Author Topic: Whiffs on Ebay  (Read 53146 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7591
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #285 on: October 23, 2019, 05:31:00 pm »
That's pretty cool!!! I wish it were in 1/72.

One could get a 1/72 Shenyang J-8II kit and backdate it to the J-8I configuration.  ;)  :wacko:







“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Offline nighthunter

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1655
  • "Maybe I like that I'm Not Alright."
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #286 on: October 24, 2019, 11:44:46 am »
Another find: an OOB whif!



Funny detail: on the box' side, a MiG-21F is depicted...  :unsure:



I've built a couple of these, need to do another one now that I'm older
"Mind that bus." "What bus?" *SPLAT!*

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7591
  • Turn that Gila-copter down!
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #287 on: October 24, 2019, 12:29:17 pm »
While the designation is incorrect, the aircraft is real:
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/xplane/e152a.html



“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
conspiracy.”
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

Offline nighthunter

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1655
  • "Maybe I like that I'm Not Alright."
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #288 on: October 24, 2019, 12:35:01 pm »
And to further verify that Jon is correct:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_Ye-150_family
"Mind that bus." "What bus?" *SPLAT!*

Offline chrisonord

  • DIDN'T READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4764
  • Paint it gloss??......HOW DARE YOU!!!
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #289 on: October 24, 2019, 01:31:24 pm »
Modelsvit do a few of those variants  in 1/72nd scale,  i have a  couple of  them
Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!


Offline PR19_Kit

  • Closeted Take That fan
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 33894
  • Whiffing since the 70s
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #291 on: October 31, 2019, 02:25:12 am »
Greg does quite a range of his 'Flights 0f Fancy' decals, and very good they are too.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Offline Weaver

  • I'm either dumb or evil - you decide.....
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 17897
  • Has a life outside What-If that is also What If
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #292 on: October 31, 2019, 05:44:04 am »
While the designation is incorrect, the aircraft is real:

The 'MiG-23' designation was actually given to it officially in the West and the 'Flipper' reporting name came from NATO's ASCC, so it's not even the kit company's fault.

I've got one too, for nostalgia reasons since I built and screwed up one back in the day. :thumbsup:
Neophyte: Is Eris true?
Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
MtY: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Principia Discordia

Twitter: @hws5mp
www.minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith


Offline TheChronicOne

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 9029
  • -Sprues McDuck-
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #294 on: June 02, 2020, 10:04:38 am »
I like that Lufhtansa stuff. Trying to think of a way to make my C-17 and this is a good contender. I've seen one more somewhere but I can't remember what it was and of ourse there's the... I think... UAE one that's real world and while I think it's military, it certainly looks civil.
-Sprues McDuck-

Offline Dizzyfugu

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 10261
    • Lots of works in my FlickR gallery

Online Flyer

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1801
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #296 on: June 18, 2020, 02:16:09 am »
Wow, that's not on. Dont suppose you can do anything about it? I can second that the Focke-Wulf Ta-490 is a complete rip off of your model, I provided the inspiration for it with my (yet unflown, but maybe it will someday fly) R/C model.

Offline The Wooksta!

  • Resident Soup Dragon
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7530
  • Would you risk it for a chocolate biscuit?
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #297 on: June 18, 2020, 02:30:23 am »
If you're into Luftwaffe 46 stuff, his range is fantastic but quite a lot are quite clearly made up if you know your subject well enough.  The kits themselves are decidedly rough, it's definitely a one man home/garage outfit and my mate Willie reckons he's worse than Unicraft.  However, I think he's better - it's impossible to be worse than Unicraft - largely due to the better casting and his use of decent resin.

His mastering does need to improve - the Bv 155C that I have is very rough as it's based on a badly built Special Hobby one and the u/c is in the wrong place, whereas the Bv P.184 has the nacelles the wrong shape, no wing attachment points and the fuselage is in two pieces when he could have got away with one.

Still, he's got a BFO Daimler Benz carrier in his range and those are MASSIVE castings in 72nd.  Mind, I think that they're copies of the Toad Resins kit, or the copy from Vami (the latter being more likely). His He 277s are definitely copies of the Toad one.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.ht

Offline Old Wombat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 8666
  • Armour: The Gods of War love it!
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #298 on: June 18, 2020, 02:35:56 am »
The little prick was careful enough to change the designs & names (probably) just sufficiently to avoid copyright infringement. :angry:
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Offline nönöbär

  • Full scale Arrow in basement
  • *****
  • Posts: 932
    • German Naval History
Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #299 on: June 18, 2020, 03:35:47 am »
Oh yes, he takes some "inspirations" from other stuff he finds. Same for the ships.

This model of the "Waldersee" is definitly inspired by my "Odin" model I have a long time ago. Not a 1:1 copy, but the similarities are definitly there.

My "Odin":


His "Waldersee"



Daily updates from my engineer: https://twitter.com/Scratchbr1

--------------------
German Naval History               : www.german-navy.de
Bärenreisen                             : www.barenurlaub.de