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General Modelling Forum => General Modeling topics => The "WHIF's You Have Found" => Topic started by: Nils on February 10, 2016, 10:02:27 am

Title: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Nils on February 10, 2016, 10:02:27 am
since many whifs pop up there from time to time, i thought it deserved its own thread  :mellow:

to start: X-wing version of the Me262  ;D

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=16619&p=projects&project=18335

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/236523-o.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: su27rules on February 10, 2016, 10:34:31 am
 :wub:

Fantastic!!
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 10, 2016, 11:01:31 am
looks right
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 11, 2016, 12:19:44 am
Very nice!  :wub: Wonder what the Astromech unit would look like on this one?
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: ericr on February 11, 2016, 12:48:39 am

another variant of the Me262 !
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2016, 05:29:20 am
Oh that's a cool one ! love the use of subjects and the finish on her.

 :bow:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: zenrat on February 19, 2016, 04:38:18 pm
Very nice!  :wub: Wonder what the Astromech unit would look like on this one?

If you can think it, it is on the interweb.  I goggled "nazi r2d2" and lo!

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s54/emo__jedi17/NaziR2-1_zpsd0194d85.jpg)
http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1115350/
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 19, 2016, 06:44:51 pm
 :o
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 20, 2016, 03:19:09 am
The secret commander of the Daleks, perhaps?

Never seen that before!  :blink:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 20, 2016, 05:22:19 am
VR-1... That's the Vengeance Robot - 1, right? The boxart does look like it's WWII in space...
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2016, 05:57:31 am
That's a pretty wild rip-off ! Love the floating Vaderesque head. Must be the Death Star ?

 :blink:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: zenrat on February 25, 2016, 11:24:07 pm
There's lots more.
Goggle "imai star command"
(http://orientals.web.fc2.com/koreanfake_files/034.jpg?27108415)
(http://orientals.web.fc2.com/koreanfake_files/command.jpg?49743911)
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on February 26, 2016, 05:24:45 am
 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: pirx on March 26, 2016, 11:53:35 am

CF-102 Silver Dart II

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/237653-o.jpg)

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=10755&p=albums&album=27400&view=list
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Nils on April 03, 2016, 07:34:19 am
Insanely brilliant, or Brilliantly insane?  :thumbsup:
https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=14838&p=albums&album=28116

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/248419-o.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: kerick on April 03, 2016, 07:45:33 am
Insanely brilliant, or Brilliantly insane?  :thumbsup:
https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=14838&p=albums&album=28116

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/248419-o.jpg)

Both and then some!
Belongs along side Space Battleship Yamato!
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on April 03, 2016, 09:14:53 am
For sure I'd say both !

That is very cool, and thought inspiring !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: dumaniac on April 04, 2016, 03:48:24 am
Ideal great models and wild imagination

what scale is the u-boat?

I am guessing the wings are from 144 scale aircraft?
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: zenrat on April 04, 2016, 03:51:40 am
I love the flying U-Boat but I really want to know what's in the tin of Herring Fillets.
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: JayBee on April 04, 2016, 04:15:57 am
I really want to know what's in the tin of Herring Fillets.

Herring Fillets ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 04, 2016, 06:29:17 am
That's from the EuroModelExpo in Heiden, Germany. Saw that when I was there on Saturday morning.

The Heringsfilet can next to it carried a small Greenpeace anti-whaling campaign ship that burst out of it on a wave. Nice build, too!
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 04, 2016, 09:28:38 am
I am guessing the wings are from 144 scale aircraft?

They look as if they're from a 1/144 Revell 737-800, complete with the CFM-56 engines.
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Madoc on April 05, 2016, 02:53:14 pm
I dunno...

That wing area looks a tad on the small side for lofting such a heavy thing as a Type IX boat.  And trying to man that deck gun while she's at speed aloft looks rather... sporty...
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: zenrat on April 06, 2016, 03:31:11 am
That's from the EuroModelExpo in Heiden, Germany. Saw that when I was there on Saturday morning.

The Heringsfilet can next to it carried a small Greenpeace anti-whaling campaign ship that burst out of it on a wave. Nice build, too!

Thanks Dizz.
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: pirx on June 22, 2016, 11:51:00 am

Dutch TBD-1A Devastator Floatplane:   https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=13281&p=albums&album=29171
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on June 22, 2016, 05:01:13 pm
That's nice ! the big boots look great on her !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: ericr on June 23, 2016, 04:38:59 am

Dutch TBD-1A Devastator Floatplane:   https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=13281&p=albums&album=29171

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: pirx on August 05, 2016, 07:23:08 am

Grumman F-29C Bat - 388th FS

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=21863&p=albums&album=29675&view=list
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 05, 2016, 08:58:26 am

Grumman F-29C Bat - 388th FS

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=21863&p=albums&album=29675&view=list

That looks very good as an 'in service' aircraft. Good spotting.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on August 10, 2016, 04:25:07 am
Nice. That's one of the best builds of that kit I've seen yet. Thanks for sharing !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Nils on August 28, 2016, 01:36:28 am
check out this Portugese F-16XL  :thumbsup:

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=26738&p=albums&album=29987

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/0/0/8/277008-26738-46.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 28, 2016, 05:23:38 pm
Which was built here... ;)  http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42238.0.html   
But thanks for sharing it anyway, i appreciate it! :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on August 29, 2016, 04:17:22 pm
Looks good on both forums lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 30, 2016, 02:22:13 pm
Looks good on both forums lol

 :thumbsup:

Thanks, Captain!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: pirx on January 06, 2017, 09:16:48 am

Dassault Mirage F-1 Confederate States Air Force

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=10548&p=albums&album=31860&view=list
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2017, 10:05:52 am
That's cool. Great paint work and the markings look good !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Nils on May 25, 2017, 10:18:27 am
Royal Navy Tiger-ARH  :mellow:

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=22187&p=albums&album=34456#6

Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2017, 10:58:22 am
Pretty funky
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Nils on October 14, 2017, 02:14:33 am
F-16W  :mellow:

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=26738&p=albums&album=37053

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/9/8/6/390986-26738-82.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: chrisonord on October 14, 2017, 09:54:03 am
Doesn't that belong to someone on here? Looks familiar
Chris.
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 15, 2017, 07:37:24 am
Totally right, Chris. I've been updating my Scalemates albums and linking them to their respective projects and still have a few models to put in there.
But anyway, thanks for sharing, Nils, glad you like it!  :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: Nils on January 06, 2018, 12:46:24 am
check out this WIP on this Portuguese F-20 Tigershark  :thumbsup:

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=20707&p=albums&album=38683#11

(https://www.scalemates.com/albums/img/1/2/8/423128-20707-72.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIF's on Scalemates
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 06, 2018, 11:54:31 am
It's already finished, came out very good... :thumbsup: although that's the third whif PoAF F-20 i've seen in the exact same scheme...  :rolleyes:
Still it's good to see more Portuguese whiffers.  :thumbsup: At the same time, it's sad to say but i think that most Portuguese modellers seem like they're afraid of building what-ifs... or at least, showing them to other modellers... don't know but could it be fear from the reaction of the JMNs or the old school real world modelling elite? Or simply a lack of interest?
There are very few Portuguese showing whif builds, Besides Ricardo, i've found one guy that is mostly into kitbashes with a steampunk and sci-fi touch in his builds and, a couple of guys who build one every 5 years but besides those, most are only into real world builds. I've only had one JMN trying to start an argument on Facebook about one of my PoAF builds, but i know that a lot of them think it's not "proper" modelling...
OTOH, i've had quite a few guys saying that they din't like what-ifs but my builds have changed their minds so, might be that my builds have been influencing some Portuguese to build more whifs. I wish i get to see that happen, wouldn't feel so out of place when i post on the Portuguese facebook groups and the forum... :banghead: