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Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PolluxDeltaSeven on November 01, 2006, 05:43:12 pm
Hello everybody!!

I just open a new thread in order to know who's planning to build what...

I know it could be really useless, but there are a lot of productive (or not) modelers that have really good ideas, but sometimes, due to the large number of topics here, I just miss some very interresting models and find them months after their first publication here (I think about Zac's, Archie's, Anthony's or JHM's models for example)...
For example, I discovered the wonderfull models of the 1 week GB only in late September!

And moreover, it could be fun to just share our ideas and why not discover that other modelers are some common ideas and projects... It just happened to me few days ago, when I discovered that AeroplaneDriver already did a modernised A-37 in the same way of what I plan to do...


So, here I go:

On my workbench
-OA-37F Dragonlady: a modernised Dragonfly for SpecOps in the 2010's... (a "in progress" topic is open in the "show us your pics" forum)
-Mirage 2000-15 SEAD: a modernised Mirage 2000 with new goodies in order to make her a reall good Wild Weasel !!
-EF-117N: a Nighthawk for the US Navy (or USMC, not sure for the moment) with a new wing, canards, new tails and maybe external stealth weapons... It will be a dedicate variant of the Nighthawk developped in order to replace and complete the F-14 and the EA-6B in the recce and SEAD missions... It was chosen instead of the F-35C...

-Cardassian Galor Class Cruiser: not a whiff, just a sci-fi model started years ago but I really want to finish it soon...

In my head ;)
The "whiff" that I plan to start soon:

-Saab-37 Viggen in SEAD configuration (don't know the name it will have because I don't know how to say "electronic recce" in Swedish! :lol:

-F-24C Tornado: a Tornado ADV airframe with the Tornado ECR abilities, in order to replace the EF-111 and the F-4 Wild Weasel in USAf
I just need 6 HARM missiles to start it!! (but don't know where I'll find them!! :wacko: )

-Brazilian Super Etendard II: a modernised second-hand Super Etendard with a new engine, greater payload and range, PESA radar and able to operate from the Sao Paulo carrier in order to complete the A-4 Skyhawk...

I also thought about a A-45 Goshawk and a Harrier II in Argentinian or Brazilian Navy colors, but sadly, I have no decals for those aircrafts!! Such a pity, because i just LOVE the Brazilian Navy scheme!! :wub:  :wub:




So, what are you guy planning to build??
I just can't imagine how long will be Anthony's or Archibald's list! :lol:  :lol:  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: SinUnNombre on November 01, 2006, 05:53:18 pm
Well, currently on the bench are:

1/72 Airfix Irish Air Corps Hunter in NMF
1/72 Academy USCG OV-10D
1/72 Academy Bf109 with open cockpit and spats(thanks Brian!)
1/72 Hasegawa P-47D USMC circa 1991
1/72 Esci Mirage F1 Israeli with a J-79
1/48 Revell P-51D modernised with a bang seat and turboprop, etc.
1/35 Hobbycraft Ethiopian BMP-1
And I'll have something else when the SSGB gets into full swing.

Jon
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: elmayerle on November 01, 2006, 05:57:22 pm
Well, I've a slew of whiffy F-15 variants in both 1/72 and 1/48 piled up and waiting, as well as several Harrier whifs (thinking a SHAR FA.2 in Brazilian markings would be doable now and make some nice coin for the UK Treasury to spend on upgrading their Typhoons or combining Blue Vixen with the basic AV-8B+ airframe to produce a Harrier FG.11) including a "Matador" in Argentinian markings and stationed in Las Malvinas with Martin Pescador air-to-surface missiles.

I've also got some whiffy Skyhawk ideas as well as doing both Brazilian and Argentinian current models (anyone know where I can find good data in the Firehawks radar instl and any contour changes?).

Beyond that, the big challenge is getting it all together to do a Republic AP-75 (as was shown in Paul's "Sevret Projects' forum) in a production version.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 01, 2006, 06:17:52 pm
I've currently got plans to turn a Spitfire Mk. XXII into a biplane. I'm also trying to figure out how to build one of these:
(http://home.att.net/~dannysoar3/thingstcPeaceBomber2.jpg)
Brian da Bahser
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Shasper on November 01, 2006, 06:52:15 pm
Well PD stole my idea for a new Weasle A/C

Here in a couple of wks I'll have a 144th 747 to be built for my instructor. I have too many other projects/ideas to list here thou :o


Shas B)
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Leigh on November 01, 2006, 06:55:28 pm
Well number one I'd really like to finish unpacking, put up pictures and shelves.

2. Time for the Girls' Christmas planes, not pink this year, Siobahn's getting an assembly Liberator, yellow with red polka dots, I also need to finish her pink Rav 4 from last year. Anstiss was really pleased that she knew the fact that her favourite author Roald Dahl flew Hurricanes, so she's getting a Hasegawa 1/48 version of his plane.

3. Finish the Sanders-Roe Sr1 vac form and possibly a Seafire 47 for my December IPMS meeting for the Schnieder cup '48 competition.

4. Finally putting a plan I've had for eons into affect, which is to build every major mark of Spitfire. Been collecting them like they're going out of style (which the lovely Airfix ones are) and ready for paint on an Airfix IX, all real world I'm afraid.

5. Get back to the Rotodyne

6. Do justice to the 1/48 Airfix Lightning in time for next years Nats.

7. Finish the started/almost finished
Gannet
SkyRaider
Barracuda
Hellcat
Dragonfly
Horton 229
Tigercat
  that have been on the bench way too long.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Eddie M. on November 01, 2006, 07:50:39 pm
Along with all of my whifs, these will soon be in the works;
B-1B 1/48
F-14A (VF-2 Bounty Hunters) 1/48

An idea has been slowly forming for my next big project that involves a P-51 and B-25.

On the bench that really needs to be my top priority;
Hogzilla
USN TSR.2

I also found the parts for my F-16/117 hybrid that might have the chance of seeing the light of day again soon.
   Eddie
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gary F on November 01, 2006, 08:19:23 pm
Working the following,

F-20 Arizona ANG
F-20 JASDF blue
TF-20J 2 seater with front end from a T-4 kit and maybe different wings (F-16 or T-2)
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/Gary_F1975/F-20se.jpg)

also got an X-29 with the front end cut off, trying to find a 2 seater front end
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Daryl J. on November 01, 2006, 09:25:11 pm
On the Bench:

Both Whiff's--->

Testor's R3C-2 being converted into a smuggler's aircraft with the lower wing removed, upper wing extended, under nose radiator added a la Porco Rosso's Curtiss and some sort of nose contour revision as Hawk moulded the nose in a most distorted fashion.    Likely there will also be an underfuselage tailplane strake as well.      


Monogram's 1/48 A-18 being converted into a land-only USAF F-18 variant with no folding wings, enlarged spine, and reduced LERX.



The R3C-2 will be followed on by another contraband aircraft: the Testor's Ryan STM on floats with the fore cockpit removed and equipped to handle recreational botanicals.    The good guys will get converted Travel Air Mystery Ships likely in US Coast Guard markings and something along the line of a drop tank and flexible Lewis gun for enforcement.   Whether or not they get floats or not is still up in the air.   B da B can't be too left out ya' know and the Mystery Ship carries a great set of DD-size spats.  :wub:

The pirate stuff is still in design.  :ar:   It's based off the premis that certain WW-1 aircraft were readily available in surplus and relatively good shape.............

 :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:
Daryl J.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: rallymodeller on November 01, 2006, 10:11:20 pm
Upon the mess that is my workbench I have:

1/72 RoG (ex Frog IIRC) Lightning F.6 171st FIS Michigna ANG
1/72 F-107, scheme TBD but probably Luftwaffe
1/72 Hasegawa EA-6B Canadian Coast Guard maritime patroller
1/72 Saab Lansen (Irish AF, or maybe Switzerland)
1/35 S-103B (with S-103C and Marder 1A3 parts and other goodies) -- Cheetah C1 tank-destroyer, Canadian Army
1/200 (or thearbouts) Revell Boeing B2707 One will be a SAC bomber, the other probably Air Canada
1/48 CF-100 Mk. 5. Unsure about where to go with this one. Might do it as a Mk. 5M Sparrow-armed variant, might make it a 5D ECM bird with 414 Squadron, may go bone stock 425 Squadron circa 1961.
Revell Convair Tradewind -- my entry for the Water Bomber build!
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Daryl J. on November 01, 2006, 10:11:53 pm
Gary F.:   Would the nose section from a F-5F fit on the X-29?    



Just a thought,
Daryl J.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Sisko on November 01, 2006, 10:21:26 pm

That would be my SSGB kit!!!!

I am determined to finish it this time.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gary F on November 01, 2006, 10:46:51 pm
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Gary F.:   Would the nose section from a F-5F fit on the X-29?    



Just a thought,
Daryl J.
Daryl J,

  From what I've seen around here, it would work just fine .... just have to find one to use!  Also looks like the front of the RoG/ESCI F-5B would work fine too, but I think the F-5F front end looks better  ;)

regards,
Gary F

ps   are you offering an F-5F up for trade??  :D  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Archibald on November 01, 2006, 11:05:11 pm
Currently working on an AdA Vulcan.

Top priority after that would be the MegaMirage (but I need a Mirage IV, I know where to find one but it's 150 km away  <_< ).

There's also this Carreidas 160 Bizjet (from Tintin) which turn into my head for some weeks now. I compared a MiG-23 and Falcon 20 (Mach 2 Guardian) they seem a good basis (but this is a long haul, I have to ask Mach2 directly for the Falcon, I can't find it in the shops :( ). I have to check "Vol 714 pour sydney" to see the number of wheels on the main undercarriage. It there's 8  wheels, Mirage IV undercarriage would be perfect , in the other case I have to ask Heller for Viggen undercarriage)  

On the stash are still this 1/144 Shuttle (to be improved with a manned flyback booster) and MiG 1.42 (not whatif)

voila!!  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: philp on November 01, 2006, 11:36:01 pm
On the Bench is my RN Bearcat (Korean War).
Also have a Skyvan kit waiting to be turned into an Omani Gunvan (if I can get some markings).
Need to pick up a B-26 Marauder for my Alternate Nimrod version.
Also need several S-3 Vikings for a Firebomber, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish (and possibly some RN versions based on SC's profiles.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: GTX on November 01, 2006, 11:50:00 pm
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-Saab-37 Viggen in SEAD configuration (don't know the name it will have because I don't know how to say "electronic recce" in Swedish!

PD7,

I think the designation would be something like ASk 37E (given that the Sk 37E is a Sk 37 variant (ie two seater - I'm assuming that is what you have in mind) modified for ECM) and you would be giving it an attack capability (hence the 'A').  I hope that helps - look here (http://www.designation-systems.net/non-us/sweden.html) for more info.

Regards,

Greg
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: upnorth on November 02, 2006, 04:37:41 am
Well, all my building is going really slow.

Today I did pick up one of those new Hobby Boss kits, I got the Hurricane II and it looks like a lot of fun to build.

That Hurricane is about all I have in mind for completed stuff in the NEAR future. I primarily bought it just so I could say I did complete something.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: elmayerle on November 02, 2006, 09:30:28 am
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Gary F.:   Would the nose section from a F-5F fit on the X-29?   



Just a thought,
Daryl J.
Daryl J,

  From what I've seen around here, it would work just fine .... just have to find one to use!  Also looks like the front of the RoG/ESCI F-5B would work fine too, but I think the F-5F front end looks better  ;)
 
The fit would be no problem, all F-5 variants use a standard bulkhead interface just behind the cockpit to mate with the rest of the fuselage and since the X-29 uses a F-5A nose, there should be no problem there.

F-5B front end has minimal room for radar (more along the lines of just a weather radar as on the T-38).  The F-5F is a fully operational aircraft.  Now, if one was truly, masochistically whiffy, you could combine a set of F-5F & F-5B front ends to do a three-seat courier/staff transport aircraft.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gary F on November 02, 2006, 09:42:44 am
elmayerle,

  If I can find an F to put on the X-29, it will be a combat ac.  If not, the F-5B front will go on, and it will be done up in USN TPS colors (test pilot school white and orange, not the tactical paint scheme grays)
  And, I've stashed away your VIP 3 seater idea ...

regards,
Gary F
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: elmayerle on November 02, 2006, 10:16:36 am
VIP 3-seat approach will also work with a F-20, you know. ;)
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: SimonR on November 02, 2006, 10:23:56 am
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An idea has been slowly forming for my next big project that involves a P-51 and B-25.
This sounds intriguing. Tell us more...

I'm going to be working on:

Ostfront Kanonvogel Val
Sea Lightning (wing folds, 4 blade props, Pacific cammo, etc.)
RAF Wyvern
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Runway ? ... on November 02, 2006, 10:37:35 am
On the bench at the minute

The, might end up as, Hungarian GR.3 painted but no definite plan yet.
A civilianised Harrier T.10 (weapons systems and such removed, pretty colour pending).
A monstrosity that was a Heyford but is slowly becoming a gunship.

I've just got an old (started) Airfix Catalina off EB and I'm test fitting bigger engines. It's gonna be scary and loud in the front of this one  :)

Actually there's a load of other stuff but I don't see any of them getting touched anytime soon. :(
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Damian2 on November 02, 2006, 11:44:58 am
Something I definitley want to start is my planned PB-26J which is a patrol version of the A-26 Invader...

Then there's all the other planes on my whiff spread sheet  :wacko:  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: jester on November 02, 2006, 12:48:24 pm
Well having got back into modelling this year I am finally going to start my first kit this weekend, it will be a FAA TSR2 in all over extra dark sea grey.
Followed by:

Rotodyne- FAA COD
Vanguard -maritime patrol aircraft
Skyvan-RAF transport
Bristol Freighter- RAF transport
Me-109- lowback with bubble canopy
Vulcan- RAF bomber interceptor as 92 Sqn. bare metal with blue spine and fin.

Well thats the plan anyway.

cheers

Clive
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: John Howling Mouse on November 02, 2006, 06:51:55 pm
I don't know but everything I will build in 2007 will have SPATS!!

Oh, dear Gawd, where did THAT come from??!!   :o   :(  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: K5054NZ on November 02, 2006, 07:20:56 pm
Yannick! You wanna know what I'm up to?

Well, right now I've finished the structure of my Aurora/Heller Yak-3, helping Lana bash a 60s Airfix 1:72 109 into god-knows what ("I don't know what I'm building, I just am!" she says), watching her do her Kiwi Corsair as well.

Waiting for sufficient funds to buy decals to allow me to finish the Project AFC P-40K, parts are inbound from the States to let me complete the Tora, Tora, Tora Zero, and Lana and I are set to do our Polikarpov I-153 Chaikas (my first riggging project, eek!).

Incoming still are my birdcage Corsair (another Project AFC aircraft), a box of mystery kits for Lana and I from RotorheadTX (c'mon Tony, I'm bursting with anticipation over here!) and the Airfix Corsair which I'm gonna retrofy!


All is go here dudes! Stay tuned! Got some pics of today's efforts for y'all later too....
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on November 02, 2006, 11:53:24 pm
Well...
Once my Telford projects are done, I really need to get on with my Renault Magnum. It's been sitting for far too long.

When that's finished:
- SR.177 vacform (Dutch Navy?)
- TSR.2 ('70s Dutch air force?)
- Tornado F.3
- Tornado GR.1 (Instant sunshine)
- Yak-141
- Sea Harrier FA.2
- Tornado FGR.5
- FB-22

and way too many other ideas...
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on November 03, 2006, 12:35:05 am
in the future, there are also a few things im planning, although im not quite sure iff they will ever see the light of day  B)

1/72

-Rafale F.2 (Belgian AF)
-Hawk Mk.100 (Phill navy)
-NH90 NFH or TTH (Belgian AF, not a whiff anymore)
-A-4E (possible venezuelan bird)

1/144

-F/A-18E/F (luetonian air force)
-F-16XL (USAF, service markings, old airfix kit)


anyway, these are my prefered favorites, although i just come up with ideas on the spot  B)  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Geoff_B on November 03, 2006, 04:40:57 am
Once the Telford builds are out of the way. I think i may do a couple more TSR2 to round off the options together with one with all the CMK sets once they are released.

Scratch Building wise i'm not too sure where things will be going, none will be new projects built to completion but rather recreating some of my previous builds as masters <_<.

I have a feeling too that i may get bullied into recreating my current Telford build one it is completed...... :(

G

 
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rory on November 03, 2006, 04:50:31 am
Just finishing a Sea Hornet, just started something else :D  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: B777LR on November 03, 2006, 06:10:16 am
Im planning to do models, whiff and non-whiffs
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: AirJim on November 03, 2006, 06:37:28 am
Finished the Maplebolt last night.  Pics will follow over the weekend.

On the bench:

Hobby Boss 1/72 Tomahawk (403 Squ. RCAF)
Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Vc (Malta)
Heller 1/72 BF-108 (Captured RCAF)

Just got a Gannet.  Maybe RCN???  (Though I'm sure I'll cop out and either do the WEE flight bird or one of the box decal options

In the future...

C-FAST "Swordplay" racer  What is that you ask?  Well an Academy Spitfire fuselage with Sabre wings, horizontal stabs and tail.  The ultimate Reno racer.  Been wanting to do this for quite a while.  :)

Inspired somewhat by K5054NZ I really should sit down and actually build my Canadian Warplane Heritage fighter collection of the 80s.  Mustang, Corsair, Hurricane, TBM, Firefly restoration project, and Seafire XV restoration project.

Jim
 
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: anthonyp on November 03, 2006, 07:00:09 am
Too...  many....  ideas...  and kits... on the go.

Not gonna list them, as it would just take too long, but I've got a bunch of F-4's, bunch of F-15's, bunch of prop planes (Wyvern, Tigercat, Fireball, XP-47H, Tradewinds, Tucano, Constellation), some Soviet planes (some missing pieces, but what did I expect from the bargain table?), and some other stuff.

I actually went through my stash a week or two ago, and jotted down possible build ideas for almost every one, including the ships.

 :cheers:  :cheers:  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: GTX on November 03, 2006, 11:33:37 am
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I don't know what I'm building, I just am!

Zac,

I love it - the perfect quote for a whiffer! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Regards,

Greg
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PolluxDeltaSeven on November 03, 2006, 04:06:30 pm
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PD7,

I think the designation would be something like ASk 37E (given that the Sk 37E is a Sk 37 variant (ie two seater - I'm assuming that is what you have in mind) modified for ECM) and you would be giving it an attack capability (hence the 'A'). I hope that helps - look here for more info.

Regards,

Greg

Thanks for the info and the link!! It will help me very well!!
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: david sMiGielski on November 03, 2006, 04:13:45 pm
Iceland Defense Force EF-2000 using RoG's 1/48 kit.
Latvian Gripen using Italeri's 1/48 kit.
Lithuanian F-16C using Hasegawa's 1/72 kit.
Romanian F-16B using RoG's 1/72 kit.
 
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PolluxDeltaSeven on November 03, 2006, 04:14:50 pm
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Yannick! You wanna know what I'm up to?

Well, right now I've finished the structure of my Aurora/Heller Yak-3, helping Lana bash a 60s Airfix 1:72 109 into god-knows what ("I don't know what I'm building, I just am!" she says), watching her do her Kiwi Corsair as well.

Waiting for sufficient funds to buy decals to allow me to finish the Project AFC P-40K, parts are inbound from the States to let me complete the Tora, Tora, Tora Zero, and Lana and I are set to do our Polikarpov I-153 Chaikas (my first riggging project, eek!).


Well! So much ideas!! I'll really enjoy watching your P-40K and her Kiwi Corsair!  :wub:

Quote
- SR.177 vacform (Dutch Navy?)
- Yak-141
- Tornado FGR.5
- FB-22
Hummm! Those 4 ideas just sounds so ggod to me!! Please, just do them !! :D  :D




Oh, and just a little question: do you guys know where I could find some 1/72 decals of the Brazilian Navy's A-4 or even some Argentinian Navy roundel for a reasonnable price??
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: matrixone on November 03, 2006, 05:32:28 pm
I am now building a 1/32 scale Bf 109G-14 and 1/32 scale He 162 in 'real' markings, just opened up the box on another He 162 kit today and will be doing that one in a ''what-if'' scheme...just to upset a JMN or two. :P

Matrixone
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: GTX on November 03, 2006, 05:37:30 pm
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''what-if'' scheme

Any more details?

Regards,

Greg
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: 0MEGA13 on November 04, 2006, 01:54:12 am
sadly no planes but a few russian apc's in to wh 40k vehicles for my inquisitor.

but the x-29 is on the shelf wih macross weapons set so i may try to build and then ruin by painting it.


or i'll just take up kniiting  :D  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JC Carbonel on November 04, 2006, 02:26:26 am
For Archibald

the Carreidas works well with a combination 1/2 F-111 + falcon but the Falcon needs stretching and the f-111 enlarging

see mine :
Carreidas C160 1/100 build article (in French) (http://modelbox.free.fr/dossiers/tintin/Carreidas_P/)

(http://modelbox.free.fr/dossiers/tintin/Carreidas_P/img1.jpg)

I hope this helps

I have a Revell F-111 and Haseg Falcon for the 1/48 version (one day , sure !!!)

JCC
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JC Carbonel on November 04, 2006, 02:31:04 am
for upcoming models

begun
- Hasegawa 1/48 P-400
- Monogram 1/48 P-400
- AMT 1/48 Beech staggerwind
- scratch Hetzel Nautilus

researched
- M4 Shermans (for 1/48 Hobby Boss & Tamiya kits)
- scratch 1/48 Coanda 1910 jet
- scratch Verne dioramas (various from Hetzel litho)
- scratch Verne figures 1/15 (various from Hetzel litho)
- conversion Heller 1/43 citroen DS to Fantomas flying version
- various Porter VTOL
- various Zborowski VTOL

JCC
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Archibald on November 04, 2006, 02:35:46 am
I was sure you would react  ;) and I know you already build one.
I agree for the stretching of the Falcon, the fuselage is too short. But I'm still hesitating for the VG system (between the MiG-23 and F-111). This is not only a matter of span, but also of wing roots.
My plan would be "extracting" the VG system of the fighter, and graft it on the Falcon (replacing the fairing were the wings are fixed).
Well I still have to  refin my project...probably one of the difficult buildings I've ever started !!!
For the undercarriage, I watched Vol 714 again and it seems that a Viggen main undercarriage would fit nicely...
 
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lenny100 on November 04, 2006, 07:02:29 am
have to kits for a vulcan based shutle launcher with a mig 37 ferret as the main doner for its payload
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: mrdj on November 04, 2006, 01:00:37 pm
I'm mid way through a Jaguar M from Operation Herecles (?) over Afghanistan. It's a 1/72 Ariex kit. (looks like Airfix)
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Archibald on November 04, 2006, 01:04:26 pm
You mean Heracles, instead of SE, from the Charles de Gaulles in aeronavale markings???
That's rocks!!! We want pics, we want pics!!!  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: MerlinJones on November 04, 2006, 03:27:26 pm
Okay...
Picture a TSR2, with a V tail.
1/48 Harrier nozzles and intakes.
Add upturned wingtips to its existing downturned wingtips.
Simplified landing gear, but with bigger tyres and bulged gearbay doors.

The 'usual' ecm and eccm and inflight re-fuelling probe.

Bubble canopy.
Overwing AAM's and underwing anti-ship missiles and fuel tanks.

In Swedish splinter camo.

*Sigh*
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: GTX on November 04, 2006, 03:32:22 pm
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Okay...
Picture a TSR2, with a V tail.
1/48 Harrier nozzles and intakes.
Add upturned wingtips to its existing downturned wingtips.
Simplified landing gear, but with bigger tyres and bulged gearbay doors.

The 'usual' ecm and eccm and inflight re-fuelling probe.

Bubble canopy.
Overwing AAM's and underwing anti-ship missiles and fuel tanks.

In Swedish splinter camo.

*Sigh*

Brain overload :blink: .

Regards,

Greg
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Archibald on November 18, 2006, 11:21:17 am
So what on the workbench these days guys ?
- RAF F-117C
- A stealth light bomber (a bit reminiscent of the A-12)
- Vickers type 559 (competitor to F-155T, you know the canard with fuselage mounted Red Hebe)
The Mega Mirage is on the starting blocks...  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Daryl J. on November 18, 2006, 05:33:33 pm
Albatros D.V with the pilot position moved aft a ways, converted to a monoplane with wider-chord wings supported Cessna-style with carbon fibre strut per side, carbon fibre spats, and a 3 bladed prop.   Guns removed and used in some sort of civvie application  :wub:


Another D.V with engine removed and cockpit moved to the fore.
Wings severe aft with rear engine, Y-tail, rear prop.
Synthetic fuselage
Retractable gear
Barely recognizable  :party:  :party:  :party:

Gotta love those Weekend kits from Eduard

----old meeting new----
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on November 20, 2006, 11:10:49 am
Well need to finish some stuff.....

Leerjet needs weathering and markings
tanks need painting
F-16 "Big Spine" needs  resurecting

By next week, or so, I hope to cut plastic on something new...

possibly Neoplitan F4U-4 Corsair with wafer
might finish my Hawker Typhoon.....loved the RRAF idea!! :lol:


I'll think a bit first....let the ideas dribble out. :wub:  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Shasper on November 20, 2006, 11:23:54 am
About to play smackdown on not one, but TWO RoG 747 kits (the one for my CFI plus a spare that will eventualy be a RAAF tanker/transport), a F-5F that's going into MiG-28 service and a F-104 thats going to get big-winged.

Shas B)
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on November 20, 2006, 11:26:26 am
F-104, eh?
I'd thought of a clipped wing version <_<  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lancer on November 20, 2006, 11:36:56 am
I'm thinking about starting on my X-wing, apart from that not sure what I'm going to build yet.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on November 20, 2006, 11:38:59 am
im planning whats in my sig for a week now,

in 1/72,how the  Belgian Air Component would look like between 2010-15.
on the list are Rafale-C, NH-90 (non whiff), Hawk 100, EC-135 or 145 and another unspecified aircraft, possibly a small transport like the Do228  B)  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: rallymodeller on November 20, 2006, 01:02:06 pm
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F-104, eh?
I'd thought of a clipped wing version <_<
So just attaching the wing tanks driectly to the intake trunks then? ;)  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JoeP on November 20, 2006, 01:15:55 pm
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F-104, eh?
I'd thought of a clipped wing version <_<
What's that then, a missile?  :wacko:

For my list, see my ever-changing .sig.

JoeP
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Sisko on November 20, 2006, 01:36:04 pm
Finish my klingon Bird of Prey and then start on my Tsarist dreadnaught
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: B777LR on November 20, 2006, 01:58:25 pm
Danish gripen for me
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Geoff_B on November 20, 2006, 04:17:10 pm
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Danish gripen for me
Noticed on Defence-Aerospace,com that Eurofight er were also couting the the Danes over their F-16 replacement.
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: B777LR on November 20, 2006, 11:00:39 pm
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Quote
Danish gripen for me
Noticed on Defence-Aerospace,com that Eurofight er were also couting the the Danes over their F-16 replacement.
So was Dassaut and Lockheed, but the rafale went out of the competition :(  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: elmayerle on November 21, 2006, 12:15:27 am
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F-104, eh?
I'd thought of a clipped wing version <_<
Clipped-wing F-104 = land speed record attempt

 
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Archibald on November 21, 2006, 01:57:27 am
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Quote
F-104, eh?
I'd thought of a clipped wing version <_<
Clipped-wing F-104 = land speed record attempt
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Good one, elmayerle! That's sure, if you clip the wings of F-104, what stay ?  :wacko:  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: B777LR on November 21, 2006, 04:27:09 am
Hooray! Gripen arrived this mornin!
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PolluxDeltaSeven on November 21, 2006, 04:46:18 am
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Danish gripen for me
Noticed on Defence-Aerospace,com that Eurofight er were also couting the the Danes over their F-16 replacement.
So was Dassaut and Lockheed, but the rafale went out of the competition :(
Yep... Sadly for us, cause a Rafale with other roundel than the French one could have been very cool!

But it appears quite a logical choice: the Rafale is very good in air defense role, but its above all a long range striker, so a Gripen or Typhoon could be a more usefull solution...
And for the F-35, it is a striker too, but the industrial and politic features are more interesting than the Rafale ones...  :(  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: B777LR on November 21, 2006, 06:49:14 am
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Quote
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Danish gripen for me
Noticed on Defence-Aerospace,com that Eurofight er were also couting the the Danes over their F-16 replacement.
So was Dassaut and Lockheed, but the rafale went out of the competition :(
Yep... Sadly for us, cause a Rafale with other roundel than the French one could have been very cool!

But it appears quite a logical choice: the Rafale is very good in air defense role, but its above all a long range striker, so a Gripen or Typhoon could be a more usefull solution...
And for the F-35, it is a striker too, but the industrial and politic features are more interesting than the Rafale ones...  :(
You dont get it, the requirements of the competition said that it had to use US built systems. Of course, the reason theses requirements are here, is because Lockheed Martin as allways is attempting to win in an unfair way...
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: GTX on November 23, 2006, 12:03:41 am
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Clipped-wing F-104 = land speed record attempt

Like this?  The North American Eagle Jet Car:

(http://www.edwards.af.mil/archive/2005/images/rocket_car.jpg)

(http://www.air-and-space.com/20051021%20Edwards/DSC_4286%20F-104A-10%2056-0763%20North%20American%20Eagle%20Landspeed%20right%20side%20l.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Archibald on November 23, 2006, 12:11:48 am
I remember having red that one of the 3 NF-104A (you know, those modified F-104 with rocket boosts) ended like this (another was crashed at the end of The Right Stuff :) ) and the third is exposed at Edwards AFB.

On my workbench (pending the arrival of the digital camera):
- Vickers 559 in Raspberry ripple
- HOTOL spaceplane
- F-117C
- B-40 Mixfotress (I've to find another name for this one)
and.. a surprise...  
Title: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on November 23, 2006, 10:04:29 am
Wow....great '104 racer!
Think Lightning too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the bench is an Academy 1/48th F4U-4B...Neopolitan colour scheme (think "ice cream"). Got the cocpit detailed and painted, the engine "in" and thefuselage together. The wings are "prepped" ready for assembly and although we're away again this weekend (Rocky Horror beckons again!) I hope to prime it on Monday.
Back story mostly sorted too.
I'll send pictures to Baz when it's done babies. :lol:  
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: FAR148 on December 30, 2011, 02:17:34 pm
On my workbench now....
CAF F-4 Phantom FGR.4 Inspired by one of Richard Chafer AKA Gekko_1 beautiful profile

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Gekko_1/Canada11.jpg)

RAAF RF-104A based on Greg AKA GTX line art and paint scheme based on again one of Richard Chafer AKA Gekko_1 beautiful profile

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/RF104.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Gekko_1/F-104ASArmycamsss.jpg)

In my head....
Let's start with the twin builds
Got to finish the Rafales
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30730.0.html

F-8's
One will be a Wild weasal and the other will be argentinian

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/lewis148/USAFWildWeaselCrusader.jpg)

TA-4J's
one will RN based on one of J.R. Heilig wonderful profiles and the other will be Greek and the paint scheme will again be based on one of Richard Chafer AKA Gekko_1 beautiful profile

Two more Mudhens
one will be Venezuelan and the other will be taiwanese based on Iranian F-14A cool profile

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/venf15eforweb.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/F-15FStrikeEagleTaiwan_bmp.jpg)

And the single projects
EF-TSR. based on one of my profile

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/CannonAFBEF-TSR2.jpg)

USAF Su-24 based at RAF Lakenheath (48th Fighter wing ;) ) which took part in Operation El Dorado Canyon. As of now this one is just an idea due to 48th scale kit price  :-X

Oh Yeah my USN Su-27 for VF-103 Jolly Rogers based at NAS Oceana

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/far148/USNsu27.jpg)

Another A-10 project
Growing up I loved G.I Joe and always wanted the Cobra Rattler. Will be a big conversion.

scratchbuild project
I want to make a 48th scale model of Aleksander Dultsev's Sukhoi PAK FA. Super big and long term build.

http://duler.ru/CONTENT/pic/industrial/SU_PAKFA_pic_5.jpg
http://duler.ru/CONTENT/pic/industrial/SU_PAKFA_pic_6.jpg


Until later,
Steven L :party:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Daryl J. on December 30, 2011, 03:44:09 pm
Holy thread revival Batman!    :blink:    ^^^^^nice!^^^^^


The 1/72 Sea Hawks just showed up today, one to make into a spurious preproduction prototype, the other into a PR variant.   The other kit, a F9F-3, is going to get a little trip to the plastic surgeon to time warp it forward a bit.   

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gondor on December 31, 2011, 03:31:56 am
I intend to finish my Avro Lancaster Mk XL in time for Cosford then finish several other builds I have cluttering up my modeling bench.

Gondor
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Weaver on December 31, 2011, 04:56:06 am
The first thing I need to build is a hidden, shielded modelling bunker where I can hide from all the people and things that want a piece of me.... :rolleyes:

Other than that:

Finish my Vebian Corsair-Hunter sci-fi model
Start my Vebian Buccaneer sci-fi model
Finish my Shorts Helivan (close)
Finish the Me P.1111 I just started instead of finishing the other three...... :rolleyes:

More than that I dare not speak of or "they" will hear me...... :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on December 31, 2011, 05:54:18 am
Yeah...I need to find time to start, let alone finish, my Mauser C96 conversion.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on January 03, 2012, 12:33:10 pm
WOW!!!!

WOW!!!!

I have a 1/48th MiG-21 TEZ (Tererogavich Evulnakov Zerupativ) on the go to be done probably Russian. It's based on the AA kit of the Shenyang F-8IIM
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: thedarkmaster on January 03, 2012, 12:54:21 pm



I find it best not to write it down as as soon as i do it becomes the kiss of death for that model  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JayBee on January 03, 2012, 02:24:53 pm
Things, and other things.  :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gondor on January 03, 2012, 03:02:31 pm
I plan to build like Jaybee but I will be building SomeThings and Some Other Things  ;D

Gondor

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 03, 2012, 03:39:46 pm
What a coincidence, I'm going to be building A Few Things Some Other Things as well? We'll have our own Theme Build running...........  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 04, 2012, 01:32:51 am
I'll join as I'll be building bits and bobs and this and that  ;D




I find it best not to write it down as as soon as i do it becomes the kiss of death for that model  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Same with me mate
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on March 08, 2012, 10:00:38 am
Obviously with everything that's going-on in the Hunter-Gatherer family modelling is a VERY low priority for this year, however I do have plans - oh yes  :blink: - for when things settle down.

Project One - Some Gnats
New Airfix kits - simply painted differently - RSAF as a lead-in for their Hunters (yes they did have them in the real world, but only briefly), in the same scheme as their Strikemasters. Possibly a Japanese one if I can find some suitably sized unit markings - alternatively I could swipe the RNZAF decals from the reissued Airfix Strikemaster and do a 'local' one.

Project Two - Rafale's
My favourite of the 5th gen' fighters, and a great value kit by RoG. Two seater and single seaters planned. Not giving anything away in regard to colours and markings in case it all goes-to-poo, but you may be entertained... maybe  ;). One will be in the colours of a European nation, the other will not  :wacko:.

Project Three A - RAAF F-5F
Remember when the RAAF trialled all those low-vis camo schemes on their Mirages in the late eighties... What if they'd trialled them on their F-5's instead then adopted one of them for their current 'fighter-of-choice'...

...which leads to:
Project Three B - RAAF Eurofighter
Now this will be a l-o-n-g way down the list, but I have plans for either the two-seater that I bought at Telford for very few pounds or the single-seater that's been hogging the stash since it first came-out. These plans also include a loadout of realistic, 'contemporary' weapons, but perhaps not what you may expect !!

Finally, and even further down the line:
Project Four - The inevitable FAA F-18F
C'mon dont tell me you haven't thought about it too  :mellow: - But TBH giving such a 'grey' plane the * * W O W * * factor may be difficult, hence I'm giving this one a lot of thought...

...any help would be welcomed.

AFN

Ian

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 08, 2012, 10:26:56 am
Hi,
I've got a Lockheed theme going on at the moment, what with the  1/144 Sea ShadowII jet powered aircushioned landing craft.
1/72
On going builds include 2 x C-69s and one Super-G Constellation
P-3 Super-G Orion JSTARS
Neptune MR2
RF-117D two seater

1/25 Ford/Mercury Capri MKII convertable, lefthand drive. Still deciding on what engine to fit.

Future builds;
Lockheed LC-130 amphibious
HH-3 Pelican
H-54
Seaking
2 seater F-23B
F-22
Intruder
Prowler
B-1R
Tu-22M3
EC-135R
Super Stretch Nimrod tanker
Vimrod
SHARK
RNIL class seven lifeboat
Austin Fairway Taxi
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 08, 2012, 11:34:59 am
depending on what i pick up this sunday it may all change, but the last week of march im off, so im thinking LOTS
possibly declaring V bomber week,  or go 48th mad and do the jag, tonkas, seaking and wokka ive got stashed.
kits and time  WHOHOO
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on March 13, 2012, 03:27:16 am
Forgot to add into my 'plans' reply from earlier:

Project Five - Big Brown Tank
Take one set of Bison decals for Israeli AFV's, one old Heller Leopard 1A5 and a couple of bottles brown & grey acrylic paints... I've even thunk-up a back-story for this one !!

 :tank:

Ian
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 13, 2012, 04:54:37 am
I've thought of using my HP Victor and merging with a C-69 Connie. Then I could use the spare Spey engines from my stash and build a five engined SS Nimrod or six engined beasty.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 13, 2012, 05:58:17 am
If and when I ever shake the Spitfire bug, there's a Sea Meteor I want to do, probably with an FR nose and an unusual scheme.  Plus a Lancastrian with Merlin 85s that got abandoned some time back is high on the list.

Plus all the hangar queens, especially the Tempests.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on March 13, 2012, 08:36:39 am
A Sea Meteor in an 'unusual scheme'... Hmmm... Korean War maybe ??, or Suez ??

Ian
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 13, 2012, 08:43:30 am
Not really unusual in that sense of the word.  It's actually quite standard, but not all on one machine, if you see what I mean.  Think patchwork quilt. 

If I had the resin to do the cockpit bits, I may be tempted to make a start on it.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Mossie on March 16, 2012, 08:40:58 am
Finally, and even further down the line:
Project Four - The inevitable FAA F-18F
C'mon dont tell me you haven't thought about it too  :mellow: - But TBH giving such a 'grey' plane the * * W O W * * factor may be difficult, hence I'm giving this one a lot of thought...

...any help would be welcomed.


With the WWI anniversary coming up, maybe a Royal Naval Air Service special scheme?  The RN tend to be low key with their special schemes, so a few stripes & colouful markings from a personal scheme over the standard grey, full colour roundels and full length rudder stripes?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on March 24, 2012, 04:37:20 am
Lots of steampunk stuff....just made a Steam-powered Gloster Gladiator sesquiplane for zero-launched from a steam-driven Sherman. British, of course.

Then....lots of other things.... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on March 24, 2012, 06:33:15 am

If I can EVER get hold of one, the Airfix Boeing E3-D Sentry which will metamorpoose into the Boeing /BAE Triton maritime patrol aircraft. I need the long fuselage 707 to incorporate fore & aft weapon bays.

Westland/Douglas Firedrake AD-1 - a USAF/Navy licence built Wyvern to replace to obsolete piston powered Skyraider

Although I find the Spitfire a generally yawn inducing modelling subject, a recent well intentioned gift of a pair of Revell 1/32 Spitfire F-22s would, I think look nice as a twin fuselage/single cockpit long range escort/heavy fighter/fighter bomber. I also have similar plans in mind for the forthcoming Airfix 1/72 Spitfire 22 - a sort of twin boom effort a la P-38. Need 3 kits for that one!!

I have a pair of Lindberg 1/48 XF-88 kits. I intend these to become the  McDonnell Douglas Warlock.  The winner of the USAF tactical fighter competition which saw the F-84  cancelled
Both USAF/Luftwaffe versions planned.

Royal Air Force B-35 - I don't like the single pilot cockpit. I want mine to have conventional side by side seating for the pilots. Wingtip fins/rudders to solve the directional instability problems and an experimental 3 tone high altitude camouflage finish. A pair of 12000lb Tallboys to hang under the wings (wing?) would be nice!

B-49 - again, side by side seating for the pilots, wingtip fins./rudders & powered by 6 x TF-33 turbofans in over wing pods

Should keep me busy for the next year or so! :blink:

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2012, 08:29:45 am
I also have similar plans in mind for the forthcoming Airfix 1/72 Spitfire 22 - a sort of twin boom effort a la P-38. Need 3 kits for that one!!

Been there, done that.  ;D :lol:

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9620/twinspitab.jpg)

Why would you need three kits? I admit I used parts from five different marks, but two F22s should be enough I'd have thought.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on March 24, 2012, 12:23:26 pm
Yeah...a couple along the Twin Mustang concept would work, but a 3rd kit would be necessary for the extra cockpit nacelle if following the P-38 concept.
Nice Twin Spit,, of course, Kit.

 ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2012, 01:58:02 pm
Yeah...a couple along the Twin Mustang concept would work, but a 3rd kit would be necessary for the extra cockpit nacelle if following the P-38 concept.
Nice Twin Spit,, of course, Kit.

 ;D

Ahah, right and thanks. I mis-read albeback's original posting, sorry about that.

I DO like the idea of a P-38-alike Spitfire though.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on March 25, 2012, 04:50:00 am
Yeah...a couple along the Twin Mustang concept would work, but a 3rd kit would be necessary for the extra cockpit nacelle if following the P-38 concept.
Nice Twin Spit,, of course, Kit.

 ;D

Ahah, right and thanks. I mis-read albeback's original posting, sorry about that.

I DO like the idea of a P-38-alike Spitfire though.  :thumbsup:

No apology needed! I love that twin - Spit by the way. Didn't know someone had already done it! Hope you don't mind if I use your model as inspiration? I don't like pinching other people's ideas. I still intend to do m ine as a single seater so, it will be sort of different! ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 25, 2012, 10:16:09 am
Albeback, you're not  pinching anyone's idea, you're doing your own interpretation of a particular idea. GO for it.  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on March 26, 2012, 10:19:47 am
Albeback, you're not  pinching anyone's idea, you're doing your own interpretation of a particular idea. GO for it.  ;D

Cheers Kit :thumbsup:
Allan
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on April 25, 2012, 08:50:37 am
Well, I have finally managed to obtain a Heller 1/72 E3B/F AWACS which will now metamorphose into the Boeing BAC Triton MR1. By sheer good fortune this kit provides parts for either the TF-33 or CFM -56 powered aircraft. Very useful. I'll need the CFM-56s for another model! Also now have a pair of Revell 1/32 Spitfire 22s. This will be for my single seat/twin fuselage Spitfire!

As to when I actually start..........................................?????? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2012, 08:57:31 am
I'm now imagining a Twin Spitfire with CFM-56s under its wings............  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on April 25, 2012, 09:52:39 am
I'm now imagining a Twin Spitfire with CFM-56s under its wings............  ;D :lol:

I'm trying to imagine it, but it's straining all of the imagination cells somewhat.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on April 29, 2012, 03:50:05 am

 As to the maritime build, you might have a few problems fitting a weapons bay. The Heller 1/72 C-135R is much shorter and the plastic is a lot thinner. I'm using a 1/72 Airfix Nimrods' weapons bay for this from my spare parts bin.
Other builds;
I've got two 1/72 Airfix BAe Systems Red Arrow Hawks. I was thinking along the lines of a USAF trainer and a Fleet Air Arm version (not the T-45 as used by the US Navy). The decals will be used on a oo/ho boxcar wagon and the other on a Matchbox 1/72 Tornado F3.
The C-130 Seaplane is on hold. I've found a suitable one step hull for my Airfix C-130K, this came from a Be-6. Might use the cranked wings with twin jet engines and a T-tail.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on April 29, 2012, 07:57:59 am

 As to the maritime build, you might have a few problems fitting a weapons bay. The Heller 1/72 C-135R is much shorter and the plastic is a lot thinner. I'm using a 1/72 Airfix Nimrods' weapons bay for this from my spare parts bin.
Other builds;
I've got two 1/72 Airfix BAe Systems Red Arrow Hawks. I was thinking along the lines of a USAF trainer and a Fleet Air Arm version (not the T-45 as used by the US Navy). The decals will be used on a oo/ho boxcar wagon and the other on a Matchbox 1/72 Tornado F3.
The C-130 Seaplane is on hold. I've found a suitable one step hull for my Airfix C-130K, this came from a Be-6. Might use the cranked wings with twin jet engines and a T-tail.

Not a problem. It's the E3B/F AWACS kit I'm using. As the E3 is based on the long fuselage 707-320 fitting a weapons bay is feasible. In fact, my model will feature fore & aft weapon bays. The thick but relatively soft plastic used makes life easier!! Another advantage of this kit is the 2 sets of engines provided!!. Fuselage is assembled & I've yet to add some sort of structure to the weapon bays but,this has been easier than I expected. I will post pictures as soon as I can get a battery for my camera!

I'm not going to use one of those awful, boring low viz colour schemes either! I have in mind an "experimental" 3 tone blue/grey disruptive camouflage schemes. I will be using proper markings though - for one of the Nimrod squadrons. A pity there isn't much in the way of anti shipping/anti submarine ordnance available that I can stuff into this thing!! ;D

I hope to start work on my pair of Lindberg XF-88s soon.One will be in USAF Vietnam era markings & the other, I havent decided. Probably US Navy or, one of the NATO air forces. The premise behind this being that the troublesome F-84 Thunderstreak with its equally well known performance problems was cancelled in favour of the McDonnell F-88. Yes, I know the XF-88 was more than a tad underpowered but, with a couple of decent engines stuffed under the bonnet........................!! ;D
Besides, the (X)F -88 is a MUCH nicer looking aeroplane!!
 ;D

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 03, 2012, 04:48:05 am
Plus a Lancastrian with Merlin 85s that got abandoned some time back is high on the list.

Now together and awaiting primer.  Looks impressive.

On a similar note, I was looking through my decal box for something else a few days back and had a spiffing idea for backdating an AEW Shackleton to an MR1 airframe.  I've got all the bits to do it, too.

I've just had a thought for a Met Flight Lancaster too.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 04, 2012, 10:31:45 am
Work continues on the following models:
1/72 scale
Sky Crane- hi-viz orange, British Rail markings. Salvage helicopter. Tail rotor from Sea King, main rotors CH-53.
Jolly Green Giant- NATO green. British Royal Marines, assault/transport helicopter.
MH-53 yellow paint scheme, Royal Air Force-Search & Rescue helicopter.
Super Jolly Green Giant-planned AEW with Airfix dustbin searchwater radar.
B-17 AEW, Similar to the US Navy real world build.
Shorts Stirling & Lancaster combo
5 engined Lancaster
Lockheed Starliner using Super Constellation fuselage and Shackleton wing. Wright radials and tip tanks.
Shackleton with Connie wing, guns, Neptune style M.A.D boom. Turbo prop engines from Heritage Aviation Models.
Amphibious C-130 with Nimrod wing.
B-1B with C-135 wings
Not too sure on the scale but a triple hull battle ship aircraft carrier. The battle ship on either side of the aircraft carrier.
Hydrofoil battle ship.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on July 06, 2012, 03:48:50 pm

Westland/Douglas Firedrake AD-1 - a USAF/Navy licence built Wyvern to replace to obsolete piston powered Skyraider

Although I find the Spitfire a generally yawn inducing modelling subject, a recent well intentioned gift of a pair of Revell 1/32 Spitfire F-22s would, I think look nice as a twin fuselage/single cockpit long range escort/heavy fighter/fighter bomber. I also have similar plans in mind for the forthcoming Airfix 1/72 Spitfire 22 - a sort of twin boom effort a la P-38. Need 3 kits for that one!!


I've always thought about a turbo Skyraider. A take off on the Piper Enforcer turbo Mustang.
Could you use a Hunter or Meteor nose and cockpit for the P-38 style dual Spitfire? Just a thought.
Love all these great ideas, wish I had the time.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Go4fun on July 06, 2012, 08:32:27 pm
I have several builds in mind but the best is a a modern VSTOL fighter. That or a AH-58 mixed with an Apache's weapons systems.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 07, 2012, 02:56:59 am
Another idea of mine is the build a Convair B-58 Hustler and have the engines mounted in pairs, then add fuselage weapons pylons instead of the mission pod. The nose could house the cameras and the tail gun replaced by ECM. The tips of the delta wing have a pair of sidewinder missiles and instead of being a three seater make it into two.
As for my Monogram 1/72 B-1B, first thought was to add the wings from a C-135. If I can get a Vulcan kit, I might combine the two.
My C-135RF was gong to be a maritime patrol version, but as I haven't found a RC-135V/W kit I might have a go and scratch build one. Another though was using the fuselage as a wide-bodied C5 Comet, fitting the Nimrod wings and tail, undercarriage.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Geoff on July 07, 2012, 03:15:11 am
I also have similar plans in mind for the forthcoming Airfix 1/72 Spitfire 22 - a sort of twin boom effort a la P-38. Need 3 kits for that one!!

Been there, done that.  ;D :lol:

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9620/twinspitab.jpg)

Why would you need three kits? I admit I used parts from five different marks, but two F22s should be enough I'd have thought.

Dam I was looking at a twin Mustang and thought I had an origional idea, (not something I do too often) Doh!
I am building a Rhodesian Impala I with some combat mods, and am thinking of a Mirage IIIE of the Rhodesian AF. Ex SAAF - when they started the Cheetah program the E's were withdrawn for use as "advanced trainers", honest guv!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2012, 03:24:36 am
Currently working through A-10s.....

1 x 2-seater to be possibly Irish Air Corps
2 x A-10As....USAF(SEA Asia) and USAF (56th FG retro)??

2 x A-10As....flying mode....RAF Gulf War and RN attack on France.

3 x A-10B 2-seaters and 2 x A-10As......pending.

Also have an Airfix 1/72nd Boston III in build for "Biggles"...some mods made.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 07, 2012, 04:33:50 am

Dam I was looking at a twin Mustang and thought I had an origional idea, (not something I do too often) Doh!


Nothing wrong with doing another one, different or similar.

I've just got the Airfix F22 and it'd be a lot easier with that than the mixture of stuff I used for the F32. I think I used 2 x Aeroclub vacform F24 fuselages, 2 x Airkit F21 wings, and 2 x Heller XIV for bits and pieces.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 09, 2012, 05:53:41 am
Aeroclub never did an F22/24 fuselage.  Latest he did was a PR19.  By the looks of it, those are the F18 fuselages.  And you mean a Heller 16, although the radiators in that kit are more suitable for a Griffon aircraft.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2012, 07:33:17 am
Aeroclub never did an F22/24 fuselage.  Latest he did was a PR19.  By the looks of it, those are the F18 fuselages.  And you mean a Heller 16, although the radiators in that kit are more suitable for a Griffon aircraft.

Whatever, I built the thing a LONG time ago and I didn't take notes............... <sigh>
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on July 09, 2012, 07:52:24 am
Check out the list in my profile.  There's a few others on the go/on the 'to do' list that aren't mentioned!

Gulp!!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: darthspud on July 09, 2012, 10:19:34 am
F15 Isreali aggressor , then TSR2 GW1 paint scheme GR4 ish.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Leading Observer on July 09, 2012, 01:19:36 pm
When I finish the RN Rafale, I plan to do the IJN Sea Dart
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JoeP on July 09, 2012, 07:06:10 pm
RN COD Rotodyne, for the group build.

Then I'm pulling out started models and getting onto them. I've a real-world USS Midway and USS Saratoga, an alternate Su-34, some little tanks to diorama-ize, and I don't remember what else sitting in boxes. I've been bad about starting and then abandoning projects (no, I know that's not unusual  :rolleyes: ) plus I can finish them faster and make room in the closet for more purchases!  :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 09, 2012, 11:44:02 pm
1/24 Car-boat with a Merlin engine. 1/24 Range Rover 4x4, 1/72 Lifeboat hull, 1/24 steering wheel, seats, glazing. Loads of chrome, exhaust pipes. Decking real wood veneer, headlights and tail lights, prop/screws, rudder.
Based on a real-world design.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on July 10, 2012, 01:10:15 am
Well 2 Spitfires, 1 real, real Mosquito and a Beaufighter which will just about be a wif. Then like Joe P I must look at some of my partial builds
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Mossie on July 10, 2012, 03:52:19 am
RN COD Rotodyne, for the group build.

Ditto, minimum of three Rotodynes planned.  I normally don't post in here because any plans I have are usually scattered to the winds shortly after, but these will happen.  I've got a couple of real world JB Models light guns to finish first, then a Hobby Boss Sabre that's two-thirds done.  Then the Rotodynes, two Airfix, one Revell.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Thorvic on July 10, 2012, 04:23:17 am
Got a couple to finish off and looking to start an Avro 768 AEW aircraft next month for Project Cancelled.
Currently its a mixed bag of real, projects and whifs in the works which need to get finished, although the new Airfix Skyhawk being done with Freighdogs update set and Xtradecals A-4Q Argentine Navy markings is taking most of my attention  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on July 10, 2012, 07:10:42 am
1/24 Car-boat with a Merlin engine. 1/24 Range Rover 4x4, 1/72 Lifeboat hull, 1/24 steering wheel, seats, glazing. Loads of chrome, exhaust pipes. Decking real wood veneer, headlights and tail lights, prop/screws, rudder.
Based on a real-world design.

Do you have a 1/24 Merlin for that? If so, where did you get it?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 10, 2012, 07:13:04 am
Airfix 24th Spitfire, Hurricane, Mosquito or Mustang most likely.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 10, 2012, 10:21:06 am
I'm still waiting for the prices of 1/24 aircraft to come down a bit. A Jumbo or Daimler-Benz would be an alternative.
Failing that a pair of jet engines, looking similar to a 'Sand Cruiser' from Star Wars probably 1/48 scale (A-10A or Viking).
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 10, 2012, 12:44:12 pm
Just keep an eye on ebay.  Might be able to get a cheap Airfix 24th Spit.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 10, 2012, 11:34:45 pm
Thanks :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 11, 2012, 02:15:52 am
I'm thinking about building the Hornet/Vampire hybrid.  Test fitted a few bits and it looks like a goer, although I'd have to come up with an alternative for the booms.  Possibly a cheap P.38 because I'm not cutting up the Frog DH110 I have stashed away - I'd like to actually do that as an RAF nightfighter.  How big are the booms in the Glencoe 48th-ish Venom?  They might be ideal

I've an assembled Vampire pod, but as there's weight in it, I may not use it.  I've a choice of wings - Frog/Novo, Magna or Special Hobby.  The latter has separate engines so it may be easier to fair the booms in.

Still building Spitfires though and that's not going to change for the near future.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 11, 2012, 05:26:40 am
Heritage Aviation Models Ltd has a few 1/24 aircraft kits, I might there.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 11, 2012, 06:56:59 am
Currently "japanizing" two Fw 190ies in 1:72, one as a clean IJN interceptor, the other one as an IJN night attack aircraft with an IR-guided gliding bomb (based on real projects of 1945).

Additionally, the idea of a Merlin-powered Westland Whirlwind becomes more concrete. I think that this has been done before, but I find the idea very charming, since I have a knack for compact twin-engined fighter aircraft.  :wub:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 11, 2012, 09:29:49 am
A maritime/naval version of the B-747 in 1/144 scale. Fore and aft weapons bay.
AEW version of the Tu-20 1/100 scale similar to the 'Moss'.
1/24 Impala 1966 3 door van
1/24 Gran Tourer Austin FX4, I'll use the Chevy engine block, (lower the roof). Alloy wheels, redesign the boot/trunk.Loads of veneer or fake veneer on floor and interior doors/dashboard. A 'real world' Austin FX4 ex-London taxi/black cab has been converted to this design. I've seen a hearse, van and tow-truck, down
Brick Lane.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hotte on July 11, 2012, 09:43:08 am
Bf 109 E with fixed landing gear!
Similar to the Hawk 75 N / M for export.

Hotte
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on July 11, 2012, 05:18:48 pm
Eventually I'll get around to my Revell-ogram model of the USS Constitution...the big one, as her fictional sister, the USS Enterprise.  And yes, I know the US Navy had a sloop with that name.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on July 12, 2012, 01:38:45 am
Bf 109 E with fixed landing gear!


Hotte

Good idea :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 12, 2012, 06:59:06 am
If it was bolted to a 6 wheeler, minus the wing and propeller. I'll look out for a 1/24 kit!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on July 14, 2012, 02:44:58 am
I've finally decided to do a real "kitbash" for the first time since I was a young teenager and knew not the meaning of fear. Will involve turning 3 airframes into 1. Project I've wanted to do for years and as the kits are all old Airfix and in the stash it will be relatively inexpensive
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 16, 2012, 11:14:33 am

1/72 scale

Either a KB-52J Stratotanker
or  a B-52 floatplane, (wings fitted upside down)
swing-wing B-52 (using the wings of my monogram B-1B) shorten the fuselage slightly.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JoeP on July 17, 2012, 07:07:07 pm
1/24 Car-boat with a Merlin engine. 1/24 Range Rover 4x4, 1/72 Lifeboat hull, 1/24 steering wheel, seats, glazing. Loads of chrome, exhaust pipes. Decking real wood veneer, headlights and tail lights, prop/screws, rudder.
Based on a real-world design.

You mean Top Gear? That's not entirely "real world".  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on July 17, 2012, 07:52:40 pm
1/24 Car-boat with a Merlin engine. 1/24 Range Rover 4x4, 1/72 Lifeboat hull, 1/24 steering wheel, seats, glazing. Loads of chrome, exhaust pipes. Decking real wood veneer, headlights and tail lights, prop/screws, rudder.
Based on a real-world design.

You mean Top Gear? That's not entirely "real world".  ;D

So its going to be Hammond's VW overweight boat/caravan thingy that sank?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on July 18, 2012, 02:36:11 am
or this:

(http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_jun2007/LandYacht.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: seadude on July 18, 2012, 07:23:37 pm
On the workbench:

1. Build a 1/700 USS Kearsarge LHD into a hospital ship for disaster/humanitarian relief.
2. Build a 1/350 TAMIYA USS Enterprise aircraft carrier for my best friend. (This is not a WHIF project.)
3. Finish decaling and making water effects for this subject here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34405.0.html

Future projects:

1. Build another 1/350 USS Montana battleship.
2. F-15SE Silent Eagle
3. Special F/A-18E in Wolfpack markings if the Wolfpack squadron still existed.
4. Build SR-75 Penetrator into a B-3 hypersonic stealth bomber.
5. Build a 1/350 TAMIYA USS Enterprise a/c into a stealth aircraft carrier.
6. F-15 built to carry AIM-54 Phoenix missiles.
7. Space 1999 moonbase diorama turned into a military moonbase with fighters and weapon defenses.
8. Turn a M1 Abrams tank into a new air defense weapon system with a new turret.
9. USS Independence LCS-2 with more weapons.
10. LAV-25 APC turned into a "family camper" as a humorous subject.
11. Classic old style circular Battlestar Galactica Cylon Basestar turned into......?
12. USS Kentucky IOWA class battleship built into a proposed BBG missile battleship of the 1950's.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 18, 2012, 11:16:54 pm
or this:

(http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_jun2007/LandYacht.jpg)
Wow!! not quite what I had in mind. I picked up a few copies of 'Custom Car' mag.There's a guy who used a robin reliant chassis and put a fibre glass speed boat on top. The Swiss have a design team that have created a hydrofoil car.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 18, 2012, 11:30:42 pm
I picked up a 'Truck Accessories pack 2' without the crane attachment. This has all the chrome parts and thought of using the exhaust parts on my 1/24 car builds.
The 1/48 Northrop Snark kit bought for a tenner has a few parts missing but the cruise missile could be converted into a fighter aircraft. Double canopy and tail fins, undercarriage wheels and weapons to replace the rocket pods.
Whilst the launching platform is used with a TSR-2 with rockets. the TSR-2 won't be fixed to the launcher as I have a few other builds I want to try out. The bulldozer will be stripped of parts and used with a Land Rover idea I have. Instead of using the wheels, the Caterpillar tracks will used instead.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 19, 2012, 12:28:14 am
Current projects for the near future:
- beauty pics of two finished Japanese J10F1 fighters (WIP, soon the come)
- Merkava SF-conversion, with two barrels and six (moveable) legs, maybe plus diorama
- Merlin-driven Westland Whirlwind (FB.2) as night intruder

Many more whif ideas in store...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 19, 2012, 12:29:27 am
Wow!! not quite what I had in mind. I picked up a few copies of 'Custom Car' mag.There's a guy who used a robin reliant chassis and put a fibre glass speed boat on top. The Swiss have a design team that have created a hydrofoil car.

Oh for goodness sake................ :banghead:

It's not a 'Robin Reliant', it's a RELIANT ROBIN!!!!!!

If I ever get to meet that jerk Clarkson, who started this 'Robin Reliant' business off, I'll deck him! If I can get up that high......

Do people call them 'Beetle Volkswagens'? Or 'Mini BMCs'? Or 'Mondeo Fords'? No, they call them by their correct names!

[/rant mode]
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on July 19, 2012, 02:08:55 am
in the WWII'46 listings in the near future im going to build:

-F8F Bearcat (Danish Air Force, 1945)
-Spitfire F.Mk.22 (Belgian and Netherlands Air Forces)
-DH Chipmunk O.1 (Observation version of the Chipmunk trainer for the RAF, armed with smoke rockets for FAC/target designation)
-SAAB J21 (Swedish Air Force)
-DH88 Comet (Swedish Air Force reccon aircraft)
-Spitfire PR9 (user unknown)
-MIG-15 Fagot (user unknown)
-P-39 Cobra (User unknown, possibly Danish or Australian)
-Bristol Baeufighter Mk.X (thinking Polish Air Force)
-F-86 Sabre (user unknown)
-F4U Corsair (Netherlands Navy, carrier HrMS Ruyter, Dutch east indies)
-DH100 Vampire (Belgian Air Force)
-Douglas Skyraider (Royal Navy)
-various Luft'46 models and planned IJN'46 (research pending)

in the 1/144, i got planned:

-refurbishment of my first 1/144 aircraft carrier (BNS Dendermonde) into a modern STOBAR carrier, with 3 MIG-29K's (operator classified)
-F-22 Raptor (RAF 111 squadron and USAFE 32TFS "wolfhounds")
-E-2C Hawkeye (Royal Navy FAA, Hawkeye AEW.1)
-Sea Tornado GR2 (Royal Navy FAA, 2 versions)
-Merlin HC.4 Commando
-Zombite Fighter (from Thunderbirds "The Uninvited")
-Various F-15's (C, D, E and S/MTD, no idea what operators yet, some RW)
-3 x F-14 Tomcats (1 will propably be Genovian Air Force, another will be a French Navy bird, as for the 3rd, thinking an Area88 version)
-F-117N Navy Nighthawk
-Rafale-C (Morrocan Air Force)
-MIG-23 (RAF, 3 squadron, Flogger FGR.1)
-F-4 Phantoms (No ID. yet)
-F/A-18 Drones
-F/A-18E (1 Belgian, 1 NVLM and 1 might be Canadian)

and as for other aircraft (all 1/72), i got planned:

-RAH-66 Commanche (USMC)
-2 x Angel Interceptors (OOB and Belgian AF, a 3rd might be added later)
-F-4E Phantom II (RNLAF, currently gathering dust on the waiting line)
-Royal Genovian Air Force F-22 or Sukhoi T-50
-SAAB JAS-39 Gripen (Belgian Air Force, maybe a Tigermeet version)
-P-51A Mustang (Luftwaffe, depicting a Bf109 as in Iron Eagle III)
-YF-22 Lightning II (might build it OOB, or as a whif)
-Tucano (might become a COIN fighter, thinking RAAF markings)

there are many, MANY more, but a lot of models have been stored away.
this list does not include RW models.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on July 19, 2012, 07:04:43 am
Do people call them 'Beetle Volkswagens'? Or 'Mini BMCs'? Or 'Mondeo Fords'? No, they call them by their correct names!


Bet somewhere in some military document there down as that Kit  ;D Brown bags, puke, personal  :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 19, 2012, 09:32:26 am
Wasn't a Regal they used in 'Only fools and horses'?
I've met Clarkson, came across timid and shy.That's the episode Mays' car ran out of petrol outside 33 Kings Street, headquarters of Rolex and where they filmed Hotel Babalon. Back end of St James's Square.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 19, 2012, 01:46:55 pm
Yes, it was a Reliant Regal van they had in 'Only Fools and Horses'.

It had almost the same chassis as the Robin, but with a larger version of Reliant's all-ali engine.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 20, 2012, 12:04:47 am
The Jaguar E-type is refered as the E-type Jag.
Other planned builds include a London Taxi FX4 1/24. The rear seats moved forward, a seat fitted to the front passenger side. With the space created by moving the seats forward the rear can either have a hatchback or two doors like the Mini Clubman or Morris Traveller.
A 'Hot Rod' version, chopped small version and stretched.

Some sort of motorhome or mobile communications center based on a routemaster bus. (an Air-Bus!!)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hotte on July 20, 2012, 12:28:55 am
A further project was a Grumman F9F Panther.
To build an Italian Reggiane Re. 3003  ;D
The F9 has an Italian style!


Hotte
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on July 20, 2012, 12:52:02 am
Other planned builds include a London Taxi FX4 1/24. The rear seats moved forward, a seat fitted to the front passenger side. With the space created by moving the seats forward the rear can either have a hatchback or two doors like the Mini Clubman or Morris Traveller.

Or you could do an FX4 minivan, with hatchback and sliding rear doors...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 24, 2012, 11:34:56 am
Other planned builds include a London Taxi FX4 1/24. The rear seats moved forward, a seat fitted to the front passenger side. With the space created by moving the seats forward the rear can either have a hatchback or two doors like the Mini Clubman or Morris Traveller.

Or you could do an FX4 minivan, with hatchback and sliding rear doors...
That idea appeared in a sketch for the hatchback and the sliding doors on a clay mock up. 'Chop Shop London' for a private customer. 'Pimp my ride' have also done their own version of a FX4 with a bench seat running down the right side with the right hand door welded shut. 'Scrap heap challenge' also featured two FX4s, cut in half and the front ends welded together.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Tomintoul Wildcat on August 19, 2012, 01:56:43 am
Now on workbench - Westland/Fairey War Hammer AT-AT ( Armed Tactical Assault Transport). Based on the Revell Fairey Rotodyne. Powered by 2 Allison T-56 engines. Fitted with extended wings with tip tanks. 4 under wing pylons for a variety of nasties!!

I have also started the SR-75 part of the Italeri "Project Aurora" dual kit. My interpretation of the XR-7 was featured on this forum earlier. I have in mind a hypersonic bomber version. Have to build bomb bay(s) into it. I don't think external stores would be feasible on a Mach 6 aircraft!! :smiley:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on August 19, 2012, 02:21:15 am
Coming soon to a whifworld near you;
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g362/albeback52/tm1103895c.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g362/albeback52/Thunderbirds_Fireflash_15-2.jpg)

I tried to make the twin Victor picture bigger but failed! Sorry. However, you get the idea. I don't like the single tail though. I propose to use both tail units & join the central tailplanes . I also propose a single cockpit but, whichever fuselage is used, view will be restricted on one side. Maybe shifting the pilots to a raised cockpit?

With the impending re release of the Aoshima Fireflash airliner,I have just GOT to have one of those :smiley:!!

In addition to these, there will also be ;
a follow on to my B-56 featured elsewhere on this forum
A 4 engined DC-10 featuring a V tail ( 2 rear mounted engines)
Airbus/Antonov A450 freighter  - based on Antonov AN 124. R R Trent powered
Short "Hyper" Stirling ( See Tonton/ThonThon's profiles!)

Allan
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 19, 2012, 09:49:29 am
Parts from the 1931 Bugatti Royal 1/24 will be used on the 'Truck hot rod/lame duck' project.
The 1/24 Aoshima Range Rover will get another rear axle, Commando fire truck six wheel drive, although an eight wheel drive beastie with a Merlin engine, seems tempting.

The Airfix Lifeboat would look good with the heavy guns taken from the RAF Launch.

Might use the radiator grill from the revel 1/24 Austin FX4 taxi on my Morris Mini Minor for my Riley build.

As the 1/144 Boeing 747 is getting one pair of engines from a 1/72 B-52. the other pair could fit on a
MRC-135. I could use the Nimrod weapons bay and glue that to the lower fuselage, saves all that cutting and swearing.
One of the Rotordynes gets the main rotor chopped off and V-22 Osprey wings whilst the other gets the engines from a HH-54 Sky Crane and loses the tip jet pods.

When my heavy duty paste table arrives, the top will be turned into a temporary airfield. Whilst the shelves get filled with my 'current build projects stash'.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 20, 2012, 04:50:59 am
This week, I ar mostly bin buildin' Attackers.

Frog/Novo ones and as they'll be flying ones, I just have to add some platic card blanking plates in the intakes, add a resin canopy (solid), rescribe a few panel lines and sand everything else off. 
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 20, 2012, 10:30:35 pm
Getting back to the Revell 1/24 Austin FX4 Taxi, I think I've sourced the parts for the idea of sliding side doors. Saw a MPV on eBay with sliding doors, this will mean cutting the FX4 and removing the middle section of the taxi and replacing the donar section. Plastic card could be used to continue the classic lines of the taixi.
Failing that someone out bids me, a scratch build wouldn't be that difficult. I'll have to wait until the kit arrives.
Or go for a 'Flying taxi' and use up the spare parts of the Spitfire!!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on August 21, 2012, 01:15:17 am
You could use the FX4 body and doors, just convert the doors to slide instead of hinge. Add a couple of rails to the body, and you're done.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 21, 2012, 05:39:09 am
From the MiG-21 thread I consider a 1:72 MiG-21bis in German Luftwaffe markings - if they had taken the GDR aircraft into service in the late 80ies. Probably armed with modern Sidewinders and in the Norm '81 A livery. That should look weird...

I am also thinking about adding my interpretation to the endless "F4U with a Centaurus engine" pool of inspiration. Thinking about RAAF/RAN at the moment...

Another idea is a Ryan Dark Shark for the Canadian Navy - as an interim fighter between the Sea Fury and the Banshee for the Korean War era.

At the moment I am in the final touches for my MiG-SPB project, and next will probably be an anime character figure -  even though a fan-fiction-based whif, too!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 21, 2012, 08:43:45 am
You could use the FX4 body and doors, just convert the doors to slide instead of hinge. Add a couple of rails to the body, and you're done.
Thanks, never thought of that :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 29, 2012, 12:36:36 am
The Bundesluftwaffe MiG-21 is coming to an end - I am amazed that I got it together in just four(!) days from sprues to "ready for beauty pics" status.  :blink:

Might make and post some with the respective story from the 90ies next weekend - already have some ideas, and the machine looks pretty cool and believable.  :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 30, 2012, 06:29:41 am
Using an airfix 1/72 Bristol Superfreighter as a base model. Add the Airfix wings, remove the engines and replace them with a set from a P-3 Orion. Add the main undercarriage from the C-130 to the fuselage halves. Raise the cockpit floor to allow high-sided vehicles in the cargo hold.

1/24 Ford Capri built Zakspeed. Convert into a Motorcross vehicle, add wing mirrors and passenger seat. Rear tail light cluster and number plate(s). A few extra dials on the dashboard.
Monogram Lincoln Ventura, not going for a Batmobile. I thought of 'Thunderbirds' instead maybe FAB3. Sprayed pink with missiles and cannon.
Parts left over from the Range Rover 6x4 conversion can go forward to 'Metrocab'.

1/72 R.N.L.I. Lifeboat, to get the heavy guns from a RAF Launch. As the Launch is deviod of its weapons, either a pleasure craft or CoastGuuard Rescue. Swapping over colour schemes.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 31, 2012, 12:31:57 am
The Bundesluftwaffe MiG-21 is coming to an end - I am amazed that I got it together in just four(!) days from sprues to "ready for beauty pics" status.  :blink:

Might make and post some with the respective story from the 90ies next weekend - already have some ideas, and the machine looks pretty cool and believable.  :wacko:

Pics and story have been posted!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 31, 2012, 02:38:36 am
Once I've got the batch build of flying Attackers to "ready to prime" stage, it's back to Spitfires proper, although I've dug out a Magna Spiteful which is likely to be another PR15 variant.  At the same time, I also took an Airfix IXc out of the stash, which will be converted to a XVIe high back with the full span wing (see The Plan Blog for more)

I may have a look at the Heritage Supermarine 224 that got partially cleaned up last year, as I could do with another one in the line up.  I need some Spanish markings for that one, ideally from that new sheet for Henschel Hs 123s.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Geoff on September 01, 2012, 04:19:28 am
The Bundesluftwaffe MiG-21 is coming to an end - I am amazed that I got it together in just four(!) days from sprues to "ready for beauty pics" status.  :blink:

Might make and post some with the respective story from the 90ies next weekend - already have some ideas, and the machine looks pretty cool and believable.  :wacko:

Pics and story have been posted!

That is brilliant, I love it.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 01, 2012, 08:26:55 am
Using a 1/72 Yak-38 Forger and F-4 Phantom to create a V/STOL Phantom.
As I'll be using parts from a 1/72 MH-53 on the Rotordyne (Starlite) build the fuselage and left over parts could be used to extend a HH-53 'Super Jolly Green Giant's fuselage. The Revel 1/72 'Jolly Green Giant' is undergoing conversion into a something flown by the Royal Navy. Parts from an Airfix Sea King AEW, have been added.
I also had the idea of building my own version of the Mil-24 Hind, using a Sea King rear and an Apache front end.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on September 01, 2012, 09:29:05 am
Regrettably,  the only building I'll be doing for the next couple of weeks is a new garden shed/summerhouse at 12 inches to the foot scale.   Once that's done there's an  airlaunched  Bloodhound  missile at 1/72 scale to work on.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on September 11, 2012, 07:13:34 pm
While not exactly "near future" ( :rolleyes: possibly not even this century at the rate I'm going :banghead: ) I intend building;

1) a Hobby Boss A-7D as a Royal Australian Marines aircraft &;
2) converting a Hobby Boss A-7K into an EA-7K as EW support for it.

I have a vague image of subdued browns & greens in a 3-or-4 tone wrap-around scheme.

 :cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2012, 08:03:55 pm
Sword 2 hole Harriers ! And lots and lots of Airfix A-4s and F.22s !

 :wub:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 11, 2012, 11:41:42 pm
In my 1/24-1/25 car collection,
I intend to build a 1966 Impala 3 door van
A 'General Lee' convertible
 a  1994 Ford Mustang hatchback
a  1984 Ford Taurus estate
 1984 Ford 2 door Taurus saloon
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 12, 2012, 04:08:37 am
I'll be spraying and decalling Spitfires and other assorted Plan related aircraft for the next six weeks.  After that, I'll push the Spitfires to one side for the rest of the year.

Goals?
Finishing the Merlin 85 engined Avro Lancastrian.

Assembling a few Sea Meteor F/FR.IIIs (bits are already cast).  There's also a pair of PR Meteors I want to do in PDU colours.

Finishing some of the myriad Hawkers Tempests that were abandoned in 2010, most of which had two of their three colours on.
Getting the u/c and torpedo on the Banff Strike Wing Mosquito FB.VI

Finishing that Magna Buckmaster that's been on and off since 2007
Ditto the Magna Brigand TF.1 that's been on and mostly off since 2000.
 
It's the u/c assembly that's doing it.  All of the kits of these aircraft have really awful u/c assemblies.  The wheels in the Magna kits are an absolute joke - thick buttons would quite honestly be an improvement, even Polo mints would be better as although they wouldn't be any more accurate, at least I could eat them!  I moulded and cast a pair of wheels from the Valom kit.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on September 12, 2012, 06:35:54 am
After seeing a Forward Control Land Rover at the REME museum, I've been thinking about building an updated version based on the modern Defender.

(http://www.military-today.com/trucks/land_rover_101.jpg)

A quick browse at Hannants shows that most Land Rover kits are of the older versions though.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 12, 2012, 08:28:53 am
After seeing a Forward Control Land Rover at the REME museum, I've been thinking about building an updated version based on the modern Defender.

(http://www.military-today.com/trucks/land_rover_101.jpg)

A quick browse at Hannants shows that most Land Rover kits are of the older versions though.
That's my first 1/72 build, a NATO green finish using a JB kit. You might try a larger scale, or look at the Airfix range of vehicles.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on September 12, 2012, 01:07:04 pm
Having looked at the LR kit options more closely, this is the closest to a civilian Defender that I've found:

(http://www.modelsforsale.com/listphotos/HBB82448.jpg)

The other kits either have no doors or are armoured (the new Airfix 1/48 kit).

Another idea just crossed my mind: building a Defender in the vein of the Mercedes G-class AMG. You know, all tarted up with wide alloys, sidepipes, a big V8 etc. That'd be more difficult since I'd need a 1/24 kit so I could add aftermarket alloys and tires.

(http://www.japanautostore.com/car-picture/mercedes-g63-amg-leaked-mercedes-g63-amg-leaked-5.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Mossie on September 12, 2012, 03:06:48 pm
The only injection kit of a Land Rover in 1/24 that I can think of is the Italeri kit.  It's a Series 3 though rather than a Defender, available in both civvy and military guises.  There's an older Range Rover too.

Otherwise, there are diecasts.  Cararama do a Defender 110, I think someone does a 90 too.  Might be an option if you just want to add a new paint scheme and aftermarket bits.

I like the idea of a modern FC, I'd like to see what you come up with.  I've had thoughts on the FC in the past, it's quite a whiffy Land Rover variant as not much was done with it.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on September 17, 2012, 04:45:19 pm
While not exactly "near future" ( :rolleyes: possibly not even this century at the rate I'm going :banghead: ) I intend building;

1) a Hobby Boss A-7D as a Royal Australian Marines aircraft &;
2) converting a Hobby Boss A-7K into an EA-7K as EW support for it.

I have a vague image of subdued browns & greens in a 3-or-4 tone wrap-around scheme.

Slightly expanding on this .... well, intention, rather than idea....

As part of my evolving Royal Australian Marines time-line;

A-7D fitted out for a bit of weaseling with an EA-7K for electronic interdiction support.

I have the Hobby Boss A-7D in the stash & the Hobby Boss A-7K is in transit.

I'm looking at 2 x AIM-9's for each plane (late model... hints?).

The A-7D is going to have a combo of HE bombs (Mk 82's?) & (AGM-88) HARM's or AARGM's - I'm not sure what's in the kit & if I'll be able to just use them or if I need to buy extras.
The EA-7K is the twin-seater A-7K which I will modify to have an EA-6 style tail faring, lots of podded ECM &, possibly, an ALARM or two - just for kicks! ;)

My vision for their camouflage is a little variable, right now, but seems to be loitering around muted browns & greens in a 3- or 4-tone wrap-around scheme, or a similar scheme involving a muted pale blue.

If anyone has some reasonably priced (free?) suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them.

 :cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on September 17, 2012, 05:47:46 pm
1/24 Hawker Hurricane MK I...in NJ State Police markings. A nice simple break from fighting with turbo-Widow
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 30, 2012, 08:20:40 am

I thought of turning the Airfix F-27 into something similar to the SAAB 340 AEW & C. I've prized off the JSTARS pod from the super-stretched P-3 and I was thinking of using the layout of the Douglas DC-4E, adding the Connie triple tail instead of the single vertical fin.

Another idea for my 1/72 SB-17 Flying Fortress, is to move the main wings to the rear and move the tail elevators forward above the bomb bay. Fit a radome from a Shackleton AEW conversion kit onto the underside of the bomb bay (similar to the PB-1/PB-1W), with wing tip tanks and two drop tanks. If the Griffons fit I'll use them as well.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on September 30, 2012, 09:01:37 am
been looking at the Revell 1/144 C-17A on the attic recently, and the thought came to mind.

an Israeli C-17I "Shor" (Ox) in the same desert camoflage as the IASF C-130's
maybe accompanied by an F-22I "Refa'im" (Ghost)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on November 01, 2012, 02:50:24 pm
1/24 Hawker Hurricane MK I...in NJ State Police markings. A nice simple break from fighting with turbo-Widow

Idiots  in  supercars  may outrun the  state police  chopper, NOBODY   outruns the Hurricane...........and with  the  12 gun wing  everyone tends to stop  when they are  told!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 03, 2012, 12:24:16 pm
I've got an Airfix Vulcan in my stash and thought of using the wings from one of my C-135 kits, along with the canopy from a F-15, elevators and twin tail fins. Spare parts from the Airfix Nimrod kit; windows, MAD boom and Harpoon weapons on underwing pylons. Using the Airfix Valiant recce kit in the weapons bay recess.
Thus becoming the Avro Varangian ERB-51.

I've found an Hornby oo/ho HST British Rail Swift logo train set the drive car and dummy power cars are in good nick, but there is a scratch on one of the windows of the coaches. I've got spare windows for the Blue Pullman Triang and will convert this carriage into a Pullman Grey kitchen car to make a Grey set.

McColm Castle based on the Airfix Ho/oo Sherwood Castle kit. 8 x 7 x 4 inches can be seen in Airfix Model World, Dec 2012 issue page 29. It's a snap-kit, I've used a base coat of magnolia mat paint stirred and shaken what looks to me like brown umber paint both from the Humbrol range. I used a soft bush and dabbed the access paint off with some kitchen towel giving a stone finish (mottle look). I might use this on my Ju-52 and He-111 planned builds. As to the Airfix Coastal Defence part kits from eBay, one is a British battery whilst the other looks like something from the  German Atlantic Wall, military fortification program of World War II. I picked up a copy from the Osprey series on Fortress. I'll have to revise my InchMcColm project and base this on one of the Channel Islands.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on November 07, 2012, 01:24:54 pm
May also do a small fleet of Trumpeter Gato boats.  One pink, one stock, one modernized.

And Hedged- that NJSP Hurri would be perfect for beach patrol right now
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JoeP on November 12, 2012, 03:08:14 pm
Relocating the hobby room itself.  :blink: It wasn't Sandy but family.  :-\
At least I'll be able to reorganize the kit closet, sort out what I actually have, see what's close to finishing so I can then buy more!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Go4fun on November 12, 2012, 03:46:42 pm
I'm all about building a space freighter. Totally out of my comfort zone but then what da he11?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 14, 2012, 08:47:50 am
Finishing the half dozen or so Spitefuls that have littered the workroom for some time, plus the few Spitfires that never got finished in time for Telford.  I'd really like these out of the way before I start work on the 2013 incarnation of The Plan.

But before I do start anything for next year, I must finish at least one of the four Lancaster based projects that have stalled. And those Tempests too.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 17, 2012, 08:49:41 pm
A flying aircraft carrier similar to Sky Captain or the  one in the Avengers film.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 19, 2012, 02:10:05 am
Currently working on a MiG-37 conversion (imagine that: a whiffy fantasy aircraft...  :rolleyes:), and I already have my mind set on a MiG-21 conversion (from a Matchbox kit) into a Chinese J-7FS, as a front line interceptor with some other mods. Bears some potential:

(http://image01.wiki.livedoor.jp/n/2/namacha2/a4a30a99f7f18ec3.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on November 19, 2012, 02:15:19 am
Finish a PB-1G-ish....
Finish a trio of Sea Furies eventually.
Finish an F-4D that's been around for ages.

Start some Biggles things, like a steampunked Hawk 75 in Norwegian colours.
Start a steampunked Fw-190A in late war colours.

 ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 19, 2012, 02:31:03 pm
Finished the pair of Spitfire FRXIIIs that missed Telford yesterday.  Just had to sort out the canopies.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on November 19, 2012, 05:39:03 pm
THIS!

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/21788_10151115960761814_956887197_n.jpg) :blink:

Lord, its a biggun.  I'm thinking an OOB build.  Unless someone can point me in the direction of 1/72 25mm Bushmasters and Phalanxes. :unsure:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Cliffy B on November 19, 2012, 06:00:22 pm
You're SOL for 1/72 Phalanx, but there is a 1/35 version but it will set you back about $155  :-\

http://legendshobbies.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/3742?osCsid=3ac989b13212d2c59a5064535a715470 (http://legendshobbies.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/3742?osCsid=3ac989b13212d2c59a5064535a715470)

If you do go OOB and feel like detailing that beast you might want to watch this thread over on Model Warships.

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=106287 (http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=106287)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Leading Observer on November 19, 2012, 11:15:17 pm
Next on the slab is a Convair Sea Dart - I'm thinking IJN markings :mellow:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Thorvic on November 20, 2012, 04:41:17 am
You're SOL for 1/72 Phalanx, but there is a 1/35 version but it will set you back about $155  :-\

He's not you know  :wacko:

http://store.fleetscale.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=88 (http://store.fleetscale.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=88)
(http://store.fleetscale.com/images/cache/phalanx1.600.jpg)

You forgot about the R/C model warship crowd, they do various fixtures and fittings of various quality  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Thorvic on November 20, 2012, 04:45:56 am
Plan wise

Wellington ACI using Airfix(MPM) kit and Lonewulf Conversion for project cancelled SIG
Hawkeye E2K RAF land based hawkeye
Avro 768 RN AEW eqivilant of Hawkeye but based on compact HS-748

And in the New Year
Vulcan MPA - BAE Woodford design based on the Vulcan B2 with an MPA fuselage as have scale drawings sourced from Avro Heritage  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 20, 2012, 05:16:48 am
Inspiration struck: I recently got a 1:200 scale Avro Vulcan from Dragon with the plan to convert it into a 1:72 scale aircraft.
Have been looking for a concept, though, but now found the perfect paradigm: the EFW N-20 from Switzerland  :party:

(http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v2/v2n2/aiguilln.gif)

It won't become a 1:1 copy, I'll rather create a later interpretation with a single engine in the tail (EFW P-16 era, maybe a contender to the Hunter?) - but this looks promising and challenging  :ph34r:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 20, 2012, 05:18:45 am
Forgot to mention that I'd also finished a trio of Spitefuls (again, canopies held everything up) plus the Admiral Spitfire 24 and Seafire 46.  The former is bang on real 80 Sqn at Hong Kong markings, it's only the two red star kill markings under the cockpit that mark it out as a whiff.  
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: darthspud on November 20, 2012, 05:37:30 am
Next build planned is
TSR2 - Patricia Lynn deployment SEAC colour scheme
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Cliffy B on November 20, 2012, 06:06:53 am
You're SOL for 1/72 Phalanx, but there is a 1/35 version but it will set you back about $155  :-\

He's not you know  :wacko:
You forgot about the R/C model warship crowd, they do various fixtures and fittings of various quality  ;D

I blame Google for that screw up  ;D  I knew I had seen one in that scale but couldn't find any. Oh well...  That one looks nice but needs detailing/modifying.  Given that its 1/72 I'd suggest getting a Master Models brass replacement for the gun, re do the hand holds with wire and, scribe some panel detail on the dome and add its hand holds.  That's just me though.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on November 20, 2012, 07:24:47 am
A Dutch Naval Super Corsair

Real world P-38 and P-39
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 20, 2012, 05:30:48 pm
I'm toying with Dutch Navy Seafires - Merlin ones - as training machines before they get the Seafang.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on November 23, 2012, 08:36:48 am
Now that my Victor B4 is out of the way, my next tricks will be ;

 Short Stirling IV - that's the version with the 120ft wingspan & 6 Hercules engines & 2  upper gun turrets on a longer fuselage! ;D
2 versions of the TSR 2 interceptor. Both natural metal finish with one in Russian & the other in RAF markings. Part of my alternative Cold War idea (with the USA as the bad guys!) I'll be using the 1/72 & 1/48 kits.
Phantom FGR3 FSW (Forward Sweep Wing). Using the Revell/Hasegawa Spey engined kit (1/48).Also use an F4-E/F nose on this. Long nosed Phantoms were DEFINITELY the best looking!!
MiG 19 in 92 Sqn (RAF) markings - straight paint job whif! Nice easy one
Airbus/Antonov A-450. R R Trent engined development of the Antonov AN-124

Oh yes - nearly forgot. After seeing SigFanUSA's beautiful B-36, I am just going to have to dig my unfinished one out!!! Dark Green/Grey /PRU Blue with Suez stripes I think! :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: pyro-manic on November 24, 2012, 08:44:12 am
Long nosed Phantoms were DEFINITELY the best WORST looking!!

Fixed that for you. ;D

I've sort-of-but-not-really promised myself I won't start any new builds until I clear the huge pile of (currently twenty-something) unfinished ones, but I'm itching to start my 1:100 Hyaku Shiki. Also having the urge to do something multi-engined - Maybe I'll dig out  that Halifax in the new year - it'll be a testbed in nice bright colours, or maybe an upgraded Tiger Force machine.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on November 25, 2012, 01:29:52 am
I've sort-of-but-not-really promised myself I won't start any new builds until I clear the huge pile of (currently twenty-something) unfinished ones,

I do that all the time  :banghead: Started a process whereby for every 2 new starts I work on a golden oldie at the same time. Seems to be working so far (fingers crossed  ;D)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 25, 2012, 10:32:24 pm
I'll probably build a multi-role version of the north American A-5B, which went on in the real world to become the RA-5C. Using my Trumpeter 1/72 kit and parts from a Matchbox Tornado F3.
Would that make it an RAF-5B (recon, attack, fighter?) or FRA-5B :banghead:
The next step is to build a few helicopters, either with under-slung loads so they appear to be hovering or clear poles so they can be located around InchMcColm.
I came across a plastic light fitting cover that was ribbed, if sprayed blue this could simulate water/the sea. All I need do is cut it to size and place The Welsh Harp Sea Monster on it. Just build a wharf/pier and a terminus near by. My other boat/ship builds (RAF Launch and Lifeboat projects) would also be displayed and float plane version of the Lockheed Griffon powered C-69 Connie.
McColm Castle will need to be extended, the castle walls coming from a different kit as the main castle was from an Airfix Sherwood Forest model. Coastal defence kits will need to be built (yes I know they look German, but with a little tweaking :banghead:).
This should mean no new builds to be started until mid 2013, due to the lack of space. That's not forgetting those already started!!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: pyro-manic on November 26, 2012, 08:41:29 am
I've sort-of-but-not-really promised myself I won't start any new builds until I clear the huge pile of (currently twenty-something) unfinished ones,

I do that all the time  :banghead: Started a process whereby for every 2 new starts I work on a golden oldie at the same time. Seems to be working so far (fingers crossed  ;D)

Hah, I do try to do that, but I find I spend more of the time on the newies, which then results in three unfinished models rather than just the one I started with! :banghead: I've got a couple that are progressing quite well at the moment - a Swiss Bf110 (looking cool if I do say so myself!), and a Falklands War Skyraider. Once I've finished both of those I'll do at least one more, then I'll let myself start the 'Shiki.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on November 26, 2012, 10:20:59 am
Pulled it out of the loft, after moving said Loft from North to South Jersey, CIA-owned Revell Falcon-10 I'd started years ago
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Daryl J. on November 26, 2012, 11:28:51 pm
 Trumpeter's Supermarine Attacker and Seafang.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Jay-Jay on November 27, 2012, 07:49:00 am
Hello,

Here is my expected production:
a JASDF Hayabusa Next generation id est Manga flavoured Mig 29 (Revell based+scratch) 1/72
a AJ-37 German Navy (Matchbox based) 1/72
Assymetric 1946/1947 french aircraft (Ju 188 Matchbox based) 1/72
and others to come (drawings + 1/48 projects)
:party:

and speaking openly and frankly I'm more than eager to give shape to some Spinners' Strike Fighters  :wub:  :wub:  :wub: ..........

BRGDS
JJ  :lol:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on November 27, 2012, 08:41:31 am
Long nosed Phantoms were DEFINITELY the best WORST looking!!

Fixed that for you. ;D

I've sort-of-but-not-really promised myself I won't start any new builds until I clear the huge pile of (currently twenty-something) unfinished ones, but I'm itching to start my 1:100 Hyaku Shiki. Also having the urge to do something multi-engined - Maybe I'll dig out  that Halifax in the new year - it'll be a testbed in nice bright colours, or maybe an upgraded Tiger Force machine.

 ;D Lol!! I see we have a disagreement about Mr McDonnell's finest my friend!! ;D

Glue tubes at dawn!! :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lenny100 on November 27, 2012, 08:44:05 am
 got some free kits when i spend over £20 on airfix 
its the now and then pack with a mk2 spit and a typhoon, so they will become a twin tailed typhoon and a "doctor who" special space fighter "spit"
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 27, 2012, 01:55:32 pm
You need Mk IX's for the latter.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on November 27, 2012, 03:15:01 pm
You need Mk IX's for the latter.

I have a vague memory that the Mk IX  was a high altitude variant, ideal  I suppose  for  low Earth orbit in the Dr Who episode.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 28, 2012, 03:42:37 am
With the recently purchased Art Model Bv 155 kit in hands I had the idea to get another one and make a (fantasy) shipboard fighter from it! The cockpit is relatively high, and without the belly scoop, a slightly shortened fuselage and new/shorter wings this could become a menacing thing?

Maybe something French, late 40ies, Indochina use... The BV 155's lines are very close to the mighty Arsenal VB 10, and actually the Bv 155 once WAS a shipboard fighter design from Messerschmitt! Ah, it got me itching...  :tank:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 28, 2012, 03:56:09 am
The "Space Spitfires" had two radiators underneath, which I why I suggested the mk IX.

The VII was dedicated HF due to having pressurization - although some IXs had the HF designation, it referred to the engine not the role even though some IXs DID have the HF tips and were used for high altitude interception.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lenny100 on November 28, 2012, 04:34:53 am
i am sticking with what i have for the moment but i might try a larger 1/48 or even a 1/32 scale in the future with a later mark and flashing lights for the guns etc,
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on November 28, 2012, 07:14:02 am
Maybe something French, late 40ies, Indochina use... The BV 155's lines are very close to the mighty Arsenal VB 10, and actually the Bv 155 once WAS a shipboard fighter design from Messerschmitt! Ah, it got me itching...  :tank:

Ah now that's an interesting idea. French late 40's projects are a goldmine for whiffery
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 28, 2012, 07:22:50 am
Maybe something French, late 40ies, Indochina use... The BV 155's lines are very close to the mighty Arsenal VB 10, and actually the Bv 155 once WAS a shipboard fighter design from Messerschmitt! Ah, it got me itching...  :tank:

Ah now that's an interesting idea. French late 40's projects are a goldmine for whiffery

Aren't they? And France is easily overlooked - despite many bold and even weird designs! I think I'll try that one. I already did some historical legwork for this project, and we might get a contender for the F4U-7 in the early 50ies.  :party:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 28, 2012, 08:46:26 am
With the recently purchased Art Model Bv 155 kit in hands I had the idea to get another one and make a (fantasy) shipboard fighter from it! The cockpit is relatively high, and without the belly scoop, a slightly shortened fuselage and new/shorter wings this could become a menacing thing?

Maybe something French, late 40ies, Indochina use... The BV 155's lines are very close to the mighty Arsenal VB 10, and actually the Bv 155 once WAS a shipboard fighter design from Messerschmitt! Ah, it got me itching...  :tank:

See here :- http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30317.0/highlight,mb8+marlin.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30317.0/highlight,mb8+marlin.html)

and here :- http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30318.0/highlight,mb8+marlin.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,30318.0/highlight,mb8+marlin.html)

 ;D ;) :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 29, 2012, 02:17:57 am
Ah, that's cool.  :bow: My plan will see more structural changes, though - but the Bv 155 has some serious potential!  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 19, 2012, 12:18:30 am
The Mig 1.44 stealth fighter always looked to me as an ideal project to be Whiffed as a V/STOL aircraft, similar to the Yak-141. I've got a  ZVEDA Mig 1.44 1/72 kit in my stash, along with the Italeri Boeing X-32 JSF and a Revell Yak-38.
The Revell kit could be used on a Phantom F-4, although I haven't seen many low winged V/STOL aircraft.

I've also got a Su-22, my first thought was to combine this kit with a EE Lightning but on second thoughts just use a RAF colour scheme with decals.

As I'll be extending my BAe Nimrod AEW & tanker, with a further stretch. Keeping the nose section from the Airfix Nimrod with the resin random at the rear, the resin TF-33 engines look impressive and I'll add a few of the lumps & bumps from the MRA4. I've found a picture of the Comrod: white fuselage, red cheat line, red wing tips and light grey wings. The rear section is detatchable, which is great as this is a real tail sitter.

Then there is the Shin Meiwa PS-1/US-1A, my first thought was to do a US-2 version but having the wings left over from the Nimrod a Spey powered version seems more likely. This could be built at the same time as I build a C-130 LCC floatplane also with the Nimrod wings and Be-2 hull.

A jet version of the Avro Shackleton using the engines from a RC-135W/V, as I intend to use CFM engines on this build from a Heller C-135R.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: pyro-manic on December 20, 2012, 05:58:34 am
I am staying at my parents' house over the crimbo period, so I am away from my stash and tools. However, I have come prepared and will be building a Bandai 1:100 Master Grade kit of the XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam (read: giant robot), as it's a snap-together kit which I can build with just clippers and a scalpel, and I can dismantle it again later to modify and paint it.

(http://www.jjj-shop.com/jjj/Image/Gundam/MG/MG_089_XM-X1_CROSSBONE_GUNDAM_X1_Ver_Ka_1_100_Plastic_Model_Kit_BANDAI_NIB.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 30, 2012, 05:34:50 am
A fellow Whiffer has built the Seamaster. I had the same model but have used its' parts on other builds.
The Seamaster looks very like a navalised H.P.Victor with Valiant wings. As I had problems building the Victor, I've now found that Alleycat do a resin air intake for the Valiant in 1/72 scale.
So It won't be a simple case of building the V-Bombers as they will all have different wings, I might just try this idea out in 1/144 scale first before committing to 1/72 scale.

Then there is the VG winged RA-5C. Whiffers advise me to use the F-14 wing on the TSR-2, so I'll try the wing of a F-111A on my Airfix Vigilante.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 04, 2013, 04:25:36 am
Having bought the Revel Black London Taxi FX4 in 1/24 scale, I had a few ideas.
I've now seen the Revel 1/25 Volkswagen T3 camper van and thought there is a Whiff here to be had. Revel also do a VW Bus Samba in 1/24 scale. The classic VW would be to gut the Samba and add the T-3 interior. But I tend to look at things sideways so a FX4 camper van with sliding rear doors and extendable roof for a sleeping compartment.
Richard Hammond of TopGear fame, had an idea of The Dampervan and James's Mayflower based Triumph Herald (Airfix 1/43 kit).
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 04, 2013, 05:50:26 am
I've dug out some of the bits I'll need for a 2 seat 1083 Hunter.  Not sure where the wings have gone though - the set of wings that I did find are with the 1128 Huntsman fuselage and allocated for a supersonic version.

Also looking at some 1081/Sea Hawk two seaters.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 04, 2013, 09:12:02 am
A radical re-think of what kits I have in my stash and will I ever complete any builds that I've started.
The Carlton (Shackleton MR3 fuselage and Lockheed C-69 Constellation wings/engines and propellers, metal landing gear) has been converted into a two point tanker.
The stretched Airfix BAe Nimrod AWACS four point tanker, needs sanding and painting.
Another C-69 has been converted into a AWACS 4 x turboprop engines with a new nose from a Canberra EW conversion kit.
New build will include a twin-wing Hurricane and early Spitfire conversions.
Naval Eurofighter Typhoons with conformal fuselage tanks.
RF-15N using a F-15E as a base model.
A Airfix North American RA-5C, EW with pods taken from a Prowler kit. As the Prowler will be a private jet and the tail fin pod will be added to a TA-7 Corsair II.
The wings from a X-32 to be added to a Sea Harrier.
An Airfix C-130 E/H with Nimrod wings and a hull from a Playfix Be-6.
Transall C-160- front loading doors or passenger transport.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 13, 2013, 12:38:27 pm
Having just seen picture of thte pre-production Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft  in the June issue of
Airforces Monthly page 22. I can help but think the Orion P-3 fuselarge and the wing of a Nimrod would make a great alternative . The tail fin could be squared off and the weapons bay of the Nimrod added.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 19, 2013, 05:56:19 am
The Heller 1/72 Nord Nortlas looks like it could be whiffed by having a pair of Griffon engines and replacing the fuselage with a C-160 or C-130 minus the vertical tail fin and minus the landing gear with the doors glued shut.
The wing of the Nord could be replaced by the C-160, thus keeping the T-56 engines or two auxiliary turbo jets engines as the Nord used in its passenger airliner versions.
The C-160 could have the cockpit re-positioned above the fuselage by cutting the Nord fuselage in half to form the upper deck and hinged front doors.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 05, 2013, 11:37:38 am
My version of the ATL-98 Carvair in 1/72 scale. Although Roden has the model in 1/144 scale, I feel that a 1/144 Boeing 747 with a DC-4 wing or in my case the wings of a P-3 Orion.
The surface windows would need filling in and rescribed, the nose section cut in two to make the camshell doors. The Orion wing would be assembled and the 747 fuselage placed on top, gaps to be filled and loading ramps added. A suitable paint job and cockpit windows painted in.

Saves me cutting up my 1/48 B-29.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Mondria on July 07, 2013, 09:08:06 am
at the moment Im scratch building a 1/72 German 1946 E-5 kleinpanzer also sculpting a crew to go with it. I also have a 1/400 Boeing 747 AAC on the way but I think it to small I like to do it in 1/144 model instead

planned things are zeppelin aircraft carrier or a sub aircraft carrier not sure yet maybe both or 1/72 OV10X that would also be nice
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on July 07, 2013, 09:35:49 am
currently, im working on a 1/72 Arado Ar (E) 555, witch has to be finished by next sunday.
i also just started building a 1/144 Boeing 737 AEW&C (converted revell 737-800).
fuselage has already been put together and shortened.

also on the list for the near future are a 1/144 P-8I Poseidon MRA.1 in RAF markings, A 1/144 Belgian AF Airbus A320 and an unknown conversion of a 737-800 (migh build it Real World). as for 1/72, work will start soon on a Belgian Spitfire Mk.1 (early), Eurocopter tiger-ARH and EC-135. also on the list is a Real World Belgian NH90-NFH (to complement the TTH finished earlier.)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Weaver on July 07, 2013, 10:07:07 am
I'm currently back at work on my British Army M113s and will finish them before doing anything else. I then plan to do an FAA Gramman Panther and possibly an F-11 Tiger for the "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" GB over on BTS. I'll then probably do something for their Scottish Independence GB: can't not really, since it was my idea... All these models will appear on here as well of course.....

After that, hopefully, some of the Tank Girl stuff I've been going on about....
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 07, 2013, 10:14:32 am
Just glued together some of the cockpit interiors for 6 Spitfire PR19s plus a Spitfire HFXIVe.

The Doyusha Ford Capri mk I I got a few days back is now steeping in the third application of Fairy Power Spray.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Skunk Works on July 30, 2013, 02:59:46 pm
Currently on the workbench I have :

Revell Monogram 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird

Italeri 1/48 F-19 Stealth Fighter.


In the near future I plan on :

1/72 Italeri / Testors XR-7 Thunderdart

1/72 Academy F22 Raptor in black.


 ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 30, 2013, 03:21:28 pm
Currently in build:  Fairey Firefly COD.5

Final application of filler is on and the primer will go on at the weekend.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 30, 2013, 03:39:19 pm
On the workbench ;
1/144 Sea Shadow with a hovercraft base
1/72
Welsh harp sea monster
Sea Buccaneer twin tail boom
Avro Carlton night attack bomber
EC-69 AEW with Shackleton wing and engines
C-69 Griffon powered ,detailing exhaust stacks
F-16 Delta wing
P-1 Orion with Nimrod wings
Br1150 Atlantic
Mi -6 Hook helicopter with Nortalas cockpit and rear doors

Ford Capri 5 door concept
Ford Granada 5 door hatchback
Ford Granada 2 door saloon
General Lee conv.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 31, 2013, 12:14:57 am
Got an idea for a 'special' Reno Racer in the real Unlimited class. More or less an OOB kit with small detail changes, and a ...local paint scheme (as motivator for the respective GB).

Still have the swept-wing Skyknight on the agenda. Parts are there, but no fire burning for it yet.

Had the sick idea of a single-engined MiG-29 recently, as an export fighter (which was acuatally on the drawing board!).

Another vague project is a jet fighter flying boat in USN colors, kind of escort for the SeaMaster. Parts are there, too, but the potential heavy bodywork keeps me off...  :-\

A simpler idea is a WWII fighter from the Netherlands, built in British exile for the South East Indies theatre. Will be a slightly modified OOB kit - an exotic basis in different guise with an appropraite story. Nothing fancy, but I want to build "something" with orange triangles...  :wacko:

And then there's the idea of an upgraded Saab J29 Tunnan - with two(!) afterburner engines and wings with a stronger sweep, so that it would be able to become supersonic. Vague, but on the list.

With MANY more.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 31, 2013, 05:08:35 am
Just received a large box of spares or a little repair.
All ten models have been hand painted but not to a high standard .Most will need repainting and a little work to get them back to former glory.
The Comet is the old Frog 1/96 in BOAC colours, needs TLC .Got the same kit in my stash .
Two Sunderlands need propellers ,floats and landing gear sorted out. Will be looking for dock or harbour scenery .
Ju-88 needs landing gear
Skyvan repainting
DC-47 propellers ,repainting
Catalina will be raided for parts, a whif  project .
Tristar is not 1/72 and too big for 1/144. Needs repainting and a little filler.
Lancaster ,aftermarket kits needed, whif project .
Trident needs repainting 1/144
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 31, 2013, 05:41:42 am
Giant cargo carrier by joining two Airfix 1/72 Short Sunderlands by a common central wing rear loading ramp. Something similar to Saunders Roe Princess cargo carrier twin hull idea.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 30, 2013, 11:05:21 pm
I’ve seen pictures of the AW/HS 681 and a lined drawing of the AW/HS 802. I thought of using the Revell 1/144 C-17 and the wings from a DH Comet if I can get the kit. Otherwise I will use the
Frog 1/96 DH Comet wings as it is such a large kit the different scale wings won't look out of place .
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on September 04, 2013, 01:54:38 pm
I plan on building everything. And nothing.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 10, 2013, 01:16:04 am
I have an idea to put a pair of YF-23 wings on a Harrier GR9, they are almost the same size as the X-32. I will graft on the remaining parts of the Airfix wing .

V/STOL Eurofighter using Yak-38 parts. Will build Yak-38 with parts from a Jaguar kit.

1/144
Airfix SR N4 Hovercraft will get metal propellers, loading ramp and N scale vehicles .
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils 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.....
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit 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.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu 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...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm 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 I’ve 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 .
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm 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 I’d 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.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm 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 .
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Daryl J. 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. 
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm 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.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat 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


Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 11, 2014, 10:49:06 am
I've been thinking about a maritime Hind as well.
Good one.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat 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...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm 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.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lenny100 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
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm 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.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat 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...

...i'll get me coat...

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: proditor on June 18, 2014, 11:34:18 am
After a really long break, I'm getting the bug again.

1/25
Batmobile (from the Secret Santa GB like 3 years ago...)

1/700
Coastal Battleship (British, using part of a Rodney hull and the twin 14" quads from the KGV class)
HMS Lion (Using the rest of the KGV and the turrets from the Rodney.  Nice, eh?)
Modern big gun monitor (Mostly going to be a scratch build, but using that last twin 14" turret from the KGV)
Iranian Torpedo destroyer (Armed with a slew of 533mm tubes launching Shkvals)

Most of which should start after our current house guest moves out and things settle a bit.  Hopefully starting in July.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2014, 09:38:13 pm
The Polar Lights Barris '66 Batmobile?
If using the kit decals for the orange stripes be aware that even with lots of micro set/sol they do not fit exactly and there will be gaps.  You can mix a perfect paint match from Gunze Sangyo Mr Color Acrylic orange and light gull grey.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: proditor on June 20, 2014, 04:15:22 am
No, it's one I was customizing out of a 66 Fast back and a Camaro.  :)

I got the Fast Back for Secret Santa a few years back and things were going well until first paint.  Then it all went horribly wrong.  But I saw the shell of it laying around recently and figured I should actually finish it as it was cool.  I have a build thread on here from a while back somewhere...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2014, 04:41:17 am
I was looking at some KP Avia S199s, even pushed a few bits round the box and did a little sanding.  Did a little test fitting of an AML one.

But no, can't get out of the funk I seem to be in now.  Still having the odd flash of creativity, just don't want to do anything with it though.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 20, 2014, 12:35:55 pm
Been thinking along the lines of ' Aircraft that the USA  military should have bought'.
My stash would be reduced by 75%  using up all those decals I've found.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Leading Observer on June 20, 2014, 02:55:24 pm
 ;D Something [anything!] from my stash before SWMBO realises how big my stash is!  :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2014, 06:21:53 pm
Wor Lass knows how big the stash is, although she doesn't know quite how big the secondary one at me Mam's is...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 21, 2014, 01:30:47 am
Mrs_PR19 is only TOO aware how big my collection is, not the least reason being that half of it is currently in our bathroom, the hall and the lounge while I try and make sense of its proper location, The Loft!  :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on June 21, 2014, 04:53:52 am
I have decentralised my storage to mitigate the risk of accidental spousal realisation.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lancer on June 22, 2014, 01:51:33 pm
Why is it that spouses, either new or established, always seem to have a downer on the size of our stashes??? I mean we hae to come up with ever sneakier ways to get them past the other half whereas THEY seem to be able to flaunt their purchases with no come back what so ever???

Ok, this is only semi-rhetorical....
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 22, 2014, 02:04:37 pm
Mrs_PR19 doesn't have such a down on mine, as mentioned above. But then she's got whole ROOM fulls of stuff in our house, mainly clothes of course.  ;D

I do appreciate she's in the minority though, one reason (of many...) why I married her.  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gondor on June 22, 2014, 02:13:46 pm
My other half knows roughly how big my stash is and has even offered more boxes in which to store some of it!

Then again we do live apart and she is into crafting and card making so has a stash of her own.

Gondor
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on June 23, 2014, 04:10:38 am
To be honest Mrs z wouldn't be too worried.
I get the occasional look when I walk in with more kits but I can deflect by innocently asking when she will be building her mini stash of TV/Movie robot kits.
When it all comes down to it though i'd have to spend a lot more than I currently do to match what I used to spend on cigarettes and beer.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: proditor on June 23, 2014, 04:20:27 am
I'm admittedly lucky.  SWMBO helped me make a spreadsheet for my ship models yesterday.  The one worrisome thing is that she has announced that she is interested in model building.  While I in general approve of this idea, she best not be eyein' me stash!  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on June 23, 2014, 06:59:44 am
I think in the main our other halves are happy with the stash as long as/because :-

1) We are showing some sings of building them

2) It doesn't interfere with other "more important" things. Note this definition can cause some confusion at times  ;D but in the main obviously the kids, food and house come first.

3) It tends to keep you at home a bit more then if you didn't have a hobby, no gallivanting with the lads  :cheers:

4) It helps if they also have a hobby (shoe shopping doesn't count  :rolleyes:)

However the major caveate is that she (assuming 90% + of the readers of this are male) can and probably will change her mind/attitude at any point that is suitable for her.  :blink:

I love 'em really just gave up trying to understand them years and years ago

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 25, 2014, 09:29:40 pm
When I was tidying up my room I came across a photo of a German WWII four engined bomber that looked to me to be the same shape and build to the B-29 but with shoulder mounted wings and twin-fin tail the Messerschmitt Me 264. I could kitbash the twin fin tail onto an Academy B-29 or Airfix B-29 and go for a shoulder mounted wing by cutting the section out and flipping it over to gain a bit of height.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: jynx on July 06, 2014, 07:02:27 pm
I'm working on a 1/48 Bronco JF-17 Thunder. Been mulling over a paint scheme for it. I researched for possible customers for the plane. Leaning toward an Indonesian in the scheme their F-16s have now, lt. gray/lt. mint green. A lot like the colors used on MiG-29s. Also considered Myanmar (Burma). It kooks like they may actually be the first customer. Other markings that were considered were Tunisia, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Brazil, and Qatar. All of them possible actual customers for the JF-17. :drink:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 09, 2014, 05:22:51 pm
I've had two positive offers for my stash, one interested in "Ere John got a new motor' 10 1/24 & 1/25 European and American muscle cars and fifty 1/72 & 1/144 aircraft kits.
All my planned builds are on hold as I've had some enquiries about the kits with missing pieces.
Still got the spare parts bins to raid and kitbash my started builds.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on July 10, 2014, 01:16:24 am
well, at the moment, i have 4/5 builds on the go, 2 1/144 F/A-18E's (Canadian and Belgian), 2 1/72 Sea Kings (commision builds, Belgian AF) and a 1/72 CF-105 Arrow, currently on hold.

next to start are:

-1/72 PM Ta.183 Hückebein (with additional and updated parts)
-1/72 NH90-NFH (Commision Builds, Belgian AF)
-1/144 Airbus A350-900 (SABENA)

to start in the near future:

-1/72 Airbus A400M (Belgian AF, to start when the NH90's are done)
-1/144 Airbus A400M (Various versions planned when the kit comes out in late august or later)
-1/144 Airbus CC-45T (RCAF tanker, based on the A330-MRTT)
-1/144 Airbus A320 (2 aircraft, possibly a maretime patrol aircraft and a tanker, markings unknown)
-.............
-1/144 Boeing 737-800 (
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 10, 2014, 05:29:19 am
The B-58 and Mirage IV A 1/72 kitbash. Putting the Mirage fuselage halves onto the upper fuselage of the Hustler. Could get four exhaust pipes out the back. Still in the idea stage.
EF-4 K/M using the Matchbox kit with parts from the Dreammodel resin E/A-18G Growler kit.
Austin FX4 Taxi Rat using rust effect paints.
Two seater F-22 preproduction.
Boeing SST one military, the other wearing different decals to Pan Am.
Ford Capri four door MKI, Ford Capri Monogram using the windscreen from the Monogram Lincoln Futura, convertible conversion.
F-104 with U-2 parts, RF-3 Tornado.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 10, 2014, 09:06:42 pm
The thought of a Ho or 00 Harry Potter World of Adventure. Card kits from the SuperQuick line could be used and altered to give a row of shops similar to Diagon Alley. Kings Cross Station could be scratched built and the Hornby or Metcalf station to represent Hogsmeade. You could scratch build Hogwarts Castle from card kitchen roles. I've got the Airfix Sherwood Forest Castle and a Norman 1/76 Eastern European castle kit unbuilt. There are card castle kits as well. Model railway scenery for hills and grass.
I've got a Pecco track plans book, that will come in handy.
Of course l'll need a helipad to ferry the tourists in.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on July 11, 2014, 12:44:24 am
And a rotodyne to fly them in on! ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on July 11, 2014, 01:44:27 am
Once I'm in a position to do some proper modelling in the (hopefully) near future I plan to do a few Mistel types, starting with a Mistel trainer, top aircraft probably a Arado Ar 96, bottom probably a Messerschmitt bf 110.

What an excellent idea.  Wish i'd thought of it.
How about using more obsolete planes like a He 61 or Hs 123 on the top and an He 70 or even a Stuka on the bottom?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Bungle on July 11, 2014, 03:10:03 am
Haven't touched a model for at least a month... too busy with work, building PC for friends and building a new bbq and fixing the wind blown fences (fence panel prices have just comeback to normal following Christmas's little blast).

Anyway won't be starting anything for the next fortnight as I'm away bowling in a tournament in Dublin for four days next week but the juices are beginning  to flow. I have a 1/144th E-3A and I'm thinking of using its radar dome on a 1/72 Mirage IV would that work. Might need to piggy back some form of cabin extension for the operators.

Also thinking of an American Mistel using a Twin Mustang not sure what to use with it though.

Anybody no of any model shops in Dublin ? Preferably near Stillorgan ?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 11, 2014, 04:48:56 am
.....I'm thinking of using its radar dome on a 1/72 Mirage IV would that work. Might need to piggy back some form of cabin extension for the operators.

Squeeze them into what passes for a weapons bay on a Mirage IV? Yes, I know the bomb was semi-recessed but you wouldn't need the support structure or the big radar in the belly, bags of room for two small opserators.

Also thinking of an American Mistel using a Twin Mustang not sure what to use with it though.

A P-77? That's tiny and it would look good perched over the centre section. Or were you thinking of the P-82 as the TOP half? In that case a B-35 would be just the job.  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Bungle on July 11, 2014, 04:59:53 am


Also thinking of an American Mistel using a Twin Mustang not sure what to use with it though.

A P-77? That's tiny and it would look good perched over the centre section. Or were you thinking of the P-82 as the TOP half? In that case a B-35 would be just the job.  ;D

Actually thinking more along the lines of a P-61 with the F-82 on top.

Problem is I haven't got a Black Widow in the stash. Got an old Hawkeye but then the new / old ages are the wrong way round.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Bungle on July 11, 2014, 06:54:01 am

I too have a few idea's for allied "Mistel" aircraft combo's but as the term Mistel applies to German combinations what would be a suitable common name to apply to them?

Well Mistel is German for Mistletoe which hardly sounds threatening, holly would be more prickly. I suppose by the configuration 'Piggyback' or 'hogsback' would be more descriptive.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 11, 2014, 11:16:56 am
And a rotodyne to fly them in on! ;D
Of course in Hogwarts logo. Got some finger nail transfers and found some stickers small enough to use.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Leading Observer on July 11, 2014, 01:35:25 pm


Also thinking of an American Mistel using a Twin Mustang not sure what to use with it though.
Actually thinking more along the lines of a P-61 with the F-82 on top.

F-82 over B-26 ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Leading Observer on July 11, 2014, 03:32:54 pm
Ooops :banghead: Should have F-82/B-26
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on July 12, 2014, 05:04:44 am
I dunno, the concept of a wrong way round Mistletoe intrigues me.  Now why would it be made that way?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gondor on July 12, 2014, 09:19:56 am
I have in 1/72 a BoB Spitfire that needs finishing as does my Lancaster Mk 40. I also have a 1/48 a TSR2 with all the trimmings to build with a detachable fin so that it can be shipped to Sweden for a friend of mine.
There are loads more but these three are the top of my currant list.

Gondor
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 14, 2014, 01:04:25 pm
I started to build the 1/72 Revell Lockheed P-3C with Airfix BAe Nimrod wings. As I have used the wings and engines on one of the Academy C-97s.
However the resin parts from the BAe Nimrod AEW conversion kit fit the Orion tail section. I've cut the vertical tail and plan reshaping it to fit the rear tail cone. As there isn't a great deal of detail seen in the P-3C cockpit the resin nose will be cut to fit. The metal landing gear for the Airfix will be used as the nosewheel leg is flimsy at the best of times. Thinking of calling the build the Lockheed EP-3 Dormin and coming up with a prototype colour scheme.

The Fairchild/Nord Phoenix air cushion landing system.Is basically the twin boom of the 1/72 AC-119G fixed to a C-130 fuselage with the vertical tail fin cut off. The upper door glued on at a different angle (sort of Argosy style). An air cushion from the Airfix 1/144 Hoverspeed Hovercraft kit cut and made to fit the under side of the fuselage. Thinking along the lines of the MC-130 TALON or US Coast Guard, SAR or even COD. Has two resin T-64 turboprops and two jet auxiliary engines. I need to raid my spares box for ducts and bumps.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gondor on July 14, 2014, 02:16:01 pm
Better think of a different designation McColm as the EP-3 is already in use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_EP-3

Gondor
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on July 14, 2014, 02:20:54 pm
Better think of a different designation McColm as the EP-3 is already in use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_EP-3

Gondor

There's always an XP-3(whatever) designation
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 15, 2014, 11:02:48 am
Seen the EP-3 that's why I thought of the alternative layout.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 28, 2014, 12:54:24 pm
At the Cradle of Aviation Museum archives and American Airpower Museum located in the original Republic hangers in Long Island are a number of unknown Republic vertical flight designs.
Ideal for kitbashing a Harrier & F-111. Another concept looks like a Tu-22M Backfire-C with three lifting engines aft of the cockpit..
The Grumman G-118 looks like the the North American A-5 with a T-tail, with the cockpit pushed into the gap between the engine air intakes. The rear cockpit has a clear canopy.
The Republic NP-50, is a similar layout to the B-47 apart from the engines. Could use the two engines off the B-58 fitted to the wings. There is a wooden 1/50 model in the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
The North American FSW P-51 with a jet engine mounted in the lower rear fuselage. Could work on any WWII fighter.
Boeing MX.1712 bomber.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 07, 2014, 05:46:42 pm
Metcalf do low relief shop fronts P0273 and arcade shop fronts P0572 in Ho/00 scale. Seen that Wills provide windows and doors. I will still use SuperQuick kits and just alter them. Got the old London Road terminus from Hornby and a pair of platform 9 3/4 arches. I'll rig some lighting up to get the right effect.

Seen the Chinese Hercules Y-8 developed from the An-12. The ECM ,ASW and AEW versions look as though they could be Whiffed on to the C-130 and C-160 if you don't have the Roden or Amodel kits in your stash.
The Y-8J has the British Skymaster for airborne early warning AEW and the radome looks like the EC-18 ARIA .David J.Parkins do a resin conversion. The Y-8W/Y-8GX-5 or KJ-200 has a similar phased-array ESA type Swedish Ericsson Erieye. Mounted on inverted V struts above the fuselage. The balance beam reminds me of the resin E-8C JSTARS pod also available at FlightPath, David JParkins.
The Y-8FQ/Y-8GX-6 looks as though the radome off the Lockheed P-3 Orion has been added to the front underside. Could create a ASW version.
The ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle has a E-2 Hawkeye rotodome and tail tip fins.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 11, 2014, 01:30:07 pm
Starting again from scratch, nothing bought yet.
Still sticking to the Rat Rod - Revell Austin FX4 or  Ford Thames Panel van.
Doormobile based on an estate/station wagon and hatchback with detachable pod.
European cars, if I can buy back the ones I sold to KitKrazy.

The 1:32 Teracruzer with missile, price is a bit steep at £49.99. Reminds me of a Tonka truck I used to have . There is a whiff in there.

Mach2 Grumman E-1B in 1/72 , change the engines to contra-prop. If possible get hold of the Hasegawa Tracker.
Mach2 Super Frelon possible AEW .
Sea Hog x2 two seater.

Bristol Brittaina in the style of the iL-38N May ASW.
Sticking to the C-97 AEW & C and B-29 MR.
Connie tanker.
EF-117A and Typhoon-Growler.
Airfix Valiant ASW.
Fixed wing Tornado photo recon.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on September 11, 2014, 01:37:58 pm
ok lets see:

on the bench now:

-2 x 1/72 Westland SeaKing Mk.48 (real world, commision builds)
-1/72 CF-105 Arrow (Belgian Air Force)
-1/72 Mil Mi-28A Havoc (GDR Air Force)
-1/144 Tornado GR.1 "Mig Eater"  (real world)

Future:

-1/72 Airbus A400M (Belgian Air Force)
-1/72 EC665 Tiger (Belgian Army)
-1/72 EC-145 (German Army SAR)
-1/72 Thunderbird 6 (using Airfix's new 1/72 Tiger Moth)
-various 1/72 '46 themed models (both Allied, German, Japanese,...)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 builds
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on September 12, 2014, 05:13:51 am
Started playing with a 1/72 Academy F-104 G today.  I've got replacement wings and horizontal tail sorted but need to find something different for the nose.  I fancy it being long and pointy like an X-3 Stiletto.  Maybe I'll turn something on my lathe out of aluminium.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 12, 2014, 05:44:46 am
A Mirage F1 nose maybe?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Bungle on September 12, 2014, 05:58:06 am
Currently giving a Fairey Battle a bit of rhinoplasty.  Having seen some of the Battle's engine test bed photographs I'm thinking twin merlin like a Gannet, counter rotating props, lose a crew member, maybe a gun turret night fighter.  :unsure:

Also got a Percival Pembroke that I may be turning in to an AEW machine, might even crown it with a radome as the UK homage to the Hawkeye.

I've also come across a vacuform B-17A fuselage and a revell 'Memphis Belle'. The vacuform has little detail and I have some 1/72 Air Lebanon decals (for the Comet 4C) lurking around. Could be a solid nose Boeing B-17 airliner à la Lancastrian stylie.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: albeback on September 12, 2014, 06:10:28 am
North American A-25 Light Attack Aircraft using the Airfix B-25 Mitchell nose/tail/wings/fuselage combined with the engines/undercarriage/bomb bay & ordnance from the Italeri A-26K Invader. I plan to use the solid nose from the B-25 with a 20mm Vulcan cannon installed.


BAC/Dassault Mirage IVS (Spey engined alternative to TSR 2). Heller Mirage IV (1/48) combined with R R Spey exhausts & forward fuselage/cockpit salvaged from a 1/48 Revell Phantom FGR 2.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Thorvic on September 12, 2014, 07:51:18 am

Also got a Percival Pembroke that I may be turning in to an AEW machine, might even crown it with a radome as the UK homage to the Hawkeye.


Have a look at Admiralty and AEW by C J Gibson, there's a Turbofan powered Pembroke with an AEW Dish
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Bungle on September 12, 2014, 08:55:27 am

Have a look at Admiralty and AEW by C J Gibson, there's a Turbofan powered Pembroke with an AEW Dish

Interesting.  Did a google for the Pembroke and AEW and also the Sea Prince but nothing of interest came back. Did find the book on Amazon though, but I think I'll just add it to my Christmas list..

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/412/IqOcEZ.jpg)

Personally I think they're screwing us on the postage.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on September 13, 2014, 04:26:33 am
A Mirage F1 nose maybe?

Too short i'm afraid Kit.  I'm thinking really long and pointy.
(http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Douglas-X3/IMAGES/Douglas-X-3-Stiletto-Title.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 13, 2014, 04:06:02 pm
A Mirage F1 nose maybe?

Too short i'm afraid Kit.  I'm thinking really long and pointy.
(http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Douglas-X3/IMAGES/Douglas-X-3-Stiletto-Title.jpg)


Yeah, that works!  ;D :lol:

Would you like to use my bye-line?

'Any aircraft can be improved by fitting a long pointy nose'.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on September 14, 2014, 12:50:12 am
What I want to build in the near future are all the works in progress, just want to finish them off before starting anything new.

What I plan to build in the near future? Given the maelstrom of merde I'm struggling through at work plus numerous other diversions, planning seems a risky business, but here goes:
- the last in my T7 trilogy
- Hawker P1009
- English Electric P6/1
- Westland W36 Jet Wyvern
- Handley-Page Hardwick bomber
- CASA 1088

And an idea that I've been toying with the last day or two but trying to resist its temptations is an Invader B.1 - Centaurus-engined B-26 as an alternative to the Brigand.

And when I say 'near future' I guess I mean the next 18 months or so.

OK two years!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on September 14, 2014, 01:14:09 am

Have a look at Admiralty and AEW by C J Gibson, there's a Turbofan powered Pembroke with an AEW Dish

Interesting.  Did a google for the Pembroke and AEW and also the Sea Prince but nothing of interest came back. Did find the book on Amazon though, but I think I'll just add it to my Christmas list..

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/412/IqOcEZ.jpg)

Personally I think they're screwing us on the postage.



You could contact Chris Gibson directly, see if he has any stock left.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on September 14, 2014, 01:37:34 am
Well I'll join in this game.

Once the current trio are complete I will be building -

Blenheim Mk I of the Belgian AF
Hurricane Mk I of the Royal Danish AF. Twin 20mm cannon as per their Fokkers. Not sure if I have RDAF roundels ? Remind myself to check
Melding parts of a Karas and Arado 196 for my Imperial AHAF

After that ?

A Spitfire Mk I and Hurricane Mk I markings swap
A Lysander with a gondola for my IAHAF
A B-26 in SEAC markings, will look good I think and Dave's comments up above reminded me of this long laid plan
A Westland Welkin - the high altitude scheme is my second favourite after SEAC

Hopefully this year ??? Depends what takes my fancy takes at Telford plus the recently announced Airfix Swift will be a jet that requires attention. 112 Sqd in the Middle East with sharks mouth  :wub:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 14, 2014, 10:16:59 am
another Martian scout tripod, and then a mix and match chop job on a Grey Knight trooper / techmarine, to get a Techmarine of the grey Knights chapter  as its one of the few figs GW don't produce that are in the codexs.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lancer on September 14, 2014, 01:30:44 pm
My plans for future builds are pretty simple. I'm going to clear all the 'in progress' that's sitting on shelves around my work bench as they've been sitting there for well over a yerar by now. After that - I don't know, I've been on a modle funk recently. Need to get my modelling mojo back...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on September 14, 2014, 05:26:22 pm
Well, I fly out of CI on Thursday. (Yay! :party: )

While I'm home I plan on finishing my (l-o-n-g running) HMBLT (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,35529.75.html) &, with luck, my M41AS (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38552.0.html).

We'll have to wait & see what really happens, though. :-\
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 24, 2014, 03:10:50 am
I don't often buy the BBC Top Gear magazine, but the October issue has a few Whiff ideas.
I never knew that there was a VW Golf Country (AWD). Built between 1990-1991.
Turning an F-1 car into a roadcar, Nissan Zeod.
Jaguar lightweight E-type. Looks to me as if another set of doors would fit turning it into a sports sedan. Maybe a six-wheeler.

The Evening Standard had a photo of an amphibious TX2 taxi going along the River Thames.
Been to RAF Hendon yesterday. They sell the Airfix Mig-29 and EuroFighter a possible kitbash.
Chinese Mil-24 Hind.
Turbojet B-29.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 04, 2014, 05:40:08 pm
Thanks to the fellow Whiffers, I've seen pictures of the DC-4E.
I know Heller do the 1/72 DC-6 range as I used to have one. The Oz Mods EC-121 resin AWACS conversion kit fits. Should be able to fit two extra fins on the tail.

I'd like to build the Grumman Greyhound in 1/72 but not as a COD. One as an airliner and the other as an ASW/maritime patrol. Falcon do a triple conversion kit in vacform, the wings, landing gear and engines off a donor E-2 Hawkeye.

Get a few of the alternative airliners built. Haven't given up on the dock yard scene, altogether. Found a layout in a Peco Handbook.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Hobbes on October 05, 2014, 04:27:26 am
I don't often buy the BBC Top Gear magazine, but the October issue has a few Whiff ideas.
I never knew that there was a VW Golf Country (AWD). Built between 1990-1991.
Turning an F-1 car into a roadcar, Nissan Zeod.
Jaguar lightweight E-type. Looks to me as if another set of doors would fit turning it into a sports sedan. Maybe a six-wheeler.

Ah yes, the Country. Looked ridiculous as they'd jacked up the whole car to fit the 4WD underneath.

The closest you can get to an F1 road car is the Caparo T-1:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Caparo_T1_British_International_Motorshow_2006_195999165.jpg/800px-Caparo_T1_British_International_Motorshow_2006_195999165.jpg)

We discussed a sedan based on the E-type before in this thread: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37719.msg634761/highlight,xj4.html#msg634761 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37719.msg634761/highlight,xj4.html#msg634761)

The lightweight E-type is even smaller than the 'normal' E-type coupe...

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: eatthis on October 05, 2014, 05:18:05 am
it didnt need jacking up to fit the 4wd in.
in europe you could get 4wd golf (synchro 4wd system) but they never did rhd versions
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: pyro-manic on October 05, 2014, 09:37:26 am
That Caparo T1 had a whole heap of accidents IIRC. Mostly because it's aerodynamics didn't generate enough downforce to keep traction at road speeds!

I have just moved (just started university) and so my stash is now 200+ miles away at my parents' house. I have only one kit with me, which is the Bandai MG 1:100 Tallgeese kit. Should keep me occupied for a few evenings, and is a good choice because it does not require glue or paint to construct (though it will be painted - and extensively modified - eventually). Looks like this:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M4dKrxhuYPE/UMXyXucPn0I/AAAAAAAEDyI/RaAZYz1qXo4/s1600/1fg.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 05, 2014, 01:27:40 pm
Has anyone built a twin engine F-16?
The EuroFighter Typhoon could be the donor kit as most manufacturers have their own model likewise the F-16.
I did add the wings from a EuroFighter to a F-16 1/72 scale to create a delta wing, so I thought if the EuroFighter was stripped down minus its vertical tail fin, canards, air intake, front cockpit area, landing gear and wings. And add the parts from the F-16.
Modify the air intake to fit and splice the new cockpit. Issues with the landing gear as this tucks into the fuselage.This could be added from the F-16 kit.
Title: Re: From jet bombers to airliners
Post by: McColm on October 15, 2014, 04:32:38 am
The Vickers VC5 was intended as a long-transport for BOAC, the use of the Airfix 1/72 Valiant bomber turned into an airliner.
Hadley Page had the same idea for the Victor (H.P.97).
Avro 722 Atlantic from the Vulcan.

Not too sure on the B-52 and B-36. I've seen pictures of the airliner based on the B-58.

The VC10 was the basis for the Two-Eleven designed in 1966 to compete with the 727-200.

The F-27 with jet engines would be a Jet Herald look-a-like.

I'll be on the look out for the Frog 1/96 de Havilland Comet as I like the look of the Vickers-Armstrong Type 1000 (VC7). Comet Mk4 with Valiant wings.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 15, 2014, 04:47:48 am
There was a single XC-99 - a transport aircraft based on the B-36. Used its wings but had a totally different 2-level fuselage:

(http://www.air-and-space.com/afftcho%2020000608/xc-99%20a%20l.jpg)

Surely had some public transport potential, but too much, too early, and I am not certain about the airport facilities for such an airliner?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 15, 2014, 07:22:43 am
Thanks,
Just found out that S + M models do the VC7.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 15, 2014, 01:15:32 pm
Someone does/did a conversion fuselage for the XC-99, using a Monogram B-36 as the basis of course.

kitnut617 will know who did it for sure.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 15, 2014, 10:48:13 pm
GHM do a vacform 1/72
 conversion for the B-36 fuselage and tail. Not too sure if it is still in production. Execuform also do a 1/72 vacform kit.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 17, 2014, 01:27:15 am
Turning the Revell 1/144 A300-600 ST Beluga back into a civvie airliner, a rival to the Airbus A380.
May need to source a new wing to take 4 jet pods instead of two and use several decals of the same airline layered to produce a 3 or 4 deck layout.
I think Kit did something similar but he kitbashed his together.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2014, 02:30:46 am
Turning the Revell 1/144 A300-600 ST Beluga back into a civvie airliner, a rival to the Airbus A380.
May need to source a new wing to take 4 jet pods instead of two and use several decals of the same airline layered to produce a 3 or 4 deck layout.
I think Kit did something similar but he kitbashed his together.

Yes, that's my 'A390', built as a stopgap when the A380 didn't work.  ;D

It's two, or three, I can't remember now, Beluga fuselages mated to an extended A340 wing with four A330 engines. The A330 and A340 wings are identical, they just need different holes drilled out to take two or four engines. I 'de-drooped' the Beluga's nose so the underside is a straight line and filled in the gaps where the standard fit wings would have gone. The fin is a 747 item, the tailplane came from a DC10 and the landing gear is a mix of A330 and A340 bits.

(http://img540.imageshack.us/img540/816/foRPrV.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 17, 2014, 04:21:43 am
Thanks Kit, and your kitbash as well.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 17, 2014, 05:33:42 am
That S-3 conversion with tail engines in the fron of the pic looks interesting, too!?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2014, 06:59:01 am
That S-3 conversion with tail engines in the fron of the pic looks interesting, too!?

That's my Grumman S-4B Sentinel, built 4-5 years ago now. I'll re-print the description of the model :-

Quote
Model built from a Fujimi Hawkeye fuselage (the rest of it's going to be a Greyhound....) with a nose extension from a 1/126 Glencoe Convair 880! The wings also came  from  the 880, but the center section is upside-down.......

The fin was obviously provided by an AMT EF-111 Sparkvark and the tailplane from a Revell 1/144 Boeing 767.  Engine pods were donated by a Revell 1/144 A330 and the u/c pods were originally Airfix 1/48 Tornado F3 ‘Hindenburger’ drop tanks, with interiors provided by a Hobbycraft  MV-22 Osprey which also came up with the cockpit interior  and the engine struts (you’ve got to do SOMETHING with it, you sure can’t make an Osprey out of it........)

The undercarriage itself came from a Fujimi F-8G and a lot of small parts from an Airfix RA-5C (most of which went into a previous model of this genre..........). The Harpoons are from Hasegawa and Airfix weapons kits on scratchbuilt pylons. 

I only had to use half a tube of filler though, I  must be slipping!

The model normally carries two Harpoons on twin pylons outboard on the wings but some gawp at a show had knocked them off when I took the pics. The backstory is here :- http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,27078.0/highlight,grumman.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,27078.0/highlight,grumman.html)

(http://img743.imageshack.us/img743/2476/WsO2GM.jpg)

(http://img540.imageshack.us/img540/8691/3j6F8K.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on October 17, 2014, 08:01:28 am
There was a single XC-99 - a transport aircraft based on the B-36. Used its wings but had a totally different 2-level fuselage:

(http://www.air-and-space.com/afftcho%2020000608/xc-99%20a%20l.jpg)


I've got a conversion to do that in the stash  --- in 1/72 of course   :lol:  All the required donor parts have been sourced too --  From what I've read, the real thing was used by the USAF to take spare B-36 engines (and such) back and forth from the States to Hawaii (and other places)
Title: Re: From jet bombers to airliners
Post by: kitnut617 on October 17, 2014, 08:10:43 am

Avro 722 Atlantic from the Vulcan.


Another project I should really get finished ---   :banghead:

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Avro%20Atlantic/AvroAtlanticprofile035.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Avro%20Atlantic/AvroAtlanticprofile035.jpg.html)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Avro%20Atlantic/AvroAtlanticC5002_zpsf9050e7f.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Avro%20Atlantic/AvroAtlanticC5002_zpsf9050e7f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 17, 2014, 09:27:44 am
That S-3 conversion with tail engines in the fron of the pic looks interesting, too!?

That's my Grumman S-4B Sentinel, built 4-5 years ago now. I'll re-print the description of the model :-


Lovely! I like it much!  :thumbsup:  :cheers:

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 17, 2014, 09:57:58 am
The Airfix 1/72 BAe Nimrod wings are quite flexible and would look good on the Valiant . Well they worked well on the Mach2 Valiant.
The Airfix Vulcan wings are a good fit on the Nimrod, but the Victor wings couldn't get them to line up.
The Nimrod wings work well on the Mach2 or Revell Atlantic kits, may need trimming on the P-3C Orion.
Didn't get around fitting the P-3C wings on the Nimrod as I was using the engines on a C-97.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 30, 2014, 02:30:29 am
Been reading up on the Piaggo P180 Avanti and thinking where have I seen that fuselage shape before. An idea poped into my head, fit a Connie with a T-tail and add a couple of stabilizers/fins from plasticard or the spare parts bin over the holes left in the kits tail. Canards at the front. The wing might be a bit difficult to replace but a change of engines to turboprops might do the trick. Although it might also upset a few Whiffers in the radical updated version. Could always lower the landing gear.

Then there is the Chinese J-10 fighter , got that Typhoon look about it. A few changes and it could pass for a single engine version.

The Beechcraft King Air, has so many options. The ELINT versions have all those lumps and bumps. Still a float plane version would be fun to build. Based on the Cessna 208B amphibian Grand Caravan.

The Mach2 Dassault Falcon looks a promising build. Surely they can't have messed that up?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 30, 2014, 03:34:27 am
The Mach2 Dassault Falcon looks a promising build. Surely they can't have messed that up?

Mach 2 can mess ANYthing up!  :banghead:

If they made a few changes to their designs it would help, like making one side of the model match the other perhaps, or making the transparencies transparent maybe? Both would go a long way to improving their products and their image.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 03, 2014, 06:11:19 pm
If it hasn't already been done a Griffon powered B-17. A Lancaster MK II with Griffon engines makes sense as they would have needed a testbed aircraft.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 11, 2014, 04:32:54 am
Stumbled across the Mig-23PD STOL, though this was a real world whiff until I saw the video on YouTube.
Looks to me as if they kitbashed a Mig-23 and Mirage III with lifting engines.
Art Model do a 1/72 kit, so a collection of STOL and VSTOL, real world and Whiffs will be built next year.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 17, 2014, 01:27:55 am
Had an idea over the weekend, to use a B-29/B-50 with the cockpit area of the B-17 as an upper deck. The glazed nose of the B-29/B-50 would be sanded and painted mat black to represent a nose radar. The glazing of the B-17 windscreen would need to be carefuly filed or sanded to get the curve in the upper fuselage to sit. Using a razor saw to cut the cockpit from the B-17 and glue the two halves together.
The B-17 wings and engines can be used on The Super Shorts Striling or Canberra projects.

Another idea that would work is a single -finned C-121 using the Airfix Super G and B-29/B-50 vertical tail fin. This would be better for the bomber conversion as you could use the rear guns.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on November 17, 2014, 02:00:12 am
If it hasn't already been done a Griffon powered B-17. A Lancaster MK II with Griffon engines makes sense as they would have needed a testbed aircraft.

Lancaster test beds  are possible in many guises

http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_photos_testbed.htm (http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_photos_testbed.htm)

Also my post No11 on this thread

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38508.msg630506.html#msg630506 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38508.msg630506.html#msg630506)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 17, 2014, 05:19:56 am
Wow, so many to Whiff :bow:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on November 17, 2014, 06:45:49 am
I'd love to see a big row of Lanc test bed models.....how cool would that be ?

Here's another good read with some cool pics.

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/455/Last-Call-for-Lancasters.aspx

If you go to the Stories home page there is lots of interesting stuff !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 17, 2014, 01:12:24 pm
I'd love to see a big row of Lanc test bed models.....how cool would that be ?

That's not a bad idea.  :thumbsup: Take up some space though!

I used to see many of them at Farnborough in the 50s and 60s, usually doing low passes with the Merlins shut down and the props feathered. And with the test engine giving its all, just to show how powerful it was, whatever the type.  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on November 29, 2014, 06:34:40 pm
Hmmmm? Near future? Depends on whether your definition of "near" includes the next 2 decades, I guess. :blink:

I've just bought a Vosper MTB & an S-boat form Airfix, taking advantage of the Black Friday Sale (oddly, this is the 1st time I've heard the term).

Neither is going to be built OoB, as I have every intention of Scale-o-rama-ing  :-\ them into 1/35th PBR's to go with my Tamiya PBR.

My calculations make the MTB to be roughly 35' 6" in length & 9' 6" in the beam; the S-boat equates to roughly 52' 3" length & a beam of 8'.

The PBR has a length of 32' & a beam of 11' 6", so that puts these conversions right on the mark for similar types of craft.

The S-boat may need to be widened (quite) a bit but her length & hull form would suit her being more of a "PBE" (Patrol Boat, Estuarine), capable of handling deeper, choppier water ... or, given her length-to-beam ratio, I could make her into a super-sampan.

I'll have to scratch build their Jacuzzi propulsion units (using the PBR's as a template).

I, also, bought a 1/32nd Ford Fiesta WRC & Mini Countryman WRC Twin-Pack Set which will join my 1/32nd Aston Martin DBR9 & Jaguar XKR GT3 Twin-Pack Set to be built as Post-Apocalyptic Fast Couriers - liveries still to be decided.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 28, 2014, 04:20:09 pm
Long term builds:
Converting the Mach2 Martin Seamaster into a Be A-40 Mermaid or something similar.
PB2Y-1 Flying Boat
Marlin
Shorts Sunderland turboprop AEW
EC-97 AEW
EB-29 AEW
CB-29 or MR-29
Sea Dart
Ice Dart
Avro Super Shackleton
Shackleton airliner
Shackleton AEW-Falcon or Mach2 rotor dome from E-1B
Super Tracer
Lockheed S-3 biz-jet
Beechcraft Starship/ Avanti
RF-108 Rapier
Shin Meiwa
A few 1/24 or 1/25 car builds
Two seater Sea Hurricane
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2014, 06:41:48 am
Do it !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on December 29, 2014, 06:59:02 am
Do it !

 :thumbsup:

and we want to see it here too remember ----   ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on December 29, 2014, 10:18:05 am
It appears it will be some Corsair Projects as I bought two of Revellogram in 1/48th having forgotten I already had one. Plus a 1/48th FG-1. Some good whiffing material.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: eatthis on December 29, 2014, 10:29:33 am
something anything!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2014, 11:39:07 am
I plan to start building some of my true whif ideas. Some scale-o-ramas and some modified ships and armour, as well as a few long-lingering Luft '46 ideas.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Librarian on December 29, 2014, 02:47:57 pm
First two new year projects will be floatplanes, one a 1/72-1/48 conversion.

Two Do335s in the pipeline along with finishing a P-39 and an A-10.

Something with a DH Hornet, possibly as the high altitude escort fighter.

Three or four other things being planned, and an old S-2 Tracker that needs resurrecting.

FOCUS
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 29, 2014, 04:01:05 pm
I'd like to do a sort of  "Then and Now" using 1/24 or 1/25 plastic model car kits. Inspiration comes from the Ford Shelby GT350. As the badge first appeared back in 1965 on the 306bhp V8 and the new one has a 5.2 litre with over 500bhp, also a V8 with a six speed manual gear box. With most of the American Muscle cars covered and the Japanese models sorted. Just leaves the Europeans, most will be Whiffed as some are out of production or there wasn't a motorsports version.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2014, 04:39:32 pm
Cool idea. I've always had a plan similar to that for GP bikes. 2 builds : one for the bike they rode to win the Championship, and then the Championship bike. A lot of riders wear the number '1' for the Championship year, so it would just be 'shelf cool' eh ?!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 30, 2014, 11:45:22 am
Wow, there's plenty of Whiffing ideas in the Robert  E. Bradley- Convair Advanced Designs , Secret Projects from San Diego 1923-1962.
I daresay that my builds for next year and beyond will be based on these seaplanes and bomber programs.The cutaway and lined drawings give a lot of detail.
Some look as though the standard kit could be kitbashed on a budget.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: eatthis on December 30, 2014, 01:00:08 pm
i actually made a start on a verthog i hope to get back on it in the new year some time
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 29, 2015, 07:15:59 pm
AC-121 Connie Gunship, similar layout to the AC-47 Spooky. Guns at the front and rear, remote control turrets from the B-29/B-50 kits.
The Airfix Super G, as it has square/rectangle windows ideal for mini-guns or heavy guns to poke through.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: ennobee on January 29, 2015, 08:39:44 pm
There actually was a WWII project to build a bomber based on the (regular) Constellation. It actually got the designation B30 but was never seriously taken any further then the preliminary studies mostly because it would never be ad good as the 'pure' bomber B29 already much further in development. Still... It would have turrets...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 29, 2015, 09:13:07 pm
Anigrand do a resin model of the XB-30 in 1/144 scale, a Whiffer has built their own variant of the B-30.
I'd like to build a kitbash 1/72 Starliner and Super Star Constellation, civvie and military versions. Engines would be different to the Constellation and the undercarriage legs lower.
I might try and flip the fuselage over so the wings are shoulder mounted, by cutting the fuselage at the tail and behind the cockpit. Got a magazine with cut-away drawings and good construction photos on the assembly line.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on January 30, 2015, 03:09:50 am
I've suddenly gotten this crazy idea to do a ZELL F-106 or with an upgrade on my F-106 kitbash and folding wings  :blink: :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 31, 2015, 05:44:28 pm
I didn't know that airline companies had experimented with inflight refueling during the 1930's-1940's.   BOAC and PAN AM used flying boats as tankers as well as other aircraft. The Shorts Sunderland would make a good tanker aircraft.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2015, 06:09:15 pm
Lovely. I'd love to see both a zell and a naval 106 !!

 :wub:
Title: Re: Son of Concorde
Post by: McColm on February 10, 2015, 02:07:12 pm
When I had my stash, I contemplated using the wings from the Airfix Vulcan and kitbashing them onto the Monogram Rockwell B-1B Lancer. Adding extra windows along the fuselage of the B-1Bone. As this kit has so many imperfections before the construction using the instructions provided. The weapons wouldn't be used so the doors would be glued shut. Aftermarket products would be used to replace the jet exhaust pipes and metal undercarriage legs. Decals sourced.

Other wings such as the 1/144 Concorde could be used with the engines from the B-1B. Not too sure if the 1/72 wings are too long for the B-1B.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 11, 2015, 03:13:11 am
Lovely. I'd love to see both a zell and a naval 106 !!

 :wub:

That just brought up the idea of a VG F-106?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 11, 2015, 09:06:20 am
Delta wing 'Tonka' Tornado GR4A
V/STOL Lockheed Constellation
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on February 12, 2015, 02:40:30 am
Having just finished the Henfield - No idea.
I was having a rummage today and nothing leapt out and shouted "make me first".
Maybe a chopper.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 12, 2015, 03:10:00 am
The de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide looks promising. There was an experimental B-24 bomber with a similar layout.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on February 12, 2015, 03:17:58 am
Pulling the carpet and laying down 1:1 scale planking in SWMBO's office and my work area. :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2015, 05:10:30 am
I've been gathering info and images on the DHC Otter STOL research a/c. Some really interesting looking birds. Would like to have a go at one or more of them. Be an interesting display that's for sure.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 12, 2015, 07:01:51 am
The de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide looks promising. There was an experimental B-24 bomber with a similar layout.

B-24 with a similar layout to a DH.89 ? I'm obviously missing something here ?  :blink:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 12, 2015, 08:02:13 am
A lower wing was fitted to a B-24 "India" for trial period and removed, to return to service by Convair.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 12, 2015, 08:12:57 am
A lower wing was fitted to a B-24 "India" for trial period and removed, to return to service by Convair.

How did they get the wheels up and down if there was another wing in the way?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Librarian on February 12, 2015, 08:25:42 am
I want to build a Blackburn Beverly type transporter in 1/48. I've suddenly found myself looking closely at recyclables...bottles etc. Wings, tailboom etc not a problem but finding that right 'thing' or 'things' to make a realistic body.... :unsure:. Might pop along to B&Q or Homebase and do some browsing.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 12, 2015, 08:35:50 am
I want to build a Blackburn Beverly type transporter in 1/48. I've suddenly found myself looking closely at recyclables...bottles etc. Wings, tailboom etc not a problem but finding that right 'thing' or 'things' to make a realistic body.... :unsure:. Might pop along to B&Q or Homebase and do some browsing.

For a 1/48 Beverley? A suitcase comes to mind...............  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 12, 2015, 08:56:44 am
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A lower wing was fitted to a B-24 "India" for trial period and removed, to return to service by Convair.

How did they get the wheelsrer up and down if there was another wing in the way?
The lower wing housed the landing gear and the upper wing the engines. The follow-on concept would have been to lower the wing and undercarriage to a monoplane layout. This was never built, although there was interest by the USNavy and USArmy, both in the single vertical tail fin and twin fins.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 12, 2015, 09:46:00 am
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Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JayBee on February 12, 2015, 11:25:45 am
I have not said anything in this thread before for a very good reason. I have so many things started, that have not been finished yet, the oldest one, that I can think of, being at least twelve years old now (Trident K1 of *&$%Sqdn RAF Germany).
There are two that are almost finished (Jetsream C-10A , and B-58A Hustler), I just need the weather to improve a bit. They both are at the stage of the final coats of varnish, but as the average temperature here is only a few degrees above freezing, and the humidity is on average 97%, AND my airbrush cabinet is out in the garage. Their ain't much chance of doing that at the moment.

As to how many ideas there are in my head, I honestly do not think the bandwidth available to this site could handle the amount of information. So I will not try to say.
Anyway, why say something and have lots of you (maybe at least two  :rolleyes:) wondering where has it got to.


That's all from me at the moment, keep sticking the plastic,

Jim
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on February 12, 2015, 01:23:14 pm
I want to build a Blackburn Beverly type transporter in 1/48. I've suddenly found myself looking closely at recyclables...bottles etc. Wings, tailboom etc not a problem but finding that right 'thing' or 'things' to make a realistic body.... :unsure:. Might pop along to B&Q or Homebase and do some browsing.

For a 1/48 Beverley? A suitcase comes to mind...............  ;)

Agreed, Kit!!   A large suitcase sounds about right..........but at least there will be room to store all of the other Whiffs inside!!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 18, 2015, 04:58:43 am
I see Magna Models sell the Boeing/ SAAB Felix B-17 which I'd love to build.
Transport or airliner
AAR
Float plane
Even AEW & C
But what if the same was applied to a B-29/B-50. Solid nose and no guns. B-17 cockpit on the upper fuselage, perhaps square tip wings. Extra windows for transport / airline version. Cargo with cargo  side doors on the rear fuselage.
The engines could be changed . I did this on the two outer engines with RR Tynes from the Revell Atlantic kit. The engines from the Revell Lockheed P-3C work just as well.
However the Tynes work well on the two inner engines but I had problems with the turboprops from the P-3C.
If RR Griffons are to be used most of the original engines will be needed as this isn't a straight forward swap. I found using changing the cowlings and gluing the Griffons in its place work best. Careful cutting and the two can blend together with just a touch of filler.
A definite future build, that's if another Whiffer doesn't try this first
!!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on February 18, 2015, 07:57:26 am
Project list   Feb 2015
 
Stubby hawk
F-106 Modernized
P/F-82 on floats
P-61 Turbo
B-52 with new engines
Finish 50s rocket ship, NMF
Rebuild MIL-1 rotors and tail rotor
Finish high wing 737
Finish racer as yellow wing retro
Finish shuttle C
Finish LAV
Bradley armored logistic vehicle
M20 armored cars
B-25 oob
B-17 oob
Corsairs, P-82 style
Mustang push pull
CL-1000 Lancer
M-1 Abram LUST mod
Space cruiser
Spitfire fuselage on wheels
MaK tank
MaK walker
MaK flyer
M-41 Walker Bulldog modernized
Alabama Slammer
MRAP by trumpeter or kinetic
Dynasphere
Attack AC from sketches
Tilt rotor attack AC
Crimson Skies/Diesel punk AC
Coastal patrol/gunboat w 1/35th guns
Skywarrior ERA-3B
Skyfox T-33 or F-80 or F-86
Turboprop Corsair
Turboprop Skyraider
Vanship
F-4 Phantom 202X

Does the next 20 years count?

It could happen
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 18, 2015, 07:59:09 am
What you building in March ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 18, 2015, 08:00:41 am
Interesting builds there :bow:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on February 18, 2015, 11:18:19 am
March 2015 through March 20?? If I'm lucky.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: seadude on February 18, 2015, 06:57:29 pm
Current build list:

1. 1/350 USS Solace amphibious hospital ship built from a USS Wasp LHD kit.

In the future:  (Doubt how much I'll get to before I die or before what's left of my eyesight goes away.)

1. Modern USS New Jersey battleship with more armament than you can shake a stick at. It'll be so heavily armed, it'll make the Chinese, Russians, and North Koreans shake in their boots!  ;D
2. Carpet Monster
3. Whif a Cylon Basestar into a Russian orbital platform.
4. Star Trek Deep Space Nine station. Not sure what to whif it into.
5. Build a second 1/700 scale HMS Habakkuk
6. Build a 1/350 scale HMS Habakkuk. (Might take me 10 years.)
7. Convert a XB-35/YB-49 Flying Wing into a Soviet flying wing.
8. Convert a 1/350 TAMIYA Enterprise carrier into a stealth aircraft carrier.
9. Build a second 1/350 USS Montana battleship.
10. Build either the H39 or H45 or somewhere in between, one of the proposed German super battleships in 1/350 scale.
11. 1/35 scale Landkreuser P1000 Ratte German super tank.
12. Build a WWII IOWA battleship/carrier. Only one official drawing exists and it ain't much to go by. The whole project will have to be scratchbuilt.
13. Korean war B-25
14. Scratchbuild a oil rig type platform and turn it into a military seabase.
15. Space 1999 military moonbase diorama.
16. Space 1999 Eagle transporter turned into a US Marine Corps troop transport.
17. 1/350 O.H. Perry frigate OOB, but with slight weapon improvements.
18. Testor SR-75 Penetrator into a what if B-3 stealth bomber.
19. BSG Colonial Viper into either a USAF or US Navy fighter craft.
20. Stryker AFV into an RV camper.
21. Battlestar Galactica with four flight pods.
22. Build every (or as much as I can) stealth aircraft, ship, etc. in 1/700, 1/144, or smaller scales for a special stealth display.
23. Testor B-2 stealth bomber OOB
24. FA-18E/F special project. No other info. available.
25. BSG Pegasus, but with a little more gun turret armament.
26. 1/48 F-15 Eagle, but with Phoenix missiles.
27. Academy 1/48 F-22 OOB.
28. Testor 1/32 YF-22. Not sure what to whif this into.
29. 1/350 scale NCC-1701-A. Might build OOB, or might add a few more phasers and photon torpedos.
30. Maybe build a LCS littoral combat ship into a Coast Guard ship.
............and I STILL have too many more crazy ideas in my head!  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on February 18, 2015, 08:02:00 pm
I've considered this one myself;
Scratchbuild a oil rig type platform and turn it into a military seabase.
Main question would be what scale? 1/700...1/350? Deep sea oil drilling rigs can be very big. It would need a much larger helicopter deck.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on February 19, 2015, 12:58:25 am
As well as whatever i've posted previously I need to build;
A bigger display cabinet with hinged shelves that swing out of the way so I can hang large builds on the back wall (this will be more a display closet I think).
A display case for the Henfield.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on February 22, 2015, 06:35:27 pm
Holy smokes ! You guys have huge lists ! How can you do that many, especially the complex ships !?

 :blink:

Lately I've been thinking of a T Lightning cockpit/ nose section on a Hawker Hunter as a trainer for deck landing the 'real' Naval VG Lightning.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on February 22, 2015, 08:50:27 pm
My list will extend well into my retirement.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 23, 2015, 02:27:07 am
Lately I've been thinking of a T Lightning cockpit/ nose section on a Hawker Hunter as a trainer for deck landing the 'real' Naval VG Lightning.

In the RW I suspect they'd have just changed the instrument panel of a fully navalised T7. The two cockpits are pretty similar in shape as they are.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on February 23, 2015, 01:15:13 pm
Yes you are probably right ! But that wouldn't look nearly as cool, and that also wouldn't give me the excuse to go buy that Hunter kit !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 23, 2015, 01:23:11 pm
Seaplanes /flying boats are a fascination of mine. In the past I've tried kitbashing my own designs. Getting hold of the right hull or sponson size has eluded me. However reading the Convair designs and concepts book this has opened my eyes to the possibilities.Instead of one V-hull I could use the hulls from two Catalina kits minus the wings as the floatation gear for the larger builds and the Grumman Duck for a few of the smaller builds.
I'm still saving the pennies up to get the Sea Master, Mariner , Sunderland and PS-1 kits.
The C-97 looks great with shoulder mounted wings off the Airfix BAe Nimrod, sort of mini- Sea Princess. Although there's something similar penned by Convair as a 100 seater flying boat in PAN AM livery during the 1950s.
There is a design based on a flying boat version of the XC-99.
As for the B-58 Hustler, a rearrangement of the engines. Two fixed to the vertical tail plane and one under each wing. With a similar layout to the Sea Dart using hydro-skis.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 27, 2015, 11:45:18 am
Had an idea to kitbash the Boeing X-32 JSF with either a A-7 or TA-7C Corsair II.
Using the wings, twin fins and air intake off a 1/72 Italeri or Tamiya X-32 on a HobbyBoss A-7.
Could be renamed Corsair III.
I did see a photo of a F-16 with the X-32 air intake fitted to it.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 28, 2015, 05:28:40 am
Looking at some of these plans you begin to realise Methusalah had nothing on Wiffers  ;D

I thought I was bad with 3/4 on the go and 3/4 in the planning stage, but I'm a mere whippersnapper  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 13, 2015, 04:52:33 am
Thanks to two fellow Whiffers using the wings off the XF-108 and SR-71. So many ideas and different scales to kitbash with.
A Mach3 seaplane seems plausible.
Title: Re: Convair Catalina engine changes
Post by: McColm on March 19, 2015, 07:57:44 am
The Avalon Water Bombers were considering upgrading their fleet of Catalinas from the twin Wasp radials to Rolls-Royce Dart engines.
Heritage Aviation Models Limited do a range of resin 1/72 aircraft engines.
I was thinking on using turbofans/turbojets. A triple jet powered version would look great.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 19, 2015, 08:38:31 am
  :unsure:
The flying houseboat idea appeals to me. Not a new Whiff and if you add dragon's wings to it takes on a whole new meaning. A kitbash made from spare parts.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on March 20, 2015, 01:40:39 am
Hmmmm.  I have in my stash an Academy Catalina and i'm waiting for a set of Resin C-130J engines to arrive.  Two of which will be grafted on to make a civilian TurboCat.  Not a flying RV specifically but i've been thinking of making some lounge room furniture to install under the blisters at the back.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on March 20, 2015, 03:45:40 am
On the Thames there were at least 2 or 3 Vosper MTB hulls turned into house boats.  I always thought that was a waste.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 20, 2015, 10:20:39 am
Going down the querky route. Two Arado Ar232 four engine transport kits. Roll-on-Roll-off with the cockpit above the forward fuselage which would be the back end of the second kit without the cockpit sections. One set of wings and tail, replacement engines. Could keep the landing gear from the two kits.
Title: Re: Swing-wing C-130 jet transporter
Post by: McColm on March 29, 2015, 01:23:29 pm
When I had my stash, I did a dry run by using the wings from the Airfix BAe Nimrod on a 1/72 already built (spares/repairs) C-130H. This works, the wings also work on the C-160, Br.1150 Atlantic and Valiant.
However the Monogram 1/72 B-1B has lots of issues, so thinking outside the box. Why not use the wings and engines from the B-1 B and add them on a C-130. May have to stretch the fuselage depends on the kit.
There are resin conversion kits to stretch the fuselage, but I intend two buy two 1/72 C-130 kits possible C-130J or if I'm lucky C-130J-30. That means cutting up one to stretch the other. Could also use the B-1B T-tail. Plug would go behind the cockpit and after the wing. Strips of plastic card would help to strengthen the joints. Plastic rods at intervals inserted in the fuselage would strengthen the new wing as well.
Other parts from the B-1B, possible nose cone used.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on March 29, 2015, 01:41:22 pm
I'm going to jump on the Luft '46 wagon for my 46th year on Dog's Green Earth.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swing-wing C-130 jet transporter
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2015, 04:07:35 pm
but I intend two buy two 1/72 C-130 kits possible C-130J or if I'm lucky C-130J-30

AFAIK there's no 1/72 C-130J-30 kits available yet.

I looked for one about 18 months ago with no result so I bought one of the extender kits. The problem with them is they were mastered some time ago for the original Airfix kit, which is no longer made. The current Airfix C-130 is the same as the Italeri kit and the extensions don't fit, or you need a LOT of work to get them to look right. I still haven't managed it with mine despite loads of PSR work.  :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 29, 2015, 05:11:38 pm
Three of the same C-130J kits should be enough, C-130J-60.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Thorvic on March 30, 2015, 04:15:43 am
On the Thames there were at least 2 or 3 Vosper MTB hulls turned into house boats.  I always thought that was a waste.


http://www.militaryboats.org/ (http://www.militaryboats.org/)

Not quite, MTB 219 has been rescued after being condemned and her hull has now been rebuilt, to allow her to be restored to her original guise and be used on the water with the rest of their boats  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on March 30, 2015, 12:19:45 pm
Very cool. You want to talk waste ? See the Fairmile D that was built right here in Sarnia, served on the coast in WWII, turned into a tour boat for the Lake and the St. Clair river. Taken out of service and going to be retored. Until they found out how much work it was. Now languishing to dry rot and possibly already cut up.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 12, 2015, 01:52:20 pm
The Fairchild T-46A Eaglet looks doable.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on May 15, 2015, 09:44:35 pm
Fairwho what ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on May 16, 2015, 02:34:21 pm
Googled it. Love the pic in the restoration hangar with the Monica and the F-23 !

 :wub:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on May 16, 2015, 10:48:15 pm
I like the one with it in front of an A10.  It looks so little.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 17, 2015, 07:44:05 am
I like the one with it in front of an A10.  It looks so little.


That's 'cos it is!  ;D

It has something of the Miles Student about it, but then they were both meant for similar jobs.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 17, 2015, 10:37:15 am
After seeing Radish's 2009 Be-6 conversion I finally decided to tackle the one I have had on the agenda for VERY long. The sheer size and the problem of stowing the result somewhere made me refrain from this project - until now. Work has already started, messy, since I want to upgrade the VEB Plasticart kit in many areas, including an (simple) interior, new engines, armament and certainly the livery. Will probably start a WiP thread in the next days.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 17, 2015, 10:47:54 am
Apart from finishing off Spitfires - ten or so in the last week - I don't plan on anything other than a Matchbox Tempest as I now have the decals I wanted.  A Canberra B(I)8 is on the cards in a simple silver scheme but I need to find my Frog one first - the only upgrade work it'll get is new nosewheels and an Aeroclub bang seat.  Just want a quick simple build.

There's an Avro project I have part started that I'd like to have ready to prime in a few weeks, hence clearing the decks of Spitfires, and one that's done I'll be waiting for the Airfix Beaufighter.  May build a pair of Hasegawa ones alongside it.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 18, 2015, 07:52:07 am
I'd like to take on a vacform kit. I've seen the Falcon Triple Conversion vacform range and was thinking of getting the Grumman C-2A FNC009 pack with the AD-5W Skyraider, can't remember what the third conversion is.
As there's an interesting Whiff design with the Greyhound and the Rotodome from the Hawkeye on the upper fuselage. This would mean buying another Hawkeye kit , Viking S-3 in order to build an ASW version as well.
As I haven't seen the Hasegawa EP-3 Orion in the shops, the Falcon FNC002 will be used on the Revell Atlantic. The Rotodome off the Hawkeye, doesn't sit right on the upper fuselage. Considerering building a taller stand.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on May 18, 2015, 07:58:03 am
Well once the current 3 are finished I'm going to start my Bombay.

I didn't think it would be a wif but I got confused, it was a Heyford that was used as a medi-vac aircraft immediately after D-Day. So I will be doing a wif Bombay after all  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on May 18, 2015, 11:53:51 pm
On the Thames there were at least 2 or 3 Vosper MTB hulls turned into house boats.  I always thought that was a waste.


http://www.militaryboats.org/ (http://www.militaryboats.org/)

Not quite, MTB 219 has been rescued after being condemned and her hull has now been rebuilt, to allow her to be restored to her original guise and be used on the water with the rest of their boats  :thumbsup:

Missed this before.  Good news.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on May 19, 2015, 05:05:41 am
With Revell releasing the heavy wrecker this fall I think I might finally start to build a wireline logging unit.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on May 22, 2015, 09:36:55 am
Need to complete a few....Hurricanes, a Bf-109G, a Zero-ish, an Fw-190A...all in 1/48th and primed.
Then there's the DC-7C...again primed. This is the VTOL version. :blink: :blink:

But then, a Tornado F.3 in Czech markings, and an A-84N.....possibly :o :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 22, 2015, 02:20:37 pm

Then there's the DC-7C...again primed. This is the VTOL version. :blink: :blink:


Eh????  :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 22, 2015, 07:58:22 pm
DC-7 isn't that a stretched DC-6 with similar wings and engines to the Super Constellation. VTOL?
Swivel wings like the Hiller/Ryan and a small rotor at the rear.
Works on a C-130, the C-160 Heller kits look similar to the F-8 Crusader wing layout for landing and take offs.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 22, 2015, 08:13:10 pm
My version of the LTV
XC-142A using a C-130 as the donor aircraft. Depending on the kit bought, the shoulder mount for the wings can be drilled and a dowell threaded through to connect the wings so they both swivel at the same time (could be glued in the vertical take off position). A smaller rotor fitted at the rear behind the tail.
Loads of orange-red paint applied to an aluminum fuselage depends on the colour scheme.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on May 22, 2015, 09:19:41 pm
Go Radish !

 ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 05:38:16 am
A Super Hornet ---- the De Havilland variety  ----  ;)

Along with a Griffon engined F-82 with Brit radar and drop tank equipment --
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: andrewj on May 23, 2015, 06:28:08 am
A Super Hornet ---- the De Havilland variety  ----  ;)

Along with a Griffon engined F-82 with Brit radar and drop tank equipment --


I like that idea , a Griffon F 82 , I've got something very similar in the pipeline.

Andrew
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 07:36:25 am
A Super Hornet ---- the De Havilland variety  ----  ;)

Along with a Griffon engined F-82 with Brit radar and drop tank equipment --


I like that idea , a Griffon F 82 , I've got something very similar in the pipeline.

Andrew

What cowling are you going to use, this is my idea, the Griffon being in the port side and using modified Shackleton props as well  ---

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/American%20Fighters/P-82Bconversion003_zps9f422471.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/American%20Fighters/P-82Bconversion003_zps9f422471.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2015, 07:42:45 am
Which Griffon cowling did you use there Robert?

It looks pretty darn good, and MILES better than that blasted Allison they sicked upon the P-82 with the later versions.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 07:52:32 am
It comes from the Firefly Mk.IV kit Kit (  ;D ), which happens to fit quite well but I did add a couple of pieces of thick styrene card just to lengthen it (I cut it off in the wrong place). Going to use the wing pods from the kit too (or some castings of them)

I've got this project going too -- F-82 with the Merlins ( I made some castings of the P-51H cowling which is shown on the starboard side in the previous post)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/American%20Fighters/P-82Bconversion004_zps9d5e0f46.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/American%20Fighters/P-82Bconversion004_zps9d5e0f46.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 08:11:59 am
This is the Super Hornet idea, going to call it a Hornet FAW.5

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/De%20Havilland%20Hornet/Hornet%20FAW5_zpsjfcoc5wk.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/De%20Havilland%20Hornet/Hornet%20FAW5_zpsjfcoc5wk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 23, 2015, 01:22:42 pm
Looking really good.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 01:34:39 pm
Thanks,

The original specification for the Hornet was it to have 'two' Merlin 130's with the future consideration to having contra-props. I've revisited that requirement and went with some modified Shackleton props (diameter reduced), tandem seat cockpit, larger nose for a radar scanner, and increased the size of the fin/rudder.  Also made myself some 200 Gal drop tanks which were specific to the DH Hornet (I got a photo of it from the DH Museum because I can not find anywhere a pic of a Hornet with them on even though various publications mention them being used mainly for ferry flights [and I have the Air-Britain book 'The Hornet File' which although has hundreds of photos of Hornets, doesn't have one with the 200 Gal tanks fitted on]).
Because the cockpit is the tandem seat arrangement, I'm going to put the cannon in an under-fuselage bulge and placed further back towards the trailing edge of the wing (to offset the weight being moved forward with the contra-props, tandem seat and radar equipment all up front).
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on June 29, 2015, 01:31:10 pm
Dug out and started painting cockpits of a 1/72 Fw-190D which will have a WW1 Fokker D.VII scheme and a 1/72 A4 Skyhawk which will have a WW2 RNZAF 3-colour Corsair scheme.
Both from ideas Radish sparked with his discussion thread on Anniversary schemes...

Still working on the 1/35 M3A3 Stuart Recce conversion; just about ready to glue the hull top on, having cobbled an interior together from all sorts of sources.

Scratchbuilding cladding over a Nerf gun magazine, so it will look like a banana mag but still load and fire, and look suitably Bolt Pistol-ish...

That's about as far as I can see for the moment, but time will tell whether I get anything else underway alongside them...

Cheers
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 09, 2015, 04:31:01 am
Been watching "Wheeler Dealers" on YouTube both the UK and USA series. Came across the Delorean DMC12.
I know you can get the plastic kit in Mk1,2 or 3 versions. Not too sure if they ever did a plane version without any special effects, but it just screams Lotus Esprit(e) to me. I know Lotus did do some work on the original design. The V6 engine could be replaced with a V8 and that steel painted. The interior needs to go dark, a pair of decent windows. Keep the gull doors or replace them? Might copy the design on my Jaguar XJ220.
Change the rear light cluster or darken the lens cover. Chrome wheels even try that new two-tone paint.
Maybe put the engine in the front and do something at the back, perhaps a race car version. Hughe rear spoiler and skirt kit.
Prices seem reasonable maybe two or three for the stash.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2015, 07:56:37 am
Lotus did a LOT of work on the De Lorean, they had to as it handled like a dog originally. With that big V6 hung out over the rear axle it needed some really trick rear suspension work.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on July 09, 2015, 08:03:21 am
I would love to have a collection of TV and movie cars.....maybe somat to think about !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 09, 2015, 10:39:54 am
I did a list on the very subject.

A floatplane version of the Bristol Superfreighter, could get the gunship treatment as well. Could change the engines as well.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 09, 2015, 11:41:33 am
Having had a peek at Chris Gibson- Nimrod's Genesis, the Marshall Valkyrie based on the Lockheed P-3C (Orion 2000) is doable without buying anymore kits. Page 194. So too is the Woodford proposal to fit turbofans on underwing pylons fitted to the BAe Nimrod, page 189. However the six engined version on page 163.
Still sticking to a jet version of the US-2A amphibious flying boat with Airfix BAe Nimrod parts.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on July 09, 2015, 12:55:28 pm
at the moment i have 3 1/144 Panavia Tornado's on the go, a 1/144 SA330 Puma and 2 1/72 SeaKings.

for now the larger sized planned builds are on hold, untill after the move in September. i might take up a couple of smaller easier builds until then.
but the future projects list looks as follows:

What If:

-2 x 1/144 Airbus A330-MRTT (Belgian and Canadian)
-various F/A-18E/F's
-Tornado ECR2/Jammer
-possible EF-16G jammer aircraft.(EF-111A replacement)
-various TinTin and Luft'46 builds in 1/72.
-etc.....

Real World:

-1/144 Phantom FGR.2
-various 1/144 Alpha Jets
-1/144 A-10C Thunderbolt
-1/144 F-4G Wild Weasel
-various 1/144 F-16A/B/C's
-2 x 1/72 NH90-NFH's (Belgian)
-etc.........
Title: Re: Nimrod's Genesis- Chris Gibson
Post by: McColm on July 10, 2015, 03:08:12 pm
There's a whole host of Whiffs to be built from the book, should have a Group Build inspired projects.
Came across the Vickers Vanguard study 'Vanguard 350', pages 130-133. Airfix do a 1/144 kit and Gene Hooked a vacform 1/72 (I think Welsh Models also do a kit).
As I've blown this year's budget on aircraft kits, I was thinking I could use the 1/72 Lockheed P-3C Orion kit- add a pair of RR Tynes from the Revell Br1150 Atlantic and a pair of turbofans from the Airfix Lockheed S-3A Viking kit. I could glue the ECM/ESM from the Atlantic or Nimrod to the vertical tail.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Librarian on July 11, 2015, 03:59:26 am
Another high altitude Mustang, this time a P-51D. Also, just noticed that the Airfix 1/48 Spit 22/24 wings fit the Seafire 17 almost perfectly so..... :rolleyes:.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Librarian on July 11, 2015, 07:46:29 am
Another high altitude Mustang, this time a P-51D. Also, just noticed that the Airfix 1/48 Spit 22/24 wings fit the Seafire 17 almost perfectly so..... :rolleyes:.

...and something else I've just spotted whilst footling around in the spares box after re-reading that thread on the J7W ;D.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Modelnut on August 08, 2015, 04:17:57 am
Got 2 old Airfix Lancaster Kits.
Planning on cutting one in front of the bomb bay and the second behind it and joining them together.
Then the plan is to raise the upper decking behind the cockpit (similar to Shackleton) and widening the fuselage by 10 mls.
Cut the centre section from one wing and attach it to the other wing and then mount this wing to rear part of the fuselage in a high mounted position.
What's left of the other wing will go into the original attachment point on the on forward fuselage giving a tandem wing layout with 8 engines ( 2 in front and 6 at back).
Its going to be a bit of a monster so hope I can pull it off.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on August 08, 2015, 05:27:07 am
Wellcome aboard, especially with such an interesting sounding build
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 08, 2015, 06:56:32 am
Wow. We need a scribbling of how that is going to look ! sounds amazing !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 08, 2015, 10:03:13 am
I'm really looking hard at the old Spruce Goose kit. Says 1/200 scale. Anybody ever done the math ? I'd like to open it all up and put it asea.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on August 09, 2015, 08:22:48 am
I'm really looking hard at the old Spruce Goose kit. Says 1/200 scale. Anybody ever done the math ? I'd like to open it all up and put it asea.

 :cheers:

Goes together quite nicely Todd and pretty much bang on for 1/200 scale

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Hughes%20HK-1%20%20H-4/Hughes%20HK-1%20Hercules%20004_zps5dwctcgf.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Hughes%20HK-1%20%20H-4/Hughes%20HK-1%20Hercules%20004_zps5dwctcgf.jpg.html)

Got another one in the stash, comes with some "fantasy" decals for a civil airliner (Hawaiian IIRC)

This one

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/111551680305-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on August 09, 2015, 08:54:49 am
Finishing up a paver fire ring in the yard and a 13x50 pad for the bus... :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 09, 2015, 01:04:43 pm
Got 2 old Airfix Lancaster Kits.
Planning on cutting one in front of the bomb bay and the second behind it and joining them together.
Then the plan is to raise the upper decking behind the cockpit (similar to Shackleton) and widening the fuselage by 10 mls.
Cut the centre section from one wing and attach it to the other wing and then mount this wing to rear part of the fuselage in a high mounted position.
What's left of the other wing will go into the original attachment point on the on forward fuselage giving a tandem wing layout with 8 engines ( 2 in front and 6 at back).
Its going to be a bit of a monster so hope I can pull it off.

Welcome aboard!

That sounds like a brilliant build - big beast in 1/72, but that's life...

Are you going to put the fins at the ends of the wings, or partway down?

Cheers
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: lenny100 on August 09, 2015, 01:32:17 pm
just got a old book, Avro Vulcan: Britain's Famous Delta Wing V-Bomber by the Buttler's and now i want to build the two original designs the better known delta with wing tip tails and a central engine block for all 4 engines and on the cover of tony's other book British secret projects jet bombers since 1949, and the older true flying wing with six engines in the central fuselage and has a vectored thrust tail end
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 09, 2015, 02:25:42 pm
Nice one Robert she looks awesome all together !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on August 09, 2015, 09:25:09 pm
I'm delving into unfamiliar territory ... cars ... I don't do cars! :o

I like cars, I just don't build them.

However, I offerred to build something for my daughters some time ago & they chose cars.

The elder chose a Revell 1/24th (modern) Mini Cooper; the younger a Revell 1/24th '66 Shelby GT350H

My wife has also bought me 2 cars - an AMT/Ertl 1/25th 1960 Corvette ($4.00) & a Tamiya 1/24th Toyota Sard Supra GT ($7.00) from one of the local Op Shops.

The Corvette is problematic, having absolutely NO positive location points, soft-ish detail & thick plastic with a quite rough inner surface - I may never build it. :banghead:

I've just started on the Supra, to get practice at building cars & I've already figured it ain't nothin' like building a tank or plane. :blink:



Luckily none of the paint schemes are going to be stock, so whiffing will be done! ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on August 10, 2015, 02:56:48 am
The AMT '60 'vette with loads of optional parts and a driver figure?
That's a "classic".  Building that could be like going back in time.

Good luck.  Not that you'll need it.  You'll do fine.


Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 10, 2015, 03:30:17 am
I'm delving into unfamiliar territory ... cars ... I don't do cars! :o

I like cars, I just don't build them. [...]to get practice at building cars & I've already figured it ain't nothin' like building a tank or plane. :blink:

Second that. While I like this topic I ever built 3 or 4 car kits in my whole career. When you are used to military vehicles it's a real challenge!  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on August 10, 2015, 03:58:44 am
Au contraire.  It's the military vehicles that are tricky.  I've stalled on the Meng D9 dozer because I can't build it like a car.  I've got to get my head around a different way of doing things which involves much more masking and wedging foam into window openings.
Cars on the other hand are easy.  You paint the body, you build & paint the interior tub, you build, paint & detail the engine and you build & paint the chassis.  You then put it all together.  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2015, 08:41:17 am
The AMT '60 'vette with loads of optional parts and a driver figure?
That's a "classic".  Building that could be like going back in time.

Good luck.  Not that you'll need it.  You'll do fine.




Um, maybe? :blink:

There are a lot of "unused" parts, for which the instructions show no optional versions, & there's no driver figure.

Thanks, I'll need it!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Modelnut on August 12, 2015, 05:41:49 am
Got 2 old Airfix Lancaster Kits.
Planning on cutting one in front of the bomb bay and the second behind it and joining them together.
Then the plan is to raise the upper decking behind the cockpit (similar to Shackleton) and widening the fuselage by 10 mls.
Cut the centre section from one wing and attach it to the other wing and then mount this wing to rear part of the fuselage in a high mounted position.
What's left of the other wing will go into the original attachment point on the on forward fuselage giving a tandem wing layout with 8 engines ( 2 in front and 6 at back).
Its going to be a bit of a monster so hope I can pull it off.

Welcome aboard!

That sounds like a brilliant build - big beast in 1/72, but that's life...

Are you going to put the fins at the ends of the wings, or partway down?

Cheers
Making Oversized copies of the Lancaster Rudders and will probably mount them partway down outboard of the control surfaces.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on August 12, 2015, 06:14:26 pm
Making Oversized copies of the Lancaster Rudders and will probably mount them partway down outboard of the control surfaces.

I did that when I built my Nottingham

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,16956.75.html
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on August 13, 2015, 08:14:28 am
iverything im planning to build has been put on hold.
the only project im curretnly working on is the design of Mancave 3.0  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 14, 2015, 10:12:03 am
A kitbash version of the Pink Panther car or an F-1 race car and station wagon rear. Not too sure where the engine would go but I have the diecast Dinky car as a reference.
The Blohm & Voss BV138 long range maritime reconnaissance and transport flying boat, turboprop version.
My version of the Latecore 521-523. Not too sure if there is a plastic kit around. The 523 looks so cool for something built back in 1938.
BV222- tradewindish.
Do-24 kitbash with a Short Sunderland.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 14, 2015, 05:02:16 pm
An Airfix Beaufighter as soon as I can get one.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 15, 2015, 02:53:10 pm
Came across the Swiss FFA P-16 ground attack aircraft. Looks like the Swift at certain angles. JETS magazine pages 68-73 July/August 2015.
An all jet powered C-160 loosely based on the YC-15.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2015, 03:13:31 pm
Came across the Swiss FFA P-16 ground attack aircraft. Looks like the Swift at certain angles. JETS magazine pages 68-73 July/August 2015.

Did you know its wing was the basis of the Lear Jet? It really was.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 21, 2015, 11:35:12 pm
The article in JETS July/August 2015 only mentions that there was similarities between the P-16 and the Lear Jet 23 around the wing profile, its multispar wing structure and permanently attached wingtip fuel tanks.
The only other connection was Bill Lear Jr got to evaluate the P-16 at Altenrhein.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 21, 2015, 11:49:16 pm
The Martin Sea Master could be converted into a Be-200 look-a-like. On the Mach2 kit the engines are separate to the wings. A pair of pylon turbojets or turbofans could be added to the fuselage just behind the wing, additional landing gear would need to be kit bashed. As I've got a B-47 in the stash I was thinking of using that as an alternative.
Cockpit will need attention, perhaps replaced.
Depending if I can get a kit at a discount price.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 22, 2015, 06:43:42 am
The Martin Sea Master could be converted into a Be-200 look-a-like. On the Mach2 kit the engines are separate to the wings. A pair of pylon turbojets or turbofans could be added to the fuselage just behind the wing, additional landing gear would need to be kit bashed. As I've got a B-47 in the stash I was thinking of using that as an alternative.
Cockpit will need attention, perhaps replaced.
Depending if I can get a kit at a discount price.

It might suit being a look-alike Be-42 Albatross rather than a 2000, they're much more similar in size. The 2000 has a more boxy, cargo or pax carrying fuselage, whereas the Albatross' shape suits the MRA role much more closely.

I looked at doing that when I got my Mach 2 Seamaster but the lure of turning it into a Whiffed P6M  won out in the end.  ;D

You'd need a pair of BIG turbo-fans to make an Albatross though, maybe a pair from an E-3D or F Sentry?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2015, 06:49:10 am
My neighbours got together and gave me some cards and moola. I'd like to spend it on motorcycle stuff but that might not look good....so maybe somat I wouldn't normally buy ?

Seamaster sounds good, and maybe a C-133 Cargomaster, might try the Roberts Combat vacs, give me hours of cutting fun, which I do enjoy. Also thinking of an Anigrand kit as I just love the look of those little freebie kits.

 :wub: :cheers:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 28, 2015, 06:30:48 am
Delivered today the 1/72 Revell 04602 C-160 and Avro Shackleton MR3, first thought a Grffon powered C-160.
The Tyne engines to be fitted on the Revell Br1150 Atlantic making that a four engined beast.
Title: Re: Handley Page Victor 2 Water Bomber
Post by: McColm on November 11, 2015, 01:00:50 am
Got the Matchbox HP Victor K2 in the stash, first thought AEW then ASW or transport aircraft.
Another idea sprang to mind from one of my previous topics a water bomber to tackle forest or bush fires.
In the real world I have no idea if this is viable but this is Whifland so anything is possible.
The kits inflight refueling tanks will be fitted to a Airfix BAe Nimrod- experimental layout with spin top radome and reshaped vertical tail.
Will use white metal undercarriage on both builds from vacform sets.
Will need to ask if it is possible to refill tanks on a low level pass, may need to ditch slipper tanks.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on November 11, 2015, 05:07:42 am
I did order a RCM C-133, but since then have talked to Gene Hooker and his is still available, so I think I may have to order that one as well..... ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 28, 2015, 10:20:01 am
Been thinking of building the Took 1/72 An-74 Coaler, maybe the AEW version although not a Whiff as such it would fit into my RAF/RN AEW collection.
Title: Avro Edinburgh
Post by: albeback on November 28, 2015, 11:53:09 am
Once I get crimbo out the way (reverts momentarily to Bah, Humbug mode!! &lt;_&lt;) and my bench cleared, my next project will be the Avro Edinburgh long range bomber. Base kit is the Fujimi Nakajima G 10. Despite my antipathy towards anything (flying) in 1/144, I could not resist this beauty (which I had never even heard of before!) when I happened across a batch of 3 at a local car boot sale (of all places!) recently. A mere £4 each. I also have in mind an AEW platform and, I might even build the third one as a Japanese example!! &lt;_&lt;.  Even in tiddler scale this kit has a 45cm wingspan!

Allan
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on November 29, 2015, 06:33:02 am
That was a good buy Allan. There was a build in one of the magazines a month or so back. Looked a nice build  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: HH-3 kitbashed with the HC.4
Post by: McColm on December 07, 2015, 08:45:21 pm
With the forthcoming release of the Airfix 1/72 Westland Sea King HC.4 and two plastic kits available for the HH-3 Pelican/Golly Green Giant, can't help think that the HH-3 should have been built under licence by the British.
Not too sure if there are any after market resin or photo-etch kits are available.

EB-29 AEW in the style of the USNavy B-17 AEW with tail wheel and ventral radome. Could adapt this to the Wyton build.

Airfix Super freighter kitbashed with a Wessex helicopter.
Title: Airborne Early Warning aircraft
Post by: McColm on April 24, 2016, 12:32:38 pm
Sticking with my themed topic of AEW & C aircraft the ZDK-03/Shaanxi KJ-200/Y-8J all based on the An-10/12 cargo aircraft.
There are 1/72 kits of the various "Cub" models at the same price as the 1/72 Lockheed C-130.
Shouldn't be that difficult to alter a C-130 into a Chinese copy. The rotor dome is more in keeping the appearance of the E-3 Sentry and a new nose to replace the standard Roman one. A pair of stabilizers fitted to the rear fuselage and either 5,6 or 7 propellers.
I 'll be referring to the book "Beyond the Horizon" by Ian Shaw with Sergio Santana.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on April 25, 2016, 04:56:25 am
The FlightPath Avro Lincoln B2 conversion in 1/72 scale has got me thinking of a Lincolnian cargo/transport version and an early AEW platform.
I'm also on the lookout for the Boeing B-17 airliner/cargo conversion. I can only find the Magna Models Saab Felix set either from Hannants or KingKit.
Tempted to build the Boeing PB-1W.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 16, 2016, 11:50:25 pm
Nord Noratlass tilt-engines twin-boom-twin fins.
Got a box of "spares and repairs ".
With the fuselage and twin boom of the Nord , add the wings and engines from the MV-22 Osprey.

To use the turbofans from the ES-3A Viking on the Mach2 SeaMaster.

Flying gun-boat.
Using a Be-6 flying boat
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 17, 2016, 11:14:44 pm
V-tailed or butterfly tail fighter and bomber aircraft.
Having seen what appeared to be a Blackburn Buccaneer with a V-tail, on YouTube. A Pathe newsreel in black and white.
Which got me thinking what else apart from the real world, whiffs would look great with this type of tail. A civil airliner such as the Comet or Boeing 707.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 28, 2016, 12:46:50 pm
Using the ProjectTech Profiles by Chris Gibson " The Admiralty and AEW" as a guide, BAC saw a need for a trials aircraft for the radar and looked a variety of existing types. These included the Percival Pembroke, Miles Mamba-Marathon and Handley Page Herald.
The Pembroke was chosen designated BAC.169.
There are 1/72 Pembroke kits available,the BAC.169 requires a rotodome and Lycoming PLF 1A-2 turbofans. There is a resin replacement radar nose set.
As for the Herald I haven't checked if there's a 1/72 kit but I could use a Fokker F27 instead.
The HS/Miles Mamba-Marathon might prove elusive to find.
  There's a suggestion for the Gannet to be fitted with turbofan engines although the book doesn't include any line drawings for this concept. Oddly there are designs that are vaguely familiar to the twin engined AW66 who's big brother became the AW650 Argosy. Most of the other proposals have already been built by Whiffers.
  The Dornier Do31 the German VTOL transport aircraft was examined as an AEW platform back in February 1965, interest came from the Germans, Sweden, Japan and India.
There's the 1/72 resin Planet Models PLT701 from Model Hobbies @ £71.73.
 
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on July 29, 2016, 06:23:30 am
Something nice and simple, or at least easy to put together, after the current 3 are done. Probably Tamiya, probably real world, probably a Zero, but best laid plans  :angel:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on July 31, 2016, 12:55:06 am
Either some armour (finishing off the HMBLT would be nice) or one of my ships/boats. :unsure:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on August 01, 2016, 07:04:35 am
I could have sworn I posted this in here already  :-\.. Anyhow.
I have been bouncing some ideas for a W.I.G type aircraft for S.H.A.D.O. I did have a 1/72nd scale B-52 fuselage and wings knocking around but they seem to have vanished, these would have been the basis for said craft. Cut the wings down, and put a pair of large sponsons on the ends as floats, make the fuselage a bit more floaty looking, and power it with some huge turbo jets, and fans for cruising. The craft would have opening doors in the upper fuselage with a missile battery, and in the lower fuselage, either torpedo's or a submersible attack drone sub, as those pesky UFO's like going into the sea. Looking like I will have to scratch build something though as the B-52 fuselage has gone though. :banghead:
Chris. 
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2016, 07:07:13 am

I have been bouncing some ideas for a W.I.G type aircraft for S.H.A.D.O. I did have a 1/72nd scale B-52 fuselage and wings knocking around but they seem to have vanished,

That's some hungry carpet monster you have  :o Thought mine was getting greedy when it had some tweezers I dropped the other day. When I found them I couldn't believe how far they had bounced !

New Olympic sport perhaps ? How far can your 1/72 injection canopy bounce etc  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on August 02, 2016, 07:34:02 am
New Olympic sport perhaps ? How far can your 1/72 injection canopy bounce etc  :rolleyes:

With or without cracking? :unsure:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Knightflyer on August 02, 2016, 07:34:50 am
Well my six real-world models that have been stalled or partially restarted since Christmas look like remaining that way until at least the end of the 'In The Navy GB' This is so I can complete the two Bearcats and potentially build the following -

Swift FRADU I think, a much more successful Swift sees use by second-line units a la Hunter GA.11 etc

Hawk 200 If I can find the kit in my stash!  :banghead: An alternative to FRADU Hunters (sorry I've always 'liked' the dark grey FRADU Hunters  ;) )

Sea Hawk Just been bought, but I've an idea forming ..... :rolleyes:

Not sure what order they'll be built in yet :-\, but the Sea Hawk is on the starting line as I haven't put it away since buying it yet and it'd be relatively simple to build!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2016, 07:51:34 am
New Olympic sport perhaps ? How far can your 1/72 injection canopy bounce etc  :rolleyes:

With or without cracking? :unsure:

Definite disqualification if you stand on it whilst searching
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2016, 07:53:10 am

Hawk 200 If I can find the kit in my stash!  :banghead: An alternative to FRADU Hunters (sorry I've always 'liked' the dark grey FRADU Hunters  ;) )



Are carpet monsters getting bigger ? Radiation, pollution, over feeding or selective breeding ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 02, 2016, 08:24:06 am
Not just carpet monsters but other things too.  I had a Spitfire 22 that had got as far as paint but I wasn't happy with it, so into a container and sprayed with Mr Muscle (I've ran out of FPS) and left outside to work it's magic.  Came back a few hours later - container upside down on the concrete and the Spitfire totally missing!

Anyhoo, currently assembling 5 PR19s with another soon to join them.  There's also a pair of mk I early at a cut off the sprue stage with some 22s under consideration - the Home Bargains acquisitions already being started.

Also considering another few Tempests.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Knightflyer on August 02, 2016, 09:34:10 am
Also considering another few Tempests.

Well I know better than to ask the question of yourself about Spitfires  :rolleyes: , but how many Tempests do you own? And are we talking Matchbox II's or two-a-penny Mk.Vs ?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 02, 2016, 12:24:35 pm
Tempests in stock?  Hmmm.  Complete or part started?

There's about half a dozen boxed MB Tempest II/VI, similar number of Heller/Smer kits.  Two Ventura Tempest I conversions, one each of the Heritage F.II and F.VI conversions.  Moulds for the Eagle engine Tempest, plus wing intakes for the F.1 and F.II/VI.  And two each of the Kora Annular radiator Tempest conversions.

I forgot the 3 Special Hobby ones, but that's deliberate as I hate it.

I don't know how many part started ones there are, but it has to be in double figures.  I can spy a MB one about three feet away that will be getting the rocket rails from the Airfix Typhoon at some point.  Central Gunnery Establishment for that one, I think.


As for Spitfires...  Well, I did consider trying to catalogue them last week, what with all the extra ones from Home Bargains, if only to try to find out just what I do have and possibly to thin out the ones I *know* that I don't want to do.  But then I thought it would be too much work - designing the catalogue form alone could be quite a task, let alone pulling the stash to bits.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on August 03, 2016, 07:17:34 am
so far this is the progress:

at the moment:

-1/144 Airbus A330-MRTT (RCAF CC-165T Manitoba)
-2 x 1/72 Seaking Mk.48

planned:

Whif:

-Airbus A330-MRTT (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A300-MRTT (New Flanders AF)
-Airbus A400M (New Flanders AF)
-Airbus A350-900 (Citybird)
-Airbus A320 (RAf Air Support Command & VLM Airlines)
-Boeing 737-800 tanker (KC-40, possibly Israeli AF)
-Embraer 195 (Citybird)
-DH Comet 4B (Belgian AF)
-Thunderbird 6 (Airfix Tiger Moth)
-various TinTin and Luft46 aircraft
-........

Realworld

-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A330-300 (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Boeing 727-29Q (Belgian AF)
-Boeing 727-200 "Vulcano" (Columbian AF)
-......
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on August 03, 2016, 03:44:28 pm
I have also been 2D drawing a plan to make a "Russian" tracked missile launcher, in 1/72nd scale. Got enough tracks and wheels to do those, got some spare hatches and other bits and bobs from the spares box, and some aluminium cigar tubes for the missile tubes. Thinking of a medium range surface to surface system for the Cartel, or a shore based anti shipping system, that will have to have a radar vehicle with it too. Seen as it will be an ex soviet era vehicle, it won't have to be pretty, so should get away with making it butt ugly, and basic looking.
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: seadude on August 10, 2016, 12:28:58 pm
In the near future.......

a) Finish up my hospital ship project by October this year in time for 2 contests this Fall.
b) Get back to work on building my best friend's USS Enterprise aircraft carrier.
c) Build a 1/1 scale carpet monster diorama.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on August 10, 2016, 02:06:31 pm
mostly the half finished stuff that's been bugging me for the last few yew years!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on August 10, 2016, 02:57:23 pm
Regret my near future build will be a garden seat and Monet-style arch over it, planted with roses and clematis!  After that I might do something creative with an unfinished whiffed Strikemaster build, the BAe Tern that I started aeons ago, before I moved house.......I've finally found the box it's in!!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 10, 2016, 02:58:57 pm
mostly the half finished stuff that's been bugging me for the last few yew years!

Amen Brother.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2016, 08:36:40 pm
... the last few yew years!

What, exactly, is a "yew year"? :unsure:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2016, 12:15:31 am
mostly the half finished stuff that's been bugging me for the last few yew years!

Amen Brother.

 :banghead:

How often do we all say that  ;D

... the last few yew years!

What, exactly, is a "yew year"? :unsure:

Olde English - "Ring in the Yew". ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 15, 2016, 09:09:08 am
We had one.  It was the Belfast.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 15, 2016, 09:09:41 am
Anyhoo.  Spitfires.  End of.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 17, 2016, 04:55:03 am
The Kawanishi K-200 concept turbojet powered flying boat caught my eye as I have a 1/72 H8K "Emily" in the stash.
 Concept artwork shows 6 turbojets, 3 mounted above each wing with a revised tail.
Weapons could be housed in under-wing pods, I've also got the Hasegawa PS/SS-1 flying boat, so I could use the pods for the build as I intend to use the Hasegawa kit for an upgrade to the US-2 in 1/72.
There is the Aoshima AOS01184 1/144 JMSDF rescue flying boat US-2 if you prefer.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 29, 2016, 03:46:45 am
Sticking with the 1/72 Hasegawa Shinmeiwa  kit and adding different wings.
Yes the Contrail Valiant B1 wings do fit. (Well the left-hand one was already built by the previous owner)
The wings from the Matchbox HP Victor work as well, (it's not a good idea to have roommates in a house share).
A new version of the Sea Victor AEW3 will have to be built. Might try a smaller scale.
 Vehicle builds in 1/24 and 1/25.
Now that there is a decent priced 1/144 C-141 the AEW&C version and a tanker.
I'd like to build a couple of ships as I live close to the river Thames/Royal Greenwich. Maybe sailing ships with rigging.
 In the real world paddle steamer aircraft carriers, so why not a Whaler with a catapult for launching reconnaissance aircraft or for spotting Whales.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 29, 2016, 03:54:44 pm
I'm thinking of going the Luft 46 route for my 46th year. Turned 'of age' in May, so still lots of time. At least bang out the half starts.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Thorvic on August 29, 2016, 03:59:27 pm
I'm thinking of going the Luft 46 route for my 46th year. Turned 'of age' in May, so still lots of time. At least bang out the half starts.

What do mean Luft 46, there's Allied 46 too  ;D, especially with the AZ MB5 due out in November
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Captain Canada on August 29, 2016, 07:04:19 pm
lol too true Geoff !I never build German stuff and this is my excuse.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 06, 2016, 02:40:41 pm
Not just carpet monsters but other things too.  I had a Spitfire 22 that had got as far as paint but I wasn't happy with it, so into a container and sprayed with Mr Muscle (I've ran out of FPS) and left outside to work it's magic.  Came back a few hours later - container upside down on the concrete and the Spitfire totally missing!

The Spitfire has revealed itself hidden amongst the weeds when I decided to howk some up prior to having a bonfire!  Still needs the paint stripped off.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on September 06, 2016, 06:47:34 pm
Not just carpet monsters but other things too.  I had a Spitfire 22 that had got as far as paint but I wasn't happy with it, so into a container and sprayed with Mr Muscle (I've ran out of FPS) and left outside to work it's magic.  Came back a few hours later - container upside down on the concrete and the Spitfire totally missing!

The Spitfire has revealed itself hidden amongst the weeds when I decided to howk some up prior to having a bonfire!  Still needs the paint stripped off.

Must have been an effective camouflage scheme! ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 16, 2016, 01:29:47 am
What if the Lockheed Constellation had a gondola fitted under the fuselage as a lower deck viewing platform. The entrance and exit via spiral staircase or lift. There would be plenty of ground clearance.
This could develop into a bomb bay or electronics / reconnaissance bay.
A fire-bomber or in-flight refuelling tanker with either the flying boom or pods.
Or even a long range fuel tank.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2016, 07:36:36 am
They did have a gondola fitted underneath, but used it for cargo rather than people.

A Speedpak would have had to be a tad deeper to carry humans, even while sitting, but the engineering had already been sorted.

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f326/M535iNL/Afbeelding85.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 17, 2016, 10:47:54 am
Thanks Kit.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 23, 2016, 05:02:45 pm
It's always been my intention to build a four engined Breguet Br1150 Atlantic.
The nearest kit that comes close is the Academy 1/72 Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter.
Oddly enough there was a study during May and June 1971 to examine using the Breguet Atlantique as a basis for an AEW under the Brough studies ASR.387. P139-00-221 was fitted with a pair of 8ft X 6ft FASS antennae powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce Sort 512 turbofans. P139-00-222 was to be fitted with the Hawkeye rotodome retaining it's Rolls-Royce Tynes.
To meet the Air Staff's four-engine requirement a four engined Atlantic could be kitbashed using both kits.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 01, 2016, 10:18:52 am
I've seen pictures of the Lockheed PO-1W (VW-2) Constellation.
RVHP do a conversion set in 1/72.
I think that I have the necessary parts to build this as it uses the smaller radome APS-20 size along with the height radar.
The resin engines can be bought from FlightPath.
 This version will have the flying boom from the Academy KB-29P kit and wings.
Title: Re1/72 AlleyCat Models turboprop conversions
Post by: McColm on October 13, 2016, 12:34:14 pm
I'd like to get a set of the Avro Shackleton marks in 1/72 scale and using the AlleyCat AC72046C Avro Shackleton T4 "Zebedee" resin kit on the Revell AEW2 model, although the conversion is for the Airfix Mk2 I have the AeroClub resin Mk2 resin weapons bay part in my stash.
 AlleyCat have several Dakota conversions including a gunship, I did think of using a AC-47 as a donor for the Bristol type 170 but came across the Marsh Turbo Tracker with wingfold.
I have the Mach2 Grumman E-1B and the Falcon vacform conversion set, but have used various parts on my current builds, fortunately I came across the Hasegawa Tracker kit which would look good with the Hawkeye radome.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 24, 2017, 01:56:14 am
I have seen a few line drawings in book 'The Admiralty and AEW' that look like a kitbashed EA-6B Prowler with turboprop engines-BAC P.139C-6 and P.135C-7.
 A proposal to use the Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook as a helicopter AEW was put forward but deemed to expensive for the British Admiralty so they chose the Sea King instead.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on January 24, 2017, 04:08:54 am
What do I plan to build????..................er ........... all the kits in my stash that I always told my wife I was saving for retirement (6 years ago) doh
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Scotaidh on January 24, 2017, 04:01:04 pm
I like to do mash-ups- putting together parts of otherwise unrelated aircraft.  One such on which I've been spending some time is based on the F7U Cutlass.  I've issues with some of the design of that unfortunate a/c - for instance, why not give the pilot a real bubble canopy?  But the real problem with the design was the gutless engines, so I thought - Why not give it some engines with some real power?  Those of the F4 Phantom, for instance.

So I've done a drawing of it, where I used the F-4s wings and engines on the F7s fuselage, undercarriage, and vertical stabilizers - here. (http://i.imgur.com/S63PDwu.png)  As you can see, the originals are right and centre, with the combination on the left.  I gave the pilot the bubble canopy all fighter pilots need, as well as enough power - more than double - to get in and out of trouble at will.  What do you think?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on January 25, 2017, 01:38:53 am
As a citizen of Whiffworld, you can do just about anything you feel is appropriate (except mentioning rule six)  I like your idea; go for it!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2017, 02:10:44 am
As a citizen of Whiffworld, you can do just about anything you feel is appropriate (except mentioning rule six)  I like your idea; go for it!

You've now got me thinking of ways to build a model called 'Rule Six', but nothing comes to mind immediately.

But I'll be working on it.............  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 26, 2017, 01:01:53 pm
I'd like to carry on my topic of reducing four engined aircraft down to two.
On some of the modern casting the outer two engines can be omitted from the construction of the kit especially on certain Academy models whilst others require a plug or loads of PSR.
Title: Xian H-8
Post by: McColm on March 17, 2017, 04:25:09 am
I came across the Xi'an H-8 on tumblr, it's basically a Tu-16 Badger copied by China with an extended fuselage with four Rolls-Royce Spey engines. Two mounted on pylons under the wings and the fuselage engines replaced with Speys. The prototype flew in 1978.
This got me thinking, why not use the engines from the Airfix HS/BAe Nimrod MR1/MR2 or the vacform kit. I managed to get a cheap Trumpeter 1/72  Xian JHU-6 tanker on eBay with the intention of doing an AEW version. I could combine the two and use the Tu-16 engines on the Nimrod.. There was a six engine proposal drawn up for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Maybe a T-tail and two rear mounted engines might be a better option.
Just done a dry fit and the curvature of the Nimrod wing to the engine bay is almost an exact fit with the Badgers wing. The Nimrod wing section will need cutting down to fit the Badgers' fuselage. Two interesting future builds.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 18, 2017, 07:16:24 pm
The 1/72 Northrop X/YB-35 looks like a plausible candidate for a transformation into a troop transporter or airliner. The wing looks deep enough for a row of seats either side of the cockpit. The roof would be clear plastic with a grid painted over the top to simulate the glass panels or careful cutting of the plastic, a false floor with seats. I could use the ones from the Revell Rotodyne kit or Mach2 Caravelle.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 18, 2017, 09:16:22 pm
The 1/72 Northrop X/YB-35 looks like a plausible candidate for a transformation into a troop transporter or airliner. The wing looks deep enough for a row of seats either side of the cockpit. The roof would be clear plastic with a grid painted over the top to simulate the glass panels or careful cutting of the plastic, a false floor with seats. I could use the ones from the Revell Rotodyne kit or Mach2 Caravelle.

Umm, yeah Northrop thought so as well:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SCATNgnqy14/TyFa8YGd36I/AAAAAAAACLE/apWxiP4LFLw/s1600/c1be3f2c-543a-4aeb-b72d-f185ff69fa38.Full.jpg)

https://youtu.be/JMTwQ9b5hvk

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2017, 04:28:09 am

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SCATNgnqy14/TyFa8YGd36I/AAAAAAAACLE/apWxiP4LFLw/s1600/c1be3f2c-543a-4aeb-b72d-f185ff69fa38.Full.jpg)


That has a certain 'Airship Feel' to it. Perhaps it's the ultra-wide cabin, for those days anyway?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 19, 2017, 06:04:16 am

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SCATNgnqy14/TyFa8YGd36I/AAAAAAAACLE/apWxiP4LFLw/s1600/c1be3f2c-543a-4aeb-b72d-f185ff69fa38.Full.jpg)


That has a certain 'Airship Feel' to it. Perhaps it's the ultra-wide cabin, for those days anyway?
Thanks for the info and picture. The was an EB-35B , with Northrop T-37 turboprop engines. I'll check my spare parts bin for alternatives.
Could use the engines from a Frog B-47  as well as the ones in the X/YB-35. YB-35C Star Burst.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 21, 2017, 02:51:48 am
00/H0 whiff train layout (end to end) based around the theme of Harry Potter.
Got the idea for the castle from Glenn. Got an Airfix static locomotive kit that I can turn into the Hogwarts Express and the carriages will be painted in the various house colours.
Hogsmead will be a combination of SuperQuick card kits.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Caveman on March 21, 2017, 01:21:06 pm
Aircraft from "the wind rises" dressed as a taube.

Edit: tempted to scalearama it down to 1:72 so it'll be a big bird. Might try to make her a 2 seater too.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 21, 2017, 03:11:50 pm
Not planning on building anything new - for a while anyway.  Wanting to finish stuff that's been kicking around unfinished for ages - Tempests, Mosquitos, a Shackleton, Lancasters and many, many Spitfires.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Gondor on March 26, 2017, 01:10:18 pm
Talking of Tempests and their ilk, thinking about building to Hawker projects, a P.1009 and a P.1027. Got the majority of bits and drawings scaled to 1/72 for both and am sourly tempted to go right ahead and start them, trying to hold of so that like Lee I can clear some of the backlog  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: seadude on March 26, 2017, 02:51:52 pm
After I finish my SBY Cosmo Falcon which should be either tonight or tomorrow, I'll start to go to work on my ASF-X Shinden maybe Weds. which I have a thread here:
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43504.0.html
After the Shinden is done, I'm not sure what I'll do next.  :-\
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on April 09, 2017, 01:49:05 pm
Did anyone build a KC-121 Constellation?
I tried using the flying boom from a KC-135, but I could use the boom from the KB-29P depends if the Hasegawa Lockheed Neptune gets damaged in transit.
If I can get a HP Halton conversion set, I'll use this as a guide for the vacform Avro Lincoln in-flight refuelling tanker.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 09, 2017, 02:59:22 pm
A Blenheim If needs priming.  I've a hankering to make a start on yet another Beaufighter, but I'll need to do some moulding first as I'll need to copy the turret from the High Planes turret Beau.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on April 22, 2017, 04:51:55 pm
The plan is to build every kit in the stash using parts from the spares box.
The Northrop flying wing airliner concept had a layout for 80 seats, where as Convair did something similar with a stretched twin tail with or without a front cockpit. 40-100 passengers.
As for the 1/72 B-52G the seaplane concept is viable. I could put in a deck and scratch build some seats. This might not have worked in the real world as a passenger airliner, but makes an interesting concept model.
The vacform 1/72 VC10 with the lower fuselage from a HS/BAe Nimrod. With the leftovers from the Nimrod convert this into a airliner using plastic card for strength and  shape.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on April 30, 2017, 06:45:45 pm
The Erieye AEW radar system, got the prototype 1/72 RVHP resin Metroliner kit in the stash.
I have been using plastic card to scratch build the radome to fit on top of the Airfix Jetstream and HS 125 .
Other aircraft such as the turbo Dakota, Sud Caravelle and HS/BAe Nimrod are possible candidates.
I was thinking if it had been thought of earlier it could fit on top of my Avro Shackateer. The radome would need to be stretched in length and a stand made for it.
 I did come across a Grumman Tracker in the stash I was going to fit the Hawkeye rotodome and go down the turbo route as Alleycat has the conversion set. The Erieye just got another platform.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 04, 2017, 04:52:25 am
I think the Airfix HS/BAe Nimrod in USCG colours and decals would look great.
If it hasn't already been built a forward swept RA-5C in the role as a fighter, twin fins, 3D exhaust pipes.
Using the Revell 1/72 Atlas/Grizzly cargo aircraft as an AEW &C with a pair of B-52 engines under each wing.
Already mentioned a B-52 flying boat, engines above the wings. I could use the engines from the XB-35 flying wing..
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 04, 2017, 10:45:03 am
After fighting the Magna Buckmaster and Brigand, my confidence is at a low ebb and I really just want to do something simple and easy.  Part of me would like to just build an Airfix PR19 Spitfire straight from the box, preferably in NMF as Powles aircraft from the new Airfix kit.  However, my wallet is exceedingly reluctant to spend a tenner on a kit that I have approx 60 of in the stash (thanks to Home Bargains flogging them for less than £3!) just for a serial code that I'm sure I have on two decals sheets in the stash anyway.

Failing that, I may dig out a Rareplanes Firebrand TF5 and do that.  Although I may go for a nice NMF finish with type C1 markings rather than a more usual post war RN scheme.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JoeP on June 04, 2017, 11:48:19 am
I'm with the Wooksta - I'm taking every part-built kit one at a time and finishing it.
Just finished my BBG-66 Kentucky, gave up planning to rig it since it is at that point where every time I touch it I knock or bend a bit. Think I'll give it to a museum since it is based on a real plan for that ship.
There's the real world HMS Jersey destroyer, a Whiff Naval Mark I tank/land ship, real world USS New Jersey in Vietnam with her escort DDG USS Towers. She also served with USCGC Owasco but no one makes a model of that.
Then I have USS Midway in 1983 to go with my 1983 USS NJ, a NJ ANG Constellation, and

After that I will FINALLY feel free to buy more parts for unstarted kits, including a Fletcher class DD, a Cleveland class CL, an old Aurora USS Guadalcanal LPH, and then...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 04, 2017, 05:49:16 pm
What if you crossed the Avro Lancaster with the Avro Shackleton MR.2.
If I used the Airfix Lancaster BII  and the Airfix Shackleton kit. Lancaston or Shackaster.
By using the Shackleton fuselage , engines and twin tail fins with the Lancaster wing and guns. The nose would be extended to house the gun turret.

I'd like to build the Avro Shackleton MR.I by using the AlleyCat conversion.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 11, 2017, 05:18:22 am
This might sound weird, fitting the Revell 1/72 Breguet Br1150 Atlantic with four Rolls-Royce Griffon engines instead of the two RR Tyne's.
I have seen line drawings of the Atlantic fitted with a pair of turbofan engines.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on June 11, 2017, 05:51:06 am
i have a lot of plans for 1/144 and 1/72 stuff, mostly realworld.

at the moment, im wrking on a 1/72 Junkers EF128 as part of my Luft46 collection, might be more coming up soon.

in WHIF, i have various plans.

in 1/144 im planning RAF an F-104K Starfighter F.Mk.3, FAA E-2C Hawkeye EAW.2, unknown Vicker Vanguard variants (Transport, AEW or MPA), Airbus A320 in RAF Air Support Command colors, replacement for the V-Force (Vanquish B.1 (Concorde Bomber with external Skybolt missiles (RetroKit)) and Vindicator B.1 (unknown bomber variant, propably an A320 or VC-10 based bomber).

other plans include a 1/72 Belgian Vampire FB.15 (based on the T.11), Jet Provost, H135M, Tiger-MRH, F-35A, A400M (in 1/72 and 1/144).
next in line is an Airbus A300-MRTT and A400M, both in 1/144.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Librarian on June 11, 2017, 05:54:43 am
When all else fails....a wall!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 11, 2017, 03:40:25 pm
I really don't know.  tempted to pack it all away for a bit.  Just not happy with quite a few builds.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2017, 06:51:50 am
When I get home get back to the interrupted builds and then a couple of butterfly tail 109's
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 12, 2017, 06:13:36 pm
Add the tail of one to a late model airframe.  A G-10 or K perhaps.  Possibly an S-199.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on June 12, 2017, 09:30:38 pm
I've been thinking about getting the Vee tail kit and bashing it with the long winged kit.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 12, 2017, 11:09:46 pm
There's some concept artwork of a VC10 with a double-bubble fuselage from the HS/BAe Nimrod. I have both kits in 1/72 vacform. I would go for the maritime patrol version.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on June 13, 2017, 02:47:19 pm
If I ever get my mojo back, revised Luftpanzer 1 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,36828.msg730794.html#msg730794), with Panther suspension (rear drive sprockets) and 88 or 105mm armed Sheridan turret.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 13, 2017, 04:29:32 pm
Define 'near'.............

I've just re-started work on my Mach2 Martin Seamaster. Woe, oh woe is me............  :banghead:

I'm not sure whether it will be continued or moved to feature in yet another version of this thread in years to come, every single part just doesn't fit, to ANY other part!!!!  :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on June 14, 2017, 04:33:11 am
Whilst recovering from surgery.....a Lindberg Douglas Stiletto in His Majesty's Spaceforce  colours as an exoatmosphere interceptor  ......and possibly a 1/48 Gladiator as flown by the Royal Marines in Norway in 1940
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2017, 05:11:22 am
I've been thinking about getting the Vee tail kit and bashing it with the long winged kit.

Well both the AZ V tail 109's and H kits are very nice and come with loads of spares. You could quite easily do a "mix and match", end up with two different models that might confuse a few and still have loads left  :thumbsup:
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Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2017, 02:24:57 am
I've been thinking about getting the Vee tail kit and bashing it with the long winged kit.

Well both the AZ V tail 109's and H kits are very nice and come with loads of spares. You could quite easily do a "mix and match", end up with two different models that might confuse a few and still have loads left  :thumbsup:

How would a vee tail perform at altitude?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Scotaidh on June 23, 2017, 01:04:28 pm
I've been thinking about getting the Vee tail kit and bashing it with the long winged kit.

Well both the AZ V tail 109's and H kits are very nice and come with loads of spares. You could quite easily do a "mix and match", end up with two different models that might confuse a few and still have loads left  :thumbsup:

How would a vee tail perform at altitude?

I always liked the look of a V tail, but no-one can ever tell me why they don't do a Y tail instead of a V.  The lower extension would provide a place for the tail wheel as well as a lot of stability, and provide more of a nose-down attitude, improving the pilot's forward view.  I may have to do a Spit with a Y tail ...
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Post by: PR19_Kit on June 23, 2017, 01:27:13 pm

I always liked the look of a V tail, but no-one can ever tell me why they don't do a Y tail instead of a V.  The lower extension would provide a place for the tail wheel as well as a lot of stability, and provide more of a nose-down attitude, improving the pilot's forward view.  I may have to do a Spit with a Y tail ...


Somebody did once, with the Planet Satellite, although they didn't use the Y bit for a tailwheel. It looked terrific, but sadly wasn't strong enough and was overstressed after its first landing.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/4304/IKF1R5.jpg)
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Post by: Scotaidh on June 25, 2017, 05:27:53 am

I always liked the look of a V tail, but no-one can ever tell me why they don't do a Y tail instead of a V.  The lower extension would provide a place for the tail wheel as well as a lot of stability, and provide more of a nose-down attitude, improving the pilot's forward view.  I may have to do a Spit with a Y tail ...


Somebody did once, with the Planet Satellite, although they didn't use the Y bit for a tailwheel. It looked terrific, but sadly wasn't strong enough and was overstressed after its first landing.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/4304/IKF1R5.jpg)

That's very nice! It rather seems to me to be Italian - do you know what it was called and who made it? 
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on June 25, 2017, 08:20:43 am
British design, but I can see why you could think it was Italian. Very stylish  :thumbsup:

More info on this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Satellite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Satellite)

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 25, 2017, 12:46:52 pm
I wouldn't mind having a crack at the 1/72 Super Frelon, seems to be over looked in my Mach2 theme builds.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 25, 2017, 03:17:28 pm
Just had an idea for the Jaguar E-type fastback 2+2 coupe. Convert it into a panel van. As is the trend for small hatchbacks to become vans.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 26, 2017, 07:50:10 am
Got an idea for my 1/24 or 1/25 Batmobile from the television show.
To turn it into the Hogwartsl taxi for the stranded witch or wizard traveling alone.
By extending the wings of the Batmobile both on the fenders and at the side.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 26, 2017, 07:52:59 am

That's very nice! It rather seems to me to be Italian - do you know what it was called and who made it?


Erm, I explained all that in the text above the pic..................
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 09, 2017, 09:19:37 pm
The  Yak-141/41 Freestyle looks whiffable to turn it into a fighter/bomber.
The VTOL parts could be used on an F-16 or something similar.
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Post by: McColm on January 11, 2018, 11:18:12 am

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SCATNgnqy14/TyFa8YGd36I/AAAAAAAACLE/apWxiP4LFLw/s1600/c1be3f2c-543a-4aeb-b72d-f185ff69fa38.Full.jpg)


That has a certain 'Airship Feel' to it. Perhaps it's the ultra-wide cabin, for those days anyway?
I've made something similar out of the 1/72 X/YB-35. I had to turn the build upside down as I had taken a chunk out of the floor of the fuselage. I have cut out the wheel wells and added seats. There's seating in the middle about 90 in total. I've mounted the Flying Wing in the fuselage of a Mach2 Martin SeaMaster, with a new front bit from an Airfix BAe Nimrod. I know that I should have kept the cockpit from the kit but I had fitted this with the resin Cammett BAe Nimrod AEW radome. V-tail and C-130 main landing gear. Strange combination but it works.
I'm going to have to hang this build from a beam in the ceiling as there's no where else to put it.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on January 11, 2018, 12:01:10 pm
I quite fancy building something to beyond an inch of completion for a change. I have done two recently that have gone A over T and said fubar being something difficult to put right. I knew I should have stuck with armour  :banghead:
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on January 12, 2018, 02:33:36 am
I knew I should have stuck with armour  :banghead:

Yup, where "errors" don't exist; merely more or less weathering & battle damage. ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 12, 2018, 02:56:11 am
I knew I should have stuck with armour  :banghead:

Yup, where "errors" don't exist; merely more or less weathering & battle damage. ;D

Concur!!  :thumbsup:


But some of them 'wingy-thingys' are jest soo Purty...  :wub:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on January 14, 2018, 03:42:52 am
I seem to have accumulated a number of F-16's, so they are all going tow get some major and subtle modifications. Some are going to be delta winged as a progression of the XL version. All USMC or navy aircraft
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 14, 2018, 11:28:03 am
Been on line and the AROnline website caught my eye.
They have articles of post-production cars all be it for the British market with export possibilities.
Getting hold of anything in plastic especially British Leyland or BMC in 1/24 or 1/25 is proving difficult unless the vehicle was used in motorsport.
I would have thought Honda would be a good starting point but these too are limited.
From time to time a resin bodyshell  turns up which just needs a donor kit.
Just found Megahobby.com,  Jim Flinstone does a range of  1/24 and 1/25 resin car bodies which might help or be a good start for future Whiffs.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: AS.12 on January 14, 2018, 01:53:12 pm
Came across the Swiss FFA P-16 ground attack aircraft. Looks like the Swift at certain angles. JETS magazine pages 68-73 July/August 2015.

When the Swiss Mirage project had stalled in the mid-1960s, GE offered a J79 on lease ( free? ) for FFA to relaunch the P-16.  I think it was proposed as AJ-79 and would have switched over to export once the Swiss Mirages finally entered service.

Would have made a great attack complement to the Mirage III.


The original P-16 had some flight-critical Lear avionics onboard, hence the Lear Jr test-flights.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on January 14, 2018, 02:30:43 pm
Came across the Swiss FFA P-16 ground attack aircraft. Looks like the Swift at certain angles. JETS magazine pages 68-73 July/August 2015.

When the Swiss Mirage project had stalled in the mid-1960s, GE offered a J79 on lease ( free? ) for FFA to relaunch the P-16.  I think it was proposed as AJ-79 and would have switched over to export once the Swiss Mirages finally entered service.

Would have made a great attack complement to the Mirage III.


The original P-16 had some flight-critical Lear avionics onboard, hence the Lear Jr test-flights.

And there is/was a 1/72 kit of it available at some point in time.

http://internationalresinmodellers.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/FFA_P-16_box_art_61231919_std.80224350_std.jpg
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 14, 2018, 04:52:50 pm

The original P-16 had some flight-critical Lear avionics onboard, hence the Lear Jr test-flights.


The first Lear Jet's wings were developed from the P-16's design too. What goes around comes around.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: AS.12 on January 14, 2018, 11:26:21 pm
Found this reference to proposed re-engined P-16s.

"Engines foreseen for propelling some future variants"

Quote
Moteurs prévus pour propulser de futures variantes :

P-16-AA-7 – turboréacteur SNECMA Atar 9C (4'300 - 6’000kg/p)

P-16-AJ-7 - turboréacteur General Electric J79 (4'300 - 6’700kg/p)

P-16-AR-7 - turboréacteur Rolls-Royce RB.168 (4'900 – 8’000kg/p)

https://www.aviationsmilitaires.net/v2/base/view/Model/869.html



Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 27, 2018, 09:24:35 am
Big British twins and heavies as transports.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 27, 2018, 10:02:49 am
I was thinking of converting the Revell  1/72 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 into the MR.2 variant. Got some leftover parts from the AeroClub mixed media set.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 27, 2018, 10:16:41 am
Erm, why?  Just buy the Airfix MR2 off the shelf!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Knightflyer on February 27, 2018, 10:49:40 am
I was thinking of converting the Revell  1/72 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 into the MR.2 variant. Got some leftover parts from the AeroClub mixed media set.
Erm, why?  Just buy the Airfix MR2 off the shelf!

Because he has the bits, doesn't want to buy the Airfix kit .....and being McColm doesn't believe in doing the straightforward easy option?!  ;) ;D :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 27, 2018, 02:08:07 pm
I was thinking of converting the Revell  1/72 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 into the MR.2 variant. Got some leftover parts from the AeroClub mixed media set.
Erm, why?  Just buy the Airfix MR2 off the shelf!

Because he has the bits, doesn't want to buy the Airfix kit .....and being McColm doesn't believe in doing the straightforward easy option?!  ;) ;D :o
I've got the Airfix Avro Shackleton MR.2 in the stash and I will use that with the AlleyCat MR.1/T.4 conversion set to build the MR.1 Shackleton as the Revell kit is too wide for the new nose to fit.
I also have a Frog MR.3 to complete the set.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 25, 2018, 04:09:46 am
My intentions are to build the kits in my stash first before buying anything new or secondhand. 
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on March 25, 2018, 07:47:44 am
A Gloster Javelin in Fleet Air Arm colours (but which squadron...?) and a 12 inch to the foot scale raised vegetable bed for Madame Rheged.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: JayBee on March 25, 2018, 08:47:20 am
My intentions are to build the kits in my stash first before buying anything new or secondhand.

HA!, HA!, HA!, HA!, HA!, HA!, HA!, HA!, HA! Expires laughing.  :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Thorvic on March 25, 2018, 01:28:33 pm
A Gloster Javelin in Fleet Air Arm colours (but which squadron...?) and a 12 inch to the foot scale raised vegetable bed for Madame Rheged.

802 Sqdn which has a Winged Spear (which is about as close to a javelin you'll find on the FAA Squadron symbology)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on March 25, 2018, 01:58:01 pm
A Gloster Javelin in Fleet Air Arm colours (but which squadron...?) and a 12 inch to the foot scale raised vegetable bed for Madame Rheged.

802 Sqdn which has a Winged Spear (which is about as close to a javelin you'll find on the FAA Squadron symbology)

Thank you!!  That will do nicely.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 26, 2018, 12:42:16 am
and a 12 inch to the foot scale raised vegetable bed for Madame Rheged.

Thinking you'd best get onto that before much else; got to keep ''Er Indoors' happy.  ;)

My intentions are to build the kits in my stash first before buying anything new or secondhand. 

Yeah, I keep having good intentions like that, too - then I find some bargain or other, or something that "It would be criminal not to get at that price", and away I go again...  :banghead:

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on March 28, 2018, 01:36:51 am
Got an idea to convert the Mach2 Martin SeaMaster into a landplane. That means buying another kit and I've seen one at a bargain price.
My first thought was to remove the V-shaped hull and scratch build a weapons bay or new lower fuselage. As I really want to build an airliner  and a bomber version. The main landing gear would be housed in the wings.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on March 28, 2018, 06:09:16 am
im recently in a WW2 building phase, having recently completed and restored a number of WW2 themed models.
this has got me thinking and im currently looking to revive an older plan, a 1/144 German escort carrier, with Bf109 (of Fw.190) and Ju-87 on board.

other projects planned are a number of Belgian Army vehicles and aircraft, including S-300 missile systems, hummers,...
there are also a number of civilian aircraft on the drawing board, and a Luft'46 Tu-95 dressed up as an AmerikaBomber.
as far as RAF themed models go, the F-104K and Vanguard AEW are also on the list, but im also looking at potential EF Typhoon alternatives, including F-15D, F-14A/D or F-16C's. there is also a F-117C in the planning.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on April 07, 2018, 08:23:38 am
I'm thinking along the lines of building an AWACS version of the 1/144 Boeing
737-800 not the E-7 Wedgetail but an alternative using some of the Contrails Models P-8A Poseidon parts, the remaining parts will be used on the Lindberg 1/96 Handley Page Victor.
 The Trumpeter Ilyushin IL-78 Midas will be fitted with a rear radome as an alternative to the Beriev A-50.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 28, 2018, 12:38:48 am
I thought I saw something Soviet with the Rotodome on top of the fin? May be an option?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dingg on May 15, 2018, 01:10:09 pm
I think the next one will be 1/72 Yatsenko I-28
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 16, 2018, 12:55:36 am
I thought I saw something Soviet with the Rotodome on top of the fin? May be an option?
I've built a few of them myself. The trick is to use a metal pin to hold the rotodome in place.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on May 17, 2018, 07:00:40 am
Based on the Australian 1956 Bentley S1 Ute conversion, using the 1/24 Minicraft Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud as the donor kit.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 26, 2018, 12:30:00 pm
I can't afford the 1/72 Hasegawa Lancaster ASR MK 3/GR3 kit with resin Mk 2A lifeboat . So I'll wait for the Freightdog conversion set. I hope that this includes the upper turret plug, Merlin 224 engines and propellers. There's an article on the Lifesaving Lancaster in  Scale Aircraft Modeling- Volume 28 Number 3.
 Failing that the Vickers Warwick ASR Mk I would be an interesting build but the only kit available is the vacform Contrail in 1/72 scale.
Perhaps the Vickers Wellington, or Hadley Page Halifax would make suitable whiffs. Stirling's and the B-17 in Coastal Command colours.
The B-29 Washington is another whiff. Not forgetting the Avro Shackleton MR1 and MR2. I'm thinking the MR3. Maybe the ground clearance might be an issue. But if you use the Mk2 bomb bay doors and fit them the other way around then the problem is solved.
DC-3,to DC-6 are also on my list.
 I had a crazy idea of fitting a pair of floats on a F-4 Phantom.
Not a whiff but adding skis to a 1/72 Antonov An-12 Cub.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on October 26, 2018, 01:01:26 pm
well, with Belgium announcing ysterday that we are going to buy the F-35A, i got the Italeri kit (with the belgian roundels & finflash) out of the stash. no serials in the box, so im thinking of using the FX-** serials from a F-104G decal set.

other project i have planned in 1/72 are various Luft'46 and modern Soviet/Russian aircraft (Su-47, Su-57, Mig-37 and Mig-39).
i also recently got a pair of 1/72 S-300 missile- and radar trucks, and im planning on building those in Belgian Army colors.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 21, 2018, 04:54:29 pm
Not a new whiff but a turbofan powered Airbus A400M, I think there is a 1/144 scale kit. If there is I could swap the engines over with the C-17.
 Another non-whiff that never entered service is the Roden 1/144 C-141B AEW & C, using one of the S + M Model AWACS sets.
As Cammett/ Mastercaster isn't producing the BAe Nimrod AEW set anymore, a possible scratch build diorama exposing the radar without the nose cone.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on December 21, 2018, 08:58:39 pm
Might be able to build the RF-23 whiff I’ve had in the back of my brain for a long time. Maybe I’ll paint it black with red markings. Sort of an SR-71 look. Although now that I think of it SR-71 markings were white..... I think...... I blame the pain meds!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on December 21, 2018, 11:49:22 pm
2019?  Well i'm hoping the Alt. Flight GB will mean I finally get my Rotodyne 2.0 built.  I have the required parts (Harrier, Beagle, Warthog...) but there is one major design issue which I think will have to be solved by the ancient technique of makei-tupa-syougo.
Also, big jobs.  I need to build some of the larger 1/72 aircraft kits I keep buying so I can free up space to buy more.


Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on December 22, 2018, 01:36:00 am
Not a new whiff but a turbofan powered Airbus A400M, I think there is a 1/144 scale kit. If there is I could swap the engines over with the C-17.

indeed, Revell has one, im building one right now (nearly completed), turbofan conversion should be easy  :mellow:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on December 22, 2018, 01:43:11 am
I need to build some of the larger 1/72 aircraft kits I keep buying so I can free up space to buy more.

Only problem with that, as I have discovered, is that whilst it frees space up in "the stash" it reduces space in the display area or the top of the wardrobe etc wherever you put finished kits. And then what do we do ? Why we buy another kit to fill that hole in "the stash" we have just made of course  :angel:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on December 22, 2018, 02:30:10 am
I need to build some of the larger 1/72 aircraft kits I keep buying so I can free up space to buy more.

Only problem with that, as I have discovered, is that whilst it frees space up in "the stash" it reduces space in the display area or the top of the wardrobe etc wherever you put finished kits. And then what do we do ? Why we buy another kit to fill that hole in "the stash" we have just made of course  :angel:

Well the B-36 will almost certainly have to be hung from the shed roof.  An annual dusting and de-spidering ceremony will have to be conducted.
Mrs z will stand to attention and salute while I, wearing white gloves and spit shined thongs, lower it via an intricate pulley system into a specially constricted (sic) cradle.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Scotaidh on December 22, 2018, 04:50:50 am
I still have most of my 2018 list intact ...  :(  In fact, I only got one of thirteen done.  :/  So, I'll be trying to finish do more of that, plus the other things that I've given myself to do.

Some (because others will pop-up) of those include:

>  The Quonset Point Air Museum is dead, but I still have their old website up and I'd like to re-create some of their aircraft, as they had some unique types, like their Grumman C-1 COD with the twin-tail.
>  I have plans for an asymmetric Hampden
>  a nose-intake F-16
>  a tilt-rotor Belvedere
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on December 23, 2018, 05:01:28 am

 An annual dusting and de-spidering ceremony will have to be conducted.


I would have thought the latter part of that ceremony could get quite dangerous in your part of the world ?  ;)

Meanwhile I have no hard plans as such, some ideas, of which some will get done whilst others will not. I'll go with the flow.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on December 23, 2018, 06:36:10 am

Well the B-36 will almost certainly have to be hung from the shed roof.  An annual dusting and de-spidering ceremony will have to be conducted.
Mrs z will stand to attention and salute while I, wearing white gloves and spit shined thongs, lower it via an intricate pulley system into a specially constricted (sic) cradle.

Like this perhaps ?

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/935f60d0-fd8e-4404-a778-dbcb63c67d75.jpg)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/c2974116-ef8e-4d8d-81bc-0ef5a5d2efe6.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on December 23, 2018, 06:46:15 am


Well the B-36 will almost certainly have to be hung from the shed roof.  An annual dusting and de-spidering ceremony will have to be conducted.
Mrs z will stand to attention and salute while I, wearing white gloves and spit shined thongs, lower it via an intricate pulley system into a specially constricted (sic) cradle.

Can we expect edited highlights of this unique and fascinating  ceremonial event to be annually broadcast internationally; or at very least, photos posted here?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Scotaidh on December 23, 2018, 10:54:39 am


Well the B-36 will almost certainly have to be hung from the shed roof.  An annual dusting and de-spidering ceremony will have to be conducted.
Mrs z will stand to attention and salute while I, wearing white gloves and spit shined thongs, lower it via an intricate pulley system into a specially constricted (sic) cradle.

Can we expect edited highlights of this unique and fascinating  ceremonial event to be annually broadcast internationally; or at very least, photos posted here?

I believe that by "thongs", Mr. Z is in fact referring to what we in the US call "flip flops" - beach shoes consisting of a foam sole and either fabric or plastic straps which go over the insoles of one's feet (and possibly between the big and next toes) to keep them on. 

We call them flip flops because as one walks the sole of the 'shoe' stays on the ground until the entire foot is lifted, when the sole of the 'shoe' flips up, impacting the heel of one's foot, causing a "flop" sound. 

Other folks call them 'thongs' because of the strips of material - thongs - that hold them to the foot.

Mr. Z, here in the US a thong is a barely-there contraption of cloth strips draped about the waist and buttocks.  They seem to be most often worn by women seeking the attention of men so they, the women, can be then outraged by the 'inappropriate behaviour' directed at their nether regions, allowing the hapless males to be branded as "perverts". 

Why this is socially acceptable I could not say.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 23, 2018, 12:27:00 pm
Possible Cold War warriors that the Royal Air Force should have put into service, like the F/A-18 D as an interceptor. I know that it can't fly at Mach2 and has to wait for the enemy to get a bit closer before engagement, likewise they should have bought the Su-27 and Yak-141. In exchange for the BAe Hawk trainer and BAe Nimrod AEW. 3, maybe a few Sea Harriers.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 25, 2018, 07:29:53 pm
Now that the Brother-in-Law's Christmas F-302 is done (well, bar the ordnance, but that's a detail), I hope to finish some of the stuff on the go from earlier in the year:

ANARE M-29 Weasel - just getting up the courage to drill and pin the tracks to the base.
Rework of the old Ancient 1st edition Tamiya Kubelwagen.
Kiwi M4 Firefly - assembled but needs paint and copious stowage.
Basing the Shorland and crew I converted for it.
Kiwi SWB Land Rover in Vietnam - vehicle getting there, but the crew are still being fettled with... oops, that sounded dodgier than I meant it to...  :rolleyes:

And I may get started on a few: the Ceres Ag-sprayer from a Harvard; converting the Hawk 200 from a Matchbox Red Arrows kit; maybe a couple of NERF conversions/paint jobs I have been meaning to do for ages.
I have a plan for a Retro-style hover car, and have a suitable Driver - or bits I can use to make her from - but it's finding something suitable to base it on which is causing trouble; I may have to scratch the whole thing, we'll see.
I also hope to try out the Green Stuff World blue mould making bars I got a while ago.

That's just for starters of course, and probably lots of other things will jump the queue - whether they get finished is anyone's guess, and when all is said and done this whole plan could be subject to complete revision/cancellation without notice, but such is the life of a Model Maker.   :banghead:

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 25, 2018, 07:46:56 pm
The Avro Lincoln Mk31 long nose in RAF colours, the one that Coastal Command didn't fly.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on December 25, 2018, 08:41:06 pm
WHIF ideas I'm kicking around for orly 2019 include:

RN Rafale, HMS Queen Liz, 2019
USAAC Hawker Typhoon, Europe 1944-45
USAAC Meteor
USMC Hawker Sea Hawk
RN F9F Panther
USAFE Tornado Wild Weasel
RAF F-14
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on December 26, 2018, 01:38:40 am
Finish the ongoing builds mentioned in my profile, plus a couple of Proctor-based ideas.  Oh and other stuff too.

So basically whatever takes my fancy!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on December 26, 2018, 03:58:42 am

So basically whatever takes my fancy!

I adopted that principle a few years ago  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on December 26, 2018, 05:01:45 am
i have a lot of build from 2018 (and past years) that i havent built yet or partially started.
but one of the new projects im planning in a 1/72 Mig-21MF in Khemed markings and a desert camo.
right now, im looking at building a number of civilian WHIF projects, including 1 or 2 Lufthansa'46 themed builds.
there's also a number of Luft'46 Amerikabombers planned in 1/72 and 1/144 scale.

but my first order of bussiness for 2019 is to finish the (too many) ones that are already on the bench  :mellow:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on December 27, 2018, 09:30:57 am
I want to get my two Arrow builds finished, then, after I have rearranged my display space and made some more shelves, start building some aircraft again. Notably the Henschel HS P89 when it arrives. I also want to build the rest of my mirage variants, of which I have at least twelve. Also my prototype mig fighters, as production aircraft, in the service of the cartel air force. I think I will have to store a load of my builds too.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on December 27, 2018, 07:59:30 pm
So many things to finish!!
Then maybe an RF-23.......
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 28, 2018, 01:12:11 am
well im hoping to get the chally 2 finished and after that,  some thing, anything from the pile  :banghead:
TSR 2s, project Gate, wargames figs, ting spaceships, anything.  Just to try and get something done
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Scotaidh on December 28, 2018, 03:24:50 am
well im hoping to get the chally 2 finished and after that,  some thing, anything from the pile  :banghead:
TSR 2s, project Gate, wargames figs, ting spaceships, anything.  Just to try and get something done

What's the "chally 2", may I ask?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on December 28, 2018, 07:34:52 am
well im hoping to get the chally 2 finished and after that,  some thing, anything from the pile  :banghead:
TSR 2s, project Gate, wargames figs, ting spaceships, anything.  Just to try and get something done

What's the "chally 2", may I ask?

Challenger 2  main battle tank    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenger_2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenger_2)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Doug K on December 28, 2018, 08:42:53 am
I've a weird mash-up of a Matchbox Tempest and a PM Sea Fury about to be decaled.

Basically using up some old bits from 2 not very good kits (though I have always had a soft spot for the Matchbox Tempest).
I've reused the Centauruses in numerous other builds (hence the left over Sabre nose from the Defiant build earlier in the year).
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 29, 2018, 01:41:07 am
Scotaidh,  yup as Rheged said its an airfix 1:35 Challenger 2 real world, in green,  as part of my All the UK tanks used project.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on December 29, 2018, 04:19:43 am
Scotaidh,  yup as Rheged said its an airfix 1:35 Challenger 2 real world, in green,  as part of my All the UK tanks used project.   :thumbsup:

So...TOG II* will be in there?  Or is that more Royal Navy :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 29, 2018, 07:46:43 am
My version of the Avro Stork , using the Airfix Avro Shackleton MR.2 and the Monogram Grumman Albatross.
Plus spares.
I have removed the bomb bay and flattened the underside. The Stork has the tail and wings from the Albatross. All the other main parts will come from the Shackleton.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 30, 2018, 01:52:15 am
scooter,   TOG is rather a long way off but is something id like, its a plan that tends to slowly proceed, as its neither urgent, overpowering or very serious,  just " id like to do this" and a general end destination  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on December 30, 2018, 01:57:14 am
scooter,   TOG is rather a long way off but is something id like, its a plan that tends to slowly proceed, as its neither urgent, overpowering or very serious,  just " id like to do this" and a general end destination  :thumbsup:

Sort of like a TOG in battle- proceeds slowly, certainly isn't urgent, overpowering or very serious. :wacko:

I will say this- the TOG makes for a great scaleorama'd landship.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on December 30, 2018, 05:21:31 am

I believe that by "thongs", Mr. Z is in fact referring to what we in the US call "flip flops" - beach shoes consisting of a foam sole and either fabric or plastic straps which go over the insoles of one's feet (and possibly between the big and next toes) to keep them on. 

We call them flip flops because as one walks the sole of the 'shoe' stays on the ground until the entire foot is lifted, when the sole of the 'shoe' flips up, impacting the heel of one's foot, causing a "flop" sound. 

Other folks call them 'thongs' because of the strips of material - thongs - that hold them to the foot.

Mr. Z, here in the US a thong is a barely-there contraption of cloth strips draped about the waist and buttocks.  They seem to be most often worn by women seeking the attention of men so they, the women, can be then outraged by the 'inappropriate behaviour' directed at their nether regions, allowing the hapless males to be branded as "perverts". 

Why this is socially acceptable I could not say.

UK's highest concentration of thongs:
(https://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff90/kitbasher_2007/general/IMG_4922_zpskan6hiup.jpg) (https://s240.photobucket.com/user/kitbasher_2007/media/general/IMG_4922_zpskan6hiup.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on December 30, 2018, 05:27:29 am
Compo and Thongs ??????  :o ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Scotaidh on December 31, 2018, 04:13:36 am

I believe that by "thongs", Mr. Z is in fact referring to what we in the US call "flip flops" - beach shoes consisting of a foam sole and either fabric or plastic straps which go over the insoles of one's feet (and possibly between the big and next toes) to keep them on. 

We call them flip flops because as one walks the sole of the 'shoe' stays on the ground until the entire foot is lifted, when the sole of the 'shoe' flips up, impacting the heel of one's foot, causing a "flop" sound. 

Other folks call them 'thongs' because of the strips of material - thongs - that hold them to the foot.

Mr. Z, here in the US a thong is a barely-there contraption of cloth strips draped about the waist and buttocks.  They seem to be most often worn by women seeking the attention of men so they, the women, can be then outraged by the 'inappropriate behaviour' directed at their nether regions, allowing the hapless males to be branded as "perverts". 

Why this is socially acceptable I could not say.

UK's highest concentration of thongs:
(https://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff90/kitbasher_2007/general/IMG_4922_zpskan6hiup.jpg) (https://s240.photobucket.com/user/kitbasher_2007/media/general/IMG_4922_zpskan6hiup.jpg.html)

Is it just my evil mind that loves the proximity of Upperthong, Netherthong, and Thongsbridge to Brockholes ...  :wacko:  And here I thought that 'Brockhole' was only a Calcutta thing ...  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on December 31, 2018, 04:41:09 am
Isn't a brockhole a badgers arse?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on December 31, 2018, 06:14:37 am


Well the B-36 will almost certainly have to be hung from the shed roof.  An annual dusting and de-spidering ceremony will have to be conducted.
Mrs z will stand to attention and salute while I, wearing white gloves and spit shined thongs, lower it via an intricate pulley system into a specially constricted (sic) cradle.

Can we expect edited highlights of this unique and fascinating  ceremonial event to be annually broadcast internationally; or at very least, photos posted here?

I believe that by "thongs", Mr. Z is in fact referring to what we in the US call "flip flops" - beach shoes consisting of a foam sole and either fabric or plastic straps which go over the insoles of one's feet (and possibly between the big and next toes) to keep them on. 

We call them flip flops because as one walks the sole of the 'shoe' stays on the ground until the entire foot is lifted, when the sole of the 'shoe' flips up, impacting the heel of one's foot, causing a "flop" sound. 

Other folks call them 'thongs' because of the strips of material - thongs - that hold them to the foot.

Mr. Z, here in the US a thong is a barely-there contraption of cloth strips draped about the waist and buttocks.  They seem to be most often worn by women seeking the attention of men so they, the women, can be then outraged by the 'inappropriate behaviour' directed at their nether regions, allowing the hapless males to be branded as "perverts". 

Why this is socially acceptable I could not say.

Meh, I just call them shower shoes
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on December 31, 2018, 06:57:51 am
There is a Brockholes, not far from me on the outskirts of Preston Lancashire, I will have to look up the meaning of its name now.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on January 01, 2019, 02:46:42 am
There is a Brockholes, not far from me on the outskirts of Preston Lancashire, I will have to look up the meaning of its name now.

I would hazard a guess that it's origins lie in there once being a large number of badger setts in the area.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on January 01, 2019, 04:01:49 am
There is a Brockholes, not far from me on the outskirts of Preston Lancashire, I will have to look up the meaning of its name now.

I would hazard a guess that it's origins lie in there once being a large number of badger setts in the area.

You would guess accurately.That's how Brockhole House on Windemere got its name. There still are badger setts in the grounds.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on January 01, 2019, 05:38:42 am
There is a big man made lake at Brockholes near Preston, it was dug out to extract the sand, then made into a nature reserve.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on January 01, 2019, 08:07:01 am
a new year brings new builds, and the first ones for 2019 are already underway  :mellow:

in progress:
-1/144 Messerschmitt Bf109e (Bordurian AF, awaiting decals)
-1/144 Junkers Ju87D Stuka (Bordurian AF, awaiting decals)
-1/144 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (RW Belgian AF, awaiting decals)
-1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Soviet AF, in paintshop)
-1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V (RW RAF, in paintshop)
-1/144 British fighter project ? (WIP)
-1/144 Piper Enforcer Mk.II (WIP)

planned:
-Mikoyan Mig-21MF "Khemed"
-.....
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 01, 2019, 07:52:16 pm
A tailless Avro Shackleton based on a concept by Convair back in 1943 .
One of the rival bids  for the replacement of the Lockheed PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon.
 Convair went down the tailless twin-engine patrol route but what if the USNavy had chosen the Avro Shackleton instead of the Neptune.
 The tailless Shackleton concept looks better as a 4 engined bomber./ attack aircraft.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 21, 2019, 12:03:39 am
With the 75th anniversary of D-Day this year and the largest gathering of  Dakotas at Duxford it's only fitting that I attempt to build one in 1/72 scale. Whether I go down the route of acquiring the  Alley Cat improvement sets or  merely change the engines to a pair of  Rolls-Royce Griffons remains to be seen.
There are many anniversaries of the Cold War happening this year as well, The  Berlin Air  Lift also conjures up real world of whiff world possibilities. I do have two vacform 1/72 Avro York kits one of which is in the process of being turned into the Avro Yorktown using various parts from Shackleton kits whilst the other one could be based on an actual aircraft that took part during the crisis.
I now have a vacform 1/72 Avro Lincoln in the stash. The  Lincolnian appeals to me but with the extended nose and S+M Model nose and tai cones. I do have a pair of Lincoln style resin twin fins and the engines from the D.J Parkins Lincoln set. A refuelling tanker seems the likely option.
 A four seater  BAC Lightning based on the  T55 .
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 22, 2019, 03:06:29 am
I've done some work on a Shackleton that's going to be an extended war electronic warfare aircraft with 100 Group, probably with one of the units that flew B17s.

Still unsure of the scheme - either the standard Dark Earth/Dark Green/Night scheme or the post war MSG/Night scheme.  I'm inclined toward the latter, but I know I'll be doing a post was ELINT bird with 198 Sqn (instead of the Lincoln they had OTL) and that'll be in the same scheme, so the ED/DG/Night would make it stand out a bit more.

The fuselage is nearly ready to close up before I start doing any cutting to the nose and tail.  The wings are done to the filler stage.

The next Shatipuss is going to be a Met Flight aircraft, although I really should get the Revell AEW2 to the primer stage.  Really dislike that kit.  I don't think it's as good as the Airfix one and the two unstarted in the stash are wing donors for my Tudor programme.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 22, 2019, 07:35:19 am
Just had another idea for the Avro Shackleton to kitbash it with a B-24 Liberator  or Privateer.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 23, 2019, 11:24:26 pm
I saw something on one of the  YouTube  videos of  Area 51 2018-2019, it looked to me as if the donor aircraft was an F-18. The nose had been stretched to carry a recce pod or SLAR, forward facing conards and the wings looked like they had sections of the  F-4 Phantom added to them.  I couldn't tell if it was a single or two seater. I think that I might have a  Airfix 1/72 F-18A/B Hornet in the stash.
On the same video there was a sketch of a  B-222 not the  Blohm & Voss BV-222 flying boat but a B-2 on steroids.
A Avro Vulcan and Northrop  B-2 Spirit kitbash possibly in 1/144 scale.
Another  Air Car Ferry  using the  vacform  BV-222 kit.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Radish on February 25, 2019, 12:01:23 pm
An X-Wing Fish....1/1

A dead VW Beetle....1/24

An all over PINK P-40M,  1/48.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on February 25, 2019, 01:39:27 pm

A dead VW Beetle....1/24

With or without rust? :wacko:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 25, 2019, 11:59:31 pm
Do one inspired by D'Israeli & Edington's "Scarlet Traces" graphic novel; on it's back, with Bio-Mechanical legs waving in the air, instead of wheels! ;D :o :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on February 27, 2019, 06:22:26 am
After having a root through my stash and finding some kits that I thought I had sold years ago, I have decided to build some interceptors, based on British experimental aircraft, I can I suppose include my Arvo Archer, when I finally get the thing finished. The other aircraft I am going to include are Boulton Paul P 120/P111, Fairey Delta II, and an SR-53, all in 1/72nd scale. I might even add a couple of aircraft that are available through Colin at Freightdog, and maybe completely made up aircraft or two we shall see. Some if not most will be RAF, and some will be FAA. I just fancy a change from my cartel/ Honduras stuff.
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 28, 2019, 06:05:11 am
Change is as good as a rest  ;) ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on June 15, 2019, 10:01:28 am
The transport version of the B-29 with decals representing the windows and doors.  I will use the paint guide from the Airfix Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V along with the British Overseas  Aircraft  Corporation decals.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 07, 2019, 01:23:21 am
Having seen the 1/72 Saunders Roe Princess flying boat on eBay and the artwork,  it looks as though I could use the Academy Boeing C-97 kitbashed with the Revell Blohm & Voss BV-222.  The engines might be a problem but I can always use the ones from the C-97 and keep the original wings.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on July 07, 2019, 01:35:15 am
there's alot of new future building plans being made here, but i had to cut them back a bit due to recent events.

first up, is a whole lot of Area 88 themed aircraft (inspired by Strobez's builds). at least 33 models are planned in the long term and the near future, the first series is expected to begin shortly.

in 1/72, i have revived a number of older build plans, with my airbrushing skills getting better, im ready to take on some newold projects.
most obvious is my Future Belgian military themed models, with both the Army, Air Force and Navy getting new equipment, including Tiger-ARH, H135M (Air force & Navy versions), S-300 SAM systems (radar and missile trucks), Hummer (already under assembly), F-35A (realworld), A400M (realworld, both in 1/72 ad 1/144).....

of course i already have some new Luft46 builds on the go aswell  :mellow:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on July 07, 2019, 07:41:27 am
Looking at sports themed projects now I that I have Chicago Cubs and Bears nail decals. The nail decals are small so they would look better on a small aircraft like a Skyhawk or an F-5.
Just received a Mistercraft SU-22M4 that will receive Polish markings. I also lately received a Tornado F3 that will be finished in Canadian markings in place of RW Hornets. That should carry me out for about two years.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 11, 2019, 12:44:01 pm
The Maclaren Maverick was supposed to be a rival SSC contender but it didn't get past the mockup stage.  The engine was straight out of a Tornado keeping the afterburner in place and the body looks like a A-4 Skyhawk 'Scooter ' without the vertical tail fin and the wings.  All the wheels are covered in spats, a rummage in the spares box should supply the necessary parts.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 23, 2019, 11:25:54 am
As part  of my current  interest in  50's to 70's RAF  aircraft,  one  for the 50's  will be a Horten flying wing.  I have  the very basic  PM version  and  it will need a lot  of help to make  it something like.  Better  more modern looking landing  gears, a fuselage mounted  radar  pod, and  a pair of fireflash missiles. Not sure  whose  company wil be building and  developing said aircraft  yet, but  in my wiffverse, the British  got  to the Horten factory  before  the Americans,  and  took the prototype and the plans.
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on July 23, 2019, 12:18:29 pm
With the Citroen Centenary happening this year I thought of building three cars in 1/24 scale; the concept,  the prototype and the production car or van.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 23, 2019, 12:32:58 pm

As part  of my current  interest in  50's to 70's RAF  aircraft,  one  for the 50's  will be a Horten flying wing.  I have  the very basic  PM version  and  it will need a lot  of help to make  it something like.  Better  more modern looking landing  gears, a fuselage mounted  radar  pod, and  a pair of fireflash missiles. Not sure  whose  company wil be building and  developing said aircraft  yet, but  in my wiffverse, the British  got  to the Horten factory  before  the Americans,  and  took the prototype and the plans.


Getting rid of that DIABOLICAL nose wheel sounds like a good first step.  :thumbsup:

And Fireflashes RULE OK!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on July 23, 2019, 01:10:09 pm

As part  of my current  interest in  50's to 70's RAF  aircraft,  one  for the 50's  will be a Horten flying wing.  I have  the very basic  PM version  and  it will need a lot  of help to make  it something like.  Better  more modern looking landing  gears, a fuselage mounted  radar  pod, and  a pair of fireflash missiles. Not sure  whose  company wil be building and  developing said aircraft  yet, but  in my wiffverse, the British  got  to the Horten factory  before  the Americans,  and  took the prototype and the plans.


Getting rid of that DIABOLICAL nose wheel sounds like a good first step.  :thumbsup:

And Fireflashes RULE OK!

If you can find a Revell one, it's streets better Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 23, 2019, 01:34:31 pm

As part  of my current  interest in  50's to 70's RAF  aircraft,  one  for the 50's  will be a Horten flying wing.  I have  the very basic  PM version  and  it will need a lot  of help to make  it something like.  Better  more modern looking landing  gears, a fuselage mounted  radar  pod, and  a pair of fireflash missiles. Not sure  whose  company wil be building and  developing said aircraft  yet, but  in my wiffverse, the British  got  to the Horten factory  before  the Americans,  and  took the prototype and the plans.


Getting rid of that DIABOLICAL nose wheel sounds like a good first step.  :thumbsup:

And Fireflashes RULE OK!

If you can find a Revell one, it's streets better Chris
Cheers  Robert,
If I can't  do anything with this one  I  will have a look for one,  this kit is very  basic,  mu like  their  mirage III that they  did, lt at least  gives me a  good base for  a cheap wiffed model of nothing else.  The more I look  at fireflash missiles,  the more  I  like  them. Typical  British  make them too complex  for their  own good,  and  make  people wonder  what the  hell is going on with them.  ;D
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on July 23, 2019, 02:25:10 pm

Cheers  Robert,
If I can't  do anything with this one  I  will have a look for one,  this kit is very  basic, 

Yeah, I've got the single seat and the two seater PM kits too.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on July 24, 2019, 05:42:27 am
Not sure  whose  company wil be building and  developing said aircraft  yet,
Chris.

For some reason it just whispers Gloster's to me
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 24, 2019, 08:57:51 am
That  name  has rattled around,  as I  was wondering  if the engines from the meteor  would  fit in the Horten. I  haven't  looked at the  dynamics,  but it is wiffworld after all.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on July 24, 2019, 09:11:05 am
That  name  has rattled around,  as I  was wondering  if the engines from the meteor  would  fit in the Horten. I  haven't  looked at the  dynamics,  but it is wiffworld after all.
Chris

I would say Metro-Vick Beryl ----
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 24, 2019, 11:48:29 am
That  name  has rattled around,  as I  was wondering  if the engines from the meteor  would  fit in the Horten. I  haven't  looked at the  dynamics,  but it is wiffworld after all.
Chris

I would say Metro-Vick Beryl ----
Erm.....eh??  :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 24, 2019, 01:02:45 pm

I would say Metro-Vick Beryl ----


Erm.....eh??  :o


Think of it as a Mk 1 Sapphire..................  ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 24, 2019, 01:09:19 pm
I see, engines on aircraft  are no3 a strong  poin3 for me, so lots of reading  and  googling  shall be the order of the day when  I  do some  wiff RAF aircraft.  :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on July 24, 2019, 01:52:14 pm
That  name  has rattled around,  as I  was wondering  if the engines from the meteor  would  fit in the Horten. I  haven't  looked at the  dynamics,  but it is wiffworld after all.
Chris

I would say Metro-Vick Beryl ----
Erm.....eh??  :o

The Saro SRA.1* was powered by a pair of them.

*jet powered fighter flying boat, Beryl, a British axial flow jet engine not related to anything German and built during the war. The second Meteor prototype to fly was powered by the earlier Metro-Vick version.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/810d196c-66eb-4dcd-b5f6-833a67d7bdba.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 24, 2019, 02:07:00 pm
I see, and  a perfect  fitment for the Horten  too. Marvellous,  cheers  Robert.  :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on July 24, 2019, 02:16:13 pm
a perfect  fitment for the Horten  too. Marvellous,
Chris

What I was thinking ---

The Beryl is what I used in my backstory for this, an operational XP-86 straight wing.

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45076.msg804620#msg804620

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/d3349188-ad37-4010-ba04-a304872ec1a7.JPG)

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 24, 2019, 02:22:45 pm
I like the  look  of that Robert,  an3 in a similar  time  frame  to the Horten  too. The  aircraft will be either a test and evaluation aircraft,  or  an in service  fighter aircraft during  the 50's,  not  sure yet
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 24, 2019, 02:37:58 pm
And Donald Campbell's Bluebird boat used a Beryl in its first version too.

Not the one that crashed and killed him, that was an Orpheus from a Gnat.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on July 24, 2019, 03:21:53 pm
Lots of information for the  back story,  brilliant stuff.  I  just  need to  photograph what I have done  so far  and  finish my current  builds, a joint  British  and French  project  nord griffon,  and  my Armstrong whitworth  meteor  missile  training  aircraft.  Then, lots of  stuff to  chip away at.
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 19, 2019, 06:23:57 pm
Chris, I've seen someone call their RafWaffe Horton an Amstrong Whitworth Skate - so there's that, FWIW.
IIRC they also added an extended radar nose, too.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 20, 2019, 04:46:18 am
I'm starting to think about this year's Plan items, but I've a feeling many could be stalled from last year and other part started builds.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on August 20, 2019, 05:47:06 am
A 1/35 scale Tamiya Sd.Kfz 171 PzKfw V Panther Ausf. A as a version built by the Japanese from German supplied plans using 75mm Type 5 tank gun (actually fitted to only 2 tanks during the war & never fired in anger) made in "vismod" form using the Panther gun as a base but keeping the MG34's as supplied.

So near in the future, in fact, that I've actually started the build. ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on August 20, 2019, 09:20:58 am
I've a 1/100 scale EE Lightning expected at chateau Rheged soon.  NASA may turn out to be the operators, or possibly the Commonwealth Space Group......
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 13, 2019, 11:21:19 am
I was thinking what if Hogwarts had their own Navy?
Now that the VW Beetle has retired an estate version,  I saw a resin conversion for the original Beetle in 1/24 or 1/25 scale so it might fit the newer models.
Then there's the TAG Cadillac luxury estate/station wagon  utility vehicle and the Fait boatcar.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 17, 2019, 04:10:52 pm
Chris, I've seen someone call their RafWaffe Horton an Amstrong Whitworth Skate - so there's that, FWIW.
IIRC they also added an extended radar nose, too.
Only just  seen this for some  reason,  something along those kind of lines  could work,  and a thimble type radar pod scabbed on to the wing leading edge  maybe.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 19, 2019, 04:48:53 pm
Whilst waiting for the  clear coat on my meteor to dry, and the white  paint on the A.S.511 to dry, I  pulled out another kit to build.  Although  it is very  small  and  of limited  parts  this next  kit is going to  need a lot of work doing to it.  This one will be an in service  Saunders Roe  S.R. 53.
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on September 20, 2019, 06:35:18 am
Old Airfix or the newer AZ kit Chris ? The AZ kit is quite a nice build.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2019, 08:58:18 am
Old Airfix or the newer AZ kit Chris ? The AZ kit is quite a nice build.
Its quite an old eastern  European  kit Chris,  full of badly fitting parts and fuselage panel lines that  are miles out. Lots of putty will be going in to it by the looks of it. I think I will look  for an AZ kit  though.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on September 20, 2019, 09:42:42 am
I've been mulling over some ideas on how to make a twin fuselage aircraft with swept wing look pleasing to the eye. I've got a basic plan and cobbled some bits together already, but I'll have to sort a lot of the details out first before I'm ready to show anything. And as usual, it's taken over the thinking from all my other projects that are on the go    :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2019, 11:28:14 am
Perhaps  forward swept  wings could  work Robert,  and a V shaped  winglet between  the fuselages?
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on September 20, 2019, 12:50:00 pm
Forward swept for the center I'm thinking  ---- think boomerang  ---  ;)

OK, ok, here's a sneak preview ---

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/de8313ad-730a-4c80-83b9-8f206e637837.JPG)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/0063c669-bdfe-4796-9aec-a61b4be4c103.JPG)

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2019, 01:31:03 pm
That is looking  good Robert,  what will it's  job be  when done?
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on September 20, 2019, 02:07:04 pm
A long range interceptor, an advanced development of this Twin Fury I've got to finish.  I've got a thread on this but all the photos have disappeared in it because of the PB debacle.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/b9dff3aa-076a-40fe-a5f0-0e8315dc9350.JPG)

The idea for the development aircraft is the radar got moved to the port fuselage along with the operator, the starboard fuselage will have a quartet of 20mm's in the upper nose, some missile bays along the sides for AIM-4, and each fuselage would retain the rp tray under the fuselages (I've used a pair of Airfix Sabre Dogs suitably modified  ;D ).

The canopy you see on it comes from a TF-86F conversion.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2019, 02:57:43 pm
Marvellous,  a good evolution  to the twin mustang.  It would  make  a good night fighter  too.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on September 20, 2019, 03:51:42 pm
My original plan was the Twin Fury to be a night fighter, a jet Twin Mustang. It developed into an All Weather Fighter as the dedicated night fighter role became obsolete by then.

My new twin will be called a Canadair CL-16 Kukri  (I played with the name Sabre Twoth for a while  ;D )
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on September 20, 2019, 04:51:05 pm
Near future includes several unfinished builds which I'd like to complete in time for the SAPMA Expo on the 12 - 13th October (at Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Road, Novar Gardens SA ;)).

These include a BDRM-2, a LAV-150 with TOW launcher turret & my navalised Beaufighter torpedo-bomber.

I've taken a week off prior to the show to have some hope, but I'm pretty sure SWMBO will find something else to fill my days. :-\
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on September 21, 2019, 02:10:26 am
Old Airfix or the newer AZ kit Chris ? The AZ kit is quite a nice build.
Its quite an old eastern  European  kit Chris,  full of badly fitting parts and fuselage panel lines that  are miles out. Lots of putty will be going in to it by the looks of it. I think I will look  for an AZ kit  though.
Chris

Right, I was only aware of the old Airfix kit and the AZ one, but looking at Scalemates I see there have been a couple of others.

Anyway if you do look at the AZ kit one of the boxing's is an in-service wif boxing so saves you the hassel of sorting markings out  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 21, 2019, 02:38:53 am
Old Airfix or the newer AZ kit Chris ? The AZ kit is quite a nice build.
Its quite an old eastern  European  kit Chris,  full of badly fitting parts and fuselage panel lines that  are miles out. Lots of putty will be going in to it by the looks of it. I think I will look  for an AZ kit  though.
Chris

Right, I was only aware of the old Airfix kit and the AZ one, but looking at Scalemates I see there have been a couple of others.

Anyway if you do look at the AZ kit one of the boxing's is an in-service wif boxing so saves you the hassel of sorting markings out  :thumbsup:
It's  a very  crude kit Chris,  it could  almost be a different aircraft.  I am  thinking of  changing the  landing gear  as it is very basic,  and the bang seat  looks like a dodgy  dining room chair.  I have  found a  seat,  I  just  n3ed a pair of useable  rear landing gear as I have  found some  wheels and  possibly a  front  landing gear.  If I  get an AZ kit, I  dare say that it will be  a lot  different.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on September 21, 2019, 02:44:44 am
Looking forward to it mate. I've always had a "thing" for the SR.53 ever since I made the original Airfix kit back in the 60's. I think all us kids thought it was the RAF's next big thing (well little thing but you know what I mean  ;D)

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on September 21, 2019, 05:02:02 am
A Panther, the tracked kind, with a twist.

As twisted as this? ;)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/German-Pattern-75mm-Type-5-Tank/i-GGXnnkj/0/2c5569fb/XL/IMG_2092-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on September 21, 2019, 07:58:56 am
Old Airfix or the newer AZ kit Chris ? The AZ kit is quite a nice build.
Its quite an old eastern  European  kit Chris,  full of badly fitting parts and fuselage panel lines that  are miles out. Lots of putty will be going in to it by the looks of it. I think I will look  for an AZ kit  though.
Chris

Right, I was only aware of the old Airfix kit and the AZ one, but looking at Scalemates I see there have been a couple of others.

Anyway if you do look at the AZ kit one of the boxing's is an in-service wif boxing so saves you the hassel of sorting markings out  :thumbsup:
It's  a very  crude kit Chris,  it could  almost be a different aircraft.  I am  thinking of  changing the  landing gear  as it is very basic,  and the bang seat  looks like a dodgy  dining room chair.  I have  found a  seat,  I  just  n3ed a pair of useable  rear landing gear as I have  found some  wheels and  possibly a  front  landing gear.  If I  get an AZ kit, I  dare say that it will be  a lot  different.
Chris

The one I have is a MPC kit, it has a bunch of 'what-if' decals plus the standard ones. IIRC, the what-if is painted all bright red --

Big Book says quite a few other companies re-boxed it, Astro, Coopexim, Jachowicz, Prodimex, Remi and Ursus.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 21, 2019, 11:19:05 am
When I go home,  I will have a look at the  box and  instructions  to see where it's  from,  there is no English writing on it.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on September 22, 2019, 04:43:44 am
A Panther, the tracked kind, with a twist.

As twisted as this? ;)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/German-Pattern-75mm-Type-5-Tank/i-GGXnnkj/0/2c5569fb/XL/IMG_2092-XL.jpg)

You could say so.  Your build got me to stop procrastinating and get on with it.

Excellent! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 23, 2019, 05:58:16 am
When I go home,  I will have a look at the  box and  instructions  to see where it's  from,  there is no English writing on it.
Chris
Here is the  sr 53 kit I am doing,  it's  an Ursus kit by the  looks of it
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F7GCVzwuPah3cDdC9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/k2uNLkpwjLsp5RUX6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/c9fgtVWuvvFDu3eV9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BxajgEcE7KX5Hk2m8
I don't know when it was made,  and I dare say it is a  repop of someone else's.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on September 23, 2019, 06:24:18 am
That looks remarkably (read it's a clone of) the original Airfix kit Chris. Even the artwork is the same as the card header on the original plastic bag packaging. Ah memories of Saturday morning and pocket money purchases  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 23, 2019, 07:37:08 am

That looks remarkably (read it's a clone of) the original Airfix kit Chris. Even the artwork is the same as the card header on the original plastic bag packaging. Ah memories of Saturday morning and pocket money purchases  ;)


Yes, I'd agree 100% with that. There only seems to have been two SR53 kits done in 1/72, the original Airfix one and the current AZ version.

I know for sure which one I'd prefer!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on September 23, 2019, 08:28:20 am
When I go home,  I will have a look at the  box and  instructions  to see where it's  from,  there is no English writing on it.
Chris
Here is the  sr 53 kit I am doing,  it's  an Ursus kit by the  looks of it
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F7GCVzwuPah3cDdC9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/k2uNLkpwjLsp5RUX6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/c9fgtVWuvvFDu3eV9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BxajgEcE7KX5Hk2m8
I don't know when it was made,  and I dare say it is a  repop of someone else's.
Chris

Yes, Ursus reboxed the Airfix kit Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on September 23, 2019, 09:07:38 am
The missiles  look nothing  like firestreak,  but  I will be able to  modify them  in to something else no doubt
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on September 23, 2019, 02:41:57 pm
I'm sure that I can turn the Airfix 1/72 Rockwell B-1B into either a navigation trainer or add extra windows along the forward fuselage.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 11, 2019, 04:35:43 pm
Slight mods to and repainting of a couple of Nerf Mavericks for a friend.
One Steampunk Brass, Tubes and Cylinders, the other Silver and Black Dredd-style.

Now I just need more time...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on October 11, 2019, 04:52:10 pm
Slight mods to and repainting of a couple of Nerf Mavericks for a friend.
One Steampunk Brass, Tubes and Cylinders, the other Silver and Black Dredd-style.

Now I just need more time...

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on October 12, 2019, 02:41:27 am
Due to me getting  over enthusiastic with my RAF builds,  I am  going to have to put away  a lot of my other  buils and make  new shelving too. I have a lot to be getting on with there.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 12, 2019, 02:49:05 am
I am  going to have to put away  a lot of my other  buils and make  new shelving too. I have a lot to be getting on with there.
Chris

That's why I had my recent "big sort" Chris. Managed to create loads more space for my finished builds  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on October 12, 2019, 03:33:03 am
I am  quite  limited  on room in my place  as I  have  all my tools bike parts and  fishing gear  crammed into my  wee abode.  I could do with ditching the  bed in my spare room  and putting  storage  units in there  instead.  I have a massive  loft, but can't  get into it.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 13, 2019, 12:29:16 am
My eyes are always bigger than my stomach, but;

MiG-8 ("Soviet East-German") what if
CV-990 Spantax real world
RAAF 1/72 Boeing 707 refueller/VIP thing, real world
1/72 F-14A Jolly Rogers, real world
VC-10 Civillian Tanker, what if

I have numerous other ideas rolling around in the back of my head but these are some that I know for certain I want to build soon and can remember at the moment.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on October 13, 2019, 01:32:07 am
Slight mods to and repainting of a couple of Nerf Mavericks for a friend.
One Steampunk Brass, Tubes and Cylinders, the other Silver and Black Dredd-style.

Now I just need more time...

Might the air restrictors have "fallen out".   ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on October 13, 2019, 01:48:14 am

CV-990 Spantax real world


Regularly saw these on the approach to Manchester as a kid.  Slick, fast and elegant.  Up there with Concorde and 70-Series DC-8s as the prettiest jetliners.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 13, 2019, 01:51:10 am
Slight mods to and repainting of a couple of Nerf Mavericks for a friend.
One Steampunk Brass, Tubes and Cylinders, the other Silver and Black Dredd-style.

Now I just need more time...

Might the air restrictors have "fallen out".   ;D

Sadly, no - these will merely be prop versions, having been previously gutted. Still, they're for Cosplay, not shooty parties.
(I'm not very capable when it comes to converting or even reassembling-so-they-still-work...)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on October 13, 2019, 02:11:31 am
i have a few WHIF's on the horizon, both military aircraft and ground vehicles.
however, lately i found out i have a nack for Civilian aircraft and civil converted military aircraft.

i am planning a number of Bomber-to-passenger aircraft conversions in the near future.
one im currently researching is a passenger/staff transport version of the Junkers Ju88, a passenger conversion of a Vickers Wellington,...
Zenrat's Sky Cab skyraider conversion has inspired me to do the same, i have a revell/matchbox 1/72 A-1E Skyraider in the stash and had no idea what to do with it  :mellow:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 13, 2019, 06:01:30 am

CV-990 Spantax real world


Regularly saw these on the approach to Manchester as a kid.  Slick, fast and elegant.  Up there with Concorde and 70-Series DC-8s as the prettiest jetliners.


I was lucky enough to fly to Majorca in a Spantax Coronado in October '78. That must have been right at the end of their service I reckon as the return flight was aboard a DC9-30.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 13, 2019, 08:14:39 am

CV-990 Spantax real world


Regularly saw these on the approach to Manchester as a kid.  Slick, fast and elegant.  Up there with Concorde and 70-Series DC-8s as the prettiest jetliners.

Back when the jets and liveries both had class and style.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 14, 2019, 05:30:30 am
Just had an idea for the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V/Mk.VII bomber to turn it into an airliner. BOAC used them as freighters so an airliner version wouldn't be out of place.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 14, 2019, 06:09:00 am
Just had an idea for the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V/Mk.VII bomber to turn it into an airliner. BOAC used them as freighters so an airliner version wouldn't be out of place.

The BOAC ones also carried some passengers, although I'm not certain how comfortable it would have been ? Might just be a little cramped for regular passengers ?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on October 14, 2019, 07:39:04 am
I have  three resin kits  sat waiting to be built,  all to be in my current  build theme,  but I keep  chickening out with them.  Its the preparation and  taking the parts off their  sprues that  make  me hide behind the couch.  ;D ;D Two are Olimp  kits one  a CMR kit, and I  haven't  heard any  horror stories about them, so maybe  after finishing the  sr.53 Delta 2 and  F-105 , I will give one a go.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on October 14, 2019, 08:00:11 am
Just remember Chris, a bottle of de-bonder is essential   ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on October 14, 2019, 11:31:28 am
Just remember Chris, a bottle of de-bonder is essential   ;)
I have  bought  some  Robert,  especially  ;D ;D I have also bought  a couple of those locktite  superglue pens to try too..
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on October 14, 2019, 01:19:22 pm
I have a 1/72 Supermodel of the Blohm und Voss BV-138. I was thinking of using blanking covers for all the gun turrets,  possible private flying boat.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2019, 06:15:59 am
Two are Olimp  kits one  a CMR kit, and I  haven't  heard any  horror stories about them, so maybe

My experience of Olimp is that they are great kits. Go together as well as injection plastic ones and better then some. Only slight downside is that they can be very detailed which means a lot of small fiddly parts. CMR ? Depends how old it is. The more recent ones (last 10 years or so) are quite possibly an ideal introduction to resin. The early ones can be quite basic, but are mostly o.k. Depends which one you have,

I have also bought  a couple of those locktite  superglue pens to try too..
Chris

Very good, but a couple of points to note.

1- The "blob" of glue (that's a technical term) is probably slightly to large to use directly. I put it on to a suitable pallet, a milk bottle top in my case, and then use a needle to apply.

2. It dries quickly, so one, maybe two "blobs" at a time.

Hope this encourages you to enter the wonderful world of resin  :thumbsup:

Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on October 15, 2019, 06:32:57 am
Two are Olimp  kits one  a CMR kit, and I  haven't  heard any  horror stories about them, so maybe

My experience of Olimp is that they are great kits. Go together as well as injection plastic ones and better then some. Only slight downside is that they can be very detailed which means a lot of small fiddly parts. CMR ? Depends how old it is. The more recent ones (last 10 years or so) are quite possibly an ideal introduction to resin. The early ones can be quite basic, but are mostly o.k. Depends which one you have,

I have also bought  a couple of those locktite  superglue pens to try too..
Chris

Very good, but a couple of points to note.

1- The "blob" of glue (that's a technical term) is probably slightly to large to use directly. I put it on to a suitable pallet, a milk bottle top in my case, and then use a needle to apply.

2. It dries quickly, so one, maybe two "blobs" at a time.

Hope this encourages you to enter the wonderful world of resin  :thumbsup:

Chris
Thankyou for your words of wisdom and encouragement  Chris,  much appreciated.  I  remembered that I have  two other planet models  aircraft too and 4 models in miniature  armoured vehicles in 1/72nd scale  stashed away,  hopefully to be built soon. Deciding what to do is my next hurdle,  Boulton Paul P111/110 or my Bristol Type 188. :banghead:
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2019, 06:36:25 am
If the 188 is one of your Olimp kits then it's a beauty, but probably not an ideal choice for a first time resin kit. It's very detailed and quite delicate. Sounds a daft word to use for a kit, but it's the best one I can think of. Get something else under your belt first would be my advice.

Planet can be good first timers as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on October 15, 2019, 07:32:02 am
If the 188 is one of your Olimp kits then it's a beauty, but probably not an ideal choice for a first time resin kit. It's very detailed and quite delicate. Sounds a daft word to use for a kit, but it's the best one I can think of. Get something else under your belt first would be my advice.

Planet can be good first timers as well  :thumbsup:
Thankyou Chris,  my fingers  can be my worst enemy  as I have lost feeling in them and some  movement,  but I  need to keep at it.
Chris.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 15, 2019, 07:58:38 am
Would an UCAV work for a Carrier On Board delivery a/c?

I am particularly thinking of a cargo and supplies only modification of the X-47 UCAV 1/72 kit you can get and I have two of.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 15, 2019, 08:17:06 am

Would an UCAV work for a Carrier On Board delivery a/c?

I am particularly thinking of a cargo and supplies only modification of the X-47 UCAV 1/72 kit you can get and I have two of.


Why not?

Except that the X-47 is a tad lacking in volume for the COD mission. Perhaps upgrade it to the later X-47B with the double-bubble fuselage?  ;) ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on October 16, 2019, 06:00:40 am
Would an UCAV work for a Carrier On Board delivery a/c?

I am particularly thinking of a cargo and supplies only modification of the X-47 UCAV 1/72 kit you can get and I have two of.

I swear I've seen footage of something like that being trialled ? May have just been a "standard" UCAV, but there's no reason why it wouldn't work at all.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 18, 2020, 11:56:51 pm
With the release of the new Revell Avro Shackleton MR.3,  I feel that the time is right for the Avro Shackleton AEW.2 phase 2 with a pair of Viper engines added to the outer engines.
I can now build the whole range starting with the MR.1, although I did check out the Alleycat website and couldn't find the MR.1 conversion set for the donor Airfix Avro Shackleton MR.2.
Found the page that I was looking for.
 The 1/72 Convair Tradewind R3Y-2 in vacform,  a bargain for £40. The instructions are a bit vague with no diagrams on how to build it,  just line drawings. Got a copy of 'Convair Advanced Designs 1923 -1962 Secret Projects from San Diego ' which has four pages of information and black & white photos.  There's mention of a "Tactical Version R3Y " and a later study in 1957 of an Assault Transport Seaplane.
Which brings me to a kitbash using the Revell Blohm and Voss BV-222 with the Mach2 Martin SeaMaster wings & T-tail. The engines would be mounted above the wings and landing gear added.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 25, 2020, 02:07:49 am
Thanks to AndrewF's profiles and a quick perusal of my copy of British Pacific Fleet to check on roundel placement I've an inkling to return to one of my first loves - alternative BPF aircraft  :thumbsup:

Also got me thinking of RAAF and RNZAF in the SW Pacific as well,
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2020, 12:35:03 pm
That XF5U-1 in sky and EDSG has me dragging my Pegasus Pancake out of The Loft...………..
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 25, 2020, 01:27:56 pm
1/72 RAAF  Boeing 707 is back on the radar. I got everything together for it last year but right about then the busy time of year started for me so stashed it all. I figure if I can get to it within the next couple weeks I'll make a go of it. Told myself I'm not allowed to start another "airliner" until I finish at least 2 out of the three I have going now so I guess this means I just gave myself a two week deadline.  ;D

My thoughts now turn to the next GB, though. It'll be fun to pick out a couple builds for that.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on January 25, 2020, 05:04:35 pm
This year I will finish the Sea Witch, start the Sky Pirates airship and might even get motivated to build the interior of my scratchbuilt 1/25 Winnebago.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2020, 03:34:43 am
That XF5U-1 in sky and EDSG has me dragging my Pegasus Pancake out of The Loft...………..

I dug my Hasegawa one out (thanks Jim  :thumbsup:) for the RAAF scheme  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 26, 2020, 04:24:21 am
That XF5U-1 in sky and EDSG has me dragging my Pegasus Pancake out of The Loft...………..

I dug my Hasegawa one out (thanks Jim  :thumbsup:) for the RAAF scheme  ;)


I've never even SEEN a Hasegawa Pancake kit. :(

Have you seen the price of them on eBay? The cheapest is £42!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2020, 07:01:21 am

I've never even SEEN a Hasegawa Pancake kit. :(


Originally tooled by Hobby Spot ? Whoever they are/were ?

It's a bit more work then a standard Hasegawa kit but it builds o.k.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on January 26, 2020, 07:10:30 am

I've never even SEEN a Hasegawa Pancake kit. :(


Originally tooled by Hobby Spot ? Whoever they are/were ?

It's a bit more work then a standard Hasegawa kit but it builds o.k.

I started the one I have but it's the usual story, it got packed away for the house move and it's still pack away 13 years later --   :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 09, 2020, 03:46:03 am
Going back to a previous idea of converting the EE Lightning into a V/STOL aircraft similar to the Yak-36, but including the rear jet pipes.
I could use a pair of 'spare and repair ' Revell/Matchbox HP Victors with the Blohm and Voss BV-222A and the Mach2 Martin SeaMaster.
I still intend to repaint the 00 gauge 'Mildland Blue Pullman ' set, well it's a power car, dummy power car and two carriages in the cream and brown scheme as used on a few stream lined railcars by GWR.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 09, 2020, 06:46:22 pm
Sounds good, bud!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 08, 2020, 05:24:16 am
Update,  I have used the wings from a Revell/Matchbox on the Mach2 Martin SeaMaster and also the old Airfix Avro Vulcan wings on the SeaMaster. I'm experimenting with a suitable landing gear for both builds.
My intention was to fit a 1/72 Boeing B-52G with the  wings from the Monogram Convair B-36 , this hasn't gone to plan. However the wings from the AMT/ERTL YB-49 do fit the fuselage of the B-36 and so does the Roden  An-12 cockpit section (it's close but not an exact fit). I've been searching for a broken  1/72 B-36 or buy another secondhand kit and go for a stretch version either side of the wings.
I still think that I can build the YB-60.
A four engined Wellington transport version another idea of mine.
 As for the Hogwarts Express,  I'm thinking of a continuous oval with an elevated siding which leads to the castle halt and a castle made from card with helicopter landing pads nearby. So it's a Castle on the top with the track underneath it  . If this doesn't work out,  then it's plan B. An underground station with the castle above,  stretched length ways along a wall. With Kings Cross Station at the other end. I could add lighting to the carriages,  something in 00 gauge or 4mm scale.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 10, 2020, 04:50:20 pm
More V bombers, specifically Vulcans but another Victor salvage job.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 11, 2020, 12:46:24 am
The Revell 1/144 Lockheed  Sea Shadow.  I have always thought that this should of been capable of carrying a helicopter or Harrier on it's roof.
Either for resupply or Covert operations.
 Another started build is the 1/72 Mach2 Martin WB-57F,  which now has the resin E.17 nose and a pair of 1/48 T33 turbofaned engines. Something has gone wrong in the alignment of the tandem seats,  they are leaning to the right. Although I can cover the glazed cockpit canopy with masking tape to resemble a sunshade and add a bit of weight.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on August 20, 2020, 04:40:04 am
Seems logical to me  to have the USNavy flying the Shorts Sunderland during WWII and through the post war years until the Neptune entered service.  I have a Italeri Mk1 in the stash and I was interested in the Sandringham conversion. There was a resin conversion set but it is very difficult to obtain.  I do have the vacform Short S.21 Maia in the stash,  so I could use that as a template.
 What  if the Chinese had bought the BAe Nimrod AEW.3,  the prices for the Airfix kit are going through the roof,  although I do have a couple of vacform kits in the stash  of the HS/BAe Nimrod MR.1/MR.2,  the Eeryie AEW platform could work.
A lot of my current started builds will need to be recycled to make way for some extra space,  the aim is reclaim my writing desk and use this as a work station rather than having a tray on my lap.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 20, 2020, 07:01:08 am
I think you'll find that the Maia is quite a bit wider than the Sunderland/Sandringham. It has wide flares at the bottom of the hull to increase the volume and the buoyancy.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on November 24, 2020, 12:01:47 am
Planned builds for 2021-2024 include;
V/STOL Northrop hybrid B-35 flying wing with 6 or eight  Rolls-Royce Pegasus engines (kitbashed Harriers) fitted under the wings,  stabilizers at the wingtips.
A kitbash with the Heller Boeing E-3A/C AWACS and vacform Vickers VC10.
BAe 146 AEW
Revell 1/72 Airbus A400M Sea Atlas/Sea Grizzly MPA based on the Lockheed Martin SC-130J.
Kitbash using the Airfix Tornado F.3 and the wings from the Heller Mirage IVP with the possibility of three floats,  the idea comes from the Convair Sea Dart.
1/72 Blackburn Beverly what happened next,  kitbash using the Revell Airbus A400M parts. Well I know that the wing fits and the landing gear does as well. I might as well use the interior fittings but change the engines to CFM turbofans as I want to use the turboprops on the Revell Breguet Br1150 Atlantic.
I'll have another crack at building the Avro Lincoln Mk.31.
 I've seen the new electric Chinese London Taxi and thought that would make a great campervan,  there must be a scale model of it somewhere.
Been following Hubnut on YouTube and the Australian Leyland cars that he drove has given me plenty of ideas. So I will be buying Airfix and Heller car kits to modify.
A Hogwarts based train layout in 00 gauge that fits under the bed,  by using left and right sidings instead of curves for the returning loop. Smaller carriages will be used. My version of Diagon Alley and Dove Town. Hogwarts Castle will have an underground platform halt. I will be experimenting with lighting in the buildings and on the rolling stock.
Triang Midland Blue Pullman with different liveries.
More vacform models to be built,  well finished would be better  :banghead:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on November 24, 2020, 10:33:30 am
I’ve got a crazy idea for fitting long glider style wings on an F-5F two seater for a poor man’s U-2. Probably a longer snout full of sensors. Maybe lengthen the fuselage too. Time will tell.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rheged on November 24, 2020, 11:04:44 am
I've been meaning to do this for 10 years or more, and 2021 sounds the right year to do it.  I have in the stash two Dapol 00 gauge Battle of Britain class pacific locomotives.  They will (I hope) by the end of the year become a single Garrett 4-6-2--2-6-4 of the LMS.   I hope to de-Bulleid the BoB locos and Stanierfy them.  With any luck, the running gear will take no more than usual care, but the boiler and other gubbins  may be more "entertaining".     Photos IF I can persuade my camera to talk to any other electronic equipment.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 24, 2020, 12:05:21 pm
Ooer, that sounds a big job.  :-\

You'll have to scratch the boilers as the BoB kit doesn't have one at all, just the air smoothed casing. But won't it end up looking like a 'normal' LMS 2-6-6-2 Garrett? If any Garrett can be described as normal of course.

In passing, I still have an unbuilt Kitmaster Garret, and by a fluke I was looking t it just before reading your post.  :unsure:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on November 24, 2020, 01:34:07 pm
I have  just started a long term project  that   have  spoken about here.  The Avro  Kittleton, which I  still need more parts for is going to be a long build  and could  change  a lot over its gestation.  I  have  already  hit 2 snags, but hopefully I  have sorted one out. I can't  elongate the wings how I wanted  so the 3rd pair of  engines  are going to be a problem.  Be reet.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: sideshowbob9 on November 24, 2020, 01:46:16 pm
I've been meaning to do this for 10 years or more, and 2021 sounds the right year to do it.  I have in the stash two Dapol 00 gauge Battle of Britain class pacific locomotives.  They will (I hope) by the end of the year become a single Garrett 4-6-2--2-6-4 of the LMS.   I hope to de-Bulleid the BoB locos and Stanierfy them.  With any luck, the running gear will take no more than usual care, but the boiler and other gubbins  may be more "entertaining".     Photos IF I can persuade my camera to talk to any other electronic equipment.

Stanier job with boxpok wheels? Ooh er!  :thumbsup:

Love the sound of the F-5F--U-2 2!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on November 24, 2020, 04:29:21 pm
I’ve got a crazy idea for fitting long glider style wings on an F-5F two seater for a poor man’s U-2. Probably a longer snout full of sensors. Maybe lengthen the fuselage too. Time will tell.

Been thinking of similar with an old Airfix Lightning F3.  Have designed the wing, have the bits.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on November 24, 2020, 08:59:58 pm
I’ve got a crazy idea for fitting long glider style wings on an F-5F two seater for a poor man’s U-2. Probably a longer snout full of sensors. Maybe lengthen the fuselage too. Time will tell.

Been thinking of similar with an old Airfix Lightning F3.  Have designed the wing, have the bits.

Sounds great to me! That Lightning might pull the wings off!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: zenrat on November 25, 2020, 02:37:31 am
In 2021 I hope to finish the Sea Witch.
Other than that I have no firm plans for anything major although I should build more cars.

Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PolluxDeltaSeven on December 11, 2020, 02:36:28 pm
I just can't believe that this topic I created 14 years ago ( :o :o :o ) is still very active !! ...

And I can't believe either that I stopped modelling for a decade now ! Since a couple of week, I'm back in business and I'm currently finishing the OA-37F Dragonlady I mentioned in the very first post of this topic! Can't wait to show you the result !

It's one of the few models that survived the numerous moving from home to home in the past 11 years. But I have new ideas in mind that I really care:

-AV-8B Harrier II+ in French Navy colors
-OV-10 Bronco on floats, very probably in French navy colors, based in the island of Mayotte (where I spend a lot of time in the past decade, keeping me out of modeling)
-RAH-66 in USMC markings
-Sea Harrier and F-14D Tomcat in JASDF colors
-Mitsubishi F-2 in Belgian or Dutch marking as F-16E Agile Falcon
...

That will probably bring me to 2040-2050 haha !
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on December 11, 2020, 02:50:10 pm
-OV-10 Bronco on floats, very probably in French navy colors, based in the island of Mayotte (where I spend a lot of time in the past decade, keeping me out of modeling)

 :thumbsup:

Centerline float with outriggers or twin floats?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PolluxDeltaSeven on December 12, 2020, 07:53:34 am
-OV-10 Bronco on floats, very probably in French navy colors, based in the island of Mayotte (where I spend a lot of time in the past decade, keeping me out of modeling)

 :thumbsup:

Centerline float with outriggers or twin floats?

I was thinking of twin float, similar to the few historical pics I saw.
The idea is to have an aircraft able to operate both from land and sea.
Maybe with retractable landing gears in the floats like civilian Twin Otter ?
Whatever, it's important to keep the hard points free for bombs (and maybe even torpedoes)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitnut617 on December 12, 2020, 09:01:51 am
-OV-10 Bronco on floats, very probably in French navy colors, based in the island of Mayotte (where I spend a lot of time in the past decade, keeping me out of modeling)

 :thumbsup:

Centerline float with outriggers or twin floats?

I was thinking of twin float, similar to the few historical pics I saw.
The idea is to have an aircraft able to operate both from land and sea.
Maybe with retractable landing gears in the floats like civilian Twin Otter ?
Whatever, it's important to keep the hard points free for bombs (and maybe even torpedoes)

Like this maybe ?

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/82ac7da4-6e0e-44bc-ba08-09a49ffb9883.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PolluxDeltaSeven on December 14, 2020, 01:12:10 pm
-OV-10 Bronco on floats, very probably in French navy colors, based in the island of Mayotte (where I spend a lot of time in the past decade, keeping me out of modeling)

 :thumbsup:

Centerline float with outriggers or twin floats?

I was thinking of twin float, similar to the few historical pics I saw.
The idea is to have an aircraft able to operate both from land and sea.
Maybe with retractable landing gears in the floats like civilian Twin Otter ?
Whatever, it's important to keep the hard points free for bombs (and maybe even torpedoes)

Like this maybe ?


Something like that, yes, but with the sponsons still on I suppose.

I think it will depends on the floats I can get. I'm thinking about the Revell Twin Otter, or maybe the Trumpeter An-2 in floatplane version.


Oh and I forget few important project:
-An updated F-8 Crusader in Hellenic Air Force markings (it's already built and paint, but I lost few parts that I have to scratch built now)
-A-7K Corsair II in modern Luftwaffe markings
-I would also love to see a French Navy V-22 Osprey, to support my French AV-8B fleet. Not sure yet if it could be in tanker variant or in AEW&C...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 24, 2020, 09:47:46 pm
The Boeing XB-59 bomber has caught my eye,  I'm not too sure what kits to use to build this in 1/72 scale although Anigrand does a 1/144 kit and I have seen a 1/350 3D model. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 25, 2020, 04:48:53 am
A B-52 fuselage might be a good start, with the engine nacelles scratchbuild from styrene sheet as they're so boxy.

Maybe the wings from a 1/144 A-380 carved about a bit? The tail's remarkably small, so maybe the B-52 tail could be 'cut and shut' to produce it.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 25, 2020, 07:34:46 am
The Boeing XB-59 bomber has that  M-4 Bison look about it. Maybe a B-52 with swing wings from the Rockwell B-1B and engines mounted above the wings,  plus the B-1B tail fin.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 29, 2020, 03:46:18 pm
The floatplane configuration was designed into the Bronco from the start, the sponsons were
removable and would be removed to mount the floats. Note that in the original design, and
prototypes, the sponsons had no anhedral and the wingspan was 10' shorter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50777128776_e14c41cb23_o.png)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 29, 2020, 03:54:31 pm
The floatplane configuration was designed into the Bronco from the start, the sponsons were
removable and would be removed to mount the floats. Note that in the original design, and
prototypes, the sponsons had no anhedral and the wingspan was 10' shorter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50777128776_e14c41cb23_o.png)
I wonder if the floats would work on the Hasegawa/Revell  Lockheed Neptune?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 29, 2020, 05:28:17 pm

I wonder if the floats would work on the Hasegawa/Revell  Lockheed Neptune?


An OV-10's max take-off weight is 14400 lbs. A Neptune's EMPTY weight is 49900 lbs.....................  :o
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on December 29, 2020, 07:38:37 pm
Some scale o rama would be required no doubt. If you can get a set of the old Aeroclub vacuformed floats a guy might be able to make it work.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 29, 2020, 10:19:06 pm
A RATO or JATO packs should provide enough power to get the Neptune into the air,  I just need to figure out why anyone would attempt to put floats on a Lockheed Neptune unless it's a private aircraft or used for surveying in remote areas.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on December 30, 2020, 01:05:22 am
I once saw a Canadian F-18 on floats. Nice fishing diorama too!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 30, 2020, 01:45:31 am

A RATO or JATO packs should provide enough power to get the Neptune into the air,  I just need to figure out why anyone would attempt to put floats on a Lockheed Neptune unless it's a private aircraft or used for surveying in remote areas.


Not quite my point.

The OV-10's floats would need 3.5 times their volume to stop a Neptune from sinking if it had them fitted.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 30, 2020, 05:02:19 am

A RATO or JATO packs should provide enough power to get the Neptune into the air,  I just need to figure out why anyone would attempt to put floats on a Lockheed Neptune unless it's a private aircraft or used for surveying in remote areas.


Not quite my point
The OV-10's floats would need 3.5 times their volume to stop a Neptune from sinking if it had them fitted.
Maybe if the Neptune was grafted on the top of a cut down Shorts Sunderland, that would make better sense.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on December 31, 2020, 11:49:10 pm
I have been watching Hubnut on YouTube and last year he visited New Zealand & Australia. He got to drive some very interesting cars . The Leyland cars got me thinking but trying to get hold of plastic models even toy plastic cars to whiff or real world is a bit frustrating. I think that I have a toy Austin 1300 body shell in the stash which would be the donor to the Morris Nomad. It's looking good for me to buy examples of the Airfix Triumph Herald and whiff them. Or visit the local car boot sales when they get reinstated. The one at Falmouth rugby club a great place to start.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 01, 2021, 10:51:17 am
Another idea would be if the British bought Soviet aircraft such as the Su-24 Fencer and Su-25 Frogfoot,  then developed the Su-27 and Mig-29. Sorted out the problems of the Yak-141/41. We might have got the Be-12 Mail and Tu-16 ,with the Tu-160.
I could see the Soviet Navy flying the Sea Harrier and  BAe Nimrod,  although the Avro Shackleton would look great with those red stars.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 02, 2021, 05:23:12 am
While idling my time away here under self-isolation I thought I'd try a 'tape-up build' of the Kopra F+W C-3605 that I bought recently, if only to see if it really DID need a tail weight. It would be a tad late to find out after it was glued together of course..... :(

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3333/1cg3tD.jpg)

I hadn't actually taken the bits out of their odd, paper thin 'plastic' bags before, but having cut them out I found to my amazement that there isn't a single type of tape that I have that will stick the Kopra resin together!  :o

It just falls off, and that even goes for duct tape!  :o :o

Maybe I need to to do the usual 'Wash and air dry' process that resin needs before trying it again, but I've never come across this sort of resin before.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 02, 2021, 05:30:31 am
tried Sellotape Kit ?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 02, 2021, 07:24:09 am
Yes, that was #2 or #3. I'll give it all a good wash later on and try again.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 03, 2021, 05:32:08 am
Ah right. I must admit I find Kopra are a bit different from the rest of the Limited edition companies. It's not just the resin they use, but their after market accessories tend to just include the bare minimum and tend to be a bit on the pricey side when you compare them to other companies. May just be me, but I'm not sure you get great value for money with them ?
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 03, 2021, 06:32:51 am
Certainly that C-3605 was VERY expensive, but it was the only game in town. The kit seems reasonably well detailed, very much so in the cockpit too.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 03, 2021, 06:54:34 am
Hope it builds as well as it looks, if you can find a glue to stick it together with ?  ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 15, 2021, 02:43:43 pm
Hope it builds as well as it looks, if you can find a glue to stick it together with ?  ;)

Rivets. Railway spikes. Ramsett nails. Brute Force And Ignorance (it usually works for me - after a fashion)  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on January 15, 2021, 04:34:02 pm
Coming soon  fleet air arm rotodyne, and probably  after I have  finished  that and the 2 other RAF  aircraft  I  want to do  an RAF  spey engined Mirage IV.  It will carry 2 missiles on the wing pylons, that can have a duel  purpose.  Standoff  high speed air launched  nuclear missile, and guided  heavy  conventional  air to ground  missile. I have already built  missiles.
Chris
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kerick on January 15, 2021, 04:59:11 pm
While idling my time away here under self-isolation I thought I'd try a 'tape-up build' of the Kopra F+W C-3605 that I bought recently, if only to see if it really DID need a tail weight. It would be a tad late to find out after it was glued together of course..... :(

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3333/1cg3tD.jpg)

I hadn't actually taken the bits out of their odd, paper thin 'plastic' bags before, but having cut them out I found to my amazement that there isn't a single type of tape that I have that will stick the Kopra resin together!  :o

It just falls off, and that even goes for duct tape!  :o :o

Maybe I need to to do the usual 'Wash and air dry' process that resin needs before trying it again, but I've never come across this sort of resin before.

Was there dust on the parts? I’m sure you would have noticed that. Anyway, the was and dry would cure that. The Alpine Anteater looks like fun!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 16, 2021, 03:16:48 am

Was there dust on the parts? I’m sure you would have noticed that. Anyway, the was and dry would cure that. The Alpine Anteater looks like fun!


No, the resin just felt odd, unlike any other resin models I've built. I'll give the thing a good soak in some solvent cleaner before I try again, but I expect that'll be some months away yet.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 16, 2021, 03:30:19 am

Was there dust on the parts? I’m sure you would have noticed that. Anyway, the was and dry would cure that. The Alpine Anteater looks like fun!


No, the resin just felt odd, unlike any other resin models I've built. I'll give the thing a good soak in some solvent cleaner before I try again, but I expect that'll be some months away yet.

If it's an unusual type of resin, maybe check the usual solvents aren't going to dissolve the parts...
I have heard of that happening and it'd be a shame, not to mention frustrating.

Possibly worrying about nothing, but I felt it needed to be said.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 16, 2021, 05:41:53 am

Was there dust on the parts? I’m sure you would have noticed that. Anyway, the was and dry would cure that. The Alpine Anteater looks like fun!


No, the resin just felt odd, unlike any other resin models I've built.

Glad I'm not the only one
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 18, 2021, 01:56:41 am
I have the Airfix 1/72 Golden Hind in the stash,  I'm not too sure if all the parts are there,  so another kit of the same would be great. Ships and boats are something that I want to build this year. Maybe even a submarine that can launch an aircraft or helicopter. Submarine helicopter rescue vessel
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 18, 2021, 02:57:10 am
Check out the Lightning Pirates' ship from 'Stardust'...
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on January 18, 2021, 04:27:09 am
Near Future, as in Right Now:

Having (somewhat) tidied up my modelling room, I've started on a HobbyBoss LandRover Defender 110 Hardtop.

(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/5/56a0069ed23ae4a347fd4f040c1f6f78.image.500x332.jpg)

This will be the Mobile Field Command & Control Vehicle for the RQ-19A diorama.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Scale-o-rama-Builds/i-D8NtKS2/0/5b504e46/XL/DSCN7584-XL.jpg)


I also have these kits sitting under the table ready for the start of the "Blue Lights" GB

(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/7/7df8e38f00006271345cc65d55c2f4ab.image.500x316.jpg)
(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/a/a8a15354747888309f8aa3898f3aa5bf.image.500x398.jpg)

 ... Which, from memory, I'm moderating. :unsure:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 18, 2021, 05:56:25 am


I also have these kits sitting under the table ready for the start of the "Blue Lights" GB

 ... Which, from memory, I'm moderating. :unsure:

You did indeed volunteer  :thumbsup: I'll be dropping you and your co-mod a PM in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on January 18, 2021, 07:13:57 am


I also have these kits sitting under the table ready for the start of the "Blue Lights" GB

 ... Which, from memory, I'm moderating. :unsure:

You did indeed volunteer  :thumbsup: I'll be dropping you and your co-mod a PM in the next couple of weeks.

Jolly good! :thumbsup:





Oh, why? Why? Why, do I do this to myself? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:





Kidding! ;)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: kitbasher on January 18, 2021, 07:52:41 am


I also have these kits sitting under the table ready for the start of the "Blue Lights" GB

 ... Which, from memory, I'm moderating. :unsure:

You did indeed volunteer  :thumbsup: I'll be dropping you and your co-mod a PM in the next couple of weeks.

And I may be once the rules are published!
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 18, 2021, 03:43:50 pm
That Hasegawa excavator-type thing would look good on the hull of the Objekt - great for traffic control, you'd only need a large (mining-size) dump truck to put offending vehicles into... or a mobile car-crusher...  ;D

... sorry if I've stolen your thunder or given the game away...  :-X
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on January 18, 2021, 09:22:55 pm
That Hasegawa excavator-type thing would look good on the hull of the Objekt - great for traffic control, you'd only need a large (mining-size) dump truck to put offending vehicles into... or a mobile car-crusher...  ;D

... sorry if I've stolen your thunder or given the game away...  :-X

Nope, nowhere near it. ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 18, 2021, 10:52:08 pm
I just saw an advert for the Wolseley 1000, built in South Africa. It's either a front ended Hornet with the Mini rear or a Mini with the Hornet front.  The largest scale Wolseley Hornet is in 1/43 and I have seen that you can buy the Mini bodies separately. So taking a cast from the Hornet and placing it on the Mini is a good start.  This could lead to the Countryman or even the BMW Mini having a new face as well.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Pellson on January 19, 2021, 12:47:39 am
I just saw an advert for the Wolseley 1000, built in South Africa. It's either a front ended Hornet with the Mini rear or a Mini with the Hornet front.  The largest scale Wolseley Hornet is in 1/43 and I have seen that you can buy the Mini bodies separately. So taking a cast from the Hornet and placing it on the Mini is a good start.  This could lead to the Countryman or even the BMW Mini having a new face as well.

The Hornet/Elf.. :wub:

Ever since I saw one like this just north of London, I'm lost..

(https://honda-tech.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/kreacher_andf_elf_dragon_1_03f22e6ca7d4d549ae42d3d0bc6d3932f3c30407.jpg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 19, 2021, 03:29:35 am
That Hasegawa excavator-type thing would look good on the hull of the Objekt - great for traffic control, you'd only need a large (mining-size) dump truck to put offending vehicles into... or a mobile car-crusher...  ;D

... sorry if I've stolen your thunder or given the game away...  :-X

Nope, nowhere near it. ;D

Hmm, intrigued now...  :unsure:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 19, 2021, 05:42:12 am

The Hornet/Elf.. :wub:

Ever since I saw one like this just north of London, I'm lost..


Hmm, not sure about that being a proper Elf, you can see the original Mini grille behind the scabbed-on Elf bits.

And I think it started off as a Minivan too, with the integral pressed steel grille rather than the chrome one.

He's obviously added the boot from a proper Elf/Hornet too. A real mix-and-match machine...............

Either that or he added the Minivan grille parts to increase the cooling for that undoubtedly tuned-up engine.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 19, 2021, 05:53:48 am
Speaking of "whiffed" cars, how about THIS:

(https://media.caradvice.com.au/image/private/c_fill,q_auto,f_auto,w_800,ar_16:9/fh68dl7ulo2fg5fmqahn.jpg)

That's a Mitsuoka Rock Star, a concept from 2019, and actually a Mazda MX-5 in disguise. While Mitsuoka has given us over the years rather doubtful (Viewt or Galue) or exciting (Orochi) cars and conversions, I actually like this one!  :lol: 200 will be built  over the next three years.  :wub:

BTW, they also did the "Ray", which looks strangely like the Wolseley 1000...!

(https://images.cdn.circlesix.co/image/1/1366/0/uploads/posts/2018/03/33275dfd1f3ce8117cfadf5df4e586ab.jpeg)
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: scooter on January 19, 2021, 06:00:08 am
Speaking of "whiffed" cars, how about THIS:

(https://media.caradvice.com.au/image/private/c_fill,q_auto,f_auto,w_800,ar_16:9/fh68dl7ulo2fg5fmqahn.jpg)

Screams "modern Corvette 1967 Stingray" to me.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 19, 2021, 06:28:04 am
It does, and that's the intention behind it. Sure, the fixed, small headlights look goofy, but it is not an overpowered high-end luxury item with 300+ hp, just a reliable, down-to-earth MX-5 with 130 hp, 4 cylinders and a new car body, much like the Abarth Spider (which quietly vanished...). I like the concept!  :lol:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 19, 2021, 11:25:47 am
It does, and that's the intention behind it. Sure, the fixed, small headlights look goofy, but it is not an overpowered high-end luxury item with 300+ hp, just a reliable, down-to-earth MX-5 with 130 hp, 4 cylinders and a new car body, much like the Abarth Spider (which quietly vanished...). I like the concept!  :lol:

And it's also got the Mazda reliability and parts backup... and won't cost an arm and a leg to fill the tank or run. Or insure.

Cool looking li'l thing.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 19, 2021, 12:44:39 pm
I've seen Minis with the Hornet/Elf wings and boot, although I'm not too sure whether they actually went into production or were just preproduction models. I think Crayford did a convertible version.
 The 2004 Mitsuoka Ray is almost a copy of the Hornet/Elf and the Viewt copies the Jaguar Mk2 in a smaller scale. The  Yuga is another example.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Pellson on January 20, 2021, 11:59:06 pm

Hmm, not sure about that being a proper Elf, you can see the original Mini grille behind the scabbed-on Elf bits.

And I think it started off as a Minivan too, with the integral pressed steel grille rather than the chrome one.

He's obviously added the boot from a proper Elf/Hornet too. A real mix-and-match machine...............

Either that or he added the Minivan grille parts to increase the cooling for that undoubtedly tuned-up engine.

I am absolutely certain you're right - and I don't care the least! It's a whif!!   ;D
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 21, 2021, 03:00:57 am
Indeed it is, and a darn well done one too.   ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 21, 2021, 05:36:21 am
The Austin 1800 Ute would be a great project,  these were built over in Australia and had a six cylinder engine. Although there was a prototype built with the Rover V8 but that never made it into production.  There was a panel  van sold as well, which could be used as the basis for an estate model. I wonder if this will work on the Austin 3L? I think I have seen them in 1/43 diecast and maybe the odd Corgi or Dinky in larger scales.
As soon as I get back on my feet,  some experimental Whiffing with resin moulds,  they might be a bit crude to start with but once I get the hang of the process they will improve.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on January 23, 2021, 11:07:37 pm
It seems to me that I will be busy over the next five years rebuilding past started projects. It's a good job that I have plenty of reference photos. I can't guarantee that the same parts will be used. The builds that are going into storage will eventually be completed. I'm keeping a note book for my ideas and Group Build suggestions as my brain seems to be going into overdrive,  too many for me but for you guys to build. I don't mind my ideas being used or being the inspiration for your builds.
It's a bit like joining a jigsaw puzzle together when don't have the box cover.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: McColm on February 16, 2021, 07:16:47 am
Something based on the ' New Cold War' as the Russians and Chinese have been spending money updating their military equipment.
The new space plane which is an updated Blinder C which is supposed to fly at Mach 5 and fly into space to knock out satellites,  then return and land like a normal aircraft.
The new Chinese 'humpback ' submarines and the nuclear trains, rail delivery service.
I wonder what the Cutty Sark would look like if the Royal Navy commissioned into service? I can remember building the model with help from my stepfather. The rigging was a nightmare to do,  I think that there's aftermarket kits that are already made including the sails.
A stealth ship or jetfoil.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 16, 2021, 12:01:05 pm
The rigging was a nightmare to do,  I think that there's aftermarket kits

I know you can get PE ratlines, I snagged some to use on a Gorch Fock kit.
The good thing about them is that you can cut them down to size, if you can't find anything specific for what you're building.

And apparently the ezy-line stuff the WW1 crowd use is now the preferred for the rest.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Old Wombat on February 17, 2021, 12:56:32 am
I use Ezy-line for aircraft aerials, works a treat.

Plan to use it on my biplanes, when (if?) I get around to building them.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 17, 2021, 03:38:22 am
I use Ezy-line for aircraft aerials, works a treat.

Plan to use it on my biplanes, when (if?) I get around to building them.

I've always been dubious about it's long-term viability, thinking about all the old perished rubber bands I've thrown away over the years.
But they're probably a different formula.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: Nils on February 17, 2021, 07:15:12 am
im looking at various 1/144 scale projects, mostly WHIF WW2 warbirds. aside from a number of Belgian machines (Hawk 81A, DC-3,...), im also planning Dutch (P-38, Bf109E,...with Dorito roundels), Austrian (Bf109E, Ju52, Hs126, Avia B.534), Polish (Hurricane, B.534,...) among others.
Title: Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
Post by: chrisonord on February 20, 2021, 01:38:29 pm
As part of my  alternative RAF/ fleet air arm  in north Africa, I  want to  build  several  upgraded  hunters.  Brought out of storage  and with several upgrades  for the designated tasks they will have. First I  will be doing  is a tandem 2 seater  with upgrade avionics and a newer more powerful engine, an extra pair of pylons  and used on the SEAD role, armed with  a single  cannon, 2 snakeye 500 lb retarded bombs and a pair of  AGM-45 Shrike anti radar  missiles. I  have a T7 which will be armed with  AGM-12 B Bullpups  as well as all current  British weapons  available  during the 1960's and 70's. The other 2 I have are single seater  aircraft  that will operate in the  close support role. Other aircraft  include  Buccaneer  S2' armed with AGM -78 and AGM-62. Weapons and training will be carried out by the  U.S  , as the conflicts  are of a concern to the U.S also. I  think I shall involve  some F-4's, both F-4k' and J's.
Chris