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General Modelling Forum => General Modeling topics => Topic started by: PR19_Kit on April 30, 2019, 12:41:50 am

Title: Fame at last!
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 30, 2019, 12:41:50 am
I've just got my IPMS Magazine this morning, and while thumbing through it prior to a proper read one pic jumped out at me.

On the pages reporting on the recent Cosford Show, THERE was my Hawker P.1086!

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2038/p1086h.jpg)

Sadly the photographer miss-identified it as a 'Supersonic Hunter', he obviously didn't talk to anyone on the stand about it so the Editor will be getting an email from me! In any case, how could anything with wings THAT long and slim be supersonic?

Also in the pic is just a glimpse of my Rotocrane too, so I'm pretty chuffed, first time in the Mag for many years.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: dumaniac on April 30, 2019, 12:53:21 am
oh - bugger

Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 30, 2019, 03:05:48 am
Yeah!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: loupgarou on April 30, 2019, 04:51:34 am
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2019, 05:53:31 am
I spotted that yesterday Kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Martin H on April 30, 2019, 01:31:29 pm
I wondered when you would spot the photo Kit.  :thumbsup:

He will be charging for autograths and the like at shows if this celebrity status carries on much longer.............................
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: kerick on April 30, 2019, 02:11:49 pm
Did they at least credit you as the builder?
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Captain Canada on April 30, 2019, 02:37:57 pm
Maybe it was a misprint and he meant to write " super long-ish " lol still cool !
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 30, 2019, 02:47:42 pm

Did they at least credit you as the builder?


No, it's all they could do to mention that it was a WhatIf model really.

There are some areas of the IPMS who wish we didn't actually exist I reckon..........:(

As for autographs, I do them for free in the model railway world anyway. One guy even wanted me to autograph the underside of his APT-E model, just below where I sat!  :o
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: rickshaw on April 30, 2019, 04:36:18 pm
When does your world tour start, Kit?   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Cobra on April 30, 2019, 09:00:14 pm
Congrats Kit :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Now some of Those Folks Will Have to Understand You Can't Have Accurate Models WITHOUT What If's!Keep up the Superb Work & You may Want to Send a Copy of That Pic to the RAE and See What They Think! Dan
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Weaver on May 01, 2019, 02:55:08 am
Nice one Kit - I saw that in the mag too, but you beat me to posting about it.  :thumbsup:

You could always claim that this was a mod Boscombe Down were working on to prevent any more Hunter pilots from being able to fly though Tower Bridge... :wacko:
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on May 01, 2019, 04:51:18 am
Well done.
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 01, 2019, 09:05:20 pm
MOST glorious!! That's fanstastic. Here's the kicker, for me; I've never seen this model. I absolutely love it!
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 02, 2019, 12:20:50 am
The build story on it's here

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,36798.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,36798.0.html)

And the backstory's here

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,36797.msg593115.html#msg593115

And yeah, I really did start with a Revell Snark kit!  :o
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: NARSES2 on May 02, 2019, 05:48:21 am

There are some areas of the IPMS who wish we didn't actually exist I reckon..........:(


I think that's gradually changing.

Airfix Magazine (June issue) has a What If feature build  :thumbsup: Freightdog's Supermarine Type 327, so we are getting there  ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: zenrat on May 02, 2019, 06:15:13 am
Ah, but when are they going to print a build article on a whiff kitbash major opus?

The backlash has already begin.  On the flyer for this years Ballarat NNL (to be held 19th May) the Military and Aircraft classes (just the two classes - it is mostly a car and truck model show) are marked "No What Ifs".
I have enquired about this (pointing out the whole point of NNL shows is to avoid this sort of thing) but have been told that someone has complained (presumably about me as no-one else enters whiffs in those two classes) and that this year Darren will be scrutineering and will be checking that all military and aircraft builds are not whiffs.  I am obviously looking forward to testing Darren's previously unsuspected vast knowledge of all things flying and military.



Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Old Wombat on May 02, 2019, 06:20:22 am
I think even some of the ... "traditionalists", shall we say? ... are getting a bit over umpteen dozen micro-variants of the Bf 109, P-51, Spitfire, PzKpfw IV/V (Panther)/VI (Tiger), M4 (Sherman), etc., & the insane levels of "accuracy" some JMN's are beginning-to-demand/have-been-demanding-for-a-while. So, they're starting to let their minds wander a bit during the rants & "experiment" a bit with the Dark Side. :wacko: :wacko:


Fred, how quickly do you think they'd catch on that my Grumman Grebe is a whif? :unsure: ;)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/Grumman%20FB-2G/DSCN4530_zps5binb0cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: zenrat on May 02, 2019, 06:28:23 am
I doubt they would pick that up until you told them.
I will be taking some of my more subtle whiffs as well as a couple of very obvious ones specifically for rejecting and putting in the "other models" class.
And they will then have to explain why those models have been put in that class.
Ironically this means I will prolly end up taking more aircraft builds than I would otherwise.
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: Old Wombat on May 02, 2019, 06:35:55 am
Hmm, just checked out their flyer, not this year but, maybe, next year if I can convince SWMBO. ;)
Title: Re: Fame at last!
Post by: zenrat on May 03, 2019, 04:20:07 am
It would be great to see you there.  And only a few weeks before Model Expo.