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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009, 12:13:33 pm »
Here's a few:

Fearful (might suit a Banshee)
Fangtooth
Freefall
Fretful
Fateful
Feedback
Fickle
Fungus
Femur

The list of ASCC reporting names on Wiki will help.  Don't know about K names for naval aircraft, (they're usually for Air to ground missiles, often anti-ship missiles), AFAIK the designation doesn't change between services.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_reporting_name
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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2009, 02:58:01 pm »
OK, here's the general plan, some variations may occur  ;D

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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 10:55:00 am »
A properly Sovietized aircraft from the period would surely have smaller windows. Perhaps raise the canopy sill scale-six-inches or so?

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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 12:37:18 pm »
Since you're going to be doing a fair bit of cutting, how about "Fretsaw"...... ;D
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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2009, 04:46:56 am »
This is looking good, and if Soviet it needs rivets, lots of them Comrade :thumbsup:
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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2009, 07:20:02 pm »
And so it begins....The birth of the Yak-29 "Fetish"

First up...the donor kit....MPC/Airfix 1/72 F2H Banshee


Next...Cockpit and pilot painted and fuselage sealed up.



Also did some nose work, still going to need a little blending but not bad considering it's the back end of a Buccaneer  :thumbsup:



Oh, by the way Radish, your high Rivet count suggestion has been taken into advisement  ;D  If I can actually pull off all the blending without too much trouble I may go for a bare metal look but I'm still chicken so it may not, but if so the rivets would rock!

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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2009, 08:28:46 pm »
Oh man, the fin(s) on the bottom of the nose cone make NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. I love it(them)!

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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2009, 12:27:41 am »
Nice  :wub:
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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2009, 07:02:38 am »
Giant nose radar = very Soviet :)
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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2009, 09:00:37 pm »
A little more progress tonight, got round one of the nose PSR out of the way. Also filled the hole in the tail with styrene and got it smoothed out as well as reshaped the tail. I still need to add the leading edge gusset on the tail, but am going to wait until I figure out how to do the dorsal spine.

Here's where we are currently.

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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2009, 09:12:49 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2009, 09:30:18 pm »
I really like the NATO code "Fretsaw"!  When does this group build end?

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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2009, 09:54:43 pm »
More progress! Tonight I got the spine in place. And some more putty. Next I have to cut the canopy to fit the spine position which makes me a little nervous. I don't have a spare canopy if I botch this.



This is the most productive I've been in quite a while :)
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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2009, 11:37:49 pm »
You know im kind of upset, I make plans and everything goes wrong, changes mid build, or both-- You on the other hand are doing great!  :bow:
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Re: Sovietized Banshee
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2009, 02:14:41 am »
I'm impressed by the progress so far - the changes to the Banshee's shape are simple but very effective  :thumbsup:
Looking forward to seeing it with the wings and canopy on.  :cheers: