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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #60 on: December 08, 2018, 08:43:25 am »
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #61 on: December 08, 2018, 03:38:14 pm »
Probably black and triangular shaped...
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #62 on: December 15, 2018, 09:08:34 am »
Suggestions:

1. You need some more photos up on your site and some longer descriptions to go with them. Nobody's going to buy a part they've never heard of that they can't see and can't find any information about.

2. Since you're doing the AEW Islander/Defender nose (ordered one  :thumbsup:), you could do some other bits that go with it:

a. The AEW prototype was based on a BN-2T Turbo-Islander airframe with Allison C250 turboprop engines, so why not do an engine conversion for the Airfix kit? That should be a decent seller even to non-whiffers.

b. The AEW machine had an gas-turbine auxiliary power unit (I think) in a pod on the lower right-hand side of the rear cabin. This should be relatively easy to make and would let you sell a complete AEW Defender conversion kit.

c. You could do the CASTOR prototype nose, with the wide, flat radome for ground-surveillance radar. Again, bundled with the turboprops, this would make a complete conversion set.

d. Britten-Norman have displayed (and sold, I think) a Defender 4000 prototype with an LLTV turret on the nose, a disc-shaped belly radome, and big ESM pods on the wing that rather resmble those on the Nimrod MR.2. Bundle the turboprops etc, etc...


Note that Omega Models have done all these, but as full resin kits, not conversions, with a price to match...

Be great to have this all in 1/48 to convert the Valom Islander!

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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2018, 03:13:21 am »
Be great to have this all in 1/48 to convert the Valom Islander!

A 1/72 Islander back on the shelves would be good.  I say 'Islander', I mean 'Islanders' - piston and turbine, with Defenders of all marks thrown in for good measure.
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #64 on: December 16, 2018, 06:31:21 am »
Be great to have this all in 1/48 to convert the Valom Islander!

A 1/72 Islander back on the shelves would be good.  I say 'Islander', I mean 'Islanders' - piston and turbine, with Defenders of all marks thrown in for good measure.


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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #65 on: December 16, 2018, 07:39:58 am »
Be great to have this all in 1/48 to convert the Valom Islander!

A 1/72 Islander back on the shelves would be good.  I say 'Islander', I mean 'Islanders' - piston and turbine, with Defenders of all marks thrown in for good measure.

Omega Models do a range of them in resin, but they're not cheap: https://omega-models.com/ (Islanders under 'Civil Planes', Defenders under 'Military Planes').
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2019, 04:29:31 pm »
Here's one that could provide several options to whiffers:  in 1/72 and 1/48, the three-foot extension the CFE wanted for the Hunter.  I could see this applying to be single-seat and dual-seat aircraft.  I don't know if new forward fuselages from the transport joint on would work or if a "simple" plug for that would be best.
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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2019, 04:45:35 am »
Ryan Wheatstone on Twitter has just posted pics of a completed RAE Spaceplane and a Pyramid:






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Re: Spot-On Designs models
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2019, 05:06:30 am »
The Pyramid looks remarkably like the BAe STAND project, perhaps the STAND was a low speed aerodynamic test bed for the Pyramid, despite what BAe would have us believe?  ;) ;)

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45629.msg819319#msg819319

They're both very nicely built, love that semi-matt finish.  :thumbsup:
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