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Offline Captain Canada

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Crescent Winged Lightning
« on: February 26, 2016, 04:43:15 am »
Another one who needs a final scheme/ role. But started hacking plastic last night !

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 05:21:45 am »
Maybe a British Satellite killer? Two large AAMs under the wings, Dark Sea Grey undersides and a light upper side (maybe PRU Blue and Medium Sea Grey), and there's a mission for this ...thing.

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 05:44:18 am »
Hmmm.....I do like the idea of big missiles hanging under her

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 06:05:55 am »
That's going to be a candidate in the 'Most Expensive Whiff' thread I'm sure.  :o

That 1/48 Lightning looks HUGE!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 06:07:43 am »
Some Standard ARMs or Scale-o-rama-ed 1:48 missiles, perhaps? Wings are big enough for serious ordnance, but I'd limit them to a single pair. Maybe the Carrots can be used for the pylons/launch rails, too - or even overwing installations? After all, the missiles would move upwards against unfriendly satellites...?  :rolleyes:

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 06:28:27 am »
I bought the Lightning at a shop up in Hamilton, ON, that buys and sells collections and toys etc, and I think I paid less than $20 CDN for it ! Problem was, I was there to buy up a bunch of cheap Tamiya 1/12th scale bikes, and had little cash to spare. After opening the box and seeing what a beautiful kit it was I went back but they were all gone  :unsure:
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 06:40:44 am »
I bought the Lightning at a shop up in Hamilton, ON,

Which one is that?
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 07:51:16 am »
The original Hamilton Hobbies that is now over on Portside in Hannon. A little treasure trove there ! Books, kits, diecast, etc etc and always changing
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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 05:18:14 pm »
Very good, sir! This will be a beauty!! :thumbsup:

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 06:15:31 pm »
OMG! I have been on whiffler.com for ages and I have only just found this section. Now I'm in heaven, and I love the cresent-winged Lightning concept. A beauty indeed

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 03:44:53 am »
Great project!!   :bow:

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 07:04:15 am »
Thanks guys, but all credit has to go to ZeroSen ! I'm just copying his idea  :bow:

I have the fuselage of the Lightning together. Had to add a bunch of the internal bits to get everything lined up but no big deal. Glued the outer wings together as well, so I could see how everything is going to line up. The intakes are huge, but I'm just going as is. Would like to get this done before the deadline.

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 03:42:48 pm »
The long wings and large radome suggest to me either a "missile truck" interceptor (slow-ish but with good endurance and plenty of long-range AAM's) or a naval strike plane (with Sea Eagles or Martels or the like).

Low-altitude tactical bomber would probably have shorter and smaller wings in order not to shake to bits, and that combination of low sweep angle and long span doesn't really shout "ASAT!" either (though of course, at extreme altitudes the larger wing would perhaps provide that needes small extra bit of lift).

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2016, 05:05:24 am »
Thanks for the input !

Not sure what I'm going to hang on it yet, if anything, or of a colour scheme. Still too much work to do on getting her done ! The fuselage defo needed to be lengthened. The wing is a lot bigger in 'real life' than in the profile !

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Re: Crescent Winged Lightning
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2016, 06:08:41 am »
From looking at the profile again, i agree that it would look better with a longer fuselage, but i think it would help if you shorten the wings a bit.
Cutting where the refueling probe is, take out the rest of the outboard wider wing up to those "bulbs" on the trailing edge.
I think it's not as much work as re-working the fuselage but that's just my 2 cents... :thumbsup:

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Edit: This explains it better, black section removed.

« Last Edit: February 28, 2016, 06:18:18 am by DogfighterZen »
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