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Title: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on June 08, 2013, 10:40:54 am
Ok, know I could have put this someplace else but have seen a lot of neat stuff on Facebook so figured I would start this.

This one just needed to be done.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/969424_589338831087563_2031515020_n.jpg)

And this one is nice.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/941609_587181611303285_2089277458_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: lancer on June 08, 2013, 10:43:32 am
Those are bloody awsome, especially the delta wing TSR2 launch vehicle.....Jaw droppingly good.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Father Ennis on June 08, 2013, 04:37:33 pm
I go along with what you said !!!   Just wonderful !!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on June 08, 2013, 08:32:35 pm
Real imagination in those projects, nice find!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on June 08, 2013, 09:46:33 pm
I can't be the only one who sees these.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/401866_580070335348087_1469922899_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/969244_578532075501913_744123462_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970006_576894382332349_1391028130_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/954858_576021532419634_1607243932_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on June 08, 2013, 10:46:45 pm
nice, but what's the last item?

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on June 08, 2013, 11:02:01 pm
Think it is supposed to be Laputa from Castle in the Sky
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Radish on June 09, 2013, 11:42:00 am
Very very nice!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Kerrillc on June 09, 2013, 02:10:02 pm
Yep, that is indeed Laputa The  Castle In The Sky; now where are the ornithopters? Chita and Pozu are somewhere in that lot! That is very imaginative work. Thanks very much for sharing, that is a real engineering project!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on June 25, 2013, 09:04:31 pm
This one looks right up Kit's alley.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1047936_473527969398940_303890293_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on June 25, 2013, 11:37:36 pm
Hi Philp

how do you go trawling for these on facebook ?  I am only new to facebook so I am not good with it yet.

there are some crackers in your collection

cheers

Bernie
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 26, 2013, 01:03:56 am
This one looks right up Kit's alley.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1047936_473527969398940_303890293_o.jpg)

You're not kidding! What an outstanding job he made of that!  ;D :thumbsup: :bow:

I can't figure out which outer wings he used, they look too 'clean' to be standard U-2 wings, but they certainly look the business.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on June 26, 2013, 07:31:51 am
Hi Philp

how do you go trawling for these on facebook ?  I am only new to facebook so I am not good with it yet.

there are some crackers in your collection

cheers

Bernie

Not sure how to trawl there.  I have signed up for some sites and get most of these off their updates.  The ones I am on are IPMS/USA, IPMS/UK and Diorama Dreams.
If you search plastic models (or model airplanes, etc) I am sure you will get all kinds of matches but you have to wander through their albums to see what is going on.

Hope that helps and if you find any good ones, let me know.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on June 26, 2013, 11:54:32 pm
Phil, I don't do Facebook, so I'm very grateful for the images you've posted - good finds, man! :thumbsup:

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: jsport on June 27, 2013, 02:51:21 pm
Phil, I don't do Facebook, so I'm very grateful for the images you've posted - good finds, man! :thumbsup:

:cheers:

Guy

What that "Guy" said. :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on June 28, 2013, 07:05:26 pm
More

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1010894_592833470738440_1697720796_n.jpg)

Hmmm, not really a whiff but going to post it anyway.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1001502_592833527405101_334656713_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on June 29, 2013, 12:22:13 am
that sure is a mean cannon

the motor bicycle one is a crack up

thanks for the posts
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 29, 2013, 07:18:26 am
Love the motor bike one  ;D Cheers Phil
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on June 30, 2013, 08:11:11 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 06, 2013, 03:07:51 pm
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/1000423_674066432620592_1161442590_n.png
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: pyro-manic on July 06, 2013, 04:07:59 pm
Oh, my word, that's beautiful! Not keen on the name, but what a shape! :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on July 06, 2013, 11:33:43 pm
That's bagera3005's work. He's a member here.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Weaver on July 07, 2013, 07:10:31 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1001502_592833527405101_334656713_n.jpg)

That looks like it's based on Joe Bar Team: a French biking comic strip that's more-or-less their equivalent of the UK's OGRI or Germany's Werner... ;D

EDIT:

Yep.... ;D

(Edit to the edit: aw c%&p, it won't let me post the pic: anyway go to the link below - it's top of the page!)

From here (funny as %@&£!): http://www.spokanister.net/humor_joebarteam.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 08, 2013, 08:10:53 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/971495_490868550991927_1129785189_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/q82/s720x720/1010684_490868587658590_837315568_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 08, 2013, 11:52:56 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1001502_592833527405101_334656713_n.jpg)

That looks like it's based on Joe Bar Team: a French biking comic strip that's more-or-less their equivalent of the UK's OGRI or Germany's Werner... ;D

EDIT:

Yep.... ;D

(Edit to the edit: aw c%&p, it won't let me post the pic: anyway go to the link below - it's top of the page!)

Great idea and execution - love it!  :wub:

From here (funny as %@&£!): http://www.spokanister.net/humor_joebarteam.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 13, 2013, 05:16:41 pm
This one is from the IPMS USA facebook page.  Think the pics are a little yellowed due to his exposure but the plane looks pretty neat.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/1005075_272797139525062_2119372805_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1069981_272797016191741_764205719_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Librarian on July 13, 2013, 06:31:07 pm
One wonders how Whiff that actually is ;).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 14, 2013, 12:21:26 pm
Another Zweiling:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/947212_686381821378804_310762905_n.jpg)

And a little Car Wars action.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/994208_10151663716194590_1915465689_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 20, 2013, 07:16:14 pm
I have this kit and like what he did to this one.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/622261_445539042174793_66667507_o.jpg)

Seen these Mak builds before but some fun stuff.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/665469_438586122870085_7852088_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/622756_438588339536530_241818527_o.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/177095_445530592175638_395572893_o.jpg)

This one started out as a Hoover.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/467341_449180838477280_1884438904_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 20, 2013, 07:26:14 pm
Some more stuff.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/253192_431150386946992_564267754_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/384173_427778577284173_2073720823_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/289838_424650317596999_1827814156_o.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/977440_559138287481534_1711670497_o.jpg)

OK, this one isn't a whiff but could be.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/477241_420101344718563_1946269941_o.jpg)

And then there is this.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/318773_390304697698228_2147280939_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on July 21, 2013, 01:35:50 am
interesting
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 21, 2013, 07:16:18 am
Some stunning stuff there Phil, thanks for posting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 21, 2013, 08:43:28 am
^ Wot he said!  :thumbsup:

That six-wheeled MaK truck looks awesome.  :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Weaver on July 22, 2013, 04:49:59 am
I have this kit and like what he did to this one.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/622261_445539042174793_66667507_o.jpg)


I like that too.  :thumbsup:

Now if it was me (and I had half as much talent as that guy...) I'd have had the orange guy leaving right over the front on a safety harness and prodding the ground with a long pole made of random pole-like things all lashed together.....

(or maybe I've been reading too much Tank Girl... ;D)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 22, 2013, 06:38:10 am
Some great stuff there, Phil. Especially like the MaK-type builds & the mini "Under the Dome". :ph34r:

Thanks! :thumbsup:

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: pyro-manic on July 22, 2013, 05:01:19 pm
Some excellent stuff there! Thankyou for sharing. :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 23, 2013, 03:14:33 am
The Blizzardgunner is really well done - the builder did some subtle but very good pimping to the kit (have built it myself, twice). Most impressive to me are the joint covers on the legs/feet, these are self-made and I wonder if they are flexible...? Nice find.
Most interestingly: my Blizzardgunner had the same paint scheme when I built for the first time OOB - I'd assume that the build as well as the diorama was inspired by Revell's boxing of this Doyusha kit.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 23, 2013, 09:17:00 pm
Here is something a bit different.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1072080_4659566382196_2061405678_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 24, 2013, 03:07:27 am
That last one's been scanned out of Erik Simonsen's 'Project Terminated' book.

He has a whole chapter on the XV-12 and almost ALL the artwork in the book he did himself!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 24, 2013, 07:06:38 am
That XV-12 looks really good in that scheme  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 29, 2013, 06:57:31 pm
This one is from a show, but not sure where.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/980933_532981873426969_1714196872_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/467622_532981880093635_1054013818_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/980673_532981916760298_1405093162_o.jpg)

as are these guys.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/704762_532981923426964_2043234630_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on July 29, 2013, 07:05:29 pm
A few more...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/6274_532983123426844_1846985360_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/967221_532983166760173_1529934897_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 30, 2013, 07:17:43 am
All good, but particularly like the Polar Bear and Grommit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on July 30, 2013, 09:58:00 am
Polar Bear reminds me of the US Second Ammendment to the Constitution "The Right To Arm Bears"!

Like the MaK Wallace & Gromit and wish I had some of the Cat $hit One bunnies! Love the mounted Raptors!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: silverwindblade on August 02, 2013, 12:01:26 pm
The Cat Sh!t One guys look amazing - especially since it looks like they're all hand-made. I can only imagine the skill and patience involved!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on August 03, 2013, 12:40:25 am
thanks for the pics - good imagination in that lot
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on August 09, 2013, 08:52:34 pm
More.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1146649_492899544131977_1377246388_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1098327_492899550798643_1575511535_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/968912_492899820798616_2119557379_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2013, 02:12:33 am
Oh, sweet! ;D

The M7 Swift is brilliant but the steampunk ostrich & bushbaby are beyond words!! :bow:

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on August 10, 2013, 03:24:06 am
yeah - i like the animal ones too
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: pyro-manic on August 10, 2013, 10:39:06 am
Oh, sweet! ;D

The M7 Swift is brilliant but the steampunk ostrich & bushbaby are beyond words!! :bow:

:cheers:

Guy

This! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JoeP on August 13, 2013, 07:48:28 pm
This one is from a show, but not sure where.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/980933_532981873426969_1714196872_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/467622_532981880093635_1054013818_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/980673_532981916760298_1405093162_o.jpg)


Sleestak warriors! Or maybe Silurians.  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 18, 2013, 05:23:38 am
Saw this one this morning...and I like it ! Looks like the old Lindberg kit. I'm still waiting for my LHS to get the 200 scale Cyber Hobby ( or Dragon or whatever ) kit. Anyway, this is what it read :

What Might Have Been: The British government had spent 27 million pounds modifying RAF Vulcan bombers to carry the Douglas GAM-87A Skybolt ALBM, when Sec of Defense McNamara suddenly cancelled the program in Nov. 1962. Chapter 7 in the new book, "Project Terminated". Photo/illustration by Erik Simonsen

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/1380784_10200161642118828_1778487177_n_zps9a3bd275.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/buzzhemply/media/1380784_10200161642118828_1778487177_n_zps9a3bd275.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 18, 2013, 11:03:37 am
I've got that book and it's pretty good. ALL the illustrations in the book are done by the author himself, and he's one mean artist too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Nils on March 25, 2014, 02:25:28 pm
Found this USCG Mi24 Hind over on FB :o
apparently it was from a Soviet-Russian movie in the 80's.

EDIT: the movie is called "The Detached Mission".
apparently a Russian James Bond/Rambo film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Detached_Mission
more Hind Pics: http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1394533595/Something+you+don%27t+see+everyday


(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/misc/1982274_678361672225711_658558583_n.jpg)

another pic i found after a quick Google search  ;D

(http://randalf.cz/sw/ru/img/Mi-24_USCG.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Logan Hartke on March 25, 2014, 02:34:40 pm
Yeah, we were discussing that a couple of weeks ago over on BtS and how eerily similar is was to my own take on the concept.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/loganov/Profiles/Mi-24%20Hind/900px/USCGHind1.jpg~original)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee157/Iainart/tn_800x600_1533123_50588_Mil24_Coast_Guard.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on March 25, 2014, 03:03:49 pm
You can visit my FaceBook page, search under Steven James McColm and I don't mind you putting up my pics up here.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on March 26, 2014, 07:19:39 am
Like your version more Logan, the black canopy surround/nose looks a lot better.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on March 26, 2014, 07:47:11 am
"Do we winch them up Comrade or just blow them out of the water with the cannon"?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on May 27, 2014, 08:01:48 pm
Came across these today.  No scale given.

(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/1606888_627055270701365_1544331409_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t1.0-9/1513664_629704997103059_1050437872_n.jpg)

This one is 72nd.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/1979888_627079094032316_849555078_n.jpg)

And this in 48th

(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/1909246_627069507366608_1783131143_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on May 27, 2014, 10:49:03 pm
Wwoowhhh!
Those are some mean looking racers  :thumbsup:  :wub:  :o  ;D

There's a variety of other cool things on his page too.
https://www.facebook.com/sumiya.junichi
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on May 28, 2014, 06:22:08 am
WOW!!!!!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 28, 2014, 06:29:05 am
Sexy!  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 28, 2014, 11:28:18 am
Awesome struff there!  :thumbsup:  :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on May 29, 2014, 03:46:16 am
The pink Schneider is so sweet... :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 29, 2014, 07:30:02 am
Those are pretty wild !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Madoc on June 03, 2014, 12:07:08 am
Check out the guy's blog / website.

http://soramametonda.at.webry.info/

The artistry, modelling skills, imagination, and creativity are awesome!  This guy has THE Touch.  He's been bashing / scratching Wiffs for years and his creations look both beautiful and realistic.  A piston powered propeller driven SR-71 race plane?  Yeah, he's got it.  A flying boat English Electric racer?  Yeah, he's got that too.  That and taking no end of plastic car models and converting them into flying machines as well.

I'm plowing through his stuff going back years now and it's one beauty after another.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 03, 2014, 07:39:21 am
Blimey, he's got more XC-120 Pack Planes than Fairchild had!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Weaver on June 03, 2014, 02:52:31 pm
Check out the guy's blog / website.

http://soramametonda.at.webry.info/

The artistry, modelling skills, imagination, and creativity are awesome!  This guy has THE Touch.  He's been bashing / scratching Wiffs for years and his creations look both beautiful and realistic.  A piston powered propeller driven SR-71 race plane?  Yeah, he's got it.  A flying boat English Electric racer?  Yeah, he's got that too.  That and taking no end of plastic car models and converting them into flying machines as well.

I'm plowing through his stuff going back years now and it's one beauty after another.

Wow! There's some amazing stuff on there. I love the fake kit box presentation too: some manufacturer needs to make those real.... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 17, 2014, 11:15:12 pm
Not a Whiff but found on Facebook, I didn't know were else to put it. Pearl Harbor re-enactment photo, F-22 in the shot made me think it could be a scene from a John Birmingham Weapons of Choice or similar novel...
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10533101_783521825012157_1688987334728284515_n_zps1bc3cb31.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 17, 2014, 11:32:43 pm
That's... surreal!

What there inside the F-22 air intakes? Covers? Looks odd?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 17, 2014, 11:44:27 pm
That's... surreal!

What there inside the F-22 air intakes? Covers? Looks odd?
I think they are covers, what I think looks odd on the F-22 is only one flap is down and what is hanging off the other side near the wing root?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TallEng on July 18, 2014, 01:30:47 am
That's... surreal!

What there inside the F-22 air intakes? Covers? Looks odd?
I think they are covers, what I think looks odd on the F-22 is only one flap is down and what is hanging off the other side near the wing root?

I expect that's the pilots Mae West and Helmet hanging there.

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on July 18, 2014, 03:25:13 am
That's... surreal!

What there inside the F-22 air intakes? Covers? Looks odd?

Those are the headlights.  So it can fly at night.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 18, 2014, 06:42:03 pm
couple of Hurricane's from Facebook, apologies if they have been posted before or are someone's from this site...
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10551913_10204045016903591_2062400803_n_zps29a0ec74.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10300894_10203449747456669_7206417334657051526_n_zps191975a2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 18, 2014, 10:49:26 pm
Like the USN Sea Hurricane! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 19, 2014, 01:10:38 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10527520_806451309374549_624308293395007581_n_zps9eb9c2c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 19, 2014, 06:39:49 am
stunning !!

("light"?  ;D )
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 19, 2014, 06:45:43 am
Like the USN Sea Hurricane! :thumbsup:

Odd...  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on July 19, 2014, 11:46:02 pm
I like the 262 - now I just have to look for a good set of decals -probably from racing car set

i'll add it to the to-do list
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on July 20, 2014, 01:45:27 am
stunning !!

("light"?  ;D )


From Wikipedia; Diet Coke, called Coca-Cola Light in some countries, is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. It was first introduced in the United States on August 9, 1982, as the first new brand since 1886 to use the Coca-Cola trademark.

Whenever I see these tin can models I think how many times i'd slice my fingers open if I was making one.

This one is well made.  The metal will be about the same gauge (possibly heavier) as a modern car body...
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 20, 2014, 04:56:20 am
The metal will be about the same gauge (possibly heavier) as a modern car body... ;D
:lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: silverwindblade on July 21, 2014, 01:34:00 am
stunning !!

("light"?  ;D )


From Wikipedia; Diet Coke, called Coca-Cola Light in some countries, is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. It was first introduced in the United States on August 9, 1982, as the first new brand since 1886 to use the Coca-Cola trademark.

Whenever I see these tin can models I think how many times i'd slice my fingers open if I was making one.

This one is well made.  The metal will be about the same gauge (possibly heavier) as a modern car body...
 ;D

I used to have one of those made from Carlsberg cans my parents bought me on holiday. I think it was styled like an F-4 Phantom, from what I remember. It got destroyed in a house move, sadly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on July 21, 2014, 10:57:45 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10527520_806451309374549_624308293395007581_n_zps9eb9c2c1.jpg)

I thought he build this because he Can

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on July 21, 2014, 05:36:00 pm
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2014, 06:18:41 am
The USN Sea Hurricane is awesome !

And what the heck is Coca Cola Light ? Sounds like a whif in itself !

 :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 24, 2014, 06:41:33 am
The USN Sea Hurricane is awesome !

And what the heck is Coca Cola Light ? Sounds like a whif in itself !

 :drink:

Diet Coke maybe?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 24, 2014, 07:44:23 am
The USN Sea Hurricane is awesome !

And what the heck is Coca Cola Light ? Sounds like a whif in itself !

 :drink:

Diet Coke maybe?

Yep.  The Overseas version of Diet Coke.  And a bit tastier than Diet Coke, having consumed it in Iraq and the Philippines
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on July 24, 2014, 08:25:16 am
And what the heck is Coca Cola Light ? Sounds like a whif in itself !
You'll find that Diet Coke is called "Coca Cola Light" in lots of countries.

But how is it different from Coca Cola Zero?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 24, 2014, 08:36:22 am
And what the heck is Coca Cola Light ? Sounds like a whif in itself !
You'll find that Diet Coke is called "Coca Cola Light" in lots of countries.

But how is it different from Coca Cola Zero?
Marketing department makes "Coke Zero" sound less...wussy
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on July 24, 2014, 08:57:56 am
Has that guy built a Mitsubishi Zero out of Coca Cola Zero cans?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JayBee on July 24, 2014, 09:18:04 am
They are both the same drink.
It is just that Coke light is aimed at the female market, while the slightly more "adventurous" Coke Zero is aimed at the male market.  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 24, 2014, 09:53:03 am
They are both the same drink. <...>

Here in Germany, they're not the same. They taste decidedly different. Coke Light tastes great, while Coke Zero tastes poo-poo (with an english accent).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on July 24, 2014, 10:00:32 am
I think you'll find Coke Light and Diet Coke are the same, but Diet Coke does not taste like Coke Zero (to appease SWMBO it's what I drink).  SWMBO on the other hand thinks Zero tastes more like regular Coke (not Classic Coke) which I totally disagree with --

Having been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, this subject came up during a lively conversation with the Health & Welfare Nurse when I told her I drink mostly Zero (with my rum that is).  The nurse decided she was going to research it and it turns out any nasty's in Zero is just that,  there's zero of them
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2014, 10:31:21 am
I love the taste of coke, especially ice cold out of a can or McDonald's fountain. Although I rarely drink either.

I can't stand Diet Coke. Even smells funny.

Coke Zero tastes close enough to the 'real thing' for me, so when I do have one that's what I go for.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 24, 2014, 10:52:36 am

Coke Zero tastes close enough to the 'real thing' for me, so when I do have one that's what I go for.

 :cheers:

Which is why I drink Diet Pepsi.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on July 24, 2014, 10:53:48 am
You guys are starting to get me thinking of trying one of the Coke Zero's just to find out what it tastes like. That reminds me that I always wanted to take the Pepsi challenge and spit the drink out as I don't like the taste, simply want to do that to see the look on their faces when I say, "Yuck, that's defiantly Pepsi!"

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2014, 02:29:29 pm
LOL !

I think Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke both taste like crap. Whatever they sweten it with is just yucky.

Coke Zero tastes like real Coke to me, as Pepsi Max tastes like real Pepsi. Still prefer Coke tho.

 :cheers: :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: major on July 24, 2014, 04:26:53 pm
Coke! Diet coke! Coke zero! I cant believe its not coke! WHIF coke! Ah, lads, come on! GUINNESS!!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on July 24, 2014, 08:35:23 pm
Mmmmmmmmm, Guiness.......


My brother in law used to drink 2 litres of coke every night while driving his cab.
He now only has 2 teeth.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 25, 2014, 12:54:57 am
Reminds me of my US holidays many years ago... they had "Crystal Coke" at that era: a Diet Coke with no calories, and even no color! Looked odd, smelled horrible, and even tasted like pure sacharine.  :-\ Yuck!

BTW: just wait for Coke Life to hit the shelves of Europe! It's a literally green Coke (no joke), sweetened with stevia extracts and positioned between Regular Coke and Diet Coke/Coke Light - the stuff has just been launched in Argentina and I guess that they won't stop there.

(http://cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com/content/uploads/2013/12/coca-cola-life.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2014, 02:27:43 am
Coke! Diet coke! Coke zero! I cant believe its not coke! WHIF coke! Ah, lads, come on! GUINNESS!!!! :cheers:

GUINNyessssssssss

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 25, 2014, 06:25:49 am
I like 7 Up - never been a Coke/Pepsi fan. Tizer was good to
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mossie on July 25, 2014, 07:05:26 am
Ginger beer for me (not ginger ale, different kettle of fish).  Always used to get a can with a fish supper, (or sometimes dandelion and burdock), needed something strong flavoured to cut through the grease from our local chippy!  A bit harder to get hold of these days, I tend to swarm on the better brands when I see them.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Logan Hartke on July 25, 2014, 07:07:34 am
Ginger beer isn't super common in the US, either, but you can find it. I'm a fan of Bundaberg, personally.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on July 25, 2014, 08:15:17 am
Diet this! Diet that! "Yeah super-size the triple Garbage Burger with extra Possum fat, a side of deep fat fried synthetic yams and a giant Diet Jitter Juice please".
People think just because they drink a diet 'sodee' they are on a diet and can eat a bunch of junk. Me and the doctor had a liitle chat. He was ordering me to get exersize, quit smoking and eat light. All my numbers were well in safe ranges including my weight, I'm healthy enough.
"Doc I can do it your way and live longer and die tired, grumpy and hungry. Or I can do it my way aqnd not live as long but die well rested, happy and full. Which do you think I prefer"?
These darned doctors keep telling me how close I am to keeling over and I keep watching the Green Ripper swoop in and grab them up.
Pepsi please, straight up over TWO ice cubes.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2014, 01:03:47 pm
Ginger beer isn't super common in the US, either, but you can find it. I'm a fan of Bundaberg, personally.

Cheers,

Logan

I am a fan of Almdudler (typically austrian) and Rivella (typically swiss)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Logan Hartke on July 25, 2014, 01:08:49 pm
Haven't seen those in the stores on this side of the pond, unfortunately.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on July 25, 2014, 01:41:55 pm
Got a taste for Diet Coke when they changed real Coke to new Coke or whatever it was called. They say they changed it back but after all the Diet Coke it didn't taste right to me. Tried a Pepsi and it made me sick as dog! Now it's mosly Diet Coke but luckily ASDA does old style Coke in a glass bottle 6-pack, tastes great out of a chilled bottle and you get the fun of prising off the metal cap!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: major on July 25, 2014, 04:56:39 pm
old style Coke in a glass bottle 6-pack, tastes great out of a chilled bottle and you get the fun of prising off the metal cap!

I think the taste of everything changed with the widespread use of aluminium cans and plastic bottles!
And when i was a kid, you used to get a nice shiney two pence piece when you took the bottle back to the shop!
Now there was an incentive to recycle! :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitbasher on July 25, 2014, 11:11:02 pm
I think Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke both taste like crap.

Only fizzier.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 26, 2014, 05:11:13 am
(or sometimes dandelion and burdock),

Oh that takes me back  :thumbsup:

, you used to get a nice shiney two pence piece when you took the bottle back to the shop!
Now there was an incentive to recycle! :drink:

Well we got 3d (3 old pennies) I think, long time ago. But we had a little scam going. Bunk over the back wall of the pub come "offie", into the yard, borrow some empties and take them back in the front door. Got caught in the end of course. Bloke made us clean his cellar, it was either that or tell our dads, which would have been painfull. Latter wen you got older and told dad over a pint he told you that he and his mates had done the same thing  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on July 26, 2014, 05:29:16 am
And when i was a kid, you used to get a nice shiney two pence piece when you took the bottle back to the shop!
Now there was an incentive to recycle! :drink:
Now I just get €0.15 for an aluminum can, €0.40 for a larger plastic bottle, and I don't remember how much small bottles are.

Of course, I usually have to feed them into a machine myself and only get a receipt that can be cashed or used at the cash register.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 26, 2014, 05:44:57 am
But still a good system Pertime and should be encouraged

When I was a kid in the 50's we didn't recycle to save the planet we did it because Britain was skint ! (broke)

The copy of The Times for my birthday my friends got me is only 6 pages as we were so short of paper
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 26, 2014, 06:24:42 am
And when i was a kid, you used to get a nice shiney two pence piece when you took the bottle back to the shop!
Now there was an incentive to recycle! :drink:
Now I just get €0.15 for an aluminum can, €0.40 for a larger plastic bottle, and I don't remember how much small bottles are.

Of course, I usually have to feed them into a machine myself and only get a receipt that can be cashed or used at the cash register.

I like that incentive better.  Aluminum or plastic, its only 5 cents, or whatever the state mandates the refund it to be.  And not all states refund recycles.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 26, 2014, 06:32:22 am
here in South Australia we get 10c for a aluminum cans, glass and plastic drink bottles, cardboard iced coffee types and even some fruit juice boxes. We are spoiled :rolleyes: comes in handy sometimes to go for a walk along roads etc, can make a bit of extra cash, as long as you don't mind handling trash...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on July 26, 2014, 06:49:46 am
We get 10c for those in Alberta too plus milk cartoons (plastic or cardboard),   however ---- you pay a deposit when you buy them -- check the can/bottle/drink box and it should say and also should say on your check-out receipt
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 26, 2014, 06:55:26 am
here in South Australia we get 10c for a aluminum cans, glass and plastic drink bottles, cardboard iced coffee types and even some fruit juice boxes. We are spoiled :rolleyes: comes in handy sometimes to go for a walk along roads etc, can make a bit of extra cash, as long as you don't mind handling trash...

Yup, all cans & bottles of soft drink (soda/pop/whatever), & flavoured milk cartons are marked with "10c deposit refundable on return to place of purchase in SA" (or something similar). Have had for almost 40 years, I think.

I believe the Northern Territory has gotten into the act now, too, & are included in the speil on the containers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 26, 2014, 06:58:55 am
We get 10c for those in Alberta too plus milk cartoons (plastic or cardboard),   however ---- you pay a deposit when you buy them -- check the can/bottle/drink box and it should say and also should say on your check-out receipt
A little different in Australia, it must be included in the purchase price but it isn't marked anywere, and the products cost the same price (roughly) all across Aus, even in the states that give no refunds.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 26, 2014, 07:03:01 am
here in South Australia we get 10c for a aluminum cans, glass and plastic drink bottles, cardboard iced coffee types and even some fruit juice boxes. We are spoiled :rolleyes: comes in handy sometimes to go for a walk along roads etc, can make a bit of extra cash, as long as you don't mind handling trash...

Yup, all cans & bottles of soft drink (soda/pop/whatever), & flavoured milk cartons are marked with "10c deposit refundable on return to place of purchase in SA" (or something similar). Have had for almost 40 years, I think.

I believe the Northern Territory has gotten into the act now, too, & are included in the speil on the containers.

We get 10c for those in Alberta too plus milk cartoons (plastic or cardboard),   however ---- you pay a deposit when you buy them -- check the can/bottle/drink box and it should say and also should say on your check-out receipt
A little different in Australia, it must be included in the purchase price but it isn't marked anywere, and the products cost the same price (roughly) all across Aus, even in the states that give no refunds.
whoops forgot they are marked with "deposit" on the label :rolleyes: gotta stop doing two things at once, damn tv ;D still pay the same in all states though
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 26, 2014, 07:47:28 am
Yup, so (for a change) they're actually cheaper in SA than elsewhere, if you return the can/bottle/carton! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 26, 2014, 07:51:57 am
Not really a Whiff but the paintwork looks Whiffy to me, heaps more in the same style on Aviation Details page:
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1044594_566100153511938_4465080389441968158_n_zpsf27b9d21.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 26, 2014, 08:00:05 am
What a cool shot ! Think I might print that and hang it on the wall  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 26, 2014, 10:36:07 am
by Stephen Pattison, found on: ‎"What If" and "Alternate History" Model Group

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10578266_10204110493700470_2127874315_n_zpsed9fab29.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 26, 2014, 10:02:05 pm
some of my favorites from ‎"What If" and "Alternate History" Model Group page, I just love the Aussie Hog :wub:
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/168514_4063690630428_105652606_n_zps9b302bd7.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10446347_10203448542746552_1066511289132862251_n_zps580c025b.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/403179_502264219784532_94811191_n_zps886fe6b4.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1798647_616855548382773_1659571071926797689_n_zps15d6656a.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/47930_511700918840862_1393326557_n_zps4e05208e.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on July 26, 2014, 11:49:58 pm
G'Day Flier

love the old jet artwork
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 27, 2014, 01:57:14 am
Mistels seem to be very popular, I love the Gnat/Canberra combo, very well thought out.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 27, 2014, 02:05:40 am
Mistels seem to be very popular, I love the Gnat/Canberra combo, very well thought out.  :thumbsup:
Hope they stay popular, only thing better than a aircraft is two ;D

Are the missiles on the Gnat's wingtips Harpoons? (the Gnat on the Valiant that is)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 27, 2014, 02:17:09 am
Mistels seem to be very popular, I love the Gnat/Canberra combo, very well thought out.  :thumbsup:
Hope they stay popular, only thing better than a aircraft is two ;D

Are the missiles on the Gnat's wingtips Harpoons? (the Gnat on the Valiant that is)

No, they're Red Tops, a Harpoon is almost as big as a Gnat.  ;D :lol:

I've just noticed the Canberra in the Mistel combo is a PR9. That's an odd concept, a kamikaze PR aircraft? How does it get the recce product back to base?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 27, 2014, 02:28:09 am

Are the missiles on the Gnat's wingtips Harpoons? (the Gnat on the Valiant that is)


No, they're Red Tops, a Harpoon is almost as big as a Gnat.  ;D :lol:

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Well I guess I just exposed my lack of ordnance knowledge :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on July 27, 2014, 02:33:24 am

I've just noticed the Canberra in the Mistel combo is a PR9. That's an odd concept, a kamikaze PR aircraft? How does it get the recce product back to base?  ;D


Was a PR9 surely?  Same as the operational German Mistel's had what had been a Ju88 as the lower part.

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 27, 2014, 05:57:19 am
I love the Gnat/Canberra combo, very well thought out.  :thumbsup:

Tis indeed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 27, 2014, 08:15:14 am
Wow that's some pretty wild stuff !

Thanks for sharing.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on July 27, 2014, 11:06:51 am
Some great work here. Given me a few ideas for kitbashing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 28, 2014, 02:32:00 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1910145_10202682708817090_1966502789373904320_n_zps6e2fd1dc.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 28, 2014, 02:10:52 pm
Now that is cool ! I want one !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: major on July 28, 2014, 04:50:08 pm
 :wub:And i can lay my hands on all the parts to build one! :thumbsup:
Just need ten lifetimes to get through the 1/1 scale pile. :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ihphobby on July 29, 2014, 05:27:27 pm
A 'what-if' posted to our Facebook page: 1:700 USS Lexington class battle cruiser 'as modernized'.

https://www.facebook.com/578687555525620/photos/pcb.731208640273510/731208360273538/?type=1&theater

Model by David Johnson.  He used an IHP Lexington resin hull, and superstructure from an Iowa-class BB and triple turrets from a Trumpeter Maryland.  (The Lexingtons had twin turrets, but hey, it's a 'what-if'!)

Mike Bartel
IHP
http://ihphobby.tripod.com
www.shapeways.com/shops/ihphobby
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2014, 05:45:31 pm
Looks good ! Needs a choppa tho.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 30, 2014, 01:59:11 am
Now that is cool ! I want one !

 :wub:

How about this alternative?  :wacko:

(http://www.mobilemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/megatron-tank-1-640x429.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 30, 2014, 02:16:41 am
Now that is cool ! I want one !

 :wub:

How about this alternative?  :wacko:



warf! the two fans on the wall could be used to make it a VTOL  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 30, 2014, 04:59:52 am
That's gotta be the gnarliest mechanical track ever ! Hurts to look at

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 30, 2014, 06:33:57 pm
I've seen that before, somewhere, but it deserves its own sci-fi movie! :party: :tank:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 31, 2014, 09:36:25 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/15636_269712553234256_2450408795173598884_n_zpsda850327.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 31, 2014, 09:46:21 am
Ah, the ever popular Sky Captain.  With a most delicious Angelina Jolie in an eyepatch.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 01, 2014, 12:52:56 am
Ah, the ever popular Sky Captain.  With a most delicious Angelina Jolie in an eyepatch.
I thought it was, wasn't 100% sure though, it has been a long time since I have watched it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 01, 2014, 03:49:09 am
Cool. I'll have to watch that movie some day !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 01, 2014, 04:50:44 am
Found on facebook just now, not a Whiff but I thought it was unusual, it has given me a few idea's too.

Caption for pic:

Today's aviation curiosity is the rather ungainly Burnelli UB-20 "Lifting Fuselage", the 1st U.S. aircraft to use flat metal stressed-skin construction. The pic below is from a 1934 Sun Oil Company promotion to prove their petrol, or "gas" worked at sub-zero temperatures. An extremely brave Mechanic actually descended into the Ford V8 to fire her up at altitude! Three UB20s were built.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10525756_714287848619877_7493415177770422150_n_zps8f05d803.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Madoc on August 01, 2014, 12:01:01 pm
What a fascinating and... odd... creation those "flying aircraft carriers" were!

Looking at that image - how did they ever take off?  And, how could they ever land?  Those lifting rotors are just below the bottom of the hull and the hull itself is pretty clearly depicted as being an ocean going thing.  So, the idea of the craft coming to light upon water is pretty clear - yet those props would be submerged ere it did so.  That doesn't seem... conducive... for operations.

The stresses involved in trying to churn through that much water just to get the vessel lofted would be huge.  And landing the thing would be even worse!

They do look fantastic however!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 01, 2014, 08:24:20 pm
"Fantastic" being the operative word, Madoc. They exist in a fantasy world where physics is slightly different to RW. ;)

After all, they couldn't fly like that in the RW, either. :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mr.Creak on August 01, 2014, 09:36:50 pm
the hull itself is pretty clearly depicted as being an ocean going thing
No. Burnelli's designs were for "lifting body" type land planes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Burnelli
http://www.aerofiles.com/_burnelli.html
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=burnelli&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=FSn&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=C2rcU9iLKMmr7Abz7oHYAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1911&bih=446
And it did fly (with the car):
(http://www.aerofiles.com/burnelli-car.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 01, 2014, 11:05:26 pm
the hull itself is pretty clearly depicted as being an ocean going thing
No. Burnelli's designs were for "lifting body" type land planes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Burnelli
http://www.aerofiles.com/_burnelli.html
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=burnelli&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=FSn&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=C2rcU9iLKMmr7Abz7oHYAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1911&bih=446
And it did fly (with the car):
(http://www.aerofiles.com/burnelli-car.jpg)

Mr.Creak,

I think you'll find that Madoc & I were referring to the image in Reply #142 by Flyer, not Reply #146 by the same author.

However, the airborne pic of the Burnelli is worth the mis-interpretation. Thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mr.Creak on August 02, 2014, 12:00:04 am
Mr.Creak,
I think you'll find that Madoc & I were referring to the image in Reply #142 by Flyer, not Reply #146 by the same author.
Oops.
Colour me embarrassed!  :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 02, 2014, 12:10:26 am
Mr.Creak,
I think you'll find that Madoc & I were referring to the image in Reply #142 by Flyer, not Reply #146 by the same author.
Oops.
Colour me embarrassed!  :bow:

All good! :thumbsup:

Mistakes happen - if they didn't I wouldn't be here! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 03, 2014, 07:04:47 pm
Found on facebook just now, not a Whiff but I thought it was unusual, it has given me a few idea's too.

Caption for pic:

Today's aviation curiosity is the rather ungainly Burnelli UB-20 "Lifting Fuselage", the 1st U.S. aircraft to use flat metal stressed-skin construction. The pic below is from a 1934 Sun Oil Company promotion to prove their petrol, or "gas" worked at sub-zero temperatures. An extremely brave Mechanic actually descended into the Ford V8 to fire her up at altitude! Three UB20s were built.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10525756_714287848619877_7493415177770422150_n_zps8f05d803.jpg)

Interesting as the caption states a 1934 promotion while the car is a '35 model.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 04, 2014, 01:14:13 am
Interesting as the caption states a 1934 promotion while the car is a '35 model.

Didn't they introduce the following year's models in the September of the previous year?

It was definitely done like that in the 60s when I worked in the motor industry and when I asked why it was always explained that 'That's the way the Americans do it'.

These days the annual model change either doesn't happen or the manufacturers time their releases to fit with the major motor shows around the world.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on August 04, 2014, 05:31:24 am

Didn't they introduce the following year's models in the September of the previous year?


Yes, you're right Kit, and they still do
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 04, 2014, 06:43:39 am
Now that thing is neat !

Good find....Burnelli eh ?

 :drink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 04, 2014, 07:43:53 am
I know it was for a fuel test but I quite like the concept of having a plane to go places with and a car to get around when you get there... once I seen a campervan towing a R22 on a trailer, that is the reverse concept but I really liked that too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 04, 2014, 08:39:43 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1512755_1551371581757705_5002440960858666391_n_zps341e8842.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 05, 2014, 08:57:09 am
I think we already had this one - it's a nice idea, though, even though the "semi-spats" look a bit weird?
I considered a Japanese Ju 87 on floats for some time...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on August 05, 2014, 09:35:03 am
it's a nice idea, though, even though the "semi-spats" look a bit weird?

Even though it's carrying a torpedo, the floats are totally in the wrong position ---
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 05, 2014, 11:09:22 am
Yes, with the engine out there in front of the main body of the float it'd make like a submarine even with the engine off!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 05, 2014, 12:43:21 pm
Oh my :o There were 3 or 4 other pic's from other angle's and they all looked weird to me as there is no rear support of any kind for the floats, just the original gear legs, I didn't notice how far back the floats were positioned. What happens when browsing Facebook in the early hours :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 09, 2014, 01:19:38 am
When adding floats to aircraft they are not intended for my general rule of thumb is to put the step under the wings centre of lift.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 09, 2014, 05:47:51 am
When adding floats to aircraft they are not intended for my general rule of thumb is to put the step under the wings centre of lift.


I put floats on a 40ish inch wingspan R/C Extra 300 a few years ago, I started out with the step about 3/4 inch behind the centre of gravity, so roughly on the centre of lift but if there was not any chop on the water it would not come unstuck, I progressively moved the floats forward until the step was about in the same place as were the wheels were originally and didn't have a problem with it sticking but directional control became really touchy. May have just been a trait of a aerobatic aircraft with a fully symmetrical airfoil, but it has been the only R/C floatplane I have tried so I have no comparison. I still have the set of floats so I'll be doing another in the future. But I agree, on a static model the step on the centre of lift looks right. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on August 09, 2014, 06:11:25 am
When adding floats to aircraft they are not intended for my general rule of thumb is to put the step under the wings centre of lift.


I put floats on a 40ish inch wingspan R/C Extra 300 a few years ago, I started out with the step about 3/4 inch behind the centre of gravity, so roughly on the centre of lift but if there was not any chop on the water it would not come unstuck, I progressively moved the floats forward until the step was about in the same place as were the wheels were originally and didn't have a problem with it sticking but directional control became really touchy. May have just been a trait of a aerobatic aircraft with a fully symmetrical airfoil, but it has been the only R/C floatplane I have tried so I have no comparison. I still have the set of floats so I'll be doing another in the future. But I agree, on a static model the step on the centre of lift looks right. :thumbsup:

The step should be close to the 'load' cg, for a tail-dragger the step should be behind the wheel center by a couple of feet, for a tri-gear it should be in front by a couple of feet. (that's scale feet BTW)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 19, 2014, 09:03:45 am
it is a model of sorts, replica Mustang, I think it is a 3/4 scale kitplane by a company called Titan, but I could be wrong...

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1521581_356153704537369_4159089897728134218_n_zps50a28c24.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on August 19, 2014, 06:38:55 pm
It sure looks the part! I would have to have a series of running horses down the side.....
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 20, 2014, 02:43:19 am
It sure looks the part! I would have to have a series of running horses down the side.....

That it does, and yeah horses would be a better art choice, if it is a Titan Mustang then it would be powered by a small block Chev, I seen a display by one at a Airshow once and it sounded great, but not Merlin great ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on August 20, 2014, 08:18:12 am
if it is a Titan Mustang then it would be powered by a small block Chev
The Titan website suggests a Honda 3.5L V6 engine as the most powerful engine.

The Thunder Mustang (also 75% size) with a 640 HP Falconer V-12 (or maybe a 1000 HP turbine) would be nice...
https://www.facebook.com/ThunderP51
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 20, 2014, 09:51:30 am

The Titan website suggests a Honda 3.5L V6 engine as the most powerful engine.


Ok, I didn't know that, I didn't research it either :rolleyes: I have only seen the one I mentioned earlier and that one was Chev powered, thought they would all be the same...


The Thunder Mustang (also 75% size) with a 640 HP Falconer V-12 (or maybe a 1000 HP turbine) would be nice...
https://www.facebook.com/ThunderP51


I would choose the (turbine) Thunder if I had a choice between the two, it looks more like a Mustang than the Titan. But I read a article about the Thunder Mustang a long time ago and if I remember correctly although it is stressed to much higher levels than the human body can withstand the controls are very heavy and it's power off glide ratio is in the house brick category.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on August 20, 2014, 10:07:57 am
Ok, I didn't know that, I didn't research it either :rolleyes: I have only seen the one I mentioned earlier and that one was Chev powered, thought they would all be the same...

...I read a article about the Thunder Mustang a long time ago and if I remember correctly although it is stressed to much higher levels than the human body can withstand the controls are very heavy and it's power off glide ratio is in the house brick category.
I have a habbit of trying Google always when I get curious  :-X I wouldn't be surprised if somebody has put a V8 in a Titan P-51. Builders of experimental aircraft have been known to, er, experiment  :lol:

The Thunder Mustang apparently performs better in some ways than a real P-51. Maybe its glide isn't much better  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on August 24, 2014, 11:28:18 am
Posted on Irish Model Soldier Society Facebook page and found on the Platoon Britannica forum.

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1545810_829619763728774_4693388542674166603_n.jpg?oh=4899566ffed3bc4cc60e83d625ef3b13&oe=546F3618)

(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10377377_829619760395441_874218433204502328_n.jpg)

Ok, so I didn't technically find this on Facebook, that is where they found it so there.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on August 24, 2014, 06:46:11 pm
That is very nice work! I just wonder what this person used to glue all those different types of plastic together. That's one thing that keeps me from using plastic bottles and such.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on August 24, 2014, 09:13:45 pm
Tried to find the original posting of the build but no luck.  Only info I have is from the Facebook page:

"Now THAT, is the 'Art of Modelling'!! Using some of his own descriptive words perhaps we could call this 'Fictitious Antics'? Either way a superb, highly original and very creative piece by よしみ たなか, using Yakult cartons, bits of pram, part of a disposable spoon and lots of painting fun..."
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 24, 2014, 10:42:22 pm
That is very nice work! I just wonder what this person used to glue all those different types of plastic together. That's one thing that keeps me from using plastic bottles and such.

Couldn't you use CA (Cyanoacrylate), super glue or 5 min epoxy?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on August 25, 2014, 08:00:31 pm
Polyethylenes are very hard to glue. Even CA or epoxy can pop loose. I disassembled some computer printers and several parts were marked POM. When I looked it up the references said it was nearly impossible to glue. I have not tried polyurethane glues yet. They may work on different plastics plus wood and metal, etc. I guess I'm just paranoid something I've worked hard on will shed its parts every time I handle it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 26, 2014, 11:00:42 am
Gulf racing colours Su-15 from Slava Trudu's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=780054575389903&set=a.722510731144288.1073741972.100001561035760&type=1&relevant_count=1

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/10483227_780054575389903_359243376948490256_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on August 26, 2014, 12:08:17 pm
Gulf racing colours Su-15 from Slava Trudu's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=780054575389903&set=a.722510731144288.1073741972.100001561035760&type=1&relevant_count=1

Uhhh, I need to go to work tomorrow. If not, I'd browse his albums all night  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 26, 2014, 11:50:17 pm
Uh, that's nice!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 27, 2014, 03:33:56 am
Very nice.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on August 30, 2014, 07:32:53 am
(https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/l/t1.0-9/s720x720/10625100_807296252644329_4936297640173588813_n.jpg?oh=b23b1e86d9a0c9aaf5bc085f26ab80f7&oe=5461275C)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=807296252644329&set=a.406574816049810.94635.100000918840684&type=1
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on August 31, 2014, 01:14:51 am
wow - nice
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 31, 2014, 02:05:20 am
 :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 31, 2014, 04:46:18 am
Must build!!!!!! Also jet version.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on August 31, 2014, 06:27:29 am
Dear tsrJoe, maybe you posted these wonderful pictures somewhere on this site, but I discovered them on your Facebook album:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/NavyX_zpsbd113e6c.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 31, 2014, 06:34:48 am
nice, the first drawing: Gloster Meteor wing's & engines with Trent Meteor tail?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2014, 07:48:48 am
Nice stuff going on here ! Love the sci-fi made of 'junk' and the Gulf racer....wow does that ever look sharp !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on September 01, 2014, 02:27:26 am
For some reason, I cant seem to find "what if" and "alternative history" on Facebook.... Anyone know why?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 01, 2014, 04:23:13 am
For some reason, I cant seem to find "what if" and "alternative history" on Facebook.... Anyone know why?
Just checked my facebook and it is still there...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/243187842450037/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on September 01, 2014, 08:13:20 am
I can't get into it either. "This Content Is Currently Unavailable",  I wonder what in the content set the Facebook Correctness Polizi off?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on September 01, 2014, 11:13:44 am
I just got in with no problems at all. 7:15pm in the UK

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on September 02, 2014, 04:19:48 am
For some reason, I cant seem to find "what if" and "alternative history" on Facebook.... Anyone know why?
Just checked my facebook and it is still there...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/243187842450037/

Thanks for the link but its still saying 'this content is currently unavailable' does this mean I've been blocked from the page or something??
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on September 02, 2014, 08:46:08 am
Thanks for the link but its still saying 'this content is currently unavailable' does this mean I've been blocked from the page or something??
Works OK for me, and there's updates within the last 24 hours.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on September 02, 2014, 09:41:58 am
As far as I am concerned, I can see but I cannot join (more than 10 minutes "waiting" with a blank screen).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 02, 2014, 07:44:22 pm
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1907444_727726223942706_7328118744636823056_n_zps41fb6b44.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10615541_717704804943323_1862756661558758578_n_zpsbd2b7f56.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 04, 2014, 07:51:42 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10665719_504772006324427_3108573952378292652_n1_zps5e7f4d89.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on September 04, 2014, 08:48:19 am
triple two-seater F-14-14-14 Tombus? Nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 04, 2014, 08:59:28 am
I love the anchor counterweight !

 :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on September 07, 2014, 05:30:05 am
World's Largest Paper Airplane (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=660182130713395)

And on Youtube (http://youtu.be/KUuTvERSpWA)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 07, 2014, 05:50:06 am
World's Largest Paper Airplane (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=660182130713395)

And on Youtube (http://youtu.be/KUuTvERSpWA)

Love it! What a brilliant idea, and what a load of ignorant comments there are on the YouTube page!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on September 07, 2014, 06:35:26 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10665719_504772006324427_3108573952378292652_n1_zps5e7f4d89.jpg)
THE CONGRESS FIGHTER: everyone debates what to do but nothing ever gets done>
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on September 07, 2014, 06:45:48 am

Love it! What a brilliant idea, and what a load of ignorant comments there are on the YouTube page!

I always feel like I've lost a few brain cells after reading comments on anything
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on September 07, 2014, 06:48:29 am
Love it! What a brilliant idea, and what a load of ignorant comments there are on the YouTube page!
I always feel like I've lost a few brain cells after reading comments on anything
Except here! (We are the best in the whole World, aren't we?)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2014, 09:42:46 am
That paper aeroplane is super cool ! Looks dangerous to me tho....maybe because that RC Avro Arrow tried to kill us ;-)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on September 07, 2014, 09:58:49 am
Love it! What a brilliant idea, and what a load of ignorant comments there are on the YouTube page!
I always feel like I've lost a few brain cells after reading comments on anything
Except here! (We are the best in the whole World, aren't we?)
Agreed, Tophe.  This place rejuvenates those lost brain cells.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 08, 2014, 01:55:20 am
Reading You Tube comments always makes me despair and wonder if the hunan race has a future.

Eugenics has a lot to be said for it...

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on September 08, 2014, 03:14:02 am
Reading You Tube comments always makes me despair and wonder if the hunan race has a future.

Eugenics has a lot to be said for it...



Yes it does...there are (recent) times I wonder if Lincoln should have just written off the Confederacy and *not* fought the US Civil War.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 08, 2014, 06:35:44 am
Reading You Tube comments always makes me despair and wonder if the hunan race has a future.

I rather wonder when I watch the vids...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on September 08, 2014, 08:52:17 am
YOU TUBE: Where future Darwin Award candidates go to get ideas and vent thier hate on non-cadidates.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 11, 2014, 07:22:12 am
I know Germany had Sea Fury's, but there can't have been many painted like this:

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10646960_10204197337727485_2012122207108113799_n_zpsb394a7db.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10603387_10204197339047518_7992862376047186886_n_zps3ed3abfd.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on September 11, 2014, 07:40:01 am
Perhaps they were trying to imitate a Fw.190 ?  completely disregarding the fact that the Sea Fury is almost twice as big as a Fw.190
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Logan Hartke on September 11, 2014, 07:44:17 am
That is really neat. Was that for a movie, and if so, which?

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on September 11, 2014, 08:16:01 am
Perhaps they were trying to imitate a Fw.190 ?  completely disregarding the fact that the Sea Fury is almost twice as big as a Fw.190

Yeah, but in a quick shot of a strafing run it'd be close enough to fool most people with some knowledge of aircraft (or at least be close enough to maintain their suspension disbelief).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on September 11, 2014, 08:47:34 am
As far as I am concerned, I can see but I cannot join (more than 10 minutes "waiting" with a blank screen).
Only 9 days later ( :unsure:), I received a message: T.M. << approved your request to join the group "What If" and "Alternate History" Model Group >>...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 11, 2014, 09:07:57 am
Perhaps they were trying to imitate a Fw.190 ?  completely disregarding the fact that the Sea Fury is almost twice as big as a Fw.190

A Super 190 or Fw.1900 ;)

That is really neat. Was that for a movie, and if so, which?

Cheers,

Logan

From what I read in the comments yes it was for a movie but they were not saying which one :angry:
I'd like to know as well.

If they say what movie I'll post it here.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 11, 2014, 09:15:34 am
Perhaps they were trying to imitate a Fw.190 ?  completely disregarding the fact that the Sea Fury is almost twice as big as a Fw.190

Yeah, but in a quick shot of a strafing run it'd be close enough to fool most people with some knowledge of aircraft (or at least be close enough to maintain their suspension disbelief).

It would work. If a Pilatus P-2 can be a Bf-109 and a Harvard can be a Zero then a Fury would be a good Fw.190, at least it is a fighter type and not a trainer ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 11, 2014, 10:02:40 am
The German painted Sea Fury was in a movie filmed in 1994 called "Fall From Grace"

The Sea Fury is now painted in blue RAN scheme and is currently in Darwin Oz but has been sold and is heading for Europe soon.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 11, 2014, 10:36:53 am
As far as I am concerned, I can see but I cannot join (more than 10 minutes "waiting" with a blank screen).
Only 9 days later ( :unsure:), I received a message: T.M. << approved your request to join the group "What If" and "Alternate History" Model Group >>...

Same here Tophe, and the British Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft group, the approvals aren't
automatic and I'm sure Tim has a life outside of FB.  ;)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2014, 10:46:03 am
That's crazy cool !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: lancer on September 11, 2014, 03:23:36 pm
It does look pretty good in that scheme... Now, let's paint up a 190 as a Sea  fury and really confuse the masses....
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on September 12, 2014, 01:46:17 am
It does look pretty good in that scheme... Now, let's paint up a 190 as a Sea  fury and really confuse the masses....

With tailhook and folding wings, I hope. ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 12, 2014, 02:41:48 am
It does look pretty good in that scheme...

Second that.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 12, 2014, 07:38:45 am
The German painted Sea Fury was in a movie filmed in 1994 called "Fall From Grace"

And also in a movie called "Fortitude" apparently
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 16, 2014, 05:45:22 pm
Like the naval idea for the 190....whose gonna do it ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on September 17, 2014, 12:37:43 pm
Like the naval idea for the 190....whose gonna do it ?

 :cheers:

Thanks for volunteering, Cap! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 24, 2014, 11:44:54 am
My computer is refusing to let me onto photobucket so here is a link to a airship combat pic. Hope it works:

https://www.facebook.com/RoyalAirFarce/photos/a.512696132112384.1073741828.511691022212895/736235906425071/?type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 21, 2014, 08:53:00 am
Nice concept! And not far from truth, since there's an experimental CH-60 with a similar arrangement in live tests...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p235x350/7576_393996374082289_8508549861277277662_n.jpg?oh=e6fbbb4c387737c41817d9b092b398df&oe=54F11112&__gda__=1421387412_82d29e9e53aea5a66d4ba9ee72413516)


...and then THIS - obviously not a whif, but...  :rolleyes:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p261x260/10690250_392675937547666_3287786903675394371_n.jpg?oh=03609da29b7e66ef199dc2f3946f4dd6&oe=54F55E6E&__gda__=1421130120_0beeccd93b8852d832992ae1ec019724)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 21, 2014, 06:16:34 pm
ool looking Apache, and the Secret Weapon is too funny !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 22, 2014, 02:16:01 pm
From the Being a Geek page-
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1470337_10152836774989617_8770846744203999843_n.jpg?oh=017edd6461fe3a5a00eed0740ef8b06c&oe=54EAD8DA&__gda__=1425351395_8b7a032f5539fd4b8e1aeb109f3ca8ac)

But is the relic Graham Chapman?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on October 22, 2014, 06:08:11 pm
Did anyone expect that?

Ok, going to have to get a set of these myself.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 23, 2014, 05:10:10 am
Did anyone expect that?

Ok, going to have to get a set of these myself.

Well, I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition...

Next thing you know, they'll have the Knights Who Say Ni Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptangya Zoooooooom Boing Ni
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on October 23, 2014, 06:27:07 am
Careful, they're delivered by heavily laden swallows, maybe African or maybe European.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Jschmus on October 28, 2014, 05:16:15 pm
There is a wonderful new group on Facebook called "No Rivet Counters Allowed". This was posted last night. It's the 1/35 Trumpeter M1129 Stryker, combined with the LAV-AD, plus a few additions.
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10411230_808586179200305_284766825700231312_n.jpg?oh=b957cea111b8ced8786ea82d05a26889&oe=54AA4942)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 28, 2014, 05:27:30 pm
^^  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 28, 2014, 06:39:27 pm
That's a nice one....well armed too !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on October 28, 2014, 08:09:03 pm
 :blink: :bow: :o What a total "I hate everyone!!!" type of vehicle.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 28, 2014, 08:39:22 pm
:blink: :bow: :o What a total "I hate everyone!!!" type of vehicle.
Which is just what I need to navigate traffic in the summer when the Shoobies (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shoobie) and Bennies (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=benny) invade South NJ
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on October 31, 2014, 07:19:43 am
:blink: :bow: :o What a total "I hate everyone!!!" type of vehicle.
Which is just what I need to navigate traffic in the summer when the Shoobies (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shoobie) and Bennies (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=benny) invade South NJ
We have simular beast here in Kansas. Out of staters who stop in the middle of a block in the left lane of a 40 MPH zone and start looking all around 360*. Usually in an area with all the local charm of series of chain stores.
PS: If a local honks at them from behind they make an unindicated turn into the nearest driveway with not a thought of the rushing traffic.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on October 31, 2014, 10:42:21 am
:blink: :bow: :o What a total "I hate everyone!!!" type of vehicle.

Looks like something the Spanish Inquisition would drive!  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 01, 2014, 12:07:02 am
I counted 58 rivets! ;D ... But I may have missed a couple :banghead: ... Why wont they let me in? :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 03, 2014, 03:20:01 am
There is a wonderful new group on Facebook called "No Rivet Counters Allowed". This was posted last night. It's the 1/35 Trumpeter M1129 Stryker, combined with the LAV-AD, plus a few additions.
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10411230_808586179200305_284766825700231312_n.jpg?oh=b957cea111b8ced8786ea82d05a26889&oe=54AA4942)

And he's finished it-
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1505222_811680662224190_2617295079111643865_n.jpg?oh=c73c8583fd71ac7304c0d8555709805a&oe=54E96DF9&__gda__=1425054087_87a0e3b486c0ba04a7233d6f41ac397e)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 06, 2014, 05:11:19 am
Here ya go, Tophe!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10368222_835970036463983_8372884525086778473_n.jpg?oh=d2072cda5a643327743e8a9f8c28e4a3&oe=54D66760)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 06, 2014, 06:28:02 am
Three GAU-8s! Impressive firepower!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on November 06, 2014, 07:26:05 am
Here ya go, Tophe!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10368222_835970036463983_8372884525086778473_n.jpg?oh=d2072cda5a643327743e8a9f8c28e4a3&oe=54D66760)
* Screamed* "I'm sorry Sir we can't mount a charge. All the troops are changing their trousers and too deaf to hear the order".
If they used the same tactic as a standard A-10 this would happen too often.
Is this and A-30 Wonder Warthog?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 06, 2014, 10:00:29 am
Three GAU-8s! Impressive firepower!

Would ANY target survive? The pilot would have to go to full power on all six engines before pulling the trigger though, or it would stop dead!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 06, 2014, 08:46:47 pm
Jeez, now you've gone & given me IDEAS! :banghead:

Thanks, scooter! :rolleyes:

As if the missus wasn't P'd enough at the size of the stash! :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: deathjester on November 07, 2014, 04:32:44 am
There is a wonderful new group on Facebook called "No Rivet Counters Allowed". This was posted last night. It's the 1/35 Trumpeter M1129 Stryker, combined with the LAV-AD, plus a few additions.
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10411230_808586179200305_284766825700231312_n.jpg?oh=b957cea111b8ced8786ea82d05a26889&oe=54AA4942)

And he's finished it-
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1505222_811680662224190_2617295079111643865_n.jpg?oh=c73c8583fd71ac7304c0d8555709805a&oe=54E96DF9&__gda__=1425054087_87a0e3b486c0ba04a7233d6f41ac397e)
OHHHH...WANT ONE!!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 07, 2014, 05:17:58 am
Like I said earlier, it'd make the perfect Summer time commuter vehicle for the Jersey Shore
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 07, 2014, 06:39:54 am
The Warthog looks pretty cool, save for the new engines. Those just look goofy. Imagine the 3 30mms htiing you tho !

 :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 07, 2014, 12:53:20 pm
The Warthog looks pretty cool, save for the new engines. Those just look goofy. Imagine the 3 30mms htiing you tho !

 :blink:

One of the suggestions was pull those outboard engines, where the cockpits used to be, and replace them with a pair of railguns
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 07, 2014, 08:00:14 pm
The Warthog looks pretty cool, save for the new engines. Those just look goofy. Imagine the 3 30mms htiing you tho !

 :blink:

One of the suggestions was pull those outboard engines, where the cockpits used to be, and replace them with a pair of railguns

That sounds better :thumbsup:

Leave the centre fuse full length and have 6 engines in their normal place. And if not railguns then another 2 Avenger's on top of the outer fuses, staggered back so the ammo drums sit were the cockpits are normally...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 07, 2014, 08:05:38 pm
The Warthog looks pretty cool, save for the new engines. Those just look goofy.

Indeed, and were do they exit? Are they supposed to flow through the outer fuselage's, then through the inner wing's and out the back of the centre fuselage?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mossie on November 08, 2014, 01:00:08 am
Eddie did his Superhog a few years ago now, 'only' had two GAU-8's though....http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,8446.0/highlight,superhog.html

Finished pics:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,8446.375.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 08, 2014, 01:42:08 am
Eddie did his Superhog a few years ago now, 'only' had two GAU-8's though....http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,8446.0/highlight,superhog.html

Finished pics:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,8446.375.html

That is so cool :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 08, 2014, 08:51:40 am
For those of you that don't use Facebook here's a few latest models from the "What If" and "Alternate History" Model Group page. :wub: the twin Lightning mistel.
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/64749_347666742061970_1019549231004410552_n_zpsdc391c3e.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1385719_1509306025989776_7211600537695975393_n_zps5529b5d3.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10626601_10204489286044484_185276570543732381_n_zpsaa11ec02.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10685432_10204977208012017_4203238954545255866_n_zps1fb581d1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 08, 2014, 01:18:06 pm
LOVE the IAC Gnat!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 08, 2014, 08:05:48 pm
Nice.  But not enough to make me want to go to farsebok.
Shouldn't a prop Canberra have at least a dorsal turret?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on November 09, 2014, 11:37:09 pm
very nice
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 10, 2014, 12:43:04 am
The "Propberra" is nice.  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 10, 2014, 06:05:32 pm
Ya the prop Canberra is my fave from that bunch. Looks right !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 11, 2014, 05:11:48 pm
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1656242_382366758593461_3481588960046227676_n_zps0a89b747.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 12, 2014, 06:29:50 am
That Flying Fortress just begs to be built!  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on November 12, 2014, 06:59:48 am
Yup with Balista type bolt shooters in the turrets  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 13, 2014, 02:29:45 am
This;

Here ya go, Tophe!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10368222_835970036463983_8372884525086778473_n.jpg?oh=d2072cda5a643327743e8a9f8c28e4a3&oe=54D66760)

Inspired this idea;

The idea that scooter (b@$t@rd!) put into my head with the 1st Obliterator photochop pic was;

Centre fuselage: YA-10B with wings cut off at the landing gear
Port fuselage: A-10A/C with right wing cut off at the landing gear, remove cockpit, move GAU-8 up, ground search radar placed in lower nose area, swap the
                    nose-gear to the left side
Starboard Fuselage: A-10A/C with left wing cut off at the landing gear, remove cockpit, move GAU-8 up, FLIR targeting pod placed in lower nose area

Keep all 6 engines, link all tail units & keep all tail surfaces & fins, modify inner sets of landing gear to twin-oleo-strut units (maybe twin-wheel, too), run 3 x centre-line drop tanks, lots of bombs & missiles.

In my mind it looks positively Evil! :wacko:



With any luck I'll eventually bash this in 1/72nd scale (not part of the great RAM Plan, so not 1/48).

I have also been thinking about a 4-gun version & how to fit 2 guns in each of the outer fuselages & more sensors & targeting packages in the centre fuselage.



I'm not sure whether to love you or hate you, scooter! :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 13, 2014, 02:44:08 am
I'm not sure whether to love you or hate you, scooter! :banghead:

Well, you know its not easy being evil  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 13, 2014, 04:23:44 am
I like how it's dropping a pile of rocks ! What is it doing ? Building another Fortress ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 13, 2014, 09:21:34 am
I like how it's dropping a pile of rocks ! What is it doing ? Building another Fortress ?

 :thumbsup:

Inspired by Gavin Lyall's 'Shooting Script' perhaps?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 13, 2014, 04:21:50 pm
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1907912_1019302354762427_1718898866633274334_n_zps374aafdf.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 13, 2014, 05:13:08 pm
Now that one opens up alot of 'what if' questions/ ideas !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 17, 2014, 05:44:55 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1920011_584688414992208_635597197501557009_n_zpsf2ad7db4.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: chiglet on November 17, 2014, 09:24:30 am
Cracking idea......BUT just where does the undercart go?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TallEng on November 17, 2014, 09:29:31 am
Cracking idea......BUT just where does the undercart go?

Pah! Mere technical details  :rolleyes:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 17, 2014, 09:53:56 am
Cracking idea......BUT just where does the undercart go?

Launch sled, skids, and FOD
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: darthspud on November 17, 2014, 10:23:56 am
u/c
Hinged inboard of the engines , wheels towards the centreline?
would give a nice wide track and probably enough room for a fcuk off big bomb/torpedo on the centreline or a fuel tank, only if no heavy weaponry in the nose(Pak40)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 17, 2014, 04:37:34 pm
That looks awesome ! Kinda familiar too, anybody seen it before ? Or maybe it was just in my minds eye.

I can see little wheels coming out from the nacelles themselves...and a longer tail wheel. Or maybe somat similar to the Barracuda arrangement ?


 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 17, 2014, 08:39:25 pm
Move the engines to on top of the wing and keep the fixed spats...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 17, 2014, 11:40:53 pm
The idea ain't bad, but I'd also worry about the nose... the Me 262 parts would never fit (without major sculpting work), and the landing gear is really tricky, due to the inverted gull wings.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 18, 2014, 07:07:58 am
Forget the 262 nose, even though the side profile looks good with it. Maybe a Bf 110 nose instead. Or keep the Stuka's front end and spinner and PSR the scoops and exhausts etc off.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 18, 2014, 05:19:22 pm
The idea ain't bad, but I'd also worry about the nose... the Me 262 parts would never fit (without major sculpting work), and the landing gear is really tricky, due to the inverted gull wings.

What the Hell, do the sculpting - it looks good! :thumbsup:

Landing gear should be spats, of course! Just fit them under the engines on shorter legs! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 19, 2014, 06:11:52 am

What the Hell, do the sculpting - it looks good! :thumbsup:


Many ideas look great in profile, but just don't work at all when viewed in the plan view.  FWIW, the cross-section of a 262 is triangular and very wide across the bottom, the 87 is a thin & tall oval ----
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 19, 2014, 05:40:24 pm

What the Hell, do the sculpting - it looks good! :thumbsup:


Many ideas look great in profile, but just don't work at all when viewed in the plan view.  FWIW, the cross-section of a 262 is triangular and very wide across the bottom, the 87 is a thin & tall oval ----

Yes, & I think that that profile, in ovoid form, would look pretty good on the front of a Ju.87! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mossie on November 20, 2014, 03:22:09 am
P-38 nose turned upside down might work?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 20, 2014, 07:16:25 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xzXCVbjnIr0/VG31h06pujI/AAAAAAAAB5I/0L3r-EhGIzE/s1600/P48X%2BAfter%2Bthe%2BStorm.jpg)
Posted to the No Rivet Counters group on FB.
Originating site here (http://men-art-graphism.blogspot.fr/2014/11/p48x-after-storm.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on November 23, 2014, 07:23:18 am
From one Bob Gibson, an Australian CL-415

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1456710_10205426989783929_954863111843858874_n.jpg?oh=5f3d7a1e9ea5b29d06b7543b030013b2&oe=5516BF30&__gda__=1427905004_01d2bc0703aa2886b63c0c204be80f97)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 23, 2014, 09:19:32 pm
Found this 1:1 scale Whiff, I think the cowl looks like it could be from a Anson, the rest I have no idea, looking at the wing it may just be sheet metal assembled into an aircraft like shape.

Comment on facebook is:

Located just a few kilometres west of Kadina in SA at the Yorke Pennisula Veteran and Community centre, is this interesting hybrid aircraft designed to honour RAAF WW2 veterans.



(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1381164_10203149362914563_1179656009647211613_n_zps30051442.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10309186_10203149362794560_6959624339746482190_n_zps4a81fbc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 24, 2014, 06:14:31 am
Found this 1:1 scale Whiff, I think the cowl looks like it could be from a Anson, the rest I have no idea, looking at the wing it may just be sheet metal assembled into an aircraft like shape.


You may be right with the cowling, but the rest of it looks like a crop-duster.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2014, 06:28:54 am
Cool. A nice tribute to the men and women who served ! Now, who's going to build it ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 24, 2014, 05:34:49 pm
Found this 1:1 scale Whiff, I think the cowl looks like it could be from a Anson, the rest I have no idea, looking at the wing it may just be sheet metal assembled into an aircraft like shape.


You may be right with the cowling, but the rest of it looks like a crop-duster.

Way too small and no room for a hopper so I doubt it's a AG machine...

I'm almost 100% sure it'd be a Anson cowl, many Anson's were operated by the RAAF in South Australia so it goes to reason there would be plenty of part's sitting around the state.

As a side note Anson related, I recently found out that the Mount Gambier airport used to be a RAAF base, Anson's, Tiger Moth's, DH-84 Dragon's, Fairey Battle's, Airspeed Oxford's and Ryan STM's all operated here. Some USAAF P-39's were based here sometimes too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 24, 2014, 06:56:24 pm
All around the area where I live in Alberta are old war time training airfields, some still being operated as an airfield but many not used for a long time even though you can still see the old runway outlines.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 25, 2014, 01:51:52 am
You should try the road out of Darwin, NT, Australia.

The road is built on quite a few old runways & there are still others just off to the side of it.

There is also a stretch of road near Kingston SE (South Australia) that was built next to or on an old WW2 airfield.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 26, 2014, 06:52:13 pm
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10612958_671377302982702_1783409752235925993_n_zps24b1b20d.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10659246_10202681691078163_5695710120666149996_n_zps9d4e536d.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 27, 2014, 02:53:05 am
Noice.
I got the MPM Mistel kit which has the rocket propelled trolley and the unmanned plane but has a bomber nose 262 on the top.
I really should build it but the lashings of PE & vacform canopies intimidate me.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2014, 03:11:05 am
Dragon do the 'He162 on top of something' Mistel (Mistel 5?) that uses the same trolley as the double 262 one. It looks very usable for our kind of stuff but being Dragon none of the bits fit each other.  :banghead:

I have plans for the trolley, and sold the 162 on as a result. The trolley's being modified so the fit issues aren't so serious.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 27, 2014, 03:39:31 am
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/1932417_10205263630731866_1678660759439697413_n_zpsbf51913d.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10703973_10205263631891895_7888198172354883960_n_zps2aa929eb.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/10687076_10205263631611888_8198239740118861947_n_zpsa255ccb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2014, 06:17:12 am
That looks a very 'real' project. Odd that it has fixed tip floats though, almost all its Convair predecessors had retractable ones.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 01, 2014, 07:10:50 pm
Since the Advent Season is upon us-
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/481469_10151320600317744_607075288_n.jpg?oh=a40541429ecb0689198eebcc941a6e59&oe=551E6597)

And if it comes close to the "No Religion" clause, Admins you can delete it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 02, 2014, 03:09:30 am
I'd be dubious about it being a virgin birth.  Did he not have a Wesley Crusher action figure?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 02, 2014, 05:46:49 am
I'd be dubious about it being a virgin birth.  Did he not have a Wesley Crusher action figure?


Probably not
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 02, 2014, 07:19:35 am
Love that 262 combo ! Makes me want to run out and buy one....such a neat aeroplane. Looks like a real photo in the second pic.

The P6Y looks pretty wild as well. I think it needs jet engines tho.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 02, 2014, 01:58:30 pm
Saw this (http://youtu.be/KxuYnGhg9Bs) on FB.  Found the better quality video on youtube. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Jschmus on December 02, 2014, 09:11:48 pm
From a fellow named Martin Goldsack, on the Greatest Planes That Never Were group page, and shared with his permission. Tornado F.3 (the Matchbox kit) with wings from an F-106.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10635731_864453940273365_8959966152821390190_n.jpg?oh=b47bcb4cf8f85ac7e4d4e9ebc3529f24&oe=5510AFA6&__gda__=1427967006_59f457dd7c53228bea6354ed6163634a)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on December 03, 2014, 06:23:13 am
Nice looking aeroplane
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Jesse220 on December 03, 2014, 11:55:42 am
That's a nice model. How come they didn't thought of that?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 04, 2014, 06:04:45 am
That is nice ! Miragenado ? I guess you'd have to change the fin to call it that. I never noticed how droopy looking the F.3 nose is. Or is that a mtachbox anomoly ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on December 04, 2014, 09:00:41 am
That's a nice model. How come they didn't thought of that?

They did -- it's called a Typhoon ---  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 15, 2014, 06:06:10 am
Bugatti 110 fighter

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=506914939446817&set=p.506914939446817&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 15, 2014, 08:31:21 am
Cool ! Nice painting too. The German looks like he's running a new Hawkeye prop  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 17, 2014, 05:29:02 am
Prop driven SR-71:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=888113121201309&set=pcb.405875579561633&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=888113844534570&set=pcb.405875579561633&type=1&permPage=1

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=888114187867869&set=pcb.405875579561633&type=1&permPage=1
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 17, 2014, 06:44:25 am
OMG!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 17, 2014, 09:08:50 am
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10307198_888113844534570_2354883553456284756_n.jpg?oh=4057d8022c68abeab47460de8fc1a65e&oe=5503A126)

My only gripe is the chin turret isn't faired in cleanly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 17, 2014, 09:23:51 am
My only gripe would be the bomb bay location, when it drops it's load it would be tail heavy. But I can overlook that. :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 17, 2014, 09:32:25 am
My only gripe would be the bomb bay location, when it drops it's load it would be tail heavy
Well, it is a taildragger.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 17, 2014, 10:42:30 am
My only gripe would be the bomb bay location, when it drops it's load it would be tail heavy
Well, it is a taildragger.
Yes, but that fact would only really help keeping the tail down on the ground when the bay is empty, the fact that it is a taildragger means it's Centre of Gravity would be slightly behind it's main wheels, that bay being so far forward when it's emptied in flight would shift the C of G back, add that to the sudden loss of weight spells a pitch up. Could be minimal and just require a trim input, but if the C of G shifts too far back the result could be severe causing a stall and/or loss of control. If I were to do something similar I'd have the bay on the C of G and have the ball turret that does not change weight in flight there instead.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on December 17, 2014, 01:56:34 pm
Basicly switch the ball turret and the bomb bay positions.
I do like the way aircraft of two extremes are combined.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 17, 2014, 03:16:23 pm
Love that.  :wub:

From the same state of mind that I was in when I built my turreted TSR2.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 17, 2014, 04:10:28 pm
What a cool idea !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 17, 2014, 07:45:56 pm
My only gripe would be the bomb bay location, when it drops it's load it would be tail heavy
Well, it is a taildragger.
Yes, but that fact would only really help keeping the tail down on the ground when the bay is empty, the fact that it is a taildragger means it's Centre of Gravity would be slightly behind it's main wheels, that bay being so far forward when it's emptied in flight would shift the C of G back, add that to the sudden loss of weight spells a pitch up. Could be minimal and just require a trim input, but if the C of G shifts too far back the result could be severe causing a stall and/or loss of control. If I were to do something similar I'd have the bay on the C of G and have the ball turret that does not change weight in flight there instead.
Basicly switch the ball turret and the bomb bay positions.
I was well beyond tired when I typed that rant :rolleyes:, what you said sums it up :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on December 17, 2014, 07:54:02 pm
From the angle of the photo the bomb bay may not be as forward as it appears. The builder was probably just going with the B-17 configuration. A switch would make it more stable as you said. It would look cool either way.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 18, 2014, 03:32:46 am
Nice.
I wonder what happened to the rest of both B17s?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 18, 2014, 05:35:39 am
Nice.
I wonder what happened to the rest of both B17s?


If they put the J-58s on them they'll be in orbit by now!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 18, 2014, 07:42:12 pm
A giant flying boat.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203580628499134&set=gm.10152936819539784&type=1&theater

And from the same page, a turboprop nosewheel P-51.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203909607554813&set=oa.10152936317799784&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on December 18, 2014, 08:00:12 pm
Now that P-51 is something I've thought about for a long time. Looks better than the real world Piper Enforcer.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 18, 2014, 08:10:09 pm
Now that P-51 is something I've thought about for a long time. Looks better than the real world Piper Enforcer.

I agree, I like the Enforcer, but this layout looks much better. Makes me think about a single seat strike or COIN Tucano or PC-9...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 19, 2014, 04:25:24 am
Hasn't that 'stang been posted here? Looks very familiar to me?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 19, 2014, 04:42:46 am
I was thinking the same thing of the flying boat....Popular Mechanics ? The Mustang looks prefect.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 19, 2014, 05:13:15 am
A giant flying boat.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/960119_10203580628499134_6186601920405341296_n.jpg?oh=ce72ae76d5a91a816dd10ffea079f8a4&oe=54FE9B18&__gda__=1426806312_75e37fb375c8551e694ad594305c81ac)

The question is though- was it a Saunders Roe design?  And would it be faster to move Australia closer to the departure seaport?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 21, 2014, 02:36:38 pm
Shared on the No Rivet Counters board on FB-
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10394829_10152570426730885_8664034955979490090_n.jpg?oh=e4025de01ddc2e1b24387fed5cd7166d&oe=55434E30)
 1/24 scale Eagle transporter  :o :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on December 21, 2014, 02:54:49 pm
Man - that is going to be a monster - they are going to need a flatbed to take it to comps
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on December 21, 2014, 03:03:52 pm
The Eagle in the background looks as if its bigger. 1/12 perhaps?

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 21, 2014, 04:53:31 pm
The Eagle in the background looks as if its bigger. 1/12 perhaps?

Gondor

I wouldn't be surprised
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 24, 2015, 05:07:17 pm
Disc rotor skycrane.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=535122549964347&set=gm.10153048114904784&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 24, 2015, 08:54:58 pm
I can see a Stuka shaped wing, with outer sections of Stuka tailplanes on the wingtips, the rest is a mystery to me but I like the way it looks. The fuselage and engines may be from Heinkel He 280?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202345656482148&set=gm.843020252403765&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on January 25, 2015, 03:23:03 am
Disc rotor skycrane.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=535122549964347&set=gm.10153048114904784&type=1&theater

Some of the comments on it are rather amusing
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2015, 08:11:34 am
Very cool. I like the engine pods. Sure looks like a powerful machine !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 26, 2015, 04:17:12 am
I can see a Stuka shaped wing, with outer sections of Stuka tailplanes on the wingtips, the rest is a mystery to me but I like the way it looks. The fuselage and engines may be from Heinkel He 280?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202345656482148&set=gm.843020252403765&type=1&theater

There's a lot of P-59 AirComet in the fuselage lines?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 31, 2015, 05:15:14 pm
I can see a Stuka shaped wing, with outer sections of Stuka tailplanes on the wingtips, the rest is a mystery to me but I like the way it looks. The fuselage and engines may be from Heinkel He 280?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202345656482148&set=gm.843020252403765&type=1&theater

There's a lot of P-59 AirComet in the fuselage lines?

Could be...


Some more from "What If" and "Alternate History" Model Group
I like the look of the A-10 Hind mix but I am not sure why it would need the Hind's engines...

Canadian Skyraider
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205303153332184&set=pcb.621869524581865&type=1&theater

Turboprop A-10 drawing
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205303154172205&set=pcb.621869524581865&type=1&theater

A-10 + Hind mash-up
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205303154852222&set=pcb.621869524581865&type=1&theater

Skyvan helicopter
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205303155812246&set=pcb.621869524581865&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 31, 2015, 05:31:56 pm
And from 'The Greatest Planes That Never Were' page

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203342782118307&set=gm.10153068697224784&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4901954962920&set=oa.10153069171829784&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/groups/34366349783/?fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/BlackSilkRibbon1/photos/a.171975629524988.51775.160522667336951/779260682129810/?type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2015, 06:15:56 pm
That Skyraider is phenomenal ! Looks kinda familiar but wow !

 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 01, 2015, 07:12:13 am
<...>
Turboprop A-10 drawing
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205303154172205&set=pcb.621869524581865&type=1&theater
<...>

For some reason or other, I'm kinda partial to this one.  ;) :wacko:
If anyone's interested, the engine pods I used are from an An-32, but I think they were eye-balled to look about right, not to scale.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 01, 2015, 07:14:35 am
I noticed the name on the pic looked familiar :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 01, 2015, 07:25:45 am
That Skyraider is phenomenal ! Looks kinda familiar but wow !

 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

Yup. What a simple spinner can do! Lovely idea and rendition, though.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on February 01, 2015, 10:09:37 am
<...>
Turboprop A-10 drawing
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205303154172205&set=pcb.621869524581865&type=1&theater
<...>

For some reason or other, I'm kinda partial to this one.  ;) :wacko:
If anyone's interested, the engine pods I used are from an An-32, but I think they were eye-balled to look about right, not to scale.

A smaller version would be like the Argentine Pucrara.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 02, 2015, 10:04:36 am
Some of the original concept contenders to the A-9 and A-10 were turboprops, some not unlike the Pucará...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on February 02, 2015, 12:22:01 pm
On the turbo A-10 once the turbo fan engines are removed from behind the wing and turboprops installed in front of the wing there would be some serious CG issues. Moving the wing forward would cure that. Of course the design looks pretty cool as is!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on February 03, 2015, 02:08:13 am
I quite like this flowery MiG-3:

https://www.facebook.com/leszek.golubinski/media_set?set=a.360462460774167.1073741830.100004312475435&type=1
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 03, 2015, 04:42:02 am
The link goes to Leszek Golubiński's details, no pic of a MiG-3 there.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2015, 04:47:27 am
I get the pics. Pretty funky stuff !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 03, 2015, 04:56:05 am
I tried again and still only get Leszek Golubiński's details page :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on February 03, 2015, 06:15:07 am
For me, the link still goes to an album with a handful of photos and the story.

Try this for one picture:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=360462490774164&set=a.360462460774167.1073741830.100004312475435&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 03, 2015, 06:19:40 am
That link works for me :cheers:

Looks cool :thumbsup: And makes me wonder did/does Russia have hippies?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on February 03, 2015, 06:30:03 am
Don't know about russian hippies but the story behind the flowery MiG-3 is about Soviet female combat pilots (which isn't a whif idea in itself).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on February 04, 2015, 03:21:22 am
Indeed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 04, 2015, 07:37:40 am
Thanks for posting that link, I knew Russia had female pilots but knew no details, makes the MiG look even better. :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 04, 2015, 08:31:11 am
I noticed after signing into Facebook just now that if I had of signed in instead of following the link I would have seen all the pics and the story before commenting :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 04, 2015, 08:37:16 am
Thanks for posting that link, I knew Russia had female pilots but knew no details, makes the MiG look even better. :thumbsup: :cheers:

Second that. Death by floral design.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 04, 2015, 08:38:23 am
On the turbo A-10 once the turbo fan engines are removed from behind the wing and turboprops installed in front of the wing there would be some serious CG issues. Moving the wing forward would cure that. Of course the design looks pretty cool as is!

I wonder what engine pods you'd need... the A-10 is a pretty big bird - maybe a pair from a P-3...?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 04, 2015, 09:08:56 am
On the turbo A-10 once the turbo fan engines are removed from behind the wing and turboprops installed in front of the wing there would be some serious CG issues. Moving the wing forward would cure that. Of course the design looks pretty cool as is!

I wonder what engine pods you'd need... the A-10 is a pretty big bird - maybe a pair from a P-3...?

Just a thought, why not use four smaller turboprop engines instead of two big ones. Space the engines far enough apart so that some propwash goes over the ailerons for a more rapid roll response at low speed. And to help with the CG issue take the gun from the nose and replace it with two guns in pods or fairings staggered to allow for the ammo under the fuselage on or behind the CG. And if more weight was required at the back maybe add a remote tail turret for rear defence. Because most of the wings leading edge is blocked by the prop disc's it would be restricted to guns and free fall bombs. There would be room near the wing tips for a rail or two maybe to carry sidewinder, AGM or pod etc...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on February 04, 2015, 10:58:48 am
Indeed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches

Here's a perfect pilot for a flowery fighter:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Litvyak

In real life, she fought in a Yak-1 (and liked to put some flowers in the cockpit). Like so many other soldiers, she was killed in action.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Nils on February 05, 2015, 01:58:43 am
now this is one hot spitfire  :o
i love the paintjob  :wub:

https://www.facebook.com/216084428486399/photos/a.216130678481774.49687.216084428486399/781129881981848/?type=1
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on February 05, 2015, 02:16:53 am
Thanks for posting that link, I knew Russia had female pilots but knew no details, makes the MiG look even better. :thumbsup: :cheers:

Coincidentally they were talking about them on ABC radio last week.

now this is one hot spitfire  :o
i love the paintjob  :wub:

https://www.facebook.com/216084428486399/photos/a.216130678481774.49687.216084428486399/781129881981848/?type=1

I'm not keen on "True Fire" flames.  I prefer the "traditional" 50's/60's hot rod style.  Skillfull bit of painting though.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on February 05, 2015, 04:26:38 pm
now this is one hot spitfire  :o
i love the paintjob  :wub:

https://www.facebook.com/216084428486399/photos/a.216130678481774.49687.216084428486399/781129881981848/?type=1

Wow! :blink:

Got a bit carried away flicking through the photo's there, some really nice builds (even if they aren't whifs). :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2015, 04:54:24 pm
Ya the old school flames are cooler for sure, but that paint work is awesome !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 15, 2015, 02:33:29 pm
Anyone wanting to reduce their stash with only building a single project may consider something like this...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1089662397726719&set=gm.10153099578964784&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 15, 2015, 05:58:47 pm
I think this is a bizjet type based on a Hawker Hunter, called a P.1128. Only had time to copy the link and post this as my laptop has died and I have to share this one with SWMBO, I'll have a better look at it later when it is my time on the laptop again.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=912650438786273&set=p.912650438786273&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 15, 2015, 06:19:29 pm
Yep and that's one of Mike McEvoy's - I think.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on February 15, 2015, 06:59:14 pm

This just came up on my facebook page, no idea where it originated, and I had another of 'those' moments. (holds knees together, moans, falls over) Also slaps forehead and wonders why I didn't think of that.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10994172_780801855329466_8217868736080161536_n.jpg?oh=6e9da7743c99c60d82bef8c209a55f45&oe=558FE9ED&__gda__=1435032917_0ba4e09a53c0452347b683ddea056df8)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Go4fun on February 15, 2015, 07:08:12 pm

This just came up on my facebook page, no idea where it originated, and I had another of 'those' moments. (holds knees together, moans, falls over) Also slaps forehead and wonders why I didn't think of that.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10994172_780801855329466_8217868736080161536_n.jpg?oh=6e9da7743c99c60d82bef8c209a55f45&oe=558FE9ED&__gda__=1435032917_0ba4e09a53c0452347b683ddea056df8)
Someone had the A-10 Hog idea a while back?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on February 15, 2015, 07:11:56 pm
Someone had the A-10 Hog idea a while back?

Are you going to tell me that, yet again, I missed a post on here?  :unsure: Please, in the name of all that is good and holy in this world, no, don't tell me that.  :banghead: It's happened before.   :-X
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on February 15, 2015, 09:26:12 pm
OK, we won't tell you.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 16, 2015, 12:50:53 am
Yep and that's one of Mike McEvoy's - I think.

Yes, it is Mike's. The other stuff around it is his too, and some were mentioned on the GOM site recently.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2015, 07:04:00 am
Love the Huntsman. Just a nice looking aeroplane. The A-10 style Meteor sure is a good idea....surprised myself that it hasn't been seen/ done before !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 17, 2015, 11:32:23 am
https://www.facebook.com/Pinnacle.Models/photos/a.1527891467428641.1073742634.1409906175893838/1527891477428640/?type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 17, 2015, 11:41:02 am
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153008603480600&set=pcb.10153105709644784&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 17, 2015, 11:47:06 am
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=419137348249387&set=gm.10153105086964784&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2015, 12:05:37 pm
I like that German dio....huge !

Looks like an error on the first plane in the last link  :thumbsup: Pretty neat dio tho of looking through the window.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 21, 2015, 01:32:48 am
Not a Whiff, it's a real aircraft. This is the Qantas 737 painted in the retro 70's era (I think) scheme, I think it looks much better than their standard paint. The What If for me is What If they painted their whole fleet this way, including the regional prop jobs. I like it and think it would be cool.

Edit: replaced non working link to Facebook to a link to a Google image search.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=vh-xzp&rlz=1C1KMZB_enAU556AU556&espv=2&biw=1024&bih=610&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=0N3pVKChGYW68gX3y4GwCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on February 22, 2015, 01:59:44 am
Facebook hates me - THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: bobbo on February 22, 2015, 05:03:34 am
Facebook hates me - THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE



Same here.

bobbo
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 22, 2015, 05:37:39 am
Sorry, seems you need an account and be signed in to see that one :rolleyes:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on February 22, 2015, 05:44:18 am
Sorry, seems you need an account and be signed in to see that one :rolleyes:.

I'm logged into my FB account and it still comes up unavailable
(http://i.imgur.com/U5gS34J.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 22, 2015, 05:50:47 am
OK, I have replaced the non working link to Facebook to a link to a Google image search. See if that works any better. :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on February 22, 2015, 05:54:18 am
I want a link to that wallpaper

OK, I have replaced the non working link to Facebook to a link to a Google image search. See if that works any better. :cheers:

Excellent! All the photos we could want. Thanks
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on February 22, 2015, 06:02:25 am
I want a link to that wallpaper


Here (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Victoria-512068085) ya go Kerick (direct link here (http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/037/5/2/victoria_by_nikitabolyakov-d8gve9h.jpg).)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on February 22, 2015, 06:08:54 am
I want a link to that wallpaper


Here (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Victoria-512068085) ya go Kerick (direct link here (http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2015/037/5/2/victoria_by_nikitabolyakov-d8gve9h.jpg).)

Saved! Thanks!! I've a feeling there are more like this.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on February 22, 2015, 06:24:43 am

Saved! Thanks!! I've a feeling there are more like this.
Some...
http://nikitabolyakov.deviantart.com/gallery/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 22, 2015, 03:15:16 pm
Oh my those are gorgeous ! Great paintings, interesting subjects and beautiful women ?  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on February 22, 2015, 03:32:58 pm

Saved! Thanks!! I've a feeling there are more like this.
Some...
http://nikitabolyakov.deviantart.com/gallery/

WOW!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 02, 2015, 12:35:35 am
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1605262323040580&set=pcb.744094309038185&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 02, 2015, 02:23:35 am
Oh my those are gorgeous ! Great paintings, interesting subjects and beautiful women ?  :wub:

Anyone notice the P-47H in the background...  ;)

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/272/3/2/ekaterina_by_nikitabolyakov-d7zpj9j.jpg)

You can even make out the foamed styrene in the air outlets on the flanks!
Here's the "original":

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/14016905345_502e7c4eaf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nmCiBP)1:72 Republic P-47H-25 &quot;Thunderbolt&quot;, aircraft &#x27;CH-F [bar]&#x27; (s/n 44-63483) of USAAF 365th FS, 358th FG, 9th Air Force; based at Toul (France), early 1945 (Whif/kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/nmCiBP) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/people/14802581@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on March 02, 2015, 02:32:26 am
And no credit to you, my friend :blink: ......................... Unless that's you, in drag, pictured & listed under "Model"? ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on March 02, 2015, 04:08:41 am
Oh my those are gorgeous ! Great paintings, interesting subjects and beautiful women ?  :wub:

Anyone notice the P-47H in the background...  ;)

You can even make out the foamed styrene in the air outlets on the flanks!
Here's the "original":

Maybe someone should point it out on Deviantart....
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 02, 2015, 05:12:23 am
In Asia, people say "Copy is the highest form of flattery". I take it like that, even though I tried to contact the Mr. Bolyakov - but you have to be registered there, and that was IMHO not worthwhile the effort. But asking beforehand would have been nice, or some kind of credit, next to the model...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on March 02, 2015, 10:17:56 am
asking beforehand would have been nice, or some kind of credit
I went and quoted you there...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 02, 2015, 10:42:57 am
Thank you!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 02, 2015, 01:34:14 pm
Canard B-29, or Tu-4 as it has Russian stars.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1605262323040580&set=pcb.744094309038185&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Ed S on March 02, 2015, 05:45:56 pm
Canard B-29, or Tu-4 as it has Russian stars.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1605262323040580&set=pcb.744094309038185&type=1&theater

Hey those are my models. The Tu-4 was build for the Test & Experimental GB in 2011. You can read more about it here.
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29600.0.html

The FW Flitzer was one I build about the same time just for fun.

Ed
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on March 02, 2015, 05:53:00 pm
I guess giving credit is optional on facebook. At least say if you spotted it at a show or something.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Ed S on March 02, 2015, 05:57:56 pm
Whoever pinned it probably saw it on our local club Facebook page.

Ed
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on March 02, 2015, 06:04:03 pm
I'm sure they are thinking that they are sharing something they found and thought was really cool looking. It is a compliment in a way in that someone thought it was good enough to tell others about.
I guess we should do like painters and work our names into the paint job.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 02, 2015, 11:40:30 pm
The curse of the WWW... property rights will be the demise of everything. I mean, things ARE posted to be seen, but giving credit to the original source won't hurt - esp. if the poster does not do anything to hint at the fact that it is not his/her original work.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 03, 2015, 12:15:55 am
I write my name inside my builds in texter.  If you see a build at a show you think is one of mine just break it open to find out... ;D

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on March 03, 2015, 02:32:30 am
The curce of the WWW... property rights will be the demise of everything. I mean, things ARE posted to be seen, but giving credit to the original source won't hurt - esp. if the poster does not do anything to hint at the fact that it is not his/her original work.

And read (for fanfiction authors).  But I usually try to attribute where I got the idea from.  Or in the case of one story, actually get permission from another fanfic author to use his plot thread.  He was tickled pink about that.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 03, 2015, 02:33:03 am
Canard B-29, or Tu-4 as it has Russian stars.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1605262323040580&set=pcb.744094309038185&type=1&theater

Hey those are my models. The Tu-4 was build for the Test & Experimental GB in 2011. You can read more about it here.
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29600.0.html

The FW Flitzer was one I build about the same time just for fun.

Ed

They look great :thumbsup:

That is the reason I only post links to the Facebook page now, so I'm not copying someone's pic.

Here is a link to something I found interesting and has started me thinking about other types done like this.

My guess is the main part is AMX with a Tucano nose and other random parts.

https://sobchak.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/sorcalata.jpg?w=950
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on March 03, 2015, 07:10:33 am
The curse of the WWW... property rights will be the demise of everything. I mean, things ARE posted to be seen, but giving credit to the original source won't hurt - esp. if the poster does not do anything to hint at the fact that it is not his/her original work.

In your case I would be upset too. The artist included your work into his work and mentioned nothing. The least he could have done was ask permission. Since it was a painting it won't have been that hard to create his own aircraft. This is a clear case of plagiarism.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 05, 2015, 12:46:30 am
VTOL airliner

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=541807555957555&set=gm.10153142028284784&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2015, 01:06:20 am
Just about the most impractical VTOL project ever I'd have said, but variety is the spice of life.....
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 05, 2015, 04:26:07 am
That is awesome ! Very sleek looking machine. Might lose a few passengers as they slide down the wire to the terminal tho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 08, 2015, 08:00:12 pm
Single seat, single engine F-4 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390765928&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&theater) there are comments on the page that it looks underpowered etc... I quite like it.

side veiw showing changes (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390925932&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&permPage=1)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 09, 2015, 02:29:47 am
Single seat, single engine F-4 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390765928&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&theater) there are comments on the page that it looks underpowered etc... I quite like it.

side veiw showing changes (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390925932&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&permPage=1)


Yes, that's excellent!  :thumbsup: :bow:

With work like that he should be with us here!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 09, 2015, 02:58:21 am
Single seat, single engine F-4 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390765928&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&theater) there are comments on the page that it looks underpowered etc... I quite like it.

side veiw showing changes (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390925932&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&permPage=1)


Building one would include MASSIVE surgery for the tail/engine section. Doing this in the profile already hurts the eye, but building it/cramping everything on top of each other in hardware form is certainly more demanding; had the idea of turning a Viggen into a conservative design (its fuselage is pretty Phantom-like!), but I could not come up with a sensible solution for the tail (yet). Would probably end up/look like a F3H Demon (most practical design I could think of yet), but I am not certain if I like this result...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on March 09, 2015, 03:53:01 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1622214_10152654636392539_6810813644548121303_n.jpg?oh=8d17c2c3c2c416c55cc439b0f3e99cda&oe=557E6631&__gda__=1435336027_624d51d0e54f14d6af36a1626140e66a)

https://www.facebook.com/LeeBottom/photos/a.424746607538.219901.24672047538/10152654636392539/?type=1&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 09, 2015, 07:41:27 am
Now the truth about what really caused the crash !

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on March 10, 2015, 03:41:34 pm
(https://i.imgflip.com/ihilo.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on March 12, 2015, 10:39:13 am
On Tim Morely Facebook page there's an Avro Shackleton MR3 in RCAF colours and decals. Also a B-47 in RAAF.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitbasher on March 12, 2015, 11:26:49 am
Single seat, single engine F-4 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390765928&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&theater) there are comments on the page that it looks underpowered etc... I quite like it.

side veiw showing changes (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202651390925932&set=pcb.10153151108569784&type=1&permPage=1)


Building one would include MASSIVE surgery for the tail/engine section. Doing this in the profile already hurts the eye, but building it/cramping everything on top of each other in hardware form is certainly more demanding; had the idea of turning a Viggen into a conservative design (its fuselage is pretty Phantom-like!), but I could not come up with a sensible solution for the tail (yet). Would probably end up/look like a F3H Demon (most practical design I could think of yet), but I am not certain if I like this result...  :rolleyes:

Not such a fantasy, actually: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F-4_Phantom_II#/media/File:McDonnell_F3H-G_mockup_in_1954.jpg

And just found this: http://hsfeatures.com/features04/f3hgtm_1.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 16, 2015, 02:49:26 am
Pan Am B-52 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=450943541722659&set=gm.10153168259239784&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 24, 2015, 08:55:46 am
Air ambulance loaded (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=972943872723333&set=pcb.10153186943244784&type=1&theater)

Air ambulance loading (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=972943889389998&set=pcb.10153186943244784&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: raafif on March 24, 2015, 02:18:19 pm
seen that before - it's actually one of several "serious" proposals from 1900 to 1930s era. I think that one is German or Czech (car shape) but France also put many designs forward.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 25, 2015, 10:41:39 am
RAAF Whirlwind (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206441678630516&set=a.10206441677510488.1073742045.1525514201&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 25, 2015, 11:18:50 am
RAAF Whirlwind (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206441678630516&set=a.10206441677510488.1073742045.1525514201&type=1&theater)

Oh YEAH!  :thumbsup:

That looks the business!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on March 26, 2015, 01:43:27 am
RAAF Whirlwind (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206441678630516&set=a.10206441677510488.1073742045.1525514201&type=1&theater)

Oh YEAH!  :thumbsup:

That looks the business!

Very much so. Gone in the notebook for possible projects ! Imitation being etc  ;D Probably just have it overall foliage green uppers though
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 26, 2015, 02:19:07 am
RAAF Whirlwind (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206441678630516&set=a.10206441677510488.1073742045.1525514201&type=1&theater)

Oh YEAH!  :thumbsup:

That looks the business!

Very much so. Gone in the notebook for possible projects ! Imitation being etc  ;D Probably just have it overall foliage green uppers though

It's the white tail IMO.  It adds a certain jer ner say kwar.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on March 26, 2015, 03:29:20 am
RAAF Whirlwind (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206441678630516&set=a.10206441677510488.1073742045.1525514201&type=1&theater)

Oh YEAH!  :thumbsup:

That looks the business!

Very much so. Gone in the notebook for possible projects ! Imitation being etc  ;D Probably just have it overall foliage green uppers though

It's the white tail IMO.  It adds a certain jer ner say kwar.


well said; the green and blue brightness are mebby euh beat oh vair zeuh top, zo

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 26, 2015, 07:29:57 am
The air ambulance is pretty neat, and that RAAF Whirlwind is a gorgeous little build !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on March 27, 2015, 02:58:11 am
RAF (I think) Intruder (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538787709592669&set=pcb.643053499130134&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 27, 2015, 04:11:47 am
RAAF Whirlwind (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206441678630516&set=a.10206441677510488.1073742045.1525514201&type=1&theater)

Oh YEAH!  :thumbsup:

That looks the business!

Very much so. Gone in the notebook for possible projects ! Imitation being etc  ;D Probably just have it overall foliage green uppers though

It's the white tail IMO.  It adds a certain jer ner say kwar.


well said; the green and blue brightness are mebby euh beat oh vair zeuh top, zo



May wee.
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2015, 07:09:42 am
that's got some pretty funky paint work going on ! Looks comical yet some how not ? I'd love to see it all done and standing on her legs.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scooterman on March 27, 2015, 05:07:21 pm
RAF (I think) Intruder (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538787709592669&set=pcb.643053499130134&type=1&theater)

That's................different.  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on April 01, 2015, 09:31:55 am
Martin Baker Twin Boom (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153217460644282&set=gm.10153205989489784&type=1&theater)

I like the look of this, two engines, two booms and lots of blades :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on April 01, 2015, 09:35:35 am
Martin Baker Twin Boom (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153217460644282&set=gm.10153205989489784&type=1&theater)

I like the look of this, two engines, two booms and lots of blades :thumbsup:.

Appears to have two separate cockpit canopies too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on April 01, 2015, 09:42:07 am
And this appears to be a Ultralight F-22 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=640647422716971&set=vb.611429508972096&type=2&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on April 01, 2015, 09:50:43 am
And this appears to be a Ultralight F-22 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=640647422716971&set=vb.611429508972096&type=2&theater)

I wonder if it shows up on radar?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 01, 2015, 10:04:51 am
Martin Baker Twin Boom (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153217460644282&set=gm.10153205989489784&type=1&theater)

I like the look of this, two engines, two booms and lots of blades :thumbsup:.

Appears to have two separate cockpit canopies too.

Yes, it has/had, staggered, too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Jesse220 on April 01, 2015, 01:51:01 pm
And this appears to be a Ultralight F-22 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=640647422716971&set=vb.611429508972096&type=2&theater)

Ha that's cute
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2015, 01:56:47 pm
And this appears to be a Ultralight F-22 (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=640647422716971&set=vb.611429508972096&type=2&theater)

Nothing amazed me so much as when it rotated and took off!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on April 01, 2015, 07:43:04 pm
Both cool ! Love that ultralight. Looks like it needs a wee bit more power tho.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on April 20, 2015, 02:38:15 pm
I found this on Facebook and thought I would share it

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/VW-Campervan-fifth-wheel_zps85zovltb.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/VW-Campervan-fifth-wheel_zps85zovltb.jpg.html)

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on April 20, 2015, 02:44:07 pm
 :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on April 20, 2015, 02:50:14 pm
I found this on Facebook and thought I would share it

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/VW-Campervan-fifth-wheel_zps85zovltb.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/VW-Campervan-fifth-wheel_zps85zovltb.jpg.html)

Gondor

A friend of mine posted it on my Facebook page.  My comment?  "It would have gone nowhere...slow"

 :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: jsport on April 21, 2015, 11:50:06 am
I found this on Facebook and thought I would share it

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/VW-Campervan-fifth-wheel_zps85zovltb.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/VW-Campervan-fifth-wheel_zps85zovltb.jpg.html)

Gondor

extra awesome super coolflyness.
Thanks for postin.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on April 21, 2015, 01:01:31 pm
Alvis ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on April 21, 2015, 01:30:37 pm
 :lol:
Alvis ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mr.Creak on April 28, 2015, 10:04:45 am
Just come across this - http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/2015/04/28/the-oceanmaker/ - on Facebook.
Haven't watched it all yet but the biplane OV-1 made me think it's probably got a lot of stuff worth looking at.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on April 28, 2015, 10:25:53 am
Awesome short film!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on April 28, 2015, 11:39:41 pm
Just come across this - http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/2015/04/28/the-oceanmaker/ - on Facebook.
Haven't watched it all yet but the biplane OV-1 made me think it's probably got a lot of stuff worth looking at.

Cool. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 09, 2015, 09:41:34 am
Thanks for that one ! Very neat. I loved that giant vc-10 type prop thing !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 10, 2015, 12:16:31 pm
Another RAAF Whirlwind (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=827491667288215&set=pcb.657597564342394&type=1&theater) :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on May 10, 2015, 06:40:39 pm
Alvis ?

My first though exactly! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 10, 2015, 09:06:54 pm
That Whirlwind is a beauty.

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on May 11, 2015, 04:32:09 am

I was pointed to this recently : a nice bash indeed, on the topic of insect/car hybrids

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11143342_1014324385253225_2477627488530373311_n.jpg?oh=525e608c411c41b234858497744c1d2a&oe=55DA8E03)

https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageWagen/photos/pb.405283566157313.-2207520000.1431343751./1014324385253225/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageWagen/photos/pb.405283566157313.-2207520000.1431343751./1014324385253225/?type=3&theater)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 11, 2015, 06:11:45 am
That's pretty sweet ! A neat idea for sure.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 11, 2015, 08:50:09 pm
World War Z Huey (https://www.facebook.com/479328345548292/photos/pcb.486745898139870/486745704806556/?type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 13, 2015, 04:51:54 am
That's a crazy, freaky dio ! Very well done tho. It would be interesting to see I in the flesh, get a look at all the faces etc. That movie was pretty good, but with all that Hollywood budget I couldn't believe how dead humans could some how become super strength super fast super humans. That part was stupid.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on May 13, 2015, 06:51:03 pm
That's a crazy, freaky dio ! Very well done tho. It would be interesting to see I in the flesh, get a look at all the faces etc. That movie was pretty good, but with all that Hollywood budget I couldn't believe how dead humans could some how become super strength super fast super humans. That part was stupid.

And also not part of the book.

However, as zombies, they do loose all concept of pain, so can work their muscles & bones to breaking point, & beyond live-human endurance. Although as they become "older" & their bodies decay/mummify (depending on environment) more they become less & less mobile until they are rotted away/solidly dessicated.

I really like the book - more like 28 Days/Weeks Later than the movie in many ways - but I also liked the movie for itself, separate from the book.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 14, 2015, 04:52:07 am
I never have the time to read at the moment, but would like to start again. I have several books in the unfinished stage....kinda like modelling I guess !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 14, 2015, 02:00:31 pm
I have neither seen the movie or read the book, I liked the way the stand is hidden amongst or consists of the people reaching for it. Is the dio depicting people seeking rescue or zombies wanting who's in the chopper?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on May 14, 2015, 05:23:51 pm
Zombies trying to get to the people in the Huey.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 14, 2015, 11:24:29 pm
 :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 16, 2015, 02:58:52 am
2/3 scale P-38 replica (http://aerotoons.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/experimental.jpg)

Looks the part to me. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 16, 2015, 04:48:23 am
It sure does ! I bet it would be a hoot to fly as well.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 16, 2015, 08:03:56 am
Lego F-14 (https://www.facebook.com/AeroSedifer/photos/pcb.617565491711744/617565248378435/?type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 16, 2015, 08:28:47 am
That's a beauty...looks like a lot of moving parts as well. I always wonder how much these guys 'cheat' when they build these.

 :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on May 16, 2015, 08:30:59 am
2/3 scale P-38 replica (http://aerotoons.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/experimental.jpg)

Looks the part to me. :thumbsup:

I want one!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on May 16, 2015, 11:19:58 pm
That's a beauty...looks like a lot of moving parts as well. I always wonder how much these guys 'cheat' when they build these.

 :blink:

Captain Fat Hamster's son, who builds the large promotional lego models you see at conventions, premieres, shopping malls etc has confirmed to me that they use Kragle to hold them together.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 17, 2015, 03:39:04 am
OK. I wonder sometimes as you see angles that would be impossible ( with the lego I've seen ) and stuff that is 180 degrees to the others and wouldn't 'click in'.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 24, 2015, 03:39:44 am
I saw this real Ae-34 (https://www.facebook.com/114126392072968/photos/a.114422222043385.22814.114126392072968/502515193234084/?type=1&theater) and thought I would share it as I had never seen it before and others may like the two seater arrangement.

I did a follow up Google search and found this pic (http://www.militariarg.com/uploads/4/2/2/1/4221080/5230728.jpg?664) with crew seated and canopy's open.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 24, 2015, 07:19:23 am
I saw this real Ae-34 (https://www.facebook.com/114126392072968/photos/a.114422222043385.22814.114126392072968/502515193234084/?type=1&theater) and thought I would share it as I had never seen it before and others may like the two seater arrangement.

I did a follow up Google search and found this pic (http://www.militariarg.com/uploads/4/2/2/1/4221080/5230728.jpg?664) with crew seated and canopy's open.


Nice looking aircraft, the Ae-34. IIRC it was the last of the Horten designs.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2015, 08:49:27 am
I'd never seen that before myself, pretty neat looking ! I'd be scared to fly it tho  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Hobbes on May 26, 2015, 02:37:52 am
OK. I wonder sometimes as you see angles that would be impossible ( with the lego I've seen ) and stuff that is 180 degrees to the others and wouldn't 'click in'.


There are some specialty pieces that allow you to build at 90 or 180 degree angles. And you can find advanced building techniques online that allow you to build the seemingly impossible.

The glue is used on those promotional models to make them sturdier for transport and public display. The only non-Lego construction in such models is e.g. axles on 1:1 cars where no amount of Lego would be strong enough to take the weight. Lego Master Builders take pride in not cheating on their builds.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 26, 2015, 05:18:47 am
Cool. And I suppose they have access to unlimited bits as well, which would sure make things easier eh !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on May 26, 2015, 10:39:33 pm
I am told they are designed using special CAD software which keeps track of what bricks are required.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 27, 2015, 04:13:15 am
Waaaaay back in the 70s a couple of us built a Lego model of a BR Sealink train ferry with R/C and rail tracks down the deck. The track was 00 gauge but the ship was 'selectively compressed' or it would have been too long and heavy to carry about.

We had to make fill holes in the lower hull to decrease its buoyancy as it floated way too high and trying to glue the interior deck bricks together when we'd already glued the exterior ones was a REAL pain!

I think we modelled it on the Cambridge Ferry but it was a long time ago, well before CAD systems to help design it......  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 27, 2015, 04:38:39 am
They have these lego stores now where you can buy little buckets and fill them with whatever bits you want. Pretty cool stuff. One of these days I'm going to get around to organizing the boys lego, that's all mixed in with my childhood lego, and dispersed in bins around the basement. One of these days  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Hobbes on May 27, 2015, 09:49:39 am
I am told they are designed using special CAD software which keeps track of what bricks are required.



I'm aware of one Lego CAD program: Ldraw is available (free): http://ldraw.org/ (http://ldraw.org/)

And yes it keeps track of what bricks you've used, but it doesn't choose them for you, so you can't upload a drawing for an airplane and have it converted to bricks.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 31, 2015, 10:44:31 am
Not Whiff, but I thought is this (https://www.facebook.com/HobbyKing/photos/a.116494291727955.7167.116473125063405/961833233860719/?type=1&theater) what happens if you mistake imperial for metric when building a full size copy/replica ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 31, 2015, 05:55:34 pm
Can't help but think of sticking a yappy dog in there for payback  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 01, 2015, 03:25:09 am
Would it be wrong to strap a toddler in it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on June 01, 2015, 10:03:17 am
Would it be wrong to strap a toddler in it?


Yep, wrong to strap a toddler into it. (If there's anybody watching  :wacko:)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on June 08, 2015, 11:22:48 am
biplane Mohawk (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206788427411506&set=p.10206788427411506&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 08, 2015, 11:29:01 am
That's from that movie posted in the links section
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on June 18, 2015, 04:18:25 pm
Airship (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1653463501550752&set=gm.10153404288354784&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 18, 2015, 05:20:07 pm
Airship (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1653463501550752&set=gm.10153404288354784&type=1&theater)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/s720x720/11412194_1653463501550752_9028972323739065243_o.jpg)
More rightly so, aerobattlecruiser
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 19, 2015, 08:58:15 am
Oh I like that one ! Would be terrifying to be a crew member  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 19, 2015, 11:19:05 am
Has the one problem common to all these dreadgibles, it's upside down.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2015, 07:49:26 pm
It would make more sense the other way up as all the big guns would be pointing at potential targets down below.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on June 19, 2015, 07:53:04 pm
The usual way these aircraft carrier/battleship airships are shown would be extremely top heavy and would flip in an instant.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2015, 08:19:13 pm
The usual way these aircraft carrier/battleship airships are shown would be extremely top heavy and would flip in an instant.

Unless the upper works are built from Helium (or vacuum) foamed unobtainium.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: philp on June 19, 2015, 11:08:51 pm
I always thought they would look good with guns on upper and lower works but the way the big turrets fitted on ships was basically a drop fit.  In which case, they would just fall out of the lower mounts  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 07, 2015, 07:31:08 am
Here (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=901597683233505&set=gm.10153452757269784&type=1&theater) is one I'm sure ericr will like.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 07, 2015, 09:11:25 am
Here (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=901597683233505&set=gm.10153452757269784&type=1&theater) is one I'm sure ericr will like.

definitely!
I knew it already, and like it a lot ;-)
I recently bought this shark, and might to try something with it, and maybe a 1/32 Me262?
(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/9/1/7/204917-11104-65.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 07, 2015, 02:04:44 pm
That is very cool. It's hard for me to wrap my head around animal/ machine hybrids, but I sure like the look of that shark !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 07, 2015, 08:03:48 pm
Add that to a scene with a 1/35 diver (Sure I've seen a SBS/SEAL-type diver somewhere) in a cage with the title "Off Port Lincoln, South Australia". ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 08, 2015, 03:15:07 am
Add that to a scene with a 1/35 diver (Sure I've seen a SBS/SEAL-type diver somewhere) in a cage with the title "Off Port Lincoln, South Australia". ;D

Or Cape Hatteras, North Carolina...maybe take the Tamiya PBR and modify it into a fishing boat.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on July 08, 2015, 05:52:14 am
Add that to a scene with a 1/35 diver (Sure I've seen a SBS/SEAL-type diver somewhere) in a cage with the title "Off Port Lincoln, South Australia". ;D

You mean like this?  :smiley:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MONOGRAM-PB48-1-69-FOUR-STAR-FROGMEN-AND-LCP-R-BOAT-UDT-1959-/151648945270?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item234efb4476

I still have some frogmen from it. Anyway corrent reissues are far cheaper.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 08, 2015, 06:00:08 am
Add that to a scene with a 1/35 diver (Sure I've seen a SBS/SEAL-type diver somewhere) in a cage with the title "Off Port Lincoln, South Australia". ;D

You mean like this?  :smiley:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MONOGRAM-PB48-1-69-FOUR-STAR-FROGMEN-AND-LCP-R-BOAT-UDT-1959-/151648945270?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item234efb4476

I still have some frogmen from it. Anyway corrent reissues are far cheaper.  ;D

And he doesn't even offer free shipping.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2015, 05:20:08 pm
That would be a great model for their SSP program. I`ll take one...or 2

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 24, 2015, 06:11:10 pm
That would be a great model for their SSP program. I`ll take one...or 2

 :cheers:

It's been out since last year.
http://www.revell.com/model-kits/ships/85-0313.html#.VbLhjFnXndQ

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXBUZA&P=W

The two local shops both have 2 or more on the shelves.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2015, 08:00:09 pm
Cool ! I think I knew that....I'll have to talk to my LHS he's also missed all the Renwall stuff I had wanted.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 28, 2015, 06:22:06 pm
A-10 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1100836766610350&set=gm.10153508141904784&type=1&theater) for Skywalker to "bulls-eye" Womp Rats with.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 28, 2015, 06:48:04 pm
Very cool ! But the under wing weapons gotta go.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on July 28, 2015, 07:05:18 pm
I saved that photo! It needs to be built. I'll just add it to the list......
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 29, 2015, 12:25:05 am
And the tail code should go, too. Never knew that Luke was living in Germany (Spandahlem), and that Womp Rats lurk there in the woods?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 29, 2015, 01:37:39 pm
And the tail code should go, too. Never knew that Luke was living in Germany (Spandahlem), and that Womp Rats lurk there in the woods?  ;)

ANYthing's possible in the Black Forest... and just think of all the Nastee-era experiments that have been biding their time...  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 30, 2015, 01:37:48 pm
R/C whif Twin Extra 300 (https://www.facebook.com/ModelAirplaneNews/photos/a.195158545658.168401.76406260658/10153366241225659/?type=1&theater) with retracting landing gear and opposite rotating propellers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 30, 2015, 01:56:56 pm
Looks great, does that make it an Extra 600?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 30, 2015, 03:40:38 pm
600 ? I like it ! Would be neat to see fly and I'm sure it would turn a few heads eh ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 30, 2015, 11:44:07 pm
Looks great, does that make it an Extra 600?  ;D

Maybe a 302?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 31, 2015, 12:18:05 am
Extra 300 X2RG?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 04, 2015, 06:06:22 pm
Enterprise NCC-1701 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206333253244523&set=gm.10153524345894784&type=1&theater) under construction.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 04, 2015, 10:05:34 pm
Enterprise NCC-1701 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206333253244523&set=gm.10153524345894784&type=1&theater) under construction.

Like someone commented, it must be either a fake or in for work - the 1701 was built in the San Francisco Yards... and in point of fact, only the Saucer Section - the rest was built in orbit.

(Geek Mode Off)  ;D ;D :banghead:

Cheers
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 11, 2015, 10:44:19 am
Now that is cool.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on August 12, 2015, 06:39:11 am
World War 2.5 facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428504027459346/

Finnoscandia alternative modelling group ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/783502938413998/

John Lacey's profiling page ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/424515324344975/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on August 12, 2015, 06:53:31 am
World War 2.5 facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/1428504027459346/

Finnoscandia alternative modelling group ... https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/783502938413998/

John Lacey's profiling page ... https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/424515324344975/
There's something extra in your links...

Finnoscandia alternative modelling group https://www.facebook.com/groups/783502938413998/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 12, 2015, 06:56:55 am
Can't see 'em anyway, you have to be an FB member for it, and there's NO way I'll do that.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on August 12, 2015, 07:24:55 am
youre not missing much in there Kit, the FB sites usually mirror, abiet at times in a rarified way, whats posted through other online groups  :thumbsup:

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 12, 2015, 08:39:10 am
Can't see 'em anyway, you have to be an FB member for it, and there's NO way I'll do that.

With you on that one, mate! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on August 12, 2015, 09:02:12 am
Can't see 'em anyway, you have to be an FB member for it, and there's NO way I'll do that.

With you on that one, mate! :thumbsup:
Same here!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 13, 2015, 01:08:12 am
Me too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on August 13, 2015, 02:25:45 am
hey dont shoot the messenger, lol, i was just posting up some links of possible interest on the page for Facebook sourced material, true its not everyones 'cup of tea' (il admit im a relative newcomer to the phenomenon) but iv found its a handy way to share information with like minded colleagues  :thumbsup:
there are various site pages in there ranging from the IPMS. pages (some of which are stifilingly boring), through to 'fan pages' (some of them actually a brilliant resource) for individual aircraft types such as eg. the Canberra, Spitfire or Me.109 (i dont recommend the TSR.2 one tho unless you prescribe to a certain viewpoint not based upon this centurys researches !) there are also 'closed' invite only groups which again are a good resource for sharing information on what can be quite rarified subjects  :wacko: i guess my way of looking at it is like any other reference resource, there are a few grains amongst the chaff, part of the fun is winnowing it out

 :cheers: Joe
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 13, 2015, 04:41:18 am
hey dont shoot the messenger, lol, i was just posting up some links of possible interest on the page for Facebook sourced material, true its not everyones 'cup of tea' (il admit im a relative newcomer to the phenomenon) but iv found its a handy way to share information with like minded colleagues  :thumbsup:
there are various site pages in there ranging from the IPMS. pages (some of which are stifilingly boring), through to 'fan pages' (some of them actually a brilliant resource) for individual aircraft types such as eg. the Canberra, Spitfire or Me.109 (i dont recommend the TSR.2 one tho unless you prescribe to a certain viewpoint not based upon this centurys researches !) there are also 'closed' invite only groups which again are a good resource for sharing information on what can be quite rarified subjects  :wacko: i guess my way of looking at it is like any other reference resource, there are a few grains amongst the chaff, part of the fun is winnowing it out

 :cheers: Joe

quite right Joe.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 13, 2015, 05:36:01 am
hey dont shoot the messenger, lol,

I don't think that this was the intention. It's just the annoying fact that you can only have access to the FB "life" when you are registered (same with Pinterst), and there are many good reasons NOT to hand over anything of your private life just for the sake of having a glimpse at some pics.  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 13, 2015, 05:50:10 am
I don't use facebook socially so I have entered minimal details, FB hounds me for them constantly but I don't have to add things like location or where I went to school etc... I use it simply to gain aviation info from around the globe, and the occasional giggle. Don't need to add your life to it to use it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on August 13, 2015, 02:21:23 pm
I don't use facebook socially so I have entered minimal details, FB hounds me for them constantly but I don't have to add things like location or where I went to school etc... I use it simply to gain aviation info from around the globe, and the occasional giggle. Don't need to add your life to it to use it.

 :cheers:

I refuse having anything to do with FB and suchlike, but what I do with possibly spamming sites is to give FALSE minimal details  ;D , surely no my own, and I have a few free email addresses to use for registering, to avoid spams in the "official" one.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 14, 2015, 03:20:17 am
I have a presence but I go there rarely and have trained my e-mail to direct all their nagging missives to the spam folder.
It allows people I may wish to reconnect to to find me.  So far running at about 1 every 2 years.
I have my location set as somewhere in Russia so all the pop up ads are in a totally foreign alphabet and are so much less irritating.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 15, 2015, 09:23:11 am
P-38 kitbash (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153597311010559&set=pcb.10153550346864784&type=1&theater)

P-38 kitbash other view (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153597312615559&set=pcb.10153550346864784&type=1&theater)

P-38 kitbash front view (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153597311660559&set=pcb.10153550346864784&type=1&theater)

Twin Spitfire (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153597311970559&set=pcb.10153550346864784&type=1&theater)

SR-71 kitbash (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153597312955559&set=pcb.10153550346864784&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2015, 09:43:05 am
That P-38 looks like one of Tophe's.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 16, 2015, 02:23:46 am
A few pics of a German turboprop Helicopter hunter (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=396187190586939&set=pcb.10153552784999784&type=1&theater)

pic 2 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=396187213920270&set=pcb.10153552784999784&type=1&theater)

pic 3 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=396187270586931&set=pcb.10153552784999784&type=1&theater)

I think it looks like a modern Bf110 in the pics, but not in the 3-view.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on August 16, 2015, 04:47:02 am
I think it looks like a modern Bf110 in the pics, but not in the 3-view.

Definitely.  ::and begins contemplating::
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 18, 2015, 10:33:40 am
Interesting. Never heard of that late 60ies-project.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Sticky Fingers on August 19, 2015, 12:42:31 pm
The three view is of a smaller single seat variant, according to the text.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 19, 2015, 05:32:07 pm
Wow....some nice work there ! I like the SR-105.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 20, 2015, 03:44:27 am
A interesting use of a Tu-2's bomb bay.

pic 1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1018292091538708&set=pcb.10153560585929784&type=1&theater)

pic 2 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1018292171538700&set=pcb.10153560585929784&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 20, 2015, 12:22:27 pm
A interesting use of a Tu-2's bomb bay.

pic 1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1018292091538708&set=pcb.10153560585929784&type=1&theater)

pic 2 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1018292171538700&set=pcb.10153560585929784&type=1&theater)


I hate to think how low it'd have to be in order for the strafing run to be effective... or maybe it's a reverse 'Schrage Muzik' installation... and the same comment applies...  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on August 21, 2015, 06:58:15 am
A interesting use of a Tu-2's bomb bay.

pic 1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1018292091538708&set=pcb.10153560585929784&type=1&theater)

pic 2 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1018292171538700&set=pcb.10153560585929784&type=1&theater)


I've seen those before and I still feel sorry for the poor guy who has to reload the thing  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2015, 10:02:55 am
Pretty wild ! Wonder how it went if they tried it ?

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 26, 2015, 04:49:46 am
Pointy Hind? (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=907699645973976&set=a.593127244097886.1073741829.100002018468866&type=1&theater)

Would a A-4 or AV-8 cockpit section work for a kitbash?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2015, 05:10:57 am
Looks nice, but a strange idea. Doesn't look like it had much of a purpose ? Also wonder how the seating is arranged...side by side ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 26, 2015, 04:03:38 pm
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11898665_1040324835979964_1082202997857530909_n.jpg?oh=3750d308c52acc86beddc118ebf6e73b&oe=567802B9)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 26, 2015, 04:19:11 pm
Looks nice, but a strange idea. Doesn't look like it had much of a purpose ? Also wonder how the seating is arranged...side by side ?

 :cheers:

Dunno about the cockpits, the wings have no hard points and there appears to be no other armament elsewhere on it in view so maybe it is a civil research/data collector or something?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 26, 2015, 04:21:01 pm
Is that a Corvette speedboat? Looks cool :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 26, 2015, 05:58:45 pm
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11898665_1040324835979964_1082202997857530909_n.jpg?oh=3750d308c52acc86beddc118ebf6e73b&oe=567802B9)

Cute! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on August 26, 2015, 06:34:55 pm
I hope someone didn't cut up a real Corvette for that!
Nice look, I hope they used replica parts.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2015, 06:37:05 pm
Corvette boat looks like a photoshop to me. Just somat about the pic. Sure is a neat idea tho !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 26, 2015, 09:17:23 pm
That would work for a retro-BatBoat, maybe?

There are even one or two power boat kits out there... or a suitable-sized toy would work as well. Add the 63 Corvette kit of your choice and Robert is one of your Parents' Brother.

Cheers
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 27, 2015, 03:02:32 am
AMT even did the boat and trailer for the bottom half too. I think I have one in The Loft somewhere.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 27, 2015, 05:16:39 am
Yes it would look great in black ! My Grandfather had a 1/4 scale RC replica an old 50s/ 60s era racing boat, sadly just another piece 'stolen' when his 'friends' helped my Grandmother clear out his workshops.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 27, 2015, 07:59:02 pm
Base Defence Fighter (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206799972751734&set=gm.698160000286150&type=1&theater)

Simple idea, I like it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 07:48:48 am
That's pretty wild ! Is the fuselage aerofoil shaped or just round ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dadlamassu on August 31, 2015, 10:22:01 am
That's pretty wild ! Is the fuselage aerofoil shaped or just round ?

 :thumbsup:

Looks like a couple of old Airfix stands glued together.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 31, 2015, 10:23:22 am
That's pretty wild ! Is the fuselage aerofoil shaped or just round ?

 :thumbsup:

Looks like a couple of old Airfix stands glued together.

Exactly, which is why it's called a Base Defence Fighter....  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 12:05:57 pm
That's hilarious ! Went right over my head too....as I don't know what they look like. people sure do come up with some crazy/cool ideas eh !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 01, 2015, 07:52:20 am
RAAF Su-47 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207690504050371&set=a.10207690502770339.1073742067.1525514201&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2015, 08:17:54 am
Looks good ! Fits into the Sharkmouth section too.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 10, 2015, 10:18:02 am
Could this be the next VLJ or Bizjet proposal from Airbus? (http://aviationhumor.net/airbus-a3/#)

I've seen heaps of shopped pics like this but not this particular one before, I quite like it and might try something similar if I find a cheap enough airliner kit.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 11:41:44 am
Funny....looks familiar but you're right, different. I think the other one didn't have engines ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2015, 01:15:59 pm
Any one of the Airbus narrow bodies would do, even the ancient first issue Revell A320, which should be pretty cheap at auction now.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on September 10, 2015, 01:26:16 pm

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/q83/s720x720/12006277_10203644749518672_1189704016174546710_n.jpg?oh=d9b4b8d0cbf01948985dda9f7ad874a6&oe=56600DCC)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on September 10, 2015, 01:29:33 pm

also visible there

http://www.christophehuet.com/#/MAKING-OF/306 (http://www.christophehuet.com/#/MAKING-OF/306)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 03:04:26 pm
What a cool idea. Great minds out there eh ! Gives new meaning to the term 'boneyard'.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 10, 2015, 06:24:05 pm
Boneyard pic is cool :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 10, 2015, 06:33:31 pm
Learjet amphibian (https://video-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xtf1/v/t42.1790-2/12005394_767802189994873_1820599404_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjMwMCwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=300&vabr=151&oh=92ed6094798a49546d13a2472705c497&oe=55F24D3F) ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 06:44:40 pm
That's crazy ! They must have been just moving it to higher ground ? I'd sure want to look around after taxiing through all that water !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on September 10, 2015, 06:51:36 pm
Wonder what happened when the pilot tried to use the brakes?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mr.Creak on September 11, 2015, 08:30:46 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12004979_888365421201396_4911544570999944516_n.jpg?oh=72f0d1caf9f6181d7f9b457d49e15906&oe=56605557)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2015, 10:47:05 am
Hahahaha....that is hilarious ! Love how they put the alternate scheme on the box as well...great stuff !

 :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 12, 2015, 05:00:18 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 12, 2015, 05:32:31 am
Love how they put the alternate scheme on the box as well...great stuff !

 :bow:

Absolutely  :thumbsup: It's in the clean configuration as well so loads for the spares box  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 12, 2015, 06:35:32 am
lol hadn't noticed that ! I love the ideas people come up with

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2015, 11:40:34 am

I'll put it here as well : I saw it on Facebook

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11836828_10205616824124829_4931137606856358872_n.jpg?oh=ecec510a157505eed8d280503a87e130&oe=56A9ED73)


another do-able kitbash!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on September 12, 2015, 01:16:26 pm
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12004979_888365421201396_4911544570999944516_n.jpg?oh=72f0d1caf9f6181d7f9b457d49e15906&oe=56605557)

Two different paint schemes too
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 13, 2015, 03:17:57 am
Yak kit is cool :mellow:

VW inspired scooter (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207878920917866&set=a.1851848062884.2109674.1441256525&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 15, 2015, 05:10:25 am
That's pretty cool ! Looks like lots of room for upgrades as well, with windows and working lights etc.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on September 27, 2015, 08:09:07 pm
By Bill F. Mcrae Jr. (Don't give me grief about the lower case 'r' in his surname, that's the way he spelled it :unsure:) Posted in the Star Trek Modellers Group.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t34.0-12/11997499_10200831952359160_1711828526_n.jpg?oh=75fcc1ed7f2c3522d11018773dba10c6&oe=560AE7F5)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 27, 2015, 08:46:40 pm
Very cool....love the way the canopy/ windscreen looks !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 28, 2015, 01:36:48 am
The "old school" air intakes (whatever...) are cool.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 28, 2015, 03:23:43 am
The "old school" air intakes (whatever...) are cool.

Bussard collectors.
http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Bussard_collector
I'm oddly proud of myself for remembering that.  All those hours spent watching Mrs z's Star Trek collections didn't go to waste after all.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 28, 2015, 07:40:02 am
Ah, yes, I remember the name. Just had the vision of the rotating collectors from the TV Enterprise in mind...  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on September 28, 2015, 07:56:17 am
Ah, yes, I remember the name. Just had the vision of the rotating collectors from the TV Enterprise in mind...  ;)

Which one as there have been three Enterprise's on TV?

TOS: The Original Series with James T. Kirk

Next Gen: Star Trek The Next Generation with Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Enterprise: Enterprise with Jonathan Archer

I am guessing that you mean TOS though going by your description  ;D

Gondor

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 29, 2015, 02:34:29 am
Yes. The one and only.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 29, 2015, 03:32:08 am
Four Enterprises on TV - The Enterprise C (NCC 1701 C) appeared in the ST:TNG episode Yesterday's Enterprise.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on October 01, 2015, 08:23:56 pm
Not a what-if, this is a I-hope-it-happens= electric tiltrotor (http://www.flyingmag.com/news/diamond-launches-hybrid-electric-tiltrotor?src=SOC&dom=fb)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on October 02, 2015, 02:31:50 am
Four Enterprises on TV - The Enterprise C (NCC 1701 C) appeared in the ST:TNG episode Yesterday's Enterprise.

We were talking about Series not craft. A fairly late lettered Enterprise appears in the Series "Enterprise" when Archer is taken to the far and distant future to show what may happen to the Federation

Gondor (treckie)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 02, 2015, 05:26:27 am
Don't remember that one.  I've only watched Enterprise through once.
The Defiant was always my favourite ship and series 7 of DS9 my favourite show (although Voyager had its moments).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 06, 2015, 10:23:54 am
Ratty posted this one on FB from Brazil I guess ?

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12143248_10203565410295231_6539142029877106270_n.jpg?oh=081b5ee0f73d72402c15423ca7540c10&oe=569DB389)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 06, 2015, 11:51:56 pm
IIRC, that's orginally from a German modeler (Thomas Brückel) who built several very creative F-104 conversions. There's also a USMC version of this VTOL concept.

See, and stand in awe: http://acroairwolf.beepworld.de/plastikmodellejets.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 07, 2015, 03:00:48 am
Some inspirational stuff there.  I particularly like the Thunderbear and the STOL Starfighters with the engines in the tip tanks.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on October 07, 2015, 03:09:37 am
There are a couple there for Kit, extended wing F-104's  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 07, 2015, 05:38:56 am
Thanks for the link ! A prolific builder with some nice stuff in there ! Love all the 104s. Thought for sure I'd see at least one Canadian in there. I like his other iteration of the VTOL bird, looks more feasible. I like the 'see through' X-1 as wll !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 07, 2015, 12:13:43 pm
Geoff Payne shared this one on FB from the Luft '46 page. Lots of nice stuff there.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12144872_10203610930512635_5949149583202574557_n.jpg?oh=d845e5cbf325891646053d678c70622c&oe=56A31DA2)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 07, 2015, 12:20:46 pm
THAT's going to leave a mark when the hook catches!!  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 07, 2015, 12:41:48 pm
Boomsy daisy.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on October 07, 2015, 04:14:57 pm
Found this on facebook,

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/12076927_1070012619675734_2131829311_n_zps7kcz4b63.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/12076927_1070012619675734_2131829311_n_zps7kcz4b63.jpg.html)

The builder calls it his "what if" so I sent him an invite to the forum

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 07, 2015, 07:29:19 pm
We gotta see more of that !

 :wub: :wub: :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 08, 2015, 01:15:50 am
I'm still not seeing the pictures you put in your posts Cap'n.
If I hit quote and the copy and paste the url into the address line of a new tab then I can see them
Anyone else having this problem?  It seems to only be posts by the Cap'n which are affected.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 08, 2015, 01:20:02 am
Aha! fixed it.
I have an extension running in Safari which blocks it from relating my every move to Facebok.  Turning that off and reloading the page caused the picture to appear.
How annoying.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 08, 2015, 07:01:36 am
Glad it's working for you ! Seems like FB is taking over the internet tho.... :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on October 10, 2015, 01:56:25 am
Large R/C Qantas Constellation (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207716031920501&set=gm.959419020768048&type=3&theater) with a more modern style scheme that I don't think a full size has been painted like.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2015, 06:43:59 am
That link won't work for me so I'll have to try youtube. It's funny as I was going to buy a box of chocolates from a fictitious airline yesterday featuring a Connie.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on October 10, 2015, 08:27:51 am
Sorry, it seems to be one of those groups you need to be a member of to view pics on Facebook, I will post the pic instead:
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n229/idratherfly13/12088310_10207716031920501_8092774772221961495_n_zpsyduvm9mq.jpg)
Photo from Matthew Leman's post in RC Scale Aircraft Australia.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2015, 11:19:49 am
Sweet. Found a video as well. Looks like the real thing after she landed and taxied in !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2n7siP1Oc0
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on October 13, 2015, 07:43:32 pm
This was on the facebook group Canadian Military Modellers Association, from Tim Bates: "My son wanted his Dusty from Disney's movie Planes to become a Snowbird lol.fun little project for my boy."

And I like it!

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12088585_10153424879779998_2238169176373066353_n.jpg?oh=54300f52e1044f636f34034ac0672254&oe=569956D6)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 14, 2015, 06:01:36 am
That does look good ! Would be a great flying display to watch, and to listen to as well !

 :wub: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 03, 2015, 08:19:06 am
This is from the CF-104 FB page:

No.6 OTU/417 Squadron trained Canada's CF-104 pilots.
 Based at Cold Lake

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12196012_580879288730049_3423509186594707002_n.jpg?oh=8c73dc54a5d288720d7b54a588264a45&oe=56ACD13F)

Makes me want to build a 104 bomber  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 03, 2015, 08:41:34 am
Reminds me somehow of a D.H. Meteor night fighter front section? Looks odd and cool, nevertheless.  :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 16, 2015, 06:20:33 am
I was tagged in this on FB last night-
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12373413_962840980457683_8198530326155773191_n.jpg?oh=682f67847b966e802a9d02fd8a97853e&oe=57119AAC)

So...would Nazi TIE fighters count for the BoB GB?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 17, 2015, 08:55:10 am

So...would Nazi TIE fighters count for the BoB GB?


Yeah, but you'd have to build one, and finish it, in only 3 days. A bit like Time Team in fact.  ;D

Non-Brit readers may need some explanation about that last bit..............
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 17, 2015, 09:02:50 am

So...would Nazi TIE fighters count for the BoB GB?


Yeah, but you'd have to build one, and finish it, in only 3 days. A bit like Time Team in fact.  ;D

Non-Brit readers may need some explanation about that last bit..............

Sounds like a better show than Irwin Allen's Time Tunnel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_Tunnel).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Jesse220 on December 17, 2015, 06:15:55 pm
Check those out.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.845277158918696.1073741834.841395569306855&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.855570967889315.1073741840.841395569306855&type=3
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 21, 2015, 09:18:58 am
Neat stuff. I really like the Tie Punisher !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Jesse220 on December 21, 2015, 07:22:22 pm
Neat stuff. I really like the Tie Punisher !

 :cheers:

Yeah  :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on December 31, 2015, 01:56:18 am
Just found this one here;
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/10369208_952469554789944_5165721647300390_n.png?oh=9073f1ed48d350ebcf7ee5332cd0f3cc&oe=5711EAB2

Imageshack is being silly and not letting me copy forum URLs for some reason
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on December 31, 2015, 03:03:06 am
Dang !  that looks so right !

will add to the "to-do" list

thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 31, 2015, 04:54:33 am
Missed that BoB Tie fighter ! love all of this Star Wars stuff coming out

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 04, 2016, 01:24:32 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/10369208_952469554789944_5165721647300390_n.png?oh=9073f1ed48d350ebcf7ee5332cd0f3cc&oe=5711EAB2)

The aforementioned German Slave I is worth showing directly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2016, 05:12:57 pm
That Slave 1 is pretty cool ! Fits in well like that.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on January 21, 2016, 02:52:26 pm
You  can check out my Facebook page: Steven James McColm
Yes you'll find me in Royal Air Force number one uniform with my Corporal stripes and Royal Auxiliary Air Force sign in the background.
The latest picture is of the Matchbox HP Victor Mk3 AEW.
Had some feedback from the Matchbox Modelers and Great Planes that were never built.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 21, 2016, 06:24:49 pm
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12507236_10153420554761314_6905461227044494888_n.jpg?oh=3d265425be422df41bb8c90f180d4c13&oe=57498463)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 22, 2016, 09:54:53 am
That looks even more awesome in RCAF colours than it would have in a USAF scheme.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on January 22, 2016, 10:05:50 am
That looks even more awesome in RCAF colours than it would have in a USAF scheme.  :thumbsup:

Yes, but why it's not shooting down those pesky commies ??? :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on January 22, 2016, 01:02:30 pm
Four Bison is that a herd?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 22, 2016, 02:49:53 pm
They're Badgers, the Bison had four engines.

According to Wikepdia a collection of badgers is a cete, or maybe a clan...........  :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on January 22, 2016, 09:50:11 pm
That looks even more awesome in RCAF colours than it would have in a USAF scheme.  :thumbsup:

Yes, but why it's not shooting down those pesky commies ??? :unsure:

It's an RSC (République Socialiste Canadienne) fighter escort that's why... ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on January 23, 2016, 04:14:50 pm
A-7 in Argentine markings, from the A-7 fan page on FB:

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/886337_524983731016326_1750093902227965957_o.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/markknapp/media/886337_524983731016326_1750093902227965957_o.jpg.html)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/12615549_524981821016517_1101873916733709855_o.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/markknapp/media/12615549_524981821016517_1101873916733709855_o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 24, 2016, 06:54:43 pm
That could have been dangerous !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 31, 2016, 10:12:14 pm
747 derived heavily armed gunship :o

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988213817918411&set=gm.1000833303309187&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 01, 2016, 07:07:41 am
I like the Argentinian A-7 idea!  :thumbsup: Not certain about the Exocet, but the idea is cool.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: abtex on February 03, 2016, 10:12:25 am
747 derived heavily armed gunship :o

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988213817918411&set=gm.1000833303309187&type=3&theater
Do you remember why group this Gunship's photo came from?
The link is dead. It least for me.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on February 06, 2016, 01:52:10 pm
This page showed up on the Plastic Model Builders Group on fb just now: https://snorresmayhem.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/herculoid/ (https://snorresmayhem.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/herculoid/)

(https://snorresmayhem.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/img_0174.jpg?w=648)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on February 06, 2016, 02:13:06 pm

Herculoïd ! event the name is excellent whif  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 07, 2016, 06:20:41 am
747 derived heavily armed gunship :o

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988213817918411&set=gm.1000833303309187&type=3&theater
Do you remember why group this Gunship's photo came from?
The link is dead. It least for me.

Came from a page titled "Greatest aircraft that never were" or something similar. It may be a closed group... :unsure:

Cannot find the image myself now, the 747 remided me of a C-5, it had it's wings re-located to the top of the fuselage and it had a T-tail, IIRC it was armed with at least 3 GAU-8's, howitzers etc. Looked mean, except the paintwork, it was the standard silver and blue stripes with 747 written up the fin. That's what I'm remembering anyhow :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 07, 2016, 06:23:30 am
This page showed up on the Plastic Model Builders Group on fb just now: https://snorresmayhem.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/herculoid/ (https://snorresmayhem.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/herculoid/)

(https://snorresmayhem.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/img_0174.jpg?w=648)

That is cool, I like it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 07, 2016, 08:07:38 am
That's pretty wild and certainly has some potential eh !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on February 07, 2016, 12:20:04 pm
Crazy build
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 12:36:38 pm
Not a whif per se but wow

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/12657903_1318911501467702_4651915593789588281_o.jpg)

http://www.dioramas-and-models.com/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on February 08, 2016, 07:36:42 pm
That is one cooked Cutlass! :o


Very good dio! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on February 09, 2016, 02:38:36 am
amazing
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 09, 2016, 07:20:48 am
Work of art... :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: su27rules on February 11, 2016, 01:30:05 am
Just find this, sorry if it is repost.....

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12400642_10153282025157724_3900089180432709211_n.jpg?oh=60cced2c14e7a0a584ad387434c6c587&oe=5764B8D2)

From......https://www.facebook.com/groups/bandaistarwars/photos/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on February 14, 2016, 09:57:20 am
Love this one:

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/12717421_10208142269650087_8578012465150786611_n.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/markknapp/media/12717421_10208142269650087_8578012465150786611_n.jpg.html)

From: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208142269650087&set=gm.760301537405329&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 15, 2016, 05:42:02 am
The Snow Speeder is cool, but completely crazy !

Love the flying Banana !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on February 17, 2016, 08:06:54 pm
Love this one:

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/12717421_10208142269650087_8578012465150786611_n.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/markknapp/media/12717421_10208142269650087_8578012465150786611_n.jpg.html)

From: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208142269650087&set=gm.760301537405329&type=3&theater


Thanks, that's one of mine. It wound up at one of the big UK shows (Telford?) and was apparently well received. Somewhere in a corner of England there lies a part of Alvis.

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: abtex on February 18, 2016, 08:14:52 am
747 derived heavily armed gunship :o

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=988213817918411&set=gm.1000833303309187&type=3&theater
Do you remember why group this Gunship's photo came from?
The link is dead. It least for me.

Came from a page titled "Greatest aircraft that never were" or something similar. It may be a closed group... :unsure:

Cannot find the image myself now, the 747 remided me of a C-5, it had it's wings re-located to the top of the fuselage and it had a T-tail, IIRC it was armed with at least 3 GAU-8's, howitzers etc. Looked mean, except the paintwork, it was the standard silver and blue stripes with 747 written up the fin. That's what I'm remembering anyhow :unsure:
Found it. Facebook is made to search.
Thanks for the heads up about the What-if.
http://aviationhumor.net/boeing-ac-25a-banshee/ (http://aviationhumor.net/boeing-ac-25a-banshee/)
(http://aviationhumor.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/AirplaneJokes-0027.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2016, 05:27:22 am
It does open an interesting concept, where a transport launched cruise missiles as either a frontal attack or a diversion when it's heading to the drop/ landing zone. I like that idea  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on February 26, 2016, 02:55:42 am

fresh vegetables? I hadn't thought of that yet ...


https://www.facebook.com/miniaturecalendar/photos/a.248878625178142.61272.248876338511704/982936858438978/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/miniaturecalendar/photos/a.248878625178142.61272.248876338511704/982936858438978/?type=3&theater)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12745834_982936858438978_6522179484977367763_n.jpg?oh=6f63b0132451136745aebe6097050b68&oe=575DE265&__gda__=1465973601_4cddd44cecb27c17543be879e295a4d9)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 26, 2016, 05:24:27 am
That's hilarious ! I think I'm going to do one. The pilot is a nice touch  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: tc2324 on March 01, 2016, 06:42:55 am
Caption reads.....,

`One of early concepts created during Mi-28 development. Never realized Soviet concept by the Mil Design Bureau from 1973`.

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/sukhoi_zpsf0mkve6n.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/sukhoi_zpsf0mkve6n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 01, 2016, 07:36:47 am
That's got some potential !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on March 01, 2016, 02:00:06 pm
Caption reads.....,

`One of early concepts created during Mi-28 development. Never realized Soviet concept by the Mil Design Bureau from 1973`.

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/sukhoi_zpsf0mkve6n.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/sukhoi_zpsf0mkve6n.jpg.html)

Just spotted the pusher prop too, thats a weighty transmission system but looks cool!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on March 02, 2016, 12:32:38 am


another cute one :

(https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12814202_986462801419717_8159965702356471587_n.jpg?oh=656e0a92cb9631223c6a6b05df526f0a&oe=574DC6F4)

from

https://www.facebook.com/miniaturecalendar/photos/a.248878625178142.61272.248876338511704/986462801419717/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/miniaturecalendar/photos/a.248878625178142.61272.248876338511704/986462801419717/?type=3&theater)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on March 21, 2016, 08:53:34 pm
By Tim Allen: "The Douglas D-558 phase II X-craft as it would have looked in the 1950s as used as an interceptor by the US Navy."

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1479517_10209230730308478_3311989852550434757_n.jpg?oh=722dab63deef2c606e8c936e4446e7aa&oe=578DC2AE)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 22, 2016, 12:43:13 am
That looks sexy, the tail is very Douglas-ish. And it's a paper model, too!?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 24, 2016, 04:05:06 am
Love the tape and pencil chopper ! That looks like some office fun  :thumbsup:

The 558 looks great as an interceptor. Love that colour on her ! Sure does look like a card model.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 28, 2016, 05:40:51 pm
Canuck Concept by Richard David Van Roie

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12523993_10153389753732213_5959480004914719252_n.jpg?oh=83ba93ebc78d4e1f9abc8b8ac386ea18&oe=577624D8)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scooterman on April 10, 2016, 06:48:08 pm
Race ya to build it, Toad!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on April 11, 2016, 04:05:40 am

by Christopher Labrooy

(http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/aerobics-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on April 11, 2016, 04:47:07 am
Race ya to build it, Toad!!

lol But seriously ? When do you want to start ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on April 11, 2016, 05:01:36 am

by Christopher Labrooy

(http://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/aerobics-5.jpg)


MC Escher's brief flirtation with car design
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on April 11, 2016, 06:59:16 pm
Reminds me of:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/33/Berwyn_car_spindle_20070707.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 12, 2016, 02:28:00 am
 :rolleyes:

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/984677/thumbs/o-CARS-570.jpg?6)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on April 12, 2016, 02:34:02 am
Escher really should just stay away from engineering
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on April 12, 2016, 02:45:27 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Mossie on April 13, 2016, 12:48:53 am
:rolleyes:

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/984677/thumbs/o-CARS-570.jpg?6)

Sent dizzy by Dizzy! :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Madoc on April 16, 2016, 06:10:52 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ia4xDMBJZS4/UQhO7GwacWI/AAAAAAAAIKQ/GVamgIsuyE4/w497-h373/44733_452452054807993_2133313352_n%255B1%255D.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on April 17, 2016, 01:32:55 am
That is good  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on April 28, 2016, 07:54:53 pm
lol it certainly is !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on April 30, 2016, 02:58:51 pm

doable in 1/25? anyone?  ;D

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/13043682_10207468180997366_6737164019692452252_n.jpg?oh=f629bd62d16ddf85c74c81ac40a80a18&oe=57A406EF)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on April 30, 2016, 08:23:41 pm
Should paint it yellow with a little more conning tower and funny shaped periscopes.


(http://evolver.fm/media/beatles%20ibook/beatles_two.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on May 01, 2016, 03:17:08 am

doable in 1/25? anyone?  ;D

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/13043682_10207468180997366_6737164019692452252_n.jpg?oh=f629bd62d16ddf85c74c81ac40a80a18&oe=57A406EF)


It's based on a '58 Caddy.  AFAIK only Lee kitted one in 1/25 and given what i've read about the kit converting it into a submarine is probably the best thing you could do with it.
It looks very Batmanish in black.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 01, 2016, 06:27:00 am
That is awesome ! Imagine if it drove past you and down the boat launch ?  :blink: :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on May 01, 2016, 02:14:49 pm
Is that real, model or photoshop?
The buildings behind reminds me of Cuba...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: CANSO on May 01, 2016, 06:58:26 pm
Is that real, model or photoshop?
The buildings behind reminds me of Cuba...
Yes, it is real and it is in Cuba - video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGNrJ4Rxpxg). The car was part of an exhibition though, it's not a real submarine-car or any kind of "escape" vehicle. :lol:
I have seen it before, some 3-4 years ago or so.

P.S. May 2, 2016: I did find an article about the exhibition (Biennale in Havana) and the "submarine-car" here (http://artpulsemagazine.com/behind-the-wall). Artist's name is Esterio Segura. And here (http://www.revistasexcelencias.com/arte-por-excelencias/editorial-14/de-submarinos-y-castillos-en-el-aire) in Spanish.
Some drawings for this project look IMHO more impressive than the end product:
(http://www.cubanartnews.org/artwork/submarinos_5(ESTERIO_SEGURA).jpg)
(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/554a0512e4b02e663cefba80/t/55ad9549e4b0f077f40b49a9/1437439306656/readimage.jpg?format=1500w)
(http://blog.uprising-art.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CIMG3837.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on May 02, 2016, 03:52:15 am
Hmmmmm, gives me an idea for the in the navy GB...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on May 03, 2016, 03:30:46 am
It looks very Batmanish in black.

My mind said "Batsubmobile!" the moment I saw it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 03, 2016, 12:45:49 pm
Someone should build a fully functioning 1/1 submarine car like that. Just for shits'n'giggles. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on May 03, 2016, 07:28:30 pm
Getting it to submerge would be easy, getting it back to the surface might be more difficult. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 03, 2016, 09:26:57 pm
^  ;D Yeah! That's probably where the ninety-ninety rule thing came from. Imagine the conversation:

Boss: How's work going on the submersible car?
Engineer: Oh, just swell. We're about... half way there, I s'pose.
Boss: What do you mean "half way there"?
Engineer: Well, we... er.. took it for test drive it in the harbour basin and... and... it submerged beautifully. So....

*awkward silence*
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on May 05, 2016, 09:52:16 am
Quote
Boss: How's work going on the submersible car?
Engineer: Oh, just swell. We're about... half way there, I s'pose.
Boss: What do you mean "half way there"?
Engineer: Well, we... er.. took it for test drive it in the harbour basin and... and... it submerged beautifully. So....

*awkward silence*

That is hilarious!  I can't stop grinning.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 06, 2016, 11:50:08 pm
Like the (modified) saying goes:
"Any Car can be a Submarine... once."  :-\


"Want to buy a used car? Only problem with it is a slight bit of water in the Carb."
"Sure, I'll take a look - where is it?"
"In the Harbour."
(With thanks and apologies to Billy T. James)   :lol: :lol:

Cheers
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on May 07, 2016, 04:43:21 am
Like the (modified) saying goes:
"Any Car can be a Submarine... once."  :-\


Even had their own slipway in Putney. The one outside the Star and Garter (no idea what it's called now) was always being used by the Hooray's to park the car daddy had bought them and they were always going for a swim at high tide  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2016, 05:15:58 am
Like the (modified) saying goes:
"Any Car can be a Submarine... once."  :-\


Even had their own slipway in Putney. The one outside the Star and Garter (no idea what it's called now) was always being used by the Hooray's to park the car daddy had bought them and they were always going for a swim at high tide  ;D

Do that in these parts, with our 30 ft tide rise and fall, and the darn thing'll end up in France!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on May 07, 2016, 06:34:18 am
another creative use of a VW combi


(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13177505_10204360709056856_1253462383701057022_n.jpg?oh=8fb40beb1fc5b29cebadce3150010d60&oe=57E29986)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on May 07, 2016, 07:00:59 am
I wonder if they welded the rest of that bus on top of a school bus, for a Senicruiser look...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on May 15, 2016, 01:23:26 am

busses and aircraft ...

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13177870_10154799292726509_5915856046205929879_n.jpg?oh=3cd5df3b2366b08d96f486394edb5a71&oe=579C1785)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154799292726509&set=gm.10154300533337369&type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154799292726509&set=gm.10154300533337369&type=3&theater)

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13240479_1705257959755813_20113749208776870_n.jpg?oh=bd680fc720025011fe2a8db0e89a12a1&oe=57E405EE)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1705257959755813&set=p.1705257959755813&type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1705257959755813&set=p.1705257959755813&type=3&theater)

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13178715_10204397084206212_2326421097119161485_n.jpg?oh=b77c14b9f9d6f0cabd4d3d0f3bc7c2b8&oe=57DA4A93)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204397084206212&set=gm.10154301101147369&type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204397084206212&set=gm.10154301101147369&type=3&theater)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 23, 2016, 05:55:12 pm
 :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 23, 2016, 07:03:39 pm
Love the Mini-Bar. I have to show that to a friend of mine he'd love it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on May 24, 2016, 04:07:53 am
Love the Mini-Bar. I have to show that to a friend of mine he'd love it !

 :cheers:

That's not a Mini bar! That's a Kombi bar!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 24, 2016, 07:48:34 am
lol

My old MicroBuff  :thumbsup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/d2-2_zps41065471.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on May 24, 2016, 08:54:58 am
Groovy ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2016, 07:35:22 pm
lol

My old MicroBuff  :thumbsup:


 :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on May 28, 2016, 02:23:20 am
thanks Captain!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: martinbayer on May 28, 2016, 10:29:51 pm
lol

My old MicroBuff  :thumbsup:


 :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

Airbus?

Martin
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 01, 2016, 04:25:08 pm
lol good one !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on June 06, 2016, 08:48:52 am
From the Starship Modelers page:

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/3wing.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/markknapp/media/3wing.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 06, 2016, 09:34:26 am
That's neat ! Love that it's a tri-wing ? as well

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 06, 2016, 09:37:03 am
That's a nice and colorful work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 06, 2016, 09:39:13 am
So I guess that makes the Triple Entente the Galactic Empire then?  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: su27rules on June 06, 2016, 11:58:20 am
Great X-tri-wing !! :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on June 07, 2016, 12:21:39 am
Does it make it an asterisk-wing?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on June 07, 2016, 12:45:29 am
Now that is nice
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 07, 2016, 03:13:05 am
Does it make it an asterisk-wing?

Beat me to it.  :thumbsup:

Nice bit of whiffing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on June 07, 2016, 10:31:35 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 08, 2016, 04:34:17 pm
Got tagged on this-
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13418925_10208344422442610_2905059141146012847_n.jpg?oh=5e6e4b832485caa3f7084a2d9a1d323d&oe=57C3F6B9)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 09, 2016, 06:06:58 am
Nice !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on June 09, 2016, 07:20:08 pm
Triplane X-wing looks cool. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2016, 04:58:13 am
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13419062_10153743020741482_8566440402991184748_n.jpg?oh=cc18c91f53e04fc203309abcc6096630&oe=58068EAF)

I thought it was real at first
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on June 10, 2016, 06:57:30 am
You mean it's not!? :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2016, 08:03:34 am
From what I`ve gathered the yellow is real but the markings aren't. I guess they are doing some up for a BCATP anniversary or somat

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on June 10, 2016, 08:15:39 am
The CF-188 I saw a few days ago at YYC was apparently painted up in a commemorative BCATP scheme only it was too far away from me to see the paint job. It's on the airshow circuit this year.

Found this photo of it on the internet

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/YYC/stuart-sanders-hornet-1_zpsjere8puz.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/YYC/stuart-sanders-hornet-1_zpsjere8puz.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2016, 09:39:44 am
I wasn`t a fan of that scheme when I first saw it revealed, but then I saw pics of her in the air in it looks brill. I still would like to see one done closer to the original colours and markings tho.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: CANSO on June 11, 2016, 08:11:13 am
From what I`ve gathered the yellow is real but the markings aren't. I guess they are doing some up for a BCATP anniversary or somat
 :cheers:
This is the real photo, photoshoped by others:
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/8/7/3/1925378.jpg?v=v20)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2016, 12:52:05 am
To my eyes the USAF one behind it would look more suited to USN in that scheme it's wearing ? Very smart  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 13, 2016, 08:51:28 am
This is the real photo, photoshoped by others:

Nice find ! Now I know why the top portion is blanked out.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 13, 2016, 10:27:25 am
To my eyes the USAF one behind it would look more suited to USN in that scheme it's wearing ? Very smart  :thumbsup:

The yellow Texan II was a one-off for the USN aviation centennial in 2011.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2016, 06:38:55 am
To my eyes the USAF one behind it would look more suited to USN in that scheme it's wearing ? Very smart  :thumbsup:

The yellow Texan II was a one-off for the USN aviation centennial in 2011.

Yup, they did some really attractive schemes then. Could have almost got me modeling a modern aircraft
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 22, 2016, 05:26:29 am
They have a yellow Harvard II now, but I can't find the page I saw it on ! Defo on the Quinte site.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on June 25, 2016, 06:55:31 pm
From the Fantasy Kit World facebook page. If Wooksta sees this he may keel over in a dead faint. And if Airfix was smart they would make this a reality.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12565383_1641725882733099_1988240370969464583_n.jpg?oh=9d89256225b433e08a6850bb85439b34&oe=57C291F2)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on July 04, 2016, 06:10:58 pm
Are you folks talking about the Harvard II painted up like John Gillespie Magee's Harvard?  There is a great article about it at Vintage Wings:

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/569/The-High-Flight-Harvards.aspx (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/569/The-High-Flight-Harvards.aspx)


(http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20N/My%20Old%2043/MyOld4317.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 04, 2016, 06:22:22 pm
Excellent read, thanks ! I saw it at the airshow in Trenton as well

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13507039_10210034170837098_5379424741362582796_n.jpg?oh=c17019d5e5a73c35b9714e119bf162bf&oe=57F63FC4)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on July 04, 2016, 06:26:46 pm
Nice shot. 

Have we had this posted yet?  A Tu-91 nose grafted onto a Tu-4; not sure it is a WHIF, might have been real.  Still bizarre.

(https://scontent.fdtw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/13606783_727702297370531_611821097005716885_n.jpg?oh=68934c4c49524546a3b692ed99345a27&oe=57EE778D)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on July 04, 2016, 11:09:25 pm
It was a real testbed Reddfoxx.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 05, 2016, 03:49:10 am

gosh yes indeed

(http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_tu-91_files/Tu-91_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2016, 07:24:51 am
It was a real testbed Reddfoxx.

Paul Harrison

And the build is in a recent SAM or SAMI (SAM I think ?). I've tidied up my mags so of course can't find it  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 08, 2016, 06:03:08 am
That's really wild !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Gondor on July 08, 2016, 10:12:43 am
It was a real testbed Reddfoxx.

Paul Harrison

And the build is in a recent SAM or SAMI (SAM I think ?). I've tidied up my mags so of course can't find it  :banghead:

I followed the build on Britmodeller

Definitely an ugly duckling

Gondor
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: chrisonord on July 13, 2016, 11:36:48 am
The "aircraft" became the TU-91, a proposed naval attack aircraft, bu got cancelled. You can get a kit of the actual aircraft Modelsvit do one in 1/72nd scale.
Chris
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 15, 2016, 06:35:20 am
It was a real testbed Reddfoxx.
Paul Harrison

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/87/44/21/8744214dcfcf6a9beb7cd3ff43a24de7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on July 15, 2016, 09:20:19 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on July 16, 2016, 12:12:53 am
Just watched that Blue Harvest episode a couple of days ago!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on July 16, 2016, 03:46:52 pm
Not exactly a whiff, but war history online just posted this to facetube,
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/6CA49E17-88A3-4CDA-B6DE-6C7FB30007D7_zpsuwd5rtgf.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6CA49E17-88A3-4CDA-B6DE-6C7FB30007D7_zpsuwd5rtgf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on July 16, 2016, 08:39:53 pm
Same old problem with a kit that big..... Where do I put it when its done?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 17, 2016, 06:41:46 am
He'll have fun if he wants it hanging from the ceiling  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 19, 2016, 12:41:11 pm
I like this, I'd build it if I had appropriately sized Hawkeye and Falcon kits.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1011896982261995&set=gm.10154367216949784&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 21, 2016, 05:34:54 am
I like this, I'd build it if I had appropriately sized Hawkeye and Falcon kits.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1011896982261995&set=gm.10154367216949784&type=3&theater

I've got an entire 1/72 Hawkeye sitting in the shed, unfortunately minus the engines which ended up on my C-119T.

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/WHIF%20C-119C/IMG_0751.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on July 21, 2016, 09:12:25 am
That would make some people's hair curl! Making this work in 3D would be all about picking the right scale.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on July 21, 2016, 03:33:30 pm
That pretty wild ! Certainly looks good.... :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 16, 2016, 08:55:41 am
Su-34  "Black Duck" from Ace Combat Infinity by Peter Cartledge:

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13912582_10154630167668296_400745857561719665_n.jpg?oh=56565394f7a71f02066f1dfaa087c97e&oe=585D839E)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13925386_10154630167793296_2162401534250153422_n.jpg?oh=523f701826cf359960d25fa7c0a8ff2a&oe=58475356)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14022235_10154630167913296_4922082442740877520_n.jpg?oh=23a33f939d6929400dd594d68f672714&oe=584652E3)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14040146_10154630168078296_8340915065227273832_n.jpg?oh=33a87c43fcdd92f1e51ee546a8f50af5&oe=584DA94A)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: chrisonord on August 16, 2016, 10:49:18 am
The SU-34 is one of my favourite modern Russian jets, I have built 2 and got one in the stash that will be armed with a scratch built Moskitt missile to go on it's centre lline. That one looks great in black.  :wub: :thumbsup:
Chris.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Zombolt on August 16, 2016, 11:00:35 am
I'm rolling that plane in ACI now
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 16, 2016, 11:56:26 pm
Is it really whiffy?  :o  Almost looks like the current Russian Air Force livery...?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 17, 2016, 03:28:43 am
Looks like it's wabbit season then... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on August 17, 2016, 05:52:06 am
The SU-34 is one of my favourite modern Russian jets, 

That one looks great in black.  :wub: :thumbsup:

Chris.

Agree with both sentiments. The Su-34 has a very purposefull look about it
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2016, 11:34:27 am
Is it really whiffy?  :o  Almost looks like the current Russian Air Force livery...?

Seeing as how it is fictional, I'd say so.  There are planes all over this site that actually exist yet are painted up in alternate colors or as something from a fictional universe and everyone seems OK with it.  That said, I do recall seeing some russian something or painted in this same scheme, as well, and it was sure purdy! :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 17, 2016, 01:04:01 pm
I'm amazed the darn thing can get airborne with that amount of hardware hung underneath!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2016, 01:20:21 pm
I'm amazed the darn thing can get airborne with that amount of hardware hung underneath!  :o

 ;D ;D   LOL   Probably has to take off with 10% fuel and then hit a tanker a couple miles out. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on August 17, 2016, 03:18:36 pm
I'm amazed the darn thing can get airborne with that amount of hardware hung underneath!  :o

 ;D ;D   LOL   Probably has to take off with 10% fuel and then hit a tanker a couple miles out.
So...
2xKh-31P/AS-17 Krypton á 600 kg = 1200 kg (I assume they are ARM's instead of ASM's since there are bombs on board)
3xKAB-1500L á 1500 kg = 4500 kg
2xKh-29L/AS-14 Kedge á 660 kg = 1320 kg
2xR-77-1/AA-12 Adder á 190 kg = 380 kg
Total 7400 kg (16300 lbs) not including launch rails

Su-34 empty weight is 22 500 kg, MTOW 45 100 kg. That leaves 22 600 kg for fuel and weapons, so in this case 15 200 kg (less the pylons' weight) for fuel (plus ammo for the gun, pilots and their gear, hydraulic fluids, etc.). Max internal fuel is however actually only 12 100 kg, so actually it could carry even heavier load (since the other items hardly weigh three tons). ;D Yes, it is a beast of a jet.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2016, 03:44:49 pm
Don't forget the hotpockets for the mini kitchen!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on August 18, 2016, 12:17:35 pm
A couple from the Greatest Planes That Never Were group yesterday:

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/helo.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on August 18, 2016, 12:18:12 pm
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/contra.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/contra1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on August 18, 2016, 02:51:58 pm
The helicopter is very pretty  :thumbsup: even if I don't see how the blades could be kept from cutting up each other very quickly! ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 18, 2016, 07:10:17 pm
The helicopter is very pretty  :thumbsup: even if I don't see how the blades could be kept from cutting up each other very quickly! ;D

Looking at the top view; the arcs of both sets of rotor blades cut through the hub of the other set.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on August 18, 2016, 07:46:04 pm
The helicopter is very pretty  :thumbsup: even if I don't see how the blades could be kept from cutting up each other very quickly! ;D

Looking at the top view; the arcs of both sets of rotor blades cut through the hub of the other set.
No problem at all: self-destruction is good for a suicidal mission!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on August 19, 2016, 06:11:51 am
In spite of the practicalities I do like the helicopter.

The Martin Baker escort fighter designer had double vision I think ?  ;D I can deal with the push/pull but contra-props and twin cockpits ?  :o

Reminds me of one of the Japanese push/pull designs. Which I think I have in the stash, so build it as is but change sides into SEAC markings ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 19, 2016, 08:56:56 pm
Yes, why twin cockpits?
Why go to that length to make communication between the crew difficult?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on August 20, 2016, 04:28:59 am

Why go to that length to make communication between the crew difficult?

Yup. I'm assuming that they weren't physically separated but just had separate "head room" ? Better than some of the coal holes navigators were asked to reside in, in things like the Sea Vixen I suppose. All that training as an officer and a gentleman and they stick you in a coal hole !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 20, 2016, 08:53:03 pm
So they could hold hands but not kiss... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2016, 05:23:51 pm
Two cool ones ! I wanted to build a Kaman twin like that way back when.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 25, 2016, 01:41:44 pm
Found this on Scale Aircraft Modeling page (He 100):

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14102535_1589345388028247_2607073251511580416_n.jpg?oh=59f7f312790dc44e7f01f0b19d842f3f&oe=5845EE86)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14102535_1589345394694913_3258064140424271299_n.jpg?oh=b7dbed76e2367c3274aa74126bf545f4&oe=5856E5C8)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14068094_1589345398028246_8126558582589824042_n.jpg?oh=6ea482f233001ee6633341fb6eb0811d&oe=584F1E3B)


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 25, 2016, 01:45:43 pm
Nice build !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on August 25, 2016, 04:54:23 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on August 28, 2016, 06:34:54 pm
This just showed up in a facebook thread I was following. Tardigrades with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14141810_10206583947149332_7944251076498101118_n.jpg?oh=3288832c689dd4627aa4f018250d8a09&oe=585455C5)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 29, 2016, 04:16:24 pm
That's pretty wild Rat ! Nice find. Imagine the mess if you shot one down ? Yuck.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 29, 2016, 07:44:59 pm
Hey, those are them "water bears" right?  hahah!!

Kind of makes sense... being as hardy as they are, maybe natural progression could lead to this in the distant future.  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 30, 2016, 04:23:11 pm
What are the odds?! Yesterday I posted a Star Trek themed WWII figther and today stumble across this. He said it was one of a few entries in a WWII themed Star Trek contest.
(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14079911_1774393209441246_743043208338961428_n.jpg?oh=fa5e6b98d09995f9c9989511648f1588&oe=58447C56)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 30, 2016, 04:27:16 pm
That was fast.. he already got back to me with more pics:

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14202702_1774461212767779_4592418422164523671_n.jpg?oh=bf1ce61d99e049d278e14fc89d6d64b0&oe=58406AFA)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14203332_1774461402767760_216978857452645270_n.jpg?oh=0e6a47f779f4b70d936c4010ce008912&oe=5840ECA8)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2016, 05:37:47 pm
Cool stuff. I like the camo on the biplane but the Wildcat is may favourite of the trio. Very cool !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 30, 2016, 05:49:34 pm
Cool stuff. I like the camo on the biplane but the Wildcat is may favourite of the trio. Very cool !

 :thumbsup:

Agreed! That's the one I liked best...  really nice.  I just got added to a group on Facebook ...they seem to post a lot of "what if" stuff.  Of course, Star Trek is "what if" itself... but whatever...   lol  I'll be sure to share the more notable stuff and all the armor or airplanes, etcs that fall within the realm of what if.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 02, 2016, 07:16:21 am
Found some more!  This, from the Ace Combat Community page, model by Eric Blazek:

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14183820_10206910269465463_4821712663582448361_n.jpg?oh=131f98b53efab7812b30049ecbd30b5b&oe=58487A69)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14237592_10206910269625467_5046276108682759233_n.jpg?oh=e6292f803f2634c6d4a32f2f310d1c30&oe=583EBD69)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14212787_10206910269905474_1098911164608644738_n.jpg?oh=ad21a694220a88755af7fc33e84b795b&oe=583CE692)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 02, 2016, 07:22:11 am
Cool, looks good. :thumbsup:

The first pic makes it look like it has a FSW to me, that would have been even better. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 02, 2016, 05:28:30 pm
Wow! Look at this, an F 15N "Sea Eagle"  (Seagle?!?  ;)   )

Take this with a grain of salt, as someone in the comments said no mention of Phoenix missiles was made:

"This was a proposed Navy version of the F-15 Eagle, named the F-15N Sea Eagle (Seagle). The F-15N was a carrier-capable variant proposed to the U.S. Navy as an alternative or replacement to the F-14 Tomcat. The proposed naval version was capable of carrying the AIM-54 Phoenix missile. The F-15N Sea Eagle featured folding wingtips, reinforced landing gear and a stronger tailhook for shipboard operations. Sadly the proposal was cancelled due to lack of funding or to save production cost. Can you just imagine that the F-15N was actually invented to fly alongside the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet.
The model below shows how the F-15N Sea Eagle would have looked like if it was actually invented."

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K_UjW2XbfzQ/TlWHizE-uLI/AAAAAAAAV3w/EimXmhqkMLk/s1600/F-15N04.jpg)

With the dorsal fuel tanks I suppose this is most likely a modified Strike Eagle.  No credit was given and no other information as to kits, materials, etc. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: overscan on September 02, 2016, 11:49:29 pm
There were absolutely F-15N with Phoenix studies. I have drawings.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2016, 04:50:34 am
That Sea Eagle is glorious. Great find  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 03, 2016, 09:51:09 am
There were absolutely F-15N with Phoenix studies. I have drawings.

That's good, makes me feel better. Wouldn't seem right without the Phoenix :wacko:  Perhaps we could glimpse said drawings in the near future?   ;)   
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 03, 2016, 09:53:49 am
That Sea Eagle is glorious. Great find  :thumbsup:

Thanks! These people at the Ace Combat page are posting more and more whif stuff every day it seems, and with no prodding from me! It's like these folks were reading my mind but more likely they're all fans of it too and, I do believe the popularity of whif  is spreading. --Suits me just fine. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 04, 2016, 02:07:37 am
They are interested in aircraft and modding the templates. There are several forums where whifs are used as benchmarks for digital aircraft skins, it's funny how the genres beget each other.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 04, 2016, 06:12:29 am
They are interested in aircraft and modding the templates. There are several forums where whifs are used as benchmarks for digital aircraft skins, it's funny how the genres beget each other.

That's pretty cool. One big, happy, family.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 07, 2016, 01:10:22 pm
Found this on the Ace Combat Memes page.

"Based off of Starcraft 2's Purifier Protoss design. I always loved their choice of colors." 

No other information given.

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14242314_942363965889952_5493082222014437990_o.jpg)

Original:
(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14206007_942366799223002_9153894134642229695_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2016, 05:13:13 pm
For sure, that Sea Eagle looks great ! Thanks for sharing that one !

 :thumbsup: :wub: :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 07, 2016, 07:46:28 pm
For sure, that Sea Eagle looks great ! Thanks for sharing that one !

 :thumbsup: :wub: :bow:
No doubt one of my favorites of all the stuff I've found.  Whoever made that has SKILLS!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook (F-15N)
Post by: overscan on September 09, 2016, 04:58:29 am
There were absolutely F-15N with Phoenix studies. I have drawings.

That's good, makes me feel better. Wouldn't seem right without the Phoenix :wacko:  Perhaps we could glimpse said drawings in the near future?   ;)

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn45/overscanpaul/NavalF-15.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/overscanpaul/media/NavalF-15.jpg.html)

To counteract some bad/incomplete information on the F-15N "Sea Eagle" on the internet, here's a really good account from Dennis R. Jenkin's fine Aerofax on the F-15.

Quote
F-15(N) and F-15(N-PHX)

McAir spent considerable time and effort from 1970 to 1974 to define several versions of the F-15 for naval service. An unofficial (and per­haps, unwelcome) title of 'Seagle' was applied by various organizations involved. The first pre­sentation to the Navy occurred in July 1971. McAir's position was that due to its excellent thrust-to-weight ratio and good visibility, the F- 15 could easily be adapted for carrier opera­tions. The only modifications required to enable it to operate off of CVA-19 class (or larg­er) carriers were: strengthened landing gear; an extendible front landing gear strut to pro­duce the proper angle of attack upon catapult launch; installation of a nose-tow catapult sys­tem; folding wings; and a beefed-up arresting hook and associated structure. Both the nose and main landing gear wells would have to be enlarged to accommodate the increased stroke of the new gear. These modifications would add approximately 2,300 pounds to the basic F-15A.

The Navy was not overly impressed with this proposal, so McAir further modified the design. Two McAir models (199-A-11 and 199-A-12) were then presented to the Navy. Model 199-A-12 featured a bridle catapult attachment, while 199-A-11 A had a nose-tow catapult attach­ment, otherwise they were identical.  The design also featured a dual nose wheel arrangement, increased fuselage structural strength, a Navy-type refueling probe, and most important, an improved high-lift system, in addition to all the originally proposed modifi­cations. The high-lift system was composed of full-span leading edge flaps, BLC trailing edge flaps, and a slotted aileron, all of which con­tributed 632 pounds to the projected 3,055 pound increase (to 42,824 pounds) over the USAF F-15A. An additional 71.9 pounds would be added for Navy avionics, including: AN/APN-15(V) radar beacon set; AN/ASW-27B digital data communications set; AN/ALQ-91A countermeasures set; AN/ASN-54(V) approach power compensator set; AN/ ALQ-100 decep­tive countermeasures set; AN/ARA-63 receiver decoding group; and an AN/APN-194 radar altimeter. The standard TEWS ECM system would be deleted.

These versions of the F-15(N) were still armed the same as the USAF F-15A (M61A1, AIM-7, and AIM-9), and were deemed roughly equal to the F-14B in overall performance, except for range. The radius of action in a fight­er-escort configuration was 271 nm on internal fuel, compared to 481 nm for the F-14B and 319 for the F-4J. With external tanks, this increased to 516 nm versus 685 for the F-14B and 485 for the F-4J. No data was generated for FAST Pack equipped aircraft. A total of $403.5 million was projected for non-recurring engineering costs, with a flyaway price of $7.6 million based on a 313 aircraft production run.

The F-15N then became the focus of Navy Fighter Study Group Ill. This group disregard­ed the McAir data, enlarged the nose to carry the AN/AWG-9 radar, and added Phoenix mis­siles, resulting in an aircraft that weighed 10,000 pounds more than the basic F-15A. This weight increase, along with the associated drag, greatly decreased the performance of the F-15, negating any advantage it had over the F- 14A. There was also considerable concern over the 12° angle-of-attack used by the F-15 (compared to 10.2° for the F-14A) during approaches, and the relatively narrow landing gear track.

McAir and Hughes countered the study group's criticisms with a further modified ver­sion known as F-15(N-PHX), which added a rudimentary AIM-54 Phoenix missile capability. This version (model 199-A-19B) took the model 199-A-11A and modified the AN/APG-63 radar set into an AN/APG-64. These modifications involved increasing the transmit power to 7 kW (compared to 10 kW in the AN/AWG-9 and 5.2 kW in the AN/APG-63), a command link, a track-while-scan capability, and a Phoenix test feature. The radar antenna was also modified to effect a slight frequency shift. The central computer had its load changed to support the new track-while-scan modes, as well as adding additional memory and Phoenix unique soft­ware. Some cockpit controls and displays were also modified. The aircraft could carry up to eight AIM-54s: one on each fuselage AIM-7 sta­tion, one on each inboard wing pylon, and two (in tandem) on a special centerline pylon. The appropriate missile cooling systems were added to each station. Take-off gross weight was up to 46,009 pounds. The high-lift devices were changed to include full-span Krueger leading edge flaps, BLC trailing edge flaps, and single-slotted ailerons. Approach speed to a carrier was estimated at 136 knots.

Another proposal was also presented, one essentially echoing the results of Navy Fighter Study Group Ill. The aircraft was equipped with the Hughes AN/AWG-9 weapons system from the F-14A, but otherwise resembled the earlier F-15(N-PHX). Estimated non-recurring R&D costs were $1.173 billion in FY72 dollars. Based on a313 unit production run, the flyaway cost was $11.5 million per aircraft.

On 30th March 1973, the Senate Armed Ser­vices Committee's ad hoc Tactical Air Power subcommittee started new discussions on the possibilities of modifying the F-15 for the Navy mission. At this point the F-14 program was having difficulties, and the subcommittee want­ed to look at possible alternatives, namely lower-cost (stripped) F-14s, F-15Ns, and improved F-4s. There were even proposals by Senator Eagleton for a 'fly-off' between the F-14 and F-15, but this never transpired. These dis­cussions, along with some other considera­tions, led to the forming of Navy Fighter Study Group IV, out of which the aircraft ultimately known as the F/A-18A was born.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 09, 2016, 08:21:39 am
Fascinating! Thank you for getting back with that.

Side note..   this is the first I'd heard of "missile cooling systems."  I had to look that up. I just thought they flew through the sky...  It never occurred to me that they would heat up to 6,000 degrees (F) in flight.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 10, 2016, 09:32:16 am
Found this on the Scale Aircraft Modelling - SAM page.

"Colonial Viper "Jolly Rogers" By artist modeler Steve Evans
in 1/32 scale Manufactured : Revell"   

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14203151_1595738247388961_1852134034738028989_n.jpg?oh=59f0fae75b12d12f595016fbc7349ebb&oe=587A83E4)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14238236_1595738260722293_4295788161530240255_n.jpg?oh=0bfebcc35caa73251b668addb4f76607&oe=5880D0D8)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14192513_1595738257388960_4485599306156737374_n.jpg?oh=f4a8a014103fe1374b2ba2484525198a&oe=5877900B)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14192740_1595738280722291_9062688988948683268_n.jpg?oh=378f385e4f06f2711b9980493efc897b&oe=5882BA28)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14291691_1595738290722290_743494096824294645_n.jpg?oh=6cb2b212c65b97ce51c9165596907035&oe=58783B74)

What do you hear, Starbuck?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 10, 2016, 01:04:34 pm
 :wub: Oh yeah, that Viper looks good! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2016, 05:49:15 am
Wow. Look at that ! Perfect !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 14, 2016, 06:45:33 am
Found on the Oishi Models Art Studio page with literally zero information given. The pictures are kind of large, but that's a plus in this instance because the detail work is nice. As per usual, use the handy slider bar below the pics or click on them to reduce the size.

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14311434_1178124972258561_4145012342175467171_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14324370_1178124515591940_3182366275653920176_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 14, 2016, 10:14:53 am
Excellent work on those 21s, the first one is just amazing! :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 14, 2016, 12:33:54 pm
Excellent work on those 21s, the first one is just amazing! :bow:

Yeah.. that weathering!! Impressive! I hope I can do stuff like that some day. I wish I knew more about these. I googled "G. Macbarn" to no avail.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Nils on September 25, 2016, 03:54:22 am
check out this Belgian Viper Mk.VII  :mellow:

https://www.facebook.com/modelingskillsflandres/posts/669338806562535

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14480613_669337156562700_6329613108658315674_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 25, 2016, 08:33:32 am
 :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 28, 2016, 08:11:57 am
I'm not sure this is a whif. I stopped and did a google search but didn't see anything. I didn't spend all too much time looking, though.

Found on the Civil Model Aircraft page on facebook. No credit given... they provide a link on the post itself but all it does it go to the picture of the plane.

Anyway, it was billed as a 1/144  Scratch Build Khai-3.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xR62OZuVj-I/V-gKYy_HRAI/AAAAAAAA7b8/4Ac5TdFYlI0OSTfjnNj0E1IoLcScQ3ZNQCLcB/s1600/20160925_124938.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 28, 2016, 09:38:56 am
 :wub: Looks neat, shame it's missing a prop blade. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on September 28, 2016, 10:39:42 am
That n/m Mig is really something !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2016, 06:16:31 am
Well the Khai-3 project was for a large flying wing style motor-glider transport with twin fuselages. Unicraft do a kit for those of you brave enough. so that's obviously not a Khai-3.

I think it's a Khai-4, which strangely preceded the 3.

Information courtesy of The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 29, 2016, 11:46:54 am
That explains why everything I looked at when I looked it up was of a different plane. LOL   

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: CANSO on September 29, 2016, 02:13:09 pm
I think it's a Khai-4, which strangely preceded the 3.
AFAIK the name written on the fuselage (Ossoaviachimovetz Ukrainy) is in fact one of the names given to Khai-4. The other name was "Iskra".
(http://авиару.рф/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1.Legkij-samolet-HAI-4-Osoaviahimovets-Ukrainy.-600x413.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: chrisonord on September 29, 2016, 02:21:32 pm
That must be a different one as it has more than one propeller blade  :wacko: :-X
Chris
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 29, 2016, 05:09:45 pm
LOL! ^ 

 ;D ;D  That was rather a bummer I Imagine for that person's model but I can't help but laugh at the pictures in my mind of a convulsing plane as one blade whips around....      :o

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on October 01, 2016, 02:03:50 pm
Michael Wiley has posted this picture on the Star Trek Modelers Group, with the cryptic comment "What am I up to now?"

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14446141_1108771459198914_6967956463501788438_n.jpg?oh=8ecd7d546b1db5cfc93aff3ba35deb50&oe=5869611B)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 01, 2016, 03:56:39 pm
LOL! ^ 

 ;D ;D  That was rather a bummer I Imagine for that person's model but I can't help but laugh at the pictures in my mind of a convulsing plane as one blade whips around....      :o

Used on stow-able engine motor gliders and there is the Everel as flown on this J-2.

http://www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/blog/no-way-a-one-bladed-propeller/

(http://i1.wp.com/www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/J2-Cub-Single-blade-prop.jpg?resize=570%2C426)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 01, 2016, 04:46:12 pm
Holy crap! That's one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The write up and links in your link were nice, too. I had no idea.


 :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on October 02, 2016, 09:08:23 am
From the page of one Rob Evans, an album entitled 'Ellesmere model show'. From what I can gather off the web, it's an annual show put on by the Ellesmere Model Railway Club, in Ellesmere, North Shropshire. Don't know who the modeler is.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14572213_1208783192477999_5844379570563202229_n.jpg?oh=c2a245cf5c5ac7066d4dbee918ea207f&oe=5878F824)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on October 03, 2016, 02:21:04 am
LOL! ^ 

 ;D ;D  That was rather a bummer I Imagine for that person's model but I can't help but laugh at the pictures in my mind of a convulsing plane as one blade whips around....      :o

Used on stow-able engine motor gliders and there is the Everel as flown on this J-2.

http://www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/blog/no-way-a-one-bladed-propeller/

(http://i1.wp.com/www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/J2-Cub-Single-blade-prop.jpg?resize=570%2C426)

I've seen in my youth R/C pylon racers that used long tuned exhaust pipes along with balanced one bladed props for maximum RPM from the motor but I've never seen a full size example for any reason before. Cool. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 03, 2016, 02:52:39 am
That "BritSpeeder" looks cool.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 03, 2016, 11:03:04 am
Michael Wiley has posted this picture on the Star Trek Modelers Group, with the cryptic comment "What am I up to now?"

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14446141_1108771459198914_6967956463501788438_n.jpg?oh=8ecd7d546b1db5cfc93aff3ba35deb50&oe=5869611B)

Whoa! Hey, I post there quite a bit, Brad Myers.   :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 06, 2016, 04:44:40 am
That Snow Speeder looks super !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 12, 2016, 09:04:18 am
(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14040037_1083963151696013_1985274945969539190_n.jpg?oh=a07aeb2aa3a3251106bfc1bef450e567&oe=586E9649)

RAM 32-002 Supermarine Spitfire MK.IX MH434 In Civil Service by Andrew Root, found on RAM Models page.

She's a stunner.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 12, 2016, 10:55:18 am
That's MH434 in one of her umpteen paint schemes over the years, and it's real, not a Whiff.

See here for many of her other schemes.  http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?20097-MH434-And-Her-Many-Guises/page2 (http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?20097-MH434-And-Her-Many-Guises/page2)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 12, 2016, 12:15:04 pm
 :banghead:

I've got to get better at my googling.   


Thanks for the link.  Neat stuff! 

The one with the prop dug into the ground..    :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Nils on October 21, 2016, 10:12:07 am
just found this, i was planning one i modelform a year ago :)
might have to revisit that idea.

(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14692180_1163737003692806_4956131254757645269_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 21, 2016, 10:27:39 am
Slick!! I like it. Mighty fine artwork.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 22, 2016, 09:11:35 pm
Nice Spit !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 26, 2016, 12:59:26 pm
If these ain't whifs, I'll be a monkeys uncle.

Found on Plastimodelismo - Scale Modeling page. I looked for source but didn't see anything posted...   At least there's a "signature" on the pics.   :lol:

I believe that one is a hover car!

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14753277_1376764325697431_7391579789852852686_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14681098_1376764405697423_5027968914559160091_o.png)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14715086_1376764489030748_783049153026068206_o.png)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14711665_1376762225697641_5015418980012054726_o.png)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14712995_1376762729030924_8764651532034862027_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14707851_1376762479030949_2287931766100129364_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14691431_1376764312364099_7660340383215349981_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14680951_1376763915697472_2442424072535748233_o.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on October 26, 2016, 01:19:20 pm

extremely impressive indeed !

there is one that seems to be levitating?
(oh, yeah, but we're in whiff, no problem of course)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on October 26, 2016, 08:28:43 pm
Great Volkswagen with a difference! :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on October 26, 2016, 08:54:28 pm
Love all three!
Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on October 26, 2016, 11:07:52 pm
Track-Combi is do-able! :thumbsup:

Hover-Combi is, obviously, Sci-Fi anti-grav! :thumbsup:

Aerosan-Combi is cool but I'm a bit worried about the prop; the blades seem to be the wrong way around & it may spend all its time going backwards! :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on October 26, 2016, 11:17:03 pm
Even if the blades angle is wrong, this is good enough (to dream) in our whif universe... ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: su27rules on October 27, 2016, 07:23:24 am
Fantastic Volkswagen buses!!  So nice!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 27, 2016, 09:30:52 am
Saw this out on the "greatest planes that never were" page. This is from a series of games I've played hands down more than any other games. Ace Combat series....

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14633276_10157595981775655_5961055089690851309_o.jpg)

The BM-335 Lindwurm is a 1950's Nuclear Bomber produced solely by Belka. It made its maiden flight and entered active service in the military in 1951. Designed as a bomber with nuclear capabilities from the very beginning, it became the sole bomber of the Belkan Air Force for the next few decades, receiving numerous upgrades through its history. It also served in the reconnaissance role in the late 2000s. Curiously, despite being classified as a Nuclear Bomber, no Lindwurm has ever contained a Nuclear Weapon.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on October 27, 2016, 09:38:25 am
Wow! Thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on October 28, 2016, 05:00:10 pm
Don't remember those, but it's been a loooong time since I was playing any of that game series.

Cute it is not, what a beast. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 28, 2016, 05:06:58 pm
Don't remember those, but it's been a loooong time since I was playing any of that game series.

Cute it is not, what a beast. :thumbsup:
I don't remember it either... It must have been in #1,2, or 3...  I started with AC04 on PS2 and played the ones since then. 

One of these days I'll have to pick those old ones up and give them a play. 

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Zombolt on October 29, 2016, 03:34:25 pm
http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/Bm-335_Lindwurm
(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/acecombat/images/f/f8/Hideous11ok5hn2.jpg)
The BM-335 is Belkan made, Featured in Ace Combat Zero.

Though the concept art had it looking more more conventional (Lower left of below pic)
(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/acecombat/images/d/d5/Hresvelgr_and_Bm-335.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 29, 2016, 04:43:37 pm
My memory is garbage. I played Zero last 7 years ago but I guess I forgot about that one since then!

Need to play it again but I can't get back used to the yaw controls after having them reversed on PS3. I'd kill for one of the botched aftermarket controllers that has the shoulder buttons reversed.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on October 31, 2016, 08:11:57 pm
Just posted on the "The Greatest Planes That Never Were" group, by a chap named Bob Gibson:

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14910474_10211196112848400_3603115324123991861_n.jpg?oh=1423968524e068b457ac46d8a6c497a0&oe=5889F302)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 01, 2016, 01:28:41 am
Nice looking Supermarine Attacker. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 02, 2016, 02:03:08 am
Nice. The RAF  standard cammo suits the Attacker well.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 05, 2016, 08:18:00 am
Ol' boy said his wife laid out some of the parameters in exchange for cooking chili.  Damn, I love it... 

Anyway, the arangement netted this Mustang, by Dean Laing, posted to Modelers Hints Tips and Q&A Page:

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14915598_10209634463489763_243233762716492598_n.jpg?oh=70fbb692c32a8c65314bb8e48a6b5ba3&oe=5896BC50)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14937268_10209634464129779_2891256105983957954_n.jpg?oh=e2c21e4fef1a2faadaf380112bb0a8cb&oe=589457CA)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14915716_10209634464409786_1886700303934798383_n.jpg?oh=06dd2743260d23da7f70cacb3e10a8f5&oe=589D0AAC)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14947751_10209634463329759_5645543116054440199_n.jpg?oh=5d6cc8a28d52e45c750e6ecf41c7e486&oe=58CC81B7)


I do believe this is a certified alternate markings whif. I don't think they had anything looking like that flying back then...     ;)

More here, the album appears to be public, on Dean's personal page:
https://www.facebook.com/dean.jdhoustonent/media_set?set=a.10209634462129729.1073741854.1574153334&type=3

EDIT:  Changed PUBIC to PUBLIC.  sheesh..    :banghead: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 06, 2016, 07:37:45 pm
Love the VWs ! Those are really well done  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 07, 2016, 05:52:18 pm


EDIT:  Changed PUBIC to PUBLIC.  sheesh..    :banghead: ;D

Snicker snicker giggle....
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 11, 2016, 08:10:53 am
Found on the Tamiya Model Magazine page.  "What if....N/AW A-10A U.S. Navy:kit Hobby Boss,scale 1/72.Red-white-blue stripes and NK on the tails are painted."

Model by Manea Florentin:

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15025574_1254716264601744_8258692431913383528_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14947780_1254716261268411_6985903405696869660_n.jpg?oh=0e741423e626044e3de03b17a5b122e5&oe=58895787)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on November 11, 2016, 08:14:09 am
SeaHog :wub: :thumbsup: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Librarian on November 11, 2016, 10:11:59 am
Used to dream about a naval version of the A-10...should've reinforced the undercarriage tho.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 11, 2016, 02:04:48 pm
Rumor is that the Marines were interested in the A-10 but it didn't leak enough......
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 11, 2016, 09:28:24 pm
I looked at it and thought "whats wiffed about that?" and then I thought "hang on, Navy?".

It looks good but the panel lines are too dark.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 11, 2016, 09:51:20 pm
Way over done and not natural panel lines, for sure! That's not how planes "age" at all, you're right. When I get to the point where my weathering is decent (or even existent!) it will be random/where it should be and more like what we see on real planes.   :mellow: :mellow:

Still, looks pretty neat I thought.  Looks better than my stuff.  :lol: 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on November 12, 2016, 12:01:44 pm
Not a whiff, but this is just too cool not to share! Look at the bloke lying down!!!!

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/5B10E512-AEE6-4FBF-8249-D6D02F02A8AD_zpsst9ove8k.jpg) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/5B10E512-AEE6-4FBF-8249-D6D02F02A8AD_zpsst9ove8k.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 12, 2016, 01:26:13 pm
I saw that out on FB within the last day or two myself.  They said it was up on pedastal that were airbrushed out but could you imagine?!  I think ol' boy there would get picked up and thrown around like a rag doll!   :o :o

That plane sure is cool. I don't recognize it. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 12, 2016, 01:31:23 pm
There was a discussion about this photo on the forum some time ago, in the 'How low can you go' thread. The plane is a EE Canberra and the consensus was it was a photoshopped pic.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dadlamassu on November 12, 2016, 01:34:22 pm
That plane sure is cool. I don't recognize it.

It is a Canberra

Then there was a Hunter
(http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/attachment.php?attachmentid=96015&d=1409141430&thumb=1)

and a Wimpey
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/WellieFake.jpg)

More Canberras
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c0/83/51/c083519859e86a0bb3e9d9c2b8395e0f.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcbEeWsIMAA4YLK.jpg)

And a Jaguar
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b0/0f/86/b00f86816348f57a68e50b31cda7e659.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 12, 2016, 01:34:49 pm
{{{{scribbles down}}}}}}}    E..... E.... Can...berr...aaah...  Yeah.  Added to the list of kits I want. Thank you!  :lol:


One of the ones I saw yesterday or whatever it was was a biplane.   ;D
Those ^ are cool!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on November 12, 2016, 03:08:33 pm
You guys had some canberras and turned them into the Martin B-57... still being used by NASA in one reincarnation or another  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 12, 2016, 09:16:40 pm
(https://jsc-aircraft-ops.jsc.nasa.gov/wb57/images/TheAircraft/jsc2015e103913.jpg)

WB-57 high altitude research aircraft. The third one was pulled out of the boneyard and returned to flight status in 2013 after 41 years in storage.
Looks like a whiff already!

(Wish I knew how to make this pic smaller)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on November 12, 2016, 11:51:40 pm
Tracked that WB-57 earlier this year on Flightradar24 when it flew over Scotland, didn't even spot it's trail coz it was a lovely Scottish Summers day i.e it was low, grey cloud and fully overcast!


Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 13, 2016, 08:33:29 am
NASA has flown quite an odd collection of ac over the years. Their must be a WB-57 conversion kit out somewhere.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 13, 2016, 09:04:50 am
NASA has flown quite an odd collection of ac over the years. Their must be a WB-57 conversion kit out somewhere.

You can buy a RB-57F kit from Mach II in 1/72, got one in the stash which I had started before my house move a few years ago, but it's still buried in the packing boxes.

http://www.mach2.fr/rb57.htm
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 13, 2016, 01:59:36 pm

You guys had some canberras and turned them into the Martin B-57... still being used by NASA in one reincarnation or another  :thumbsup:


And they did it by fitting LONGER WINGS!  :thumbsup: ;D And a few other bits, like MASSIVE engines too.

There was an excellent vacform/resin conversion kit for the RB-57F that was originally done by DB Resins and was passed on somewhere else, but I know not where sadly.

The original issue of that conversion was the root cause of my Meteor PR19 because they did the engines in 1/82 scale at first. Not good for an RB-57F but PERFECT for a PR19.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 13, 2016, 08:17:34 pm
NASA has flown quite an odd collection of ac over the years. Their must be a WB-57 conversion kit out somewhere.

You can buy a RB-57F kit from Mach II in 1/72, got one in the stash which I had started before my house move a few years ago, but it's still buried in the packing boxes.

http://www.mach2.fr/rb57.htm

Looks interesting! From the NASA pics it appears that several other parts would be required to make it the NASA version. Of course then there are the NASA decals. Off to google I go!

Quick results!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mach-2-Models-1-72-GENERAL-DYNAMICS-WB-57F-NASA-Research-Plane-/131994103013?hash=item1ebb762ce5:g:EtcAAOSw4GVYHfGW
Decals and everything!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2016, 08:55:38 pm
NASA has flown quite an odd collection of ac over the years. Their must be a WB-57 conversion kit out somewhere.

You can buy a RB-57F kit from Mach II in 1/72, got one in the stash which I had started before my house move a few years ago, but it's still buried in the packing boxes.

http://www.mach2.fr/rb57.htm

Looks interesting! From the NASA pics it appears that several other parts would be required to make it the NASA version. Of course then there are the NASA decals. Off to google I go!

Quick results!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mach-2-Models-1-72-GENERAL-DYNAMICS-WB-57F-NASA-Research-Plane-/131994103013?hash=item1ebb762ce5:g:EtcAAOSw4GVYHfGW
Decals and everything!

Oh man, that's glorious!   :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 14, 2016, 10:58:57 am
A lot os strange coincidences happening lately and here's one of the most recent.

Just yesterday I saw this picture posted on Facebook:

(https://mffanrodders.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/detail-111205.jpg)

OK, cool.

NOW, I wake up this morning and see THIS in the Star Trek Modelers group by Kurt Patton:

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15025605_10205640700735215_4606339936628198487_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15000248_10205640701975246_4687956905662753301_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15039684_10205640702775266_6725846883726744042_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14991326_10205640703655288_4253927533703287221_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 14, 2016, 11:35:06 am
Living dangerously! That will get both the Trekkies and the ST folks mad at you!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 14, 2016, 02:48:29 pm
Great minds thinking alike maybe?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 14, 2016, 04:53:08 pm
Swap outs like that aren't that uncommon, especially amongst the folk at http://www.starshipmodeler.com/ (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/).

(http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/images/scr_11_00_Shipwithtitle2copy.jpg)
Creator's name isn't given (it's a competition entry) otherwise I'd include it here.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 14, 2016, 05:22:15 pm
Wow that's cool!!   ;D ;D

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 15, 2016, 12:41:23 am
LOL! Great finds!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 15, 2016, 01:57:05 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 18, 2016, 03:57:44 pm
Cool stuff. Never seen those before they look great !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 23, 2016, 06:24:02 pm
This one by my FB friend Bill F. McRae Jr.

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36064_1195690270453_1549140_n.jpg?oh=4ff0a2fbdb37fffb379db075a9c46432&oe=58C3AA05)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 23, 2016, 06:31:18 pm
This one by my FB friend Bill F. McRae Jr.

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36064_1195690270453_1549140_n.jpg?oh=4ff0a2fbdb37fffb379db075a9c46432&oe=58C3AA05)

I think we've all wanted to do that to a Blackbird
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on November 23, 2016, 08:14:40 pm
Looks awesome! And I have decals for an Enterprise laying around.....
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on November 24, 2016, 06:18:58 am
That is one of the greatest things I have ever seen!  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on November 24, 2016, 07:39:27 am
Is that from the evil Mirror Universe? Think those crosed swords are from there.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 24, 2016, 09:30:14 am
Is that from the evil Mirror Universe? Think those crosed swords are from there.

Paul Harrison


Yes indeed!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 26, 2016, 01:54:25 am
Just found a pic some guy posted on facebook's page of "The greatest planes the never were" of Dizzy's Aeronavale A-4, but i'm not sure about the source of the pic... :unsure:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=344913939197402&set=gm.10154761208149784&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2016, 09:31:11 am
At least someone had the right idea  ;):

(http://i.imgur.com/eLj6HU9.jpg)



I doubt I'll ever see any of my stuff there, and I'm sure it's not Tim's fault or anything, but I would probably be quite a bit less diplomatic about it all.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 26, 2016, 12:10:25 pm
Very cool !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 26, 2016, 02:21:08 pm
It was me...  :police:
Couldn't let it go by, wouldn't like to see it happening with my stuff so, had to do it.
I'm sure Tim has nothing to do with that post, it's a pretty good page, one of the few i normally go to when on FB.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2016, 02:43:12 pm
It was me...  :police:
Couldn't let it go by, wouldn't like to see it happening with my stuff so, had to do it.
I'm sure Tim has nothing to do with that post, it's a pretty good page, one of the few i normally go to when on FB.


I surmised it was you but I figured I'd let you decide whether or not to divulge anything further here. :D Agreed... Tim is a really nice feller and he can't control what other people do. I just wonder how it came to be that person was crediting that other person??  And yes I enjoy that page, too! Wish I had known about it years ago.

Oh by the way I'll shoot you a FR there in a bit. Brad M.  "sun" looking profile just like in the screen grab just minus the turkey and pilgrims hat.  :D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 26, 2016, 04:09:46 pm
It was me...  :police:
Couldn't let it go by, wouldn't like to see it happening with my stuff so, had to do it.
I'm sure Tim has nothing to do with that post, it's a pretty good page, one of the few i normally go to when on FB.


I surmised it was you but I figured I'd let you decide whether or not to divulge anything further here. :D Agreed... Tim is a really nice feller and he can't control what other people do. I just wonder how it came to be that person was crediting that other person??  And yes I enjoy that page, too! Wish I had known about it years ago.
Oh by the way I'll shoot you a FR there in a bit. Brad M.  "sun" looking profile just like in the screen grab just minus the turkey and pilgrims hat.  :D

No worries, i expose my life much more in here than on FB, i don't spend much time on there. Mostly to see modelling pages and the occasional chat. I've taken the liberty to shoot it up first... Great pic!  :thumbsup: 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2016, 04:17:45 pm
It was me...  :police:
Couldn't let it go by, wouldn't like to see it happening with my stuff so, had to do it.
I'm sure Tim has nothing to do with that post, it's a pretty good page, one of the few i normally go to when on FB.


I surmised it was you but I figured I'd let you decide whether or not to divulge anything further here. :D Agreed... Tim is a really nice feller and he can't control what other people do. I just wonder how it came to be that person was crediting that other person??  And yes I enjoy that page, too! Wish I had known about it years ago.
Oh by the way I'll shoot you a FR there in a bit. Brad M.  "sun" looking profile just like in the screen grab just minus the turkey and pilgrims hat.  :D

No worries, i expose my life much more in here than on FB, i don't spend much time on there. Mostly to see modelling pages and the occasional chat. I've taken the liberty to shoot it up first... Great pic!  :thumbsup: 

Oh cool, that you did and thanks!!  :D   Nice puppy.  :D 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 02, 2016, 07:01:52 pm
Nghia Pham posted this on the Ace Combat Community page. After cracking a couple jokes I decided it was pretty cool, and to post it here.

(http://i.imgur.com/y4bVB1H.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on December 02, 2016, 07:08:16 pm
Tail gunner would have no trouble keeping his toes warm sitting between those engines!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 03, 2016, 03:31:20 am
Is there a connecting tunnel between the crew positions? And where's the toilet?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 03, 2016, 03:43:01 am
Where do the Health & Safety Advisor, Environmental Impact Manager and Human Resources Cultural Liaison Representative sit?

Other than that, very good.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 12, 2016, 03:22:31 pm
Where do the Health & Safety Advisor, Environmental Impact Manager and Human Resources Cultural Liaison Representative sit?

Other than that, very good.

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



In other news, I just saw this on the Greatest Planes That Never Were page:
 
(http://i.imgur.com/WZbGW7B.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on December 12, 2016, 11:22:13 pm
wow - that is a big bomber with lots of donks

love it
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 13, 2016, 01:03:11 am
Lovely.  I want one.  Please tell me it's 1/72.
Thats a lot of what, Alclad?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on December 13, 2016, 08:13:09 am
Looks like a C-97 donor kit was used, possibly the BV222 Wiking wing.
Great build.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: CANSO on December 13, 2016, 09:31:10 am
Lovely.  I want one.  Please tell me it's 1/72.
Thats a lot of what, Alclad?
Looks like a C-97 donor kit was used, possibly the BV222 Wiking wing.
Great build.
Guys, this is not a physical model! It's so perfect, because it's 3D (CGI).
The latter and a similar one could be seen on Deviantart as well:
(http://orig12.deviantart.net/8621/f/2015/151/1/f/cloud_express_by_kceg-d8vigrw.jpg)
Look here (http://kceg.deviantart.com/gallery/).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on December 13, 2016, 11:20:39 am
Watch out watch out there's a Whiffer about!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 13, 2016, 11:48:57 am
Hot off the press. Just saw this contraption on the "Facebook Scale Modellers" page by Raimo Leino. " Savoia S.101-B "Calamaro" - 1/48 HiTech kit - I built & painted this "in the spirit "of Porco Rosso anime movie - so I tried to create "a cartoon" lookalike model.":

(http://i.imgur.com/ZZ4jCD3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Yq7080d.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p4gKO0X.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pV08pjq.jpg)

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

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


How 'bout that!

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2016, 02:17:09 pm

smartissime !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 13, 2016, 04:17:31 pm
There is nothing to not like about that, awesome. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on December 13, 2016, 08:35:10 pm
Very nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on December 13, 2016, 08:46:46 pm
Nice one! Never seen a bad build from Raimo Leino.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 14, 2016, 12:38:42 am
That's nice, and truly catches the movie pirates' "spirit".
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 14, 2016, 12:46:14 am
Splendid.  Captain Fat Hamster would be glad to accept that into his fleet of aero-buccaneers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on December 14, 2016, 01:11:25 am
That's nice, and truly catches the movie pirates' "spirit".

Absolutely  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 14, 2016, 08:02:10 am
Nice one! Never seen a bad build from Raimo Leino.

Paul Harrison
Hi Paul!  I think I would agree from what little I've seen so far. The next one he posted was a Spanish Junkers plane and it was gorgeous.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 14, 2016, 03:54:11 pm
Wow ! Some great stuff here ! Love the biggy and that camo porco deal.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 15, 2016, 10:40:46 am
Facebook Scale Modelers page brings me this, by Dick Clark.

(http://i.imgur.com/TvokM6q.jpg)
"Revell Mil Mi-24 Hind ... plus additions! Bronze Medal winner at Scale Model World. 1/72 scale."
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 15, 2016, 01:30:36 pm
Good use of a Hind, neat dio too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Librarian on December 15, 2016, 09:54:20 pm
THAT'S a machine for the next Mad Max film :wub:. Must be a few machines in junkyards out there.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 16, 2016, 12:27:39 am
Excellent, esp. for a 1:72 diorama. Very creative construction!
Thanks a lot for sharing.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 16, 2016, 12:32:22 am
I haven't seen a real junkyard for years.
I think OH&S might have killed them off.
There are wreckers who will sell you pre loved parts but they don't let you go in and remove them yourself as far as I know.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 16, 2016, 09:42:15 am
While somewhat on the subject of the Hind. Anyone watch Firefly? They made one into a life-sized whif... I guess they may have bought or rented it from a prop house or possibly got it from a junkyard. *I'm the story is out there somewhere but I need to get to work. In the meantime, here it is:

(http://i.imgur.com/QBvlsE1.png) 
Pic was from Imgur, person said his neighbor bought it.

*Happened across this that would appear to tell the story of it (I'll read it later):

http://www.arielambulance.org/faq.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on December 16, 2016, 10:50:10 am

these terrestrializations of helicopters are tremendous !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 16, 2016, 11:15:37 am
While somewhat on the subject of the Hind. Anyone watch Firefly? They made one into a life-sized whif... I guess they may have bought or rented it from a prop house or possibly got it from a junkyard. *I'm the story is out there somewhere but I need to get to work. In the meantime, here it is:

(http://i.imgur.com/QBvlsE1.png) 
Pic was from Imgur, person said his neighbor bought it.

*Happened across this that would appear to tell the story of it (I'll read it later):

http://www.arielambulance.org/faq.html

I do remember that episode.  They were taking River to go one of the Core World hospitals so Simon could infiltrate it and scan her.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 16, 2016, 11:51:16 am
Yeah, apparently it's a small-scale (4/5? 7/10?) replica that was used for filming and junked - the fans did what the crew did in the episode and found it in a junkyard and rebuilt it.

Only Sci-Fi Fen...

and Collectors...

and Modellers...

and Classic Car Enthusiasts...


hey, there's more of us out there that will go to those sort of lengths than I thought... :o ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 16, 2016, 04:35:36 pm
I always wondered about that. I could tell from watching the episode that it was smaller than the real thing. I understand the budget constraints and why they went with this (rented, already built, far cheaper than building something new from scratch, etc) but I always thought it was hokey and kind of lame to be honest. I'm sittin there watching like, "Man they ain't foolin' nobody with that mess!"   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 16, 2016, 10:05:40 pm
But-but-but... you're supposed to focus on the Shiny! and the Sciffi!

And Kaylee and River and Inara, of course! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

-and ignore any and all such Real Life/Logic Incursions. :o




Nah, doesn't work, does it? :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 16, 2016, 10:24:05 pm
 ;D

This is where one would insert a "twixt my nethers" joke.. but I Wash my hands of the situation. . . 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 16, 2016, 10:46:50 pm
*Hem!*

Movin' right along...  :rolleyes: :lol:

'Nothing to see here'
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 17, 2016, 01:06:34 am
My mad sister in-law refuses to watch Firefly because "cowboys in space is stupid and not realistic".
She has no problems with Farscape or Game of Thrones though.  Draw your own conclusions from that.
I need to rewatch Farscape because when I see Nathan Fillion on the TV now I don't think of a brave resistance fighter but of a  writer of detective novels or a weatherman.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 17, 2016, 10:11:19 am
Farscape was one that I thought I'd never get into because I tried to watch the first episode and gave up mid way through. I decided to try again though and stuck with it and fell in love pretty much instantly. I need to rewatch it, too. I've only seen each episode once and that was about 4 years ago. One of my favs was "1984" I think it was?? Where they all wind up in the 80's in Florida. Hilarious!!!!   
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on December 17, 2016, 05:36:00 pm
Beautiful USMC A-10 found in the Greatest Planes That Never Were group.  Also note the SEA-camo A-10 in the background.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/15621768_10208066699128403_2419804662128289753_n_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on December 18, 2016, 12:37:48 am
I always wondered about that. I could tell from watching the episode that it was smaller than the real thing. I understand the budget constraints and why they went with this (rented, already built, far cheaper than building something new from scratch, etc) but I always thought it was hokey and kind of lame to be honest. I'm sittin there watching like, "Man they ain't foolin' nobody with that mess!"   ;D ;D ;D

Sometimes yer budget's yer budget & yer cain't stretch in no further! ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 18, 2016, 08:54:15 am
I always wondered about that. I could tell from watching the episode that it was smaller than the real thing. I understand the budget constraints and why they went with this (rented, already built, far cheaper than building something new from scratch, etc) but I always thought it was hokey and kind of lame to be honest. I'm sittin there watching like, "Man they ain't foolin' nobody with that mess!"   ;D ;D ;D


Sometimes yer budget's yer budget & yer cain't stretch in no further! ;)
Yeah, I shouldn't complain, they could have used a mini van with the wheels taken off and skids welded on or something.   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: comrade harps on December 22, 2016, 05:24:29 am
Beautiful USMC A-10 found in the Greatest Planes That Never Were group.  Also note the SEA-camo A-10 in the background.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/markknapp/15621768_10208066699128403_2419804662128289753_n_1.jpg)

Ah, an old favourite that USMC Warthog (it's appeared at the Melbourne Model Expo for several years in a row).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitbasher on December 25, 2016, 02:52:15 am
Brilliant Santa Mistel at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10211041202161588.1073742013.1101263833&type=3
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: 63cpe on December 25, 2016, 05:10:18 am
That mistel is awesome! :wub:

David
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on December 25, 2016, 05:59:27 am

beautiful Christmas mistel, and typically canadian !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on December 25, 2016, 06:02:00 am
I cannot view it :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on December 25, 2016, 06:20:04 am
Perfect for Christmas !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15727163_10211041202761603_7763783834633991134_n.jpg?oh=b28e15ee6434a0255ebd3d4be73022ea&oe=58FC20DB)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15672499_10211041203721627_2593745992407789251_n.jpg?oh=8aec43d76b591d87ea11f457c84113fa&oe=58E8D37B)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15621634_10211041223642125_7664008156703162633_n.jpg?oh=66acbb25b5a3ea44c3afac35912738ca&oe=58FBCEC7)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 25, 2016, 07:24:28 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 25, 2016, 10:42:11 am
That's super cool!!

I found one, as well, on the Greatest Planes That Never Were page, model and story by Dave Bailey:

Edit:  Small World! I just saw the thread right here at WIM. Turns out it's a The Rat build!   ;D ;D   http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43132.new.html#new


(http://i.imgur.com/fz87OZa.jpg)




"Operation Toy Store,
model and story by Dave Bailey


“Can’t see anything skipper, not a thing!” The Co-pilot’s voice was taut and strained, like the eyes that were searching for any visual clues.

Darkness and blowing snow, a nasty combination when you’re walking, but even worse when you’re trying to land over 700,000 pounds of aircraft on a temporary runway made of ice. The word ‘dangerous’ was invented for this highly secret mission, and it would take all his skills, and then some, for the pilot to accomplish it.

“THERE!” he shouted, and he pointed about ten degrees to starboard. Two lines of twinkling lights stretched out toward the darkness, and a gentle turned lined the huge aircraft up between them. Throttles were reduced, and flaps extended…

Very few people were privy to what was transpiring, and the general public would never have believed it. But here was a C-5 Galaxy loaded with toys. Various logistical problems had created a shortage at a secret location near the North Pole, and the Air Force had stepped up with the amount needed. “Can’t disappoint all the children”, the President had said, “They’re future voters!”

For this flight the aircraft had been ceremoniously repainted in brown overall, with a large red nose. The maintenance crews may have been sworn to secrecy, but there were no orders saying that they couldn’t have fun.

(http://i.imgur.com/09v41mR.jpg)

The tires impacted with a thud, instead of the normal screech, and four powerful thrust reversers were brought to bear. Once stopped, many small and gaily dressed individuals swarmed into the cargo deck, grabbing items and scurrying back out to the waiting reindeer that were to carry them back to the distribution point a short distance away. The Loadmaster and his crew chuckled as the little people, barely up to his waist, scurried back and forth with lightning speed.

Sipping a mug of steaming hot chocolate as he watched, a smile crept across the pilot's face. The most difficult part was over, and he would soon be taking his aircraft and crew back home. 'Christmas dinner later', he thought, 'and I can be proud to have helped make the day a success.'

Colonel Rudolph Deere was pleased.

++++++

This is the tiny Lockheed C-5A Galaxy in the Academy Sky Giants series, molded in the beloved [/sarcasm] 1/480th scale. Good overall shape, and what little detail they can get away with is finely done. The major problem is the complete lack of anhedral in the wings, which I corrected by just using some thin plastic sheet as a shim, forcing them down at what looks, at least to me, to be a convincing angle. Decals are problematic, but trying to apply decals to anything this small is rarely an easy task. Can't recall what paints I used, but they seem to have worked okay. The story was thrown together in a few minutes, and the pilot's name, well, that was just obvious. I understand his brother John supplied some of the toys. Enjoy."
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on December 26, 2016, 10:51:49 am
Thanks for the mention! I just edited all my original posts, can't figure out why I used 'taught' instead of 'taut' in the first line. I certainly know the difference. Brain-fart, age, alcohol, all probably figured in.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 26, 2016, 11:56:04 am
Thanks for the mention! I just edited all my original posts, can't figure out why I used 'taught' instead of 'taut' in the first line. I certainly know the difference. Brain-fart, age, alcohol, all probably figured in.  ;D

Blame it on Autocorrect
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 26, 2016, 12:50:39 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 27, 2016, 07:44:59 pm
Thanks for the mention! I just edited all my original posts, can't figure out why I used 'taught' instead of 'taut' in the first line. I certainly know the difference. Brain-fart, age, alcohol, all probably figured in.  ;D

Blame it on Autocorrect

Like has been said, "Autocorrect, I'm tired of your shirt"...  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: 63cpe on January 01, 2017, 04:10:54 am
How about this one found on Facebook:

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/375/31887680871_731ec87be6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QzNGze)15799886_10209945847336223_5790240386359469606_o (https://flic.kr/p/QzNGze) by David Dunnebier (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

Cheers,
David
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 01, 2017, 04:32:55 am
 :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on January 01, 2017, 05:30:47 am
:blink:

Exactly !  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 01, 2017, 07:01:25 am
Hopefully any fires would be directly upwind, as there's no way it would ever get anywhere else!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on January 02, 2017, 02:30:52 am
Well, that's one way to protect the lights from low hanging obstructions...or the garage door.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 08, 2017, 06:46:35 am
Ah ha!!! This dude said he made up the paint scheme so I KNOW it's a whif!   ;D

This is pretty sweet, imo, I love the colors and stuff..  by Angelo Spatharis,  from the Facebook Scale Modellers page.

"Hobby Craft CF-100. 1:72. My own colour scheme to suit the decals. Cause all silver would have been a bit boring."

(http://i.imgur.com/JvBFo7O.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n3wgnUY.jpg)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/KVnYpF8.jpg)

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


Pretty neat!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on January 08, 2017, 06:57:53 am
Love that ---   :thumbsup:

the decals are correct for the time/era but they sure suit that scheme.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on January 09, 2017, 02:40:26 am
What a wonderful paint job.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on January 09, 2017, 04:22:46 am
What a wonderful paint job.

indeed, and with the touch of red from the roundels it is even complete  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 09, 2017, 04:46:55 am
Love that fire engine ! And the Canuck looks pretty wild ! I think that's the first time I've ever seen a special of the old girl  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on January 09, 2017, 07:24:18 am
Mind - BLOWN!  :bow:

(http://i.imgur.com/cqkZIjt.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 09, 2017, 04:57:51 pm
I posted that one over in the CF-100 page on FB, the guys there are enjoying it !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 27, 2017, 08:38:36 pm
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/213A3445-D29C-434C-9D41-529BD97EEDB9.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/Love.Scale.Models/posts/1601884616774324
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 27, 2017, 11:25:02 pm
Looks cool. :thumbsup:

I thought "was it once a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight?" but then I saw the wing roots, must have been a C-130.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2017, 01:07:59 am
Obviously the rough field version too..........  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on January 28, 2017, 01:17:28 am
Cool.  I like it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on January 28, 2017, 02:13:32 am
Very post-apocalyptic. Love it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2017, 06:05:48 am
Ace Combat Models page posted this, no credit or info given. I think this one is a paper model?   E-767

(http://i.imgur.com/GVGZ8FE.jpg)


Stop by the "whifs found in games" section for some models I erroneously put in there. They're models OF whifs found in games, no whifs found in games.. I'm just an oaf that put them in the wrong place.. I just realized this. lol    I'll get them moved at some point but they're pretty neat and from the same game.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2017, 06:18:50 am
Found this on Facebook but I forgot to note where and who made it (if it was even provided.. It was late, but that might be the reason I don't have that info; they didn't give it in the first place but more likely is I simply flubbed the process and forgot to take note of it..  ) 

(http://i.imgur.com/a0h3mlg.png)

I guess someone had a nice meal, then a nice model building session.  :o ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 28, 2017, 10:46:44 am
Ace Combat Models page posted this, no credit or info given. I think this one is a paper model?   E-767

(http://i.imgur.com/GVGZ8FE.jpg)


Neat looking paper model. :thumbsup:

What is the white shark shaped aircraft behind it though?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2017, 12:13:56 pm
Jeeze!! Talk about selective "looking." I didn't realize that was even there until you mentioned it!!  :O    ;D ;D

I went perusing the comments and someone said it was a nice "Rhincodon."  Further research tells me it's a R-501 Rhincodon from Ace Combat 3.

(http://i.imgur.com/Rs5Y5MQ.jpg)


Apparently, the page owner (Ace Combat Models) is the one making these paper models, from what I gather from the comments section.

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ace%20combat%20models


Neat stuff!   :laugh:

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on January 28, 2017, 12:36:47 pm
Very neat. :thumbsup:

I have several paper models printed out including some heli's that I'm not confident that I could build to a standard I'd be happy with so they can stay in their folders for awhile. I never planned to build them as static's but I will now that I've started building plastic models, I was going to enlarge them and use depron foam instead of paper with some internal reinforcement for R/C models as I have already done to a Pitts Special and Piper Pawnee, they were Fiddlers Green models IIRC and I enlarged them 5 times, both flew great. :mellow:

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2017, 01:10:51 pm
Cool, Brad!! That was a lot of fun looking through all those.

That sounds like an awesome idea to upscale the paper plane plans to use with the depron. I'm starting to get more and more interested in this RC stuff. It sounds like a ton of fun making new creations and testing them.  The next logical step between paper airplane building (the ones ya chuck out the window) and bought RC planes. I know the depron foam is pretty reasonably priced... maybe I could buy some cheap motors and a ... controller thingy... and build a rudimentary plane to see what I can come up with. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on January 29, 2017, 02:25:11 am
Found this on Facebook but I forgot to note where and who made it (if it was even provided.. It was late, but that might be the reason I don't have that info; they didn't give it in the first place but more likely is I simply flubbed the process and forgot to take note of it..  ) 

(http://i.imgur.com/a0h3mlg.png)

I guess someone had a nice meal, then a nice model building session.  :o ;D

Anyone who has read any of Neal Asher's Polity novels is thinking "Prador"...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 30, 2017, 03:26:34 pm
Some great stuff here since I last checked in ! Cheers guys ! Love the plane tank thing  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: CANSO on January 30, 2017, 09:26:44 pm
Found this on Facebook but I forgot to note where and who made it (if it was even provided.. It was late, but that might be the reason I don't have that info; they didn't give it in the first place but more likely is I simply flubbed the process and forgot to take note of it..  ) 
This site (https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-TW&u=http://www.mrjoe.com.tw/&prev=search) could be the original source. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 01, 2017, 10:11:23 am
Found this on Facebook but I forgot to note where and who made it (if it was even provided.. It was late, but that might be the reason I don't have that info; they didn't give it in the first place but more likely is I simply flubbed the process and forgot to take note of it..  ) 
This site (https://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-TW&u=http://www.mrjoe.com.tw/&prev=search) could be the original source. :rolleyes:

Awesome! Good job, there. It irks me when folks leave that info out.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Logan Hartke on February 02, 2017, 11:59:14 am
Here are some great images of a 1/32 scale Special Hobby Heinkel He 100 that David Atkin made, inspired by my Marseille He 100 profile. He posted these to my Facebook wall.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16387221_10208549176394514_7991987800169570424_n.jpg?oh=8052d795c949f1921e35dc96b58432f3&oe=59415B5B)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16473176_10208549176474516_6595080362096529812_n.jpg?oh=0ded6864ddb29a21e026f1dd342abc89&oe=59436B92)

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16386953_10208549176434515_6174338144618649280_n.jpg?oh=bda127923f7019616c6e4de77135f19e&oe=5907151C)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/loganov/Profiles/Heinkel%20He%20100/900px/GermanHe100D5.jpg) (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/042/8/9/marseille_s_heinkel_he_100d_4_z_trop__afrika__by_comradeloganov-d5umkyw.jpg)

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,20962.msg588680.html#msg588680 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,20962.msg588680.html#msg588680)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 02, 2017, 02:50:14 pm
 :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 02, 2017, 05:02:47 pm
Nice build !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 03, 2017, 06:47:19 pm
Found this on the Facebook Scale Modellers page, posted by Billy Bullzeye Bourne.

Thomas the Tank Engine?

(http://i.imgur.com/ENONypi.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on February 05, 2017, 03:55:46 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 05, 2017, 06:05:32 am
The late Rev. Wilbert Awdrey would be MOST put out. He was a died-in-the-wool pacifist............
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 10, 2017, 05:02:52 am
Thomas the Tank is pretty funny ! Needs his smoke stack removed tho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on February 10, 2017, 06:04:33 am
Thomas the Tank is pretty funny ! Needs his smoke stack removed tho  :thumbsup:

Nah! That's part of the amusement value. ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 10, 2017, 06:11:19 am
Maybe it's just a water cannon and he plugs into hydrants to fight fires?   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: lenny100 on February 10, 2017, 06:17:46 am
talking about water cannon

https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16649134_1609766632373819_7948918060131388005_n.jpg?oh=8cc8b67f7c10c2142ba0811b37e363f5&oe=590576ED
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 10, 2017, 06:19:15 am
Ha!!  How bout that.  Cool!   
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2017, 06:24:02 am
LOL - the water reservoir will probably only hold a single, optimistic squirt, and the propellers are rather useful in order to fan the flames?  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on February 25, 2017, 06:46:26 am
Tony Moger posted this picture of one of his daughter's models. The camo is certainly not standard, but I think it looks way cool like this, would love to see it on a full size Vulcan!

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16998734_10154920272603820_7562203470056159107_n.jpg?oh=f71b5e3734e50f49fda421e9f9a746f4&oe=5932AB4F)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 25, 2017, 06:58:49 am
Hey that's cool! Love seein the lil kids making kits and especially the girls. Sterotypes and all be damned.

I'm not sure, may be the same dad and kid, but I see another feller posting him and his daughter's stuff on FB, too....   if memory serves, she just finished up the red uhh.....  flight team plane the Brits use?? Sorry, I have a bad memory chip in my processing unit.  It's the cool little red jet, but anyway..  Might be the same, if not, the more the merrier!

The Vulcan looks pretty good as a kids build goes and the new scheme is interesting. I think she did a swell job and if she keeps up is bound to get better and better. That age is like...the best age for soaking that stuff up. The camo would look cool on the full size, I agree. I saw a vid the other day of a Vulcan flying around and I became mesmerized by the big ol thing and the noise it made. I kind of want to build one now. . .
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 25, 2017, 08:40:29 am

I'm not sure, may be the same dad and kid, but I see another feller posting him and his daughter's stuff on FB, too....   if memory serves, she just finished up the red uhh.....  flight team plane the Brits use?? Sorry, I have a bad memory chip in my processing unit.  It's the cool little red jet, but anyway.. 


That'd be a Red Arrows Hawk then.  ;D

My eldest daughter, not the one who's in the RAF, built an Airfix Spitfire IX painted in eye catching dark blue undersides with pink and emerald green upper camouflage. But she'd got the wings on upside down and swapped left to right, so that the landing gear was sticking up  either side of the cockpit.........

When I asked her why it was like that she gave me a withering look and replied 'How would the pilot know if the wheels were up or down if they were underneath? He can't see THROUGH the wing, can he?'  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 25, 2017, 09:06:56 am
 ;D ;D ;D

Priceless!!  I love it.   

And am I weird for thinking that pink and green camo sounds pretty cool?!   :o ;D


Red Arrows Hawk.. yes! And it turned out well, too. She did a good job (not sure how much dad helped).  I have a Hawk 200 fighter in the stash, myself. My lone Matchbox kit... curious to see how that one comes together and just how accurate it is.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 25, 2017, 05:38:34 pm
And am I weird for thinking that pink and green camo sounds pretty cool?!   :o ;D
Would probably be like "dazzle" camouflage, the intention is not to hide the plane but to break its outline. Actually, "pink and green" is not so far from the German "lozenge" camo in WW1, and maybe the high contrast between red and green (they are opposite colours after all) would actually help to disturb the observed shape.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on February 25, 2017, 06:32:59 pm
The crazy paving camo on the Vulcan is excellent.
Well done little girl.
 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on February 26, 2017, 04:23:34 am
The crazy paving camo on the Vulcan is excellent.
Well done little girl.
 :thumbsup:

Very much so. I like the camo style in particular  :thumbsup:

Actually, "pink and green" is not so far from the German "lozenge" camo in WW1, and maybe the high contrast between red and green (they are opposite colours after all) would actually help to disturb the observed shape.

Yup, when you look at some of those 5 colour lozenge schemes I think the intention was to distract the allied pilots rather than "hide" the aircraft. You can just imagine the pilot/observer conversation : "it's pink I tell you" - "no it's not it's a very pale redish hue" - "no it's flipping pink you ....."  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on February 26, 2017, 07:35:08 am
The Vulcan is not badly built at all!  :thumbsup:
Quite refreshing to see that at least SOME young kids are interested in  modelling. And girls, that's even better. &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2017, 12:28:44 pm

Yup, when you look at some of those 5 colour lozenge schemes I think the intention was to distract the allied pilots rather than "hide" the aircraft. You can just imagine the pilot/observer conversation : "it's pink I tell you" - "no it's not it's a very pale redish hue" - "no it's flipping pink you ....."  ;D


There was no doubt about Gaynor's 'pink' as it was DAYGLO PINK, and was a vast contrast to the dark green!

I quizzed her about that too, and she said 'Because I LIKE it!' with a look of total scorn on her face.

The IPMS Birmingham Branch were so impressed by it they voted it Best Junior Model at one of their monthly events, and she still has the trophy somewhere.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on February 26, 2017, 12:40:03 pm


There was no doubt about Gaynor's 'pink' as it was DAYGLO PINK, and was a vast contrast to the dark green!

I quizzed her about that too, and she said 'Because I LIKE it!' with a look of total scorn on her face.

The IPMS Birmingham Branch were so impressed by it they voted it Best Junior Model at one of their monthly events, and she still has the trophy somewhere.  :thumbsup:

Maybe they were afraid of your daughter?  ;) From the way you describe her reactions, she appears to have a forceful character... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2017, 01:03:28 pm

Maybe they were afraid of your daughter?  ;) From the way you describe her reactions, she appears to have a forceful character... ;D


Even at age eight she was pretty formidable. She's just gone 50 now and she still is!  :o

She works in a department store in Oxford these days, in the model section of course......  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 07, 2017, 04:34:41 am
Looks like a dried up creek bed ! The Vulcan, that is.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on March 22, 2017, 11:47:49 am
Scott Furlong Predator / SF.200 Sovereign ...

https://www.facebook.com/dinojoecosse/media_set?set=a.10208631696051327.1277845094&type=3


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 22, 2017, 12:13:37 pm
Scott Furlong Predator / SF.200 Sovereign ...

https://www.facebook.com/dinojoecosse/media_set?set=a.10208631696051327.1277845094&type=3

Grrrr, says it's not available.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 22, 2017, 03:37:21 pm
I can see the album that looks awesome !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/15724923_10208038751788091_9091924551507173157_o.jpg?oh=0e9e2438268ba70853f6aabf6d54f882&oe=592737DA)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17202853_10208637987648613_5741274580376941373_n.jpg?oh=c908839ce450435ce8ab50f7b83961ed&oe=595690C6)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 22, 2017, 05:18:10 pm
It certainly does, one awesome aeroplane.

It's just GOT to be Whiffable, hasn't it? I'm surprised some of us Brit Whiffers haven't tried it yet. Perhaps I should add it to my list of 62 unfinished projects...........  :banghead:

There's quite a few pics of it about as it was on display at the '64 Biggin Hill Air Fair. Loads of people thought it was real.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on March 23, 2017, 06:42:34 am
iv a master made in tooling resin for the Predator awaiting falling into silicone, il see what I can do ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on March 23, 2017, 06:50:58 am
Finnoscandia Alternative modelling group ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/783502938413998/

Hello and welcome to the 'Finnoscandia alternative modelling group & what-if forum', we hope you enjoy our postings, please feel free to add some of your own too ... anything related is more than welcome! whether you are a member or visitor here, we hope you find something of interest?

It is the intention of the forum to help provide a resource for modellers, researchers and interested parties alike on actual, little known, hypothetical and speculative Finnish, Baltic and Scandanavian aircraft and military equipment, not forgetting related subjects such as Border/Coast Guard, Police and other Emergency services, with pretty much everything and anything else in between! utilising artwork, models and discussion.

To access the reference albums, click on 'info', 'photos', then 'albums' to take you to the full listing.
Again please feel free to add any postings of your own of images, drawings, sketches, comments, musings, etc. all of which will help add to the usefulness of the group ... Kiitos
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on March 23, 2017, 06:53:14 am
WW2.5 (an alternative 1946/1947) ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428504027459346/

Hello and welcome to 'World War 2.5', an alternate 1946/1947 what-if' forum, we hope you enjoy our postings, please feel free to add some of your own too ... anything related is more than welcome! whether you are a member or visitor here, we hope you find something of interest ?

It is the intention of the forum to help provide a resource for modellers, researchers and interested parties alike covering the 1946 'wunderwaffe' genre of allied, axis and neutral nations, aircraft and military equipment, with everything and anything else in between! utilising artwork, models and discussion.

To access the reference albums, click on 'info', 'photos', then 'albums' to take you to the full listing.
Again please feel free to add any postings of your own of images, drawings, sketches, comments, musings, etc. all of which will help add to the usefulness of the group ...

This page is for the promotion of the modelling hobby and related interests. For membership confirmation by the groups administrators, drop a pm.

Best Wishes :)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on March 23, 2017, 06:54:30 am
TSR.2 Research Group ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1552047355107532/

an online research group (affiliated to the IPMS.UK. 'Project Cancelled', 'What-If' & 'TSR.2' special interest group's) with the emphasis on modelmaking, sharing information, ideas, speculation, and concepts based upon documented sources and hypothetical speculation, relating to the BAC. TSR.2 Velvet, including its development, production, flight trials, cancellation and disposition smile emoticon:)
 
PLEASE NOTE, ANYONE POSTING DEFAMATORY OR OFFENSIVE COMMENTS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on March 23, 2017, 07:05:45 am

There's quite a few pics of it about as it was on display at the '64 Biggin Hill Air Fair. Loads of people thought it was real.  ;D

I may well have seen it then. 64 was the first year I was considered old enough for me and my mate to go without adults  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2017, 08:31:17 am

iv a master made in tooling resin for the Predator awaiting falling into silicone, il see what I can do ;)
 

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  :thumbsup:

Could save a lot of agro, it's VERY odd shape looking at the various pics. And I saw your sketch plan of it on some site too Joe, very handy.  :thumbsup:

I'm a tad dubious that it would ever have worked in the real world, and if it did it would have needed a tanker almost as soon as it was off the ground!  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 26, 2017, 06:49:44 am
Looking forward to seeing a few of these Predator builds !

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Madoc on March 29, 2017, 12:54:42 pm
What's this?  A garage kit of a Whiff?  In the One True Scale?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on April 11, 2017, 09:22:41 am
Just stumbled across this, looks very much like the work of Dizzy to me....

(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah227/guydavies08/Mobile%20Uploads/4B59BE10-BE97-42C0-99F0-7268DDBFCF94_zpsoopjiao3.png) (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/guydavies08/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4B59BE10-BE97-42C0-99F0-7268DDBFCF94_zpsoopjiao3.png.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 12, 2017, 07:24:44 am
It is; again, someone "recycled" one of my pics/kits again without notice (or permission). Instagram is full of them, too!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12170304656/in/album-72157631919186395/

Humpf...  :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: RAFF-35 on April 12, 2017, 09:59:03 am
Well I guess this is the price of your fame and popularity  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: rickshaw on April 13, 2017, 01:48:30 am
It is; again, someone "recycled" one of my pics/kits again without notice (or permission). Instagram is full of them, too!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/12170304656/in/album-72157631919186395/

Humpf...  :unsure:

You need to watermark your photos, Dizzy.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 13, 2017, 03:39:37 am
Thought about  this and othter measures - but wouldn't that be a sad thing?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 13, 2017, 07:16:47 am
Thought about  this and othter measures - but wouldn't that be a sad thing?

Sure would, but some people just don't have any respect...  :angry:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 16, 2017, 05:46:52 pm
Happy Easter!

Found on the "Wings of Russia" page.

(http://i.imgur.com/oIi2x1H.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 18, 2017, 01:51:25 am
Now that's cute!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 18, 2017, 04:11:19 am
Aint they neat??   Took me a second to realize but they're both different birds! 

Literal "egg planes."  If I ever decorate eggs again this will be how I do it.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on April 19, 2017, 07:20:59 pm
Does the small one fit inside the larger one? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 20, 2017, 01:44:48 am

Does the small one fit inside the larger one? :thumbsup:


They're Russian, of COURSE they do.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on April 23, 2017, 11:54:30 pm

lovely eggs!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 24, 2017, 04:27:22 pm
Eggstroardinary!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2017, 02:21:07 pm
Those eggs are super cute ! That would be fun, but hard to do them that well !

 :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 06, 2017, 06:36:32 pm
Those eggs are super cute ! That would be fun, but hard to do them that well !

 :bow:
Yeah, dude! That's what I was thinking.... they actually did some nice work and put in some effort on those! I sure wouldn't let any kids have 'em or anyone crack them open. lol
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 11, 2017, 01:57:39 pm
Hot off the press... dude just replied to a comment of mine about "whif" with his build. 

Howard Markel:  " I hear ya 'bout "what if"s. They can be lots of fun and stretch ones imagination.
Here's a1//48 Modelcraft F-82 modified into an Unlimited Gold class Reno Racer.
The kit is I'll fitting and would have required lots of filler, sanding. Figured why not go nuts and apply a bit of hot rod to it.
Researched the mods done with the P-51 racers and applied to twin fuselage."


By Howard Markel:

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


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2017, 01:08:59 am
This looks very cool - also the livery. IIRC there was even a twin fuselage design for a racer/record breaker in the Eighties. Not certain if it was a Rutan design, I remember that it even had slightly forward-swept wings and was much smaller/lighter than a Mustang- but the overall layout was similar. Very cool - and colorful - build.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: tahsin on May 12, 2017, 02:01:15 am
Pondracer. Didn't it also crash?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2017, 02:19:41 am
Yes, the Pondracer!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on May 12, 2017, 02:31:57 am
That's a gorgeous paintjob.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2017, 05:50:29 am
That's a gorgeous paintjob.

Absolutely  :thumbsup: I'd say it was stupendous but there's something about the prop's that doesn't sit right with me for some reason ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on May 12, 2017, 06:31:01 am
That's a gorgeous paintjob.

Absolutely  :thumbsup: I'd say it was stupendous but there's something about the prop's that doesn't sit right with me for some reason ?

Yes, the same impression I had. It looks like the left fuselage (the one with the cockpit) propeller has the blades leading edge backward. (I don't know how to explain better, sorry )
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2017, 07:22:38 am
That is slick ! Sure looks fast and I imagine it would sound amazing !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 12, 2017, 07:49:10 am
That's a gorgeous paintjob.

Absolutely  :thumbsup: I'd say it was stupendous but there's something about the prop's that doesn't sit right with me for some reason ?

Yes, the same impression I had. It looks like the left fuselage (the one with the cockpit) propeller has the blades leading edge backward. (I don't know how to explain better, sorry )
Could it be (the differening prop angles)  because they spin in different directions?  (wild guess)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: CammNut on May 12, 2017, 12:43:44 pm
The twin-fuselage racing design was the Scaled Composites Pond Racer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaled_Composites_Pond_Racer
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on May 12, 2017, 08:54:06 pm
The twin-fuselage racing design was the Scaled Composites Pond Racer:
In the what-if world, there were many other ones ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: James W. on May 12, 2017, 08:59:39 pm
That's a gorgeous paintjob.

Absolutely  :thumbsup: I'd say it was stupendous but there's something about the prop's that doesn't sit right with me for some reason ?

Yes, the same impression I had. It looks like the left fuselage (the one with the cockpit) propeller has the blades leading edge backward. (I don't know how to explain better, sorry )
Could it be (the differening prop angles)  because they spin in different directions?  (wild guess)

Good guess! Correct!

& oddly enough, the opposite rotation set-up to the DH Hornet, even though the P-82 & Hornet used nearly identical R-R Merlin mills..
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on May 12, 2017, 11:34:21 pm
That's a gorgeous paintjob.

Absolutely  :thumbsup: I'd say it was stupendous but there's something about the prop's that doesn't sit right with me for some reason ?

Yes, the same impression I had. It looks like the left fuselage (the one with the cockpit) propeller has the blades leading edge backward. (I don't know how to explain better, sorry )
Could it be (the differening prop angles)  because they spin in different directions?  (wild guess)

Good guess! Correct!

& oddly enough, the opposite rotation set-up to the DH Hornet, even though the P-82 & Hornet used nearly identical R-R Merlin mills..

Actually, it's set up just the same way as a DH Hornet and the XP-82, P-82B.C &D used a Packard Merlin which was so different in it's construction nothing was inter-changeable with it's RR counterpart
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: James W. on May 12, 2017, 11:42:54 pm
Ah, no.. the Packard built Merlin varied only in detail differences such as fastener threads & whatnot,
plus a few bolt on items like supercharger drive gear & carburetor, with provision for ADI, in late units,
- otherwise they pretty-well mirrored the R-R units.

The P-82 & DH Hornet both used the most highly developed service Merlin types, with one of each engine pair
rotating in opposite direction, much as the P-38 had long utilized*, but ironically due to aerodynamic issues,
both P-82 & Hornet had to swap over engines from left to right, compared original set-up..

See Hornet: https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1947/1947%20-%200004.html



* Albeit the Allison mill had, due to its design parameters as an airship engine, an in-built facility for opposite crank rotation,
whereas the Merlin used an extra gear set in its PTO/reduction gear train, & retained the crank rotation.

Edit: added reference citation link.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on May 13, 2017, 07:59:27 am
OK, it's bye bye for you
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 26, 2017, 08:33:49 am
I've actually had this in my FB photos for about 5 years. It popped up again today and I realized, "hey, it's a whif!"

I don't know the artist, however... but.... anyway...   "Grammar Nazi:"

(http://i.imgur.com/TGnRfah.jpg) :o ;D


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 26, 2017, 10:02:53 am
Cool
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on May 26, 2017, 06:08:20 pm
That design with the jets embedded in the wing was part of the early designs of the 262.  The meteor used that design was we all know.  That version of the 262 is on my "to-do" list
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 29, 2017, 02:48:06 pm
I guess it's close to being real but new to me !

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18740770_783375415156704_8429126901954656570_n.jpg?oh=25d7af473f2a225afe6dbc2d68312b43&oe=59A3B9F0)

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcommons.m.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFile%3ACamouflaged_RA-5C_of_RVAH-13_over_Tonkin_Gulf_1966.jpg&h=ATP1oMVuiK9ndBGpby0x8cnSaGO-yGpE3l2yAHNPY3fy3kFVbXyWBlz3P4FzW9Z9fsL1k8ntLaIeePx9w_CG-Y8wvRmJ4ZOvez7nytMcSJQauA1YGMKvaPiLTnfVIx60wNJD7hw1L0zs0L2hiOQ1W6D9
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on May 29, 2017, 06:40:55 pm
Love the Vigilante in that scheme.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 30, 2017, 01:35:53 am
That looks almost photoshopped to me.  :o

But there were actually USN Vigilantes with (experimental) upper surface camouflage during the Vietnam era, like this one here:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/81/58/db/8158db2acc3764c4662815d71bc74753.jpg)

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c272/switchblade111/Miscellaneous/Camouflagera5-7ret.jpg)

These machine had standard light gull grey/white liveries, just the upper surfaces were painted over. Here's another one in SEA colors:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/RA-5C_RVAH-13_camouflaged_Vietnam_1966.jpg)

Other types (A-4s, A-6s, A-1s and, AFAIK, F-4s, too) were tested, too, but the practice did not catch on.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 30, 2017, 01:38:14 am
Probably because they looked too much like Air Force birds...
The Navy has to be a bit different...  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 30, 2017, 05:33:49 am
Great pic of her on the carrier deck !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 30, 2017, 07:15:41 am
Love that Vigilante on Dizzy's first pic, that camo looks gorgeous! :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 30, 2017, 08:42:43 am
I have an RA-5C in the stash, this may be the way to build it!  :thumbsup:

What colors are those on the USN craft?? Is that like... dark green and ...uhh.. grey??  Bluish grey maybe?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on May 30, 2017, 01:42:53 pm
I have an RA-5C in the stash, this may be the way to build it!  :thumbsup:

What colors are those on the USN craft?? Is that like... dark green and ...uhh.. grey??  Bluish grey maybe?
The colours in the photo are way off (especially in that one where the camo looks like European One).

Topside colours for camo'd RA-5C were IRL the standard USAF TAC SEA colours, Tan FS30219 / Medium Green FS34102 / Dark Green FS34079, though the bottom was not the USAF Camouflage Grey FS36622, but the Navy standard Gloss White FS17875 (topside camo was simply painted on top of the Navy standard FS36440 Light Gull Grey, bottom was left in its original colour).

(Do note that the first digit in the FS code only denotes the finish - 1=gloss, 2=semi-gloss/satin, 3=flat, so 36440 and 16440 are in fact the same colour but one is flat and one is gloss).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on May 31, 2017, 10:21:34 am
It's crazy how many museums and preserved a/c have crappy, fake and just outright wrong finishes. You'd think they'd seek council before 'going for it' eh !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on May 31, 2017, 12:13:17 pm
It's crazy how many museums and preserved a/c have crappy, fake and just outright wrong finishes. You'd think they'd seek council before 'going for it' eh !

 :banghead:

A good example is the restored Sepecat Jaguar GR1 ACT. What they painted it up in is nowhere near what it actually had. The gripe though is there's many photos on the internet (and in books. magazines) that show what it was really painted like.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2017, 04:05:53 am
Saw this on the Facebook Scale Modelers page, originally of the Reptile Report page: 
(http://i.imgur.com/sQKoYG4.jpg)


Reporting for duty!

Credit: Milford Cubicle

The Reptile Report is made possible by ShipYourReptiles.com


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 01, 2017, 04:17:52 am
Saw this on the Facebook Scale Modelers page, originally of the Reptile Report page: 
(http://i.imgur.com/sQKoYG4.jpg)


Reporting for duty!

Credit: Milford Cubicle

The Reptile Report is made possible by ShipYourReptiles.com

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZtNFbgBsh6dvAe3ZSO7xXi-bPRT1VQIRmhcu_vGmujZlryWLP)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 01, 2017, 05:06:17 am
Kit is going to love that!

NOT.

 :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 01, 2017, 05:10:42 am
Kit is going to love that!

NOT.

 :wacko:

YeeeeeeeeuK!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2017, 12:40:09 pm
Saw this on the Facebook Scale Modelers page, originally of the Reptile Report page: 
<snake tank>


Reporting for duty!

Credit: Milford Cubicle

The Reptile Report is made possible by ShipYourReptiles.com

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZtNFbgBsh6dvAe3ZSO7xXi-bPRT1VQIRmhcu_vGmujZlryWLP)

Kit is going to love that!

NOT.

 :wacko:
Kit is going to love that!

NOT.

 :wacko:

YeeeeeeeeuK!  :banghead:
;D ;D ;D ;D  ^^^^

My pappy, god rest his soul, was like that. You both, MacGyver, and Indiana Jones, I swear man...   ;D ;D     They don't bother me too much, now, spiders on the other hand..... .  ..

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 01, 2017, 01:51:00 pm
  They don't bother me too much, now, spiders on the other hand..... .  ..

Same here... although i relax after i see where they're going, sometimes i get some good scares from the Mediterranian Tarantulas and Striped Wolf spiders when working on flowerbeds and areas with dense vegetation. No danger as they're not too poisonous but they just creep up when you're not expecting... Once had one walking up the back of my neck and didn't know it was a spider, so i just reached back like it was a leaf or rubbish of the sort, and grabbed it and it didn't even try to bite me... When i looked at my glove to see what it was, it was a female Tarantula starting to get angry, as big as the palm of my hand... that's when i got scared and chills ran through my body, making me throw it away into a nearby flowerbed... :rolleyes: ;D
One of these babies...

(http://i.imgur.com/2h6fRmj.jpg)

Here you can see their normal size, same as the one i had on my neck...

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

Big enough for me... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2017, 02:22:07 pm
I WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE!!! Just.. DONE.  ;D ;D ;D   

I've gotten to the point I can tolerate some of the little harmless ones... I won't even try to smash them if they are in the house... but... they get bit, poisonous, or nasty, and I flip out.

I saw a BIG one the other day at work.. between the size of a baseball and a softball, just sitting on the wall.
(http://i.imgur.com/ee5Beee.jpg)

It was the same day I found those ducks.  ;D


EDIT: And what's the deal with this ... THING.... it either has 10 legs or those are some might big fangs up front there.. or ... antennas or..... something.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 01, 2017, 03:33:29 pm
Beautiful thing... i do find them fascinating but i'd rather have them far from me. Those "legs" you've mentioned are the pedipalps, smell and taste sensors. Males also use them to copulate... ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2017, 03:51:06 pm
YEEEEBUS! 

Is this also a variety of tarantula? That's what I called it but I'm not sure what "makes" a tarantula. I just see one hell of an over sized spider that looks like a tarantula so it's a "tarantula."  Close enough to the ones that I know for a fact ARE tarantulas. I should have gotten a closer picture but uhhhh.... NAH ...... there'll be none of that. I didn't get within 20 feet of it.  :o ;D

I pick up garbage in a couple of field type areas... I know that where these came from... I had a notion to obliterate this thing but it wasn't bothering me any and probably eats a lot of other bugs that I really hate. I just...man..... the thought of picking up a scrap of newspaper out in a field and this thing is attached to the underside....  eCH    :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 01, 2017, 04:16:15 pm
I'm no expert on spiders so i'm not sure if that one belongs to Tarantula family but it sure looks like it... :thumbsup:
It happens a lot to me, pick up some old wood off the ground and there comes one or more creepy crawlers... last bug i've found was a big centipede... tools of the trade, right?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2017, 05:02:16 pm
I'm no expert on spiders so i'm not sure if that one belongs to Tarantula family but it sure looks like it... :thumbsup:
It happens a lot to me, pick up some old wood off the ground and there comes one or more creepy crawlers... last bug i've found was a big centipede... tools of the trade, right?  :thumbsup:

You said it, man. It's all part of the game.  :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on June 02, 2017, 09:59:42 am
I'd call what DfZ put up a Wolf Spider, as it looks like an Australian Wolf Spiders ('though I haven't seen any quite that big, close but not quite).

The thing you saw on the wall, Brad, seems to be a species of American tarantula.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Librarian on June 02, 2017, 01:37:44 pm
Treat any unidentified Wolf Spider with caution. Their venom can range from harmless to downright lethal, exacerbated by the fact they are an aggressive group with large fangs too.

Trap-door spiders are the most ancient of living spiders and a few still have segmented abdomens. The next stage of evolution was when they left their lairs and started hunting...this one shows possible signs of its segmented heritage on the abdomen.

Best to keep your distance :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 02, 2017, 03:23:58 pm
This sleepy site is just no place for a tank drivin' snake !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 02, 2017, 06:30:59 pm
I'd call what DfZ put up a Wolf Spider, as it looks like an Australian Wolf Spiders ('though I haven't seen any quite that big, close but not quite).

The thing you saw on the wall, Brad, seems to be a species of American tarantula.

Yup, i think you're right, from what i've read, here in the Iberian Peninsula, we have the the Iberian Tarantula, which is a bit different indeed, they've got yellow undersides on their legs. The one in my pic is a Wolf spider, or more precisely, Hogna Radiata, and that wasn't the biggest i've seen around here.
They can grow up to 7/8 cm... the one on the pic was a female, males have smaller abdomens... and judging by her size, she still had some space to grow! :o
According to specialists, it's poison isn't very dangerous, we have a couple of other spiders that can really be deadly, the Mediterranean Black Widow and the Violin Spider, both are much more poisonous than the Wolf spider and Tarantula.
Still, i prefer to stay away from all of them... ;D

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 03, 2017, 04:24:42 am
I'd call what DfZ put up a Wolf Spider, as it looks like an Australian Wolf Spiders ('though I haven't seen any quite that big, close but not quite).

The thing you saw on the wall, Brad, seems to be a species of American tarantula.
Thanks!! Good to know, as Tarantulas are mainly harmless as far as I know. :D 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 03, 2017, 05:42:41 am
...mainly...

 :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 13, 2017, 11:42:17 pm
Tommy Wu found the Ta 338... Maybe someone who is on fazebook can convince him that it's real...?  ;)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203253722661167&set=gm.10155407764374784&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 14, 2017, 07:56:48 am
I like how the one ol' boy said, "Fake!"   lmao    ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 15, 2017, 03:26:10 am
By Pasha VanWolfen found on ‎Facebook Scale Modellers page:

(http://i.imgur.com/xXU8sH9.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/0uO88JP.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/0J8cDOb.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/L6BAHGx.jpg)


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2017, 05:15:08 am
I'm not big on tanks.  Can someone explain what's been done here to Whiff it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2017, 06:30:00 am
I was thinking exactly the same, but what do I know about tanks?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 15, 2017, 06:30:08 am
I don't know enough to comment on it's whiffy side, but it looks good !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Librarian on June 15, 2017, 06:50:38 am
From what little I do know about Panthers I'd say it's simply the segmented camouflage.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: chrisonord on June 15, 2017, 07:22:24 am
I would say it was the camo job too, as nothing else seems to stand out to me. They did have H.O.T. missiles back then didn't they?? ;) ;)
Chris
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on June 15, 2017, 07:51:31 am
Not much different from Lee swapping out a serial number or squadron code on his multitude of Spitfires
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 15, 2017, 08:08:23 am
Search me!  I have no clue either. He just said it was a "what if" so I went with it.  ;D   I'm like you all... for the most part they all look about the same to me... "it's a tank" is about the extent of my expertise.   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 15, 2017, 11:01:53 am
at a guess   its done as a Dak machine  ( Deutches afrika korp {yup it aint spelt right, but the jist is})   I think I can make out the swastika under palm tree symbol on the front of the turret.  I don't think any Panthers got out there, I know a few Tiger 1s did.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 15, 2017, 05:45:52 pm
at a guess   its done as a Dak machine  ( Deutches afrika korp {yup it aint spelt right, but the jist is})   I think I can make out the swastika under palm tree symbol on the front of the turret.  I don't think any Panthers got out there, I know a few Tiger 1s did.

The hull is also covered in what looks like zimmerit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmerit).  AFAIK, zimmerit was only used in Europe.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 15, 2017, 07:28:40 pm
Fascinating.... anti-mine "goop."  As far as that goes, magnetic anti tank mines themselves sound pretty fascinating. I mean.... to be effective for the magnetic properties to work it would mean they would nearly need to fly out of the ground and magnetically "hover" to the tank... otherwise, the tank would have to be close enough to activate it, in which case wouldn't traditional mines be in range enough to do damage anyway? Or am I not thinking "Sci fi" enough?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2017, 08:54:26 pm
Thanks guys. 

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 16, 2017, 12:50:06 am
Well, the paint scheme is not as fictional as it might appear, since late war Panthers sometimes carried such simplified, geometric patterns. The Division markings are a wild mix, though, suggesting that this Panther would have operated in Africa (Afrikakorps "Palm Tree" symbol); the symbol's location, as well as the Totenkopf emblem, on the turret is rather fantastic, and a big swastika flag does not make thing better...

Anti-tank mines were not necessarily only passive weapons, buried in the ground and waiting for detonation when the tank would roll over and trigger it. Mines and charges were frequently directly "applied" to the tank hulls by foot soldiers, and magnets were the perfect choice to attach them and hold them in place. Zimmerit would be a kind of spacer between the metal hull and the magnet, so that the mine/charge would not hold an well to the tank and eventually drop when the tank was driving. The typical ridged surface was an additional measure to increase the distance between magnet and the hull.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 16, 2017, 05:54:02 am
Thanks for the histoire lesson! I was off in a weird floating mine direction, I was way off!  "Sticky mines" in other words, huh.  I use them all the time in video games, I should have known.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: tahsin on June 19, 2017, 03:58:26 am
So, Zimmerit was on every conceivable German weapon and one day reports started flooding that it was burning after hits. Naturally Germans carried out tests and they could never set it on fire themselves yet removed it alltogether for late war. Though never learned what was setting it on fire. Anyone who heard or knows?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 19, 2017, 12:10:50 pm
By John Francis Walters‎, found on the "Facebook Scale Modellers" page.

"A Spitfire Mk 11 A I carved out of a block of aluminium about five years ago"

(http://i.imgur.com/zgMsnIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on June 19, 2017, 12:30:11 pm
That's not difficult at all. The only problem is obtaining a transparent canopy from alu... :banghead: :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 19, 2017, 12:59:24 pm
That's not difficult at all. The only problem is obtaining a transparent canopy from alu... :banghead: :wacko:
;D ;D


Got to get ahold of Scotty!  :laugh:

(http://i.imgur.com/fr9u0GQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on June 19, 2017, 04:00:50 pm
Hi Guys,
I've posted a few pictures on Facebook on the 'Scale Model Society'.
They are the;
Lockheed King Neptune tri-engine AEW
Stretched Nimrod (Sky Guardian) AEW and refueling tanker
The Mystic jet powered flying boat AEW with Valiant wings
Mach2 V-tail Martin SeaMaster- BAe Nimrod engines
B-17 float plane
And the Mach2 Martin Mariner jet amphibious AEW.
I've had a few comments and they seem to like what I have done so far.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2017, 08:01:17 am
You should have posted them on your own page too. I can't see them on that page.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: McColm on June 20, 2017, 10:55:59 am
Will do Captain.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 27, 2017, 07:17:29 pm
Facebook buddy Norman Ison did this one. A Klingon Biplane of some sorts... I'm sure those here will identify it quickly whereas I am not too versed on these oldest/oldereyest of aircraft.

(http://i.imgur.com/24I6EYr.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on June 27, 2017, 08:57:00 pm
That's a Curtiss P-6 Hawk, Chronic, lol. Looks good!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 28, 2017, 03:27:53 am
Topside paint is awesome.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 29, 2017, 02:55:33 am
Indeed, esp. on a biplane.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on June 30, 2017, 12:06:19 am

 :o

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19510175_1415346108531382_8826132226503737092_n.jpg?oh=49a8180e36780fc664a83d70bb24ef20&oe=59CA5CED)

 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on June 30, 2017, 12:22:32 am

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14045878_1353302868031367_6735881815780244364_n.jpg?oh=11c264aab8e6ff450c65930dbb391efa&oe=5A0AFB3E)

what is that plane, underneath?

 ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 30, 2017, 04:46:02 am
Someone's got expensive tastes in coathangers.

Good pics.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on June 30, 2017, 05:31:30 am
Someone's got expensive tastes in coathangers.

Good pics.

I'm afraid I have a fuselage or two remaining from my previous undertakings ; and a coathange or two as well ...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 30, 2017, 06:29:26 am
Someone's got expensive tastes in coathangers.

Good pics.

I've acquired a few like that over the years  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 30, 2017, 10:45:19 am
Someone's got expensive tastes in coathangers.

Good pics.

I've acquired a few like that over the years  :thumbsup:

I'm sure the hotels just wrote'm off.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on June 30, 2017, 05:34:58 pm
most amusing - eric = most amusing

love the concepts
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 01, 2017, 02:02:45 am
Someone's got expensive tastes in coathangers.

Good pics.

I've acquired a few like that over the years  :thumbsup:

I'm sure the hotels just wrote'm off.  ;D

Most of them, certainly  ;) One or two came with the suits I used to buy however......long, long time ago  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 01, 2017, 05:16:53 am
most amusing - eric = most amusing

arithmetics ?  ;D

love the concepts

so do I : I am tempted to build something like them

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 03, 2017, 12:07:43 pm
First I saw this thing.. then I saw the caption.

"F-117C CIRCULAR WING SUPER SECRET AIRCRAFT"   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Anyway!!  Have a look, F-117C by Jordan Hui, on the "What if Modellers" FB page... 

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

(http://i.imgur.com/L367kz3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TgGwI4K.jpg)

 :o ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on July 03, 2017, 08:14:19 pm
I knew this: flying saucers are secret US planes! ;D :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on July 04, 2017, 01:20:42 am
great concept
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 04, 2017, 01:37:43 am
PSR must have been messy, But I like the result.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 04, 2017, 11:47:33 am
If i already thought the F-117 was ugly, that one beats it by miles... But i do like the paint job, very cool! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 05, 2017, 03:41:54 am
Biggest surprise is that it flies like a frisbee. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on July 08, 2017, 12:03:52 pm
Lego SBS Yamato/Argo

(https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19801034_1424605967586297_2667179495207347202_o.jpg?oh=b877fdf56211a918ad3f5e12a9000b2a&oe=5A003E85)

I really want to see a kit of this
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 08, 2017, 02:09:53 pm
Impressive! Some of the Lego stuff has to be seen to be believed.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: martinbayer on July 08, 2017, 09:29:02 pm
Lego and a WWII naval battleship converted into a space cruiser sounds just about right to this crusty engineer.

Martin
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2017, 05:15:50 am
Impressive! Some of the Lego stuff has to be seen to be believed.

Definitely, some amazing stuff out there.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 23, 2017, 03:54:36 am
By ‎Mattias Ärletun‎ , found on the Tamiya Model Magazine page.

"I finally got around to making a base for the Hungarian Dornier Do 335 Pfeil in what-if Hungarian markings I finished in March. I hope you guys like it"

(http://i.imgur.com/hwJW61v.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XA0NWUx.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on July 23, 2017, 06:55:44 am
Nice find and nice build  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 23, 2017, 12:56:56 pm
Just found another! This is great, considering the SF GB goin on....


Found on the Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. page

 
Angry Condor in 3D!!! Kitbash and photo by Tony Thomas.


(http://i.imgur.com/zxUB0KK.jpg)


Obviously some TOS Romulan Warbird going on here!!    ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 24, 2017, 12:01:46 am
LOL, that's great!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 24, 2017, 07:49:18 am
Yeah, pretty cool! The initial post date was back in 2012 when "Angry Birds" was popular. An "Angry Warbird" make all the sense...  quite brilliant if you ask me!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on July 25, 2017, 02:13:41 am

great angry bird !

I am busy with something like that, a bird head on a plane : to appear soon !

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 25, 2017, 02:40:39 am

great angry bird !

I am busy with something like that, a bird head on a plane : to appear soon !



 ;D ;D :drink: :drink: :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 01, 2017, 10:00:54 am
109 G6 "Mosquito Catcher"  found on Facebook Scale Modelers page. 

(http://i.imgur.com/YztClGA.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JayBee on August 01, 2017, 11:44:43 am

great angry bird !

I am busy with something like that, a bird head on a plane : to appear soon !


Here is something along similar lines. The Roger Dean cover art for the 1972 Budgie album, Squawk.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Dean_(artist)#/media/File:Budgie_Squawk.jpg


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 02, 2017, 01:48:52 pm
No credit given....   found on the "THE MODELERS HINTS,TIPS AND Q&A" page.


(http://i.imgur.com/U1cF3oc.jpg)

 :wub: :wub:


EDIT: By the by, is there any rule that says radar absorbing "materials" HAVE to be black/very dark? Can they be colored? I'm planning a whif stealth build pretty soon and was wondering.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 02, 2017, 03:07:02 pm

EDIT: By the by, is there any rule that says radar absorbing "materials" HAVE to be black/very dark? Can they be colored? I'm planning a whif stealth build pretty soon and was wondering.


That does look very good, doesn't it?  :thumbsup:

As for the black, isn't it because stealth aircraft are meant to carry out their missions at night, so as not to be seen visually, and black helps out somewhat then? I don't know that for certain but it seems logical.

In reverse logic I think I'll paint my Italeri B-2 bomber in RAF 1960s anti-flash white, just because......  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Squizzaa on August 02, 2017, 03:11:28 pm
EDIT: By the by, is there any rule that says radar absorbing "materials" HAVE to be black/very dark? Can they be colored? I'm planning a whif stealth build pretty soon and was wondering.
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A lot of modern naval vessels incorporate RAM in their structure and they are generally some form of grey. Some time ago I worked on some trials of various equipment that had a covers made up of moulded RAM panels. They were coloured black, a low vis grey, and a sea grey/green which resulted in a quite good visual camo pattern. I also worked on some trials of various radar absorbent paints, one of which was a spectacularly boring brown. The one major commonality I noticed was that they were all very "matte" in finish, which I always assumed was just an effect of the materials themselves.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 02, 2017, 04:21:18 pm

EDIT: By the by, is there any rule that says radar absorbing "materials" HAVE to be black/very dark? Can they be colored? I'm planning a whif stealth build pretty soon and was wondering.


That does look very good, doesn't it?  :thumbsup:
It does.. I love it so much I want to copy it. I'm guessing some of the transfers were home-made. The flag, for instance.... I kind of doubt that came on any sheets made by mainstream companies.

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As for the black, isn't it because stealth aircraft are meant to carry out their missions at night, so as not to be seen visually, and black helps out somewhat then? I don't know that for certain but it seems logical.
That's the main thing I suppose... being black for moving at night but in all my time watching documentaries and reading up on it I can't seem to recall if anyone ever said whether or not the "stuff" could be colored or if it HAD to be dark.

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In reverse logic I think I'll paint my Italeri B-2 bomber in RAF 1960s anti-flash white, just because......  ;D ;)
You do this and you'll be my hero, GUARANTEED!


Quote
EDIT: By the by, is there any rule that says radar absorbing "materials" HAVE to be black/very dark? Can they be colored? I'm planning a whif stealth build pretty soon and was wondering.

A lot of modern naval vessels incorporate RAM in their structure and they are generally some form of grey. Some time ago I worked on some trials of various equipment that had a covers made up of moulded RAM panels. They were coloured black, a low vis grey, and a sea grey/green which resulted in a quite good visual camo pattern. I also worked on some trials of various radar absorbent paints, one of which was a spectacularly boring brown. The one major commonality I noticed was that they were all very "matte" in finish, which I always assumed was just an effect of the materials themselves.

Wow!! You got to work on some really cool stuff, had to have been a sweet job!!!

Thanks for the information..... this is great stuff because now I can create colored stealth aircraft without feeling guilty about it!

Also, WELCOME!! I don't think I've said hello to you yet.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Squizzaa on August 02, 2017, 04:46:10 pm

EDIT: By the by, is there any rule that says radar absorbing "materials" HAVE to be black/very dark? Can they be colored? I'm planning a whif stealth build pretty soon and was wondering.


That does look very good, doesn't it?  :thumbsup:
It does.. I love it so much I want to copy it. I'm guessing some of the transfers were home-made. The flag, for instance.... I kind of doubt that came on any sheets made by mainstream companies.

Quote
As for the black, isn't it because stealth aircraft are meant to carry out their missions at night, so as not to be seen visually, and black helps out somewhat then? I don't know that for certain but it seems logical.
That's the main thing I suppose... being black for moving at night but in all my time watching documentaries and reading up on it I can't seem to recall if anyone ever said whether or not the "stuff" could be colored or if it HAD to be dark.

Quote
In reverse logic I think I'll paint my Italeri B-2 bomber in RAF 1960s anti-flash white, just because......  ;D ;)
You do this and you'll be my hero, GUARANTEED!


Quote
EDIT: By the by, is there any rule that says radar absorbing "materials" HAVE to be black/very dark? Can they be colored? I'm planning a whif stealth build pretty soon and was wondering.

A lot of modern naval vessels incorporate RAM in their structure and they are generally some form of grey. Some time ago I worked on some trials of various equipment that had a covers made up of moulded RAM panels. They were coloured black, a low vis grey, and a sea grey/green which resulted in a quite good visual camo pattern. I also worked on some trials of various radar absorbent paints, one of which was a spectacularly boring brown. The one major commonality I noticed was that they were all very "matte" in finish, which I always assumed was just an effect of the materials themselves.

Wow!! You got to work on some really cool stuff, had to have been a sweet job!!!

Thanks for the information..... this is great stuff because now I can create colored stealth aircraft without feeling guilty about it!

Also, WELCOME!! I don't think I've said hello to you yet.   :laugh:

Hehe, thanks for the welcome. I've been lurking here for a very long time and don't post much. Have yet to make the leap up to do a build and posting it :o

I was in the Navy back then and it had it's moments. It was a long time ago now though and no problem on the info. Personally, I think that all of you that actually post up your whiffery here don't have to feel guilty anyway but you'd have to think with modern "stealthy" material and coating technology they can created them in any colour they'd like.  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 02, 2017, 05:06:19 pm
 ;D

I like your style, bud....    ;) :mellow: :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on August 03, 2017, 04:26:33 am
For a display specific aircraft, why would you retain RAM coatings? Just paint it in paint!

I think I remember reading that black just happened to be the colour of the RAM material used for the nighthawk. As for black being a low vis colour, IIRC the RAFs hawks are painted black so that they ARE visible...

I think the preminence of grey RAM coatings is that they are deliberately low contrast and therefore contribute to visible wavelength LO properties.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 03, 2017, 04:40:18 am
Given the materials these things are built from are RADAR absorbent then if they were painted the paint would also have to be RADAR absorbent or RADAR transparent.  If RADAR absorbent paint could be made then why not just use that instead of the RADAR absorbent materials in the first place?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on August 03, 2017, 05:45:23 am
I think the answer is that neither the paint, nor the construction materials, nor aircraft shape are completely effective. It's a combination of coatings, structural materials and shape (and physical size and aspect, to complete the list) that determines the size of the radar return. So you could slap RAM paint on anything but it will be less effective.

But in whifverse perhaps we've cracked the problem and can create a material/paint that can completely eliminate radar returns.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 03, 2017, 05:53:48 am
On my MiG 37 (Soviet GB) I posited that it had RADAR absorbent materials and undercoat and the colour coats were RADAR transparent and also protected the fragile undercoat (as ISTR reports about early stealth aircraft having problems because the special paint was prone to damage which reduced their effectiveness).
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 03, 2017, 07:32:36 am
I was always of the mind that the color of the RAM would come from what was mixed into it, not painted over it. Like... the pigments are added when the stuff is made. Like colored concrete... instead of painting concrete and making it a slippery nightmare, you simply mix pigment into the batch then pour it and it dries that way. I always figured the RAM stuff would be colored in the same fashion. However the stuff is made, the coloring is incorporated into it. This is all speculative of course. lmao

But anyway!  One reason why I asked was because of an RAH 66 build that I would like to do in two darker shades of blue for the Cuban navy or some such. Castro definitely wants his RAM.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Squizzaa on August 03, 2017, 03:52:15 pm
I feel like that must have been how they did it. When some of the panels I mentioned were damaged during the trial, the material was the same colour all the way through.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 04, 2017, 03:01:58 am
...Like colored concrete... instead of painting concrete and making it a slippery nightmare, you simply mix pigment into the batch then pour it and it dries that way....

Painting concrete also seals the dust in.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 04, 2017, 03:08:23 am
Maybe at some point in the next 80 years they'll divulge how it's made after the aliens arrive and make all the tech obsolete with their space-age wares.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 04, 2017, 09:53:16 am
Hot off the press! Just completed this morning, an SR 72 whif by Darren How found on the Tamiya Model Magazine page.

(http://i.imgur.com/65mmSMw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WMfGR0Y.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a11E8NJ.jpg)

(http://[Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/hXNJD7f.jpg))

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

I can't figure out what is going on with the windows. I asked and he said, "That one window fell apart when the cement glue didn't stick well."

Eh?   ;D   I didn't want to push the issue and give the feller the wrong idea, because I think this is totally AWESOME.  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 04, 2017, 10:04:25 am
Sweet. Is there a price list for supersonic extra charges?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on August 05, 2017, 01:39:45 am
Love it !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on August 05, 2017, 05:16:16 am
Sweet. Is there a price list for supersonic extra charges?  ;)

Some of the prices they quote Supersonic delivery should be offered as standard  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 06, 2017, 04:14:08 am
Now THAT'S a fast courier.
zenrat industries feels the need to compete. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on August 06, 2017, 04:51:09 am
Now THAT'S a fast courier.
zenrat industries feels the need to compete. :wacko:

SO zi B-70?  Or Intercontinental package missile delivery system?  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 06, 2017, 05:44:21 am
Now THAT'S a fast courier.
zenrat industries feels the need to compete. :wacko:
;D

Capitalism - - GO!   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 06, 2017, 06:31:53 pm
Now THAT'S a fast courier.
zenrat industries feels the need to compete. :wacko:

SO zi B-70?  Or Intercontinental package missile delivery system?  :wacko:

I'd need to rummage in the stash.  Nothing I have is remotely as fast as an SR71 so it'd need to be a major kit bash.  One to think about.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 17, 2017, 09:30:29 am
In the Morpheus Gallery FB feed;
(https://morpheusgallery.com/gallery/jasnikowski-print-morpheus-.jpg)
Magical Flight Jaroslaw Jasnikowski

Another one on the Morpheus website:
(https://morpheusgallery.com/gallery/jasnikowski-Amenhotep.jpg)
Amenhotep Jaroslaw Jasnikowski

https://morpheusgallery.com/index.php#cnt
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 19, 2017, 05:21:57 am
I like Magical Flight but the gondola and tail mounted power station appear to be a different scale to the rest.  Maybe it is designed to carry races of very different stature?  Like Trolls in the fuselage and faireys (sic) in the gondola?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 19, 2017, 09:05:58 am
I was thinking of the thing simply being HUGE... Like.. the front of the main section is about the same as a 4-5 story building and it tapers in the back to a two or three story building. The lil gondola on the bottom would be like a typical single story vessel.  Back to the main section; it would have been nice for the artist to include a bunch of stairs and landings behind all that glass and it would have served to drive home the point.

EDIT:  In fact, I just saw a door on the side you can use for scale, sort of, and if you look real close... down in the bottom of the front in the little section you can almost make out a couple of people standing there...  might not be people at all, but might be!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 19, 2017, 09:11:28 am
Portholes are all the same size, and like TCO I figured it's multi-deck upfornt.
Kind of like the Linke-Hoffman RI.

(http://alternathistory.com/files/users/user1884/tagelie-bombardirovshiki-Linke-Hofman-01-02.JPG)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 19, 2017, 09:19:47 am
Here's one..... I see no gear and with the gondola where it is ......... does that mean this is a perpetual flier???  :lol:  :mellow:

A re-supply plane comes around once or twice a week to off load piles of coal.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 19, 2017, 10:01:03 am
Here's one..... I see no gear and with the gondola where it is ......... does that mean this is a perpetual flier???  :lol:  :mellow:

A re-supply plane comes around once or twice a week to off load piles of coal.  ;D

Nah, it just docks at the flying cities.  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 19, 2017, 10:48:06 am
to quote "they might be giants"   The plane ran out of fuel, so it could never land
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 20, 2017, 05:23:26 am
I was thinking of the thing simply being HUGE... Like.. the front of the main section is about the same as a 4-5 story building and it tapers in the back to a two or three story building. The lil gondola on the bottom would be like a typical single story vessel.  Back to the main section; it would have been nice for the artist to include a bunch of stairs and landings behind all that glass and it would have served to drive home the point.

EDIT:  In fact, I just saw a door on the side you can use for scale, sort of, and if you look real close... down in the bottom of the front in the little section you can almost make out a couple of people standing there...  might not be people at all, but might be!  ;D

I think you are right Brad C.  I would have drawn a palm tree inside the conservatory at the bow.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Nils on September 24, 2017, 01:51:28 am
Thai Navy P-8A Poseidon,
found on the Thailandscale144 page.
lot of Thai Air Force / Navy WHIF's on that page  :mellow:

https://www.facebook.com/ThailandScale144-162809630502230/

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10533451_641726565943865_6636399433137437565_n.jpg?oh=4986554e21f5577161e17e7c3f60e141&oe=5A4D8C6B)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 24, 2017, 02:54:28 am
I find a Boeing 737 with Harpoons slung under the wings a trifle bizarre looking.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 25, 2017, 12:31:58 am
Nice one!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on September 25, 2017, 02:09:13 am
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212206357252114&set=gm.1447069402076397&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 25, 2017, 04:08:05 am
It says 'You must login to continue'.

No, I mustn't.............  :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on September 25, 2017, 06:17:28 am
It says 'You must login to continue'.

No, I mustn't.............  :banghead:

Yup, don't do (anti-)"social" media.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 25, 2017, 06:24:05 am
It's privacy-locked anyway so that you'd have to either be friends with whoever posted it or be in the group it was posted at. I'm logged in and it's still non-accessible.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on September 25, 2017, 03:05:14 pm
It's privacy-locked anyway so that you'd have to either be friends with whoever posted it or be in the group it was posted at. I'm logged in and it's still non-accessible.

Same here

So...
Have a Combat Wombat instead
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14457356_1285321874864421_6294262619649684481_n.jpg?oh=1da8c0f78d035394fd227d1a9f543339&oe=5A457EC2)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on September 26, 2017, 03:47:25 am
It's a heavy load but someone has to bear it! ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2017, 04:01:20 am
That's awesome!!!!  Wombats are the best.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 26, 2017, 05:37:58 am
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/and-then-boom-an-explosion.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on September 26, 2017, 05:39:59 am
Both the wombat and the squirrel are fantastic!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2017, 10:43:59 am
 :unsure: :unsure: :lol:


(https://i.imgur.com/hfGQgSs.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 26, 2017, 12:15:21 pm
Excellent, an Airbus.  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on September 26, 2017, 12:53:24 pm
Wow! I'll have to build this.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rheged on September 26, 2017, 01:54:56 pm
Gosh!!  I can imagine this in West Coast US hippy paintwork.   (Well, I can imagine it but my painting/IT skills are insufficient to give it the treatment it deserves.)

The town of Beverley had   Leyland PD2 "Bridgemaster" buses with a somewhat curved roof to fit under Beverley Bar

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/28835565011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/28835565011)

Is there scope for a Beverley Bridgemaster  aircraft/omnibus combo?   or the Routemaster Rotodyne, perhaps?

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 26, 2017, 01:56:46 pm

   or the Routemaster Rotodyne, perhaps?


Would one them have to have the engine(s) at the rear?  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 26, 2017, 04:56:18 pm
Gosh!!  I can imagine this in West Coast US hippy paintwork.   (Well, I can imagine it but my painting/IT skills are insufficient to give it the treatment it deserves.)

Don't forget the surfboards.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2017, 05:15:06 pm
I've already been on the ol' eBay looking for 1/72 VW buses. . . .. .   ;D ;D


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on September 26, 2017, 11:41:56 pm

excellent buscopter !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on September 27, 2017, 01:52:06 am
'World War 2.5' modelling and research facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428504027459346/

'TSR.2 research group' modelling and research facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1552047355107532/

'Finnoscandia' modelling and research facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/783502938413998/

:)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 27, 2017, 02:55:23 am

'World War 2.5' modelling and research facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428504027459346/

'TSR.2 research group' modelling and research facebook page ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1552047355107532/


I'm almost tempted to sign up for FB just for these two.............................but only 'almost'.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on September 27, 2017, 06:09:27 am
FB can be a mixed bag- but there certainly are a ton of interesting groups on there.  You can control your involvement and anonymity- sign up but don't tell anybody, then just join the groups that interest you.  You'll have an endless supply of pictures of cool stuff!  There are a bunch of modeling groups. I joined a lot of "aviation wreck and relic" groups, etc., and have seen some pretty cool stuff.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2017, 06:16:07 am

(https://i.imgur.com/hfGQgSs.jpg)

Give that a longer tail boom and perhaps Kaman style rotors and I can see that in service and fooling people  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 27, 2017, 06:49:29 am
With Kaman style rotors there'd be no need for a tailboom, at least not for a tail rotor anyway.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2017, 06:56:21 am
With Kaman style rotors there'd be no need for a tailboom, at least not for a tail rotor anyway.

Yup, but it would still need to be a tad longer I think even if it was just to look better  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 28, 2017, 04:33:28 am
With Kaman style rotors there'd be no need for a tailboom, at least not for a tail rotor anyway.

And if you tarted it up a bit it'd be a Kaman Ghia...
 ;D

How about a rotor at each end?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 28, 2017, 06:02:10 am
With Kaman style rotors there'd be no need for a tailboom, at least not for a tail rotor anyway.

And if you tarted it up a bit it'd be a Kaman Ghia...
 ;D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2017, 06:35:56 am
With Kaman style rotors there'd be no need for a tailboom, at least not for a tail rotor anyway.

And if you tarted it up a bit it'd be a Kaman Ghia...
 ;D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Please do not encourage him  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: 63cpe on October 02, 2017, 12:51:49 pm
Nice one:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=561272787390330&set=pcb.1760917244120189&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=561273167390292&set=pcb.1760917244120189&type=3&theater

David
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 02, 2017, 02:07:17 pm
Wow!! Very cool.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on October 02, 2017, 02:17:23 pm

long live seaplanes  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Madoc on October 02, 2017, 10:20:14 pm
Yeah, I could see the Finns pulling something like that - had they gotten some Wildcats to have played with.

Nicely done!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 05, 2017, 03:08:53 am
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22154466_870067206485090_8959328053493943703_n.jpg?oh=0c24292caef01d919b661be329241076&oe=5A7F8FE8)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on October 05, 2017, 05:52:50 am
Giving you ideas Scoot ?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 05, 2017, 05:07:39 pm
Giving you ideas Scoot ?  ;)

If/when my part of South Jersey becomes oceanfront property (and AC is literally [and no longer figuratively]) under water, I'm thinking more along the lines of (https://awesomestuff365.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Terra-Wind-Amphibious-RV-6.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on October 07, 2017, 08:02:59 pm
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22154466_870067206485090_8959328053493943703_n.jpg?oh=0c24292caef01d919b661be329241076&oe=5A7F8FE8)
Oh, an AirBus...  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 08, 2017, 02:28:08 am
I wish i'd said that.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 16, 2017, 04:22:17 am
By Mark Monaghan found on the Facebook Scale Modelers page.

(https://i.imgur.com/AZFfo9z.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 16, 2017, 04:32:21 am
Whilst playing Angry Birds on my phone today I was made to watch an ad for a game called World of Battleships in which an A10 comes up on a lift on a carrier, takes off without the need for a catapult and then attacks a battleship with rockets.  It looked quite good doing so.
But not good enough too want to download the game.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 25, 2017, 05:36:48 pm
Posted by Tommy Wu on the "Greatest Planes That Never Were" page.

(https://i.imgur.com/cXF3v4R.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on October 25, 2017, 07:41:55 pm
Great twin-boomer à-la-Burnelli, thanks!
(And 3 engines is Italian style, yes) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 25, 2017, 11:16:51 pm
Hmmm, Canberra wings?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on October 25, 2017, 11:32:33 pm
Hmmm, Canberra wings?

I was going to write the same.   &lt;_&lt; But the wingtip tanks look too modern.
Vampire tails, maybe?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 26, 2017, 01:13:57 am
The dotted paint scheme is cool and subtle. Looks very Italian at first sight, but then you realize the circles and many colors used.

The tails remind me of a 1:48 Lightning (but they aren't IMHO), if the rest is 1:72. Wings look very Canberra-esque.

Nice one!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 26, 2017, 01:25:36 am
Fabulous.  I want to build one.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on October 26, 2017, 02:25:00 am
The dotted paint scheme is cool and subtle. Looks very Italian at first sight, but then you realize the circles and many colors used.

The tails remind me of a 1:48 Lightning (but they aren't IMHO), if the rest is 1:72. Wings look very Canberra-esque.

Nice one!

the dots look a bit like a coulour-blindedness test, which is a funny idea as a source of camouflage patterns

and the 3-engine, fuselage-wing arrangement is very inspiring indeed ...

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 28, 2017, 04:28:27 pm
Found on the ARC Aircraft Resource Center page. By Arthur Gray.

"here's 2 more photos these are from 2009 they were on a flashdrive that i forgot about this is a 1/350 uss nimitz that i did for someone it was for a navy officer at the naval warcollege but he wanted it as the uss stennis and he also wanted 36 f-14's painted in the colors of 36 nations it was the 1st time ever i painted aircrafts that small but really liked it because i ended up getting $400 out of it for my work."

(https://i.imgur.com/FVFsj9j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eMxOt0Z.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 29, 2017, 03:54:49 am
That's, ummm, odd.

Can someone with good eyes count the stars on the US plane for me please.  Is it accurate?
 ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 29, 2017, 05:06:08 am
LOL, but it's a nice idea, anyway.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on October 29, 2017, 06:51:09 am
LOL, but it's a nice idea, anyway.  :thumbsup:

Yup  :thumbsup: I wonder if the Tomcat's represent the countries the ship visited while the guy was aboard ? And no I haven't checked the flags for land locked countries  :rolleyes: Although I think there's at least one ? So maybe the aircraft went to Switzerland ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 29, 2017, 08:31:43 am
I would have murdered my best friend as a lil kid to get this thing as a toy!  ;D ;D

If I luck into more information, I'll try to remember to post it here.  I'm curious, too.   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: tahsin on October 30, 2017, 01:56:25 am
"The Turkish one is "wrong" it would have to be single red stripe and we are not much of desert people". Imagine how much a debate this is bound to start.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on October 30, 2017, 07:32:32 am
Although I think there's at least one ? So maybe the aircraft went to Switzerland ?

Brain was having a day off  :banghead:. What I thought was Switzerland is in fact Tonga, I think ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 05, 2017, 12:59:00 pm
By Warwick Eagle.

"In the far off future of 2018 99% of the worlds population has been wipe out by bird flu. Insane fascist Nazi Betty White has taken over Ranui and turned it into a rat infested rat hole, even though it was one in the first place."

(https://i.imgur.com/BkcXPPX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XFAkPGR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XG8Nu1Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/27uqNRd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tdgKWku.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EwTILFq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a4TpXjP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ecmJeYF.jpg)

 :o ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 08, 2017, 11:30:21 pm
Twin-Eagle from "Space 1999 by Nick Macarty" on FB, Nick has extended the Eagle family in
all kinds of interesting ways with some cool CGI work.
A Tophe special.  :thumbsup:

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-gmJwZH3/0/066c1d39/XL/TWIN-EAGLE_01-XL.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/Space1999byNickMacarty/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on November 09, 2017, 09:07:12 am
Thanks for this twin-spacecraft :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 09, 2017, 10:27:21 am
This is a rad spacecraft, I like it, too. Them space-booms!  :wub: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TomZ on November 12, 2017, 10:45:29 am
Nice Tigercat conversion

(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23380175_521448008210660_632332066932629190_n.jpg?oh=f184ed3ed210366da7f7b251f0363bcd&oe=5AA11C1D)
It was called a Swallowcat. It was 2 prototypes were built. Tigercat fuselage with ME-262 wings and engines....

On:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/34366349783/?fref=nf (https://www.facebook.com/groups/34366349783/?fref=nf)

TomZ
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 12, 2017, 12:51:34 pm
Nice Tigercat conversion

(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23380175_521448008210660_632332066932629190_n.jpg?oh=f184ed3ed210366da7f7b251f0363bcd&oe=5AA11C1D)
It was called a Swallowcat. It was 2 prototypes were built. Tigercat fuselage with ME-262 wings and engines....

On:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/34366349783/?fref=nf (https://www.facebook.com/groups/34366349783/?fref=nf)

TomZ

Somewhat sleeker than Design 75.  ;D

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/DES_75_XF9F_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2017, 05:07:42 am
By, Douglas Glenn, found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.

"Just finished this up last week. (Despite the dates on the photos.) I felt I owed a friend a "Thank You". He is a fan of both Star Wars and NASCAR. I found out from his wife that his favourite driver is Jeff Gordon. So I did a mashup of the two. He said it is going in his display case right in with his die-cast NASCAR collection."

(https://i.imgur.com/eqrLDYc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BtGVZk5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FoCQBUk.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 15, 2017, 12:26:41 am
Racing A-Wing... but, of course!  :thumbsup: Why didn't anyone think of this earlier? It's so obvious... now!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 15, 2017, 02:29:53 am
Another find/build that confirms my impression that we need a Racing GB at some time soon?

Great and colorful build, never expected Jeff Gordon to be in league with The Force, but that might explain his NASCAR titles?  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 15, 2017, 02:48:48 am
Hey, a racing themed GB sounds pretty cool indeed!! I've collected up quite a bit of racin' transfers and have been wanting to use 'em on something.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 15, 2017, 04:09:57 am
What if someone used an SR-71 as an Alclad testbed?"


Found on Facebook Scaled Modellers page.

(https://i.imgur.com/QvjBqH1.jpg)


A neat what if and a handy reference in one.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 15, 2017, 10:53:33 am
wow! that looks spectacular
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 16, 2017, 01:17:40 am
LOL, very cool - and useful, too!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 23, 2017, 07:43:44 pm
Found this on the E.A.M. Everything About Modeling And Other Hobbies page.

No known source or owner but it's definitely a whif model..   

(https://i.imgur.com/A2b1BYn.jpg)

Neato burrito, man!! If I can ascertain more about it I'll try to remember to post.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: martinbayer on November 24, 2017, 11:23:39 am
It's heavily based on the Soviet/Russian MAKS concept: https://www.google.com/search?q=maks+orbiter&lr=&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEodzD99fXAhVHz1QKHSHLB_MQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=968

Martin
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 27, 2017, 03:01:19 am
With a Tu-16 as a carrier, I'd rather place it in China?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 27, 2017, 05:34:20 am
Did the Buran actually go into space ? I don't remember reading anything about it -----
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 27, 2017, 11:43:19 am
Did the Buran actually go into space ? I don't remember reading anything about it -----

One unmanned, automated flight in 1988.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 27, 2017, 11:57:18 am
Did the Buran actually go into space ? I don't remember reading anything about it -----

One unmanned, automated flight in 1988.

Thanks Jon     but that long ago ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 27, 2017, 01:53:27 pm
Did the Buran actually go into space ? I don't remember reading anything about it -----

One unmanned, automated flight in 1988.

Thanks Jon     but that long ago ?

That long ago.  Remember, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in 89, and the breakup of the Warsaw Pact not much longer after that.

Buran Graveyard (https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/breaking-into-the-buran-graveyard-aging-soviet-vehicles-still-impress/)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on November 28, 2017, 01:45:34 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAKS_(spacecraft)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 02, 2017, 11:34:51 am
Found it shared to the Greatest Planes that Never Were page but initially posted by the Defence Technology. page. No credit given but that may not have been their fault.. or may have.

I know me some Dizzy work when I see it!! 



https://www.facebook.com/defencetech/posts/763968273790930


(https://i.imgur.com/rINHZaW.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 02, 2017, 04:03:29 pm
Yup, saw it too, the guy who posted it on the group said he recognized it as being Thomas' work so he posted the Flickr link so there was no doubt of who built. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 02, 2017, 04:59:00 pm
Drat!! I didn't want to read that gargantuan wall of text.  ;D

I did a control-F for "dizzy" and came up goose eggs, didn't think to search T's name. Good to know he gave credit after all! It really irks the utter piss out of me when people don't give credit or at least say, "hey, I couldn't figure out who did it, sorry!" ... or...something.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: martinbayer on December 03, 2017, 08:47:06 am
With a Tu-16 as a carrier, I'd rather place it in China?

Not necessarily - remember that the Tu-16 is a Soviet design as well ;D. And as best as I can discern, the orbiter model does bear contemporary Russian markings.

My best more or less educated guess is that due to the relative dearth of model kits of the four engine Myasishchev M-4, this is a twin engine Badger based approximation of the 3-MT/VM-T Atlant strategic airlift version of the Molot, which was used as a carrier aircraft for the Buran orbiter winged fuselage as well as large segments of the core stage of the Energia heavy lift launch vehicle before being replaced by the Antonov An-225 Mriya in 1989. I remember seeing a study in the late eighties/early nineties for an air launched orbital launch vehicle as well as a hypersonic demonstrator using the Atlant as a launch platform, but obviously nothing ever came of it.

Martin
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 05, 2017, 12:37:50 am
Interesting where those pics pop up. I wasn't aware of this one.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 05, 2017, 07:30:05 am
I hope I find one of mine, completely by happenstance, some day.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 06, 2017, 07:56:23 pm
I was simply "cruising around" when some folks got to posting pics of their F-20 builds. Needless to say, this is one of the most whiffed subjects so I wasn't disappointed!

Two by Paul Carter:

(https://i.imgur.com/kiwbxwZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1uQWsZU.jpg)


Then one by John Payne:

(https://i.imgur.com/ZduuCDd.jpg)


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 06, 2017, 11:31:56 pm
The two-seater as such is nice.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on December 07, 2017, 01:29:14 am
I was simply "cruising around" when some folks got to posting pics of their F-20 builds. Needless to say, this is one of the most whiffed subjects so I wasn't disappointed!

Two by Paul Carter:
"Devilfish" actually posted those two here on this very forum earlier this year ;)
Tigershark GR.1: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44130.msg778346.html#msg778346
RAF Mach 2 trainer: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43063.msg748935.html#msg748935
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 08, 2017, 05:00:42 am
There goes my faulty memory again.  :rolleyes: ;D   I even participated in the threads.  :rolleyes:

Thanks!!

And yeah, T... the trainer is my fav!! So purdy.  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 16, 2017, 11:01:14 am
Raimo Leino‎ to Oldie & Goldie Scale Models
January 29, 2016


"Westland Whirlwind Racer - 1/48 Trumpeter kit - "What If" model"

(https://i.imgur.com/4gZh9Rm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YMX21EM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NJsKEfv.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 16, 2017, 11:22:42 pm
The history of autonomous F1 vehicles.  ;D

There may be actual models coming.  :smiley:

https://jalopnik.com/these-alternate-universe-autonomous-f1-model-kits-are-t-1821340469 (https://jalopnik.com/these-alternate-universe-autonomous-f1-model-kits-are-t-1821340469)

https://www.behance.net/gallery/55503749/Spruemeister-model-box-art-series-Autonomous-F1 (https://www.behance.net/gallery/55503749/Spruemeister-model-box-art-series-Autonomous-F1)

Designer John Frye's Instagram feed: https://www.instagram.com/fryewerk/ (https://www.instagram.com/fryewerk/)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/xgbymzmfxknqspd0xhqz.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 16, 2017, 11:32:02 pm
Good finds Brad C & Jon.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 17, 2017, 12:53:42 am
That Tyrell thing looks great. I hope it will be built in hardware form. CG is one thing, but taking designs to the hardware stage is what counts.  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on December 17, 2017, 01:02:56 am
I do like the Whirlwind, always an attractive aircraft  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: loupgarou on December 17, 2017, 02:28:27 am
But the aerodynamics of that Tyrolia is disgraceful!   :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2017, 03:43:35 am

that "autonomique" is flashy  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on December 17, 2017, 03:45:00 am

found through facebook

http://miniature-calendar.com/171217/ (http://miniature-calendar.com/171217/)

(http://miniature-calendar.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/171217sun.jpg)

are these toothpicks?

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 17, 2017, 08:10:52 am
Very dapper!   ^ 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 17, 2017, 11:50:39 am
Obviosly a crude Yak-28 model (since it was nicknamed "Comb", due to its silhouette against the sky)?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 27, 2017, 06:06:13 pm
Found on the Ace Combat Community page.

By Randy Deemie.

"F-22A Raptor. The instructions said to paint it with its standard grey paintjob but I decided to paint it like an Aggressor."

(https://i.imgur.com/eVJMDNB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GLa13Kv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vnEnVXj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mSy5tDN.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 31, 2017, 05:08:54 am
By Al Petrie.   Posted to the ARC Aircraft Resource Center page.


"What I built this year for the "What Would Santa Fly?" theme."

(https://imgur.com/7dCPshq)

(https://i.imgur.com/7vIkrTX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7dCPshq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iTJKE8s.jpg)

Little wires harness thing there looks like the thing for a 9v battery and the red light "nose" there flashes.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2017, 05:28:38 am
That's very neat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 02, 2018, 04:33:38 am
By Benjamin Donnelly.

(https://i.imgur.com/bTUU79f.jpg)





"It's a combination of the Monogram 1/72 scale B-52D, the Monogram 1/72 B-36J, and a LOT of bondo."
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 02, 2018, 12:56:20 pm
So, YB-60 basically? :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 02, 2018, 11:55:12 pm
Cool, I like the different panel colors a lot.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 04, 2018, 02:09:46 am
By Michael P Kopack Sr.   Found on the ARC Aircraft Resource Center page.



"What if? 1/72 Monogram/Hasegawa kit bash F-16XL 49FIS Griffis AFB, Rome,NY"

(https://i.imgur.com/Gkh7UT9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IQwwADI.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 04, 2018, 05:30:31 am
LOVE that!  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 04, 2018, 01:40:17 pm
Aye!! It's a winner! Love the eagle on there.


Here's one I found on the ARC page..

"On www.arcair.com today Jan 2 2018
Kees Kuyper is here not with an aircraft....but a really fast ground vehicle. This is his Lockheed Streetfighter of the U.S. Army. Read his article for the full story. This is a very creative concept.
"


(http://On www.arcair.com today Jan 2 2018
Kees Kuyper is here not with an aircraft....but a really fast ground vehicle. This is his Lockheed Streetfighter of the U.S. Army. Read his article for the full story. This is a very creative concept.)


(https://i.imgur.com/4vYoSqu.jpg)
 :o


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on January 04, 2018, 01:59:16 pm
Yep, Kees has some krazy kreations in his kloset.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 04, 2018, 02:12:36 pm
XL looks nice but, i just don't get what the kitbash is... other than the GE engine nozzle and the ventral fins, i cant see much of a kitbash there... Decals, maybe? And i really don't get why add the ventral fins on the XL... :unsure:
Well, in the end, it still is an XL Viper so, can't say i don't like it... :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 04, 2018, 02:29:04 pm
 ;D

Maybe he means the Monogram kit was a regular F-16 and he just bought the Hasegawa conversion thingy? Kitbash? I dunno.. something.  :o ;D   I wouldn't call adding upgrade or 3rd party parts "kitbashing" but maybe he does.  :wacko:   Some people just like to watch the world burn!


Mr. Rat... hell yeah!! He has some wacky nutty stuff!! There was more being posted on the ARC page I just haven't gotten to them yet including an ericr-eque like... tiger headed thing or something.  :o ;D   :mellow: :mellow:   Pretty cool stuff.. caught a glimpse of some Fokker D.24 something or other and some others, etc.  :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on January 04, 2018, 02:42:31 pm
Wow some great stuff since I last checked in ! Love the F-20 and that B-52 mash up. Huge and gorgeous !

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 04, 2018, 02:43:14 pm
Another from Kees - DFZ, you might want to look away now...  ;D

http://www.arcair.com/Gal11/10401-10500/gal10458-F-16-Kuyper/00.shtm

and this:

http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11101-11200/gal11153-F-16-Kuyper/00.shtm
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 04, 2018, 03:00:19 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 04, 2018, 03:32:54 pm
 :o ...  :rolleyes: I do like the VTOL's camo... ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2018, 04:42:45 am
Daveiant's Colonial PF-54/C Air Superiority Fighter. Found on the Daveiant's Model Madness page:

(https://i.imgur.com/epPuHsU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sxWF6pm.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/hDlxq8o.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4LC9cfa.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on January 07, 2018, 04:58:01 am
That is cool
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on January 07, 2018, 07:39:51 am
That is cool

Very cool! :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 07, 2018, 10:27:04 am
;D

Maybe he means the Monogram kit was a regular F-16 and he just bought the Hasegawa conversion thingy? Kitbash? I dunno.. something.  :o ;D   I wouldn't call adding upgrade or 3rd party parts "kitbashing" but maybe he does.  :wacko:   Some people just like to watch the world burn!

Sorry Brad, hadn't seen this reply. The kit is the Monogram XL as there was no other kit or conversion sets in 1/72. There were resin kits and conversion bits in 1/48 and 1/32 but not in 1/72, hence the ridiculous prices people ask for the Monogram kit.

IMHO, this is a true Monogram/Hasegawa kitbash:
Part 1- https://www.modern-hobbies.com/blog/2014/7/10/scale-modelling-172-scale-f-16xl-by-modern-hobbies?rq=F-16XL
Part 2- https://www.modern-hobbies.com/blog/2014/7/28/improving-monograms-172-scale-f-16xl-part-2?rq=F-16XL

Excellent work from Greg, i like his products also, great stuff indeed. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2018, 11:13:41 am
Ohh ok!!  Man... that is some choice work there by Greg! Wow... I hope I can get my skill level up there some day.  :police: :police:


I figured out what threw me off track.....I went and looked again at the thing I saw, it wasn't Hasegawa... BUT THE LOGO LOOKS LIKE IT.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/DGyCkXK.jpg)

That's where I got "Hasegawa conversion kit" from but it's actually "Lone Star."  :o  I didn't see it at the time, but it says down at the bottom that it is "suited to the Hasegawa F-16A or F-16CJ kit."    :unsure:  This would appear to be a "newer" thing-a-mah-jig (2008). Maybe this is what he was talking about? It's not a "Hasegawa conversion kit," rather, one that goes onto a Hasegawa kit.

If I had an Monogram F16XL already I'd just roll with it instead of replacing the parts. If I had this "conversion" thingy I'd stick it on an F-16A or something and save the Monogram bits! I'd hate to think a bunch of good parts are languishing somewhere in purgatory.  :wacko:

That said... I been kicking myself for a couple weeks now.. I LOST OUT on a sealed F-16XL that went for a MEASLY $22 and another $10 shipping because.... about 10 minutes before I was set to bid... a bunch of malarkey went down and I was distracted and forgot about it. I sat back down at my chair here and saw that I missed bidding by less than 10 minutes... so.. yeah... I watched it like a hawk for days only to have a 20 or so minute "window" of distraction and it slipped away!  :o :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:   (been watching another recently but it's already about $20 more with nearly 4 days left on the auction  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:   )   ;D



Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on January 07, 2018, 11:20:45 am

Sorry Brad, hadn't seen this reply. The kit is the Monogram XL hence the ridiculous prices people ask for the Monogram kit.


And I've got two of them in my stash -----   :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2018, 04:14:36 pm
I've never heard of that Lone Star conversion before, is it still available?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 07, 2018, 04:26:31 pm
Well, surprised me with that one... and i've got that in my stash...  :o ;D

I've never heard of that Lone Star conversion before, is it still available?

 :o I've spoken about it just a few weeks ago when i posted my F-16 stash and you've seen that, you even commented on it... These conversions have been spoken of by me and Leptiprince in quite a few occasions on the forum. LP has shown a few of his builds of the Lonestar XL...
Yes, they're still available, except for the two seater version, which is on a production pause(?)... The link for the shop is below, kit.  :thumbsup:

http://lonestars.web.fc2.com/SALES.htm

Yukio Kanezawa, the modeller who makes those, calls them conversion sets but they're almost a complete kit, you just need the small bits, landing gear, engine nozzle, intake and canopy. Fuselage is one piece with the wings, you just have to add landing gear, canopy, engine nozzle and a few other small bits.

https://goo.gl/images/chXM6u

It is a more recent brand, and Yukio doesn't sell in shops so i guess it's a bit harder to come across his products, even worse cause the Lonestar site has a very different name/address so, very hard to find it just googling. The Lonestar logo does look similar to Hasegawa's... Guess he's a big fan.  ;)

Re the Monogram XL, it's an old kit but it's a good one. I think it's good if you have the skills and want to improve the original kit but i think it can look good OOB.
If you get the Lonestar conversion set, it can only be built with the Hasegawa parts. The intake, like shown on the pic on the link above, is different in size when compared to Revell, Academy and Tamiya kits so, there will be unnecessary work if you use any other kit as a donor... But, if you ask me, i'd stop looking for a Monogram XL and save up for a Lonestar and Hasegawa combo cause it will cost probably the same as the Monogram will cost on ebay auctions... if you manage to win the bidding. You won't have to wait for one to come up with a good price, hope that no one else sees it or bids on it... too much hassle when you can just order one from Yukio direct though an email address on the site, and now it's even Paypal friendly. :thumbsup:

It sucks to miss out like that, happened to me when i was bidding for the Italeri YF-23 Black Widow... i had the highest bid but forgot to put in a max bid so i'd cover any bids up to that limit... i was at home, had nothing planned so i could watch the auction's end closely and even be ready for last minute bids but got a call and was away from the computer for some 15 minutes, when i remembered the auction was about to end, got back on the PC and the auction had just ended 2 minutes ago... i lost that for just 1€ and it sold for 17€+12.50 for shipping... :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2018, 04:55:50 pm
BLIMEY !  THAT'S where I remember seeing this thing before!! You had it in that glorious pile of F-16! I KNEW I had seen it before somewhere (other than again a couple days ago).   :rolleyes: ;D ;D 

That's hilarious.   ;D ;D


Anyway... damn good info there.. I think I'll give that a whirl. I've already 2-3 Hase A's in the stash so that part is covered.. I can just buy this thing and be good to go. I'll email ol' boy and ask him what shipping to BF, Oklahoma is and find out what ..... 7,000 Japanese monies is is in Ameri-Bux.  ;D  The parts don't look like they would whoop my butt either so I think I could handle it at my skill level. Score!  ;D

Yeah I'm fuming still over missing out on friggin $33 grand total Monogram kit. That was DUMB. I was distracted but I still should have remembered to come bid on it. I do this quite a bit, really.. I'll seem to check on and remember an auction all through it then forget all about it in the last hours/minutes.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:   
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 07, 2018, 05:20:02 pm
BLIMEY !  THAT'S where I remember seeing this thing before!! You had it in that glorious pile of F-16! I KNEW I had seen it before somewhere (other than again a couple days ago).   :rolleyes: ;D ;D 

That's hilarious.   ;D ;D


Anyway... damn good info there.. I think I'll give that a whirl. I've already 2-3 Hase A's in the stash so that part is covered.. I can just buy this thing and be good to go. I'll email ol' boy and ask him what shipping to BF, Oklahoma is and find out what ..... 7,000 Japanese monies is is in Ameri-Bux.  ;D  The parts don't look like they would whoop my butt either so I think I could handle it at my skill level. Score!  ;D

Yeah I'm fuming still over missing out on friggin $33 grand total Monogram kit. That was DUMB. I was distracted but I still should have remembered to come bid on it. I do this quite a bit, really.. I'll seem to check on and remember an auction all through it then forget all about it in the last hours/minutes.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:   

33$ was a good price, considering the rarity status the Monogram XL bears... but i think it was a sign. ;D
Look at it this way, you saved those 33$ for the Lonestar conversion, which is even better cause all the detail is engraved so if you wanna use washes and stuff, it's way better than the raised panel lines of the old Monogram kit.

It is a bit worrying, really... if it was someone else it would be no big deal, but me?!? Forgetting the XL kits in my stash... hope i haven't inadvertently found a cure/ for my Acute Falconittis... :o :unsure: :banghead:

You'll be fine with one of those resin XL kits, it looks pretty simple to build. Go for it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2018, 03:53:54 am
I "came up" with this same idea a couple months ago so I was really pleased to see this and .......... it's magnificent!!!!

Found on the What if Modellers page.

By Al Petrie.

"Hippie Huey, the Bell/Volkswagen CombiCopter
What if Abbie Hoffman was elected President of the USA in 1964, and hippies became the dominant force in American politics? Would we have seen this type of aircraft flying over the rice paddies of Vietnam, spraying LSD instead of Agent Orange onto the VC? After being chased by invisible dragons through the jungle, I'm sure "Charlie" would have surrendered after a few days, and the Hippies would have ended the Vietnam war by 1965!"


(https://i.imgur.com/yPw4ghA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/42T4Mh3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CAbpP6T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZYyJLpU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JOHXY2i.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zuPkKqu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4q7a7lU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0vEeVcD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SwcJngl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cGqO0fL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PdZog5b.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SSenbBz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2zGRPXt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sHVxz6w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/24TnBBz.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 11, 2018, 09:45:09 am
VERY good modelling there, and a hilarious idea anyway.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2018, 10:01:51 am
VERY good modelling there, and a hilarious idea anyway.  :thumbsup:
It is!!! This is one of my favorite things right now. I hope this dude takes this thing somewhere and wins some type of award for it. Well deserved I would say. I could offer a critique but I honestly can't say there's anything about this build that I don't like! So creative and well thought out... and well executed.    :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on January 11, 2018, 10:23:51 am
It's Alvis' VW Helicombi (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,39825.msg663079.html#msg663079).  Who's photos have, sadly, been eaten up by Photobucket.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2018, 10:40:41 am
Photobucket is the DEVIL.  :wacko: :banghead:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 11, 2018, 08:23:55 pm
That's a pretty far out and freakily righteous model, dude! Like, wow, man!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on January 11, 2018, 10:08:40 pm
great concept

great modelling

great humour
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 24, 2018, 02:26:54 am
By Nick Collins found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.


"Well I didn’t expect it to turn out like that - when I tried the kit decals they were so brittle if you so much as looked at them they’d fall apart. So I raided what ever decals I had, soooo now this B-57G is now Japanese."

(https://i.imgur.com/3qjiL3y.jpg)


I'm glad his transfers were all jacked up .. . ...   :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on January 24, 2018, 04:00:49 am
Ooh I do like that.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on January 24, 2018, 05:47:17 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on January 24, 2018, 06:06:03 am
It really does suit those markings  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 24, 2018, 12:10:00 pm
Another Stefano Marchetti masterpiece under way:
https://www.facebook.com/stefano.marchetti.104/media_set?set=a.10212942314744451.1073741834.1588370470&type=3&pnref=story

Macchi/Marchetti MMC 722 - piston powered speed record aircraft

My new scratchbuilt - Ucronic/What if - project: 1/16 scale Macchi/Marchetti 1939
MMC 722 "piston powered speed record winner aircraft".
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2018, 03:40:26 am
By Dawid Branski  posted to the ‎Facebook Scale Modellers page.


 
"Call it finished ❤
More pictures tommorow.
F-20 Tigershark
VFC 111 Sundowners
Freedom model kits 1/48
"


(https://i.imgur.com/sjDetZp.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2018, 04:10:38 am
Finding Dizzy builds around the internet is starting to be like playing Bingo. Well, I THINK this is a Dizzy build. I'd like to think I can recognize one easily now.  ;D


Anyway, this one is being passed around with no credit given but it comes with the write-up... seems the post originated on the "Defence Technology." page.

(https://i.imgur.com/HIrAK5z.jpg)

Origin:
https://www.facebook.com/defencetech/posts/790584434462647

Some interesting comments in the comments section.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2018, 04:12:58 am
Found on the US Army Brotherhood of Tankers page. No credit or information given.



(https://i.imgur.com/u1RwhSv.jpg)


A few years old I guess... might be here on the boards somewhere already.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2018, 04:15:53 am
By Julius Dano posted to the ARC Aircraft Resource Center page.


"This is only "what if" I have ever made, I didn't have right decals for prototype so I created operational F-23A . Hobbyboss 1/48."

(https://i.imgur.com/T6CYlEc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WWsHbJ6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QthU0iM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6KHB6cW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2Mi45Fu.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2018, 05:00:59 am
Found on the US Army Brotherhood of Tankers page. No credit or information given.



(https://i.imgur.com/u1RwhSv.jpg)


A few years old I guess... might be here on the boards somewhere already.


That'll be a 'Hindabolt' then?  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on January 28, 2018, 05:12:57 am
Found on the US Army Brotherhood of Tankers page. No credit or information given.



(https://i.imgur.com/u1RwhSv.jpg)


A few years old I guess... might be here on the boards somewhere already.


That'll be a 'Hindabolt' then?  ;D ;)

Or "Hindbolt" - nicknamed the Mighty F@rt by happy little airmen. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on January 28, 2018, 05:54:19 am
Found on the US Army Brotherhood of Tankers page. No credit or information given.



(https://i.imgur.com/u1RwhSv.jpg)


A few years old I guess... might be here on the boards somewhere already.

Trying to figure out what it's supposed to do, the two front engines have the exhaust blowing out sideward straight into the rear engines ---   :o :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on January 28, 2018, 09:10:05 am
They're really refrigeration units, not engines, designed to pump cold air into the engine intakes to improve performance in hot environments &, by pumping more air into the engine intakes, they also improve performance in high-altitude environments, too. ;D :thumbsup: :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on January 28, 2018, 11:17:17 am
Oookayyy  --------    ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 29, 2018, 12:11:01 am
Finding Dizzy builds around the internet is starting to be like playing Bingo. Well, I THINK this is a Dizzy build. I'd like to think I can recognize one easily now.  ;D


Anyway, this one is being passed around with no credit given but it comes with the write-up... seems the post originated on the "Defence Technology." page.

(https://i.imgur.com/HIrAK5z.jpg)

Origin:
https://www.facebook.com/defencetech/posts/790584434462647

Some interesting comments in the comments section.  :rolleyes:

It is my build.  ;)

And again a case of copyright piracy.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on January 29, 2018, 01:30:40 am
In the comments the op did note it was a kitbash (and noted the kits it was bashed from). Just couldn’t be arsed to credit it I guess.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 02, 2018, 05:00:46 am
By Terry Healey found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.


"COMPLETE!! First model in about 35 years. It's not to spec but I had a lot of fun. I added the decals and painted it how I seen fit. One thing I was always good at was creativity.
Opinions... Too flashy?
"

(https://i.imgur.com/EQO6Bxr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lcSlbqy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/os59HAo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SdyfyW8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Izktm6Z.jpg)


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 02, 2018, 01:12:33 pm
From the Drunken Yoda & Friends timeline, the Eh Wing.
https://www.facebook.com/DrunkenYodaAndFriends%20/

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-P5WmwB6/0/98eb68ff/X2/EH_WING-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 02, 2018, 01:38:29 pm
Toronto's defence is in safe hands.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 02, 2018, 03:00:05 pm
From the Drunken Yoda & Friends timeline, the Eh Wing.
https://www.facebook.com/DrunkenYodaAndFriends%20/

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-P5WmwB6/0/98eb68ff/X2/EH_WING-X2.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D   I'm not your friend, buddy! I'm not your buddy, pal!  ;D    :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

EDIT: oooh just noticed the Firefly wasn't just a cloud .  .  .    ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on February 02, 2018, 06:35:43 pm
Haha pretty funny ! Love that F-20

 :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on February 03, 2018, 02:14:28 am
From the Drunken Yoda & Friends timeline, the Eh Wing.
https://www.facebook.com/DrunkenYodaAndFriends%20/

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-P5WmwB6/0/98eb68ff/X2/EH_WING-X2.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D   I'm not your friend, buddy! I'm not your buddy, pal!  ;D    :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:

EDIT: oooh just noticed the Firefly wasn't just a cloud .  .  .    ;)

Defence and cross-border smuggling covered! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: FAR148 on February 04, 2018, 08:56:36 am
I'm not into Facebook but I did find this!  :wub:

https://www.facebook.com/KASLHOBBY/photos/a.1885358028159440.1073741937.169696056392321/1885358434826066/?type=3
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on February 04, 2018, 09:26:17 am
I'm not into Facebook but I did find this!  :wub:

https://www.facebook.com/KASLHOBBY/photos/a.1885358028159440.1073741937.169696056392321/1885358434826066/?type=3
Looks like an unmanned version of AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo. The split flaperons were news to me???
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on February 08, 2018, 02:02:53 pm
This is an interesting magazine cover.

https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154637126832642/?type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154637126832642/?type=3)

Think someone heard of the concept of swing wings but hadn’t seen any real proposals?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on February 08, 2018, 02:17:33 pm
Also this from the same chap

https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154630721927642/?type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154630721927642/?type=3)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 08, 2018, 02:22:03 pm
This is an interesting magazine cover.

https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154637126832642/?type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154637126832642/?type=3)

Think someone heard of the concept of swing wings but hadn’t seen any real proposals?
That is actually the real Republic proposal for TFX, although General Dynamics' entry was eventually selected to become the F-111. More pictures of the various proposals (unsurprisingly) on the Secret Projects forum:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,526.0.html
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on February 08, 2018, 10:24:12 pm
Also this from the same chap

https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154630721927642/?type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/roygrinnell.aviationart/photos/a.10150485278852642.438729.11226167641/10154630721927642/?type=3)
This one, I like...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on February 08, 2018, 11:58:48 pm
And the cover photo for the page:
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/27747693_10156293581532642_2972196618058778619_o.jpg?oh=3a454e2adc663539ed13880c85b23e81&oe=5B22DB27)

 ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 07, 2018, 04:14:48 am
Found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page, by Aidan Richard Wood

"Figured Id give everyone a giggle... Many years ago my ex wife tried to do something nice for me. She knew I liked building models and was also a Starwars fan so she bought me this kit. At the time I was strictly a wingy thingy builder... So I broke into the spare parts stash and started cutting"


(https://i.imgur.com/SjyMmju.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xqQGjqt.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 07, 2018, 11:11:30 am
Found on the USAF 50s through 80's page.

No credit.

(https://i.imgur.com/4vinowr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I8juwPe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X2UeLNo.jpg)

Someone tell Ericr to get in here.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on March 07, 2018, 12:35:12 pm
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2018, 01:24:21 pm

Someone tell Ericr to get in here.


hi there !  :wacko:

this is just grand, indeed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 07, 2018, 01:43:46 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on March 10, 2018, 09:05:01 am
From William Garrison, on the Plastic Model Builders Group

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686895713388&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686895713388&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686855713392&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686855713392&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 10, 2018, 03:35:51 pm
From William Garrison, on the Plastic Model Builders Group

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686895713388&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686895713388&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686855713392&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686855713392&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1)

"Sorry, this content isn't available at the moment"
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on March 10, 2018, 03:47:26 pm
From William Garrison, on the Plastic Model Builders Group

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686895713388&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686895713388&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686855713392&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2045686855713392&set=pcb.10156288685563530&type=3&theater&ifg=1)

"Sorry, this content isn't available at the moment"

Working for me.  :unsure:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 10, 2018, 04:11:00 pm
 :-\ :angry: :unsure:

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 10, 2018, 05:30:44 pm
Privacy settings. The Rat can still see it because he's either friends with William G. or a member of that group (or both) and since we are neither, we won't be able to see it.

My own page is like that. I could post pictures of me from my facebook and put the links here but none of y'all would be able to see anything because my settings are "only friends" or whatever.

Not that anyone would want to see that crap anyway.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 14, 2018, 12:49:17 pm
Found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page by Ira Dahm.

"AT-Semi
Custom Robot for my Robot Shop Diorama.    Made from a Bandai AT-ST and an HO Scale Semi Truck. A few Star Wars parts were also added to the Truck Cab."


(https://i.imgur.com/D0ynVMp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yKMVVV5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3OvdxBT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1thGKiW.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 15, 2018, 04:36:54 am
Nice.
 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 16, 2018, 03:56:37 am
Found on the ARC Aircraft Resource Center page.  By M Razali Ahmad
https://www.facebook.com/groups/215551215532252/permalink/445110442576327/


"This is my “What-if” ... a Full Scratchbuilt 1/72 Scale Lockheed Martin F-117N Seahawk, US NAVY version of the famous Stealth fighter. I used the Tamiya Plaplate for the diamond facetted surface. No 3D print here, all cut and paste!!.
Historically date back in 1992, Lockheed Martin offered a new aircraft, based on the F-117A Nighthawk, to the Navy. It would be a subsonic stealth carrier-capable fighter/attack aircraft. The F-117N nicknamed the Seahawk, would retain the original angular and multifaceted fuselage of the Nighthawk but would fly with newer engines. The wings, which would be able to fold for storage aboard a carrier, a new design “double-slotted” trailing edge, granting the aircraft greater handling characteristics than its land-based brother, a larger weapons bay capable of carrying air-to-air missiles, the undercarriage would be strengthened to handle the jarring effects of landing aboard carriers and a tailhook. Seahawk was doomed to fail right from the time Lockheed’s executives mentioned it to Department of Defense officials. It was marketed as a multi-role aircraft, able to accomplish a variety of missions rather than being relegated to just the attack role. , after quick consideration, the DoD felt that investing in the hypothetical F-117N would take away vital funding from what would eventually become the Joint Strike Fighter program.
"

(https://i.imgur.com/X15Y8jT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/O2CDs3k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xPiBWaM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OhFVqy7.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 16, 2018, 04:07:30 am
And I thought the Nighthawk was ugly!
Fantastic work though.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 16, 2018, 04:22:52 am
Yeah, not bad configured like this! I dig the wings.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 16, 2018, 04:48:26 am
Cool build. I had an eye on this Navy project for some time, too, but rather considered an F-117 kit as a conversion basis. Impressive scratch work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 16, 2018, 04:55:46 am
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27655037_2232043736809375_4915229531037696956_n.jpg?oh=6b7c3240542e27d827ad38f432091a72&oe=5B3DD2F9)

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/vw_beetle_bike

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on March 16, 2018, 06:20:35 am
Probably goes as fast as a stock Beetle too.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 19, 2018, 03:52:03 am
Found this on his own page, by Craig Beaudry.

https://www.facebook.com/CraigBeaudryZ81/media_set?set=a.1819674928076587&type=3

(https://i.imgur.com/cUFXnBN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cqzjpcb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PzkCy7C.jpg)

More pics at the link up there. At least 10 more.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 19, 2018, 03:57:21 am
Found on the Ace Combat Community page by Irshad Abdullah‎.  (This is a little kid, y'all!! He can't be older than 14-15.)  :thumbsup:

"And Char's Typhoon is now completed.

"A special version of the Typhoon which was modified to the standards of a pilot known as the Red Comet. It features excellent agility and is said to be extremely difficult to hit. Compared to a standard Typhoon, the Red Comet's personal aircraft is three times faster."
"

(https://i.imgur.com/hPxPETj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X6V3hpX.jpg)


"Extra notes:
-I was considering doing a Char-custom Flanker but the scheme I had in mind would look like I ripped off Strigon's scheme.
-I also originally painted the fin tip gold, as Char had piloted a gold mobile suit in Zeta Gundam but then I painted over the gold with white as the gold made the Char scheme I used look like an Espada scheme rip-off
"


He had some others, as well:

Finally done with my F-14 double build. The subjects of this build are Edge and Heartbreak One

(https://i.imgur.com/Fimbgy6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SRDA5rY.jpg)



Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: silverwindblade on March 19, 2018, 11:24:05 am
Wow, those Ace Combat builds are so neatly painted! Puts my work to shame, haha. Love them, especially the Char Aznable themed Typhoon as well.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 19, 2018, 05:41:34 pm
Wow, those Ace Combat builds are so neatly painted! Puts my work to shame, haha. Love them, especially the Char Aznable themed Typhoon as well.


Agreed!  This kid has skills. Might be better than me at building and I'm probably double or more his age.  ;D  And, it's always nice finding the physical Ace Combat builds. ...... AND... kids building! 

I have 2 or 3 Ace Combat kits in my stash and am looking forward to building them. I hope they come out as well! Aside from the actual kit planes, I've built one "what-if" Ace Combat plane, a Ustio P-51B. One of the kits (Espada Draken or Shinden II, I can't remember) Came with a sheet of transfers that had a bunch of extras to make other ace combat planes and a bunch of random Ace Combat nation transfers so there are enough to make a couple actual Ace Combat planes and a couple "imaginary" ones to boot, not to mention the actual stuff for the kit itself!  Can't beat it... all the "extras" makes those kits worthwhile for sure. Love me some Hasegawa!  I also dig their Area 88 stuff that they've been pumping out.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 24, 2018, 07:25:54 pm
Found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page, by Michael Manly.   (ehh?  lol , not sure if that is a REAL name...  hehehe)


"My wife bought me this kit from a second hand store and I discovered that parts and decals were missing so, rather than bin it or shelf it I decided to improvise on it.hope you like it."

(https://i.imgur.com/3cKKTVu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gzHQ3qg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AhuonXb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CKI2V72.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o1yUKzZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ebuD48Z.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 24, 2018, 11:50:55 pm
Reminds me of one of the Assembly Ships.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 25, 2018, 01:20:21 am
I used to work with a Mike Manley.  He was tall and sort of loomed over you.  Reminded me a bit of Herman Munster.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 25, 2018, 07:30:17 am
Perfect name, then!! And yes, I was thinking the same, Rick.....      One of these days I'm going to try to build one of them formation birds.   

As a side note, this thing here was nearly pre-war army colors. lol
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on March 26, 2018, 03:50:16 am
Hmmmmm, Assembly Plane GB...

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 26, 2018, 03:52:44 am
Ahhhh   yeah........   I'll have to pick up a BD-5 for that! 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 26, 2018, 03:59:40 am
a big pile of lego and 4 props??  :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 27, 2018, 12:14:16 am
a big pile of lego and 4 props??  :lol:

...yeah, took me a moment... Groan! ;D
That's not a very nice thing to do to a fella after a long, tiring day...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 27, 2018, 10:32:57 am
 ;)  sorry, its just when im tired, my mind tends to go faster sideways, than forward.   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2018, 12:03:57 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 29, 2018, 04:07:52 am
;)  sorry, its just when im tired, my mind tends to go faster sideways, than forward.   ;D

No worries, I've been known to perpetrate worse...  ;D

"Hello, Left Field Calling... your room is ready."
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 19, 2018, 03:18:41 pm
I'm calling this one "Hello 'Schmitty."  ;D ;D ;D


No real information other than it was photographed at a recent IPMS thing in Houston:

I can tell it's a paper model, though. Pretty neat!

(https://i.imgur.com/9Vgrscl.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on April 20, 2018, 04:30:13 am
Ooh that's good.  I do like a pun.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 23, 2018, 02:27:30 pm
Found on the Hairy Sicks Only page, by Gary Dailey.

"Finished a few for Spring! One is the GeeBee Z which I changed into a BeeGeeBee in 1/72 (kit by Amodel) and the other is a lazing tiger snorting flowers and catching some shade under a "distorted" P-40 (kit is by, ironically, TIGER MODELS!)....had great fun with both....BeeGeeBee is hand over painted with insectoid "sparkles" added along with eyes and hand painted "wings"....P-40 and tiger are hand painted as well. The flowers for the P-40 are from a new extensive line on eBay which you can easily find there...great products! I actually found the tiger IN its position on line! Diorama gods were smiling on that project! Enjoy and Happy Spring!"


(https://i.imgur.com/wOAM22T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uagsppV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1ghieUN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KUp3l9G.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rgkbv86.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/O2ip4WU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QPnkhqr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/arMZKGX.jpg)



Dudes nearly as bad as I am with the camera but nevertheless, we have something to look at at least! Someone get Ericr in here again...  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: dumaniac on April 24, 2018, 01:17:22 am
Great sense of humour with the flying tiger.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on April 24, 2018, 05:54:06 am
Particularly like the bumble bee  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on April 25, 2018, 04:52:39 am
Carefull if you google "hairy sticks only".

 :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 25, 2018, 05:12:33 am
Carefull if you google "hairy sticks only".

 :o

YEEBUS!  :o ;D  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on April 26, 2018, 12:26:57 am

excellent Bee ! and beautiful tiger too ;-)


 Someone get Ericr in here again...  ;D

I am around  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 26, 2018, 05:58:17 am

excellent Bee ! and beautiful tiger too ;-)


 Someone get Ericr in here again...  ;D

I am around  ;D

Bravo, mate!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 27, 2018, 05:09:22 am
You could find/scratch a spiky-haired child figure to go with the Tiger and have him lying with his head on the Tiger's belly, both lazing in the sun.
"There's never enough time to do all the Nothing you want to do"
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on April 27, 2018, 05:47:04 am
"There's never enough time to do all the Nothing you want to do"

True that.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on April 27, 2018, 10:22:34 am
Ah yes
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 27, 2018, 05:30:30 pm
When I said I was doing nothing today, that wasn't because I had nothing to do.

When you're reading a book, people assume you're not busy and can be interrupted. Repeatedly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on April 27, 2018, 05:47:47 pm
...When you're reading a book, people assume you're not busy and can be interrupted. Repeatedly.

Apparently the same applies to lying on the sofa playing games on a tablet.  Or so Mrs z has just informed me in no uncertain terms.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 27, 2018, 05:49:39 pm
...When you're reading a book, people assume you're not busy and can be interrupted. Repeatedly.

Apparently the same applies to lying on the sofa playing games on a tablet.  Or so Mrs z has just informed me in no uncertain terms.

Oops - see you later, then...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on April 29, 2018, 08:11:01 am
When I said I was doing nothing today, that wasn't because I had nothing to do.

When you're reading a book, people assume you're not busy and can be interrupted. Repeatedly.

One of my life's big annoyances, that.  I like to read - best thing I ever learnt.   If it's a good book then I get totally in the book's world, so to speak.  Background music is fine; conversation between others is Ok if not too loud; conversation involving me - Bad.

Fortunately, my lovely wife knows this, and will only interrupt me if it's important - like ordering more pizza.   :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 03, 2018, 05:59:15 pm
Found on T Z W Aircraft Scale Modelling.

"JF-17 Thunder Myanmar Air Force "What-If" Digital Camouflage"   by Thant Zaw Win :



(https://i.imgur.com/gv1Jw0N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6x804Xr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cFGaZjG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VqcHLoe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o0fwL3R.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Mj3rNH2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3FbN1Bf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Vt5Hx8v.jpg)



Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 03, 2018, 10:37:41 pm
Cracking model there.  :thumbsup:

It's always amazed me how the JF-17 works, the intakes look far too small to feed that socking great exhaust.  :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 04, 2018, 01:10:26 am
That's looking very good, well done.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on May 04, 2018, 06:08:17 am
Cracking model there.  :thumbsup:



It is indeed. I've no idea how you'd go about replicating digital camouflage, although I think there are some transfer sheets available ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 04, 2018, 06:23:03 am
I've actually put a bit of thought into that myself after I lucked cross a picture that kind of divulged a little bit of what is going on. See... that digital jive is all just squares when you get down to it so all ya need is the properly sized graph paper then you can go about a number of ways of getting tape cut to match. At least I think that's what was going on. All I know is I came away with the impression that graph paper would be handy.

I need to find that picture.


But yeah, anyway!!! Look at that thing!  Nice!  Ol' boy is pretty good modeller.  I admit to a black hole of knowledge about the JF 17 though... when I first saw it I thought it was an "F-16 made by a toy maker or something."  I'm forced to start looking for a kit of one of these, now.  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 04, 2018, 06:31:24 am
Found it pretty quickly after all!



(https://i.imgur.com/xlGR7hn.jpg)


Graph paper could be useful....or... perhaps just lay out of bunch of tape onto your glass or whatever then use a straight edge and draw a bunch of lines on the ol' fashioned way then get to cuttin'?  Something. Pretty interesting, I know that. I've been keeping this one in my back pocket for quite some time now to use at some point in the future on some project.  :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on May 04, 2018, 06:35:00 am
I hate to think what my chances of replicating that would be  :banghead:

But as you say, a steady hand and good hand/eye co-ordination and Bob's your uncle, or in this litigious World of ours, Phyllis is your Aunt  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 04, 2018, 06:38:58 am
Same here, but for different reasons. I have stellar eyesight but my concentration and willingness to do mundane, tedious, repetitive tasks could potentially go south quickly. I guess I'll just have to see......    some day.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on May 04, 2018, 09:33:28 am
Posted by the Thunderbirds in honor of SW Day:
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31958444_10156315733004246_2952802406980648960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=33b9f52fdedddca6c0c395510ba8d64e&oe=5B600FB3)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 04, 2018, 11:53:54 am
Oooh...  neato!


EDIT:   Ahhh yeah, Bandai makes 1/72 X-wing.  :lol: :lol: :lol:   This is now mandatory for my Thunderbirds collection.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2018, 01:22:06 pm
About time they got rid of those F-16s, yes.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 07, 2018, 03:03:01 am
About time they got rid of those F-16s, yes.  ;D ;)
Bah!!!    ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 07, 2018, 03:06:02 am
Found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page. By Michael Loker


"Little creativity North Africa meets eastern front wwII king tiger"

(https://i.imgur.com/al6Ezqk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7YL0tO8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/v4dSviY.jpg)


 :thumbsup:


Ship builders take note!!  That ripple glass on the patio table, being outside and reflecting the fauna, makes for a pretty convincing sea-scape.
(https://i.imgur.com/Vft9zcF.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on May 07, 2018, 03:30:08 am
Beware of the big white jellyfish though.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 07, 2018, 03:41:18 am
I know!! Right?  I would have knocked that crap off of there before I took pictures.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on May 07, 2018, 03:51:32 am
Beware of the big white jellyfish though.

Small enough scale and it could double for an iceberg :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on May 07, 2018, 04:29:51 am
Found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page. By Michael Loker


"Little creativity North Africa meets eastern front wwII king tiger"



very smart ! two kits for the price (and volume etc) of one !

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on May 07, 2018, 05:44:56 am
That's an interesting concept, but why is it floating in a pond ? And, no I haven't looked at the link
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 07, 2018, 12:21:18 pm
Update on Stefano Marchetti’s air racer project, no doubt it’ll be another SMW winner,
like his steampunk monowheel and floating Ferrari racer:

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31698768_10213715451272381_5433518604538609664_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=1602465e2271e325d66d0ad044b19f33&oe=5B4F6846)

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31959093_10213751817421512_8292830190644494336_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=11779732a124767ab56c49000eef5013&oe=5B88F549)
Fiat AS32 engine.  ;D  :thumbsup:

In work album for those on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212942315344466&set=a.10212942314744451.1073741834.1588370470&type=3
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2018, 01:31:51 pm

Update on Stefano Marchetti’s air racer project, no doubt it’ll be another SMW winner,
like his steampunk monowheel and floating Ferrari racer:


Much though I admire his magnificent work, I hope not.

Having the same builder win the same class or championship time after time isn't good for the hobby. It certainly doesn't encourager les autres, it tends to put challengers off to my mind, and generates thoughts of 'The halo factor'.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 22, 2018, 10:11:59 am
By Ian Major, found on the Revell Tamiya Italeri page.

"WIP, hung up over this one"


(https://i.imgur.com/86i6mc4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MvprN4S.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0jUT1WN.jpg)


 :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on May 22, 2018, 11:22:36 am

totally amazing !
it seems like a seagull skull was used?
(I use only plastic, until now ...)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 22, 2018, 11:48:41 am
Your guess is as good as mine, if not better. While I do love birds and enjoy to watch them from time to time casually, I don't know much about them. But, yeah, now that you mention it with the beak it looks like one. Pretty good choice considering the aircraft.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on May 22, 2018, 12:25:08 pm

it reminded me of this (I had to look a bit, didn't remember the details)

(https://i0.wp.com/popdose.com/wp-content/uploads/roger-dean-album-cover_budgie-squawk.jpg?resize=500%2C474)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Madoc on May 22, 2018, 01:42:16 pm
Larry Schmidt is a prolific and very creative builder who's posted no few of his works in the "Vacuform/Resin Kit Builders (https://www.facebook.com/groups/695711033832473/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf)" group on Facebook.

His latest should strike a chord with at least some of the lads here on this forum...

Quote from: Larry Schmidt
Blackhawks(from the DC comic books) 1/72 Saunders-Roe P.177 Skyrocket II interceptor. All resin kit from Freightdog Models. Totally OOB with wing pins from paperclip wire. Replaced funky Red Top missiles with Sparriws from the scrapbox. Blue Rider decals. Brush-painted with Testors enamels. Used for air defense of the secret Blackhawk island. Bad guys and UFOs beware. Blackhawks build #22

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33216337_900633390098633_4568809647674228736_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeHJvFOcyJRn9z7X6qTGgH6wQYzt9NzcpOBCvRw8gHUnEItY2S8PGN3YdIE7NSoMI6x4NAnab_8iK73vA_MrIqgYGuN-oXVJ48B9ZzVVJ7xZZg&oh=c60ede8fbad96a8b976b210b849e9624&oe=5BC13C7D)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33340954_900633393431966_554258760680341504_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeG_iwVl1nIABKRPUA-q62gdDaw75Jo42v2IrX_w5zrZE_mC-c3UhELz4qqC7z6bcKmbssj9joZayCwL5MhkEzxBssaWSRCRQNpifu4J70Jp0w&oh=ba596a33eed3522f8fd1922d5faee82f&oe=5BC41E4C)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33133680_900633413431964_81553504736378880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGYzwj-8udy1Z1bF8dGnklwTi6C0RVrw3ldvLt7VdrhVkat1zAWvl-bKjO-Eq2OLXxwL6CBRBHAewgEuDvvxNQ-3ITakB7nelGO1js5QRQ1Dg&oh=0a346915b768bd317f85ddb266dc7dc5&oe=5B7E0D87)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33194622_900633400098632_7602912036061708288_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEXkps1lVW05wZCdyz4r7_mubhEzc04bcnvfWm1JuE7ME-2BaB3p9sXCee8o-skVMnjzEGC_FDk_7-VE7AkCBz6uPsQBs16zsVTtRYSKZbseQ&oh=26c7467651088f5724b14f04a1cd7ecf&oe=5B8BA70B)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33302277_900633456765293_8434432264506441728_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeHzeH63WanaPLzXPw_XaR0RmDuOcnGf3KBDHsYzheMKPt_fX8aV-w2I2Z4aTlp8FdsRxu75Gd26C5cacQgyR-1ODIG0H6vw6g6ovo8HevM16Q&oh=800d38d82e50c563e8859a716220efdd&oe=5B8AF5D9)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 23, 2018, 01:43:53 am
That's pretty cool!!! I believe he's a member here?


Adios, Chronic.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 23, 2018, 04:31:00 pm
Yep, Larry is CSMO.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on May 31, 2018, 12:35:33 pm
Doesn't get any more Whiffy than 1:1 scale members of the 501st Knightfall Garrison in a FV102 Striker
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30515742_2029116120495398_3754790070930898944_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=30793389ad6df43ceaf55d96f24f3a17&oe=5BC1FE3B) (https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30265373_2029116173828726_5468848580313743360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=cab9db9f8dce71ae0043472b3b6653b9&oe=5B81E1A9)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 31, 2018, 02:03:31 pm
 :unsure:
Scooter  just when I think it cant get any stranger...
thank you sir, that has raised a smile  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on May 31, 2018, 08:07:21 pm
 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 01, 2018, 03:21:01 am
There's still a lot of room for improvements: the tank could be white and bear Imperial insignia...  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 01, 2018, 03:37:04 am
There's still a lot of room for improvements: the tank could be white and bear Imperial insignia...  ;)

...and have legs.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on June 01, 2018, 11:04:42 am
A little bit related on youtube: a functioning Mauser C96 pistol modified to replicate Han Solo's blaster (and a bit of fun thrown in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6EQQnkUGIk
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 02, 2018, 12:10:34 am
There's still a lot of room for improvements: the tank could be white and bear Imperial insignia...  ;)

...and have legs.

Well, that was another thought, but I think that this would strethc the resources a little. Even though it would add more style.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 02, 2018, 01:31:17 am
Considering the transporter in Rogue One was tracked, I'd think there are multiple schools of thought for the Imperiousal forces.
(http://cinemavine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/rogue-one-trailer-stills-images-26.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 06, 2018, 04:26:52 am
"Seen at Wonderfest, the illegitimate love child of a Monogram B-25 and an A-10 Warthog."



(https://i.imgur.com/6nO3jl4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Px3BPTE.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 06, 2018, 05:43:04 am
Love it!  :wub:

I don't give much for the fatigue life of the tail assembly with those props THAT close though.......
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 06, 2018, 06:01:19 am
Apart from the position of the props it looks strangely plausible, and no I haven't been drinking  ;D

If it was me, I'd remove the tail turret or replace with a remote controlled one and bring the tail assembly forward so it is in front of the engines.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on June 06, 2018, 07:01:46 am

lovely !  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 06, 2018, 08:07:06 am
 ;D ;D Agreed on all counts, fellas.  It's something else, alright. :o  Very cool though and a "why didn't I think of that."
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 07, 2018, 04:47:39 am
A Mitch-Hog.

Very good.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 11, 2018, 04:12:50 pm
Love it!  :wub:

I don't give much for the fatigue life of the tail assembly with those props THAT close though.......

Not just the tail assembly, the entire rear fuselage including the engine mounts, and
prop resonance would be horrendous.

Cool notion, questionable design execution. 

Perhaps, buried engines with outrigger pushers mounted further forward on the aft fuselage,
similar to this undeveloped NAA project.

(http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11708.0;attach=38833)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 12, 2018, 03:42:07 am
Me likey.
It has a bit of a Star Wars vibe about it IMO.  Particularly about the nose.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2018, 05:59:45 am
Me likey.
It has a bit of a Star Wars vibe about it IMO.  Particularly about the nose.

Have to agree. The nose is very attack helicopter-ish and the way it's shown as a cutaway makes the front look a little insect like to me ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JayBee on June 12, 2018, 06:43:03 am
I would be rather concerned about the field of fire for the upper gunner.
"Don't shoot the fin. Don't shoot the props."
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 12, 2018, 03:30:58 pm
I would be rather concerned about the field of fire for the upper gunner.
"Don't shoot the fin. Don't shoot the props."

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/M4vk9cziL6E/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2018, 05:40:04 am
Oooops  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on June 13, 2018, 07:24:57 am
"They got us, Junior!"
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 14, 2018, 02:24:13 am
This build is super fresh!!!

By Ben J. Butler
Found on the Trash Bash Bits page.


"The Pernix is a 1960’s earth inspired Luxury Land Spreeder for your trip to the Casinos on Canto Bight. Pernix in Latin means “The Nimble”. “Pernix” is on the rear quarter of both sides of the car in the Star Wars Aurebesh font. The base of the build is a deodorant container. The interior, glass and roof panel were from a thrift store 2006 Dodge Viper donor toy. The grills in front and behind are buttons. The button in the center of the back is metal and is reminiscent of a 50’s Ford Thunderbird continental tire kit. I considered every conceivable configuration of embellishment and decided to leave it looking “retro”. It falls somewhere between vintage cars, Star Wars and Speed Racer. The red paint is from an old can of Krylon Fusion. The gold vents and some accents are brush painted. The wedges and name badge are made with a vinyl cutter."

(https://i.imgur.com/t9XaN4R.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vrcXSLd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vF2Ctcz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/17WcL4g.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/C6DjkeN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tiaktpm.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2018, 02:25:19 am
For some strange reason I like that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 14, 2018, 03:38:40 am
Cool. Confirms my idea a couple of years ago to convert a Listerine bottle into a spacship for a convoy group build, but it never materialized. Very creative stuff, and probably even smells good!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 14, 2018, 03:49:02 am
That's one SERIOUS exhaust pipe!  :o

What a terrific idea, it really does look 'retro' as he wanted it too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2018, 04:19:55 am
Like it.
I occasionally see shapes that would work like that but then don't do anything with them.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 14, 2018, 08:14:20 am
It's pretty nutty! I decided to like or join (whichever) that page and am curious to see what other stuff comes down the pike.

I'd like to try to build a reasonable airplane out of junk at some point but sometimes it's difficult to picture random household crap as anything other than what it is so maybe I'll pick up on some of the "artistic eye" these people have and start to recognize parts and pieces.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 14, 2018, 09:03:57 am
The Curtiss-Wright Aircar of the Star Wars Universe, how long before it becomes canon? :wacko: :banghead:

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=61904

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--7YFOpJ1E--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18l3mq03t2ygyjpg.jpg)

(https://postmediadriving.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/curtiss-wright.jpg?quality=60&strip=all&w=800&h=520&crop=1)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 14, 2018, 09:48:59 am
 :wub:


Bottom one looks akin an electric razor.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on June 14, 2018, 03:45:43 pm

now that is whif !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on June 15, 2018, 08:40:10 am
Like it.
I occasionally see shapes that would work like that but then don't do anything with them.

I have boxes of the stuff ... & about one half-started build. :blink:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rheged on June 15, 2018, 09:41:01 am
This piece of work brings to mind a wondrous  device constructed  by our very own Zenrat Industries.

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42298.msg740049.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42298.msg740049.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2018, 06:05:03 pm
This piece of work brings to mind a wondrous  device constructed  by our very own Zenrat Industries.

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42298.msg740049.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42298.msg740049.html)

Much more streamlined than my contraption.
 I have however been thinking about building another, sleeker version without the external lift ducting, based on either a '59 Cadillac or a '53 Studebaker (a bear's natural habitat) or a '52 Hudson.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 22, 2018, 02:27:09 am
By Ray Henderson‎ found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.

"FROM TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Calexinada (formed from California, mexico and Canada in the 2020s) pelosian bomber gears up for a preemptive strike on China in order to achieve preeminence at the next islamocomintern meeting"

(https://i.imgur.com/BUSRdon.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AklxDDB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DOEWppO.jpg)


I dig it! Paint job is killer, it's a Hustler.... and...... It's for a nation that doesn't already exist.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 22, 2018, 01:07:14 pm

It's for a nation that doesn't already exist.


Yet...................... ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 22, 2018, 02:43:40 pm
I'm a little surprised New York or Illinois wasn't lumped in there, too...  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on June 22, 2018, 05:38:47 pm
I'm a little surprised New York or Illinois wasn't lumped in there, too...  :rolleyes: ;D

New York is part of Nova Anglia (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43001.msg747404.html#msg747404), so it wouldn't be part of Calexinada. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 22, 2018, 06:33:46 pm
I'm a little surprised New York or Illinois wasn't lumped in there, too...  :rolleyes: ;D

New York is part of Nova Anglia (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43001.msg747404.html#msg747404), so it wouldn't be part of Calexinada. :wacko:

Ah ha!! Right you are! Quite nice. ;D   Love the bands :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 22, 2018, 10:12:42 pm
What about Oregon and Washington?

Should it be Calexigoshada or is Calexinadia a divided country?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on June 23, 2018, 03:17:49 am
What about Oregon and Washington?

Should it be Calexigoshada or is Calexinadia a divided country?

I believe that would be either "Orington" or "Washigon" - no-one from either of those two states would willingly be associated with anything Californian.  Even the book "Ecotopia" only grudgingly admitted northern CA into the association.  :)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 23, 2018, 04:25:42 am
 :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 24, 2018, 02:14:17 am
By Fred Martin found on the Hairy Sticks Only page.

"This is the Latecoere 631, kit by Contrail (vacform) in 1/72 scale. It's a big big model! It needed a roller rather than a paint brush, but paint brushes are what I used. The colour scheme was one of several concept schemes produced for the aircraft, but never used. I used Tamiya tape with Klear painted along the edges to prevent paint bleed."



(https://i.imgur.com/0feXSaS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hhrrNkP.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on June 24, 2018, 02:22:17 am
Gorgeous.
 :wub:
 :bow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 24, 2018, 02:25:23 am
Hell yeah, made even more impressive factoring in the size and that's it's vacuform. Dude has some skillz.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: AXU on June 24, 2018, 04:57:49 am
 :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on June 24, 2018, 06:56:02 am

ah, flying boats, and Latécorères in particular ... 

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on June 24, 2018, 07:17:25 am
That is stunning  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 24, 2018, 10:48:00 am
A wonderful looking aeroplane and model.  :thumbsup:

The Sec. of my model club built one, and it's HUGE! Very neat stabilising floats too, they retract into the outer engine nacelles.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 25, 2018, 12:38:01 am
Sweet!  :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Green Dragon on June 27, 2018, 02:56:00 am
Always thought the cockpit should be further forward on that plane, reckon the flight crew would suffer from blinding headaches that close to the props!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 30, 2018, 01:51:42 am
By Derek Snowden found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.



""::::smiley face with sunglasses::::    ::::thumbs up::::::   ::::::checkered flag::::::"   


(https://i.imgur.com/qZ15Qs7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uOiPsex.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I2WmZGp.jpg)


A little inspiration for the upcoming GB.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on June 30, 2018, 06:49:00 pm
Derek is a decent modeler, and does a lot of sci-fi kitbashes.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Flyer on July 04, 2018, 05:44:29 am
P-40 Batplane.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1723899271050287&set=gm.10156465242349784&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on July 04, 2018, 07:04:01 am
That's cool! :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on July 04, 2018, 10:28:25 am
Wonderful batplane, for Batman? :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on July 04, 2018, 10:53:07 am
That's our Whiff group on FB, lol
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 04, 2018, 11:56:58 am
Derek is a decent modeler, and does a lot of sci-fi kitbashes.
Aye! Judging from this one, I agree. I like his style!  :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JayBee on July 04, 2018, 12:17:35 pm
Unfortunately as I am not subscribed to Facebook, I can not see a damned thing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 04, 2018, 02:06:02 pm

Unfortunately as I am not subscribed to Facebook, I can not see a damned thing.


Nor am I, but I can see the pic Jim.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on July 04, 2018, 07:40:03 pm
Unfortunately as I am not subscribed to Facebook, I can not see a damned thing.
let me show you... ;)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/p-40-batplane-_zps889laryw.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 04, 2018, 11:35:56 pm
Lovely. I esp. like the fact that it has been retrograded to spats, which perfectly blend in and add to the overall look!  :wub:

I just wonder where the radiators are, but, well, it's a Batplane!  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on July 05, 2018, 02:05:43 am
Lovely. I esp. like the fact that it has been retrograded to spats, which perfectly blend in and add to the overall look!  :wub:

I just wonder where the radiators are, but, well, it's a Batplane!  ;)

I guess Ward Industries finally cracked "evaporative cooling".   ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: tahsin on July 06, 2018, 04:36:51 am
I just looked for the original batplane (http://fly.historicwings.com/2012/10/clement-ader-and-the-eole/)  to joke it's the bat-ears above the head. When too hot inside, Mr Batman just cracks the canopy open and sticks them out.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 06, 2018, 01:47:11 pm
That Dan Thompson's Batplane, the model is over twenty years old, it got a 2nd in
Hypothetical at the 1996 IPMS-USA Nationals:
http://www.ourworlds.net/batman/batplane/batplane40.html

It's from issue #167 of The Brave and the Bold from 1980.

How he built it:
http://picasaweb.google.com/116637781725296267499/Batplane1940#
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Madoc on July 07, 2018, 09:55:21 am
Nicely done!

I thought that was a rendering of the Retrokits "Batplane 1941" and had no idea it was a kitbash / scratch creation!  That makes it even more impressive.

https://retrokitonline.net/product/batplane-1941
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 08, 2018, 01:32:36 am
Found these on the Facebook Scale Modellers page a while back. Just haven't gotten around to posting them. I found some whifs in here, from the Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show 2018.

This is a CLOSED group, so this link may just bring you to a dead end: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crumblebuilders/permalink/812639865605819/




(https://i.imgur.com/kccIpzY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YiuUla9.jpg)




Just a couple it would seem!

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 08, 2018, 01:37:43 am
Found on the ARC Aircraft Resource Center page. By M Razali Ahmad.

"This is my 1/72 Scale Converted Lockheed F/B-22N “Sea Raptor”. This is another one of my “what-if”s plane. A Proposed Raptor navalized variant swing-wing derivative of the F-22 Raptor was considered for the United States Navy through the "Navy Advanced Tactical Fighter" (NATF) program but was formally dropped from contention in 1993.
I used both 1/72 Scale HobbyBoss F-22 + the F-14B and combined the swing wing of the Tomcat to fit to the Raptor. No 3D machine was used here.
This is my original conversion airplane."



This is a PUBLIC group, so the link should work and there are a good number more pics here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/215551215532252/permalink/496179704136067/


(https://i.imgur.com/yHbCwHt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8jqzkwu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rAwngUs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SZZngkP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QSKYNCw.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on July 08, 2018, 02:46:03 am
That Dan Thompson's Batplane, the model is over twenty years old, it got a 2nd in
Hypothetical at the 1996 IPMS-USA Nationals:
http://www.ourworlds.net/batman/batplane/batplane40.html
Yes, but... a single engine was not enough for the powerful Batman! ;D
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/p-40Z_twin-batplane.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 24, 2018, 02:32:37 am
Found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page, by Veli Vahap Saltik.

(https://i.imgur.com/NBRElTG.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 25, 2018, 10:57:58 am
Mystery plane found on the Greatest Planes That Never Were page:

(https://i.imgur.com/GCRY2zP.jpg)

 :o ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on July 25, 2018, 11:06:19 am
VLO-ly wow! :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 25, 2018, 11:46:09 am
Awesome!

It should stay airborne for at least......oooh 5 mins after taking off vertically.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on July 25, 2018, 03:00:11 pm
Mystery plane found on the Greatest Planes That Never Were page:

(https://i.imgur.com/GCRY2zP.jpg)

 :o ;D
It's the Lockheed CL-704 project proposed for NATO Basic Military Requirement 3 (NMBR-3), the same for which P.1154, VJ 101 and a whole lot of other weird concepts were proposed. The project actually resulted in a full-size mockup and the engine pods were tested on a vanilla Zipper but there never was a "genuine" CL-704 prototype built from ground up. Project was terminated after the P.1154 was chosen to fulfill NBMR-3, then P.1154 was discontinued in turn (and NMBR-3 withdrawn) and we got the Harrier instead.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 25, 2018, 10:01:44 pm
Awesome!

It should stay airborne for at least......oooh 5 mins after taking off vertically.  ;D ;)

Have a race with this one to see who'd be first over the airfield fence, or could reach the fence.
 ;D

(http://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-LJxNGpH/0/7ec3e703/O/GLOSTER_P504_01.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 25, 2018, 11:06:56 pm
And they really did build and fly RA490, the largest span Meteor ever built (apart from the PR19s of course  ;D) '490 had its Derwents mounted 8 feet (!) further forward and the exhausts could be diverted down at an angle to improve its take-off performance.

You can see the extra ducts under the wing here.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/8226/7F3e0q.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 25, 2018, 11:35:55 pm
Yep, one of my favourite WTF? machines.  ;D  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Knightflyer on July 25, 2018, 11:36:45 pm
This is one of the EWR VJ 101s(the West German 'entry') in the restoration hanger at the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim near Munich, see recently by me  :lol:

when I was young (way back in the 70s) my uncle used to pass on his old copies of Flight International to me - I was VERY fascinated by all these exotic VTOL projects - the VJ101 did look like Thunderbirds come to life!

(http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/knightflight_2008/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07327.jpg) (http://s366.photobucket.com/user/knightflight_2008/media/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07327.jpg.html)
(http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/knightflight_2008/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07330.jpg) (http://s366.photobucket.com/user/knightflight_2008/media/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07330.jpg.html)


They also have the Dornier Do 31 (to NBMR-4) and the VFW VAK 191B - a brilliant place

(http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/knightflight_2008/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07305.jpg) (http://s366.photobucket.com/user/knightflight_2008/media/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07305.jpg.html)

(http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo107/knightflight_2008/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07309.jpg) (http://s366.photobucket.com/user/knightflight_2008/media/Deutsches%20Museum%20Flugwerft%20Schleissheim/DSC07309.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 30, 2018, 05:40:31 pm
By Stan Chung found on the ARC Aircraft Resource Center page.

"
She is done..if the Navy took the F-16 and color it in their Blue Angels coat..."




(https://i.imgur.com/6Y5C4hm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cNuCQg1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k5bn1nL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Vfc41n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RY9bLn8.jpg)



Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 30, 2018, 05:43:16 pm
By Dean McEvaddy  found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.

"something different 😀"



(https://i.imgur.com/cT9vMbg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Mg6qhRi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YzNp8Ms.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/j6zsbtO.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 30, 2018, 05:51:21 pm
Last one for now, and I save the best for last. I haven't even read it yet, but he wrote a hell of a story to go with it and I adore the paint job, etc...


By Snorres Scalemodel Mayhem found on the Snorres Scalemodel Mayhem page.


"Before you start reading: this is a fictional story, based on things that actually happened... some of the facts have been altered slightly to make a better story. Now... happy reading 🙂

It was a Crisp winter morning. Colonel Gösta Lindblom had woken up early and been laying beside his wife in the dark a while before he got out of bed. He ate a small breakfast and had a cup of coffee before kissing his wife Elena goodbye and walking out the front door. He got in his Saab 900 and headed for the Base. He was attached to the 7th Air wing, based at Såtenäs airbase on the southern shore of Lake Vänern. He listened to the radio while driving but his mind was elsewhere.. The radio spoke of a Blizzard in Ohio, Indiana and several other states Far away in USA, but he was too lost in his own mind to register it. He only had a short drive from home to the base, and he arrived at the Main gate a little after 6 in the morning. The gate guard saluted him, and let him through. He parked the car in front of the officers mess hall and went in. The coffee was good. It was the one thing they knew how to make there. He talked to a few of the other pilots there but was not in the mood for too much chatter, so he went over to the briefing-area to start preparing for the mission he was going to fly later in the day.

8.59 AM. He looked out over the instrument panel watching the Light drizzle of snow coming down. He was lined up on the runway, waiting for the Take off clearance. Sitting there, strapped into the seat, he could hear the hissing from the Oxygen mask, and feel the vibration from the turbine that was spinning somewhere behind him inside the body of the plane. He checked the map that was strapped to his knee, and looked out the HUD again as the takeoff Clearance came in. He acknowledged it, released the bakes and pushed the throttle all the way forward. Somewhere behind him the Volvo RM8 stopped Vibrating, as the RPM of the Turbine increased, and the Gentle Rumble Turned into a Violent Roar as the engine started spraying jet fuel straight into the Exhaust lighting that Massive afterburner. Colonel Lindblom Smiled from ear to ear as he was sucked back into the seat when the Plane Accelerated down the runway. He loved that feeling. Every care in the world disappeared and he was focused on what he was going to do on this mission as he pulled back on the stick and the Mighty Saab Viggen climbed upward and headed through the clouds. He looked to his right confirming that his wingman was there.

The mission was shooting practice over Lake Vänern. They started with a couple of simulated strafing runs as planned. His wingman all of a sudden reported a warning lamp had come alive and as the standard procedure was, he had to head back towards the base. As The SOP stated, he was to accompany his wingman back to base, making sure he got there, but In a Cloudbank over Vänern Gösta Decided to make his move. He had been planning it for a while, watching the Superpowers of the world gearing up for the ultimate confrontation. He couldn’t just sit there in neutral Sweden and do nothing. He broke Hard to the right and headed for the deck, leaving his wingman to fend for himself. He headed straight east. He was flying low. Scary low, even for a seasoned pilot. The only way to beat the radar was to fly so low that you could blend in to the surroundings, and he did. Flying at approximately 400 mph he knew he´d be in Tallinn in a little under an hour, if he could avoid getting caught.

His wingman returned to Såtenäs and debriefed. Search and rescue was launched to find the missing plane and Pilot that had disappeared off radar somewhere over Vänern. The Plane and Pilot was of course never found. The official report stated that Saab AJ-37 Viggen Sn 37036 had crashed into the lake, and sunk to the bottom. There were scattered reports about a Low-lying plane bending treetops south of Örebro and a loud rumble scaring dogs south west of Huddinge, but there were no official actions taken regarding that. Two weeks later the Lindblom Widow Moved out of the house, packed the car and headed east. She was last seen on the Baltic Sea ferry.

A few years later on the 13th of August a Sr-71 on a Classified Photo-mission over Murmansk had to divert to Bodø in the north of Norway and landed there Whit a badly damaged engine. The official story was Hydraulic Failure in the left engine. But both the Pilot and the RSO later swore that they had been shot at by a strangely colored Swedish plane, over Russian territory. They were never believed.

Behind one of the hangars at the Kilp-Yavr Airbase near Murmansk stand a few broken and old planes. Memories of a bygone era. You can find a few Mig-15, a couple of Mig-23M, one Mig-17PF that someone has tattooed with Graffitti. You can even find the remains of a LA-11 and two almost airworthy Su-27 from the 941st Fighter aviation Regiment. If you walk further down along that Road, and continue through some bushes, all the way back against the fence at the end of the base, you will find a strangely shaped plane with Russian markings and colors, but it is clear that the design is not Russian. If you look closely you can still make out the number 37036 under the faded blue paint at the base of the tail."



(https://i.imgur.com/XSjlhbH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GDZqe0m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iwPvpa1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DMJmbGr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CvVzkF7.jpg)


For some reason, there are pictures of a couple other builds in the series, one would appear to be a stock SR-71 but then there's this:

(https://i.imgur.com/ij12gby.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TzSYC0S.jpg)

Fresco!  ;D


I like this dudes style..



EDIT:  This hit a new page, be sure to go back a page for the other new ones I found!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Snowtrooper on August 01, 2018, 04:38:43 am
^ that Fresco reminds me of this RW whiff, a Lim-5 in front of the Finnish Air Force Museum (no, we never flew them) and painted as suggested by elementary school pupils:
https://www.ilmailumuseot.fi/tuotteet.html?id=20170/275180
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 01, 2018, 04:48:23 am
^ that Fresco reminds me of this RW whiff, a Lim-5 in front of the Finnish Air Force Museum (no, we never flew them) and painted as suggested by elementary school pupils:
https://www.ilmailumuseot.fi/tuotteet.html?id=20170/275180

Nice paint job.  I'd put it up here but I can't link to it.  Go and have a look everyone.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on August 01, 2018, 05:18:57 am
^ that Fresco reminds me of this RW whiff, a Lim-5 in front of the Finnish Air Force Museum (no, we never flew them) and painted as suggested by elementary school pupils:
https://www.ilmailumuseot.fi/tuotteet.html?id=20170/275180

Nice paint job.  I'd put it up here but I can't link to it.  Go and have a look everyone.

Screenshot:
(https://i.imgur.com/WsT8P3J.png)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 01, 2018, 10:17:16 am
That is pretty cool.   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:




Someone ought to paint one with this type of stuff. . . . .. . . .  :

(https://i.imgur.com/WiCBBLo.jpg)

 ;) ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JayBee on August 01, 2018, 11:42:03 am
That Russian Viggen is lovelly but SO wrong. It should look like this.


(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/5761/z03tJw.jpg)


The story goes that when the film "Firefox" was being planned, the producer (Clint Eastwood) requested the Swedish government to release one of the prototye Viggens to play the part of the Firefox.
This was refused on the grounds that all the prototypes were heavily involved in testing. So they had to use models etc.
If they had not done that then we might have had a "Soviet" Viggen.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 01, 2018, 11:58:20 am
^Magnificent.   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 01, 2018, 07:25:27 pm
By Derek Snowden found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.

"Done"


(One extreme to another, a massive story for the last, a single word with without even any punctuation for the next, so don't shoot the messenger.. I know nothing about this other than it is "done."  ;D   )


(https://i.imgur.com/O70DLxo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xXrwwHO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fAneIqJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EzE59AC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0N4Zw0J.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9v1g0oQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on August 01, 2018, 07:58:20 pm
Wonderful P-51 car/land-racer, thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 01, 2018, 10:45:42 pm
Dual rear tyres, eh?  Obviously a hill climb special then.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 02, 2018, 07:57:23 am
I think the wheels and tires are one of my favorite aspects of it.  :mellow: :mellow: ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TsrJoe on August 02, 2018, 10:32:56 am
Mikoyan MiG.17F 'Fresco' in Finland …

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.832169390214019&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.783909175040041&type=1&hc_location=ufi

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2018, 02:38:11 am
By Suzanne Wendy Brooks found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.

"Another one of those long term projects is not so much a "What If" but to me more "Should have been!". Concorde CC mark 1 operated by 32 "The Royals" Squadron. I'm aiming this one as an early 80s scheme. Can't decide if should add a blue full length trim line. Also perhaps some contemporary ECM units.
I've several unstated kits in the stash so
In the near future I'll by starting a mark 3 version in a Light Camouflage (Barley) Gray with the same low viz markings that could be seen on Cosford's VC10 in a late 90s scheme.
Definitely RWR, Flare pods and other mods to this one


(https://i.imgur.com/qcvNw5r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wdrLeNm.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2018, 02:40:18 am
Found on Ace Combat Community page in the background of a post by Randy Deemie.

(https://i.imgur.com/mVmEWTu.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2018, 02:49:50 am
By John Darlington found on the Tamiya Model Magazine page.

"Our latest commission build, the HK Models Dorner 335 Pfiel (Arrow). And yes, we know the fighter aircraft should not be in a night fighter paint scheme but what the client wants the client gets!"

(https://i.imgur.com/fZ2Twwb.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/bXzWXYl.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/ukqLXqh.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on August 17, 2018, 08:03:48 am
Speaking of the 1/144 Trumpeter YF-23, has anyone built one yet? I've heard horror stories, want them verified or squashed, please.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2018, 08:18:16 am
Same person that posted the one above said in another post that it was a steamy pile.  ;D  I guess that's why they're so cheap. I bought one myself but haven't done anything with it yet.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TomZ on August 17, 2018, 09:23:09 am
I built one last year.
Indeed not a very good kit.

(http://www.airwar1946.nl/Scalemod/images/F-23-L.JPG)

Decals are worthless and the kit is very basic.

TomZ
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 17, 2018, 09:25:50 am
Not to mention the box art is atrocious.  ;D :o  I picked mine up with plans of trying to mix it with a box-scale F-101 voodoo to try and make some type of futuristic "Super Starfighter."  I didn't get very far....    It needs some more parts from.. somewhere..   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 21, 2018, 02:06:13 am
By Ha Gis found on the Panzer Models page.

"Here’s my latest weathered aircraft. Shark Strafer in 1:72."


(https://i.imgur.com/9vyhGbt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aRuUOqJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LBuK5Vf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TCaMgB1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/u6d0T7r.jpg)



It's like a PBY-KA50 or something.  ;D :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on August 21, 2018, 02:12:10 am
I like that.  I've got similar plans for the KA50 in my stash.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 21, 2018, 05:25:49 am
Nice. A boat hull would have made it a very nice flying boat?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on August 21, 2018, 07:00:09 am
The wings are from a Beaufighter.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rheged on August 21, 2018, 07:28:27 am
Nice. A boat hull would have made it a very nice flying boat?

That was my first thought too!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 31, 2018, 06:26:49 pm
Found on the "Building Short Run Cottage-Industry Model Kits" page, by Frank Campey.

"Bf.109W, Finnish Air Force 1946.
This maritime version of the Bf.109 was proposed but never built.
It was to be used from German capital ships for defence and recce missions.
I finished the 1/72 A-Model kit as a "what-if" Finnish version had it gone into production."


(https://i.imgur.com/4whmUtw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hygIrUe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WL2cMHy.jpg)

 :lol:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: perttime on September 01, 2018, 12:17:36 am
Stationed in the western coastal area of Finland, I believe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satakunta
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 01, 2018, 01:41:32 am
I do like that, but can't help think it would have needed a larger fin/rudder ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 01, 2018, 02:50:13 am
I assume the water rudders would have been connected to the rudder pedals and would have had some turning effect when airbourne.
But yes, when floats are added to an existing design they often also have additional vertical tail area.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on September 01, 2018, 03:49:35 am
On the Spitfire, they added two, a large triangle dorsal fillet, and the extended fin/rudder below.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/12011647-c6f3-494a-bec5-d09c5f4acd46.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 01, 2018, 04:29:03 am
I do like that, but can't help think it would have needed a larger fin/rudder ?

I like it, too, and also question directional stability in OOB condition. I'd also add a ventral fin, and/or enlarge the fin itself.
The A6M2-N (the Zero on floats) also had a ventral fin, as well as an enlarged rudder.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 02, 2018, 07:19:20 am
I do like that, but can't help think it would have needed a larger fin/rudder ?

I like it, too, and also question directional stability in OOB condition. I'd also add a ventral fin, and/or enlarge the fin itself.
The A6M2-N (the Zero on floats) also had a ventral fin, as well as an enlarged rudder.

My first thoughts would be to give it a K sub-type fin/rudder, but it would probably still need a ventral fin.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 13, 2018, 10:38:10 am
By Pete Johnson, found on the Mediocre Modelers Group:

"My first photo on the board. This was my entry into Nat's. It got booted out of the in flight category because apparently you can't have hypothetical paint schemes in anything but the hypothetical category. Didn't win anything because frankly the model was a very mediocre model. Looked great from 3 feet away. So I am lobbying for a "3 foot" category
."



(https://i.imgur.com/98tShNO.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 13, 2018, 11:51:16 am
Hmmm, it seems the 'Rules People' where he is have the same attitude to Whiffs as they do here in the UK.

There's only one Whiff class, all scales, all standards, all types etc.

No imagination, some people.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JayBee on September 13, 2018, 12:07:49 pm
It is funny, in a tragic sort of way, but the IPMS UK rules for judging dioramas used to state that they should be viewed from a distance of 3 feet.
This appears to have vanished in the dim and distance  of passing time.
I mention this as some years ago I witnessed a judge of the diorama classes, at a show that I will not identify, nor will I identify the particular judge in question,  pick up a model that was part of the diorama to check the underside.
I was shocked at this as I knew what the IPMS UK rules for judges stated.
The next time I saw the Competition secretary at SMW and asked him about this, he was unable to give any reply.
It would appear that the IPMS UK rules for judging, all classes, have "conveniently" vanished into the mists of time.



Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 14, 2018, 12:32:10 am
Tragic...  :-\
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 14, 2018, 03:31:20 am
The mistake Pete made was choosing a subject for his hypothetical paint scheme which was obviously hypothetical.
You have to be subtle.  Faking your reference material can also help. ;D

A few years ago at Model Expo there was a diorama which was moved out of the military diorama class into Diorama: Other because "it didn't have a military subject".
It was a jungle scene.  The judge or scrutineer in question obviously didn't look too hard because there were three or four very well camouflaged figures hidden in it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 14, 2018, 04:21:40 am

  Faking your reference material can also help. ;D


Way to go!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: AS.12 on September 14, 2018, 07:21:11 am
That man should receive an award for de-uglifying the F-35!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 14, 2018, 09:45:23 am
Never seen one looks so good, right?! I'm totally on board with it and want to make one of my own now.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 15, 2018, 03:54:29 am

  Faking your reference material can also help. ;D


Way to go!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My preferred weapon of choice!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 23, 2018, 01:26:17 pm
By Frank Campey
found on the Facebook Scale Modellers page.

"Hawker Sea Fury F.B 11, No.1 Sqdn, Irish Air Corps 1951.
This is a "what-if" build using the P.M Models 1/72 Kit.
Maybe the Irish Air Corps might have considered the Sea Fury as a short term replacement for their ageing Seafires in the early 1950's."


(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42419071_2137780029809036_8926185146357383168_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=10e697c318c72ec3f8dd644499ee9ab8&oe=5C14CF94)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42471435_2137780076475698_2959633930422059008_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=b73457f7d7ead75cc86ec8fa3200690f&oe=5C2090A7)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42354080_2137780243142348_3629034901677801472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=773ee93de730ad35b15370414fcb3af5&oe=5C152987)


The color of green really appeals. I think it makes the build! This is very neat.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 23, 2018, 02:16:52 pm
I like that too. I can just see a flight of them lifting off from Baldonnell.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 24, 2018, 01:53:54 am
Nice and plausible idea, I like that.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 24, 2018, 05:54:09 am
Nice and plausible idea, I like that.  :thumbsup:

My thoughts as well  :thumbsup:

Could they have Hawker Sea Hawks after those ?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 24, 2018, 07:33:02 am
Nice and plausible idea, I like that.  :thumbsup:

My thoughts as well  :thumbsup:

Could they have Hawker Sea Hawks after those ?


Why not? The German Navy had some and they didn't have a carrier.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 24, 2018, 08:00:49 am
An all-green Sea Hawk should look interesting...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2018, 06:37:36 am
An all-green Sea Hawk should look interesting...

My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on September 27, 2018, 01:36:55 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/tjASrjk.jpg)
This beach house design from the Vault of the Atomic Age would make a great Sci-Fi merchant ship!  IMHO, of course.  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on September 27, 2018, 02:25:28 pm
It looks like it washed up on shore! Maybe that’s the look they were going for
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2018, 06:13:36 am
It looks like it washed up on shore! Maybe that’s the look they were going for

My thoughts exactly. I must admit though that as I looked at it, I started to quite like it  :thumbsup: I think precisely because it has that washed up look.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on September 28, 2018, 01:55:36 pm
What kind of material is that made from? Looks like pored concrete. Building the forms for those shapes must have been a real trick
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 28, 2018, 05:56:27 pm
Is it real or a picture?  Hard to tell at that size.

It's be a bugger keeping those big glass walls clean and free from salt spray.
Now, would you want it facing East or West?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2018, 01:47:59 am
Is it real or a picture?  Hard to tell at that size.


I'd guess it's a picture, simply because if real it would have been on one of UK T.V.'s "build your dream house" type programs ? However that's purely an assumption.

As for keeping those windows clean ? That's what the staff are for  :angel:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 29, 2018, 03:59:21 am
Maybe the person in the blue shirt is one of the staff contemplating doing just that?


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on September 29, 2018, 04:02:05 am
Now, would you want it facing East or West?

West.  I prefer sunsets to sunrises.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on September 30, 2018, 05:26:26 am
Now, would you want it facing East or West?

West.  I prefer sunsets to sunrises.

I've no great preference, but at a push would go for East. I do like being woken up by a sunrise, something so natural about it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on September 30, 2018, 05:53:58 am
For a good few years I seemed to do work which required early starts and so got to see the sunrise regularly.
I found them preferable to sunsets for their greater colour range and exclusivity - I felt there were a lot less people looking at the sunrise than at the sunset.
Sunrises over the poo farm were always worth stopping and looking at and could look pretty speccy reflected in the sludge drying ponds.
I have some pics somewhere.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on September 30, 2018, 07:53:37 am
What kind of material is that made from? Looks like pored concrete. Building the forms for those shapes must have been a real trick

I know a company in Texas that could make those forms ... They do inflatable dome forms, so I guess they could do oval pipes and so on.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 03, 2018, 08:36:48 pm
An all-green Sea Hawk should look interesting...

Yes, as the Sea Hawk looks quite fetching in green over white.  :thumbsup:

(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/605/pics/9_15.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Merv_P on October 04, 2018, 05:36:53 am
Is it real or a picture?  Hard to tell at that size.

It's be a bugger keeping those big glass walls clean and free from salt spray.
Now, would you want it facing East or West?

It's a CGI rendering by Dionisio González. If you visit http://www.dionisiogonzalez.es/ (http://www.dionisiogonzalez.es/), it's part of his "Dauphin Island" portfolio.

I like the retro-sf feel of these images - thanks to Scotaidh for spotting this.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 07, 2018, 06:20:02 pm
Jamie Haggo’s marvelous OV-10
https://www.facebook.com/243165782692918/photos/a.423747267968101/760063261003165/?type=3

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/43375263_760063264336498_1732555228424699904_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&oh=a02eb5150a8332bc865e55713257d312&oe=5C5DC2D3)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on October 07, 2018, 06:23:20 pm
Cool Bronco ! Looks like she's got lots of power eh ?!

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on October 07, 2018, 09:02:06 pm
It looks like the Bronco appeared in 1943! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 07, 2018, 11:44:18 pm
I like the 45 gall oil drum 'weapons' under each wing.  Very ingenious.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 08, 2018, 12:36:12 am
I like the 45 gall oil drum 'weapons' under each wing.  Very ingenious.  :thumbsup:

Don't forget about the sheet metal patch job from a Pepsi truck.

Although, you'd think JP would be a lot easier to find in a post-apocalyptic setting than avgas...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on October 08, 2018, 02:36:07 am
I like it a lot.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2018, 03:40:35 am
Magnificent.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Steel Penguin on October 08, 2018, 10:46:54 am
I also must add  :thumbsup:
very, very nice
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 10, 2018, 08:50:01 pm
By George Nock


(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43538279_164202141179318_8902604431577579520_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_eui2=AeGwAYPXTEuiKycQjkUGsWQB1CHZ7lHeTmuc64HRghtWUkmVqseyvFVM2AfG4lL1anEvTvqhYrGLcVuc0cQ9QpOo_ibw9qmWuVCdZmZx5cntfA&oh=539ab4889bdc8435b4035ed40e1002f5&oe=5C5FECE1)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on October 11, 2018, 01:18:06 am
We need a new thread: “where dizzy’s models showed up next”.

Just found his Seeschwalbe being posted as a genuine concept. Even linking to the Flickr page that contains his standard warning...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on October 11, 2018, 05:55:55 am
That US Air whatever is very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 11, 2018, 07:35:31 am

That US Air whatever is very nice  :thumbsup:


It's a Dash 8-22.  ;D ;)

A mix of a short fuselage Dash 8 and an MV-22.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 11, 2018, 10:25:22 am
We need a new thread: “where dizzy’s models showed up next”.

Just found his Seeschwalbe being posted as a genuine concept. Even linking to the Flickr page that contains his standard warning...

That's not a silly idea, y'know - even if only for our amusement and pointing and laughing.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: nighthunter on October 15, 2018, 02:13:38 pm
One for Tophe:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/369348123237269/permalink/1052842684887806/
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on October 15, 2018, 09:12:46 pm
Thanks! I've seen that others that I knew having done the same have answered on Facebook. Anyway, duplicating a marvel is a marvel...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on October 16, 2018, 03:36:02 am

That US Air whatever is very nice  :thumbsup:


It's a Dash 8-22.  ;D ;)

A mix of a short fuselage Dash 8 and an MV-22.

I've saved that    :thumbsup:

Wonder what it would look like mixed with this though  ;D ;D ;D

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/be587839-cd0f-4a44-860b-12ac795e3df5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 23, 2018, 09:33:06 am
More goodies from the Book of Faces.

All that is known about this one (according to the facebook post) is that it came from behance which seems to look sort of like Pinterest. Could prove to be an enjoyable challenge for those of inclined to do the research and enjoy such endeavors.

(https://i.imgur.com/kx6yIIo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PrwWl4v.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pv5BsKC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/h4Yl9az.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 23, 2018, 09:37:48 am
By Angelo Spatharis.  Found on the Airliner-Civil Aircraft Modeller page.


"Finally finished. Revell A350. 1:144. Made by request of the new owner, in the "what if" livery of the now defunct airline, Air Scotland. Came together fairly easily and a fun build. It's heading off to Spain next month."

(https://i.imgur.com/4WjjKbc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/id8X4R4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JQPh6pw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rUxTS0V.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/siwxyei.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Jesse220 on October 23, 2018, 11:02:57 am
More goodies from the Book of Faces.

All that is known about this one (according to the facebook post) is that it came from behance which seems to look sort of like Pinterest. Could prove to be an enjoyable challenge for those of inclined to do the research and enjoy such endeavors.

(https://i.imgur.com/kx6yIIo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PrwWl4v.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pv5BsKC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/h4Yl9az.jpg)

woah!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on October 23, 2018, 12:41:28 pm
Looks like a Batplane!!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 24, 2018, 06:11:39 pm
By Chris Parker found on the The Mediocre Modelers group page. (In true mediocre style, they forgot/chose-not to capitalize the "g" in "group"  ;D, so if you go looking for the page, be advised that "group" is actually part of the title)


"WIP who said you have to throw out broken or damaged kits.

1 F-86 kit twisted body.
1 shark girls picked up at garage sale.
2 days work so far but more to be done.so i thought of another version of a crossover."


(https://i.imgur.com/PvzcGpx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1244mQm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/puOVnOc.jpg)



I hope to catch a glimpse of it again when he's actually finished with it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on October 24, 2018, 09:09:16 pm
I think we all know who will love this one!
Pretty darn cool.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Tophe on October 24, 2018, 09:13:23 pm
I think we all know who will love this one!
not only ericr but so do I (as a fan of ericr's creations)...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on October 25, 2018, 01:50:56 am
"MiGs are friends...not food" :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on October 25, 2018, 05:52:06 am
Definitely got a "what the ......" expression on its face, or at the very least the poor thing is a tad confused  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on October 25, 2018, 06:16:55 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 :o :o

 ;D

indeed !

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 25, 2018, 06:23:19 am
In case anyone missed the fishing lures I posted about a year ago:

(https://i.imgur.com/4vinowr.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/I8juwPe.jpg)



First time I posted them no seemed to care for 'em.  ::shrug::   ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on October 25, 2018, 06:27:41 am

excellent paint jobs !  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: major on October 25, 2018, 08:59:49 am

They are so cool! Love the last one. :thumbsup:
Totally missed them the first time round.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on October 25, 2018, 01:36:04 pm
I must be getting old and forgetful!
I would think I would remember seeing those two beauties before!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 05, 2018, 01:58:50 am
By Terri Geyer.

"1/48 Monogram F9F ,What if as a Gulfhawk 5."

(https://i.imgur.com/NHgkEiS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GpLbD6i.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/p9F6qSx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HIvV1OE.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 05, 2018, 02:00:12 am
This is a work in progress by Randy Cooper‎ found on the Starship Modeler page:

(https://i.imgur.com/WyVZUX9.jpg)


Hell yeah, it's the BTTF3 flying time train..


GREAT SCOTT!  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 05, 2018, 02:30:16 am
The Gulfhawk 5 is AWESOME!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 05, 2018, 02:51:14 am
One of the best things I've found recently. Could be this thing got into my sub conscience and influenced the direction I'm headed with my Gulf 66 racing glider.....  it even has "Gulf" in the name. I actually found this days ago...  I didn't make the connection until just now. I wish she had made a background story for it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 05, 2018, 04:51:42 pm
Replace the gold pin striping on the train with red and you have...

...BAT-TRAIN!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 05, 2018, 04:55:47 pm
That sounds killer.....   in all the comics and side stories did Bruce Wayne ever have a train??  If not, this is prime whif material!  What a fantastic idea....     I can picture the engine, some cars, and a neat bat-caboose.. etc.    Robin could have his own little "pump cart" or whatever them lil things are.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Weaver on November 05, 2018, 06:54:40 pm
The first thing the flying train reminded me of was Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on November 06, 2018, 07:56:54 am
By Terri Geyer.

"1/48 Monogram F9F ,What if as a Gulfhawk 5."

(https://i.imgur.com/NHgkEiS.jpg)



Oh, I love that!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 12, 2018, 09:25:43 am
That Gulfhawk V is indeed a beauty.  :thumbsup:

The real world Gulfhawk III was the two-seat G32
demonstrator, it combined features of the F3F-2 and
F3F-3, but What-If it had instead been an F4F Wildcat?
That would be rather attractive in the Gulf scheme.

The Gulfhawk VI would have to be an F11F, originally
in an orange scheme, repainted later in the '60s to the
blue and orange auto racing scheme.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 12, 2018, 01:17:01 pm
Wasn't there an RW Gulfhawk IV with a Bearcat as its basis, or did I imagine it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on November 12, 2018, 02:21:58 pm
Wasn't there an RW Gulfhawk IV with a Bearcat as its basis, or did I imagine it?

Nope! your memory is just fine Kit. Loads of photos of it doing a google search in images
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 12, 2018, 02:59:44 pm
Wasn't there an RW Gulfhawk IV with a Bearcat as its basis, or did I imagine it?
(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/802/pics/3_p_1.jpg)

The Gulfhawk VI would have to be an F11F, originally
in an orange scheme, repainted later in the '60s to the
blue and orange auto racing scheme.

So...would Gulfhawk VII be a Tomcat? :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 12, 2018, 03:46:44 pm
Oh yes, that's REALLY smart!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: AS.12 on November 12, 2018, 11:23:21 pm

So...would Gulfhawk VII be a Tomcat? :wacko:

I think an Intruder would fit the scheme well, though admittedly a bit slower than progress would expect.

Or a Gulfstream II, whilst that was still a Grumman product...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2018, 02:58:37 pm
Here's one from the Ace Combat universe.

Found on Facebook but originally posted on twitter by "BaroBaronron".

"今年模型コンペ3連戦 第2戦目SAコンの応募作品です。
「エスコンの敵役が乗ってそうな架空機をフランカーベースででっちあげる?」をテーマに制作
ほかの方の超絶完成作品を見ながら「ああ…これほどできるとは思わなかったよ…君たちが…」とつぶやける仕様です。"


(yeah yeah I know... don't blame me.. just doing my due diligence as always...  ;D   Run it through your preferred translator if you wish.)

https://twitter.com/BaroBaronron/status/1059436289093562368?s=19&fbclid=IwAR01mjst-wqkq3JsVUiheJx2-Z0Tpaq1uydXh3Y2D2DOqBtjUBpDWSOAAJo

(https://i.imgur.com/lUecCqi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XBhj1T0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SW6arR8.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2018, 03:02:03 pm
(#2 for today.... ) 


By, Marcos Felipe .  Found on the "The Mediocre Modelers group" page.

"An helidron... 1/72, with recicled parts of a Sepecat Jaguar 1/100." 

I'm thinking he meant "helidrone."

(https://i.imgur.com/MAHmFax.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D6qloRQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jaciPEh.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2018, 03:08:29 pm
By Brad Neavin. Found on the "The Mediocre Modelers group" page.

"MY NEW SCRATCH BUILDS-O GRAVITY !!"


(https://i.imgur.com/VJBWO1Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/K7xCYUA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Efm4DQL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FMXPN7G.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/O7Ezdu6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qNT6v0i.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aLqzm0e.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8bT2Y4o.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/x5p64FE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9SXl0m0.jpg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2018, 03:14:10 pm
I can't verify that these were made by who posted them, but the first one was posted by John Payne and the second one posted by Damien Keith Maynard.

B-51 what ifs.


(https://i.imgur.com/UYrk9CF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HKSSm0d.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2018, 03:16:59 pm
Found on the Ace Combat Community Page by Irshad Abdullah.

First one today was an Ace Combat plane, and so is this one.


(https://i.imgur.com/g2fQLx2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CJRr144.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/G3TbGAr.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 13, 2018, 03:48:00 pm
I can't verify that these were made by who posted them, but the first one was posted by John Payne and the second one posted by Damien Keith Maynard.

B-51 what ifs.


(https://i.imgur.com/UYrk9CF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HKSSm0d.jpg)

The 2nd B-51 is a "B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III”" build by Trickyrich is 2015.

For those on BTS, the build thread can be found here: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5615.75

Inspiration was: (http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q722/trickyrich62/RAAF%20B-51G%20Vietnam%20-%20project/usaf_martin_b_51g_night_intruder%20wt%20modified%20nose_zpsxvvjpile.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 13, 2018, 04:16:31 pm
Fantastic, thanks for the assist. That is one hell of a model....   :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 14, 2018, 02:44:21 am
Trickyrich's Tropic Moon III build was also on here.
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40944.msg704641.html#msg704641

A fantastic piece of work.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 14, 2018, 07:09:57 am
Trickyrich's Tropic Moon III build was also on here.
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40944.msg704641.html#msg704641

A fantastic piece of work.

Thanks. Did not do enough research. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 14, 2018, 06:37:57 pm
Found on the Ace Combat Community Page by Irshad Abdullah.
<...>
(https://i.imgur.com/G3TbGAr.jpg)

These small canards don't look half-bad on the Eagle.  :thumbsup: The other wing mods are nice  as well, but the canards especially so.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Captain Canada on November 14, 2018, 07:58:02 pm
Great stuff here again ! Thanks for finding and sharing guys ! Love the VTOL dasher for sure ! And the Helidrone. The fantasy stuff after always makes me think about building somat with all the bits laying around.....one day !
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on November 16, 2018, 07:28:17 am
Amazing painting of a what-if by Antonis Karydis, in the Aviation Art group.  Zero from Kingdom of Hawaii puppet state established after Japanese invasion.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4805/44092576840_0e89be85ca_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 16, 2018, 08:24:53 am
Glorious!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 16, 2018, 09:04:05 am
The pilot would have to be of the ruling line of ali'i
to have the scarlet and gold tail markings, either
that or the squadron would be a Royal Guards unit.
The cowl emblem doesn't look much like an Hawai'ian
"tiki". In the Kona style the eyes should be shaped like
a comma laid on its side with the point down.
Intriguing concept, although Japanese markings would
be more likely as the very large Japanese population,
the largest single ethnic group in the Islands at the
time, and the politicians in Japan would most likely have
treated the Islands as a province.
The book Hawaii Under the Rising Sun, is an excellent
look at the various Japanese plans for an occupied Hawai'i.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on November 17, 2018, 01:45:08 am

Intriguing concept, although Japanese markings would
be more likely as the very large Japanese population,
the largest single ethnic group in the Islands at the
time, and the politicians in Japan would most likely have
treated the Islands as a province.


Agree totally Jon. Been there a good few times (my second favourite place to visit) and the possibilities for an alternative history of the place from "say" the 1850's onwards are fascinating. Fantastic piece of artwork however  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on November 17, 2018, 05:02:10 pm
Harry Turtledove wrote an alternative-history novel about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor that was interesting. I think Newt Gingrich did too, and there might be a couple of others.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 17, 2018, 07:56:40 pm
Harry Turtledove wrote an alternative-history novel about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor that was interesting. I think Newt Gingrich did too, and there might be a couple of others.

Wait, wait.... Newt Gingrinch wrote ... well, basically, "Fan-fic?"  ;D ;D ;D   
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 18, 2018, 12:03:30 am
Wait...Newt Gingrich isn't the name of a professor at Hogwarts...

 :o
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on November 18, 2018, 04:20:03 am
Wait...Newt Gingrich isn't the name of a professor at Hogwarts...

 :o

Nope...he's the former Speaker of the House who presided over the 2d impeachment hearing in American history...all over a hummer in the Oval Office, while he was divorcing his first wife because she had cancer.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: reddfoxx on November 18, 2018, 07:39:50 am
Yeah, Newt's book has been sitting on my shelf because, honestly, I don't want to read him.  But Turtledove, now, he is a great person and great writer.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 18, 2018, 07:40:03 am
By Yungsen Lee, found on the Tamiya Model Magazine page.


English is not his first language, obviosuly, and this is the first time I've seen "what if" described as "fake airframe" but hey, it works!! (He clarified in the comments is how I know... )

North American FJ-3 FURY (Fake airframe by FJ-4B)
BuNo.135964, E215, VF-61, USS Lake Champlain, June 1955.
Pilot : CDR D.R. FORD / LT. JG. E.G. MCLAUGHLIN
Model : Revell 1/72 04306-0389 FJ-4B FURY
Decal :CtA Jolly Rogers Timeline Part 1"


(https://i.imgur.com/z1iaXut.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/J3ZnSvO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/En6SD2E.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/duV9eG0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zVZKhnF.jpg)

Original kit OOB is pretty neat by itself. I like the bird.

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 18, 2018, 11:08:02 am
I DO like that, yes!  :thumbsup:

There's something extra special about the Furies compared to the Sabres, specially the FJ-4s with the extra height. I've got one of the ancient Emhar FJ-4s (in fact I can SEE it from here!) and I'll have a look at it later on. IIRC it's the same moulds as the Revell kit, isn't it?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 19, 2018, 02:06:37 am
Sounds right to me. I know it wasn't Emhar's own kit (I don't think they had any of their own stuff lol).  Almost had one once myself but it slipped through me fingers.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on November 19, 2018, 05:47:23 am
I DO like that, yes!  :thumbsup:


As do I
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 19, 2018, 06:49:34 am
That all-blue livery suits the FJ-4 well, nice piece and find.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 24, 2018, 07:01:04 pm
By Edson Alves. Found on the Kitbasher's Corner page.

"A project I did a few years agor - The 'Cabra-Macho' (Tough Guy) - a mix between an Mig-29 and a Tomcat, plus pieces from other kits."

(Editors note: "Cabra-Macho" is different in Portuguese than Spanish. It was brought up in the 'comments' that "cabra" could mean "female goat" but in this case, it does not. )

(https://i.imgur.com/4xd4ucJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iK26iyi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5DkhdrU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RjY1YRb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mnaOVnr.jpg)


Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 24, 2018, 07:05:06 pm
By Edson Alves. Found on the Kitbasher's Corner page.

"Another creation of mine - Space Tug 'Marombeiro' ('Bodybuilder'), used to transfer cargo between freighters and space stations on another ships."



(https://i.imgur.com/G57PUpQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V4jy8CB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bLffzse.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lTMYMsV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/txiuAGI.jpg)


Magnificent.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:



EDIT:  I'm not sure the privacy settings of this group, but try this link. There are very good in-progress pictures:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/322541967849641/permalink/1679376472166177/

Like I said, it may not work.. if not, let me know and I'll grab the pics if anyone is interested in them.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: AS.12 on November 25, 2018, 12:19:58 am
Very nice, but how does it manoeuvre?  There only seems to be one main propulsion engine which would be OK if there were thrusters to orientate the craft  accordingly for burns, but...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on November 25, 2018, 12:57:45 am
Very nice, but how does it manoeuvre?  There only seems to be one main propulsion engine which would be OK if there were thrusters to orientate the craft  accordingly for burns, but...

I think the "Rule of Cool" covers any discrepancies with "Reality" in either of these builds. ;D

Both great concepts & constructs! :thumbsup:

I also note that it seems someplace may be running low on beer. :cheers:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on November 25, 2018, 01:27:29 am
I like the Cabra-Macho.  I have a spare MiG 29 body and have toyed with the idea of using it upside down.  This has more than a hint of the Buck Rogers starfighter about it.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on November 25, 2018, 06:18:15 am
Like the space tug in particular
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rheged on November 25, 2018, 06:54:02 am
Like the space tug in particular

Me too!  But why is it carrying a perfectly ordinary British Army vehicle registration number  (37 KG 87)?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 25, 2018, 06:57:04 am
I like the Cabra-Macho.  I have a spare MiG 29 body and have toyed with the idea of using it upside down.  This has more than a hint of the Buck Rogers starfighter about it.

That's one that had never occurred to me.... to flip something upside down. It works really well, though, obviously!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 25, 2018, 08:33:28 am
Like the space tug in particular

Me too!  But why is it carrying a perfectly ordinary British Army vehicle registration number  (37 KG 87)?

Why not?
In context it becomes something completely different, 99.999999~%
of people wouldn't know, nor care about, the source.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2018, 11:17:40 am

(https://i.imgur.com/bLffzse.jpg)


Cracking! That's an Alco FA2 loco cab merged into the middle.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on November 26, 2018, 11:45:39 am
I knew you'd like that one!!  ;D :mellow:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 03, 2018, 03:31:03 pm
This is perfect considering our current GB! Artwork this time...

By Tom Hanley. Found on the "USAF Aircraft of the 1950s to 1980s" page.


"You all might get a kick out of this. My rendering of the first Reno Air Races 4-engine Unlimited class. The clip-winged B-17 "Texas Twister" has the lead here at the first pylon. The B-29 "Eight-Ball" went on to win by 8 seconds after "Twister" was penalized for cutting a pylon on the second lap. B-29 "7" was DNF due to an engine fire. B-24 "Chunky Monkey" came in third, with the B-32 "Ding-Danged Dominator" (not pictured) coming in fourth."

(https://i.imgur.com/Rp7Ec9J.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 03, 2018, 04:14:55 pm
Can you imagine the sound track of that race? AWESOME!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 03, 2018, 07:43:19 pm
By Tony Bennett. Found on the "Mediocre Modelers group" page.

"Tony Bennett
November 30 at 2:59 AM
Something a little different.
1/24 VW 'Beetleschmitt' 😁
Tamiya 1966 1300 Beetle with pilot figurine from Legend, MG17's in the bonnet and MG31's in the headlights both from Master.
Decals from Techmod, markings depict Hptm Rolf Pingel JG26 France 1940.
Lots of fun to build, think I'll try a Mini CooperSpit next..."


(https://i.imgur.com/YUXr1Jy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uvxbgRF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GNCk4yf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5xAMg7P.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4HK39Jd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AVXqH5a.jpg)


EDIT:   I find the fact that the emoji smiley face became italicized right along with the text endlessly amusing.......   I don't know why... it just tickles my fancy, funny little things like that..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 04, 2018, 12:33:18 am
Can you imagine the sound track of that race? AWESOME!  :thumbsup:

IIRC, nutcase Clay Lacy once forced a DC-7 through the race course...

(https://www.theloopnewspaper.com/home/cms_data/dfault/photos/stories/id/4/3/4243/.TEMP/s_bottomTEMP425x425-3334.jpeg)

Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: AS.12 on December 04, 2018, 08:17:27 am
Quote
Lots of fun to build, think I'll try a Mini CooperSpit next..."

Typical fanboy!  The overlooked Hurricoopers actually won the battle...
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 04, 2018, 08:46:12 am
Quote
Lots of fun to build, think I'll try a Mini CooperSpit next..."

Typical fanboy!  The overlooked Hurricoopers actually won the battle...
;D ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on December 04, 2018, 09:07:49 am
Can you imagine the sound track of that race? AWESOME!  :thumbsup:

And they could race for hours!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on December 04, 2018, 02:34:37 pm
I wonder how much wing you could feasibly clip from a stripped down b17. Maybe keep the tail .50s to dissuade slipstreaming?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 05, 2018, 01:45:54 am
I've now got a mental image of racing B17s retaining their waist guns and blasting chunks off each other as they tear round the course.
Maybe four engine racing bombers would be allowed to retain two of their defensive guns.  Which two being left to the team to decide.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 05, 2018, 01:56:10 am

I've now got a mental image of racing B17s retaining their waist guns and blasting chunks off each other as they tear round the course.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 05, 2018, 03:05:48 am
I've now got a mental image of racing B17s retaining their waist guns and blasting chunks off each other as they tear round the course.
Maybe four engine racing bombers would be allowed to retain two of their defensive guns.  Which two being left to the team to decide.

Ball and top turrets would be better choices
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Caveman on December 05, 2018, 12:18:18 pm
I've now got a mental image of racing B17s retaining their waist guns and blasting chunks off each other as they tear round the course.
Maybe four engine racing bombers would be allowed to retain two of their defensive guns.  Which two being left to the team to decide.

Ball and top turrets would be better choices

For field of fire considerations maybe. But in terms of drag?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: AS.12 on December 05, 2018, 01:16:55 pm
And do you add armour for protection or strip down for speed and take the risk?

This is all very Mad Max-ish.  Beyond Thunderdrone!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 05, 2018, 03:30:11 pm
I've now got a mental image of racing B17s retaining their waist guns and blasting chunks off each other as they tear round the course.
Maybe four engine racing bombers would be allowed to retain two of their defensive guns.  Which two being left to the team to decide.

Ball and top turrets would be better choices

For field of fire considerations maybe. But in terms of drag?

Probably not as draggy as having the waist positions open in the slipstream. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 05, 2018, 08:41:36 pm
By Babaganoosh Trevelnikov. Found on the "Hairy Sticks Only" page.

"I finally got the finishing touches done on this Novo 1/72 Westland Wallace conversion to a Wapiti. It’s a what-if, made using spare Chinese decals because waiting on new decals to arrive would’ve killed my mojo on the build."

(https://i.imgur.com/E8hr02y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WnO2x47.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DNNXJP8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QQDPs6H.jpg)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 06, 2018, 12:43:54 am
Not spectacular, but it looks very good and plausible.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on December 06, 2018, 12:46:07 am
I've now got a mental image of racing B17s retaining their waist guns and blasting chunks off each other as they tear round the course.
Maybe four engine racing bombers would be allowed to retain two of their defensive guns.  Which two being left to the team to decide.

Ball and top turrets would be better choices

For field of fire considerations maybe. But in terms of drag?

Depends what model of the B-17. 
I'd have thought the nose gun of the F model would be the 'slipperiest' - and you'd want to take out the guy in front of you, no? 
If you're going with the G model, then the two cheek guns would be the least drag inducing.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on December 06, 2018, 06:00:09 am
Not spectacular, but it looks very good and plausible.  :thumbsup:

Indeed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on December 06, 2018, 06:14:44 am
I've now got a mental image of racing B17s retaining their waist guns and blasting chunks off each other as they tear round the course.
Maybe four engine racing bombers would be allowed to retain two of their defensive guns.  Which two being left to the team to decide.

Ball and top turrets would be better choices

For field of fire considerations maybe. But in terms of drag?

Depends what model of the B-17. 
I'd have thought the nose gun of the F model would be the 'slipperiest' - and you'd want to take out the guy in front of you, no? 
If you're going with the G model, then the two cheek guns would be the least drag inducing.


Rule 1: No nose or tail guns!

Rule 2: All allowable turrets must have a physical inhibitor preventing the firing of weapons in a 450 arc to the left & right of the aircraft's centre-line!

Rule 3: Two (2) only self-loading rifles of not greater than 12.7mm (.50cal), or two (2) only automatic machine guns of not greater than 7.62mm (.30cal), or a combination of one (1) self-loading rifle of not greater than 12.7mm (.50cal) & one (1) only automatic machine gun of not greater than 7.62mm (.30cal) may be carried aboard at any time!


This means a more strategic approach needs to be taken towards overtaking & being overtaking, rather than just blasting away with a bunch of .50cals/20mm's at the opposition immediately ahead or astern of you.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: chrisonord on December 06, 2018, 08:16:46 am
Have the guns firing paint balls, and whoever manages to get the least amount of hits after x amount of laps is the winner.
Chris
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on December 06, 2018, 08:39:17 am
Have the guns firing paint balls, and whoever manages to get the least amount of hits after x amount of laps is the winner.
Chris

Actually what you need is like how that 'fighter' experience outfit do it (IIRC one is called Air Combat USA), their aircraft have sensors placed around the airframe which get activated when a gun (actually a laser) shot hits one. This activates smoke coming from the 'hit' aircraft.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 06, 2018, 08:41:51 am
I was thinking along the same lines..., paintballs and then at the end of the race count up the shots then deduct, say, 0.10 second for every hit landed. Of course, counting the hits could become muddled but it's fun to think about.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 07, 2018, 01:47:59 am
I was thinking along the same lines..., paintballs and then at the end of the race count up the shots then deduct, say, 0.10 second for every hit landed. Of course, counting the hits could become muddled but it's fun to think about.

No need to count, just top up the tanks and weigh the plane.  Deduct what it weighted before the race and et voila! Robert is your auntie's live-in lover.
Heavy paint may be a good idea.  maybe see if there is any old school "pre-lead ban" paint is lurking in the back of a government warehouse somewhere.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 09, 2018, 06:53:21 pm
By Simone Trovati found on the "Mediocre Modelers group" page. (He has his own model page though so just search his name and you should find it)

"Hi everyone, here is my latest What if" project. Base kit is the Fine Molds R2Y1 Keiun 1/72. The aircraft is in part of the air group of the carrier Taiho during the early 60s. Following the IJN naming convention i renamed it B8Y3 Keiun Kai. i changed the cockpit wit a resin one intended for the F-86 Sabre and sanded smooth the canopy. With plasticard i created airbrakes, arrestor hook and the weapon pylons. Weapons are from the Hasegawa sets and resin fuel tanks from Attack Squadron. Decals are from DXM intender for JASDF Phantoms.
Hope you like it"


(https://i.imgur.com/Ir4f8mW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pSJZicZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xoSohat.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Y0IUkNo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/34xKRcz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/i1rsuKl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YWv3q3c.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/O3wlQMr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZuycAtM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EB8EKMK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iyncKOI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2JcnpEU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Hs6Q1dj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MQLVx4x.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xj1n5pG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Sprh3I5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bbXZoIq.jpg)



Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 10, 2018, 02:39:12 am
That's nice, I like it.

Something that struck me while looking at another build yesterday.  Why, after sanding flats on wheels, don't people repaint the flat area black?
Or why not sand the flat before painting?

Just wondering.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 10, 2018, 02:44:20 am

Something that struck me while looking at another build yesterday.  Why, after sanding flats on wheels, don't people repaint the flat area black?
Or why not sand the flat before painting?

Just wondering.


Yes, me too. I try to do the repaint always, but now and then fall by the wayside and end up doing it years later.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 10, 2018, 04:31:42 am
The Keiun is nice, even though a bit overloaded for my personal taste.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on December 10, 2018, 05:42:50 am
I always do paint the flats of the wheels. &lt;_&lt;

The B8Y3 Keiun Kai looks like a Japanese "Spad" (A-1 Skyraider) to me, so the excessive weapons load is fine. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: NARSES2 on December 10, 2018, 05:46:42 am
I always do paint the flats of the wheels. &lt;_&lt;


Me to and I tend to sand them (if not provided flat in the kit) and then paint them. I must admit why you see so many models in magazines with  unpainted flats has always puzzled me as well. Glad it wasn't just me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on December 10, 2018, 05:52:06 am
Yeh, my process, is to sand a flat spot (unless using "weighted" resin wheels), paint the wheel, fit the wheels so the flats are facing down & have the plane or vehicle standing on its wheels while the glue dries. Simples!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: JoeP on December 12, 2018, 10:27:27 am
By Tony Bennett. Found on the "Mediocre Modelers group" page.

"Tony Bennett
November 30 at 2:59 AM
Something a little different.
1/24 VW 'Beetleschmitt' 😁
Tamiya 1966 1300 Beetle with pilot figurine from Legend, MG17's in the bonnet and MG31's in the headlights both from Master.
Decals from Techmod, markings depict Hptm Rolf Pingel JG26 France 1940.
Lots of fun to build, think I'll try a Mini CooperSpit next..."


EDIT:   I find the fact that the emoji smiley face became italicized right along with the text endlessly amusing.......   I don't know why... it just tickles my fancy, funny little things like that..  ;D ;D

How about a VW minivan styled like an He 88?
Or a Merc-Benz of the era looking like a 252?
Chrysler or Ford with Flying Tiger shark face!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: The Rat on December 12, 2018, 07:50:35 pm
By Mike Rickman. I don't know how to link to the post, but here's a picture:

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48358922_2064416300305108_6460270381059014656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=2358ffd6d130aa2c537a710aea1ba51c&oe=5C90BF0D)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 13, 2018, 03:16:47 am
Cool!! Drop tanks as fenders. hehee!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: ericr on December 13, 2018, 10:48:23 pm
Wah  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kerick on December 14, 2018, 09:15:56 am
All fine and good until the guns go off!  :o
Nice work!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: scooter on December 14, 2018, 09:18:13 am
All fine and good until the guns go off!  :o
Nice work!

Unless the dakka dakka dakka is butane
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 21, 2018, 03:22:43 pm
By Norman William Long, found on the "Facebook Scale Modellers page" group.


"Here is my Macross YF-19 /Angel Interceptor from the year 2050 following the Brexit wars of 2018 and Britain being isolated by a hostile Europe a treaty was signed with Sensie heavy industries in Japan for production to reopen there.... here you see the first production model flown by Yoko Angel"

(https://i.imgur.com/9TfQvGK.jpg)


Now, I'm not sure if this was made up OOB and just the story is "what-if" or if the whole thing is, but there ya have it.

This is a coincidence to me as I'm making my own Macross plane.. in the same time period.... that also has fictional results to current events. Mine being the whole "Space Force" stuff.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 22, 2018, 01:34:49 am
SIG

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 22, 2018, 04:42:49 am
Now, I'm not sure if this was made up OOB and just the story is "what-if" or if the whole thing is, but there ya have it.

It's an OOB build. I think I also have one somewhere, stashed away... And it should be a VF-19, the YF-19 belongs into a different fantasy universe.  ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on December 22, 2018, 05:39:25 am
Are the markings appropriate to Macross? Because they look like Spectrum markings to me. ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 22, 2018, 10:14:06 am
I noticed those, too. Thought I recognized them from the Airfix Angel but wasn't sure so didn't mention it. I just looked it up though, and they're the same. So... is Spectrum also in the Macross universe or something then or is this not actually oob?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on December 22, 2018, 10:38:43 am
From the picture posted on Faceplant (my bold lettering):

By Norman William Long, found on the "Facebook Scale Modellers page" group.

"Here is my Macross YF-19 /Angel Interceptor from the year 2050 following the Brexit wars of 2018 and Britain being isolated by a hostile Europe a treaty was signed with Sensie heavy industries in Japan for production to reopen there.... here you see the first production model flown by Yoko Angel"


Sheesh, you guys - do the guy the courtesy of reading what he wrote.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 22, 2018, 11:14:56 am
 ;D :angel:

All I've done was ask follow up quesitons.  ;D ;D :angel:

I don't know the material very well at all so I confuse easily to begin with.  ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Old Wombat on December 23, 2018, 05:17:55 am
Brad, the answer is "No Spectre/Captain Scarlet & Macross are not in the same 'Universe'. The build is a whiff of a sci-fi subject using a sci-fi paint scheme & decals from another series." ;D

It was a harmless piece of leg-pulling that seems to have backfired a bit, even though I did put the 'wink' emoji ( ;)) at the end. :unsure:

Sorry if you misunderstood, Scotaidh. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: kitnut617 on December 23, 2018, 06:44:13 am
So a whiff of a whiff ----   ;)
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 23, 2018, 06:51:48 am
Works for me! I didn't think Star Trek and X-Men was a likely combo either but sure enough, it exists.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on December 23, 2018, 08:12:23 am
Sorry, O Chronic One. 

<sigh>  Long story short, I used to work at a drive-up place where everything we sold - not a long list - was written in large letters on large signs the clients had to pass as they drove up to the counter.  I ended up reciting the signs to (roughly) 4 of 5 customers ... because apparently reading was too effing hard for them to do.  But let me read one label wrong so they got 2% instead of Whole milk and they rained down a verbal apocalypse upon me and my boss.

Still one of my pet peeves - as you may have noticed. 
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 23, 2018, 08:27:02 am
No worries, mate, you're right!! People should read things and I agree!  ;D


I see it all the time. There's a meme on facebook about it. You could make an ad and post it, "I have a 1995 Ford Turdgobbler for sale. I'm asking $1,500 and you can reach me at 555-5555 between 9AM and 5PM." 

The replies will look like this:    "How much?"      "What make of care is it? Thx!!"    "What's your number so I can call?"    "What year model is it?"  etc

 :wacko:
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Rheged on December 23, 2018, 10:54:40 am
No worries, mate, you're right!! People should read things and I agree!  ;D


I see it all the time. There's a meme on facebook about it. You could make an ad and post it, "I have a 1995 Ford Turdgobbler for sale. I'm asking $1,500 and you can reach me at 555-5555 between 9AM and 5PM." 

The replies will look like this:    "How much?"      "What make of care is it? Thx!!"    "What's your number so I can call?"    "What year model is it?"  etc

 :wacko:

I didn't realise that Uncle Henry was still making that model as late as 1995!
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Scotaidh on December 23, 2018, 10:55:39 am
No worries, mate, you're right!! People should read things and I agree!  ;D


I see it all the time. There's a meme on facebook about it. You could make an ad and post it, "I have a 1995 Ford Turdgobbler for sale. I'm asking $1,500 and you can reach me at 555-5555 between 9AM and 5PM." 

The replies will look like this:    "How much?"      "What make of care is it? Thx!!"    "What's your number so I can call?"    "What year model is it?"  etc

 :wacko:

I didn't realise that Uncle Henry was still making that model as late as 1995!

Can that be found in 1/24 scale?
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 23, 2018, 11:27:33 am
No worries, mate, you're right!! People should read things and I agree!  ;D


I see it all the time. There's a meme on facebook about it. You could make an ad and post it, "I have a 1995 Ford Turdgobbler for sale. I'm asking $1,500 and you can reach me at 555-5555 between 9AM and 5PM." 

The replies will look like this:    "How much?"      "What make of care is it? Thx!!"    "What's your number so I can call?"    "What year model is it?"  etc

 :wacko:

I didn't realise that Uncle Henry was still making that model as late as 1995!

Can that be found in 1/24 scale?


AMT were bound to have done it at some stage, even if just as a kerbside......  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: Nick on December 23, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
Harry Turtledove wrote an alternative-history novel about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor that was interesting. I think Newt Gingrich did too, and there might be a couple of others.

Wait, wait.... Newt Gingrinch wrote ... well, basically, "Fan-fic?"  ;D ;D ;D

Yup. 1945 by Gingrich and Forstchen. Good concept, poorly written, deserved a sequel. Ejaculatory fan-fic galore - you have been warned  :rolleyes: :lol:.

Premise: Hitler doesn't declare war on USA after Pearl Harbor, US focuses totally on stomping Japan in 3 years with all they have.
Europe turns into a stalemate as Germany bogs down in Russia and a ceasefire follows.
Germany decides to knock out the Manhattan Project before taking on the US in 1945 using the Wunderwaffe.
While the US is distracted the Nazi launch an uber Operation Sealion.
The Pentagon goes into overdrive working out how to move everything they have to Britain so they can fight back from Airstrip 1.

Today it would work quite well as a comic series in the style of Wunderwaffen or Jour J. As a serious book it sucks.
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
Post by: zenrat on December 24, 2018, 03:50:05 am
No worries, mate, you're right!! People should read things and I agree!  ;D


I see it all the time. There's a meme on facebook about it. You could make an ad and post it, "I have a 1995 Ford Turdgobbler for sale. I'm asking $1,500 and you can reach me at 555-5555 between 9AM and 5PM." 

The replies will look like this:    "How much?"      "What make of care is it? Thx!!"    "What's your number so I can call?"    "What year model is it?"  etc

 :wacko:

It goes both ways.  I used to use a motorcycle dealers where no matter how much detail of make, model and engine capacity you provided in your first enquiry at the parts desk the response was always a gormless "what bike's it for".
Title: Re: Whiffs found on Facebook