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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2019, 11:18:24 am »
Well, that'll teach me to take years on a project; I had already picked the name Bunyip for one of mine!  ;D  Oh well, there are lots of other dangerous animals in Australia, I'll find something. And that's a nice job you've done there, as usual!  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2019, 12:30:04 pm »
Thank you very much. And I am certain that there's more than just one Bunyip out there!  ;)

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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2019, 01:03:37 pm »
That looks so right, as I said elsewhere I love the Aussie white-tails anyway and that works perfectly

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It's a Herc. Bigger American engines were not avaliable at the time, ans since the Hercules was already in the RAAF arsenal (Beaufighter), it's a plausible choice. The size is also a good match for the La-7's fuselage.

The big B-24 prop would have been too big - careful tests showed that there would not have been any (sound) clearance during landing and take-off, and the "new" one works fine and looks more balanced.

No big progress since yesterday, just the undersides were painted in light blue-grey. The white tail comes next, then some weathering and the white leading edges on the wings.

Ah! I asked because of the prop you are using. When viewed from the front, your prop rotates counter-clockwise, as per an American engine aircraft. The Bristol Hercules rotated the opposite direction, i.e clock-wise. Sorry to be so late replying.


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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2019, 05:26:39 pm »
Thank you very much. And I am certain that there's more than just one Bunyip out there!  ;)

Yeah, might still use it. Mine will be an attack version of the BP Defiant. No turret, and 20mm cannon pods from a Hurricane IIC.
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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2019, 06:02:29 pm »
Good work Dizz.  Such a Russian wing shape.
Might look good with a Malcolm hood.

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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2019, 12:14:13 am »
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Ah! I asked because of the prop you are using. When viewed from the front, your prop rotates counter-clockwise, as per an American engine aircraft. The Bristol Hercules rotated the opposite direction, i.e clock-wise. Sorry to be so late replying.


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Very keen eye. Well, I noticed the difference in the prop blades' direction, but ignored it - I had to make a quick decision, and the La-7 blades were the best solution at hand.

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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2019, 12:35:42 am »
That looks exactly like I'd expect an "improved Boomerang" type design to look like! :mellow:

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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2019, 06:19:10 am »
That looks exactly like I'd expect an "improved Boomerang" type design to look like! :mellow:


Me as well. fantastic build Dizzy.
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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2019, 06:20:55 am »

Yeah, might still use it. Mine will be an attack version of the BP Defiant. No turret, and 20mm cannon pods from a Hurricane IIC.

Strange you should mention that. I have long held plans for a single seat Defiant with the 40mm pods from a Hurricane. Mine would be DAF though
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Re: 1:72 DAP Bunyip Mk. IIB, BF-K of RAAF 5 Sq., New Guinea, late '44
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2019, 05:26:52 am »
That looks right ! Certainly looks like a Curtis product. The paint and weathering looks awesome as usual ! Beauty !

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