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Offline frank2056

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« on: October 23, 2006, 09:44:16 am »
Hi guys,
 I hang out mostly on Starship Modeler (as macfrank) but have been lurking here for a while, working on something to show on my first post.
 My display space is limited, so I've been looking towards smaller and smaller models. I've been drawn to the 1/350 scale aircraft models recently (there's a PE cockpit set for the Trumpeter 1/350 scale B-25s! That's insane...) and I wanted to do a cargo plane.

 The Academy C-5A looked appealing, so I rescaled it to 1/350, by cutting out a couple of inches of fuselage ahead and behind the wings and redoing the decals for the cockpit windows.
 I also liked the engine placement of the YC-14 and the An-72. I have the Eastern Express 1/288 scale An-72 kit, so I made copies of the engines and modified the wing.

Here are the results:

Joe Bob, the airplane guy, trying to figure out where he left his beer...


Inside, apparently, but no boarding ladder!:





The clear stand is from an old Airfix (sniff) kit:






The figure is from a 1/400 scale Preiser passenger and aircrew set. They're actually not far off from 1/350 scale (or at least I can't tell the difference).

This isn't my best effort, but it was a fun build. I added a landing gear and the decals were printed on my ALPS 5000. The exhaust staining is a bit excessive, but oh well...

I also have another plane in the works, an Airmodell BV P.204. It's a vac, currently about 80% done (and we all know that the last 20% takes 80% of the time). It still needs more decaling, weathering, etc. and I may have to redo the canopy.

I was tired of putting swastikas on Luft '46 planes, so I'm making this one as a post war German Luftwaffe plane. Maybe the situation with the Russians was so dire that the Allies allowed advanced German aircraft designs to proceed:




Here's a view of the cockpit:



Frank
« Last Edit: October 23, 2006, 10:01:06 am by frank2056 »

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006, 09:50:56 am »
Welcome aboard!

I hope you like maple leaves and beer!

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 10:34:51 am »
Welcome aboard! :ar: We cover lots of stuff, but yes do keep on the lookout for Avro Arrows and various other advanced Commonwealth jets buzzing past at random intervals. :tornado:  

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 10:38:03 am »
Very good! Sure!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2006, 10:38:21 am »
assymetrical!  tophe WILL be pleased!

welcome to the nuthouse - a love of fifties and sixties "almost was"  is optional along with the general "what if" feel of things...take a look around, you'll see what we mean.  

don't suppose you have any pork pies lying about the place do you?

great models BTW!
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2006, 12:00:12 pm »
First one is COOOOOL :wub:  :wub:  :wub:
Second one is cool :wub:  :wub:  

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2006, 12:40:27 pm »
welcome to the mad house  :D

Love the transport.

The BV looks cool.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2006, 12:42:41 pm »
Thanks for the welcome!

The backstory for the cargo plane (I haven't picked a name yet) is that the USAF was looking for a STOL cargo plane, similar to a C-17 or C-141 but capable of delivering cargo and personnel to unimproved and very short runways. This model has a wingspan of about 49.5 (scale) meters (162 feet) so it matches the wingspan of the C-17 and C-141.

The BV204 still needs a lot of work, although the build wasn't all that difficult (except for the fit of the canopy - I'm still working on that).

I'm currently working on a scratchbuilt Horten IA-38 "Naranjero" (in 1/350) and a What-if flying wing based on the 1/144 scale X-Plane N9M model.

BTW, what's a "JMN"

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2006, 01:03:25 pm »
From The Urban Dictionary

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Among scale modeling hobbyists, JMN is an acronym for Joyless Modeling Nazi(sometimes Zealot, making JMZ). JMNs are too obsessed with exact details and accuracy to actually enjoy their hobby. As a result, they are usually unhappy, arrogant, elitist, judgemental, and seldom actually finish any models. The term was coined among aircraft modelers, but the term applies to other genres, particularly Armor and Sci-Fi modeling. Although certain online forums are known for being JMN hangouts, they can be anywhere.

Things a JMN would obsess over.
Rivet-counting.
Luftwaffe(RLM) paint-matching.
Messerschmitt Me 109 vs Bf 109.
Expensive aftermarket add-ons for kits.
F-16 Viper Block number.
Deficiencies in commercially available models.
Details that would be impossible to see in miniature, such as a pilot's eyebrows.

I do believe The Wooksta (longtime member here) coined the term.

Really nice builds, Frank!  I particularly like the STOL cargo transport.

BTW, welcome aboard!  You'll find quite a few other starshipmodelers on this board (me, Rallymodeller, Jschmus, MMM, Madoc, Alvis, Lord Darth Beavis, MerlinJones (from time to time), and a couple others I know I'm missing).

There's really only one rule here, that absolutely must be followed:  Please don't feed the Canadians.  Beer is ok, just no food.

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2006, 01:24:49 pm »
Hello!

Welcome to the board officially! :D  
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2006, 01:41:34 pm »
MacFrank! Glad to see you over here! have fun..that's the name of the game!


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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2006, 02:01:21 pm »
Wow Frank that's one, I mean two great ways to introduce yourself to the board! I really really like your USAF transport and that waaaay cool post-war German fighter! Those are both imaginative builds of impressive quality!

I have a feeling I won't be the only one looking for my knitting needles again. Knit one, pearl one. *sigh*

Welcome to the asylum! I know I;m not alone in saying I can't wait to see more of your stuff!

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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2006, 02:39:22 pm »
Welcome here! Just love the C-17 / XC-15 mix!!!  
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2006, 02:59:16 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2006, 03:14:10 pm »
Welcome aboard Frank from another SSM frequenter.

Nice models and I love the Cargo Plane.
 
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