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The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« on: March 31, 2014, 02:42:42 AM »
The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies GB

« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 02:51:49 PM by GTX_Admin »
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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 04:25:00 AM »
I figure this can work for an inspiration thread  :)














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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 04:31:21 AM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 05:17:44 AM »
Given my present stance vis-a-vis the BBC, how about a TV detector van? The What If could be "what if they actually worked?..... >:D





For the uninitiated :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2445153/Are-TV-detector-vans-just-cunning-trick-For-decades-claimed-trap-licence-cheats-In-fact-theyve-led-single-prosecution.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licensing_in_the_United_Kingdom#Detection_technology

Could always do an AFV version: how about a Warrior with aerials instead of the turret and a dozer blade for smashing into the offending living room?

Or how about a cost-no-object version: a long-winged aircraft with suitable aerials?  ;D
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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 05:22:26 AM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

-David Fincher

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 06:07:53 AM »
Straightflush Radar System... Already done one of them  ;D


and an addition added of another build... The Cymbelline Mortar Locating Rader on the FV432
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 07:50:44 AM by buzzbomb »

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 06:28:46 AM »
Always liked this CIA Orion  8)


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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 03:09:25 PM »
Think I have kits identified for bashing together a new recon plane.  Requires a parts sizing session to determine if its a "GO".
Gotta clean up MAJOR model building room mess first.
Be nice to finish gun boat too.

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 06:48:41 AM »
Always liked this CIA Orion  8)


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Cool. Found a few more images:





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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 07:11:20 AM »
CIA ?? >:D

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014, 09:11:57 AM »
Nice! Thanks for this addition to the Lightning spies family!

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2014, 09:34:01 AM »
Here is a P-38, CF-JJA of Vancouver-based Aero Surveys in 1961.





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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2014, 05:25:41 AM »
My Sidetrack Harrier order came in today, so there's a good chance of me joining in this GB.  Thinking F-35B AEW sort of thing --

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 07:24:06 PM »
I have the following kits set aside as potential builds. Completion subject to my own motivation, kids soccer/football spring training schedule and my employer co-operating by giving me paid time off for being such a good dad.

All in 1/72:

B-58            RB-58D
X-1             F-18A
Canberra PR.9   Canberra R.1
XP-56A          F-16A
F-102           RF-102A
C-119           EC-119K
U-2             Beriev S-13



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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 01:35:27 AM »
I'm still dealing with fallout from the Federal Investigation into the actions of my direct predecessor so participation here may be limited to non-existent.  But, is is a life-long area of interest so no worries here.  :)

The list:

AFV Club EF-5F Mini-Growler
Kinetic RF-5B, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece or Denmark.
RF-4 Phantom.  Sweden in Splinter
RF-4x subtype, overall monochrome such as a light olive color
RF-35 Draken. USAF SEA
VW Samba Spy Bus, West Berlin 1969
Ju-52 Electric Auntie
Dell computer mouse Intellidrone.  Fishing bobber sensor.
Revell/Dragon Do-215. USAF SEA 1968, night
Revell Germany RB-58A. USAF SEA 1968. Kinked wing
Academy MiG-29UB, Canopy covered, exhausts replaced, recce pods.  Poland, Cold War era
Mrs Rasmussen's purse with camera and transmitter
Heller rhinoceros beetle kit, USB port.   To bug your computer!  Antenna located in the horn.
1960's 35mm rangefinder camera such as a Canonet or Hi-Matic with a sensor and built in WiFi, tourist clothing included including buck teeth and sunglasses.
Supermarine Attacker. Extended wings with winglets, enlarged intakes, wing pods.   
Pre-ATARS F/A-18D, film recce only.
Etendard IVP.  Canada
Etc.


That ought to keep me going for the rest of the decade.  And then some.
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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2014, 07:31:52 AM »
Geez, this makes me wish I could've gotten the MH-53N build moving in time to finish for this... if Blackout wouldn't be "Snoop, Sensors, Spook/Spy" I don't know what aircraft is. (Though, you do have to admit a Super Stallion that thinks it's a mechanical James Bond is kinda funny in a Just Plain WRONG way... LOL) Woulda been great for the Unmanned and Unafraid GB too...
« Last Edit: April 14, 2014, 07:34:26 AM by Diamondback »

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2014, 12:17:28 AM »
When this GB kicked off, I thought I wouldn't have any subjects for it.  Then I got some free time from work, found some inspiration in the profiles, and am now up to 11 finished profiles so far and have a few more in works.  Part of the reason I didn't think I'd have anything is that I wrote off the He 100 and V-507 entirely since they were dedicated fighters, considered the F-15A and RB-51 variants to be too much work (and they were a lot of work), considered the Viking to be a bomber (forgetting completely about the "S" for Scouting in its designation), and just forgot about the He 46G entirely.  Once inspiration came for one profile, the others quickly followed.

Cheers,

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Re: The Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 11:36:47 AM »
May be able to bang out another one perhaps
Rustled up an old Tamiya M21 Mortar Carrier Halftrack at Model Expo... I have a plan!!