother Alan 'Picker' Brown

;D ;D :thumbsup: :wacko:



Which one is which?  :wacko:
"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

NARSES2

Decals my @r$e!

Weaver

So Hush-Kit's at it again:

QuoteAircraft modellers: competition time! Brief: make the craziest most
imaginative model based on a Westland Wyvern. The 10 best will be
featured in an article, top 5 will receive prizes. Remember: imagination and
eccentricity will be rewarded. Deadline 16/12/22. Share images here




And the Twitter thread wherein the images should be shared is here:
https://twitter.com/Hush_Kit/status/1581942634809298944?s=20&t=-3W5bqXZ5jqGqtVHUbT26A

Just to be clear, he's said in a follow-up post that it only has to be INSPIRED by the Wyvern, not literally based on a Wyvern kit, which a number of people have pointed out are not exactly thick on the ground at the moment.

If you're not on Twitter but you fancy giving it a go, I'll be happy to post the pics up for you. Just drop me a DM.
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Result in from @joe_wilding on Twitter.

This is the Whacky Wyvern - 3D printed, then hand-finished and brush/airbrush painted.
Details and more pics here: https://sites.google.com/view/wacky-wyvern/

"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

PR19_Kit

TWO Pythons?  :o

It would probably take-off with them both at idle!
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

Old Wombat

Needs to be about 50% longer, with a "t"-tail & armed with 4 x 30mm Adens .......... You could call it the Westland Whirlwind II ;)
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

perttime

Looks like power should be sufficient  ;D

I suppose it looks a bit cartoonish. Which is fine by me  :thumbsup:

AeroplaneDriver

Very nice, but I think it would need a bit more rudder. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

Gondor

Quote from: Old Wombat on November 27, 2022, 07:23:51 AMNeeds to be about 50% longer, with a "t"-tail & armed with 4 x 30mm Adens .......... You could call it the Westland Whirlwind II ;)

Why not simply change the engines on a Meteor to two Pythons?

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

Dizzyfugu



NARSES2

Quote from: Gondor on November 28, 2022, 01:04:29 AM
Quote from: Old Wombat on November 27, 2022, 07:23:51 AMNeeds to be about 50% longer, with a "t"-tail & armed with 4 x 30mm Adens .......... You could call it the Westland Whirlwind II ;)

Why not simply change the engines on a Meteor to two Pythons?

Gondor

There was the turbo-prop proposal


Decals my @r$e!