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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2019, 08:30:31 pm »
You could switch out the pilot figure with a sitting guy wearing a baseball hat and fudge in some headphones. Just my $0.02.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2019, 02:53:26 am »
You could switch out the pilot figure with a sitting guy wearing a baseball hat and fudge in some headphones. Just my $0.02.

I have some white metal chopper pilots (elheim figures) which fit that description.  But no, i'm happy with the one I have.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2019, 01:38:10 pm »
I always thought an AD-5/A-1E would be the perfect warbird for the pilot with a family, this is an inspired idea! I love the mix of passengers and I'm excited to see how it goes.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2019, 04:38:14 pm »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!

Agree.
That's why I have no problem mixing and matching various manufacturer's offerings in 1/35. Even different parts on the same figure, cos you get gorilla-arms, or longer legs, etc.
Not sure where I'd draw the line, though weaponry and web gear needs to be consistent.

As a fatter person with short arma and legs, I also agree.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2019, 03:10:44 am »
Out of scale figures are nice because people aren't all the same "scale" anyway. Taller people, shorter people, fatter people, thinner people.... ha!

Agree.
That's why I have no problem mixing and matching various manufacturer's offerings in 1/35. Even different parts on the same figure, cos you get gorilla-arms, or longer legs, etc.
Not sure where I'd draw the line, though weaponry and web gear needs to be consistent.

As a fatter person with short arma and legs, I also agree.

 ;D

Thinking on't, the 3-Metre-Long legs some of the Anime girls have is stretching credulity a bit far... (Bleurgh Emoticon X-P )

Used to be a female journalist who worked for one of the UK biker magazines who could have given them a run for their money (literally)... 36" inside leg measurement IIRC.

Remember 'Airnet' Fred? Worked for BSH?

Oh yes.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2019, 05:32:22 am »
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2019, 05:39:51 am »
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2019, 06:33:03 am »
HELLO NURSE!

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2019, 01:09:29 am »
Something much less pleasing to the eye.  And as yet, without legs at all.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2019, 03:57:20 am »
The term "pregnant guppy" comes to mind when looking at her, Fred. ;)
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2019, 04:09:44 am »
More like 'Utilitarian' maybe?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2019, 04:35:55 am »
They certainly didn't waste any time making it looks nice did they.  The single seat Spad is not exactly a looker (unless you like them big and dumb looking) but this...

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2019, 06:36:56 am »
I've seen a photo of the prototype and it had a spinner. Definitely improves the looks ---

Sort of had the appearance of this Bearcat I built some years ago. Spinner was a bit smaller in diameter though. IIRC, the two aircraft had the same propeller.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2019, 02:57:53 am »
Its Its nowhere near as ugly as rhe electronics  bird I  built a few years  back. To this day I  still ask myself  what the hell was I  thinking.  ;D ;D I  like it, keep up  the good work Fred.
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