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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2014, 06:53:09 am »
Great artwork, ideas keep forming in my mind. I.e. twin B-52s!

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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2014, 09:20:25 pm »
How about some cheek mounted jet pods, like the Ju 287?
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a138/heliopause/Ju287V1a.jpg
http://www.kheichhorn.de/assets/images/ju287-01.jpg
http://www.avionslegendaires.net/Images/Gju287.jpg
http://avia-museum.narod.ru/germany/ju-287.jpg
I had originally thought about a pair of additional jets mounted on the sides of the nose similar to the Ju287, but was worried about the jet wash on the props.
Yes, in plastic or metal, this is not easy. While in drawing, I can do it without problem. So here is the famous Wu-177Z (that almost won WW2, frightening...):
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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2014, 09:54:22 pm »
that looks cool!!

Am going to start a seperate thread for my line work in another section....

Even have something special for you!  Has 3 engine, 3 booms and two pods!!!!!  ;)

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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2014, 08:09:20 am »
Got that B-29 look about it or did Boeing copy the styling?

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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2014, 08:29:57 am »
Even have something special for you!  Has 3 engine, 3 booms and two pods!!!!!  ;)
I am VERY interested... ;D We will see (no hurry)... :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2014, 08:33:27 am »
Wow, I just love it! :bow:

Ships would sink from a simple fly-over it looks that deadly ;D
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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2014, 08:22:46 pm »
very clever build - thanks for the pics

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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2014, 01:33:57 am »
Great artwork, ideas keep forming in my mind. I.e. twin B-52s!

One on top of the other.  A biplane with a double decker fuselage.
Fred

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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2014, 05:42:24 am »
Yes, Zenrat, you are right: this is the connexion between the Twin-Stratofortress and the He-177: the double He-177 Mistel! (without intermeshing propellers: the upper component is slightly in front of the lower one):
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Re: 1/72 Heinkel He-177Z A6/R3 Aalborg April 1945
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2014, 05:46:27 am »
Delicious new batch of marvels! Thanks a lot!!! :wub: :wub: :wub:

I am not only the Nr1 Zwilling-fan in the whole World (of what-if modellers), I am also the Nr2 of Asymmetric-aircraft fans in the World
Well, I am at fist the Nr1 twin-boom-fan, but this includes Zwilling in French definition ("bipoutre").
Concerning non-Zwilling twin-boomers, there was of course the He-077 below (before the designer judged the tail gunner would be better installed in the main pod/fuselage):


That top one is of much interest, I love the floating gunner's pod. I made the MPM kit a few years back, it's in pieces now in the attic. Very difficult kit but a good source of spares if I attack this project ;D