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Logistics GB 2022 - Inspirations

Started by Old Wombat, October 01, 2022, 11:52:26 PM

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Weaver

Quote from: perttime on October 20, 2022, 11:06:40 PMWhat about...

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LMAO  ;D  ;D  ;D

Oh man, that is SO buildable: I've got a load of KeilKraft truck kits too. The design would have to change a bit since that turret's wildly out of scale to the truck, but it's very doable. :thumbsup:
"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

loupgarou

A turret in scale would leave more space for load, OR to add more guns, maybe for side defence.
But,beg your pardon, for not anglo-british people, what are the Charmin products?
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

perttime

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Quote from: loupgarou on October 21, 2022, 03:17:38 AMA turret in scale would leave more space for load, OR to add more guns, maybe for side defence.
But,beg your pardon, for not anglo-british people, what are the Charmin products?
I'm not anglo-anything either - but I suspect toilet paper.

zenrat

Quote from: Mossie on October 19, 2022, 10:34:22 AM
Quote from: Nick on October 19, 2022, 05:33:53 AMSeeing the truck pic in the MPC thread reminded me of the cab-under-load concept - where the cab is car sized and below the cargo bed.

The most famous cab under, the APC from Aliens:

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I'd always wondered why it had such abysmal ground clearance.

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..

perttime

Quote from: zenrat on October 21, 2022, 03:40:15 AM
Quote from: Mossie on October 19, 2022, 10:34:22 AM
Quote from: Nick on October 19, 2022, 05:33:53 AMSeeing the truck pic in the MPC thread reminded me of the cab-under-load concept - where the cab is car sized and below the cargo bed.

The most famous cab under, the APC from Aliens:

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I'd always wondered why it had such abysmal ground clearance.
I thought it looked bigger in the film - at least on the inside  :wacko:

Old Wombat

Quote from: perttime on October 21, 2022, 03:22:09 AM
Quote from: loupgarou on October 21, 2022, 03:17:38 AMA turret in scale would leave more space for load, OR to add more guns, maybe for side defence.
But,beg your pardon, for not anglo-british people, what are the Charmin products?
I'm not anglo-anything either - but I suspect toilet paper.

I had no idea either (being an Antipodean) but an extremely quick Google search turned up this: https://www.charmin.com/en-us
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

PR19_Kit

Eh? I replied to this only a few minutes ago, and my post has vanished!  :banghead:  :banghead:
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

Weaver

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Quote from: loupgarou on October 21, 2022, 03:17:38 AMA turret in scale would leave more space for load, OR to add more guns, maybe for side defence.
But,beg your pardon, for not anglo-british people, what are the Charmin products?

I was thinking something like a 20-foot container with side doors on a 40-foot load bed, leaving 10 feet at each end for turrets: rear one as low as possible, front one elevated to fire over the cab. Alternatively, the front turret could be replaced by an army-style hatch and ring-mounted machine-gun over the passenger side of the cab.

No reason why it has to be aircraft turrets either, in fact armoured AFV turrets would probably be more appropriate.

Charmin is toilet paper...  ;D

If you had it operated by Andrex instead of Charmin, the title card could be "Soft, Strong, and Very, Very Wrong..." ;D
"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

Nick

I have an idea for an alternative Royal Mail van but I cannot find any modern decals in any scale. All I have found is some for the older schemes (pre 1970?) but the newer versions cannot be found.

Adapting railway decals isn't quite what I had in mind.

I know there's copyright and all that but it is annoying.

PR19_Kit

Copyright surely doesn't apply. You're not building the model for financial gain, are you?

Various corporations have tried pulling that stunt on modellers before, and have come severely unstuck.
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

kitnut617

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Quote from: Old Wombat on October 21, 2022, 06:38:37 AM
Quote from: perttime on October 21, 2022, 03:22:09 AM
Quote from: loupgarou on October 21, 2022, 03:17:38 AMA turret in scale would leave more space for load, OR to add more guns, maybe for side defence.
But,beg your pardon, for not anglo-british people, what are the Charmin products?
I'm not anglo-anything either - but I suspect toilet paper.

I had no idea either (being an Antipodean) but an extremely quick Google search turned up this: https://www.charmin.com/en-us

Yes! bog rolls ---  ;D  Back when covid started, there were news reports (plus video) over here of huge fights erupting in supermarkets over them which would explain the turreted semi
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

loupgarou

Quote from: kitnut617 on October 21, 2022, 11:46:23 AM
Quote from: Old Wombat on October 21, 2022, 06:38:37 AM
Quote from: perttime on October 21, 2022, 03:22:09 AM
Quote from: loupgarou on October 21, 2022, 03:17:38 AMA turret in scale would leave more space for load, OR to add more guns, maybe for side defence.
But,beg your pardon, for not anglo-british people, what are the Charmin products?
I'm not anglo-anything either - but I suspect toilet paper.

I had no idea either (being an Antipodean) but an extremely quick Google search turned up this: https://www.charmin.com/en-us

Yes! bog rolls ---  ;D  Back when covid started, there were news reports (plus video) over here of huge fights erupting in supermarkets over them which would explain the turreted semi

Yes, now I remember. I thought at first that Charmin did produce face masks.
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

Nick

Quote from: PR19_Kit on October 21, 2022, 11:45:31 AMCopyright surely doesn't apply. You're not building the model for financial gain, are you?

Various corporations have tried pulling that stunt on modellers before, and have come severely unstuck.

I'm talking more of the professional decal producers who RM would demand a fee from for their shareholders.

Here's one for you and the civil airliner crowd: the Lockheed Flatbed. Why bother with aerodynamics and slipstreams when you can just load the cargo on top and chain it down?
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/lockheed-flatbed-transport-designs.1742/

zenrat

Quote from: Nick on October 21, 2022, 10:49:39 AMI have an idea for an alternative Royal Mail van but I cannot find any modern decals in any scale. All I have found is some for the older schemes (pre 1970?) but the newer versions cannot be found.

Adapting railway decals isn't quite what I had in mind.

I know there's copyright and all that but it is annoying.

Nice idea.  I had a similar one.  But the mods have decided mail doesn't count as goods so you would not be allowed to enter it.  See the rules thread.
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..

Weaver

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He posts all sorts of military veteran stuff which I couldn't possibly recommend to easily offended gentlefolk... ;)  :wacko:

"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