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Naval GB / Re: WW2 era Hydrofoil - Name may change
« Last post by LemonJello on Yesterday at 11:30:07 PM »
Looks fast just sitting on its foils...
That Transall C-160/V-22 Osprey match up is well balanced and looks like it would actually work.  :smiley:
Naval GB / Re: The Science Pirates: Early operations
« Last post by Dr. YoKai on Yesterday at 09:15:11 PM »
(Edited the initial post to add the footnotes. A bit more back story. Now, on with the show!)

 After actually looking at the drawings in Tony Gibbon's Battleships, I realized that the length was about right, but the beam
was about a third too great. Some figuring and a straight edge allowed me to shave off the sides to a more acceptable (and frankly more
elegant) profile, while it also showed me that I was building it at right about 1/350 scale (The original had a length OA of 320 feet and the build
at 11 inches worked out to 1/349...anyhoo.) I also lowered the height of the main deck, fabricated the upper deck, and started plating the sides.
And somewhere, while waiting for things to dry, I started a torpedo boat, the O Solo Mio.
DSCF0552 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr
 The original armament had tumbled all over the insides of the turrets, and as no one in the SPS had been particularly impressed by
the RN's muzzle loaders, it was decided to replace the weapons with something a bit more effective. Forward, the gun ports were cut
away to a single slot for a four-barreled 10 cm repeater designed by R.E Kylwell of Kylwell und Offenn (based on Gardner patents) which
fired the remarkable deformable dynamite round designed by Kylwell's wife and partner, the brilliant chemist Red Mischief Sue. The
effect of these 'squish-boom bombs' on the armor of the time was nothing less than horrific. The after turret used a pair of Ancient Atlantean weapons, a 'fire lance' and an 'audio pulse amplifier'. The former projected a thin beam or 'spear' of super-heated plasma, contained by
a powerful magnetic field, with a range/terminus of around half a kilometer. The APA projected pulsed soundwaves that at first simply bounced
off the target, to be analyzed by an Atlantean Difference Engine, which would then modify the pulse to the vibrational frequency of the
target, and "Shake them up a bit", as Aunt Sekrit was wont to say.

Below is the first version of the K&O mechanical cannon, which has since been replaced by a small scratchbuild that looks a lot better.
DSCF0559 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr
And the rear turret.
DSCF0561 by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr
From here, it's mainly refinement and detailing - I started scribing the upper deck yesterday, and that will take a day or two... :icon_crap:

Naval GB / Re: WW2 era Hydrofoil - Name may change
« Last post by Dr. YoKai on Yesterday at 08:43:28 PM »
Indeed, it looks the business so far.
Other / Transall & Osprey (1/48), yellow : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Last post by ericr on Yesterday at 06:57:17 PM »


Progressed a little outside of the radar fit.  I expect elements of the 052 (Luhu) class destroyer to be leveraged although I wonder if the aft Type 347G radar (for fire control of the aft 37mm guns) is too close to the HHQ-2 launcher for comfort...... (comments and suggestions welcomed.)
Land / Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Last post by Old Wombat on Yesterday at 09:25:05 AM »
'Twas a joke. ;)

I know you tend not to build to a country but Chines vehicle, German turret & main gun, US RWS ... I couldn't help my self. :D
Aero-space / Re: [1/87th (HO) scale] Nike Hercules Missile & Launcher
« Last post by Story on Yesterday at 08:32:53 AM »
No wonder RENWAL did the box cover the way they did.

April 14, 1955, was a good day to not be driving on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. It was also a good day to not be manning the U.S. Army’s Nike missile site at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Md.

At around 12:35 p.m. on that Thursday, one of the 22-foot-tall antiaircraft missiles was accidentally launched from Fort Meade. It traveled three miles before exploding above the parkway, showering the pavement with debris.

“Luckily, no cars were moving along the section of the parkway a half-mile south of the Laurel-Fort Meade overpass when the fragments of the guided missile splattered down,” wrote The Post.

The only injury was to Sgt. Stanley C. Kozak, who was standing near the missile when it took off. He suffered minor burns.
Aero-space / Re: P-40 Ideas
« Last post by KiwiZac on Yesterday at 07:51:32 AM »
P-40 with P-51 wings:
Now well into restoration with P-40 wings again. The Kittystang's a most curious entry in the big book of warbird restoration. In some colour schemes it looked quite good! I've seen a video on YouTube of the engine being run pre-P-51D-wings, unfortunately I can't find it right now.
Aero-space / Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Last post by KiwiZac on Yesterday at 07:47:06 AM »
On a slight tangent here: Full Scale, Allison-Powered 2004 Spitfire Mk IX For Sale
Current bid is $45K USD

Lets break those piggy banks open and get into some 1:1 modelling.
The Jurca MJ100 has been on my wants list since 2004 and Bob's seems to be a fun weekend fighter, any accuracy issues aside. Originally it was listed at Barnstormers etc for US$975,000...
8. MH367 Airworthy operated by Warbird Adventure Rides Ltd
For those playing at home MH367 is based here in New Zealand and is, I believe, the only two-seater flying in the Southern Hemisphere. My pics for gratuitousness:
01702c1c-f97e-4e6b-9e4d-5876fa3845ad_zpsezqyvi6k_35571349331_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
d7b7c41d-e050-4667-b45f-29ed0f7445fe_zps4mpoh9ki_35644181806_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
9a1764f7-1689-471f-84d7-8a78b9e48238_zpst9e135mf_35296327960_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
fd93accc-0cd5-4d15-a99b-9873d91ea25a_zpsog1bus9c_34843769184_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
da9bd67e-caa7-4d34-9450-d418adc5bc36_zpsmgo7kahx_35644183186_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
09016625-f332-4b4f-bb8a-331d312081b7_zpszux7epep_34874411243_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr
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