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Offline Kerick

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2016, 08:37:36 AM »
I was thinking of something like that once and looked at the tracks on small snow blowers, too small
This looks smaller than a skid steer

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2016, 10:41:51 PM »
Well there are these types, I see them all the time around the airport where the contractors have to get into small spaces

http://www.eurekarental.com/PublicMedia/GetClientMedia/75365

You can see the difference in size here

http://www.ganos.com/bobcatsetw-mt50.jpg

Offline finsrin

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2016, 06:40:33 AM »
My simplest 1/72 scaleorama was F-94E.  1/82 F-94C with 1/72 Mig-15 wings.  Downsized crew to one.  Liked that main and tail wing sweep matched.
Most complex/hardest 1/72 scaleorama was PBH-417.  1/200 Spruce Goose bashed with 1/72 Lancaster engines & front turret, 1/72 B-17 cockpit & tail section, 1/72 Catalina side blisters.  With mediocre skills it was a time consuming bugger to build.
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Offline ed s

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2016, 08:06:47 AM »
A 1/48 Spitfire converted to a 1/72 twin engine bomber.  Did this a few years ago for a Spitfire GB on What IF Modeling.

Shown here next to a standard 1/72 Spitfire.



And another view.



Ed

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2016, 08:34:56 AM »
Very nice Ed. What is your bill of materials?
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Offline finsrin

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2016, 09:01:28 AM »
Very nice Ed. What is your bill of materials?

Yes, very nice and what were, engines, canopy, etc.
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Offline ed s

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2016, 11:16:00 AM »
Very nice Ed. What is your bill of materials?

Started with a Hobby Craft Spitfire. Had the two radial engines and props in the spare parts box. Don't remember their origin. Use some bits of sheet and rod styrene for interior details and made molds to vacuform the clear parts.  Pretty simple really.

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2016, 11:30:06 AM »
Ed, as usual, those are all fantastic builds... but the Spitfire twin engine fighter is spectacular! It has a Russian Pe-2 vibe to it.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2016, 05:28:06 PM »
Really like the PBY-17 Lancaster Goose. Bill. Awesome job! :) :-*


The Super Spit is outstanding, Ed! :) 8)
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Offline finsrin

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2016, 08:23:05 AM »
Very nice Ed. What is your bill of materials?

Started with a Hobby Craft Spitfire. Had the two radial engines and props in the spare parts box. Don't remember their origin. Use some bits of sheet and rod styrene for interior details and made molds to vacuform the clear parts.  Pretty simple really.

Time to take look at 1/48 Spitfire in stash.
Spoze 1/32 Spitfire can be 4-engine bomber.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2016, 09:08:39 AM by finsrin »

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2016, 02:46:49 AM »
Megaforce, a Toy line from Kenner in the late 1980s has lots of Scale O Rama present:





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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2016, 03:51:43 AM »
I still have at least two of those fighter bombers !!
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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2016, 03:59:34 AM »
Yep, I had a number of those. They were awesome.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2016, 05:37:28 AM »
I still have at least two of those fighter bombers !!

I plan on doing one in 1/72 someday. They don't have intakes lol, so that could be interesting
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Offline arkon

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2016, 07:46:55 AM »
I also had some of the "opposing" force, ones, they were tan and had a twin tail.
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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2016, 03:25:45 AM »
Come across this beauty :

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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2016, 04:05:08 AM »
Wow! :-*
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Offline finsrin

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2016, 10:34:09 AM »
Two 1/144 B-29 and one 1/48 B-29 engine will get you close......

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2016, 11:39:25 AM »
Two 1/144 B-29 and one 1/48 B-29 engine will get you close......

Plus maybe 1/72 landing gear? ???
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2016, 06:58:37 PM »
Just had a thought what to do with my left over Belfast hull, crunched the numbers and scaloramering it from 1/600 to 1/700 you end up with a ship not dissimilar in size to the USNs Salem class. 

Possibilities, late war heavy cruiser, post war missile cruiser, pre war (post treaty) large cruiser / seaplane cruiser.

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2016, 05:24:07 PM »

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2016, 09:59:10 AM »




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Offline finsrin

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2016, 10:24:17 AM »
Is inspiring  ---  With 1/32-1/35 rotor blades can build a super lift tri-rotor 1/72 helicopter.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2016, 10:38:35 AM »


All that armour & fire-power & what does it take to stop it? ???


One brave girl & a crew with a conscience! :)
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Offline finsrin

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Re: INSPIRATION :)
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2016, 10:44:48 AM »
All that armour & fire-power & what does it take to stop it? ???

Soft ground !