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Title: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: thesolitarycyclist on November 30, 2010, 04:50:45 am

 
http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/contest-table/contest-archive-experimental/

some interesting items i found while surfing the web.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on November 30, 2010, 06:15:52 am
Looks like Hawkeye got a good turnout for this contest.

Probably some of these in our Experimental GB that is on going.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: anthonyp on December 11, 2010, 10:11:05 pm
Nice!  Moving to the "Whif's I've found" subthread in general discussions.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: chrisonord on December 19, 2010, 02:17:49 pm
I wish someone would bring out a styrene kit of that Heinkel P 87 in 1/72nd scale. It would make an excellent base for a modern turbo prop COIN aircraft.
Chris.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on January 12, 2011, 09:42:27 am
Bugatti Royale:

(http://www.bugattibuilder.com/photo/albums/userpics/10107/img1268a.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Cliffy B on January 12, 2011, 09:50:48 am
Sweeeeeet!  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on January 12, 2011, 12:19:01 pm
Wow! Any more info on that one?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2011, 12:40:28 pm
Wow....that is super-cool !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on January 12, 2011, 12:59:00 pm
Now I like both of those - both just added to the "to-do" list when I need to do something different
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on January 12, 2011, 01:20:25 pm
Wow! Any more info on that one?

No.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: GTX on January 12, 2011, 01:22:47 pm
For some reason, it looks like it should belong in the movie Richard III:

(http://www.utoronto.ca/stmikes/kelly/images/richardiii95.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hotte on January 15, 2011, 11:40:44 pm
Fokker D. VII Z

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=78129&page=1

Hotte
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Cliffy B on January 16, 2011, 06:33:12 am
Well now, that's certainly different  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on January 19, 2011, 08:18:59 pm
Found this one while perusing some pics on the web site of the East Carolina Plastic Modelers (http://www.ecpmod.com/index.html), photo by member John Ratzenberger. It was at the OLD DOMINION OPEN 2007, Richmond, VA, February 24th, 2007

(http://www.ecpmod.com/articles_new/jr_odo2007_photos/part_02/img_0294.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on January 20, 2011, 02:45:47 am
RAF Enterprise in I-N-S-A-N-E !!!  ;D
But in a nice way...  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: GTX on January 20, 2011, 03:03:30 am
Kind of fits into a story I'm working on.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Taiidantomcat on January 20, 2011, 09:03:22 am
Kind of fits into a story I'm working on.

Regards,

Greg

excited to hear about that!

Great find Rat! what a model  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RotorheadTX on January 20, 2011, 09:26:23 am
Great find Rat! what a model  :wub:

DITTO!!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bobbo on February 01, 2011, 03:19:37 pm
For Weird's sake, check this one:

http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/attachment.php?attachmentid=43144&d=1203706460

You need to be a member, but membership is free . . .

bobbo
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on February 08, 2011, 05:34:46 pm
Some interesting 1/72/76 whiffs among the regular stuff on here:

http://www.angelfire.com/games3/badmoon/LandVehicles.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: raafif on April 08, 2011, 05:16:00 pm
neat tri-track Tank ...

http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=18827
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jschmus on April 08, 2011, 06:01:24 pm
I realize this Bihlmaier fellow is a pro, but he's certainly worthy of an invite.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: raafif on April 09, 2011, 06:17:47 pm
yes, many of the guys on ModelerMagic are pro working in the movie business or are professional prop & model makers -- Alfred Wong is one whose sci-fi work is fantastic, unfortunately his website is no more.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on April 10, 2011, 07:45:23 am
Um, I found Alfred's site - http://www.alfredsmind.ca/ (http://www.alfredsmind.ca/)   :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on April 10, 2011, 06:56:38 pm
Alfred's stuff is excellent from what I've seen. His kit masters are awesome! Loved the Babylon 5 fighters he did.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: raafif on April 10, 2011, 07:53:25 pm
oh, NEW site -- hadn't look at his old site for over a year as no updates -- not much new stuff on the new site either.

Love his own designs tho.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: anthonyp on April 10, 2011, 08:23:55 pm
He's well know at Starshipmodeler.com.  He's been posting there for years.  It's a site I recommend to everyone.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jschmus on April 10, 2011, 08:43:45 pm
From the mind of Hayao Miyazaki:
http://voyagesextraordinaires.blogspot.com/2008/05/imaginary-flying-machines-2002.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on May 02, 2011, 09:28:09 pm
Just been directed to an excellent web comic called Freak Angels - sort of a post-apocalyptic steampunk style thang. Havn't read even 1% of it yet, but it seems to have some nifty modelling possibilities:

1. Steam-powered (I think) skycycle-style personal helicopter (lots more images of it on previous and subsequent pages):

http://www.freakangels.com/?p=43&page=3


2. Humungous steam-powered gatling dart gun (look at subsequent pages for projectiles/effects  :blink:):

http://www.freakangels.com/?p=48&page=3


3. Steam-powered water cart:

http://www.freakangels.com/?p=37&page=4


4. Replacement co-axial rotor steampunky helicopter:

http://www.freakangels.com/?p=556&page=4
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Deino on October 27, 2011, 12:30:49 am
very nice F-108 !!!

http://blog.yahoo.com/_WHMR4TXE2D6UQRVMOD4HGCOOR4/articles/26813

(http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/72/8a/acftacft/folder/358/img_358_4152_4?1288185687.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on October 27, 2011, 03:36:12 am
Pretty!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 27, 2011, 10:18:08 am
Great Dio too!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: beowulf on October 28, 2011, 12:19:03 pm
Just been directed to an excellent web comic called Freak Angels - sort of a post-apocalyptic steampunk style thang. Havn't read even 1% of it yet, but it seems to have some nifty modelling possibilities:





the sad thing about Freak Angels is that it is now finished......enjoyed it whilst it was being done, first port of call on a friday when i logged on for the first time.........didnt like the ending im afraid  :angry:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on October 29, 2011, 09:59:17 am
Just been directed to an excellent web comic called Freak Angels - sort of a post-apocalyptic steampunk style thang. Havn't read even 1% of it yet, but it seems to have some nifty modelling possibilities:





the sad thing about Freak Angels is that it is now finished......enjoyed it whilst it was being done, first port of call on a friday when i logged on for the first time.........didnt like the ending im afraid  :angry:

Didn't so much mind the ending, but what grated with me was the blatant product placement: in this "post apocalyptic" world, they're all wearing nicely screen-printed "Freak-Angels" gear that "just happens" to be the same as the stuff you can buy from the website...... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on October 29, 2011, 12:00:19 pm
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g19/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/Arvus%20Lighter%20Build/ArvusBluemk7.jpg)

Tons more here...
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=235820


Enjoy!
Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 29, 2011, 02:11:33 pm
I see the pics, WOW! completely superb.  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 31, 2011, 01:10:55 pm
Heller 1/72 SAAB J21 in Swedish Splinters!  :o More pics HERE (http://www.der-lustige-modellbauer.com/t7380-alter-schwede-saab-j21-von-heller-in-172)!

(http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/01/4878701/3430393131323132.jpg)

(http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/01/4878701/3863646366376465.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 31, 2011, 04:11:35 pm
It´s like the SAAB stay in service yet. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: martinbayer on December 08, 2011, 08:24:20 am
I found this hypothetical design developed by a German model builder in the early Eighties as a speculative Grumman FSW configuration dubbed 'Rakecat':

http://www.pmcn.de/English/E-X-plane.htm

http://www.pmcn.de/MF.1/X-plane.of.htm

Martin
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: raafif on December 08, 2011, 04:09:01 pm
by Eck !!  that guy is good !   I really like his carrier-deck dioramas  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on December 09, 2011, 01:08:04 am
That one is O-L-D !!! But it's still fantastic.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on December 09, 2011, 08:55:25 pm
A rather nice VF-11 in a Mig-29 digital camouflage scheme here: http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=35885&view=findpost&p=942123
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on December 13, 2011, 09:06:27 am
found this today

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234908990
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 13, 2011, 09:33:10 am
found this today

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234908990

Hehehe, LOVE it!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on December 13, 2011, 10:00:46 am
found this today

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234908990

Captain Scarlet meets Sepecat Jaguar... Nice!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Zombolt on December 25, 2011, 06:13:34 pm
I was rooting though some saved pics and found this scan
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/StikerDoomJK/Nukeflanker.jpg)
With a Psudo Nuke armed flanker, from one of the Evangelion Derivative works.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on December 26, 2011, 07:57:36 am
Interesting. Reminds me a bit of one of the Strike Valkyries from Macross. There's not a whole lot left of the Flanker in there, really.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 30, 2011, 06:48:35 am
I was searching around for some data for a forthcoming Whiff and found this at first :-

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5890/avrotype684lincoln.jpg)

Then I dug a little deeper and found this :-

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4060/tempesti.jpg)

So I went right back to the Home page of the site and found a complete WWII Alternative History that had La Belle France continuing the fight! At least I think it is, as it's all in French, but I'm sure some of our French colleagues on here will correct me if I'm wrong. It's a HUGE site, with lists of sunk and damaged shipping for all the combatants, the Bismark being sunk by the Richlieu amongst other revelations!

Some of the 'alternative' images of French flown aircraft look quite superb.

http://www.1940lafrancecontinue.org/ (http://www.1940lafrancecontinue.org/)

Well worth a browse.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on December 30, 2011, 06:25:36 pm
Interesting.  Love the map.  Includes all the remaining French colonies in India!  Lovely!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on January 25, 2012, 07:11:54 am
But is it Whiff? I don't care.
Lots and lots of lovely detailing went into this one, must've been a blast building it!
(http://images56.fotki.com/v127/photos/3/49913/9546729/DSCN0631c-vi.jpg)
(http://images59.fotki.com/v112/photos/3/49913/9546729/DSCN0653m-vi.jpg)http://s13.zetaboards.com/B_n_B_Auto_Builders/topic/6767901/1/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RussC on January 25, 2012, 09:44:41 am
Its cool, for sure. A rearward mounted Spandau to keep the tailgaters at bay... love it.

Very Mad Max look to it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on January 25, 2012, 06:28:33 pm
Found this one on FB at work (Slow day, no traditional Guardsmen to abu...er, train today):

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395409_312566618784746_129111650463578_817510_29930567_n.jpg)

Gotta admit, its an interesting kayak.  Wonder if the guns work.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: MilitaryAircraft101 on January 25, 2012, 06:47:09 pm
The Iris Raptor for FSX comes with its own little whif skin:
(http://simflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Iris_F-22_raptor_prev3.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 26, 2012, 12:32:16 am
AFAIK Iris are based in Oz these days, or they were at one time anyway.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on January 26, 2012, 01:20:03 am
Gotta admit, its an interesting kayak.  Wonder if the guns work.
If not, the moustache is enough of a deterrent...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: MilitaryAircraft101 on January 26, 2012, 02:35:46 am
AFAIK Iris are based in Oz these days, or they were at one time anyway.
Yep, still are :) As a passionate simmer, I do enjoy iris' products a lot. But nothing comes close to the joy of actually flying them.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on January 26, 2012, 10:19:44 am
Intercept kayak, roger, out.
(http://www.tensionnot.com/pictures/images/Army/Landing-The-Plane.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on January 27, 2012, 12:27:11 am
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on January 28, 2012, 03:14:44 am
(http://www.tensionnot.com/pictures/images/Army/Landing-The-Plane.jpg)

US Air National Guard units reveal their new post-GFC budget-cut interceptors;

While the USN reveals its newest littoral combat ship.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395409_312566618784746_129111650463578_817510_29930567_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on January 29, 2012, 10:55:47 am
1/24 fully scratched Captain Harlock's SW-190 Space Wolf.

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=34840&st=0
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on January 29, 2012, 03:02:08 pm
1/24 fully scratched Captain Harlock's SW-190 Space Wolf.

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=34840&st=0

The huge Leiji Matsumoto fan in me can only be in total awe at the complexity of this build and how beautifully it turned out.  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: anthonyp on January 31, 2012, 06:56:10 pm
Found this one on FB at work (Slow day, no traditional Guardsmen to abu...er, train today):

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395409_312566618784746_129111650463578_817510_29930567_n.jpg)

Gotta admit, its an interesting kayak.  Wonder if the guns work.

This reminds me of the Graf Spee one man motorboat from a few years ago.  In my retirement [blah, blah, cough] years from now, I want to do a USS Alaska CB-1 in the same vein.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on January 31, 2012, 07:16:59 pm
Found this one on FB at work (Slow day, no traditional Guardsmen to abu...er, train today):

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395409_312566618784746_129111650463578_817510_29930567_n.jpg)

Gotta admit, its an interesting kayak.  Wonder if the guns work.

This reminds me of the Graf Spee one man motorboat from a few years ago.  In my retirement [blah, blah, cough] years from now, I want to do a USS Alaska CB-1 in the same vein.
With or without operational main batteries?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: anthonyp on January 31, 2012, 07:58:33 pm
Found this one on FB at work (Slow day, no traditional Guardsmen to abu...er, train today):

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/395409_312566618784746_129111650463578_817510_29930567_n.jpg)

Gotta admit, its an interesting kayak.  Wonder if the guns work.

This reminds me of the Graf Spee one man motorboat from a few years ago.  In my retirement [blah, blah, cough] years from now, I want to do a USS Alaska CB-1 in the same vein.
With or without operational main batteries?

Without.  Again, it's my dream for when I retire [blah, blah, cough] years from now.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on February 01, 2012, 03:04:36 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/397953_357835777561274_100000045640724_1420236_955932928_n.jpg)

Now I call that a catering truck.  Perfect for when you absolutely, positively get the munchies standing by at the fire/hostage/disaster scene...

(While not a model, still pretty whiffy.  Especially if they're serving fish. ;D )
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RussC on February 01, 2012, 03:18:39 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/397953_357835777561274_100000045640724_1420236_955932928_n.jpg)

Now I call that a catering truck.  Perfect for when you absolutely, positively get the munchies standing by at the fire/hostage/disaster scene...

(While not a model, still pretty whiffy.  Especially if they're serving fish. ;D )

Or Bomb-Squad Burritos.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on February 02, 2012, 02:36:50 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/397953_357835777561274_100000045640724_1420236_955932928_n.jpg)

Now I call that a catering truck.  Perfect for when you absolutely, positively get the munchies standing by at the fire/hostage/disaster scene...

Interesting. I wonder how they get away with having a vehicle that looks like an ambulance.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RussC on February 02, 2012, 02:44:52 am

Now I call that a catering truck.  Perfect for when you absolutely, positively get the munchies standing by at the fire/hostage/disaster scene...

Interesting. I wonder how they get away with having a vehicle that looks like an ambulance.

Its probably not real. If you look at the perspective of the image inside the serving window, it doesn't match the vehicle. Photomanip. quick and dirty but cute and effective.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: deathjester on February 02, 2012, 02:46:58 am
It probably saves a little time if there's a food poisoning issue with the munchies...!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 02, 2012, 03:04:06 am

Now I call that a catering truck.  Perfect for when you absolutely, positively get the munchies standing by at the fire/hostage/disaster scene...

Interesting. I wonder how they get away with having a vehicle that looks like an ambulance.

Its probably not real. If you look at the perspective of the image inside the serving window, it doesn't match the vehicle. Photomanip. quick and dirty but cute and effective.

You've better eyes then me Russ - mind you the UK lads know how thick my glasses are  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: tc2324 on February 02, 2012, 03:10:51 am
I`m 99.9999% sure it`s a fake. A bit of photo shop involved me thinks as Russ suggests.

Over here in the UK I`m pretty sure you can`t impersonate an emergency vehicle for any reason, (other than filmwork), as it`s an offense.

So, if it`s an offence over here, I`m sure it`s punishable by death over in the States....  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on February 02, 2012, 03:31:22 am
^It's a Dutch ambulance, and yes, it is an ambulance, not a mobile snackshop. Phake pic. The real one is from a district in the south of the Netherlands.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on February 02, 2012, 04:01:20 am
Yep. There are 2 different ID numbers (21-109 and 20-112), neither match the vehicle shown.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on February 02, 2012, 04:17:08 am
There's a fire engine here in Weymouth that isn't a fire engine, but a limousine. It's got "HIRE" instead of "FIRE", and all the other bits of wording are subtly different as well.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: abtex on February 02, 2012, 06:23:47 am
Not really a Whiff but strange to me :o
From http://ru-wunderluft.livejournal.com/269250.html (http://ru-wunderluft.livejournal.com/269250.html)

Quote
Loire-Nieuport LN.10 constructed within the framework of a competition announced in 1935 by the Ministry of Aviation and the French Navy to develop a new maritime bombers and torpedo aircraft was developed as a scout, bomber and torpedo bomber. The first flight took place on July 21, 1939. Built a copy of it?
(http://avia-museum.narod.ru/france/loire_ln-10-2.jpg)
(http://avia-museum.narod.ru/france/loire_ln-10.jpg)
(http://avia-museum.narod.ru/france/loire_ln-10-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on February 02, 2012, 07:31:21 am
There's a fire engine here in Weymouth that isn't a fire engine, but a limousine. It's got "HIRE" instead of "FIRE", and all the other bits of wording are subtly different as well.

Show it or it doesn't exist! LOL
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on February 02, 2012, 08:06:51 am
Here's the website: http://www.partyhirebrigade.co.uk/

CAUTION: The above link will take you to a website that looks like it was made in 1996, with atrocious .gifs, offensive layout and garish colours. You have been warned.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on February 02, 2012, 08:14:56 am
You might be interested in this one then Stargazer!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/BV206Limo.jpg)
(pic form the website)
http://www.limotrack.co.uk/Hardman_Limotrack_Army_Tank_Limo_.html (http://www.limotrack.co.uk/Hardman_Limotrack_Army_Tank_Limo_.html)

Eyes popped out of my head first time I saw it pull past me on the way home from work!  Novelty limos peaked a few years ago with different companies trying to out-do each other & fire engines became quite popular (including the odd pink one, popular with the ladies you see!).  This side of the pond, stretch limos don't really have the prestige thay they do in the US, they're usually hired for party's and such.  The novelty crowd cashed in on this.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 02, 2012, 12:10:01 pm
Not really a Whiff but strange to me :o
(http://avia-museum.narod.ru/france/loire_ln-10-1.jpg)


Interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on February 05, 2012, 03:27:03 am
Here's the website: http://www.partyhirebrigade.co.uk/

CAUTION: The above link will take you to a website that looks like it was made in 1996, with atrocious .gifs, offensive layout and garish colours. You have been warned.

My eyes!  My eyes!  God, my eyes!  Please, no!

Please, take the warning seriously!  Its horrible!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Army of One on February 05, 2012, 12:46:31 pm
While researching some stuff on the web re rotor heads I found this....
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii146/punisher916/0049a2ac.jpg)

Dunno anything about it....other than looks like a cross between a chinook an a Merlin....
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Martin H on February 05, 2012, 12:57:15 pm
Here's the website: http://www.partyhirebrigade.co.uk/

CAUTION: The above link will take you to a website that looks like it was made in 1996, with atrocious .gifs, offensive layout and garish colours. You have been warned.

Theres one around here thats had its water tank removed. And the space left turned into a micro night club accessed via the crew compartment.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on February 05, 2012, 01:41:39 pm
While researching some stuff on the web re rotor heads I found this....
Dunno anything about it....other than looks like a cross between a chinook an a Merlin....

That's the Boeing ATRH (Advanced Tandem Rotor Helicopter) project.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: raafif on February 05, 2012, 01:48:09 pm
found this on U-tube ... a Hotel-i-copter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EV6hxGf2RI&feature=related


Also found a vid of a CH-53 going down ..... lock failed & the tail folded sideways in flight.  You ought'a see what they (accidentally) did to the pilot after getting him out !!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Aircav on February 07, 2012, 10:39:58 am
A Kustom Kubel  :thumbsup:
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1073767
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on February 07, 2012, 11:25:51 am
This is not a whif beacause it was really done. But it could be an inspiration:

Steam Aeroplanes
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/steamplane/steamplane.htm

... silent to avoid detection by enemy forces, too ...  :wacko:

The Besler Steam Plane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6NFmcnW-8
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Deino on February 15, 2012, 05:47:14 am
 :o

http://venom800tt.deviantart.com/gallery/2416225?offset=0

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on February 15, 2012, 06:05:49 am
http://venom800tt.deviantart.com/gallery/2416225?offset=0

Deino, we have a specific thread for everything deviantART. Please think of it next time, okay?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on February 22, 2012, 03:36:47 pm
Found this on Google+, posted by Thinkgeek...

(http://i.imgur.com/RFCMT.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 22, 2012, 04:34:07 pm
That'd be the Type 6 then?  ;D

Pretty awesome modelling whatever it is, just the job for getting across the old FDR/DDR boundary fence.....  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on February 26, 2012, 10:36:53 am
Some great ones on this site! (http://felixdk.websitetoolbox.com/post/Fantasy-4113689?trail=75)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2012, 11:22:37 am
The SAC Vulcan and the Swedish Lightning look the BUSINESS!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RussC on February 26, 2012, 12:50:07 pm
And the Soviet Canberra seems to oddly fit together very well.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RotorheadTX on February 26, 2012, 01:15:30 pm
I'll definitely be doing that Finnish Spit 21!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on February 26, 2012, 05:35:35 pm
Take a look at the other pages in that thread, it's mind blowing!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2012, 04:01:55 am
That's Clave's stuff, he's got fifty odd pages of profiles on this very site:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26859.0/highlight,clave.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26859.0/highlight,clave.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on February 28, 2012, 05:32:57 am
That's Clave's stuff, he's got fifty odd pages of profiles on this very site:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26859.0/highlight,clave.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26859.0/highlight,clave.html)

I obviously don't read enough here!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2012, 06:10:05 am
Start swotting up! :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Aircav on March 05, 2012, 12:47:37 pm
RQ-4N Codwatcher on Trash Modeller
http://www.trashmodeller.com/index.php?topic=2623.0
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2012, 02:24:38 am
Interesting, some of these drones can look quite good
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on April 02, 2012, 04:59:45 pm
((Mods: If it ain't in the right place, feel free to move it))

From wired.com, the Strange Forgotten Space Station Concepts that Never Flew (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/space-station-concepts/?utm_source=Contextly&utm_medium=RelatedLinks&utm_campaign=Previous).  Number 9, the inflatable station, ought to be an easy scale-o-rama with an Academy 1/288 orbiter and a 1/32 aircraft tire assembly. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on April 03, 2012, 03:27:05 am
IIRC, there is an inflatable space station (or a subscale demonstrator) about.

EDIT: Ah, yes, it mentions it in the article - Bigelow Aerospace is the company involved.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Pablo1965 on April 05, 2012, 03:38:25 pm
Found this on Google+, posted by Thinkgeek...

(http://i.imgur.com/RFCMT.jpg)

completely amazing! :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on April 05, 2012, 03:54:30 pm

       Goodyear, IIRC, had an inflatable one also.



IIRC, there is an inflatable space station (or a subscale demonstrator) about.

EDIT: Ah, yes, it mentions it in the article - Bigelow Aerospace is the company involved.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on April 06, 2012, 01:26:46 am
Goodyear, IIRC, had an inflatable one also.

But then again, it seems like Goodyear had inflatable EVERYTHING in the early 1960s...  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 06, 2012, 02:06:34 am
Goodyear, IIRC, had an inflatable one also.

But then again, it seems like Goodyear had inflatable EVERYTHING in the early 1960s...  ;D

ROTFL!  ;D

And very true too!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hotte on April 06, 2012, 04:20:11 am
Another Fw 189

http://www.modellboard.net/index.php?topic=40368.0


Hotte
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on April 06, 2012, 07:27:40 am
With twin PT6A turboprop and a modern look, this is a VERY updated Fw189, thanks!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on April 06, 2012, 03:20:18 pm
With twin PT6A turboprop and a modern look, this is a VERY updated Fw189, thanks!

"Modern" look ?? This looks to me like the glazed nose of an Arado Ar 234, not a very modern design!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on April 06, 2012, 10:41:05 pm
I was meaning: "bubbles" are more modern than birdcages for the glazed parts. Technology improvement over the initial 189.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on April 10, 2012, 05:22:19 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/579168_361673680540706_129111650463578_937561_1277827041_n.jpg)
Someone had a little free time on their hands.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on April 10, 2012, 06:01:49 pm
Someone had a little free time on their hands.

And they used it sensibly!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 11, 2012, 01:47:55 am
Brilliant  :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Aircav on April 11, 2012, 12:57:55 pm
Cracking idea.  :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on April 27, 2012, 12:41:46 am
For the floatplane enthusiasts...
(http://sobchak.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/schiribilla.jpg)
(Here: http://sobchak.wordpress.com/page/196/?archives-list)

and slightly less believable...
(http://sobchak.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/ag2221.jpg)
(It doesn't look too OTT until you take a look at the "3D" view: http://sobchak.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/ag-222c-porciglione-e-g-222-coin/)

 :o


Eyaargh! I just noticed that there appears to be a "cockpit" in the nose of the float on the first one.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2012, 02:20:05 am
Eyaargh! I just noticed that there appears to be a "cockpit" in the nose of the float on the first one.

The guy who's doing the mooring has to sit SOMEwhere, surely?  ;) :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on April 27, 2012, 08:50:19 am
Sobchak has some decidedly amazing stuff on his blog:

(http://sobchak.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/au-26a_1024px.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Cliffy B on April 27, 2012, 03:10:50 pm
Great finds guys!   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: raafif on April 27, 2012, 04:32:38 pm
I offer the Turbo-Libelle Biz-prop ... based on Stargazers German Do-335ish Libelle

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/hobgrot/LiT.png)

many more profiles here ... http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/hobgrot
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on April 27, 2012, 06:59:45 pm
I love it, raafif, especially the Air France one... but please spell my name right: it's BeaumoRt, not BeaumoNt!  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: abtex on April 28, 2012, 08:02:31 am
Found on http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/ (http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/)
Has a lot of different pictures and models there.

Is this a model or just a picture?
(http://images.webdesignbooth.com/dieselpunk-wallpapers/desert-vulcan.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on April 28, 2012, 08:23:51 am
I offer the Turbo-Libelle Biz-prop ... based on Stargazers German Do-335ish Libelle

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/hobgrot/LiT.png)

many more profiles here ... http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/hobgrot

like the idea so much i have orderd a 48 scale 335 to make a 1/72 scale lufthansa one
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on April 29, 2012, 03:40:56 am
Just found this on Peter F Hamilton's Facebook page.
Presumably it's the cover from one of his books (I suppose a US edition because I have every one he's written and it's not familiar to me).
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/562709_280370608715201_126372347448362_634194_426074007_n.jpg)

Possibly do-able using an H-60 as the base kit?

Ah-ha! It's the cover for his next Novel, Great North Road: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0230750052/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_g14_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1QRG9E3D5869ZTC9YB8B&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on April 29, 2012, 01:29:04 pm
(http://www.platz-hobby.com/images/x-2_01.jpg)

Steven L   :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on April 30, 2012, 07:06:28 am
French Navy Hornet  :thumbsup:

http://www.ffaa.net/projects/hornet/images/hornet-0010.jpg (http://www.ffaa.net/projects/hornet/images/hornet-0010.jpg)
http://www.ffaa.net/projects/hornet/hornet_fr.htm (http://www.ffaa.net/projects/hornet/hornet_fr.htm)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on April 30, 2012, 12:49:11 pm
FAR: That's the "Mave" from the "Yukikaze" anime. Lovely design, though I actually prefer the original "Super Sylph" that Yukikaze starts off as:

(http://yukikaze.czweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/FFR-31MR-Super-Sylph_01.jpg)

:wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 30, 2012, 04:15:21 pm
Speaking of the Super Sylph....

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/179/c/9/Su_30MKM_Yukikaze_by_hasrulGGK.jpg)
SOURCE (http://hasrulggk.deviantart.com/art/Su-30MKM-Yukikaze-169283219)

Personally, I'm kind partial to the FA-2 Fern from Yukikaze!  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on April 30, 2012, 11:25:48 pm
Great!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on May 02, 2012, 06:48:48 am
Plenty of whif's here! (http://www.grumpyoldmodeller.com/vaultswords.html)

Royal Navy TSR2 (with crusader like wing)
ALR Piranha
Canadian TSR2
British B-36

etc etc
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 02, 2012, 07:11:43 am
Mike's one of us and I know that he's been instrumental in bringing many of us to the dark side...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on May 02, 2012, 07:16:04 am
I suspected this  ;D
Think I've seen here and there some of these creations here on the forum
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Martin H on May 02, 2012, 07:53:03 am
yeah Uncle Mike is a great guy, and a great ambassador for our side of the hobby.
He has been lurking on here for a while, but has yet to make a post........................come on Mike join in mate ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 02, 2012, 09:47:01 am
Mike and I appeared at the Farnborough Plastikfest in 1972, held on the Saturday after the SBAC Show in those days, both with what we called 'Spoofs' at the time.

Mine was the F-104K Starfighter F3 that's in my Gallery here and Mike's was a Miles M SomethingorOther. Sadly neither of us can remember what it was, but I recall it was camouflaged in WWII RAF Green and Brown. The rest, as they say, is history.

It's a pity we can't remember Mike's 'Spoof' as the pair of them would make a good matched pair for one of our anniversary shows.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2012, 08:04:42 am
Almost an entire page of wonderful profiles here :-

http://www.felixdk.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=4113689&trail=180 (http://www.felixdk.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=4113689&trail=180)

My two faves are this pair:-

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1959/f6lightningireland.jpg)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2151/fxivspitfirejps.jpg)

and this is a TOTAL hoot!  :thumbsup:

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4595/thunderbirdtwo.jpg)

All of these are by 'Clave', isn't he one of us here???
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on May 09, 2012, 08:18:29 am
Yup, he has posted a lot on site
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on May 09, 2012, 08:25:36 am
All of these are by 'Clave', isn't he one of us here???
He has some profiles here too:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26859.0.html

I like this one:
(http://www.clavework-graphics.co.uk/aircraft/fantasy_4/F333_Typhoon_Gold_Leaf.jpg)

He frequntly posts new ones at deviantart, too. Recently, there's been a variety of Gloster Meteors, many of which seem to be "real".
http://ws-clave.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on June 20, 2012, 03:41:35 pm
Found this on Facebook today-

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/521435_406196096088464_1487252488_n.jpg)

Its a Jeep...In a Box!

Now, if only our Humvees came that way.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Aircav on June 21, 2012, 12:16:54 am
Its also not a whif

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/gpw_crated_1.gif)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/gpw_crated_2.gif)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on June 21, 2012, 12:26:44 am
My uncle told a story about those boxes. When his troopship got to where ever it was going and was unloaded a couple of them were empty  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on June 21, 2012, 11:17:09 am
I remember the ads that ran in Popular Mechanics magazine and other such pubs that promised information on government auctions were you could buy a brand new jeep in a box.  Those ads ran for years.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on June 23, 2012, 12:38:33 pm
Eminently doable I should think...

(http://www.geocities.co.jp/HeartLand-Icho/3902/jf/picture/mig21_shomen.gif)
(http://www.geocities.co.jp/HeartLand-Icho/3902/jf/picture/mig21_jyomen.gif)

http://www.geocities.co.jp/HeartLand-Icho/3902/jf/mig21_2020.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 13, 2012, 04:05:16 pm
Found on Facebook:

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/205379_344200245659365_948324418_n.jpg)

Three engined, tractor/2x pusher Colonial P-40 thingies?  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 13, 2012, 05:23:48 pm
I've seen a model of some thing very much like this recently, on this forum I think. Wish I could remember who it was!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RussC on July 13, 2012, 08:00:09 pm
This one looks a lot like some of the 3D pixel pushing displayed over on DeviantArt.

But I usually see all of those, this might be a newcomer.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 14, 2012, 12:53:22 am
The two pusher props must be VERY small to avoid hitting each other! Or are they displaced fore and aft so they don't? Even so they'd be darned inefficient with the prop discs overlapping.

Having said that it does look pretty sharp.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on July 14, 2012, 01:22:42 am
Three engined, tractor/2x pusher Colonial P-40 thingies?  :blink:

really 3 engined? It looks like just one engine buried behind the cockpit. Does it actually have a prop on the nose? There doesnt appear to be one...

I guess that the 2 props in the tail are geared to a single drive and have been set 60 deg out of phase so that the blades intermesh...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on July 14, 2012, 06:38:42 am
There's a spinner in the nose, so there's probably an engine too.

Looks like the rear engines are mounted on their sides (if that makes any sense).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on July 14, 2012, 08:00:13 am
I see what looks a bit like a spinner but no props or exhausts in the nose, unlike the row of exhausts coming out of the sides of the aircraft behind the cockpit and the two sets of blurred prop blades in the tail.

What makes you think that the engines are going to be mounted on their sides?

Does anyone have a link to the original site? Are there anymore like these?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on July 14, 2012, 10:51:16 am
What makes you think that the engines are going to be mounted on their sides?
The exhausts that I see are pointing UP, not to the side as they usually are with conventionally mounted engines.

The "spinner-looking" thing in the nose is the only evidence I have that there is an engine in the nose... except that SOMETHING roughly the size of an engine is taking up space there. Maybe the artist forgot to draw props (  :unsure: ). The front engine could have turbochargers with the ducting running inside the cowl.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 14, 2012, 12:47:38 pm

Does anyone have a link to the original site? Are there anymore like these?


I snagged it off of a friend's FB page that she had uploaded off of her mobile. So I have no clue
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on July 14, 2012, 02:05:55 pm
What makes you think that the engines are going to be mounted on their sides?
The exhausts that I see are pointing UP, not to the side as they usually are with conventionally mounted engines.

The "spinner-looking" thing in the nose is the only evidence I have that there is an engine in the nose... except that SOMETHING roughly the size of an engine is taking up space there. Maybe the artist forgot to draw props (  :unsure: ). The front engine could have turbochargers with the ducting running inside the cowl.

Ok. I guess we will never know with just that picture and without the original aritist's input. But my interpretations is single engine, twin pusher and how the hell am I going to model it! (other than with a p40 nose and vert stab...)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 14, 2012, 04:48:34 pm
I swear I've seen this somewere and its driving me nuts! It was a very early take on a Colonial Viper but I may be wrong.
Update... Its from the TV series Caprica. Some sort of reference to earlier time on Caprica, airships launching P-40 style Vipers attacking the city.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 14, 2012, 07:10:47 pm
I swear I've seen this somewere and its driving me nuts! It was a very early take on a Colonial Viper but I may be wrong.
Update... Its from the TV series Caprica. Some sort of reference to earlier time on Caprica, airships launching P-40 style Vipers attacking the city.

Kind of makes sense, since several of Will Adama's personal photos on nBSG show him in F-16-esque cockpits.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 16, 2012, 08:23:35 am
Like I need another project.... I have a P-51 derelic that is now calling me. It could be a late war development to replace the P-40 style one.  Hey, it could happen!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on July 16, 2012, 09:00:04 am
I swear I've seen this somewere and its driving me nuts! It was a very early take on a Colonial Viper but I may be wrong.
Update... Its from the TV series Caprica. Some sort of reference to earlier time on Caprica, airships launching P-40 style Vipers attacking the city.
"Vintage Viper"
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=41024

"""""""""""""""""
Many in this industry and art form know Michael Reis for his fantastic contributions to the digital realm that is used for creating fantastic kits in today’ technology. Today we get to show you a design he sent of this beautiful VINTAGE Viper… based off the old P-40 fighters of WWII! Very much Caprica-like! Fantastic! Could there be Caprica Kits coming?!! We shall see!
"""""""""""""""""

"Careening through the noir canyons of New Cap City ..."

I still don't know what exactly is in the nose. I saw another "pre-Viper" that had a nose intake below a spinner-shaped nose (radar?) but no propellers.
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=20449
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 16, 2012, 11:01:37 am
"Careening through the noir canyons of New Cap City ..."

I still don't know what exactly is in the nose. I saw another "pre-Viper" that had a nose intake below a spinner-shaped nose (radar?) but no propellers.
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=20449

These are almost like "takes a box of your favorite kits, throw 'em in a blender and go"
(http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/KG_CAPRICA_VIPER-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on July 16, 2012, 11:33:14 am
Vintage Viper:

"""""""""""""""""""""
The Viper is a 'pusher' configured twin engined fighter with forward swept wings that is used exclusively by Colonial pilots. It is long nosed, with the foreward fuselage having air intakes and a pair of cannons with significant ammunition stores, a wireless set, gun camera and rudimentary DRADIS. The rear has two powerful Voram direct injection engines, armoured fuel tanks, the wings and a vertical stabaliser. The wings have two machine guns fitted in them.

It is an extremely maneuvreable design at fighting speed
...
"""""""""""""""""""""
http://galacticafanon.wikia.com/wiki/Vintage_Viper_%28D21%29

More Vipers:
http://galacticafanon.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Colonial_Fighters
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 16, 2012, 03:13:07 pm
I've seen the jet Vipers before, They are awesome. Trying to count how many kits and how much putty to make one of these.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 16, 2012, 05:02:10 pm
I've seen the jet Vipers before, They are awesome. Trying to count how many kits and how much putty to make one of these.

Maybe we'll get lucky (but not holding my breath), and someone'll release a kit of them
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 16, 2012, 08:09:34 pm
Another case of not enough sale potential to warrent injection molding. Resin would be nice but $$$$. Kit bash I say!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on July 17, 2012, 07:51:57 am
Looks like you could get most of it from an F-86D and an F-18A/C?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 17, 2012, 03:00:48 pm
Looks like you could get most of it from an F-86D and an F-18A/C?

And probably a bit of Phantom thrown in for good measure
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Cliffy B on July 17, 2012, 04:24:38 pm
Looks like a Dog Sabre nose/body with Phantom intakes and Hornet canopy, vertical tails, centerline drop tank, and wings mounted backwards with the outer section hinged downward (like a Phantom's wing but in reverse).  Probably Hornet engines too (maybe Tomcat?) along with some sheet styrene and generous putty to blend it all together.  Idgit who made it forgot to put the control surfaces on the rear edge of the wings after they flipped them... :banghead:  If you look at the underside shots there's even a tail hook!  Wonder what the carrier looks like.

Has anyone tried making one yet?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 17, 2012, 04:33:38 pm
Definitly some P-40 in the nose. Looks like original spinner with the carberator intake above and most of the cooling intake below. Even has the engine cowl flaps on the underside. Phantom intakes and F-18 engine exhausts. Might be worth a try.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on July 17, 2012, 07:42:12 pm
(http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab253/WWIIship/Battlestar%20Galactica/ViperIII.png)

Also I posted this a little earlier.

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=31089.0
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 26, 2012, 03:10:08 am
Found this profile archive from canada while searching for infos for a future project:

http://aircraftart.purpleglen.com/

Some nice ideas to be found...

(http://aircraftart.purpleglen.com/images/GERMANY/EUROFIGHTER/PROFILE%20-%20GERMANY-EF-xx260-ef2000typhoon.gif)

(http://aircraftart.purpleglen.com/images/USA/NAA/PROFILE%20-%20US-NA-64100-a5a.gif)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on July 26, 2012, 07:33:18 am
You do have to search for them to find them but plenty of good ideas there. thanks for the link.

(http://aircraftart.purpleglen.com/images/USA/LOCKHEED/PROFILE%20-%20US-LOCKHEED-220100-f22a.gif)

(http://aircraftart.purpleglen.com/images/USA/LOCKHEED/PROFILE%20-%20US-LOCKHEED-50229-l500.gif)

(http://aircraftart.purpleglen.com/images/USA/LOCKHEED/PROFILE%20-%20US-LOCKHEED-45639-p38.gif)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 26, 2012, 07:46:03 am
Yes - if you find it: the XB-70 based Canadian supersonic passenger aircraft ain't bad, either...  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on July 26, 2012, 05:14:37 pm
As are the white SAC B-58 and Canadian Hustlers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on September 12, 2012, 02:25:28 am
Probably already posted once or twice in this forum...but still, check it out

Future Airliners

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/lockheed-stratoliner

http://www.blick.ch/life/reisen/gibts-im-flugzeug-bald-keine-klassen-mehr-id2029045.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on September 12, 2012, 02:51:01 am
I don't believe the Lockheed Stratoliner is a genuine Lockheed design:

1°) It should be "Lockheed Martin", not plain "Lockheed".
2°) "Stratoliner" is the trademark of a rival company that is very much alive.
3°) The design looks much more like one of Colani's mad musings than a serious aerospace project!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on September 24, 2012, 08:51:30 am
Well.... as serious as the website itself ;)

Other ones, soon to be, for sure this time

(http://maquette72.free.fr/amis/DCharbonneau/2012_35_su50/su50/su50_996.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on September 24, 2012, 08:52:13 am
Nice modeling!

(http://maquette72.free.fr/amis/DCharbonneau/2012_35_su50/su50/su50_992.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on September 24, 2012, 08:53:36 am
Another one here
French TSR2

(http://maquette72.free.fr/ressources/2011_expo_11_albi/photos_albi11/R5/IMG_2162.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on September 24, 2012, 08:54:36 am
And retro Rafale...  :party:

(http://maquette72.free.fr/ressources/2011_expo_11_albi/photos_albi11/R5/IMG_2158.jpg)

(http://maquette72.free.fr/ressources/2011_expo_11_albi/photos_albi11/R5/IMG_2160.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on September 24, 2012, 08:56:04 am
A-12

(http://maquette72.free.fr/ressources/2011_expo_11_albi/photos_albi11/55/IMG_2000.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2012, 12:39:45 am
Great finds Bearmat  :thumbsup: Especially the Russian one - gorgeous  :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lancer on September 26, 2012, 07:20:18 am
Absolutely LOVE the PAK-FA/T50 pics, some amazing work there.  That being said, the other pics were pretty stunning as well. Especially, dare I say it, the retro Rafale. It looks great in that overall silver scheme.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on November 09, 2012, 12:25:30 am
Found while surfing:

(Link to the blog): http://www.fantasyplanes.com/2010_01_01_archive.html (http://www.fantasyplanes.com/2010_01_01_archive.html)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KnV3IO65jCo/Ss-f2eUryrI/AAAAAAAAAOY/fYjwHKvAkcU/s1600/Canard+Sabre+005.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: wagnersm on November 09, 2012, 03:28:47 am
You do have to search for them to find them but plenty of good ideas there. thanks for the link.

<snip>

(http://aircraftart.purpleglen.com/images/USA/LOCKHEED/PROFILE%20-%20US-LOCKHEED-45639-p38.gif)

I like the P38

Steve
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on November 09, 2012, 05:08:40 am
Has anyone reported  the full range of whiffs on this site yet?   I've just discovered it and found it entertaining.

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/ (http://www.darkroastedblend.com/)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 09, 2012, 07:29:32 am
DRB features many, MANY strange designs - but it's really inspirational. Great stuff, very entertaining.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jay-Jay on November 11, 2012, 10:53:47 am
Well.... as serious as the website itself ;)

Other ones, soon to be, for sure this time

(http://maquette72.free.fr/amis/DCharbonneau/2012_35_su50/su50/su50_996.jpg)

Hello, I am late but that model is an "eye-blower" to me thanks for sharing
Jay_Jay
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on November 11, 2012, 08:20:58 pm
I don't know if this has been posted yet...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/TurretSpit.jpg)
from http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/personal-gallery/fantasy-aircraft-full-series-23533-6.html
(the dream and the actual project)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on November 11, 2012, 08:55:57 pm
British Bf109 and German P-51 at http://aeronavale-porteavions.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=1759
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on November 12, 2012, 02:33:55 am
British Bf109 and German P-51 at http://aeronavale-porteavions.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=1759


I particularly like the Luftwaffe Spit.  Looks like Galland got his staffle of Spitfires.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 14, 2012, 08:52:00 am
British Bf109 and German P-51 at http://aeronavale-porteavions.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=1759


I particularly like the Luftwaffe Spit.  Looks like Galland got his staffle of Spitfires.

I've an excellent back story detailing how he did too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on November 14, 2012, 09:02:45 am
British Bf109 and German P-51 at http://aeronavale-porteavions.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=1759


I particularly like the Luftwaffe Spit.  Looks like Galland got his staffle of Spitfires.

I've an excellent back story detailing how he did too.

Please, please, please; will you tell us all a story??
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 14, 2012, 09:51:33 am
No, because I'm keeping it for my book, The Alternate Spitfire, being written around The Plan.

Anyway, that Luftwaffe Spitfire is real.  I bought the conversion for it on Sunday and I'm thinking Finnish markings for it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: garys on November 15, 2012, 12:02:10 pm
Just spotted these:
http://modelingmadness.com/belgium/a29_8.jpg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on November 16, 2012, 01:21:51 am
A very nice pair indeed.  
These beauties are from Flappydaffy.
Check out his thread

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=31039.new;topicseen#new

And by the way, welcome to the forum!

Greetings, bearmatt
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Deino on November 20, 2012, 09:02:23 am
Not sure if already posted, but that thing really made my day !!!   :wub:

http://elhangardetj.blogspot.de/2012/11/photoshop.html

Deino
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on November 20, 2012, 09:26:42 am
Argh, and I've just sold the Fitter kit I had! :banghead: Brutal-looking beast. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bobbo on November 20, 2012, 10:16:46 am
Not sure if already posted, but that thing really made my day !!!   :wub:

http://elhangardetj.blogspot.de/2012/11/photoshop.html

Deino

Had to look three times - I thought it was a F-105 at first!

bobbo
Title: "Galland's Spitfire"
Post by: sequoiaranger on November 20, 2012, 10:40:59 am

>Anyway, that Luftwaffe Spitfire is real.<

Right on! The Germans slapped a DB engine/nose to a Spit. Just an experiment.

>I particularly like the Luftwaffe Spit.  Looks like Galland got his staffle of Spitfires.<

I made a model of "his" Spitfire, here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1656
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on November 21, 2012, 12:15:56 am
thx Deino! This guy has some very interesting photos of real world too on his blog....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 21, 2012, 04:49:06 am
I've a conversion for that I bought at Telford, although it's intended for the Heller/Smer Vb.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on November 27, 2012, 02:47:29 pm
Here's a really interesting idea: A photographic documentation of the Zambian space programme of the 1960s. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20500573
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on November 27, 2012, 03:22:41 pm
^That's funny and cool at the same time!
As opposed to this space program:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/XGV-A-Orbiter/4598595
Which is just cool...

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stargazer2006 on November 27, 2012, 06:26:44 pm
^That's funny and cool at the same time!
As opposed to this space program:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/XGV-A-Orbiter/4598595
Which is just cool...

Not JUST cool. Cool and crazy!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mike Wren on December 01, 2012, 06:56:52 am
1/72 Sherman M4A7E8 on On the Way
http://www.onthewaymodels.com/articles/SBrezinski_Paper_Shermie.htm (http://www.onthewaymodels.com/articles/SBrezinski_Paper_Shermie.htm)

(http://www.onthewaymodels.com/articles/graphics/SBrez_Paper_Shermie%20(18)_t.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on December 02, 2012, 01:26:06 am
Nice Sherman find Mike
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 20, 2013, 09:35:09 am
Not a single whif, rather a forum/blog concerning whiffy ideas - hosted by Pakistan's Defence Ministry?!  :blink:

Some nice ideas, e. g. this PAF V-22...

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5008/img00003em.jpg)

http://www.defence.pk/forums/pakistan-air-force/181690-what-if-fictional-aircraft-liveries-pakistan-air-force.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on March 20, 2013, 10:12:03 am
Team America Jet Osprey:

(http://www.teamamericaprops.com/TeamAmerica/TeamAmerica_Osprey1.jpg)

http://www.teamamericaprops.com/TeamAmerica/TeamAmerica_Osprey.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 20, 2013, 02:57:57 pm
For you "WTF" moment

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/71930_10151315515446814_400600007_n.jpg)
Found on iFunny
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Nils on March 21, 2013, 02:13:32 am
why does the Team America transport have Ballerina Barbie landing gear  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: chrisonord on March 21, 2013, 08:05:26 am
why does the Team America transport have Ballerina Barbie landing gear  :blink:
and you know what they are how Nils  :rolleyes: :o
Chris
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on March 21, 2013, 08:06:28 am
why does the Team America transport have Ballerina Barbie landing gear  :blink:
and you know what they are how Nils  :rolleyes: :o
Chris

Beat me to the punchline  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 21, 2013, 08:46:20 am
Some neat stuff on that pakistani website....starts to rag on a bit after a few pages tho, unless you're really into their military, I guess ! love the look of that Sabre. Colours are awesome.

Did the team America have feet like that in the movie ? Must have....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lancer on March 21, 2013, 04:13:07 pm
For you "WTF" moment

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/71930_10151315515446814_400600007_n.jpg)
Found on iFunny

Very cool, but with only one, HUUUUUGE I might add, engine, won't it be restricted for long range/overwater flights???
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 21, 2013, 06:10:10 pm
Very cool, but with only one, HUUUUUGE I might add, engine, won't it be restricted for long range/overwater flights???

Its probably ETOPS certified...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2013, 02:44:45 pm
Very cool, but with only one, HUUUUUGE I might add, engine, won't it be restricted for long range/overwater flights???

Its probably ETOPS certified...

That would be ESOPS certified though. The 'T' in ETOPS stands for 'Twin'.   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on March 24, 2013, 03:11:17 pm
Aha, but it's actually two engines in tandem, with a single fan.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2013, 03:27:41 pm
Aha, but it's actually two engines in tandem, with a single fan.

A new concept in turbo-fan technology.  :thumbsup:

Like a turbine version of the MC-72.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on March 24, 2013, 03:44:39 pm
Very cool, but with only one, HUUUUUGE I might add, engine, won't it be restricted for long range/overwater flights???

Its probably ETOPS certified...

That would be ESOPS certified though. The 'T' in ETOPS stands for 'Twin'.   ;D

It's  fabulous, as in Aesops fables..........although what the moral of the story is, I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on March 24, 2013, 06:10:05 pm
One on my 'to do' list is a B727 with an annular intake at the rear supplying an RR Trent.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2013, 02:30:18 pm
One on my 'to do' list is a B727 with an annular intake at the rear supplying an RR Trent.

There's a design like that in 'Off the Drawing Board', or whatever it's called, the book about failed British civvie airliner projects. Sadly I'm about 130 miles from my copy so I can't say what it's called.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2013, 02:55:39 pm
Team America Jet Osprey:

http://www.teamamericaprops.com/TeamAmerica/TeamAmerica_Osprey.htm

beautiful Osprey variant!

I tried a twin version : the Osprey Zwilling :

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,36881.msg594859.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Deino on April 09, 2013, 08:30:25 am
Very nice ideas at http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/08-open-2013-del-6/

my most favourite ones ...

(http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/113.jpg)

(http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/114.jpg)

Deino
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on April 09, 2013, 09:10:47 am
Very nice ideas at http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/08-open-2013-del-6/

my most favourite ones ...

<snip>
Deino


I love the "Tunnan-for-every-occasion" builds  ;D

there's two there for Kit. One black one:

(http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/096-557x417.jpg)

And one white one:

(http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/285-557x417.jpg)


 ;D

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on April 09, 2013, 09:34:06 am

 ;D

I believe somebody here has a firm opinion on long wings...

 :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2013, 09:39:55 am
Those two are SUPERB!  :thumbsup:

I'd have never even thought about a Tunnan like that, what a terrific job.  ;D

[Later] What a HUGE variety of Tunnans there are there! But the Tunnan is to Sweden as the Meteor or Hunter is to us in UK I guess.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on April 09, 2013, 10:57:48 am
Love those Viggens, looks like everyone is adding the front of F-16's to almost everything else!

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 10, 2013, 07:22:20 am
Just found this simple (but pretty) whif...

(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/39/pics/90_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on April 10, 2013, 10:20:51 am
Those two are SUPERB!  :thumbsup:

I'd have never even thought about a Tunnan like that, what a terrific job.  ;D

[Later] What a HUGE variety of Tunnans there are there! But the Tunnan is to Sweden as the Meteor or Hunter is to us in UK I guess.


all these Tunnans are very i;pressive indeed : I wouldn't have imagined such Tunnan-mania, it is taken to the extremes of possible combinations!

My own personal favourite would be, because of my own personnal mania, the flying boat version, looking a bit like a Sanders-Roe SR1.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Nils on April 10, 2013, 10:51:30 am
that swedish MIG looks like a 4.5 generation derivative, me like  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on May 08, 2013, 01:00:49 pm
I haven't seen them here in this forum so far:

http://martins-models.co.uk/Galleries/whatif%20gallery/f20.htm

(http://martins-models.co.uk/Galleries/whatif%20gallery/whatif%20gallery/DSCF2979.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on May 16, 2013, 03:37:40 am
They're here somewhere, but it was a while ago and I can't remember the username of the person who posted them.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 17, 2013, 05:16:50 am
(http://www.essmc.org.au/Members%20Models/airmil/Post%20WW2/Jamie_McDonald_whatif_F5E_tiger/Jamie_McDonald_whatif_F5E_tiger%208%20large.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on May 17, 2013, 07:11:39 am
Now that's nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lancer on May 17, 2013, 11:06:04 am
Now that's nice  :thumbsup:

That's what I just said...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on May 17, 2013, 11:18:40 am
Now that's nice  :thumbsup:

That's what I just said...

......and I agree with both of you!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on May 17, 2013, 06:38:10 pm
yep - that looks hot - will have to try it out on a Luft 46
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: martinbayer on May 19, 2013, 11:00:57 am
Just came across this Super Pogo: http://hawxblog.typepad.com/hawx_blog/out_the_door/

Martin
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on July 30, 2013, 03:00:19 am
Mike McEvoy has built a couple of AEW C-97's using the conversion set available from Colin at Freightdog:

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/C-97AEWsbyMikeMcEvoy.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/Models/C-97AEWsbyMikeMcEvoy.jpg.html)

Mike's long been associated with the What If? SIG and has a Blog that's well worth looking at as he does a lot of whiff stuff:
http://www.grumpyoldmodeller.com/mikespick.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 31, 2013, 01:39:20 am
Not certain whether this site has already been posted - it's from Sweden, I sent it through the google translator:

http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Frilleman.blogspot.de%2F2008%2F07%2Fde-som-aldrig-flg.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 31, 2013, 03:43:56 am
...and these here from Poland:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3/ZIO_BY_NAITT/cv64.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3/ZIO_BY_NAITT/A-4FSkyhawkPolandbmp.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3/ZIO_BY_NAITT/Poland1.jpg)

(http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/Jostein_Siwy/What%20If/TA-7C_13f.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 31, 2013, 02:09:26 pm
...and these here from Poland:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3/ZIO_BY_NAITT/cv64.jpg)

*That* is an interesting Apache mod
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on August 01, 2013, 06:19:07 am
Looks doable
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on August 06, 2013, 02:56:56 pm
Some of you have seen Hayao Miyazaki's wonderful film, "Laputa: Castle in the Sky". I found this youtube vid of someone who has made a working r/c model of the "flaptter" ornithopter that plays an important role in the film. Nifty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJwIhnFxuWQ

Video shows it in flight, and then the internals and construction.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on August 06, 2013, 05:57:49 pm
An Apache in the new "Hollywood" camo scheme.

(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/16500/Helicopter--16650.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on August 07, 2013, 01:38:34 am
Owww, don't so much need sunglasses as a welding mask!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on August 07, 2013, 01:43:42 am
yeah - that nearly makes my eyes bleed
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on August 07, 2013, 02:08:16 am
Laser eye pro needed...and not for the TADS pod
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on August 07, 2013, 02:10:35 am
yeah - that nearly makes my eyes bleed

OUCH!!! Does the paint job itself  count as part of its offensive capabilities?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on August 07, 2013, 06:19:57 am
Obviously trying to appeal to the Venusian market...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 08, 2013, 02:11:22 am
An Apache in the new "Hollywood" camo scheme.

Uh, crappy photoshopping...  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 08, 2013, 07:40:29 pm
Fantastic spoof box art here from Francisco Ruiz Velasco:


(http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g10/201910/201910_1296021487_large.jpg)

(http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g10/201910/201910_1296021632_large.jpg)

(http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g10/201910/201910_1296021759_large.jpg)
  

Found these here : http://chocobananas.cgsociety.org/gallery/952349/ Check out his impressive CV...

This is his blog : http://fruiz-fruiz.blogspot.co.uk/

What can you say except Top Banana!  :thumbsup:  :bow: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 09, 2013, 02:44:11 am
Before you know it they'll be mentioning 'Banana Kits' on Britmodeller etc. And then people will start asking where they can get them of course.  :lol: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on August 09, 2013, 03:11:01 am
I only have two questions:
1) Is the misspelling of "length" & "gunsight" a deliberate parody of Chinese kits or is it a genuine mistake?
2) When will they be available in 72 scale?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on August 09, 2013, 12:10:02 pm
I only have two questions:
1) Is the misspelling of "length" & "gunsight" a deliberate parody of Chinese kits or is it a genuine mistake?
2) When will they be available in 72 scale?  ;)

What misspelling of "gunsight"? :-\

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on August 09, 2013, 12:36:45 pm
What misspelling of "gunsight"? :-\
:cheers:
Guy
The one in my head of course!
I meant the "PanzrKampfgKagen" misspelling and for some weird reason...
That will teach to keep taking the tablets.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on August 21, 2013, 04:22:04 am
Haven't seen them here yet.
They might actually become true in a few years:

(http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/media/02/02/2344900059.jpg)

(http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/media/01/00/867607759.jpg)

Mil and Kamov Designs

Cheers

b.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 22, 2013, 06:22:34 pm
From a photoshop contest here: http://www.worth1000.com/contests/17189/flights-of-fancy comes this lovely RN airship:

(http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/1070500/1070935_635c_625x1000.jpg)

There's another one here: http://www.worth1000.com/contests/21760/flights-of-fancy-2 which features these:

(http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/1149000/1149440_c824_625x1000.jpg)

(http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/1149500/1149588_7513_625x1000.jpg)

(http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/1149500/1149634_0af9_625x1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on August 22, 2013, 07:14:16 pm
Steam punk awesomeness!
Where are the airship kits?.........
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 23, 2013, 11:44:37 am
Steam punk awesomeness!
Where are the airship kits?.........

(http://www.modellversium.de/kit/bilder/2/0/4/8204-deckel.jpg)

(http://d1gt5dppxgb6oq.cloudfront.net/images/rev/rev04820_0.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_o_2NdE9rkjw/TIAVT2YxfRI/AAAAAAAAAfY/iu1KNat_VAg/s640/Airship+001.jpg)

(http://www.aviapress.com/engl/maq/maq5000.jpg)

(http://www.hawkmodels.com/images/airships-70816_02.jpg)
(from here: http://www.hawkmodels.com/zeppelin70816.html)

(http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig02/10020458.jpg)(http://www.e-life.youthinks.com/picture/galaxy_express_999/queen_boat.jpg)
(from the Captain Harlock / Queen Esmereldas anime)

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/AMT%20520AkronMacon.JPG)

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/Glencoe%2006502%20Blimp.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 23, 2013, 02:24:09 pm
IF you can find them, apart from the two Revell Zeppelins.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 23, 2013, 04:48:28 pm
IF you can find them, apart from the two Revell Zeppelins.

A few of the other ones are reasonably findable:

The Hawk Zeppelin was reintroduced in 2007, is in their current catalogue and can be found new on US retail sites, though how many they've actually sold and where you can get them over here is anyone's guess. It's fairly pricey.

The USN Blimp was reissued by Glencoe in 2007 and there are a few about if you keep your eye on ebay.

The Revell Goodyear blimp turns up on ebay from time to time, but it's expensive because of the lighting kit.

The Bandai Capt Harlock ship can be had from international sellers on ebay.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on August 23, 2013, 11:56:56 pm
IF you can find them, apart from the two Revell Zeppelins.

A few of the other ones are reasonably findable:

The Hawk Zeppelin was reintroduced in 2007, is in their current catalogue and can be found new on US retail sites, though how many they've actually sold and where you can get them over here is anyone's guess. It's fairly pricey.

The USN Blimp was reissued by Glencoe in 2007 and there are a few about if you keep your eye on ebay.

The Revell Goodyear blimp turns up on ebay from time to time, but it's expensive because of the lighting kit.

The Bandai Capt Harlock ship can be had from international sellers on ebay.

 I think they are still findable : apart the GoodYear and Bandai, I could find them all;
The R100 comes with a lovely ground building.


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on August 24, 2013, 03:41:35 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/alexbigey/aeroscale8/LATE299.jpg?t=1210911962)

LATECOERE 299A (http://www.freewebs.com/aeroscale/latecoere299.htm)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/alexbigey/aeroscale14/ARSENALVB10.jpg?t=1272234406)

ARSENAL VB.10-01 (http://www.freewebs.com/aeroscale/vb10.htm)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/alexbigey/aeroscale17/SOM2.jpg?t=1308289793)

SNCASO SO.M2 (http://www.freewebs.com/aeroscale/som2.htm)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 24, 2013, 05:27:16 am
IF you can find them, apart from the two Revell Zeppelins.

A few of the other ones are reasonably findable:

The Hawk Zeppelin was reintroduced in 2007, is in their current catalogue and can be found new on US retail sites, though how many they've actually sold and where you can get them over here is anyone's guess. It's fairly pricey.

The USN Blimp was reissued by Glencoe in 2007 and there are a few about if you keep your eye on ebay.

The Revell Goodyear blimp turns up on ebay from time to time, but it's expensive because of the lighting kit.

The Bandai Capt Harlock ship can be had from international sellers on ebay.

 I think they are still findable : apart the GoodYear and Bandai, I could find them all;
The R100 comes with a lovely ground building.





There's the Aerobase 1/1000th Graf Zeppelin in photo-etch too, if you're feeling brave....

http://www.aerobase.de/e_c001.html

(http://www.aerobase.de/c001.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on August 24, 2013, 09:26:35 pm
Rickshaw,

My oh, my!  Those are beauties!  And, of course, rather hard to get these days.  That 299A seems the thing of legend now and the VB 10-01 seems almost at the same level.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on August 24, 2013, 09:39:17 pm
IF you can find them, apart from the two Revell Zeppelins.

A few of the other ones are reasonably findable:

The Hawk Zeppelin was reintroduced in 2007, is in their current catalogue and can be found new on US retail sites, though how many they've actually sold and where you can get them over here is anyone's guess. It's fairly pricey.

The USN Blimp was reissued by Glencoe in 2007 and there are a few about if you keep your eye on ebay.

The Revell Goodyear blimp turns up on ebay from time to time, but it's expensive because of the lighting kit.

The Bandai Capt Harlock ship can be had from international sellers on ebay.

 I think they are still findable : apart the GoodYear and Bandai, I could find them all;
The R100 comes with a lovely ground building.

There was a R100 at the US Nats this year.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6ocRLlavY6M/Ug8QopHsrwI/AAAAAAAAZO4/KO_AxhiywrY/s800/P8160476.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on August 24, 2013, 10:00:12 pm
Philip,

That R-100 was very nicely done.  From the write-up of it there on the table, its maker did a lot of scratching on that tower to make it better than blob of plastic that was the original kit.  It really showed.

And that image also captures another kit I have - the 12 Squared RB-1 Dayton-Wright Racer there in the lower left.  In 72nd scale that thing is TINY and it was really done up nice.  Rather inspiring so I got a whole buncha photos for my eventual effort with it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 25, 2013, 08:57:14 am
The Frog built versions of the R-100 kit had the tower moulded quite crisply, I've had one built up for many years being a big fan of the R-100.

But the later Novo and Maquette moulded versions seem to lack something in crispness and are usually neck deep in flash as well. Trying to carve all the flash out of the girders of tower can be a major job with some mouldings.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on August 25, 2013, 09:09:32 am
ok i in, i make the royal navy SAR from a zeppelin nt i have in the stash
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 27, 2013, 02:44:55 am
ok i in, i make the royal navy SAR from a zeppelin nt i have in the stash

good idea lenny. it can do some maritime patrol while its at it too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on August 27, 2013, 07:36:34 am
OGL of the UK SIG has a rather tasty R-100 in his care I think, it managed an Atlantic crossing no problem  ;D.

Interesting programme on TV last night about the Zeppelin threat

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on August 27, 2013, 07:39:12 am
OGL of the UK SIG has a rather tasty R-100 in his care I think, it managed an Atlantic crossing no problem  ;D.

Interesting programme on TV last night about the Zeppelin threat


saw that also thought it was a nice starter but needed a bit more
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on August 27, 2013, 07:47:36 am
OGL of the UK SIG has a rather tasty R-100 in his care I think, it managed an Atlantic crossing no problem  ;D.

Interesting programme on TV last night about the Zeppelin threat


saw that also thought it was a nice starter but needed a bit more


Very much so Lenny, but at least Ch 4 do these things to "tickle the taste buds". As far as I can tell a lot of it was from a book I have "First Blitz"
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on August 27, 2013, 08:17:46 pm
Skyhawk in RN FAA Service (http://sod_sh.servers)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on August 28, 2013, 11:55:48 am
Bad link...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on August 28, 2013, 09:52:35 pm
Skyhawk in RN FAA Service (http://sod_sh.servers)

Bad link...

I'm not sure but I think this is the site rickshaw was trying to link to;

Skyhawk in RN FAA Service (http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/skyhawkinfaaservicejh_1.htm)

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on August 28, 2013, 09:58:05 pm
All done by Heilig. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 29, 2013, 12:46:10 am
Nice!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 29, 2013, 01:54:41 am
Veeeery interesting!  ;D

With Jennings' usual pin point 'accuracy' the back story follows the operational history of the Harrier in many ways, but without the VTOL bit. Excellent stuff.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on August 29, 2013, 03:09:44 am
Superb!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lancer on August 29, 2013, 01:08:23 pm
Jennings was pretty dann good at this sort of thing. If I remember rightly, he did this series 4 or 5 years ago.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 29, 2013, 03:19:45 pm
Jennings was pretty dann good at this sort of thing. If I remember rightly, he did this series 4 or 5 years ago.

Not to mention being a terrific decal producer as well. I have quite a few of his civil output in 1/144.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 29, 2013, 05:39:46 pm
It's an excellent piece of work isn't it?  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on August 29, 2013, 08:59:09 pm
An obscure point about that A-4 FAA history is that I am surprised that the FAA didn't adopt the A-4G upgrade which allowed Sidewinders to be carried on all four of the underwing hard points.  All other versions of the A-4 could only carry two Sidewinders.  Apart from that, it's well written and illustrated.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 30, 2013, 01:40:45 am
Wonder if there was enough room to put SHAR-like twin Sidewinder rails on the outboard pylons? They're rated at 1000lb, so weight shouldn't be an issue. Of course, if we'd produced Taildog/SRAAM.......
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 30, 2013, 04:46:22 am
Of course, if we'd produced Taildog/SRAAM.......

This is WhiffWorld, and we DID produce the Taildog/SRAAM..........  ;) ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 07, 2013, 07:12:58 am
The search tool here found nothing for "Airbus 1200" so it seems this has not been presented yet:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/Airbus1200_zps97f2ffb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 07, 2013, 07:36:28 am
The search tool here found nothing for "Airbus 1200" so it seems this has not been presented yet:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/Airbus1200_zps97f2ffb5.jpg)

Wait, wouldn't that be an Airbus 680 then?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 07, 2013, 09:59:37 am
I just saw the code 1200 on the fins...
And you know (North American) 51+51=82, (Messerschmitt) 209+209=409 and 309+309=609... Arithmetics are not popular ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on September 07, 2013, 10:20:59 am
Sooo, being European, it should really be Airbus 640  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CammNut on September 07, 2013, 02:26:58 pm
Perhaps two A340-600s = one A340-1200
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 07, 2013, 08:25:00 pm
Perhaps two A340-600s = one A340-1200
Great explanation! Thanks!
For perttime: there is also (Dornier) 335+335=635, (DFS) 230+230=203, and several what-if ones: (Blohm und Voss) 226+226=426 and so on...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 08, 2013, 05:08:06 am
It'd look great in a proper airline scheme, and I have a few A340s on The Loft.  ;D

Not sure how to do that monster wing centre section though.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Merv_P on September 10, 2013, 03:21:04 pm
From the cancelled game "Stormbirds" - a project that was in development four or five years ago. A demo video was made and the designs from it are elsewhere on this forum. Here are three more that didn't make the video:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h8WSu1cgtkI/Tf32vPHctbI/AAAAAAAAARU/5rrt1E7XCgg/s1600/PaulDolan_SBV_02.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KJinHOHgcjE/TGPiRogfLOI/AAAAAAAAAGI/MV7ebw1SqEU/s1600/PaulDolan_SBV_04.jpg)

(http://rockgame.com.br/wp-content/gallery/realtek-concept/stormbirds_02.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 10, 2013, 09:26:42 pm
Thanks for the new (modern) twin-boomer :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 11, 2013, 02:20:26 am
That Hyena looks like the Black Widow and Frogfoot had a love child...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on October 17, 2013, 04:08:29 am
Dorthmund III  (http://spmaquettes.com/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=178%3Adorthmund-iii&Itemid=175&lang=fr) - German WWII hybrid copter  :o


And plenty of other fantastic stuff on that site

Cheers

B.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 17, 2013, 04:25:24 am
The A340-1200 is pretty cool ! That wing center section is awesome !

The other ones were shown on site somewhere else......needs a link to that discussion I think

But that Dorthmund II is just awesome ! love the cartoon as well  :thumbsup: Some of the bits look rather dainty, like the rotors themselves. Other parts look crazy heavy like the main gear, and all the 'junk' around the tail....but that is my favourite part, the tail ! Look at the tail oleo with all that detail....and all the details around it ! Wow....

Nice find...thanks !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on October 17, 2013, 04:49:35 am
That Hyena is a definite contender....be still my aching mind :banghead:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on October 19, 2013, 01:18:26 am
Beoing 747 of improved aesthetics at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okn4P6a277U
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/747bo_zpse4178c60.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on October 19, 2013, 03:04:41 am
"What if Boeing decided to apply a composite fuselage to the to the 747".  Excellent find, Tophe
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on October 22, 2013, 05:07:52 pm
An interesting thread on the Alternative History forum, Alternative Royal Navy 1960's fighters: (http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=177560)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1534/b86d.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 22, 2013, 06:05:46 pm
Improved aesthetics ? Dude...that 747 is ugly !

The Fairey Lancer looks easy enough to build....
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on October 22, 2013, 08:56:33 pm
The Lancer looks like a Mirage 2000 tail and exhaust and a Skyray nose and cockpit.  The wings would need to be scratchbuilt, as would the intakes.   It's an interesting looking aircraft, reminds me of the Northrop "Fang".  Not sure about operating deltas from carriers, though.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on October 23, 2013, 05:17:20 am
Not sure about operating deltas from carriers, though.

There have been some, the aforementioned Skyray, and the Skyhawk are obvious examples. Shouldn't be any problems.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on October 23, 2013, 03:03:47 pm
The Lancer looks like a Mirage 2000 tail and exhaust and a Skyray nose and cockpit. 

Also looks like it's got the Ford's beaver tail as well
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Kerrillc on November 02, 2013, 05:02:00 pm
One from the film "Patton", don't remember ever seeing it, does anyone else?

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx57/Kerrillc/Buchustang.jpg

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Father Ennis on November 02, 2013, 06:25:06 pm
All I get from this Linc is adds for "Swedish" massages in Dallas,Texas ... ???
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on November 02, 2013, 06:30:38 pm
Now the corrected link gave it to me, thanks.
I never saw it as well, it seems to be a modified Spanish Buchon (Merlin engined Messerschmitt Bf-109), transformed to look like a P-51 with a ventral scoop...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on November 02, 2013, 06:31:00 pm
Try this:
(http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx57/Kerrillc/Buchustang.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: deathjester on November 03, 2013, 02:04:56 pm
Don't tell me that thing actually flies???  :o :o :o  I'll bet the handling was 'interesting' if it did... :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on November 03, 2013, 10:41:12 pm
if you look at the rest of the photograph you can see another of these "interesting" aircraft and the nose of yet another.

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on November 04, 2013, 02:38:28 pm
A Buchustang?  That actually flew?

Oh man!  Can you imagine some JMN's head exploding over a model of that!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 04, 2013, 02:49:21 pm
That's awesome ! I don't recall seeing them in the movie....looks like there were quite a few of them !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Kerrillc on November 04, 2013, 03:02:55 pm
Here's the link to the site

http://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/buchustang-quite-an-actor/

And yes it could prove very dangerous to JMNs, maybe a health and safety warning should be included!

I quote from "The Dreamy Dodo" Hey don't blame me that's what I found!

"Some of the Buchones dressed up to play as P-51 Mustangs in the classic “Patton” movie that was filmed in Spain. In the end they weren’t used due to some bureaucratic problems, but not before the great Perico Santacruz and Colonel Fernando de Artega flew two of them from Biarritz to Barajas without any problems or ill effect due to their fake air scoops……they were returned to UK by truck."

Regards

Kerrill
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on November 04, 2013, 08:20:04 pm
But this begs the question: couldn't they find any real Mustangs? I understand there's still a few (hundred) around!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on November 04, 2013, 08:55:08 pm
Art is creation... I prefer they invented whiff-Mustangs to please the whifers that we are ;) ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 15, 2013, 06:45:27 am
Stumbled across THIS:

(http://bilder.t-online.de/b/66/51/70/68/id_66517068/450/tid_da/brandpowder-911-ds-das-beste-aus-zwei-welten.jpg)

A German car tuner built this, and it is supposed to be driveable. Still has a 260hp rear engine...  :party:

More pics, here:

http://www.t-online.de/auto/technik/id_66516276/brandpowder-911-ds-citro-n-ds-mit-porsche-911-gekreuzt.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 15, 2013, 07:06:03 am
That'd be a DS911 then.............  ;D

I bet it doesn't ride as well as the original DS did, but then nothing else would.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: jsport on November 15, 2013, 09:52:57 am
Stumbled across THIS:

(http://bilder.t-online.de/b/66/51/70/68/id_66517068/450/tid_da/brandpowder-911-ds-das-beste-aus-zwei-welten.jpg)

A German car tuner built this, and it is supposed to be driveable. Still has a 260hp rear engine...  :party:

More pics, here:

http://www.t-online.de/auto/technik/id_66516276/brandpowder-911-ds-citro-n-ds-mit-porsche-911-gekreuzt.html
this i super hoot thank you sharing..
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on November 15, 2013, 10:08:06 am
That'd be a DS911 then.............  ;D

I bet it doesn't ride as well as the original DS did, but then nothing else would.

I wonder how  it would compare with the Citroen SM?  As I recall, that  was a  co-operative  V 6   venture with  Maserati  that went quite rapidly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 15, 2013, 10:58:37 am
That'd be a DS911 then.............  ;D

I bet it doesn't ride as well as the original DS did, but then nothing else would.

I wonder how  it would compare with the Citroen SM?  As I recall, that  was a  co-operative  V 6   venture with  Maserati  that went quite rapidly.

Dead right, and a Citroen dealer's Service Dept's manna from heaven. The MTBF of the SM was about a month when they were first announced, every customer was a test driver!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on November 15, 2013, 11:09:10 am
The SM had something like 170 bhp rather than the 260 quoted for the Porsche unit.

I'm sceptical of the affair though. Brandpowder is an advertising agency, not a car company. More evidence that it's a hoax: http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/the-most-vague-build-ever-porsche-911-citroen-ds-1459422642/1459649955/@pgeorge (http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/the-most-vague-build-ever-porsche-911-citroen-ds-1459422642/1459649955/@pgeorge)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 15, 2013, 01:07:40 pm
The piccie certainly looks like a Photoshop job.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Pellson on November 15, 2013, 01:26:24 pm
The piccie certainly looks like a Photoshop job.
Indeed, but still unbelievably beautiful!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on November 15, 2013, 06:12:39 pm
It's a travesty.  It's an abomination.  It must be killed before it breeds! :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on November 15, 2013, 06:15:41 pm
Only loved (and protected) by what-ifers like us ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: wuzak on November 15, 2013, 09:19:38 pm
That'd be a DS911 then.............  ;D

I bet it doesn't ride as well as the original DS did, but then nothing else would.

I wonder how  it would compare with the Citroen SM?  As I recall, that  was a  co-operative  V 6   venture with  Maserati  that went quite rapidly.

DS and SM were both front wheel drive. The SM may not be that competitive in corners.

Still, both the SM and DS had the engine behind the front wheel centreline - so would, no doubt, have better weight distribution than the Porsche-DS would (hypothetically).

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Citro%C3%ABn_Schnitt-DS_Motor.jpg
http://public.sn2.livefilestore.com/y2p7772qHv7u1fVlJdqlHzx0buCVcQGoGJX1aAKJ19DEaY4pugIkIT-hqho0o3GrTpumgh2PZZg3e8QykbPjJupi7OOQX5iC5osflhHcGABs1A/P4250375.JPG?psid=1&rdrts=59203415
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 16, 2013, 02:19:46 am

DS and SM were both front wheel drive. The SM may not be that competitive in corners.


ALL production Citroens were/are front wheel drive, apart from the 4x4 Sahara.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on November 19, 2013, 01:00:02 pm
ALL production Citroens were/are front wheel drive, apart from the 4x4 Sahara.
Not quite true, as most of the cars build between 1919 and 1939 were RWD. ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on November 19, 2013, 01:20:36 pm

DS and SM were both front wheel drive. The SM may not be that competitive in corners.


ALL production Citroens were/are front wheel drive, apart from the 4x4 Sahara.

And the BX 4TC  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 19, 2013, 04:07:49 pm
OK, OK! Let's not be too pedantic about it. I meant ones that are likely to be around these days......... <sigh>
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 19, 2013, 06:14:16 pm
Very cool looking car...would be a real head turner !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on November 21, 2013, 01:57:57 am
Would they have kept the hyrdopneumatic suspension?  I always felt that was the most unusual feature of the Citroens. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 21, 2013, 02:44:52 am
Depends if they wanted to emphasise the Citroen bit or the Porsche bit.

The Citroen suspension gave a superb ride (it was SO good that Rolls Royce used it on the original Silver Shadows!) but wasn't the world's best handling package, whereas the Porsche suspension was the opposite.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2013, 09:41:46 am
An excellent bit of spoof box art here from Andrew Glazebook. In case you're wondering, HMS Camden Lock is the ship from the BBC comedy series Hyperdrive :

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jv-vx0HDjF0/R1nTudGDYXI/AAAAAAAABcM/G2TaN8Amdqk/s1600/airfix-Camden-Lock.jpg)


Andrew's blog is here, and looks like a good read : http://bsmbow.blogspot.se/2007_12_01_archive.html

His art blog is here : http://glazy.blogspot.se/

Hyperdrive series info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperdrive_(TV_series)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on December 23, 2013, 09:47:15 am
An excellent bit of spoof box art here from Andrew Glazebook. In case you're wondering, HMS Camden Lock is the ship from the BBC comedy series Hyperdrive :

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jv-vx0HDjF0/R1nTudGDYXI/AAAAAAAABcM/G2TaN8Amdqk/s1600/airfix-Camden-Lock.jpg)


Andrew's blog is here, and looks like a good read : http://bsmbow.blogspot.se/2007_12_01_archive.html

His art blog is here : http://glazy.blogspot.se/

Hyperdrive series info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperdrive_(TV_series)
#

i want one
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Father Ennis on December 23, 2013, 10:56:59 am
ME TOO !!!    :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 23, 2013, 10:58:50 am
ive never seen the series,,, and ME TOO!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2013, 01:06:26 pm
Has anyone noticed the Camden Lock's serial number yet?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 23, 2013, 01:47:49 pm
Has anyone noticed the Camden Lock's serial number yet?  ;)

It's in the wrong camo scheme then..........
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on December 23, 2013, 01:49:16 pm
Has anyone noticed the Camden Lock's serial number yet?  ;)

It's in the wrong camo scheme then..........

I can't even make it out let alone read the serial
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Aircav on December 23, 2013, 02:01:00 pm
Has anyone noticed the Camden Lock's serial number yet?  ;)

It's in the wrong camo scheme then..........

I can't even make it out let alone read the serial

XH558.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on December 24, 2013, 01:24:42 am
Has anyone noticed the Camden Lock's serial number yet?  ;)

It's in the wrong camo scheme then..........

It looks like a regular anti-radiation white to me..
BTW, it looks rather like a Mazinger's suppository, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on December 24, 2013, 03:00:21 am
Damn! Beat me to it!  ;D

I was going to say it's regulation BS4576372305 Anti-Supernova White (about as effective against supernovas as anti-flash white was against A-bombs....)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 18, 2014, 04:10:42 pm
I don't want one and Hyperdrive was appallingly bad.

I'd rather have one of these - one for those with the Hobbycraft or Kitech kit?

(http://aussiex.org/forum/uploads/gallery/album_137/gallery_546_137_329514.png)

Now imagine that scheme on this machine:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Full-size_replica_of_the_Airwolf.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on January 19, 2014, 10:57:00 am
I don't want one and Hyperdrive was appallingly bad.

I'd rather have one of these - one for those with the Hobbycraft or Kitech kit?

(http://aussiex.org/forum/uploads/gallery/album_137/gallery_546_137_329514.png)

Now imagine that scheme on this machine:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Full-size_replica_of_the_Airwolf.JPG)

your requset is my command, i have the kitech kit, and was looking to make it up as the red wolf (airwolf2) but now i must say this looks a lot more like something i would like to build
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 21, 2014, 01:30:06 am
If I were you, I'd do the RN Bell 222 - the Kitech copies of the AMT kit will have all the same flaws, namely the turbothruster fairings and the height of the rotor head assembly being too tall.  I'd all sand off all the surface detail as it's way too heavy, especially the lips around the windows.

Given that the Kitech kit is still available, you could do Airwolf herself later, but really the current Aoshima kit is far superior.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dadlamassu on January 22, 2014, 02:18:37 pm
Looking for something else entirely and found this

(http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140111023935/marchofwar/images/0/0e/Flying-squirrel.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 22, 2014, 02:25:06 pm
That certainly is original ! I like it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on January 22, 2014, 02:49:45 pm
 :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on January 22, 2014, 03:34:05 pm
Excellent find, and whiffable too!!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Father Ennis on January 22, 2014, 03:56:19 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on January 22, 2014, 04:28:43 pm
Where have I seen turrets like the ones on the engine nacells before?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on January 26, 2014, 12:43:22 pm
Did we have this one here already?  :unsure:

(http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/media/02/02/569552621.jpg)

(http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/media/00/01/174206505.jpg)

More here: http://psk.blog.24heures.ch/

B.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 26, 2014, 12:45:16 pm
A smaller, single engined F-22 ? F-11 ?

Nice !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on January 30, 2014, 05:59:20 pm
Anyone fancy a supersonic, vertical take-off electric fan business jet?  :blink:

Patent filed, apparently:

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:7a78f54e-b3dd-4fa6-ae6e-dff2ffd7bdbb&plckPostId=Blog:7a78f54e-b3dd-4fa6-ae6e-dff2ffd7bdbbPost:99e3b9b2-44a5-4128-91ec-b67686c8e8cd (http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx?plckBlogId=Blog:7a78f54e-b3dd-4fa6-ae6e-dff2ffd7bdbb&plckPostId=Blog:7a78f54e-b3dd-4fa6-ae6e-dff2ffd7bdbbPost:99e3b9b2-44a5-4128-91ec-b67686c8e8cd)

(http://sitelife.aviationweek.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/1/11/31b90e61-e19a-4c64-bb87-641a367b8a3d.Large.jpg)

 :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on January 30, 2014, 06:21:28 pm
It is confirmed at
http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/description?CC=US&NR=2013062455A1&KC=A1&FT=D&ND=3&date=20130314&DB=EPODOC&locale=en_EP
Thanks!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 30, 2014, 06:45:17 pm
That's pretty wild ! Wonder if they will ever build it ? Also makes you wonder why the bizjet market has basically been the same for 30 years.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on January 31, 2014, 04:22:44 am
That's pretty wild ! Wonder if they will ever build it ? Also makes you wonder why the bizjet market has basically been the same for 30 years.....

 :cheers:


Because biz-jet users are as conservative as airline passengers and look askance at anything unfamiliar and potentially risky.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 31, 2014, 05:09:29 am
Found this...

(http://german.china.org.cn/international/2013-07/30/content_29573477_2.htm)

(http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1003/20130730/001ec94a25e21361bc6318.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on January 31, 2014, 07:08:21 am
I've been wanting to do a variation on the Savoia featured in Porco Rosso and found this:

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q756/librarian2/sav03_zpsbce019fd.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/librarian2/media/sav03_zpsbce019fd.jpg.html)

Fantastic scheme :wub:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on January 31, 2014, 07:14:39 am
Oh that is gorgeous - and I've the Mike Grant transfer sheet for the smoke rings  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on January 31, 2014, 03:09:07 pm
Looks grear
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on February 06, 2014, 11:03:05 pm
In a Disney Cars movie, I discovered the very first flying car with flapping wings...:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/LumiereFantome_zps58f28b62.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Merv_P on February 07, 2014, 05:01:30 pm
Don't think this has been mentioned yet - some whif and fictional designs by students at the Feng Zhu School.

http://fengzhudesign.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/student-work-aircraft.html (http://fengzhudesign.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/student-work-aircraft.html)

(http://www.fzdschool.com/gallery_images/gallery_fzd_d_sketches_img_117.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 07, 2014, 07:05:46 pm
I like those intakes !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on February 12, 2014, 05:27:42 am
A whiff in a box from Fujimi

(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2400/89ffd/products/3786/images/8579/1__64989.1329144369.1280.1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: fightingirish on February 12, 2014, 03:57:07 pm
Quote
Boeing SP-52H Sea Fortress
Wonder Whale Nr. 205
Coulson Fliegen Tankers
Nord Oregon
(http://sobchak.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/b52water.jpg)

Source: http://sobchak.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/boeing-sp-52h-sea-fortress/

But don't ask me why it has a X-51 WaveRider on its backboard pylon.

Dear mods, if posted before, please delete this post.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on February 12, 2014, 05:44:13 pm
Ok, is it just me or is that asking to get built?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2014, 06:22:41 pm
The Japanese Lightning looks awesome !

Also a big fan of the water bomber....but it is odd that it's carrying that...and the wing tank looks out of place with the float there.

Still, very buildable !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on February 12, 2014, 07:21:08 pm
The Seafortress engines need to be above the wing... :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 13, 2014, 12:12:59 am
The water bomber is (literally) great! Lovely thing - but agree on the engine placement. Putting them on top of the wings would surely be a safer solution!

Found this one, accuidently: an RC Yak-23 in Bulgarian colors. Green suits her!

(http://www.rc-network.de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72417&d=1177778430)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 13, 2014, 07:10:36 am
The Seafortress engines need to be above the wing... :wub:

Does indeed. Nice enough already but with that change  :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JayBee on February 13, 2014, 07:24:39 am
The X-51 Firekiller is a well known tool of the water bomber fleet. When they have to tackle a really bad fire this is fired ahead to clear a path for the slower waterbomber following behind. The chemical composition of the fire retardant used is still a highly guarded secret of the Coulson corporation.  :rolleyes: :wacko:

Jim
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JayBee on February 13, 2014, 07:26:11 am
The water bomber is (literally) great! Lovely thing - but agree on the engine placement. Putting them on top of the wings would surely be a safer solution!

Found this one, accuidently: an RC Yak-23 in Bulgarian colors. Green suits her!

(http://www.rc-network.de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72417&d=1177778430)

Dizzy, is this a PSS, or an EDF model do you know?

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on February 14, 2014, 06:18:27 am
A BANGSHIP ;D!
Found this beautiful model when surfing. It's obviously inspired by the Vanships from "Last Exile", but is IMHO much better and more stepping into the Maschinenkrieger world.
(http://gunplasyufu.net/guncon/guncon05/13/BANGSHIP_005.jpg)
Site with more photos is here (http://gunplasyufu.net/guncon/guncon05/conpe13.html).
Do not speak Japanese, but the text says the model is in 1:20 (not like the Hasegawa Vanship in 1:72) and was made using (among all) an egg-plane.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 14, 2014, 06:21:25 am
The water bomber is (literally) great! Lovely thing - but agree on the engine placement. Putting them on top of the wings would surely be a safer solution!

Found this one, accuidently: an RC Yak-23 in Bulgarian colors. Green suits her!

(http://www.rc-network.de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72417&d=1177778430)

Dizzy, is this a PSS, or an EDF model do you know?

No idea, sorry. I even do not know what you mean...?  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 14, 2014, 06:22:46 am
A BANGSHIP ;D!
Found this beautiful model when surfing. It's obviously inspired by the Vanships from "Last Exile", but is IMHO much better and more stepping into the Maschinenkrieger world.
(http://gunplasyufu.net/guncon/guncon05/13/BANGSHIP_005.jpg)
Site with more photos is here (http://gunplasyufu.net/guncon/guncon05/conpe13.html).
Do not speak Japanese, but the text says the model is in 1:20 (not like the Hasegawa Vanship in 1:72) and was made using (among all) an egg-plane.

THAT is pretty! And not so tiny as the 1:72 Vanship - which is beautiful, but SO small... Nice find!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 21, 2014, 06:10:34 am
Just stumbled across this sexy beast... the illegitimate offspring between a B-17 and a KC-135! Add some Chinese markings, and it would be perfect!

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/B17G/miller1.jpg)

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/B17G/miller2.jpg)

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/B17G/miller3.jpg)

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/B17G/miller4.jpg)

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/B17G/miller5.jpg)

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/B17G/miller6.jpg)

Found here, far down the page: http://www.swannysmodels.com/B17G.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2014, 07:11:54 am
That's one of Eddie's beauties ! Should be a complete thread on here as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 21, 2014, 07:37:12 am
Ah, wasn't aware of that. Great build, anyway!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2014, 08:23:14 am
Couple of nice whiffs here.....

http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/usafcargo.htm

His wee boat building is impeccable !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on March 05, 2014, 07:35:02 am
I found this Zwilling-plane restaurant in my very home town (in the past, burnt now):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/restau_zpsfc87d8cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on March 05, 2014, 09:46:01 am
I found this Zwilling-plane restaurant in my very home town (in the past, burnt now):

beautiful!
a source of inspiration for hybrids building/aircraft  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2014, 06:40:49 am
"Meanwhile... at the Wings Over The Rockies Air And Space Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA"...

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/12952155673_35ffa5fb3a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/12952155673/)
DSCF2680 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/12952155673/) by thegreatlandoni (http://www.flickr.com/people/landoni/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on March 06, 2014, 07:40:12 am
I took a ton of pics of that when we were there during the Nationals in 2012.

It has signatures all over it from people involved in the movies. 

https://picasaweb.google.com/115549746726410540917/WingsOverTheRockiesAuroraCO?noredirect=1#5912978279485031618
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2014, 01:49:47 pm
That's awesome Tophe ! Never seen that aeroplane before....looks like a B-25 Constellation mash up !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on March 06, 2014, 06:50:30 pm
A BANGSHIP ;D!
Found this beautiful model when surfing. It's obviously inspired by the Vanships from "Last Exile", but is IMHO much better and more stepping into the Maschinenkrieger world.
(http://gunplasyufu.net/guncon/guncon05/13/BANGSHIP_005.jpg)
Site with more photos is here (http://gunplasyufu.net/guncon/guncon05/conpe13.html).
Do not speak Japanese, but the text says the model is in 1:20 (not like the Hasegawa Vanship in 1:72) and was made using (among all) an egg-plane.


That's a lovely job!

Think the pods on the sides are made from one of these : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZINGER-Z-JET-PILEDER-Plastic-Model-Kit-NIB-Bandai-RARE-VHTF-/251448420693?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item3a8b7e6955
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 15, 2014, 10:07:33 am
The Aurora MiG-19 (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/AuroraMIG-19Page.htm). 

(http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/MIG-19-SPFX.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 15, 2014, 10:32:58 am
No idea that kit existed.....looks awesome with a radar nose !

 :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bobbo on March 15, 2014, 10:36:24 am
No idea that kit existed.....looks awesome with a radar nose !

 :drink:

I "Built" it back in the mid-1950's . . .  :o :o  It had LOTS of raised "detail" including where to put the decals . . .

-bobbo
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 15, 2014, 01:02:20 pm
No idea that kit existed.....looks awesome with a radar nose !

 :drink:

Neither did I, until I was looking for a picture of a Bear
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Father Ennis on March 15, 2014, 10:06:36 pm
WOW!!!  A real blast from the past.  I had one of those,or more, back when I was in first grade !!!    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on March 17, 2014, 04:28:10 am
Many beautiful futuristic concepts:
(http://www.igorstshirts.com/blog/conceptships/2014/benjamin_louis/benjamin_louis_08.jpg)
The rest is here (http://conceptships.blogspot.ca/).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 17, 2014, 05:55:13 am
Some wild stuff in there ! Most of it isn't my bag but I love the hovercraft and ekranoplans...and that Rafale inspired drone sure has it going on !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on March 17, 2014, 08:19:29 pm
The Aurora MiG-19 (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/AuroraMIG-19Page.htm).  

Lindberg did a different, but equally goofy "MiG-19" complete with green-tinted canopy (why?). Ratty built one here: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,22232.15.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 20, 2014, 06:32:05 am
Just stumbled across this nice German racer (from Germany):

(http://www.pmcn.de/MF.3/Bf109CR.1.JPG)

More here: http://www.pmcn.de/MF.3/Bf109CR.of.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 20, 2014, 07:48:17 am
Funny it's got a US reg and a English markings but a German web link  :thumbsup:

Pretty cool tho ! Looks great ( and fast ! ) in those colours.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on March 21, 2014, 01:37:30 am
nice Me109 - thanks
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 21, 2014, 02:35:43 am
Personally, I like the four-bladed propeller. It makes the Bf 109 look much beefier, and I wonder how a respective late version (maybe a 'K'?) could look like? Maybe bashed, as a hybrid with some Bf 209 V4 parts?

Ah, so many ideas, inspriration lurks everywhere!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on March 21, 2014, 06:22:52 am
That looks more like a Spanish Ha. 1112 to me. looks good tho.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on March 21, 2014, 02:11:06 pm
Personally, I like the four-bladed propeller. It makes the Bf 109 look much beefier, and I wonder how a respective late version (maybe a 'K'?) could look like?
This one is from a German site - you probably know it:
(http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/bilder/9/1/3/1913-25423.jpg)
This one is the so called "Me-109M" :
(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/me109m-1.jpg)
I guess it was inspired by the respective "Mustang" with ramjets:
(http://www.jimbrooks.org/aviation/img/P-51DMustang_withRamJets_XRJ-30-MA_Ramjets_May1948_Wright-Patterson_AFB_Ohio.jpg)
And this one is the "K-14", used by Bundesluftwaffe:
(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/me109brd01.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on March 21, 2014, 06:20:56 pm
nice to see more variants of the 109
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: rickshaw on March 21, 2014, 11:31:35 pm
Something not seen very much.  Found while surfing:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/526/91nw.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/62/i4bs.jpg)

Betcha you didn't know that the RAN trialled this setup:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/90/49k0.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 22, 2014, 07:02:05 am
What's the story on the A-4 atop the sub ? Neat pic.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 27, 2014, 04:32:21 am
O.o'

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/668x508q90/20/elc8.png)

Found here... http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=48251&start=11625
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Nils on April 02, 2014, 01:26:10 am
April fools joke from a French aviation website  ;D

http://translate.google.com/translate?client=tmpg&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fportail-aviation.blogspot.fr%2F2014%2F03%2Fexclusif-smart-le-nouvel-awacs-made-in.html&langpair=fr|en

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HL5aAz_19o0/Uzh5aBQu6nI/AAAAAAAAIqk/H9x7FWJU9f0/s1600/FALCON+SMART.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 02, 2014, 04:50:22 am
Personally, I like the four-bladed propeller. It makes the Bf 109 look much beefier, and I wonder how a respective late version (maybe a 'K'?) could look like?
This one is from a German site - you probably know it:
(http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/bilder/9/1/3/1913-25423.jpg)

Apparently there were two Bf 109K-14s built at the end of the war with 4 blade props but there's no hard core evidence to back it up.  A Mosquito four blade prop will fit a 109 nicely.  Well, the spinner will, not sure if the Merlin and the DB605 have the same rotation.  Used it to do a K14 years back (1996!)

The canopy side blisters in the Matchbox Mosquito are very handy for the gun blisters too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 02, 2014, 08:05:17 am
Love those giant bombers ! Imagine one of those flying over you ?

The French joke was pretty neat too....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 02, 2014, 08:24:50 am
Personally, I like the four-bladed propeller. It makes the Bf 109 look much beefier, and I wonder how a respective late version (maybe a 'K'?) could look like?
This one is from a German site - you probably know it:
(http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/bilder/9/1/3/1913-25423.jpg)

Apparently there were two Bf 109K-14s built at the end of the war with 4 blade props but there's no hard core evidence to back it up.  A Mosquito four blade prop will fit a 109 nicely.  Well, the spinner will, not sure if the Merlin and the DB605 have the same rotation.  Used it to do a K14 years back (1996!)

The canopy side blisters in the Matchbox Mosquito are very handy for the gun blisters too.

As a side not to this, one Me 410 prototype (V14?) was tested with four-bladed props. Looks pretty mean (saw it on a photo in a German book about heavy Luftwaffe fighters), but it remained a one-off and serial aircraft stuck with the three-bladed type.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pyro-manic on April 03, 2014, 03:53:13 am
Proposed desert crossing vehicle, from 1931-32:

http://www.retronaut.com/2013/05/model-of-a-desert-crossing-vehicle

Pretty much a landship.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 03, 2014, 12:24:56 pm
That's wild ! They even built a model of it ! Wonder where the model is now ? Wonder what kind of speeds were envisioned, or if it had suspension ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on April 04, 2014, 10:30:26 pm
Pyro,

A "landship," yeah, that seems about right.  I'd imagine it'd be built with a watertight body and make use of big honkin' diesel engines driving generators which powered big honkin' electric motors at each wheel.  There'd have to be some sort of suspension involved.  Otherwise the vibration from running over regular terrain - let alone open country - would be prohibitive. 

Still though, it's a grand concept. 

Imagine a modern version.  Rubber tires in place of the bare metal.  This, to improve traction as well as absorb vibration.  I think I'd go with disks as opposed to spokes.  And perhaps individually sprung and articulating wheel units for more mobility and smoothing of the ride.  And a nuke for a power plant.  The body would be waterproof, at the least, and be nice and wide.  Thus, there'd be plenty of room for plenty of passengers and plenty of room for all sorts of things.  A "cruise ship on wheels," perhaps?  I could see placing the wheels close enough to each other that there'd be no risk of "crowning" where the front wheels clear an obstacle but the vehicle bottoms out before the rear wheels can engage.  I think I'd also enclose a goodly portion of the wheels lest dirt, debris, and dust get tracked up from them onto the rest of the vehicle.  It'd be quite the think to work up!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on April 05, 2014, 12:36:02 am
The closest real machine is the T100 by French truck company Berliet:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LxOaT8cSjzA/SxPEdic2n8I/AAAAAAAAM5c/ug7qXY3ZsOk/s1600/14.jpg)

The largest truck in the world at the time (late 1950s), 15 m long, 5 m wide and 4.5 m high.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berliet_T100 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berliet_T100)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 05, 2014, 05:09:22 am
Awesome !

If I was going to stop and take photos of it, I probably wouldn't park the Citroen under it !

 :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on April 05, 2014, 07:05:20 am
That thing is tiny Harro -- this below can be seen today in Sparwood BC, and even this is tiny compared to some others I've seen 'Up-North'

http://maggiephotgraphy.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on April 06, 2014, 04:47:27 am
I wouldn't want to cross open desert in one of the big modern dump trucks.  While they are designated "off highway" they are not really up to driving on rough terrain and operate on dozed and graded haul roads inside the mine sites they are made for.
These teeny tiny trucks (a mere 25 Tons) on the other hand have much better off road capability and are fun to drive (albeit a bit odd until you get used to the whole cab pivoting when you turn the wheel).
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/rd2wOvBFcfE/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on April 12, 2014, 06:23:42 am
Found this while researching for a future project.... Future Chinese navy?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--GTi3UBoXsM/UzenNfrLb8I/AAAAAAAApjg/2U15zUyM0JA/s1600/China-CV-16-Liaoning-aircraft-carrier-pla-navy-J-15-flying-shark-takeoff-2_Chinese_navy_youngester.jpg)



Steven
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 12, 2014, 06:32:50 am
Pretty neat photo....if a little ambitious ! Wonder how they're planning on recovering, crewing, refueling etc. all those aeroplanes on that little boat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 12, 2014, 09:28:38 am
Pretty neat photo....if a little ambitious ! Wonder how they're planning on recovering, crewing, refueling etc. all those aeroplanes on that little boat  :thumbsup:

That's what I wondered about, too?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JayBee on April 12, 2014, 09:40:48 am
Obvious really. It is the throw away society. They arrive as flat packs, are assembled, launched, and when they run out of fuel just dump them.
All the crew members for the aircraft are not going to be around for long so they do not need proper quarters on-board the ship, and as for food, well they do not need it do they. They are not going to be around long enough to complain about being hungry.
 :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on April 12, 2014, 12:51:31 pm
Obvious really. It is the throw away society. They arrive as flat packs...

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1.0-9/392220_10150408079696814_1160384883_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 12, 2014, 01:02:58 pm
Love that one LOL!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 12, 2014, 07:55:51 pm
The water bomber is (literally) great! Lovely thing - but agree on the engine placement. Putting them on top of the wings would surely be a safer solution!

Found this one, accuidently: an RC Yak-23 in Bulgarian colors. Green suits her!

(http://www.rc-network.de/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72417&d=1177778430)

Dizzy, is this a PSS, or an EDF model do you know?

No idea, sorry. I even do not know what you mean...?  :-\

PSS stands for Power Scale Soaring, that is a glider model of a powered aircraft. EDF stands for Electric Ducted Fan.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 14, 2014, 08:28:15 am
 :o

(http://www.combatreform.org/MAIfotonturbopropturbofanCASCOINfighter.jpg)


...or this? Looks as if a Spitfire had been bolted on top of the flying boat?

(http://www.combatreform.org/supermarineseagullseaplane.jpg)


Well, and then this one...  ;)

(http://www.combatreform.org/wonderwomanclearjet.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on April 14, 2014, 10:03:39 am
Nice ones, thanks!

Here is another Me-464, at http://www.sporistics.com/?p=asset:500938197170
different from mine at http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20326.msg635746/highlight,me-464.html#msg635746
and from oliv30330's at http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,27158.0.html
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/Me464Sp_zpsa1a07278.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2014, 03:52:28 pm
...or this? Looks as if a Spitfire had been bolted on top of the flying boat?

(http://www.combatreform.org/supermarineseagullseaplane.jpg)

That's pretty much what they did do too.

There's a good vacform available of the Seagull from Whirlykits, one of which I have in The Loft.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2014, 04:05:17 pm
I love the Seagull. What a beauty.

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 15, 2014, 06:00:44 am
I find her inspiring, too. Already have been watching out for a Walrus, a Spitfire and a big screw to combine them...  :thumbsup:
Would be smaller, but I really like the look of this thing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Thorvic on April 15, 2014, 06:11:49 am
I find her inspiring, too. Already have been watching out for a Walrus, a Spitfire and a big screw to combine them...  :thumbsup:
Would be smaller, but I really like the look of this thing.

Olimp do the Seagull as a reain kit if you want one, but if inspired to do something similar try looking for a Sea Otter as that followed the Walrus and had a puller prop.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 15, 2014, 06:12:54 am
It occurs to me that's the first pic I've seen of the Seagull with the wings folded, very interesting way of doing it, and they still left the tip floats attached.

Various Whiffing ideas are coming to mind, other than the intended ASR task that they built it for. Most have longer wings naturally.....  ;D

I can't help feeling that if Thomas is intending to combine a Spitfire and a Walrus he won't care too much which way the original radial was pointing.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 15, 2014, 06:32:07 am
No, not at all! Size of a Walrus won't match with the Seagull, too, but a whiffy flying boat with high wings (Do 18 style)... why not? I can already envision RNZAF markings on that hybrid.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 15, 2014, 07:09:40 am
I find her inspiring, too. Already have been watching out for a Walrus, a Spitfire and a big screw to combine them...  :thumbsup:
Would be smaller, but I really like the look of this thing.

Olimp do the Seagull as a reain kit if you want one,

And it's gorgeous
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on April 15, 2014, 10:13:18 pm
And there's one on evil-bay right now...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-Supermarine-Seagull-ASR-1-Olimp-Pro-Resin-R72051-/191064691523
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 16, 2014, 06:49:19 am
Not a bad price either - Hannants is £38, so cheaper in the Ukraine by a fair old sum. But postage and possible Customs duty to be added I suppose.

I got mine from Hannants when it first came out and it will get built in a SEAC scheme eventually
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 16, 2014, 06:53:10 am
How about a Brazilian Navy F-18?

(http://flyawaysimulation.com/media/images8/images/Fictional-Carrier-Traffic-In-Alaska-fsx1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 16, 2014, 07:03:42 am
...and not a whif, but a nice 3Sqn Battle of Britain Celebration Scheme:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2836/8972384616_248627ff2d.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 16, 2014, 08:36:27 am
The Brazillies have a super carrier too !

Typhoon looks good. A little too bright tho.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Knightflyer on April 16, 2014, 10:06:27 am
...and not a whif, but a nice 3Sqn Battle of Britain Celebration Scheme:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2836/8972384616_248627ff2d.jpg)

Typhoon looks good. A little too bright tho.

 :cheers:

Funnily enough I was going to say something similar ....how dare they use the incorrect paint shades, anybody would think they were doing a whiff or something! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on April 16, 2014, 10:37:28 am
...and not a whif, but a nice 3Sqn Battle of Britain Celebration Scheme:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2836/8972384616_248627ff2d.jpg)
How is it NOT a whif?
"Fictional 3 Squadron scheme" - https://www.flickr.com/photos/evansaviography/8972384616/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Knightflyer on April 16, 2014, 10:40:45 am
...and not a whif, but a nice 3Sqn Battle of Britain Celebration Scheme:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2836/8972384616_248627ff2d.jpg)
How is it NOT a whif?
"Fictional 3 Squadron scheme" - https://www.flickr.com/photos/evansaviography/8972384616/

I suppose Dizzyfugu's point probably is that since it is a scheme on a real aircraft it exists in the real world ....and so if you modelled it ....you'd be modelling a real world scheme ? :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: darthspud on April 16, 2014, 10:57:01 am
Cheeky 3Sqn beggars nicked my whif Typhoon, I did this 6-8 months back. Can't figure how to link it on this tablet.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on April 16, 2014, 10:57:31 am
But it's photoshopped: not a genuine paint job.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on April 16, 2014, 11:07:29 am
...or this? Looks as if a Spitfire had been bolted on top of the flying boat?

(http://www.combatreform.org/supermarineseagullseaplane.jpg)

That's pretty much what they did do too.

There's a good vacform available of the Seagull from Whirlykits, one of which I have in The Loft.  :thumbsup:
I have one done up as a sar aircraft,

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o1/lenny100/DSC00043_zps9d8a4884.jpg)
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o1/lenny100/DSC00044_zps677b5f9c.jpg)


not a bad kit but need a lot of luck to make one with the wheels down the legs snap with a breath of wind, mine now is wheels up
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 16, 2014, 11:41:20 am
Beides, everybody knows you need a U after the Q in the correct spelling of QUOOT.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 17, 2014, 04:56:10 am
Not a bad price either - Hannants is £38, so cheaper in the Ukraine by a fair old sum. But postage and possible Customs duty to be added I suppose.

Isn't the Ukraine part of the EU now? I though that was one reason for the recent unrest. If so there won't be any Customs duties.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 17, 2014, 06:19:12 am
Not a bad price either - Hannants is £38, so cheaper in the Ukraine by a fair old sum. But postage and possible Customs duty to be added I suppose.

Isn't the Ukraine part of the EU now? I though that was one reason for the recent unrest. If so there won't be any Customs duties.

Nope, not an EU member.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on April 17, 2014, 06:29:14 am
ISTR Maintrack offered a 1/72 vac of the Sea Gull. I think I have one in my stash but buried it further when the Olimp kit came out.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on April 17, 2014, 08:43:09 am
ISTR Maintrack offered a 1/72 vac of the Sea Gull. I think I have one in my stash but buried it further when the Olimp kit came out.

That is correct, I have one too.  It's also where Whirlybird got their's from only they've switched it to resin. They have done it with a number of the old Maintrack kits (which they own the moulds too)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 17, 2014, 08:54:28 am
ISTR Maintrack offered a 1/72 vac of the Sea Gull. I think I have one in my stash but buried it further when the Olimp kit came out.

That is correct, I have one too.  It's also where Whirlybird got their's from only they've switched it to resin. They have done it with a number of the old Maintrack kits (which they own the moulds too)

My Whirlybird Seagul is a vacform.......
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on April 17, 2014, 10:04:23 am
ISTR Maintrack offered a 1/72 vac of the Sea Gull. I think I have one in my stash but buried it further when the Olimp kit came out.

That is correct, I have one too.  It's also where Whirlybird got their's from only they've switched it to resin. They have done it with a number of the old Maintrack kits (which they own the moulds too)

My Whirlybird Seagul is a vacform.......

I think you have one of the earlier ones that Whirlybird did, right after they got hold of all the moulds Kit.  He used the Maintrack moulds as they were then and some of the old Whirlybird catalogues I have say they are vacuform.  But in a catalogue I have from 2012, it says it's resin now ---
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 18, 2014, 07:42:41 am
I think you have one of the earlier ones that Whirlybird did, right after they got hold of all the moulds Kit.  He used the Maintrack moulds as they were then and some of the old Whirlybird catalogues I have say they are vacuform.  But in a catalogue I have from 2012, it says it's resin now ---

Ah interesting. My Maintrack kit is dated 2008 and is vacform. Got it at SMW when it first came out but didn't realise it was that long ago  :blink: Have to look them up next time they are a show and see what else has gone to resin.

Cheers sir  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 27, 2014, 07:59:27 am
http://www.swannysmodels.com/Zwilling.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on April 27, 2014, 08:37:38 am
Thanks for this link to the Ju290Z model :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 28, 2014, 03:13:52 am
Wow, major surgery. Just the Hs 293 missiles under the engine nacelles is IMHO not a clever solution...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on April 29, 2014, 02:01:47 am
thanks for the link - great camo
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on April 29, 2014, 03:17:27 pm
Wow!  That's very nicely done on his part.  Very creative and very well executed.

I do wonder one thing about any such "zwlling" creations.  Namely, wing area.

You're grafting two aircraft together and each has a certain amount of wing area set up for it to operate.  I'd think that if you did anything to reduce that wing area you'd be losing any advantage you gained in the joining.  Same same with powerplants.  Not adding any extra horsepower to the joining and reducing the overall wing area doesn't seem realistic.

In this case, I think the insert between the two wings should've been larger so as to make up for the lost portions and it should've had its own engine as well.

That said, his creation is damn impressive!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 29, 2014, 04:12:13 pm
I have one done up as a sar aircraft,

Nice one Lenny ! Needs the old school red ensigns on the tail tho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 29, 2014, 04:14:28 pm
Holy Mackerov that Zwilling is just huge ! Nice work.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2014, 05:03:05 am
The "real" solution to the Ju 290 not having the range to bomb New York wasn't a zwilling but was to add more engines, wing fuselage & fuel and call it the Ju 390.
However, this is no place for reality and it is certainly an impressive build.  Must have a big display cabinet or lots of hanging space in the bedroom.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 30, 2014, 05:10:51 am
The "real" solution However,  is no reality

With a slight edit your comment becomes "perfect"

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2014, 07:25:40 am
Must have a big display cabinet or lots of hanging space in the bedroom.


It's multi purpose, doubles as a hamster cage. I give credit to a certain Mr M McEvoy for that remark which I seem to remember was attributed to a 290Z a year or so ago
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2014, 06:25:55 pm
The "real" solution However,  is no reality

With a slight edit your comment becomes "perfect"

 :thumbsup:

Sorry.  Don't know what i was thinking.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on May 09, 2014, 01:52:28 am
Found this while Goggling Handley page Heyford.
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs13/f/2007/065/e/c/Antonow_An_12_K_by_JanBoruta.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2014, 02:50:53 am
Found this while Goggling Handley page Heyford.
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs13/f/2007/065/e/c/Antonow_An_12_K_by_JanBoruta.png)


Howard will be HORRIFIED!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lancer on May 09, 2014, 02:16:29 pm
I rather like that.....But will it fly?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 10, 2014, 03:05:59 am
 :-\

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-We159Qq_n9I/UJLMayvaR0I/AAAAAAAAE-8/qz8w7Q9zB4U/s1600/DORNIER+DO2600+G+NIGHTFIGHTER+01.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on May 10, 2014, 03:13:10 am
:-\

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-We159Qq_n9I/UJLMayvaR0I/AAAAAAAAE-8/qz8w7Q9zB4U/s1600/DORNIER+DO2600+G+NIGHTFIGHTER+01.jpg)

It doesn't make sense, but it's pretty.
I wouldn't like to the the pilot having to bail out!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on May 10, 2014, 05:32:34 am
:-\

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-We159Qq_n9I/UJLMayvaR0I/AAAAAAAAE-8/qz8w7Q9zB4U/s1600/DORNIER+DO2600+G+NIGHTFIGHTER+01.jpg)
What a lovely bit of whiffery. I like the gun turret on the belly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 10, 2014, 06:41:19 am
It doesn't make sense, but it's pretty.
I wouldn't like to the the pilot having to bail out!  :banghead:

Perhaps they jettison the entire engine pod before the canopy comes off?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on May 10, 2014, 09:56:43 am
It doesn't make sense, but it's pretty.
I wouldn't like to the the pilot having to bail out!  :banghead:
Perhaps they jettison the entire engine pod before the canopy comes off?  ;)
"Hey! Now that I jettisoned the engine pod I got me a fairly good glider! Let's see how far I can coak this puppy to keep flying".  ;D

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on May 10, 2014, 10:17:46 am
Speaking of Heyford Whiffs:

(http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bomber-22-300x248.jpg)

From here :http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/Blog/2012/04/a-heyford-with-attitude/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Merv_P on May 10, 2014, 10:35:59 am
:-\


It doesn't make sense, but it's pretty.
I wouldn't like to the the pilot having to bail out!  :banghead:

I think the artist's site is mentioned elsewhere on this board, but for quick reference:

http://ohomemilustrado.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Aviation%20art (http://ohomemilustrado.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Aviation%20art)

A nice mix of whiffery and reality: other sections of the site are mildly NSFW.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on May 10, 2014, 10:54:57 am
:-\


It doesn't make sense, but it's pretty.
I wouldn't like to the the pilot having to bail out!  :banghead:

I think the artist's site is mentioned elsewhere on this board, but for quick reference:

http://ohomemilustrado.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Aviation%20art (http://ohomemilustrado.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Aviation%20art)

A nice mix of whiffery and reality: other sections of the site are mildly NSFW.



He also says he became a model maker because of the Matchbox Harrier box art.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 13, 2014, 05:54:04 am
How about this navalisation?

(http://www.fsfiles.org/imagehost/uploads/1283940072.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 05, 2014, 08:22:51 pm
Found this while looking for un-associated pics. It was on a Russian section of the World or Warplanes gaming site, of all places!

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5139/6ker6.jpg)

While the camo and roundels look pretty good for the RAF around the Munich Crisis times, I'm not so sure about the big badges on the fuselage side. And the AA-A codes are DEFINITELY out of court.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 06, 2014, 12:06:37 am
But it looks pretty and conclusive.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 06, 2014, 05:34:07 am
How about this rather recreational MiG-21 version?

(http://simflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/x-plane-mig21.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 06, 2014, 05:36:19 am
...and i stumbled (only) about this detail shot what looks to me like a large scale Kyushu Shinden in classic RAF protytype markings?

(http://scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/images/stories/fantasyprintshop/maint/DSC00776.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 06, 2014, 05:41:52 am
And while trying to find the rest of the model, I found THIS rather pretty "Spitfire in reverse"!

(http://www.contentparadise.com/sellers/vanishingpoint/images/lrg/resize(800,800)/SupermarineSkyfury1_800.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on June 06, 2014, 05:59:19 am
How about this rather recreational MiG-21 version?

(http://simflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/x-plane-mig21.jpg)

Looks like Jim Bede got ahold of MiG OKB's plans for the MiG-21
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 06, 2014, 06:10:00 am
It's cute, though!  :party:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on June 06, 2014, 06:55:22 am
Some great finds there lads
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 06, 2014, 07:31:34 pm
Reverse Spit is a boatplane too.  Bravo.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on June 07, 2014, 01:32:08 am
Reverse Spit is a boatplane too.  Bravo.

beautifully and inventively so, indeed
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 07, 2014, 02:09:47 am
On a side note, the recent Haobby Japan issue feautures a boatplane Shinden of very similar layout, together with a starting ramp, in the "NEws" section. Only thing that worries me is the exposure of the prop to water spray, otherwise it's REALLY lovely, great work.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Merv_P on June 07, 2014, 09:14:36 am
http://drolph.blogspot.co.uk (http://drolph.blogspot.co.uk)

Site for a modeller / artist named Daniel Rolph. The picture below is the one I came across and it's his most obvious whif, but there are others amongst his general concept art.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G6kBFCKVpBI/TfkCQXUcMwI/AAAAAAAAAdQ/GhCZRjZjgxM/s1600/ground+attack+gunship+painted.jpg)

Edit: just found Tumblr site as well - rougher, sometimes unfinished designs.

http://drolphsketches.tumblr.com/ (http://drolphsketches.tumblr.com/)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on June 07, 2014, 10:49:19 pm
 :wub: Thanks to have extracted this nice twin-boomer. I have not found it, even exploring all the pages of 2013 from this site, is it older? :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 08, 2014, 12:59:15 am
Nice one, even rather easy to realize!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Merv_P on June 08, 2014, 06:22:19 am
:wub: Thanks to have extracted this nice twin-boomer. I have not found it, even exploring all the pages of 2013 from this site, is it older? :unsure:

Yes, it's back to 2011 - I found it via Google first and linked back to the site:

http://drolph.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/ground-attack-plane-painted.html (http://drolph.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/ground-attack-plane-painted.html)

I've found him on deviantart as well; the pictures are probably more accessible there:

http://cthelmax.deviantart.com/gallery/ (http://cthelmax.deviantart.com/gallery/)




Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on June 08, 2014, 07:02:43 pm
Thanks a lot: I found what I was searching for (this is an imaginary WW2 airplane, not later design). And I found two other twin-boom warbirds, thanks again! :thumbsup:
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/r_Drolph1.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on June 09, 2014, 12:43:26 am
Thanks a lot: I found what I was searching for (this is an imaginary WW2 airplane, not later design). And I found two other twin-boom warbirds, thanks again! :thumbsup:

beautiful too indeed!
(nice car-like door, hope it's watertight)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 09, 2014, 01:08:16 am
Nice one, even rather easy to realize!  :thumbsup:

Hmm, I just wonder where the landing gear is supposed to go? Will it be a tricycle layout? But there's the big gun in the way...? Or a classic tail-sitter? With two tail wheels? Does not seem so, due to the fins under the booms?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 09, 2014, 01:40:38 am
Nice one, even rather easy to realize!  :thumbsup:

Hmm, I just wonder where the landing gear is supposed to go? Will it be a tricycle layout? But there's the big gun in the way...? Or a classic tail-sitter? With two tail wheels? Does not seem so, due to the fins under the booms?

Offset nose wheel, A-10 style?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on June 09, 2014, 02:34:28 am
I do like the design that is a cross between Me410 and a P38
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on June 09, 2014, 05:28:15 am
I do like the design that is a cross between Me410 and a P38

With a bit of Hs 129 thrown in as well
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on June 09, 2014, 05:35:46 am
Nice one, even rather easy to realize!  :thumbsup:

Hmm, I just wonder where the landing gear is supposed to go? Will it be a tricycle layout? But there's the big gun in the way...? Or a classic tail-sitter? With two tail wheels? Does not seem so, due to the fins under the booms?

Offset nose wheel, A-10 style?

quad gear, 2 sets in each boom?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on June 09, 2014, 09:48:42 am
quad gear, 2 sets in each boom?
Or with a third wheel in the rear fuselage a la Northrop:
(http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/flying%20wings/images6/7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Scooterman on June 15, 2014, 01:56:14 pm
Roger the Cabin Boy passed this along to me.

(http://www.planobrazil.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/J395.jpg)


More here-
http://www.planobrazil.com/sea-gripen-operando-no-nae-a-12-sao-paulo/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on June 15, 2014, 08:30:26 pm
Found this at http://www.combatreform.org/seaplanefighters.htm

if it's been posted before I apologize
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/seahawk3nightwaterlandingtn_zps817c9ae8.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on June 15, 2014, 09:13:05 pm
The tail seems a Mustang P-51D's but the wind-screen is not... What is this weird mix? interesting...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on June 15, 2014, 09:35:10 pm
started out a curtiss seahawk I think, don't know the parts, I'll revisit the site and see if I can find out
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on June 15, 2014, 10:09:30 pm
all I could find about the model on the page (rather big page, didn't read even a 3rd of it) was:

We just built our own SeaHawk II/III version of what it could have been like today had the Navy kept improving versions to the present day! (this was no were near the pics of the model, just a guess it was referring to it)

and:

SC-3 would have contraprops, twin-turbine engined power, reliability and safe JP-8 fuel use

also at the bottom of the page there was these names if at all helpful:

Special thanks for assistance in developing this TROM go to Mr. Andrew Obluski of Poland and Mr. Jean-Francois Masson of Canada.

- Bob Hackett, Sander Kingsepp and Allan Alsleben
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on June 15, 2014, 10:15:48 pm
The tail seems a Mustang P-51D's but the wind-screen is not... What is this weird mix? interesting...

I think the tail may be clipped seahawk's
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on June 16, 2014, 07:54:37 am
Thanks for the explanations about the seahawk derivative.
For the triplex Spitfire, I think I have seen it here in a topic of our dear member Vostoc7:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,23254.0.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on June 16, 2014, 12:24:42 pm
Takes a lot of work to make the Academy kit accurate....but a superb kit for whiffery. I see them selling regularly for under a fiver on the bay.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lancer on June 16, 2014, 03:36:26 pm
Love the Brazillian carrier flight deck......Now IMHO THAT is what the flight deck of our new carriers should look like NOT LM lemons!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 17, 2014, 08:36:14 am
How about this M.C. Escher-esque CG creation? Can't help, but something does not match up...  ;)

(http://digital-art-gallery.com/oid/14/1200x673_4230_Propeller_Plane_2d_sci_fi_aircraft_picture_image_digital_art.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 17, 2014, 09:15:21 am
How about this M.C. Escher-esque CG creation? Can't help, but something does not match up...  ;)

You're not kidding, that must be a VERY flexible propshaft!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2014, 01:47:05 pm
Takes a lot of work to make the Academy kit accurate....but a superb kit for whiffery. I see them selling regularly for under a fiver on the bay.

Matter of opinion.  Having whiffed my way through more Spitfires than hot dinners (and I've had a lot of them too), I wouldn't start with an Academy 14 unless I have to*.  Never, ever liked that kit.  There's something wrong with the fuselage that I just can't nail down.  And I dislike the fit too. Give me a Fujimi one, or an Airfix 19 mated to a fighter wing.  I'd even do the upgrade work on the old Frog kit.

*That said, I have two done, both with new wings as a Spitfire F21 and Seafire F45, plus two others converted to 21s that are yet to be finished.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 21, 2014, 04:13:57 am
The link below is to a youtube video of game reviewer NERD3 ("nerd-cubed") slagging off an utterly dreadful airport simulator game. Quite apart from the fact that it's highly amusing, it also has some very whiffy transport planes, seemingly with random collections of engines, in the first five minutes or so.

WARNING : NOT REMOTELY SAFE FOR WORK DUE TO PROFUSE (BUT ENTIRELY JUSTIFIED) SWEARING.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwkpogkNpco
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on June 21, 2014, 06:07:11 pm
Weaver,

That's hilarious!  I feel sorry for the poor SOB who created that simulation as it's clearly a labor of love on that guy's part - but one that only a true fan of airport ops could possibly find enjoyable.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on June 21, 2014, 06:39:50 pm
Quite apart from the fact that it's highly amusing, it also has some very whiffy transport planes, seemingly with random collections of engines, in the first five minutes or so.

The L-1011 meets C-141 or 727 or DC-9 are most whiffy. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on July 02, 2014, 05:44:15 pm
A few Photoshopped PAK-FA's

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/090/4/8/pak_fa_su50_by_bbb4445-d7cc48e.jpg)

(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/091/b/d/sukhoi_hal_fgfa_by_bbb4445-d7cp0wb.jpg)

Found here... http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?126959-The-PAK-FA-News-Pics-amp-Debate-Thread-XXIV/page48


Steven L  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 02, 2014, 07:01:04 pm
Oh those PAK FAs are looking sweet ! The twin seater looks a little cramped tho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 02, 2014, 07:03:21 pm
Just noticed the Brazillian carrier.....wow !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 04, 2014, 03:11:05 am
How about THIS "sponsored" Gundam mecha...?  :rolleyes:

(http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shpimg/00/03/901/864.jpg)

"Full psycho", yeah!  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Zombolt on July 04, 2014, 11:23:57 pm
How about THIS "sponsored" Gundam mecha...?  :rolleyes:

(http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shpimg/00/03/901/864.jpg)

"Full psycho", yeah!  :lol:
They also have the Original and Nu Gundam in 7upcolors.

I wish we could get that, I'll just have to settle for B&N selling them
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 08, 2014, 06:33:22 am
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i65/elite-falcon07/j-10/18s31616hh.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TinMan on July 09, 2014, 06:33:42 pm
Now those are really sexy!!!!    :o
Just gave me some good ideas of what I can do with a few of my F-16A kits that are lying around collecting dust.

Very nice ideas at http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/08-open-2013-del-6/

my most favourite ones ...

(http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/113.jpg)

(http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/114.jpg)

Deino
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 10, 2014, 12:46:11 am
Interesting! Like the paint scheme (reminds me of Finnish and Norwegian coastal patrol ships) - and there seems to be a MiG-21F in Swedish service to lurk in the background, too...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 10, 2014, 01:01:23 am
Not a whif, but...  :-\

(http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/attachments/hangar-flying/18090d1339838290-ugliest-aircraft-ever-build-standard.jpg)

(http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/attachments/hangar-flying/18089d1339838289-ugliest-aircraft-ever-build-caproni_stipa_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on July 10, 2014, 01:04:53 am
Ooh I like that last one.
If I modelled something similar i'd extend the duct a bit to put the prop fully inside it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 10, 2014, 02:34:49 am
Not a whif, but...  :-\

(http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/attachments/hangar-flying/18090d1339838290-ugliest-aircraft-ever-build-standard.jpg)

(http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/attachments/hangar-flying/18089d1339838289-ugliest-aircraft-ever-build-caproni_stipa_1.jpg)

Not sure if it still in Australia but this replica was owned (and also built I think) by the late Guido Zuccoli or it may have been his wife Lynette at their company Aerotec in Toowoomba Qld, if that helps research any :thumbsup:

also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stipa-Caproni
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on July 10, 2014, 04:18:22 am
...Not sure if it still in Australia but this replica was owned (and also built I think) by the late Guido Zuccoli or it may have been his wife Lynette at their company Aerotec in Toowoomba Qld, if that helps research any :thumbsup:

also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stipa-Caproni

Cool.  Thanks Flyer.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 10, 2014, 05:12:48 am
Another accidental find - a mash-up of two Matchbox kits, IMHO: a Douglas Havoc meets DH Mosquito markings. The result ain't bad at all!

(http://glostransporthistory.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk/images/Air_Douglas%20Havoc.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: raafif on July 10, 2014, 09:21:23 pm
Not a whif, but...  :-\

(http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/attachments/hangar-flying/18090d1339838290-ugliest-aircraft-ever-build-standard.jpg)

That is not a model -- but the scale ("airworthy") Stipa still at Aerotec ..... and that lady leaning on the "model" is Lynette Zuccoli !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 11, 2014, 12:22:29 am
Not a whif, but...  :-\


That is not a model -- but the scale ("airworthy") Stipa still at Aerotec ..... and that lady leaning on the "model" is Lynette Zuccoli !
Nobody said it is a "model" I said it's a "replica", meaning a real aircraft... but thank you for confirming it is still at Aerotec.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on July 12, 2014, 07:10:50 am
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o1/lenny100/vtol_a_10_by_heckthor-d4ggy3v_zps9a6bea64.jpg)

very modable A-10

found by google search but mothersite wont open
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 12, 2014, 02:29:08 pm
Someone was inspired by the Cobra Rattler-
(http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133ed6265b2970b-600wi.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on July 12, 2014, 07:02:37 pm
Wonderful VTOL A-10, belated thanks!
Even better than the "classical" one! :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 15, 2014, 01:15:06 am
Someone was inspired by the Cobra Rattler-
(http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133ed6265b2970b-600wi.jpg)
I have alway's liked the Cobra Rattler from watching G I Joe in the late 80's but I cannot remember, was the Rattler on the show a VTOL?

and the twin boom VTOL A-10 is just excellent ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 15, 2014, 04:45:30 am
It was a tilt-wing.  I remember, barely, a few episodes where they were hovering. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 15, 2014, 04:55:32 am
 :blink:

(http://fluhdesign.ch/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/IMG_3816-1023x419.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 15, 2014, 05:01:04 am
It was a tilt-wing.  I remember, barely, a few episodes where they were hovering. 

cool, all I could remember, barely, was some Rattlers diving in for an attack and the Joe's fending them off with a forward swept wing fighter. Being VTOL makes it all the more appealing.

when I was a kid I had a water pistol shaped like a aircraft used by Cobra, IIRC it was a SAAB Draken clone, and that is my G I Joe knowledge expended ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 15, 2014, 05:01:54 am
nice Shinden
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on July 15, 2014, 07:05:27 am
Bought a Hobby Boss Do.335 earlier today and while looking for pics, found this heavily re-worked and nearly finished version from a Polish site:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpwm.org.pl%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D12%26t%3D73594&edit-text=

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/DornierDo-335Kitbash.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/Aircraft/DornierDo-335Kitbash.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 15, 2014, 08:23:59 am
Wow! I also have a Hobby Boss Do 335 in the stash and feel inclined to use my saw...  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on July 16, 2014, 08:03:40 am
Sort of whiff.... ;D

(http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q756/librarian2/P-39-cartoon_zps0532eb9b.jpg) (http://s1357.photobucket.com/user/librarian2/media/P-39-cartoon_zps0532eb9b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 16, 2014, 09:37:28 am
The A-10 looks awesome....and definitely buildable !

I get a kick out of the Cobra version.....all those weapons and still can't hit a thing  :thumbsup:

The cartoon is pretty cool too....neat idea !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on July 17, 2014, 01:32:25 am
Bought a Hobby Boss Do.335 earlier today and while looking for pics, found this heavily re-worked and nearly finished version from a Polish site:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpwm.org.pl%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D12%26t%3D73594&edit-text=

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/DornierDo-335Kitbash.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/Aircraft/DornierDo-335Kitbash.jpg.html)

One of the finest examples I've ever seen of how to take something truly hideous and create something so beautiful. This is on my to-do list :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 17, 2014, 08:19:06 am
While we are at the Do 335, how about this pretty CG version? Looks just as good as the recent USAF Saab J21?

(http://imageshack.us/a/img355/8052/do335usaf056we.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/355/do335usaf056we.jpg/)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 18, 2014, 07:00:04 am
That example of the heavily modified 335 from the Polish site looks very Soviet'ish to me
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 19, 2014, 03:36:23 am
I found this so long ago I forget were...
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/WindowsPhotoGalleryWallpaper_zpsaa3b4f6f.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on July 19, 2014, 03:46:15 am
Like it.
It puts me in mind of that bit in Fantasia 2000 with the flying Humpbacks.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on July 20, 2014, 04:00:33 pm
The link below is to a youtube video of game reviewer NERD3 ("nerd-cubed") slagging off an utterly dreadful airport simulator game. Quite apart from the fact that it's highly amusing, it also has some very whiffy transport planes, seemingly with random collections of engines, in the first five minutes or so.

WARNING : NOT REMOTELY SAFE FOR WORK DUE TO PROFUSE (BUT ENTIRELY JUSTIFIED) SWEARING.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwkpogkNpco


NERD3 strikes again, with an interesting-looking program called Kerbal Space Program - Space Plane that lets you try your hand at designing and flying a spaceplane. Unfortunately, Dan is slightly handicapped by almost but quite complete ignorance of both aeroplane and spacecraft design, but stick with it. You may lose count of the number of times your scream "PITCH CONTROL!!!!" at the screen, but he does eventually produce something flyable. Unfortunately, it's getting no nearer to space than an Me-163, with which it shares some other unfortunate tendencies.

It looks like there's a whole series of these Kerbal Space Program games that may well be of interest to folks on here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2pJM1xAALM

Demo version is free: https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2014, 01:01:08 am
How about THIS landing vehicle...?

(http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2007/Feb/20/FPI702200319AR_b.jpg)


And I really like this one - not a whif, but it has style, esp. for a prototype!  :ph34r:

(http://s2.e-monsite.com/2010/04/22/10/resize_950_950//2---Rolligons-Mechanix-Illustrated-Dec-1957.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2014, 02:11:16 am
 :rolleyes:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_sH3C0PhDKRY/S6nSp83-GQI/AAAAAAAAAVI/yoFrH5UWee8/s1600/EC725_SF_EH01.067_071207.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2014, 02:23:23 am
Found this Indian museum Hurricane... not certain if THAT was an official livery? Looks nice, though:

(http://www.globalaviationresource.com/reports/2009/iafmuseum090228/images/IMG_7550.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on July 22, 2014, 03:45:55 am
:rolleyes:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_sH3C0PhDKRY/S6nSp83-GQI/AAAAAAAAAVI/yoFrH5UWee8/s1600/EC725_SF_EH01.067_071207.jpg)

Ha! So if a pair of contra rotating rotors are good does that make 3 better?  :rolleyes: 
at least just out of shot appears to be the tail rotor needed to counter the torque of that extra main rotor...

I guess in whifworld it makes sense.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2014, 06:23:14 am
I'd add another rotor on top of the existing three...  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on July 22, 2014, 07:20:45 am
Almost looks like a Tie Fighter dropping out the bottom.
* When I read "Whiffs found surfing" I somehow expect to see a whiff hanging 10 on a 3 meter board.*
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 22, 2014, 07:32:23 am
Love that flying armada shot ! Wow !


 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2014, 08:42:06 am
Not really original, but I like that aircraft/paint scheme combo...  :thumbsup:

(http://lockon.co.uk/upload/iblock/11f/saaf_fic1_scr3.jpg)

(http://lockon.co.uk/upload/iblock/889/saaf_fic1_scr2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 23, 2014, 08:51:57 am
That would be the perfect a/c for SA !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 23, 2014, 05:38:27 pm
So, I was looking for armor uniform ideas, when I found that tvtropes.org (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CustomUniform) had this lurking within its depths-
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xxJWs1i2nc0/SDMVfMJHJcI/AAAAAAAAAr4/9iZGFxIayHI/s400/Patton)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 24, 2014, 06:44:52 am
I assume that's Patton ? I know he did design some tank corps uniforms
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on July 24, 2014, 06:50:05 am
It is and it looks like the uni that's mentioned in the movie "Patton", something like "green leather with a gold football helmet. (That would be "real football", the American kind. :) )
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on July 24, 2014, 07:45:52 am
Looks like a uniform for the marching band of a really rough college!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on July 24, 2014, 09:32:57 am
I've seen photos of this Patton-designed uniform today (Patton Museum at Fort Knox):
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u319/sgtbrown103/Misc%20Photos/2722587570051634853mVVhtd_ph.jpg)
It looks like the helmet in the original b/w photo is golden :rolleyes:, not green.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on July 24, 2014, 10:09:28 am
(That would be "real football", the American kind. :) )

How can you call it 'real football' when the only guy that kicks it is the kicker  -----  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2014, 10:29:07 am
Just google 'foot ball hand egg' says it all  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 24, 2014, 10:41:13 am
(That would be "real football", the American kind. :) )

Like rugby with padding then?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 24, 2014, 06:01:48 pm
(That would be "real football", the American kind. :) )

Like rugby with padding then?

Slightly more organized, plus the game stops every couple minutes. Might make it more fun to mix in some rugby rules.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on July 24, 2014, 08:32:33 pm
Mate, any sport where you can score with the ball in your hands or with it coming off any part of your body other than the foot can't really be considered football can it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 25, 2014, 06:22:26 am
It is and it looks like the uni that's mentioned in the movie "Patton", something like "green leather with a gold football helmet. (That would be "real football", the American kind. :) )

Thanks, thought it was, somehow just doesn't look very military ?

As for "American Football" the only thing to be said about it is that it's better then Baseball (ducks and runs  :rolleyes:) I've been to one baseball game and all I can say is that rounders is far more watchable, at least the players are prettier to start with  ;D

Why is it they have all these "World Series" in the US and they are the only ones who play in them ? Apologies to our resident Canadian's because I know they let you in some of them.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 25, 2014, 07:11:07 am

Why is it they have all these "World Series" in the US and they are the only ones who play in them ? Apologies to our resident Canadian's because I know they let you in some of them.

No idea, but at least the teams are starting to have more of an international flavor than when the major leagues started.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on July 25, 2014, 07:40:43 am
It is and it looks like the uni that's mentioned in the movie "Patton", something like "green leather with a gold football helmet. (That would be "real football", the American kind. :) )

Thanks, thought it was, somehow just doesn't look very military ?

As for "American Football" the only thing to be said about it is that it's better then Baseball (ducks and runs  :rolleyes:) I've been to one baseball game and all I can say is that rounders is far more watchable, at least the players are prettier to start with  ;D

Why is it they have all these "World Series" in the US and they are the only ones who play in them ? Apologies to our resident Canadian's because I know they let you in some of them.


I once asked my American Godfather that exact question. He said that when you live in the USA, America is the world ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on July 27, 2014, 12:31:58 am
Was it not sponsored by a newspaper called the world?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 27, 2014, 05:55:47 am
Was it not sponsored by a newspaper called the world?

Sounds to logical to be true  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 27, 2014, 08:18:36 am
Apologies to our resident Canadian's because I know they let you in some of them.

Except for that one year when the probability of the Montreal Expos playing the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series was so high that they had to invoke a strike and end the season..... :banghead: :banghead: :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 04, 2014, 02:47:58 am
Sean Charlesworth's awesome 3D printed Octopod submersible:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ESuNPWXqbyk/T5d-6oma-nI/AAAAAAAAEcU/qyHHjsddqeg/s640/IMGP1047.JPG)

Loads more pics and info here: http://opus5.complex88.com/2012/05/its-wrap.html#more
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on August 04, 2014, 06:44:41 am
That's pretty awesome ! It needs something at the end of the tentacles though, like claws and other tools or guns.....

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on August 04, 2014, 07:00:12 am
like that instesting reading further that the 3d print medium was breaking down after a while!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 05, 2014, 08:57:59 am
That's beautiful!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on August 06, 2014, 02:46:20 pm
Check this site out.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/292154
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on August 08, 2014, 07:38:51 pm
Found this Aoshima kit on Hobby Link Japan.  From "Conan the boy in Future" (AKA Future Boy Conan - A less literal translation) which is a 1978 Anime.
(http://d2ev13g7cze5ka.cloudfront.net/aos/aos00945_0.jpg?v=1401870296)
(http://d2ev13g7cze5ka.cloudfront.net/aos/aos00945_1.jpg?v=1401870181)
There is also this 1/700 kit from the same anime.
(http://d2ev13g7cze5ka.cloudfront.net/aos/aos00432_0.jpg?v=0000000001)
(http://d2ev13g7cze5ka.cloudfront.net/aos/aos00432_1.jpg?v=0000000001)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on August 11, 2014, 12:06:11 am
Found this Aoshima kit on Hobby Link Japan.  From "Conan the boy in Future" (AKA Future Boy Conan - A less literal translation) which is a 1978 Anime.



Lovely yellow bubble-windowed flying boat, thanks!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on August 20, 2014, 01:27:13 pm
I found a website that has a redesigned Turbokat jet from the abandoned swat kats tv show. And they have other cool stuff too.

http://www.zacharymadere.com/blog/?tag=sci-fi
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 21, 2014, 02:48:00 am
It's photoshopped, but has its charm...  ;D

(http://www.autolada.hg.pl/nivateren/14vaz21t34_big.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mossie on August 21, 2014, 04:28:07 am
Or what to do with Revell's Trabant! :dalek:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2014, 04:33:34 am
or with a 2cv?

http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/86403/2cv%20a%20chenille.jpg (http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/86403/2cv%20a%20chenille.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on August 21, 2014, 04:48:22 am
I've seen a photo of that, or a near identical, 2CV many years ago - was in much better & cleaner condition in the old pic.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on August 21, 2014, 06:40:19 am
some years back I had a try at this :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/P9170232s_zps23604246.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/hybrids/2cv-chenillette-s_zps96e05f5b.jpg)


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 21, 2014, 08:44:48 am
Kind of 'wet dream' whif...?

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o73/namnoitca7/DSC00520.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on August 21, 2014, 09:47:06 am
Great! What is the source?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Chaos on August 21, 2014, 01:49:09 pm
WOW a great Big Bomber. A Heinkel right?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on August 21, 2014, 01:57:49 pm
WOW a great Big Bomber. A Heinkel right?
A pair of Heinkel 177s.  Although I think stability may become a problem when they light off those buzz bombs
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on August 21, 2014, 07:49:39 pm
Great! What is the source?
I have found it by myself: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,24047.0.html from here by dear Vostoc7...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on August 21, 2014, 09:29:05 pm
Twin Heinkel He.177, Mr. The Chaos. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 22, 2014, 12:42:51 am
Great! What is the source?

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o73/namnoitca7/DSC00520.jpg - not certain where it was posted.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on August 22, 2014, 12:59:42 am
Hi Dizzy

thanks for the He177 Z - I am a big fan of the 177.  She would have been a mean attack machine with all the missiles etc but looks like fighter meat - would have needed lots of cover.  But what a great model.  Throw in a couple of jumo 006 and you have the America bomber.

cheers

Bernie
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 22, 2014, 01:57:30 am
Hmmm,

this unmanned thing reminds a bit of the Horten IX/Go 229, doesn't it?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c6ESqXYCeLM/UKcDY2taVjI/AAAAAAAAUdQ/2nr34j2zSiQ/s1600/AVIC+Cup-International+UAV+Innovation+Grand+Prix+ceremony+at+the+Zhuhai+Airshow+in+Chinao+was+shown+of+the+futuristic+%E2%80%9CBlue+Shark%E2%80%9D+UCAV+diving+for+an+attack+on+India%E2%80%99s+INS+Vikramaditya+aircraft+carrier+(1).png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on August 22, 2014, 02:09:02 pm
 :banghead: :banghead:

Well I did an art trade with CopperheadYSF23 on Deviantart and he made my F-49 Dixon stealth flying wing fighter.

http://jesse220.deviantart.com/art/F-49-Dixon-Trade-466952648

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: MikeD on August 23, 2014, 05:32:42 am
It's photoshopped, but has its charm...  ;D

(http://www.autolada.hg.pl/nivateren/14vaz21t34_big.jpg)

Enough charm for some nutcase to make a real one apparently!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfP7tWK0YEU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfP7tWK0YEU)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on August 23, 2014, 06:06:51 am
That just reminds me of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJpyUkHPCA
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on August 23, 2014, 08:26:01 am
That just reminds me of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJpyUkHPCA

I remember those things being sold in the back of Popular Mechanics.  The buggies they were using, not the Banana Splits
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on August 23, 2014, 09:20:41 am
That just reminds me of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJpyUkHPCA

I remember those things being sold in the back of Popular Mechanics.  The buggies they were using, not the Banana Splits

when saw this I suddenly remembered I saw that a long long time ago, and the buggies, and also the most peculiar way they drive them!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on August 23, 2014, 08:36:16 pm
That just reminds me of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJpyUkHPCA

Ye Gods, that takes me back! :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on August 24, 2014, 05:01:51 am
Argocat make the vehicles - Six or Eight wheeled versions.
There appears to be no Wikipedia page for Argocat.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 24, 2014, 05:24:22 am
They've got their own site :-

http://www.argoatv.com/ (http://www.argoatv.com/)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 25, 2014, 02:17:45 am
(http://nickdwyer.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/casdown1.jpg?w=1400&h=)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on August 25, 2014, 03:48:05 am
Great find! 2 seat, canard, V tail and A-10ish. Love it :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 25, 2014, 05:59:26 pm
"What if Burt Rutan had designed the A-10?"  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on August 25, 2014, 07:27:03 pm
I saved that pic for my "gonna build it someday" collection.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on August 26, 2014, 03:10:57 am
I think it needs more bombs... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on August 26, 2014, 04:17:27 am
That just reminds me of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJpyUkHPCA

Wern't they the same vehicles they used as moon buggies in UFO and/or Space 1999?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lenny100 on August 26, 2014, 05:33:46 am
That just reminds me of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJpyUkHPCA

Wern't they the same vehicles they used as moon buggies in UFO and/or Space 1999?
yes all in bright yellow, Lightwater Valley  theme park in North Stainley, North Yorkshire used to have several of them giving rides across a moonscape as they put it simply brilliant, until one was turned over and several people got hurt so they closed the rides down
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on August 26, 2014, 01:03:58 pm
"What if Burt Rutan had designed the A-10?"  :thumbsup:

(http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/4825L-2.jpg)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rutan+ares&safe=off&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=auf8U9-lMOWp7AaPioCwCw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1424&bih=802 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rutan+ares&safe=off&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=auf8U9-lMOWp7AaPioCwCw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1424&bih=802)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on August 26, 2014, 01:33:24 pm
Look what I found, it's like an f-19 fighter .

http://gallery.ipms-phoenix.org/displayimage.php?pid=3144
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on August 26, 2014, 02:35:44 pm
"What if Burt Rutan had designed the A-10?"  :thumbsup:

(http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/4825L-2.jpg)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rutan+ares&safe=off&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=auf8U9-lMOWp7AaPioCwCw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1424&bih=802 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rutan+ares&safe=off&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=auf8U9-lMOWp7AaPioCwCw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1424&bih=802)

Love the Ares (love all of Rutan's work for that matter) with it's intake on one side and a Gatling on the other. I remember it was the bad guy's aircraft at the end of the movie Iron Eagle Aces, I haven't seen that movie since the 90's, I think they called it a Messerschmitt something something :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on August 29, 2014, 05:00:20 am
Did Finland use the Airacobra? Capture one? I Google searched the topic but found nothing. I ask because I found this while looking up 3-views and pics of the VL Myrsky II...

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/MMAiracobra1_zps7ea8b79a.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 29, 2014, 06:01:27 am
They didn't, but the idea is nice. Anything goes, in Finnish livery, I think?
Even though I doubt that the liquid-cooled engine was any good in winter time?
The "AC" code is nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on August 29, 2014, 08:46:03 am
Did Finland use the Airacobra?
Nope. Shot down some, though. I don't know where they crashed.
For reference, here's a list of Fighter Squadron 34 victories and losses 1943-44 (in Finnish) (http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luettelo_Lentolaivue_34:n_ilmavoitoista_ja_sotatoimitappioista).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2014, 07:49:49 am
The 'Cobra looks great in Finnish colours !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on September 03, 2014, 03:16:14 pm
Check out the Avia Concepts, they cool concept stealth jets and stuff.

http://www.coroflot.com/gc2010/avia-concept
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 03, 2014, 06:52:05 pm
Check out the Avia Concepts, they cool concept stealth jets and stuff.

http://www.coroflot.com/gc2010/avia-concept

There is several there that I find interesting, especially the one with a rounded forward wing and swept wing at the rear. Nice.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 03, 2014, 07:19:46 pm
Thanks! and I love the included link to this modern twin-boomer (ot triplex-boomer): http://www.coroflot.com/gc2010/canard-ulm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on September 03, 2014, 08:01:15 pm
I'm glad you liked it ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hman on September 06, 2014, 01:23:12 pm
An SAS Pink Panther...

http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg (http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on September 06, 2014, 06:15:55 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on September 06, 2014, 10:53:01 pm
I love it.  Wonder where he got the the FN MAGs?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2014, 02:11:35 am
An SAS Pink Panther...


I Like that  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hman on September 07, 2014, 02:18:18 am
I love it.  Wonder where he got the the FN MAGs?

http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=50944&p=1 (http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=50944&p=1)  this is the build thread.  No details on the GPMG, but I guess they are 1/48?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 07, 2014, 02:40:05 am
An SAS Pink Panther...

http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg (http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg)

Is that one of Radish's?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2014, 09:44:30 am
Oh now that is nice ! Excellent details......fun yet interseting !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Martin H on September 07, 2014, 10:07:07 am
An SAS Pink Panther...

http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg (http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg)

Is that one of Radish's?  ;D
If its in the UK its more likely to be one of the boys from the Beyond the box SIG (aka the Wallace and Grommit gang)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on September 07, 2014, 11:02:23 am
I love it.  Wonder where he got the the FN MAGs?
This comment seriously confused me for a while.
I looked as hard as I could and I didn't didn't see ANY magazines for an SLR.
And then... I realised you meant the Gimpys. ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on September 07, 2014, 01:38:56 pm
Did Finland use the Airacobra? Capture one? I Google searched the topic but found nothing. I ask because I found this while looking up 3-views and pics of the VL Myrsky II...

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/MMAiracobra1_zps7ea8b79a.jpg)

That's a great idea! Well done to the builder. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on September 07, 2014, 01:45:17 pm
An SAS Pink Panther...

http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg (http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/40025/348.jpg)

I love that - see the comment about "who baaas wins"?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Turbo Mosquito on Hypserscale
Post by: dwomby on September 07, 2014, 02:52:45 pm
Nice work again by Victor Scheuerman

http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1410120874/Matchbox+Turbo+Mosquito (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1410120874/Matchbox+Turbo+Mosquito)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Daryl J. on September 07, 2014, 03:02:38 pm
That's beautiful!
Title: Re: Turbo Mosquito on Hypserscale
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 07, 2014, 03:56:06 pm
Nice work again by Victor Scheuerman

http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1410120874/Matchbox+Turbo+Mosquito (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1410120874/Matchbox+Turbo+Mosquito)

It looks great, but he doesn't say much about the actual engines he used and the exhaust ducts only show in one view, and as they're transparent they're only just visible!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 07, 2014, 05:31:57 pm
... and they face in towards the fuselage? :unsure:

Mmmm, not a good idea for numerous reasons, and a Dart wouldn't simply fit straight on as a direct
replacement for  a two-stage Merlin.

Nice concept, questionable execution.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2014, 07:12:34 pm
Woah....that's one good looking model ! Not sure I like the look of it.....but kinda. The level of work more than makes up for that. Love how much the setailed landing gear adds to it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on September 07, 2014, 07:23:34 pm
Cannot fault his craftsmanship!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 08, 2014, 01:18:15 am
Nice concept, questionable execution.

Same here. Looks great, but leaves conceptually some questions...  :rolleyes:
Beyond the exhauts arrangement, couple with the wooden airframe, I also wonder where the engines get their air from? To me, some kind of decent air intake is missing, too?  :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on September 08, 2014, 08:38:41 am
It's a Whiff so I figure all that Physics and Aerodynamic stuff can just be put in the "Irrelevant" file while I enjoy looking at a fine build.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Bungle on September 08, 2014, 08:55:59 am
It's a Whiff so I figure all that Physics and Aerodynamic stuff can just be put in the "Irrelevant" file while I enjoy looking at a fine build.

What he said   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Deino on September 08, 2014, 11:09:09 pm
What a nice idea !!!  :wub:

http://s799.photobucket.com/user/The_terran_empire/media/original-1.jpg.html

(http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy279/The_terran_empire/original-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 09, 2014, 01:24:13 am
And here's a Polish counterpart, at least a concept study:

(http://disqus.club/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/maxresdefault-1.jpg)

(http://disqus.club/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PolandTank2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2014, 05:01:22 am
Quick.....somebody show that A-10 to the US Senate  :thumbsup:

What a beauty. I want one !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2014, 05:02:58 am
Not really surfing but shopping.....oh well, close enough without firing up another thread eh ?

AIRCAFT !

UPTODATE NEWFANGLED !

SUPER POWER !

SUPER DEFORMATION !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/10696335_10204872772045354_292251710348300066_n_zps17ae1ed7.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/10696335_10204872772045354_292251710348300066_n_zps17ae1ed7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 09, 2014, 05:58:45 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YcQhhd1mZ7M/TX8km_XjchI/AAAAAAAAAXA/ic4dKKwA-m0/s800/IMG_1500.JPG)

This once was a Wellington...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on September 09, 2014, 07:50:25 am
Not really surfing but shopping.....oh well, close enough without firing up another thread eh ?

AIRCAFT !

UPTODATE NEWFANGLED !

SUPER POWER !

SUPER DEFORMATION !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/10696335_10204872772045354_292251710348300066_n_zps17ae1ed7.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/10696335_10204872772045354_292251710348300066_n_zps17ae1ed7.jpg.html)
Don't forget "HIGH SPEED!" too.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TallEng on September 09, 2014, 10:04:39 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YcQhhd1mZ7M/TX8km_XjchI/AAAAAAAAAXA/ic4dKKwA-m0/s800/IMG_1500.JPG)

This once was a Wellington...  :rolleyes:

That is just shouting Italian to me ;D it just needs to loose the single fin and make those secondary fins bigger
and stick them on the ends of the tailplanes, although.... maybe leave them where they are and just increase the size?
it would look like the distant cousin of a Savoia Marchetti SM.82 Canguro (I did say distant :rolleyes:)
just add one of those wonderful Italian camouflage schemes....

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2014, 11:29:46 am
Ooops....forgot the Super Power !

 :thumbsup:

That Wellington is pretty neat. Sure does look Italian but it's also pretty cool !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 09, 2014, 01:52:31 pm
(http://disqus.club/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PolandTank2.jpg)

Hmm...I wonder if the main gun is a railgun
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Mr.Creak on September 09, 2014, 03:46:34 pm
It's a NATO standard 105mm or 120mm.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PL-01
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 09, 2014, 08:00:18 pm
Just seen the 3 engine Wellington while looking for something else in "WHIFs found at HyperScale" thread, reply #368:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,24776.360.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 10, 2014, 06:30:00 am
(http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/tsr2/75106profile.jpg)

Not a bad idea...?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2014, 09:07:54 am
(http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/tsr2/75106profile.jpg)

Not a bad idea...?

Aren't there decals for that scheme in the Xtradecal sets for the TSR2?

Looks very good nonetheless, and very plausible too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on September 10, 2014, 11:20:51 am
(http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/tsr2/75106profile.jpg)

Not a bad idea...?

Aren't there decals for that scheme in the Xtradecal sets for the TSR2?

Looks very good nonetheless, and very plausible too.

Unfortunately no. I agree though, it would look nice like that.

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TsrJoe on September 10, 2014, 12:51:57 pm
it was mooted as a decal option but it was decided if we were to have that one we would have to have another to balance it so it was quietly dropped ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2014, 01:25:09 pm
Nice !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on September 10, 2014, 01:42:23 pm
it was mooted as a decal option but it was decided if we were to have that one we would have to have another to balance it so it was quietly dropped ;)

so what was the other option?

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2014, 02:02:32 pm
it was mooted as a decal option but it was decided if we were to have that one we would have to have another to balance it so it was quietly dropped ;)

so what was the other option?

Gondor

You have to ask?  ;D :lol:

IDF would be my bet.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 11, 2014, 11:31:34 pm
A whif of a REALLY different kind: I became aware of it through colleagues in the creative department in my agency - Akira (the manga from Katsuhiro Otomo) meets The Simpsons!

Check this:

http://www.bartkira.com/volume-1.html

(http://www.bartkira.com/uploads/1/0/0/8/10084852/5256716_orig.jpg)


In 1982 the Manga-series „Akira“ was started being published in Japan and is considered a breakthrough in graphic novels. 30 Years later it is remade with Simpsons-characters, including illustrations from over 90 different artists.

 :party:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 12, 2014, 06:54:16 am
(http://i.imgur.com/7h0CQT0.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on September 12, 2014, 08:03:50 am
The Bearcat looks good in SEA colors.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 12, 2014, 08:40:28 am
Looks like a Skyraider that's taxied into a wall before take-off.  ;D

But it's good nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 12, 2014, 12:43:43 pm
Looks like a Skyraider that's taxied into a wall before take-off.  ;D

But it's good nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

Ok..who threw the 'Raider into the laundry?  It was *supposed* to be DRY CLEAN only
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 12, 2014, 06:37:22 pm
Looks like a Skyraider that's taxied into a wall before take-off.  ;D

But it's good nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

Ok..who threw the 'Raider into the laundry?  It was *supposed* to be DRY CLEAN only

LOL :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on September 13, 2014, 08:02:28 am
Or kinda like a single-seat T-28! :)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 15, 2014, 06:03:47 am
Not a whif, but certainly an inspiring conversion - called the O-2A "Pelican"?

(http://www.navair.navy.mil/img/uploads/O_2A_Pelican_NEW.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 15, 2014, 07:19:46 am
 :blink:

(http://www.hydrolance.net/Common/C-130-TakeOff-HLpontoons.jpg)

(http://www.hydrolance.net/Common/727-200HLpontnLanding-Island.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 15, 2014, 11:05:17 am
The single engine O-2 is interesting, I will be looking that one up :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 15, 2014, 06:50:09 pm
The single engine O-2 is interesting, I will be looking that one up :thumbsup:
There was also a single-engined tractor (not pusher) version of the (former push-pull) O-2: the Conroy Stolifter, but this is Real World, not what-if:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/stolifter_zpsa8f0b5b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 15, 2014, 11:49:45 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on September 16, 2014, 06:34:36 am
Wasn't there a single engine turbo prop pusher as well?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 16, 2014, 08:11:23 am
I can remember seeing a internet pic of a civil single pusher 337 many years ago. It had a large baggage compartment up front and a standard 337 cabin. I cannot remember if it was turboprop though.

A single engine pusher 337/O-2 with a slightly altered fuselage may make a good drone...

On a sort of related topic I remember seeing a model of a Zwilling Cessna 337, with 3 booms and 4 engines, was that by somebody on here?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 16, 2014, 10:20:34 am
On a sort of related topic I remember seeing a model of a Zwilling Cessna 337, with 3 booms and 4 engines, was that by somebody on here?
Alvis 3.1's, yes. I have seen it recently on Facebook (as Twin Skymaster Cessna 337 X2) but the search engine does not find it here.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 16, 2014, 10:28:57 am
Thank you Tophe :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 16, 2014, 10:56:46 am
Wasn't there a single engine turbo prop pusher as well?
Yes there was! see the Basler Turbo 37/Spectrum SA-550 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_SA-550
(in my files, there was also the Basler Turbo 34) but not what-if, inventing better is... better.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on September 16, 2014, 01:33:26 pm
I can remember seeing a internet pic of a civil single pusher 337 many years ago. It had a large baggage compartment up front and a standard 337 cabin. I cannot remember if it was turboprop though.

A single engine pusher 337/O-2 with a slightly altered fuselage may make a good drone...

On a sort of related topic I remember seeing a model of a Zwilling Cessna 337, with 3 booms and 4 engines, was that by somebody on here?

Full article is over here:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal9/8301-8400/gal8327-Cessna-Petrie/00.shtm
Alvis 3.14159
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 16, 2014, 05:36:09 pm
That's the one, thank you pi Alvis 3.14159, looks great :thumbsup:

And it gives me idea's for some other triple boomers. ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 16, 2014, 05:43:06 pm
Love the O-2 ! Would be awesome as a turbine....have to look into this one !

Also get a kick out of the floats...High School Hibred Musical Retracting Retractible Inflatable Flailing Arm Floating Floatable Floats etc etc

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 18, 2014, 07:11:38 am
Not really a whif, rather an SF inspiration...  :mellow:

(http://www.wall321.com/thumbnails/detail/20120301/science%20fiction%20aircraft%20carriers%20post%20apocalyptic%201920x1079%20wallpaper_www.wall321.com_83.jpg)

Like the idea, a diorama should look cool?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 18, 2014, 07:16:31 am
That would make for an awesome computer game map!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 18, 2014, 07:22:33 am
Looks like a scene out of Space Battleship Yamato
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on September 18, 2014, 07:32:06 am
"Welcome to the Hotel  SS Yanze. Please watch out for the .."*OOF!* "... Knee Knockers and the..." *CLUNK* "... Head Bangers".
Blighty but how would you get the beastie ou there to start with?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on September 18, 2014, 07:42:14 am
Blighty but how would you get the beastie ou there to start with?
Nonono.
You don't get it out there. You remove the water from under it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 18, 2014, 10:31:24 am
How the devil do you land-on? There's not only an over-sized Nissen hut on the stern but a damned great hill in the way too!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on September 18, 2014, 10:37:40 am
How the devil do you land-on? There's not only an over-sized Nissen hut on the stern but a damned great hill in the way too!  :o

I was wondering that too but decided that they must be using much smaller aircraft to land and take off!

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 18, 2014, 12:01:15 pm
How the devil do you land-on? There's not only an over-sized Nissen hut on the stern but a damned great hill in the way too!  :o

I was wondering that too but decided that they must be using much smaller aircraft to land and take off!

Gondor
A very large landing pad for a fleet of Bell 609 tilt rotors...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 18, 2014, 01:13:13 pm
How the devil do you land-on? There's not only an over-sized Nissen hut on the stern but a damned great hill in the way too!  :o

I was wondering that too but decided that they must be using much smaller aircraft to land and take off!

Gondor
A very large landing pad for a fleet of Bell 609 tilt rotors...

Well yes, but why would they need the two cats and the angled deck in that case?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on September 18, 2014, 01:56:06 pm
How the devil do you land-on? There's not only an over-sized Nissen hut on the stern but a damned great hill in the way too!  :o

I was wondering that too but decided that they must be using much smaller aircraft to land and take off!

Gondor
A very large landing pad for a fleet of Bell 609 tilt rotors...

Well yes, but why would they need the two cats and the angled deck in that case?

Because that's the way that aircraft always took off from there, besides there is a big hill at the tail end of the carrier which is not very conducive to a good take-off!

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on September 18, 2014, 02:08:28 pm
Are you sure the carrier is still in use? The deck appears covered with a fine layer of sand.
My hypothesis is a dried-out world, the carrier got stranded there, the crew is trying to survive, note the small patches of culture, maybe we are already at the second generation (if the crew was mixed enough  ;D )
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 18, 2014, 02:14:20 pm
(http://img.ifcdn.com/images/46de8d2faede83a5fb19bca98c92d039e2c245e519780ac03f895bb893b1b6ae_1.jpg)
Found this interesting juxtaposition of HO/OO figures and "real world" objects on ifunny this afternoon
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bobbo on September 18, 2014, 02:25:05 pm
Terrific!

bobbo
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on September 19, 2014, 01:27:21 am
what an imagination
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on September 19, 2014, 01:42:45 am
Are you sure the carrier is still in use? The deck appears covered with a fine layer of sand.
My hypothesis is a dried-out world, the carrier got stranded there, the crew is trying to survive, note the small patches of culture, maybe we are already at the second generation (if the crew was mixed enough  ;D )

I think that's rust but its a fair point with the cultivation which only looks as if there is enough for a few people only.

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on September 19, 2014, 02:51:32 am
I think the picture of the carrier has achieved it's purpose which is to provoke thought and inspire discussion and creativity.
I also think two catapults could be used for purposes other than launching aircraft.  Throwing pianos for example or as the basis of an extreme sport...

Love the pics with the little people.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 19, 2014, 03:16:36 am
Throwing pianos for example or as the basis of an extreme sport...

Catapult assisted hang gliding
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on September 19, 2014, 03:45:13 am
They could also be used for punishing wrongdoers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 19, 2014, 07:03:58 am
A WONDROUS (and somewhat flattering!) find: check THIS  :blink:

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/262/8/b/ekaterina_by_nikitabolyakov-d7zpj9j.jpg)

Found it in a Russian forum, accidently: http://forum.worldofwarplanes.ru/index.php?/topic/67246-%D0%B5%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%B8-thunderbolt/page__p__1766439

Certainly "my" P-47H (even the foamed plastic in the air outlet is recognizable), but I have no connection with this artwork, whatsoever.

But, there are worse forms of hijacking...?  :party:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 19, 2014, 07:08:26 am
what an imagination

Absolutely, superb stuff
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 19, 2014, 12:45:27 pm

But, there are worse forms of hijacking...?  :party:

Nope...imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  My only JMN-mode niggle is she's saluting with the wrong hand.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on September 19, 2014, 05:40:23 pm
Certainly "my" P-47H (even the foamed plastic in the air outlet is recognizable), but I have no connection with this artwork, whatsoever.
But you are mentioned in the last post, first page (as "The Author" ;)) and a link (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/14016905345/in/photostream/) to your model is there too.
I call this free adverDIZZIng! :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 20, 2014, 07:25:11 am
I call this free addverDIZZIng! :cheers:

Oh, VERY good!  :thumbsup:  ;D  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 20, 2014, 07:33:32 am
Love the carrier....would make an awesome dio.

The wee HO figures in real world settings is just wild ! More I say !

And nice find Dizzy !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on September 20, 2014, 12:19:24 pm
A WONDROUS (and somewhat flattering!) find: check THIS  :blink:

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/262/8/b/ekaterina_by_nikitabolyakov-d7zpj9j.jpg)

Found it in a Russian forum, accidently: http://forum.worldofwarplanes.ru/index.php?/topic/67246-%D0%B5%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%B8-thunderbolt/page__p__1766439

Certainly "my" P-47H (even the foamed plastic in the air outlet is recognizable), but I have no connection with this artwork, whatsoever.

But, there are worse forms of hijacking...?  :party:

Who volunteers to send this to the Air Force uniform board? Recruiting would not be a problem!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 09, 2014, 03:22:36 am
Not an aircraft whif - but a rather pleasant extrapolation of BMW's classic E30 3 series car:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1rq5yPSNEBo/UEmyTQmMbXI/AAAAAAAAAFA/WxT8TQvBI9Q/s1600/1.jpg)

More here: http://forautocars.blogspot.de/2012/09/tmcars-says-it-can-turn-your-bmw-3.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on October 09, 2014, 11:56:53 am
Not an aircraft whif - but a rather pleasant extrapolation of BMW's classic E30 3 series car:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1rq5yPSNEBo/UEmyTQmMbXI/AAAAAAAAAFA/WxT8TQvBI9Q/s1600/1.jpg)

More here: http://forautocars.blogspot.de/2012/09/tmcars-says-it-can-turn-your-bmw-3.html

Are they redesigning that car?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 09, 2014, 11:37:20 pm
AFAIK it's not an official design, rather a body kit for the E30 car that takes its look and design into this millenium.
Actually, I like it a lot - esp. when you see what a delicate and light car the E30 had been, and you compare it to the fat things that carry today the 3 Series badge.  :rolleyes:
I even learned to drive on such a car, even though it was a lethargic 324d Diesel without turbo charger... Ah, nostalgia! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 10, 2014, 04:03:32 am
Not certain if we already had this one - but I love it. That's the result when you mate a Klingon Bird of Prey with... a German U-Boat!  :blink:

(http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/birdofevil.jpg)

(http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/frtqtrbop.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 10, 2014, 04:05:52 am
Do phasers and photon torpedoes work underwater? And how about Cloaking Devices?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TallEng on October 10, 2014, 04:19:40 am
Well..... A Photon Torpedo definitely sounds like it would :thumbsup:
A cloaking device? If it's anything like Harry Potter's it would probably be
Too soggy to be of any use ;D
And a Phaser? That always sounds like it would use a lot of High energy electrickery
Type stuff and that would just be trouble, as soon as you switched on underwater.....
Even if it was only to stun :blink:

Regards
Keith (waiting to be disproved on all accounts :o)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 10, 2014, 04:30:19 am
I rather wonder about the spare tire(s) on the nose...? ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TallEng on October 10, 2014, 06:54:25 am
I rather wonder about the spare tire(s) on the nose...? ;)

They're for when one docks in the (giant) AirlockDock to prevent nasty dents etc,
As the wash from other passing Spaceships/Battlecruisers/Deathplanets causes one to gently bob against the DockLock. ;D

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on October 10, 2014, 06:34:50 pm
Good Lord, is that Klingon steam punk?
Or would that be anti-matter punk?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on October 10, 2014, 08:45:41 pm
Well, I think the U-boat looks better when it was done in its original Klingon form...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on October 11, 2014, 02:43:41 am
Well, I think the U-boat looks better when it was done in its original Klingon form...

 ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on October 18, 2014, 01:01:21 pm
(http://s3.media.squarespace.com/production/465215/5327199/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/rocketracers_72_trademark.jpg)
 :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 18, 2014, 03:18:50 pm
Wild ! Love the rear view mirrors  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Chaos on October 19, 2014, 02:07:07 am
WOW I love the Picture
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 24, 2014, 10:05:25 am
Found this on flightsim.com during my daily trawl through their new files.

It's a UAV version of a B-52 re-engined with 777 engines!  :o

(http://img661.imageshack.us/img661/1874/AVEcAv.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on October 24, 2014, 10:11:04 am
Are those to scale :blink:. Never thought anything could make a B-52 look small.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Acree on October 24, 2014, 10:58:36 am
The day we parked our B-52G next to a C-5 at the McGuire AFB airshow made me feel pretty small!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on October 24, 2014, 11:08:41 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on October 24, 2014, 11:25:07 am
Found this on flightsim.com during my daily trawl through their new files.

It's a UAV version of a B-52 re-engined with 777 engines!  :o

(http://img661.imageshack.us/img661/1874/AVEcAv.jpg)

I've got a project I'm sorting out along those lines, only I'm re-winging the B-52 with 767 wings, then using two GE90 engines. I'm going to also have the u/c mounted in sponsons down each lower side of the fuselage which allows for a much bigger bomb bay, and the u/c will have three wheels per leg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 24, 2014, 12:15:57 pm
Are those to scale :blink:. Never thought anything could make a B-52 look small.

I think they are, yes.

While the B-52 is long and wide it's pretty low as well, and a GE-90 is the same diameter as a 737 fuselage. Quite how the designer has managed to lengthen the landing gear to keep the engines off the ground I'm not sure as it's an X-Plane model and I fly FS9 myself.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on October 24, 2014, 12:30:46 pm
Quite how the designer has managed to lengthen the landing gear to keep the engines off the ground I'm not sure as it's an X-Plane model and I fly FS9 myself.

My idea for my project is that the pylon would be similar in looks as to the CFM-56 on a 737 (just bigger), not on a pylon like in the picture here.  If I do that, there's plenty of ground clearance, even better than the engine ground clearance on a 777. The reason it's better is because the wing on the B-52 is much higher off the ground than a 777
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 24, 2014, 01:54:01 pm
That makes sense.

The 777's pylon itself is pretty horizontal and doesn't drop anywhere near as much as he's done it on the B-52.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 24, 2014, 04:25:34 pm
Put the engines on it YC-14/An-72-style!  :thumbsup: Make the B-52 not only a two-engined bomber, but a STOL bomber to boot!  :wacko:  :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 24, 2014, 04:34:15 pm
Looks silly. Prob needs 4 engines to keep the exchange simple no ? Or else it would turn into a procurment debacle, and we've already seen to many legendary aeroplanes go down that road..... :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on October 25, 2014, 07:38:02 am
Back in late 1981 a friend and I drove a U-Haul to Conroe, Tx. for a friend. Passing by Barksdale AFB I was shocked at seeing how small B-52s looked parked alongside the KC-10s. A few years ago at an airshow there was a BUFF parked next to a C-5. Poor thing looked downright puny!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on October 25, 2014, 08:31:22 am
Having seen a few B-52's up close (they used to "over-night" at YYC - Calgary when doing the Lethbridge Airshow), I have to say while I was very interested in them, they're not that spectacular to look at.  But then, anything parked next to a C-5 looks down-right puny ----  ;D  (I really have to get and build the 1/72 kits I have of the C-5)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on October 25, 2014, 08:59:51 am
Having seen a few B-52's up close (they used to "over-night" at YYC - Calgary when doing the Lethbridge Airshow), I have to say while I was very interested in them, they're not that spectacular to look at.  But then, anything parked next to a C-5 looks down-right puny ----  ;D  (I really have to get and build the 1/72 kits I have of the C-5)

When I was a young Air Force Security Policeman stationed up at NAS Keflavik, we used to judge where transient C-5s were parked while walking across the street to the chow hall from the barracks, considering the cockpit was about another story(ish) above the Air Ops building.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on October 25, 2014, 12:20:56 pm
Having seen a few B-52's up close (they used to "over-night" at YYC - Calgary when doing the Lethbridge Airshow), I have to say while I was very interested in them, they're not that spectacular to look at.  But then, anything parked next to a C-5 looks down-right puny ----  ;D  (I really have to get and build the 1/72 kits I have of the C-5)

When I was a young Air Force Security Policeman stationed up at NAS Keflavik, we used to judge where transient C-5s were parked while walking across the street to the chow hall from the barracks, considering the cockpit was about another story(ish) above the Air Ops building.

I get a similar view when approaching YYC-Calgary at the south end of the airport and there's an An-124 parked on the apron of the hangars there, they tower over everything in the area.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 31, 2014, 06:48:05 am
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2269/76876773.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on October 31, 2014, 07:08:57 am
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2269/76876773.jpg)
That looks quite the business right there.
Is that a B/A-U812 Maynard with the Rolls-Canardly engines?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 31, 2014, 08:15:32 am
That looks pretty neat ! Always a fan of that paint scheme. The turret doesn't have many options tho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 31, 2014, 09:54:17 am
Those must be some SERIOUSLY big floats!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 31, 2014, 10:19:12 am
... and a heavily reinforced wing, as I kinda doubt the DB-7/A-20 series would
be able to carry torpedoes of that size on the outer wings. The ones that carried
torpedoes carried them on the belly.

Turret looks bog-standard A-20G, so why would it not have 'many options'?

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 31, 2014, 04:33:58 pm
Maybe because there's a giant tail behind it and wires in front and above it ? Doesn't look like it has much of a field of fire.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on October 31, 2014, 06:23:41 pm
Maybe because there's a giant tail behind it and wires in front and above it ? Doesn't look like it has much of a field of fire.

 :cheers:

Only if Dr. Jones, Sr. (http://youtu.be/3zAmlQaepKA) is manning that turret, Captain
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on October 31, 2014, 06:28:41 pm
I thought that was a B-25 at first!
I don't recognize that paint scheme, is that coastal command? Instead of torpedoes a load of rockets or depth charges would be cool.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on November 08, 2014, 12:02:14 pm
Here's a nice photoshop job

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Cq6Emmt3gGs/Ux6CsXEwriI/AAAAAAAAE_s/IINiOMlkbWM/s1600/J-20+Stealth+Fighter.jpg)

Real image here...http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130922231651/airplane-and-aerospace/images/c/cc/F-22-Raptor-1680.jpg


Steven L  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 10, 2014, 06:07:56 pm
Only if Dr. Jones, Sr. (http://youtu.be/3zAmlQaepKA) is manning that turret, Captain

lol....too right !

Great pic of the Visceral Dragon too  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 11, 2014, 06:32:06 am
Not certain if we already had THIS supersonic/stealthy/Batman B-52 version (probably from Australia), but it has some serious appeal? Sorry for the pic's size!

(http://www.nopms.net/images/116-Aircraft.jpg)


And then there's this pretty Tigercat (Scalefest 2012)...  :wub:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iaJLlRJ6Vf4/T9qriGo05EI/AAAAAAAABMc/SwEsXJxb9xU/s1600/Scalefest5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 11, 2014, 09:07:46 am
That black beast is an EB-52 Megafortress from Dale Brown's books IIRC.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on November 11, 2014, 09:12:26 am
That black beast is an EB-52 Megafortress from Dale Brown's books IIRC.

One of the later "rebuilds" I should think.  The first one from Flight of the Old Dog still had all 8 engines
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on November 11, 2014, 09:52:52 am
Sean Charlesworth's awesome 3D printed Octopod submersible:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ESuNPWXqbyk/T5d-6oma-nI/AAAAAAAAEcU/qyHHjsddqeg/s640/IMGP1047.JPG)

Loads more pics and info here: http://opus5.complex88.com/2012/05/its-wrap.html#more

good video about this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNDPLF1hxAc&feature=em-uploademail
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on November 11, 2014, 12:29:11 pm
Not certain if we already had THIS supersonic/stealthy/Batman B-52 version (probably from Australia), but it has some serious appeal? Sorry for the pic's size!

(http://www.nopms.net/images/116-Aircraft.jpg)


And then there's this pretty Tigercat (Scalefest 2012)...  :wub:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iaJLlRJ6Vf4/T9qriGo05EI/AAAAAAAABMc/SwEsXJxb9xU/s1600/Scalefest5.jpg)


Those are very impressive :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 11, 2014, 01:06:16 pm
That black beast is an EB-52 Megafortress from Dale Brown's books IIRC.

One of the later "rebuilds" I should think.  The first one from Flight of the Old Dog still had all 8 engines

That's why I said an EB-52 and deliberately didn't mention the first book....................
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 11, 2014, 11:32:33 pm
Found this in Australia, too...

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m581/erussell2000/IMG_0141.jpg)

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m581/erussell2000/IMG_0139.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on November 12, 2014, 02:45:07 am
Thats a navalised Dartstang.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on November 12, 2014, 06:57:39 am
Got me thinking of a straight navalised P-51 in Aussie colours now
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on November 12, 2014, 07:25:31 am
The Dartstang looks good.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 13, 2014, 06:56:56 am
How about this beauty in 1:48? Wonder if a rocket engine could be installed between the jets?

(http://gzjs9g.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p9YIZXUA2uquHvrGWokB20hfqZ2TwuxPuhLnft2hdEu0xEFPVgNleuoXJHnhFpOvhVVF26RI7H2JK8gF2MVYzlaYP478W6ETh/phantom-viggen-finito-4722.JPG)

(http://gzjs9g.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pB32xZKvKmncgN4NwJUNunH0P39CxxYE7u41K6Qf9C_L3ZI_RetQZlToZYfd8ymIBMFOa_uyRWKZzgECoN1mUAoBVOOLv5pS7/phantom-viggen-finito-4725.JPG)

(http://gzjs9g.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p3C-36qGjD6dDosdkp8KmShN29VoLBS9ND4l1qMQymaU6H5IGslLHU9JUQy8wDQ1xqz2xFyi_dcc0ricawXWPLKK0atDMWqqO/phantom-viggen-finito-4726.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 13, 2014, 07:00:21 am
And then I also stumbled across this "Manta" Beaufighter - interesting for its "scaled" paint scheme, probably achieved through deliberate use of net stockings...  ;)

(http://static.imodeler.com/uploads/2013/04/Manta.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on November 13, 2014, 07:01:55 am
I wonder why it's got two types of radar ---
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 13, 2014, 08:38:26 am
...god question - didn't notice that.

Besides, I found this pretty Luftwaffe F-104G skin transplant onto a MiG-15 - certainly has some appeal? Just the "fake radome" would need some work, but the modern cammo suits the tubby MiG well!

(http://live.warthunder.com/uploads/f3/988b5ac2e2d60c18c1377e0c65c79ec216c17b_mq/2014-11-02_00014.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on November 13, 2014, 10:26:47 am
That stumpy Phantom that Dizzy posted would look all BSG with a third engine behind the cockpit!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on November 13, 2014, 11:16:02 am
...god question - didn't notice that.

Besides, I found this pretty Luftwaffe F-104G skin transplant onto a MiG-15 - certainly has some appeal? Just the "fake radome" would need some work, but the modern cammo suits the tubby MiG well!

(http://live.warthunder.com/uploads/f3/988b5ac2e2d60c18c1377e0c65c79ec216c17b_mq/2014-11-02_00014.jpg)

How come the Soviets never gave the East Germans the Mig-15?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TsrJoe on November 13, 2014, 11:19:47 am
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=east+german+mig15&biw=1920&bih=903&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=OARlVN_gNanB7AbOgIHwAQ&ved=0CCIQsAQ
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on November 13, 2014, 11:56:41 am
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=east+german+mig15&biw=1920&bih=903&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=OARlVN_gNanB7AbOgIHwAQ&ved=0CCIQsAQ

Never mind how silly of me
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 13, 2014, 05:15:46 pm
Wow...some nice stuff since I last checked in ! Love that Aussie Turbo Seahorse. The 'Beau is a beauty as well !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 24, 2014, 06:40:44 am
It's not really a Whif, but its has some... appeal!

I give to you the customized LEGO night club, and for USD 275 it CAN be yours!

"Grab a front row seat for the majesty of the greatest custom LEGO® set ever crafted! The Citizen Brick Center for the Performing Arts is place where dreamers can dream, and dancers can dance. And dream. And also dance."

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0245/4965/products/ClubSet2_1024x1024.jpg?v=1415545192)


More here:
http://citizenbrick.com/collections/building-sets/products/the-citizen-brick-center-for-the-performing-arts
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2014, 06:53:03 am
What an awesome find ! Prices are a little high, but the stuff is really interesting and would make a great gift for a lego enthusiast !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on November 25, 2014, 01:49:40 am
Ah yes.  The people who did the Breaking Bad "Lego".  As well as the underground lab set on their site they also did an RV lab set.
I've never fully understood the Lego attitude to weapons and military subjects.  They'll do cops and robbers (and monster hunters) with hand guns and space ships with laser blasters (not to mention all the Star Wars stuff) but they won't produce soldiers, military equipment or automatic weapons.
Mini figures appeared just after I decided I had grown out of my Lego and gave it away but I would have loved Wehrmacht and Allied troops.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2014, 07:22:51 am
The original management wouldn't do any military things, full stop. I remember when the first space sets came out there was a hand-held "thing" that might or might not have been a ray gun and there was a controversy about it. The point where it changed for guns was with the Star Wars licence, although they'd done knights and pirates, both with swords and the like, before that.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on November 25, 2014, 07:52:35 am
Well there's a TV show over here called Rick & Steve, I'm afraid that I can never look at Lego figures the same way again

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_%26_Steve:_The_Happiest_Gay_Couple_in_All_the_World
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on November 25, 2014, 09:17:52 pm
http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_12589/kuva_115877/ (http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_12589/kuva_115877/)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/11/58/77/115877.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on November 26, 2014, 01:38:27 am
Good find, Rat! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on November 26, 2014, 06:12:06 am
Great find Ratty. She looks an absolute natural as a racer  :bow:, just surprised no one thought about it before - apologies if they have
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on November 26, 2014, 08:40:57 am
Needs Merlins or Griffons   :lol:

The guy lamented that he couldn't find decals for any Finnish beverages. He has a 1/48 P-38 kit and said he's thinking of John Player Special colors  :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on November 26, 2014, 10:02:35 am
Damn, that Whirlwind is pretty!   :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on November 26, 2014, 11:39:26 am
Needs Merlins or Griffons   :lol:

The guy lamented that he couldn't find decals for any Finnish beverages. He has a 1/48 P-38 kit and said he's thinking of John Player Special colors  :mellow:

I think if you collected all the cut-off Airfix Defiant noses, you'd have something that might work  ----   :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stoneman on November 30, 2014, 03:39:47 pm
Hi Folks,

I found this quite interesting "WHAT IF?" of a Hawker Super Hurricane Mk. XIV in hushkit.net, check below.
I liked it so much I couldn't resist making a profile out of it. I´m posting the profiles in Profiles and CGI topic...

http://hushkit.net/2012/06/12/the-ultimate-what-if-fighter-the-griffon-powered-hawker-hurricane-mk-xiv/

(http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/u638/paulosprocha/Profiles/hurricanexiv1_zpscfeb22ef.jpg) (http://s1325.photobucket.com/user/paulosprocha/media/Profiles/hurricanexiv1_zpscfeb22ef.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on November 30, 2014, 04:40:48 pm
I like the Hurricane Mk XIV, great find Stoneman :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stoneman on December 01, 2014, 05:35:10 am
Flyer,

check the Profile and CGI topic. I posted 3 profiles I made based on this idea. Give it look ;)

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39370.0.html

Cheers,
PR
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on December 01, 2014, 05:41:02 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 01, 2014, 07:04:51 am
Looks familiar-this is from my 'Cartoons' thread.  :thumbsup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/hurri-1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/hurri-1.jpg.html)

PS-Love the Whirlwind !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 01, 2014, 07:13:54 am
^ Niiiiice!  :wub:

-------------------------
Neat diorama:

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5bd29f3ddf926b7371b443205c32b1d1/tumblr_nb2z4zqal41rxd5pto1_500.jpg)
Found on Sekigan.tumblr (http://sekigan.tumblr.com/post/96473364246/alex-t-games-toys-pinterest)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Stoneman on December 01, 2014, 07:36:16 am
Canadian Superhurri... hummm... I'm having ideas! :D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on December 01, 2014, 03:52:34 pm
I have alway's liked the Hawker Hurricane, but it looks much better with a cut down fuselage and bubble canopy. They look great Captain :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on December 02, 2014, 03:12:00 am
^ Niiiiice!  :wub:

-------------------------
Neat diorama:

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5bd29f3ddf926b7371b443205c32b1d1/tumblr_nb2z4zqal41rxd5pto1_500.jpg)
Found on Sekigan.tumblr (http://sekigan.tumblr.com/post/96473364246/alex-t-games-toys-pinterest)

What a great idea.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 02, 2014, 08:03:50 am
That diorama is perfect ! The snow looks real !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 02, 2014, 08:14:46 am
Something... different! From the Appleseed manga:

(http://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/ps-1.jpg?w=580&h=559)


More here (incl. video):

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/01/27/our-anime-dreams-come-true-as-we-operate-a-robot-suit-from-appleseed/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on December 02, 2014, 02:22:16 pm
Cool, seen only yesterday that Appleseed Alpha is available to rent from the local DVD store, looks interesting but I'll track down and watch Appleseed first.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 03, 2014, 12:50:49 am
Cool, seen only yesterday that Appleseed Alpha is available to rent from the local DVD store, looks interesting but I'll track down and watch Appleseed first.
 :cheers:

Don't waste your time with the first anime movie (it's VERY simplified), and the later CG version (IIRC, one of the first all-CG-movies) is also IMHO rubbish (storyline is gruesome) and does not come close to the manga - I'd recommend the printed original, anyway. Not certain about the new movie, but what I saw so far it looks promising.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on December 03, 2014, 01:34:13 am
^ Niiiiice!  :wub:

-------------------------
Neat diorama:

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5bd29f3ddf926b7371b443205c32b1d1/tumblr_nb2z4zqal41rxd5pto1_500.jpg)
Found on Sekigan.tumblr (http://sekigan.tumblr.com/post/96473364246/alex-t-games-toys-pinterest)

What a great idea.


Very like the art of Ashley Wood. The face is stunning, very lifelike.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on December 03, 2014, 02:01:24 am
^ Niiiiice!  :wub:

-------------------------
Neat diorama:

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5bd29f3ddf926b7371b443205c32b1d1/tumblr_nb2z4zqal41rxd5pto1_500.jpg)
Found on Sekigan.tumblr (http://sekigan.tumblr.com/post/96473364246/alex-t-games-toys-pinterest)

What a great idea.


Very like the art of Ashley Wood. The face is stunning, very lifelike.

Actually, the whole thing is very life-like. The figure is absolutely amazing with the face & the way the clothes hang.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on December 03, 2014, 02:41:09 am
Cool, seen only yesterday that Appleseed Alpha is available to rent from the local DVD store, looks interesting but I'll track down and watch Appleseed first.
 :cheers:

Don't waste your time with the first anime movie (it's VERY simplified), and the later CG version (IIRC, one of the first all-CG-movies) is also IMHO rubbish (storyline is gruesome) and does not come close to the manga - I'd recommend the printed original, anyway. Not certain about the new movie, but what I saw so far it looks promising.

Fair enough, I'll skip the first one and just hire the second one next time I'm there. :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 03, 2014, 03:37:33 am
I'd highly recommend the manga - analogue literature rules in this case!

Dark Horse comics released the full four books (plus a thinner source book with sketches/designs etc.), and the manga is a really good SF read (about the volume of a telephone book, though).

All movies so far severely suffer from cramping the original story(s) - or better just elements from them - into a 90 minutes show. That can't work (or simply did not in the case of Appleseed), esp. the characters and the developing scenario from the manga suffer from that pressure.
And, BTW, the manga features one of the most dramatic/lively close combat scene I have ever seen/read, so dynamic that a movie cannot "depict" it properly!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on December 03, 2014, 12:53:57 pm
Check out the Mig-21 whiff

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=906.30
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: silverwindblade on December 04, 2014, 10:36:38 am
^ Niiiiice!  :wub:

-------------------------
Neat diorama:

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5bd29f3ddf926b7371b443205c32b1d1/tumblr_nb2z4zqal41rxd5pto1_500.jpg)
Found on Sekigan.tumblr (http://sekigan.tumblr.com/post/96473364246/alex-t-games-toys-pinterest)

What a great idea.


Very like the art of Ashley Wood. The face is stunning, very lifelike.

That Zaku head diorama is amazing. The Zeon guys always had a kind of Nazi-ish look to them anyway, and this does a great job of emphasising it subtly. I'm surprised that there aren't more dioramas combining the Bandai U.C. Hardgraph kits, which are in 1/35 scale with RW military subjects.

And I agree about the Appleseed manga too - the first cel-shaded CG movie is pretty good, but the manga wins hands down.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 05, 2014, 06:04:54 am
What a beauty...  :wub: The vintage Revell kit, with some updates.

(http://www.saplasticmodellers.com.au/gallery_articles/gallery/sbpages/sbimages/Seamaster1.jpg)

(http://www.saplasticmodellers.com.au/gallery_articles/gallery/sbpages/sbimages/Seamaster4.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 05, 2014, 07:29:52 am
Oh yes, that looks very smart, and I love the modernisation bits too.  :thumbsup: :bow:

It's almost impossible to build a bad version of a Seamaster I reckon.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 08, 2014, 07:22:56 am
Subtle... but I like the idea (since it looks VERY good!):

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/120/9/d/hawx_mirage_v_usaf_by_jetfreak74656-d63lexl.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 08, 2014, 07:49:23 am
Subtle... but I like the idea (since it looks VERY good!):

So do I but it's SO subtle I can't figure it out.  :banghead:

Viet Nam camo'd Mirage IIIC with an F-106 fin and an extra fairing on the back perhaps?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 08, 2014, 07:55:21 am
Subtle... but I like the idea (since it looks VERY good!):

So do I but it's SO subtle I can't figure it out.  :banghead:

Viet Nam camo'd Mirage IIIC with an F-106 fin and an extra fairing on the back perhaps?

Thought it was F-106 at first, too - but it's a simple Mirage III, "OOB". Looks SO good, and I can imagine that an all-grey ADC livery would suit her well, too? SPINNERS did one, IIRC?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 08, 2014, 08:22:08 am
Wow. Love those last two...especially the Seamaster !

 :wub: :tornado: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Amphion on December 09, 2014, 09:30:32 am
The last one looks like cgi to me.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Raptor_101 on December 09, 2014, 05:25:20 pm
You could say so. Its in a game called HAWX. The creator of the skin is Jetfreak-7 on DeviantArt.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on December 10, 2014, 05:12:03 am
Not a Whiff really as it is a real world aircraft but check out this FW 190 with a Tupolev TU-2 cowl and different prop.

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/yagen-acquires-fw-190.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 10, 2014, 06:25:22 am
The 4 bladed prop makes it look VERY different.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 10, 2014, 07:37:17 am
Nice combo!

But, wait...  ;)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/12339745584_78063c2db5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jNqqsd)1:72 Avia S.91 (NATO Code ‘Finch B’); aircraft &#x27;IF-07&#x27; of 2. Letka, 1. SLP, Czechoslovak Air Force (Československé vojenské letectvo); Letňany AB, summer 1950 (Whif/Academy kit conversion) (https://flic.kr/p/jNqqsd) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/people/14802581@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on December 10, 2014, 08:20:17 am
Not a Whiff really as it is a real world aircraft but check out this FW 190 with a Tupolev TU-2 cowl and different prop.

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/yagen-acquires-fw-190.html
So really it's just a Real World Whiff?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on December 10, 2014, 04:43:06 pm
Nice combo!

But, wait...  ;)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/12339745584_78063c2db5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jNqqsd)1:72 Avia S.91 (NATO Code ‘Finch B’); aircraft &#x27;IF-07&#x27; of 2. Letka, 1. SLP, Czechoslovak Air Force (Československé vojenské letectvo); Letňany AB, summer 1950 (Whif/Academy kit conversion) (https://flic.kr/p/jNqqsd) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/people/14802581@N07/), on Flickr

Cool, you even used the same type engine.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on December 11, 2014, 08:18:50 am
IIRC the prop and spinner are Tu-2 as well.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 15, 2014, 08:40:02 am
Looks good like that.....wondering if I would have noticed anything had I not known.

 :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on December 16, 2014, 12:27:26 pm
Check this out!

http://www.artstation.com/artwork/xenonauts-fury
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 16, 2014, 12:46:04 pm
Check this out!

http://www.artstation.com/artwork/xenonauts-fury

Yeeees, an SR-71 UAV?

But it would be wildly unstable with no fins at all. Does he have an explanation for the design anywhere?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on December 16, 2014, 06:06:38 pm
Check this out!

http://www.artstation.com/artwork/xenonauts-fury

Yeeees, an SR-71 UAV?

But it would be wildly unstable with no fins at all. Does he have an explanation for the design anywhere?

I'm not sure
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 17, 2014, 04:13:43 pm
pretty cool.....not as cool as the real SR-71 tho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on December 17, 2014, 07:27:21 pm
pretty cool.....not as cool as the real SR-71 tho  :thumbsup:

Thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on December 20, 2014, 11:16:38 am
(http://i.imgur.com/UtJew6x.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 21, 2014, 08:30:33 am
Wow ! Now that is talent. What an evocative painting. Beautiful bird as well !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 21, 2014, 09:44:25 am
Awesome stuff!  :thumbsup: Going by the markings, the lines of the fins, intakes, pylons and landing gear, I'd say this started life as a JAS-39 Gripen somewhere in the past.

Check out his other stuff in his ArtStation gallery: LINK! (http://oscarcafaro.artstation.com/)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on December 21, 2014, 01:03:43 pm
How amazing  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on December 26, 2014, 08:22:24 am
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/210/hy51.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 26, 2014, 01:41:41 pm
Ooooooh, I LIKE that!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on December 26, 2014, 02:38:03 pm
Check this out!

http://www.artstation.com/artwork/xenonauts-fury
I see a blank black screen with a header?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on December 26, 2014, 07:58:59 pm
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/242/3/e/lightning_and_tsr_2_by_petervanstigt-d5czvu1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 27, 2014, 02:40:39 am
Actually I'm not sure that is a Whiff. XN778 was a Lightning F2, later converted to one of the green F2As and it served with both 19 and 92 Sqdns in the mid '70s. But before its conversion it was one of the chase aircraft for the TSR2, so that superb painting maybe a depiction of such a trial flight.

'778 was the Commander's aircraft on 19 Sqdn. and featured on a Modeldecal sheet.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on December 27, 2014, 03:17:05 am
Would it have been armed while acting as a chase plane?

"If he makes a run for it take him out..."
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on December 27, 2014, 05:19:29 am
Ooooooh, I LIKE that!  :thumbsup:

Have to agree  :thumbsup:

The Lightning/TSR 2 combo is stunning as well
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on December 27, 2014, 05:26:49 am
Would it have been armed while acting as a chase plane?

"If he makes a run for it take him out..."

Possibly, yes. It was found the Lightning's aerodynamics were better with the Firestreaks than without.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 27, 2014, 05:28:16 am
Would it have been armed while acting as a chase plane?

"If he makes a run for it take him out..."

Possibly, yes. It was found the Lightning's aerodynamics were better with the Firestreaks than without.

Harro just beat me to it.  :thumbsup:

But perhaps they'd have used drill rounds for those occasions.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on December 27, 2014, 05:29:38 am
Would it have been armed while acting as a chase plane?

"If he makes a run for it take him out..."

Only if Paul Stassino was the pilot ;D.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 27, 2014, 05:33:07 am
Would it have been armed while acting as a chase plane?

"If he makes a run for it take him out..."

Only if Paul Stassino was the pilot ;D.

Hehe, obscure but very good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 27, 2014, 07:25:18 pm
That huge Russian looking thing ? Wicked. The shape, the shading, the light.....wow
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on December 29, 2014, 07:33:36 am
Not sure if this si a whiff but WOW!

http://syouyuzara.blog96.fc2.com/blog-entry-1091.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 29, 2014, 07:35:54 am
Not sure if this si a whiff but WOW!

http://syouyuzara.blog96.fc2.com/blog-entry-1091.html

My virus checker say's it's 'a malicious site' and won't let me see it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2014, 09:45:19 am

Looks like it would be hard to control from out on the wing !

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on December 29, 2014, 10:06:44 am
Flying that would have been all kinds of weird!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: eatthis on December 29, 2014, 10:48:17 am
is that tophes?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: eatthis on December 29, 2014, 10:49:08 am
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/242/3/e/lightning_and_tsr_2_by_petervanstigt-d5czvu1.jpg)

my new desktop background  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on December 29, 2014, 07:19:35 pm
Kit,

My virus checker say's it's 'a malicious site' and won't let me see it.

It's a Japanese blog site and that particular page is about the 1/72 RS Models Bv P.163.02 kit.

The builder did himself proud.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on December 30, 2014, 02:05:37 pm
Check out these planes I've found

http://xplorer.trkc.net/afd2/crafts/frm_a.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on January 07, 2015, 04:06:49 pm
1/48 Hobby Boss N/AW A-10 Thunderbolt  by Tasos Tzigounakis

(http://www.helmo.gr/gvn2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=11132&g2_GALLERYSID=TMP_SESSION_ID_DI_NOISSES_PMT)

More pics here... http://www.helmo.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1885&Itemid=41


Steven L    :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on January 08, 2015, 11:59:39 am
That's a nice paint job on the A-10  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on January 08, 2015, 02:02:28 pm
Reminds me of the JAWS schemes.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 09, 2015, 01:03:19 am
Got that jungle cammo on the agenda, too... but the "tiger tail" is IMHo too much?

BTW: NASA is also doing whiffy things - check this:

(http://editorial.designtaxi.com/news-exotravel09012015/1.jpg)

(http://editorial.designtaxi.com/news-exotravel09012015/2.jpg)

(http://editorial.designtaxi.com/news-exotravel09012015/3.jpg)


More information and downloads in printable resolution here: http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/media_categories?category=6  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 09, 2015, 02:02:42 am
...and I stumbled across this whiffy Ki-98 conversion into a French jet fighter:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/ki-98/ki-98r.jpg)

More here, incl. pics: http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/ki98.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 09, 2015, 07:13:26 am
And I found this fast-looking, converted Kyushu J7W2 Shinden-kai:

(http://homepage1.nifty.com/chitake/KOH-SHO/mokei/airplane/j7w301.jpg)

Nice color, cockpit and air intakes, not certain about the wing tip fins, though. But it's pretty!  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on January 09, 2015, 12:16:38 pm
I'm glad I picked up one of those Ki-98s as they seem to have disappeared off of European/UK shelves. Another possible 1/72-1/48 whiff idea.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on January 11, 2015, 10:59:41 pm
Don't know if we had this one here already? And it's actually not a what-if....  :wacko:

(http://cdn1.coresites.mpora.com/mpora_new/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Big-Windy-670x446.jpg)

(http://cdn1.coresites.mpora.com/mpora_new/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/big-wind-photo-93741-s-429x262.jpg)

Check out the video as well:

http://mpora.com/articles/guys-attached-mig-jet-engines-top-tank#XXL8jrdxoXir2rLF.97

Image Source @ mpora
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on January 11, 2015, 11:33:14 pm
Ah yes, the Big Wind oil well fire extinguisher.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on January 12, 2015, 10:55:30 am
Or it could dry the track pavement if it rains at a nascar race!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2015, 12:58:47 pm
Those posters are super cool ! Love the big French fighter as well. Those long legs make it look huge !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: eatthis on January 12, 2015, 01:51:24 pm
Don't know if we had this one here already? And it's actually not a what-if....  :wacko:

(http://cdn1.coresites.mpora.com/mpora_new/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Big-Windy-670x446.jpg)

(http://cdn1.coresites.mpora.com/mpora_new/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/big-wind-photo-93741-s-429x262.jpg)

Check out the video as well:

http://mpora.com/articles/guys-attached-mig-jet-engines-top-tank#XXL8jrdxoXir2rLF.97

Image Source @ mpora

t34 chassis?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on January 13, 2015, 01:01:25 am
Yes.

Story: http://www.caranddriver.com/features/stilling-the-fires-of-war (http://www.caranddriver.com/features/stilling-the-fires-of-war)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 13, 2015, 05:55:45 am
The thing in the first pic is based on a T-34. The one below seems to use a modified T-55 hull.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 13, 2015, 06:56:24 am
That mig engined fire killer is just awesome !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 24, 2015, 07:09:37 am
Check out the whiffs on the Leading Edge Decals website. Or should I say 'Interesting Variations'  :thumbsup:

http://www.lemdecal.com/What_If_model_gallery.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on January 24, 2015, 07:33:41 am
That mig engined fire killer is just awesome !

I love the Car and Driver estimated performance-

Quote
C/D-ESTIMATED PERFORMANCE:
Zero to 60 mph: in your dreams, cowboy
Top speed (vehicle-integrity limited): 3 mph
Time to suck dry a suburban swimming pool: 50.0 sec
After fire, time to charbroil a T-bone on its armor: 45.0 sec
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on February 06, 2015, 02:41:03 am
Check out the whiffs on the Leading Edge Decals website. Or should I say 'Interesting Variations'  :thumbsup:

http://www.lemdecal.com/What_If_model_gallery.html

There is some good stuff there Captain, I am starting to really like Canadian schemes :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2015, 07:56:12 pm
It's hard not too ! lol.

 :thumbsup: :tornado: :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on February 07, 2015, 07:43:48 pm
Check out the Concepts I've found

http://iiirdmillennium.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2015-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=50
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on February 07, 2015, 08:32:44 pm
Really nice stuff there! I really like the ape like robots. Very original. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Chaos on February 10, 2015, 11:13:00 pm
WOW very cool Stuf.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 11, 2015, 12:15:19 am
Funny that a Gundam tank pops up there...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 11, 2015, 05:40:54 am
Just stumbled across this pretty Buffalo racer on floats:

(http://www.internetmodeler.com/2005/april/aviation/finn_vesi.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 11, 2015, 07:56:14 am
That looks really good, if it was in USN markings you'd think it was RW.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on February 11, 2015, 10:50:32 am
That is a nice looking Buffalo :wub:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on February 11, 2015, 03:03:59 pm
Lovely Buffalo, visibly finnish.
The floats are from an Ar196 it seems,
and to refer to the discussion about floats size,
here they do look good.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 11, 2015, 03:13:50 pm
That is a little beauty !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Zombolt on February 11, 2015, 09:23:58 pm
Funny that a Gundam tank pops up there...  :rolleyes:
Two of them!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on February 12, 2015, 01:45:18 am
That Buffalo is pretty in a big boned kind of way.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on February 12, 2015, 03:20:52 am
There was the 1950 Midsummer airshow, where a few Finnish Bf 109s were painted in crude race schemes and flew some sort of a race...

(http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/lotovs38md_racer2.jpg)

... Maybe there was a waterplane race too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2015, 05:08:40 am
First I've seen that pic. Neat stuff !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on February 20, 2015, 02:43:39 pm
Check out this stealthy F-5

http://cavok.com.br/blog/wp-contents/uploads/2011/07/F-5FO-stealth.jpg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2015, 09:19:58 pm
Interesting ! Looks a little goofy, maybe just the way it seems curved.....still, going to be worth a second look andante delving into
f-5 forever a bit !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dadlamassu on February 21, 2015, 09:13:30 am
looks very like the Iranians have tried it but not as curvy ...

(http://www.payvand.com/news/07/sep/Saeqeh-fighter-plane-test-Tehran1.jpg)

(http://www.xairforces.net/images/country/iran/saeqeh_iriaf_0001.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on February 21, 2015, 11:47:51 am
Well it looked impressive  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on February 24, 2015, 05:09:51 pm
Post-apocalyptic dioramas by Lori Nix. Lori makes these entirely physically with no digital manipulation involved:

http://www.lorinix.net/

(http://www.lorinix.net/images/the_city/16.jpg)

(http://www.lorinix.net/images/the_city/05.jpg)

(http://static.squarespace.com/static/5413523de4b05407cce21690/54885e54e4b0bb40c8b144fe/54886025e4b0bb40c8b16149/1418223653752/DSCN1320.jpg?format=original)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 24, 2015, 06:19:12 pm
Wow those dioramas are super ! Love the library one especially.

And great shots of the Iranian F-5 thing. I really like the formation shot. Always been a fan of a/c with atypically painted tanks hanging.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on February 25, 2015, 05:27:23 am
(http://file2.answcdn.com/answ-cld/image/upload/w_688,h_457,c_fill,g_face:center,q_60,f_jpg/v1421962168/hhq1z6ibmebybib4eur5.png)

Found here (http://www.answers.com/article/1269302/definitive-proof-that-people-in-russia-are-insane?param4=ob-us-de-lifestyle#slide=1), slide 7
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 25, 2015, 06:24:15 am
Wonderfull dioramas  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on February 25, 2015, 09:16:52 am
(http://file2.answcdn.com/answ-cld/image/upload/w_688,h_457,c_fill,g_face:center,q_60,f_jpg/v1421962168/hhq1z6ibmebybib4eur5.png)

Found here (http://www.answers.com/article/1269302/definitive-proof-that-people-in-russia-are-insane?param4=ob-us-de-lifestyle#slide=1), slide 7

very lovely!
inspiring ... I did a few things like that (a 2cv helico ...) but could do more ...

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2015, 02:59:13 pm
Wonder if she flew ? lol. Check out Buddy Wassisname and the Other Fellas on Youtube, they do a skit about a chopper. Better if you start at the beginning with the 'vette  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on February 25, 2015, 03:01:22 pm
(http://file2.answcdn.com/answ-cld/image/upload/w_688,h_457,c_fill,g_face:center,q_60,f_jpg/v1421962168/hhq1z6ibmebybib4eur5.png)

Found here (http://www.answers.com/article/1269302/definitive-proof-that-people-in-russia-are-insane?param4=ob-us-de-lifestyle#slide=1), slide 7

very lovely!
inspiring ... I did a few things like that (a 2cv helico ...) but could do more ...



Yard art? Or paint it black and make it look all secret squirrel.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on February 25, 2015, 03:04:10 pm
Miniature vintage synthesisers:

http://boingboing.net/2015/02/25/tiny-models-of-vintage-synthes.html

(http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/screenshot10.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2015, 04:36:48 pm
Those are pretty sweet ! I love the little music books as well. A friend of mine would get a kick out of those.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on February 26, 2015, 10:01:21 am
Wonder if what flew?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on February 26, 2015, 10:51:27 am
Wonder if what flew?

I'm afraid only if you pushed it off a cliff. Looks like a small pickup truck with some sort of cargo box and car fenders for a tail boom. Wheels are probably off some farm equipment.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2015, 11:40:42 am

I recently flew through frankfurt airport, and saw this (but these pictures must be older : I saw it in Lufthansa livery) :

(http://www.bieker.ag/uploads/pics/Terminal_FR_spielflaechen1_2_1.png)

(http://www.fraport.com/content/medialib/fraport/fraport/bilddatenbank/frankfurt-airport/TerminalundGebaeude/kinderspielflaeche/_jcr_content/renditions/rendition.600.800.thumbnail/kinderspielflaeche.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on February 27, 2015, 01:50:12 am
I recently flew through frankfurt airport, and saw this ...
A more distant memory...
When I was a kid in 60s-70s, a playground in town had a climbing frame in the shape of a twin airplane.

It might have been relocated to a different playground at some point but I'm sure I saw it at the end of 1990s or beginning of 2000s when my daughter was at playground age. Kids called the place the "airplane park".

Sadly, I cannot find any photos and the frame must have been scrapped at some point. I suppose there are limits to how long a mainly unattended tube structure can survive.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 27, 2015, 02:39:34 am
Reminds me of a recent campaignin Brazil; TAM Museum in São Carlos exposes over 90 airplanes, among pioneers, classics, jets and fighter planes.

The miniature reproduction of some of these aircrafts is a fun way of stimulating new visitation to the Museum and reinforcing TAM's historical commitment to aviation - and the held kids at bay during long check-in procedures...  ;)

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LkNOCXQURhg/0.jpg)

(http://wunderman.com/system/detail_photos/308/original/TAM-detail.png?1414006126)

(http://payload333.cargocollective.com/1/2/69007/8960719/carrinhos_670.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: wikxie on February 27, 2015, 02:57:04 am
I think you guys will love this -

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g1899/photos-racing-liveries-on-warplanes/?

The JPS Javelin and Rothmans Lightning are killer!

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g1899/photos-racing-liveries-on-warplanes/?slide=13

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g1899/photos-racing-liveries-on-warplanes/?slide=14
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on February 27, 2015, 03:08:38 am
I think you guys will love this -
...
Clave also posts here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26859.0.html

... but the racers are mixed with the warpainted ones.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 01, 2015, 07:13:39 pm
The JPS are very nice. Always a cool scheme that !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 04, 2015, 05:39:04 am
While browsing I stumbled across this pretty Ki-84...  :wub:

(http://blog-imgs-45.fc2.com/i/l/2/il2itaki/20110212Ki-84-JCG.jpg)

And there's a Bf 109, too:

(http://blog-imgs-45.fc2.com/i/l/2/il2itaki/20110212Bf-109G_Late-JCG.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2015, 04:27:18 am
Those are pretty nice ! Wouldn't want to be caught doing anything wrong in Japanese waters !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on March 06, 2015, 04:21:05 am
Bv 141 whifs

http://www.oocities.org/asymmetrics/bv141gludgate.htm (http://www.oocities.org/asymmetrics/bv141gludgate.htm)

http://gregers.fr.yuku.com/topic/9685#.VPmbYRz47CQ (http://gregers.fr.yuku.com/topic/9685#.VPmbYRz47CQ)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2015, 04:27:58 am
The French one looks like a Su-12...!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2015, 04:30:17 am
Both very nice. I don't recall seeing Glenn's effort before, but it definitely looks like a German Barracuda !

The other one is a real beauty. I probably wouldn't have put 2 and 2 together if it wasn't in this thread.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2015, 06:19:42 am
Yes. Looks like a Fw 189 on steroids! And it looks very good, too. Agree with the Barrcuda look of the first one. Looks so odd that it could be real...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 11, 2015, 03:11:42 am
Not certain if we had the AVX Aircraft Coaxial Compound Helicopter for US Army JMR/FVL yet - at least in animation format?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pms7HxH1F-o#t=33

AVX Aircraft video detailing the configuration and benefits of its Coaxial Compound Helicopter concept, proposed for the US Army's Joint Multi Role (JMR) technology demonstration in 2017 and follow-on Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Medium advanced rotorcraft to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk from the mid-2030s.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 11, 2015, 04:32:17 am
Cool. And they say 'what if' 50 times  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on March 11, 2015, 08:28:37 am
Cool. And they say 'what if' 50 times  :thumbsup:

You counted ?  :o ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on March 11, 2015, 02:14:53 pm
Fuselage shape reminds me of the Short Sherpa.
reuse of old airframes?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on March 11, 2015, 02:55:23 pm
Posted on Twitter by Scott Manley:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_19NYrU0AAqbWg.jpg)

Artist = Colie Wertz:

http://www.coliewertz.com/
https://www.coloredcg.com/2014/05/10/generalist-cg-concept-art-colie-wertz/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on March 12, 2015, 12:50:06 am
I like that, would be good to see it from some other angles. :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2015, 04:51:56 am
You counted ?  :o ;D ;D

Best guess  :thumbsup:

That Red Bull thing is pretty wild !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 12, 2015, 07:28:39 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/11961955583_25086c7012_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 12, 2015, 08:04:07 am
(http://2i8mpq.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pEJ5pc97d6R5Y3vnzR2qkexdNLtlxO4qCROxHRX20Nd5rhS-BIjHKF36mKEX8Vve_TfZG4OfPr5d74nJyRa4IIEdEF6KodX1T/fa818-finito-4806.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 12, 2015, 08:22:56 am
(http://combatace.com/uploads/post-27883-0-52350000-1365475914.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on March 12, 2015, 09:17:16 am
Are those last two a F-18 with a Crusader fuselage and a Chinese Mirage F.1?

Look good regardless :cheers:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 12, 2015, 09:21:41 am
Appears so - google spew out the hybrid from a private forum, so there's not more information. Idea is IMHO cool, but somehow proportions just don't match... :unsure:

The last one is a converted Mirage F.1, just with square (MiG-23 style) air intakes, supposed to be a Chinese J-11 fighter project (the latter actually is the Su-27, but you never know what was in the Chinese wok before that...). Also a cool idea - simple, and it looks good.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on March 12, 2015, 09:24:03 am
Idea is IMHO cool, but somehow proportions just don't match... :unsure:

F-18 hybrid looks too long to me, but a very cool idea :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2015, 03:49:37 pm
Three in a row....tic, tac Woah !

Love the look of that Phantom. The Cruornet is pretty wild as well. Bet it would have worked !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on March 13, 2015, 03:24:11 pm
Sea Reaper!

http://mmzone.co.kr/album/view.php?id=47067
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 13, 2015, 05:41:41 pm
Sea Reaper!

http://mmzone.co.kr/album/view.php?id=47067

Nice one, but did he remember the hook?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on March 13, 2015, 07:55:17 pm
Sea Reaper!

http://mmzone.co.kr/album/view.php?id=47067

What cool looking idea!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 16, 2015, 07:23:34 am
Sea Reaper!

http://mmzone.co.kr/album/view.php?id=47067

Nice one, but did he remember the hook?  :thumbsup:

Disposable item...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Deino on March 21, 2015, 07:56:39 am
(http://combatace.com/uploads/post-27883-0-52350000-1365475914.jpg)

That is actually not a that far-off Whif ! It is a model of the once planned Shenyang J-11 (not the current Flanker) and it once looked remarkably like a Mirage F.1:

http://www.china-defense.com/smf/index.php?topic=4822.0
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Thorvic on March 21, 2015, 08:07:23 am
(http://combatace.com/uploads/post-27883-0-52350000-1365475914.jpg)

Thats Geoff Paynes J-11, looks like the prop job maybe Narces2 and the label is one of my Fairey FD-III, probably Coventry show about 10 years ago  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 21, 2015, 09:11:32 am
Apart from the intakes it looks exactly like a Mirage F1.............
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on March 22, 2015, 02:54:51 am
A bit hit and miss but there are some thought provoking pics (http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/outrageously-edited-world-war-ii-pictures.html).
I'm not sure how long an ATAT would last in an urban environment but it looks good.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 22, 2015, 04:58:24 am
A bit hit and miss but there are some thought provoking pics (http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/outrageously-edited-world-war-ii-pictures.html).
I'm not sure how long an ATAT would last in an urban environment but it looks good.


Given how much trouble they gave the Rebels in the Battle of Hoth, probably a pretty decent chance.  Until the Y-wings come screaming in (which boggles my mind why they didn't use them).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on March 22, 2015, 05:15:24 am
A bit hit and miss but there are some thought provoking pics (http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/outrageously-edited-world-war-ii-pictures.html).
I'm not sure how long an ATAT would last in an urban environment but it looks good.


I have a rather nice print by Ashley Wood the AT-AT reminded me of:

http://www.benjaminharlow.com/alloftheabove/archives/4788
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2015, 07:53:16 am
Thats Geoff Paynes J-11, looks like the prop job maybe Narces2 and the label is one of my Fairey FD-III, probably Coventry show about 10 years ago  ;)

Yup that's my Magna Vickers Venom. Must be 10 years ago at least
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on March 23, 2015, 03:11:25 pm
Check this site out. It's Japanese but I found some aircraft on it.

http://studiotomochan.blog41.fc2.com/blog-entry-37.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 23, 2015, 07:05:30 pm
I'm sure that is a Mirage F.1 !!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2015, 01:49:27 am
That ekranoplan is pretty sexy...

(http://blog-imgs-19-origin.fc2.com/s/t/u/studiotomochan/forneus001.jpg)

Even though I have doubts concerning the air intakes, and IMHO it would need some engines in front of the main wings, too, in order to create an air cushion at low speed. But it looks nice...  :rolleyes:


And there are these nice Airacobras that swapped sides...

(http://studiotomochan.web.fc2.com/p63ja03.jpg)


And an ECR Vixen (which rather looks like a SLAR, but, heck, the idea as such is SICK!)!  :o

(http://studiotomochan.web.fc2.com/vixen3d1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2015, 02:08:25 am
The pics are 'Black Xing' Thomas.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 24, 2015, 02:50:53 am
The pics are 'Black Xing' Thomas.  :banghead:

Ditto
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2015, 03:43:51 am
Eh?  :unsure: Not displayed?

I get them properly? Sorry!  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2015, 05:40:16 am
Is this misguided Alpha Jet visible?

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1569/13657831/24561416/409859481.jpg)

Suits the aircraft well!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on March 24, 2015, 06:05:14 am
Visible and looks great!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 24, 2015, 06:23:37 am
Is this misguided Alpha Jet visible?

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1569/13657831/24561416/409859481.jpg)

Suits the aircraft well!  :thumbsup:

Yes it is, to both statements  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2015, 06:46:20 am
Strange...  :-\

BTW, how about this CG Land LEase Beaufighter?

(http://cdn-live.warthunder.com/uploads/9d/2e13d109d007bdccf9ada469c75e82752154f4_mq/236390_2015-01-31_00001.png)

(http://abload.de/img/236390_2015-01-31_000bsdmp.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 24, 2015, 07:24:12 am
That ekranoplan is pretty sexy...

(http://blog-imgs-19-origin.fc2.com/s/t/u/studiotomochan/forneus001.jpg)

Even though I have doubts concerning the air intakes, and IMHO it would need some engines in front of the main wings, too, in order to create an air cushion at low speed. But it looks nice...  :rolleyes:
Truly not showing up, even copying and pasting the URL.
Quote from: Dizzyfugu
And there are these nice Airacobras that swapped sides...

(http://studiotomochan.web.fc2.com/p63ja03.jpg)


And an ECR Vixen (which rather looks like a SLAR, but, heck, the idea as such is SICK!)!  :o

(http://studiotomochan.web.fc2.com/vixen3d1.jpg)

Funny thing is when I copied and pasted the url, they then showed up in the preview
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2015, 07:43:43 am
Weird?! I see them all the time, original and reposted?  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on March 24, 2015, 01:38:30 pm
That happens sometimes when you post photos from websites that protect their images against hotlinking.
 
You can see them because you retrieved them from the original site (so they're in your browser cache), we can't because when our browser requests the image, the original site recognizes it's being linked to from whatifmodelers instead of the original site, and they refuse to send the image.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2015, 02:00:28 pm
Oddly once I'd pasted the links from a 'quote' into my browser and seen the pics, they then appeared in the main thread!  :banghead:

The first one 404s every time though.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: chiglet on March 24, 2015, 03:09:48 pm
Are the Beau scores "Red on Red"?  :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: tahsin on March 25, 2015, 05:10:42 am
You wouldn't expect hated swastikas to appear on Russian planes, though I would say the Russians preferred white stars as kill marks.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on March 25, 2015, 09:37:28 am
...though I would say the Russians preferred white stars as kill marks.
White stars were not "communist enough", don't you think? Red star with or without white contour was the rule:
(http://i59.fastpic.ru/big/2013/1029/46/26b2af41971073334c0dba72fe832546.jpg)
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/66misos/P-39%20Airacobra/P-39_Victorystars_02.jpg~original)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 26, 2015, 04:23:17 am
Stumbled across this...

(http://www.trendsderzukunft.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/russland-flieger-2-620x349.jpg)


More here:

http://rt.com/news/242097-pak-ta-russian-army/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on March 26, 2015, 05:33:29 am
That transport looks awesome, the camo'd version in the link looks even better.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2015, 06:44:18 am
Hm, so that's going to be a Mach 2 cargo and troop transport is it? With intakes like that?

I don't think so, there's  no sign of the umpteen spill doors and decelerating ramps that they'd need to make the engines work at those speeds.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on March 26, 2015, 07:15:25 am
Hm, so that's going to be a Mach 2 cargo and troop transport is it? With intakes like that?

I don't think so, there's  no sign of the umpteen spill doors and decelerating ramps that they'd need to make the engines work at those speeds.

The RT (Pravda light) has one of the designers, I guess (at school on my phone) claiming Mach 5+
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 26, 2015, 07:28:08 am
Still pretty cool !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2015, 07:38:10 am
Hm, so that's going to be a Mach 2 cargo and troop transport is it? With intakes like that?

I don't think so, there's  no sign of the umpteen spill doors and decelerating ramps that they'd need to make the engines work at those speeds.

The RT (Pravda light) has one of the designers, I guess (at school on my phone) claiming Mach 5+

Yeah, right. And I'm one of the Wright Bros!!!!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on March 26, 2015, 11:55:26 am
Hm, so that's going to be a Mach 2 cargo and troop transport is it? With intakes like that?

I don't think so, there's  no sign of the umpteen spill doors and decelerating ramps that they'd need to make the engines work at those speeds.

With those glider like wings I don't see this concept going past Mach .8.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on March 26, 2015, 01:16:33 pm
Hm, so that's going to be a Mach 2 cargo and troop transport is it? With intakes like that?

I don't think so, there's  no sign of the umpteen spill doors and decelerating ramps that they'd need to make the engines work at those speeds.

The RT (Pravda light) has one of the designers, I guess (at school on my phone) claiming Mach 5+

Yeah, right. And I'm one of the Wright Bros!!!!  :o

There's really nothing new about it is there, looks like they stole the design (again) from Boeing (or was that Lockheed)  -----
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 30, 2015, 04:32:14 am
A nice Ta 183...

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx117/LaGG3fighterfan/airfix%20kits/huckebein11.jpg)

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx117/LaGG3fighterfan/airfix%20kits/huckebein12.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 30, 2015, 07:00:17 am
different that's for sure ! Looks kinda retro kinda not.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 01, 2015, 02:29:57 am
Accidently found THIS...  :unsure:

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/large/5d002bff-3c40-45ea-9860-7fc27077d761.JPG)

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/large/847f45bf-7372-40dc-b147-f695b903e926.JPG)

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/log/large/e743374b-7545-4a19-a5f3-b961da1072c0.jpg)

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/log/large/c6c8fe3f-6842-40e3-b235-0e69865d1aa1.jpg)

This... creation(?) is on display at Port El Kantaoui, Sousse, Tunisia.

Reminds of a crossbreed between a Hawker Hunter, A Grumman Tiger and a Folland Gnat?  :party:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 01, 2015, 02:48:15 am
Cool, and the VW Beetle helicopter thing under it is also cool ;D :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on April 01, 2015, 03:58:06 am
astonishing indeed !
the car/helicopter hybrid is inspiring ... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on April 01, 2015, 01:22:31 pm
(http://airshowstuff.com/v4/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/BLUCAVs_web.jpg)
Quote
In a surprise announcement today, the US Navy announced that the Blue Angels will transition from their current F-18 Hornets to unmanned F-47 aircraft for their 2018 airshow season. The team will still fly a full ‘delta’ aerobatic routine, including tight formations, using six of the cutting edge drones. The only difference is that the pilots will never leave the ground and will instead monitor the pre-programmed flight routines from special trailers set up at each show site. Since the aircraft are unmanned, the team will no longer offer media rides but will allow selected media representatives to ‘sit in’ on practice demonstrations using a virtual reality headset that will be known as Blue Angel 7, the same callsign as the team’s current two-seat media jet. The pilots will also be expected to post to social media during the routine to increase their interaction with fans.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the Navy to showcase our advanced technology and cutting edge aircraft,” said Jack Herndon, the Navy’s Chief of Public Outreach. “Honestly, the Hornets are getting to be quite old and worn out. We saw the need to replace them and decided to take advantage of the timing by leaping straight ahead to our very newest fighter aircraft, the F-47. The Blue Angels’ primary mission is to inspire America’s young people to join the Navy, and with this transition we are able to demonstrate that even young men and women who only want to sit at a computer all day can have a successful Navy flying career. Those are exactly the people we are looking to recruit in the future.”

SOURCE (http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2015/us-navy-blue-angels-will-transition-to-unmanned-aircraft-for-2018-season/)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: philp on April 01, 2015, 07:43:55 pm
After seeing that today I really want to get a kit and make one.

Now, which UAV for the Thunderbirds?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 01, 2015, 07:44:40 pm
Looks like a tight formation that's for sure !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Scooterman on April 02, 2015, 05:56:19 am
Now, which UAV for the Thunderbirds?

IIRC, somebody did it with MQ-9 Reapers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on April 02, 2015, 06:51:07 am
So...I shared the article on FB, and one of my former coworkers has utterly fallen for it. :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 02, 2015, 06:56:39 am
So...I shared the article on FB, and one of my former coworkers has utterly fallen for it. :banghead:

 ;D Brilliant  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dadlamassu on April 04, 2015, 11:48:39 am
I was looking for some details of AA Vehicles for my fictional Africans and found this then got diverted into surfing for more!

(http://isotx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MarchOfWarConceptArt01.jpg)

(http://www.robertberrier.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/UNI_Sickle01.jpg)

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marchofwar/images/5/57/REP_FlyingFortress_3DPortrait_ArmyGreen.png/revision/latest?cb=20140217205741)

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marchofwar/images/0/0e/Flying-squirrel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140111023933)

(http://mmogovno.ru/sites/default/files/imagecache/540/alfa-testing-march-of-war.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 04, 2015, 11:27:19 pm
Love the B-17ish quadrotor thing. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 07, 2015, 04:22:07 am
Half track is super cool ! I think we've seen the B-17 before.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 10, 2015, 06:06:58 am
Stumbled across this...

(http://img11.nnm.ru/c/9/c/8/9/834a4873b042f96d6d9606514bd.jpg) It's the Kamov "V-100", a design/concept from the early Ka-50/Mi-28 stages? I know that a Mi-28 design had such twin rotors, too, but the engines were put into nacelles on the wingtips, too. Also not the interesting gun barbette? Was not aware of this Kamov design.

"V-100: A heavy attack helicopter project with a pusher propeller to exceed the speed of 400 km/h . It was to be armed with 3000 kg of bombs/rockets, two guns, and two anti-radar/anti-ship missiles. Not built."

Of special note: the whole wing/engine/rotor section could be rotated completely for stowage!  :o

(http://s19.postimg.org/cxlkd5bc3/Kamov_V_100_model_Copy_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 10, 2015, 06:25:06 am

Of special note: the whole wing/engine/rotor section could be rotated completely for stowage!  :o


The V-22 Osprey does that for real, looks amazing when it's folded.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 10, 2015, 07:53:16 am
 :tank: :tornado: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 10, 2015, 07:27:06 pm
That's pretty wild ! I guess maintenance would be easier if you could pop the wing/ engines/ blades off and replace them.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 11, 2015, 04:32:56 am
The V-22 Osprey does that for real, looks amazing when it's folded.

Ah, yes, I remember that. But the central engine position is different and odd. Also note how the stabilizers fold away... Very cool design, nevertheless.  :tank:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 11, 2015, 09:18:38 am
The V-22 Osprey does that for real, looks amazing when it's folded.

Ah, yes, I remember that. But the central engine position is different and odd. Also note how the stabilizers fold away... Very cool design, nevertheless.  :tank:

IIRC the center engine location was experimented with way back when. Makes sense if you are going to run shafts from one wingtip to the other to link the rotors together. Keeps more weight closer to the centerline to improve the roll rate.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on April 11, 2015, 02:01:41 pm
Take a look at these

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87587140@N07
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 11, 2015, 02:27:35 pm
I like the first one. Might be inspiration for the Corsairs I have.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on April 11, 2015, 05:33:13 pm
I was looking for some details of AA Vehicles for my fictional Africans and found this then got diverted into surfing for more!

(http://isotx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MarchOfWarConceptArt01.jpg)

(http://www.robertberrier.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/UNI_Sickle01.jpg)

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marchofwar/images/5/57/REP_FlyingFortress_3DPortrait_ArmyGreen.png/revision/latest?cb=20140217205741)

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marchofwar/images/0/0e/Flying-squirrel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140111023933)

(http://mmogovno.ru/sites/default/files/imagecache/540/alfa-testing-march-of-war.jpg)


I like the sextigonal tires on the Hind-Looking-Thingy.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 13, 2015, 05:01:27 am
Not a whif, but ...inspiring! Called "RP-4", 5000hp, twin monster big blocks, unducted Contraprops ...attempt at world speed record.  :blink:

(http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/2/3/8/5/a7650553-19-Dave-Rose-RP4.jpg)

(http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/2/3/8/5/a7650554-29-ZDLonm20Mnu5g02clfw4Y1RCo1_400.jpg)

More here: http://www.barnstormers.com/eFLYER/2007/070600eFLYER.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 13, 2015, 06:32:15 am
My first thought was "they can squeeze 5000 Hp into that!?" then I noted the size of the pilot, much bigger machine than it appears.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 13, 2015, 11:08:38 am
That reads like a landplane version of the MC-72, what with the independent twin engines etc.  :o :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2015, 03:06:25 am
Wow ! Looks dangerous tho !

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on April 14, 2015, 11:18:14 am
Same guy (Dave Rose) built a pusher ("Renegade") as a Reno unlimited racer before the one above:
(http://www.barnstormers.com/EVENTS/040101/081.jpg)
More HERE (http://www.barnstormers.com/EVENTS/040101/040101-08.html).
AFAIK both planes were never tested in the air.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2015, 11:20:45 am
AFAIK both planes were never tested in the air.

Does that mean they wouldn't fly???
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on April 14, 2015, 01:01:37 pm
Does that mean they wouldn't fly???
Both abovementioned planes have the same predecessor - this one:
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/7/2/8/0801827.jpg)
This machine ;) never flew.
Yes, I strongly suspect they couldn't fly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 14, 2015, 04:51:21 pm
Why continue spending money on a series of aircraft that don't fly :unsure:

Seems a strange hobby to have... The overall theme suggests they want to race, the cost of those three aircraft together would easily pay for a overpowered very competitive proven Glassair, Lancair or similar. Put 2,500 Hp in one of those with one of the weird looking fan props they like to use.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2015, 07:28:02 pm
Mach Buster ? Buster Mach sounds like a cheesy 90s rapper  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 15, 2015, 05:26:33 am
 :unsure:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8659/16114784904_f216629ee6_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on April 15, 2015, 06:56:25 am
:unsure:

a Dassault Mystère IV is US colours? (Matchbox has a 1/72 kit)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 15, 2015, 08:46:17 am
Obviously... but does not look official at all, even though the colors look authentic. The black underside make me wonder, though...?

Some googling revealed this here, though - could have been a ground instruction airframe in the UK in the Nineties:

(http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/mysterepics/m36.jpg)

This info: MD.454 Mystere IVA c/n 36
*5-NM.
*8-QL.
*8-QS.
*314-TE.
*1981: 8-MO.
*Put into storage at Chateaudun AB.
*Returned to the USAF. ( :unsure: )
*6/1983: Assigned as a ground trainer to RAF Upper Heyford, England, as "8".
*1994: Salvaged.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: major on April 15, 2015, 09:09:51 am
Taken from here....

http://self.gutenberg.org/article/whebn0003115604/dassault%20myst%C3%A8re%20iv#cite_note-orbis-2

France was the main operator of the Mystere IV and at the peak usage operated 6 squadrons. Most of the aircraft were purchased under a United States Offshore Procurement contract and many were returned to US custody after they were retired.[2] In April 1953 the United States government and the United States Air Force placed an order for 223 aircraft to be operated by the French


Oh! and exact same paragraph is on wikipedia!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 15, 2015, 09:30:06 am
Interesting...! Thanks a lot for digging this up.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on April 15, 2015, 10:13:37 am
AFAIK both planes were never tested in the air.

Does that mean they wouldn't fly???

Not much to be found on the internet, the last news regarding these aircraft is from 2007.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on April 15, 2015, 06:13:14 pm
I've found a stealth Helicopter

http://www.asiatradingonline.com/helicoptersnz.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: KiwiZac on April 15, 2015, 09:28:46 pm
I'm in NZ and that project hasn't been heard from in years. Sounds like the writer has an axe to grind!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on April 17, 2015, 07:06:31 am
This is the type of whiff I like the most:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/RFluhr/P-40Spacehawk.jpg~original)
It immediately brings me into the mood of building something similar - only if I had the time...
The a/c is called a "Spacehawk" even if it's not a spaceship, but the lines of it are so-o-o-o nice.  :bow: :bow:
I would probably get rid of the belly tank - such a beauty uses only unobtanium for fuel ;D.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 17, 2015, 10:34:22 am
I've seen this one before and it always looks awesome.
Didn't someone cross this with a Caprica type?

Aha! Found it.
http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Vintage_Viper
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on April 17, 2015, 12:03:57 pm
Didn't someone cross this with a Caprica type?
Aha! Found it.
http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Vintage_Viper
Kerick, thanks for the link - it brought me to this one (http://www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/viper-wwii). Great stuff!
(http://imageprocessor.websimages.com/width/935/crop/0,0,935x526/www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/Viper_Virtual_Beauty_02.jpg)
I"ll check my "Caprica" episodes tonight to ensure this
Quote
Despite no longer being in service in the year 42, a painting of these Vipers in flight hangs in the executive boardroom of Graystone Industries in Caprica City.
is true. :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 17, 2015, 01:46:35 pm
Makes me want to go out and buy a couple of P-40 kits!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on April 17, 2015, 09:11:26 pm
Makes me want to go out and buy a couple of P-40 kits!
Me too!
I checked "Caprica" - the P-40 "Vipers" are there :thumbsup: - they fly in the virtual city, called New Caprica and are deadly weapons!
(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo141/canso-forum/CAPRICA%202_zpsyidvg44p.jpg~original)
BTW the author of the Vipers Pierre Drolet, a fellow Canadian, has a large collection of probable and improbable  ;) flying machines here (http://www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/). Enjoy!
Like this one:
(http://imageprocessor.websimages.com/width/935/crop/0,0,935x526/www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/Enterprise_26.jpg)
(http://imageprocessor.websimages.com/width/935/crop/0,0,935x526/www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/Enterprise_28.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 18, 2015, 06:37:26 am
Wow....some interesting stuff going on here ! Love the twins, and that last one ? How cool is that !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 18, 2015, 05:24:06 pm
Wow....some interesting stuff going on here ! Love the twins, and that last one ? How cool is that !

 :wub:

Very! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 19, 2015, 08:20:24 am
Book marked for future enjoyment! Thanks!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 21, 2015, 05:11:58 am
Found this pretty 1:48 "Starfighter"...  :thumbsup:

(http://hamptonroadsscalemodelers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/EdR_spacefighter-overall.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 21, 2015, 09:00:44 am
Now there's a whif ! Lovely idea, simple, but very well done. I wonder how many of the younger generations will have no idea as to it's heritage ?

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on April 21, 2015, 10:30:19 am

outstandingly elegant indeed !!!

and the cockpit must be from the night fighter version of the source aircraft (mystery ... ;D) I think?
(I sometimes dream of making a triplace combination of that one wwith the droop ...)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on April 21, 2015, 06:07:46 pm
Cool looking Starfighter. With the technology involved in the vehicle it would be redundant but that would look good using the glass nose version too for a recon spaceship. And even though it is for use in space some fins and small wings would look even better. A terrain surveillance or data collection vehicle for use in atmospheres maybe.

I have a unpainted built J (I think) somewhere with broken and lost prop blades that I was going to turn into a jet or glider when it turns up but this has sparked some ideas. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 21, 2015, 07:35:38 pm
Go for it! The cones in place of the props look like parts from ball point pens.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 21, 2015, 11:40:27 pm

outstandingly elegant indeed !!!

and the cockpit must be from the night fighter version of the source aircraft (mystery ... ;D) I think?
(I sometimes dream of making a triplace combination of that one wwith the droop ...)

There actually was one...

(http://p38assn.org/images/surviving/scatterbrain.jpg)

And there must have been a VIP transport post-war conversion with a passenger seat in the front, offering a true panoramic view.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on April 21, 2015, 11:45:33 pm

outstandingly elegant indeed !!!

and the cockpit must be from the night fighter version of the source aircraft (mystery ... ;D) I think?
(I sometimes dream of making a triplace combination of that one wwith the droop ...)

There actually was one...

(http://p38assn.org/images/surviving/scatterbrain.jpg)

And there must have been a VIP transport post-war conversion with a passenger seat in the front, offering a true panoramic view.

aha, were does it come from?

the passenger seat version could be given a civil airline livery, would look good

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 22, 2015, 03:31:09 am
AFAIK it's/was a museum aircraft (Yanks Air Museum in Chino) and in the three-seater form probably not an original build; check this conversation about it: http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/archive/index.php/t-11152.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on April 22, 2015, 06:08:11 am
Makes me want to go out and buy a couple of P-40 kits!
Me too!
I checked "Caprica" - the P-40 "Vipers" are there :thumbsup: - they fly in the virtual city, called New Caprica and are deadly weapons!
(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo141/canso-forum/CAPRICA%202_zpsyidvg44p.jpg~original)
BTW the author of the Vipers Pierre Drolet, a fellow Canadian, has a large collection of probable and improbable  ;) flying machines here (http://www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/). Enjoy!
Like this one:
(http://imageprocessor.websimages.com/width/935/crop/0,0,935x526/www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/Enterprise_26.jpg)
(http://imageprocessor.websimages.com/width/935/crop/0,0,935x526/www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/Enterprise_28.jpg)
Why does that bottom head-on shot remind me of a Moray Eel?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2015, 07:08:11 am
You are not the only one to think it's very eel like. Definitely got some sea creature in it's genes
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on April 22, 2015, 02:29:36 pm
I don't believe it  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitbasher on April 22, 2015, 02:35:45 pm
Looks a bit Luftwaffe '46 to me. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2015, 07:06:34 pm
Thanks for the pic of the donkey nosed P-38. Love he look of that one !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on April 23, 2015, 10:54:17 am
Barkeep does look very Luft '46, especially around the engines and canopy. Pretty sure it was used on screen in the Enterprise episode The Communicator where Lt. Reed loses his comm. in a bar.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 24, 2015, 03:07:45 am
I am not certain if this has been posted, but it's worth a repost, anyway: a Swiss(!) modified Shinden (new engine section).

(http://fluhdesign.ch/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/IMG_3818-1024x478.jpg)

(http://fluhdesign.ch/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/IMG_3822-1024x515.jpg)

(http://fluhdesign.ch/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/IMG_3814-1004x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on April 24, 2015, 04:29:12 am
Nice camo.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 24, 2015, 04:29:54 am
Doesn't look familiar ! Looks good tho ! Glad you pointed out the engine. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 24, 2015, 05:49:17 am
I think the canopy is also different - and the more slender tail section suits the Shinden well.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: famvburg on April 24, 2015, 05:58:55 am
It is different.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on April 24, 2015, 06:09:07 am
The fuselage looks like an A-4 Skyhawk
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 24, 2015, 06:42:58 am
The fuselage looks like an A-4 Skyhawk

Beat me to it. What ever it's a very attractive aircraft
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on April 24, 2015, 07:12:13 am
I am not certain if this has been posted, but it's worth a repost, anyway: a Swiss(!) modified Shinden (new engine section).

(http://fluhdesign.ch/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/IMG_3818-1024x478.jpg)

(http://fluhdesign.ch/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/IMG_3822-1024x515.jpg)

(http://fluhdesign.ch/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/IMG_3814-1004x1024.jpg)
But does it unfold into a knife and fingernail trimmers? :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: major on April 24, 2015, 08:26:44 am

But does it unfold into a knife and fingernail trimmers? :blink:
[/quote]

Hahaaaaaaaa!
And the thing for taking stones out of horses hoofs!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on April 24, 2015, 06:02:30 pm
Pretty sure it was used on screen in the Enterprise episode The Communicator where Lt. Reed loses his comm. in a bar.
Paul Harrison
Excellent memory! :thumbsup:
2 minutes before the end of Episode 8/Season 2, 3 of this flying machines attack the Enterprise - pod. They moved very fast and I couldn't make a better screenshot than this one:
(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo141/canso-forum/barteek_zpsj7fr5kok.jpg~original)
P.S.
This one is better:
(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo141/canso-forum/barteek%202_zpsrdihzu3s.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on April 25, 2015, 10:29:19 am
Nice screenshot CANSO! They were only on for a few seconds but it's definitely the Barkeep design.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 25, 2015, 09:07:04 pm
I think he's modified the cockpit area to fit the new canopy and added a new, extended engine cowling section to the existing airframe.

Cool redesign, but I wonder about Centre of Gravity issues... the RW aircraft had the engine over the wing trailing edge, to stop it being a 'tail sitter', so with this design that would be even more of a concern...
Eek, that sounds terribly RW-technical/JMN-pompous, but it is what it is.

I noticed the revised, staggered cannon also; so maybe they are bigger than RW - which could help address the c of g issues?

Cheers
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on May 14, 2015, 09:43:20 am

outstandingly elegant indeed !!!

and the cockpit must be from the night fighter version of the source aircraft (mystery ... ;D) I think?
(I sometimes dream of making a triplace combination of that one wwith the droop ...)

There actually was one...

(http://p38assn.org/images/surviving/scatterbrain.jpg)

And there must have been a VIP transport post-war conversion with a passenger seat in the front, offering a true panoramic view.

aha, were does it come from?

the passenger seat version could be given a civil airline livery, would look good



I couldn't resist  ;D

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg684418.html#msg684418 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40517.msg684418.html#msg684418)

with floats, and yellow  ;D ;D ;D

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/p38mdroop-s_zps894z0gze.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 15, 2015, 07:58:55 pm
Love the droopsnoot floater ! Nice !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on May 26, 2015, 11:06:26 am
Check out the Russian's new plan for a new stealth plane
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/russia-plans-enormous-supersonic-stealth-5387746
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on May 26, 2015, 12:34:27 pm
Check out the Russian's new plan for a new stealth plane
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/russia-plans-enormous-supersonic-stealth-5387746


I don't know why that rendering keeps cropping up, it's an aeronautics student's exam project, nothing more. An An-225 replacement with ONE engine?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 26, 2015, 12:51:56 pm
Quote
The PAK TA aircraft would travel at 1,200 mph and carry up to 200 tons

No it couldn't, it's TOTALLY the wrong shape for supersonic speeds!  :banghead:

Don't they have ANYONE on the Mirror who knows anything at all about aviation??? Obviously not.........
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on May 26, 2015, 03:04:33 pm
Check out the Russian's new plan for a new stealth plane
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/russia-plans-enormous-supersonic-stealth-5387746


I don't know why that rendering keeps cropping up, it's an aeronautics student's exam project, nothing more. An An-225 replacement with ONE engine?

Actually Harro, it has three -- but it's as stealthy as a brick, what with those huge fan fronts exposed like they are
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on May 26, 2015, 03:52:36 pm
The Russians might be getting better with their stealth tech
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 26, 2015, 06:05:06 pm
They might be but they can't make something THAT shape supersonic.

In any case, as Hobbes said, it was a student's design project, not a real Russian proposal.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 27, 2015, 04:38:22 am
An odd one... looks tiny?

(http://www.google.de/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/B05_IMG_8424.jpg&sa=X&ei=LaxlVd_VDcaR7AaP04HgBA&ved=0CAkQ8wc4ygE&usg=AFQjCNHU42f3FUTQs-fnPbylQuYIaOOD2g)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 27, 2015, 04:40:49 am
Cool ! Looks like she'd ready to battle in the weeds in WWIII ! Probabl4 the 200 or so scale bird that comes with the shuttle, judging by the extra fins and the old-school hump. Minicraft I think. Still, a neat idea ! Would take an awful lot of paint to do one like that in the real world !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on May 27, 2015, 04:49:00 am
Probabl4 the 200 or so scale bird that comes with the shuttle, judging by the extra fins and the old-school hump

Yeah, that was my first thought. Nice idea on that bird.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 27, 2015, 08:04:27 am
...and an ambitious idea for the upcoming "De/Militarize It" GB:

(http://www.musclehorsepower.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/41983cbe84c5ba639c1c94fd6551eeac.jpg)

(http://www.musclehorsepower.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Ultra-Luxury-Private-Submarine.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 27, 2015, 11:24:42 am
Where's the heli-deck?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JayBee on May 27, 2015, 11:31:28 am
Most probably that circular, raised bit just aft of the swimming pool.  :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 27, 2015, 02:10:01 pm
Very neat, and very well done as well....almost looks like a model in the first pic. I'm sure there are some rich buggers on this planet that could afford it too

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on May 27, 2015, 05:58:03 pm
Cool! Never thought of converting a submarine, but for years I've wanted to outfit an aircraft carrier as a floating resort.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on May 27, 2015, 07:57:27 pm
Cool! Never thought of converting a submarine, but for years I've wanted to outfit an aircraft carrier as a floating resort.

I have a carrier I want to convert too ...

(http://www.twodoctors.org/myimages/golfcoursecarrier.jpg)

or maybe like this?

(https://thescuttlefish.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/tumblr_l0435pyzrn1qbxn58o1_500.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2015, 11:43:34 pm
Cool! Never thought of converting a submarine,

Very much so. Just surprised someone hasn't done it as the ultimate "look what I've got, have you got one yet ?"  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on May 28, 2015, 12:44:08 am
Love the desert land crawler for seaplanes! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

On facebook I have seen a grass glider strip placed on a carrier that looks similar to the golf club one too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 28, 2015, 06:03:33 am
Very cool stuff. The carrier tank especially, somat out of Star Wars like a Jawa crawler.

The fin radar atop the 747 looks so cool, I have to make a not of that one. Looks like the drop tank from a 144th scale P-52 to me.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 28, 2015, 07:22:01 am
Simple, but with a certain charm?

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/markjones980/Photoshop%20Profiles/SaudiGR3.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 28, 2015, 08:07:56 am
And another, very simple but somewhat very attractive cammo transfer...

(http://www.google.de/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.fsxaddons.com/media/addons/images/2014/12/04/thumbnail_1.jpg&sa=X&ei=_i5nVb6IJ-St7gbE8YKADw&ved=0CAkQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHlemjK8Gq0zk0WMvH379MEOQEGug)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 28, 2015, 11:11:30 am
A USMC Corsair II is a brilliant idea! Lotsa cool camo and squadron options there!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 28, 2015, 03:22:05 pm
Wow how hot is that Corsair ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on May 28, 2015, 07:41:10 pm
Simple, but with a certain charm?

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/markjones980/Photoshop%20Profiles/SaudiGR3.jpg)

Somehow I don't think the Israeli's would have been too happy...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 29, 2015, 08:53:49 am
Love the Saudi Harrier too. Lovely

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 19, 2015, 03:26:57 pm
http://www.1-87vehicles.org/images/fulda_13/IMG_2046_lg.jpg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2015, 07:26:49 pm
(http://www.1-87vehicles.org/images/fulda_13/IMG_2046_lg.jpg)

I have a nagging feeling that is RW...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on June 20, 2015, 04:01:28 am
Yes. It's not a whif.
I don't know about the colour, but I think it's a real car, there should also be a die-cast model of it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 20, 2015, 04:02:11 am
It is: the Hélica, designed a century ago by Marcel Leyat:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0SnRHfB67X4/Ueug74KvCJI/AAAAAAAAH8g/UEPCMnIoXBw/s1600/Propeller+Driven+Car,+c+1910s+(2).jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--v9l3hCj984/Ueug8VGRC5I/AAAAAAAAH8o/Wvmt7PVKHPE/s640/Propeller+Driven+Car,+c+1910s+(1).jpg)

"The design of this strange vehicle went against all the principles of auto construction at the time, because Hélica didn’t have a gearbox, a driving system, or a drive wheel! This revolutionary prop-driven car was very light, simple, cheap to run, and fast. Its performance was amazing: it could do over 60 mph and weighed less than 300 kilos with two passengers.

In 1927, a Hélica with low-slung bodywork achieved speeds of 106 mph on the Montlhéry circuit.

Marcel Leyat was an extraordinary man, an engineer with a philosophical bent who had a very varied career, working for example on prototype planes and patenting a revolutionary method for learning musical scales! He built 23 Hélica’s between 1913 and 1926."
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on June 20, 2015, 09:06:39 am
Yes. It's not a whif.
I don't know about the colour, but I think it's a real car, there should also be a die-cast model of it.

It kind of deserves being considered a near-whiff : sometimes RW nearly gets to It.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on June 20, 2015, 09:44:46 am
Yes. It's not a whif.
I don't know about the colour, but I think it's a real car, there should also be a die-cast model of it.

It kind of deserves being considered a near-whiff : sometimes RW nearly gets to It.



Well said!  :bow:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on June 20, 2015, 03:19:27 pm
It would grind up any pedestrians that got in the way! Maybe at least put the prop in the back.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on June 21, 2015, 09:00:55 am
It would grind up any pedestrians that got in the way! Maybe at least put the prop in the back.

It may just be the photo but there appears to be some kind of mesh in front of the prop.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 21, 2015, 09:16:11 am
Do you seriously think that this mesh would add to pedestrian safety...?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on June 21, 2015, 10:07:06 am
Do you seriously think that this mesh would add to pedestrian safety...?  ;)
With that badge on the door I can see this as a police car chasing a crook on foot down the street.  :o "I'd stop running but I might get chopped up. How do I surrender"?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on June 21, 2015, 10:31:36 am
The prop up front would be nice in hot weather but a little chilly in the winter!
Something inside me just wants to build this for real, but with better tires.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on June 21, 2015, 10:33:11 am
The prop up front would be nice in hot weather but a little chilly in the winter!
Something inside me just wants to build this for real, but with better tires.

Tags, registration and insurance would be...interesting to say the least. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on June 21, 2015, 11:02:50 pm
It is: the Hélica, designed a century ago by Marcel Leyat:
...
...it could do over 60 mph and weighed less than 300 kilos with two passengers.
But could it go uphill?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 21, 2015, 11:38:57 pm
That would have only been a matter of power. I wonder how a downhill drive would have ended, AFAIK this thing did not have brakes...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 22, 2015, 06:21:07 am
That's too cool ! Thanks for the info guys.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on June 22, 2015, 10:52:13 am
...AFAIK this thing did not have brakes...
:rolleyes: I'm not sure where did you get this information, but AFAIK the brakes were integrated in the front (aluminum)wheels to reduce drag - the wheels were designed by Leyat of course ;).
There is an original Helica with standard wheels preserved in France  - one can recognize the drums of the brakes.
(http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/helica/232a.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 22, 2015, 12:58:31 pm
That thing is wild. Must have been ballasted pretty good to stay from flipping !

 :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Go4fun on June 22, 2015, 02:41:50 pm
A windshield for the rear seat but none on the front?
Once again the chauffeur get left to eat bugs.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on June 22, 2015, 07:02:58 pm
The prop up front would be nice in hot weather but a little chilly in the winter!
Something inside me just wants to build this for real, but with better tires.

Tags, registration and insurance would be...interesting to say the least. 

Use FAA rules and call it "experimental"

It is: the Hélica, designed a century ago by Marcel Leyat:
...
...it could do over 60 mph and weighed less than 300 kilos with two passengers.
But could it go uphill?

Fit JATO rockets!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on June 23, 2015, 07:58:04 am
The search tool finds this Nationstates already resented, but I discovered today new twin-boomers in it:
https://www.nationstates.net/nation=virshia/detail=factbook/id=405356
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/2015/Nat012_zpsgzguqwxd.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 23, 2015, 08:25:01 am
Oh I like that second one Tophe ! Nice find and an excellent painting.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rick Lowe on June 23, 2015, 11:19:23 am
The second, German-flavoured one is IIRC from "Sky Crawlers" and there is a set of blueprints on t'web somewhere.

Cheers
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RAFF-35 on June 24, 2015, 10:54:14 am
Found this beautiful f-104 while researching similar ideas for wing modifications, http://combatace.com/uploads/monthly_12_2011/post-2713-0-93611800-1323640448.jpg

The image comes from this forum,
http://combatace.com/topic/69378-what-an-f-104-could-have-been/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Sticky Fingers on June 24, 2015, 02:32:10 pm
The second, German-flavoured one is IIRC from "Sky Crawlers" and there is a set of blueprints on t'web somewhere.

Cheers
They both are  ;) though the first one is not in the anime, only in the game.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 25, 2015, 11:17:02 am
Nice 104. Not sure I like the tail though....needs to be raked as well I think.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 26, 2015, 03:24:36 am
The second, German-flavoured one is IIRC from "Sky Crawlers" and there is a set of blueprints on t'web somewhere.

Cheers

Somebody has actually scratched it, at britmodeler, IIRC.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 26, 2015, 03:28:28 am
The modified F-104 reminds me of a Chinese project I've seen in a book. Very Starfighter-ish fuselage, low tail surfaces, just the wings were even a bit lower, not in mid position.
Looks very good, though, I could imagine something similar as an evolution of the F-104G, maybe in Luftwaffe colors...?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on June 26, 2015, 05:51:05 am
My 6-year old son Jacky was playing a war game on our home computer, and I said "wait a little, let me make a PrintScreen". Is this a Gloster Gladiator shooting down "evil" F4F Wildcat?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/2015/sonicbOO_zpspovuedfk.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Zombolt on June 28, 2015, 03:58:16 pm
My 6-year old son Jacky was playing a war game on our home computer, and I said "wait a little, let me make a PrintScreen". Is this a Gloster Gladiator shooting down "evil" F4F Wildcat?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/2015/sonicbOO_zpspovuedfk.jpg)

I do think those sprites are nabbed.
Outside the obvious Sonic Plane (Tails normally flies it.)
The Green one is from Metal Slug, Metal Slug has a lot of neat designs
(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/metalslug/images/6/69/023.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090223040011)
(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/metalslug/images/8/8f/Iron.gif/revision/latest?cb=20081216132013)(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/metalslug/images/2/21/Keesiii2.gif/revision/latest?cb=20100707114810)(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/metalslug/images/d/de/Trucker.gif/revision/latest?cb=20101120234612)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 28, 2015, 06:54:22 pm
Those are some neat designs ! I like the plane and the big tank.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 03, 2015, 02:54:20 am
Not a whif in the normal sense, rather an entertaining interpretation... Ever encountered the situation where a symbol lights up on your vehicle’s dashboard, but you didn’t know how to interpret it?

(http://editorial.designtaxi.com/editorial-images/NEWS-INFDashboard010715/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 03, 2015, 03:24:07 am
Tell me about it!  :unsure:

My car keeps on popping up with the 'This' icon below, but as soon as the guy with the diagnostic thingie plugs it in the icon goes out! Then I drive home and 10 mins later it's back on again.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

(http://img909.imageshack.us/img909/5573/wFqM4U.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on July 03, 2015, 04:25:31 am
Tell me about it!  :unsure:

My car keeps on popping up with the 'This' icon below, but as soon as the guy with the diagnostic thingie plugs it in the icon goes out! Then I drive home and 10 mins later it's back on again.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


When the warning icon pops up again Kit, do this --- turn your ignition key on and off, three times without starting the engine fairly quickly (just so the dash lights show) but don't turn off the dash lights on the third go. then count how many times the dash lights flash afterwards. There should be short flashes and long flashes. Count these as they will give you the code on what is wrong, but it will keep repeating itself with the flashes so watch it for a few times to see when the pattern begins.  Then find a good mechanic who should be able to tell you what is wrong.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on July 03, 2015, 04:45:31 am
If your car seems to be running OK then it's probably just a sensor gone bad.  Happened on my Commodore and turned out to be the oxygen sensor in the exhaust manifold.  Fitting a new one made the light go off but otherwise no difference except to my bank balance and the amount of skin on my knuckles.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 03, 2015, 04:56:41 am
That's a funny collection right there !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 08, 2015, 05:00:40 am
Stumbled across this illustration, obviosly a stealthy A-10 derivative...

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/narutofanon/images/b/bf/Getsuplanes.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140215151819)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 08, 2015, 06:24:17 am
Tell me about it!  :unsure:

My car keeps on popping up with the 'This' icon below, but as soon as the guy with the diagnostic thingie plugs it in the icon goes out! Then I drive home and 10 mins later it's back on again.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


When the warning icon pops up again Kit, do this --- turn your ignition key on and off, three times without starting the engine fairly quickly (just so the dash lights show) but don't turn off the dash lights on the third go. then count how many times the dash lights flash afterwards. There should be short flashes and long flashes. Count these as they will give you the code on what is wrong, but it will keep repeating itself with the flashes so watch it for a few times to see when the pattern begins.  Then find a good mechanic who should be able to tell you what is wrong.

I tried that but my dash lights didn't flash at all............  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on July 08, 2015, 09:16:58 am
Stumbled across this illustration, obviosly a stealthy A-10 derivative...

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/narutofanon/images/b/bf/Getsuplanes.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140215151819)

Slightly bigger image: :blink:

(http://www.vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/narutofanon/images/b/bf/Getsuplanes.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140215151819)

Don't know where you found this, mate, so I can't find if there are any intermediate sizes. :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 08, 2015, 10:00:54 am
Uh, oh? Thumbnail was not planned - the pic I wanted to link/insert was pretty large!

The original pic URL (http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/narutofanon/images/b/bf/Getsuplanes.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140215151819) does not help (checked that), I am not certain where the problem lies.  :-\

On edit: it can be so simple: just google "A-10 stealth" and it pops up! Comes from a Russian forum, it seems:

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=2350914

Sorry for the inconvenience!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 08, 2015, 10:09:48 am
And here it is in all it's glory-
(http://media.moddb.com/images/members/1/771/770163/139466361063.jpg)
(Full rez here (http://media.moddb.com/images/members/1/771/770163/139466361063.jpg))
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on July 08, 2015, 01:43:53 pm
And here it is in all it's glory-
(http://media.moddb.com/images/members/1/771/770163/139466361063.jpg)
(Full rez here (http://media.moddb.com/images/members/1/771/770163/139466361063.jpg))

That is a futuristic Attacker I've ever seen
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on July 09, 2015, 06:05:48 am

puts airliners in perspectives ... I am looking for a plastic banana for my stash

(http://soocurious.com/fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/le-monde-ne-tourne-plus-rond-des-illustrations-satiriques-poignantes-denoncent-les-horreurs-de-notre-societe33.jpg)


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on July 09, 2015, 06:09:37 am

I like these ones too : Pawel Kuczynski is the author

(http://www.googlm.com/cartoonist/Kuczynski.Pawel/images/Kuczynski_Pawel.29.jpg)

(http://www.ce66.com/com/fcwnews/pic/1112297141.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 09, 2015, 07:25:32 am
Love that A-10 ! There is another one out there as well, I have it saved somewhere....I think it was from Deviantart.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 09, 2015, 07:34:27 am
Maybe this one? Looks beefy, too!

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/AH3-WDZ7J4k/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 09, 2015, 08:42:45 am
I like both of those modern A-10 looking aircraft :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on July 09, 2015, 01:49:01 pm
The new A-10 Looks stealthy
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 10, 2015, 04:26:21 am
Not a whif in the local sense, but imagine a new definition of ecomony air travel...  :-X

(https://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Xto7LjrKS2Hz5pRDRs1hnSzDJ-0=/0x5:2063x1380/800x536/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/46705108/omg_plane_png.0.0.png)


More here - it's serious, it's even got a patent!  :-\

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/9/8924271/only-heartless-creatures-can-design-planes-like-this
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 10, 2015, 04:36:55 am
Don't let anyone at Ryanair see that!  :o

Some BA Tridents had their forward four rows of seats facing aft for some reason, and those in the know always chose row 4 or 5 because you'd end up facing an opposing seat row but with much more legroom than normal.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 10, 2015, 05:09:39 am
BAC 1-11s also had a set row facing backwards - IIRC it was at the emergency exits over the wings, offering more space for escapees. Sat there once when I flew with Dan Air to Gatwick, many years ago...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 10, 2015, 05:42:07 am
It's bad enough there isn't enough space to stretch out.  That seat plan would make trans-Atlantic and trans Paccing untenable in cattle class
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 10, 2015, 06:00:32 am
And zero personal space and all of the inherent problems/ altercations that would ensue.... :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 10, 2015, 06:10:40 am
Don't let anyone at Ryanair see that!  :o


I once read that Ryan Air actually considered allowing standing ? Now I always thought that was a Red Top "silly season special" but have never seen anything definitive either way  :blink: Perhaps "our" man at the CAA knows ?

As for rearward facing seats. Apparently they are far safer in a collision (obviously not from a great height  :rolleyes:) but customers don't like the idea at all. It's never bothered me, but I had a Director (he would insist on the capital  ;D) who couldn't face backwards on any mode of travel. He even went so far as to insist on getting a latter train from Doncaster because he couldn't get the seat he wanted in first ! And yes he was a bit of a one, nice guy but brought up in "colonial conditions" at the end of Empire  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 10, 2015, 08:42:36 am
BAC 1-11s also had a set row facing backwards - IIRC it was at the emergency exits over the wings, offering more space for escapees. Sat there once when I flew with Dan Air to Gatwick, many years ago...

That may have been a Dan Air special fit, the BA Super 1-11s that replaced the Tridents on the internal German routes were all forward facing, but with damn all leg room of course!

RAF Transports had rearward facing seats for YEARS, even up to the VC10s, but the Tri-Stars kept the same configuration as when BA and Pan Am had them. I bet the current Voyagers are forward facing too but I've not seen a pic of the inside of on e as yet.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: darthspud on July 10, 2015, 08:47:58 am
As a young airman being trained I asked the sgt instructor why the seat on vc10's faced rearwards, apparently it is safer in case of an accident on landing or under carriage related. But civvy airlines won't do it cos it upsets the punters and they are in charge of civil airlines in reality.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 10, 2015, 09:48:05 am

RAF Transports had rearward facing seats for YEARS, even up to the VC10s, but the Tri-Stars kept the same configuration as when BA and Pan Am had them. I bet the current Voyagers are forward facing too but I've not seen a pic of the inside of on e as yet.

Same with USAF transports (especially with the palletized seats), for the same reason- crash survivability
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on July 10, 2015, 12:24:24 pm
As far as that patented seating split arrangement goes, it looks like you'd have more room, not less.  Yes, you'd always be facing someone else but they couldn't be watching whatever you had in front of you so that's a plus.

Now, getting out of your seat however, that looks like a real chore.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 10, 2015, 02:27:08 pm
Now, getting out of your seat however, that looks like a real chore.

Definitely won't pass muster in an evacuation.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on July 10, 2015, 09:48:36 pm
As far as that patented seating split arrangement goes, it looks like you'd have more room, not less.  Yes, you'd always be facing someone else but they couldn't be watching whatever you had in front of you so that's a plus.

Now, getting out of your seat however, that looks like a real chore.

However, it does make it easier to punch that annoying neighbour in the face. :wacko:

With a rearward facing seat would it not feel like you were falling out of the seat on take off and initial climb?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 11, 2015, 08:27:55 am

With a rearward facing seat would it not feel like you were falling out of the seat on take off and initial climb?


Yes it did, specially aboard a Trident trying to get out of Templehof.  :o

Tridents may have been termed 'Grippers' while on the ground but once they went wheels-up they climbed like CRAZY!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: lancer on July 11, 2015, 02:00:57 pm

With a rearward facing seat would it not feel like you were falling out of the seat on take off and initial climb?


Yes it did, specially aboard a Trident trying to get out of Templehof.  :o

Tridents may have been termed 'Grippers' while on the ground but once they went wheels-up they climbed like CRAZY!

I flew in Tridents a couple of times between Heathrow and Dublin. I used to love the take off angle; no one else in my family did though!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 11, 2015, 04:03:02 pm
The only airliner I flew in that climbed steeper than a Trident was a DC9-20. That was the SAS 'hot rod' with the short -15 fuselage and -30 wings and engines. I think they only recruited ex-Draken pilots for them.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on July 12, 2015, 04:18:46 am
The only airliner I flew in that climbed steeper than a Trident was a DC9-20. That was the SAS 'hot rod' with the short -15 fuselage and -30 wings and engines. I think they only recruited ex-Draken pilots for them.  ;D

Always took me by surprise when you were used to larger jets. You'd look out the window and think " S++T, we're stalling".
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on July 12, 2015, 06:32:24 am
The only airliner I flew in that climbed steeper than a Trident was a DC9-20. That was the SAS 'hot rod' with the short -15 fuselage and -30 wings and engines. I think they only recruited ex-Draken pilots for them.  ;D

Always took me by surprise when you were used to larger jets. You'd look out the window and think " S++T, we're stalling".

You should see the aircraft climbing out of YYC these days, the communities around the airport have been complaining to the city council about the noise so airlines have been directed to get to 1000 feet after take-off before they get to the end of the airport property.  Seen some pretty impressive take-offs lately, especially the Atlas Air Cargo 747 ------  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 14, 2015, 05:51:12 am
Excellent stuff.....sounds like fun !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 14, 2015, 06:08:28 pm

RAF Transports had rearward facing seats for YEARS, even up to the VC10s, but the Tri-Stars kept the same configuration as when BA and Pan Am had them. I bet the current Voyagers are forward facing too but I've not seen a pic of the inside of on e as yet.

Same with USAF transports (especially with the palletized seats), for the same reason- crash survivability

C-5 has a bunch of rear facing seats above the cargo area and behind the wing. Flew from Hawaii to Thailand that way. Was I ever glad to get off!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Rat on July 15, 2015, 04:21:27 am
You should see the aircraft climbing out of YYC these days, the communities around the airport have been complaining to the city council about the noise so airlines have been directed to get to 1000 feet after take-off before they get to the end of the airport property.  Seen some pretty impressive take-offs lately, especially the Atlas Air Cargo 747 ------  :o

Just took a virtual drive around that area, and all the homes look fairly new, as if those residential areas were built in the last couple of decades. Are you trying to tell us that: 1) some 'urban planner' would allow homes to be built in close proximity to an airport, and 2), that people would purchase those homes and move in without realising that they were close to an airport that would be noisy, and 3) when they heard noise they would start complaining about an airport that was there since 1938?

Nah, we ain't buyin' it, pull the other one!  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 16, 2015, 08:52:56 am
An interesting concept, basically the bash of a Heller Saab 21 with parts from an Airfix P-38 - and no idea where the resin outer wings come from?


(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/Orsobear/Flyg/j21d_5.jpg)

(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/Orsobear/Flyg/j21d_2_zpsb8c7d93b.jpg)

Found here: http://s456.photobucket.com/user/Orsobear/media/Flyg/j21d_5.jpg.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JayBee on July 16, 2015, 09:25:20 am
....and the model now appears to be finished. (from the same web site)

(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/Orsobear/Flyg/j21d_9.jpg)

The modellers appears to be Swedish with his sign in name on photobucket being Orsobear.
His real name is Boern Baecklund.
Within Photobucket he has a lot of interesting models including a Swedish Mig-15, and East German and USAF Saab J-29's.
If anyone knows how to contact someone on Photobucket it would be a great help as he should be invited here.

Jim
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 17, 2015, 06:25:00 am
That Swedish kitbash looks exceptionally plausible  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 17, 2015, 07:04:53 am
Really nice!  :thumbsup:

The world needs more three-engined whifs, though.  :cheers: Might be a cool idea to build another one like this, but keeping the original pusher prop as well.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 18, 2015, 01:47:44 am
Bf-110 engines? looks great :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2015, 05:15:54 pm
Nice one. Looks rather heavy and slow tho..... :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RAFF-35 on August 01, 2015, 04:24:15 pm
Found this brilliant SAR Samson SA-2 here : http://www.cbfsim.co.uk/cbfs_bb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=20853&start=10
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: MikeD on August 02, 2015, 01:37:27 am
I once read that Ryan Air actually considered allowing standing ? Now I always thought that was a Red Top "silly season special" but have never seen anything definitive either way  :blink: Perhaps "our" man at the CAA knows ?

I think Aeroflot used to sell standing tickets, complete with hanging straps to hold on to. I've read of people standing through their flights before.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 02, 2015, 02:02:44 am
Found this brilliant SAR Samson SA-2 here : http://www.cbfsim.co.uk/cbfs_bb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=20853&start=10

Looks like an update of Zenrat's 'Eye in the Sky'  :thumbsup:

One commenter doesn't seem to QUITE understand how helicopters work though.......
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on August 15, 2015, 06:25:08 pm
Look at this

http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewphoto/24324/BOMBER_DRONE_AND_MANNED/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 18, 2015, 11:49:07 pm
Stumbled across this scaled-down, virtual Tu-22... Sweet - a shame that there's no 1:144 scale kit of it!

(http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv148/axal/Blinder2_zps5c190c89.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on August 19, 2015, 05:34:17 pm
That is pretty sweet....takes a second to figure it out !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on August 22, 2015, 02:57:03 am
I found a kind of TriAtlas there
http://www.haju68.comoj.com/D-AM.html
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/2015/triatlas_zpsxltx3usz.jpg)
With no access to the rear door (impossible to open)? :-\ ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on August 22, 2015, 05:02:57 am
Maybe the middle boom splits and lifts when the door is raised ? daft I know but I suppose the whole rear end could pivot to the left or right to allow access ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2015, 09:59:17 am
That just weird, like the guy drawing it screwed up !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on August 22, 2015, 10:35:12 am
Thanks for your "approval" on the TriAtlas, both of you, and I imagined TriLightnings, so (while I prefer 2 booms at last) ;D
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38eclairL_afi.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2015, 03:21:15 pm
Again it's the middle one ! Three engines ? Superb.

 :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on August 23, 2015, 03:48:39 am
yes, the middle one definitely deserves to be built : it seems doable !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 23, 2015, 04:52:30 am
Again it's the middle one ! Three engines ? Superb.

 :bow:

It's a Trightling!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on August 23, 2015, 06:40:40 pm
Thanks! I continue this inventive delirium on my topic http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20326.2400.html as this is no more "Whiffs found surfing".
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 24, 2015, 03:26:25 am
I found a kind of TriAtlas there
http://www.haju68.comoj.com/D-AM.html
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/2015/triatlas_zpsxltx3usz.jpg)
With no access to the rear door (impossible to open)? :-\ ;D

The more I look at it the more it reminds me of an M. C. Escher drawing...?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on August 24, 2015, 03:51:08 am

The more I look at it the more it reminds me of an M. C. Escher drawing...?  :rolleyes:

(http://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/m-c-escher/stars.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on August 24, 2015, 05:06:22 am

The more I look at it the more it reminds me of an M. C. Escher drawing...?  :rolleyes:


yes, an optical illusion a bit like this one

(http://www.opticien-lentilles.com/illusions/illusion_optique_elephant_bleu.jpg)

or that one :

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Double_optical_illusion.svg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on August 24, 2015, 03:08:35 pm
Those things always hurt my eyes !

 :-X
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on September 03, 2015, 03:15:51 am
Can't read the Japanese, but mech/anime/sci-fi fans need to check this guy out on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/benigumoha?lang=en

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJCrIdCVEAA3pp8.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLKEpQ5UYAAeqCC.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 03, 2015, 08:25:07 am
Wow...great work ! The first one looks like an insect...scary !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on September 13, 2015, 03:02:08 pm
I've found something interesting

http://www.stardestroyer.net/Armour/ShepStuff/Website/DrakaWB/US%20Army%20Air%20Force%20OOB.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 14, 2015, 08:17:16 am
Yes you did ! Thanks. That would be worth printing out and having a gander at  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on October 14, 2015, 02:11:21 am


luxury can go anytwhere :

(http://a401.idata.over-blog.com/708x708/2/24/40/32/Mardi-07-Octobre-2014/Maquette-LV.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on October 14, 2015, 02:58:09 am
No!  :angry: The universe of twin-boomers is not at all "anywhere" but is "The Top", marvelous yes! :-\ ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 14, 2015, 03:46:54 am
 :rolleyes:

(http://www.gunjap.net/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/1930.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 14, 2015, 05:35:33 am
Since the flying controls are fabric, covering the entire thing with wallpaper might make sense  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 21, 2015, 12:23:37 am
Found this wonderful RC work from Japan...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_srNfzJm0tw

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/FyIqM5qvKD4/hqdefault.jpg)


Next: make it transform!  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 21, 2015, 05:13:32 am
No float, no fly ! lol The translations are always the best part  :thumbsup: Seriously tho, that is excellent. Looks great in the air and would certainly turn a few heads at an RC meet.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2015, 05:08:08 am

(http://www.funeraire-info.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Char-corbillard.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: comrade harps on October 22, 2015, 05:14:50 am
Quote
(http://www.funeraire-info.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Char-corbillard.jpg)

That must be some nasty neighbourhood.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on October 25, 2015, 10:18:19 am

a lovely idea

(http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20D/Double%20Double%20-%20The%20story%20of%20the%20Zwillingsbiber%20Beaver/TwinBeaver38.jpg)

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/351/Double-Double--The-Story-of-the-Zwillingsbiber-Beaver.aspx (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/351/Double-Double--The-Story-of-the-Zwillingsbiber-Beaver.aspx)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 25, 2015, 12:00:29 pm

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/351/Double-Double--The-Story-of-the-Zwillingsbiber-Beaver.aspx (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/351/Double-Double--The-Story-of-the-Zwillingsbiber-Beaver.aspx)


What a MAGNIFICENT article!  A superb job of spoofing, both words and SO many pics.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: tahsin on October 26, 2015, 03:42:52 am

What if thread over Key Publishing (http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?136792-quot-Whatif-quot-that-aircraft-had-those-markings-thread&s=627c9a411c78bf06692ffabe88762a28)... Nils is a member here, isn't he?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 26, 2015, 03:58:33 am

What if thread over Key Publishing (http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?136792-quot-Whatif-quot-that-aircraft-had-those-markings-thread&s=627c9a411c78bf06692ffabe88762a28)... Nils is a member here, isn't he?

He certainly is, and those models of his have featured here too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Deino on October 27, 2015, 08:26:27 am
RuN whif mega-Ekranoplan ... a nice ide based on a 32-scale Tomcat + several Revell Ekranoplans !

http://slide.mil.news.sina.com.cn/h/slide_8_39920_38636.html#p=1
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 27, 2015, 09:46:02 am
Ya those Vintage Wings guys do an excellent April Fools eh ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on October 28, 2015, 03:37:39 pm
Look what I've just found

http://conceptships.blogspot.com/2015/10/soviet-atomic-powered-ground-effect.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 28, 2015, 06:08:45 pm
Look what I've just found

http://conceptships.blogspot.com/2015/10/soviet-atomic-powered-ground-effect.html

Now THAT is clever, and very well done too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on October 29, 2015, 03:22:57 pm
Look what I've just found

http://conceptships.blogspot.com/2015/10/soviet-atomic-powered-ground-effect.html

Now THAT is clever, and very well done too.  :thumbsup:

Indeed :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 31, 2015, 07:27:09 am
Some great shots of her eh ! That would be huge !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on November 01, 2015, 01:22:04 pm
Some great shots of her eh ! That would be huge !

 :cheers:

Good point. If they build a swing wing flying get like this, It would be a bomber
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Nils on November 02, 2015, 02:09:46 am
Israeli F-16XL over on Scalemates  :thumbsup:

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=17840&p=albums&album=25421

(https://s1.scalemates.com/albums/img/214822-o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 02, 2015, 06:11:41 am
Nice find Nils ! All bombed up and ready for action !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on November 02, 2015, 01:17:22 pm
Oh yeah
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on November 03, 2015, 07:22:57 am
Concept rescue helicopter by Katsuhiro Otomo

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/f67504f4af71b86f9e5caccf8c2ca0be/tumblr_nwaklkhMEp1sndzdgo1_1280.jpg)

Found on Adam Rowe's very interesting 70s Sci-Fi Art Tumblr page:

http://70sscifiart.tumblr.com/post/132471574911/concept-rescue-helicopter-by-katsuhiro-otomo

He has a Twitter account that's well worth following too: @70sscifiart

 

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 03, 2015, 12:13:50 pm
Woah ! Looks like it would be good for fire fighting as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hotte on November 09, 2015, 09:35:56 am
RAF Horten

http://modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=98263

Hotte
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 10, 2015, 06:12:47 am
That's a nice job ! I love the paint that is burnt off....great effect !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 11, 2015, 06:08:29 am
An accidental browsing find - might be a valid whiffing topic, though?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xOejRpBkCvg/TN3WSYNLLvI/AAAAAAAAAHY/6r20-GEMUQU/s1600/turaf_tornado_ids_what_if.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 11, 2015, 10:19:06 am
Nice accident ! Looks great in those colours and markings.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 27, 2015, 07:50:20 am
F-49A Patriot by JonHall18

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/9357d555e54317645c25b250018a682f/tumblr_n9bs7icYHC1qb00mjo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JayBee on November 27, 2015, 08:22:21 am
Obviously built by the LEGO corporation.  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 27, 2015, 10:31:04 am
Now that is cool. Looks like the engine and hood from old cars of the 30s
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: tahsin on November 30, 2015, 01:00:26 am
An accidental browsing find - might be a valid whiffing topic, though?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xOejRpBkCvg/TN3WSYNLLvI/AAAAAAAAAHY/6r20-GEMUQU/s1600/turaf_tornado_ids_what_if.png)

I believe the guy is a journalist at least with a blog. This means one can nitpick a bit; the 40 Tornados to be bought in the 1980s was for Konya, the 3rd Main Jet Base. The need was filled by second hand Phantoms. While the 1st at Eskişehir will fly Phantoms to the ned of the world...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on December 02, 2015, 12:23:07 pm
Looking for sci-fi art by the late great Peter Elson (featured heavily in the TTA Handbook series) I found this painting which I'd never seen before. That MiG-23-on-steroids would make a fine whiff, wouldn't it?

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/PeterElson21.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/PeterElson21.jpg.html)

Image from here, where there's lots of his other stuff too: http://www.etoday.ru/2012/08/illyustrator-peter-elson.php

Edited 10dec15 because the pic wasn't showing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on December 04, 2015, 06:09:49 pm
Two beauties by Marcel du Long:
(http://marceldulong.com/uploads/_enkeleAfbeeldingCrop/Silberpfeil_01D.jpg)
(http://marceldulong.com/uploads/_enkeleAfbeeldingCrop/PQ1_Rosso_Racer_05.jpg)
More here (http://www.marceldulong.com/plastics). :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on December 05, 2015, 02:19:05 am
Interesting.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on December 05, 2015, 05:27:40 am
Interesting.


Second one is  :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on December 10, 2015, 08:12:31 am
Gyrobikes, by Callum Alexander Watt:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2jjxLWUAAa67Y.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2jkcmWEAAnQAs.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2jk2jWoAAvZzg.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV2jkEmWUAATB_b.jpg)

From a Twitter post here: https://twitter.com/CalumAWatt/status/674875374589911040

Callum's website: http://www.calumalexanderwatt.com/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 16, 2015, 06:48:15 am
Not a whif, but...

https://youtu.be/f9Szcd6PmfU

Opens a lot of options for modelers.  ;)

And another charming entry from/for Japan, a major kitbash:

(http://cdn-live.warthunder.com/uploads/83/b72c927ff24b614c1d451b904278c26054ccf2_mq/Capture.PNG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 16, 2015, 10:49:53 am

And another charming entry from/for Japan, a major kitbash:

(http://cdn-live.warthunder.com/uploads/83/b72c927ff24b614c1d451b904278c26054ccf2_mq/Capture.PNG)

Blech.  Why would you do that to something as lovely as a Hien. :banghead:

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 17, 2015, 11:33:10 pm
Why NOT? O.K., the nose is a bit long (I'd leave out 1cm or so in the wing leading egde area), but I like the overall concept and the paint scheme. Should also have a very sleek profile?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: seadude on December 18, 2015, 10:16:32 am
Now THIS is a big aircraft carrier!  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:
http://www.motionmodels.com/ships/cv/cvn2014.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on December 18, 2015, 10:33:23 am
Now THIS is a big aircraft carrier!  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:
http://www.motionmodels.com/ships/cv/cvn2014.html

And an extremely eclectic airwing.  Besides Hornets, LM Frightnings and drones, I saw Tomcats (Tomcat 21, perhaps?), Skywarriors, Panther/Cougars  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on December 18, 2015, 10:38:25 am
seadude,

Yeah, that's an impressive bit of modeling there!  I think they got a bit "fanboy-ish" in doing the islands however.  Note the landing pads for the hello's and the CIWS turrets there amidships.  Those helicopters are up off the main deck and attempting to land on such a small pad with so many projections around it whilst there's all that huge flight deck so near by seems odd.  And the firing arcs of those CIWS stuck where they are seems limited at best.

Still though, that's a might impressive concept.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: seadude on December 18, 2015, 12:43:53 pm
seadude,

Yeah, that's an impressive bit of modeling there!  I think they got a bit "fanboy-ish" in doing the islands however.  Note the landing pads for the hello's and the CIWS turrets there amidships.  Those helicopters are up off the main deck and attempting to land on such a small pad with so many projections around it whilst there's all that huge flight deck so near by seems odd.  And the firing arcs of those CIWS stuck where they are seems limited at best.

Still though, that's a might impressive concept.

Makes me almost wish I had that carrier model.  ;D And I'd probably tweak all those deficiencies too and make them better. Not sure how, but I would.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 19, 2015, 06:01:40 pm
Why NOT? O.K., the nose is a bit long (I'd leave out 1cm or so in the wing leading egde area), but I like the overall concept and the paint scheme. Should also have a very sleek profile?

Huh, the Hien already had a very sleek profile, amongst the sleekest of all, sorry but friggin' annular radiators do not
make anything sleek.

Anyhow the Hien had a bellymounted radiator, it was already liquid-cooled, so why would they bother with the redesign
necessary to mount an annular radiator. Sure, go ahead and give a Hien a Jumo 213, however that re-engining would not
require it to have an annular radiator.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JoeP on December 20, 2015, 09:00:33 am
Now THIS is a big aircraft carrier!  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:  :blink:
http://www.motionmodels.com/ships/cv/cvn2014.html

And an extremely eclectic airwing.  Besides Hornets, LM Frightnings and drones, I saw Tomcats (Tomcat 21, perhaps?), Skywarriors, Panther/Cougars  :blink:

Basically emptied the parts box of every aircraft the builder had.

I wonder if it could turn?
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on December 20, 2015, 10:11:04 am
That's as big as some airports!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 21, 2015, 02:16:55 am
Where's the monorail?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 21, 2015, 02:19:24 am
Why NOT? O.K., the nose is a bit long (I'd leave out 1cm or so in the wing leading egde area), but I like the overall concept and the paint scheme. Should also have a very sleek profile?

Huh, the Hien already had a very sleek profile, amongst the sleekest of all, sorry but friggin' annular radiators do not
make anything sleek.

Anyhow the Hien had a bellymounted radiator, it was already liquid-cooled, so why would they bother with the redesign
necessary to mount an annular radiator. Sure, go ahead and give a Hien a Jumo 213, however that re-engining would not
require it to have an annular radiator.

I like the idea of a complete power egg implanted into the nose, and getting rid of the ventral radiator and it respective plumbing. Sure, the ring cooler is not sexy, but the overall result (maybe on a Hien with a low spine) could look nice.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 21, 2015, 09:17:27 am
Love those big wheel things ! Now there's an idea.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on December 21, 2015, 09:53:32 am
Love those big wheel things ! Now there's an idea.

 :cheers:

Its been done before. No machine guns on these.
http://silodrome.com/the-dynasphere/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasphere

I'm thinking of how to build an RC version.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on December 21, 2015, 11:41:53 pm
Love those big wheel things ! Now there's an idea.

 :cheers:

Its been done before. No machine guns on these.
http://silodrome.com/the-dynasphere/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasphere

I'm thinking of how to build an RC version.

Electric R/C car speed control with reverse and gyro's and weightshift steering, or simply cut a Segway in half?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on December 22, 2015, 12:24:06 am
Love those big wheel things ! Now there's an idea.

 :cheers:

Its been done before. No machine guns on these.
http://silodrome.com/the-dynasphere/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasphere

I'm thinking of how to build an RC version.

Electric R/C car speed control with reverse and gyro's and weightshift steering, or simply cut a Segway in half?

Anybody have a used Segway for sale?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on January 21, 2016, 07:28:48 pm
Take a look at the First Order Tie Phantom I've just found

http://uk.picclick.com/TIE-Phantom-First-Order-colour-scheme-repaint-Star-262236883639.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on January 22, 2016, 12:14:55 am
The problem with monowheels
One of the problems with mono wheels is braking.  Hard braking will cause the driver to rotate with the wheel.
With the designs shown on the previous page this would lead to the part with the crew on being driven into the ground like a hammer.


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 22, 2016, 11:07:29 am
Speaking of monowheels, 5 pages of them on Douglas Self's Museum of Retro Technology site:
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/motorwhl/motorwhl.htm

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on January 22, 2016, 10:09:54 pm
Wow, that's a lot of one wheeled eccentricity.
But they missed Mr Garrison's mono wheel with it's "unique" seating & control methods.
(http://southparkstudios-intl.mtvnimages.com/shared/sps/media/images/511/image_09.gif?width=400)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on January 23, 2016, 08:02:18 am
Talking about big wheels, how about this real world what-if  --- the Tron bike

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sZ86A1O9OcM/maxresdefault.jpg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on January 23, 2016, 01:26:56 pm
Wow, that's a lot of one wheeled eccentricity.
But they missed Mr Garrison's mono wheel with it's "unique" seating & control methods.
(http://southparkstudios-intl.mtvnimages.com/shared/sps/media/images/511/image_09.gif?width=400)


I wish I had those kinds of wheels
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on January 24, 2016, 09:18:19 am
Japanese proto X-wing fighter. I don't know if this thing can fly, but I started loving ot at the first sight:
(http://2mc.on.coocan.jp/gallery/22nd/046/01.jpg)
More here (http://2mc.on.coocan.jp/gallery/22nd/046/).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 24, 2016, 10:24:46 am
Looks a bit short on prop blades......  ;D :lol: ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on January 24, 2016, 11:19:11 am
Looks a bit short on prop blades......  ;D :lol: ;)
I think these are the same as the "Shinden" propellers in size, but the X-plane is very high and the proportions of the original are changed drastically:
(http://2mc.on.coocan.jp/gallery/22nd/046/02.jpg)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/72/cb/48/72cb4850a6dc9870c7cf1faad44c74ee.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on January 24, 2016, 12:50:16 pm
Pretty cool!
Must have gone through four kits to build it. $$$$$
Of course with the left overs he could build a jet version.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 24, 2016, 01:31:26 pm
I think it already is a jet version, as well as having the four piston engines. The centre fuselage has a big turbine exhaust at the back.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on January 24, 2016, 01:34:23 pm
Japanese proto X-wing fighter. I don't know if this thing can fly, but I started loving ot at the first sight:

oh !  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on January 24, 2016, 01:38:26 pm
I think it already is a jet version, as well as having the four piston engines. The centre fuselage has a big turbine exhaust at the back.

I agree with Kit though to me the piston engines look as if they along with their nasals come from a four engined bomber which could have provided the main undercarriage legs and wheels as well.

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on January 24, 2016, 02:13:32 pm
The J7W is the Hasegawa 1/48th kit and the piston engines/nacelles are from the Hasegawa 1/72nd Nakajima Renzan bomber with J7W-1 props.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on January 24, 2016, 06:05:09 pm
The J7W is the Hasegawa 1/48th kit and the piston engines/nacelles are from the Hasegawa 1/72nd Nakajima Renzan bomber with J7W-1 props.

Paul Harrison

Good call! I have to look into more of these Japanese WW2 kits. Some cool stuff in there, RW and whiffing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 24, 2016, 06:43:27 pm
Love that one ! especially the look from behind  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: su27rules on January 25, 2016, 02:25:11 am
Japanese proto X-wing fighter. I don't know if this thing can fly, but I started loving ot at the first sight:......


WOW!!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: su27rules on January 30, 2016, 06:21:50 am
King Kubelwagen what if 1/72 academy/italeri
link:  http://www.maketarskikutak.com/index.php/topic,20245.0.html

(http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a452/ypow3/king%20kubelwagen%201_zpsj97b1iuq.jpg)
(http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a452/ypow3/king%20kubelwagen%204_zpsmnasnp81.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 01, 2016, 03:17:34 am
I like that one ! Looks amphibious. Amazing how small it is ! Nice to see the build pics as well, you can really see the Wagon bits.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 01, 2016, 03:34:05 am
Way cool. I just wonder how seaworthy it would be with a heavy, armored turret in this relatively high position?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 01, 2016, 10:32:37 am
Way cool. I just wonder how seaworthy it would be with a heavy, armored turret in this relatively high position?

Seaworthy?  ;)
Heck it wouldn't be ground-worthy with that much weight on a VW Kubel drivetrain.  ;D
It was not a vehicle known for a surfeit of power.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on February 02, 2016, 01:23:40 am
To make it seaworthy you'd need to start with a Schwimmwagen.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on February 06, 2016, 05:27:27 pm
o.m.G.
The "Knight-Bike" :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:...or the "Bike-Knight" :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:
(http://www.gunjap.net/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/1185.jpg)
More here (http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=120917&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+GunjapNet+(gunjap.net)&utm_content=Netvibes).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on February 06, 2016, 06:06:04 pm
Outstanding! This is a work of art!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 07, 2016, 12:58:02 am
it looks good there, then you follow the link and see that its pose able   geep  :party:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 07, 2016, 01:48:35 am
Way cool.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 07, 2016, 08:08:33 am
Wow. That is excellent work ! Imagine that conversation piece perched on the shelf  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 07, 2016, 10:30:47 am
Outstanding! This is a work of art!

My feelings exactly... excellent work done and the idea is really cool! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on February 07, 2016, 03:57:10 pm
I kinda like this. To my eyes it has a great finish. An F-4L ? why not. :bow:

 http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 08, 2016, 10:07:17 am
Possibly because F4s are utterly hateful aircraft?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 10:12:52 am
Ratty has it posted from ARC as well in that thread  :thumbsup:

(http://www2.dragndropbuilder.com/uploads/3/2/8/7/3287314/4373648_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitbasher on February 08, 2016, 10:14:56 am
Possibly because F4s are utterly hateful aircraft?

How very dare you, Lee!  And especially not if they have Speys!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on February 08, 2016, 10:54:54 am
Just because it looks like some one stepped on its nose and kicked it in the butt?
The F-4 proves that given enough thrust even a brick will fly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 08, 2016, 03:11:14 pm
The Spey Phantoms are the most hateful of all.  FACT!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on February 08, 2016, 07:55:48 pm
Possibly because F4s are utterly hateful aircraft?

How very dare you, Lee!  And especially not if they have Speys!!

Just because it looks like some one stepped on its nose and kicked it in the butt?
The F-4 proves that given enough thrust even a brick will fly.

The Spey Phantoms are the most hateful of all.  FACT!

As I said in the "ARC" thread: Opinions may vary.

I like it but I, still, prefer the original F-4 gunslingers. ;D



Comparing F-4's to other aircraft is similar to comparing American Pit-Bull Terriers or Rottweilers to Poodles or Corgis - they're just not in the same league.

Big, brutish, tough & mean.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 08:30:21 pm
My buddy Neil is 6 foot tall. You'd probably need a Spey engine gun-nosed Phantom for his dog Carl !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12654289_10153914187183320_5500387384196678168_n.jpg?oh=04feb43e16a2a5c6db0fbd4e771287d2&oe=572BC676)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on February 09, 2016, 01:43:57 am
PS: I have yet to find any "mean" big dog that wasn't made that way by a Richard Cranium owner, generally I've found them all to be gentle giants.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on February 09, 2016, 04:37:25 am
Mean small dogs on the other hand...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 09, 2016, 05:54:04 am
PS: I have yet to find any "mean" big dog that wasn't made that way by a Richard Cranium owner, generally I've found them all to be gentle giants.

Yup

Mean small dogs on the other hand...

Yup again.

When I did my paper round (in the late 50's/early 60's) the meanest of all was a Miniature Poodle. I eventually got my own back  :rolleyes: The most delightfull dog on the round was a huge Newfoundland. Still have very fond memories of him
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2016, 10:03:23 am

When I did my paper round (in the late 50's/early 60's) the meanest of all was a Miniature Poodle. I eventually got my own back  :rolleyes:


Go on then, tell us how?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on February 09, 2016, 01:50:45 pm
Yeah, I'm sure the statute of limitations is up!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Squizzaa on February 09, 2016, 03:49:24 pm
PS: I have yet to find any "mean" big dog that wasn't made that way by a Richard Cranium owner, generally I've found them all to be gentle giants.

Couldn't agree more Wombat. I've yet to find any dog, big or small that wasn't made that way by the owner in some way and I grew up around all sorts. Big, small, pure breeds and bitzers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Martin H on February 09, 2016, 04:03:36 pm
Yeah, I'm sure the statute of limitations is up!
No such thing in the UK, but dont let that stop ya Chris ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 10, 2016, 06:45:18 am
Yeah, I'm sure the statute of limitations is up!
No such thing in the UK, but dont let that stop ya Chris ;D

Well needs to say this little terror used to yap and snap around my heels and give me the odd nip even. Now in fairness to it's owner she tried to control it but failed miserably. In the end she tried to ensure the thing was locked away when I arrived at about 6:30. The flippin' thing still went ballistic and tried to get through the glass door at me  :banghead: It also invariably grabbed the paper as I put it through the letter box, which was one of those low down ones. Anyway one day I'd had enough so instead of fighting the little so and so I let it grab the paper and pull it. Once it thought it had achieved victory, I felt the paper relax a bit, I gave one almighty heave on the other end and almost pulled the paper and dog back through the letter box ! Dog hit door with an almighty thump which was followed by a loud yelp and then silence  :wacko: It had knocked it'self out. Anyway the owner came to the door to see what the noise was about and she screamed as well. Anyway the dog soon recovered and it's owner carried it off cooing over it like a baby. Her husband came to the door and I thought "at best I'm sacked, at worst he'll thump me", remember this is probably 1963. Instead he gave me a wink and a 5 bob tip  :blink: Obviously hated the thing as well  ;D

That dog never bothered me again, indeed it was the only dog that ever really bothered me, always got on well with everyone I've met including a couple of security dogs that you weren't meant to, but that again is another story  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2016, 06:54:16 am
Not really a whif... but if you want to stir rumors in your neighborhood and/or be prepared for global warning and the zombie apocalypse, then the Russian "Sherp" could be your next car?

http://sherp.ru/en/

(https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ogNxEx0iyrxMZH6s2CTzJ_d7qT0=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6023623/russian-truck-logsm.0.gif)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2016, 08:06:48 am

That dog never bothered me again, indeed it was the only dog that ever really bothered me, always got on well with everyone I've met including a couple of security dogs that you weren't meant to, but that again is another story  ;D


Hehe, LOVE it!  ;D

Served the blighter right.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Bungle on February 10, 2016, 08:47:30 am
Mean small dogs on the other hand...

Vary mean.... 16 stitches in the face at the age of 3 from a dog bite. A corgi of all things. Nearly 60 years later and I still cringe at small dogs running towards me. Big dogs no problem.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on February 10, 2016, 11:58:38 am
It's the opposite for me. In Caracas I had one of those bred to kill Alsatian guard dogs clamped on my right calf shaking me like a lawyer from Jurassic Park...got out of its compound as I got out of my Mum's car. The security guard ran up, couldn't get it off, pulled out his gun and shot it point blank. Took a couple weeks for my leg to heal but I've had tinnitus ever since. Big dogs still give me the willies ;D.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on February 10, 2016, 04:10:33 pm
It's the opposite for me. In Caracas I had one of those bred to kill Alsatian guard dogs clamped on my right calf shaking me like a lawyer from Jurassic Park...got out of its compound as I got out of my Mum's car. The security guard ran up, couldn't get it off, pulled out his gun and shot it point blank. Took a couple weeks for my leg to heal but I've had tinnitus ever since. Big dogs still give me the willies ;D.

Used to be a security dog handler, Rottweiler & a German-Shepherd-Rottweiler cross, the best was the Rotty-cross but neither would attack unless specifically ordered to do so. The Caracas dog was obviously poorly trained. I could have (& sometimes did for training, illegal in Australia in public) let the dog off the leash - it was like he was glued to my heel, unless told to do otherwise, & he was trained for voice & hand instructions (& I only had him for about 6 months, he'd been a yard-dog before that).

Have to give credit to the company training instructor for that, without his guidance it would never have happened. Boofhead (it was the name I gave him) was 60kg (+/-) & about 5' 10" when he stood on his hind legs.

One of the saddest days in my life when I handed him back to the company.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on February 10, 2016, 06:12:10 pm
Well trained dogs can be amazing. Poorly trained or not trained at all can be anything from a PITA to a real danger. I do land surveying and it seems in some neighborhoods every other house has a hell hound pit bull. And the back yard looks (and smells) like a cow pasture.

On the other hand, one day I saw a lady walking her new puppy. It was so little the just mowed grass brushed its belly. I just had to ask how she got a hamster to walk on a leash. She laughed.

Oh, and I want one of those Sherp trucks! Looks like driving a monster skid steer.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 11, 2016, 12:53:08 am
Just stumbled upon this pretty RAF F-8:

(http://www.leigheaton.com/crusader/crusader%202.JPG)

(http://www.leigheaton.com/crusader/crusader%201.JPG)

More here: http://www.leigheaton.com/crusader.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: su27rules on February 11, 2016, 01:28:54 am
 :thumbsup: :wub:  Great Crusader!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 11, 2016, 09:24:05 am
BIG ole' missiles under the wings on that F8, are they Martels, or Sea Eagles perhaps?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on February 17, 2016, 02:15:57 pm
Look at this Tie interceptor I've just found.

https://collinization.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/custom-tie-interceptor-model-kit-with-a-first-order-twist/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2016, 05:28:38 am
Gorgeous Crusader Leigh ! Wonder why he never hangs around here anymore ? Always loved that guy  :angry:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2016, 11:10:11 am
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/791c604a4809d88de31b780ad1c8086d/tumblr_inline_mz1k1x7OSh1s0bt8j.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 26, 2016, 11:34:09 am
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/791c604a4809d88de31b780ad1c8086d/tumblr_inline_mz1k1x7OSh1s0bt8j.jpg)

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wub: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2016, 02:39:21 pm
Working out the stresses on that nose cone with your average woman wearing the shoe....... OUCH!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on February 26, 2016, 06:08:38 pm
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/791c604a4809d88de31b780ad1c8086d/tumblr_inline_mz1k1x7OSh1s0bt8j.jpg)

Part of the new QANTAS hostie uniform?

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on February 26, 2016, 06:44:37 pm
I've just found this good looking tie interceptor

http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=70480
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on February 26, 2016, 07:21:52 pm
Love the red high heals - bet they don't have my size
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 26, 2016, 07:43:27 pm
What-If you were crazy?
The Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is on at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu.  :thumbsup:
It only happens if the waves are big enough, this year they are.
 ;D

(http://www.nauticalnewstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Quiksilver-in-Memory-of-Eddie-Aikau-2016-2.jpg)

If you've ever been at Waimea when it's running big, it's something that'll stick with you forever.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on February 27, 2016, 01:38:49 am
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/791c604a4809d88de31b780ad1c8086d/tumblr_inline_mz1k1x7OSh1s0bt8j.jpg)

Part of the new QANTAS hostie uniform?



Quick, hide this thread before our estimable colleague Radish sees it!!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on February 27, 2016, 03:50:31 am
What-If you were crazy?
The Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is on at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu.  :thumbsup:
It only happens if the waves are big enough, this year they are.
 ;D

(http://www.nauticalnewstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Quiksilver-in-Memory-of-Eddie-Aikau-2016-2.jpg)

If you've ever been at Waimea when it's running big, it's something that'll stick with you forever.


All surfers are crazy.  But in a good way.
Beaches on the East coast of Australia were closed today due to waves of up to 4m  caused by tropical cyclone Winston.
That's nothing compared to the one in the photo through.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 27, 2016, 05:34:23 am
If you've ever been at Waimea when it's running big, it's something that'll stick with you forever.


Been lucky enough to have been there a couple of times when the surf was a tad big. As you say it is impressive  :bow: My favourite beach in the Islands is Sunset* and one year we had a bungalow about 1/2 a mile from it  ;D

* My favourite is one on one of the smaller Fijian Islands where we spent Christmas Day whilst cruising, gorgeous. Second is good old Brighton, stones and all, but that's because of the memory that goes with it  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on February 27, 2016, 05:42:33 am
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/791c604a4809d88de31b780ad1c8086d/tumblr_inline_mz1k1x7OSh1s0bt8j.jpg)

Part of the new QANTAS hostie uniform?



Have to be in house colours though  ;D My brother had his foot trodden on whilst dancing with his then fiancé (she still insists he put his foot under her heel) and the heel went right through his foot  :blink: :blink: Lethal things
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 27, 2016, 12:42:22 pm
My brother had his foot trodden on whilst dancing with his then fiancé (she still insists he put his foot under her heel) and the heel went right through his foot  :blink: :blink: Lethal things

Hm, yes.

I've seen the result of some poor tealeaf who had designs on nicking the handbag of a girl was escorting one night in Manchester. She stonped on his foot with her heel (she was a BIG girl) and the tealeaf was pinned to the road screaming his head off while we called the cops. Apparently they'd been looking for this guy for some time and were chuffed to blazes that we'd got him.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on February 28, 2016, 05:08:26 am
The shoe looks scary ! Wouldn't want to make her mad....

Love the Tie Tanker, neat idea there.

And that wave is just huge ! Hitting the deck after falling off of it must have hurt !

 :blink: :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 03, 2016, 02:50:00 am
How about this colorful 'Cane?

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i379/skodaustin/Model%20Kit%20Gallery/Hurricanes/USAAF%20Hurricane%20Mk1%2006s_zpsfldylk1r.jpg)

From http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/skodaustin/media/Model%20Kit%20Gallery/Hurricanes/USAAF%20Hurricane%20Mk1%2006s_zpsfldylk1r.jpg.html

Spats would be a suitable addition, too?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Big Gimper on March 03, 2016, 03:38:40 am
How about this colorful 'Cane?

(http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i379/skodaustin/Model%20Kit%20Gallery/Hurricanes/USAAF%20Hurricane%20Mk1%2006s_zpsfldylk1r.jpg)

From http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/skodaustin/media/Model%20Kit%20Gallery/Hurricanes/USAAF%20Hurricane%20Mk1%2006s_zpsfldylk1r.jpg.html

Spats would be a suitable addition, too?

Now this is pretty.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 03, 2016, 03:46:56 am
Is that ever ! What a gorgeous Hurricane. Love those colours and markings ! And too right, she would look great in spats !

 :wub: :cheers: :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 03, 2016, 04:12:19 am
I love it, too. So simple, so effective - and the bright colors are great, too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 03, 2016, 04:38:54 am

Spats would be a suitable addition, too?


That would make it a late model Cyclone.  ;)

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9483/quk9.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on March 03, 2016, 06:12:54 am
Yup lovely USAAC Hurricane derivative. Martin did a USAAF one with a radial engine a few years back. Looked good in OD/Neutral Grey
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 03, 2016, 11:28:39 pm
Hmmm, that could be a neat combination: early Hurricane, spats, open cockpit and a single row radial engine, with USAAF colors/markings (at least yellow wings) - kind of big brother for the P-26?

Gotta check if I have a 'Cane in the stash. Set of spats is there somewhere, as well as appropriate markings...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 04, 2016, 04:22:44 am
Those two would look great side by side ! If I knew anything about photo editing I'd do it myself  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 04, 2016, 05:07:22 am
Something competely different...  ;D

(http://theverybesttop10.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Top-10-Amazing-and-Unusual-Trains-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on March 04, 2016, 05:09:03 am
That's so cool! :ph34r:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 04, 2016, 06:39:42 am
Something competely different...  ;D

(http://theverybesttop10.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Top-10-Amazing-and-Unusual-Trains-5.jpg)

Is that for real or a Photoshopped image?

I have severe doubts about a VW van in rail mode, from a strength point of view I mean.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 04, 2016, 07:42:52 am
Certainly photoshopped, but pretty.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 04, 2016, 07:57:27 am
It's very well done, look at the way the power pole and the building are still visible through the cab windows.  :thumbsup:

Now it's got me wondering how to do it in 1/76 or 1/160th scale.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 04, 2016, 08:36:16 am
It's very well done, look at the way the power pole and the building are still visible through the cab windows.  :thumbsup:

Now it's got me wondering how to do it in 1/76 or 1/160th scale.  ;D :lol:

Nah, 1/16th.  ;D

http://revell.com/germany/cars/80-7009.html#.Vtm5J2N7D8E
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 04, 2016, 10:42:36 am
It's very well done, look at the way the power pole and the building are still visible through the cab windows.  :thumbsup:

Now it's got me wondering how to do it in 1/76 or 1/160th scale.  ;D :lol:

Nah, 1/16th.  ;D

http://revell.com/germany/cars/80-7009.html#.Vtm5J2N7D8E


But who does 1/16 model railroad stuff at a price mere mortals can afford?

At least with 00 or N I've got a fighting chance of finding a Bo-Bo diesel chassis that will fit under it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 04, 2016, 10:44:23 am

But who does 1/16 model railroad stuff at a price mere mortals can afford?


A minor detail.  ;D :ph34r:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on March 04, 2016, 06:08:17 pm
Look at those

http://conceptartworld.com/?p=14800
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 10, 2016, 10:38:26 am
Love the VW train ! Cool. I've get a friend with one who would enjoy that.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on March 13, 2016, 07:05:12 pm
Check out this helicopter I've just found

http://kriegsimulation.blogspot.com/2014/11/arma-3-helicopters.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pedrospe on March 19, 2016, 11:55:37 am
Very cool,looks like a stealthy CH-47,thanks Jesse for sharing.

    best regards

    pedro
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on March 19, 2016, 01:12:03 pm
Very cool,looks like a stealthy CH-47,thanks Jesse for sharing.

    best regards

    pedro

No prob man  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 21, 2016, 03:07:58 pm
Very cool. Hey, if they made those low observable Blackhawks then why not the Chinook !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 21, 2016, 03:47:39 pm
Very cool. Hey, if they made those low observable Blackhawks then why not the Chinook !

 :cheers:

That'd be like trying to build a stealth 50' ISO  container!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 22, 2016, 12:47:20 am
Not a whif, but something to think about...

(https://travelforaircraft.files.wordpress.com/6011/06/blog-ch-47-alar_mg_9385.jpg)

(http://www.diseno-art.com/news_content/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Boeing-347-2.jpg)

A prototype developed for the U.S. Army to test various ideas and components for future heavy lift helicopters. This one even had a retractable, rearwards-facing pilot cabin under the fuselage:

(http://www.diseno-art.com/news_content/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Boeing-347-5-600x303.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Vorcha on March 22, 2016, 05:00:03 am
an "1/72 E-75 128MM PAK 44 ZWILLING" at www.black-knight-studios.co.uk
looks like an awesome amount of shots per minute...
(http://www.black-knight-studios.co.uk/mall/blackknightstudioscouk/customerimages/products/l_EMMPAK001.jpg)

i don't know if this is really a whif, but I can't find anything about it other than the site where it is sold at 99 pounds...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 22, 2016, 05:05:41 am
This is a whif, and it certainly makes no sense.  ;)

Ever wondered where the gun crew is supposed to stand or operate this thing?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Vorcha on March 22, 2016, 05:16:49 am
This is a whif, and it certainly makes no sense.  ;)

Ever wondered where the gun crew is supposed to stand or operate this thing?

it looks impressive though... an enemy tank under cover would see a shot hitting and the commander would calculate a long reload time - come out of cover to take a shot at the Spg and be immediately shot by the second barrel...
...as for the crew, a large platform could be positioned under the guns...  :smiley:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 22, 2016, 11:30:54 am
Love that winged Chinook.  :wub:

I think there's video or at least sound bites of it on youtube.....off I go to look, see you in a few hours lol
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on March 23, 2016, 07:43:16 pm
"WE ALL LIVE IN A...WHATIF SUBMARINE,
WHATIF SUBMARINE, WHATIF SUBMARINE...
Full speed ahead, Mr. Parker, full speed ahead!"

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vh_j0NAsLBE/UmcjMvsr2mI/AAAAAAAAA2s/9RIOYbVwv0k/s1600/Deepwars+submarine.jpg)
From this blog (http://betweenthebolterandme.blogspot.ca/2013_10_01_archive.html).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2016, 12:44:10 am
Cool stuff.  :thumbsup: I am certain that the main propellers are even motorized - those things remind me a lot of the USB-driven fan that I use on my PC during summertime...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on March 24, 2016, 04:01:07 am
That is wild ! There certainly is some imagination out there. Love the dio base.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on March 24, 2016, 06:45:21 am
That is wild ! There certainly is some imagination out there. Love the dio base.:cheers:
It's in some Game Workshop store and people use it for games. So I believe all parts are properly glued/attached so they can take some action. ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 24, 2016, 12:31:32 pm
its in an independent games store ( say so in the blog link),   the other company's games on the racks behind it, say its not GW, they haven't carried anyone else's stuff since the late 80s/ early 90s. :( 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on March 24, 2016, 01:26:26 pm
its in an independent games store ( say so in the blog link),   the other company's games on the racks behind it, say its not GW, they haven't carried anyone else's stuff since the late 80s/ early 90s. :( 
I apologize for the misunderstanding - I'm not a gamer and I used (obviously wrong :banghead:) "Game Workshop" as a generic description of a store/place for games and miniatures. I can't make any difference between those games. I'm sorry!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 25, 2016, 02:49:06 am
no problem,  its one of the problems, a lot of non gamers only ever see GW, and think its the entire hobby,  they only have 3 game lines at the moment, and there are hundreds of others.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 25, 2016, 04:43:07 am
GW = evil.

Independent store = good guys.  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2016, 06:50:07 am
If you scroll down past the buses at the top this guy has LOADS of Luft'46 stuff further down.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/96815782@N03/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96815782@N03/)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 26, 2016, 07:35:29 am
Sad thing is that some of the stuff (no idea how much, but I'd assume it's a lot if not all) are "stolen" from elsewhere.
He even copied and uploaded one of mine pics under his account without asking or giving credit, and I intervened...  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2016, 09:07:41 am
Sad thing is that some of the stuff (no idea how much, but I'd assume it's a lot if not all) are "stolen" from elsewhere.
He even copied and uploaded one of mine pics under his account without asking or giving credit, and I intervened...  :-\

He should have them posted under 'Favourites' at the very least then.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on April 04, 2016, 02:52:04 pm
Look at this.

http://military-photoshops.blogspot.com/2012/01/jf-17e-block-3-thunder-xl.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 04, 2016, 09:53:08 pm
Some of that Luft '46 stuff is really good. Love the big transport with the parasites and the big bomber types.

The Thunder XL looks pretty cool as well !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on April 05, 2016, 01:53:54 pm
Some of that Luft '46 stuff is really good. Love the big transport with the parasites and the big bomber types.

The Thunder XL looks pretty cool as well !

 :cheers:

Yep
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 11, 2016, 06:44:23 am
Swept wing developments for the F-89:

(http://img01.deviantart.net/f48e/i/2011/105/f/a/northrop_f_89n_p___scorpion___by_mimikios-d3de7t7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 11, 2016, 06:45:43 pm
The second version looks like an F-101 tail. Both look great.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Jesse220 on April 19, 2016, 02:11:32 pm
Check this out

http://www.military.com/video/logistics-and-supplies/military-equipment/selex-es-britecloud-rf-active-decoy-simulation/4384132174001
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 21, 2016, 08:14:06 am
Another find: a home-grown AT-ST for your garden!

(https://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/z_-m41dJLiP3qWuSWdENnRbJ1SA=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6294479/C46Gfqn.0.jpg)


A video with more extrenal impressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm0TNziPrMY

...and the interior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-8SQWUD5pg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on April 26, 2016, 07:53:43 am
This is pretty and look kitbashable too:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cg0-cl1W0AIXtpW.jpg:large)

From @70sscifiart on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/70sscifiart/status/724303776857862144

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 26, 2016, 08:08:58 am
A pretty RC F-100D:

(https://xtremearf.com/images/F100G/FG1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on April 26, 2016, 10:46:22 am
Models of futuristic car/truck/helicopter/spaceship(?) concepts by Charles Burki, an artist who worked for DAF. I presume these are in the DAF museum, but alas the website isn't in English.

(http://www.carfreax.com/old_images/6a00d834544c6d69e2016760e56897970b.jpg)

From here: http://www.carfreax.com/2012/01/


(http://www.eindhoven-in-beeld.nl/images/eb-eindhoven/39403.jpg)

(http://www.eindhoven-in-beeld.nl/images/eb-eindhoven/39404.jpg)

(http://www.eindhoven-in-beeld.nl/images/eb-eindhoven/39405.jpg)

From here: http://www.eindhoven-in-beeld.nl/picture/show/45957/Charles-Burki-DAF


These are two of the paintings that some of them seem to come from:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5622/21347075644_696dd4463e.jpg)

(https://rvessen.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/charles-burki-daf-kalender-1971.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on April 26, 2016, 11:11:19 am
Some more, slightly less serious, art by Charles Burki:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/autotron_04.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/autotron_04.jpg.html)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/f609ab38152694a06b667b90e38453ba.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/f609ab38152694a06b667b90e38453ba.jpg.html)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/d9e7564e5649a2074698ddd99eff5900.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/d9e7564e5649a2074698ddd99eff5900.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on April 26, 2016, 11:49:48 am
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/d9e7564e5649a2074698ddd99eff5900.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/d9e7564e5649a2074698ddd99eff5900.jpg.html)

It's a toyhauler! ;D

I'm surprised he didn't go for a bus
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 27, 2016, 07:29:19 am
More from Canada:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xLMoaxkczQI/UjUdqrbaZgI/AAAAAAAAAN4/KyVKvMhdRhc/s1600/IMG_5541.jpg)

Found here: http://airsoc.com/articles/view/id/5235609e9aad9d2930000005/amms-contest-2013
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on April 27, 2016, 08:00:16 am
Interestingly, I used a good portion of a Mig-31 on my Super Arrow

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Avro%20Arrow/ProjectBox013.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Avro%20Arrow/ProjectBox013.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on April 28, 2016, 06:28:40 am
I'm not a fan of grey on grey camouflage and toned down markings but have to admit that RCAF whatever it is does suit them  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on April 28, 2016, 07:46:32 pm
Love the look of that big Mig !

And thanks for the car art. Love the guy ordering the girls into the back !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 09, 2016, 07:33:44 pm
Space Fighter (?) posted on Twitter. Website it's from's in foreign, so I can't tell you any more I'm afraid:

EDIT: many thanks to Prez Cannady (the Tweeter) for the info that it's from a manga/anime called "Moonlight Mile".

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/16504-2.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/16504-4.jpg)

(http://www.modelers-g.jp/uploads/photos/16504-7.jpg)

More pics from the source here: http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo_detail.php?lid=16504&index=1&issp=0

Tweet here: https://twitter.com/prezcannady/status/741089109301727232
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on June 10, 2016, 12:35:34 am
A pretty RC F-100D:

(https://xtremearf.com/images/F100G/FG1.jpg)

Is it just me, or does that tail(pipe) look like a R2D2....?!  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 10, 2016, 01:48:54 am
Maybe the question should be posted the other way around: who knows what inspured R2-D2's design, and from what was the droid built...?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2016, 08:06:01 am
The Spacy is pretty cool but that RF-100 is just gorgeous ! Would love to get into RC some day

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on June 10, 2016, 09:44:10 am
Models of futuristic car/truck/helicopter/spaceship(?) concepts by Charles Burki, an artist who worked for DAF. I presume these are in the DAF museum, but alas the website isn't in English.


Not the DAF museum, but an art gallery in Eindhoven. His job at DAF was making illustrations for adverts.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2016, 12:28:18 am
Cheers Hobbes!  :thumbsup:

Moon Bus by Shigeru Komatsuzaki:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ckptrt5W0AArhwr.jpg:large)

From here: https://twitter.com/70sscifiart/status/741525689288003584
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on June 11, 2016, 02:51:52 am
Looks like Cylons driving that bus

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pirx on June 11, 2016, 11:33:26 am

Aquatic whifs?!  ;D

(https://www.visualnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Jason-Isley-2-600x423.jpg)

(https://www.visualnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Jason-Isley-9-600x423.jpg)

(https://www.visualnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Jason-Isley-4-600x423.jpg)

https://www.visualnews.com/2013/03/07/real-underwater-humor-without-photoshop/


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 11, 2016, 06:37:50 pm
On Shapeways :

(http://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/625x465_14121814_7579898_1465255991.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 13, 2016, 04:30:52 am
"Somewhere, in the British steppe.."

(http://cdn-live.warthunder.com/uploads/c2/ffc583676e35099dde717bfa3625ba2d3faa78_mq/2016-06-13_054522.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2016, 05:53:37 am
That cat's expression is pure "Oh the indignity, the things I do for a tin of Whiskers"  ;D Other brands of cat food are available  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 13, 2016, 08:47:39 am
Haha....that's priceless !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 13, 2016, 10:22:48 am
Couldn't try that with our Trevor, 'ed have yer 'and orf!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on June 13, 2016, 11:11:51 am
Couldn't try that with our Trevor, 'ed have yer 'and orf!  :o

So would my Jaeger.  He definitely lives up to his name, although he's usually stalking me.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 13, 2016, 01:29:47 pm
Couldn't try that with our Trevor, 'ed have yer 'and orf!  :o

So would my Jaeger.  He definitely lives up to his name, although he's usually stalking me.

Trevor's after everything, the majority existing only in his own mind.

(The word 'mind' is used here in its WIDEST possible context!)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on June 13, 2016, 07:32:49 pm
Couldn't try that with our Trevor, 'ed have yer 'and orf!  :o

So would my Jaeger.  He definitely lives up to his name, although he's usually stalking me.

Trevor's after everything, the majority existing only in his own mind.

(The word 'mind' is used here in its WIDEST possible context!)

So, his mind spends a considerable amount of time travelling to realms far & wide, does it? ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Cobra on June 13, 2016, 09:35:56 pm
i Doubt Ms. Tin-Tin would ALLOW such an Action. She'd be Trying to Attack said Trooper faster than A Politico Trying to Dodge Reporters :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Dan
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on June 14, 2016, 01:14:56 am
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Made my day this british steppe.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2016, 03:18:37 am
Brilliant.
What scale is the cat?
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on June 14, 2016, 08:03:47 am
Brilliant.
What scale is the cat?
 ;D

About 35:1 at a guess. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2016, 02:58:31 am
 :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 16, 2016, 04:45:46 am
 :blink:

(http://65.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kp32v01Xtn1qzsgg9o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 16, 2016, 06:49:52 am
We should let the Helicopter Museum know about that, their fleet of Wessexes could be worth a bit.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 16, 2016, 07:22:18 am
Not totally a whif. They actually tried something pretty close to that: Piasecki PA-97 Helistat - LINK! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piasecki_PA-97)

(http://www.piasecki.com/images/headers/0018%20PA-97/PA-97-header-fullsize.jpg)
Above pic from the Piasecki website's entry on the Helistat: LINK! (http://www.piasecki.com/heavylift_pa97.php)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 16, 2016, 07:45:26 am
OMG!  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 16, 2016, 08:26:23 am
Sad, probably had potential !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7jENWKgMPY
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on June 16, 2016, 08:42:38 pm
That came to a bad ending. Maybe with today's computerized controls it could be made to work. If a V-22 can fly, maybe this?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 17, 2016, 02:53:27 am
"Unanticipated vibration"

They bolted 4 cannibalised helicopters to a rigid frame and were surprised when it vibrated?
The fact they retained most of the choppers fuselages makes it look amateurish (it looks like something i'd build!) and cheap.  Surely it would have been better to remove the engines and transmissions from the choppers and mount them into properly designed subframes with vibration dampening and isolating fixtures.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on June 17, 2016, 03:36:48 am
I am not an helicopter expert, but, apart from the vibrations, shouldn't there have been problems with torque too?
Having removed the tail rotors, how did they hoped to balance the main rotor torque?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 17, 2016, 03:50:47 am
All the rotors would have been turning in the same direction (on double rotor helicopters like Chinooks do the rotors go in the same direction or opposite?).
But because they were all fixed rigidly to the frame there would not have been an overall turning moment.  All torque would have been acting on the chopper to frame fixings.

My first thought when I played the you tube clip was that while they could move the thing in the z axis using the helicopters to provide propulsion would not be as efficient as traditional nacelles.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 17, 2016, 08:50:50 am
<...> (on double rotor helicopters like Chinooks do the rotors go in the same direction or opposite?) <...>

Opposite.

<...> My first thought when I played the you tube clip was that while they could move the thing in the z axis using the helicopters to provide propulsion would not be as efficient as traditional nacelles.

Would using swivelling nacelles with normal-sized props provide sufficient lift? AIUI, part of the idea of using helicopters for engine nacelles is their ability to provide vertical lift, meaning the airship can carry greater loads. Conversely, using nacelles with props would necessitate a bigger airship to attain the same lifting capability.
It's pretty difficult to see, but if you look closely at the pic on the previous page (most other pics I've found are either too small or at a wrong angle), you can see that all nacelles have little pusher props added behind them.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 17, 2016, 09:56:49 am
As Moritz states, there was a pusher prop added to each H-34 fuselage.
No, pivoting prop nacelles would not have been the same as the whole
point was to create a heavylift flying crane, not to simply move the gasbag
up and down.

The concept was sound, the problem was in the design and construction of
the connecting framework and landing gear. The "vibration" that caused
the breakup was not from the helicopters, it was induced into the framework
by the landing gear shimmying as the craft was blown sideways by a wind
gust.

It was quite a big deal on the news up here in the Pacific NorthWest when
it crashed and the follow on investigation also received press in the local
and aviation media.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 18, 2016, 06:01:45 am
...The concept was sound, the problem was in the design and construction of
the connecting framework and landing gear. The "vibration" that caused
the breakup was not from the helicopters, it was induced into the framework
by the landing gear shimmying as the craft was blown sideways by a wind
gust...

Presumably something they hadn't foreseen when they stressed out the framework.
Good that they published the results of the investigation.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 18, 2016, 06:03:39 am
...The concept was sound, the problem was in the design and construction of
the connecting framework and landing gear. The "vibration" that caused
the breakup was not from the helicopters, it was induced into the framework
by the landing gear shimmying as the craft was blown sideways by a wind
gust...

Presumably something they hadn't foreseen when they stressed out the framework.
Good that they published the results of the investigation.


Maybe they stressed it out OK but failed to do a vibration investigation and test?

That can bring up all sorts of unforeseen problems at times, as I know to my cost.................  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on June 18, 2016, 10:40:11 am
Why use helicopters? :-\

Unless you want to use up obsolete airframes, why not a rigid airfoil dirigible with a recessed cargo gondola underneath with 4 x V-22 style engine nacelles on wing extensions?

That way you get the dirigible taking most of the load off the engines for lift & adding lift when the craft is in forward flight?



PS: If I remember correctly, if you have multiple engines set around a common axis & all are turning in the same direction, then the torque is transfered into an opposite rotational force around the central axis (ie: if the rotors are all turning clockwise, then there will be a counter-clockwise force exerted around the central axis).

PPS: You need an even number of engines, too, to counteract each other, as an odd number of engines means there is an imbalance of torque, which causes the same effect.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 18, 2016, 02:56:09 pm
Why use helicopters? :-\

Unless you want to use up obsolete airframes, why not a rigid airfoil dirigible with a recessed cargo gondola underneath with 4 x V-22 style engine nacelles on wing extensions?

That way you get the dirigible taking most of the load off the engines for lift & adding lift when the craft is in forward flight?



Why use helicopters?  Umm, it was Frank Piasecki, what else would he use?  ;)

The project was on a shoestring, a private concept that received a small amount of funding from the United States Forest Service,
along with an ex-USN dirigible bag. The whole idea was to build a flying crane for logging, not a long-range cargo hauler
so the expense of designing and building an airfoil shaped gasbag would have been wasted as the gasbag was there to assist the
rotors, not the other way round.

A sort of competing concept was the CycloCrane:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AeroLift_CycloCrane
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on June 19, 2016, 01:52:31 am
Yeah, but, to me, the conversation seemed to have gone beyond the original concept into further development of it.

It's actually quite an attractive idea, except that you have to find somewhere to house the things. :thumbsup: :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pirx on June 20, 2016, 02:11:17 pm
   
                                       
(http://anime.geocities.jp/saitamaev/gareki/tsr2/tsrm1.jpg)

http://anime.geocities.jp/saitamaev/gareki/tsr2/tsr2.html      :wub:


                                               
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Gondor on June 20, 2016, 02:13:05 pm
So that's what it looks like in that set of markings, nice  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2016, 04:25:15 pm
Very nice ! Super sleek and clean that.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 20, 2016, 10:00:12 pm
Wouldn't ESA markings have been more appropriate?

Looks good though.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on June 21, 2016, 03:03:32 am
NASA does lots of aeronautical research. ESA is purely a space organization so has less use for experimental aircraft.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 21, 2016, 03:26:35 am
NASA does lots of aeronautical research. ESA is purely a space organization so has less use for experimental aircraft.

Only in real life.  ;D

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 21, 2016, 05:40:49 am
And they could use a fast chase plane...?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 21, 2016, 06:04:09 am
Sad, probably had potential !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7jENWKgMPY

Video won't play in the UK, however this one will:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opm7T97xEbo

Relevant bits are from 41:00 onwards, including the Cyclocrane, which was every bit as weird:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AeroLift_CycloCrane

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 21, 2016, 12:20:40 pm
Weird, but not nearly as cool  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on July 08, 2016, 05:35:16 am
Never heared about that one  :unsure:

Phantom Mach 3?

https://www.tacairnet.com/2015/06/18/redeveloping-the-f-4-phantom-ii-into-a-mach-3-fighterspy-plane/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 08, 2016, 05:45:07 am
Is that ever cool. Just when you think you've seen it all eh ?!

 :cheers: :bow: :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on July 08, 2016, 01:18:02 pm
Either Foxone or Akotombo (somebody in Japan anyway!) did a kit of it a few years ago, I first came across it in an Air International back in the late 70's or early 80's. Attempted a model back then using the old Airfix kit but it was NOT pretty!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Madoc on July 08, 2016, 03:23:21 pm
That would be a very different and very cool looking Phantom to have in the collection!  1/72, of course...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on July 08, 2016, 04:10:00 pm
Here's an interesting 1940s take on 'the battleship of the future':

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uS_JdF-aGq4/VqkxVHzW6MI/AAAAAAAAGXM/JsiNDB-sBjo/w1200-h630-p-nu/battleship.jpg)

Big version with annotations: http://i.imgur.com/bpxYYGh.jpg
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 08, 2016, 09:57:48 pm
The work of Otto Kuhler who was best known for streamlined locomotives.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Kuhler
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2016, 05:31:34 am
Looks like something you'd have seen in a 1950's Eagle comic
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2016, 02:00:43 pm
That would be a very different and very cool looking Phantom to have in the collection!  1/72, of course...

I've been 'building' an F4-X for about 20 years now. The word 'building' here is used in its widest POSSIBLE sense.  :banghead:

The basis for my build was a Hasegawa F4-E and an F4-E(S) conversion kit put out by 12 Squared. This is the F4-E(S) kit conversion that I started to kick-off the F4-X build, and I haven't even finished THAT yet!  :banghead: The recce pack in the foreground is the trial pack they used to test the HIAC camera intended for the F4-X.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/4273/TEoTUy.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Zombolt on July 09, 2016, 02:01:06 pm
Never heared about that one  :unsure:

Phantom Mach 3?

https://www.tacairnet.com/2015/06/18/redeveloping-the-f-4-phantom-ii-into-a-mach-3-fighterspy-plane/

That was actually used in a game, Ace Combat 5, as the Final form of the F-4 Development line. It went by the name F-4X
http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/F-4X
(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/acecombat/images/7/77/Yuktobanian_F-4X.png)(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/acecombat/images/6/6f/Image1gg7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 10, 2016, 09:31:57 am
I used to love flying that in Ace Combat ! How quickly one forgets..... :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 10, 2016, 12:29:23 pm

That was actually used in a game, Ace Combat 5, as the Final form of the F-4 Development line. It went by the name F-4X
http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/F-4X


That's because it WAS an F4-X.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 11, 2016, 11:54:08 pm
A simple but not unelegant combination:

(http://cdn-live.warthunder.com/uploads/8a/12bb9c9f21df4cb53f691bb040efea16d32fdc/P-47_Royal_Navy_Hangar.jpg)


And then...  :unsure:

(http://www.pilgrimpath.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Fly-navy-Lional-Stratford-1969.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on July 12, 2016, 01:00:23 am
The P-47 looks nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 12, 2016, 07:31:54 am
The mind BOGGLES at a Phantom floatplane!  :o :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on July 12, 2016, 08:10:08 am
The mind BOGGLES at a Phantom floatplane!  :o :o

absolutely !  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 12, 2016, 08:30:23 am
Not an F-4, but interesting, too.

(http://orig07.deviantart.net/8f38/f/2013/350/3/5/sea_hawk_floatplane_by_the_empires_twilight-d6y6jm1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on July 12, 2016, 09:08:10 am

yes  ;D

(floats source : Kingfisher ...)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 12, 2016, 09:12:00 am
The Kingfisher and the Rufe are very suitable sources for single float floatplanes. It's a pity there aren't more alternatives in that field.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 12, 2016, 09:36:49 am
The Kingfisher and the Rufe are very suitable sources for single float floatplanes. It's a pity there aren't more alternatives in that field.

Hasegawa Kyofu and old Aoshima or new(ish) RS Models Kawanishi E15K1 are 1/72 options
for larger floats more suitable to larger/heavier aircraft as the Kingfisher and A6M2N floats
are a bit small for anything larger than those two aircraft.

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/sww2/e15k/e15k-3.jpg)
E15K1
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on July 12, 2016, 12:33:37 pm
The Kingfisher and the Rufe are very suitable sources for single float floatplanes. It's a pity there aren't more alternatives in that field.

Hasegawa Kyofu and old Aoshima or new(ish) RS Models Kawanishi E15K1 are 1/72 options
for larger floats more suitable to larger/heavier aircraft as the Kingfisher and A6M2N floats
are a bit small for anything larger than those two aircraft.


I'd say! the empty weight of a Sea Hawk is 1 1/2 times heavier (9278 lb) than a Kingfisher's maximum take off weight (6000 lb). Even Jon's example is just marginally good enough, the max take-off weight of the Kawanishi E15K1 is 10803 lb. A Sea Hawk's max take-off weight is near 16000 lb.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2016, 07:09:09 am
Seahawk needs to be in BPF markings although maybe a float plane Attacker would be more appropriate ? Something about it is definitely familiar but I can't twig what.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 13, 2016, 07:12:26 am
The Kingfisher and the Rufe are very suitable sources for single float floatplanes. It's a pity there aren't more alternatives in that field.

Hasegawa Kyofu and old Aoshima or new(ish) RS Models Kawanishi E15K1 are 1/72 options
for larger floats more suitable to larger/heavier aircraft as the Kingfisher and A6M2N floats
are a bit small for anything larger than those two aircraft.


I'd say! the empty weight of a Sea Hawk is 1 1/2 times heavier (9278 lb) than a Kingfisher's maximum take off weight (6000 lb). Even Jon's example is just marginally good enough, the max take-off weight of the Kawanishi E15K1 is 10803 lb. A Sea Hawk's max take-off weight is near 16000 lb.

But with unobtanium floats you gain because it has negative weight when it's in the water................  ;D :lol: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 13, 2016, 10:02:39 am
2 beauties up above ! well, 3 if you count the cute girl lol. The Phanotm boat needs a bit of research that's pretty cool.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 15, 2016, 04:52:34 am
Stumbled upon this simple and pretty Polish Spitfire Mk.1:

(http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc339/brickiescavenger/Mobile%20Uploads/20150217_140309_zps074010c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2016, 06:32:48 am
 :tornado: Defo got some cool value there ! I like the colour and the markings.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2016, 07:07:45 am
It is nice. I built a Polish Spitfire in the same squadron markings a few years ago but in standard RAF camoflage. Tempted to do another now that I have some "proper" Polish paint colours. Maybe a early Hurricane and Defiant to go with it ? Put the invasion of 39 back to 40 ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 16, 2016, 10:57:19 am
Polish Defiant in Khaki sounds VERY interesting!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on July 17, 2016, 06:40:52 am
Polish Defiant in Khaki sounds VERY interesting!  :thumbsup:

Yup it does now I think of it  :thumbsup: I have 2 of the new tool Airfix in the stash plus a couple of MPM/SH ones. 1 of the Airfix is slated for a FAA bird instead of the ROC so maybe I'll start on her while I'm working on my current resin jobs ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 17, 2016, 11:39:29 am
Found this while looking for inspiration for a paint scheme for my F-15CSE, don't know if it's ever been posted here so here's one pic and the link for a few more:
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/F-15SE.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/F-15SE.jpg.html)

Link: http://defence-blog.com/news/the-concept-of-stealth-fighter-f-15j-for-the-japanese-air-force.html

The article does not mention the name of the author of this beautiful build.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 18, 2016, 12:09:59 am
That's a nice conversion! I especially like the weapon bays in the FAST pallets. Cool find.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 18, 2016, 12:48:04 am
Yup, it is a beauty. The author was obviously inspired on the SE and threw in a bit of Raptor and F-35 for the mix, and he did a 1st class job on it! Besides the bodywork, i imagine that engraving all the new panel lines must have been quite a chore. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2016, 06:14:08 am
Not really a whif, but...  :o

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--nkumeeZu--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18lhdzsv8qh3tjpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 22, 2016, 07:12:03 am
 I'd like to have one of those...  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on July 22, 2016, 07:13:21 am
Nice one!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 26, 2016, 02:43:33 am
An accidental find, for anime/mecha aficionados: a collection of scanned profiles from various Macross source books covering the classic VF-1 - and as a bonus there are also the corresponding English language translations from the books!

Highly recommended, there are even Royal Navy Valkyries...! Get your VF-1 kit and be creative! :party:

http://mechajournal.com/2016/03/vf-1-valkyrie-color-plate-gallery/

Get your VF-1 kit and be creative! :party:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 26, 2016, 07:34:57 am
...and another interesting concept: a Gripen business jet (with persuasive luggage on board, just in case...)!

(http://i48.tinypic.com/m9njgm.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Agricola64 on July 26, 2016, 12:42:16 pm
this is not a picture - but a story WHIF ..

I hope you like - and lets see how many of the eastereggs you can find.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1980048?view_adult=true
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on July 27, 2016, 05:19:34 pm
Love that stealth Eagle !

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pirx on September 02, 2016, 11:20:05 pm

1950s Millennium Falcon

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cst-8zyYzN8/V7OdrZazKKI/AAAAAAAAQGY/Fy4j8dcShXgkjGdLKkfuiyhDHQ5CWyF-ACLcB/s640/50s%2BFalcon2.png)

http://deeplyobsessed.blogspot.de/2016/08/1950s-millennium-falcon.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on September 03, 2016, 12:10:21 am
Did he use a B-29 nose for it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 03, 2016, 02:51:45 am
A He 111 nose and some German markings would look even more weird...!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2016, 04:51:38 am
Did he use a B-29 nose for it?

Looks like it. It certainly looks of the period, lovely model
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on September 03, 2016, 05:02:57 am
Heh, nice. :thumbsup:

Now I want to see a 1930s one, in red and yellow with:

Open-girder 'mandibles' (they're supposed to be loading arms so they might take dockyards cranes as inspiration)

Framed plexiglass dome-shaped gun turrets

Loads of circular exhaust nozzles around the back end

Big 'submarine hatches' with handwheels on the docking rings
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on September 03, 2016, 01:23:17 pm

incredible !

having a nose making an angle with the fuselage gives me ideas ...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 06, 2016, 11:54:33 am
Is that ever hot !

I found this today :

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kawpWTOGqPk/TGdgWsb151I/AAAAAAAAChg/a8EElu3Pn1s/s1600/blogrv87ho3.jpg)

From here :


http://tracksidetreasure.blogspot.ca/2011/06/cn-canadian-forces-move-to-alberta.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2016, 06:04:19 am
That's an interesting mix of periods, what with 30's looking turrets and the missiles. I think the turrets need to be pushed down a tad however. Mind you they could be crewed by midgets or very, very skinny crew
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 07, 2016, 06:15:06 am
Another interesting detail is the Volkswagen Iltis class offroader/scout car on the right...?  :o

That would suggest, with the CN wagon in the backgorudn, too, that this, err, weapon system belongs to the Canadian Army (they operated the Iltis, built by Bombardier).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on September 07, 2016, 06:43:57 am
F-16XL

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8138/29421489895_04ab5fd272_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LPSPVa)IPMS Avon Show - 07/08/2016 (https://flic.kr/p/LPSPVa) by IPMS Avon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ipmsavon/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2016, 10:22:44 am
That's an interesting mix of periods, what with 30's looking turrets and the missiles. I think the turrets need to be pushed down a tad however. Mind you they could be crewed by midgets or very, very skinny crew

Quote from the site :

and this scratchbuilt HOSMTDV (HO Scale Military Train Defender Vehicle) ready to bring its curiously threatening mix of half-track 50 cal. machine guns, APC turret guns and Sea Sparrow missiles to bear on any security threats along the line. Hell on rails!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 08, 2016, 06:55:03 am
That F16-XL looks superb
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 08, 2016, 12:32:17 pm
That F16-XL looks superb

Agree. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on September 08, 2016, 01:48:55 pm
Always thought the F-16 looked very much like an advanced F-104....the XL is starting to look like an advanced Draken ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2016, 05:49:14 pm
That F-16 sure does look good ! I love the weapons mix.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 08, 2016, 06:54:37 pm
Amazing work....   thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 09, 2016, 01:11:43 am
Not a whif, rather an experiment in Vienna, but...  :lol:

(http://www.topgeardeutschland.de/images/djmediatools/825-aez-pimp-kutsche-16/aez_pimp_kutsche_16_01.jpg)

(http://www.topgeardeutschland.de/images/djmediatools/825-aez-pimp-kutsche-16/aez_pimp_kutsche_16_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on September 09, 2016, 01:57:27 am
Lose the horses and mid mount a V8 and you've have a nice show rod along the lines of the Boothill Express.

(http://www.ubbcentral.com/store/item/img-large/boothill-express-hearse-show-rod-car-photo-poster-hot-rod-gasser-custom-rat_261253283306.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2016, 03:40:32 am
I like it !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on September 09, 2016, 03:32:03 pm
My Brother built the Monogram kit of the Boothill Express, nice kit as far as I remember. Think it came with a skeleton in a Stetson?

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on September 10, 2016, 02:49:42 am
Not a whif, rather an experiment in Vienna, but...  :lol:

(http://www.topgeardeutschland.de/images/djmediatools/825-aez-pimp-kutsche-16/aez_pimp_kutsche_16_01.jpg)

(http://www.topgeardeutschland.de/images/djmediatools/825-aez-pimp-kutsche-16/aez_pimp_kutsche_16_02.jpg)

But do they fit louder exhausts on them, too, & does it make them go faster? :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2016, 03:11:18 am
But do they fit louder exhausts on them, too, & does it make them go faster? :unsure:

Why do you think the driver isn't smiling... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 10, 2016, 05:28:45 am
But do they fit louder exhausts on them, too, & does it make them go faster? :unsure:

Why do you think the driver isn't smiling... ;D

My thoughts exactly  ;D Some cities around the world make their carriage horses wear "nappies". That's got to get interesting for the driver after a long day  :angel:

London doesn't allow horse drawn carriages for public hire as such (if it does I can't think where) so it's private hire for a wedding or such like or State occasions and then the parade is followed by a little council electric road sweeper clearing up the mess. Used to watch it going up the Mall every morning at 10:00 following the Household Cavalry on their way to Horseguards  ;D Always struck me as odd that the Cavalry always had a couple of coppers (usually WPC's) following on to "protect" them  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2016, 05:40:01 am
If you take Bernard Cornwell's view of cavalry from the Sharpe books then you might suspect the coppers were probably there to direct the gentlemen when they got lost.

There are horse carriages for public hire in Melbourne.  You can do a "romantic scenic ride" round the city but there are always protests against them on animal welfare grounds.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on September 10, 2016, 11:50:36 am
There are horse carriages for public hire in Melbourne.  You can do a "romantic scenic ride" round the city but there are always protests against them on animal welfare grounds.

S'pose you could always replace them with steam-powered taxi's & shoot them. :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Logan Hartke on September 12, 2016, 03:52:55 pm
(http://armorama.kitmaker.net/photos/feature/4625/86.jpg) (http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625)

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625 (http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 13, 2016, 01:07:19 am
That's gorgeous Logan and amazing how the change in paintwork and markings, plus the additions of the stowage box and airiels changes the entire look of the thing. She really could be a British design
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on September 13, 2016, 01:20:18 am
That's gorgeous Logan and amazing how the change in paintwork and markings, plus the additions of the stowage box and airiels changes the entire look of the thing. She really could be a British design

+1

Good find! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 13, 2016, 01:26:01 am
That looks interesting, and not really out of place. But, IMHO, for a convincing British look the T-34 would need tons of rivets everywhere?

Cool find!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on September 13, 2016, 04:35:17 am
I wonder how long it took for some rivet-counters at the show to realize the truth!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 13, 2016, 05:15:50 am
I wouldn't have noticed ! Sure looks good tho ! Are there other whiffs in that link ?

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: JayBee on September 13, 2016, 05:39:54 am
shoot them. :-\

Who? The protestors.  :thumbsup: :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 13, 2016, 05:59:57 am
I wouldn't have noticed ! Sure looks good tho ! Are there other whiffs in that link ?

 :wub:

There's a low-viz Saab 38 (looks like a 1:48 model) lurking in the background of one pic...  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 13, 2016, 06:03:45 am
Besides, I stumbled across this Swedish mini A-10 on a Hungarian website, maybe as an alternative to the Saab 38?

Looks like a scale-o-rama-ed RC A-10 with wingtip launhc rails? Nice idea, though.  ;D

(http://archivum.jetfly.hu/rovatok/jetfly/honap/a-hianyzo-lancszem/33-1_resize.jpg)

Found here:

http://www.jetfly.hu/regi-jetfly/9795-a-hianyzo-lancszem---a-viggen-es-a-gripen-kozott-saab-38-b3la
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Librarian on September 13, 2016, 06:15:38 am
Superb idea...if it ain't broke then don't fix it, but minor improvements are always welcome ;D Just build more A-10s!!!!....and Britain, BUY some :wacko:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on September 13, 2016, 07:01:47 am
shoot them. :-\

Who? The protestors.  :thumbsup: :wacko:

Well, I meant the horses but your suggestion has much more appeal! :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 13, 2016, 11:37:34 am
That is very cool ! I like the idea of a smaller A-10 !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 13, 2016, 07:14:54 pm
 :wub: The mini A-10 is adorable. :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 13, 2016, 11:35:19 pm
I like the concept and the Swedish Forces as an operator, too.
There's a decent 1:100 snap-fit A-10 from Revell that could be turned into a 1:72 whif...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Snowtrooper on September 14, 2016, 12:52:46 am
Besides, I stumbled across this Swedish mini A-10 on a Hungarian website, maybe as an alternative to the Saab 38?

Looks like a scale-o-rama-ed RC A-10 with wingtip launhc rails? Nice idea, though.  ;D
SAAB B3LM or 1642-06 was a "real" design study though that did not get off the paper unfortunately. Was dropped in favour of B3LA attack/trainer and A20 Advanced Viggen, which were eventually combined to become JAS39 Gripen.

More here:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,683.135.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 14, 2016, 01:06:51 am
Cool, thank you!  :thumbsup:

The correct project number turned up this here:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iqIAkBeMgLU/VlWYTABv87I/AAAAAAABNhY/bEyoDuRwzKs/s1600/12295378_1234576159902947_8693448620409220002_n.jpg)

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/4b0ddf81e3d1ecac02d15d3285211f86/tumblr_nz04eo8I1H1ui3fmvo1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 14, 2016, 04:57:29 am
Nice ! Thanks for the research and extra info ! Now, is that real ?

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on September 14, 2016, 01:21:20 pm
I like the concept and the Swedish Forces as an operator, too.
There's a decent 1:100 snap-fit A-10 from Revell that could be turned into a 1:72 whif...

Maybe add some Matchbox Viper nacelles?

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on September 14, 2016, 01:55:17 pm
Cool 3 views. Take a copy of those for later. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Martin H on September 14, 2016, 03:13:06 pm
(http://armorama.kitmaker.net/photos/feature/4625/86.jpg) (http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625)

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625 (http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625)

Cheers,

Logan

Now that would have been a nasty shock for the DAk.  :thumbsup:
wonder if it has the tea brewing caperbility of most UK tanks  ;D

Great model! :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on September 15, 2016, 03:52:41 am
(http://armorama.kitmaker.net/photos/feature/4625/86.jpg) (http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625)

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625 (http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=4625)

Cheers,

Logan

Now that would have been a nasty shock for the DAk.  :thumbsup:
wonder if it has the tea brewing caperbility of most UK tanks  ;D

Great model! :mellow:
Probably got a samovar stainless Birko urn in the back next to the spare wheel and the jack... :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 15, 2016, 04:29:25 am
Twin Il-10, anyone? :o

(http://alternathistory.com/files/users/user13500/il3_1.gif)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 15, 2016, 04:35:55 am
Just looks wrong to me. Maybe it's the way it's drawn ? Looks like an easy target or somat ? Neat idea tho.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 15, 2016, 04:43:48 am
I think it was quikcly tinkered together, since the landing gear is also not consistent.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Snowtrooper on September 15, 2016, 06:25:39 am
Re the "Crusader Mk.IV", Commando Comics has a story where DAK is shipping captured T-34's from the Ostfront to the Western Desert. In case you're a Briton or a Finn you should guess by now how the story goes from there.

---

SPOILER: The British protag and his companions naturally steal one and proceed to smash about a division's worth of Krauts in their drive towards the British lines. Some sidekicks are killed for the melodrama, but in the end an airstrike ex machina takes out the remaining Beutepanzers, all is jolly good and well, and it's tea and crumpets for everyone.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on September 15, 2016, 08:12:54 am
Wonderful Twin-Il-10! :wub: :wub: Do you have the link?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 15, 2016, 10:36:43 am
I dig it. Looks "RUSSIAN" to me, for sure. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on September 15, 2016, 11:18:28 am
How many red stars would I have to put on it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on September 26, 2016, 05:32:05 pm
Pretty sure this counts as inspiration for something or other...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtTwDJRW8AA0q4x.jpg:large)

From here: https://twitter.com/rockpapercynic/status/780512575146627072
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on September 26, 2016, 06:55:47 pm
What's the bell for? "Bring out yer dead!"? :unsure: ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2016, 07:25:31 pm
Aturtletortoise toting a mead barrel.... lmao


I'm just curious about the dollar bill.   
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 27, 2016, 05:22:11 am
That is so cool ! I'd love to have one for my garden  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pirx on September 27, 2016, 05:45:46 am

WIP on the German ModellBoard forum:

AC-145B Mini Spectre

http://modellboard.net/index.php?topic=57134.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2016, 06:46:03 am
That tortoise looks like it was inspired by Pratchet or similar ?

Could you imagine the fuss there would be over "cruelty to Tortoise's" in the UK press ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 27, 2016, 11:55:03 am

WIP on the German ModellBoard forum:

AC-145B Mini Spectre

http://modellboard.net/index.php?topic=57134.0;topicseen

That's going to be really good....   that interior is super.   
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on September 28, 2016, 10:57:03 am
Very cool ! If you check that board often, please post another update when she's finished !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: 63cpe on October 02, 2016, 01:26:46 pm
I dunno if this site was ever posted here, if so, my apologies an please remove it. But some nice artwork.. I love the swedish Defiant!

http://www.clavework-graphics.co.uk/aircraft/fantasy_3/fantasy_aircraft_3_010.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on October 02, 2016, 03:25:16 pm
LOTS of interesing and wild ideas there.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 02, 2016, 03:31:02 pm
Clave (Bill) is a member here and has an ongoing thread in the Profiles section:
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,26859.0.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 06, 2016, 04:47:14 am
He's got a link to his page here on that link. Cool. A T-shirt would be pretty funny as well !

 :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pirx on October 10, 2016, 07:51:31 am
(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/85a468_8dbcc845b2014c3eb035cccf9c9dfef0~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_495,h_284,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/85a468_8dbcc845b2014c3eb035cccf9c9dfef0~mv2.jpg)


(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/85a468_5136085076cf4f2b93600772508c0e02~mv2_d_1920_1200_s_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_795,h_497,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/85a468_5136085076cf4f2b93600772508c0e02~mv2_d_1920_1200_s_2.jpg)


http://www.scifiairshow.com/millennium-eagle


    :wub:  :wub:  :wub:


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2016, 10:04:24 am
That is some neat stuff ! Excellent selection of photos as well. The one you posted sure makes her look real !

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on October 22, 2016, 09:09:16 am
Do you know the rhinocéros airplanes? our ericr hero could have built them in plastic, I guess... ;)
https://thejesterscorner.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/earth-animals/rhinoceros-airplane/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on October 22, 2016, 10:25:18 am
Do you know the rhinocéros airplanes? our ericr hero could have built them in plastic, I guess... ;)
https://thejesterscorner.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/earth-animals/rhinoceros-airplane/

oh, great! very tempting indeed  ;)
seems to be F16s?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on October 22, 2016, 09:09:56 pm
Fire breathing Rhinos ! Crazy cool  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on October 23, 2016, 05:00:41 pm
Couple of nice P-38's. :mellow:

(http://hamptonroadsscalemodelers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MS_HRSM-P-38-BUILD-EVENT-8.jpg)
(http://hamptonroadsscalemodelers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/JoeM_P38Wild-fictional.jpg)


(http://hamptonroadsscalemodelers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MikeN_italian-fictional.jpg)


Found here: http://hamptonroadsscalemodelers.com/winner-of-club-build-challenge-build-a-p-38-any-which-way-but-loose/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 23, 2016, 06:08:11 pm
Sweeeeet.  Can't figure which one I like best!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 06, 2016, 07:42:22 pm
The red one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RAFF-35 on November 12, 2016, 11:58:44 am
Found this while strolling through the online undergrowth, I can just imagine it in Luftwaffe high altitude scheme.....

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/574A5423-18FE-4B4E-93F7-590D6694BD22_zpsovksm00m.png) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/574A5423-18FE-4B4E-93F7-590D6694BD22_zpsovksm00m.png.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on November 12, 2016, 12:04:31 pm
Alpha jet meets Magister meets U-2!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RAFF-35 on November 12, 2016, 12:52:52 pm
I was thinking more He.162C meets Lockheed TR-1  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on November 12, 2016, 08:34:46 pm
Many Fouga before the Magister were this way. I would say this is a half-Gémeaux but even without twin-plane layout that was done. See http://www.ailesahs.com/wp/?page_id=102
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Green Dragon on November 12, 2016, 11:43:02 pm
Looks to me like Kit has been sticking long wings on a Heinkel162.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on November 13, 2016, 12:15:03 am
Just a single seat Fouga Magister with winglets and a different engine solution, I think.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on November 13, 2016, 02:51:10 am
Found this while strolling through the online undergrowth, I can just imagine it in Luftwaffe high altitude scheme.....

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/574A5423-18FE-4B4E-93F7-590D6694BD22_zpsovksm00m.png) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/574A5423-18FE-4B4E-93F7-590D6694BD22_zpsovksm00m.png.html)

Oh, Ki-it! Look what RAFF-35 found for you! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 13, 2016, 02:34:58 pm
Found this while strolling through the online undergrowth, I can just imagine it in Luftwaffe high altitude scheme.....

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/574A5423-18FE-4B4E-93F7-590D6694BD22_zpsovksm00m.png) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/574A5423-18FE-4B4E-93F7-590D6694BD22_zpsovksm00m.png.html)

Oh, Ki-it! Look what RAFF-35 found for you! ;D

I'd noticed.  ;D

LOVE it!  :wub:

I may even have a go at building it, I have at least one Magister and not a few U-2s.....  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on November 13, 2016, 08:03:05 pm
We'll be shouting encouragement if you do! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 17, 2016, 12:39:40 pm
This one found from the C4 open 2016, no credit given:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ubm5tk9vJsak3E9Ac4XDNJpHLpVDPemGl-fWskES6_QStjzHNN2Q012iHC-xQ5TJpFvKbkFABD364HV98t6kMpx712S7UHSntOHHtHl4N9aGHUpnxKUyJ82b1oa-K3LbPds_OXCo6zsmygMXahxVwl2f4WuTLWiP3qwlrXSMgZ6mtCE-EZvDX8poJiXvZjfZ9KHsh0fbKgeR-k1z-krF4zBpTPufFtvJnc-sPqukg9QO2Agm1QlrUdPfyO-29Rl9W3_VBWh2ReeTG_U_Z6OJh3xzZSEPJ1VpoZv_FwBzqafBCJzYceBfVImkt7ilXOVh9DRM0Of54OAMX_ciKxY6k08Ks46ZvSRdwprLfFDY4jz4YVlRDFn-T21cX-lpWJXXGAGrbHIqZRHwslq03xh4unnKigI37qSTNmWLnQ7SX9wrcasWTvULLPEYxuIikz8EX6RzOJGqUKXhrI-ykWmid3Cfl-DuNOruu4Yy600zZgq8cf_spbqzNgsXVipL5iJ8y6eAIbf08XBksavwbh88P_GxUT3U8EAlkRDHd_iI-m3cx0pp9ejM40Xo657TLn4yjyncky2_kZ-tN0kF6FC6dK8X6I_ybdiavqK1s1t4VlBFophD=w1027-h770-no)

This here by user Rattlesnake on "Wargaming in Sverige!" on Blogspot:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_eqY6vUllzM/VCauXAcoPqI/AAAAAAAACCQ/DnZQxk22XTc/s1600/DSC08531.JPG)
"Hello all!
Here is the latest addition to my collection of 1/300 scale aircraft for CY6. It is an Me-262 and I decided to use some creativity and give it a Red Barron paint job. This is not historical but I wanted something a little different for the Luftwaffe.
"


More, here: http://wargameinsvergie.blogspot.com/2014/09/me-262-for-cy6.html


All kinds of other stuff is popping up but I want to look at it more to determine if the stuff is actually whif or not.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RAFF-35 on November 18, 2016, 11:17:35 am
Nowadays it's not often that I come across a plane that I've never heard of or seen before, but I found this fantastic German project the other day which I'm now drawing up how I'm going to scratch build it  ;D should be simple enough...

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/F8707AC7-D996-4B9F-B37C-8E776F8DCC14_zpsolg1vd4k.png) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F8707AC7-D996-4B9F-B37C-8E776F8DCC14_zpsolg1vd4k.png.html)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/17CEA873-6448-4454-8316-8FE0347A3E24_zpsnvxnnjos.png) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/17CEA873-6448-4454-8316-8FE0347A3E24_zpsnvxnnjos.png.html)

It had performance figures to rival the untouchable U-2 as well  :o

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/813198D7-C06D-48FA-B9EB-40B1F48AF6F9_zpsk94bcx9l.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/813198D7-C06D-48FA-B9EB-40B1F48AF6F9_zpsk94bcx9l.jpg.html)

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/37155AAB-0C0A-4B72-9239-4906E9C317FA_zpsy9kv4pqs.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/37155AAB-0C0A-4B72-9239-4906E9C317FA_zpsy9kv4pqs.jpg.html)

It also reminds me of a plane I saw from a link I found on here somewhere the other day.....

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/84F92862-19DF-4679-90A3-C3FC8B4C5BDD_zps2nmcwnmk.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/84F92862-19DF-4679-90A3-C3FC8B4C5BDD_zps2nmcwnmk.jpg.html)

Which makes me consider whether to use a hybrid power source of a rocket motor and a jet so that the aircraft doesn't need to piggyback up to altitude but that then reduces speed, range and altitude or just use the rocket and accept the associated flaws with that method?  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 18, 2016, 03:42:46 pm
Cool stuff. Love the long winged spy planes !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 18, 2016, 07:59:23 pm
A WWII U-2 even.  :thumbsup:

It seems that Huma even made a kit of it too.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9603/G8Vhep.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 24, 2016, 06:49:30 pm
Apologies if this has been posted in the past, only came across it tonight (which is weird as I'm familiar with Bjorn's pages).

http://baecklund.eu/scalemodels/gig/f1-17.html

Lockheed F1/17 Formula 1 car.

(http://baecklund.eu/scalemodels/gig/images3/f1-17_i.jpg)

1/144 F-117 becomes 1/43rd Formula 1 car.

 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 24, 2016, 07:47:11 pm
Wooo... yeah.. wow, have a go at that!  Talk about re-purposing.. that is really cool!! Knowing what it is, I can start to spot the parts...  ;D

Coincidentally, I've had my eye on an F-1 car model kit on ebay for some time.  I'm planning to dispense with the wheels 'n all that and put a glass canopy on it,  add some wings and nose and such.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 25, 2016, 07:02:02 am
A WWII U-2 even.  :thumbsup:

It seems that Huma even made a kit of it too.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9603/G8Vhep.jpg)

You just need two of them for a bash, and maybe the engine nacelle(s) from He 162 or Me 262. Should look interesting.  :thumbsup:

Nice find in the comic!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: perttime on November 26, 2016, 01:33:01 am
...I've had my eye on an F-1 car model kit on ebay for some time.  I'm planning to dispense with the wheels 'n all that and put a glass canopy on it,  add some wings and nose and such.
Lots of F-1 car noses would do fine as-is. Just use the front wing as a canard. The air intakes would be fine for feeding a jet engine.
That would make a nice small airplane for some purpose or another...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2016, 09:21:04 am
...I've had my eye on an F-1 car model kit on ebay for some time.  I'm planning to dispense with the wheels 'n all that and put a glass canopy on it,  add some wings and nose and such.
Lots of F-1 car noses would do fine as-is. Just use the front wing as a canard. The air intakes would be fine for feeding a jet engine.
That would make a nice small airplane for some purpose or another...
Officer thinking!  I like that, you're right.  In my mind I see it taking shape and has the potential to look really cool.. the shape of the cars is as aerodynamic as any aircraft. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 26, 2016, 12:17:37 pm
That stealth car is a cool idea !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2016, 05:09:58 pm

 the shape of the cars is as aerodynamic as any aircraft.


The only problem is the aerodynamics are upside down. The cars are designed to stick DOWN onto the road, whereas the aircraft are supposed to go up.....
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2016, 05:23:25 pm

 the shape of the cars is as aerodynamic as any aircraft.



The only problem is the aerodynamics are upside down. The cars are designed to stick DOWN onto the road, whereas the aircraft are supposed to go up.....

Very true, this is where the new wings and stuff would come into play. The front canards and the spoiler are what does all the downforce action, and would either be modified or removed completely for new parts (spoiler definitely gone).  I was speaking more of the car body itself. Take the wheels, canards, and spoiler off and we're left with a decent "body" that could accept new stuff that works like planes are supposed to instead of 200+ MPH cars.   ;D

I wish I were better at drawing and using MSpaint..  I'd like to get an F1 car and "strip" that stuff off and see what's left. I can "see" it in my mind but it's sort of hard to put into words, try as I might..  :-\  I also wish I were better at articulating my thoughts.  I'll try to whip something up in MS Paint if I can.  :) 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2016, 05:49:55 pm
I shouldn't be so hard on myself.. I think I managed to actually get this drawn up pretty much like I imagined... 

First, take all the "mess" off:

(http://i.imgur.com/ONzf7nW.jpg)

Then make a plane :lol:  :

(http://i.imgur.com/BAtTjKe.jpg)

Once one dispenses with the superfluous bits the core body of an F1 car looks undeniably like a twin engine fighter jet or something. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2016, 02:35:24 am
You'd need to do something about the shape of the floor of the car's body.

That provides a significant amount of the downforce due to it's reverse airfoil shape. Admittedly, for an aircraft it would have a major effect only when it was accelerating along the runway, as soon as it lifted off the downforce would decrease rapidly, but it might make control a little dicey during take-off and landing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on November 27, 2016, 06:20:10 am
Easy! Cut out the driver's cockpit, floor-pan & all; flip the car; fit the driver's cockpit into the space from which it was removed. :thumbsup:


Far too much 2-dimensional thinking going on around here! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 27, 2016, 10:52:19 am
You'd need to do something about the shape of the floor of the car's body.

That provides a significant amount of the downforce due to it's reverse airfoil shape. Admittedly, for an aircraft it would have a major effect only when it was accelerating along the runway, as soon as it lifted off the downforce would decrease rapidly, but it might make control a little dicey during take-off and landing.
Oh I had no idea! I knew it was nice and flat(for the most part) on the bottom and all that but I didn't know it played a part in the downforce, thanks for the correction.  I imagine there's a solution to be had somewheres.  :D 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2016, 03:25:59 pm
There's an area of the floor that's got to be flat, defined by the FIA, but the front and rear may be shaped. But many cars run at a massive rake angle these days, with the rear way higher than the front. That combined with the curved rear end makes it a good aerofoil when it's close to the ground.

The Red Bull team are the best exponent of the art.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img921/3651/5wxneV.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on November 27, 2016, 05:45:15 pm
And next years cars will be different again with a new aero package being adopted to give greater down force, plus wider tires (tyres)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 27, 2016, 06:09:09 pm
Didn't they make some crazy car with fans that sucked the car to the ground? Banned from participating, etc. 

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on November 27, 2016, 07:11:47 pm
Some of the older style cars with the nose closer to the ground might be better for what you are thinking.

(http://cdn3.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/landscape_928x523/2013/09/rush_race_car_auction_a_l.jpg)

Then there is old school.

(http://m.images.boldride.com/mclaren/1970/mclaren-m14a-formula-1-racing-car.2000x1333.Jan-12-2012_12.16.16.146905.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on November 27, 2016, 11:01:18 pm
As I understand it, ground effect is not so much an aerofoil shape, but a floor that's lower at the front than at the back, so you get a low-pressure area at the back.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on November 28, 2016, 01:47:32 am
Didn't they make some crazy car with fans that sucked the car to the ground? Banned from participating, etc. 



The Brabham BT-46B Fan Car (AKA Vacuum Cleaner).
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/2001_Goodwood_Festival_of_Speed_Brabham_BT46B_Fan_car.jpg)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabham_BT46
That big fan at the back sucked it down onto the road.  It also picked up and flung debris at following cars.


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on November 28, 2016, 05:58:07 am
The Brabham BT-46B Fan Car (AKA Vacuum Cleaner).
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/2001_Goodwood_Festival_of_Speed_Brabham_BT46B_Fan_car.jpg)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabham_BT46
That big fan at the back sucked it down onto the road.  It also picked up and flung debris at following cars.

And there's a problem with this? :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 28, 2016, 09:19:40 am
Sounds like "Mario Kart."   LOL   
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on November 28, 2016, 02:27:23 pm
Oh that old school is gorgeous  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on November 29, 2016, 01:51:40 am
The Brabham BT-46B Fan Car (AKA Vacuum Cleaner).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabham_BT46
That big fan at the back sucked it down onto the road.  It also picked up and flung debris at following cars.

And there's a problem with this? :unsure:

Oddly enough - not in the eyes of the FIA.  They surprisingly didn't ban it*.  Brabham stopped using it before they could do that.
I suspect (and i'm guessing here) the way suction would have varied with engine speed (the fan was driven by the V12 Alfa Romeo donk) meant gear selection through corners became even more critical and added a new complication to driving that they didn't need.

*according to the wikipedia page I linked to above - however, other sources say it was banned.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on November 29, 2016, 02:01:21 am
Oh that old school is gorgeous  :wub:

Fujimi do 1/20 kits of both the earlier BT46 and the BT46B Fan Car.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Snowtrooper on November 29, 2016, 02:23:23 am
I suspect (and i'm guessing here) the way suction would have varied with engine speed (the fan was driven by the V12 Alfa Romeo donk) meant gear selection through corners became even more critical and added a new complication to driving that they didn't need.
That "complication" also provided over 1G of downforce, which was enough to maintain traction even in an oil slick (as demonstrated in the race it competed). Gear selection in corners is important anyway so I'm sure a bit more attention to it would have been more than worth it (as it apparently was - I mean the Hoover must have performed well enough in the test track to be even considered to be used in a proper race).

But it is sad that such innovation would be practically banned outright. Formula One would be far more interesting if there would be no dreary limits to the technology used. Safety, schmafety. Say, only minimum and maximum dimensions and at least four wheels, otherwise anything goes. What manner of contraptions would the feverish mind of the designers create? (note to self: do not start hoarding F1 kits too)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on November 29, 2016, 02:38:35 am
...Formula One would be far more interesting if there would be no dreary limits to the technology used. Safety, schmafety. Say, only minimum and maximum dimensions and at least four wheels, otherwise anything goes. What manner of contraptions would the feverish mind of the designers create? (note to self: do not start hoarding F1 kits too)

Too right.  Check out the anime Future GPX Cyber Formula and the Aoshima kits of the cars.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on November 29, 2016, 02:47:19 am
But it is sad that such innovation would be practically banned outright. Formula One would be far more interesting if there would be no dreary limits to the technology used. Safety, schmafety. Say, only minimum and maximum dimensions and at least four wheels, otherwise anything goes.

The same could be said about NASCAR.  Their "Car of the Future" is literally the same platform, regardless of car manufacturer.  And, h-ll, they still mandate carburetors  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on November 29, 2016, 05:28:00 am

That "complication" also provided over 1G of downforce, which was enough to maintain traction even in an oil slick (as demonstrated in the race it competed). Gear selection in corners is important anyway so I'm sure a bit more attention to it would have been more than worth it (as it apparently was - I mean the Hoover must have performed well enough in the test track to be even considered to be used in a proper race).

But it is sad that such innovation would be practically banned outright. Formula One would be far more interesting if there would be no dreary limits to the technology used.

Possibly. But remember what happened: ground effect cars (with the side skirts closing off the space between floor and track completely) were allowed for a while, and cars got a lot faster in a short period of time. Too fast for the circuits they raced on (i.e. speeds so high that any problem would end up with a car smashed against a hard barrier, runout spaces were simply too small). That, and the ground effect turned out to be susceptible to tiny changes. Run one of the skirts over a pebble and your ground effect would be gone, turning 1 ton of downforce into no downforce at all and an inevitable crash. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 29, 2016, 07:20:04 am
But it is sad that such innovation would be practically banned outright. Formula One would be far more interesting if there would be no dreary limits to the technology used. Safety, schmafety. Say, only minimum and maximum dimensions and at least four wheels, otherwise anything goes.

The same could be said about NASCAR.  Their "Car of the Future" is literally the same platform, regardless of car manufacturer.  And, h-ll, they still mandate carburetors  :banghead:

Yes - but IMHO it ain't bad at all. Costs are low, the sport is highly competitive, there are private drivers, and the starting field consists of around 400 cars. NASCAR might be simple, but the basic concept is good and sound - also the focus on long races instead of nervous sprints where a single mistake can cost lost of positions.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on November 29, 2016, 08:01:40 am
I'd love to see more road over oval tracks with NASCAR.  I know there's strategy going around in a circle, but even more going around Watkins Glen
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Snowtrooper on November 29, 2016, 12:13:48 pm
Too fast for the circuits they raced on (i.e. speeds so high that any problem would end up with a car smashed against a hard barrier, runout spaces were simply too small). That, and the ground effect turned out to be susceptible to tiny changes. Run one of the skirts over a pebble and your ground effect would be gone, turning 1 ton of downforce into no downforce at all and an inevitable crash.
So... remotely piloted unlimited cars? :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 29, 2016, 03:28:14 pm
Then there was/is the Chaparral 2J.   :thumbsup:

(http://www.influx.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Chapparal.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 29, 2016, 04:18:58 pm
That's one of the ones I've seen along with the other weird one. I remember where, now. In Gran Turismo 5. I like this one the best because it looks like something one would store ice cream and serve it...with a sneeze guard. Or a deep freeze for storing shot deer, etc. It just looks weird, and cool.  ;D

Turns out the one I was thinking of wasn't real, but, it was a whif!

"In a world where modern professional racing is restricted by regulations, the X1 is a machine born from a fantastic "what if" dream of Gran Turismo: "What would the fastest racing car on Earth, free of any and all regulations, look like?" And the only way to experience it is in Gran Turismo 5. Initially the X1 Prototype was a single-seater canopied prototype wing car with covered front wheels. Powered by a 1500ps direct-injection V6 Twin Turbo, on paper the performance would have been spectacular, producing a top speed of 400km/h (248.6mp/h) and a maximum lateral acceleration of 6G. But once Red Bull Racing was brought on board to be a partner, the X1 really took off. Adrian Newey, master aerodynamic engineer and Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer, suggested "Fan Car" technology, a long-held dream of his, be added to the design of the X1 Prototype. A "fan car" is a vehicle having a fan mechanism which forces the air out from underneath the car to reduce air pressure under the car's floor. The resulting suction draws the car to the ground surface and creates a massive amount of downforce. And because it can create downforce regardless of the vehicle's current speed, it dramatically raises it's cornering speed capability even in low speed corners. Thanks to the insight of Mr. Newey, the X1 Prototype design was transformed. A large fan was added to the rear end of the body to implement the Fan Car technology. Plus, Newey provided additional input into the the design of the front and rear wings and rear diffuser, dramatically refining the vehicle's aerodynamics. As a result, the virtual X1 Prototype was able to achieve an astonishing level of performance. Its new top speed was 450km/h (279.6mp/h), with a maximum lateral acceleration reaching up to 8.75G, pushing the vehicle to the very limits of what a normal human body can withstand."

Someone made a mock up, I didn't look to see just how functional it is or who made it, just wanted a picture:
(http://i.imgur.com/0zd3OxT.jpg)

Here's a cool video..watch as ol' boy goes around like 110 degree turns at well over 100 KPH and what nots. I remember driving this in the game and it was insane.  I can't drive my truck OR car in a straight line nearly as fast as this thing would take 90 degree turns. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu5UvgIcMOg


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on November 30, 2016, 06:12:52 am
Never have seen the point in car racing since at least the 80's (Runs and hides  ;D). Used to climb over the fence with my mates and watch it at Crystal Palace as a nipper, it was exciting back then. Now ? Simply induces sleep in me now.

Now bike racing - motor or pedal - that's a completely different thing
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on December 12, 2016, 04:33:26 pm
(http://imageprocessor.websimages.com/width/935/crop/0,0,935x396/www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/Destroyer_and_747_01.jpg)
USS Jefferies

And the video is pretty cool, too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 12, 2016, 04:51:51 pm
Fascinating!   :::raises eyebrow:::   :D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 12, 2016, 09:22:54 pm
Then there was/is the Chaparral 2J.   :thumbsup:

(http://www.influx.co.uk//wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Chapparal.jpg)

Oh yes, Mr Hall was always there with the right idea at the right time.  :thumbsup:

The 2J got round the problem of gear and throttle sensitivity that the Brabham BT46 had by using another engine just to drive the fan. It was only a small one, from a snowmobile I think, but it was enough to bounce the whole car up and down by the driver revving  the fan engine's throttle sitting on the start line.  ;D

Just the job to make your competitors a bit nervy before the start, eh?

Needless to say, the 2J got banned too, which was weird as the CanAm Series essentially WAS a 'No Rules' type of racing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 12, 2016, 09:45:37 pm

Someone made a mock up, I didn't look to see just how functional it is or who made it, just wanted a picture:
(http://i.imgur.com/0zd3OxT.jpg)

Here's a cool video..watch as ol' boy goes around like 110 degree turns at well over 100 KPH and what nots. I remember driving this in the game and it was insane.  I can't drive my truck OR car in a straight line nearly as fast as this thing would take 90 degree turns. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu5UvgIcMOg

It was the Red Bull GP team that made the dummy X1, later renamed the X2011 IIRC, and it was in their garage at one of the Goodwood Festival of Speed events.

The trouble with watching cars like that running on virtual tracks is the game is SO good these days that it's difficult trying to figure out if it's real or not!  :o

I think Mr. Newey may be missing a trick with the fan on the X2011 actually. If the fan exhausted vertically UPWARDS the residual thrust from the fan would surely add even more downforce and make the thing even faster.  ;D

Seb Vettel could gain a few mph as well by having a shave, all that stubble must surely weigh SOMEthing.............
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rheged on December 13, 2016, 12:11:38 am


Seb Vettel could gain a few mph as well by having a shave, all that stubble must surely weigh SOMEthing.............

Has anyone considered the aerodynamic qualities of the late Graham Hill's moustache?  It may well have had an effect!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on December 13, 2016, 12:54:54 am


Seb Vettel could gain a few mph as well by having a shave, all that stubble must surely weigh SOMEthing.............

Has anyone considered the aerodynamic qualities of the late Graham Hill's moustache?  It may well have had an effect!!

Good point.  It may have affected airflow creating turbulent boundary layer flow over his helmet making it slip through the air like Ian Thorpe through the water in a supersuit.
If Nigel Mansell had been allowed to wear an open face helmet he could have possibly gained a few mph.



Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 14, 2016, 04:08:09 pm
Oooh love the Jefferies !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 16, 2016, 01:29:19 am


Needless to say, the 2J got banned too, which was weird as the CanAm Series essentially WAS a 'No Rules' type of racing.

But then for most things like that, it's 'Anything Goes, until I start losing'...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 16, 2016, 03:01:26 am


Needless to say, the 2J got banned too, which was weird as the CanAm Series essentially WAS a 'No Rules' type of racing.

But then for most things like that, it's 'Anything Goes, until I start losing'...

How very true that is!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: RAFF-35 on December 24, 2016, 12:39:49 pm
Here's a Christmassy one for you all, I'd love to do a militarised version....

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/459BEDE5-B369-4AE2-B164-DE23BB5CC5B1_zpsccg0k8zz.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/459BEDE5-B369-4AE2-B164-DE23BB5CC5B1_zpsccg0k8zz.jpg.html)

Get your microscopes out because I couldn't find a larger image  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on December 24, 2016, 04:05:54 pm
The reindeer looks like he's out of a job  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 25, 2016, 02:58:43 pm
I found this to be pretty interesting because it says "WHIF" right on the box! I had no idea the terminology had gone "mainstream" but I'm still new to the whole idea myself.  Just thought I'd share.

(http://i.imgur.com/oGLcEZT.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 25, 2016, 03:35:08 pm
There are a few whif-in-the-box kits out there, another recent one is the Skunkworks models F-16XL, which has parts and decals for 3 whif versions.
https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/skunk/kit_skunk_48026.shtml
Freedom models also produce an even more whif kit, the F-20B, twin seat version, which, IIRC, was never even built. :thumbsup:
I guess it is going mainstream...  :o

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 25, 2016, 04:24:08 pm
Damn, that looks like a glorrrrrrrrious kit!  I'd build it with a big rack of Mk. 82s and such.  :mellow: :lol:  I kind of prefer 1/72 but don't knock 1/48. I've built a few back in the day! 

I've seen a number of produced whif kits (Testors F-19 springs to mind as an "earlier" one) but I've never really seen one with "WHIF" printed on the box... that's what struck me.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on December 25, 2016, 04:28:49 pm
Do we get royalties?

 :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 25, 2016, 05:17:20 pm
Do we get royalties?

 :mellow:

IMHO, we should, at the very least, get a free kit of each of those models sent to our houses... :angel:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on December 26, 2016, 02:04:03 pm
Here's the link to the article. It was one of my earlier "What would Santa Fly" efforts. Thanks for posting it!

Alvis Pi




Here's a Christmassy one for you all, I'd love to do a militarised version....

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/459BEDE5-B369-4AE2-B164-DE23BB5CC5B1_zpsccg0k8zz.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/459BEDE5-B369-4AE2-B164-DE23BB5CC5B1_zpsccg0k8zz.jpg.html)

Get your microscopes out because I couldn't find a larger image  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on December 26, 2016, 08:26:17 pm
Here's the link to the article. It was one of my earlier "What would Santa Fly" efforts. Thanks for posting it!
Alvis Pi
Uh? I could not read a link in your post, Alvis. :-\  But your words directed Google to it, thanks!
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1901-2000/Gal1962-Santa2003-Petrie/00.shtm
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on December 26, 2016, 10:52:48 pm
Here's the link to the article. It was one of my earlier "What would Santa Fly" efforts. Thanks for posting it!
Alvis Pi
Uh? I could not read a link in your post, Alvis. :-\  But your words directed Google to it, thanks!
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1901-2000/Gal1962-Santa2003-Petrie/00.shtm

Oops. My bad. Thanks

Alvis pi
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on December 28, 2016, 01:05:17 pm
This. Whole. Thread!

http://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=379 (http://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=379)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Snowtrooper on December 28, 2016, 02:38:45 pm
This. Whole. Thread!

http://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=379 (http://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=379)
115 Spitfires? There might be someone right on this forum going to surpass that! ;D

The sheer amount of research going into each collection in that collection must take some dedication, never mind building and modifying the same kit over and over. Though with two people cooperating and many copies of the exact same kit being worked on simultaneously, I would imagine you could reinvent the assembly line and simply proceed from one work stage to another without ever stopping to literally wait paint/glue/varnish/putty dry ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 28, 2016, 02:48:10 pm

115 Spitfires? There might be someone right on this forum going to surpass that! ;D


He already has, WELL past 115 IIRC.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on December 29, 2016, 12:05:35 am

115 Spitfires? There might be someone right on this forum going to surpass that! ;D


He already has, WELL past 115 IIRC.

I must admit the last time I went to the Tyneside show his table of WIF Spitfires was both stunning and staggering and only part of the collection.

Here's the Spitfire table at said show

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/falcon2-photos/North%202015/IMG_0708_zpsz1gh73rc.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 31, 2016, 04:31:24 pm
Stumbled across this by pure dumb luck as I was doing research for a future Mordi Alon Avia S.199 build. 

Looks like the same Bonanza I built here (Arii) but certainly a different paint scheme!

I found it on "Karl's Models" website.  http://www.vonhoffmann.org/bonanza_bomber.html

(http://i.imgur.com/h8KjDAJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Nv4jbpL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N0DKlNO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ip2hLEx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ofGJQyT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/E1Gwrt5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UV4F9WH.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: pirx on January 04, 2017, 11:18:03 am

Shinkai X Competition:    :blink:  ;D

http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/jp/201511sh01/

http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/jp/201511sh02/

(http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/jp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/x1510kat05.jpg)

(http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/jp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/x1510neko01th.jpg)     (http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/jp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/x1510mur01th.jpg)     (http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/jp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/x1510do01th.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 05, 2017, 12:04:49 am
That Seaking/Glaug/whatever submarine (lower right) is cool. Thanks a lot for posting these!  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2017, 10:19:44 am
Great finds guys ! Love the undersea stuff, and the collection, that is huge ! The last one looks like the camo was appled by a mop lol
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 06, 2017, 05:17:51 pm
Great finds guys ! Love the undersea stuff, and the collection, that is huge ! The last one looks like the camo was appled by a mop lol

Looks like they applied them windows with a mop, too, but I sure like it!  ;D ;D Eye catching and pretty strange for sure...  it actually makes sense in a way considering 1948 and on early IAF trying desperately to get their hands on anything to fly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 07, 2017, 03:55:08 pm

115 Spitfires? There might be someone right on this forum going to surpass that! ;D


He already has, WELL past 115 IIRC.

I must admit the last time I went to the Tyneside show his table of WIF Spitfires was both stunning and staggering and only part of the collection.

Here's the Spitfire table at said show

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/falcon2-photos/North%202015/IMG_0708_zpsz1gh73rc.jpg)

Not one to boast and I don't have the exact number but probably closer to 300.  Certainly over 250. 

Just finished another four a few days back.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 10, 2017, 07:32:32 am
Came across this neat Hummer concept:

(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/154/f/3/hummer_by_progv-d523x3q.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on January 10, 2017, 09:48:40 am
That looks very buildable! A good use for the Italeri kit
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2017, 10:16:33 am
Wow ! Is that ever cool ! I'd move the leg joints closer to the wheel wells tho, make them have a purpose.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on January 10, 2017, 10:32:06 am
I hope they repowered it.  That 6.2L Detroit Diesel (even turbo'd) has problems accelerating a Humvee
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: nighthunter on January 12, 2017, 01:20:05 am
Came across this neat Hummer concept:

(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/154/f/3/hummer_by_progv-d523x3q.jpg)
C'mon Thomas, build it! Lol
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on January 12, 2017, 01:34:13 am
i've got something similar involving a Bren Gun Carrier and Gundam parts which i've abandoned.
Maybe i'll rip it apart and start again with a small car.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 14, 2017, 11:57:06 am
i've got something similar involving a Bren Gun Carrier and Gundam parts which i've abandoned.
Maybe i'll rip it apart and start again with a small car.

An Isetta or perhaps a Fiat 500?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on January 15, 2017, 01:31:44 am
i've got something similar involving a Bren Gun Carrier and Gundam parts which i've abandoned.
Maybe i'll rip it apart and start again with a small car.

An Isetta or perhaps a Fiat 500?  ;D

They would be a good basis.  As would a Mini.  However i have none in my stash.  I do have a number of smallish Japanese cars but i'm thinking maybe go the other way and use something like an Edsel...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on January 15, 2017, 01:05:04 pm
A pair of very well rendered IAF F-35's

(http://www.defensasur.com.ar/imagenes/noticias/2016/ENE/130116_F-35%20IAF.jpg)


Steven L
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on January 15, 2017, 01:48:18 pm
Very nice.
[JMN MODE] Pity about the heat distortion layered over the top of the near side stab and the overdone panel lines on the bump map. Also much like model ts you can have f35s in any colour, so long as it's grey... unless you don't want a stealth strike aircraft.[JMN MODE OFF]
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: FAR148 on January 15, 2017, 02:35:06 pm
Well how about a two seater?

(http://www.f-16.net/forum/download/file.php?id=21509&mode=view)

Steven L
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Caveman on January 15, 2017, 10:37:08 pm
Now that is neat. Very nicely done
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 16, 2017, 12:26:39 am
Very nice.
[JMN MODE] Pity about the heat distortion layered over the top of the near side stab and the overdone panel lines on the bump map. Also much like model ts you can have f35s in any colour, so long as it's grey... unless you don't want a stealth strike aircraft.[JMN MODE OFF]

Another pity is that both aircraft carry the same tactical code. While the IDF is creative in such things, it's a shame that the overall great work is hampered by this negligence.  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 20, 2017, 03:49:13 pm
I like the tanks on the Israeli one.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on January 24, 2017, 09:51:54 pm
Alternative Shuttle carrier plane concepts, posted on Twitter by @Aerodork:
https://twitter.com/AeroDork/status/823951189519855617

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C29DEdwUQAAOzsv.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C29-ctyUkAAzAOk.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Flyer on January 24, 2017, 09:56:10 pm
Neat, I like look of the first carrier aircraft for a model, nice simple lines. And a twin C-5 is cool with or without a shuttle. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on January 24, 2017, 11:25:56 pm
That first shuttle carrier reminds me of 63cpe's Transall.

Second one needs the tails joining to alleviate the twisting moments on the centre section.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2017, 02:24:14 am
Ah yes, the C-5Z.  :o

A girl modeller in the Salisbury area built that in 1/72 scale. It was GINORMOUS, and she had to carry it to shows on the roof rack of her car with the outer wings removed. I once followed her to the Salisbury Show for a few miles and the number of potential accidents that she caused just by existing was immense!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Tophe on January 25, 2017, 03:21:50 am
Thanks for these twin-boom/twin-fuselage ones! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 25, 2017, 04:54:43 am
Something completely different, yet potentially turning up in your rear-view mirror?

(http://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/the-brigade.jpeg)

An autonomous policy motorcycle!


More here: http://www.inautonews.com/the-brigade-is-a-futuristic-autonomous-police-motorcycle-concept
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on January 25, 2017, 06:01:23 am
Ah yes, the C-5Z.  :o

A girl modeller in the Salisbury area built that in 1/72 scale. It was GINORMOUS, and she had to carry it to shows on the roof rack of her car with the outer wings removed.

Was that the one allegedly used as a Hamster cage on non show days ?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Leading Observer on January 25, 2017, 06:22:38 am
I recall reading a Novel called Shuttle by David C Olney which was about air-launched Space Shuttles
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2017, 06:58:36 am
Ah yes, the C-5Z.  :o

A girl modeller in the Salisbury area built that in 1/72 scale. It was GINORMOUS, and she had to carry it to shows on the roof rack of her car with the outer wings removed.

Was that the one allegedly used as a Hamster cage on non show days ?  ;D

Hehehe, I do believe you're right, yes.  ;D

What was her name, all I can remember is her first name, which was Lyndsey, but she was a really good modeller?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2017, 11:34:55 am
That C-5Z would certainly be something to see ! Wow !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2017, 06:24:07 am
Ah yes, the C-5Z.  :o

A girl modeller in the Salisbury area built that in 1/72 scale. It was GINORMOUS, and she had to carry it to shows on the roof rack of her car with the outer wings removed.

Was that the one allegedly used as a Hamster cage on non show days ?  ;D

Hehehe, I do believe you're right, yes.  ;D

What was her name, all I can remember is her first name, which was Lyndsey, but she was a really good modeller?

I think I know who you mean and if it's the lady I think it was she went back to her first love - motorbikes. She did a few what if kit reviews in SAM. As you say a very good modeller  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2017, 06:08:44 am
Found at Largescaleplanes.com, and she's a big one!!!

Revell 1/32 F-15D in Swedish Splinter Camouflage
By Daniel Leduc

(http://i.imgur.com/D6eJAM3.jpg)

Do yourself a favor and have a look at the rest of the pictures here: http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=2920
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on January 28, 2017, 06:25:17 am
Ah yes, the C-5Z.  :o

A girl modeller in the Salisbury area built that in 1/72 scale. It was GINORMOUS, and she had to carry it to shows on the roof rack of her car with the outer wings removed.

Was that the one allegedly used as a Hamster cage on non show days ?  ;D

Hehehe, I do believe you're right, yes.  ;D

What was her name, all I can remember is her first name, which was Lyndsey, but she was a really good modeller?

I think I know who you mean and if it's the lady I think it was she went back to her first love - motorbikes. She did a few what if kit reviews in SAM. As you say a very good modeller  :thumbsup:

I had a chance of getting a built 1/72 scale C-5Z from someone in the UK through another person who knew it was for sale. It was built like this one which used to be in Lockheed's foyer,  I can't remember why I didn't get it in the end

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/TwinC5.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/TwinC5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2017, 08:22:25 am
That looks very similar to Lydnsey's C-5Z.

Hers was all-over black for a few years, but later on it appeared in the Euro pattern camo finish.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2017, 10:11:08 am
Whoa!! That thing is amazing!   :o :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 28, 2017, 02:42:54 pm
IIRC, her name was Linzi Mumford.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2017, 03:06:09 pm
IIRC, her name was Linzi Mumford.

Well done Lee, dead right.  :thumbsup:

I got the spelling wrong, but it's pronounced the same.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on January 29, 2017, 04:29:07 am
That Swedish F.15 is gorgeous
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 29, 2017, 09:43:20 am
That Swedish F.15 is gorgeous

Second that! :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on January 30, 2017, 03:24:38 pm
Gorgeous....and huge !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on April 04, 2017, 04:06:42 pm
Cisco Systems are running this ad:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8mGE-3XsAAUbni.jpg)

Here's the pure image:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4KHenxWMAIkLVw.jpg)

Here's the campaign: http://www.cisco.com/c/en_in/index.html

Kit! I believe this is your cue....... :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 04, 2017, 05:57:33 pm
Hehehe, I think that's one of my 62 unfinished projects.  ;D ;D

It's certainly worth a go though, in the same vein as my 777-900.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on April 04, 2017, 07:04:11 pm
Hehehe, I think that's one of my 62 unfinished projects.  ;D ;D

It's certainly worth a go though, in the same vein as my 777-900.

I sent some pics of the 777-900 to Scott Manley who posted the top pic on Twitter... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on April 04, 2017, 08:44:44 pm

oh ! and it is a floatplane, as well ?  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 05, 2017, 01:55:13 am
I find myself already working out which bits come from which aircraft, not sure if there really is 50 of them, but it's the devil of a lot!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on April 05, 2017, 02:12:09 am
It's the thought of painting it that terrifies me....
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 05, 2017, 04:32:28 am

It's the thought of painting it that terrifies me....


Buy shares in Tamiya and Halfords first.  ;D

Quite a bit of it could be done with decals though, like the doors, windows and hatches etc.

I must be going off my trolley, I've saved the pic to my 'Projects' file...................  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on April 05, 2017, 08:19:25 am
Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 10, 2017, 11:47:19 am
Wicked!  "Damn right I would fly in it." Would be my response. They messed up when they showed it to us seemingly doing perfectly fine whilst in flight . . .  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 27, 2017, 02:17:11 am
Found another one of my works elsewhere:

http://live.warthunder.com/post/599045/en/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on April 27, 2017, 02:42:15 am
Found another one of my works elsewhere:

http://live.warthunder.com/post/599045/en/

At least they cited the source.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 27, 2017, 08:57:28 pm

It's the thought of painting it that terrifies me....


Buy shares in Tamiya and Halfords first.  ;D

Quite a bit of it could be done with decals though, like the doors, windows and hatches etc.

I must be going off my trolley, I've saved the pic to my 'Projects' file...................  :o

"... off my trolley, ...". I think you jumped the tracks ages back.  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2017, 11:51:32 pm

It's the thought of painting it that terrifies me....


Buy shares in Tamiya and Halfords first.  ;D

Quite a bit of it could be done with decals though, like the doors, windows and hatches etc.

I must be going off my trolley, I've saved the pic to my 'Projects' file...................  :o

"... off my trolley, ...". I think you jumped the tracks ages back.  ;D :thumbsup:

I'm not sure that I've ever been ON the track, not since I left British Rail in 1978 anyway............ ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: smeds on May 01, 2017, 06:59:19 am
Found while looking for Typhoon stuff
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/smeders/monsoontm_d_zpsg10c6y79.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 01, 2017, 07:00:21 am
Oh wow, that's glorious! 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on May 01, 2017, 07:11:39 am
Found while looking for Typhoon stuff
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/smeders/monsoontm_d_zpsg10c6y79.jpg)

Nice idea but it would sink as soon as it touched water, the float is nowhere near big enough.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 01, 2017, 10:29:58 am
Found while looking for Typhoon stuff
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/smeders/monsoontm_d_zpsg10c6y79.jpg)

Nice idea but it would sink as soon as it touched water, the float is nowhere near big enough.

Yeah, but it looks great.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 01, 2017, 12:37:28 pm
1/48 A6M2N float and a 1/72 Typhoon might work for more RW floatation concerns.  ;D

Nope, did some overlays and 1/48th is too big, 1/64th would be in the ballpark, unfortunately no 1/64 A6M2N.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on May 02, 2017, 03:54:02 am
Now there's an idea.  And what with a floatplane GB coming up...
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 06, 2017, 02:34:56 am
Happy coincidence with the Soviet GB going.

Found this on the Ottawa Irregular Modelers Flickr page, by Carl. 

"Carl's 1/72nd "whiffer": Gim-12 "Nazad" Fighter
Talk about a Cold War retro freak out! The Master of "what if" has done it again, and Nazad happens to mean backwards ... for obvious reasons!
 
Very nice and subtle work with the silver and panels.
 
Carl: The Gim-12 consists of an Academy Mig-21, X-29 wings and main landing gear, F-16 stabilators, main gear doors and nose gear, brass F-100 pitot tube and Amodel Yak-25 decals.
 
Paint is Tamiya spray bomb TS-30 plus touch ups."


(http://i.imgur.com/Pr5c3GW.png)


Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2017, 04:28:21 am
Interesting.
Thanks Brad C.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 06, 2017, 10:33:27 am
Any time! I think it's coooooool.  I've always loved X-29 so this is right up my alley.

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 06, 2017, 11:09:46 am
Erm, it's already on this site!

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43705.0.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2017, 02:09:51 pm
Looks cooler on this site lol
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 06, 2017, 06:38:13 pm
Erm, it's already on this site!

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43705.0.html

Oh man, thanks!  Been afflicted with the CROUP and haven't been making my usual rounds. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 06, 2017, 06:59:55 pm
Thanks guys.

My friend John (we are both in Ottawa, Canada) takes great pleasure in being the Primer Minister of the Ottawa Irregular Modelers and publishing kit photos from a bunch of irregular modelers.  :rolleyes:

Carl
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 06, 2017, 09:07:52 pm
Thanks guys.

My friend John (we are both in Ottawa, Canada) takes great pleasure in being the Primer Minister of the Ottawa Irregular Modelers and publishing kit photos from a bunch of irregular modelers.  :rolleyes:

Carl
Certainly! I dig y'alls wares.   :lol:   

Here I was thinking I was some sort of "insider" because I'm subscribed to the group...  I was all thinking, "Yeah, check this out, this Ottawa group I'm subbed to seems pretty obscure!!, Wait til I blow these guys' minds at WIM with this awesome stuff!!"    ;D   
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2017, 02:01:26 am
Came across this Morgan Three-Wheeler with a "special option" added:

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/talkmorgan/Morgan%204-4%20Sport%20Green/boultonpaulm3w_zps71afc535.jpg~original)

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on May 12, 2017, 02:05:45 am
That turret'll help keep tailgaters back off.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on May 12, 2017, 02:45:36 am
Heh heh, very good.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on May 12, 2017, 03:20:14 am
Could well have been real in the 1940 invasion scare, as mobile AA defence.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2017, 05:51:16 am
Wonderful Morgan  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Hobbes on May 12, 2017, 06:04:01 am
IIRC you can get it painted like that as a factory option:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4WRiH-RZupk/TWaABQo6mAI/AAAAAAAEB9w/ILO0ihsOGYk/s1600/Morgan-3-Wheeler-3.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2017, 07:25:58 am
Now that is neat !

 :wub:

My Kingdom for a fab shop lol
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: dumaniac on May 12, 2017, 04:50:43 pm
far out !
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: James W. on May 12, 2017, 07:45:01 pm
Heh heh, very good.

Achtung! Englander!

Nein, nein, nein!

Deine Luftwaffe Messerschmitt bubblekarsi  - mitt zer zwilling MG-FF 20mm - ist das straffen-fuehrer!

(http://kues-magazin.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Tg500-im-Renneinsatz.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 02:44:25 am
An old school mate's brother had a Bubble Car (the Heinkel ? one behind the softtop) and he used to drop me off at school in it in our final year, he went to the Grammar up the road. Had to have the reverse locked off so he could drive it on a m/c licence which could of lead to some problems, but you could always lift it out of any tricky situations  ;D

There were always stories of skeletons being found in them where people had driven into a garage right up against the wall and then couldn't open the front opening door. reverse locked off ? Then you're stuck and starve  :o I think there was even a Frankie Howard TV 30 mins show based on the above scenario ?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 13, 2017, 03:17:48 am

IIRC you can get it painted like that as a factory option:


Morgan will be offering the turret as an option now of course, with your choice of .303 Brownings or MG 131s, depending on which side of the Channel you are.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on May 13, 2017, 03:39:05 am
An old school mate's brother had a Bubble Car (the Heinkel ? one behind the softtop) and he used to drop me off at school in it in our final year, he went to the Grammar up the road. Had to have the reverse locked off so he could drive it on a m/c licence which could of lead to some problems, but you could always lift it out of any tricky situations  ;D

There were always stories of skeletons being found in them where people had driven into a garage right up against the wall and then couldn't open the front opening door. reverse locked off ? Then you're stuck and starve  :o I think there was even a Frankie Howard TV 30 mins show based on the above scenario ?  ;D

The one with the front door must have been the Iso Isetta, built also in Germany by BMW.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 13, 2017, 03:42:07 am
An old school mate's brother had a Bubble Car (the Heinkel ? one behind the softtop) and he used to drop me off at school in it in our final year, he went to the Grammar up the road. Had to have the reverse locked off so he could drive it on a m/c licence which could of lead to some problems, but you could always lift it out of any tricky situations  ;D

There were always stories of skeletons being found in them where people had driven into a garage right up against the wall and then couldn't open the front opening door. reverse locked off ? Then you're stuck and starve  :o I think there was even a Frankie Howard TV 30 mins show based on the above scenario ?  ;D

The one with the front door must have been the Iso Isetta, built also in Germany by BMW.

Both the Iso/BMW and the Heinkel had a front door.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 05, 2017, 04:43:12 am
Not sure if this has been here yet or not.  1/48 Monogram F-4.

(http://i.imgur.com/Qo208pV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BEhbL4D.jpg)


More Here:  http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1289687510/1-48+PHANTOM+Single+Engine-Single+Seat+-+Whatif
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 05, 2017, 04:45:24 am
By John Green, silly week 2005 build at ARC.
This is my 1/72 Airfix F-5E Tiger II, built almost straight from the box, but finished in a rather unusual colour scheme, to represent an entirely fictional RAF aggressor aircraft of 151 Squadron.  The paintwork is Humbrol & the decals an assortment of Modeldecals & some stencils from a Fujimi Phantom FGR2. 

(http://i.imgur.com/PZXPTM1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rsw19zJ.jpg)

More here:  http://www.arcair.com/Gal4/3001-3100/Gal3099-F-5-Green/00.shtm



Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 05, 2017, 05:09:19 am
That F-5 looks good but that Phantom... :o Very good indeed! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 05, 2017, 05:17:41 am
That F-5 looks good but that Phantom... :o Very good indeed! :thumbsup:

The F-4 was a weird coincidence. I found it either the same day or the day after I decided I wanted to make one with the single cockpit like that (because the rear glass is missing from the kit) and I figured it would be a good one to practice my scratch building with... whatever..plastic card and such... whatever would be needed to fill in that rear cockpit section.  I took it as a sign that I should give it a try. That project is months to years down the road, now, however.

Of course, I'm an F-5 junkie so I love that one...   not much else to say on that. I suspect some people might not care too much for it though.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 05, 2017, 05:36:24 am
I'm with you on that one, i love the F-5 and i don't care what others think.. I call it the same as British would call me, an SLB, as in "Skinny Little B*st*rd"...  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 05, 2017, 11:37:03 pm
I like the Phantom very much - like the missing link to the F-3 Demon.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on June 06, 2017, 03:14:24 am
It took a second glance to suss out the Phantom.  It's always good when that happens.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 06, 2017, 10:48:10 am
Ooh those are both sweet ! The F-4 looks like a Skyhawk on steroids  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: nighthunter on June 06, 2017, 03:32:30 pm
The F-4 Looks like the missing link between the F-3 Demon and the F-4 Phantom II, me likey!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 09, 2017, 06:57:42 am
While doing some inspirational WWW digging, I came across this piece of art  :wub::

(http://nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1-1-600x430.jpg)

This is (or better:was) an F-94 wingtip tank, converted into a Tin-tin-esque "Megalodon" submarine-thing.

More here, incl. a video: http://nerdapproved.com/misc-weirdness/megalodon-bomber/
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 09, 2017, 07:44:44 am
Wow that is cool !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 27, 2017, 04:39:49 am
Came across this Morgan Three-Wheeler with a "special option" added:

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/talkmorgan/Morgan%204-4%20Sport%20Green/boultonpaulm3w_zps71afc535.jpg~original)

Mate of mine had a JZR, which is a bargain-basement Morgan-style kit-car powered by Hondas CX500 or Moto-Guzzi engines. Hia didn't have the turret, but the headlight switch was a Lancaster bomber radiator flap switch which was pretty cool. :mellow:

The stories I could tell, but probably shouldn't, about Rob and that car........ :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 27, 2017, 05:41:28 am
Had the idea to make a British Antarctic Survey Stalwart Mk.1 from the S&M kit, so I went looking for references, and somebody'd beaten me to it, but using the old Matchbox die-cast Mk.1. Well done Kelvin64:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28773898@N04/8365213701

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8467/8366347380_1ba41c0170_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dKiHAC)
Matchbox Toys Alvis Stalwart &#x27;BP Exploration&#x27;  No.61 Conversion: Antarctica Diorama - 4 Of 34 (https://flic.kr/p/dKiHAC) by Kelvin64 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28773898@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Captain Canada on June 27, 2017, 05:50:36 am
Nice work on both the Morgan and the Stalwart ! I'm having lots of Arctic thoughts during my furlough.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: chrisonord on June 27, 2017, 04:01:52 pm
Came across this Morgan Three-Wheeler with a "special option" added:

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq205/talkmorgan/Morgan%204-4%20Sport%20Green/boultonpaulm3w_zps71afc535.jpg~original)

Mate of mine had a JZR, which is a bargain-basement Morgan-style kit-car powered by Hondas CX500 or Moto-Guzzi engines. Hia didn't have the turret, but the headlight switch was a Lancaster bomber radiator flap switch which was pretty cool. :mellow:

The stories I could tell, but probably shouldn't, about Rob and that car........ :wacko:
The guy who makes the JZR's is a friend of mine, he is called John Ziember, and they are built in Darwen. The last one he had on his ramp had a 2.2 litre Harley engine up front, with a ford cortina four speed gear box attached. He is a very clever bloke and builds classic and Vintage motorcycles too as well as sprinting them.
Chris
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Weaver on June 27, 2017, 04:20:26 pm
The guy who makes the JZR's is a friend of mine, he is called John Ziember, and they are built in Darwen. The last one he had on his ramp had a 2.2 litre Harley engine up front, with a ford cortina four speed gear box attached. He is a very clever bloke and builds classic and Vintage motorcycles too as well as sprinting them.
Chris

Small world! Rob's was the second kit ever made. He didn't buy it new, rather he bought it off the first owner who'd made a pig's ear of it and put it right. It was powered by an 850cc Moto Guzzi engine, and Rob made a new swing arm which allowed it to use a car tyre at the back instead of the bike one. It was painted bright yellow, which promptly got it named 'Buttercup' by his daughter. It had no reverse gear of course, so you had to get out and push it into tight parking spaces. One time a guy ran out of a shop to help, and before Rob could stop him, he grabbed the first two convenient 'handles' on the front, which just happened to be the exhaust pipes.... ouch....

Another time, he was driving through Manchester on a Saturday night with his daughter in the passenger seat, when, at a traffic light, a bunch of drunken lads surrounded them. One jumped on the luggage rack on the back and demanded Rob give him a ride. He was told twice to get off, but he wasn't having it.

"Okay," said Rob, "if you want a ride, I'll give you a ****ing ride!"

He then nailed it at 100mph to the next large roundabout, and proceeded to circle it at 60mph with the outside front wheel against the kerb, the inside one flying over the flowers and the car at about 45% tilt. By now the drunk was hanging on for his life and screaming "let me off!! Let me off!!!!" Rob gave him about five minutes, you know, to make sure he really wanted to get off, then dumped him in the middle of the roundabout.... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rick Lowe on June 29, 2017, 02:10:05 am


Another time, he was driving through Manchester on a Saturday night with his daughter in the passenger seat, when, at a traffic light, a bunch of drunken lads surrounded them. One jumped on the luggage rack on the back and demanded Rob give him a ride. He was told twice to get off, but he wasn't having it.

"Okay," said Rob, "if you want a ride, I'll give you a ****ing ride!"

He then nailed it at 100mph to the next large roundabout, and proceeded to circle it at 60mph with the outside front wheel against the kerb, the inside one flying over the flowers and the car at about 45% tilt. By now the drunk was hanging on for his life and screaming "let me off!! Let me off!!!!" Rob gave him about five minutes, you know, to make sure he really wanted to get off, then dumped him in the middle of the roundabout.... ;D

SORTED!!  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: chrisonord on June 29, 2017, 01:10:23 pm
HAHA, brilliant stuff, they are a cracking piece of kit too, would love to be able to afford one also, as he builds them with Pan European engines in too.
Chris
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 02, 2017, 01:06:08 am
Well, probably not truly operational anymore...  :o

(http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/9/6/1542692.jpg?v=v40)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on July 02, 2017, 02:12:38 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: ericr on July 02, 2017, 03:19:04 am
long live seaplanes !!!  ;D :o :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on July 02, 2017, 06:31:17 am
It might get airborne, and it might survive one landing only...but it's like the saying in the US Navy during Operation Earnest Will (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Earnest_Will)- any ship can be a minesweeper once.  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 02, 2017, 07:55:54 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Theory time... the thing is too darn nice looking not to be operational.. so.. here's my theory: The pontoons are either out for repair or the owner is waiting for new ones to arrive so in the meantime put these temporary death traps on there.  :lol: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kerick on July 02, 2017, 08:33:44 am
Very expensive pontoon boat!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 02, 2017, 12:09:10 pm
After his aircraft was stolen and recovered for the third time, Bela decide to anchor it out by his
boat. The Danube Anti-Theft Device, patent pending.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 02, 2017, 08:22:29 pm
Maybe it's the seaborne equivalent of someone stealing the wheels (floats) and leaving it up on blocks?  :angel: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: bearmatt on July 26, 2017, 02:04:05 am
Came across this one:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sBQnUOIeCp8/WWakfsvG5-I/AAAAAAACFkY/qcGzo1cixyQ5nkU-eETPJ-3LrM-inZjuQCLcBGAs/s1600/%25E2%2580%2598Malaysia%2BMiniatures%2BHobby%2BShow%2B2017%25E2%2580%2599%2Band%2BMALCOM%2B%252820%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: CANSO on August 31, 2017, 07:42:49 am
Found by chance the history of this unknown to me airplane ;). What a great idea! ;D

CAPRONI-MORONI C2 "SCUD" EXPERIMENTAL FIGHTER
(http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Caproni-Stipa/IMAGES/caproni-moroni-scud.jpg)

 When the tide of war turned against it, Fascist Italy turned with the tide. The C2, or "SCUD," was one direct result. The engineers of Aeronautico Piccolino Abagano Elari Quattori in Turin were charged with designing an aircraft of modern fighter type that could, should word come in mid-air of another change in Italian allegiance, instantly reverse course and become part of the now friendly force.

Thus the unique two-engine configuration, central cockpit with swivel seat and dual controls facing fore and aft. Time for the SCUD (mean "Scuderia con curso il travala," or "turncoat") to switch directions and sides was set a less than two minutes from a top speed of 265 mph by air force consultants. This performance criterion was never tested, much less met, since pilots refused to attempt it, except on the ground with an ambulance close by. One pilot did take the sole SCUD prototype aloft, but once airborne decided to visit his mother in Salerno and wrecked the craft crash-landing on a nearby beach. The SCUD was painted gold by artisans formerly employed in upkeep of the Sistine Chapel.

A remarkable feature of the plane, considering its fighter designation, was it total lack of armament. The designers successfully resisted all attempts to ruin its unbroken lines with ugly guns. (from Bruce McCall's Zany Afternoons)

Text and picture copied from this site (http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Caproni-Stipa.html).
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Old Wombat on August 31, 2017, 08:02:53 am
Seen that lo-ong ago in the dim, dark past. In a book, I think.

Ah, yes! Here we are:

This book!
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j0NuxFzPyvc/VpXkzDBPb5I/AAAAAAAAyx0/qhhs9q_5QPc/s1600/BMc1.jpg)
(ca. 1982)

I think I have my mate Neil (FAAMAN over on BtS) to blame for that. Great book, though, for whiffers & crazy-people! ;D

The book contains a great collection of - Well, have a look at the samples below:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UCypafTLe0w/TmV7p71PfZI/AAAAAAABqDw/t2ix9U_x9Qc/s640/ety.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NxCbJEXrx6Q/TmWD06OehrI/AAAAAAABqEI/9IwpxPbN4Bc/s640/wr6j.JPG)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4NrrV-RsDGA/TmV7lQoZTEI/AAAAAAABqDk/l2pe0FGfcxk/s640/uu.JPG)

(http://atomictoasters.com/wp-content/gallery/mccall/mccall-7.jpg)

(http://www.deansgarage.com/wp-content/gallery/mc-call-cars/mccall-song.jpg)

(Images sourced from various sites but all, ultimately, the work of Bruce McCall.)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on August 31, 2017, 01:19:43 pm
The idea of Tank Polo is intriguing.  Granted, World of Tanks does tank football with modified T-64s  every so often
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on August 31, 2017, 02:37:23 pm
The original of the planes is from a Playboy magazine from the early seventies. I still have it at home. There was also an issue with cars, the ones I remember are different from the ones shown.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: loupgarou on September 01, 2017, 12:14:08 am
FORGOTTEN TO ADD:

At the time (1970 - 1972 ? ) I had BUILT the Caproni-Moroni. Is that the oldest whif in history?
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 01, 2017, 06:39:25 am
I've seen some of those aircraft before somewhere ? And no it wasn't in Playboy  ;D Although at the time we had a guy in the Post Department where I worked who used to "find" all sorts of magazines on the train every month, so might of been there ?  ;)

That Septum actually looks far more practical than some real French bombers of the period  :angel: I love the idea of the bombardiers having a committee meeting over the target. First item on the agenda "Red or white ?"  ;D Not sure what the RAF equivalent would have been ? Perhaps "Time for tea ?"
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 01, 2017, 09:28:09 am
FORGOTTEN TO ADD:

At the time (1970 - 1972 ? ) I had BUILT the Caproni-Moroni. Is that the oldest whif in history?

Perhaps for you, but not in general.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on September 02, 2017, 06:24:30 am
FORGOTTEN TO ADD:

At the time (1970 - 1972 ? ) I had BUILT the Caproni-Moroni. Is that the oldest whif in history?

Perhaps for you, but not in general.

I realize now that I had built quite a few what we call what-ifs back in the 60's. Kit probably will up the anti pretty soon -----   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 02, 2017, 02:36:24 pm
I suppose the FROG Interceptor Fighter Mk. IV from 1932 could be considered a mass-produced Whif.

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1932/1932%20-%201135.html

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-DqwDndm/0/d6a5d972/O/WILMOT_FROG_05.jpg)

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-ppxt5Lj/0/cdc73cdd/O/WILMOT_FROG_01.jpg)

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-NVWGc5c/0/46e6db39/O/WILMOT_FROG_02.jpg)

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-4rWqJpt/0/9ab9301a/O/WILMOT_FROG_03.jpg)

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-kqB7qnn/0/3f384cbe/O/WILMOT_FROG_04.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2017, 01:03:25 am

I realize now that I had built quite a few what we call what-ifs back in the 60's. Kit probably will up the anti pretty soon -----   ;D

I think the real question is "when did you build your first intended Wif ?". I built lots of what could be termed Wif's from whenever I got my first Airfix kit back in the late 50's but they weren't intentional. The first Wif I actually thought about would have been my Airfix Fw 190D Nightfighter circa 1963/1964 ? I was really introduced to intentional Wiffery by getting into wargaming as a 10/11 year old. The vast majority of even historical games are actually Wiffery. Trajanic Roman's v Hannibal. Really ?  :angel:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2017, 01:04:58 am
I suppose the FROG Interceptor Fighter Mk. IV from 1932 could be considered a mass-produced Whif.


Thing that surprises me about that is the full colour information sheets. Impressive  :thumbsup:

Nice find Jon
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: scooter on September 03, 2017, 05:06:11 am
I was expecting to see a "Collect them all!" at the end of the sheet. ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 03, 2017, 06:48:02 pm
FORGOTTEN TO ADD:

At the time (1970 - 1972 ? ) I had BUILT the Caproni-Moroni. Is that the oldest whif in history?

Perhaps for you, but not in general.

I realize now that I had built quite a few what we call what-ifs back in the 60's. Kit probably will up the anti pretty soon -----   ;D

I'm afraid not.

My first Whiff was my 92 Sqdn. Lockheed F-104K Starfighter F3 from 1972.

It was a Matchbox review kit I did for Scale Models Magazine and I started the review by writing 'If I wanted a really good Starfighter I wouldn't start with this one!'   ;D

Ron Moulton, the Editor, wouldn't print that so I 'converted' it to the F3 spec.  ;)

Late in the year I took it to the Farnborough Plasticfest and met The Venerable Mike McEvoy there who was showing a Whiffed Miles Somethingorother there. The rest, as they say, is history.  ;D ;D

As for FROG Mk V fighters, I had 3-4 of them at various times, one of which was fitted with skis as it was snowing like crazy on my birthday afternoon and of course it just HAD to be flown! I also had one of the very similar Puss Moths, and kept it until recent years, and then presented it to the Solent Sky Museum, where they have a vintage model shop window preserved inside the main hall.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on September 04, 2017, 06:13:31 am
FORGOTTEN TO ADD:

At the time (1970 - 1972 ? ) I had BUILT the Caproni-Moroni. Is that the oldest whif in history?

Perhaps for you, but not in general.

I realize now that I had built quite a few what we call what-ifs back in the 60's. Kit probably will up the anti pretty soon -----   ;D

I'm afraid not.

My first Whiff was my 92 Sqdn. Lockheed F-104K Starfighter F3 from 1972.

It was a Matchbox review kit I did for Scale Models Magazine and I started the review by writing 'If I wanted a really good Starfighter I wouldn't start with this one!'   ;D

Ron Moulton, the Editor, wouldn't print that so I 'converted' it to the F3 spec.  ;)


Do you still have it Kit ?

Some of my early whiffs were a bunch of half-tracks. Back then I had as much military vehicles as I had planes and the Airfix American half-track was one of my fav's. But what I wanted was something bigger and better --- so I ended up building one from the front half of the 25pdr tractor and a Panzer Assualt Gun (minus the gun though). It looked quite convincing and I ended up building about six of them. That led to a bunch of other things that got mixed up ---- my Dad would look at them and have me explain the reasoning behind it, I suppose that led to me researching things so that whatever get's whiffed was somewhat plausible.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 04, 2017, 08:51:53 am
I certainly do, and it was on the SIG stand at the Coventry Show recently.  ;D

(http://img908.imageshack.us/img908/7808/XznFZb.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: kitnut617 on September 04, 2017, 12:17:49 pm
Noice  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 06, 2017, 12:08:49 am
Drawings of "Superweapons" from the Japanese fantasy artist Shigeru Kamatsudzaki:

(http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5304/69185483.1f0/0_ff685_244f92dc_orig.jpg)

(http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9263/69185483.1f0/0_ff67f_a6811184_orig.jpg)

(http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9059/69185483.1f0/0_ff680_ffedc51c_orig.jpg)

(http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9495/69185483.1f0/0_ff681_d9cc3302_orig.jpg)

(http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9650/69185483.1f0/0_ff682_e01de05c_orig.jpg)

(http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9500/69185483.1f0/0_ff683_e48dcbee_orig.jpg)

(http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9320/69185483.1f0/0_ff684_1e825e61_orig.jpg)

Found here: http://477768.livejournal.com/1369077.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2017, 02:47:05 am
Great pictures, fascinating stuff. The 1930's style illustrations particular pique my interest. I can actually see that S.P. gun in French markings as mobile support on the Maginot Line.

Thanks for the post  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: zenrat on September 07, 2017, 03:26:07 am
I'm not sure what's going on in that last picture.  They appear to be unloading a camouflaged bath tub.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 07, 2017, 04:27:17 am

I'm not sure what's going on in that last picture.  They appear to be unloading a camouflaged bath tub.


Isn't it an oversized and armoured motorbike and sidecar with added gun turrets?

It seems to have space for three wheels, only two of which are visible, and then only just.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 07, 2017, 09:18:06 am
Tracked vehicle with single wheel up front, side-view, and aircraft overhead shows
that it forms the front end of the aircraft.
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 08, 2017, 12:41:30 am
...and it actually is the detachable nose section of the aircraft!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: Supertom on September 19, 2017, 08:31:54 am
Now, this is what you call a scratchbuild....

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2110779/chinese-military-buffs-build-replica-j-20-stealth-fighter (http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2110779/chinese-military-buffs-build-replica-j-20-stealth-fighter)
Title: Re: Whiffs found surfing
Post by: chrisonord on September 19, 2017, 10:06:51 am
Now, this is what you call a scratchbuild....

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2110779/chinese-military-buffs-build-replica-j-20-stealth-fighter (http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2110779/chinese-military-buffs-build-replica-j-20-stealth-fighter)
Wonder if Iran has offered them all a job  :wacko:
Chris
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