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General Modelling Forum => General Modeling topics => The "WHIF's You Have Found" => Topic started by: philp on January 06, 2009, 07:56:09 pm

Title: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on January 06, 2009, 07:56:09 pm
Found this one lurking in the 2008 builds on Hyperscale.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/DestructorBot/IMG_1201.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/DestructorBot/IMG_1202.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/DestructorBot/IMG_1204.jpg)

Ork Wartruk made from a Tamiya Duece and an half (48th scale I believe).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on January 06, 2009, 09:37:35 pm
Another couple of tiny ones from Hyperscale.

(http://wingnutmodels.com/images/Me262Z%20(1).jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/Misc/Mistel6.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on January 06, 2009, 09:49:18 pm
A few more from Hyperscale.

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/2008%20builds/A10004.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/2008%20builds/A10009.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/2008%20builds/ClubF20show052.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/2008%20builds/ClubF20show035.jpg)

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/2008%20builds/MarineF-20007.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2009, 02:28:39 am
I've never seen the point of all the fuss about the F.20 (sorry) but looking at those I could be converted. Gorgeous stuff  :wub:

Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on January 07, 2009, 05:58:51 am
I love the MiG-21 vismods on that Marine F-20!

I love A-10s, and VFA-213 is one of my favorite units, but there's something wrong about that bird.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 09, 2009, 09:27:05 am
The little 262 and the Mistel are simply fantastic! :bow: Not only the build, but the paintwork as well.

Who will get it done first, USAF or Whiffers :wacko: <...>

Looking at current USAF procurement programs, my money is firmly on the Whiffers! Even if they wait for the 1/72 kit! :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on January 11, 2009, 05:16:29 pm
I've never seen the point of all the fuss about the F.20

Chuck Yeager wouldn't lead you astray !

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on January 11, 2009, 05:17:18 pm
That F-20 with the Mig on it's back is simply awesome !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on January 16, 2009, 07:35:47 pm
Found this one in the Airfix build on Hyperscale.

(http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL887/4189935/21151336/351293716.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on February 25, 2009, 09:38:25 pm
And these over on Hyperscale.

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/neilscrim/b47a.jpg)

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/resinprince/P2180093.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Martin H on March 01, 2009, 04:33:44 am
And these over on Hyperscale.

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/neilscrim/b47a.jpg)

I did a profile of the very same ages ago on our old site.  Wonder if it was from there that the modeller got the inspiration?

Regards,

Mav
If the modeller who built that is who i think he is, that model pre dates this site by a few years.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on March 01, 2009, 08:06:32 am
And these over on Hyperscale.

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/neilscrim/b47a.jpg)

I did a profile of the very same ages ago on our old site.  Wonder if it was from there that the modeller got the inspiration?

Regards,

Mav
If the modeller who built that is who i think he is, that model pre dates this site by a few years.

That has given me an idea on how to use the RB-47 conversion I've got.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 01, 2009, 11:55:21 am
If the modeller who built that is who i think he is, that model pre dates this site by a few years.

Martin,

And who would that be then? Awesome idea and very well executed too, I presume it's 1/144 scale or so, looks too small for the big Hasegawa one.

Robert,

You want to convert a B-47 to an RB-47 and then Whiff that???? The mind boggles!  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on March 01, 2009, 12:18:11 pm

Robert,

You want to convert a B-47 to an RB-47 and then Whiff that???? The mind boggles!  :lol:

 ;D

I've got a DB Models 1/72 RB-47 conversion in the stash and I think it would suit this quite well, especially in that camo  :thumbsup:  Think I would put a few more missiles on it though.  :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 01, 2009, 12:56:53 pm
Robert,

Funny you should say that, I'm working on an RW RB-47H using exactly the same DB conversion as well. Lots of bits and pieces to play with, plus I'm planning on hanging a Tom Tom pod off the starboard side if I can figure out how to make one.

MORE missiles? Strewth, after the Megafortress comes the Megajet! :)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Martin H on March 01, 2009, 01:03:27 pm
Kit. if its who i think it is (and he's a SIG member) its 72nd scale.

I belive he hangs out with IPMS Rutland
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on March 01, 2009, 04:24:25 pm
Since the B-47 has proved popular, here is the link to the thread (several other pics there).
Guys name is Niel Scrimgeour.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1235384584/%26quot%3BWhat-if+%26quot%3B+B47
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on March 20, 2009, 10:36:14 pm
Another guy on Hyperscale who doesn't normally like What If or Luft46 etc, but he just had to build this.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/OneHellofaCat12.jpg)

Slowly, but surely, we will have them all.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on March 20, 2009, 10:39:51 pm
And a Naval TSR also from HS.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/smeders/Andyspics012.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on March 20, 2009, 11:39:25 pm
Nice!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Deino on March 23, 2009, 03:16:16 am
Yes .... can't wait to see this beaty finished !!  :wub:

I like esp. the new nose.


Here's another one made by "Smeders" ...  :huh:

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=180713



Also interesting my this one.

Cheers, Deino
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on March 24, 2009, 12:58:14 am
Err - check about 10 posts earlier.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on April 01, 2009, 03:45:44 pm
Ah, April 1st, when some of the regular modelers get the urge to just whiff something (and I am not talking glue  :blink:)

Found this in the Hyperscale forum (have to sneak in as their servers are updating).

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/chasbunch/Mar172009_1008.jpg)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1238599486/Secret+Weapon
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on April 02, 2009, 12:02:18 pm
The guy that did the Finnish P-47 also had this Battle of Britian bird in the same thread.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/chasbunch/01jpg-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on April 02, 2009, 12:33:51 pm
This one is also an April Fool post on HS

A-36D
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/airhead/Models/A-36D/IMG_4676.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1238634340/Since+it%27s+April+Fool%27s+Day...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on April 04, 2009, 12:27:54 pm
Another off of HS.

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/h2800001.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1238868419/April+1+what-if+Eduard+1-48++He-280
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 11, 2009, 02:14:56 pm
From HS:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/109ace/6.jpg)

See here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1239474427/Enemy+Ace+in+1-32nd+scale) for more pics and story.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on April 27, 2009, 03:12:55 pm
Very nice 1/72nd Blohm und Voss P.208 on Hyperscale. http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/slava_trudu/BV208/BV-004.jpg

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on April 27, 2009, 07:04:54 pm
Paul,

Here's the link to the page with all the photos on it:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1240757238/High+Performance+OTTO-Fighter (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1240757238/High+Performance+OTTO-Fighter)

We've seen Alexander "slava-trudu" display his creations here previously.  Works of art are an understatement when describing them.  He truly has a gift for working the bare metal foils.  When done that way, nothing else really compares.

Very, very nicely done!

Madoc
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on April 27, 2009, 08:51:52 pm
Also here guys.
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,24027.0.html
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on April 28, 2009, 05:45:34 am
Thanks for the links guys, beautiful piece of work!  :wub:

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on May 05, 2009, 07:52:32 pm
Oh man, this is too gorgeous, a Spitfire/P-40 combo (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1241495091/What+If-) on Hyperscale!










***improved visibility of the link***
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on May 22, 2009, 12:44:24 pm
From HS by Lars Befring:

(http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_33/27210000-27219999/960x720/27213486.jpg)

see here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1242557176/A+Swedish+TSR-2).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 04, 2009, 02:11:09 pm
(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/hsp122_1.jpg)
http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/galleries/hsp12248dk_1.htm

(http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/galleries/p7hg_img_78/fullsize/2_fs.jpg)
http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/galleries/katsudoni48dk_1.htm

Jon
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on June 05, 2009, 01:23:08 am
The canopy work on that top one is stunning
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on June 05, 2009, 08:04:39 pm
The canopy work on that top one is stunning

I noticed that too! Unreal  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 05, 2009, 10:06:34 pm
A "Gustav" hanging out at Hyperscale:
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/cabo91/Gunther1.jpg)

and a couple of aircraft.
First, an Unbent bird:
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/cuzn246/IMG_8010.jpg)

Can you spot the Spitfire variation?
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/cuzn246/IMG_8027.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 06, 2009, 05:20:14 pm
A "Gustav" hanging out at Hyperscale:
(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/cabo91/Gunther1.jpg)

Is there more of that?  :wacko: Would really like to know more about this build.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 06, 2009, 06:22:33 pm
Is there more of that?  :wacko: Would really like to know more about this build.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1244078254/And+Now...++for+something+complely+different..++%28from+me%29

He doesn't give any build info but you can try here:
http://mainly28s.com/review/ZZZZZZ.parente_dust.html
includes pics of the kit.

HLJ has it for around $70US
http://www.hlj.com/product/DUS35002

A build here that I can't read but a bunch of pics:
http://www.gmb-bellinzago.org/2008/11/schwere-kampf-laufer-gunther/

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 16, 2009, 09:56:54 pm
Future Abrams
M1A4 EWV
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee66/wisco7/DSC03546.jpg)

pic from IPMS Bong Chapter via Hyperscale.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 16, 2009, 10:04:15 pm
Anyone else been following this build on Hyperscale?

(http://i41.tinypic.com/260zfx2.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2ngr0na.jpg)

Super Scooter.
Build threads in order:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1244733405/Super+Scooter+in+progress
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1244819326/Twin+engine+Skyhawk
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1244995743/Super+Scooter+nearing+completion
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 17, 2009, 02:00:54 am
What is that Abrams armed with? :wacko: Some kind of rail-gun?

Really like the Super Scooter. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: B777LR on June 17, 2009, 03:35:26 am
What is that Abrams armed with? :wacko: Some kind of rail-gun?

Looks like a modern more stealthy kind of gun :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on June 17, 2009, 05:13:02 am
Anyone else been following this build on Hyperscale?

Yeah, ain't that the horse's nuts?!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on June 17, 2009, 08:34:05 am
Anyone else been following this build on Hyperscale?

Yeah, ain't that the horse's nuts?!  :wub:

Typical "Canuck" in England we settle for the "dogs"
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on June 17, 2009, 06:13:55 pm
That super scooter is pure brilliance ! Be sure to let us know when it's all done, eh !?

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on July 15, 2009, 05:11:29 pm
Some armor whiffery going on here lately.
Check out this progress build and make sure you click on Val's response as he has a few pics also.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1247687858/Another+waffen+%2746+wip
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 15, 2009, 05:28:12 pm
^ Oooh, yeah! That flak tank is pretty cool, but the Tiger as a self-propelled mortar plain out rocks!  :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 17, 2009, 01:14:03 pm
Great F-15 whiff on HS:

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee129/oortiz10/DSC05020.jpg)

See here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1247766381/WIF-+F-15SH) for more.

I've already sent the invite for him to join us here too.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 24, 2009, 10:54:40 am
That's already been posted here.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 21, 2009, 02:44:26 pm
"Hotte" found this fantastic Italian Mistel.  :wub:

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/itaianmistel48dk_1.jpg)

More pics can be found HERE (http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/galleries/italianmistel48dk_1.htm).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 21, 2009, 10:49:07 pm
"Hotte" found this fantastic Italian Mistel.  :wub:

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/itaianmistel48dk_1.jpg)

More pics can be found HERE (http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/galleries/italianmistel48dk_1.htm).

Seems its an almost was:
http://72.14.213.132/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=it&tl=en&u=http://www.giemmesesto.org/settori/aerei/AereonauticaLombardaAR/AR.htm&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhiL-DO97V-z_6llftsDdnJ4O_ZlQQ
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dragon on August 21, 2009, 11:15:11 pm
...and they claim that they (Hyperscale) are all serious and have no sense of humor nor imagination.
 :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: nev on August 22, 2009, 12:57:12 am
Wow, that Italian Mistel is a thing of beauty :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on August 22, 2009, 01:34:06 am
Wow, that Italian Mistel is a thing of beauty :wub:

Agreed and as mentioned it's a "could have been"
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on September 12, 2009, 11:27:36 am
RNZAF V-22 Osprey by Andrew MacKay:

(http://www.keaphotos.com/d/5944-1/adom-20090912-0012.jpg)

(More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1252744709/RNZAF+V-22+Osprey+-%29))

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on September 12, 2009, 11:28:58 am
EF 2000 by Bob Fisher:

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/Hyperposts/EF2000006-1.jpg)

(More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1252684786/What+if+no+F-35%3B+EF+2000))

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: nev on September 13, 2009, 01:36:01 am
That Kiwi Osprey is a beaut! :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on September 19, 2009, 01:27:38 pm
Top notch one here by Michael Dobrzelecki:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/MikeDobrzelecki/100_4238.jpg)

See more (including story) here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1253214073/Fast+Armored+Air+Boat+FA-32+-+Kit+Bash+Updated+From+The+Fertile+Imagination+of++My+Youth)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: pyro-manic on September 19, 2009, 01:32:19 pm
I love it! Is he a member here?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on September 19, 2009, 01:57:49 pm
Mr. Dobrzelecki's has certainly made good use of the spare parts in creating that model fast attack boat.  Trying the determine the origin of the pieces is a challenge without having read through his build report.  Definitely very creative and well done.  
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 28, 2009, 11:14:30 pm
Porco's Savoia as a 'real' Italian aircraft:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1254135810/1-48+Savoia+S.21F+Flying+Boat

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/05/87/05/058705.jpg)

To quote the creator:
"This flying boat belonged to the Diving Board & Form Floating Club of Venice Fascist Party. They used it as a fast pizza delivery cab."
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on September 29, 2009, 10:56:59 am
That's damn pretty!  :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on October 03, 2009, 11:57:15 pm
Karen Coughlin's Me-109 G-10:

(http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu48/Seavixen56/DSC00681.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1254237946/What+If-+Or+what+to+do+with+an+inexpensive+kit-).

Phil Brown's Ta-183:

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g318/PhillipBrown/Scale%20Models/Ta%20183/IMG_1807.jpg)

more (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1254125302/Warning+Luft+46+Warning!!!!!!)

Swanny's Focke Wulf P.11:

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/FW%20P11/done1.jpg)

more (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1254073716/Focke+Wulf+P.11).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on October 05, 2009, 12:39:00 pm
That scantily clad 109 looks pretty sweet, reminds me of the Naked Il-2 I saw once.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on October 24, 2009, 01:32:58 pm
Andy Phypers's superbly done Arado Ar-555:

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w61/mnybgs77/AR2.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1255887119/Luft+%2746.....Arado+Ar-555++%26quot%3BAmerika+Bomber%26quot%3B+1-72).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 24, 2009, 02:08:58 pm
That Triple 5 is a stunner  :o :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on October 24, 2009, 04:22:45 pm
Andy Phypers's superbly done Arado Ar-555:

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w61/mnybgs77/AR2.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1255887119/Luft+%2746.....Arado+Ar-555++%26quot%3BAmerika+Bomber%26quot%3B+1-72).

Regards,

Greg
I want one of these in 1/72nd scale, it has so much whiff potential, I had a look for the Revell one today.
Chris.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 25, 2009, 07:45:29 am
Whoa! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/w00t.gif) That 555 looks marvellous.  :bow:

I hope Revell will re-release this one. They have re-released some of their Luft '46 in the past few years and apparently the Me P.1099 Heavy Fighter will make a comeback next year.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on October 31, 2009, 03:26:26 pm
Not entirely a whiff, but still a work of art - this Hercules Hurricane by Victor Scheuerman:

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/Hurricane1.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1256308106/Hercules+Hurricane).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 06, 2009, 02:49:52 pm
Nice Horten Go-229B "Nachtjager" by Andy Phypers:

(http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad97/Ksbc77/G1.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1257265837/Take+2....DML%27s+Horten+Go-229B+%26quot%3BNachtjager%26quot%3B+1-48th).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on November 10, 2009, 09:30:38 am
Both the Horton and Hurricane are outstanding models :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ysi_maniac on November 11, 2009, 07:07:25 am
 ;D Is it legal to post whiffs outside this forum?  :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on November 11, 2009, 08:55:34 am
Naaaaaaaah but they're open to the predations of the JMN when posted outside of this forum, which can have negative connotations on the minds of less-secure whiffers who haven't gotten to the habit of telling the JMNs who get in their face precisely where they can stick it, where they can go, how they can get there and just how long they can stay there and in whose company they can be whilst they are there.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 27, 2009, 01:58:34 pm
1/48 scratch-built P-37 in what-if scheme by Ron Gordo:

(http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1258963843.JPG)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1258964074/1-48+scratch-built+P-37+in+what-if+scheme).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 27, 2009, 01:59:18 pm
Hellcat by Bruce K:

(http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1258910097.JPG)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 28, 2009, 11:57:18 am
Next Generation Stealth Fighter by Deanflyer :
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/deanflyer/better_stealth_fighter.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/deanflyer/stealth1.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1259421860/Next+Generation+Stealth+Fighter).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on December 05, 2009, 12:15:28 pm
Fiat TF-86K by Giampiero Silvestri:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/eqxczo.jpg)

See here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1259525366/Fiat+TF-86K)

Also, get a load of the excitement on a whiff Do-335 here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1259827985/What-if+color+scheme+and+markings+for+my+Do+335.+Need+opinions.).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on December 06, 2009, 03:27:51 am
Adolf Galland`s Spitfire Mk. II  ;D

http://www.network54.com/Forum/478986/message/1260013891/Airfix+1-48+Spitfire+Mk.IIa+JG.26+Adolf+Galland+1940.

Hotte

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on December 06, 2009, 04:02:40 am
Fiat TF-86K by Giampiero Silvestri:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/eqxczo.jpg)

I didn't think it was possible.  Someone actually made an ugly Sabre!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: elmayerle on December 06, 2009, 06:04:13 pm
I wouldn't call it "ugly", just "less attractive than normal".  He really should've used the Tf-86 canopy.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on December 06, 2009, 06:20:34 pm
That TF-86K is simply awesome ! Love the way those canopies look on her.....very workmanlike !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 30, 2009, 09:18:29 pm
Found this very nice Swiss Rafale on Hyperscale more by coincidence.

(http://hsgalleries.com/images/rafaelerc_title.jpg)

(http://hsgalleries.com/images/rafaelerc_1.jpg)

SOME MORE INFO (http://hsgalleries.com/rafalemrc_1.htm).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on December 31, 2009, 08:05:24 am
Very cool Rafale Moritz, thanks for posting!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: sequoiaranger on January 01, 2010, 10:46:37 am
Good one! I made one, too, only mine was made from the "captured" Spit that the Germans rigged with a Diamler-Benz engine. And it wouldn't be "complete" without the telescopic sight that Galland had rigged up.  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on January 01, 2010, 11:50:51 am
Subtle - I like it!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on January 01, 2010, 01:01:48 pm
Subtle - I like it!

Regards,

Greg

I had to look very closely  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on January 14, 2010, 01:02:09 pm
found this one through the Hyperscale forum:

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/06/26/40/062640.jpg)

More pictures here (http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_7116/kuva_62640/).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on January 14, 2010, 01:31:22 pm
 :wub: What a great finish
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 14, 2010, 03:54:07 pm
Ooh, that's... wild!  :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on January 16, 2010, 12:08:07 pm
These are sure to annoy...

(http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac204/Ding_01/122-1.jpg)
(http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac204/Ding_01/120-2.jpg)

By Don Dingwall - more here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1262669268/Canadian+What-if+Corsairs).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Aircav on January 24, 2010, 03:32:54 am
Thunderbolt I.5 Something Different

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1264275528/Thunderbolt+I.5++Something+Different
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on January 24, 2010, 10:58:17 pm
Thunderbolt I.5 Something Different

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1264275528/Thunderbolt+I.5++Something+Different

That is super cool!!!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 26, 2010, 04:17:27 am
Was perusing Hyperscale to find a jolly nice build of a Norwegian Gripen NG I found a couple days back, but couldn't.
Searching for Gripen, I found >>THIS<< (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1257961270/Interesting+walkaround+details+of+Czech+JAS-39+Gripen...+%28pics%29) instead (WARNING: link may not be safe for work). If you can't immediately find the Gripen in those pics, that's perfectly alright. :wub:


Kidding aside, I did see a jolly nice build of a Gripen NG in Norwegian colours somewhere. Apparently it was not Hyperscale, but I'm sure I saw it! IIRC, the accompanying text started with something that while Norway didn't select the Gripen NG, he still built one.
EDIT: Was Britmodeller. >>LINK<< (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43040)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 26, 2010, 05:32:11 am
I found >>THIS<< (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1257961270/Interesting+walkaround+details+of+Czech+JAS-39+Gripen...+%28pics%29) instead (WARNING: link may not be safe for work).
Yeah, I like Gripen :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on February 19, 2010, 11:56:56 am
 Japanese Float Plane by Bill Harr:

(http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww158/bharr1955/87-1.jpg)

More (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Fulcrum on February 20, 2010, 12:07:05 am
Was perusing Hyperscale to find a jolly nice build of a Norwegian Gripen NG I found a couple days back, but couldn't.
Searching for Gripen, I found >>THIS<< (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1257961270/Interesting+walkaround+details+of+Czech+JAS-39+Gripen...+%28pics%29) instead (WARNING: link may not be safe for work). If you can't immediately find the Gripen in those pics, that's perfectly alright. :wub:


Kidding aside, I did see a jolly nice build of a Gripen NG in Norwegian colours somewhere. Apparently it was not Hyperscale, but I'm sure I saw it! IIRC, the accompanying text started with something that while Norway didn't select the Gripen NG, he still built one.
EDIT: Was Britmodeller. >>LINK<< (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43040)
Leave it to the Czechs to make something sexy  ;D(though I wish they did the same to their Mig-29's before they sold them to Poland :banghead:).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on February 20, 2010, 11:35:49 pm
That floaty Stuka is great  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on February 21, 2010, 10:57:12 am
Found these over there.

Finnish Wolverine.
(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/06/38/98/063898.jpg)

Flying Fish
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/Ryann1k2j/flying%20fish/Grey1.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/Ryann1k2j/flying%20fish/shark2.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: sequoiaranger on February 21, 2010, 11:10:29 am
There are FANTASTIC!!

Now we "need" a PBY morphed into a flying elephant for a real "Dumbo"!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 20, 2010, 09:43:32 pm
Fantastic J-Whif art of a Manga twin-engine Zero:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1269140089/Super-X+J.+plane+of+the+day-+Twin-engined+Zero

(http://www.arawasi.jp/RESEARCH/XZeroTwin1.jpg)



Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Tophe on March 24, 2010, 09:42:37 am
delicious twin-Zero, thanks for sharing... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 25, 2010, 01:16:44 am
Another Matt Swann creation:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1269451631/Something+Fishy%2C+The+Big+Fish

(http://swannysmodels.com/images/Bandora/done6.jpg)

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on March 25, 2010, 09:03:39 am
Great model and a great diorama  :wub: Thanks for finding this and sharing this with us  :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on March 25, 2010, 09:14:20 am
Brilliant!

I love this comment:

Quote
I have about $30 tied up in the aircraft model. The base has about $60 tied up in materials - isn't that normal with any oddball build?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on March 25, 2010, 10:22:21 am
Invite sent and looks like he registered.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: nev on March 25, 2010, 11:04:07 am
Zoinks! :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Aircav on March 25, 2010, 11:06:26 am
Beautifully executed and looks so right :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: rafi on March 25, 2010, 01:02:55 pm
Brilliant! :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: lancer on March 25, 2010, 03:42:32 pm
Bloody brilliant. That water looks so real it's incredible!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on March 25, 2010, 03:58:52 pm
Yep, Swanny is here.

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,28049.new.html#new
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on March 26, 2010, 12:07:02 pm
Damn fine!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 09, 2010, 01:47:32 pm
Bob Fisher's AU-1 Corsair:

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/Hyperposts/SeaCorsair008.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/Hyperposts/SeaCorsair013.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1270610457/What+to+do+with+a+1-48+Hasegawa+AU-1+Corsair).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on April 09, 2010, 02:20:20 pm
I love that Corsair!  At first, scrolling down, I could only see the words AU-1, and I said to myself, that's not a whiff.  Then I noticed the gray paint and the Roo roundels.  Brilliant!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on April 09, 2010, 11:30:07 pm
That is just jaw dropping  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 17, 2010, 01:21:43 pm
Rene Hieronymus's Schneider racers:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/CurtissReborn_08.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/ItalianStallion_00.jpg)

More here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1271531414/Great+News.....because+of+the+big+success+of+the+Red+Bull+Air+Races.......).

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on May 10, 2010, 07:46:32 pm
This is WAY COOL! (http://www.hyperscale.com/2010/galleries/heyfordartworkdb_1.htm) Artist Daniel Bechennec should be granted Honourary Whiffer Status immediately!

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/flightofthedinosaursartworkdb_1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: frank2056 on May 10, 2010, 09:03:37 pm
Artist Daniel Bechennec should be granted Honourary Whiffer Status immediately!

No kidding! I want a kit of that!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on May 10, 2010, 09:13:11 pm
All the more so as it is based on the real thing.
(http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/west_pterodactyl5.gif)
http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/west_pterodactyl5.php
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Caveman on May 11, 2010, 01:13:42 am
I dont suppose that anyone has a decent 3 view of the version VI do they?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on June 04, 2010, 01:38:33 pm
Wow!

(http://photoshare.shaw.ca/image/7/3/a/165453/dscn0170-0.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1275262280/Some+Do-335+whiffery)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/ScoobyDumb/Pfeil003.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1275355909/Group+Build%2C+Dehavilland+CF-335+Pfeil%2C+RCAF+1946+Africa+%28last+one%29)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/atco99/Do-335/Do335-18.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1275278263/GROUP+BUILD-+Japanese+335-+Ki-300+%26quot%3BMarlene%26quot%3B+-+Home+Island+Defense)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/jcarswell/In%20Progress%20Models/IMG_7571s.jpg)

[ur=http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1275277506/My+Finnish+%27Nuoli%27l]More[/url]

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Skyhawk174/Do%20335%20build/CA335Pic68.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1275278103/Group+Build-+Italian+Macchi+C.335)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/DO335F5-1.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1275266731/Group+Build%3B+HUNGARIAN+335)

(http://www.spruemonster.com/photos/galleryimages/48_35.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 04, 2010, 02:33:22 pm
Greg, I tried grabbing these from the contest site itself and had to just post a link to the show pics. http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,24846.msg432794.html#msg432794

Some great looking Anteaters.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 08, 2010, 02:07:57 pm
Bob Fisher's USN Viper:

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/Hyperposts/Viper001.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1278287186/The+year+was+1980...)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Tuck on August 02, 2010, 02:05:37 pm
Fiat G58 Heavy Fighter Zwilling kinda thingy... (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1280774100/Fiat+G+58+heavy+Fighter+wip+part+4)

http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm

Sorry, I don't know how to get it to the exact page...


***Provided direct link to the page.  This can be accomplished by selecting the blue html link "View Thread" and using your right mouse button to open as a new page or tab in your web browser.  Once you have the new tab or page opened just copy the URL information to your post and double check to ensure that it is working before you post the comment.***
jjf

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Tophe on August 06, 2010, 09:22:42 am
Nice G58, thanks. :thumbsup:
more pictures here http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1280933451/Fiat+G+58+heavy+Fighter+wip+part+5  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitbasher on August 07, 2010, 07:12:20 am
I dont suppose that anyone has a decent 3 view of the version VI do they?

The latest 'Aeroplane Monthly' has an in-depth feature on the Pterodactyls - might help.  It's certainly inspired me on the whiffing front - I feel a Pterodactyl-inspired WW2 fighter coming on!
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JayBee on August 07, 2010, 07:24:33 am
I dont suppose that anyone has a decent 3 view of the version VI do they?
The pterodactyl series only went as far as the Mk V. If you are meening the Mk IV then the article that Kitbasher refers to above has a three view drawing of both the Mk IV and Mk V.

Jim
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on August 07, 2010, 08:02:11 am
There were several designs that were never built Jim.  The Mk.VI was large fighter using a similar configuartion to the Mk. V with pusher prop & nose mounted turret.  VII was tailess Flying Boat & VIII was flying wing airliner.  There were also several flying wing bomber designs that eventually led to the Mk.VII.

The Mk.VI, VII & VIII are shown on this site, no three viewa though:
http://webspace.webring.com/people/du/um_5166/brit/odd_air.htm (http://webspace.webring.com/people/du/um_5166/brit/odd_air.htm)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on August 09, 2010, 05:40:09 am
Lovely whiffed B-2 here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1281206540/I+was+starting+to+lose+interest...)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on August 14, 2010, 02:29:30 pm
Very nicely done Horten 229B by Benjamin Pada Jr:

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j236/pada5009/DSC02731.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1281743783/Horten+229B)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on August 14, 2010, 02:35:09 pm
Might be the coolest Ho 229 yet!  :wub: What cool camo  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on August 15, 2010, 01:57:13 am
Very nice
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: tanktastic43 on August 19, 2010, 12:44:19 am
Both by Allan Buttrick.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on August 19, 2010, 03:23:09 am
Might be the coolest Ho 229 yet!  :wub: What cool camo  :thumbsup:

What he said!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on August 28, 2010, 01:05:20 pm
Nice Operational B-60 by Bryant:

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq114/86Sabre/YB-60/P1030520.jpg)

More here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1282976001/My+YB-60%2C%2C%2Cwell+sort+of.+Having+fun+with+this+one.)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 28, 2010, 01:38:27 pm
Nice, except than an operational B-60 would have had turbo-props.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on August 29, 2010, 01:40:22 pm
That is just so cool!  :o One of the best things about whiffs is you never know what to expect, That B-60 is superb.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on September 10, 2010, 02:28:02 pm
Superb 1/48 Cavalier Turbo Mustang III by Chad Summers:

(http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1283996905.JPG)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1283997422/1-48+Cavalier+Turbo+Mustang+III)

regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: rickshaw on September 11, 2010, 09:20:53 pm
Superb 1/48 Cavalier Turbo Mustang III by Chad Summers:

(http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1283996905.JPG)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1283997422/1-48+Cavalier+Turbo+Mustang+III)

regards,

Greg

Interesting.  Why the green tinted canopy though?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Aircav on September 13, 2010, 09:36:13 am
A very sexy FRA TSR2
http://www.hyperscale.com/2010/features/tsr2whatif48sn_1.htm
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on September 15, 2010, 01:40:13 am
That B-60 is gorgeous.  :wub:

Although it’s crying out for green/grey wrap around camo and RAF roundels.  :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on September 16, 2010, 05:54:41 am
Cool TSR.2, very different look for the bird! :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ysi_maniac on September 16, 2010, 07:31:22 am
Nice, except than an operational B-60 would have had turbo-props.  ;D
Why?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_YB-60
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 16, 2010, 10:27:19 am
Nice, except than an operational B-60 would have had turbo-props.  ;D
Why?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_YB-60

Because that is what Convair had originally proposed for the prototype conversions (also they had proposed a turbo-prop B-36 back in 1947) and they returned to turbo-props for the production B-60.

See Chapter 10 "Swept Wing Slugger" in Magnesium Overcast: The Story of the Convair B-36,
Dennis R. Jenkins, Specialty Press 2001.

J
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on September 17, 2010, 10:56:05 am
Herrill's Execuform do a 1/72 YB-60 conversion for the B-36 kit.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 19, 2010, 04:04:33 am
Allan Buttrick's Mosquito is real world.  An NFII was fitted with Lancaster style Merlins as a comparison and it flew horribly.
Title: Crazy BP Defiant in progress
Post by: The Rat on September 19, 2010, 06:33:13 am
Have a look here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1284840586/BoB+BP+Bold+%27sitting+on+all+four+tyres%27.....)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/BPBold13.jpg)
Title: From the Oregon Historical Modelers Societies 2010 show
Post by: The Rat on September 19, 2010, 06:38:04 am
Have a look at #6 here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1284872977/Here+are+my+OHMS+pictures), (typically, someone there doesn't get it), and #4 here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1284863933/more+pics+from+OHMS+today).
Title: Re: From the Oregon Historical Modelers Societies 2010 show
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 19, 2010, 08:27:13 am
Have a look at #6 here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1284872977/Here+are+my+OHMS+pictures), (typically, someone there doesn't get it), and #4 here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1284863933/more+pics+from+OHMS+today).

The seafood is Doug Girling's winning entry in the IPMS-Seattle 2009 Modelfy.
Modelfy is where everyone starts with the same base model (in this case it was
Merkava in any scale) and then creates something new that has to use at least one
part of the origin kit.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 19, 2010, 09:34:08 am
Love the Al Qaeda type on the flying carpet!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 01, 2010, 06:49:45 am

Victor Scheuerman's Boulton Paul Beagle (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1285860501/Boulton+Paul+Beagle+trainer+Mk+I) is finished!

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 01, 2010, 03:34:57 pm
Would you believe, a Merlin engined Canberra?! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1285944178/Merlin+Engined+Canberra)?

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/deanflyer/merlinfinished12.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JayBee on October 01, 2010, 03:37:25 pm
WOW!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on October 01, 2010, 04:39:16 pm
Interesting.  Think Mossie gear and engines might be an interesting look.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 01, 2010, 05:09:56 pm
That camberra crossing the scale to 1/48 has broken my hart in thousands of pieces. I am jelous...Why didn't I think  this aircraft first? Jajajajaja
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on October 02, 2010, 01:30:53 am
That Canberra is beautiful  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: beowulf on October 02, 2010, 03:38:53 am
that looks just so 'right' some how....very nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 02, 2010, 11:20:43 am
French Navy F-117!

(http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2001/images/f117n09.jpg)

http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2001/f117nvb_1.htm
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on October 02, 2010, 01:01:33 pm
The Merlin Canberra (excellent job by Deanflyer!) is entered in the Britmodeller what if Group build. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showforum=294
Finishes on 31st October.
I'm doing a Junkers Ju188 kitbash based on a design from Skycrawlers and an Iranian FBC-1 Flying Leoprd over there.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on October 02, 2010, 02:10:53 pm
Interesting.  Think Mossie gear and engines might be an interesting look.

Looks like Lancaster engine and undercarriage

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 11, 2010, 11:02:11 am
A 109 Whif that is causing indigestion on HS:
Consternation abounds! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1286753463/Need+help+ID%27ing+a+Bf+109+model+kit+%28I+think+the+worst+one+ever+made%29)

 :cheers: :cheers:

Alan Buttrick IDs them as probably being from the novel Grey Eagles.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on October 11, 2010, 11:31:15 am
Oh, now that's both funny and exasperating. Funny, in that so many jumped onto the "It must be the Starfix kit, it's so bad it's so wrong, look at that tail ooh oooh ohh" bandwagon, until those with some thinking power chimed in, then the backing off began. Exasperating, in that the guy who bought them at the Nats is going to shoot them. Somebody went to the effort of replicating the 109s from "Grey Eagles" (An interesting novel where ex-Luftwaffe pilots take on ex- Alled pilots in restored warbird, the Germans having built and improved their 109s...think Iron Eagle 3 without the stupidity) and now, they are going to become target range fodder. Oh well, the owner let them go, I can't get upset at that I guess.


Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on October 11, 2010, 12:42:48 pm
A 109 Whif that is causing indigestion on HS:
Consternation abounds! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1286753463/Need+help+ID%27ing+a+Bf+109+model+kit+%28I+think+the+worst+one+ever+made%29)

 :cheers: :cheers:

Alan Buttrick IDs them as probably being from the novel Grey Eagles.


I like it, its actually a fairly small change that makes you look twice at yet another   :-\ 109
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 11, 2010, 03:05:25 pm
Would you believe, a Merlin engined Canberra?! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1285944178/Merlin+Engined+Canberra)?

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/deanflyer/merlinfinished12.jpg)

It's so nice and good finished plane that I belive his existence :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: tahsin on October 15, 2010, 12:03:02 am
A 109 Whif that is causing indigestion on HS:
Consternation abounds! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1286753463/Need+help+ID%27ing+a+Bf+109+model+kit+%28I+think+the+worst+one+ever+made%29)

 :cheers: :cheers:

Alan Buttrick IDs them as probably being from the novel Grey Eagles.


Considering the attitude of this site against "general" modelling , I would consider this as a lost opportunity . I think have the book somewhere and can't get over the current Lufthansa , former Luftwaffe pilot strafing USAF base full with T-38s  wearing a monkey mask . Weren't the landing gear reversed as well , seeing he has added rear moving canopies ?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on October 16, 2010, 03:20:16 pm
Twin tail F-16 by Giampiero Silvestri:

(http://i52.tinypic.com/2nurabr.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1285497468/Twin+tail+F-16+finished)

and his Fiat G 58 heavy Fighter:

(http://i56.tinypic.com/auftau.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1286733845/Fiat+G+58+heavy+Fighter)

regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 16, 2010, 04:26:08 pm
The hercules Hurricane is a real proyect. I think the scheme is gorgeous :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 18, 2010, 03:32:22 am
I've the Czech Omega kit somewhere.  Keep meaning to drop the forward fuselage into rubber.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 05, 2010, 01:30:35 pm
Operational Me P 1101 by Jay Dee:

(http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1288590456.JPG)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1288590732/Me+P+1101+goes+operational+1946%2C+look+away+if+Luft+46+offends!!!!!!)

Warrior by Akos Szabo:

(http://www.albatros.extra.hu/makettek/2010/warrior/25.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1288383683/Warrior)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 05, 2010, 03:31:45 pm
Pure, unadulterated whiffery awesomeness!  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:

Not only the vehicle, but the dio as well. The graffiti are a nice idea. And the sand blown over the cobblestone street gives it an eerie post-apocalyptic touch.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Daryl J. on November 05, 2010, 08:24:54 pm
:jawdrop:



!!!!!!



That is impressive. 
Daryl J.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: tanktastic43 on November 06, 2010, 12:25:02 am
I really do like these kind of 'plane to car' whifs.

Fantastic.

tt43.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 18, 2010, 11:21:01 pm
Roger's Alien Drop Ship:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/arthurmhill/ds10.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1289913112/Alien+Drop+Ship)

Diego Quijano's Tie Fighter under repair:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-7FMTwTD0pw/TOKGonvUb6I/AAAAAAAAAIc/vv0WcbW6KI0/s1600/Diego+Quijano+Tie+Fighter+002.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1289918140/Tie+Fighter+under+repair.+Fine+Molds+1-72)

Jay Dee's BV 212 P:

(http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1290035252.JPG)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1290035563/More+Luft+46+madness.+BV+212+P)

regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on November 19, 2010, 06:25:11 am
The hercules Hurricane is a real proyect. I think the scheme is gorgeous :thumbsup:

Pablo, you might like this build of Carlos' too, slightly different take on a radial engined Hurricane:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20281.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,20281.0.html)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on November 19, 2010, 02:19:26 pm
Well I have seen the Carlos' version, and is very nice. I love this plane and any kitbash about it. One of my favourites sites is... "Defenders of the Empire" .I see this plane for first time there. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 27, 2010, 04:23:44 am
Over at Hyperscale there's a post that contains a stock X-5 and a beautiful twin-engine Fairey Battle! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1290744036/A+really+old+kit+of+the+Bell+X-5%2C+and+a+much+modified+CA+Battle%2C+into+a+%27Should+have+been%26quot%3B)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on November 27, 2010, 06:44:32 am
That Battle is beautifull and has the slight wiff of a Fw 187 about it IMHO ?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 27, 2010, 11:05:59 am
Has an invite been sent?

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on November 27, 2010, 12:20:29 pm
Another - Victor Scheuerman's IL-40:

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/Brawny4.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1290709956/There+are+ugly+aircraft%2C+butt+ugly+aircraft%2C+and+then+there+is+the+Ilyushin+IL-40...)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on November 28, 2010, 01:05:38 am
Very nice - I've got the A-Model kit on the bench at the moment
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 29, 2010, 02:21:56 pm

This one here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1290973764/What+if+Fighter+progress) looks great!

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on November 29, 2010, 03:42:13 pm

This one here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1290973764/What+if+Fighter+progress) looks great!



That guy needs an invite.  It almost looks as though he's been peeking over Eddie's shoulder.  Or maybe the toolslinger's.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on November 29, 2010, 06:27:18 pm
Get that man an invite... that looks awesome... like a scooter and a Rafale had a lovechild or something...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on December 03, 2010, 01:36:08 pm

This one here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1290973764/What+if+Fighter+progress) looks great!



It is finished!

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2m2alc8.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1291319376/My+%26quot%3BPterodactyl%26quot%3B+is+completed)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on December 03, 2010, 01:38:07 pm
and another:

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee205/MORTY333_2007/GasTurbineMossie2.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1291319462/Just+a+bit+of+fun....)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on January 01, 2011, 01:15:26 pm
Something different - Diego Quijano's Mad Max Ferrari:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-7FMTwTD0pw/TRyGfGbhsUI/AAAAAAAAAMI/BIsz9mnd0OE/s1600/Diego+Quijano+Ferrari+Mad+Max+002.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1293730035/Ferrari+Mad+Max.)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 01, 2011, 06:29:14 pm
^ That man is something else! :thumbsup: Check out the link to his homepage at the bottom of his post on Hyperscale for some seriously awesome 1/72 models!  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on January 03, 2011, 09:25:15 pm
Found this one rooting through HyperScale's forum.  An armed Fairy Rotodyne  :wacko:

http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_8725/ (http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_8725/)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on January 04, 2011, 02:45:10 pm
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: thedarkmaster on January 04, 2011, 03:47:13 pm


Nice  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on January 06, 2011, 10:41:42 pm
RAF Skyrocket  :rolleyes:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1294236610/Academy+Skyrocket...Grumman%27s+Missing+Link..

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2011, 12:55:02 am
Lovely Skyrocket - thanks for sharing Hotte  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on January 07, 2011, 01:47:24 am
Like that Skyrocket, looks like a Whirlwind with middle-age spread!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on January 07, 2011, 12:49:39 pm
It looks so right!!!!!  :wub:  Someone needs to do a Merlin engined version in the same camo if they haven't already.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on January 07, 2011, 01:09:49 pm
Damn that Skyrocket looks good!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on January 15, 2011, 12:14:46 pm
JoeB's Republic Star Destroyer:

(http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/jabodak/star_destroyer_4.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1295039123/Revell+Republic+Star+Destroyer)

regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on January 15, 2011, 09:49:05 pm
ooohhhhhh - nice - makes my Luft46 like quite ordinary
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on February 10, 2011, 12:58:14 am
Bryant's F-16K "Weasel":

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq114/86Sabre/P1040511.jpg)
(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq114/86Sabre/P1040512.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: pyro-manic on February 10, 2011, 04:34:00 am
WOW! Best F-16 yet, I think!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 10, 2011, 11:42:13 am
Awe-frickin'-some!  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on February 10, 2011, 12:03:56 pm
Awe-frickin'-some!  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:

What he said!!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: su27rules on February 10, 2011, 12:26:14 pm
Bryant's F-16K "Weasel":

The best F-16 to this day!! Great work and camo!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on February 10, 2011, 12:37:38 pm
I thought pornography was not allowed on here :wub:
Totally cool, me want several in 72nd scale ;D
Chris.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on February 10, 2011, 05:45:02 pm
Wow! What a Viper  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Daryl J. on February 18, 2011, 04:51:48 pm
This:



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/atco99/Do-335/Do335-18.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/atco99/Do-335/Do335-20.jpg)


Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on February 18, 2011, 05:37:22 pm
That  :wub:

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on February 18, 2011, 06:53:27 pm
very nice D0335
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on February 19, 2011, 01:14:04 am
This color scheme is very impressive.
Class Do 335 !

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on February 19, 2011, 01:20:16 pm
Don Smith Starfighter:

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k538/glowbard/IMG_0553.jpg)
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k538/glowbard/IMG_0550.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1298110176/The+%26quot%3BWhat+if-%26quot%3B+that+always+steals+the+show!)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on February 19, 2011, 03:41:32 pm
Impressive looking Starfighter.  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on February 19, 2011, 10:14:07 pm
The swirl nose makes it  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 20, 2011, 01:06:13 pm
Doesn't work for me - I dislike Starfighters on principle and I have an increasing dislike of Luftwaffe 46.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on February 20, 2011, 09:50:03 pm
Starfighters look good in just about anything.  I'm not too keen on WWII Luftwaffe paint either, but it works on this bird.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on February 21, 2011, 11:22:57 am
Another from Don Smith - I have invited him to join us here:

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k538/glowbard/001.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1298313808/What+If+...+Barnes+Wallace%27s+Children+Played+Piggyback-)

regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2011, 11:26:13 am
I have an increasing dislike of Luftwaffe 46.

Where's the 'like' button ?

 ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on February 23, 2011, 07:28:48 am
Croatian HA-1112  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1298377496/HA-1112+Buch%F3n+1-48+Academy+ZNDH+%2746+%28What+if+%29


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on February 23, 2011, 09:41:35 am
Croatian HA-1112  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1298377496/HA-1112+Buch%F3n+1-48+Academy+ZNDH+%2746+%28What+if+%29


Hotte
I really like the colour scheme on that  :wub:
I will have to borrow that for a cartel aircraft me thinks ;D
Chris.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: pyro-manic on February 23, 2011, 10:52:39 am
Very nice indeed! Interesting camouflage, and a good-looking machine.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on February 23, 2011, 11:28:50 am
Very nice indeed! Interesting camouflage, and a good-looking machine.

I know wow!! Great colors and pattern  :thumbsup: One of the coolest things about camouflage is you can never "see it all" just when I think I have, I discover another great one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: raafif on February 23, 2011, 05:58:26 pm
very interesting take on the Barkley scheme  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on March 12, 2011, 02:41:25 pm
Giampiero Silvestri's Delta wing Starfighter:

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2mwcfv4.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1299788255/Delta+wing+Starfighter+finished)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on March 16, 2011, 12:45:11 am
US Wellington  ;D

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1300254697/Matchbox+1-72+Wellington+WHAT+IF...


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on March 16, 2011, 01:33:32 am
Oooo, that is nice!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Radish on March 16, 2011, 02:21:10 am
Passes the bonkers test with full marks  :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on March 16, 2011, 07:31:28 am
Must admit I was pleasantly suprised when I opened the link  :thumbsup:
Title: A "Wimpistrello"?
Post by: sequoiaranger on March 16, 2011, 08:08:06 am
Love it! Looks Italian, all right.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: beowulf on March 16, 2011, 09:31:02 am
barking mad in a good kind of way  :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on March 16, 2011, 10:12:30 am
Man, that's nice!  :wub:  Get him an invite!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Tuck on March 16, 2011, 11:15:13 am
Already sent...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on March 21, 2011, 10:19:22 pm
This looks awfully familiar, like it's been posted here before, but a poster on the ARC forum mentioned this kitbash in the thread about the F-51R kitbash, and I looked over on HS for his model, the P-78F:

http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/p78fpm_1.htm

(http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/images/p78fpm_1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on March 26, 2011, 01:56:32 pm
A whiff (I think) by Victor Scheuerman:

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/Comet4.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1300126237/Number+five+for+2011+-+The+Italian+DH+Comet+Racer...)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on March 26, 2011, 02:35:30 pm
Nicely executed.  I'm pretty sure it is a whiff, as he writes of "justifying using the markings".
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on March 26, 2011, 03:00:53 pm
Wonderful red model and the P-78 is great! I love props  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: pyro-manic on March 28, 2011, 03:21:37 am
The Comet has had it's canopy de-framed as well. Looks lovely. :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JayBee on March 28, 2011, 04:16:56 am
...and it looks to me that it is now a single seater! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Radish on March 28, 2011, 04:39:55 am
Lovely Comet....
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 15, 2011, 02:53:45 pm
(http://home.comcast.net/~d.aungst/Fw190D-9_Racer-00.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1302825058/Ode+to+Jeff+...)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: beowulf on April 15, 2011, 03:21:21 pm
oooooh...that works nice  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 15, 2011, 04:13:07 pm
Racing 190! Brilliant!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: grayman on April 15, 2011, 11:52:45 pm
IIRC, the video game IL '46 had a demo of '190's doing aerobatics...most entertaining.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on April 16, 2011, 02:39:41 am
Hot dog - that racing 190 is smokin' - I gotta do me one of those!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 16, 2011, 01:49:25 pm
USAF Super Bug by Joe Gantt:

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx210/jynski/IMG_0152.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1302834649/Whatif++USAF+Super+Bug)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on April 17, 2011, 06:27:45 pm
Pretty model, but that's the most under-loaded Bug I've ever seen.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 22, 2011, 02:27:47 pm
A couple by Bob Fisher who postulated "What if the camouflage designers for each side in WWII were reversed?"

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/What%20ifs/Whatif006.jpg)
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/Spitfirelvr/What%20ifs/Whatif005.jpg)

Subtle, but I like it.

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1303257029/What+if+1940...)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: beowulf on April 22, 2011, 02:40:01 pm
cant decide which of those i like the most!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2011, 03:28:19 pm
That's a neat idea ! Surprised it wasn't one of us that thought of it.....I really like the Spit, and the 109 is very subtle indeed.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on April 23, 2011, 09:31:54 am
Ha! very deft! :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on April 23, 2011, 11:39:27 am
leads to other ideas like swapping a Wellington and He-111 or a Beaufighter and Ju-88 nightfighter.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2011, 01:00:36 pm
Except they're not really too far from the truth - late war 109Ks wore dark schemes to hide them from 2TAF and the RAFwas experimenting with Spitfires in various greys in 41 and some flew from Malta like that.  At least one Spitfire flew with an OTU  with a yellow nose and was used for dis-similar combat training.

Close, but no banana.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 23, 2011, 02:23:02 pm
Two from Giampiero Silvestri:

Saab Gripen N:

(http://i52.tinypic.com/14xm5uv.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1303581905/Italeri+Saab+Gripen+N)

Beljaev OL-2:

(http://i56.tinypic.com/33bg8r5.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1303581064/Beljaev+OL-2+finished)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 23, 2011, 02:24:14 pm
Phil Brown's E-100:

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii234/pjbrown1973/Armour/DSCF3977b.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1303571281/E-100)

regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on April 23, 2011, 02:25:23 pm
and this little beauty by john c fields:

The anti Easter Bunny

(http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp174/johnfields_01/6091.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: raafif on April 23, 2011, 05:32:41 pm
that E-100 .......
             ah, the famous Jigsaw scheme -- to go with the Octopus scheme & whatever other fun named ones are out there  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on April 27, 2011, 04:34:01 am
Got to agree with Lee re the splinter Spitfire. There were a few experimantal ones like that in 1941.

The brown/green 109 is gorgeous however. Would look good on a late 109 or 190.

Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on April 27, 2011, 07:03:29 am
But a late one would be green and grey. :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 27, 2011, 07:25:48 am
Thsi is going to be beautiful - a Canadian P-47! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1303764986/What-if++Canadian+P-47+WIP)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 28, 2011, 05:02:41 pm
Update on the Canuck Jug! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1303956086/%26quot%3BWhat+if%26quot%3B+Canadian+P-47+WIP)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Av8fan on April 28, 2011, 09:39:45 pm
Wow!

I REALLY like that Canadian Jug.

I am going to have to try one.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 01, 2011, 05:45:04 am
But a late one would be green and grey. :wacko:

Depends on your references.  The Monogram Close Up on the 109K has several in a scheme using two of the late greens which look similar to dark earth and dark green.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Maverick on May 01, 2011, 06:10:22 am
Very true, specifically RLM 81 Braunviolett & 83 Dunkelgrun.  Slated as upper surface camouflage for fighters in late 1944-45.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 01, 2011, 06:23:56 am
And if they're wearing the alleged RLM 84 underneath?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Maverick on May 01, 2011, 06:52:40 am
Well, my references quote three shades of RLM 84.  Two of Graublau and one of Gelbgrau.  That being said, another suggested it was an invention of a post War writer trying to describe poorly mixed RLM 76 (really poorly mixed I'm guessing) or a possible colour that was being developed before wars end.

All of that is fairly moot however, given I was merely mentioning the two colours that could be described as 'brown' and 'green' on a late war 109.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on May 01, 2011, 09:28:45 am
Hey, talk about a subtle whiff.  Late Spit or Tiffie in regular RAF scheme but substitute RLM shades and matching late 109 or 190 using RAF Green and Grey.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 01, 2011, 09:58:12 am
I've used RAF Sky as RLM 84 before.

Bf 109Ks with the 75/83 combination look quite RAF-ish anyway as 75 looks close to Ocean grey but with a touch of red in it.  The splinter pattern is quite loose and more disruptive than angular.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: thedarkmaster on May 01, 2011, 12:48:14 pm


I really don't see the point of getting to hung up over RLM numbers or FS or BS one for that matter, in these days of computor controlled mixes we cannot garuntee two batches will exactly match so what hope has a guy with a set of scales and a colour chart have of getting it 100% right ? Besides if there are shortages you get what turns up..........regulations be dammed !!...if it looks right go with it 
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 01, 2011, 01:05:46 pm
i happen to be evan more if a nightmare for this, ive that great male genetic flaw, dodgy colour vision, so while 2 coulors may look identical to me, to someone with "proper" eyes they appear completly different. normaly i just laugh if anyone goes off on the colour argument...  Ive a freind who colour matched for a paint firm, he said it was a nightmare to do as so much can influence the final result, and you also have to allow for fading, solvent contaminats, thickness of coat, under coat colour, drying speed and humidity.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on May 01, 2011, 01:45:29 pm
Thsi is going to be beautiful - a Canadian P-47! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1303764986/What-if++Canadian+P-47+WIP)

Agreed
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on May 04, 2011, 09:13:16 pm
A couple by Bob Fisher who postulated "What if the camouflage designers for each side in WWII were reversed?"



Subtle, but I like it.


Regards,

Greg

Nice concept. Terrible shame they are close to reality, all that work wasted...;)
Is there some sort of level of fictional that's required to qualify as What-If? If it's too fictional is it disqualified? I'm soooooo confused!

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on May 04, 2011, 09:47:02 pm
Can't believe no one has shown this one yet.

The Bristol Beaufisher.

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/08/08/63/080863.jpg)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/08/08/60/080860.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1304333066/1-72+Bristol+Beaufisher+...

Gallery here:
http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_9316/kuva_80857/

Edit:  Don't know why the pics are so small as I grabbed them from bigger images from the Gallery listed above.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on May 04, 2011, 10:01:45 pm
Zoinks! That's a good one, annoyed I didn't think of it actually!

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on May 04, 2011, 10:04:41 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 05, 2011, 06:07:27 am
Very nice and very plausable :

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/PL-140864.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: pyro-manic on May 05, 2011, 03:23:40 pm
Is that a Blenheim on floats? :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on May 05, 2011, 03:44:19 pm
Is that a Blenheim on floats? :blink:

Sure is.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 05, 2011, 03:51:29 pm
Is that a Blenheim on floats? :blink:

Sure is.

To be correct, it's a Bolingbroke.  That's the name for a Canadian built Blenheim, the RCAF trialed this during the war.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 05, 2011, 03:54:47 pm
... the Fairchild Canada Bolingbroke III to be precise.  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 05, 2011, 04:02:29 pm
I've been trying to figure out what the visual differences are, because while reading the Bob Tuck book, 'Fly for your Life', he recalls that he was at a King's Review one time when someone was tugging at his sleeve. That someone turned out to be one of the Princess's who was there and she asked Tuck if the aircraft that was circling above was a Blenheim. Tuck replied that it was actually a Bolingbroke.

That has always puzzled me as to how he was able to identify it as such because they look almost like a clone.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 05, 2011, 04:45:24 pm
I've been trying to figure out what the visual differences are, because while reading the Bob Tuck book, 'Fly for your Life', he recalls that he was at a King's Review one time when someone was tugging at his sleeve. That someone turned out to be one of the Princess's who was there and she asked Tuck if the aircraft that was circling above was a Blenheim. Tuck replied that it was actually a Bolingbroke.

That has always puzzled me as to how he was able to identify it as such because they look almost like a clone.

The name Bolingbroke was originally applied to the 'long-nose' Type 149 in 1936, however, once in production it was
decided to use the designation Blenheim IV instead. Bolingbroke was retained for the Canadian built machines.

So perhaps Tuck was referring to a Blenheim IV by its original name?

Similarly the Blenheim V was originally called the Bisley.

One visual clue for telling them apart is that Fairchild built Bolingbroke IV had de-icing boots on the main and tail planes.
However as these aircraft served in Canada, its doubtful that one would have been at a review in the UK.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on May 10, 2011, 07:01:46 pm
This one looks fun.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/mquiroz/_MG_2873.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1304656531/Fantastical+Fish+Finished...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on May 10, 2011, 07:04:40 pm
And this one.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1304851605/Baneblade+Super+Heavy+Tank+-+part+1

Can't make the pic stay, works fine in preview.  Oh well, click the link, it is the first pic.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on May 11, 2011, 07:22:14 pm
Phil, that 1st link isn't co-operating.

That fishy is a Michael Fichtenmayer (fichtenfoo) product.

Linky-thingies:

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/fichtenfoo-model-products-and-services/ (http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/fichtenfoo-model-products-and-services/) - Products
http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/model-gallery/ (http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/model-gallery/) - Gallery
http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/ (http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/) - Home Page/Blog
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on May 12, 2011, 03:37:01 am
The steampunk culture have a  new submarine, with that fish, the gallery is great. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on May 27, 2011, 02:51:59 pm
JG71 Richthofen P-51 by Giampiero Silvestri:

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2aj3zaq.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1306011234/Bundesluftwaffe+1952)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Maverick on May 27, 2011, 05:03:26 pm
Very pretty 'Stang.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on June 04, 2011, 09:49:40 am
Nice Martin Seamaster (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1307187470/As+long+as+we%27re+doing+Seamasters) from Mark Schynert.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on June 04, 2011, 12:50:06 pm
Nice one
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 13, 2011, 07:28:40 pm
This one is pretty nice in the Invasion Stripes forum.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dNKN_43iCis/TZ5IEJEUBZI/AAAAAAAAFig/i6K7RoFoffI/s800/DSC00067.JPG)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/478986/message/1307616965/%26quot%3BWhat-If%26quot%3B+F4U-1A
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 13, 2011, 08:40:00 pm
What is wrong with this helicopter?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1307925155/Super+Wiff--+Could+you++make+a+Skycrane+out+of+a+Seaking-- (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1307925155/Super+Wiff--+Could+you++make+a+Skycrane+out+of+a+Seaking--)

Absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on June 13, 2011, 08:40:50 pm
What's wrong with it?  The photos aren't showing up that's what!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 13, 2011, 08:53:03 pm
Ha ha, very funny.

Stupid Network54. :banghead:

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on June 13, 2011, 08:57:55 pm
Ahhhhh, a mini Skycrane; me likey!!!!

Don't you just love the internets Phil?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on June 14, 2011, 02:15:00 pm
Bryant's B-70 Black Beauty:

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq114/86Sabre/B-70A-10019.jpg)
(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq114/86Sabre/B-70A-10023.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1307772998/My+B-70+is+ready+to+rock+and+roll%2C+sorry+guys+had+to+go+with+Black+Beauty)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on June 14, 2011, 05:10:34 pm
Incredible look. Is like the developement of a SR71. It Remind me the Aurora proyect.  :thumbsup: :cheers: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on June 24, 2011, 02:15:24 pm
Craig's Marine Corsair.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/craigabrahamson/DSCN2567.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1308516389/Hasegawa+48th+Marine+Corsair.....is+it+a+%26quot%3Bwhat-if%26quot%3B+-+-)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on June 24, 2011, 02:16:55 pm
Is this one of our gang's? John Jeffers' F7F-3 Junglecat:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5536109695_fb85d6ff70_b.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1308456097/F7F-3+Junglecat%2C+Vietnam)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on June 24, 2011, 02:18:32 pm
Claus Dam takes the Eduard MiG-21 Advert to 3D:

(http://kultgis.dk/claus/GAZ_13_1.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1308501416/Remember+this+ad-)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on June 24, 2011, 02:58:05 pm
Craig's Marine Corsair.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/craigabrahamson/DSCN2567.jpg)
More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1308516389/Hasegawa+48th+Marine+Corsair.....is+it+a+%26quot%3Bwhat-if%26quot%3B+-+-)
Regards,
Greg

It can be a real plane. See link below  :thumbsup:
http://www.teidehobby.com/2009/12/corsair-fu4-4.html
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 24, 2011, 04:01:52 pm
Claus Dam takes the Eduard MiG-21 Advert to 3D:

(http://kultgis.dk/claus/GAZ_13_1.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1308501416/Remember+this+ad-)

Regards,

Greg


That's brilliant! :bow: Only needs some appropriate Eduard rabbits! :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on June 24, 2011, 04:03:39 pm

That's brilliant! :bow: Only needs some appropriate Eduard rabbits! :lol:

Yes - bad of Eduard not to make them available.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 01, 2011, 03:36:16 pm
Bryant's Ta-183:

(http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq114/86Sabre/Ta183project005.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1309213576/Knocking+them+out.+My+latest+a+Ta+183)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on July 02, 2011, 01:26:37 am
nice 183 - like the camo
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 04, 2011, 04:03:28 pm
While both are not whifs, I guess the designs are radical enough to warrant a post here:

1/32 Pond Racer

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/pondracerfm_1.jpg)

More pics HERE (http://www.hyperscale.com/2011/features/pondracer32fm_1.htm).

1/32 Belyayev DB-LK

(http://www.hyperscale.com/2007/features/images/belyayev32fm_7.jpg)

More pics HERE (http://www.hyperscale.com/2007/features/belyayev32fm_1.htm).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 05, 2011, 12:29:59 am
Ooo...awfully tempting to get me one of those Pond Racer Kits he mentions.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on July 05, 2011, 01:11:53 am
Man - there are some goodies there
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on July 05, 2011, 01:41:02 am
The Pond Racer is AWESOME!!! Imagine turning this into a USAF hi-viz interceptor? Wow!!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 14, 2011, 03:07:43 am
Craig's Marine Corsair.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/craigabrahamson/DSCN2567.jpg)
More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1308516389/Hasegawa+48th+Marine+Corsair.....is+it+a+%26quot%3Bwhat-if%26quot%3B+-+-)
Regards,
Greg

It can be a real plane. See link below  :thumbsup:
http://www.teidehobby.com/2009/12/corsair-fu4-4.html

Well there is at least a model kit available:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqUOKj0E3)BSEhJJBOFk2ezuCQ~~_12.JPG)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on July 14, 2011, 03:10:19 am
That Belyayev DB-LK looks good.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 14, 2011, 06:51:13 am
Does anyone do a Pond in 1/72?

I've been wondering about how you'd morph one from existing kits but always end up realising that it'd end up a scrathbuild.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 14, 2011, 10:43:04 am
Does anyone do a Pond in 1/72?

I've been wondering about how you'd morph one from existing kits but always end up realising that it'd end up a scrathbuild.

Cobra Company, resin kit, $55.00.    ;D

http://www.cobracompany.com/72030.htm

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/rh/articles.php?id=18467
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on July 14, 2011, 02:29:14 pm
Does anyone do a Pond in 1/72?

I've been wondering about how you'd morph one from existing kits but always end up realising that it'd end up a scrathbuild.

Could with some work use some drop tanks to build one or at least something similar for the Drop Tank GB

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 16, 2011, 02:29:16 pm
Turbine powered Do-335T by Derek Pennington:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/DelPen/IMG_1622.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1310406790/Luftwaffe+%2746.....A+turbine+powered+Do-335T)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: beowulf on July 16, 2011, 03:21:44 pm
i like that.....that works quite well i think
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on July 16, 2011, 05:20:44 pm
Turbine powered Do-335T by Derek Pennington:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/DelPen/IMG_1622.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1310406790/Luftwaffe+%2746.....A+turbine+powered+Do-335T)

Regards,

Greg

I run into him  every so often, and I'll definitely give him a hearty 'thumbs up' for that one!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on July 16, 2011, 07:45:39 pm
I don't get it... why are there side exhausts like on a turboprop, when there's no actual prop?  it doesn't make sense to me...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: rickshaw on July 16, 2011, 11:59:59 pm
I don't get it... why are there side exhausts like on a turboprop, when there's no actual prop?  it doesn't make sense to me...

Bifucated jetpipe perhaps, as on the Hawker Sea Hawk?   However, they look far too small to carry the exhaust of a Jumo 004 or BMW 003.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on July 23, 2011, 01:56:02 pm
Giampiero Silvestri's F-104G Höhenaufklärer:

(http://i56.tinypic.com/66vzhc.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1311439718/F-104G+H%F6henaufkl%E4rer+done)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on July 23, 2011, 07:59:05 pm
Giampiero Silvestri's F-104G Höhenaufklärer:

(http://i56.tinypic.com/66vzhc.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1311439718/F-104G+H%F6henaufkl%E4rer+done)

Regards,

Greg

HOLYCRAPTHAT'SGORGEOUS!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: su27rules on July 24, 2011, 07:57:29 am
Giampiero Silvestri's F-104G Höhenaufklärer:

(http://i56.tinypic.com/66vzhc.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1311439718/F-104G+H%F6henaufkl%E4rer+done)
Regards,
Greg

So nice,great work!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on July 24, 2011, 08:31:47 am
G. Marcat will love that!  :thumbsup: Really cool look
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: raafif on July 27, 2011, 05:22:45 pm
what if WW1 continued into WW2 ??

Captured Mustang ...
http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1311797639/Pheon+Mustang+decals+-+sneak+pre-view
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 27, 2011, 06:27:20 pm
what if WW1 continued into WW2 ??

Captured Mustang ...
http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1311797639/Pheon+Mustang+decals+-+sneak+pre-view

Not captured, Albatros built Siemens Schuckert Möxtanger.  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on July 27, 2011, 08:15:53 pm
I like this line..... it so sums up this present bunch of freaks & weirdos....  ;D  :thumbsup:  :party:

Quote
One from the next decal project........ I'm told I got a bit confused during the research. Don't know what they're on about!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 09, 2011, 05:56:53 pm
Phil Brandt's three-engined Vigilante:
(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/N.A.-349%20024.jpg)
http://www.hyperscale.com/2011/features/nr349pb_1.htm

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on August 10, 2011, 05:50:55 am
That's nice. :thumbsup:

The NR-349 is one I've had in mind to do & I was kindly given the kits & parts to do so, but I'd like to the full whammy with the AWG-9 radar.  It stalled because I couldn't find any references that show the forward fuselage in any detail.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jschmus on August 10, 2011, 01:17:29 pm
Bondo Phil always comes up with the neatest projects, and this one was very nicely executed.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on August 10, 2011, 05:03:52 pm
Was nice to see this one in the flesh at Nats.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on August 12, 2011, 07:13:31 am
Giampiero Silvestri's F-104G Höhenaufklärer:

That is stunning.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: GTX on August 27, 2011, 01:40:49 pm
I'm sure someone here will appreciate this one - Andrew MacKay's TSR-2:

(http://www.keaphotos.com/d/27766-2/adom-20110826-0008.jpg)

More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1314349908/TSR-2+Done+.....)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Martin H on August 27, 2011, 02:16:54 pm
nicely done
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on August 30, 2011, 09:11:37 pm
Lovely twin Spitfire (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1314707003/What+If+-............) today!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on August 31, 2011, 02:37:27 am
Lovely twin Spitfire (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1314707003/What+If+-............) today!

Remarkable build, and very believable. Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Taiidantomcat on August 31, 2011, 10:40:27 am
That twin spit is classy!  :wub: Neat to see it in a big scale too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on August 31, 2011, 11:52:47 am
Agreed  :wub: But I had not spun the propellers in the same direction. :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on August 31, 2011, 01:12:25 pm
That twin spit is classy!  :wub: Neat to see it in a big scale too  :thumbsup:

Are you rich enough to secure a couple of 1:24 Airfix Spitfire?
And brave enough to actually build the thing?  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on August 31, 2011, 01:30:25 pm
I didn't realize the scale until you mentioned it, I think if I was to do one that size I would think the u/c out a bit better, along the lines of an F-82 system would be better. You might as well do it properly   ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 03, 2011, 08:00:09 am
WOW! A Wimpy on floats! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1317614941/What+if+Vickers+Sea+Wimpy)  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on October 03, 2011, 08:05:10 am
WOW! A Wimpy on floats! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1317614941/What+if+Vickers+Sea+Wimpy)  :wub:

Brilliant!!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on October 03, 2011, 08:09:35 am
That's a pair of serious floats!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rheged on October 03, 2011, 08:23:04 am
WOW! A Wimpy on floats! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1317614941/What+if+Vickers+Sea+Wimpy)  :wub:

Somebody, somewhere just HAD to do a Wellington in boots!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on October 03, 2011, 08:56:21 am
I'm sure someone here will appreciate this one - Andrew MacKay's TSR-2:
(http://www.keaphotos.com/d/27766-2/adom-20110826-0008.jpg)
More (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1314349908/TSR-2+Done+.....)
Regards,
Greg

Yes...I do it...for example, and I´m sure I´m not the only one. :thumbsup:  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on November 27, 2011, 12:02:35 pm
Here are some real whiffalicious racers found on Hyperscale today, courtesy of builder Rene Hieronymous.
  
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/Challenger14.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/CurtissWIF2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/MacchiWIF1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/Challenger11.jpg)
  
And a pretty good SeaDart
  
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/XF2Y-15.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 27, 2011, 01:21:20 pm
Thanks for posting those!  :cheers: The post with a couple more pics (including a topside view of the luvverly Challenger II!  :wub:) can be found HERE (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1322422408/By+public+request+%28well+more+or+less%29).
The Challenger II would make a awesome Batplane!

I think I've seen the red one with the X-Wing-ish fuselage as a concept art on conceptships.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Pablo1965 on November 27, 2011, 03:33:55 pm
Great creations.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on November 28, 2011, 11:35:24 pm
Greg

I like the Do335T and the F104

nice

Bernie
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Aircav on November 29, 2011, 02:06:35 pm
Here's some more of the Challenger II which I think is just such a wonderful deisgn.  :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :wub:
http://www.usns.biz/index.php/gallery.html?func=viewcategory&catid=102
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on November 29, 2011, 02:25:46 pm
That chalenger II is one of the best looking builds I have seen in a very long time, and it is a real favourite of mine for sure  :wub: Excellent find.
Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on November 30, 2011, 05:45:24 am
the Challenger II sure makes me wish there was a Whiffie for "Best whif found on the web"!!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on November 30, 2011, 06:15:45 am
the Challenger II sure makes me wish there was a Whiffie for "Best whif found on the web"!!!

I'm not sure there isn't one ? However there's no reason why we shouldn't award an "honourary Wiffie" ?

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on November 30, 2011, 01:50:23 pm
Here's some more of the Challenger II which I think is just such a wonderful design.  :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :wub:
http://www.usns.biz/index.php/gallery.html?func=viewcategory&catid=102
 
  Its a lot like my W-wing tailless design when you look at it from above, the sweeps are reversed though into an M-wing ,...and the challenger is a LOT more muscular in stature.
 
 
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on November 30, 2011, 02:23:43 pm
Anyone got any suggestions of what Rene used to make the Challenger II? I want a fighter version of it! 'Tis a looker isn't it?  :wub: :wub:

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on November 30, 2011, 03:14:38 pm
Anyone got any suggestions of what Rene used to make the Challenger II? I want a fighter version of it! 'Tis a looker isn't it?  :wub: :wub:

Paul Harrison
 
  Really, it looks like anything could be used, find a canopy and nose area style you like for an era you like- make a 30's version with a birdcage office even. Then get some engines that look good, the wings themselves actually look like something crafted from styrene sheet than any kit parts and it looks like some heating and bending done. They are really thin section airfoils. Add an undercarriage if making a "at rest" model.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on December 08, 2011, 06:45:08 pm
New find on HS. A Do-228 in Australian RAAF markings.
 
(http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u345/LongMan2U4/PC082910.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on December 09, 2011, 01:03:57 am
What a beauty!!!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on December 09, 2011, 06:13:24 am
What a beauty!!!  :wub:

Agreed
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on December 09, 2011, 07:41:36 am
Wow!  :wub:

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: lenny100 on December 09, 2011, 08:12:56 am
somebody find out who built it and give his a invite over here
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on December 09, 2011, 09:15:35 am
somebody find out who built it and give his a invite over here

Certainly. It's also given me some ideas for the kit I have.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on December 09, 2011, 09:16:56 am
Totally agree with everyone on that Do-228, is there any more pictures of it? I would like to have a proper look at it as it has inspired me what to do with the one in my stash.
Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on December 09, 2011, 11:13:34 am
So where did they put the kitchen sink on that bird ?

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Steel Penguin on December 09, 2011, 12:31:38 pm
in the nose at a guess
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: raafif on December 09, 2011, 03:10:27 pm
found the Hyper-diaper (for when you wet yourself) page here
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1323386498/Justa+fool%27n+around.......................1-72+Do228+finished

the guy's photobucket pages here... pics of this plane's build spread through first 10 pages ...
http://s518.photobucket.com/profile/LongMan2U4
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on December 09, 2011, 04:52:12 pm
Wow ! That is gorgeous.....I'd need two, tho. One to take off and land, and one to actually fly around !

Love it !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 09, 2011, 06:44:42 pm
Awesome build!  :bow:

What are the little UAVs under the wings?  :unsure: They almost look like RQ-2 Pioneers (with the vert stabs at an angle). But what scale?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 09, 2011, 08:37:03 pm
At least he changed the wings, the singularly ugliest bit of the 228 to my mind.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 10, 2011, 02:43:15 am
At least he changed the wings, the singularly ugliest bit of the 228 to my mind.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Agreed, I always thought the planform would have looked better reversed.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on December 10, 2011, 04:10:29 am
That's fantastic, would fit into the Antarctic War thread briliantly.  The red markings suggest it's on a legimate survey mission, the sensors & drones say otherwise.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: raafif on December 10, 2011, 06:37:20 pm
Awesome build!  :bow:

What are the little UAVs under the wings?  :unsure: They almost look like RQ-2 Pioneers (with the vert stabs at an angle). But what scale?

they appear to be "Pioneer" UAV / Target-drones used in Australia, don't think anyone makes a model of it ?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Aircav on December 11, 2011, 02:33:22 am
At least he changed the wings, the singularly ugliest bit of the 228 to my mind.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Agreed, I always thought the planform would have looked better reversed.

They look like Twotter wings, cool, very cool
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on December 28, 2011, 08:21:00 am
Everyone on HS is recapping their year in plastics and resins, and this Whifftacular Whimpey was seen today

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-t8ha4UBR2Og/TruTdCIx18I/AAAAAAAABpk/k7hFHnFiUCg/s600/IMG_1499.JPG)

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VoLK237bSC8/TruTdJ5-qoI/AAAAAAAABps/CxmRyGvBQgQ/s600/IMG_1496.JPG)

(http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XahUDvX0Nw4/TruTdZ8oPXI/AAAAAAAABpo/eNsu_VM-hyI/s600/IMG_1504.JPG)

And a nice build of the movie plane from "Firefox". Still a WIP

(http://i43.tinypic.com/sy0dbl.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 28, 2011, 01:36:05 pm
Everyone on HS is recapping their year in plastics and resins, and this Whifftacular Whimpey was seen today

(http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VoLK237bSC8/TruTdJ5-qoI/AAAAAAAABps/CxmRyGvBQgQ/s600/IMG_1496.JPG)

WHIFFGASM!  :wub: :bow:


Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on December 28, 2011, 03:29:06 pm
Triple Wimpy is a cracker!
Might try a triple next time I'm cooking burgers too. Used to love popping into Wimpy's for a couple of burgers and a large Coke in Kingston on the way back home from Heathrow Airport.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on December 31, 2011, 12:01:17 pm
Looks like the Mig 31 Firefox II is finished over on HS.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/53r89i.jpg)

Nice build using the old Monogram F-19x "Stealth Concept" fighter kit and some extra parts.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 03, 2012, 06:04:39 pm
Hilarious one today, Superman versus German tank. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1325627609/Some+whimsy-) ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on January 03, 2012, 06:23:51 pm
Hilarious one today, Superman versus German tank. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1325627609/Some+whimsy-) ;D

That's cracking!  ;D ;D ;D :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on January 03, 2012, 06:26:39 pm
Hilarious one today, Superman versus German tank. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1325627609/Some+whimsy-) ;D

Awesome!!!!

I love this part of the description;
Quote
...the Man of Steel is several Italeri barbarians chopped into pieces then pinned back together.

So Superman is really an Italian Frankenstein?!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on January 16, 2012, 10:57:09 am
Confederate States Air Force Mirage F-1  :rolleyes:


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1326723241/What+if-++Confederate+States+Air+Force+Mirage+F-1



Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: beowulf on January 16, 2012, 03:07:14 pm
that mirage is very nice  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on January 16, 2012, 05:10:47 pm
I liked the Monster Chevy.

(http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1326674088.JPG)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1326675409/Why+Can.t+I+just+leave+things+alone+Or..................
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on January 16, 2012, 11:58:35 pm
Confederate States Air Force Mirage F-1  :rolleyes:

Hotte

  Is it just me, or does Hyperscale and the builder of that particular whif have an unusual sense of timing in putting up that machine and backstory on the Martin Luther King holiday in the USA?
 
  Either complete disconnect, or... giant brass "utilities".... ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: pyro-manic on January 17, 2012, 05:48:30 am
It's mentioned in the comments on HS...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Aircav on January 17, 2012, 12:21:16 pm
Don't think anyone outisde of the US would of linked the two.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on March 19, 2012, 12:26:46 pm
Lovely Vietnam bird here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1332170238/TOP+SECRET.+F7F-3+-+F-7C+Bobcat.++%28What-if-%29+56th+SOW%2C+Vietnam%2C+1967./)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Leading Observer on March 19, 2012, 01:20:21 pm
A three engine Wellington just cries out for longer wings!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2012, 01:22:54 pm
A three engine Wellington just cries out for longer wings!  ;D

Doesn't everything?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on March 19, 2012, 05:48:18 pm
A three engine Wellington just cries out for longer wings!  ;D

Doesn't everything?  ;D :lol:
 
 Pretty much Everything !

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6101/6998454629_d4d587b05b_c.jpg)

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: lancer on March 20, 2012, 03:18:17 pm
A three engine Wellington just cries out for longer wings!  ;D

Doesn't everything?  ;D :lol:
 
 Pretty much Everything !

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6101/6998454629_d4d587b05b_c.jpg)



Oh that is Fricking BRILLIANT!  I love the hat. Brilliant work Russ..
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on March 21, 2012, 03:06:39 am
Sent that dragon to my old office - the girls love it  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on March 21, 2012, 09:57:50 am
Thanks !

Every now and again someone may get the treatment, all in good fun, a Eustace Scrubb-ing so to speak.

Hint: the next subject may be asymmetrically applied....
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 21, 2012, 12:45:22 pm
Hehehe, I do like that, thanks Russ.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on March 21, 2012, 08:14:48 pm
UR Welcome ! Full size 1000x3000 version is on my Flickr page -  http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeroartistry/
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Radish on March 22, 2012, 02:01:21 am
AWESOME TIGERCAT, Rat
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on May 01, 2012, 04:45:50 pm
Wow, this is just too gorgeous! A Republic Rainbow as an airliner! (http://www.swampfoxmodelers.com/index_35.htm)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Cliffy B on May 01, 2012, 04:54:32 pm
You can say that again!  Its just plain neat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RotorheadTX on May 01, 2012, 05:04:02 pm
Wow, this is just too gorgeous! A Republic Rainbow as an airliner! (http://www.swampfoxmodelers.com/index_35.htm)

EYEGASM
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Doc Yo on May 01, 2012, 06:09:24 pm
 Scatchbuilt and in 1/48 th. no less...what a beauty!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on May 01, 2012, 07:41:35 pm
Righteous !
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on May 02, 2012, 01:01:21 am
Wow, this is just too gorgeous! A Republic Rainbow as an airliner! (http://www.swampfoxmodelers.com/index_35.htm)

Well, that's the way the Rainbow was meant to be, had it not been for the thousands of DC-3s turned over to the civilian market. I so hate the Dakota, because it deprived us of so many great aircraft...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on May 02, 2012, 01:25:48 am
Nice find Ratty  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 02, 2012, 01:55:02 am
It'd look great in a PanAm scheme too, I wish I could afford the Anigrand one!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: bearmatt on May 02, 2012, 05:05:09 am
Very nice airliner indeed.
While looking for other whifs on the same site....:

F-35 and in the background F-20 of the parrot air force  ;D (http://www.swampfoxmodelers.com/index_htm_files/1933.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 02, 2012, 02:15:08 pm
Parrot Air Force!  :o That's a Blackhawk! CLICKY! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackhawk_%28comics%29)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: bearmatt on May 04, 2012, 03:53:09 am
 :lol:

Thx Moritz! Didn't know this comic stripe! (altough I should, since I was reading Buck Danny, Dan Cooper etc...)
You live and you learn....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on May 09, 2012, 12:05:44 am
Fiat G. 55 Jumo 213

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1336493261/Fiat+G55+with+Jumo+213+engine+completed


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on May 09, 2012, 01:15:37 am
Nice G.55 but you need a guide dog whilst on the ground with that nose  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 09, 2012, 03:28:08 am
No longer than a Firebrand!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: pyro-manic on May 09, 2012, 07:17:15 am
What has he done to that poor Centauro?  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on May 09, 2012, 08:29:55 pm
Apparently this one  (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1336539048/What+better+for+Red+Steve+than+the+Red+Planet...Navy+style%21....) was bashed together in about 3 hours. Definitley no AMS on this project!

(http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/Nomad2009/lun12.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on May 14, 2012, 06:19:16 am
New Whirlwind whiffer (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1336931663/AMEGB+Newbie+Off+The+Starting+Block...Whirlwind%21) is hitting the bench. I'll be watching this one closely!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on May 14, 2012, 06:48:46 am
New Whirlwind whiffer (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1336931663/AMEGB+Newbie+Off+The+Starting+Block...Whirlwind%21) is hitting the bench. I'll be watching this one closely!

Good find Ratty - looks interesting, maybe an invite is in order ?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Martin H on May 14, 2012, 09:05:19 am
Griffon's? They will give it some real welly. ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JayBee on May 14, 2012, 10:44:10 am
Griffon's! Strewth! That is a scary thought  :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on May 14, 2012, 11:09:49 am
Whirlwind whiffer (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1336931663/AMEGB+Newbie+Off+The+Starting+Block...Whirlwind%21)
Does the Whirlwind have anything heavy that you can move to the tail to balance it with the Griffons? I've understood that at least some Griffon Spitfires needed  lead in the tail.

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on May 14, 2012, 12:45:36 pm
Whirlwind whiffer (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1336931663/AMEGB+Newbie+Off+The+Starting+Block...Whirlwind%21)
Does the Whirlwind have anything heavy that you can move to the tail to balance it with the Griffons? I've understood that at least some Griffon Spitfires needed  lead in the tail.



  Lengthen the fuselage, move the CG aft. Putting Pb in an airframe is just so counter-intuitive!

  It looks like He's even cropped the wingtips, that machine is gonna be a real screamer. If its for racing the CG problem goes away by losing the cannons and stopping the nose at the wing leading edges.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 15, 2012, 06:43:58 am
Whirlwind whiffer (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1336931663/AMEGB+Newbie+Off+The+Starting+Block...Whirlwind%21)
Does the Whirlwind have anything heavy that you can move to the tail to balance it with the Griffons? I've understood that at least some Griffon Spitfires needed  lead in the tail.

I've mentioned before (in the Whirlwind thread I think)  I have a book about Westland and Harold Penrose in particular. In it it says that everything aft of the wing on the Whirlwind was made from magnesium (except u/c parts, hinges etc.) as it was a non-stategic material at the time.  Magnesium to aluminum is like aluminum to steel, it's about twice as light for the same material size and thickness but a piece of magnesium needs to be thicker than a similar sized piece of aluminum to keep the same strength.  So if the whole rear fuselage of the Whirlwind used aluminum of the same thickness as the magnesium parts, it not only would be heavier but stronger too.  Having said that, I think some sort of extra ballast would be required for the Griffon installation but for a Merlin I think it would be perfect.

To move more weight out of the nose, I think I would move the cannon to a pannier under the cockpit.

Out of interest:

Peregrine weighs 1140 lbs, dimensions are L71 1/2"x W27"x H41"
Griffon  weighs 1980 lbs, dimensions are L81"x W30 1/2"x H46"

Weight wise, it's like adding a whole extra Peregrine forward of the cg point.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on May 15, 2012, 07:21:08 am
Interesting Kitnut. I never realised Magnesium wasn't considered a strategic material. Must of been fun when working with it, especially welding
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 15, 2012, 07:30:36 am
I think it was just used in sheet form or castings Narses, but if you think about it, back then they were just getting their heads around working with aluminum on aircraft.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on May 15, 2012, 07:33:05 am
but if you think about it, back then they were just getting their heads around working with aluminum on aircraft.

Yes very true, I tend to forget that. I used to work with a lady who'd been a welder in an aircraft factory during WWII and she was trained to weld Ali. She often commented on how much "fun" that was
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on May 15, 2012, 09:56:21 am
Did some engineering and electronics courses many moons ago. I was great at soldering, reasonably good at brazing, okay at welding steel, ali just went up in a puff of smoke every damn time I tried it!!  :banghead:

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rheged on May 15, 2012, 11:14:15 am
Ali just went up in a puff of smoke every damn time I tried it!!  :banghead:

Doesn't magnesium do the "PUFF OF SMOKE"  trick if it gets hot?   I can recall participating in an unfortunate incident in a chemistry lesson in ??1964??.  It proved that if you drop a hot deflagrating spoon into  a largish saucer of magnesium powder, you can really annoy a chemistry master. I was just a witness (honest) and I was flash-blinded for several minutes!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on May 15, 2012, 11:34:28 am
Anyway, it is clearly quite possible to weld magnesium:
http://www.paketabikes.com/index.cfm?page=technology

Magnesium shavings are easy to ignite but a more solid chunk of the metal is not quite that volatile.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on May 15, 2012, 12:21:46 pm
Ali just went up in a puff of smoke every damn time I tried it!!  :banghead:

Doesn't magnesium do the "PUFF OF SMOKE"  trick if it gets hot?   I can recall participating in an unfortunate incident in a chemistry lesson in ??1964??.  It proved that if you drop a hot deflagrating spoon into  a largish saucer of magnesium powder, you can really annoy a chemistry master. I was just a witness (honest) and I was flash-blinded for several minutes!
With me it was in the mid seventies and several rolls of magnesium ribbon!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 15, 2012, 01:42:19 pm
I've tried welding aluminum several ways back when I was on the shop floor (years ago, I'm a fabricator/welder by trade), with oxy/acetelyne I had a hell of a job doing it, but with mig or tig it was quite easy.  Never tried magnesium though --- mind you we had to make an aluminum ladel one time in college, the annealing process was the complete reverse on how you anneal steel. I had to do it twice because I got it too hot the first time and the bowl I had begun to bash out, just dropped out.  There was a brief shimmy then --- gone --

I don't think there was any welding involved with the Whirlwind structure though, primarily bolted or riveted I think
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Caveman on May 15, 2012, 02:32:24 pm
I have had the opertunity to work with some pretty significant masses of magnesium alloys... Whilst I cannot say that I have seen them "puff of smoke" I pretty much heard it fizz when exposed to salt water...

Having recently watched the BBC's programme on F1 in the 1960s improperly treated magnesium alloys just make me uneasy
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on May 15, 2012, 02:40:53 pm
  My chem lab favorite was the spectral color lesson, take a heated probe tip, dip into various powders, put back into the bunsen and note the color through various filters to guess the compound from the list on the blackboard.

  After doing this, found one of the powders, a Sodium compound was a brilliant yellow even with a few grains. Russ next take on it, try a whole heaping spoonful, in the darkened lab. Never did find the front half of the spoon. Even the sound was spectacular and it was also the day I received one of my first dragon nicknames, and a day of detention.

  There were several Northrop Flying Wings using Magnesium parts and the XP-79 most prominently. I never knew it was non-strategic !
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 15, 2012, 02:55:46 pm
 There were several Northrop Flying Wings using Magnesium parts and the XP-79 most prominently. I never knew it was non-strategic !

The B-36 had huge amounts of skinning made from magnesium.

When Westland were trying to convince the Air Ministry to buy the Whirlwind, they had to show they weren't using any strategic material in the build during the design process, same reason De Havilland built the Mosquito out of wood.  Neither aircraft was deemed necessary to the war effort at the time of their conception.

Going back to the what-if in question, I've read an article in an Air-Britain magazine, and a Merlin powered Whirlwind was considered.  But because of what we've just discussed, the aircraft got bigger and bigger to accommodate the added weight. The result was the Welkin, and before it was called that, it was known as the Whirlwind Development Fighter.

Personally, I think an upgraded Whirlwind should look a bit like this --

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/IAe30.jpg)

This aircraft was powered by the same Merlins as the DH.103 Hornet, all 2030 hp each one
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on May 15, 2012, 06:36:12 pm
Just popping back to the magnesium thing for a second:

How many people have, or have had mag wheels on their cars?

The "mag" is just an abbreviation of "magnesium".... true, it is magnesium alloyed with aluminium, but it still burns well.

Aircraft wheels were (are?), also, made out of magnesium-aluminium alloy, with a higher percentage of magnesium. Ye gods but they burned well when the base firies lit them up for training.

Also, when alight, they tend to explode when they come in contact with water - looks a bit like a phosphorus bomb.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on May 15, 2012, 06:44:41 pm
Just popping back to the magnesium thing for a second:

How many people have, or have had mag wheels on their cars?

The "mag" is just an abbreviation of "magnesium".... true, it is magnesium alloyed with aluminium, but it still burns well.

Aircraft wheels were (are?), also, made out of magnesium-aluminium alloy, with a higher percentage of magnesium. Ye gods but they burned well when the base firies lit them up for training.

Also, when alight, they tend to explode when they come in contact with water - looks a bit like a phosphorus bomb.

As did the SeaSprite.  Loaded up with a torpedo and lots of jet fuel...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on May 15, 2012, 08:48:09 pm
 There were several Northrop Flying Wings using Magnesium parts and the XP-79 most prominently. I never knew it was non-strategic !


Personally, I think an upgraded Whirlwind should look a bit like this --

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/IAe30.jpg)

This aircraft was powered by the same Merlins as the DH.103 Hornet, all 2030 hp each one


And it looks like a Welkin, except the wings would need to be longer!
Westland Welkin was a high altitude machine, long wings (PR19 might have some interest) and radar.
I scratchbuilt one in 144th, had a big offer for it after posting to Yahoo Small Scale Models. Some of these builds were the only one of their kind anywhere in that scale at that time.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on May 15, 2012, 08:51:03 pm
Just popping back to the magnesium thing for a second:

How many people have, or have had mag wheels on their cars?

The "mag" is just an abbreviation of "magnesium".... true, it is magnesium alloyed with aluminium, but it still burns well.

Aircraft wheels were (are?), also, made out of magnesium-aluminium alloy, with a higher percentage of magnesium. Ye gods but they burned well when the base firies lit them up for training.

Also, when alight, they tend to explode when they come in contact with water - looks a bit like a phosphorus bomb.

  Aluminum powder and potassium Nitrate, the noisemaker of champions. I still sometimes can't believe I have all 9 fingers....
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 15, 2012, 10:51:59 pm

And it looks like a Welkin, except the wings would need to be longer!
Westland Welkin was a high altitude machine, long wings (PR19 might have some interest) and radar.


Hehe, dead right there!  ;D

I have the Hallam Vac Welkin vacform and there's a LOT of wing on that thing!  ;D

I think only the singleton Welkin MkII had radar, the more numerous Mk Is used the Mk1 eyeball as a pimary 'sensor system'.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on May 16, 2012, 01:17:56 am

Doesn't magnesium do the "PUFF OF SMOKE"  trick if it gets hot?   I can recall participating in an unfortunate incident in a chemistry lesson in ??1964??.  It proved that if you drop a hot deflagrating spoon into  a largish saucer of magnesium powder, you can really annoy a chemistry master. I was just a witness (honest) and I was flash-blinded for several minutes!

We are obviously gentlemen of the same vintage - something very similar happened to a chemistry class I was participating in. The whole lot of us got the slipper  :rolleyes:

I've heard talk of Lithium being used in alloy form for aircraft construction ? handling that must make handling Magnesium a breeze  :o

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 16, 2012, 03:58:47 am
I have the Hallam Vac Welkin vacform and there's a LOT of wing on that thing!  ;D
I think only the singleton Welkin MkII had radar, the more numerous Mk Is used the Mk1 eyeball as a pimary 'sensor system'.

I've got the CMK kits of both variants in the stash, two of the Mk.II though because I intend to convert one to the proposal Westland made to the Air Ministry to improve the performance of it.  It was a real dog at altitude and the reason for that was the thick high aspect wing.  Westland figured if they increased the chord length by 20% it would solve the problem (which basically was it would only fly as fast as it would no matter how much power was added to the engines).

Incidently, the sole Mk.II was used way into the late 50's as a flying test bed for various things before it was scrapped.
The IAe.30 Nancu's wing looks almost like a scaled up Whirlwind wing, but why it was ever called the Argentinian Hornet I'll never know, it doesn't remotely look like a Hornet except for the engine nacelles.  It's fuselage was fashioned after the Me.262 for instance, being triangular in section.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 16, 2012, 02:52:50 pm
AFAIK the Welkin was the first aircraft to encounter the 'Coffin Corner' where the outboard wingtip in a turn enters Mach buffet, whereas the inboard is flying slow enough to stall, both at the same time. This phenomemon was later made famous by the U-2 (and possibly the Meteor PR19 as well.....  ;))

I would imagine the Ju-86Ps and Rs would have had similar problems but I've not seen anything written about it in their context.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on June 27, 2012, 11:18:22 pm
Do 335:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1340733129/Do335+%27what+if%27


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 28, 2012, 02:17:23 am
That's a VERY strange colour scheme.......  :unsure:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on June 28, 2012, 04:09:19 am
That's a VERY strange colour scheme.......  :unsure:

Indeed. It's not so much the fuselage being different from the wings (I think I've seen this before on other Luftwaffe aircraft) but the fact that the wings present two completely different schemes. As the modelist says he sold the model and can't therefore improve on it, maybe we can conclude that it was still a work in progress?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Knightflyer on June 28, 2012, 04:18:19 am
Could it represent an aircraft with a replacement wing? We've all seen aircraft with 'clashing' coloured/camouflaged panels / rudders and rear fuselages etc. Unfortunately apart from the reference to a Ju88 (i think that was it?) we have no history of the paint scheme
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on June 28, 2012, 07:50:49 am
Could it represent an aircraft with a replacement wing?


That was my first thought
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on June 28, 2012, 08:28:30 am
As the modelist says he sold the model and can't therefore improve on it, maybe we can conclude that it was still a work in progress?

Actually, I think he was talking about getting better photo's, there.

Regarding the scheme I found;

http://www.aimsmodels.co.uk/html/models_19.html (http://www.aimsmodels.co.uk/html/models_19.html)
http://modelingmadness.com/scott/decals/aims/aims188sp.htm (http://modelingmadness.com/scott/decals/aims/aims188sp.htm)
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AIMS7218 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AIMS7218) (enlarge the 3rd image, get out your magnifying glass & read the info)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on June 28, 2012, 11:46:34 pm
Hey Wombat

nice pics in that first site - where does he get the time to do all those kits ?

cheers Dumaniac
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on June 29, 2012, 09:36:29 am
Hey Wombat

nice pics in that first site - where does he get the time to do all those kits ?

cheers Dumaniac

Dumaniac, I think you'll find that there are quite a few builders who used AIMS after-market detailing kits on their builds as it is the AIMS website gallery
(& they give details of the products used for each build).

 :cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on July 05, 2012, 07:30:14 pm
Stunning Rotodyne! http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1341444882/Fairey+Rotodyne+Revell+1-78+A%27+what+if%27%27++by+Mark+Strasser. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1341444882/Fairey+Rotodyne+Revell+1-78+A%27+what+if%27%27++by+Mark+Strasser.)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on July 06, 2012, 01:37:16 am
Now that's beautiful! :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: FAR148 on July 06, 2012, 07:53:40 am
Now that's beautiful! :wub: :wub: :wub:


Ya, what he said!


Steven
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on July 06, 2012, 11:35:00 am
Agreed  :wub:

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on July 06, 2012, 01:36:05 pm
Put er' on ski's and drop into a nice photo of McMurdo Station Antarctica.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on July 06, 2012, 02:30:11 pm
OMIGOD. I was actually planning to build my Airfix Rotodyne in U.S. colors, but it will be hard to top that one!  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Technically however it should be a Kaman Rotodyne, since Fairey had struck a deal with Kaman for building and marketing the aircraft in the U.S...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on July 11, 2012, 09:19:26 am
Fine Messerschmitt P. 1099 Nightfighter:


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1342013696/Revell+1-72+scale+Me+P.1099


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: RussC on July 11, 2012, 01:56:28 pm
Nice build on the 1099. For a second, I was looking for the SN-2 antlers when I see that the centimeter wavelengths had caught up with the luftwaffe.

Trying to remember the book it was in but, I remember a Hermann Goering quote about his opinion of radar- "Radar consists of little boxes filled with coils. I hate little boxes full of coils!"

The 1099 nachtjager placement of the RO under a flat transparency looked like all he could observe was maybe the moon, if it were up.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 03, 2012, 08:40:45 pm
Interesting pair here! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/thread/1346661537/An+F-86+and+MiG15)

(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/Orsobear/Flyg/SAAB-29-Tunnan/P9030175.jpg)

(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/Orsobear/Flyg/SAAB-29-Tunnan/P9030170.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2012, 12:52:58 am
Yup both of those could fool you at a quick glance, they look so right
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on September 04, 2012, 05:07:12 am
I absolutely love the Thundertunnan!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 12, 2012, 07:08:40 pm
Another good one, the DH Heresy airliner (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1347475296/DH+Heresy+Airliner)

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/Bri2k/Heresy%20airliner/Heresy_04.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 12, 2012, 07:11:05 pm
This one is even more heretical! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1347467299/Something+Horrible+Happened+at+DeHavilland%27s)

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/Bri2k/DH%20Trike/DHTrike_001.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 12, 2012, 08:27:42 pm
See here for the rest of the story:
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1899.0
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on September 13, 2012, 01:04:19 am
Heresy?? You must be kidding. This is sheer brilliance!  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 14, 2012, 07:20:54 pm
A simple and effective (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1347484721/Hawker+SeaFurious) whiffer, and quite believable.

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/Bri2k/Heresy%20airliner/Hawker%20SeaFurious/Sea_Furious01.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 15, 2012, 04:01:14 am
Tis nice
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on November 04, 2012, 07:19:44 am
ANR Do 335:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1351983320/Revell+of+Germany+Dornier+Do+335+finished


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on November 04, 2012, 11:08:34 am
And this one:

(http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/Nomad2009/Steve/braniff2.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1352045436/Monogram+Orient+Express+Hypersonic+Jet+with+a+twist....
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Stargazer2006 on November 08, 2012, 01:27:07 am
Wow. Really has the feel and quality of a genuine corporate desktop model.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 04, 2013, 08:51:57 pm
Beautiful Spitfire drone here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1360038887/First+builds+for+2013+Spitfire+Mk+22+1-72+scale)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/vbuenokov/S22-011_zps54d8f70f.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Daryl J. on February 04, 2013, 10:09:04 pm
 :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 04, 2013, 11:32:15 pm
Blimey, looks like he machined it from the solid!  :o :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on March 25, 2013, 08:17:23 am
Saab Tunnan/Enterprise

Thread here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1364162359/SAAB+goes+Star+Trek-+%28Many+pictures%29)

(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/Orsobear/Flyg/SAAB-29-Tunnan/IMG_0018.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Caveman on March 25, 2013, 10:47:54 am
3 tunnans?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on March 25, 2013, 10:54:54 am
OOps, I totally missed the Tunnan shapes, the first time I looked at it.
From the linked thread:

"fuselage from the 1/48 AZ J29 Tunnan, wings and two fuselages from Matchbox 1/72 J29 tunnan and the saucer of the Enterprise-D from the three piece Star Trek kit. "
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on March 25, 2013, 02:58:53 pm
That is sharp.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on March 25, 2013, 07:23:58 pm
Very innovastive use of Tunnans !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Caveman on March 26, 2013, 04:50:43 am
I can honestly say that I have never liked at a Tunnan and thought, that looks like a bit of a starship!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 01, 2013, 03:05:33 pm
This is just so beautiful it hurts, link and more images here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1364825175/A+Jet%21)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/chasbunch/P3152209_edited-1_zps56c47750.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 01, 2013, 03:10:32 pm
And another Tunnan (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1364768644/Next+Tunnan+WHIF) on the go.

(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/Orsobear/Flyg/SAAB-29-Tunnan/a29l_4.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: jorel62 on April 01, 2013, 05:42:08 pm
This is just so beautiful it hurts, link and more images here. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1364825175/A+Jet%21)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/chasbunch/P3152209_edited-1_zps56c47750.jpg)

Your not kidding........ WOW!!!!!!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on April 01, 2013, 05:53:16 pm
That P-84 is just amazing!  All the scallops and stripes were not decals!

If you return to the index and go to "Cat's .....lot's of em!" and scroll down you will find an excallent whiff of a Hellcat that should have been.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 01, 2013, 06:20:47 pm
If you return to the index and go to "Cat's .....lot's of em!" and scroll down you will find an excallent whiff of a Hellcat that should have been.

Ah yes, this one. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1364764068/Cat%27s+.....lot%27s+of+em%21+%28Warning+quite+some+pic%27s%29)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/hieronymus/XF6F-7194615_zpsb05f3cd9.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Scooterman on April 01, 2013, 07:44:10 pm
LOVE the bubblecat.  You can see where the Bearcat came from.

'Right click, save as' for future steal!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on April 01, 2013, 08:48:01 pm
So many WW2 fighters benefit from a bubble top and bigger engine/prop. Trying to figure out how to get a Gannet prop onto a Corsair.....
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2013, 09:04:13 pm
Graft the entire Double Mamba installation onto the nose? Not sure where the jetpipes would end up though....
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 02, 2013, 01:23:39 am
That's cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: albeback on April 02, 2013, 03:10:17 am
So many WW2 fighters benefit from a bubble top and bigger engine/prop. Trying to figure out how to get a Gannet prop onto a Corsair.....

I rather fancy a R R Griffon on a Hurricane. I don't do Spitfires as a rule ( boring things!! Lol!!) &lt;_&lt;. But, I figured using the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire 22 & Hurricane II to produce such a beast.

Actually, never mind a Corsair - I think the Gannet prop would look pure dead brilliant on a Typhoon or Tempest! Or maybe a Wyvern prop as an alternative?

Allan
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on April 02, 2013, 06:15:42 am
Beautifull P-84 and I've always thought a buubletop Hellcat would look good...and it does  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 10, 2013, 09:14:24 am
Another load at this link. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1365542608/The+Imagination+of+modellers%21) Looks like the Tunnan is the new aircraft of choice for whiffing! Here's a teaser:

(http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/275.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 10, 2013, 05:35:48 pm
Aha, I see that these are already in another thread, which I couldn't open earlier due to some weird stuff the interwebbies were doing to me.  :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on April 11, 2013, 04:21:06 am
Steampunked Martian Tripod. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/478986/message/1365664106/Martian+Tripod+-+Steampunk+Style)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c223/buffiesbest/8-9_zpsa3ffcb1e.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: tahsin on April 12, 2013, 12:05:26 am
Another load at this link. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1365542608/The+Imagination+of+modellers%21)

If you haven't seen them already and if you just glance at the link given by The Rat and leave in a hurry -like ı did at first, you will certainly miss a lot. In my opinion at least. Just to reinforce this is the link from the page already mentioned .

http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/08-open-2013-del-6/ (http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/08-open-2013-del-6/)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Caveman on April 12, 2013, 09:07:55 am
I'm really liking this "Tunnan for all seasons"
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JayBee on April 12, 2013, 09:37:19 am
Ye Gods, Tons of Tunnans.
Utterly wonderful stuff there.  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on April 12, 2013, 12:01:56 pm
The one that has me stumped is #113 and #114... they look like Viggens... but they aren't... like somebody kitbashed something in with the chin intake off something like an F-14... and new canards...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on April 12, 2013, 12:27:00 pm
Look like F-16 front ends Sauragnmon. My to do list has Viggens with F/A-18E/F front ends on it.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on April 12, 2013, 02:18:08 pm
I have no idea why I said 14, I meant 16.  It's still quite interesting.  The single seat looks like the wing has been modified too, and the canards seem different... but yeah.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on April 14, 2013, 01:42:53 pm
Think the canards are off a Gripen.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 14, 2013, 02:28:30 pm
http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm)

He111 'Dreilling', wundrbar  :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 14, 2013, 03:55:20 pm
http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm)

He111 'Dreilling', wundrbar  :blink:

Ian

Here is the direct link.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1371166309/Now+that+I+have+figured+this+Photobucket+out
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on July 04, 2013, 09:12:10 am
Gloster Gibraltar  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1372945013/Gloster+Gibraltar+for+the+AMNGB

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on July 04, 2013, 09:23:00 am
Gloster Gibraltar  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1372945013/Gloster+Gibraltar+for+the+AMNGB

Hotte

That's GOT to be Brian de Basher..... ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: James on July 04, 2013, 09:37:01 am
Those Tunnans are wonderful, especially the U-2 and Gripen Tunnans.  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on July 04, 2013, 12:30:58 pm
Gloster Gibraltar  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1372945013/Gloster+Gibraltar+for+the+AMNGB

Hotte

That's GOT to be Brian de Basher..... ;D

Yep!  ;D

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3310.0;topicseen
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on July 04, 2013, 07:08:27 pm
Gloster Gibraltar  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1372945013/Gloster+Gibraltar+for+the+AMNGB

Hotte

That's GOT to be Brian de Basher..... ;D

It is!  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on July 04, 2013, 08:32:31 pm
The backstory was hilarious! Good modeler and story teller.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 05, 2013, 06:53:22 am
Ugh - have a similar project/idea in the pile, even though with a single/central float...!  :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on July 05, 2013, 03:20:15 pm
Build it and we can have a fly off.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on September 10, 2013, 07:38:20 am
Hawker Mansoon  :lol:


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1378807328/1-72+Hawker+Monsoon+Mk+IV

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on September 10, 2013, 08:12:22 am
Hawker Mansoon  :lol:
This link works better for me:
http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_11737/
Hawker Monsoon Mk IV
RAAF (?) ASW and fast naval recce. I'd have thought the Navy would be the user, instead.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2013, 09:29:55 am
Oooooh yes, I DO like that!  :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2013, 09:32:35 am
What a beauty ! Wasn't therea48th scale Monsoon on here on an absolutely gorgeous tropical water base ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on September 10, 2013, 10:17:06 am
He says that he has made a 1/48 Typhoon with Rufe floats - but there was an American by the name of Tory Mucaro who built a Hawker Monsoon before. Googling will probably find more on it.

... yep: http://www.scaleworkshop.com/workshop/monsoontm_1.htm
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 10, 2013, 10:37:27 am
Both Monsoons look fantastic!  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on September 10, 2013, 10:48:21 am
As much as I like the look of those I tend to spoil it for myself,  I check to see if the float size would work for it.

So lets see,

Kingfisher max' takeoff weight    6000 lbs
EDIT: Shiun max' takeoff weight          10803 lbs
Typhoon max' takeoff weight     13250 lbs

The Shiun float might work but sorry to say the Kingfisher one wouldn't
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on September 10, 2013, 11:08:15 am
And the Mk IV pontoons are from Kawanishi E15K "Shiun"/"Norm": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawanishi_E15K
Max. takeoff weight: 4,900 kg (10,803 lb)
... but they are cut down to make them "look right" on the Monsoon. Not sure if that meant shortened or lowered....

Hawker Tempest Mk V Max. takeoff weight: 13,640 lb (6,190 kg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on September 10, 2013, 11:46:20 am
Interestingly, the Typhoons max take of weight is very similar to a Blenheims, and the Bolingbroke (Canadian Blenheim) floatplane had two very big floats on it.  I'm building one of these from a 3-View drawing John Adams (Aeroclub) gave me.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/PL-140863_zps8d515dfb.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/PL-140863_zps8d515dfb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Librarian on September 10, 2013, 01:24:46 pm
I do like the Typhoon and considered a floatplane version but thought the radiator would get clogged with salt. Was I over cautious? As a whiff it does look superb though :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on September 12, 2013, 08:02:55 am
This one I like better, although the wing floats looks far too small to me.
(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/10/60/25/106025.jpg)

Hawker Monsoon Mk IV
RAAF (?) ASW and fast naval recce. I'd have thought the Navy would be the user, instead.

There was no RAN naval aviation during WW2 or even prior, not really (the 1st attempt being stillborn after RAAF opposition in 1928). Our cruisers & even our 1st seaplane tender/carrier, HMAS Albatross (after which RANAS Nowra was named), carried aircraft owned & operated by the RAAF. It wasn't until July 1947 that the RAN got its FAA.

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on September 12, 2013, 09:02:07 am
This one I like better, although the wing floats looks far too small to me.
Guy

The main float does look a lot better on this one Guy. The wing floats though, only have to keep the wing out of the water, they don't support any aircraft weight (so to speak) even for something as big as a Martin Mars.  Most photos show wing floats to have one way up in the air when on the water to support my reasoning
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on September 12, 2013, 09:22:52 am
It was an aesthetic observation, rather than a practical one. ;)

Perhaps "ungainly" would have been a better description, except I still think they look too small (make that) short & fat. ;D

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 12, 2013, 06:20:15 pm
Here's one for Radish.  ;D

http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1379011457/Biggles+1-72+FROG%28Novo+repop%29+Percival+Proctor+floatplane+in+civilian+livery.

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/BigglesProctorseaplane001_zpsa440e01d.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 27, 2013, 06:38:15 am
Phil Peterson over on HS just put up a link to photos he took at the recent Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. If you're Canadian you will absolutely love this one!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MITGUhe6joI/Uj-uLo7cZTI/AAAAAAAAcQo/9N7z2IUpjJY/w958-h719-no/P9210376.JPG)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Logan Hartke on September 27, 2013, 07:13:51 am
"Remember, women may not find you handsome, but at least they'll find you handy."

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2013, 07:20:36 am
Now that's neat but the transfers should be held on with little strips of the stuff ?  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on September 27, 2013, 07:31:20 am
And it took 2nd over my Carpet Monster Trophy (not that I am bitter).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on September 27, 2013, 02:00:31 pm
And if all else fails, use the Handyman's Secret Weapon *Rip* Duct Tape!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on September 27, 2013, 02:54:18 pm
He couldn't have used green (or tan) 100 MPH tape? 

Although I will admit I love my "Signal/International Orange" roll of Duck Tape™.  Makes my luggage stand out when travelling
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on September 27, 2013, 04:13:53 pm
Funny stuff !
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 27, 2013, 11:26:43 pm
Duct Tape is like The Force, it has light side and a dark side and it holds the Universe together..........  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on September 27, 2013, 11:28:55 pm
This one took 1st.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cNxXeEYNzM0/Uj-uLM8t86I/AAAAAAAAcQg/F7YQr8-Wjq8/s800/P9210375.JPG)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2013, 02:07:54 am
Oh that is simply marvellous Philip, thanks for posting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on September 28, 2013, 03:18:14 am
The Eggbatross IS good!
... and it looks like an Albatross, just shortened a little bit  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on September 28, 2013, 05:56:40 am
The Eggbatross is hilarious ! And very nicely done at that....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2013, 08:23:10 am
The Eggbatross IS good!
... and it looks like an Albatross, just shortened a little bit  ;D

Now if you did one that was cracked in the middle and had a smaller scale one coming out (say 144th) it would be astounding
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 29, 2013, 08:36:38 am
The Eggbatross IS good!
... and it looks like an Albatross, just shortened a little bit  ;D

Now if you did one that was cracked in the middle and had a smaller scale one coming out (say 144th) it would be astounding

Got that very idea on my bench right now, just about finished. Different aircraft though. Pictures soon.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2013, 08:37:34 am
Oooooh well done Ratty  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 29, 2013, 03:09:52 pm
Oooooh well done Ratty  :bow:

Quick peek, there's been a lot more work since this was taken

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/Models/Feb-6-1100730.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DaveBailey/media/Models/Feb-6-1100730.jpg.html)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 30, 2013, 07:18:43 am
Nice one mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 22, 2013, 06:38:05 am
Zombie Survival Vehicle (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1382319763/Zombie+Survival+Vehicle)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/aurora-brat/Zombietle_a_zpsb1adaa69.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 22, 2013, 06:41:47 am
And this is a neat work in progress, a Lysander on floats. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1382300076/Lysander+on+flotes+WIP....)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on October 22, 2013, 07:00:21 am
Oh that anti Zombie vehicle is rather good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on October 22, 2013, 07:35:08 am
That car is too funny Rat...thanks. Although the way it's spelled it's actually pronounced Zombie Ettle

 :thumbsup:

How come I can only see one pic of the Lizzie ? Is the HS on lockdown unless you log in ?

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 22, 2013, 07:43:46 am
How come I can only see one pic of the Lizzie ? Is the HS on lockdown unless you log in ?

I think that's all he's got so far. I've still got the bits you gave me for the Lysander/Duck, wracked my brain for ages trying to figure out how to arrange wing floats with really long supports. Finally it hit me: I've got the makings for almost two full Lysanders, so I'll turn it into a biplane and attach the floats to the lower wing! (reaches around to pat himself on the back, gets cramp in latissimus dorsi)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitbasher on October 22, 2013, 08:00:47 am
And this is a neat work in progress, a Lysander on floats. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1382300076/Lysander+on+flotes+WIP....)

Such an obvious build when you think about it - amazing we've not seen one on this forum!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 22, 2013, 08:07:20 am
And this is a neat work in progress, a Lysander on floats. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1382300076/Lysander+on+flotes+WIP....)

That's a nice idea. Fellow user Franclab from Canada scratched another weird (but obviously real!) Lysander derivate: an agricultural flyer from 1949...

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2827/10211914254_4baf97a758_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/franclab/10211914254/)
Westland Lysander Version agricole / Agricultural version 1949 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/franclab/10211914254/) by Franclab (http://www.flickr.com/people/franclab/), on Flickr

Info about it:

"This Lysander modification is an interesting piece of history. After the war, you could buy ex-RCAF Lysanders for 50$ to 250$ each, same money in fact that you would spend to build a hen house! E.S. “Ted” Holmes bought four of them (Lysanders, not hen houses!), and had them modified for crop spraying in Canada. The modifications included, apart the obvious low-hung spray bar, air-driven pumps in the wheel spats and a new fuel tank behind the pilot seat - the regular tanks being actually used for the chemicals. The back seat position was deleted and its windows blanked off. Because the planes were usually flown at a very low speed and altitude, the inside wing slots were fixed in the open position, the outer ones probably fixed closed. The planes were working as independant units, each with an accompaning mechanic and crew in a truck.
These Lysander were quite successful in their new role, being able to carry more volume of chemical than the light planes used in that time for the same purpose.The Canadian regulations required the pilots to wear parachutes, but Holmes pleaded that most flights were done a few feets over the ground, where this equipment would be quite useless... (he succeed to have a derogation!).
As far as I know, this was the only civil use of this famous warbird and I love the special look of it."


Sick, eh?

More here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/franclab/10211914254/
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on October 22, 2013, 09:42:44 am
That Lizzie is awesome ! But boy, am I ever glad I clicked on his photostream......is it ok if I give up modeling now ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on October 23, 2013, 01:43:11 am
love the Lysander
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on December 10, 2013, 10:09:56 am
Kugisho R2Y2 :


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1386535769/Fine+Molds+Kugisho+R2Y2+Conversion


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on December 11, 2013, 02:39:35 am
hey - that is nice and a beautiful build
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on December 11, 2013, 02:50:48 am
Kugisho R2Y2 :


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1386535769/Fine+Molds+Kugisho+R2Y2+Conversion


Hotte

Just goes to show how all-pervasive Star Wars is; I was expecting to see a conversion set for a garbage-can droid! :blink:

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 11, 2013, 02:51:05 am
Second that!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2014, 08:40:08 am
This should be interesting, a Crusader/Viper mash-up based on the Vought V-523 project: Link (http://www.network54.com/Forum/478986/message/1388784158/in+a+Whatif++Crusader+and+F-16+can+live+together-)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-292X3JBAG5M/UpJO5WkSMFI/AAAAAAAAAdI/1uEfEfaMYcA/s1600/crusader+potenziato-xV-523+Model.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2014, 09:38:28 am
Beauty ! A bigger LERX and it would look right modern !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 11, 2014, 07:01:36 pm
Don't recall seeing this posted before, but I may be wrong. Republic of Newfoundland and Labrador
Model 737 Surveiller (http://hsfeatures.com/features04/model737surveillera_1.htm)


(http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/E-%20The%20Illusion%20(1).jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 12, 2014, 07:06:43 am
Don't recall seeing this posted before, but I may be wrong. Republic of Newfoundland and Labrador
Model 737 Surveiller (http://hsfeatures.com/features04/model737surveillera_1.htm)


Interesting that it's done in 1/100 scale. I've never heard of M&B before but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a re-pop of the old Nitto 737-200. They weren't around for very long under the Nitto label IIRC.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2014, 07:34:13 am
Don't recall seeing this posted before, but I may be wrong. Republic of Newfoundland and Labrador
Model 737 Surveiller (http://hsfeatures.com/features04/model737surveillera_1.htm)


 I've never heard of M&B before but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a re-pop of the old Nitto 737-200.

Me neither Kit, but they're in the big book.  Canadian company around the early 80's apparently, all their kits were as you guessed, ex-Nitto.  They boxed four 737-200's and a single DC-9-30 all in Canadian airline colours of one sort or another.  BTW, if you're trying to do a search it's Maquettes M&B
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 12, 2014, 08:28:02 am
I built one of those Nitto 737-200s for a big shop in Nottingham in the 70s some time.

Needless to say, as a display model, I had to use the kit decals which were for an obscure Japanese airline but I used them anyway. It looked pretty good to me on the display shelf but more than one potential customer complained that it didn't look like the kit's box art!  :banghead:

Nitto, being Nitto, had depicted the aircraft weathered more like a tank than an airliner and the smoke trail on the box lid would have done credit to a WWII destroyer!  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: loupgarou on January 12, 2014, 08:49:35 am

I've never heard of M&B before but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a re-pop of the old Nitto 737-200.

Me neither Kit, but they're in the big book.  Canadian company around the early 80's apparently, all their kits were as you guessed, ex-Nitto.  They boxed four 737-200's and a single DC-9-30 all in Canadian airline colours of one sort or another.  BTW, if you're trying to do a search it's Maquettes M&B

The "big book" is John Burns' PAK20?
BTW, M&B has also done an ex-Nitto DC-3 too, in canadian markings, sold bagged.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2014, 08:56:07 am
The "big book" is John Burns' PAK20?

Correct
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 12, 2014, 10:50:08 am
A real brute of a Lancaster! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1389474027/BBGB+Avro+Lancaster+What+If+%2817+of+56%29)

(http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p652/ckchisholm/01-10-14020_zpsc9c54713.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on January 12, 2014, 09:59:55 pm
gees - nice

what is its name - "blade runner" with all those prop blade

where did you get the props or are they home made ?

cheers

Bernie
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Alvis 3.14159 on January 12, 2014, 10:02:27 pm
Don't recall seeing this posted before, but I may be wrong. Republic of Newfoundland and Labrador
Model 737 Surveiller (http://hsfeatures.com/features04/model737surveillera_1.htm)


 I've never heard of M&B before but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a re-pop of the old Nitto 737-200.

Me neither Kit, but they're in the big book.  Canadian company around the early 80's apparently, all their kits were as you guessed, ex-Nitto.  They boxed four 737-200's and a single DC-9-30 all in Canadian airline colours of one sort or another.  BTW, if you're trying to do a search it's Maquettes M&B

The 737s I have are CP Air, Pacific Western Airlines, and I think Nordique, the DC-9 is Air Canada

Alvis Pi
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 13, 2014, 01:09:32 am
gees - nice

what is its name - "blade runner" with all those prop blade

where did you get the props or are they home made ?

cheers

Bernie

I'd suppose they were taken from the VEB Plasticart Tu-20 kit in 1:100, a vintage GDR production thing that can be found on ebay. Great stuff for this kind of conversion, they fit well in 1:72.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on January 13, 2014, 05:59:07 am
gees - nice

what is its name - "blade runner" with all those prop blade

where did you get the props or are they home made ?

cheers

Bernie

I'd suppose they were taken from the VEB Plasticart Tu-20 kit in 1:100, a vintage GDR production thing that can be found on ebay. Great stuff for this kind of conversion, they fit well in 1:72.

Or they could have come from the 1/72 XB-35 kit, they look familiar --
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 13, 2014, 08:35:49 am
gees - nice

what is its name - "blade runner" with all those prop blade

where did you get the props or are they home made ?

cheers

Bernie

I'd suppose they were taken from the VEB Plasticart Tu-20 kit in 1:100, a vintage GDR production thing that can be found on ebay. Great stuff for this kind of conversion, they fit well in 1:72.

Or they could have come from the 1/72 XB-35 kit, they look familiar --

The B-35's props are square ended though, at least the ones I have are, whereas the Tu-20 has pointed tips.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TallEng on January 13, 2014, 10:32:45 am
If you click on the link in the original posting I think you'll find that the props
Are from the VEB Plasticart Tu-20 :thumbsup:
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on January 13, 2014, 11:20:49 am
If you click on the link in the original posting I think you'll find that the props
Are from the VEB Plasticart Tu-20 :thumbsup:
Regards
Keith

Ah! right! missed that bit ---  :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 08, 2014, 09:43:28 am
Oh WOW, this takes it to a whole new level. A recce Stiletto! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1391856714/RF-3C+Stiletto+FINISHED%21%21%21)

(http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee508/dakotakatz/RF3C/RF3-C055-1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2014, 11:20:12 am
Nice find Ratty ! That is just awesome ! Love the shape of the nose....reminds me of a 'real' Aardvark !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on February 08, 2014, 12:36:15 pm
Might be the Hasegawa RF-101 nose. I just sawed off one of those.
Cannot place the wings.....
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 08, 2014, 12:39:26 pm
Cannot place the wings.....

I was wondering if they were Phantom wings with a reduced chord.  :unsure:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on February 08, 2014, 01:32:40 pm
Cannot place the wings.....

I was wondering if they were Phantom wings with a reduced chord.  :unsure:

They look like some 1/144 airliner wing with an added leading edge to the outer panels.  Where's Kit -- ?  he'll know   :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JayBee on February 08, 2014, 01:37:47 pm
Oh WOW, this takes it to a whole new level. A recce Stiletto! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1391856714/RF-3C+Stiletto+FINISHED%21%21%21)

(http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee508/dakotakatz/RF3C/RF3-C055-1.jpg)

I just do not give a fishes t1t about the bits.
That is gorgeous!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on February 08, 2014, 02:30:23 pm
The wings look the same as in the "Son of PR19" the Kit built. I can't remember the name of the missile that he used but the wings sure look a lot like them.

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: CammNut on February 08, 2014, 04:14:21 pm
The wings for the recce X-3 come from the Northrop Snark missile - Monogram 1/48th kit, presumably

http://www.postwarv2.com/snark/monogram_snark.html
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2014, 04:50:18 pm
The wings for the recce X-3 come from the Northrop Snark missile - Monogram 1/48th kit, presumably

http://www.postwarv2.com/snark/monogram_snark.html

The wings look the same as in the "Son of PR19" the Kit built. I can't remember the name of the missile that he used but the wings sure look a lot like them.

I used the smaller scale Snark wings from the Revell kit, I think it's 1/87 or something, but the shape looks pretty well dead on, as CammNut said.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on February 08, 2014, 06:23:13 pm
Look like F-100 wings.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on February 08, 2014, 08:18:33 pm
Either way, it looks great! Totally believable!!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: famvburg on February 10, 2014, 08:15:09 am
The Monogram Snark is 1/80something. I have one in my stash. Lindberg made (or makes still) a 1/48 Snark.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 11, 2014, 03:24:17 pm
USCG Hind from a Soviet film, found on Hyperscale:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1394533595/Something+you+don%27t+see+everyday%21

(http://makettinfo.hu/upload/201403/tn_800x600_1533123_50588_Mil24_Coast_Guard.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on March 11, 2014, 04:55:39 pm
Woah ! That would surely turn some heads if it showed up at sea to rescue a US reg. ship !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: major on March 11, 2014, 05:10:52 pm
Loving that! I know i've a Matchbox hind, stacked away somewhere.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Sauragnmon on March 11, 2014, 06:26:43 pm
Cappy, you think it would turn heads on a Rescue mission, consider what it could do for Drug Enforcement... an armored, well armed monster like that chasing down your little cigarette smuggling boat?  I don't think that would be a very good day.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on March 12, 2014, 02:53:47 am
USCG Hind from a Soviet film, found on Hyperscale:
(http://makettinfo.hu/upload/201403/tn_800x600_1533123_50588_Mil24_Coast_Guard.jpg)

I'd thought of painting one up as a Civil Air Patrol SAR bird...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 12, 2014, 04:22:03 am
Cappy, you think it would turn heads on a Rescue mission, consider what it could do for Drug Enforcement... an armored, well armed monster like that chasing down your little cigarette smuggling boat?  I don't think that would be a very good day.

Nice find! Peru did drug raids with its Mi-24, even though in a cammo paint scheme - even though these machines are not less colorful!

(http://dialogo-americas.com/rmisa/images/2012/12/20/122012_Peru-307_203.jpg)

SEA scheme taken to the extreme!  ;D

As a side note, I remember other Soviet aircraft wearing USAF markings for movies. I have seen a MiG-15 from a movie still (and, no, it's not the one tested in the USA), so the CG-Mi 24 is very plausible. Looks even more sophisticated than pseudo-soviet aircraft that turned up in Western media...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on April 08, 2014, 11:08:06 pm
Look!  It's a MiG-15!  No, it's a Ta-183!  No, it's a Mig!  No, it's a Huckebein!  A MiG!  A Huckebein!

Well, you decide!

PM Ta-183 AKA MiG-15 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1396453661/PM+Ta-183+AKA+MiG-15)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/72Jet/TA183/IMG_6079c_zpsc74ca9e8.jpg)

Very nicely done as well.  Good thinking to take the HobbyBoss MiG-15 as a "MiG bits" provider.  The end result is nicely finished and rather smart looking to boot!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 09, 2014, 12:04:29 am
Nice one - another proof that you can actually make something from the very basic PM kit. I had that one on the bench last week, too, but that one saw a major conversion...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on April 09, 2014, 01:50:46 am
Cappy, you think it would turn heads on a Rescue mission, consider what it could do for Drug Enforcement... an armored, well armed monster like that chasing down your little cigarette smuggling boat?  I don't think that would be a very good day.

Nice find! Peru did drug raids with its Mi-24, even though in a cammo paint scheme - even though these machines are not less colorful!

(http://dialogo-americas.com/rmisa/images/2012/12/20/122012_Peru-307_203.jpg)

SEA scheme taken to the extreme!  ;D

As a side note, I remember other Soviet aircraft wearing USAF markings for movies. I have seen a MiG-15 from a movie still (and, no, it's not the one tested in the USA), so the CG-Mi 24 is very plausible. Looks even more sophisticated than pseudo-soviet aircraft that turned up in Western media...  :rolleyes:

Wow.  That Peruvian Hind is amazing.

I found more pics.
(http://www.mi-24.estranky.cz/img/mid/436/mi-35p-peru.jpg)
(http://www.defence24.pl/uploads/images/2012/12/Bez%C2%A0tytułu7.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-28qekABbziw/UG39CDvYI6I/AAAAAAAAL-4/pk-xi4X3gKg/s1600/PERU+MI-24+VERDES.jpg)

And a Cuban one that's quite striking.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8Bd2VM-xpOM/UbHnIi3m9HI/AAAAAAAAFEs/1eUhqJxV_uE/s1600/2223399.jpg)
I think a PDRV anti smuggler Hind in Archipelago camo is in order...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on April 09, 2014, 03:40:53 am
What a great shot of those two Peruvian Hinds taking off !

 :cheers:

Yes....build some !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 09, 2014, 05:50:12 am
"Rumble in the jungle..."  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on April 09, 2014, 09:12:34 am
And yet another beauty from the HS crew:

Scratch Built 1/72 scale Messerschmitt P.1079/51 (http://www.hyperscale.com/2014/galleries/mep107951ac72_1.htm)

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/mep107972ac_2.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on April 10, 2014, 02:35:30 am
I love the Mig-183 whatever - nice camo

well done

Bernie
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on April 11, 2014, 04:38:46 am
What a great shot of those two Peruvian Hinds taking off !

 :cheers:

Yes....build some !

 :thumbsup:
I will eventually.  I want most recent 1/72 Revell Hind but my usual plastic pushers seem to be out of them.  Still, it's not like i've got nothing to build...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on April 20, 2014, 10:58:43 pm
Something entirely appropriate for Easter...


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1397957993/For+Easter%2C+a+Zeggro

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/Models/01_zps0811bab0.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on April 20, 2014, 11:01:50 pm
And a B-1R - A BOne with teeth!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1397919608/Monogram%27s+1-72nd+B-1B+What+if-

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd290/yman66/B-1R%20Monogram%201-72nd%20scale/CIMG4652.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on April 21, 2014, 12:43:33 am
Something entirely appropriate for Easter...


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1397957993/For+Easter%2C+a+Zeggro

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/Models/01_zps0811bab0.jpg)

It's on here as well http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38747.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38747.0.html) by our very own Ratty. Still it's that good it deserves a double/triple post
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on April 21, 2014, 10:30:30 am
Wow look at the weapons load on that Bone ! Awesome stuff. Really well done and all. Not a fan of the tail tho, kinda ruins it for me....as if there is something missing. Takes away from the powerful look to me.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: albeback on April 21, 2014, 01:58:46 pm
Wow look at the weapons load on that Bone ! Awesome stuff. Really well done and all. Not a fan of the tail tho, kinda ruins it for me....as if there is something missing. Takes away from the powerful look to me.

 :tornado:

I actually like the V tail. Makes it look meaner & sleeker I reckon! Love the whole model! Might be tempted to try this myself! &lt;_&lt;

Allan
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 22, 2014, 02:20:53 am
It's because the tail surfaces are too small - just using the horizontal stabilizers and leaving away the vertical fin justis not enough to create an alternative V-tail. That will happen with any aircraft, you have to add some area to get a balanced look.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: lenny100 on April 22, 2014, 04:06:17 am
The idea is from the dale brown books where is a replacement for the old dog b-52 type aircraft
 and even he says the tail looks small in the books
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2014, 12:30:34 pm
The idea is from the dale brown books where is a replacement for the old dog b-52 type aircraft
 and even he says the tail looks small in the books

Don't they have active control for the tail surfaces in the books? I know there was some logical reason for them being undersize.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on April 24, 2014, 03:36:16 pm
It's because the tail surfaces are too small - just using the horizontal stabilizers and leaving away the vertical fin justis not enough to create an alternative V-tail. That will happen with any aircraft, you have to add some area to get a balanced look.

Yes. That's exactly what it is !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on May 16, 2014, 03:40:17 am
Porco Rosso Savoia S.21 as an in-service Italian fighter, by Jason Chetwynd-Chatwin:

http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/savoias21jcc_1.htm

(http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/images/sav03.jpg)


Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on May 16, 2014, 04:08:25 am
That's a neat little plane ! Very well done by the look of it too.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on May 16, 2014, 06:45:17 am
Yep, that works.

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on June 07, 2014, 09:24:05 pm
M28A2E1 Gatling Gun T28

This is just too damn cool!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1402092504/M28A2E1+Gatling+Gun+T28+and+Tamiya%27s+1-72+F-16CJ

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/vbuenokov/T28-061_zpsa10b56e2.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 08, 2014, 01:00:09 am
Nice finish on this one, too.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 08, 2014, 01:17:39 am
That must have either a zonking big engine or an equally zonking big dozer blade on the back, as when they fire the Gatling thingie the recoil forces are going to be HUMUNGUOUS!  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on June 08, 2014, 08:00:50 am
Nice finish on this one, too.

It is, excellent build
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on June 08, 2014, 08:10:08 pm
You would have to follow that with a freight train just to supply the ammunition!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on June 09, 2014, 02:19:08 am
Wow - that would introduce a whole new category of armour piercing principle:

HEAT = High Explosive Anti-Tank
KE = Kintetic Energy
CE = Cumulative Erosion

 ;)


BTW, the figure is Barrio Guy from Industria Mechanika: http://industriamechanika.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_11&products_id=10
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on June 09, 2014, 05:13:35 am
Hmm...a Ferdinand equipped with an 8.8 cm gatling gun, with armored ammo trailer.  ::ponders::  Definitely need a better power pack.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on June 09, 2014, 05:20:30 am
Now i'm thinking about gatling howitzers or mortars...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on June 09, 2014, 07:08:52 am
Oh yeah now that is cool ! Imagine the sound of it going off !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Go4fun on June 09, 2014, 08:28:30 am
"Sir! We fired 100 rounds from our gattling howitzer. Now we need someone to help upbury it from all the expended shells"!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mr.Creak on June 09, 2014, 08:55:05 am
Wow - that would introduce a whole new category of armour piercing principle:
HEAT = High Explosive Anti-Tank
KE = Kintetic Energy
CE = Cumulative Erosion
Nah, been done.
The ARES 75mm weapon on the original RDF-LT was intended to do just that (but they used the slightly more technical term "Strip-Kill").
40 rounds a minute of very high velocity 75mm AP ammo impacting you is not conducive to survival...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 09, 2014, 11:01:24 am
the high tec versions will use an anti matter tip, ( traveller RPG idea)  you get the erosive effect, a goodly chunk of hard radiation, and lots of pretty lights.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on June 10, 2014, 02:16:18 am
the high tec versions will use an anti matter tip, ( traveller RPG idea)  you get the erosive effect, a goodly chunk of hard radiation, and lots of pretty lights.

Aha - knew I'd seen a whacking great autocannon somewhere - cheers!

IIRC, the vehicle and weapon design rules in Striker set no upper limit on autocannon sizes, and there was a sample scenario which featured a grav vehicle with an 80mm three-barrelled autocannon firing the kind of exotic rounds as you suggest.

No sure what the latest versions allow, but in those days there were things like collapsing Californium rounds that made a critical mass when the round hit the target hard enough to force the two sub-crits together. Miss and hit the ground? Nothing happens. Hit a tank? BOOM squared..... :blink:

I always thought they missed a trick there: they should have called it NEAT : Nuclear Explosive Anti-Tank....  :mellow:  
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 10, 2014, 10:52:15 am
NEAT   now that I like ( file away for later) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on June 10, 2014, 03:29:03 pm
It looks kinda neat, but then I'm thinking, a 15 second burst of fire  --- then what ---
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: rickshaw on June 10, 2014, 04:23:42 pm
the high tec versions will use an anti matter tip, ( traveller RPG idea)  you get the erosive effect, a goodly chunk of hard radiation, and lots of pretty lights.

Funnily enough, one of the side effects of firing AP (of various flavours) at a steel target is indeed a flash of light, as the kinetic energy is converted instantaneously to heat and light (simply conservation of energy).  It's like someone flashing a spot light at you.  Very interesting to observe and very visible even in broad daylight.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on June 10, 2014, 04:24:19 pm
It looks kinda neat, but then I'm thinking, a 15 second burst of fire  --- then what ---

This (http://youtu.be/46GBjlUOROY?t=38s)?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: philp on June 10, 2014, 08:31:20 pm
Ok, where did I put that refrigerator?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2014, 03:02:41 am
If you've got anti matter tips then even flechettes are going to pack a pretty big wallop.

To solve both the problem of spent brass build up and of ammo supply with larger calibre gatlings is simple - you displace the ammo into the breech using a matter transmitter and then remove the casing in the same manner to be refilled.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on August 05, 2014, 12:01:43 pm
Nice Me 509 :

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1407237612/Trumpeter+1-48+Me+509


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jesse220 on August 05, 2014, 02:00:42 pm
Nice Me 509 :

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1407237612/Trumpeter+1-48+Me+509


Hotte

Man that is amazing
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on August 06, 2014, 02:37:22 am
nice ME build
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 06, 2014, 10:34:40 am
Is that ever a nice build ! The pics are great too.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 29, 2014, 09:36:37 pm
Nice RCN Seafang here: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1414614552/Trumpeter+1-48+Seafang+-+whiffer+alert%21 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1414614552/Trumpeter+1-48+Seafang+-+whiffer+alert%21)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/48Prop/HB%20Seafang/IMG_6264d_zps2473d4e8.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: comrade harps on October 30, 2014, 12:38:59 am
Very nice. The Spiteful, too (very Mustang from that angle)
(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/48Prop/HB%20Seafang/8Sept_zps4d199401.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 30, 2014, 01:00:23 am
Tha PAF Spiteful looks VERY nice. Good idea (got one left in the stash, too...)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 30, 2014, 03:36:10 am
There's more model Spitefuls about these days than Supermarine ever built real ones.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on October 30, 2014, 04:04:10 am
They are both lovely, and very nicely built. But of course the nod has to go to the Seafang....Mmmm....RCN....

 :wub: :wub:

Nice find Davey !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on October 30, 2014, 07:04:28 am
Seafang does look good  :thumbsup: Reminds me I have a RAN one to do
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on October 30, 2014, 09:16:16 am
There's more model Spitefuls about these days than Supermarine ever built real ones.  ;D
There must be more model Spitfires, too, about these days than Supermarine ever built real ones.  ;D

Seafang for me, please. Just because of the contraprops.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 08, 2014, 08:43:29 pm
Not sure if this has been posted before, but not likely as the article dates from 2000. A Canadian stealth helicopter, http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/lhxdiojc_1.htm (http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/lhxdiojc_1.htm)

(http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/images/images_5/lhxjc_1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jesse220 on November 09, 2014, 04:24:32 pm
Not sure if this has been posted before, but not likely as the article dates from 2000. A Canadian stealth helicopter, http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/lhxdiojc_1.htm (http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/lhxdiojc_1.htm)

(http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/images/images_5/lhxjc_1.jpg)

I like that stealth copter  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 09, 2014, 05:27:47 pm
I'll be watching this one with great interest, a swing-wing F-8 http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/themepicsframe.htm (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/themepicsframe.htm)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/italian_o/crusader%20variable%20geometry%20wings/crusader-vg-nov2014-4650_zpsd9a38255.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 10, 2014, 02:25:23 pm
I'll be watching this one with great interest, a swing-wing F-8 http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/themepicsframe.htm (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/themepicsframe.htm)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/italian_o/crusader%20variable%20geometry%20wings/crusader-vg-nov2014-4650_zpsd9a38255.jpg)

It's on here already..........
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on November 10, 2014, 04:32:27 pm
Nice chopper dio !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 10, 2014, 09:12:00 pm
I'll be watching this one with great interest, a swing-wing F-8 http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/themepicsframe.htm (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/themepicsframe.htm)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f208/italian_o/crusader%20variable%20geometry%20wings/crusader-vg-nov2014-4650_zpsd9a38255.jpg)

It's on here already..........

Missed it.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 11, 2014, 04:45:58 am
It's here :-

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39312.msg658311/topicseen.html#new (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39312.msg658311/topicseen.html#new)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 21, 2014, 10:39:28 pm
Nice work here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1416616264/What+if+M-3+Bradley+was+modified+for....

Bradley modified with 105mm gun.

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on November 22, 2014, 07:53:27 am
Nice work on that Bradley! Thanks for posting it.
That must be an urban camo scheme. Something like the British Berlin Brigade from years ago.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2014, 07:03:56 am
Great work on the interior. The gun and angular armour sure changes the look of it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 29, 2014, 10:27:24 am
Take a look at this collection here (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1417197115/Black+Friday+Squadron.)

Ah, what the heck, I'll link to the pic too. See what I see?

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/BlackFridaySquadron001_zps77394042.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on November 29, 2014, 10:32:13 am

Ah, what the heck, I'll link to the pic too. See what I see?


The CF-100 fuselage with Horten wings maybe ?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Jesse220 on November 29, 2014, 12:39:55 pm
Amazing to see those planes in balck :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 29, 2014, 02:09:28 pm

Ah, what the heck, I'll link to the pic too. See what I see?


The CF-100 fuselage with Horten wings maybe ?

We've got a winner!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on November 29, 2014, 03:12:34 pm

Ah, what the heck, I'll link to the pic too. See what I see?


The CF-100 fuselage with Horten wings maybe ?

We've got a winner!  ;D

cleverly done too, do we know anything else about it ?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 29, 2014, 06:21:13 pm
cleverly done too, do we know anything else about it ?

Nothing unfortunately. But she's a real beauty.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 30, 2014, 01:49:13 am
cleverly done too, do we know anything else about it ?

Nothing unfortunately. But she's a real beauty.

Second that. Probably even a scale-mash-up, with a 1:72 CF-100 and 1:48 Horten wings? Very cool idea!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: dumaniac on November 30, 2014, 10:00:44 pm
nice collection
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 02, 2014, 04:29:18 pm
cleverly done too, do we know anything else about it ?

Nothing unfortunately. But she's a real beauty.

Second that. Probably even a scale-mash-up, with a 1:72 CF-100 and 1:48 Horten wings? Very cool idea!

Except it isn't.  It's a PM Horten 229B two seat nightfighter.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 02, 2014, 06:56:59 pm
Except it isn't.  It's a PM Horten 229B two seat nightfighter.

Okay, had me fooled. And I guess that's what a good whiff should do!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on December 19, 2014, 02:10:42 am
Beautifully finished SAAF Hurricane with Hercules engine:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1256308106

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/HawkerHurricaneHerculesEngineModel.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/Models/HawkerHurricaneHerculesEngineModel.jpg.html)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 19, 2014, 04:24:27 am
Nice - the widened section between fuselage and engine has also been solved nicely.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on December 19, 2014, 04:43:53 am
Very nicely done ! I always think the radial Hurricane looks to Italian tho.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on December 19, 2014, 06:17:12 am
Very nicely done ! I always think the radial Hurricane looks to Italian tho.

 :thumbsup:

Especially so with that yellow cowling. Very nice model
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 20, 2014, 05:35:09 pm
Czech Omega did a 72nd resin one, as well as the Griffon version.  I have one somewhere.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on December 31, 2014, 10:16:30 am
Super Whirlwind  :thumbsup:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1420037860/Westland+Super+Whirlwind+completed

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on December 31, 2014, 11:53:48 am
Nice ! The shape of the nacelles is kinda funny, but it sure looks like a good representation of what a prototype a/c would look like. Love the finish as well. Nice find for sure !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on December 31, 2014, 09:48:53 pm
I reckon the nacelle shape is because they used the tops of something like plastic bottles to achieve the change in cross section from original nacelles to new fronts.
Good bit of scratching. Looks sweet.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 01, 2015, 05:04:23 am
That Whirlwind is interesting. I'm thinking give it a nose wheel undercarriage and make her a FAA Torpedo/Strike aircraft
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 01, 2015, 05:19:17 am
Nice ! The shape of the nacelles is kinda funny, but it sure looks like a good representation of what a prototype a/c would look like. Love the finish as well. Nice find for sure !

 :cheers:

Second that, looks very nice - reminds me of the Chinese Tu-4 turboprop conversions that also have a similar "plug" installation to bridge the different engine diameters:

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/8/3/9/2187938.jpg)

Why not?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Mossie on January 01, 2015, 04:54:20 pm
I agree, odd looking, but not unknown for turboprop conversions as Dizzy has shown.  I can think of two others off the top of my head, the B-17 turbo fire bomber and the Cavalier Turbo Mustang.
http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/engines/55331d1299778287t-17-turbo-prop-turbo-prop.jpg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on January 01, 2015, 08:03:36 pm
Besides the smaller size of the turboprop engine it was also much lighter than the old piston engines. It had to be mounted much farther forward to correct the cg.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on January 02, 2015, 11:53:07 am
Lovely shot of the Chinese bird. Love the look of that.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 02, 2015, 11:07:14 pm
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/8/3/9/2187938.jpg)

Nice.  Anyone do a conversion in 1/72?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on January 03, 2015, 06:57:01 am
Cutting Edge did one in 1/48 and 1/72.  It was mainly for the AEW version, I've got a 1/72 one in the stash.  If you can find one, they go for very, very silly money --
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TomZ on February 16, 2015, 09:46:07 am
Nice Tu-95 Bear


(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/tu95144rh_1.jpg)

http://www.hyperscale.com/2015/features/tu95144rh_1.htm (http://www.hyperscale.com/2015/features/tu95144rh_1.htm)

TomZ
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2015, 10:22:15 am
Very nice. I recognized those decals right away  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on February 17, 2015, 02:20:23 am
I like that Bear. If you gave it a different nose and maybe some different props it could look very "British"
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: famvburg on February 17, 2015, 06:54:17 am
About 25 years ago (Has it been THAT long ago?!) when the first pics of the KJ-1 came out I modified an Airfix B-29 wooden dowels, 1/48 Seafire or Spitfire props, tubing, putty and plastic sheet and a couple of Firebees to make the KJ-1. When the CE conversion was released, I bought one just for kicks but have never compared those parts to mine. At least mine looks the part. Now I would at least use cowls and props from the An-12 kits. I'd love to see what the performance numbers were compared to the stock B-29/Tu-4 or even the B-50.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2015, 06:59:13 am
That would be neat to see. Any pics of it ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: jsport on March 01, 2015, 06:41:21 am
Don't recall seeing this posted before, but I may be wrong. Republic of Newfoundland and Labrador
Model 737 Surveiller (http://hsfeatures.com/features04/model737surveillera_1.htm)


(http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/E-%20The%20Illusion%20(1).jpg)
wow missed this.. thanks for posting.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: famvburg on March 01, 2015, 08:20:25 am
A "Washington B.95".
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on March 01, 2015, 07:11:04 pm
That old 737 was around a long ways back....still a brilliant model ! Love old school 737's.

 :drink:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on March 21, 2015, 08:29:17 am
Ta 152 JG 1  :lol:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1426904987/1-48+Ta152C-11+%26quot%3Bwhat-if%26quot%3B+nearing+completion

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: su27rules on March 21, 2015, 09:28:54 am
Perfect!!

Very nice I like it very much in this camo!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Librarian on March 21, 2015, 02:32:44 pm
Perfect!!

Very nice I like it very much in this camo!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:

SUPERB!! Wish all Luftwaffe fighters had been this scheme....just hate all that yucky mottling.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on March 26, 2015, 07:33:40 am
Yes, that's very nicely done ! Looks great in those colours for sure.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: FAR148 on July 06, 2015, 06:22:20 pm
An F-35I by Rémi

(http://lacitroenbx19gt.com/maquette/F35/_DSC2298.jpg)

More here... http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1387012374/F-35A+Lighting+II+%26quot%3BAdir%26quot%3B



Steven L  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 07, 2015, 01:25:28 am
Pretty. But... is it me, or is the canopy unpainted?  :unsure:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on July 07, 2015, 02:34:26 am
Pretty. But... is it me, or is the canopy unpainted?  :unsure:

My thoughts exactly  :unsure:

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on July 07, 2015, 03:08:23 am
It's unfinished.
If you click on the link you will see he says "canopy and ejection seat must be painted".
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 07, 2015, 03:20:01 am
Ah!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on July 07, 2015, 02:05:57 pm
Beauty. Will defo look better once the cockpit is finished !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on July 28, 2015, 05:06:34 pm
Couple of nice F-5s here: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1438090772/Vietnam-era+jet+in+World+War+Two+camouflage+and+markings%2C+just+for+fun. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1438090772/Vietnam-era+jet+in+World+War+Two+camouflage+and+markings%2C+just+for+fun.)

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/F-5A%20S.29C%20amp%20OS2U-3%20008_zpswqkgovsl.jpg)

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/USAACF-5ETigerII002_zps53cead4e.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on July 28, 2015, 05:08:43 pm
And a Bearcat racer: http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/groupbuildframe_2.htm (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/groupbuildframe_2.htm)

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/Turquoise%20Bearcat%20005_zpsdkfwsdin.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on July 28, 2015, 06:49:32 pm
Love that green F-5 Rat ! ( click, copy )

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 29, 2015, 12:26:44 am
Love that green F-5 Rat ! ( click, copy )

 :cheers:

IIRC, there was a Brazilian anniversary F-5E in a similar livery (with more colorful trim and deco, though) - celebrating the BAF's engagement with Thunderbolts in WWII.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2015, 04:40:00 am
Hmm....have to go look into that one Dizzy !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on July 29, 2015, 06:22:11 am
Now the F5 has never, ever interested me (I know that is heresy to some  ;D) but that pair of retro versions are another matter  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 29, 2015, 06:34:06 am
Found a profile of it, and through that pics of the real thing:

(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/146/pics/26_12.jpg)

(http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21728&stc=1&d=1082734251)

(http://masm.fr/Sig/americas/Brasil/Brasil-F5E-60anos1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 29, 2015, 06:38:05 am
FCM even did a decal sheet with it!

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2004/december/new-releases/decal_fcm-f5.php
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on July 29, 2015, 06:42:29 am
Is that a radar python 3 under its wing?

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 29, 2015, 07:28:31 am
AFAIK, the Brazilian F-5s have been modernized by Israeli company Elbit since 2001, and some legwork turned up that Brazil bought 400 Python-3s for the modernized F-5 fleet! I'd assume that's a protective cap over the IR seeker?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on July 29, 2015, 07:33:37 am
Thanks Dizzyfugu, with its colour it looks like it is a radar nose

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on July 30, 2015, 03:45:20 pm
Oh my that is gorgeous ! Love that one. I really need to build an F-5 or two....maybe make my own CDN special in a similar scheme.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 30, 2015, 11:38:59 pm
IIRC there was recently an anniversary CF-18 in semi WWII colors. Maybe use a CF-5A, date it back 10 or 20 years and apply a retro WWII scheme?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on July 31, 2015, 05:35:39 am
There was a D-Day Hornet many moons ago, but the current `special`is done like the Typhoon this year, pretty sweet ! Hope to see it in about a months time.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 31, 2015, 06:58:05 am
There was a D-Day Hornet many moons ago.

That's probably the one I have in mind.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 31, 2015, 09:00:09 am
The USN had at least one 'D-Day' F-18 as well. It was parked on the fantail of the carrier that came across to the UK for one of the anniversary celebrations and was moored in Spithead.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on July 31, 2015, 02:40:24 pm
The 2015 RCAF display CF-188

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/assets/AIRFORCE_Internet/images/news-nouvelles/2015/04/bn01-2015-0186-005-cropped-2.jpg

https://postmediaottawacitizen2.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/cf18-demojet-sized.jpg?quality=55&strip=all&w=840&h=630&crop=1
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 31, 2015, 03:23:03 pm
The 2015 RCAF display CF-188

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/assets/AIRFORCE_Internet/images/news-nouvelles/2015/04/bn01-2015-0186-005-cropped-2.jpg

https://postmediaottawacitizen2.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/cf18-demojet-sized.jpg?quality=55&strip=all&w=840&h=630&crop=1

What a great 2-ship that would make with the RAF's BoB Typhoon!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: CANSO on July 31, 2015, 06:52:33 pm
The 2015 RCAF display CF-188

Je te plumerai (I'll pluck you ;D) is not necessarily a BOB slogan, but well, we all know it's just a song. ;)

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Lark, nice lark
Alouette, je te plumerai
Lark, I shall pluck you
Je te plumerai la tête
I shall pluck your head
Je te plumerai la tête
I shall pluck your head...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on August 01, 2015, 05:23:21 am
What a great 2-ship that would make with the RAF's BoB Typhoon!  :thumbsup:

My first thought when ever I hear/read those lines is to go "but Typhoon's didn't serve in the BoB"   :banghead: Then my brain clicks into gear. I wish they wouldn't re-use old names  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 01, 2015, 01:32:52 pm
What a great 2-ship that would make with the RAF's BoB Typhoon!  :thumbsup:

My first thought when ever I hear/read those lines is to go "but Typhoon's didn't serve in the BoB"   :banghead: Then my brain clicks into gear. I wish they wouldn't re-use old names  ;D ;D

Hang around till 2019, I have a Revell Typhoon sitting here just waiting...............  ;D ;) :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2015, 01:50:33 am

Hang around till 2019,

I plan to  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on August 02, 2015, 03:27:40 am
Why 2019? I would have thought that 2018 was a more auspicious date, first of April specifically!

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 02, 2015, 04:49:23 am
Why 2019? I would have thought that 2018 was a more auspicious date, first of April specifically!

Gondor

Because 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasions, probably the original Typhoons finest hour when they formed the 'cab ranks' over the beach-head to take out any Tigers and other tanks that were foolish enough to get in the way of their 3" rockets...........  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on August 02, 2015, 05:47:44 am

Because 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasions, probably the original Typhoons finest hour when they formed the 'cab ranks' over the beach-head to take out any Tigers and other tanks that were foolish enough to get in the way of their 3" rockets...........  ;)


OK  :thumbsup:   ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 04, 2015, 07:39:08 am
Beautiful. And lol I recall the first time I heard that song sung in English....still funny today  ! Lark ! Nice Lark !

 :party:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on August 14, 2015, 08:04:30 pm
Ooh, this could be nice: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1439581478/F-104G+Starfighter+wip (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1439581478/F-104G+Starfighter+wip)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2d9e7m.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on August 15, 2015, 04:54:03 am
Oi, i's got 2 engin's, guv! :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 15, 2015, 06:46:21 am
Cool. The combo looks promising - I'd just rather move the canards into a more forward position?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JayBee on August 15, 2015, 07:22:29 am
Oi, i's got 2 engin's, guv! :o

I would think that is because the rear and centre fuselage, and the wings, look like they are from an F-5E.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 15, 2015, 04:45:01 pm
Very nice indeed!  :thumbsup: Gonna look great once it's been painted!

But Tiger wings? Probably the only option to actually REDUCE wing area.  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on August 15, 2015, 05:00:37 pm
I wonder if its a 1/48th Starfighter and a 1/32nd Freedom Fighter. Looks great to me! Leaves a lot of paint and decal options.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 19, 2015, 05:37:57 pm
Oh I like the look of that !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on August 19, 2015, 10:15:13 pm
Very nice indeed!  :thumbsup: Gonna look great once it's been painted!

But Tiger wings? Probably the only option to actually REDUCE wing area.  :lol:

Funnily enough I was making that very comparison with kit bits the other day: the Tiger wings ARE bigger, but not by much. What's surprising is how little extra area F-16 wings have over the F-104.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 19, 2015, 11:02:13 pm
Very nice indeed!  :thumbsup: Gonna look great once it's been painted!

But Tiger wings? Probably the only option to actually REDUCE wing area.  :lol:

Funnily enough I was making that very comparison with kit bits the other day: the Tiger wings ARE bigger, but not by much. What's surprising is how little extra area F-16 wings have over the F-104.

But then the F-16 has a lot less fuselage!  :smiley:

Cheers
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Librarian on August 20, 2015, 04:46:47 am
I bought that Monovell F-104 couple years back, opened the box and had completelygrey primed it within two minutes. That yellow just horrified me :blink:. Some very useful parts....

I remember looking at an F-104 and thinking that if you moved the intakes under the fuselage, shortened it and blended the wing you'd have an F-16...even the main undercarriage, bays etc seem the same. Definitely an influence on the designers.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 27, 2015, 05:17:53 am
They did the 32nd scale one of the CAFs Red Indian in a bright red colour as well ! Yuck. Takes the life right out of you when you open the box lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Flyer on August 27, 2015, 05:34:16 am
Timesavers for ericr though ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 27, 2015, 05:47:43 am
lol true !

 :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on August 27, 2015, 10:54:31 am
Timesavers for ericr though ;D

right! fits my natural maziness :  :wacko:
here is one I hardly had to paint with a bit of red (on the added floats!):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/yb12_zpsyopmh3lu.jpg)

and another with just a bit of yellow :

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y435/ericr63/hyd/img_9018_zpslsrfpel1.jpg)

it was an exercise in restraint from painting
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 27, 2015, 11:16:20 am
Great stuff ! What kit is the Boeing ?

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on August 27, 2015, 11:19:24 am
Great stuff ! What kit is the Boeing ?



thanks!

it's Williams 1/72 MArtin B10 (adapted as a YB12) : the kit is injected in blue and yellow  :blink: :blink: :blink:

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Flyer on August 27, 2015, 02:44:24 pm
They look great au naturel :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 27, 2015, 02:57:33 pm
Thanks. I think somebody is making one again...Special Hobby maybe ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on August 28, 2015, 06:05:06 am
I like the Martin in particular, a float version is something I could have seen them doing

Built the kit myself as an RAF mid 30's bomber. For it's age it's nice, very enjoyable build
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on August 28, 2015, 09:45:37 am
I like the Boeing in particular, a float version is something I could have seen them doing

Built the kit myself as an RAF mid 30's bomber. For it's age it's nice, very enjoyable build

a nice kit indeed, and the float version did exist :

(http://www.acc.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/060511-F-1234S-029.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 28, 2015, 09:55:29 am
Why do folk keep calling the Martin a Boeing?  :ph34r:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 28, 2015, 10:43:29 am
I was wondering that myself....I was looking for the kit on http://www.westcoasthobbys.com/products?keys=&field_brand_tid=All&field_category_tid=All&field_collection_tid=5&sort_by=title&sort_order=ASC&items_per_page=33&page=10

...and realized I had originally thought it was a Curtis !  :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 28, 2015, 11:51:25 am
Why do folk keep calling the Martin a Boeing?  :ph34r:

The same reason they call Reliant Robins, 'Robin Reliants'. Because they don't know any better........  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on August 28, 2015, 01:37:00 pm
Maybe we're thinking of the actor Boeing Sheene ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on August 29, 2015, 04:53:13 am
Why do folk keep calling the Martin a Boeing?  :ph34r:

Mea Culpa  :banghead: Amended my post.

As for the float plane it just looked like something that would have been done in the 30's so in a way I'm glad it was  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on October 27, 2015, 09:48:53 am
P-77  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1445924986/Clandestine+XP-77

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on October 27, 2015, 02:57:28 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on October 28, 2015, 04:31:24 am
Kinda plain but otherwise nicely done !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on November 11, 2015, 10:38:09 pm
Nice Lippisch

Hotte

http://www.hyperscale.com/2015/galleries/lippischp13a72cd_1.htm
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 23, 2015, 09:06:24 pm
This one has me gobsmacked. Apologies if it's one of our members, I always have trouble keeping up.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1450891762/ANZACGB+Airfix+CAC+Bil+Bil (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1450891762/ANZACGB+Airfix+CAC+Bil+Bil)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee89/sabre6-2007/72Jet/AirfixSeahawk/029_zpsxstfmu7f.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on December 24, 2015, 12:54:35 am
That is stunning  :wub: :bow: :bow: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Caveman on December 24, 2015, 01:08:21 am
That is a work of art!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 24, 2015, 03:29:35 am
Brilliant, that!  :thumbsup: :bow:

I've always liked the P.1040, P.1052, P.1081, Hunter chain of development and he's made a super job of that one. The build thread is well worth reading too.

One day I'll do the resin P.1081 that The Wooksta gave me, that's a real 'sleeper' of an aeroplane.  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on December 24, 2015, 01:35:08 pm
Holy frack!  He made that out of the old Airfix Seahawk kit?  Wow!  Even if it wasn't also a very well done WhIf, making that much of a silk purse from that sow's ear is damn impressive!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on December 24, 2015, 01:49:00 pm
Wow. Just gorgeous ! Great job and a great find.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 25, 2015, 02:23:07 am
Very nice work. And an elegant result, too.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 25, 2015, 11:47:01 am
Excellent! :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: sandiego89 on December 25, 2015, 03:06:47 pm
He made that out of the old Airfix Seahawk kit?.....

And used old Frog decals.....  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 02, 2016, 04:41:34 pm
US Navy F-16, by Darren Roberts: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1454371968/Navy+F-16+Whif (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1454371968/Navy+F-16+Whif)

(http://www2.dragndropbuilder.com/uploads/3/2/8/7/3287314/7901141_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 03, 2016, 01:39:13 am
Ah, with the correct wing tip rails.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 03, 2016, 03:51:10 am
Ah, with the correct wing tip rails.  :thumbsup:

Why were they different on the proposed USN version? Just to BE different, or was there some practical reason?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2016, 04:25:45 am
What a beauty. The F-16 looks even better in Navy schemes !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 03, 2016, 05:34:20 am
Ah, with the correct wing tip rails.  :thumbsup:

Why were they different on the proposed USN version? Just to BE different, or was there some practical reason?

Not certain. IIRC, the wings were not supposed to be foldable, at least in the early design stages? The launch rails were alternatively mounted at the intake sides - also a nice idea.
Maybe for protection of the missiles, or simple span saving issues.

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/d1e0b1c79951552217d6c8508342e082/tumblr_n546zmak2D1txx6x7o3_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 03, 2016, 05:54:28 am
It makes sense that the missiles would be move under the wings to save some space, but the 1601 did have the wing tip mounted winders. http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/planes/lwf/vought-v1601.jpg
Dizzy, about the intake-mounted missiles, i've never seen any of those, maybe you're thinking about the main gear door pylons? Leptiprince has them on his navy F-16.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: tahsin on February 08, 2016, 12:32:04 am
They were probably hedging their bets. Wingtips are great for decreasing drag but when you fire one and keeping the other you are increasing effects against stability of the plane. So the buyer to decide which is better.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 03:28:33 am
Nice cut out view ! Have to find our more about these main gear door rails ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2016, 05:39:56 am
That's just an overlay - the Sparrow hang under the wings!

I know of an earlier design (the Vought 1100) that carried the Sidewinder rails at the air intake flanks - probably a Crusader heritage, but it looks cool, too. There's also still a lot of the F-8 left:

(http://content.foto.mail.ru/mail/pdm1976/236/h-247.jpg)

(http://content.foto.mail.ru/mail/pdm1976/236/h-248.jpg)


IIRC, this detail was also carried over to early Model 1600 layouts, but it was dropped for the wing tip solution.

More useful details about Vought's post-F-8 family here:

http://lj.rossia.org/users/p_d_m/9374.html?mode=reply
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 08:32:54 am
I like that one !

 :cheers: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 08, 2016, 11:31:28 am
I'd never seen that Vought 1100, it looks pretty good. :thumbsup: I don't know about Vought's models having the gear door pylons but the GD F-16 tested them with Sparrows and apparently, even Skyflash missiles too.
http://www.f-16.net/forum/download/file.php?id=6260&t=1
http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6906

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2016, 12:55:41 pm
I like it ! Thanks for finding the pics, I guess that could work on few different aeroplanes eh !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 09, 2016, 05:32:11 am
I like it ! Thanks for finding the pics, I guess that could work on few different aeroplanes eh !

 :cheers:

 :thumbsup:
I found those while digging for info for my F-16W. I guess it could work on some other designs, but it would be easier to do it now with the lighter aim-120C/D
with smaller fins.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 09, 2016, 05:52:37 pm
You don't see a lot of WWI whifs, but here's one from Larry Schmidt: http://www.network54.com/Forum/644810/message/1455033954/WW1GB+%26quot%3BWhat-if-%26quot%3B+Revell+Nieuport+28+floatplane+fighter%2C+U.S.+Navy. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/644810/message/1455033954/WW1GB+%26quot%3BWhat-if-%26quot%3B+Revell+Nieuport+28+floatplane+fighter%2C+U.S.+Navy.)

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/Float%20Nieuport%20and%20eBay%20stuff%20014_zpsyincyo1f.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2016, 07:40:45 pm
Great idea. Love the guns and the floats !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 09, 2016, 11:45:10 pm
I'd never seen that Vought 1100, it looks pretty good. :thumbsup: I don't know about Vought's models having the gear door pylons but the GD F-16 tested them with Sparrows and apparently, even Skyflash missiles too.
http://www.f-16.net/forum/download/file.php?id=6260&t=1
http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6906

 :cheers:


And I've never seen these Sparrow mountings before!  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on February 10, 2016, 02:56:04 am
I'd never seen that Vought 1100, it looks pretty good. :thumbsup: I don't know about Vought's models having the gear door pylons but the GD F-16 tested them with Sparrows and apparently, even Skyflash missiles too.
http://www.f-16.net/forum/download/file.php?id=6260&t=1
http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6906

 :cheers:

Plus it'd bend the mind of some JMNs
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on February 10, 2016, 06:47:22 am
Nice find Ratty
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2016, 05:32:28 am
I keep coming back here to see that F-16 in naval guise. Something about that.... :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 19, 2016, 06:54:47 am
Vought's F-16ish designs for a naval fighter are sexy...!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 20, 2016, 05:51:54 am
ALL F-16s are sexy... :wub: It's the most beautiful design ever to be produced... IMHO, that is... ;D
I have been thinking about the F-16W's second coming and it will be a totally carrier capable version.
As i've imagined it, it will look very much like the land-based version, it will just have the hinges for the folding mechanism of the wings, A-7 front gear and hornet's main landing gear and an external refueling probe. The paint scheme will be stolen from either the Grim Reapers or the Jolly Rogers ... :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 22, 2016, 11:10:43 am
Not a What-If, another brilliant Dr. Frank Mitchell 1/32 scratchbuild of a complete oddball aircraft:
http://www.hyperscale.com/2016/features/so800032fm_1.htm

(http://www.hyperscale.com/images/so800032fm_10.jpg)
Sud-Est SO-8000

 :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 22, 2016, 01:30:59 pm
Now that's a neat looking machine !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 22, 2016, 02:49:08 pm
Lovely build!  :wub:
 
With a name like Narval, I think it needs a fairly substantial pitot tube or IFR probe on the nose.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on February 22, 2016, 05:42:05 pm
Very well done  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I've got the 1/72 Akatombo resin kit of that --
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on March 17, 2016, 05:27:58 pm
This. THIS! http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1458241914/If+you%27re+open+to+non-British+options... (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1458241914/If+you%27re+open+to+non-British+options...)


(http://orig09.deviantart.net/50e4/f/2011/080/b/3/b36f2ec23c29a3baa339e50ca93a49bc-d3c4q0g.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 17, 2016, 06:50:26 pm
Hehehe, when you look at it a Defiant is the perfect 'carrier' for an R2D2, I'm just surprised no-one's done it before.

And it looks good with a Griffon too!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on March 18, 2016, 01:17:57 am
I didn't pick up on the Griffon.  I was distracted by the R2 unit.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: CANSO on March 18, 2016, 09:22:54 am
Hehehe, when you look at it a Defiant is the perfect 'carrier' for an R2D2, I'm just surprised no-one's done it before.
And it looks good with a Griffon too!
I played with the idea once, but if you use a 1:72 R2D2 in place of the Defiant's turret it appears very small.
The Super Defiant is either an a/c for dwarfs or R2D2 is a gigantic droid... ;D ;D
(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo141/canso-forum/comparison_zpsdn5fgvvq.jpg~original)
The Griffon, Spitfire style wing etc. are very good additions as usual (was there no Super Defiant in the BOB build?)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on March 21, 2016, 03:10:28 pm
R2 ! R not.... :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 21, 2016, 04:02:22 pm
Hehehe, when you look at it a Defiant is the perfect 'carrier' for an R2D2, I'm just surprised no-one's done it before.
And it looks good with a Griffon too!
I played with the idea once, but if you use a 1:72 R2D2 in place of the Defiant's turret it appears very small.
The Super Defiant is either an a/c for dwarfs or R2D2 is a gigantic droid... ;D ;D
(http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/oo141/canso-forum/comparison_zpsdn5fgvvq.jpg~original)
The Griffon, Spitfire style wing etc. are very good additions as usual (was there no Super Defiant in the BOB build?)

Tut, tut obviously R2 would be full of valves and gear-wheels and various other manly sized electro-mechanical bits,
not teensy, weensy solid state bits n' bobs.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on May 10, 2016, 08:15:55 am
Nice bit of Tiger Moth whiffery by Larry Schmidt: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1462891392/Airfix+old-tool+DeHavilland+Tiger+Moth+Canadian+cropduster. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1462891392/Airfix+old-tool+DeHavilland+Tiger+Moth+Canadian+cropduster.)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 10, 2016, 08:30:19 am
Nice. Agricultural aviation should receive more (whiffing) attention.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on May 10, 2016, 10:41:40 am
Nice one ! Looks like she`s rip her own wings right off tho  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 10, 2016, 01:19:05 pm
I've got to say that radial does NOTHING for the Tiggie's looks though..........  :-\
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 10, 2016, 01:59:36 pm
I've got to say that radial does NOTHING for the Tiggie's looks though..........  :-\

Takes after its big bruddah, the Giant Moth.  ;D

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/cw1/dh61/dh61-2.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 10, 2016, 02:28:10 pm
Still ugly, radials just don't go with DH designs.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 10, 2016, 03:26:36 pm
Still ugly, radials just don't go with DH designs.

Welp, DH did do a number of aesthetically challenged designs.  ;D

http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/a_de_havilland.php

The DH 66 was a real peach, or is that pooch?  ;)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/02/Havillan_Hercules_vista_aérea.png/539px-Havillan_Hercules_vista_aérea.png)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 10, 2016, 10:00:51 pm
Nice. Agricultural aviation should receive more (whiffing) attention.  :thumbsup:

There was an old Airfix Magazine, in which there were a few conversions on the smaller Airfix airframes; Tiger Moth, Chipmunk.
Beaver would also suit, and IMHO the Revell P-12 could be hacked into an AgCat-alike.

Then there's the NZ Fieldair Dakota:

http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/17606/photo-thread-douglas-dc-3
Decals available from Old Models Decals... (no connection, but a happy user of them)

FWIW, Cheers
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on May 16, 2016, 07:59:01 am
Now this looks interesting: http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1463407631/North+American+XPB2J-1+%27Super+Mitchell%27+... (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1463407631/North+American+XPB2J-1+%27Super+Mitchell%27+...)

(http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u455/mam121061/North%20American%20XPB2J-1%20Super%20Mitchell-2_zpsknu2erd2.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on May 16, 2016, 08:10:58 pm
Possibly even doable (by a better modeller than me) :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 17, 2016, 11:20:16 am
As soon as I saw that I thought 'That's Stéphane Beaumort's work' and it is.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on May 17, 2016, 11:21:29 am
That super Mitchel looks really cool, I have looked at Mitchel bombers, the solid nose versions a few times and thought about a turbo prop conversion, and maybe a bubble canopy from something else. Load it up for COIN duties and away you go.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Gondor on May 17, 2016, 11:47:55 am
That super Mitchel looks really cool, I have looked at Mitchel bombers, the solid nose versions a few times and thought about a turbo prop conversion, and maybe a bubble canopy from something else. Load it up for COIN duties and away you go.

Engines from a E-2?

Gondor
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on May 17, 2016, 06:00:36 pm
Hmm?! B-25 or B-26 solid nose with early C-130 engines & a B-57B+ tandem canopy, anyone? :blink: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Styyro on May 17, 2016, 06:43:43 pm
Hmm?! B-25 or B-26 solid nose with early C-130 engines & a B-57B+ tandem canopy, anyone? :blink: :thumbsup:

The picture's a straight mashup of two North American Aviation products--the B-25 (maybe a PBJ, technically) and the A2J Super Savage. The former's no problem to find in 1/72nd; the latter, maybe a bit.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on May 17, 2016, 06:53:22 pm
Hmm?! B-25 or B-26 solid nose with early C-130 engines & a B-57B+ tandem canopy, anyone? :blink: :thumbsup:

The picture's a straight mashup of two North American Aviation products--the B-25 (maybe a PBJ, technically) and the A2J Super Savage. The former's no problem to find in 1/72nd; the latter, maybe a bit.

The mash-up/kit-bash I mentioned was just one that, inspired by the picture, my brain came up with while I was looking at it.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Styyro on May 17, 2016, 07:40:53 pm
The mash-up/kit-bash I mentioned was just one that, inspired by the picture, my brain came up with while I was looking at it.

Please overlook my near-fetched tendencies. I recognize that you're batting ideas around, but I always want to start at the very beginning. :-X
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on May 17, 2016, 07:48:47 pm
Anigrand make an XA2J-1 Super Savage - if you can justify the expense for a whif.

http://www.anigrand.com/AA2090_XA2J-1.htm (http://www.anigrand.com/AA2090_XA2J-1.htm)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on May 18, 2016, 02:13:27 am
WANT!!!!!   
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on May 18, 2016, 03:43:33 am
WANT!!!!!   
I'm with you on that one Robert.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on May 18, 2016, 05:03:50 am
That is sweet ! Love the look.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on May 18, 2016, 07:26:59 am
Anigrand make an XA2J-1 Super Savage - if you can justify the expense for a whif.

http://www.anigrand.com/AA2090_XA2J-1.htm (http://www.anigrand.com/AA2090_XA2J-1.htm)

And it's a very nice kit
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 15, 2016, 03:52:40 pm
Looks very nice, RAF Vixen: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1473938246/%26quot%3BFor+want+of+a+nail+.+.+.%26quot%3B+-+some+intelligent+%26quot%3Bwhat-iffery. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1473938246/%26quot%3BFor+want+of+a+nail+.+.+.%26quot%3B+-+some+intelligent+%26quot%3Bwhat-iffery.)

(http://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14361255_1153010674764379_4292255497913986301_o.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on September 15, 2016, 04:18:48 pm
Wow....is that ever nice ! Love the look of it. Then again, anything looks good in that camo and roundels  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 16, 2016, 06:01:08 am
To my mind it looks better in that scheme than in a F.A.A. one
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2016, 07:28:49 am
The RAF should have done it for real, a Land Vixen might have been a better solution than the Javelin!

DH only needed two Marks to get it right, whereas Gloster took nine to sort out the Flatiron and even then it was somewhat lacking.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on September 17, 2016, 12:05:01 pm
The DH110 was well in the running for that Kit, only the very public crash at the 1952 Farnborough Airshow (and all the fatalities that went with it [the aircraft broke up and crashed into the crowd]) killed any chance it could have had in being an RAF fighter.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2016, 01:20:43 pm
The DH110 was well in the running for that Kit, only the very public crash at the 1952 Farnborough Airshow (and all the fatalities that went with it [the aircraft broke up and crashed into the crowd]) killed any chance it could have had in being an RAF fighter.

I know, I was there..................
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on September 17, 2016, 01:28:12 pm
The DH110 was well in the running for that Kit, only the very public crash at the 1952 Farnborough Airshow (and all the fatalities that went with it [the aircraft broke up and crashed into the crowd]) killed any chance it could have had in being an RAF fighter.

I know, I was there..................

Grim wasn't it.  If it hadn't been for that event, the DH110 would have been the RAF's F (AW) ----
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2016, 04:05:03 pm
I was 10 at the time, but was fully aware that many of the crowd had probably been killed, and it was a bit of a shaker even then. Neville Duke's display in the Hunter soon afterwards took all our minds of it, thank goodness.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 27, 2016, 03:22:16 pm
Nice take on a swept-wing Aermacchi MB326: http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm (http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2nh01vr.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2016, 06:33:30 am
Nice looking aircraft  :thumbsup: Nice model as well, although I would have changed the load out to go with the sleek look of her a little better.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on September 28, 2016, 10:50:49 am
Nice work ! I like the way his tools are organized, and this yellow one with the F-5 intakes !

(http://i68.tinypic.com/23k2dyq.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on September 28, 2016, 11:39:49 am
I should try that some day. And the tool board too.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: loupgarou on September 28, 2016, 02:14:42 pm
Nice work ! I like the way his tools are organized, and this yellow one with the F-5 intakes !


I hope those are NOT the tools he uses for modelling!  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on September 28, 2016, 04:54:06 pm
Nice work ! I like the way his tools are organized, and this yellow one with the F-5 intakes !


I hope those are NOT the tools he uses for modelling!  ;)

I don't know, I can see three different types of sprue cutter there...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on September 29, 2016, 07:30:02 pm
Nicely done BoB He.100D http://www.network54.com/Forum/644810/message/1475118689/%26quot%3BWhat-if-%26quot%3B+Lindberg+Heinkel+He.100D%2C+Battle+of+Britain. (http://www.network54.com/Forum/644810/message/1475118689/%26quot%3BWhat-if-%26quot%3B+Lindberg+Heinkel+He.100D%2C+Battle+of+Britain.)

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z390/CSMO/IMG_3648_zpsgubalws1.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on November 24, 2016, 07:15:42 am
Nicely done Porco Rosso: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1479962377/Unusual+Aircraft+and+Pilot%21%21+Savoia+S21+Porco+Rosso (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1479962377/Unusual+Aircraft+and+Pilot%21%21+Savoia+S21+Porco+Rosso)

(http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt280/Jocool123/DSC_0813_zps21lbhh6l.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on November 24, 2016, 01:25:26 pm
Excellent stuff! "A Pig's gotta fly..."  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on November 26, 2016, 12:35:57 pm
Both nice. Especially the flying boat love the wee pilot !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TomZ on January 18, 2017, 09:37:42 am
Nice Bison:

(http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/330/32230742252_3a98d718ae_c.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1484729833/1-72+Contrail+Myashishchev+Bison..sorta (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1484729833/1-72+Contrail+Myashishchev+Bison..sorta)

TomZ
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 18, 2017, 04:23:53 pm
Nice.  It appears to retain the radar for the tail gun.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 18, 2017, 06:17:14 pm
Saw that this morning. Beautiful, and I thought of posting it, but I was put off by his comment "I don't do "what - ifs" I think they are a bit silly..."  :angry:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on January 18, 2017, 11:00:29 pm
TomZ,

Damn but, that is pretty!

Very nicely done and sharp looking beauty in that livery.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 18, 2017, 11:50:08 pm
The M-4 is nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 19, 2017, 02:28:47 am
Saw that this morning. Beautiful, and I thought of posting it, but I was put off by his comment "I don't do "what - ifs" I think they are a bit silly..."  :angry:

So what is it then?
That attitude is like those <expletive deleted> authors who write books about the future and then sneer at sci fi.

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 19, 2017, 03:52:40 am
Nice model, especially when it was produced from a Contrail 'kit', but a narrow minded and hypocritical builder......
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 19, 2017, 06:08:29 am
Nice.  It appears to retain the radar for the tail gun.

Stops it bumping into the terminal when reversing  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 19, 2017, 12:01:17 pm
I would say nice work, but i just can't get past that guy's words... :angry:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 20, 2017, 12:01:51 am
Nice model, especially when it was produced from a Contrail 'kit', but a narrow minded and hypocritical builder......

And that's still a frequent mindset. I frequently receive disturbed if not single-minded or even limited comments in my FlickR gallery. Esp. when it comes to kitbashes and fantasy creations. Anything beyond reality (whatever THAT might be... :rolleyes:) seems to scare people.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 20, 2017, 02:08:15 am

 Anything beyond reality (whatever THAT might be... :rolleyes:) seems to scare people.


It works for me, we'll just keep on scaring them from in here.  :thumbsup: ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on January 20, 2017, 02:17:34 am
Many people are scared by people with imagination (in any field) because they're afraid of "What Might Be" (or, often in our case, "What Might Have Been") &, no matter how adept & flexible their minds may be in their own field, change is an incomprehensible & terrifying thing to them.

I have to admit that, in some areas, it is to me, too.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 20, 2017, 06:39:17 am

I have to admit that, in some areas, it is to me, too.

For most people as they get older change becomes more difficult to handle, mainly because you are comfortable with what you know. I do try and adapt but I'm not as flexible as I once was. Not in all areas of thought/activity, but definitely in some.

As for the build it looks nice but I'm still trying to place the build against the guys words ? Just seems slightly hypocritical to me and he obviously doesn't understand the genre.

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 20, 2017, 08:59:19 am
Could it be that this feller was trying to be jovial and maybe a bit self deprecating? "I won't bother with a back story" Then proceeds to tell it anyway.  "I think this is silly, but here I am doing it."  etc.

I'd like to give the person the benefit of the doubt. Kind of like when I call one of my builds a pile of boo-boo or something.. I don't REALLY mean it.. but uhh....  I try to make it a lot more clear that I'm joking about. I'd like to think rather than this guy being dismissive of whiffery that he is just not that great at joking about. 

I can say this.. I absolutely LOVE this model.. it's magnificent.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on January 20, 2017, 09:43:54 am
Could it be that this feller was trying to be jovial and maybe a bit self deprecating? "I won't bother with a back story" Then proceeds to tell it anyway.  "I think this is silly, but here I am doing it."  etc.

I'd like to give the person the benefit of the doubt. Kind of like when I call one of my builds a pile of boo-boo or something.. I don't REALLY mean it.. but uhh....  I try to make it a lot more clear that I'm joking about. I'd like to think rather than this guy being dismissive of whiffery that he is just not that great at joking about. 

I can say this.. I absolutely LOVE this model.. it's magnificent.

That's certainly how I read it - maybe we share a warped sense of humour? A magnificent model & it gave me a laugh.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 20, 2017, 01:43:01 pm
Could it be that this feller was trying to be jovial and maybe a bit self deprecating? "I won't bother with a back story" Then proceeds to tell it anyway.  "I think this is silly, but here I am doing it."  etc.

I'd like to give the person the benefit of the doubt. Kind of like when I call one of my builds a pile of boo-boo or something.. I don't REALLY mean it.. but uhh....  I try to make it a lot more clear that I'm joking about. I'd like to think rather than this guy being dismissive of whiffery that he is just not that great at joking about. 

I can say this.. I absolutely LOVE this model.. it's magnificent.

You could be right... although it seems to me that he's not really laying out the backstory, more like being sarcastic about the type of stories we make up for our builds... like it's a silly thing... :unsure:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 20, 2017, 03:30:52 pm
In the web, without being already acquainted with the poster, you'll never know. In the absence of smileys, sarcasm without context cannot be detected.

Then again, this is from a recent discussion in a Facebook group where I was shown my place (by a poster I didn't know, so can't really tell if serious or not):
"One should never do something on a feeling, unless it's purely a practice model. The variant, paint scheme and decals absolutely must match. If you want to build an olive drab Fortress, you well should acquire the appropriate decals to go with it."
"But whiffing is what makes modelling so fun, you're free to express yourself while doing it! And no one is still forbidding you to be as historically accurate as you wish!"
"If you ever want to develop yourself as a modeller, only the strive for historical authenticity is going to advance your skills. Then you won't do things in half-measure, by looks only, and cutting the corners. The quest for authenticiy compels you to carefully examine eg. photos, and only that helps your eyes to develop, and that's quite an important thing in that modelling business."
Gimme a J! Gimme a M!...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 20, 2017, 03:37:52 pm

"If you ever want to develop yourself as a modeller, only the strive for historical authenticity is going to advance your skills. Then you won't do things in half-measure, by looks only, and cutting the corners. The quest for authenticiy compels you to carefully examine eg. photos, and only that helps your eyes to develop, and that's quite an important thing in that modelling business."

Gimme a J! Gimme a M!...


What a load of cobblers!  :banghead:

Building Whiffs builds FAR more modelling skills than slapping together one of today's milimetrically accurate mouldings. It takes engineering skills, measuring skills, cutting and filing skills, PSR skills to the max, as well as all the normal skills you need to build OOB! Not to mention which you need some artistic talent to imagine the model you're building in the first place, one 'skill' that's totally lacking in building RW OOB models.

I'll add the last 'N' for you...........  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on January 20, 2017, 03:47:40 pm
Gorgeous Bison !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 20, 2017, 04:15:12 pm
In the web, without being already acquainted with the poster, you'll never know. In the absence of smileys, sarcasm without context cannot be detected.

I think even smileys can be misunderstood, but i guess i used the wrong term... The thing is that he created some sort of scenario and details for the story and build, but then dismisses the whole thing as silly... and not just his build, but the whole idea of what-if builds. What do you call that? :unsure:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 20, 2017, 04:26:05 pm
In the web, without being already acquainted with the poster, you'll never know. In the absence of smileys, sarcasm without context cannot be detected.

Then again, this is from a recent discussion in a Facebook group where I was shown my place (by a poster I didn't know, so can't really tell if serious or not):
"One should never do something on a feeling, unless it's purely a practice model. The variant, paint scheme and decals absolutely must match. If you want to build an olive drab Fortress, you well should acquire the appropriate decals to go with it."
"But whiffing is what makes modelling so fun, you're free to express yourself while doing it! And no one is still forbidding you to be as historically accurate as you wish!"
"If you ever want to develop yourself as a modeller, only the strive for historical authenticity is going to advance your skills. Then you won't do things in half-measure, by looks only, and cutting the corners. The quest for authenticiy compels you to carefully examine eg. photos, and only that helps your eyes to develop, and that's quite an important thing in that modelling business."
Gimme a J! Gimme a M!...

THAT, I'd say, without a doubt is someone that "doesn't get it" and was being, well, a JMN. 
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 20, 2017, 04:30:17 pm
Could it be that this feller was trying to be jovial and maybe a bit self deprecating? "I won't bother with a back story" Then proceeds to tell it anyway.  "I think this is silly, but here I am doing it."  etc.

I'd like to give the person the benefit of the doubt. Kind of like when I call one of my builds a pile of boo-boo or something.. I don't REALLY mean it.. but uhh....  I try to make it a lot more clear that I'm joking about. I'd like to think rather than this guy being dismissive of whiffery that he is just not that great at joking about. 

I can say this.. I absolutely LOVE this model.. it's magnificent.

You could be right... although it seems to me that he's not really laying out the backstory, more like being sarcastic about the type of stories we make up for our builds... like it's a silly thing... :unsure:

Yeah, I can definitely see that being the case. I'm just playing devils advocate I guess. Like Snowtrooper said, It's hard to tell through text sometimes. There's no body language or facial expressions or anything else to work with and often times this leads to wires being crossed as to intent.  That said, I wouldn't be surprised if he were completely serious.. I just wanted to pose the possibility that this person is just crap at joke making. 

I read through the comments there trying to gain more insight. Someone should just straight up ask if he was trying to be funny or if he really thinks whiffery, and his own work, is just so much "bollocks." 
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 20, 2017, 04:31:04 pm

"If you ever want to develop yourself as a modeller, only the strive for historical authenticity is going to advance your skills. Then you won't do things in half-measure, by looks only, and cutting the corners. The quest for authenticiy compels you to carefully examine eg. photos, and only that helps your eyes to develop, and that's quite an important thing in that modelling business."

Gimme a J! Gimme a M!...


What a load of cobblers!  :banghead:

Building Whiffs builds FAR more modelling skills than slapping together one of today's milimetrically accurate mouldings. It takes engineering skills, measuring skills, cutting and filing skills, PSR skills to the max, as well as all the normal skills you need to build OOB! Not to mention which you need some artistic talent to imagine the model you're building in the first place, one 'skill' that's totally lacking in building RW OOB models.

I'll add the last 'N' for you...........  ;D

HEAR, HERE!   
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 21, 2017, 04:22:29 am
It is difficult to tell what the poster actually meant which to be honest is why I'm not that bothered. Life's far to short for that and there are a lot of models to build.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 21, 2017, 04:51:52 am
It is difficult to tell what the poster actually meant which to be honest is why I'm not that bothered. Life's far to short for that and there are a lot of models to build.

Yes, totally right. I guess it's something that really should've been ignored in the first place, isn't? Doesn't really affect any of us or our models so no real sense in discussing what he meant... :thumbsup:
I guess that on my case, i can say it was the love i have for our type of modelling that was probably a bit too sensitive and JMN alarms went off... :angel:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 22, 2017, 02:53:08 am
To each his (or her, thank you Reg) own.
We build our way, they build theirs.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Librarian on January 22, 2017, 04:35:13 am
To each his (or her, thank you Reg) own.
We build our way, they build theirs.

 :thumbsup:. I came from, whilst not a counter, a point of modelling where accuracy was a serious issue (colours mainly). I spend huge amounts of time and effort cutting, test fitting, filling, sanding etc to put a whif together and can say I still find it easier than putting together a real-world completed aircraft.

My current project based around the new Hobbyboss 1/48 F4U is a case in point...I can go nuts with it, but would find it very difficult to put together accurately. The parts count for the wings alone is daunting and the fit.. :banghead:.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: 63cpe on January 22, 2017, 04:59:07 am
I second your opinion Zenrat (Fred).

There will always be rivet counters disregarding whiffies. As people like to keep things the way they have known, and generally don't like change. I think this is like the shifting of paradigms in science. It will always lead to an in-group and an out-group. I don't need this in- or out group thinking, but it's just a fact of live. It's like live itself...one big experiment.
Modellers are just like ordinary people, some are rivet counters and like to form their own group (usually criticizing and complaining at modelling shows and building very little models themselves). Some are more openminded and see the potential of plastic models when it comes to cross kitting, kit bashing and creating your own whiffie.

I also started in building real-world aircraft (I think my F-4 serie is pretty OK). But I think real live modelling is a bit limited, and like to add some imagination. From a young age (think i was about 12 or 13) I learned that I didn't like rivet counters as they always have something to criticize/complain about. This prevented any pleasure of modelling, let alone be creative and hone my modellingskills.  That's why i started whiffery (and like the "out of them whiffery closet"). I like to dream up what might have been or what could have been and try to build it. That's how the Breguet Dorand G-V happend... I also like to make the whiffies as real world as possible and frequently add aftermarket parts. I have to admit i hope the looks off a whif and the  modellingskills helps to accept it better for the modellers in general. The acceptance for myself is the most important anyhow...

At modelling shows I like all kinds of models and rank models on different scales depending on the genre and like some genres better then the other. I even like some details on models better then others and don't mind whatever the opinion of the jury is. It's totally irrelevant to me..

So I'll keep on whiffing and hope one day more modellers accept the creative freedom and addictive powers of whiffery.....

David

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on January 23, 2017, 01:20:38 am
Hear! Hear! Well said, that man! :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 23, 2017, 02:30:42 am
I also started with real world models - building OOB at first, but also doing fantasy creations from wrecks (imagine an all light-grey Grumman Hellcat with Austrian markings and skis!), but when I grew older and got hands on literature I also re-created real world aircraft seen there in profiles or photos. That was at a time when the internet did not exist at all, and aftermarket parts or decals are real rarity.

Anyway, I found whiffing to be a real revelation to me - in the spirit of "be more than the people who wrote the program". Reality has its appeal, since there is a certain benchmark. And I think this is what appeals to many model builders (and the rivet counter in special): there's a guidance or limit that keeps them from having to be creative. Creating or following your own ideas frightens many - do not underestimate this.
A whif, on the other hand, can break through such boundaries. It is your own creation - be it based on real facts, a paper project, science fiction or simply a weird idea. This freedom scares many people with limited horizons.

So: keep whiffing and spreading the word, for a better, open-minded world!  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on January 23, 2017, 02:54:52 pm
I brought a few whifs to a local scale model/railroad show and swap meet last Saturday. I received many nice comments and not one negative comment.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on January 24, 2017, 01:23:53 pm
   Good f-86D  on hyperscale   http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 24, 2017, 02:04:06 pm
Link took me to a main page of sorts.. I did ctrl-f to search for "F-86" and "F 86" and no results.  I'm sure it's there somewhere.  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 24, 2017, 02:46:34 pm
   Good f-86D  on hyperscale   http://www.clubhyper.com/forums/plasticpixframe.htm

This is the one, by Larry Gooddell:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1485184986/Monogram+1-48+FJ-87M+SABRE+CAT....Operation+NADS.....

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1605/13742012/24750807/413098190.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 24, 2017, 03:06:48 pm
Whoa!  Pretty cool, thanks Sir!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 24, 2017, 03:39:07 pm
I like that.  :thumbsup:

That'll be an FJ-5 then? Or an F-1F under the unified scheme?  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 24, 2017, 04:13:06 pm
Beautiful, excellent work! :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on January 24, 2017, 04:30:34 pm
That FJ-87M is very nicely done indeed!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: nighthunter on January 24, 2017, 04:44:11 pm
Crap, not another inspiration, lol
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 24, 2017, 05:04:26 pm
Superb!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 25, 2017, 12:45:52 am
Nice work, even though the Falcon AAMs are fishy. But I like the concept, and it turned out nicely. Have a Sabre/Fury with radar on the long agenda, too...
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2017, 11:37:55 am
Wow ! Is that ever well done. Love it ! Saving that pic for future reference. Thanks !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 07, 2017, 05:40:52 pm
Beautiful job on a B-52 whiff here: http://www.network54.com/Forum/680744/message/1486495895/The+%26quot%3BNEW%26quot%3B+B-52 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/680744/message/1486495895/The+%26quot%3BNEW%26quot%3B+B-52)

(http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w361/U066955/DSC01232_zps8gjajq13.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on February 08, 2017, 06:55:17 am
Stunning  :bow: Great find  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2017, 10:32:17 am
Wow, have a go at that! 
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on February 09, 2017, 01:07:48 am
took me a while to realise what was whiffy about it.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rheged on February 09, 2017, 01:31:38 am
A Rolls Royce Trent engine B52.  Wasn't there a suggestion some time ago that this would make sense?  I think it only  failed on the "not invented here" criterion.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Martin H on February 09, 2017, 03:47:03 am
A Rolls Royce Trent engine B52.  Wasn't there a suggestion some time ago that this would make sense?  I think it only  failed on the "not invented here" criterion.
The blurb said they wher P&W PW2000's off Boeing 757's. Plus As I understood it, the engine swap idea was killed off due to a massive stock of spare parts and spare engines being available.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 09, 2017, 04:28:47 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/448/19799476186_5e04e7e418_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/waBut5)1:200 Boeing B-52K &#x27;Stratofortress B.I&#x27;, &quot;ZA447/(AJ)G&quot; of  Royal Air Force 617 Squadron; Waddington, England, 1999, during &#x27;Operation Allied Force&#x27; (Whif/Dragon kit conversion) (https://flic.kr/p/waBut5) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on February 09, 2017, 06:19:28 am
took me a while to realise what was whiffy about it.

I think that's simply because it just looks so right.

A Rolls Royce Trent engine B52.  Wasn't there a suggestion some time ago that this would make sense?  I think it only  failed on the "not invented here" criterion.

That's what I read as well.


The blurb said they wher P&W PW2000's off Boeing 757's. Plus As I understood it, the engine swap idea was killed off due to a massive stock of spare parts and spare engines being available.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 09, 2017, 09:50:31 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/448/19799476186_5e04e7e418_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/waBut5)1:200 Boeing B-52K 'Stratofortress B.I', &quot;ZA447/(AJ)G&quot; of  Royal Air Force 617 Squadron; Waddington, England, 1999, during 'Operation Allied Force' (Whif/Dragon kit conversion) (https://flic.kr/p/waBut5) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

Glorious!!   I liked the shot of the plane and just the pretty blue skies and white clouds.  :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 09, 2017, 03:59:33 pm
A Rolls Royce Trent engine B52.  Wasn't there a suggestion some time ago that this would make sense?  I think it only  failed on the "not invented here" criterion.

That particular re-engine scheme originated with Boeing, hardly 'not invented here', because they
have extensive RB211 experience, the source of the engines wasn't considered relevant and it died
for the same reason as all of the notions to re-engine with four 'airliner' type engines: the cost of
the wing redesign to accept the new pylons and required airframe systems updates.

Inter alia we had different wiring and systems documents for each engine type on the 747,
the same is true for other models with multiple engine options. The engine manufacturers do
not do the same things the same way, so simply swapping engine manufacturer is a
complicated task.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on February 10, 2017, 03:50:54 am
Not just a case of drilling new mounting holes and bolting them up then?
 :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 10, 2017, 05:00:59 am
Very cool. Love the clean look of her.

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2017, 06:36:05 am
Not just a case of drilling new mounting holes and bolting them up then?
 :o

Couldn't they have used superglue? That's what we'd have done, wasn't it?  ;D ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on February 10, 2017, 09:18:15 pm
Not just a case of drilling new mounting holes and bolting them up then?
 :o

Couldn't they have used superglue? That's what we'd have done, wasn't it?  ;D ;)

Gaffer tape, fencing wire and bailer twine?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: nighthunter on February 12, 2017, 10:35:58 am
Why not take wings from the 747 and mount them on the B-52? (Alas I am poor, so I can't do it myself)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on February 12, 2017, 10:51:43 am
Why not take wings from the 747 and mount them on the B-52? (Alas I am poor, so I can't do it myself)

Not 747 but 767 wings, I'm working on a project like that (in 1/72) which will have two GE90 engines, long sponsons down the sides and with  three wheels to each u/c leg. No outrigger wheels though. I'm going to add about an inch to the wing root ends of the wings too.

Incidentally, the Boeing XC-X proposal would have had 747 wings, they would have looked like how the C-135A wings are compared to a 707-320 wing
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 12, 2017, 12:14:50 pm
Why not take wings from the 747 and mount them on the B-52? (Alas I am poor, so I can't do it myself)
Because a 747 is a whole hell of a lot bigger than a B-52.
The B-52 is closer in size to a 767-200, and a fair bit smaller than a 777.

BTW the B-52H MTOW is 488,000lbs with 8 engines, 767-400ER is 450,000 lbs (following civil regs) with
2 engines.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: nighthunter on February 12, 2017, 07:39:30 pm
Thanks for the lesson, guys! :)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on February 12, 2017, 08:40:42 pm
I've been tossing around an idea in my head for quite a while about using airliner wings on a new fuselage. The energy efficiency of up to date technology in engines and wings with a fuselage designed to be a bomber. No fancy schmancy stealth and all that. Just a modern bomb truck to replace the B-52.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on February 13, 2017, 01:17:13 am
Why not take wings from the 747 and mount them on the B-52? (Alas I am poor, so I can't do it myself)
Because a 747 is a whole hell of a lot bigger than a B-52.
The B-52 is closer in size to a 767-200, and a fair bit smaller than a 777.

BTW the B-52H MTOW is 488,000lbs with 8 engines, 767-400ER is 450,000 lbs (following civil regs) with
2 engines.

Second that.  I was surprised how "small" the B52 was when I had a good sticky beak at one at the air show in 2015.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 13, 2017, 07:27:51 am
Why not take wings from the 747 and mount them on the B-52? (Alas I am poor, so I can't do it myself)
Because a 747 is a whole hell of a lot bigger than a B-52.
The B-52 is closer in size to a 767-200, and a fair bit smaller than a 777.

BTW the B-52H MTOW is 488,000lbs with 8 engines, 767-400ER is 450,000 lbs (following civil regs) with
2 engines.

Second that.  I was surprised how "small" the B52 was when I had a good sticky beak at one at the air show in 2015.

And they're very low compared to airliners too, mainly because their payload is carried below the wings as it's designed to get off at the half way point. An airliner's payload is mostly above the wings, the self-loading payload anyway.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2017, 09:34:43 am
I've often wondered what it was that determined whether a wing was high or low on the fuselage.  For instance, would it wreck the flight characteristics of a Galaxy if the wings were attached on the bottom? I realize they have to have a bit of an upward angle instead of the "droopiness" of the original.  Further, what would happen to a 747 if the wing were moved to the top?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TomZ on February 13, 2017, 09:51:31 am
I think high or low wings also has a lot to do with the purpose of the aircraft.
Galaxy: Important to be able to drive the cargo straight in -> high wing
747: Important to have a cabin uninterrupted by a wing spar but no problem to have two separate cargo bays-> low wing

TomZ
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2017, 11:27:18 am
I see!! thanks.  Seems pretty obvious now that you explain it like that. 
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on February 13, 2017, 12:44:41 pm
Further, what would happen to a 747 if the wing were moved to the top?

Since the 747 came out of the C-5 competition-
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EkNaCF8UU3w/UmQ549OYrMI/AAAAAAAAA-k/JKJVPOsFd8I/s1600/Jumbo_07.jpg)
The Boeing proposal in back
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2017, 01:08:34 pm
Oh myyy... I'm in love!!!!   :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Madoc on February 13, 2017, 01:53:44 pm
As I understand it, re-engining the BUFFs would save a huge amount in fuel and in maintenance as the new turbofans are a lot more efficient and easier to maintain.  Those old jet engines on the B-52s are maintenance hogs and are no longer being manufactured.  Plus, they're 1950s vintage efficiency.

The money the conversion would save would more than pay for the conversion costs.

It's just the upfront portion of the cost that the Air Force - and Congress - always balks at.  And that's enough to kill the project right there.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 13, 2017, 02:51:24 pm
The fairly recent PW2000 proposal was a re-engine with 8 new engines in appropriately sized nacelles,
thus reducing airframe redesign, so new engines just not with four big high-pass airliner turbo-fans, any
of which would make the RCS even worse than it is. A lot of systems changes would still have been required
and that's where the $$$$$$ start adding up.

Again the business case failed because long term fuel cost savings (a variable cost) did not balance
engineering cost (an upfront cost).

Instead P&W came up with an upgrade package for the TF33 (JT3D), haven't seen anything about the
mods installation being approved or proceeding.
Around ~8,600 TF33/JT3D variants were built between 1958 and 1986 and they still support the TF33.

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: nighthunter on February 13, 2017, 03:11:50 pm
All this is rather awesome to read, I've never been so enthralled by a conversation about a bomber
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2017, 01:27:26 pm
Wow ! That is so cool. Love the look, especially in that colour scheme !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on March 23, 2017, 11:49:08 pm
Blohm & Voss P.215-b  :mellow:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1490308368/Blohm+%26amp%3B+Voss+P.215-b


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on March 24, 2017, 07:44:54 pm
Very nice. Love the camo/colours !

(http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p599/Rogercbrown/rogbv1.jpg)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 25, 2017, 06:08:59 pm
That's just awesome.... nice work all around on that! Glorious!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TomZ on April 01, 2017, 05:07:00 am
Post Apocalyptic Wyvern

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1490973968/Post+Apocalyptic+Wyvern (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1490973968/Post+Apocalyptic+Wyvern)

(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/jhaggo/2017%203%20Wyvern/Wyvern%202_zps4t52knlk.jpg)

(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/jhaggo/2017%203%20Wyvern/Wyvern%201_zpsfs16wfev.jpg)

TomZ
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kerick on April 01, 2017, 06:20:07 am
Awesome!! Great imagination and skills!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 01, 2017, 08:21:10 am
Wow that's cool!   Reinforcing straps and exterior armor plating?  (Just a guess, I haven't been to the link, yet, but I'm about to.)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: chrisonord on April 01, 2017, 12:23:07 pm
That Wyvern looks brilliant, and could be a plane available on Crimson skies.
Chris
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 01, 2017, 01:06:16 pm
Excellent work on that Wyvern. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2017, 03:36:22 pm
As that Wyvern has a radial engine I wonder why it needs such socking great exhaust pipes?  :o
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 01, 2017, 07:38:33 pm
As that Wyvern has a radial engine I wonder why it needs such socking great exhaust pipes?  :o

Exhaust from the 10 stage axial-flow turbosupercharger mounted behind the engine.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 01, 2017, 07:43:24 pm
 ;D ;D

Better than what I had in mind which was just an open tube into the cockpit for the pilot to drop frags from.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on April 02, 2017, 02:53:34 am
Noice. 
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 04, 2017, 09:21:34 am
Pretty wild - very Sky Crawlers-esque, too.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on May 06, 2017, 02:25:42 pm
Now that's a neat looking plane an very well done !
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on May 10, 2017, 09:56:28 am
Marseille Dora  :thumbsup:


http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1494417603/A+%26quot%3Bwhat+if%26quot%3B+desert+Fw190D-9


Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 10, 2017, 12:37:12 pm
Beautifully done but for crying out loud?  Marseille?  Vastly over rated poster boy.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on May 12, 2017, 07:27:40 am
Took me a minute to figure it out ! Very well done.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on June 18, 2017, 06:59:33 pm
This just looks so right: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1497709077/My+first+what-if+plane (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1497709077/My+first+what-if+plane)


(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/Josedo/RCN%20A-4%20%20RCN%20AS-3%20Avenger%20004.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on June 18, 2017, 11:12:57 pm
Does look good! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: JoeP on June 19, 2017, 04:05:28 am
A Scooter-eh!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2017, 08:03:11 am
Not a big fan of the demarcation or the markings, but it does look good and certainly makes sense !
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on June 20, 2017, 07:37:16 pm
Fantastic looking Flapjack: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1497899269/latest-++1-48+F5U-1+Flapjack--+NAS+Olathe+1957 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1497899269/latest-++1-48+F5U-1+Flapjack--+NAS+Olathe+1957)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/andyrenshaw/XF5U-1%20Flapjack/IMG_6387_zpse0xnkdty.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 21, 2017, 12:44:31 am
The F5U is VERY nice - even though the paint scheme is rather dubious, since it made sense on the F4U where it comes from (which had outer wings replaced from an older, all-blue aircraft). Here it looks interesting, but makes ...little sense? Anyway, great build, and the grey/white scheme suits the F5U well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 21, 2017, 02:07:57 am
The F5U is VERY nice - even though the paint scheme is rather dubious, since it made sense on the F4U where it comes from (which had outer wings replaced from an older, all-blue aircraft). Here it looks interesting, but makes ...little sense? Anyway, great build, and the grey/white scheme suits the F5U well.  :thumbsup:

Ah, but the guy who flew the 'Pancake' was the SAME guy who flew the Corsair, and he was an Admiral by the time he was flying the 'Pancake', and he liked the old Corsair's scheme, so they painted it HIS way.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: AXU on June 21, 2017, 02:59:08 am
I like it a lot !
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on June 21, 2017, 03:47:35 am
"KNAVY"? :unsure: ... Love it! ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: CANSO on June 21, 2017, 10:53:17 am
The F5U is VERY nice - even though the paint scheme is rather dubious, since it made sense on the F4U where it comes from (which had outer wings replaced from an older, all-blue aircraft). Here it looks interesting, but makes ...little sense? Anyway, great build, and the grey/white scheme suits the F5U well.  :thumbsup:
Ah, but the guy who flew the 'Pancake' was the SAME guy who flew the Corsair, and he was an Admiral by the time he was flying the 'Pancake', and he liked the old Corsair's scheme, so they painted it HIS way.  ;D ;)
In fact the true story is that WWII hero Capt. James H. Flatley, Jr. just loved that Black 5 "Corsair" we all know.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Lt_James_H_Flatley.jpg)
He became vice admiral and CO of NAS Olathe for about a year (check Wigooglopedia if you don't believe me ;)). BTW the station was renamed Flatley Field for him between 1962 and 1969. As a CO he ordered to paint ALL a/cs in the base incl. "Super Corsairs" and "Flapjacks" in this famous scheme. :mellow:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3933/15464887432_298f862a44_c.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/andyrenshaw/XF5U-1%20Flapjack/IMG_6387_zpse0xnkdty.jpg)
And a legend was born... ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 21, 2017, 12:13:28 pm
How cool! I'm a big fan of the color scheme, too. The Captain had good taste.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 21, 2017, 01:08:55 pm
See, just what I said...............  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 21, 2017, 03:13:20 pm
  ;D ;D


Hey, did you guys know that there was this awesome Captain guy that reeeeeally likes this paint scheme so he painted his pancakes that color?  True story.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on June 27, 2017, 06:07:16 am
Very nice. Those two would look so good in the air together !

 :wub:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TomZ on September 10, 2017, 11:50:15 am
Biological warfare  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/DLyo1C3l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wa6aZDSl.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1505059210/Vergeltungswaffe+%E2%80%9CJagdvampir%E2%80%9D+%C3%BCber+Berlin (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1505059210/Vergeltungswaffe+%E2%80%9CJagdvampir%E2%80%9D+%C3%BCber+Berlin)

TomZ
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on September 10, 2017, 02:03:44 pm
Something the US was actually looking at: Bat Bombs and Pigeon guided missiles (http://gizmodo.com/the-pigeon-guided-missiles-and-bat-bombs-of-world-war-i-1477007090)  :wacko:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Flyer on September 10, 2017, 03:41:32 pm
That bat is really neat, I like. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on September 11, 2017, 06:03:16 am
That bat is really neat, I like. :thumbsup:

It is  :thumbsup: and it strikes a chord with me somewhere, wish I could remember where  :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 11, 2017, 06:15:35 am
vaguely reminds me of the vampire flyers from the Kim Newman book " the bloody red baron"
 ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 12, 2017, 04:56:38 pm
Ha!! That's cool....   medals on his chest and everything. . .  :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Hotte on September 25, 2017, 10:04:02 am
 :rolleyes:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1506308650/WIGB-+Hawker+Thunderpest-+FINITO%21%21%21

Hotte
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 25, 2017, 03:01:52 pm
:rolleyes:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1506308650/WIGB-+Hawker+Thunderpest-+FINITO%21%21%21

Hotte

Oh yes, I like that a LOT!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 26, 2017, 03:23:42 am
Ahh yeah, that is very cool!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on September 26, 2017, 03:58:22 am
Just the name alone would deserve a nomination if it was here.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rheged on September 26, 2017, 09:39:26 am
Just the name alone would deserve a nomination if it was here.  Fantastic.

Agreed!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 08, 2017, 10:07:00 am
This looks like t will be fun! http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1507427785/WIGB+Douglass+DC-8-5 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1507427785/WIGB+Douglass+DC-8-5)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 08, 2017, 10:29:22 am
Hyperscale has a What If group build going on at the moment, here's one: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1507110729/WIGB++1-72+Matchbox+Armstrong+Whitworth+T.17 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1507110729/WIGB++1-72+Matchbox+Armstrong+Whitworth+T.17)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 08, 2017, 11:13:15 am
Note that it is the standing Airfix Kits Group Build board, which has regular themed GBs,
that is hosting the What-If GB. It's become about the only section of HS that's worth a visit,
a lot less ego on constant display.
 :banghead:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 10, 2017, 06:29:01 pm
It's become about the only section of HS that's worth a visit,
a lot less ego on constant display.
 :banghead:

But where else can one find in-depth information on the exact rivet head diameter holding the oil-cooler fairing on the Fockeschmitt 199G73?

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on October 11, 2017, 02:51:21 am
It's become about the only section of HS that's worth a visit,
a lot less ego on constant display.
 :banghead:

But where else can one find in-depth information on the exact rivet head diameter holding the oil-cooler fairing on the Fockeschmitt 199G73?


African or European?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on October 11, 2017, 04:01:53 am



African or European?

 ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on October 11, 2017, 04:49:59 am
It's become about the only section of HS that's worth a visit,
a lot less ego on constant display.
 :banghead:

But where else can one find in-depth information on the exact rivet head diameter holding the oil-cooler fairing on the Fockeschmitt 199G73?




African or European?

How do you know so much about Fockeschmitts?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on October 12, 2017, 03:50:08 am
It's become about the only section of HS that's worth a visit,
a lot less ego on constant display.
 :banghead:

But where else can one find in-depth information on the exact rivet head diameter holding the oil-cooler fairing on the Fockeschmitt 199G73?




African or European?

How do you know so much about Fockeschmitts?

Misspent youth.  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: scooter on October 12, 2017, 04:37:12 am
It's become about the only section of HS that's worth a visit,
a lot less ego on constant display.
 :banghead:

But where else can one find in-depth information on the exact rivet head diameter holding the oil-cooler fairing on the Fockeschmitt 199G73?




African or European?

How do you know so much about Fockeschmitts?

Misspent youth.  :mellow:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/wc53kgb2ez4/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on October 27, 2017, 07:01:11 pm
This is beautifully done, a Shin Meiwa PS-1: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1508813562/A+wiffer%2C+Guardia+di+Finanza (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1508813562/A+wiffer%2C+Guardia+di+Finanza)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37844474096_40d2080dbd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on October 28, 2017, 01:04:32 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on October 28, 2017, 02:00:30 am
That is gorgeous, great find Ratty  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 28, 2017, 03:55:08 am
Oh man, yeah, hell yeah it's gorgeous!!  A lil inspirationg for the upcoming GB.. . . .
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 17, 2017, 01:42:15 pm
Still in progress, this bizarre creation by Dan Smith: http://www.network54.com/Forum/644810/message/1513542824/WIGB-+The+HA+%26quot%3BLongbow%26quot%3B+AKA+Jabberwocky-+Markings (http://www.network54.com/Forum/644810/message/1513542824/WIGB-+The+HA+%26quot%3BLongbow%26quot%3B+AKA+Jabberwocky-+Markings)

(http://i.imgur.com/2KQFlPr.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 17, 2017, 02:30:07 pm
That looks magnificent, but I'm not sure it conforms to the rules as it's meant to be a WWI Whiff. It looks far too modern for WWI to me.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on December 17, 2017, 05:28:51 pm
I suppose that depends on how long WW1 goes for in their Whifworld, that may be a development in the last year of the war ca. 1927/28 (probably being flown by 6 year-olds :blink: ).
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 17, 2017, 05:46:12 pm
Biological warfare  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/DLyo1C3l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wa6aZDSl.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1505059210/Vergeltungswaffe+%E2%80%9CJagdvampir%E2%80%9D+%C3%BCber+Berlin (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1505059210/Vergeltungswaffe+%E2%80%9CJagdvampir%E2%80%9D+%C3%BCber+Berlin)

TomZ

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 24, 2017, 08:51:22 am
This looks like it will redefine the word 'epic'. http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514133218/WIGB+MB+Jaguar (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514133218/WIGB+MB+Jaguar)

Modifying a Jaguar into an early concept for it:

(http://i.imgur.com/wMlevizh.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 24, 2017, 08:56:19 am
And another beauty in their What If Group Build, the Lanberra: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514045329/WI-GB (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514045329/WI-GB)

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd288/deanflyer/merlinfinished10.jpg)

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: loupgarou on December 24, 2017, 10:18:31 am
The Lamberra is beautiful!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on December 24, 2017, 04:36:00 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on December 25, 2017, 01:36:21 am
The Lamberra is beautiful!

It most certainly is  :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 25, 2017, 01:51:23 am
Didn't it pop up here some time ago, too, in an official post? Looks so familiar to me?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on December 25, 2017, 02:50:21 am

especially the ladder, and its narrowness down to the ground, is very refined  ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 25, 2017, 04:39:50 am
That's killer.   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Caveman on December 25, 2017, 06:24:38 am
Mosquito with Canberra wings anyone?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TallEng on December 25, 2017, 08:21:47 am
This looks like it will redefine the word 'epic'. http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514133218/WIGB+MB+Jaguar (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514133218/WIGB+MB+Jaguar)

Modifying a Jaguar into an early concept for it:

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

Yes I can see that, as well as some mirage in there :thumbsup:
But my first thought was a scaleramered 1/48 Gnat.....
Okay you'd have to lower the main planes, (you'd have to do that with the Jag anyway) and you might want to remodel the main U/C (also applies to the Jag) although I see nothing wrong with the U/C in the fuselage concept. Jag, Tornado, Gnat, TSR2 etc, seems to be a great (post war) British aircraft design feature ;)
It's a thought though :mellow:

Regards
Keith

Oh and Merry Christmas everybody wherever you are.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on December 25, 2017, 09:38:35 am
Looking the link to that trainer, the builder already has it wrong with the air intakes too far up the fuselage.

To me, you'd be better off starting with one of these ---

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Alpha_jet_zj646_arp.jpg
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 25, 2017, 11:16:42 am
Didn't one of us on here build that in a camo scheme some years ago?

I recall it on the SIG stand at Telford as well, a very neat looking device.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rick Lowe on December 25, 2017, 03:07:36 pm
Mosquito with Canberra wings anyone?

I think zenrat already did this one?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on December 26, 2017, 04:10:33 am
Mosquito with Canberra wings anyone?

I think zenrat already did this one?

Mosquito FB Mk44.  I used Revell box scale B57 wings.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4313/35287899554_29de6e8ee5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VLgH8h)De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk44 5 (https://flic.kr/p/VLgH8h) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

I still have the B57 fuselage and the Mosquito wings in the stash.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Green Dragon on December 30, 2017, 02:24:58 am
Didn't it pop up here some time ago, too, in an official post? Looks so familiar to me?

It's by Deanflyer, can't remember if I saw it here or Britmodeller but I've definitely seen it before.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on December 30, 2017, 06:52:39 pm
This thread is mostly armour, but there's a lovely aircraft waiting for you if you scroll down: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1514680317/5+for+me+in+2017 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1514680317/5+for+me+in+2017)

(http://i.imgur.com/bv61jKm.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 30, 2017, 07:44:05 pm
Now that is something else... :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on December 30, 2017, 10:31:37 pm
It is fantastic.  Although I disagree with the reshaping of the vertical tail as doing so removes some of the essential De Havillandness of the aircraft.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 30, 2017, 11:06:20 pm
I'm with Fred on that, but the rest of it is really superb. What a cracking idea.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on December 31, 2017, 01:14:56 am
The Schneider Cup Mosquito is awesome  :wub:
The fin modification might cause concerns about practicality and De Havillandness - but it does increase racerness  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on December 31, 2017, 01:27:15 am
beautiful indeed

any aircraft can be improved by fitting floats (or a hull)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 31, 2017, 01:42:58 am
That looks magnificient - also in combo with the floats and the integrated radiators.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2017, 02:43:21 am

The Schneider Cup Mosquito is awesome  :wub:The fin modification might cause concerns about practicality and De Havillandness - but it does increase racerness  :thumbsup:


Isn't it a Hornet though?
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: perttime on December 31, 2017, 03:44:14 am

The Schneider Cup Mosquito is awesome  :wub:The fin modification might cause concerns about practicality and De Havillandness - but it does increase racerness  :thumbsup:


Isn't it a Hornet though?
The linked page says "Starting point - a bunch of spares and an old Airfix Mosquito. " and "And the result, a 1947 Schnieder Trophy Mosquito ST-3. "
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on December 31, 2017, 03:45:38 am
Wow, that is nice!! I really like the finish on it.. Not sure if it's just gloss or if the blue is metallic but I like it. Yay civvie stuff!  :laugh:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2017, 05:28:08 am
It is fantastic.  Although I disagree with the reshaping of the vertical tail as doing so removes some of the essential De Havillandness of the aircraft.

Agreed, plus the canopy could be clearer and detracts a little from my point of view. However I'd be happy if I could get something up that was half as good as that.

Wonderful  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on December 31, 2017, 06:30:35 am

The Schneider Cup Mosquito is awesome  :wub:The fin modification might cause concerns about practicality and De Havillandness - but it does increase racerness  :thumbsup:


Isn't it a Hornet though?
The linked page says "Starting point - a bunch of spares and an old Airfix Mosquito. " and "And the result, a 1947 Schnieder Trophy Mosquito ST-3. "

I was with Kit there then had another look. Yes I would say it's a Mosquito, first clue was no carb intakes in the outer leading edges ---

It's a brilliant idea,  although I think I would have gone with a Hornet. Love the idea of putting the radiators in the float pylons.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2017, 06:51:37 am

The Schneider Cup Mosquito is awesome  :wub:The fin modification might cause concerns about practicality and De Havillandness - but it does increase racerness  :thumbsup:


Isn't it a Hornet though?


The linked page says "Starting point - a bunch of spares and an old Airfix Mosquito. " and "And the result, a 1947 Schnieder Trophy Mosquito ST-3. "


OK, but it still looks like a Hornet.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 02, 2018, 08:50:33 pm
Dan Smith's Jabberwocky is finished, complete with backstory: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514953826/WIGB-+The+HA+%26quot%3BLongbow%26quot%3B+AKA+Jabberwocky-FINITO%21%21%21+%28Long+Post...sorry%29 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514953826/WIGB-+The+HA+%26quot%3BLongbow%26quot%3B+AKA+Jabberwocky-FINITO%21%21%21+%28Long+Post...sorry%29)

(http://i.imgur.com/JkqJdIb.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 02, 2018, 09:49:26 pm
Gllllorious!!  :laugh: :laugh:

Very cool....  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 03, 2018, 01:57:51 am
Brillig!

The slithy toves are particularly well rendered and those momeraths certainly outgrabe!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rheged on January 03, 2018, 03:30:07 am
....and such mimsy borogroves.  I can imagine bandersnatches going frumious with envy!
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Scotaidh on January 03, 2018, 05:44:12 pm
Nice wabe, too.   ;)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Weaver on January 03, 2018, 11:25:17 pm
This looks like it will redefine the word 'epic'. http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514133218/WIGB+MB+Jaguar (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1514133218/WIGB+MB+Jaguar)

Modifying a Jaguar into an early concept for it:

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

Isn't that the Hawker Siddeley Hs.1173? It was a private proposal to the same requirement as the Jaguar.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 04, 2018, 01:56:49 pm
A true Sea Harrier: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1515002997/WI-GB+Matchbox+Sea+Harrier (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1515002997/WI-GB+Matchbox+Sea+Harrier)

(http://baecklund.eu/bilder/Flyg/Whif/sharrier_02.JPG)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on January 04, 2018, 02:45:22 pm
Love those Canberra whiffs ! Especially that Mossie. Defo see building that one some day.

Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: ericr on January 05, 2018, 02:53:45 am

excellent Harrier floatplane !

I had tried one too, some time ago ...

(https://imgur.com/4qIrwKc.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ALdIG9G.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2018, 10:26:50 am

excellent Harrier floatplane !

I had tried one too, some time ago ...

(https://imgur.com/4qIrwKc.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/ALdIG9G.jpg)

 :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2018, 10:27:39 am
Some nice whiffs in among the regular stuff in this thread: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1515164901/2017+Builds (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1515164901/2017+Builds)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 05, 2018, 10:34:03 am
Very nice models in there! I really liked that F-86 prototype.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 05, 2018, 06:19:30 pm
Some nice whiffs in among the regular stuff in this thread: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1515164901/2017+Builds (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1515164901/2017+Builds)

Great stuff! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 09, 2018, 06:45:20 pm
Victor Scheuerman has finished his Jaguar concept, and the results are absolutely beautiful. There are some in-progress pictures here, along with the finished product: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1515517222/WIGB+MB+Jaguar+Finis (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1515517222/WIGB+MB+Jaguar+Finis)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 09, 2018, 07:02:06 pm
Holy crap, that is nice!!!! At first I was like, "He's a mad man all gluing on canopies with CA and stuff!!  :o :o :o"    ;D

Very impressive work.  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on January 09, 2018, 09:25:45 pm
Stunning build! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Dipped in Future the canopy is protected from the CA fumes & doesn't mist/craze. The sanding & polishing is the bit that scares the willies out of me! :blink:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 10, 2018, 12:09:20 am
Stunning build! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Dipped in Future the canopy is protected from the CA fumes & doesn't mist/craze. The sanding & polishing is the bit that scares the willies out of me! :blink:

That whif came out really well.  :thumbsup:

And yeah, it's a real 'WTF have I done?!' moment when you first start sanding one, but the old school method still works.
And using a nail buffing system makes it even easier - at least when the canopy is off the model.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 10, 2018, 12:37:17 am
I'm always scared i'm going to crack the canopy while sanding/polishing it (and of course you can't polish out a crack).  Probably less chance of that if its superglued onto the model.

It's a gorgeous build.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 10, 2018, 12:56:12 am

And yeah, it's a real 'WTF have I done?!' moment when you first start sanding one, but the old school method still works.
And using a nail buffing system makes it even easier - at least when the canopy is off the model.  ;D

Yup I always finish with toothpaste, but it needs to be paste not gel.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 10, 2018, 01:25:39 am
Hmm, I usually finish with metal polish but toothpaste will be finer and leave it minty fresh.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: NARSES2 on January 10, 2018, 01:29:08 am
but toothpaste will be finer and leave it minty fresh.

And really, really old school. In fact you could even call it "retro" and sell it for twice the price  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 10, 2018, 03:39:00 am
but toothpaste will be finer and leave it minty fresh.

And really, really old school. In fact you could even call it "retro" and sell it for twice the price  ;D

Shh - don't give them more ideas!  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 10, 2018, 06:03:17 am
That is a very good build. :thumbsup:
Sometimes i don't even have to use any polishing compound for canopies, the buffer of the UMP sanders set does an amazing job, i really like these sanders.

https://www.umpretail.com/collections/building/products/ultimate-modellers-sanders-starter-pack
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 22, 2018, 04:13:19 am
How much 7 notes?  Nah, the pack of four blocks (each one has four separate grades) I got from Poundworld are far superior and much cheaper - they work out at 25p each.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 22, 2018, 10:33:10 am
How much 7 notes?  Nah, the pack of four blocks (each one has four separate grades) I got from Poundworld are far superior and much cheaper - they work out at 25p each.

Well, i've never seen those types of blocks selling around here but they are cheap indeed. But i assume that you've tried the UMP ones to say that the Poundworld ones are far superior... i can't say which are superior cause i haven't tried both types, but i know the 4 UMP buffers and sanders i've used have been working very well for me and i've been using them quite a bit for almost a year now and all they needed so far was a wash and they're as good as new. Besides, they're slim enough to sand in a lot of places where i believe a block will not reach so i'd say they're more versatile than simple sanding blocks. But again, that's my experience... and truth be told, i didn't pay for mine, i won them while watching the show...  :angel: ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: kitnut617 on January 22, 2018, 01:15:03 pm
How much 7 notes?  Nah, the pack of four blocks (each one has four separate grades) I got from Poundworld are far superior and much cheaper - they work out at 25p each.

Well, i've never seen those types of blocks selling around here but they are cheap indeed. But i assume that you've tried the UMP ones to say that the Poundworld ones are far superior... i can't say which are superior cause i haven't tried both types, but i know the 4 UMP buffers and sanders i've used have been working very well for me and i've been using them quite a bit for almost a year now and all they needed so far was a wash and they're as good as new. Besides, they're slim enough to sand in a lot of places where i believe a block will not reach so i'd say they're more versatile than simple sanding blocks. But again, that's my experience... and truth be told, i didn't pay for mine, i won them while watching the show...  :angel: ;D

I bought some sanding sticks very similar to that at my LMS, paid something like C$8.00 for two.  Only to find out a short while later they were identical to the polishing sticks my wife uses on her nails (same grits and everything), which can be got at Shoppers Drugmart for about C$1.25 each ---- and most of them have two different grits (one to each side)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on January 31, 2018, 08:14:42 pm
She's a beast, a BEAST I tells ya! Wendell Barnett's Avro Avalon. And the reason for the name is well put: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1517420214/WIGB+Avro+Avalon-As+Done+As+She%27s+Gonna+Get (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1517420214/WIGB+Avro+Avalon-As+Done+As+She%27s+Gonna+Get)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/28227365029_da5d5e94e2_c.jpg)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on January 31, 2018, 08:18:53 pm
Noice.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Old Wombat on February 01, 2018, 01:55:59 am
Nice build. Good back-story. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 01, 2018, 07:27:04 am
That's an excellent build.  :thumbsup:

And it even has long wings too!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 02, 2018, 06:00:24 am
Beastly!!!! Fo-sho!!  I like it.  :lol:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 02, 2018, 06:33:06 pm
Beast for sure ! That's really cool.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 04, 2018, 12:16:44 pm
The What If Group Build is winding down, here is a link to all the entries so far, in one thread: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1517773749/What+If+group+build+-+final+wrap+up+%28-%29 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1517773749/What+If+group+build+-+final+wrap+up+%28-%29)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 04, 2018, 09:31:00 pm
The What If Group Build is winding down, here is a link to all the entries so far, in one thread: http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1517773749/What+If+group+build+-+final+wrap+up+%28-%29 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/578046/message/1517773749/What+If+group+build+-+final+wrap+up+%28-%29)
Good lookin' out.  :mellow:
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: The Rat on February 15, 2018, 08:13:15 pm
Some nice ones in this Concorde thread. I particularly like Bjorn's line "...and also the reason why the Concorde airliner was built. It was just a cover up."  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/680744/message/1518670710/Some+old+Concorde+builds (http://www.network54.com/Forum/680744/message/1518670710/Some+old+Concorde+builds)
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: zenrat on February 16, 2018, 12:20:30 am
I do like the Bombcorde but I can't help thinking it should have a V name.
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 16, 2018, 04:17:08 am
Some nice ones in this Concorde thread. I particularly like Bjorn's line "...and also the reason why the Concorde airliner was built. It was just a cover up."  ;D


http://www.network54.com/Forum/680744/message/1518670710/Some+old+Concorde+builds (http://www.network54.com/Forum/680744/message/1518670710/Some+old+Concorde+builds)


Oh yes, love Alpha Delta, the dual identity Concorde.

My fave scheme but would look even better with the later Landor scheme on the BA side, and I've been doing one like for ooh, nearly five years now.  ;D
Title: Re: WHIFs found at HyperScale
Post by: Captain Canada on February 27, 2018, 05:57:32 pm
Wow great stuff in there eh !

 :thumbsup: