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Offline sideshowbob9

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Vixen WIP
« on: December 11, 2010, 02:33:15 pm »
Started this today with the intention of scale-o-rama-ing it into a Canberra type bomber but it decided to go off in quite a different direction!



Quite happy with the overall look. As usual, it won't be finished any time soon (really need somewhere I can spray paint!) but wanted to show it off and get some feedback.

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 02:40:40 pm »
Looks sharp.  Love how a concept often finds its own direction.
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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 02:48:55 pm »
Interesting! The DH.110 design had a tail like that at one point, IIRC. What are the wings from?

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 05:07:12 am »
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What are the wings from?

A Saab Lansen.

Thanks guys. Any idea on a colour scheme? At the moment I'm leaning toward an anti-flash white interceptor but I'm also playing with the idea of RAN.

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 05:41:37 am »
Oddly, to me, it looks more like a 1960's cruise missile concept, rather than a bomber (as pictured).
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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 06:37:35 am »
That is one cool looking concept right there. :thumbsup:
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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 12:23:53 pm »
Oddly, to me, it looks more like a 1960's cruise missile concept, rather than a bomber (as pictured).

Hmmmm....... you've got me thinking now. A "Green/Purple Vixen SSM" in anti-flash white, flown off in much the same way as a Meteor D.16. Now I need to come up with a drone controller with suitable lumps and bumps to escort it into hostile airspace (but not as far as ground zero!). Any thoughts?

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 01:00:34 pm »
Oddly, to me, it looks more like a 1960's cruise missile concept, rather than a bomber (as pictured).

Hmmmm....... you've got me thinking now. A "Green/Purple Vixen SSM" in anti-flash white, flown off in much the same way as a Meteor D.16. Now I need to come up with a drone controller with suitable lumps and bumps to escort it into hostile airspace (but not as far as ground zero!). Any thoughts?
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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010, 10:35:43 am »
Autonomous?! Awwwww. I wanted an excuse to do a manned "mother".  ;D

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 01:32:07 pm »
 Intriguing, especially the nose. Will it retain that shape, or be faired smooth into the fuselage? Nice use
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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 01:40:23 pm »
Autonomous?! Awwwww. I wanted an excuse to do a manned "mother".  ;D
You could always leave a cockpit for manned use, especially in a drone version.

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 03:43:18 pm »
Good start, aerodinamically clean, cool. :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :thumbsup:

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 05:03:37 pm »
Very Cool! Think you might Consider Doing it in Anti-Flash White as a 'Special Response' Missile Carrier Loaded with Bombs & Missiles? just something I thought When i saw the Aircraft in it's Present State. Dan

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 02:36:36 am »
Autonomous?! Awwwww. I wanted an excuse to do a manned "mother".  ;D
You could always leave a cockpit for manned use, especially in a drone version.

I do quite like the idea of a vestigial, plated over cockpit, just enough to make it obvious it's converted from a manned variant. The mother idea was merely an excuse to buy another model!  :-X 

Basically, this would be a British equivalent to Regulus or Mace.

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Re: Vixen WIP
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2010, 07:42:18 am »
Oddly, to me, it looks more like a 1960's cruise missile concept, rather than a bomber (as pictured).

Hmmmm....... you've got me thinking now. A "Green/Purple Vixen SSM" in anti-flash white, flown off in much the same way as a Meteor D.16. Now I need to come up with a drone controller with suitable lumps and bumps to escort it into hostile airspace (but not as far as ground zero!). Any thoughts?

Well, 1960's? It'd need a crew & long legs... What did the Brit's have in the 60's that would fit that description? A Vulcan or Victor would kinda miss the point but might, in a pinch, make a reasonable launch vehicle. A converted 2-seater fighter?

Sea Venom or Sea Vampire? Sea Vixen? Gloster Javelin? Hawker Hunter? Supermarine Scimitar? Blackburn Buccaneer? Did any of them have a decent range?
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