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Offline RussC

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The 1950's
« on: October 01, 2011, 06:11:50 am »
  So my wartime creations have been covered and the time line advances to the early 1950's. Besides the known flying wings like the B-49 and B-35's still in service, there were new additions.
  
   The Cold War was in progress and aerial tit-for-tat was the game, and so - if the west was to have a wing, then Tupolev would reply with the "94M"
which was immediately dubbed the "WingSkii" by the west when 12 overflew the May Day parade of 1954.
  
  
  
  Card model. Engines are essentially the Kuznetsov type that equipped the Bears, but pitched in reverse and plenty of those remote turrets copied from interned B-35's that landed in Kamchatka during the raids on Japan. And the inevitable wing fences....
  
  Before the V Bomber arrived (and as a flying wing enthusiast, I consider the Vulcan an "almost" ) the UK flew license built B-49's under the designation of Avro Delaware Mk 1. Card model.


  
  The Armstrong Whitworth 52 was also present at this time, developed to its full size configuration and in both RAF and BOAC service. Models are in procrastination.
  
 


  
  The advancements in airfoil design would soon bring Boeing to the next step, the B-51.
  
  
  
  This is a plastic model using a 737 wing and a piece of 144th Hawker Hunter plus the B-47 stratojet engines from the Hobbycraft 144th kit.
  
  
  
 Shown with a KB-49Q tanker for scale.
  
  
  
  And bigger was on the way.
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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 06:16:41 am »
 Stunning, just stunning!  The Props on the Tupolev are especially nice. Is that the Pegasus Flapjack or the Hasegawa?

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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 06:30:52 am »
Stunning, just stunning!  The Props on the Tupolev are especially nice. Is that the Pegasus Flapjack or the Hasegawa?
 
  Its actually a "close to 144th scale" trading toy from Takara, but Takara did in fact use Hasegawa as a source for moldmaking. Their series of 144th scale prepainted 109's and 190's are almost legendary in the hummingbird scale community. They released a Ta-154 Moskito and a few Luft 46 also , alongside the trading kit maker POPY.
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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 06:44:32 am »
 :bow:  :wub:  :bow:

nuff said!

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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 06:57:04 am »
Those models are all cool, the B-51 reminded memof the stratojet immediately. Don't even ask about my logic, but you have a knack for making it seem so real that some will triple take those beautiful wings. Very very very cool.   :wub: :wub: :cheers: :cheers: :bow: :bow:
More than 'nuff said.  ;)

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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 07:50:13 am »
Starting to run out of superlatives Russ, Well done indeed.

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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 10:07:53 am »
can you put some more pics of the flying pancake?
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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 01:27:13 pm »
can you put some more pics of the flying pancake?
 
I'll look.
 
I do have some of the earlier version Zimmer V-173 in a what-if navy fighter colors. Wooden model w/card parts.
 

 
And here are the USMC and USAF versions of the later type Pancake from Takara.
 

 

 
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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 02:43:29 pm »
Starting to run out of superlatives Russ, Well done indeed.

Regards,

Mav
 
No problem, I'm just 4 posts from the finish line and will be all caught up to date then ( sorry for the spoiler ).
 
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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 03:28:05 pm »
All your collection is a dream, This 50´s section is a treasure, I like all the Flying wing you made. Congratulations! :thumbsup: :cheers: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 12:02:54 pm »
I can never get enough of these masterful creations. There is simply something about the flying wing design that captures my imagination.  Looking forward to the next batch of photos to oogle.
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Re: The 1950's
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 07:01:48 am »
Beautifull  :wub:
Decals my @r$e!