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Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:05:15 am »
The place to post any illustrations or photos that you think others may find inspirational

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 07:49:23 pm »
Here you go comrades.  When I think Cold War aircraft I think spy planes.






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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 09:29:29 pm »




Magic, that's 'my' Canberra, XH131.  :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 01:35:41 am »
Was tempted by one of these at the weekend until I saw the price:











You could put the kit in some other air force's markings (France? Taiwan?) or you could build something similar using WWII bomber parts and early jet engines. I've always thought the B-26 Marauder would be a good basis for an early jet, since it's quite 'modern' looking for WWII.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 02:21:09 am »

Was tempted by one of these at the weekend until I saw the price:


I've got one of those H, and believe me, you DON'T want one! The canopy, a majorly visible part of the aircraft, is diabolical!   :banghead:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 02:33:20 am »
...You could put the kit in some other air force's markings (France? Taiwan?) or you could build something similar using WWII bomber parts and early jet engines. I've always thought the B-26 Marauder would be a good basis for an early jet, since it's quite 'modern' looking for WWII...

Marauder or Intruder with Canberra or B57 wings  :thumbsup:

I still have a B57 fuselage and a pair of Mosquito wings in the parts box...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 03:14:41 am »
...You could put the kit in some other air force's markings (France? Taiwan?) or you could build something similar using WWII bomber parts and early jet engines. I've always thought the B-26 Marauder would be a good basis for an early jet, since it's quite 'modern' looking for WWII...

Marauder or Intruder with Canberra or B57 wings  :thumbsup:

I still have a B57 fuselage and a pair of Mosquito wings in the parts box...

Marauder with IL-28 engine nacelles and dihedral tailplanes was what I was thinking...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 04:07:02 am »
I have a pair of Il-28 nacelles in the parts box as well...

...but they are going on a Rotodyne.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 06:21:27 am »
I didn't know that anyone did a 1/24 Il-28. :wacko:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 07:12:24 am »
Was tempted by one of these at the weekend until I saw the price:


Yes all their kit prices are a bit steep  :o and the fit can be very interesting if not intriguing at times. They do some nice stuff though in terms of the types I tend to want, but I tend to walk away and say "do I really want that type/model" and quite often find I don't really  ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 10:16:31 am »
Was tempted by one of these at the weekend until I saw the price:


Yes all their kit prices are a bit steep  :o and the fit can be very interesting if not intriguing at times. They do some nice stuff though in terms of the types I tend to want, but I tend to walk away and say "do I really want that type/model" and quite often find I don't really  ;)


I do wish Mach 2 would do something about their transparencies, it's not that they're not clear enough (they aren't....) it's more that the windows are so rough. My B-45's canopy looks as if it's been pebble-dashed, and I've got the Falcon vacform to replace it.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 11:31:36 am »
I had an idea to put Canberra wings on a
 B-17.
I have to agree with Kit about the glazing in Mach2 models. Although the Sud Caravelle does come with two canopies. I'm thinking of putting the engines from the A-10C on it and a camera pack carried in the lower fuselage.

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 02:02:18 pm »
Was tempted by one of these at the weekend until I saw the price:


Yes all their kit prices are a bit steep  :o and the fit can be very interesting if not intriguing at times. They do some nice stuff though in terms of the types I tend to want, but I tend to walk away and say "do I really want that type/model" and quite often find I don't really  ;)


I do wish Mach 2 would do something about their transparencies, it's not that they're not clear enough (they aren't....) it's more that the windows are so rough. My B-45's canopy looks as if it's been pebble-dashed, and I've got the Falcon vacform to replace it.

Point of order: the kit I was tempted by and which I posted box art from was by Valom, not Mach 2....
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 02:52:58 pm »
Was tempted by one of these at the weekend until I saw the price:


Yes all their kit prices are a bit steep  :o and the fit can be very interesting if not intriguing at times. They do some nice stuff though in terms of the types I tend to want, but I tend to walk away and say "do I really want that type/model" and quite often find I don't really  ;)


I do wish Mach 2 would do something about their transparencies, it's not that they're not clear enough (they aren't....) it's more that the windows are so rough. My B-45's canopy looks as if it's been pebble-dashed, and I've got the Falcon vacform to replace it.

Point of order: the kit I was tempted by and which I posted box art from was by Valom, not Mach 2....


Ah, OK.

The Valom one can't help but be better than the Mach2 offering, but as you say, it's bound to be pricey!
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 10:55:15 pm »
The one Valom kit I have built (Lockheed XFV Salmon) was terrible.

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