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GROUP BUILDS => The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB => Topic started by: NARSES2 on February 24, 2019, 06:16:19 am

Title: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: NARSES2 on February 24, 2019, 06:16:19 am
This is where to post your finished builds
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 08, 2019, 12:07:52 am
Why am I always the first one to post something in this kind of section...? Well, nevertheless, here's my interpretation of the GB theme - I present to you the Rostov Tilt Rotor Aircraft Company РТАК-30 (NATO ASCC code “Hemlock”); 3rd prototype "33 Yellow" during state acceptance trials; Zhukovsky (Moscow Oblast), 1987 in 1:72.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7836/47503257842_2c1ec563e5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fnGByW)1:72 Rostov Tilt Rotor Aircraft Company РТАК-30 (NATO ASCC code “Hemlock”); 3rd prototype "33 Yellow" during state acceptance trials; Zhukovsky (Moscow Oblast), 1987 (Whif/kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/2fnGByW) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7833/46832375814_a5cf45921c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2emqaHq)1:72 Rostov Tilt Rotor Aircraft Company РТАК-30 (NATO ASCC code “Hemlock”); 3rd prototype "33 Yellow" during state acceptance trials; Zhukovsky (Moscow Oblast), 1987 (Whif/kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/2emqaHq) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7845/46640579735_964c19c5bb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e4taqt)1:72 Rostov Tilt Rotor Aircraft Company РТАК-30 (NATO ASCC code “Hemlock”); 3rd prototype "33 Yellow" during state acceptance trials; Zhukovsky (Moscow Oblast), 1987 (Whif/kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/2e4taqt) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


More about it (story and beauty pics) here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,46319.msg840769.html#msg840769
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2019, 12:27:23 am

Why am I always the first one to post something in this kind of section...?


You're the fastest builder Thomas, simples.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 28, 2019, 03:22:34 pm
"AH-1 Super Cobra MACRO MACHINE" - U.S. Marines

This is a simple scheme swap. I built the Italeri kit OOB and just painted it differently. What makes this one kind of neat,however, is that I "flipped the script." Instead of modelling something larger, I modelled something smaller. In this case, it's an old Micro-Machines toy helicopter. It was one of my favorites as a child because I thought the paint was neat.

(https://i.imgur.com/AeTjlSy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xQlcDPy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YPFpnRV.jpg)

Found here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,46477.new.html#new
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: sandiego89 on May 19, 2019, 02:04:38 pm
Vectored Thrust C-130, by Sandiego89

United States Marine Corps VC-130H at Cherry Point, North Carolina 1978

"Sweet 6" pictured at her home base of Cherry Point.  The VC-130's had been primary used to support AV-8A operations at austere bases, much like her RAF counterparts supporting Gr1 and Gr3 operations in Germany. "Sweet 6" was to later gain her place in history during operation Eagle Claw to rescue the American Hostages from the embassy compound in Teheran, Iran. 

The kit: 1/72 Airfix.  Self casted resin Pegasus engines (x4). 

build thread: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46349.0

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/4AbO0M.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/Sqxjr9.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/rWD3cC.jpg)
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: TomZ on May 20, 2019, 11:08:25 am
I hope this qualifies:

A-90-300 Etihad Airways

(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/A-90-200-1.JPG)

When Etihad commenced operations in 2003 it searched for aircraft for both the longer as the shorter routes. For destinations in the Gulf the choice was made for the Alexeyev A-90-300.
This was a modernized development of the A-90 which first flew in 1975. This Russian Ekranoplane or ground effect aircraft had a range of 2000km with a cruising speed of 400km/h. Etihad followed the example of Emirates which had been using the larger Alexeyev KM since 1995.
The A-90-300 was used for routed from Abu Dhabi to the Gulf states but also to cities like Karachi.
The A-90-300 could carry 216 passengers.

(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/A-90-200-2.JPG)

TomZ
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 20, 2019, 11:49:15 am
Have no fear, it certainly DOES qualify!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: Old Wombat on May 20, 2019, 05:42:38 pm
 ;D Cool! :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: Bungle on May 31, 2019, 01:34:35 pm
It will never fly I hear you say. Ah but what if..... ?

Mary Poppin style umbrellas didn't work out so hurridly substituted ballons.... well you never know !

Superkalifragilistigexpialigetisch

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7283/HS7Pjv.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3303/YC0FFz.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2940/v8mWyq.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/474/jIV1WB.jpg)


I'll try and upload a few build photos later.

and I have
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?action=post;topic=46390.0;last_msg=845300 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?action=post;topic=46390.0;last_msg=845300)
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: loupgarou on May 31, 2019, 01:41:45 pm
Managed to complete my H-21F Flying Zucchini in the original time limit! ;D
ONE "beauty" photo will be enough.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Gt3xmFfT/IMG-2715.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDMt6tpq)

Other photos and build history here:
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46367.0
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: TomZ on June 02, 2019, 12:04:52 pm
Emirates A-30-300

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/A-30-300-3.jpg)

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/A-30-300-2.jpg)

TomZ
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: Old Wombat on June 03, 2019, 12:18:15 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: zenrat on June 06, 2019, 06:32:32 am
Arrrrrghhh, she be done me hearties.
This here be the Saucy Sue.  A flying dinghy of the Sky Pirates.  Arrrrghhhh, shiver me timbers.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013026642_fde7e08d80_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9Kj5b)Sky Pirate's Flying Dinghy - 18 (https://flic.kr/p/2g9Kj5b) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48012953913_05f99b32b9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9JWse)Sky Pirate's Flying Dinghy - 10 (https://flic.kr/p/2g9JWse) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013028407_f7f25ccf2f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9KjAB)Sky Pirate's Flying Dinghy - 13 (https://flic.kr/p/2g9KjAB) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46357.120
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: Tophe on June 09, 2019, 03:00:22 am
Micro-winged P-38s
(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/P38_persp_B_de_zpseccwpptb.jpg)
(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/P38_persp_B_dh_zps9p5puw7j.jpg)
(http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/P38_persp_B_dk.jpg)
Many more at https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46308.0
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 16, 2019, 02:50:47 am
I'm sure you've all lost sight of this full length GB while the One Week GB is going on, but at LAST we have a poll setup for the Unconventional Means Flying Machine GB.  ;D

You've 14 days to vote and only one vote each this time as there's only nine entrants.

Results will only be visible AFTER you've voted and you can't change your vote, so off you go.
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: sandiego89 on June 16, 2019, 05:25:03 am
I'm sure you've all lost sight of this full length GB while the One Week GB is going on, but at LAST we have a poll setup for the Unconventional Means Flying Machine GB.  ;D

You've 14 days to vote and only one vote each this time as there's only nine entrants.

Results will only be visible AFTER you've voted and you can't change your vote, so off you go.

Perhaps add a "now with voting" to the title or something like that?  Easy to miss. 

Great job comrades!  and a bow to the moderators and organizers- well done!
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: Old Wombat on June 16, 2019, 06:01:15 am
Wot? Like ONE VOTE? :o

That's impossible! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:



EDIT: Alright, not "impossible" but, absolutely, EXTREMELY painful!

Three votes = easy
Two votes = bearable
One vote = the moderator is an unbridled sadist!
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: NARSES2 on June 16, 2019, 06:08:44 am

Perhaps add a "now with voting" to the title or something like that?  Easy to miss. 



Good idea I'll do it now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 16, 2019, 07:16:04 am

One vote = the moderator is an unbridled sadist!


Hehehehe, you twigged it.  ;D :wacko:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 16, 2019, 07:23:25 am
Kind of hard to vote on this one. As usual, I'm pretty amazed at the stuff but this time around it just seems like we had some really top notch buildds going on.
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: kerick on June 16, 2019, 10:23:52 am
As usual, really tough to pick one. All of these are so very good!
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 19, 2019, 12:18:09 am
Wot? Like ONE VOTE? :o

That's impossible! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

EDIT: Alright, not "impossible" but, absolutely, EXTREMELY painful!


Same here!!! Many favorites and IMHO excellent pieces.  :party: Just placing a SINGLE vote is a VERY tough choice. But so are the rules...
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 19, 2019, 05:46:54 am
And it's a dead heat at the moment, amazing.  ;)
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: Old Wombat on June 19, 2019, 07:54:58 am
And it's a dead heat at the moment, amazing.  ;)

Yup, two of my three favourites ... & the third is catching up! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2019, 03:00:31 am
Oops!  :banghead:

I forgot that the extension ran out yesterday, so sorry.

And the winner is (by only ONE vote!) Zenrat's Saucy Sue Flying Dinghy!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6329/wMdOrP.jpg)

Well done Fred, and well done Dave Sandiego89 for your vectored thrust C-130, only a single vote behind.  ;D
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: zenrat on July 01, 2019, 03:40:19 am
Arrrrrrrrr, shiver me timbers.  Extra rum rations all round.
I'll have me cabin boy splice the mainbrace.

Well done everyone who entered and thanks to the mods.

Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 01, 2019, 03:41:11 am
Nicel done!
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2019, 04:35:47 am

Well done everyone who entered and thanks to the mods.


Erm, YOU were one of us!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: zenrat on July 01, 2019, 04:48:35 am

Well done everyone who entered and thanks to the mods.


Erm, YOU were one of us!  ;D ;D ;D

Errrm, no I wasn't.  Not for this one.  It was you and Chris.  I modded the Competition GB with Jon.

Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2019, 04:50:11 am
Ah, OK.

I got that round my neck as well as the Poll.  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: Old Wombat on July 01, 2019, 05:35:05 am
Well done, Fred! :thumbsup: (My 2nd choice) :thumbsup:

Also to Dave! :thumbsup: (For whom I voted - but not before considerable gnashing of teeth as I reduced 3 to 2 to 1) :thumbsup:

And, despite falling behind a bit, to Dizzy! :thumbsup: (Who was the 3rd of the 3 that I started with). :thumbsup:

And a big WELL DONE to everyone who participated because there wasn't a single poor build to be seen & it all came down to personal preferences in the end! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



One vote! One measley little vote! Nasty, vicious, 'orrible, sadistic moderator! :angry:


 ;)
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2019, 07:32:26 am

One vote! One measley little vote! Nasty, vicious, 'orrible, sadistic moderator! :angry:


Hehehehehehehehehe.....................  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 01, 2019, 09:33:31 am
My glorious contraption netted zero votes because I only had one to spare and wasn't about to waste it on my own stuff.   :angry: ;D ;D ;D    Get a rope!!!!  ;D


Admittedly, while I think it's fantastic, it was a really low effort build.   :wacko:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: loupgarou on July 01, 2019, 11:38:44 am
Congratulations to the winner and to all the contestants, and a deserved thank you to the mods. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: sandiego89 on July 02, 2019, 06:16:00 am
Congratulations Zenrat! Well done.

The single vote was indeed excruciating.
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 02, 2019, 09:11:40 am
Yeah, yeah, I get the message.  :banghead: :banghead:

I promise I WON'T do the 'single vote' thing ever again, sorry.
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: sandiego89 on July 02, 2019, 10:27:07 am
Yeah, yeah, I get the message.  :banghead: :banghead:

I promise I WON'T do the 'single vote' thing ever again, sorry.

No worries Kit it was likely appropriate given the lowish number of entries, my comment is as more that it was really tough to decide, as I wanted to tip my hat to several builds.

Thanks to all on the positive comments on my monster C-130, it was a fun build and glad it was well received.
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: kerick on July 02, 2019, 11:45:38 am
Congratulations to all and especially to Zenrat!
A job well done by all. It really was hard to choose. With two or more votes it still would have been difficult to choose.
Hey at least you guys had entries! I never seem to get my occasional builds done in time........
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: Old Wombat on July 03, 2019, 12:35:44 am
Yeah, yeah, I get the message.  :banghead: :banghead:

I promise I WON'T do the 'single vote' thing ever again, sorry.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: Weaver on July 03, 2019, 02:12:52 am
Arrrrrrrrr, shiver me timbers.  Extra rum rations all round.
I'll have me cabin boy splice the mainbrace.

Well done everyone who entered and thanks to the mods.

You leave that cabin boy alone.... :o :o :o

Well done sir!  Magnificently and appropriately barmpot.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: zenrat on July 03, 2019, 03:35:42 am
Yeah, yeah, I get the message.  :banghead: :banghead:

I promise I WON'T do the 'single vote' thing ever again, sorry.

Me on the other hand...

 :wacko:

Thanks for all the nice words everyone.  I thoroughly enjoyed this build.  It was nice to do something different.
Title: Re: The Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB - Finished Builds and Poll
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2019, 07:38:47 am
Well done to every one who took part, especially our winner and thanks to Kit for doing the Moderating  :thumbsup: