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Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« on: July 31, 2016, 10:07:36 PM »
Internet tells me this is August 1st already in New Zealand, so this group has started it seems.

Here are Mustang model profiles mixed from 1/72nd, 1/144th, 1/48th scales - this is far more easy on profiles than with plastic 3D objects, having to handle different depths.

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 10:10:28 PM »
Of course, in the World outside (not on home shelves), the pilots have all the same "scale":

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 10:23:08 PM »
Nice start!
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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 11:30:05 PM »
Thanks! Here is another mix:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 11:39:08 PM »
And a 3-engined version:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 11:57:56 PM »
And here is one 1/72nd Lightning + two 1/144th Lightning into a single mix:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 11:18:16 AM »
And a different one, on the same basis:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 11:34:16 AM »
With a single 1/144th Lightning, the compound turns twin-boom again! But there is no room enough for the propellers, so this is a sailplane...

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 11:43:21 AM »
Of course, going back to two 1/144th models, we have enough parts for a different tail, and this gives a twin-boom airplane:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2016, 12:59:42 AM »
Another way, using both 1/144th canopies:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2016, 12:58:14 AM »
As there are 4 little engines available (per big airframe), more than 1 may be installed:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2016, 06:43:13 PM »
Your Bigstang is ... Well I don't remember proper word but now I have my head full of ideas 😊
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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2016, 12:32:33 PM »
Thanks!
Tell us your ideas... I'd be happy to illustrate them (if they are still Mustangs, or Lightnings) ;)

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2016, 02:05:09 AM »
This one seems to have huge engines...

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2016, 02:29:49 AM »
With 4 little engines instead of 2 big ones, the result seems less powerful but more balanced:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 03:57:01 AM »
Thanks!
Tell us your ideas... I'd be happy to illustrate them (if they are still Mustangs, or Lightnings) ;)

Bigstang is perfect to make it as a racing plane. Canopy and cockpit from 1/48, wings, fuselage in 1/32, landing gear scratchbuild and two 1/48 engines instead of 1/32 one. Oh...and counter-rotating props :)
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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2016, 12:26:10 PM »
Bigstang is perfect to make it as a racing plane. Canopy and cockpit from 1/48, wings, fuselage in 1/32, landing gear scratchbuild and two 1/48 engines instead of 1/32 one. Oh...and counter-rotating props :)
If I have well understood... ??? ;)

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2016, 12:27:26 PM »
With 4 little engines instead of 2 big ones, the result seems less powerful but more balanced:
Even more balanced is this derivative, without external engines too far:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2016, 01:13:57 PM »
More and more crazy: mixing scales AND families (1/72nd P-51 + 1/144th P-38)...

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2016, 06:12:24 PM »
Bigstang is perfect to make it as a racing plane. Canopy and cockpit from 1/48, wings, fuselage in 1/32, landing gear scratchbuild and two 1/48 engines instead of 1/32 one. Oh...and counter-rotating props :)
If I have well understood... ??? ;)

Sorry , I was very tired while writing it :) I meant two 1/48 engines in line. Like f.ex. Bugatti 100P or Do-335 :)
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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2016, 07:08:57 PM »
Sorry... ??? Is this better? ;)

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2016, 07:26:32 PM »
Sorry... ??? Is this better? ;)

Yeaaaah! That's the point :D
Sickening, weakening
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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2016, 04:26:10 PM »
Thanks Artoor!

More and more crazy: mixing scales AND families (1/72nd P-51 + 1/144th P-38)...
Another way is tandem wing somehow...

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2016, 04:47:37 PM »
On the opposite, a 1/72 Lightning with 1/144 Twin-Mustang:

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Re: Mustangs and Lightnings at mixed scales
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2016, 04:57:55 PM »
Similarly, a 1/48th P-38 with a 1/72nd P-38 gives this: