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Offline Atlantis

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Convair B-74 Sprinter
« on: December 16, 2010, 11:09:16 am »
This my interpretation  of what an operational XAB-1 would look like. It's based on a free paper kit, which itself is based on the classic Hawk model kit from the 50's. I replaced the parasite fighters with a stinger and added some SAC stripes to the nose. I was trying for a "Dr. Stangelove" look with the photos.





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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 11:13:43 am »
Neato :thumbsup:
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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 03:17:17 pm »
Strewth!  :thumbsup:

That is SOMETHING! How big is the model?
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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 03:24:11 pm »
And whose paper kit?
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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 03:38:33 pm »
Strewth!  :thumbsup:

That is SOMETHING! How big is the model?

It's a little over a foot long (1:144)

Download here : http://myhobbycraft.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-11-29T08%3A18%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=20

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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 05:11:02 pm »
Like it very much.  Would hate to loose an outer engine on that one! lots of rudder
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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 06:09:23 pm »
Very Cool & Well Done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: That Plane looks like Something You'd see in Thunderbirds! Can You Just Picture seeing the Crew Running for their Plane as the Scramble Alarm Sounds? Great Work :thumbsup: :cheers: Dan

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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010, 08:34:58 pm »
Very cool and the darkened pics are perfect for the subject.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 08:44:00 pm »
What a superb model! and a paper one at that?! Incredible  :wub:
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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 02:28:46 am »
Very cool and the darkened pics are perfect for the subject.   :thumbsup:

Exactly what I was thinking  :thumbsup:
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Re: Convair B-74 Sprinter
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 03:48:15 am »
wonderful :thumbsup:
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