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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2205 on: October 01, 2019, 01:53:21 pm »
For you airliner buffs:


Looks like Rutland's at it again ;D
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2206 on: October 03, 2019, 06:17:37 am »




Today's prototype!
A Mix of x-Winga and tie fighter :)

To me this looks more like a mash up of TIE and F-302 from Stargate SG-1
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2207 on: October 07, 2019, 11:21:47 am »
By Mad Martin found on the "Facebook Scale Modellers" page.



"What if... The Blue Angels had flown the F-14 Tomcat? 📷:-) More pictures of my fictional F-14D Tomcat "Blue Angels" in scale 1/144. Basekit is from Trumpeter, some parts are from Revell, scratchbuild flaps and other details. Decals are a mix from different manufacturers, yellow parts of the fuselage are airbrushed. Hope you enjoy! "



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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2208 on: October 07, 2019, 01:13:08 pm »
That's a 'Shoulda been real' model if ever I saw one!
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2209 on: October 07, 2019, 01:22:52 pm »
Yeah!!! I understand the whole "costs" aspect of it and what not but what they COULD have done is just have a single Tomcat (and one back up, naturally) to do solo stuff and perhaps even join in with the Hornets for a couple maneuvers. I bet it would have been wildly popular.
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2210 on: October 09, 2019, 12:36:15 am »
Yeah!!! I understand the whole "costs" aspect of it and what not but what they COULD have done is just have a single Tomcat (and one back up, naturally) to do solo stuff and perhaps even join in with the Hornets for a couple maneuvers. I bet it would have been wildly popular.

Though IIRC the Navy pilots tend to be either Hornet or Tomcat people - nothing in between, and for the Hornet folk to have given any concessions of time or airshow space to a Tomcat would have been unthinkable...  ;D

But it would have made for an impressive display.

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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2211 on: October 09, 2019, 02:48:49 am »
Yeah!!! I understand the whole "costs" aspect of it and what not but what they COULD have done is just have a single Tomcat (and one back up, naturally) to do solo stuff and perhaps even join in with the Hornets for a couple maneuvers. I bet it would have been wildly popular.

Though IIRC the Navy pilots tend to be either Hornet or Tomcat people - nothing in between, and for the Hornet folk to have given any concessions of time or airshow space to a Tomcat would have been unthinkable...  ;D

But it would have made for an impressive display.


I saw the Angels do their thing in their F-4J period and they were truly AWESOME!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Loud and frightening were only two of the descriptive words.....  :o
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2212 on: October 09, 2019, 08:14:30 am »
Yeah!!! I understand the whole "costs" aspect of it and what not but what they COULD have done is just have a single Tomcat (and one back up, naturally) to do solo stuff and perhaps even join in with the Hornets for a couple maneuvers. I bet it would have been wildly popular.

Though IIRC the Navy pilots tend to be either Hornet or Tomcat people - nothing in between, and for the Hornet folk to have given any concessions of time or airshow space to a Tomcat would have been unthinkable...  ;D

But it would have made for an impressive display.


Ha!!!  I didn't know they had beef like that. That's funny.  ;D
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2213 on: October 09, 2019, 09:14:05 am »
Yeah!!! I understand the whole "costs" aspect of it and what not but what they COULD have done is just have a single Tomcat (and one back up, naturally) to do solo stuff and perhaps even join in with the Hornets for a couple maneuvers. I bet it would have been wildly popular.

Though IIRC the Navy pilots tend to be either Hornet or Tomcat people - nothing in between, and for the Hornet folk to have given any concessions of time or airshow space to a Tomcat would have been unthinkable...  ;D

But it would have made for an impressive display.


Ha!!!  I didn't know they had beef like that. That's funny.  ;D

Buddy of mine was a wrench turner in VF-84.  He'd always say "Why send a bug to do a Cat's job" when discussing Tomcat v Hornet
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2214 on: October 09, 2019, 09:19:03 am »
No doubt!  ;D  I'm in team Tomcat, for sure.  :mellow: :mellow: It could very well be my favorite fighter jet. (I like Hornets, too though....  :angel: ) This has me wanting to build one all of a sudden.  :unsure:
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2215 on: October 10, 2019, 01:09:06 am »
Yeah!!! I understand the whole "costs" aspect of it and what not but what they COULD have done is just have a single Tomcat (and one back up, naturally) to do solo stuff and perhaps even join in with the Hornets for a couple maneuvers. I bet it would have been wildly popular.

Though IIRC the Navy pilots tend to be either Hornet or Tomcat people - nothing in between, and for the Hornet folk to have given any concessions of time or airshow space to a Tomcat would have been unthinkable...  ;D

But it would have made for an impressive display.


Ha!!!  I didn't know they had beef like that. That's funny.  ;D

Buddy of mine was a wrench turner in VF-84.  He'd always say "Why send a bug to do a Cat's job" when discussing Tomcat v Hornet

Yeah, I learned it from 'JAG'...  ;D

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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2216 on: October 17, 2019, 01:52:41 pm »


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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2217 on: October 17, 2019, 05:07:43 pm »
I think  there is or was a kit of that, and a conversion  kit too.
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2218 on: October 17, 2019, 11:49:05 pm »

I think  there is or was a kit of that, and a conversion  kit too.


A zillion years ago RayHex did that T22 nose conversion, and there's been one more recently too.
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Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Reply #2219 on: October 21, 2019, 10:27:41 am »
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