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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #255 on: October 08, 2018, 01:06:37 am »

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #256 on: October 08, 2018, 06:25:26 am »
Apart from the sideskirt/view problem it looks a little unbalanced to me ?

I like the idea though
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #257 on: October 08, 2018, 07:15:10 am »
Yes, it's a little head-heavy. And one has to wonder about the turret ring diameter.

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #258 on: October 09, 2018, 06:09:42 am »
And one has to wonder about the turret ring diameter.

Yup, doesn't quite work. Not sure if a Pz III turret would work ? It was a little smaller then the IV's but not that much. Mind you a 50mm main gun would balance things up a bit.
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #259 on: January 07, 2019, 01:05:00 am »
Valiant B.Mk.2 with, err, Skybolts.  Me confused.




https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-scale-Vickers-Valiant-B-2-Pathfinder-Airfix-kit-with-AIM-conversions-What/113498205424

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #260 on: January 07, 2019, 08:14:20 am »

Valiant B.Mk.2 with, err, Skybolts.  Me confused.


Quite nicely done though, but a tad implausible as the B2 was meant to be a low level version, wasn't it?
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #261 on: January 07, 2019, 08:27:42 am »
A Vulcan with Skybolts would have been a nice whif model!

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #262 on: January 07, 2019, 09:30:08 am »

Quite nicely done though, but a tad implausible as the B2 was meant to be a low level version, wasn't it?

Indeed!  A late-70s Mk.2 with SRAMs might be quite nice though...

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #263 on: January 19, 2019, 10:27:19 am »
Found this while looking at something else....

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #264 on: March 17, 2019, 11:13:21 am »
A Vulcan with Skybolts would have been a nice whif model!

Been there, done that.  Found the model a few days back and it'll need some repair work.  Did it when I did the Avro Atlantic back in 2007.
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v688/MichaelWren/Telford%2520SMW%25202007/IMG_4653.jpg&key=fe1ff4bdd32fa7ad995f69c81f23514d0431eea96cfb5b6114c90b2772b040c1[/img]

Anyhoo, found this twin tail Mosquito.  Don't know what the tailplanes are from but they're Lacaster fins.  Original Airfix Mosquito FB.IV too.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-plastic-built-DE-HAVILLAND-TWIN-TAIL-MOSQUITO/183727052867?hash=item2ac6fc5843:g:Bb8AAOSwWiJch~7P
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #266 on: April 04, 2019, 01:34:59 pm »
An USAF Bede BD-5
Just seen on evilbay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USAF-Bede-BD-5-1-72-built-finished-for-display-very-good/362605725902?hash=item546cfc48ce:g:K-0AAOSwDXxconNM

"built and finished to a very good standard for display"

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #267 on: April 04, 2019, 03:16:09 pm »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #268 on: April 05, 2019, 12:48:20 am »
He's right.  It has been built, it is finished and you could display it.  However, claiming the standard to which it is built is "good" is bollocks.
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #269 on: April 05, 2019, 02:03:28 am »
In a very old Pilot magazine I once read an article by a bloke who owned a BD-5J.  According to the story (and my memory - not always accurate), when these wee jets came out, he had just retired from the Air Force.  He wasn't ready to give up flying, so he bought a BD-5J for personal shenanigans.   The USAF bought three BD-5Js to evaluate, crashed them all, and wanted him to donate his aircraft to them so they could complete their evaluation!  He declined.
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