Author Topic: Racers  (Read 6630 times)

Offline AXOR

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Racers
« on: June 12, 2016, 09:18:45 AM »
Another profile finished today,I was clearly inspired by Greg sugetions.
So,here it is :
« Last Edit: June 21, 2016, 05:47:35 AM by AXOR »
Alex

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 09:20:39 AM »
Very nice! :))
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 09:34:37 AM »
Sweet!!! The MB.5 at the Reno Air races would have been a sight to see.
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 06:29:59 PM »
Wow, much muscle in that racer/advertisement! ;)

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 03:27:10 AM »
Oh yeah!!! :)
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 04:15:54 AM »
Very nice! :))

Indeed! Love the MB.5  :-*
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 09:59:49 AM »
Lovely job! That's something that should be in plastic. Revell do a bunch of Red Bull-marked warbird kits so decals aren't an issue...

The MB.5 at the Reno Air races would have been a sight to see.
A guy based at Reno was building a 1:1 replica some years ago, although it was largely Mustang-based so some didn't feel it was a terribly authentic project.

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 06:43:52 AM »
That would be this one:



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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2016, 10:29:05 AM »
That's the one! IMO it's better than nothing, but I've no idea what its current status is. Last heard of, I think, around 2005.

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2016, 11:25:59 AM »
That's the one! IMO it's better than nothing, but I've no idea what its current status is. Last heard of, I think, around 2005.

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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2016, 12:38:16 PM »
Legend! Thanks Greg.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Martin Baker MB5 - Flying Bulls
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2016, 07:52:57 PM »
I was following that guy's build some years ago with interest (as the MB5 is one of my absolute favorite aircraft), he started off building the fuselage 1:1, but then I saw he was going to use a Mustang wing and got disillusioned with it. An MB5 is about 1 1/2 times bigger than any P-51 and the wing he used just looks really odd on his MB5.

When building my model of the MB5 I found that the wing is very close in size to a Grumman Hellcat wing, that is from the wing fold joint to the wingtip though. Even the flaps and ailerons are almost bang on for size and placement. Tailwheel assembly is very similar to the Grumman tailwheel design and the main gear are more like P-47 legs (they retract behind the wing spar too just like the MB5) but without the mechanical leg length shortening device. Wheels are Tempest size, or Sea Fury.

Offline AXOR

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Re: Racers
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 05:52:31 AM »
The last profile for this GB :
Alex

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Re: Racers
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2016, 09:28:48 AM »
Nice colours. Not too crazy on the aircraft registration.   :o
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Re: Racers
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2016, 01:11:20 PM »
I like it! :D


South Aussie colours! 8)
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Racers
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2016, 12:38:21 PM »
 :) The profile is very good, congratulations, but I fear I cannot clap my hands or I would be sent to jail (as a swastika means Evil here)... :(

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Re: Racers
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2016, 03:15:01 AM »
Somewhat different from the real Bf-208 (Nord 1100 Noralpha):

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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Racers
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2016, 08:23:36 PM »
The last profile for this GB :





Not sure how I missed this one, but YOWSA!

Talk about pure eye candy that makes us moderation types puff with pride!

Well done and some excellent site PR to boot!

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Offline AXOR

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Re: Racers
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2016, 09:31:30 PM »
Thanks Brian, your words make me feel good right now...watching last day of Tour de France and thinking that tomorrow is Monday pffffff
Alex