Scale Model world 2020 virtual What if Sig stand.

Started by Martin H, November 06, 2020, 07:19:11 AM

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Martin H

Today (6th November) would have been set up day for SMW 20 at Telford.
It does feel a bit odd today, not standing in a freezing hall seeing everyone set up.
Seeing as I happen to be the UK what if? SIG leader who would normally be running our stand I have decided to run a virtual stand on here.

So starting today and running until Sunday evening (UK Time) this thread can serve as SMW20 virtual What if? SIG display stand.

The basic rules are as follows:
1. This is open to all comers who are members of the forum, regardless of your location within the solar system.
2. Any Model is eligible so long as it is a what if? or a Cancelled Project. It doesn't matter if it has been seen before on the forum or not.
3. The profile artists among us are also more than welcome to join in.
4. Please keep the text down to a short description of the model (or profile) save the thread for the images please. No multi page back story's. How ever, feel free to post a link to the relevant thread if you wish.
5. Don't spam the thread with hundreds of images, be reasonable and keep the numbers down to around four or five images per post.

And now over to you lot..............
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

kitbasher

Here goes then, Martin:




Ju53B-1 (based on a Ford Trimotor, using Airfix Hampden engines and a Ju52 fin/rudder); Fokker D.XXIIIM (Pegasus kit with Merlins fitted); Vickers Wellington (twin-Mercury - off an ancient Airfix Blenheim - development of the Wellesley); Fairey Falcon (twin-engined development of the Fairey Battle).



Tempest F.7 (Rolls-Royce Eagle-engined version); Irish Air Corps Saab J-29; de havilland Dolphin Schneider Trophy winner (Airfix dH88 with modified nose to carry a Rolls-Royce R engine, spinner from a Spitfire I); Focke-Wulf Ta193H-1 (high altitude version of the Flitzer based on the revell kit using Tornado wings)





Meteor F.8R Firestreak testbed based on the Matchbox Meatbox; a golden oldie (one of my earlier whifs) - de Havilland Viper, a mash-up of Matchbox Mystere IV, Hunter, Lightning and I think a Phantom.  Ah yes, the Mistletoe composite.  A concept the Germans stole and called 'Mistel'.  Allegedly.  Eagle-powered Hawker Sea Fury FB.20.



Another Revell Flitzer, masquerading as a Swiss Air Force Venom FB.4; Griffon-engined Beaufighter TF.11 (engine nacelles courtesy of Airfix Starter Kits paint pots); Armstrong-Whitworth Manta - love child of the PM Ho229 and Matchbox Meteor; the Gloster Mercury - where the old meet the new in powerplant terms - an Airfix Meteor and FROG Hornet mix.



More oldies, the first two drew me to the attention of the forum and the SIG, the last one won the Piston Perfection GB some years ago.  Here we have a Centaurus-engined Hawker Typhoon II; a Centaurus-engined Corsair V (my oldest surviving whif, built before I even know of the SIG).
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Arrow F1/Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco GA.1/Barracuda/Corsair GR1/EE P8/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/PC-12/Phantom FG1/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Twin Otter/Val/Vickers 588/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter

Martin H

#2
Nice one Dave. I can still remember that blokes face at Milton Keynes when u gave him the "history" of the wimpy mistel........ :wacko: :thumbsup:

Any way a few from me.

Dutch Navy Pair. Pic taken at last years Scots nationals.


RN Harrier II Plus and Harrier S-10 ground pounder.


My piston Trimoter Dakota. An oldie but one of my better ideas....


This one was for a Coventry & warwickshire display titled "Pretty in Pink" It still winds up a certain Hawk flight test engineer when ever it appears.


Then theres the Putty monster.............One of my more well known builds
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

Freightdog862

Great stuff, can't talk, still setting up my stand and getting the new bits ready to go on sale tomorrow!

Colin

PR19_Kit

After dinner I'll sort out a few.

Well, maybe a lot.  ;D
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

PR19_Kit

Here we go then.



The Hawker Siddley Jet Provost T6. A special trainer for Vulcan pilots due to the difficulties found with flying deltas.




The EE Canberra F10, the RAF's main long range AAM platform in the 50s & 60s. Armed with 2 x Red Deans, 4 x Firestreaks and 2 x Genies.




The Chance Vought TF5U-2 Double Pancake turbo-prop trainer for the US Navy's F5U-2 pilots.




The largest model on the stand?  ;D The Boeing 777-900 'Demonstration Jet', which never actually flew, but which gained Boeing and the Star Alliance much publicity.




An Aeronavale Mirage F1P, the prime PR aircraft flown by the French Navy in the 80s and 90s.




My first ever Whiff model, an RAF Starfighter F3 armed with the usual 2 x Redtops, and with the dorsal ECM pod, and IFR probe carried by the F3s. Built in 1972...

Another half dozen later on.
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

JayBee

Quote from: PR19_Kit on November 06, 2020, 12:51:31 PM




My first ever Whiff model, an RAF Starfighter F3 armed with the usual 2 x Redtops, and with the dorsal ECM pod, and IFR probe carried by the F3s. Built in 1972...


I am so glad to see that one is still around, Kit.
That is so much from when we first met at an IPMS Sheffield meeting in the mid 1970's.
You had that and I had the Hasegawa F-104G done as the RCAF 439 Tiger meet entry. All hand painted as there were no transfer setys around for it then.
We got talking and you mentioned your tandem two seat Lightning.
I knew that I was not alone in the world.
:thumbsup:
Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Cats are not real. 
They are just physical manifestations of collisions between enigma & conundrum particles.

Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!

PR19_Kit

Well Jim, seeing as you mentioned it......  ;D



Here IS the Lightning F8. Converted from a batch of F6s when the Tornado F2's radar proved to be a dummy, the F8s had a lengthened fuselage with an EWO in the back and new cambered outer wing, and carried 4 x Skyflashes and retained the twin 30 mm ADEN cannon of the F6 belly tank.

And while we're on the oldies.....



The Hawker/Convair Osprey F1, the FAA's first VTOL fighter, developed from the XFY-1 Pogo, but with much larger wings, a more powerful engine and a gun ranging radar in the spinner.




Another oldie, the Supermarine Twin-Spitfire F32. The F32 was basically two F22 joined in the classical twinning method, and were used as escorts in the FEAF for the RAF's Tiger Force Lancasters and Lincolns.




My first attempt at a TSR2 kit. Sadly I chose a Merlin one to kick off. :( But I twinned it with an Airfix RA-5C Vigilante's wings and tail and added a third engine. The Barracuda S3As operated from HMS Ark Royal during the Falklands Conflict and took part in the first Buenos Aires Raid which resulted in the Argentinian surrender after a few days.




Not really a Whiff, more a Project Cancelled. The Boeing 767-200DD, which was evaluated en route to building the 777. Yes, it really was......




The Yak-15Db, at attempt to produce a longer range fighter for the PVO Strany. Unfortunately the single prototype flew away after being abandoned by its test pilot after it failed to answer to the controls. It has never been found.....




A Martin Baker MB8 Marlin PR1 of  58 Sqdn. during the early Cold War period, where it was the last of the RAF's prop driven PR aircraft.

Maybe some more tomorrow.



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

McColm


zenrat

#9
I'll get there for real one day...

First, a pair of Wyvern Whiffs.  PDRV Magpie Squadron and RAF EE Lightning alternative (with huge RATO pack).
Westland Wyvern F.1A  11 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=43650.0 (Short nose version pics page 2)
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45193.msg808026#msg808026

Next, placed next to Kit's Boeing 777-900 the smallest 1/72 aircraft on the stand, the Thomas To-17 Thunderfly.
Thomas To-17b Thunderfly 012 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=39720.msg660343#msg660343

Two from Captain Fat Hamster's Sky Pirates.  The Handley Page Henfield, and the Model Expo class winning Kawanishi H6K5 (I can't imagine trying to get these there for real without buying them their own seat next to me).
Handley Page Henfield 003 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Kawanishi Type 97 H6K5 Big 2 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=40136.msg671612#msg671612
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=44462.msg799281#msg799281

From the skies of Indiochine, the Lockheed FV-3 Alouette.
Lockheed FV-3 Alouette 013 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=40230.msg674131#msg674131

And finally, from the Cold War GB, the model which at one stage I sat back and thought "what have I done?  Why did I ever start this?  Why did I think widening the fuselage like this was ever a good idea?", the Myasishchev M-7.
Myasishchev M-7 Brawler 8 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=43202.90
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..

Rheged

Purely from the aspect of viewing some exceptional models, this virtual show is turning out better than the real thing!  No crowds, no expensive fast food concessions, no struggling to find accommodation, no rancid-smelling oafs jostling you but YES to a comfortable chair with a coffee beside you (or something stronger once the sun is over the yardarm) and.............thanks to the wonders of the interweb...........the chance to chat to the creators of this magnificent display.

The downside, of course, is that we don't get a chance to meet one another in the flesh, to browse the trade stands and goggle in amazement at Radish's sartorial elegance.

On balance, it could be a great deal worse.  Thanks to all involved!

I might even be able to produce a backstory to fit the circumstances;  what if Whiffworld was, in fact, a cunning plan by a certain government department to disseminate disinformation?  The story of Sir Rupert Baldrick, permanent under-secretary at the obfuscation department, awaits.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

kitbasher

Quote from: Rheged on November 07, 2020, 02:24:14 AM
Purely from the aspect of viewing some exceptional models, this virtual show is turning out better than the real thing!  No crowds, no expensive fast food concessions, no struggling to find accommodation, no rancid-smelling oafs jostling you but YES to a comfortable chair with a coffee beside you (or something stronger once the sun is over the yardarm) and.............thanks to the wonders of the interweb...........the chance to chat to the creators of this magnificent display.

.....no driving, no car parking hassle, easier on the wallet.  The downside is less 'real time' banter - unless we have a Zoom meeting tomorrow??
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Arrow F1/Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco GA.1/Barracuda/Corsair GR1/EE P8/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/PC-12/Phantom FG1/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Twin Otter/Val/Vickers 588/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter

zenrat

Plus, after spending all morning cleaning, the toilets are better...
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..

rickshaw

#13


A Sea Hunter, from the first days of my Whiffing.



A entry to the US Army's LARA competition, the Grumman one.



A Mach 3 Mirage, from Dassault.



The French version of the TSR2.



The "austere" replacement for the Sea Harrier - a F-5N.

How to reduce carbon emissions - Tip #1 - Walk to the Bar for drinks.

rickshaw

#14


A Canberra F.12



Another version of the Sea Hunter - the "Mako", twin seater with a radar nose and two Firestreaks.



An RAN Sea Rotodyne COD machine.



The prototype Canberra PR.9.



An RAAF Dart Herald tactical transport.

How to reduce carbon emissions - Tip #1 - Walk to the Bar for drinks.