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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2020, 07:24:47 am »

A late artistic addendum: who does not remember this model kit from the late Nineties...? ;)


Well of course.  :thumbsup:

They sold out so fast that I never managed to get one. :(
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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2020, 10:38:47 am »
 ;D Those kits were rare back then and even more so nowadays...
I've wanted to buy one of the G.91Y to build as a PoAF whif. I've read something about them wanting to buy that variant instead of more R3/R4 ones but i haven't been able to find one at a good price so far... :banghead:
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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2020, 01:54:25 am »
Yes, that's true - this was my last one: I had been lucky to hunt down three of them over the years; one became a Swiss G.91YS (a real project that never materialized, though), one a post-Italian aircraft of th Polish Navy (MiG-17 replacement), and now the last one is gone. But I keep my eyes open for them, too, much potential.
Since the Yankee Gina comes with such a nice arrester hook, I wondered about a navalized version, with bigger wings and a taller landing gear...  ;)

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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2020, 10:07:57 am »
Lovely build all round, but the fake box-art takes the cake!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2020, 11:19:29 am »
Lovely build all round, but the fake box-art takes the cake!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Agreed, that Matchbox box really is awesome (the build is great too)  :thumbsup:

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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2020, 11:46:16 am »
Nice one Dizzy: it looks very convincing. :thumbsup:

An alternative scenario that occurs to me regarding the big-single-engined version is that it could use a non-US engine in order to get around US export restrictions on the J-85s. Since the -R used a British Orpheus, it could be a non-afterburning Avon maybe? A Spey would be too big.
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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2020, 11:50:14 am »
Looks very good!

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Re: DONE @p.2 +++ 1:72 G.91X, Fuerza Aérea Hondureña, 1988
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2020, 11:58:13 pm »
Nice one Dizzy: it looks very convincing. :thumbsup:

An alternative scenario that occurs to me regarding the big-single-engined version is that it could use a non-US engine in order to get around US export restrictions on the J-85s. Since the -R used a British Orpheus, it could be a non-afterburning Avon maybe? A Spey would be too big.

Thank you, and everyone else.

I actually considered a British Sapphire engine first (inspired by my recent A-4 build), but rejected that option in favor of the J52, since it was later used in the Skyhawk, too, and better fit the output range of the two J85s of the Yankee Gina. However, the J52 was/is much bigger and esp. heavier...  :rolleyes: