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Airbus A350 MRTT
« on: August 17, 2015, 08:01:11 am »
I've been wanting to get in on this group build for ages :rolleyes:
But life (getting a new job) and a complete lack of ideas kept getting in The way  :banghead:
But then things started to fall into place.....
For my Birthday eldest daughter sent me from America a copy of  Combat Aircraft magazine,
Which contains amongst other things an article on Worldwide Tanker programs.
Then whilst shopping with Mrs TallEng I was allowed a stash increase purchase :thumbsup:
And my eye alighted on Revells newish A350-900
Now with a bit of luck and an extension (which I believe is waiting in the wings)
I might be in with a chance....
So, we have the beginning  ;D

And this is where we are after a quick afternoons work

Fuselage all together, (note that your required to glue the nose U/C in whilst joining the fuselage
Together) this will get snapped off/broken several times :banghead: especially as I plan on taking
A saw to the fuselage when the glue is set.

You even get a tiny cockpit with seats instrument panels etc, I of course did not add seat belts :rolleyes:
I don't have my magnifying thingy with me.
Anyway I'm on nights for the next two weeks and so will endevor to do a little bit each day :o
Wish me luck :cheers:
Back story and user will depend on a) my imagination :rolleyes: and b) what little of the decal bank I've
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I should explain that the new job is a 5 and a1/2 hour car journey away and consists of a two week stretch doing mostly nights, then two weeks off. The company kindly Provides a small furnished flat, so I thought why not do some modeling? I've got a little stash with me ;)


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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 09:03:48 am »
a fantasticidea, ive been playing with the same idea for some time, after i built a KC-48 (Boeing 787 based tanker) i was thinking the A350 would become the next tanker platform post-2030  ;D
youre giving me a good idea for a next build, maybe a european Air Force One  :rolleyes:

i also had the same problem with the landing gear when i built my Sabena A350, they really made that part very complex.
so i was pretty much forced to build it wheels-up.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2015, 09:05:41 am by Nils »
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 03:08:47 pm »

Fuselage all together, (note that your required to glue the nose U/C in whilst joining the fuselage
Together) this will get snapped off/broken several times :banghead: especially as I plan on taking
A saw to the fuselage when the glue is set.


Is that idiot who does that STILL on the Revell design team?  :banghead:

They did this with the 767 first and I devised a way to add the nosehweel after assembly, took some pics of it and sent it to Revell, suggesting that they take the idea on board for later kits. Did I even get a reply? No, not a word!!!

How long are they going to carry on with this stupidity?

I think I trimmed off the lower sides of the nose gear 'box' and added some very small styrene strips so it slid into the correct position afterward, but I'd need to dig the models out to confirm that.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 03:46:34 am »
Nice subject, will look good when done.
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 10:00:47 am »
Fuselage surgery :o
Before


And after ;D


For those that would like to know; the reduction in length brings it down to -800 size, which is
Roughly equivalent to the A330-200 (give or take a meter or two) the -200 being the base A/C
For the MRTT.

That's it so far....

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 11:32:17 am »
Love the idea and great work so far !

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2015, 01:14:58 pm »
I'll just say I told you so :rolleyes:
Approximately 3/4 of B..... All work done on the Airbus Tanker
and what little done resulted in....

yes a Broken nose leg :thumbsup: still; not entirely surprised at that. I knew
it would happen. Hopefully more will be done this week, as I have to go to schoolish
to learn a new(old) Airplane So in between Homework/study there should be a couple of
modelling hours a day somewhere, maybe :thumbsup:
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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2015, 01:48:17 pm »
That looks as if it should be easy to drill and pin  :thumbsup:

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2015, 02:02:38 pm »
That looks as if it should be easy to drill and pin  :thumbsup:

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It's OK the first time, but when it snaps off again it's a lot more difficult.

Best left for the very last thing before it's put on its base!
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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2015, 04:35:56 pm »
Shortening the fuse really improves the look in my eyes. Great work!
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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 09:51:29 am »
Nice one ! It does look good shortened !

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2015, 01:43:05 pm »
Earlier this afternoon, this was spotted flying at low Level over "somewhere in Germany"
It is believed to be the prototype Airbus A350 MRTT :o






This last one shows the refueling pod under the wing. Might be a bit big?

And another question about something that's bothering me.
All of the various tankers/MRTT's seem now to be painted in some kind of camouflage grey scheme. Why?
It's not like they're going to be in harms way is it? Surely they're too valuable and Not
Easily defendable enough that your going to risk putting them where somebody will be able to hit them.
And camouflage for on the ground is also a trifle unnecessary? If anything wouldn't you want them
To be easily recognized (for the aircraft requiring refueling) or if your flying in supplies for disaster
Relief or even flying in reinforcements for a spot of Sabre rattling or lending a hand to a needy former
Colony wouldn't you want people to know that it was you? After all your spending all that money and nowadays
People want to see a return for their investment?...... Questions, questions, where will it all end :rolleyes:

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2015, 02:35:01 pm »
The under-wing pods for the Airfix 1/144 KC10 tanker are just under 3cm long if that is any help to you.

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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2015, 04:31:50 pm »
The airforces that they serve in, or for in the RAF's case, have LOTS of grey paint to hand so why not use it on the tanker thingies too? Saves complicated stores entries etc.  ;D
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Re: Airbus A350 MRTT
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2015, 07:48:55 pm »
well in my opinion, the pods would look like the ones on a Voyager

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