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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2040 on: June 25, 2019, 12:03:11 pm »
But fins that rotate WITH the wings?  :-\

Don't really need 'em in vertical flight up or down ... probably.  ;)
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2041 on: June 25, 2019, 10:44:56 pm »
But fins that rotate WITH the wings?  :-\

Well as long as you ALWAYS land vertically, then you can rotate the wings/fins/engines to stop the ventral fins from hitting the ground. That removes the rote-clearance limit on the size of the ventral fins, and, indeed, the four on this bird seem to be all the same size. Four small fins should be structurally lighter than one big one, since each will exert much less bending force on it's root. Of course the flip side is that four fins complicate the rudder control system too, but there's no sign of rudders on this one... :unsure:

I'd love to tell you the terribly good reason for mounting the fins on the engine nacelles, but it escapes me for the moment, as does the knowledge of what exactly is holding the front of the fuselage up when it's in VTOL mode... :o
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2042 on: June 26, 2019, 01:45:29 am »
Crystal Palace Aerodrome would be dead handy for Chris.

...what exactly is holding the front of the fuselage up when it's in VTOL mode... :o

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2043 on: June 26, 2019, 03:12:45 am »
zenrat industries  bootstrapium bladders in the forward fuselage, astern of the glazing. ;)

Awesome tech for 1898! :thumbsup:
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2044 on: June 26, 2019, 03:27:41 am »
Crystal Palace Aerodrome would be dead handy for Chris.

...what exactly is holding the front of the fuselage up when it's in VTOL mode... :o

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2045 on: June 26, 2019, 03:46:30 am »
This is why it made me think of Ministry Of Space: the artist has done a splendid job of capturing the visual style of the era, without letting the fact that he has absolutely no idea how things actually work hold him back...
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2046 on: June 26, 2019, 07:00:12 am »
Crystal Palace Aerodrome would be dead handy for Chris.


That was my very first thought on seeing the illustration  ;D

Was just wondering if it was in addition to, or instead of Croydon Airport ?  ;)
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2047 on: July 05, 2019, 08:26:34 pm »
Technicalized street rods, posted on Twitter by Hobby Dude ( @BigHobbyDude ) here: https://twitter.com/BigHobbyDude/status/1147287111835328512





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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2048 on: July 06, 2019, 03:50:16 am »
First one looks like it has two engines (possibly big block Chevys).  Could work for the current GB...
The problem with building such things in 1/24 or 1/25 is the scarcity of weapons in that scale.  Although that may change with the advent of 3d printing and shapeways..
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2049 on: July 06, 2019, 05:06:36 am »
The weapons on those do look a bit 'interesting': close to real ones but not quite.

This is also, of course, why outfits like Meng have started doing generic definitely-not-Landcruisers in 1/35th.

There are quite a few staff cars and pre-war supply trucks in 1/35th that would look good hot-rodded...

These look hot-roddable (all 1/35th):









(ICM 1/35th scale Benz top G4 (W31) )


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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2050 on: July 06, 2019, 07:54:32 am »
1/48th hot-rodder-fodder:












This one even comes with it's own guns!

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2051 on: July 06, 2019, 07:57:26 am »
Very trusting officer, on that last truck.  :)
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2052 on: July 06, 2019, 08:08:49 am »
1/35th choppable trucks:

Hobby Boss GAZ AA:


Hobby Boss GAZ AAA:






There are loads more in the ICM range, plus Mini-Art do all the GAZ-AA/AAA/MMs as well. Zvezda do a GAZ-AA too.
My understanding is that the GAZ-AA truck is basically an early Ford design built under licence.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2053 on: July 07, 2019, 05:40:31 am »
Very trusting officer, on that last truck.  :)

It's OK, he's the commissar...
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...and you can take that either way.  ;)

I agree that all those vehicles are eminently Hot Roddable (especially the Traction Avant) and weapons would be available in those scales, but you would not have any Hot Rod wheels or wider tyres or engine tuning parts.  Unless you scaleoramaed them of course.

ICM have take the very sensible step of producing a number of their 1/35 cars in 1/24 as well.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2054 on: July 07, 2019, 06:30:05 am »
I agree that all those vehicles are eminently Hot Roddable (especially the Traction Avant) and weapons would be available in those scales, but you would not have any Hot Rod wheels or wider tyres or engine tuning parts.  Unless you scaleoramaed them of course.

That's what I was thinking: you could scaleorama wheels from small 1/24th cars, or, since the original inspiration was armed rat-rods, you could use military tires from bigger vehicles, either in the same scale or a larger one.

Some of these have detailed engines and some of them don't (the Citroen 11CV doesn't). If they do, then you can always 'tune up' the original engine. If they don't, then either fit one from another source (there are lots of resin aircraft engines available in all sorts of scales) or leave the hood in place and just fit fancy pipes and intake gear. Yes, you are probably going to have to scratchbuild at least some of that.

Hmmm - having a scout through Hannants, there isn't much that comes out at a sensible size, even going from 1/72nd to 1/35th:

A 27-litre Merlin in 1/72nd scale scaleoramas out to 13.125 litres in 1/35th scale.
CMK make an Argus As-410 V-12 in 1/72nd scale, which scaleoramas out to 5.8 litres in 1/35th scale.
Karaya make an Argus As-10c V-8 in 1/72nd scale,  which scaleoramas out to 6.16 litres in 1/35th scale.

You can get various military vehicle engines in 1/35th, but they're mostly tank engines. There are a few truck engines, however.
CMK make a Steyr 1500 engine set which is a 3.5 litre V-8 (I think).
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