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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2020, 03:41:24 AM »
 :o :o :o

OK, that would have been a seriously big aircraft ---

Should be right up Bill's street -------  >:D
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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2020, 08:17:00 AM »
Is that 12 props and four jets? Pity that a single .50 cal bullet would make it go up in flames (it seems to be the fate of all Japanese aircraft)

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2020, 08:59:01 AM »
With modern engines be useful water bomber in California.

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2020, 11:47:52 AM »
Someone created a model of that for a War Thunder game mod and apparently forgot to put the jet engines on it.  It is huge to be sure and impressive to see in game flying around. 
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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2020, 10:22:41 PM »
Is that 12 props and four jets? Pity that a single .50 cal bullet would make it go up in flames (it seems to be the fate of all Japanese aircraft)

Apparently, it was to get 12 turboprops and four jets --- although the turboprops were only about 1900 hp. IMHO, that would be more underpowered than the Hughes HK-1

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2020, 12:56:43 AM »
That almost sounds like Star Trek fanboys who add four warp nacelles, multiple photon torpedo and phaser turrets to their starship designs.

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2020, 01:52:16 AM »
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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2020, 06:21:14 AM »
Via Facebook.  Test Sprues.



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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #83 on: November 09, 2020, 06:55:23 AM »
Has bomber and recon potential.

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #84 on: January 11, 2021, 01:49:04 AM »
More renders of the 1/48 Junkers W.34. W.33, W.46, K.43:



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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #85 on: March 04, 2021, 02:15:54 AM »
1/48 DH 112 Venom coming:



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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #86 on: March 04, 2021, 05:23:17 AM »
Wrong scale - obviously -, but also scale-o-rama potential.  :smiley:
Use this plus a 1/72 Mosquito cockpit+canopy for a jet-powered medium bomber.
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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #87 on: March 04, 2021, 07:14:34 AM »
I want it in 1/72 as well, but over the last five years I've been transitioning to 1/48 for my Kiwi warbird models so this is very exciting news. We've had three, and the third - currently the sole airworthy example - is based at my local airport so I'm hoping for a boxing with Vampire verticals and Pinocchio nose....
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YouTube video by yours truly of a display in January

They're back on now but for a while owner John Luff flew her without tiptanks...maybe this is an opportunity for me to experiment with these "magnets" some clever modellers use...
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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #88 on: March 04, 2021, 10:03:22 PM »
Is that an Ex-Swiss Air Force Venom Zac ?

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #89 on: March 05, 2021, 02:13:47 AM »
Is that an Ex-Swiss Air Force Venom Zac ?


Yes, it is an ex-Swiss Air Force FB 4.

Mind you, the RNZAF did have plenty originally...

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2021, 05:51:16 AM »
Is that an Ex-Swiss Air Force Venom Zac ?
It is, formerly J-1634 and then HB-RVA on their civil register. There's a great article on John and his Venom by a talented young guy* here

Mind you, the RNZAF did have plenty originally...
We leased around 45 for Malaya but unfortunately they never made it here. Two of the three Kiwi warbird Venoms wore/wear the scheme of WE434 from that bunch.

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #91 on: March 07, 2021, 03:00:38 AM »
1/48 Bendix Model J coming:

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #92 on: March 07, 2021, 06:46:32 AM »
Now, that may be one to add to the stash.

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #93 on: March 07, 2021, 09:34:20 AM »
<...> Mind you, the RNZAF did have plenty originally...




Before they all caught in fire. Simultaneously. Very suspicious...  :P
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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #94 on: March 07, 2021, 11:09:21 AM »
Too bad it's not a 1/35 Bendix.

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2021, 03:30:46 AM »
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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #96 on: March 24, 2021, 10:16:47 PM »
Found this on their Facebook page. No other information but I hope they make it.
Oh, it's 1/72.  >:D

Sharkit had made one. But long OOP.
There is a brief write-up on it in French Secret Projects Volume 1, pages 191-192.

If this kit does get made, I would add three smaller missiles mounted on the engine nacelles.



I believe the artist is Christophe Gibelin. http://christophe.gibelin.free.fr/indexhibit/index.php



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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2021, 11:46:33 AM »
Very Gerry Anderson-esque. 8)
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« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2021, 05:05:31 PM »
Photo of a test build of the 1/72 scale Silbervogel sub orbital bomber design.

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Re: Mikro-Mir models
« Reply #99 on: April 15, 2021, 06:35:56 PM »
MikroMir is preparing designs for the trijet ground-attack Martin XB-51 in 1:72 scale.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*



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