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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #125 on: January 05, 2023, 10:59:10 AM »
Wears alternate noses well.  Want to size up B-17 nose on Connie kit.  Boeing cashed in selling tails to Lockheed.   8)

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« Reply #126 on: January 05, 2023, 12:57:19 PM »
Wears alternate noses well.  Want to size up B-17 nose on Connie kit.  Boeing cashed in selling tails to Lockheed.   8)

You got it right on the nose, pun intended. I did use a B-17 nose but decided not to use the chin turret. I wanted to keep the lines clean and it already had a 4 quad turrets from the B-29. If you wanted to do this in plastic, you'd need a lot of putty to make the joint smooth. The B-17's nose is quite a bit more narrow than the Connie.

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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #127 on: January 06, 2023, 01:05:55 PM »
A proto-Hercules heavy transport aircraft. C-130 Fuselage, C-54 nose, B-29 wings and tail


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« Reply #128 on: January 06, 2023, 02:47:37 PM »
First styrene impressions.   Wings and tail surfaces doable.   C-54 or other front rather problematic.

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« Reply #129 on: January 07, 2023, 08:41:25 AM »
First styrene impressions.   Wings and tail surfaces doable.   C-54 or other front rather problematic.

Yes, the C-54 nose was resized to fit the C-130 and I modified the windows to be smaller. As a child, I never liked the greenhouse of a Hercules flight deck. Just a personal preference.

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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #130 on: January 07, 2023, 11:28:23 AM »
Updated with textures

C-100 Conestoga


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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #131 on: January 07, 2023, 12:16:23 PM »
Perhaps with skillful cutting and puttying a C-97 nose can be grafted on  --  perhaps (perhaps not) !
Browsing stash for British and Russian transports will reveal possibilities.

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« Reply #132 on: January 08, 2023, 09:43:22 AM »
Take a B-25 glass nose and turn it into a scout helicopter. I was inspired by the Bell 207 Sioux Scout.


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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #133 on: January 09, 2023, 01:12:09 AM »
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« Reply #134 on: January 09, 2023, 11:09:48 AM »
This one wasn't very quick.  It's a AC-47 Spooky, but in WW2. My AC-47 is armed with two Quad 50 caliber machine guns, two 20mm Oerlikon cannons and a shortened 75mm howitzer in the back. I was unable to fit 40mm Bofors guns in this small fuselage, I tried. It's all aimed using the remote sighting system of the B-29 in those little glass bubbles.

It's not a Spooky or Puff the Magic Dragon.

It's a Tomahawk.

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« Reply #135 on: January 09, 2023, 11:32:42 AM »
Scout chopper and Tomahawk work  :smiley:   Great graphics.      Both look styrene buildable.

On my wanna build list for long time is 1930ish Ford Trimotor gunship.   Maybe modernized for WW2 to Vietnam war.   A styrene challenge.
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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #136 on: January 09, 2023, 01:09:53 PM »
Scout chopper and Tomahawk work  :smiley:   Great graphics.      Both look styrene buildable.

On my wanna build list for long time is 1930ish Ford Trimotor gunship.   Maybe modernized for WW2 to Vietnam war.   A styrene challenge.

What engines were you thinking about? I'm pretty certain I have a Trimotor models and I can fish up some new engines or cowlings from any other plane. Same Normandy paint scheme as my C-47? Or SE Asia for Nam?

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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #137 on: January 09, 2023, 01:49:39 PM »
Scout chopper and Tomahawk work  :smiley:   Great graphics.      Both look styrene buildable.

On my wanna build list for long time is 1930ish Ford Trimotor gunship.   Maybe modernized for WW2 to Vietnam war.   A styrene challenge.

What engines were you thinking about? I'm pretty certain I have a Trimotor models and I can fish up some new engines or cowlings from any other plane. Same Normandy paint scheme as my C-47? Or SE Asia for Nam?

Not that done any serious sizing of parts.  Boeing P-12 engines came to mind for initial version.  Maybe exchange R-1830 in for nose engine WW2.   Three PT6A for Nam.   All WAGs...

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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #138 on: January 09, 2023, 08:50:33 PM »
I'm unfamiliar with WAG

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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #139 on: January 09, 2023, 10:40:41 PM »
I'm unfamiliar with WAG

WAG = Wild Ass Guess
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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #140 on: January 20, 2023, 08:25:11 AM »
Take a B-25 glass nose and turn it into a scout helicopter. I was inspired by the Bell 207 Sioux Scout.



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« Reply #141 on: January 20, 2023, 10:06:21 AM »
I had been brain storming on how to make a a 2 seater helicopter canopy and still make it look WW2 era and NOT anything like an Apache or Cobra or even HIND. At first I tried to make it a stepped cockpit using a blocky design like the Me-109 but it looked too much like the Mi-28. So in the end I used a OV-10 Bronco. Add 2 Merlins from a P-51 and then stub wings inspired by Japanese anime. Each wings contain a dozen M8 artillery rockets arranged in Helfire quad racks. The guns are 4 Hispano-Suiza 20mm on each side and a quad 50cal turret from a B-29.

What do you think so far?


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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #142 on: January 20, 2023, 10:29:04 AM »
Looks great! Some nice Cheyenne vibe there. Personally I would reduce some of the armament but it’s your idea so go for it.

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« Reply #143 on: January 20, 2023, 12:11:27 PM »
Looks great! Some nice Cheyenne vibe there. Personally I would reduce some of the armament but it’s your idea so go for it.

Yes, the Cheyenne was always in the back of my mind. I had a 3d model somewhere but I was unable to find it.

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« Reply #144 on: January 29, 2023, 03:36:22 AM »
Bronco Attack Helicopter


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« Reply #145 on: January 29, 2023, 03:37:24 AM »
M-13 Picket family of armored vehicles.


Introducing the M-13 Picket family of armed fighting vehicles.

The main hull of this APC started out as the soviet MTLB. I liked the overall look of it but it had some drawbacks. It was very cramped so I made it a lot deeper. I also changed the suspension to use M4 Sherman Volute Spring bogies because this is a WW2 era design. I also had to redo a lot of small things like give it American style radio antennae, viewports and headlights. Small things. Biggest change was I removed the 2 rear doors and replaced it with one large M113 style hatch.

Front row, closest to camera is the standard APC version.
It could carry 8 fully armed soldiers and a maximum of 4 more in the vehicle. 1 in the turret and 3 more in the drivers compartment.
This carried the turret from the M1 scout car with a single M2 Browning 50 cal HMG and a M1919 30 cal machine gun.

Next furthest is the Infantry Fighting Vehicle version.
The turret used is from the M22 Locust light tank. It has a 37mm M6 cannon and 30 cal. Additionally it has 4 external M20 "super" bazooka barrels.

Furthest away in the front row is a 2nd IFV version.
This uses a modified M3 Lee turret. The 37mm cannon is replaced with a 20mm Oerlikon autocannon firing AP and a 30 cal coax.

Back row has a Fire Support Vehicle, Rocket Launcher and AA Mount.

The FSV turret houses a short barreled 75mm howitzer.

The Rocket launcher contains 33 M8 artillery rockets

Last vehicle contains the M16 AAA mount with four 50 cal M2 HMG.

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« Reply #146 on: January 29, 2023, 05:04:24 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:

The VVSS and HVSS systems used by the US were actually rather brilliant, standardized components,
easily maintained and, best of all, easily replaced when damaged. Was it a perfect system compared
to torsion bar, and similar systems, in terms of cross-country performance etc.? No, but it sure made
things easy on the logistics side and allowed for quick experimentation and modification, all you needed
was a "box" to mount it on. The M4 High Speed Tractor is a good example as it used the suspension
assemblies and tracks from the Stuart tank mounted to a new hull.
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« Reply #147 on: January 29, 2023, 06:02:16 AM »
:smiley: :smiley:

The VVSS and HVSS systems used by the US were actually rather brilliant, standardized components,
easily maintained and, best of all, easily replaced when damaged. Was it a perfect system compared
to torsion bar, and similar systems, in terms of cross-country performance etc.? No, but it sure made
things easy on the logistics side and allowed for quick experimentation and modification, all you needed
was a "box" to mount it on. The M4 High Speed Tractor is a good example as it used the suspension
assemblies and tracks from the Stuart tank mounted to a new hull.

I chose the VVSS instead of a modern torsion bar because it saved room in the tiny hull. Not the 'best' system, but it had many bonuses. I can make the belly more protected against mines without having to worry about torsion bars running across it.

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« Reply #148 on: January 29, 2023, 12:53:09 PM »
Yep, and if a suspension unit gets blown off, bolt on another one.  ;)
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Re: Wyrmshadow's Assorted Whifs
« Reply #149 on: January 30, 2023, 12:57:16 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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