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General Modelling Forum => General Modeling topics => The "WHIF's You Have Found" => Topic started by: Riksbar on May 25, 2007, 12:25:17 pm

Title: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Riksbar on May 25, 2007, 12:25:17 pm
I nearly did until I did a double take. (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal7/6201-6300/gal6247-Typhoon-Drake/00.shtm)

A very nice job indeed. :wub:  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Son of Damian on May 25, 2007, 01:42:04 pm
I thought that it was a whiff but I wasn't really sure, allied a/c of WW2 isn't my strong suit.  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2007, 02:07:39 pm
I still say it's real ! All those in agreement say 'beer', or 'eye'. Or beer.....

Neat stuff !

 
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Maverick on May 25, 2007, 02:24:07 pm
Whiff it is, but cunningly wrought, almost like the early Tempests that flew with the Typhoon's tail units.

Mav
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on May 25, 2007, 03:22:07 pm
Well there was a real Centaurus powered Tornado  (I've got a Maintrack conversion for that), but this is really good, quite convincing.

http://home.att.net/~ww2aviation/tornadoradial.jpg (http://home.att.net/~ww2aviation/tornadoradial.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: devil505 on May 26, 2007, 07:54:28 am
I missed it. :huh:  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on May 26, 2007, 01:36:02 pm
I still say it's real, I tells ya ! Real !

 :cheers:  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: elmayerle on May 27, 2007, 09:46:07 pm
Beautifully done piece of work, whiffy, but not far enough out to catch the eye at first.  Also, it's not -that- improbable given the Centaurus-Tornado and the problems with the Sabre engine (mind you, I understand it's a bone of contention, still, as to how much of this was perception due to mis-rigging and how much was real).  I love it.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Archibald on May 27, 2007, 11:05:19 pm
The story of the Tornado/ Typhoon/Tempest/ Fury family give me headaches. Hawker was rather prolific these days!!  :wacko:
Nice whatif!
(PS I totally fell in love with the Tempest I, MH559 prototype. Superb aircraft, a pity the Sabre IV killed it!)  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Riksbar on May 28, 2007, 04:01:22 am
I suspect that they would have needed clearer identification markings than that  to operate in the same theatre as FW-190s.  I reckon their major cause of losses would be friendly fire.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on May 28, 2007, 06:46:15 am
Beer! :cheers:

I've got to admit, I'd probably have missed it, confusing it with it the Tempest II & I agree with Archie, all the various powerplant & airframe connertations that Hawker went through tax the memory a bit!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Archibald on May 28, 2007, 07:23:26 am
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Beer! :cheers:

I've got to admit, I'd probably have missed it, confusing it with it the Tempest II & I agree with Archie, all the various powerplant & airframe connertations that Hawker went through tax the memory a bit!
Don't want to hijack the thread, but here's a short resume...

Tornado = Vulture+ chin radiator
Typhoon = Sabre + chin radiator.

The 3rd Tornado was changed into Tempest II prototype (with a Centaurus).
BUT
The Tempest V entered service first, with... Sabre II and chin radiator.

So, what are others Tempests (1/ 3/ 4) ?

Tempest I had a... Sabre IV, without chin radiator (radiators were on the wings, giving it superb look and superlative performances. Pics welcome guys! :wub: )

Tempest III and IV were to be Griffon powered variants (!!).
The IV never flew, the III prototype was changed into... the Fury prototype. But that was not the definitive Fury!
The TRUE Fury prototype was another aircraft!

The Former Tempest III, now 2nd Fury prototype flew with different engines (3 differents engines from 1945 to 1947, Griffon, Centaurus and finally... back to the Sabre, in its -VII, 3500 hp variant... stopped by the end of WWII!!)

A true nightmare!  :wacko:  :blink:  :dum:

In the end, there was 5 variants of the Tempest.

What is interesting with this prolific Hawker family is the fact that they tested ALL powerfull british, WWII-era piston-engines (Griffon Vulture, Sabre, and Centaurus).

 
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on May 28, 2007, 10:51:38 am
And if you add the hurricane it gets more complex still.  Hurricanes were fitted with Bristol Hercules & RR Griffons as an experiment into alternative powerplants, in case of problems in supply of the heavily used Merlin.  Several Russian Hurricanes were fitted with the Asch 82 engine & when Yugoslav Hurricanes were delivered without engines after they were diverted to the RAF just prior to war breaking out, they were fitted with DB.601's instead!

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I suspect that they would have needed clearer identification markings than that to operate in the same theatre as FW-190s. I reckon their major cause of losses would be friendly fire.

Exactly what happened with the Typhoon I, you can imagine it might be more likely with a Centaurus powered aircraft.  Two of 56 Sqns Tiffies were shot down by freindly aircraft because the crews hadn't been breifed about the new type.  This led to the early Typhoons wearing the white tail until crews were familiar with the type.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Archibald on May 28, 2007, 11:00:18 am
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And if you add the hurricane it gets more complex still.  Hurricanes were fitted with Bristol Hercules & RR Griffons as an experiment into alternative powerplants, in case of problems in supply of the heavily used Merlin.  Several Russian Hurricanes were fitted with the Asch 82 engine & when Yugoslav Hurricanes were delivered without engines after they were diverted to the RAF just prior to war breaking out, they were fitted with DB.601's instead!

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I suspect that they would have needed clearer identification markings than that to operate in the same theatre as FW-190s. I reckon their major cause of losses would be friendly fire.

Exactly what happened with the Typhoon I, you can imagine it might be more likely with a Centaurus powered aircraft.  Two of 56 Sqns Tiffies were shot down by freindly aircraft because the crews hadn't been breifed about the new type.  This led to the early Typhoons wearing the white tail until crews were familiar with the type.
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And if you add the hurricane it gets more complex still. Hurricanes were fitted with Bristol Hercules & RR Griffons as an experiment into alternative powerplants, in case of problems in supply of the heavily used Merlin. Several Russian Hurricanes were fitted with the Asch 82 engine & when Yugoslav Hurricanes were delivered without engines after they were diverted to the RAF just prior to war breaking out, they were fitted with DB.601's instead!

You're so cruel with me!!  :lol:  :lol:
 
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on May 28, 2007, 12:50:40 pm
Oh no, what have I done??? :blink:  :(  :wacko:  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Archibald on May 28, 2007, 01:01:36 pm
Well I've just painfully understood the story of this damned Typhoon family, and you add all this stuff on the Hurricane  ;)  - just kidding!!-  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on May 31, 2007, 06:36:53 pm
Well just to get you back for that, ;) I checked a link that Kitnut provided for me a while back & found that there was also a version of the Hurricane with a Napier Dagger too!
http://www.k5083.mistral.co.uk/PROJECTS.HTM (http://www.k5083.mistral.co.uk/PROJECTS.HTM)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Archibald on June 03, 2007, 01:00:05 pm
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Well just to get you back for that, ;) I checked a link that Kitnut provided for me a while back & found that there was also a version of the Hurricane with a Napier Dagger too!
http://www.k5083.mistral.co.uk/PROJECTS.HTM (http://www.k5083.mistral.co.uk/PROJECTS.HTM)
Time to use those brand new smilies  :rolleyes:  
So, here we go...  :banghead:  :banghead:  :dum:  :dum:  :dum:  
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on December 16, 2007, 10:13:50 pm
Pretty nice whiff on HS.
http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/p78fpm_1.htm (http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/p78fpm_1.htm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Wyrmshadow on December 16, 2007, 10:42:49 pm
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Pretty nice whiff on HS.
http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/p78fpm_1.htm (http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/p78fpm_1.htm)
wow, bears more than just a passing resemblence to something I made a few months back.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h199/Wyrmshadow3/Whif/Devastator/SW.png)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Riksbar on December 21, 2007, 11:13:56 am
RCAF (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=138897) B-58s on arc.

 :cheers:  Nice.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Damian2 on November 09, 2008, 06:51:43 am
Found this MiG-29 on ARC:

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/b3nnyj/mig-29smt004.jpg)

Invited Benjo to join us here :)

D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 17, 2008, 11:01:38 am
Today's ARC update has a beautiful 1/32nd Belgian F-16XL.  :wub:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8101-8200/gal8166-F-16-Cornett/02.jpg)

More pics HERE (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8101-8200/gal8166-F-16-Cornett/00.shtm).
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on November 17, 2008, 11:27:28 am
Belgian crancked-wing viper  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on December 03, 2008, 12:10:28 pm
F-16G Super Falcon WHIF built by RT Van Zant II
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e283/rtvanzandt/Jets%201/F16GSF01.jpg)

additional images of the finished model (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=97623&hl=)






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Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on December 03, 2008, 11:22:29 pm
Superb model, but I don't really like the canards there.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Maverick on December 22, 2008, 04:32:24 pm
G'day Gang,

Here's an AH-56 model on ARC (http://www.arcair.com/Gal9/8201-8300/gal8287-AH-56A-Vail/00.shtm)
I've sent an invite.

Regards,

Mav





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Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on December 23, 2008, 11:43:49 am
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8201-8300/gal8281-model-show-Koning/04.jpg)
ARC (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/) has some images of the Eagles Day 2008 model show from Melbourne Australia (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8201-8300/gal8281-model-show-Koning/00.shtm) that were provided by Rene de Koning and one of the first images on the page was a WHIF based on a P-38 Lightning. 

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: bluedonkey99 on January 11, 2009, 08:43:37 am
1/144 BAC Conqueror (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8301-8400/gal8325-Conqueror-Backlund/00.shtm) from ARC silliy week, even a bit of a back story with it
...hopefully someone didnt post this last week?

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8301-8400/gal8325-Conqueror-Backlund/01.jpg)





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Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on February 14, 2009, 11:11:54 pm
I've been combing through the ARC galleries, and I located the following, the AMT/Ertl Valkyrie whiffed into an RB-70C.
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal4/3801-3900/gal3812_XB-70_Tietjen/01.jpg)

A deHaviland "Viper", kitbashed from "Matchbox Hunter FGA.9 and Mystere IV, Merlin Vampire T.11, Novo Javelin FAW.9".
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal7/6301-6400/gal6325-Viper-Drake/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Martin H on February 15, 2009, 01:11:08 pm
I belive that the DH Viper is one from one of our own........ Kitbasher.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on February 25, 2009, 07:17:19 pm
Some nice stuff hiding on ARC (and that doesn't include the What If GB).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/xplan303ex/JGSDF%20AH%20Hellhound/Finished/ah_hellhound_5.jpg)
Columbian Hellhound (now that's completely different)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a237/Takamota/models/2009/TSR2/rear-port2.jpg)
This is the new Airfix 1/48th kit in 617 markings.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: nev on March 13, 2009, 06:23:44 am
F-22N Sea Raptor on ARC

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a390/cncooper/F-22N/_IGP7669.jpg)

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=180040
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on March 13, 2009, 11:30:09 am
F-22N Sea Raptor on ARC

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a390/cncooper/F-22N/_IGP7669.jpg)

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=180040

I've got something similar planned but in 2 seat form and a different paint scheme.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 29, 2009, 08:24:15 am
Some great stuff built by "Tomcat RIO" over on ARC:

IRIAF J-10 (CLICKY! (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=179477))

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/tomcatrio/airplanes/in%20progress/j10iranfin2.jpg)

B-1R (CLICKY! (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=179281))

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/tomcatrio/airplanes/100%20144%20and%20odd/b1rfin3.jpg)

Kiwi F/A-18 of "Nazguls" Sqn (CLICKY! (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=179797))

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/tomcatrio/airplanes/hornet%20hive/in%20prog/kiwi18fin3.jpg)

1/144 !!! RTAF Gripen (CLICKY! (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=179797))

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/tomcatrio/airplanes/100%20144%20and%20odd/thaigripfin.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on May 04, 2009, 04:43:05 am
someone on ARC just made this really cool Operation: Desert Storm typhoon FGR.4  :mellow:

http://www.arcair.com/Gal9/8601-8700/gal8677-Typhoon-Calladine/00.shtm

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal9/8601-8700/gal8677-Typhoon-Calladine/06.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Maverick on May 08, 2009, 04:44:24 pm
There's a BIG Columbian Gunship over on ARC. (http://www.arcair.com/Gal9/8701-8800/gal8724-ACH-64-Sanchez/00.shtm)


Regards,

Mav






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Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on June 22, 2009, 03:52:27 pm
Didn't see an Alvis thread so will put this one here.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/Alvis3_1/Image038-2.jpg)

Still thinking of getting one of these to scaleorama to a 72nd manned version, just a cockpit and stabilizers and could be good to go.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on June 27, 2009, 02:25:14 am
Found this in John Smallbrugge's gallery from IPMS Fraser Valley Con 2009:
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8801-8900/gal8891-show-Smalbrugge/37.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 30, 2009, 01:40:14 am
ISRAELI F-16XLI with SPECIAL WEAPON (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8901-9000/gal8910-F-16-G-Man/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8901-9000/gal8910-F-16-G-Man/02.jpg)

Very nicely done. The special AGM-130 is a cool idea.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Shasper on June 30, 2009, 07:24:11 am
Giggity!

Shas 8)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on July 29, 2009, 06:27:25 am
Hellenic Air Force F/A-22

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8901-9000/gal8986-YF-22-Apostolopoulos/03.jpg)

The kit is Italeri 1/48.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on July 29, 2009, 09:10:24 am
Wow  :o That F-22 is just stunning  :wub: The F-16XL is a great also

Super F-2
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e283/rtvanzandt/Jets%201/F16GSF01.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e283/rtvanzandt/Jets%201/F16GSF05.jpg)

More Here:
http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=97623&st=0

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Sauragnmon on July 30, 2009, 01:24:22 am
That Craptor just looks Sexy.  The camo is so bloody sweet.  I guess given the right paint, even that ugly bird can look decent.  *whistle*

The Super Deuce is just insane - I LOVE IT.  Dorsal spine, CFT's, Canards, and is that what, an IRST under the nose?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: IanH on August 14, 2009, 07:27:08 am
I've been combing through the ARC galleries, and I located the following, the AMT/Ertl Valkyrie whiffed into an RB-70C.
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal4/3801-3900/gal3812_XB-70_Tietjen/01.jpg)

 
That's in my 'To Do' stash, but in SEA Cam...
#http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal4/3801-3900/gal3812_XB-70_Tietjen/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: B777LR on August 21, 2009, 10:24:39 pm
There is a whiff Tomcat on the ARC frontpage. It goes along with the comment "Hey, where else but on ARC can you show off your most insane "What-If" projects?". Can anybody contact him with a link to this forum? :thumbsup: :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on August 21, 2009, 11:06:27 pm
(http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9001-9100/gal9059-F-14-Harv/02.jpg)

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Shasper on August 26, 2009, 10:14:51 pm
Dont be surprised if you see some of our guys posting articles over there, we pretty much dominate the April 1st & Silly Week submissions ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on September 07, 2009, 06:34:57 pm
The F-104X! (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on September 07, 2009, 08:48:44 pm
Ummm - that would be this one?

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,23242.0.html
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on September 08, 2009, 05:12:05 am
Ummm - that would be this one?

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,23242.0.html

YIKES! I missed that thread totally.  :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on September 08, 2009, 05:15:21 am
I just went through that thread and saw that I had replied early on.

My mind is going...

I can feel it...

I can feel it...

Stop Dave...

Please stop...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2009, 05:56:22 am
I missed out on the end product as well....d'oh !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on September 08, 2009, 08:19:09 am
In all honesty so did I, but the project was familiar and G.Marcat uses the same name on both sites, of course.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on September 16, 2009, 10:19:21 pm
This CF-105 Arrow was posted yesterday.

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9101-9200/gal9136-Arrow-Malaguti/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9101-9200/gal9136-Arrow-Malaguti/01.jpg)

He detailed the cockpit, landing gear and weapons bay, then scratched a radar and an Iroquois engine!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 27, 2009, 08:44:05 am
Way cool USAF TSR.2 found and photographed at CAPCON 200 by"loftycomfort":

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/loftycomfort/capcon%202009/IMG_2158.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/loftycomfort/capcon%202009/IMG_2149.jpg)

Canadian Rescue Herc:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/loftycomfort/capcon%202009/IMG_2152.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on October 02, 2009, 05:04:26 pm
The Westland Scorpion, a late entry in ARCs What If GB.

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9101-9200/gal9199-Scorpion-Janus/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9101-9200/gal9199-Scorpion-Janus/02.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: nev on October 23, 2009, 10:11:20 am
lovely F-15N on ARC

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/volzj/F15N01.jpg)

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=195363&st=0&gopid=1833267&#entry1833267
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on October 23, 2009, 12:23:14 pm
Stunning -  has an invite been sent?

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 23, 2009, 01:24:43 pm
Guess I am going to have to change my Idea for the navalize it GB! Looks excellent  :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on October 24, 2009, 09:01:56 am
check out the cool military geeBee on the front page  ;D

http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9201-9300/gal9233-GeeBee-Presley/00.shtm

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9201-9300/gal9233-GeeBee-Presley/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: B777LR on November 30, 2009, 11:48:54 am
Lovely F-15C with air-to-ground payload on the frontpage right now :thumbsup:

1/32 Tamiya F-15C Eagle built by Chris Causey (http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9301-9400/gal9307-F-15-Causey/00.shtm)
(http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9301-9400/gal9307-F-15-Causey/03.jpg)





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Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 10, 2010, 10:03:55 pm
Mark Atkins has provided two entries for the ARC (http://www.arcair.com/) annual "Silly Week" and both are rather impressive WHIF models.

 1/48 MQ-22 Protector UAV (http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9501-9600/gal9504-UAV-Atkins/00.shtm)
(http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9501-9600/gal9504-UAV-Atkins/05.jpg)
(image source: Mark Atkins/ARC (http://))

1/48 MQ-10 Firebat UAV (http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9401-9500/gal9495-UAV-Atkins/00.shtm)
(http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9401-9500/gal9495-UAV-Atkins/02.jpg)
(image source: Mark Atkins/ARC (http://=http://www.arcair.com/))
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 23, 2010, 10:00:36 am
Something for the DeHavilland fans.  A few images of a shiny WHIF Mosquito FB (WIP) (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=201726&st=0&#entry1905279) by ARC member Bear13583.

(http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad334/Bear13583/Photo-0043.jpg)
(image source: Bear13583/ARC (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=201726&st=0&#entry1905279)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on February 19, 2010, 10:15:00 am
this was on the front page yesterday, an AfrikaKorps Me262  :mellow:

http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9601-9700/gal9611-Me-262-Bonilla/00.shtm

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9601-9700/gal9611-Me-262-Bonilla/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitbasher on February 23, 2010, 05:10:22 am
Now on the face of it, this (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9601-9700/gal9612-R99-Carnavalli/00.shtm) isn't a whiff.  But note the Flanker!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: nev on February 23, 2010, 09:36:09 am
Now, I don't normally go for stuff with Swastikas on the tail, but damn if that isn't one of the nicest models I've seen this year :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on March 12, 2010, 08:32:57 am
(http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy264/vindicator-one/Picture149.jpg)

More here:

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=205208&st=0&gopid=1945431&#entry1945431
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on April 01, 2010, 08:13:49 am
Maybe because it's April 1st, but today's update included this item, a German Zero:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9701-9800/gal9729-Zero-Kuyper/01.jpg)

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9701-9800/gal9729-Zero-Kuyper/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on April 05, 2010, 01:12:58 pm
F4D Skyray in VF-84 Jolly Rogers markings.  In RL, the Jolly Rogers flew F-8s before converting to the F-4.
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9701-9800/gal9725-Skyray-Ales/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9701-9800/gal9725-Skyray-Ales/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Cliffy B on April 11, 2010, 07:34:09 pm
Just found this RAF Viggie!!!  It's super sweet  :ph34r:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7029-Vigilante-Dol/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7029-Vigilante-Dol/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7029-Vigilante-Dol/07.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 14, 2010, 09:43:05 am
Hmmm, "somewhat" found at ARC. Wasn't actually posted at ARC, but linked to. Seen at the IPMS Open 2010, somewhere in Sweden (I guess).

Saab J 21B.

(http://www.hobbybokhandeln.net/wp-content/gallery/open-2010-ac2/303_open_2010.jpg)

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on April 14, 2010, 10:28:49 am
Nice model, but what's whiffy about a J21?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Ed S on April 14, 2010, 10:43:32 am
Nice model, but what's whiffy about a J21?

Not sure of all the different details, but the RW J21 never had a bubble canopy and the tail plane is in the higher location like the jet J21R instead of the lower position like the prop version.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 14, 2010, 12:07:50 pm
Yeah, this is one where you have to look twice. As Ed said, the canopy is different. The J 21B was a projected version. It was supposed to have a different nose armament (3x 20mm guns), a radar pod and a stronger engine.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on April 14, 2010, 01:47:02 pm
You know, it took me looking at my kit of the J21 to see all that.  My bad.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on April 14, 2010, 08:57:27 pm
Hmmm, "somewhat" found at ARC. Wasn't actually posted at ARC, but linked to. Seen at the IPMS Open 2010, somewhere in Sweden (I guess).

Saab J 21B.

(http://www.hobbybokhandeln.net/wp-content/gallery/open-2010-ac2/303_open_2010.jpg)



Damn nice model.  I have read of the proposed SAAB J-21B. This was a to be a post-war upgraded variant, with a Rolls-Royce Griffon or Packard Merlin inline engine, a pressurised cockpit, heavier armament and a bubble canopy,  It was however overtaken by the jet J-21R development.  

Is that the only picture available?  I ask since I'd be curious to see what engine is in it: one of my sources (Air Enthusiast No. 23 Article by Peter Billing) reports that initially SAAB wanted a DB 605E engine for the J-21B but with the collapse of the 3rd Reich this was not an option.  Alternatively, they redesigned to accept the Packard Merlin.  This however had a lower speed of rotation of the propeller and thus needed a larger diameter prop with the resulting tailboom interference problems.  Preliminary contact was made with Rolls-Royce to investigate changing either the gearing of the Merlin or to fit a 5 bladed prop of smaller diameter.  Eventually however, it was decided that the Merlin installation was too costly and complicated for marginal increase in performance.  This led to the project proceeding along two lines:

1.  The existing DB605B engine but with 100 Octane fuel and some minor modifications (?) was able to get almost the same power as the Merlin; and
2.  The J-21R jet version, initially with home-grown STAL turbojet and eventually with the de Havilland Goblin turbojet.

I have also read that the original DB 605 run on 100 octane fuel was just as good (if not better) than the other engines.  For one, the prop/boom interference wasn't a problem as the other engines might have been.  To date, the best images I have found of this proposed design are these:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/ca15/j-21b_9547318.jpg?t=1241931932)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Artic/saab21b.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Cliffy B on April 16, 2010, 10:59:35 pm
Don't know if this is old or not but I thought it was rather neat.  Definitely haven't seen one before.

http://www.arcair.com/Gal2/1001-1100/Gal1027_F-18_Roberts/00.shtm (http://www.arcair.com/Gal2/1001-1100/Gal1027_F-18_Roberts/00.shtm)

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal2/1001-1100/Gal1027_F-18_Roberts/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 23, 2010, 02:44:43 pm
An outstanding1/48 J-35 Draken from the anime "Area 88", built by "Oishi":

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad156/Oishiwork/3-4.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad156/Oishiwork/6-4.jpg)

More of that >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=207882).
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on April 23, 2010, 02:48:58 pm
Interesting - at first glance I thought it was a French Draken.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on April 23, 2010, 05:00:47 pm
That's doubly whiffy, because in the anime, Shin Kazama starts the campaign flying an F-8 Crusader, then "upgrades" to an F-20 Tigershark.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: pyro-manic on April 23, 2010, 05:15:00 pm
F-8 to an F-5E, then an F-20 IIRC. ;) It's a stunning model. :thumbsup: I've wanted to do some Area 88 builds for a while - the commander's Kfir was pretty cool, and there was a trio of "bad guy" Lightnings that looked fantastic.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on April 23, 2010, 06:21:08 pm
That is a superb looking model  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 24, 2010, 03:20:19 am
Interesting - at first glance I thought it was a French Draken. <...>

:lol: My thoughts exactly!

French Draken, huh? Hmmmmmm...... :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 27, 2010, 06:47:43 am
More "Area 88" goodness by Oishi:


F-20 Tigershark  :wub: More pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=208135).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/noong1/F20-2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/noong1/F20-3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v712/noong1/F20-12.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on April 27, 2010, 01:07:15 pm
Thats hot!  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on April 28, 2010, 01:36:30 am
Thats hot!  :o

Spot on!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 01, 2010, 01:45:01 pm
Found via ARC:

Navalized Su-47 Berkut:

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/japarol/235.jpg)


(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/japarol/236.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/japarol/238.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/japarol/239.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/japarol/240-1.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/japarol/241.jpg)

(http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/japarol/563.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on May 01, 2010, 02:02:10 pm
Wow!  Has an invite been sent?

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on May 01, 2010, 03:10:57 pm
That is just brilliant!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on May 02, 2010, 01:47:11 am
That is just brilliant!  :wub:

Agreed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on May 02, 2010, 02:15:11 am
That's strange, I picked up a copy of SAM yesterday & a guy named Seb Videc has done a Berkut in the same camo scheme, but without the naval mods.  Nice stuff from both of them!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 02, 2010, 08:17:53 am
^ Sebastijan is also a member on ARC. He posted two pics of his Su-47 there, but his PB account contains a couple more. Can't link to the album, though, so I'll post IMG tags.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/DoktorTomcat/makete/Su-47/sVS_Su47_3.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/DoktorTomcat/makete/Su-47/sVS_Su47_4.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/DoktorTomcat/makete/Su-47/sVS_Su47_5.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/DoktorTomcat/makete/Su-47/sVS_Su47_6.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/DoktorTomcat/makete/Su-47/sVS_Su47_7.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/DoktorTomcat/makete/Su-47/sVS_Su47_8.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 02, 2010, 08:21:55 am
And yet more whiffery goodness from ARC!

Taiwanese F-32B by "rays":

More pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=208459).

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4570130229_78249437f1_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3534/4570130545_b4ede4d629_o.jpg)

I really like the slightly darker borders on the camo spots.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on May 02, 2010, 08:26:36 am
^ Sebastijan is also a member on ARC. He posted two pics of his Su-47 there, but his PB account contains a couple more. Can't link to the album, though, so I'll post IMG tags.

Yep, that's the one, very nice build.  When I first saw the article, I thought, great, a whiff has got into a mainstream magazine, then I saw the photoshop & thought Sukhoi must have slipped the Berkut into camo when I wasn't looking.  Glad to find out it really was a whiff after all!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on May 03, 2010, 09:58:18 am
First up, the Testors Stingbat done up as a Polish machine in 1/48:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9801-9900/gal9828-PZL-KApusta/01.jpg)

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9801-9900/gal9828-PZL-KApusta/00.shtm

Also, from the same modeler, the Hellhound from Patlabor, also in Polish colors:

(http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp258/wacek80/finisz15.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 23, 2010, 07:29:35 am
RNoAF Gripen, made from the 1/48 Italeri kit. :wub:
More of this >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=209748).

(http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy170/bk974/Norwegian%20Gripen/grip2.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on June 11, 2010, 09:52:27 am
Tuesday's update on ARC features a 1/32 vacform model of the Lightning F.6.  In the modeler's description, he talks about building the model so it can be displayed clean or in three different stores combinations, the last of which he describes as a "whifer"(sic) showing the aircraft carrying Red Tops and overwing tanks, as seen here:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9901-10000/gal9922-Lightning-Wolstenholme/22.jpg)

The thing is, this is the fit that can be seen in the Hasegawa box art.  I thought it was a standard loadout.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: nev on June 12, 2010, 04:57:03 am
Hmm, not too sure about that.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on June 12, 2010, 10:52:54 am
It's not a whiff load out, F.6's carried tanks with both standard & aquisition Red Tops.  I've got pics of that exact aircraft, XS903 'BA', it's preserved at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington. As preserved, the aircraft has the NMF portion on the ventral tank painted over also it has a mix of Firesteak & Red Top Armament.  The model hasn't carried these over so if it is a 'whifer' in any way, I can't work it out.

May worth someone whose active on ARC prodding him for more info?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on July 01, 2010, 06:36:51 am
I can't help thinking I've seen this before, but it was posted on today's front page for Canada Day, so I thought I'd post (or re-post, or riposte, for that matter).

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9901-10000/gal9904-Hawk-Weiler/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9901-10000/gal9904-Hawk-Weiler/04.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 02, 2010, 04:48:08 pm
A MiG-29 inspired by Macross Zero. Not only a cool idea, but some fantastic craftsmanship at work there as well.  :thumbsup:

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/TheBruin/Mig%2029%20-%20Fulcrum/DSC_3350.jpg)

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/TheBruin/Mig%2029%20-%20Fulcrum/DSC_3353.jpg)

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/TheBruin/Mig%2029%20-%20Fulcrum/DSC_3432.jpg)

Many more pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=211960) on ARC.

-----

Sebastijan, builder of the Su-47 a couple of posts back, built this Bristol T.188. While technically not a whif, it has some air of whiffing about it and, plain and simple, is just to beautiful to not be mentioned. :wub:

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f99/DoktorTomcat/makete/Bristol%20T188/s_t188_11.jpg)

Another pic can be seen >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=211907).

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on July 03, 2010, 01:38:17 am
Now that Bristol 188 is stunning however it's not accurate :wacko:

The SIG stand gets parked underneath it every year at the Cosford Show so we have all had a very good look at it. To start with the port fusalage roundel has a large paint run from the blue outer ring which can be seen at a distance plus there is a dent in the port nose where Kit keeps banging his head. There are also numerous other bump's dents and gaps requiring filling  ;D

I know I'm joking but it does show that if you built an accurate model of the example at Cosford with all these "faults" you'd be laughed out of modeling court unless you had copious photo refs. It's like Hendon's 262 and it's gaps at the wing roots !!!

Serious thanks for posting as that was one of my all time favourite aircraft as a kid, it had a certain Dan Dare look about it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 11, 2010, 06:46:52 am
Canadian floatplane Starfighter by "phantom": :bow:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii136/shawnweiler/DSC_0541.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ysi_maniac on July 11, 2010, 05:24:53 pm
Love these last models :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow:
BTW I think that norwegian Gripen will not be a whif for long. Was it a promotional model? :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on July 11, 2010, 05:43:32 pm
Love these last models :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow:
BTW I think that norwegian Gripen will not be a whif for long. Was it a promotional model? :wacko:

Nah - they will get F-35s.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: tahsin on July 13, 2010, 12:05:28 am
A MiG-29 inspired by Macross Zero. Not only a cool idea, but some fantastic craftsmanship at work there as well.  :thumbsup:

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/TheBruin/Mig%2029%20-%20Fulcrum/DSC_3350.jpg)



Many more pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=211960) on ARC.



Excellent indeed . I got curious and the next newest topic  (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=211055)was this non whiff , but a first sight of a thing I had long yearned to do
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 02, 2010, 09:24:34 am
Qian built a cool Israeli F-22I Shamar (Hebrew for watchman or guard) from the 1/48 Academy kit.
More pics of the completed build can be found >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=213833), the in-progress thread >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=209411).

(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss39/cxq_0801/F-22I/CIMG2190.jpg)

(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss39/cxq_0801/F-22I/CIMG2211.jpg)

(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss39/cxq_0801/F-22I/CIMG2203.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: raafif on August 02, 2010, 06:24:51 pm
never liked the -22's looks much -- but that actually looks good !
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on August 06, 2010, 01:56:56 pm
Love it!  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Cliffy B on August 19, 2010, 04:45:57 am
ARC's daily update brings us this little gem; a B-57 Canberra and a.......DC-3?  :blink:

http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10001-10100/gal10090-Dakota-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10001-10100/gal10090-Dakota-Kuyper/00.shtm)

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10001-10100/gal10090-Dakota-Kuyper/01.jpg)

Friggin' awesome!  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on August 19, 2010, 01:50:22 pm
D'oh! That's brilliant, and I'm really miffed I didn't think of it! The two do go together quite well.


Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Green Dragon on August 19, 2010, 04:20:52 pm
I like that a lot! Got a few Esci Dakaota kits in the stash that could get jet-ified. Maybe stretch the forward fuse and give it a nose gear?

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 31, 2010, 02:38:13 pm
Italeri 72nd scale  Boeing XF-32 JSF in RMAF markings built by Niezam Y (http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10001-10100/gal10099-X-32-Y/00.shtm)
(http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10001-10100/gal10099-X-32-Y/02.jpg) (http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10001-10100/gal10099-X-32-Y/00.shtm)

click on image or html to view the page
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 02, 2010, 03:24:59 pm
Another masterpiece by Oishi!  :bow:

"Area 88" AV-8A Harrier from the 1/48 Monogram kit. More pics can be found >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=215665).

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad156/Oishiwork/3-14.jpg)

(http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad156/Oishiwork/1-14.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on September 02, 2010, 04:58:10 pm
Wonderful Harrier  :o  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2010, 12:52:35 am
Wonderful Harrier  :o  :wub:

Can't disagree with that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Aircav on September 03, 2010, 01:02:40 am
Wonder how she'd look in that camo but with French roundels  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2010, 01:05:08 am
Wonder how she'd look in that camo but with French roundels  ;D

She would look  :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Cliffy B on September 03, 2010, 10:19:28 am
For all of the Phantom lovers,

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7051-F-4G-Letham/01.jpg)
http://www.arcair.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7051-F-4G-Letham/00.shtm (http://www.arcair.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7051-F-4G-Letham/00.shtm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 03, 2010, 04:46:25 pm
RF-29G in 1/72 by gaz262!  :bow: More pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=130242&view=findpost&p=2050609) and >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=215388&st=0&p=2050529&#entry2050529). The second link is to an in-progress thread of an Israeli F-29.  :wacko:

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/gaz262/What%20if/IMG_0064.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on September 04, 2010, 05:30:14 pm
I bet that F-4 made some people mad! LOL Great bashing  :wub: Nice F-29s as well!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on September 11, 2010, 09:42:57 pm
Can't believe nobody posted this one yet.

(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10101-10200/gal10115-F-22-Chuang/05.jpg)

http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10101-10200/gal10115-F-22-Chuang/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on September 11, 2010, 09:57:48 pm
Actually, that's in the third post on page 8 of this thread, just seen from a different angle.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TsrJoe on September 23, 2010, 07:17:07 am
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9401-9500/gal9455-F-18-R3-MC0/00.shtm


F.18 with swept forward FSW / SFW wing
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Pablo1965 on September 23, 2010, 02:21:12 pm
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9401-9500/gal9455-F-18-R3-MC0/00.shtm


F.18 with swept forward FSW / SFW wing

This F-18 is an authentic dream may be some day I do something with one.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 24, 2010, 09:27:20 pm
Jordan built a 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon by F-Toys in the gorgeous JASDF F-2 scheme. And took some pretty cool shelter diorama pics - at night! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/w00t.gif)  :bow:
More pics can be found >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=217128).

(http://album.udn.com/community/img/PSN_PHOTO/kazama1974/f_5377496_1.JPG)

(http://album.udn.com/community/img/PSN_PHOTO/kazama1974/f_5377500_1.JPG)

(http://album.udn.com/community/img/PSN_PHOTO/kazama1974/f_5377573_1.JPG)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on October 01, 2010, 03:41:43 pm
Tried to share this last night, but my right mouse button is wonky.  This looks familiar, but it may just be that there have been a lot of Horten-derived whiffs the last couple of years.  I give you Kees Kuyper's twin Go-229:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10101-10200/gal10186-Horten-Kuyper/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10101-10200/gal10186-Horten-Kuyper/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 02, 2010, 11:19:48 am
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal5/4401-4500/gal4492_F-117_Schuyler/01.jpg)

WWII F-117  ;D

more here:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal5/4401-4500/gal4492_F-117_Schuyler/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on October 03, 2010, 12:07:45 am
If you read the article, it's not actually supposed to be a WWII machine.  The builder simply posed the model on a diorama base originally built for a 1/48 B-17.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on October 03, 2010, 03:28:06 pm
Think he noticed that, hence the  ;D

However, that would make an interesting idea.  Would you mark it like a B-17, B-25 or P-47?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 03, 2010, 04:09:55 pm
Think he noticed that, hence the  ;D


Thats what I was going for!  :thumbsup: Its a bit of a "cheat" i know but its still a Whif to me  :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Green Dragon on October 04, 2010, 07:15:56 am
The only F-117 that was in WW2 was German, famous for winning the war when it nuked New York. Proof here! http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0107819/

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RotorheadTX on October 11, 2010, 07:37:08 am
From the OrangeCon thread:
(http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/OC10/OC10_025.jpg)
(http://www.chukw.com/Hobby/OC10/OC10_055.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: tanktastic43 on October 11, 2010, 08:52:31 am
Loving the, for want of a better description, 'Musclestang'.  :wub:

ttw3.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 11, 2010, 03:35:44 pm
Loving the, for want of a better description, 'Musclestang'.  :wub:

ttw3.


Agreed :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on October 15, 2010, 01:40:18 am
From a couple of days ago, this 1/48 F-22, representing an aircraft from "Ace Combat":

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10201-10300/gal10219-F-22-Sato/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10201-10300/gal10219-F-22-Sato/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 18, 2010, 09:38:33 pm
^ Neat! :lol: Got their Mitsubishi F-2 in the Idolmaster scheme - in both 1/72 and 1/48.  :rolleyes:

--------------------

"ice225" built a cool Rambo III Mi-24 Hind replica form the 1/72 Airfix SA 330 Puma. More pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=218470).

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1844/p1070621u.jpg)

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5803/p1070642e.jpg)


"Boki" built a neat Focke Wulf Flitzer from the 1/72 Revell kit. More pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=218472).

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r87/boki_b77/makete/FW%20TL-Jager%20Flitzer/Flitzer1.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r87/boki_b77/makete/FW%20TL-Jager%20Flitzer/Flitzer4.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 18, 2010, 09:56:33 pm
That "Hind" is great  :thumbsup: Great looking Flitzer too  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: chrisonord on October 19, 2010, 04:02:47 pm
That Puma Hind is brilliant, I built 2 of them many years ago unfortunately they got destroyed, but....sat on a shelf in my shed is a near completed one, that has been sitting there in the same place for the best part of 3 years. Seeing this is making me want to bring it out and finish it.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on October 19, 2010, 05:50:33 pm
That Puma Hind is nice.  On a similar note, I saved a bunch of screenshots from Rambo III with thoughts of doing the one from that movie, but I've yet to find a kit of the Sikorsky S-62.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RotorheadTX on October 20, 2010, 04:09:11 am
S-62 kits; only one, made by RINGO waaay back when - approximately 1/50th scale IIRC, crude, but manageable.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: rickshaw on October 20, 2010, 05:53:20 am
Would it be possible to modify a Seaking model?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: apophenia on October 20, 2010, 07:08:44 pm
Would it be possible to modify a Seaking model?

Plenty of PSR on the cowling. The S-62 rotor is the same as the S-55. So a kit bash with Revell's 1/72 H-19?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on October 21, 2010, 04:35:17 pm
HAF Tucano:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10201-10300/gal10236-Toucan-Aire/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10201-10300/gal10236-Toucan-Aire/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on December 04, 2010, 04:04:19 pm
This isn't strictly a whiff, having been based on an actual incident, but it looks good anyway.  A Canadian Nimrod:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10301-10400/gal10342-Nimrod-Harv/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10301-10400/gal10342-Nimrod-Harv/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on December 04, 2010, 07:42:00 pm
Almost as cool as the RNZAF Vulcan that appeared one day...  :thumbsup:

Anyone ever seen a Puma built as the Hind-thingy from Red Dawn?  That'd be cool too....
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Green Dragon on December 05, 2010, 10:46:59 am
I planned one many years ago using the Puma plus the Hind A cockpit parts from Airfix's kits but lost the Mi24 bits so it got cancelled.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 30, 2010, 07:39:04 am
Israeli A-1 Skyraider, built from the 1/48 Tamiya kit by "BranoH". More pics >>HERE<< (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=222613).

(http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/11/44/10/02/p1010021.jpg)

(http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/11/44/10/02/p1010026.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on December 30, 2010, 09:05:05 am
Great find!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Cliffy B on December 30, 2010, 11:13:14 am
SEXY!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on January 16, 2011, 01:54:17 pm
1/32 USAF N/AW A-10 built by "Youngtiger1"

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e51/youngtiger1/Trumpeter%20A-10/_NIK0002e.jpg)


more pics ...http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=223746


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Gondor on January 16, 2011, 02:01:56 pm
That looks dam good

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on January 16, 2011, 02:15:32 pm
 :o :o :o wow!!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Cliffy B on January 16, 2011, 04:20:05 pm
What they said ^^^    :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on January 16, 2011, 11:30:20 pm
What they said ^^^    :wub:

Ditto!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on January 17, 2011, 02:24:02 am
 :o Heck!!!  :o

1:32 really makes a difference when you want to give detail to a model, no doubt! That Hog is just fascinating!!!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on February 15, 2011, 03:20:43 pm
Kees Kuyper is at it again, with the Lockheed Consternation:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10501-10600/gal10527-Consternation-Kuyper/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10501-10600/gal10527-Consternation-Kuyper/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RotorheadTX on February 21, 2011, 07:07:43 am
That 'Consternation' is great, would love to see it in Southwest colors.  :thumbsup:

I also ran across this; www.aviationartunlimited.com/popup.aspx?src=images/PRODUCT/large/DF-p-51.jpg (http://www.aviationartunlimited.com/popup.aspx?src=images/PRODUCT/large/DF-p-51.jpg)  Thunderbirds P-51 painting.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 21, 2011, 03:52:57 pm
Thunderbirds Mustangs!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2011, 06:56:44 pm
The Thunderbirds Mustangs rock !

Not a big fan of the consternation, if the engines were more of that era, it would have been sweet.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: tanktastic43 on February 22, 2011, 01:33:55 pm
Surprised no-one noticed this one yet.

Enjoy.  :thumbsup:

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=225687

tt43.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: chrisonord on February 22, 2011, 01:36:59 pm
Its already on here isn't it?? :unsure:
Chris.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on February 25, 2011, 10:58:53 pm
Another one from Kees, this time the Lockheed Conversion:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10501-10600/gal10528-Conversion-Kuyper/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10501-10600/gal10528-Conversion-Kuyper/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on February 26, 2011, 11:12:41 am
Different...but nice!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Daryl J. on March 21, 2011, 07:28:40 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5090039001_82037784be.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/5546000222_bb1b3812b4.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5090038553_393b3a99a5.jpg)


etc.     :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on March 21, 2011, 07:42:29 pm
Like that.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: beowulf on March 22, 2011, 01:20:20 am
ditto  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on March 22, 2011, 02:35:29 am
Splendid! Looks like a Mustang turned racer turned fighter once more... What did the guy call it?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PACOPEPE on March 22, 2011, 02:41:06 am
¡Fantástico!......., sorry; fantastic! .

Yes, it looks a racer Mustang of australian manufacturer High Models; isn´t it?.


Cheers
Fran
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 22, 2011, 04:01:04 am
^
Yup, High Planes.  :thumbsup: See link below for more pics and info.

<...> What did the guy call it?

F-51-R Interceptor (LINK (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=227879))

(EDIT:fixed link)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PACOPEPE on March 22, 2011, 04:46:40 am
Yes ChernayaAkula, High Planes; thanks. A collection of racer aircraft very interesting.

Regards
Fran
^
Yup, High Planes.  :thumbsup: See link below for more pics and info.

<...> What did the guy call it?

F-51-R Interceptor (LINK (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=227879&st=0&#entry2174647))
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on March 22, 2011, 08:55:53 am
Great find!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on March 31, 2011, 08:34:02 am
From Christopher Yee, the Blue Angels as eggplanes:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10641-Eggplanes-Yee/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on April 03, 2011, 12:21:58 am
check out this over on ARC, for April fools day :D

Aussie Harrier
http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10620-Harrier-Lee/00.shtm

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10620-Harrier-Lee/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on April 03, 2011, 01:04:40 am
He references Chris's profile here - is he one of us?

Who?

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 03, 2011, 08:15:11 am
^ There's a What-If thread (LINK (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=130242)) in ARC's Jet Modelling where Chris posts some of this profiles as well. Think that's what he's talking about.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: coops213 on April 03, 2011, 08:18:10 pm
check out this over on ARC, for April fools day :D

Aussie Harrier
http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10620-Harrier-Lee/00.shtm


Rad! Always thrilled to see one of my profiles turned into plastic!

Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on April 08, 2011, 03:19:02 pm
He picked a good one too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on April 14, 2011, 09:26:18 am
seen on the front page today, Easyjet Typhoon :D

http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10663-Jet-Mortimer/00.shtm

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10663-Jet-Mortimer/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on April 14, 2011, 11:07:47 am
Nils, you beat me to it.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 19, 2011, 02:41:27 pm
1/72 A-10E  :thumbsup:

More pics can be found HERE (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=229441).

(http://home.comcast.net/~jezones/pwpimages/29(1).jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~jezones/pwpimages/32(1).jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~jezones/pwpimages/33(1).jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: chrisonord on April 19, 2011, 03:16:47 pm
Very nice, would look better in US Marines markings ;), but still a very nice build.
Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on April 23, 2011, 09:28:44 pm
This one looks fun.

(http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac206/Hpics1kits/Misc/P-61%20Caricature/P-61Caricature5890.jpg)

(http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac206/Hpics1kits/Misc/P-61%20Caricature/P-61Caricature5876.jpg)

(http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac206/Hpics1kits/Misc/P-61%20Caricature/P-61Caricature5880.jpg)

http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=229733
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tophe on April 24, 2011, 01:07:30 am
Thanks for the link, explaining this surprising twin-boomer is "rebuilt as a caricature"... Funny! :thumbsup: :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on April 24, 2011, 09:44:03 am
would look better in US Marines markings ;),

Of course but doesn't everything?  ;D

Really a neat build!

The P-61 just makes me grin from ear to ear
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on April 27, 2011, 05:26:54 am
Another one today, the Local Hawk! (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10690-Local-Hawk-Kuyper/00.shtm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on April 27, 2011, 07:06:00 am
That one is ok but I prefer the version first seen at the 2010 US Nats.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_M5dnB4X3_Fg/TF38PK-PDzI/AAAAAAAAEe0/sC693YbLo0w/s640/P8060064.JPG)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on April 28, 2011, 06:13:31 am
Dan Swiersz's 1/48 "Kraken", inspired by the Douglas 1186-C:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10695-Kraken-Swiersz/01.jpg)

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10695-Kraken-Swiersz/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on April 28, 2011, 06:37:19 am
Dan Swiersz's 1/48 "Kraken", inspired by the Convair 1186-C:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10695-Kraken-Swiersz/01.jpg)

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10601-10700/gal10695-Kraken-Swiersz/00.shtm

Cold shower time...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on May 10, 2011, 03:28:39 pm
Dan Swiersz's 1/48 "Kraken", inspired by the Convair 1186-C:

That's the DOUGLAS Model 1186C, definitely.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on May 10, 2011, 06:09:03 pm
Dan Swiersz's 1/48 "Kraken", inspired by the Convair 1186-C:

That's the DOUGLAS Model 1186C, definitely.

I was just quoting the original post from ARC.  I thought it looked like a Douglas product, but the builder put it down as Convair.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: jzichek on May 16, 2011, 03:29:00 pm
Dan Swiersz has permitted me to repost the original ARC article on his magnificent scratchbuilt 1/48th scale Douglas Model 1186-C Long Range Special Attack Aircraft at RetroMechanix.com (http://retromechanix.com/uncategorized/douglas-model-1186-c-long-range-special-attack-aircraft-scratchbuilt-148th-scale-model/):

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5188/5701204443_3ac5149d9d_o.jpg)

The article has been reworked with additional photos and commentary on the actual Douglas Model 1186-C LRSA study. Check it out—with a length of ~26 inches, it's truly a large and impressive model!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on May 17, 2011, 11:22:11 pm
A new one, this time a Lavi:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10701-10800/gal10769-Lavi-Hen/00.shtm

If I understand correctly, it was converted from an original display model with F-16 kit parts added for detail.

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10701-10800/gal10769-Lavi-Hen/14.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on May 23, 2011, 12:03:26 pm
This one's subtle, especially if you're not familiar with the subject matter.  Macedonian MiG-21:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10701-10800/gal10777-MiG-21-Valaoras/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10701-10800/gal10777-MiG-21-Valaoras/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on May 24, 2011, 07:03:46 am
That's nice, I'd heard about the Macedonian attempt to by Lancers good to see it rendered in plastic.  Certainly looks like a Macedonian Air Froce machine, they all carry similar camouflage colours, but the specific colours & patterns vary widely between types.

Macedonian roundels are fantastic, unusual & bright in this age of lo-viz.  Hard to come by too, I've been thinking about getting some but not quite sure what to put them on.  There have been a lot rumours about equipment Macedonia might have acquired.  Plenty of whiff material to be found on the MAF Wiki entry, might be worth putting one of those to plastic.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tuck on July 01, 2011, 02:20:26 pm
OK Boys, prepare yourselves for............(dramatic pause)

the WARTHIND!

 :wub: :wub: :wub:

http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=232706&st=0
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on July 01, 2011, 02:24:27 pm
OK Boys, prepare yourselves for............(dramatic pause)

the WARTHIND!


Who can ever be prepared for something like THAT!?!?  :blink:

This is just INSANE!!!! :rolleyes: (but I love it)  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tuck on July 01, 2011, 04:30:34 pm
OK Boys, prepare yourselves for............(dramatic pause)

the WARTHIND!


Who can ever be prepared for something like THAT!?!?  :blink:

This is just INSANE!!!! :rolleyes: (but I love it)  ;D

(in best Spanish Inquisition voice)

NOBODY expects the WARTHIND!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: AXU on July 03, 2011, 04:13:05 am
So cool ! :wub:
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=233206&pid=2223343&st=0&#entry2223343
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: deathjester on July 03, 2011, 05:50:24 am
It would be the cheapest attack plane in the world - it'd never have to drop a bomb, or fire a gun, it'd just scare your enemies to death!! :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Sauragnmon on July 03, 2011, 10:47:47 am
my only grudge with the A-24D is that he didn't do anything about the turboshaft engines - they're still mounted in place and there's no rotors for them to operate.  IMO he should have done Something to account for them, be it turning them into thrust engines, or what have you.

Still, it's mad as a box of frogs, and I very much like the overall idea.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: deathjester on July 03, 2011, 01:59:03 pm
my only grudge with the A-24D is that he didn't do anything about the turboshaft engines - they're still mounted in place and there's no rotors for them to operate.  IMO he should have done Something to account for them, be it turning them into thrust engines, or what have you.

Still, it's mad as a box of frogs, and I very much like the overall idea.
It's probably a generator for whatever other guns are stashed inside!  I dunno, ...rotary explosive sheep launcher, chocolate seeking, precision - guided grannies, whatever!  I tried my hardest to fault it for that too....but....I...just...can't...do....it! - it's too cool!!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: pyro-manic on July 03, 2011, 03:09:33 pm
Perhaps they're the APU for powering the enormous electronic attack suite? Or the death ray.... :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: chrisonord on July 03, 2011, 03:37:31 pm
Come on fellas, everyone knows its the Air-con units :rolleyes: ;D
Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: MMM on July 03, 2011, 07:55:49 pm
I'd rather they kept the rotor, and made it a VTOL hybrid helicopter/fixed-wing design... or a VTO design where the rotor blades fold backward for transition for horizontal flight.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on July 03, 2011, 08:09:29 pm
I too think the rotor mechanisms are under-utilized, but my major complaint regarding this one is that it's under-armed.  Maybe I've been spoiled by machines like Eddie's SuperHog or sotoolslinger's SuperChopper, but for an aircraft built from these two monsters to only sport two rocket pods and three missiles is, well, uninspired.  zzzzzzzi grant points for the originality of the idea, but take them away for squandering the potential of the project.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Fulcrum on July 04, 2011, 01:13:12 am
my only grudge with the A-24D is that he didn't do anything about the turboshaft engines - they're still mounted in place and there's no rotors for them to operate.  IMO he should have done Something to account for them, be it turning them into thrust engines, or what have you.
Maybe to power the home entertainment system inside the troop compartment for the 6 troops inside to watch t.v., surf the web, etc. before the A-24 does a landing on a rough landing field to deploy them.

This model is very epic!!! :o :o :o :wacko: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on July 04, 2011, 04:32:03 am
Like the sheer madness of the Warthind, but it gives me an idea for something more subtle. It should be possible to graft the Hind's double-bubble canopy onto the A-10 forward fuselage, particularly if an N/AW-10 is used. You could then replace the gun with the Hind-E's GSh-30-2 mounted on the side of the forward fuselage, just as in the helo.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on July 18, 2011, 05:55:39 am
(http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10931-Show-Sucre/05.jpg)

It is a Whiff.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Taiidantomcat on July 18, 2011, 07:10:05 am
Yep, Because its a USMC Super Hornet  ;D As my old Master Gunnery Sgt would say "There is no such animal" Marines do not operate Super bugs in any camo
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Maverick on July 18, 2011, 06:34:00 pm
Beyond obviously being a Marine bird, the whiff digi-Hornet has a completely different pattern of 'camouflage'.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on July 22, 2011, 09:28:05 am
Beyond obviously being a Marine bird,
Mav

Riiight  -- ob vi ous ly

the whiff digi-Hornet has a completely different pattern of 'camouflage'.
Mav

You don't say !
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Maverick on July 22, 2011, 05:37:06 pm
It is obvious. 

It has VMFA unit codes and VM base codes on the fin.  As far as I'm aware, there are no other militaries who have unit's prefixed by a VMFA designator.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on July 23, 2011, 09:39:45 am
Well that might be obvious to you (that's someone who spends his time just altering side profiles), but as I'm not into sqn markings, or know anything about the make-up of sqn. markings, it's not obvious.  Also my comment was nothing to do whether the model was USAF,USN or Marines (or any other country that might operate the bug) it was made to show that digi-camos on bugs weren't a whif, whether the camo was identical or not ---
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Maverick on July 23, 2011, 06:45:03 pm
I fail to see the need to be nasty.  For your information, whilst I do a lot of profiles (that's slightly more than 'just altering', but that's another matter entirely), my knowledge of aircraft unit markings, etc stems from 40+ years of plastic modelling & general interest in military aviation. 

I'd think that anyone with an interest in the subject would be across it, but perhaps I'm wrong.

Mav
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on July 23, 2011, 08:00:27 pm
Gentlemen, don't make me come up there...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Supertom on July 23, 2011, 09:49:38 pm
Two of you either need to knock it off or take this conversation outside of the public realm.  Nothing ticks me off more than getting emails like these while I'm out with my wife trying to have a pleasant evening together.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 04, 2011, 05:50:43 pm
1/48 Singaporean F-15SG in Dutch Viper demo colours. More pics HERE (http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10924-F-15-Yee/00.shtm).

 :wub:

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10924-F-15-Yee/01.jpg)

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10924-F-15-Yee/02.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on August 12, 2011, 12:05:14 pm
Kees Kuijper's Alushark Reno Racer:

(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10925-Me-262-Kuijper/06.jpg)
(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10925-Me-262-Kuijper/01.jpg)

More (http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10925-Me-262-Kuijper/00.shtm)

Regards.

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on August 20, 2011, 01:37:36 pm
One from The Queensland Model Hobby Expo (QMHE) :

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i118/nzdavidh/IMG_4860.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on August 20, 2011, 01:45:35 pm
Love the fat chrome wheels (I have something similar in mind for a different project). Not sure a racer would leave those draggy gun ports open though: I think they'd fair them over.

The heat-blueing on the chrome exhaust pipes is a nice touch... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on August 21, 2011, 01:34:09 am
Not sure a racer would leave those draggy gun ports open though: I think they'd fair them over.



Helps with overtaking ?  :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on August 21, 2011, 11:49:54 am
Not sure a racer would leave those draggy gun ports open though: I think they'd fair them over.



Helps with overtaking ?  :wacko:
:lol: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: pyro-manic on August 21, 2011, 12:15:49 pm
Rednecks aren't rednecks without sufficient firepower. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on September 02, 2011, 02:17:04 pm
Recent postings:

MF 3-PaSS : Double X by Narin Lert-assawawiwat:

(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10979-MF3-PaSS-Lert/02.jpg)

More (http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10979-MF3-PaSS-Lert/00.shtm)

Qatari Typhoon by CJ:

(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10978-Typhoon-CJ/02.jpg)

More (http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10978-Typhoon-CJ/00.shtm)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: AXU on September 02, 2011, 04:12:15 pm
That X-wing is so cool! :wub: :thumbsup:
I saw a Spitfire interpretation and I thought I should make something like this with a Starfighter...this post makes me hurry things up and enforce the idea

Alex
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 08, 2011, 10:49:07 am
OA-10B Ozhog!  :wacko:
1/32 Trumpeter kit. More pics HERE (http://arcair.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10989-A-10-Alderson/00.shtm).

(http://arcair.com/Gal11/10901-11000/gal10989-A-10-Alderson/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Pablo1965 on September 08, 2011, 02:02:57 pm
Nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RussC on November 11, 2011, 11:29:23 pm
New What-if on ARC -
 
1/72 ZELstart F-16 transport - Gallery Article by Kees Kuyper on Nov 11 2011
 
Airplane and vehicle combo.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on November 12, 2011, 12:20:55 am
Here is what Russ is talking about.

(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11101-11200/gal11153-F-16-Kuyper/01.jpg)

http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11101-11200/gal11153-F-16-Kuyper/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: GTX on November 12, 2011, 11:35:05 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2011, 03:31:21 pm
Todd Pollock's excellent Ta-183Z-2/U zwilling:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/rh/images/galleries/articles/131-230/3160/gallery_6305/photos_1223335791.jpg)

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/rh/articles.php?id=3160

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: raafif on January 09, 2012, 03:14:51 pm
:party:   Alvis  is  SILLY !!    :party:
three good whifs from our friend have been posted on ARC for Silly week ...

He claims he didn't do a good job on the figure but to me it has that blank, bored stare that all guards get eventually ;D
http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11301-11400/gal11321-Stealth-Drone-Petrie/00.shtm

great space scene ...
http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11301-11400/gal11323-White-Swan-Petrie/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on January 09, 2012, 10:02:01 pm
Thanks! That figure is pretty bad, in fact, the poor guy has an enormous molding hole in his back, looks like he was on the receiving end of a .50 cal round. He actually looks great as somebody who's been hypnotised by space aliens tho...


Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on January 10, 2012, 12:52:54 am
:party:   Alvis  is  SILLY !!    :party:

Yes but a fantastic modeller and wonderfully inventive  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on January 10, 2012, 01:13:20 am
Yes, the White Swan in particular is sheer brilliance turned to plastic!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on January 12, 2012, 02:14:46 pm
Hellenic Air Force F-14H  :wub:

(http://s7.postimage.org/d63uuxtfv/DSCN3474v2.jpg)

http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=243449



Steven L  :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: anthonyp on January 13, 2012, 07:18:16 pm
I love Alvis' Swan Shuttle!!!  Gives me ideas...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on January 13, 2012, 08:10:13 pm
I love Alvis' Swan Shuttle!!!  Gives me ideas...

Had this idea a while ago. Use it if you want, I'll probably never get around to it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/Vulcanshuttle.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on January 13, 2012, 08:39:55 pm
You know what would look good? The Vulcan fuselage and tail with the Shuttle wings!


Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RussC on January 13, 2012, 09:02:13 pm
Or maybe Concorde wings.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: anthonyp on January 17, 2012, 08:25:30 pm
I've had similar ideas to that, but don't have a decent scale Vulcan to play with (there's a Lindberg Vulcan at the LHS, but it's overpriced for what it is).
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: su27rules on January 19, 2012, 06:56:03 am
Some nicely done X-29 and F-20:
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=243890
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on January 19, 2012, 08:48:44 am
I've had similar ideas to that, but don't have a decent scale Vulcan to play with (there's a Lindberg Vulcan at the LHS, but it's overpriced for what it is).

I may have a whole Airfix Vulcan center section spare in the very near future, as all I need are the wings for the continued 'Wide Body Atlantic' project (the Atlantic I'm building now is the 'standard' fuselage Atlantic.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on January 19, 2012, 01:24:56 pm
Some nicely done X-29 and F-20:
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=243890

Wow.  :o The quality of both the finish and the scheme is highly commandable!!!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on January 23, 2012, 06:38:09 pm
In the "Blowing One's Own Horn" category (And yes, it's a bad pun too) here's another of my oddities from ARC (auto):

http://www.arcauto.com/Gal01/101-200/gal123-Porsche-Petrie/00.shtm


:)

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on January 23, 2012, 08:25:40 pm
In the "Blowing One's Own Horn" category (And yes, it's a bad pun too) here's another of my oddities from ARC (auto):

http://www.arcauto.com/Gal01/101-200/gal123-Porsche-Petrie/00.shtm


:)

Alvis Pi

 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on January 24, 2012, 12:23:55 am
Alvis the paintwork on that Porsche is stunning  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on January 24, 2012, 12:37:24 am
I have seen crazy projects, but that Porsche 928 tank is... well, something else! LOL

Very well done, anyway. Now what about a Porsche 914/916 "VolksPorsche" turned into an armored car??!!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on January 24, 2012, 08:38:51 am
One of the guys at work suggested I turn a Beetle into a Submarine. Hmmmm...

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on January 24, 2012, 08:40:44 am
Alvis the paintwork on that Porsche is stunning  :bow:

Two coats of Tamiya White Primer, and two coats of Tamiya Bright Red. All applied by spraycan and outside during a snowtorm! (ok, I was under a deck covering at the time...)

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: raafif on January 24, 2012, 02:25:37 pm
Neat Porsche Alvis :thumbsup:

One of the guys at work suggested I turn a Beetle into a Submarine. Hmmmm...

my brother turned his new 4x4 Subaru into a submarine -- he thought that big puddle on the farm was only 6" deep ..... it was actually almost 5 feet !! T'was fun to watch the water go over the roof even tho he had the windows up ;D
Yes, he did just drive out :angry:

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: lancer on January 24, 2012, 03:27:10 pm
One of the guys at work suggested I turn a Beetle into a Submarine. Hmmmm...

Alvis Pi
Oh go on....You know you want to.. :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on January 25, 2012, 01:57:49 am
Alvis the paintwork on that Porsche is stunning  :bow:

Two coats of Tamiya White Primer, and two coats of Tamiya Bright Red. All applied by spraycan and outside during a snowtorm! (ok, I was under a deck covering at the time...)

Alvis Pi

Must admit you can get good finishes with Tamiya spray cans, but I'd have to wait for the couple of days every couple of years to follow your example in the snow  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on February 02, 2012, 12:59:48 pm
Someone may have posted this already, but I didn't see it.  From ARC Armor:

http://www.arcarm.com/Gal01/101-200/gal142-Stuart-Bueno/00.shtm

(http://www.arcarm.com/Gal01/101-200/gal142-Stuart-Bueno/01.jpg)

It's a kitbash of the upper works from Tamiya's BT-42 with the lower bits from an M3 Stuart and the running gear from an M4 High Speed Tractor.  Rather ingenious, IMHO.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on March 15, 2012, 01:53:54 pm
check out Keith Diamond's 1/48 A-7I Corsair II in IDF/AF markings  :wub:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11401-11500/gal11423-A-7-Diamond/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11401-11500/gal11423-A-7-Diamond/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitbasher on March 15, 2012, 03:56:53 pm
One of the guys at work suggested I turn a Beetle into a Submarine. Hmmmm...

Alvis Pi

That'll be a Yellow Submarine, then?  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on March 20, 2012, 10:15:37 am
from ARC's front page, a 1/48 Indian Air Force Typhoon  :mellow:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11301-11400/gal11382-EF-2000-Rajan/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11301-11400/gal11382-EF-2000-Rajan/02.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on April 21, 2012, 05:01:35 am
Nice KC-10 (http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=248457&view=getnewpost&hl=&fromsearch=1) whif today.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee380/madhatta/KC-10%20What-if/IMG_7216.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2012, 01:39:03 am
Very unusual to see a tanker in that type of camo  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 22, 2012, 03:56:30 am
That's like a 'splintered' version of the scheme used on ZA141, the first VC10 tanker as modelled by Airfix of course.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RussC on April 22, 2012, 06:24:11 am
Splinter is clearly not only good for teutonic aeroplanes! :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on April 25, 2012, 11:25:09 am
Zerosystem's Hasegawa YF-19

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/zorak36/modeling/DSC_2532.jpg)


More Here....
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=247824&st=0&gopid=2364099&#entry2364099


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on May 05, 2012, 01:56:26 pm
Not just one but three IAF Drakens!!!!  :o

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/782/f036.jpg)

AF whif recon-Draken #819
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=249109

IAF Whif Draken #79
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=249108

IAF Whif Draken #905
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=249110

Steven L  :wub:


Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RussC on May 05, 2012, 02:05:13 pm
Great builds. Not familiar with that oblique photo bird. Given that region and the needs the J-35 would be a great fit for the IAF.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6799504121_cc5469b6fb_m.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Gondor on May 05, 2012, 02:34:47 pm
Those Drakens are a great find and are defiantly worth while copying.

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2012, 02:48:38 am
Beautiful Drakens  :thumbsup: Great find
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2012, 11:34:30 am
Yowzers ! Those Drakens are wicked !
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on May 14, 2012, 04:07:35 pm
Hungarian Arado E.555 with B-36 engine pods, by Stephen Wearmouth:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7401-7500/gal7423-AradoE555-Wearmouth/01.jpg)

Article here: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7401-7500/gal7423-AradoE555-Wearmouth/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on May 14, 2012, 05:07:44 pm
Popping modern(ish) engines onto the E.555 seems to be becoming a popular pass-time, lately. ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on May 15, 2012, 12:59:30 am
That E.555 is our very own Aircav's - aka Stephen Wearmouth  ;D Quite an old model
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on May 15, 2012, 04:34:42 am
That E.555 is our very own Aircav's - aka Stephen Wearmouth  ;D Quite an old model


Ah, right. I did do a search before posting, but it didn't come up with anything..... :unsure:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on May 15, 2012, 07:17:41 am
It is a long time ago Weaver and has possibly only appeared on here when photographed at a show
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RotorheadTX on May 20, 2012, 08:06:16 pm
F-15N!!

http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=195363&pid=1832857&st=0&#entry1832857
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RussC on May 21, 2012, 12:24:53 am
You know, the F14 and 15 share so many lines that I did 2 double-takes on those pictures and then went cross-eyed for a moment.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: dumaniac on May 21, 2012, 12:59:01 am
Love the modern old E555
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on May 21, 2012, 03:24:10 am
That F-15N is awesome!

The guy really deserves an invite - if he isn't already hanging out here, somewhere.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on May 21, 2012, 03:44:38 pm
Didn't think I was possible... but that F-15 in naval guise really looks the part!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on May 27, 2012, 04:51:30 pm
1/48 Trumpeter Me-509 by CastorFiber
 
(http://imagehost.spark-media.ru/i4/D35E4E5A-410B-15D9-AF06-ABA64BBA465E.jpg)

More here  http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=250064


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on May 27, 2012, 05:14:07 pm
Like the look of those Israeli Drakens... all excellent and entirely believable. That 509 looks just so right too.

Ian
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: RotorheadTX on June 05, 2012, 10:11:22 pm
 :o  USMCpache   :o
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=250501&st=0&gopid=2379951&#entry2379951
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Caveman on June 06, 2012, 08:25:28 am
interesting that he moved the tail wheel (i initially thought for a folding tail but apparently not...) but kept the narrow main landing gear.

[JMN mode] also the apache fold mechanism IRL utilises blocks inserted into the free blade and hub pin holes to maintain stiffness and also poles which lock into the tail and hold the blades towards their tips to prevent them from slapping each other and the airframe...[/JMN mode]
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on June 06, 2012, 03:52:57 pm
G. I Joe XP-14F SkyStriker

(http://home.comcast.net/~jezones/pwpimages/skystriker%201-72%207.jpg)

More here....  http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=250425

And a USMC F-20M Tigershark

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m498/klintman/F-20M%20Tigershark/p1_f_20_final039_resize_resize.jpg)

More here..... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=250434


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Stargazer2006 on June 06, 2012, 04:34:05 pm
Love the USMCpache!!!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Scooterman on June 06, 2012, 04:48:52 pm
YOOOOOOOO JOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

I actually thought that was a done up toy at first glance.  Most excellent!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on June 07, 2012, 09:25:00 am
YOOOOOOOO JOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

I actually thought that was a done up toy at first glance.  Most excellent!
i thought so to, and by the looks of it, it already shot down 5 Cobra Rattlers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on June 10, 2012, 07:31:26 am
COBRA Rattler !!!!

(http://home.comcast.net/~jezones/pwpimages/cobra%20rattler%201-72%201.jpg)

More here...  http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=250687&st=0&gopid=2381593&#entry2381593



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Scooterman on June 10, 2012, 07:54:52 pm
COBRAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

 :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on June 26, 2012, 01:48:36 pm
RAF Tomcat FGR.1

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/davelyall/IMG_2090.jpg)

More here... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=251405



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on August 22, 2012, 07:25:57 pm
Dang it, another of my ideas taken by someone else:

http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11701-11800/gal11751-F-22-Acosta/00.shtm

At least he didn't do the same squadron I have planned and my build will be in 72nd but dang it.

(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11701-11800/gal11751-F-22-Acosta/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tophe on August 24, 2012, 10:22:19 pm
Todd Pollock's excellent Ta-183Z-2/U zwilling:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/rh/articles.php?id=3160
 :thumbsup:
Belated thanks for this one...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on September 25, 2012, 06:10:37 pm
SR-71 Reno Racers
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11801-11900/gal11828-SR-71-Starling/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal12/11801-11900/gal11828-SR-71-Starling/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: philp on September 25, 2012, 06:31:48 pm
Wouldn't that have to be World Racers?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: lenny100 on October 04, 2012, 04:56:04 am
nice idea

http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11801-11900/gal11867-Albatros-Berger/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: James on October 04, 2012, 06:45:43 am
Lenny, that's wonderful!  :lol:

Great find that mate. I've got some ideas for the stash now! 2003 Iraq War RAF SE.5?
Title: SR-71 "Reno Racers"
Post by: sequoiaranger on October 23, 2012, 09:34:14 am
WOW! Love the paint jobs, but wouldn't these need half of the country to turn around?? And what kind of helmets would the spectators need to keep from getting a sonic-boom concussion??  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on October 25, 2012, 01:05:25 pm
F-22N by B.A.R

(http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab249/gundamgunit/F-22N/DSCN8394_.jpg)

More pics here  http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=256377


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Aircav on November 03, 2012, 07:44:40 am
German Merlin, looks good.  ;D
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=167336
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Cliffy B on November 03, 2012, 07:46:59 am
That Merlin is certainly a "should be" and will probably fool some people.  Gotta love that three-tone gray camo... :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: pedrospe on November 11, 2012, 06:19:35 am
I love the F-22N,that is an amazing model,thanks for posting.


                       best regards

                       Pedro
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Daryl J. on December 09, 2012, 10:42:18 pm
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=257787 (http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=257787)
(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k618/Tintaffiny/Revell%20Eurofighter/DSC05101-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 10, 2012, 03:18:09 am
Gotta love that three-tone gray camo... :wub:

Yup. "Alberich" cammo rocks, and it suits the Merlin well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on January 08, 2013, 03:10:14 pm
USAF Rotodyne by Mark Strasser

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee66/wisco7/newcamerapics868.jpg)

More here....http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=259309


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on January 09, 2013, 06:04:39 am
ooooOOOooooh! :party:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Go4fun on January 09, 2013, 07:58:17 am
Now that is a Rotdyne to dyne for!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Hotte on January 23, 2013, 04:52:37 am
Dornier Do p.252

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12001-12100/gal12027-Dornier-Mimizu/00.shtm

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on February 02, 2013, 06:31:55 pm
Italeri 1/72 Mig-37 Ferret-E by mam-07grublo 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8194/8429714201_7795fea6e8_c.jpg)

More here  http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=260394&st=0&gopid=2470361&#entry2470361



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Aircav on February 03, 2013, 03:11:20 am
Best looking Ferret I've ever seen.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2013, 06:56:46 am
Best looking Ferret I've ever seen.  ;D

Agreed. That thing looks awesome ! Always thought the Ferret was tres boring, but all of a sudden, I like it !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: lancer on February 06, 2013, 03:08:59 pm
Best looking Ferret I've ever seen.  ;D

Agreed. That thing looks awesome ! Always thought the Ferret was tres boring, but all of a sudden, I like it !

 :tornado:

Hey! Ferrets have ALWAYS been cool, especially when they're in an acrtic tiger scheme you bleeding heretic..  :cheers: :drink:  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2013, 04:27:23 pm
 :thumbsup:

that's why I love this place !
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on March 16, 2013, 07:00:52 pm
Belgian Air Force A400 by DenJuve 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/Denjuve/A400M/A400M_31_zps558f3656.jpg)


More here..... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=262132


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kerick on March 16, 2013, 07:49:16 pm
I want an A400 gunship!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on March 16, 2013, 08:10:49 pm
Nice use of the standard C-130 pattern on that A400. Wonder who will be the first to finish one in the retro RAF 'Aden' scheme.... Just a thought  :wacko:

Ian
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Go4fun on March 16, 2013, 09:54:38 pm
It's a beautiful plane and I love the paint and details. But I do have one question: What is the pipe sticking up on the starboard side just to the rear of amidship?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 16, 2013, 10:13:25 pm
Perhaps an APU exhaust?

There's another type that has something like that too, but can I remember it? NO chance!  :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Gondor on March 17, 2013, 12:13:33 am
Perhaps an APU exhaust?

There's another type that has something like that too, but can I remember it? NO chance!  :banghead:

Belfast?

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Nils on March 17, 2013, 01:46:19 am
Belgian retro camo A400M  :banghead:

mind = blown  :blink:

i was planning to build my A400M as a Belgian bird aswell, but then in the standard all grey scheme as the current C-130's  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on March 19, 2013, 05:17:15 pm
Red Bull MQ-9 Reaper by nicholassagan 

(http://nicholassagan.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/mq9fin_2229.jpg)


More here... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=262527



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2013, 09:46:28 pm
Red Bull MQ-9 Reaper by nicholassagan 

Oh that's brilliant! Well spotted.  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on March 21, 2013, 07:29:15 am
P-51D Thunderbirds Bicentennial Special by White Wolf 

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n143/Azure_83/P10005121024x576_zpsa6eb413e.jpg)


few more pics here... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=262583


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on March 21, 2013, 09:09:10 am
Gekko Graphics Botswana MiG-21 by Els

(http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac206/Hpics1kits/Aircraft/Mig-21%20Botswana/20130301_zps55e99e81.jpg)

Few more pics here... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=262541



Steven L   :wub:
 
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Gondor on March 21, 2013, 11:46:25 am
Gekko Graphics Botswana MiG-21 by Els

Few more pics here... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=262541
 

Love the teeth on this

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on March 21, 2013, 12:16:12 pm
That Grizzly is awesome !

Like the Mustang too.

Thanks for posting !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on April 22, 2013, 07:02:12 am
Navy F-22 by zark

(http://s20.postimg.org/liqe2zv99/DSC01609.jpg)

More here... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=263715&st=0&gopid=2501897&#entry2501897

Steven L   :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 22, 2013, 11:14:06 am
Navy F-22 by zark

Now that IS clever!  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Sauragnmon on April 22, 2013, 11:53:53 am
Gotta say.. that NATF looks a chunk sexier than the F-22...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: jsport on April 22, 2013, 02:02:42 pm
way swinger futuristic :bow: better for sure..
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: chrisonord on April 22, 2013, 02:17:30 pm
WOW  :o
That navy F-22 is brilliant, very very clever build.
Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on April 26, 2013, 05:18:11 pm
A real beauty at this link! (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12201-12300/gal12248-T-30-Kuyper/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12201-12300/gal12248-T-30-Kuyper/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on April 26, 2013, 05:42:58 pm
 :banghead: :banghead:
 :banghead: :banghead:
D'Oh! That's SO obvious too!
Awesome concept, as always, Kees does excellent work that inspires me to be more insane!

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on April 27, 2013, 01:47:29 am
Doh, until I opened the link I didn't realise it was a turboprop  :banghead:

Looks really good as a Vampiresque pure jet as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: lancer on April 27, 2013, 12:42:47 pm
Thatlooks pretty nice...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 07, 2013, 04:49:22 am
That's a very nice idea! I just wonder about one thing: where to the hot exhaust gases go? Melting the propeller and damaging the horizontal stabilizer? But the basic idea is excellent, very nice!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitbasher on May 07, 2013, 05:10:35 am
Check the exhaust/prop configuration on the MQ-9 Reaper. Not quite in the same league I know.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Sauragnmon on May 07, 2013, 02:12:55 pm
They could in principle duct it out to the outside of the booms for ventilation... or, alternatively, the ammount of air passing over the same area might well dilute the heat enough...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Go4fun on May 07, 2013, 03:59:41 pm
The Horizontal stabilizer is made of unobtainium. Duh! :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: pyro-manic on May 09, 2013, 11:16:31 am
The intakes still have "splitter plates", so perhaps the boundary air is not ducted outboard, but re-combined with the hot exhaust to cool it?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on June 04, 2013, 08:32:37 am
a Australian Air Force F-35 by silicom

(http://s019.radikal.ru/i600/1306/1a/85de8a469242.jpg)


More here... http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=130242&view=findpost&p=2515519

Steven L   :wub:

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on June 05, 2013, 07:09:32 am
Nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitbasher on July 13, 2013, 12:45:42 pm
1/72 X51-T Alphabrid at http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12301-12400/gal12381-X51-Narin/00.shtm:

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff90/kitbasher_2007/07_zpsa3827809.jpg) (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/kitbasher_2007/media/07_zpsa3827809.jpg.html)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kerick on July 13, 2013, 08:43:14 pm
WOW! Cleaned out the spare parts box! Nice bird. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: martinbayer on July 13, 2013, 10:11:56 pm
Pusher propellers just look sooooo much better than the ones up front - maybe the whole shipbuilding community is really on to something ;D ...

Martin
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: JoeP on August 13, 2013, 07:44:43 pm
Pusher propellers just look sooooo much better than the ones up front - maybe the whole shipbuilding community is really on to something ;D ...

Martin

Reality: different airflow over the top and bottom wings is bad for the props, B-36 notwithstanding. Also bad for pilots who needed to bail out before ejection seats.  :o

Our substitute reality: they're wicked cool!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: martinbayer on August 14, 2013, 09:28:09 am
I know - there's actually a fairly good discussion of pros and cons at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pusher_configuration#Engine_installation_considerations. But at least it makes prop planes look a little more like jets, the way aircraft are supposed to look like ;)...

Martin
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kerick on August 14, 2013, 09:58:39 am
The old Cessna Skymaster/O-2 had one puller and one pusher. Suck and blow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:O-2_Skymaster-1.jpg

If the rear engine quit the pilot wouldn't know it until he checked his gauges.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on August 14, 2013, 11:07:39 am
...[snip]...
But at least it makes prop planes look a little more like jets, the way aircraft are supposed to look like ;)...

Martin

Sorry, what's a jet? There are bunsen burners & then there are real, piston-engined, aircraft! ;) ;D

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on August 14, 2013, 11:42:08 am

Sorry, what's a jet?

They're those things that go past you so fast that you've never managed to get a good look at them...  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: martinbayer on August 14, 2013, 12:01:47 pm
They're those things that go past you so fast that you've never managed to get a good look at them...  ;)

True - after all, the ability to go at least supersonic is what separates real airplanes from toys ;).

Martin
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: martinbayer on September 18, 2013, 08:44:13 am
A nice take on the Rotodyne: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12501-12600/gal12537-Fairey-Kuyper/00.shtm

Martin
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on September 19, 2013, 07:02:26 am
Nice find, interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on October 19, 2013, 06:44:53 pm
Don't recall seeing this Alvis creation before: "Operation MARX" (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1001-1100/Gal1018-F-18-Petrie/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1001-1100/Gal1018-F-18-Petrie/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on October 19, 2013, 09:53:11 pm
I do....way way way back everybody and their brother had a 48th scale Hornet or two thanks to the discount stores.....so might as well have a build eh ?

 :drink:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 22, 2013, 08:08:26 am
That orange suits the F-19 well!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on November 03, 2013, 05:17:56 pm
Steampunked BV-141 (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=269526&view=getnewpost&hl=&fromsearch=1)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff7/simmo_simmons/20131103_173926_zpsd84f6e95.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on November 03, 2013, 05:24:44 pm
And a steampunked Meteor (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=265425&view=getnewpost&hl=&fromsearch=1)

(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/996842_151787628339846_538478902_n.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on November 06, 2013, 01:58:46 pm
That's some petty wild stuff Rat ! I love the coal pile and the shovel !

 :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jschmus on December 22, 2013, 08:03:06 am
A modeler in Iran built the Academy 1/35 AH-1W in Iranian markings.
(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12701-12800/gal12714-AH-1-Adl/01.jpg)

http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12701-12800/gal12714-AH-1-Adl/00.shtm

It's one of those subtle whiffs, that you wouldn't notice right off since the Iranians have SeaCobras.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on December 27, 2013, 01:41:30 pm
Looks great in those markings !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on January 16, 2014, 05:06:15 am
Oooh, this one's a beauty, a S.H.I.E.L.D. B-1 high-speed transport (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12701-12800/gal12757-B-1-Harv/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12701-12800/gal12757-B-1-Harv/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 16, 2014, 05:33:02 am
Strange but cool !

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Mossie on February 17, 2014, 03:16:41 am
Unicraft Predator in B-52 SIOP scheme:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Fea1/501-600/Fea590_Predator_Saulino/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2014, 05:20:59 am
Definately looks good in that scheme ! Maybe not so much for mid to high altitude, but still cool !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 21, 2014, 06:03:57 am
Definately looks good in that scheme !

Second that. National markings are a bit large, IMHO, but the scheme suit that thing well. Should be applied to other things, too (A-7, F-16)?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on April 09, 2014, 04:38:44 pm
Retro painted A-10 by ST0RM  :wub:

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a142/BoomerStorm/IMG_9555a_zpsb1fa0740.jpg)


More here .... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=273780&st=0&gopid=2603953&#entry2603953



Steven L
  :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on April 09, 2014, 04:52:43 pm
Nice find ! Thanks for posting that one....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on April 17, 2014, 08:23:18 pm
Good build on that A-10 & that retro D-Day scheme suits the Hog nicely!

(Tiger? What Tiger? :blink: )
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Weaver on May 16, 2014, 04:07:41 am
Finding all the Porco Rosso ones today!

This one by Yufei Mao,back in Italian Air Force markings again:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal6/5001-5100/gal5095_S.21F_Mao/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal6/5001-5100/gal5095_S.21F_Mao/01).jpg
 
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on May 16, 2014, 05:54:12 am
Gorgeous  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on May 19, 2014, 04:06:29 pm
F-20 Aggressor by White Wolf  :wub:

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n143/Azure_83/My%20Bucket%202/P10008301024x575_zps0eca13d4.jpg)


More pics here... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=275475


Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Go4fun on May 19, 2014, 04:28:49 pm
Finding all the Porco Rosso ones today!

This one by Yufei Mao,back in Italian Air Force markings again:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal6/5001-5100/gal5095_S.21F_Mao/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal6/5001-5100/gal5095_S.21F_Mao/01).jpg
 
Now that is a lovvely piece of kit. That engine almost looks like an electric motor.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on May 19, 2014, 08:23:13 pm
Nice looking F-20 ! Man, I wish that bird went into service.....

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Green Dragon on May 20, 2014, 12:01:51 pm
Saw the F-20's at Farnbourgh, beaut plane. That Italian AF Savoia is a lovely bit of kit too! Need to build me something Porco-ish for Talk Like A Pirate Day this year.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on June 30, 2014, 04:06:46 pm
1/48 X-47B by Darren Roberts

(http://www2.dragndropbuilder.com/uploads/3/2/8/7/3287314/1404169104.png)



Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on July 01, 2014, 06:37:07 am
That's nice
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on July 02, 2014, 07:05:30 pm
Wow super nice job on that X-47 ! Love the finish !

 :drink: :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Hotte on August 02, 2014, 12:48:35 am
http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=178351


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tophe on August 02, 2014, 01:20:51 am
http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=178351
Thanks: I love the initial vertical-twin-Starfighter project!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on October 04, 2014, 06:38:34 pm
Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche USMC by André Middeldorf

(http://www.tinwarriors.de/bildextern/bauberichte/rah_66/RAH66_008.jpg)


More pics here..... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=278994&pid=2652858&st=0&#entry2652858


Steven L    :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jesse220 on October 04, 2014, 06:45:28 pm
Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche USMC by André Middeldorf

(http://www.tinwarriors.de/bildextern/bauberichte/rah_66/RAH66_008.jpg)


More pics here..... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=278994&pid=2652858&st=0&#entry2652858


Steven L    :wub:

That looks amazing
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on October 05, 2014, 07:09:21 am

That looks amazing

It does, especially the various lenses, they set it off a treat
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on October 05, 2014, 08:00:59 am
Very nice ! Looks awesome in that scheme...always been a big fan of naval attack choppers. Sad tho, as the Comanche was a chopper I was really looking forward to seeing in the sky.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kerick on October 05, 2014, 09:45:01 am
http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=178351
Thanks: I love the initial vertical-twin-Starfighter project!

Lots of whiffy goodness there!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on October 13, 2014, 02:28:58 pm
Transformers Starscream F-22 by Anzo . Truly amazing due to two facts. One it's 1/72 scale and two that's paint not decals! :bow:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15334255030_661c456edf_o.jpg)


More pics here..... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=279197



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on October 14, 2014, 03:50:49 am
Wow!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on October 14, 2014, 06:13:59 pm
Great job on the paint work ! Not really my cup of tea but still pretty neat !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on December 19, 2014, 03:56:49 pm
1:48 F-16AM LVA by BeeJee

(http://www.opschaal.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/retro100.JPG)

More pics here...http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=280698


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitbasher on December 20, 2014, 12:50:19 am
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13101-13200/gal13187-Dornier-28-Kuyper/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on December 21, 2014, 02:27:44 am
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13101-13200/gal13187-Dornier-28-Kuyper/00.shtm

That's an improvement.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on December 21, 2014, 08:28:06 am
Lovely work on that F-16....wow !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitbasher on December 24, 2014, 12:46:33 am
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13101-13200/gal13188-Me-262-Kuyper/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on December 24, 2014, 05:06:55 am
Nice ! Looks like a Leopard Frog. Maybe make it a trainer with a second seat ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 25, 2014, 01:08:15 am
Now, THAT is odd... but somewhat cute? Most disturbing to me are the RAF roundels?!?  :party:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: seadude on January 04, 2015, 05:00:53 pm
I submitted the following last night to ARC. I'll bet Alvis is doing a double take on this one.  :blink: I told him I was probably crazier than him.  ;D
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13261-bomber-SteelWolf/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on January 05, 2015, 12:49:53 am
That is just brilliant.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Gondor on January 05, 2015, 12:52:43 am
I submitted the following last night to ARC. I'll bet Alvis is doing a double take on this one.  :blink: I told him I was probably crazier than him.  ;D
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13261-bomber-SteelWolf/00.shtm

That was a thread on here. I don't remember the title of the thread to be able to find the link but I am sure someone will  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: seadude on January 05, 2015, 05:02:18 pm
I submitted the following last night to ARC. I'll bet Alvis is doing a double take on this one.  :blink: I told him I was probably crazier than him.  ;D
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13261-bomber-SteelWolf/00.shtm

That was a thread on here. I don't remember the title of the thread to be able to find the link but I am sure someone will  ;D

Gondor

The thread I made long ago is here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32551.0/highlight,pbj.html
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2015, 06:04:44 pm
Oldy but a goody ! I bet the bread is all stale and mouldy and the milk has gone sour by now ;-)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on January 16, 2015, 01:30:00 am
Loved the PBJ! Thanks for posting it in Silly Week on ARC, one of my fave times of year!

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on January 22, 2015, 07:24:05 am
1/32 Trumpeter A-10C Dragonlance  by Francisco "Manimal" Lara

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13279-A-10-Lara/01.jpg)


More here.... http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13279-A-10-Lara/00.shtm


Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 22, 2015, 07:37:15 am
Now that is nice ! Big too ! Looks like she's well worn too.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 22, 2015, 07:47:42 am
It lacks the Spanish fin flash!  :wacko:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/Spanish_Air_Force_fin_High-vis.svg/500px-Spanish_Air_Force_fin_High-vis.svg.png)

Nevertheless, nice idea and kit - Spain deserves more whiffing attention!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on February 23, 2015, 02:49:57 pm
He 162 Mistel by Randy Lutz

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m489/randylutz1/Mistel/DSCF0826_zps4bd90ee4.jpg)



More here....http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=282603

Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 23, 2015, 05:50:33 pm
Now that is nicely done ! The two aeroplanes look really good together as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: jsport on March 01, 2015, 06:36:53 am
1/32 Trumpeter A-10C Dragonlance  by Francisco "Manimal" Lara

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13279-A-10-Lara/01.jpg)


More here.... http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13279-A-10-Lara/00.shtm


Steven L  :wub:

Maniaml is very talented. Thank for for posting.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on July 08, 2015, 12:10:08 pm
Nice job on a Bear: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13507-Tu-95TJ-Bruckelt/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13507-Tu-95TJ-Bruckelt/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13507-Tu-95TJ-Bruckelt/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Jesse220 on July 08, 2015, 01:42:56 pm
Nice job on a Bear: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13507-Tu-95TJ-Bruckelt/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13507-Tu-95TJ-Bruckelt/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13507-Tu-95TJ-Bruckelt/01.jpg)

Not bad man if we modeled after the Russian TU-95, we would named it the Flying fortress II
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on July 09, 2015, 03:23:30 am
Lurve that camo.  Is that black or a very dark chocolate brown?  Either would work IMO.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2015, 06:04:48 am
Lurve that camo.  Is that black or a very dark chocolate brown?  Either would work IMO.


Absolutely  :thumbsup: Suits the Ukrainian roundels to a T
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on July 09, 2015, 07:33:47 am
That is wicked ! love the nose, the camo, the engine arrangement and the weapons !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on July 09, 2015, 10:31:07 pm
It's got me thinking about the camo for my solo Babs.  Sky, chocolate and a mid blue over a light gull grey underside...
Or maybe wrap the sky round?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on July 14, 2015, 08:07:23 am
Kees Kuyper is at it again. Has anyone ever sent him an invitation? http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13519-KLM-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13519-KLM-Kuyper/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13519-KLM-Kuyper/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ericr on July 14, 2015, 02:11:58 pm
Kees Kuyper is at it again. Has anyone ever sent him an invitation? http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13519-KLM-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13501-13600/gal13519-KLM-Kuyper/00.shtm)

lovely KLMization

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 15, 2015, 02:02:43 am
The term "CityHopper" receives a new and deeper meaning.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on July 15, 2015, 03:16:23 am
Oooh, I like that.

I once spent a night drinking with bloke who had flown choppers to North Sea oil rigs.  He told me it was, in his opinion safer than flying into Berlin during the cold war.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2015, 05:50:46 am


I once spent a night drinking with bloke who had flown choppers to North Sea oil rigs.  He told me it was, in his opinion safer than flying into Berlin during the cold war.

That doesn't actually say that much for North Sea helicopter safety really  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2015, 10:18:58 am
That looks pretty cool....be a quicker trip that for sure !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Madoc on July 15, 2015, 12:05:54 pm
Captain Canada,

That's actually one of the original points Bell used in selling the concept.  A goodly chunk of their business came from providing helos for oil platform service work.  And a tilt-rotor would've been much appreciated in that role.  This, in addition to its military applications.

They were also pushing tilt-rotors for inter-city commuter work.  The idea being that they'd be about as fast as commuter jets / turbo-props but able to get passengers right into downtowns like helicopters could - but faster than helos and with a lot less per flight hour maintenance.

Mind you, Bell was pushing this back in the early 90s and they've yet to sell an Osprey in the civilian market.

That looks pretty cool....be a quicker trip that for sure !
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 15, 2015, 12:37:07 pm
C
Mind you, Bell was pushing this back in the early 90s and they've yet to sell an Osprey in the civilian market.

That looks pretty cool....be a quicker trip that for sure !

But then, how much of that could be down to US DoD reluctance?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Sauragnmon on July 15, 2015, 02:57:23 pm
Well, the Osprey isn't the only Tiltrotor these days, there's a few other models being developed, including one purely for the civilian market, I saw a video of the ground test of the unit, but I forget who's making it.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 16, 2015, 12:21:16 pm
Oooh, I like that.

I once spent a night drinking with bloke who had flown choppers to North Sea oil rigs.  He told me it was, in his opinion safer than flying into Berlin during the cold war.

Having once flown onto a North Sea oil rig in an S-61L I'm not sure about that! It was VERY scary descending onto an invisible landing pad. I'm glad I only had to do it once!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Green Dragon on July 16, 2015, 01:38:22 pm
Agusta/Westland AW609, they had one (possibly a mockup?) at Heli Expo in 2015 in partial Bristow colours who have 10 on order for oil rig ops.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: lenny100 on July 16, 2015, 02:02:18 pm
i remember seeing somewhere a proposal by westlands for a conversion kit for the lynx and the westland 30 with a tilt rotor system for the north sea transport role, but i cannot find it anyware now
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2015, 05:17:24 pm
We took an S-76 back to shore ( 300kms ) one time and it was like a sports car compared to the S-61 ! It was a Friday night to boot  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on September 05, 2015, 02:13:51 pm
1/48 ADF F-20 Tigershark by Darren Roberts  

(http://www2.dragndropbuilder.com/uploads/3/2/8/7/3287314/4399135_orig.jpg)

more here....http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=286870&view=findpost&p=2737706



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2015, 02:17:22 pm
Gorgeous. Just looks so right. It's not a whif it's an If Only  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on September 09, 2015, 07:05:50 pm
F-104X http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9101-9200/gal9114-F-104-Marcat/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9101-9200/gal9114-F-104-Marcat/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal10/9101-9200/gal9114-F-104-Marcat/02.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: loupgarou on September 10, 2015, 03:16:32 am
Ouch! Another weird aircraft.
Googling to check if F-104X was a real project, I found this other interpretation:
http://s1099.photobucket.com/user/Bri2k/library/F-104X%20Super%20Starfighter?sort=2&page=1

P.S. But the ARC one is here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,23242.30.html
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 05:14:46 am
Mmmm 104 whiffs. I like that X with the nose intake....needs the side ones removed and a BAe Lightning rear end  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on December 27, 2015, 09:44:52 am
Nice Meteor with leafy roundels: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=289666&st=0&gopid=2768567&#entry2768567 (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=289666&st=0&gopid=2768567&#entry2768567)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/dmthamade/IMG_4551_zpspmcpgb6u.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on December 27, 2015, 11:38:47 am
That is gorgeous ! Great job on that one. Thanks for the link Rat !

PS-A lot better than my hack job lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/m1-1.jpg)

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26711.0/highlight,meteor.html
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on December 27, 2015, 03:11:31 pm
PS-A lot better than my hack job lol

It is NOT! Yours is fantastic! :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 27, 2015, 03:36:50 pm
TBH, the kit itself is an absolute dog.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 28, 2015, 03:49:34 am
TBH, the kit itself is an absolute dog.

Yes, but you can get used to it.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 28, 2015, 04:25:10 am
Hmmm... Depends on the modeller.  I've done three and I hated them all.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on January 14, 2016, 01:29:47 pm
This will drive Wooksta crazy, grafting Hunter wings onto a Starfighter.  ;D   But The result looks way cool. Congratulations to Ronald Dorenbos!  http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13758-Starhunter-Dorenbos/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13758-Starhunter-Dorenbos/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13758-Starhunter-Dorenbos/02.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 14, 2016, 01:37:42 pm
Wonderful! :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 14, 2016, 02:38:44 pm
I quite like the look of that, it could be even better with a different fin/tail assembly.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 15, 2016, 12:06:53 am
Now that's pretty. I like the air intake arrangement a lot.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on January 15, 2016, 01:47:59 am
I quite like the look of that, it could be even better with a different fin/tail assembly.

I disagree.  I like the tail but think the nose should be changed for something with a less bulbous canopy.

It's good work but.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on January 15, 2016, 02:21:03 am
That does look rather smart, I wonder if the Hunter wing could fly at the speeds the F-104 engine could fly at.

Mind I think I would go with a Voodoo sort of intakes for it though, just my analytic thoughts going to work here ---  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: su27rules on January 15, 2016, 05:09:38 am
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13758-Starhunter-Dorenbos/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13758-Starhunter-Dorenbos/00.shtm)
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13758-Starhunter-Dorenbos/02.jpg)


Fantastic, so nice!!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 15, 2016, 11:13:00 am
Wow ! Love the look of this one ! Defo saving this idea.

 :wub: :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 03, 2016, 05:57:36 am
That is very nice work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on February 08, 2016, 05:03:47 am
From Darren Roberts http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=290775&pid=2779370&st=0&#entry2779370 (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=290775&pid=2779370&st=0&#entry2779370)

(http://www2.dragndropbuilder.com/uploads/3/2/8/7/3287314/4373648_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 10:08:47 am
Gorgeous. Great job on it as well !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 08, 2016, 11:49:54 am
 :wub: The most beautiful Phantom EVER!!! :wub: IMHO, that is... ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 08, 2016, 03:10:36 pm
No.  Like ALL Phantoms, it's utterly hateful.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on February 08, 2016, 07:51:46 pm
:wub: The most beautiful Phantom EVER!!! :wub: IMHO, that is... ;D

 :cheers:

No.  Like ALL Phantoms, it's utterly hateful.

Opinions may vary.



I like it but I prefer the original F-4 gunslingers.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 08:36:27 pm
They are all beautiful. Love that aeroplane !

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on February 09, 2016, 01:24:27 am
It's OK but I think to maintain some sort of visual flow i'd have cranked down the outer half of the canards to the same angle as the horizontal tails.

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2016, 01:42:04 am

It's OK but I think to maintain some sort of visual flow i'd have cranked down the outer half of the canards to the same angle as the horizontal tails.


They might need re-positioning forward then as the tips would be very close to the LE of the main wing and that might spoil the airflow.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on February 09, 2016, 02:44:26 am

It's OK but I think to maintain some sort of visual flow i'd have cranked down the outer half of the canards to the same angle as the horizontal tails.


They might need re-positioning forward then as the tips would be very close to the LE of the main wing and that might spoil the airflow.

There was a real one which is as the model

https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1314&bih=703&q=McDonell+Douglas+F-4+with+canards&oq=McDonell+Douglas+F-4+with+canards&gs_l=img.12...3072.22967.0.25333.33.33.0.0.0.0.116.3090.22j11.33.0..2..0...1.1.64.img..0.17.1713.aXjEtgST8Lo#imgrc=pCk27cw6h2bYmM%3A
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on February 09, 2016, 04:35:10 am
And i'm sure it worked perfectly well.  I just think that from a purely aesthetic PoV the canards would look better cranked.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 09, 2016, 06:00:39 am
No.  Like ALL Phantoms, it's utterly hateful.

 :lol: If that's how you see it, ok with me. I like it a lot! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 09, 2016, 06:06:31 am
There was a real one which is as the model

https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1314&bih=703&q=McDonell+Douglas+F-4+with+canards&oq=McDonell+Douglas+F-4+with+canards&gs_l=img.12...3072.22967.0.25333.33.33.0.0.0.0.116.3090.22j11.33.0..2..0...1.1.64.img..0.17.1713.aXjEtgST8Lo#imgrc=pCk27cw6h2bYmM%3A

...which confirms my impression that the canards were place a bit too low on the model. I can hardly imagine that the outer intake walls could hold them, and if there's an axis inside, it would disrupt the air stream?
I like the idea, but not so much the execution.  :-\
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on February 09, 2016, 06:12:46 am

It's OK but I think to maintain some sort of visual flow i'd have cranked down the outer half of the canards to the same angle as the horizontal tails.


They might need re-positioning forward then as the tips would be very close to the LE of the main wing and that might spoil the airflow.

There was a real one which is as the model

https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1314&bih=703&q=McDonell+Douglas+F-4+with+canards&oq=McDonell+Douglas+F-4+with+canards&gs_l=img.12...3072.22967.0.25333.33.33.0.0.0.0.116.3090.22j11.33.0..2..0...1.1.64.img..0.17.1713.aXjEtgST8Lo#imgrc=pCk27cw6h2bYmM%3A

And i'm sure it worked perfectly well.  I just think that from a purely aesthetic PoV the canards would look better cranked.


Or, maybe, canted upwards at the same angle as the outer wings? :-\
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on February 24, 2016, 06:10:06 am
Another in the category "Why hasn't someone done this before?". From the prolific Kees Kuyper: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13801-13900/gal13807-Mustfire-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13801-13900/gal13807-Mustfire-Kuyper/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13801-13900/gal13807-Mustfire-Kuyper/02.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on February 25, 2016, 02:45:30 am
Spitstang.  Nice.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2016, 05:50:39 am
That looks so strange !

 :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on April 23, 2016, 07:20:32 am
Viper collection: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=292451&view=getnewpost&hl=&fromsearch=1 (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=292451&view=getnewpost&hl=&fromsearch=1)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on April 28, 2016, 07:54:10 pm
Beauty. They are all ( or some ) on here as well ?

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on June 28, 2016, 10:18:59 am
1/48 RF-20A Hammerhead shark by Kasl

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y210/kasl77/RF-20A%20Hammerhead%20shark/RF-20A-009_zpsk6cjwsye.jpg)

More here... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=293779&pid=2811580&st=0&#entry2811580



Steven L   :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 28, 2016, 11:52:09 am
That's excellent work, the details are impressive and the scheme looks great! :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on June 28, 2016, 12:55:26 pm
Oh is that ever nice ! Love the F-20 and she sure looks good in those colours. Lovely little dio as well, super realistic !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on June 28, 2016, 06:14:17 pm
Great build! :thumbsup:



PS: OK, I'm a bit behind on weapons & targetting systems but I like the look of what's on offer (or will be), so can you tell me what they are, Steven? :-\
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 29, 2016, 12:36:00 am
That's bright!  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on June 29, 2016, 03:18:15 am
Cool.  Panel lines are too dark IMO but that make it look like it comes from an anime which I like.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: pirx on June 30, 2016, 03:42:50 am

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13901-14000/gal13962-DM-1-Bruckelt/08.jpg)

http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13901-14000/gal13962-DM-1-Bruckelt/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Madoc on June 30, 2016, 12:53:00 pm
That DM-1 and Ventura is perfect!  Homemade decals to boot!  Nicely done all around!  Very well captures the spirit of what flight testing was like back then and the NACA livery is spot on!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 15, 2016, 01:23:38 pm
Looking around at stuff for my T 37 and A 37 kits when I found this by Alvis3.1:

The ET-37 "Leet Tweet"   or   "37-37 '|337 7w337' "

EDIT: I forgot to post the damn link: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/00.shtm

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/01.jpg)

"In the late 1990s, the USAF recognised the need for a new electronics warfare aircraft. The F-111 had been withdrawn from service, and using Navy EA-6s made them see red, so they turned to the ultimate solution to all problems Air Force related: the Tweet!

Adding a radome atop the plane allowed the carriage of a huge transmission antenna, and the plane was crammed with the latest in high powered jammers and elint gear.  The most qualified gamers were recruited to operate the highly complex onboard systems, and eventually, due to their annoying nattering, the pilots were replaced with Microsoft Flight qualified gamers as well.  Soon, they were kicking butt at Red Flag, jamming F-22 systems and even taking over the aircraft.  They even managed to defeat famed Russian hackers employed by the Russian airforce, and no Sukhoi was safe from their mocking laughter!

Seen here is the personal mount of the famed crew "Pwner" and "Haxxor".  They are the top scoring crew of the Leet Tweet, having amassed 15 F-22s and 21 Sukhois during a one day run in Europe.

Alas, it all ended when they couldn't shut up about being leet haxxors, and got beat up one night at a Nellis bar by very large, and very drunken REAL pilots!"

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/03.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/04.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/05.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/06.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/07.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/08.jpg)

"The kit used is the venerable Monogram 1/48 scale A-37, with a radome from a 1/72 Fujimi Hawkeye.  The "generator pods" were actually the ordinance that came with the tweet, with turbine spinners added to the front of them to give the effect of generators.  I had actually bought at EF-18G growler to get the pods needed, but the Tweet lacks the ground clearance, so I had to use the kits' bombs and such.  The onboard computer is scratch built.

The decals were run off on my inkjet printer, including Trogdor! the Burninator.  Gotta LOVE that Trogdor, nobody burns da noobs like him!"

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/02.jpg)

"Finally, the ultimate Tweet!  And thus, there shalt be no more arguments as to who is the best, be it Eagle or Raptor or MiG or Sukhoi, as it is the Mighty Tweet!

This model is the result of one of those pointless fanboy fights about which plane is best, and those on ARC who try to calm things down with a sense of humour.  Somebody asked when a pic of a Tweet with a pancake on it's head would be posted, and somebody posted this.  I was sure I could do one better, however, and now you have it: A Tweet with a pancake on it's head!

Alvis 3.1"



Ain't it neat?!!?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on September 15, 2016, 04:21:45 pm
Love that Ventura ! Great idea, and why not ? Not enough early space program whiffery me thinks.

The Tweet is pretty wild as well. Funny how these things pop up when you've thought you'd seem 'em all  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on September 16, 2016, 02:15:34 am
That's Alvis Pi(-ish) for you! ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on September 16, 2016, 09:41:12 pm
Heh! I had fun doing the Ultimate Tweet. The original article had the entire write-up done in "gameresque-leet language*" with the "English" translation below it. and several people were annoyed they couldn't understand the story. I guess they gave up after a couple sentences!

Thanks for posting it!

Alvis Pi


*Leet Language: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 16, 2016, 10:16:20 pm
Heh! I had fun doing the Ultimate Tweet. The original article had the entire write-up done in "gameresque-leet language*" with the "English" translation below it. and several people were annoyed they couldn't understand the story. I guess they gave up after a couple sentences!

Thanks for posting it!

Alvis Pi


*Leet Language: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

The man himself!

I wrestled with myself over bringing the leet speek over with the rest that I snagged and decided for my own sanity that I didn't want to have to explain it.  LOL!  ;D

I omitted that portion of my grabs and I should have at least mentioned it being there and for that I apologize as it was a magnificent write up. Now, I also see that I forgot to put the actual link to the source... I almost never forget that, but, this time I did.  :banghead: 

I really like this and your craftsmanship is KILLER, dude. The Tweet is a favorite of mine and when I found your plane I was impressed all to hell and back.

For posterity, the link to the entire shooting match:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal8/7001-7100/gal7093-Tweet-Petrie/00.shtm
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on September 17, 2016, 01:06:56 am
Oh no problem leaving out the LeetSpeak, it's like, Uber confusing, yannow?
:)

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2016, 07:12:00 am
Heh! I had fun doing the Ultimate Tweet. The original article had the entire write-up done in "gameresque-leet language*" with the "English" translation below it. and several people were annoyed they couldn't understand the story. I guess they gave up after a couple sentences!

Thanks for posting it!

Alvis Pi


*Leet Language: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

And the world actually needs ANOTHER language? I thought we had enough problems with the multiplicity of them we already had.  :unsure:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 17, 2016, 11:24:39 am
Oh no problem leaving out the LeetSpeak, it's like, Uber confusing, yannow?
:)

Alvis Pi


TOTES.    ;D  hahah!    ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 11, 2016, 04:40:41 pm
Was looking around for some stuff to talk about as I admired DogfighterZen's F-16 variants when I stumbled across this by Philippe Cléro (did a search here for both "F-16 SFW" and "Philippe Cléro" and saw nothing, so I hope it's new to us here.. ) :

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13778-F-16-Clero/01.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13778-F-16-Clero/02.jpg)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13778-F-16-Clero/04.jpg)


More here:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13778-F-16-Clero/00.shtm

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 11, 2016, 05:56:03 pm
That's Leptiprince's work, i believe that if you search his name you'll find his stuff here, and you can also see it on his page www.Fightingfalcon.eu
Lots of great stuff! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 11, 2016, 06:07:30 pm
That's Leptiprince's work, i believe that if you search his name you'll find his stuff here, and you can also see it on his page www.Fightingfalcon.eu
Lots of great stuff! :thumbsup:

If the name of the site has FIGHTINGFALCON in it it must be cool!!  I hope he sees this and comes around. I really like his whif plane!

Definitely going to peruse the stuff there, thanks! Not surprised you're familiar with him and his work...   ;D ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tophe on November 11, 2016, 10:14:04 pm
His name here seems leptiprince (the little prince in French)
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40168.msg672412.html#msg672412
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 12, 2016, 08:51:47 am
His name here seems leptiprince (the little prince in French)
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40168.msg672412.html#msg672412

Thanks! No wonder I couldn't find him.   ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on December 26, 2016, 02:12:32 pm
Shameless act of self-promotion:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13901-14000/gal13936-I-16-Petrie/00.shtm

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/Alvis3_1/I-16%20Santa_zpsv4xh2dnc.jpg) (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Alvis3_1/media/I-16%20Santa_zpsv4xh2dnc.jpg.html)



http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14153-Caribou-Petrie/00.shtm

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/Alvis3_1/Caribou_zpso1vq2cne.jpg) (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Alvis3_1/media/Caribou_zpso1vq2cne.jpg.html)

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 26, 2016, 03:05:10 pm
Awesome!   :D
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Librarian on December 26, 2016, 05:34:23 pm
Shameless act of self-promotion:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13901-14000/gal13936-I-16-Petrie/00.shtm

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/Alvis3_1/I-16%20Santa_zpsv4xh2dnc.jpg) (http://s54.photobucket.com/user/Alvis3_1/media/I-16%20Santa_zpsv4xh2dnc.jpg.html)


Love that :wub:. A while ago I was wondering which plane Santa would fly( for an Xmas project) and the I-16 or Buffalo were my choices ;D. They just look so right.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on December 27, 2016, 11:19:50 am
 :thumbsup: Absolutely love the name on the Caribou!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Rheged on December 27, 2016, 11:41:32 am
:thumbsup: Absolutely love the name on the Caribou!

Indeed!   A  niece of mine once sang  "Olive, the other reindeer....."in public.    Known in the trade as a "Mondegreen", like "Jose, can you see by that donzerly light?"  I believe that Lewis Carroll considered the use of  the word DONZERLY in his opus Jabberwocky.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on December 27, 2016, 02:30:32 pm
Frabjous.

 :thumbsup:


<edited for speling>
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 04, 2017, 09:13:54 pm
Silly week is well underway on ARC. I have a few contributions this year, most of you have probably seen them already.

The first one posted was my Proctor Target Tug: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14169-Proctor-Bailey/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14169-Proctor-Bailey/00.shtm)

The second was an absolutely crazy and stunning kitbash by 63CPE, a wild work that will impress you a number of ways: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14168-Dorand-63CPE/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14168-Dorand-63CPE/00.shtm)
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 04, 2017, 09:19:33 pm
Day 2 featured three different works, one was an extended Boeing 747 from the well known Krazy Kees Kuyper: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14171-747-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14171-747-Kuyper/00.shtm)

A well executed Cessna Bulldog by 63CPE: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14179-Bulldog-63CPE/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14179-Bulldog-63CPE/00.shtm)

And a very early Star Wars 'Red 3' by George "The Loggie" Oh: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14184-Kingfisher-Oh/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14184-Kingfisher-Oh/00.shtm)
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 04, 2017, 09:24:18 pm
Day 3 has another one by Kees Kuyper, a Hurricane/262 that actually looks a lot better than you might expect: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14170-Hurrycane-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14170-Hurrycane-Kuyper/00.shtm)

62CPE has one that you really have to see to believe. A short description wouldn't do it justice. This is impressive: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14180-Projet-63CPE/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14180-Projet-63CPE/00.shtm)

And my MiG-17 Crimson Kite: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14176-kite-Bailey/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14176-kite-Bailey/00.shtm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tophe on January 04, 2017, 09:56:43 pm
I love the Hurricane Mk.262, thanks a lot!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 05, 2017, 12:02:01 am
The Myasichev Projet M's finish is great. IIRC, hasn't it already been posted here a while ago? Looks so familiar to me?  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2017, 04:06:28 am
The Myasichev Projet M's finish is great. IIRC, hasn't it already been posted here a while ago? Looks so familiar to me?  :o

Could be, I have trouble keeping track of names, and sometimes people use different names on different boards. Plus I'm terrible at just remembering names. A perfect storm of forgetfulness!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: 63cpe on January 05, 2017, 05:11:45 am
Your right dizzyfugu. I've posted the same pictures earlier on the what-if forum.. Steve posted a notice on the ARC-site last week for the silly week and to sent in submissions so that's how they got on the ARC site.

Just like many ads in de US: "Remember you've seen it first here on the what-if site...." &lt;_&lt;

David



Title: Re: Silly Week 2017
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 05, 2017, 05:38:20 am

Day 2 featured three different works, one was an extended Boeing 747 from the well known Krazy Kees Kuyper: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14171-747-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14171-747-Kuyper/00.shtm)


A mere beginner in the longer fuselage stakes...............  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2017, 11:40:02 am

Day 2 featured three different works, one was an extended Boeing 747 from the well known Krazy Kees Kuyper: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14171-747-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14171-747-Kuyper/00.shtm)


A mere beginner in the longer fuselage stakes...............  ;) ;D

A pretender! A poser! Rank amateur!  ;D
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2017, 12:42:29 pm
Day 4 brings another stunner from 63CPE, who is obviously a wizard with a bare-metal finish. His take on the Thunderscreech becomes the Republic F-84LR: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14181-F-84-63CPE/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14181-F-84-63CPE/00.shtm)

Kees Kuyper brings another wild one to the show, by combining a Bearcat with a Corsair, and the result looks believable: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14172-Corsair-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14172-Corsair-Kuyper/00.shtm)

And finally, my Hawker Postolka: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14177-mate-Bailey/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14177-mate-Bailey/00.shtm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Madoc on January 05, 2017, 12:49:45 pm
Dave,

That Postolka is smartly done!

I agree with the beauty of 63CPE's bare metal finishes.  He needs to work on eliminating the decal film however.  It's quite jarring.  The creativity in design though is awesome!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Librarian on January 05, 2017, 12:59:38 pm
COR!! Bearsair...had to be said ;D. Nice concept. Never did like the F8Fs dinky u/c.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: chrisonord on January 05, 2017, 01:07:43 pm
That Myasichev is brilliant, I will have to give that a proper good coat of looking at as it is right up my street that is  :thumbsup:
Chris.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: 63cpe on January 05, 2017, 02:03:47 pm
Your right Madoc. I had to cut the carrierfilm from the decals.

The decals on the Myasichev came from an airfix Il-28...I didn't know the decals were rather thick. But i had them already on the model. I saw how the decal left marks on the alclad and chose to go ahead with it. I had been sanding the model for ages....
At that time is was experimenting with the alclad and didn't know how the carrierfilm would shop up that much. In another experiment I sprayed Future (IE. the dutch variant from HG) over alclad.....ended up with the look and lustre of polished stainless steel. Not good for modelling aircraft unless you want coroguard!

That's why I never coated both (Myasichev and F-84LR) and therefore the decal show up pretty easily. I hope one day I find a coat that doesn't damage the lustre of the alclad and removes the jarring of the decals....So, If someone has more information about an topcoat over Alclad II, please share the info..

Thanks you all for the comments!

Cheers,
David
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Madoc on January 05, 2017, 03:04:43 pm
I ran into much the same thing when I tried decaling atop Bare Metal Foil - the carrier film became intensely obvious.

The only solution I know of is to either cut out the decal exactly down to its printed edges - a tricky thing and one which can render the decal unusable if it folds up unto itself and snarls tight - or paint the markings on to the metal finish surface.  The later is guaranteed to produce better results but requires some more involved masking and runs the risk of the masking pulling off or otherwise marring the finish of the surface.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on January 05, 2017, 11:28:17 pm
Alclad do Klear Kote (I assume it's compatible with their other products):

http://www.bnamodelworld.com/hobby-tools-supplies-tubes-cables-wires-alclad-alc-310 (http://www.bnamodelworld.com/hobby-tools-supplies-tubes-cables-wires-alclad-alc-310)
http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-311-klear-kote-light-sheen-4oz-120ml (http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-311-klear-kote-light-sheen-4oz-120ml)
http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-312-klear-kote-semi-matte-4oz-120ml (http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-312-klear-kote-semi-matte-4oz-120ml)
http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-314-klear-kote-flat-4oz-120ml (http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-314-klear-kote-flat-4oz-120ml)
http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-313-klear-kote-matte-4oz-120ml (http://www.bnamodelworld.com/alclad-alc-313-klear-kote-matte-4oz-120ml)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on January 06, 2017, 12:08:12 am
One could paint the markings first.  Mask them and then paint the Alclad.

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 06, 2017, 12:50:10 am
Your right dizzyfugu. I've posted the same pictures earlier on the what-if forum.. Steve posted a notice on the ARC-site last week for the silly week and to sent in submissions so that's how they got on the ARC site.

Just like many ads in de US: "Remember you've seen it first here on the what-if site...." &lt;_&lt;

David

Ah! I hardly forget good ideas when I come across them. Juts the details might become a bit blurry...  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2017, 10:14:16 am
Great stuff ! love the Projekt M and that Bearsair !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Madoc on January 06, 2017, 12:47:32 pm
I could see the rationale for the Corsair-cat being some massive engine upgrade requiring an equally massive propeller diameter upgrade.  That, in turn would drive the gull wing change for the same reasons Vought bent the wings on their bird to begin with.
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 06, 2017, 04:07:38 pm
Day 5 has the usual suspects!

Kees really went to town with the paint scheme on his DC-3, a work of art in more ways than one: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14174-Artcare-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14174-Artcare-Kuyper/00.shtm)

63CPE, known on this board by the pseudonym 63cpe (subtle...) displays his well-executed Henschel autogyro: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14182-Hs126-63CPE/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14182-Hs126-63CPE/00.shtm)

And my Kuwaiti Supermarine Swift, 'orrible decals and all: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14178-Swift-Bailey/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14178-Swift-Bailey/00.shtm)
Title: Re: Silly Week 2017
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2017, 07:33:10 am

Kees really went to town with the paint scheme on his DC-3, a work of art in more ways than one: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14174-Artcare-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14174-Artcare-Kuyper/00.shtm)


Heavily influenced by Alexander Calder no doubt.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2017, 01:20:33 pm
My God, that Screech....     I never thought of myself as one that would purchase a built model but I'd shell out for that!  So shiney!  All these are great but, as always, I have "pick a fav" to mention.   ;D ;D

I like the ARTCARE, too. I can almost hear the drum circle. . .    ;D  :angel: ;D
Title: Re: Silly Week 2017
Post by: ericr on January 07, 2017, 03:54:40 pm

Kees really went to town with the paint scheme on his DC-3, a work of art in more ways than one: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14174-Artcare-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14174-Artcare-Kuyper/00.shtm)


Heavily influenced by Alexander Calder no doubt.  :thumbsup:

 ;D ;D ;D
 :thumbsup:
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 09, 2017, 02:35:55 pm
Another day of insanity!

A Bf-109 eggspertly done by Bill Arnold: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14185-Bf109-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14185-Bf109-Arnold/00.shtm)

A real beauty here by 63CPE: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14183-Noun-63CPE/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14183-Noun-63CPE/00.shtm)

And Kees comes up with another wild one: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14175-Lunar-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14175-Lunar-Kuyper/00.shtm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 09, 2017, 04:56:35 pm
The Lunar Lander Trainer is a neat idea....and hey, why not !

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ericr on January 10, 2017, 04:25:45 am
The Lunar Lander Trainer is a neat idea....and hey, why not !

yes, a very nice hybrid!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kerick on January 10, 2017, 05:29:44 am
Thanks for posting these! Good to see other whiffs!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 10, 2017, 05:50:18 am
The Lunar Lander Trainer is a neat idea...

Second that!  :thumbsup:
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 10, 2017, 04:02:49 pm
The madness continues!

Bill Arnold with another eggsquisite entry, a Tiger Models Lagg-7: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14189-Lagg-7-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14189-Lagg-7-Arnold/00.shtm)

7 year-old Lyta Carr is well on her way to being a modeler and a whiffer, with a beautifully painted Harvard: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14195-Texan-Carr/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14195-Texan-Carr/00.shtm)

And Bill Arnold again with a P-38 built to eggsacting specifications: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14190-P-38-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14190-P-38-Arnold/00.shtm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2017, 04:07:54 pm
Great stuff, especially for a 7 year old ! Love the look of that egg P-38 as well, hmmm..... :thumbsup:
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 11, 2017, 03:00:14 pm
And it still goes on.

Hal Elsberry gets quite creative with his Driving Mrs. Rommel: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14194-Rommel-Elsberry/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14194-Rommel-Elsberry/00.shtm)

And a double dose of Bill Arnold, who seems to have been quite busy on the chicken farm this year. First is a B-17: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14191-B17-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14191-B17-Arnold/00.shtm)

And next is his Tiger Models Ki-84 (Frank): http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14186-Ki-84-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14186-Ki-84-Arnold/00.shtm)

To quote from Bill's article; "The model required no putty as the fit was excellent." Oh, if only regular models were turned out to the same standard!  :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 11, 2017, 07:19:01 pm
Driving Mrs. Rommel....too funny !
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on January 12, 2017, 11:49:28 am
More ovoid goodness from Bill Arnold. First is this really cute Spitfire: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14187-Spitfire-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14187-Spitfire-Arnold/00.shtm)

Second is a subject that you wouldn't think of, a short, squat, He-177: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14192-He-177-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14192-He-177-Arnold/00.shtm)

Third is a way cool F-18/Batwing by Arthur L.Caesar Jr.: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14196-Batwing-Caesar/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14196-Batwing-Caesar/00.shtm)
Title: Silly Week 2017
Post by: The Rat on January 13, 2017, 05:35:33 pm
Still going on!

First, a kouple of Kees Kuyper's kool krazy krafty kreations, the Dornier Dusseldorf: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14199-Blitz-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14199-Blitz-Kuyper/00.shtm)

And a sleek looking VTOL: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14197-VTOL-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14197-VTOL-Kuyper/00.shtm)

Two more from Bill Arnold, and by now his modeling preference needs no eggsplanation. First is an Avenger that looks even more rotund than usual: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14188-Avenger-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14188-Avenger-Arnold/00.shtm)

And a Lancaster that needs to go on a diet: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14193-Lancaster-Arnold/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14193-Lancaster-Arnold/00.shtm)

And back to Kees, with something really off the wall: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14198-Egg-Kuyper/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14101-14200/gal14198-Egg-Kuyper/00.shtm)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on January 20, 2017, 03:51:41 pm
That Duffenschmirtz is really cool ! Funky shape and paint.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 02, 2017, 10:51:10 am
Just found this sweet commissioned whif, by a Canadian, username on ARC is Phantom.

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii136/shawnweiler/DSC_0451.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/shawnweiler/media/DSC_0451.jpg.html)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Lord_Voyager on February 02, 2017, 11:47:47 am
This isn't a what if... Canada flew these. Go to the Canadian Aviation museum website for more information.

http://casmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/collection-research/artifact-mcdonnell-f2h-3-banshee.php
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 02, 2017, 01:22:30 pm
Well, got me on that one, i assumed it was a whif because the builder said it wasn't the type they operated... :unsure:

Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on February 02, 2017, 03:41:33 pm
Well, got me on that one, i assumed it was a whif because the builder said it wasn't the type they operated... :unsure:

Well actually they didn't operate that particular variant ---- that is an F2H-2, the RCN operated F2H-3's. The difference is in the fuselage length.

Interesting little snippet of info, the RCN didn't buy Banshees until after the production line was shut down, they bought second-hand USN aircraft
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 02, 2017, 04:49:40 pm
Well, got me on that one, i assumed it was a whif because the builder said it wasn't the type they operated... :unsure:

Well actually they didn't operate that particular variant ---- that is an F2H-2, the RCN operated F2H-3's. The difference is in the fuselage length.

Interesting little snippet of info, the RCN didn't buy Banshees until after the production line was shut down, they bought second-hand USN aircraft

Thanks for the clarification, that means it fits in the category of "subtle whifs"... ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 02, 2017, 05:02:03 pm
Subtle for sure, but it looks good ! Love the Banshee in RCN colours  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 02, 2017, 07:17:49 pm
Nice! 
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on February 15, 2017, 03:20:20 pm
Rather wild F-16 posted today: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14273-F-16-Zen4130/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14273-F-16-Zen4130/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14273-F-16-Zen4130/02.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 15, 2017, 03:24:22 pm
Hey!! I know that guy!!!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D


Turned out great!!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Tophe on February 15, 2017, 07:32:54 pm
dogfighterzen's F-16W? see http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,39268.90.html  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 16, 2017, 11:42:59 am
Rather wild F-16 posted today: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14273-F-16-Zen4130/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14273-F-16-Zen4130/00.shtm)

 :rolleyes: My cover's blown... ;D
Thought i'd share it there to see if can ruin some JMN's day with it... it's also shared on their facebook page so it might get even more than one... :wacko:
But thanks for sharing it, mate! :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2017, 01:25:04 pm
Beauty !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on February 16, 2017, 06:19:07 pm
Rather wild F-16 posted today: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14273-F-16-Zen4130/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14273-F-16-Zen4130/00.shtm)

 :rolleyes: My cover's blown... ;D
Thought i'd share it there to see if can ruin some JMN's day with it... it's also shared on their facebook page so it might get even more than one... :wacko:
But thanks for sharing it, mate! :cheers:

Another one I missed here. Oh well, glad to have seen it!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: CANSO on February 16, 2017, 08:21:56 pm
Me 1106 X 2:
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14221-Me1106-Bruckelt/02.jpg)
More here (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14201-14300/gal14221-Me1106-Bruckelt/00.shtm).
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2017, 06:42:58 am
Those are cool ! Love the winter camo.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: FAR148 on March 26, 2017, 11:25:21 am
joker961 Thailand Air force F-16D block52 103 Sqn.

(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p477/newbie378/Mobile%20Uploads/20170319_212946_zpsrkdukqw5.jpg)


More images here... http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/298051-kinetic-148-f-16d-block52-103-sqn-rtaf-what-if-style/


Steven L
  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 26, 2017, 01:40:46 pm
That's excellent work! :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on March 27, 2017, 02:04:33 am
F-16 of the Minecraft Air Force...

I'm guessing its not 1/144.  I don't have the patience to do something like that but its very good.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 30, 2017, 09:08:43 am
That's impressive!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2017, 06:01:47 pm
Ooh that's a sexy F-16 !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on July 20, 2017, 07:43:03 pm
Nice Polish Gripen.

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14401-14500/gal14408-JAS-39-Kapusta/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14401-14500/gal14408-JAS-39-Kapusta/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14401-14500/gal14408-JAS-39-Kapusta/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ysi_maniac on August 29, 2017, 09:39:00 pm
http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/205514-148-phantom-single-engine-single-seat/&

I love everything on this thread except th nose of last model.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on October 27, 2017, 06:25:22 pm
USN Sea Fury: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14401-14500/gal14473-Sea-Fury-Main/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14401-14500/gal14473-Sea-Fury-Main/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14401-14500/gal14473-Sea-Fury-Main/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 28, 2017, 04:17:00 am
That's fantastic! Looks really good dressed up like that.  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on November 29, 2017, 08:35:57 pm
Said it before, sayin' it again: CAN'T GO WRONG WITH A RED TAIL! A Sea Fury in Tuskegee Airmen colours! http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14501-14600/gal14530-Sea-Fury-Main/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14501-14600/gal14530-Sea-Fury-Main/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14501-14600/gal14530-Sea-Fury-Main/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 29, 2017, 08:56:16 pm
Oh man, it's gorgeous.  :wub: :wub:

In the heat of battle, could be mistaken for a Jug!

Big fan here. :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on November 30, 2017, 06:03:30 am
Does look nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on March 28, 2018, 03:20:23 pm
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29683110_10155160957956822_6617283347504917703_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeEzmvbbzQGMGLHx4TV-2McuiIMEHurMPVK6gUTnQVYdiL-42rHgT5Okxazzd68O8j8EYlaw20RShwnmepLbYY2gfZ-QsSdkBLx9244g30x-oA&oh=539fffcc77741b53e6805b3b74635a8a&oe=5B3A305D)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 28, 2018, 03:37:51 pm
Oh yeah, that's got to look awesome operating off water!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 28, 2018, 05:37:22 pm
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29683110_10155160957956822_6617283347504917703_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeEzmvbbzQGMGLHx4TV-2McuiIMEHurMPVK6gUTnQVYdiL-42rHgT5Okxazzd68O8j8EYlaw20RShwnmepLbYY2gfZ-QsSdkBLx9244g30x-oA&oh=539fffcc77741b53e6805b3b74635a8a&oe=5B3A305D)

Ooooh!  Genius!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on March 29, 2018, 02:42:06 am
Oh, that's good, very good! ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 29, 2018, 02:45:23 am
That's nice. The spray must be breathtaking, though, and I guess that watering will be a wobbly affair...? I (seriously) miss some stabilizer floats - otherwise I like the idea very much.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on March 29, 2018, 03:07:11 am
I'd put the stabiliser floats on the back of the nacelles.  After all, it's only ever going to sit in the water with the engines in "chopper" mode.
Other than that though, it looks great.

I have been having thoughts about a Mil 24 modified along similar lines.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: CANSO on March 29, 2018, 11:33:18 am
I'd put the stabiliser floats on the back of the nacelles.  After all, it's only ever going to sit in the water with the engines in "chopper" mode.
There was a real life project of a VSTOL Grumman Goose (Kaman K-16) with an elaborated floats mechanism I like a lot.
(http://grummangoosecentral.homestead.com/k-16b-photo.jpg)
The Goose has in fact a very techno-look. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on March 29, 2018, 05:32:45 pm
Hmmmmm.  Where's that Airfix Widgeon...
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 30, 2018, 03:07:20 am
OMG, I have never heard of this VTOL Widgeon, but it looks so great...  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on March 30, 2018, 03:49:01 am
Hmmmmm.  Where's that Airfix Widgeon...

It can't be too deep in the stash! ;D ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: chrisonord on March 30, 2018, 04:30:15 am
That Catalina is brilliant :wub:
That widgeon looks great too, not seen that before.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: loupgarou on March 30, 2018, 05:19:52 am
Ahem... beg your pardon, it's not a Widgeon, it's the Goose, the bigger brother, with radial engines. Airfix kit would be good only for a whif. Or maybe a Grumman Albatross could be used, for a bigger development.
Sword does a 1/72 Goose.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: ericr on March 30, 2018, 08:31:36 am

maybe a 1/48 Goose would match well with a 1/72 Osprey
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 30, 2018, 11:32:38 am
Rareplanes did a superb vacform Goose, not sure if Hannants still do it though. I have one and it's magnificent.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on March 30, 2018, 11:42:27 am
Got one of those Sword Goose kits, nice model. My plan is to get hold of a Mallard because I've got a Widgeon and Albatross.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 30, 2018, 02:02:16 pm
I have a decal sheet stashed away for my Goose from  the 'Tales of the Gold Monkey'. Goodness knows where it came from.......
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 30, 2018, 06:27:47 pm
I have a decal sheet stashed away for my Goose from  the 'Tales of the Gold Monkey'. Goodness knows where it came from.......

Here, maybe?

http://www.shopdrawdecal.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=72-Goose-11

Wow, they have some interesting stuff there - I finally got the 'Always' A-26 markings I wanted from them, now I have to 'get rear in gear' and do the thing!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: zenrat on March 31, 2018, 05:13:19 am
Ahem... beg your pardon, it's not a Widgeon, it's the Goose, the bigger brother, with radial engines. Airfix kit would be good only for a whif...

Well that's no good then.  I couldn't possibly build a whiff...
 :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 31, 2018, 09:39:55 am

Here, maybe?

http://www.shopdrawdecal.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=72-Goose-11

Wow, they have some interesting stuff there - I finally got the 'Always' A-26 markings I wanted from them, now I have to 'get rear in gear' and do the thing!


YESssssss!  :thumbsup:

Well done., thanks. Greg does some great stuff, and the quality is always 100%.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: CANSO on April 02, 2018, 01:28:04 pm
Ahem... beg your pardon, it's not a Widgeon, it's the Goose, the bigger brother, with radial engines. Airfix kit would be good only for a whif. Or maybe a Grumman Albatross could be used, for a bigger development.
I have my candidate in the stash - Lindberg's Goose in 1:48:
(https://d2ev13g7cze5ka.cloudfront.net/lnd/lnd70512_0.jpg?v=0000000001)
Guys on the west site of the Big Pond, check your local Dollarama stores. Some of them are selling Lindberg models for 4$! :o Perfect for whif(f)ing (aren't they?).
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on April 10, 2018, 06:35:12 am
Nice Grumman Seacat, by H. Davis Gandees: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14701-14800/gal14764-Seacat-Gandees/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14701-14800/gal14764-Seacat-Gandees/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14701-14800/gal14764-Seacat-Gandees/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 10, 2018, 07:24:27 am
Yeah buddy! 
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Madoc on April 10, 2018, 09:17:02 am
Sweet looking Bearcat there!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 10, 2018, 10:16:13 am
I was thinking 'Blimey, that's one TALL float strut!' but then I remembered that the Bearcat has a BIG prop!  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on April 11, 2018, 12:13:51 am
That Seacat does look good  :thumbsup: Particularly like the retractable wing floats
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 11, 2018, 01:48:53 am
Looks very good, and I like the contemporary Tiny Tim (esque) missile. But the central float looks a bit (too) small for me?
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Old Wombat on April 11, 2018, 03:20:40 am
Looks very good, and I like the contemporary Tiny Tim (esque) missile. But the central float looks a bit (too) small for me?

Yeah, I was thinking the same & how, with that long support, the float would tend to vibrate if not connected to a second point (the tail?).
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 11, 2018, 06:27:53 am
Looks very good, and I like the contemporary Tiny Tim (esque) missile. But the central float looks a bit (too) small for me?

Yeah, I was thinking the same & how, with that long support, the float would tend to vibrate if not connected to a second point (the tail?).


I thought it was connected right at the tail. There's a strut pointing downwards right underneath the fin, but the wing gets in the way to confirm if it's really attached to the float.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: scooter on April 11, 2018, 06:59:15 am
Looks very good, and I like the contemporary Tiny Tim (esque) missile. But the central float looks a bit (too) small for me?

Yeah, I was thinking the same & how, with that long support, the float would tend to vibrate if not connected to a second point (the tail?).


I thought it was connected right at the tail. There's a strut pointing downwards right underneath the fin, but the wing gets in the way to confirm if it's really attached to the float.

Its a vibrating fin.  No second connector aft of the main support.
(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14701-14800/gal14764-Seacat-Gandees/15.jpg)

Ventral fin looks like a stabilizing fin
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 11, 2018, 07:03:23 am
Ah right, thanks.

It'd work better if it was connected I'm sure, but the whole thing still looks pretty good anyway.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on April 11, 2018, 03:38:37 pm
Very nice. And I'd love to see that one built Canso !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Madoc on April 17, 2018, 10:40:50 pm
It looks great and the backstory is excellent!

Tiny Tim rockets however, would be a poor choice for going after fast small boats.  Tiny Tims were ballistic things meant for either ground targets or such big vessels that their straight flight path and relatively slow flight speed could be better accounted for.  Trying to use them on the suicide boats wouldn't have worked well at all.  Now, a brace of 3.5" FFARs would do much better.

As to the float?  Well, he did take it from a same scale Kingfisher which is about the same size and weight.  About the same but not the same.  The Bearcat is longer and heavier than the Vought machine so perhaps a bigger float would've been on order.  A longer central support - like that sported by the E15K1 Shiun - would've helped.  And yeah, maybe an aft attachment point as well.

Still though, the damn thing looks sporty as all get out and is very, very nicely done!
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2018, 03:21:55 am

  A longer central support - like that sported by the E15K1 Shiun - would've helped. 


Any longer and the pilot would have had to be on oxygen before take-off!  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 18, 2018, 06:08:02 am
The floats from a Curtiss SC-1 (there's a Smer kit) would IMHO be a good match, too.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 18, 2018, 08:09:08 pm
The Monogram Kingfisher float is undersized for the Kingfisher, they screwed up when
they made the kit, so it’s even more off for this use.

In terms of size and weight it’s in a range similar to the Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu/Rex,
so the Tamiya Kyofu float would be a better choice, and yes, like all of the real world
centre float aircraft that were worth a damn, it has more than one float attachment.
 ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on August 13, 2019, 10:32:21 am
Nice racer today from Thomas Brückelt

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal16/15201-16300/gal15289-GeeBee-Bruckett/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal16/15201-16300/gal15289-GeeBee-Bruckett/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal16/15201-16300/gal15289-GeeBee-Bruckett/01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: NARSES2 on August 14, 2019, 06:26:22 am
I do like that scheme  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: The Rat on November 05, 2019, 01:02:59 pm
Beautifully done whiff on ARC today, by Ulysses Almeida

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal16/15301-15400/gal15399-F-86-Almeida/00.shtm (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal16/15301-15400/gal15399-F-86-Almeida/00.shtm)

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal16/15301-15400/gal15399-F-86-Almeida/03.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 05, 2019, 02:00:07 pm
That is nice!!!! I like the racer, too.  The bolts are killer.  :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 06, 2019, 01:16:44 am
That Sabre is quite a Frankenstein creation! Very nice, and very subtle, too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Snowtrooper on November 06, 2019, 03:25:50 am
Looks like it has Sabre Dog nose, Starfire cockpit, and Avon Sabre wings and rear end? Brilliant :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: nighthunter on November 07, 2019, 01:18:30 pm
The Sabre kitbash also includes two Aden 30mm guns instead of the F-86K's twin 20mm cannoms.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 07, 2019, 11:37:54 pm
...plus the D's retractable Mighty Mouse tray.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on November 08, 2019, 06:46:32 am
I've read that the Sabre Dog was originally designed like that, but the weight increase of two-seats (and associated equipment), guns and FFAR's proved too much. So it was re-designed to how we all know it.
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on December 01, 2019, 10:58:25 am
That's a neat idea. I love the Sabre Dog and that looks right. Good info as well Robert.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: rickshaw on December 01, 2019, 07:34:46 pm
Looks rather like my Sabre-Dingo Mk.33 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=44112.msg777741#msg777741)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/cGyVrd.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 01, 2019, 07:47:58 pm
It's glorious.... it looks so good sitting like that.  :wacko: :mellow:  Cool to find your wares in the interspace.  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 01, 2019, 10:48:24 pm

Looks rather like my Sabre-Dingo Mk.33 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=44112.msg777741#msg777741)


Not so much 'rather like' but IDENTICAL.

Fame at last Brian.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: Captain Canada on December 09, 2019, 07:54:48 pm
Mmmmm   :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: kitnut617 on December 10, 2019, 06:32:10 am

Not so much 'rather like' but IDENTICAL.

Fame at last Brian.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Not sure about that Kit, looks like Brian used quite a bit of FJ-4 in his build ---
Title: Re: WHIFs from ARC
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 10, 2019, 11:46:21 am
Looks like I steered this the wrong direction; I thought Brian had found his stuff posted elsewhere on the web and I think that lead to others to believe it, too, because of what I said..... when I simply misread things again.   ;D    I stoked a false narrative.  :angel: