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AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« on: November 04, 2017, 03:54:32 pm »
I really couldn't decide what I wanted to do, even after browsing the rich inspiration thread in this group build.

I stumbled upon the AvPro Marauder concept and it really fits the bill, here are a couple pictures of it.





I don't know much about AvPro, from what I've read online they were anything from a think tank to a bunch of charlatans, but I think this concept is pretty cool.  It looks slightly different in each painting so mine will be a amalgam of what I like best, hopefully similar to the AEW&C one above, but without the radome.

I'd love to do a diorama like that first image, with the Marauder dropping off a group of special forces.  This is going to be entirely scratch built, so to be honest I'll be happy just to finish!

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 04:31:29 pm »
Now that looks like a project  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

But look at those F-35B's, I did my Sidetrack F-35 in those markings , sorry no photos but see here.

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 04:43:52 pm »

But look at those F-35B's, I did my Sidetrack F-35 in those markings , sorry no photos but see here.


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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 05:22:18 pm »

But look at those F-35B's, I did my Sidetrack F-35 in those markings , sorry no photos but see here.


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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 01:37:22 am »
This'll be good, I've always liked the Avpro concepts, especially the brutish looks of the Marauder.

Another pic:
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 01:41:53 am »
This'll be good, I've always liked the Avpro concepts, especially the brutish looks of the Marauder.

Another pic:


How would it take off from or land on water with under-wing ordnance like that? :unsure:

It's a natural for the British propensity for over-wing pylons & ordnance., though. :thumbsup:
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 04:49:48 am »
All three versions seem to have totally different intake configurations, one has shock intakes like a Phantom, one has curved ones and one has stealthy intakes. Weird.  :o
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 05:37:36 am »
"Artists impressions", Kit, you can't trust 'em! ;)

All three seem to be slightly different in other ways, too. The rear of the AWACS one is completely different to the other two, while the front of the version disembarking the troops (I can't figure out if it's a dozen from the one plane or half-a-dozen from each plane) is similar to the AWACS version but the rear is similar to the RN fighter.
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 06:55:20 am »
How would it take off from or land on water with under-wing ordnance like that? :unsure:

It's a natural for the British propensity for over-wing pylons & ordnance., though. :thumbsup:

I've just re-read the section on the Marauder in my copy of "Waplanes of the Future".  There were two main proposed versions, one that was capable of operating in ground effect and had the hull, another that was a conventional aircraft without the hull and wouldn't be capable of landing on water and this is the version you see with the ordnance.

Nearly all the artwork I've seen of the Marauder is different. I don't believe it was a concrete proposal.
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 01:26:18 pm »
You could make something like that with:

1/48th F-19 (the rounded, pre-reveal one)
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1/72nd Eurofighter or Gripen wings
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 04:45:31 pm »
Nearly all the artwork I've seen of the Marauder is different. I don't believe it was a concrete proposal.

Yeah, hopefully that will make my job easier, because I can just take the pieces I like best from each.  Mine clearly will be the production version  ;)

You could make something like that with:

1/48th F-19 (the rounded, pre-reveal one)
1/72nd F-111 canopy & cockpit
1/72nd Eurofighter or Gripen wings
2 x 1/72nd F-16 fins

I have an unbuilt 1/48th F-19 sitting on my desk and thought much the same thing.  Ultimately I wanted to see if I could just build it from scratch, make it it's own thing.  So on that topic, here is where it stands.





Hmmm...hopefully in a couple months it will look like a Marauder  :-\

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 04:50:55 pm »
Looks like a lovely bit of workmanship so far
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 05:10:47 pm »
Looking at that profile it reminds me of the hull of the Airfix RAF Rescue Launch or MTB.

The whole thing has a decided Trigan Empire vibe to it.
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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 07:00:03 pm »
Looks like a lovely bit of workmanship so far

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Re: AvPro Marauder (1/72)
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2017, 09:08:11 pm »
Looks like the sort of 'in build' pics I see in Model Boats magazine.  :thumbsup:
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