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Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« on: November 03, 2019, 02:14:46 pm »
Currently on the table:

IMG_20191103_222206548 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20191103_222154476 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20191103_222135682 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

IMG_20191103_222110086 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

What if early jet light bomber/attacker by Bell. 3 engines, one in each wingroot (will be more pronounced by sanding)
Hope you like it.

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« Last Edit: November 03, 2019, 10:18:14 pm by 63cpe »

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Re: Bell Airacheetah
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 02:39:23 pm »
Ooh, that looks right!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bell Airacheetah
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 02:47:12 pm »
Thanks!

It's in 1/72 ( the cockpit parts are..) and it's made of an 1/32 Bell X-1 and 1/96 Revell HP Victor wings (stabilo's will follow).

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Re: Bell Airacheetah
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 03:29:49 pm »
This is looking good David,  I will be  watching this.
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Re: Bell Airacheetah
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 04:07:47 pm »
Thatís a combination I would have never thought of!!!
Iíll be watching this one!
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Re: Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 11:10:59 pm »
Yes, incredible mix! :thumbsup:
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Re: Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 12:01:48 am »
That's looking great. And VERY German, too!

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Re: Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2019, 01:27:54 am »
What I like about you Dave is that you are not afraid to dive into something new.  This is awesome.   :wub:
Also, nice big photos with some very interesting stuff going on in the background.

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Re: Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2019, 03:37:51 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 05:11:28 am »
Got to finish some project instead of starting new ones!

Yeah! Yeah! Sure! :rolleyes:

This one looks like it's going to be good! :thumbsup:
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Re: Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 11:27:43 am »
Thank you gentlemen for the kind words! :wub:

@ Zenrat: Fred you really made my day! thanks!;-) Will post some pictures of the other stuff as well. But most of it is posted earlier separately. I have the tendency to store unfinished stuff (lost interest..) on the table and let it gather dust..Really have to finish them one day.


@ Dizzyfugu: Yes, it sure does look German! I took some inspiration from the Manfred Griehl book "Secret projects of the third reich". For the real "Luft '46" look I should change the tail configuration to a V or butterfly tail. I think I leave it up to you (or somebody else on this forum) to do such a thing. But I think it'll look great in a German late WW II mottled grey's/brown and green.
I guess the only difference between late war German projects and early US jets are thrust and size of the engines.

I got the X-1 from a friend of mine and tried several wings incl outerwings from an 1/32 P-38. Those are off course straight and very classic in styling, but was looking for something a little more modern looking. Enter the late war German experimental wingshapes (Arado etc.) and voilŠ....

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Re: Bell B-43 Airacheetah
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 01:09:46 pm »
Weeeee!   Fun ride!  Outstanding!
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