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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #225 on: February 23, 2015, 07:33:54 pm »
How cool is that ? Lovely. Must get a lot of looks/ questions regarding this ?

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #226 on: February 23, 2015, 08:40:13 pm »
That was quick!   :thumbsup: If I'd done that I'd still be crying.....
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #227 on: February 23, 2015, 11:41:47 pm »
That was quick!   :thumbsup: If I'd done that I'd still be crying.....

That's probably why, if you had done that then it would probably have ended up on the shelf of doom, to be forgotten about and eventually scrapped as bits go missing or are robbed. Considering Marin has the Peterborough show this Sunday the incentive was to get it finished get it mounted on its stand and see if he can wow another load of punters and get them considering What-if and Cancelled Projects  :thumbsup:.

It does look rather tasty but it does leave the questions as to how on earth this was to be operated from on-board a carrier  :-\
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #228 on: February 24, 2015, 02:08:42 am »
Carrier my big fat hairy donkey.  That thing was surely designed to be operated from a cave.
A Bat Cave to be precise...

It's very nice.  I like it  a lot.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #229 on: February 24, 2015, 07:41:54 am »
It does look rather tasty but it does leave the questions as to how on earth this was to be operated from on-board a carrier  :-\

Absolutely. You do wonder what they were on ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #230 on: February 24, 2015, 08:15:10 am »
Apparently they designed a trolley thing to move it around the carrier deck, but it doesn't say if they used the trolley to launch it or not. If so, did it go off the end of the cat and get scrapped immediately, or did they stop it before it got to the end? And I can't see them having a lift that would be anywhere NEAR big enough to get it below deck, not to mention that every launch would mean they'd HAVE to lose the lower half as it has no gear!

One way and another you can see why it never got to the hardware stage, but it's great that Renax and OGL bought it to life.  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #231 on: February 24, 2015, 08:52:25 am »
Looks great Martin, quite a monster in 1/72. :wub:

I managed to borrow the book that that machine is on the cover of once, The Incredible Attack Aircraft of the USS United States.  It sounds like a sensationalist title, but it's pretty accurate!  All sorts of weird and wonderful stuff.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #232 on: February 24, 2015, 04:37:24 pm »
So Gerry Anderson was not very far off in his designs after all!

I bet some carrier captains saw that and said, "Not on my ship"!

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #233 on: February 25, 2015, 06:58:51 am »

I managed to borrow the book that that machine is on the cover of once, The Incredible Attack Aircraft of the USS United States.  It sounds like a sensationalist title, but it's pretty accurate!  All sorts of weird and wonderful stuff.

I seriously do think that post WWII government's of all countries just kept their various design teams busy on projects like this just in case a cold war turned hot. After all the money spent on these paper designs was relatively small compared to having to reform those teams from scratch again, especially before the wide spread availability of computing power. Also you never know what might have come from the various doodles. Indeed a lot of realistic proposals probably did. If they did then on balance it was a sensible choice. However as the war years drifted farther away then budget pressures would have seen an end to that type of thing.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #234 on: March 01, 2015, 12:27:51 pm »
Some people have noticed that my output of whiffs has dropped off recently.

Why?

Heres why..................

The Fantastic Plastic SA-43 Hammerhead from Space Above and Beyond. One of my favorite Sci fi fighters...... The model is decaled up as "Pags Payback" the personal mount of Lt Cooper Hawks. The main color is Halfords Vauxhaul Silver-grey. A color Im toying with using again when I finally get around to building an F-35.

Second reason

The F-302A from Star Gate SG1 and Star Gate Atlantis. A Black sun resin kit. And its a big bugger! The decals are for the 3rd "non cannon" option in the kit. ie the 1st Star fighter wing USAF.

Im slowly building up a collection of Sci Fi fighters and shuttlecraft in 72nd scale. Next up is another Tie fighter variant and a Chig fighter from Space above and Beyond.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #235 on: March 01, 2015, 12:35:20 pm »
Nice stuff Martin.

I have the Caprica Fighter and the Flying Wing from Raiders of the Lost Ark in my resin to do pile. Also have a resin Viper Mk II but just picked up the plastic kits (2 72nd fighters in the box) so will probably put the resin version in the for sale pile, which I need to get posted sometime soon.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #236 on: March 01, 2015, 12:48:32 pm »
Funny you should mention the Viper II. I also have an almost completed resin kit, that has now been mothballed considering that I also have aquired the Mobius injection molded Viper II twin pack.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #237 on: March 04, 2015, 04:21:39 pm »
Those are some pretty wild ships ! Love the F-302.

I was just reviewing this thread looking for the Sidetrack Harrier, and there is so much here to enjoy. It looks like our modelling interests are very similar.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #238 on: March 04, 2015, 09:07:43 pm »
Where is this twin pack of Viper Mk.2's you speak of?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #239 on: March 05, 2015, 09:30:29 am »
Where is this twin pack of Viper Mk.2's you speak of?
Its a new release from Mobius. I got mine via Starship modeler.com
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