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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2016, 05:43:58 PM »
AiM is doing a 1/48 Blue Steel transporter truck too from what I understand, they already have it in 1/72 scale

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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2016, 06:56:37 PM »
Yes, a 1/48 AVRO Blue Steel Missile...now where be my 1/48 HP Victor to go with it (resin or vacuform would be fine!):


Sanger has a Vulcan in 1/48 listed as a future release, Greg.  http://www.sangereng.fsnet.co.uk/V%20Bombers.htm
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2016, 02:12:07 AM »
I don't like the Vulcan though (and have already had plenty of opportunities to acquire a 1/48 one - both resin and vacuform).  I want a Victor!! :icon_punal:
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2016, 04:50:45 AM »
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2016, 01:52:39 AM »
Touche ...

I stand by my comment though.  I actually prefer both the Victor and Valiant over the Vulcan.
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2016, 03:24:49 AM »
I stand by my comment though.  I actually prefer both the Victor and Valiant over the Vulcan.

I'm with you on that Greg ---

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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2016, 03:29:37 AM »
I stand by my comment though.  I actually prefer both the Victor and Valiant over the Vulcan.

I'm with you on that Greg ---

Ditto, actually I'm not much of a fan of deltas in general, most are kinda meh.
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2016, 07:44:13 AM »
Heathens....... ::)
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2016, 02:14:00 AM »
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2016, 04:07:52 AM »
an update on their Valiant B.2 conversion from AIM:

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We announced the conversion to let people know that it is development, when  there was an upsurge in interest at the beginning of the year. The conversion design was just about finished, when this sudden interest developed and a lot more photos appears, meaning that we could add much more detail (correct wheel pattern, undercarriage detail, internal detail for the wheel wells, etc.). A a result I am redesigning a lot of the earlier design, which takes time, but I would far rather delay production and make it as detailed and accurate as possible.
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2016, 12:16:38 PM »
an update on their Valiant B.2 conversion from AIM:

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We announced the conversion to let people know that it is development, when  there was an upsurge in interest at the beginning of the year. The conversion design was just about finished, when this sudden interest developed and a lot more photos appears, meaning that we could add much more detail (correct wheel pattern, undercarriage detail, internal detail for the wheel wells, etc.). A a result I am redesigning a lot of the earlier design, which takes time, but I would far rather delay production and make it as detailed and accurate as possible.

And then we'll go and cover it in Ministry of Space markings and mount an SR.53 rocket plane on top of it.... >:D
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2016, 04:49:39 PM »
You're all dead wrong, everyone knows the best of the V-bomber quartet is the Vindicator!




A 1/48 Blue Steel would be a pretty cool model, actually.
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2016, 02:39:08 AM »
More new stuff from AiM

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html

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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2016, 04:29:12 AM »
Although not my preferred scale (surprise, surprise!), the option of adding Viper engines is interesting.  I wonder how one would go adding these to a Lancaster or Lincoln bomber for added take off boost and perhaps speed over target?
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2016, 07:15:27 PM »
Could they also be added to other underwing Merlin /Griffon power aircraft such as the Mosquito?
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2016, 07:27:42 PM »
Could they also be added to other underwing Merlin /Griffon power aircraft such as the Mosquito?

Extra takeoff boost for Seamosquito?

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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2016, 08:12:53 PM »
Could they also be added to other underwing Merlin /Griffon power aircraft such as the Mosquito?

Extra takeoff boost for Seamosquito?

That's a nice idea Carl, but the Vipers were installed in the outer nacelles on the Shackleton, right where you would have your undercarriage in a Mosquito nacelle ---  The Jet Mosquito would be a better way to go -----

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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2016, 08:24:34 PM »
Could they also be added to other underwing Merlin /Griffon power aircraft such as the Mosquito?

Extra takeoff boost for Seamosquito?

That's a nice idea Carl, but the Vipers were installed in the outer nacelles on the Shackleton, right where you would have your undercarriage in a Mosquito nacelle ---  The Jet Mosquito would be a better way to go -----

Well that is unacceptable.  ;) Okay, I didn't do my research on where the Vipers were installed.
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2016, 08:26:34 PM »
Could they also be added to other underwing Merlin /Griffon power aircraft such as the Mosquito?

Extra takeoff boost for Seamosquito?

That's a nice idea Carl, but the Vipers were installed in the outer nacelles on the Shackleton, right where you would have your undercarriage in a Mosquito nacelle ---  The Jet Mosquito would be a better way to go -----

Well that is unacceptable.  ;) Okay, I didn't do my research on where the Vipers were installed.

You've got me thinking though ------  :icon_meditation:  A DH-101 maybe, here's a comparison pic with a DH-98
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2016, 02:57:56 AM »
Could they also be added to other underwing Merlin /Griffon power aircraft such as the Mosquito?

Extra takeoff boost for Seamosquito?

That's a nice idea Carl, but the Vipers were installed in the outer nacelles on the Shackleton, right where you would have your undercarriage in a Mosquito nacelle ---  The Jet Mosquito would be a better way to go -----

Hmmm...but if the vipers were added in an over-wing position...
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2016, 03:00:26 AM »
Could they also be added to other underwing Merlin /Griffon power aircraft such as the Mosquito?

Extra takeoff boost for Seamosquito?

That's a nice idea Carl, but the Vipers were installed in the outer nacelles on the Shackleton, right where you would have your undercarriage in a Mosquito nacelle ---  The Jet Mosquito would be a better way to go -----

Hmmm...but if the vipers were added in an over-wing position...

It would be draggy as hell, screw up the wing aeodynamics, add weight, reduce payload/range etc.
A pointless exercise on something as small as the Mossie.
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2016, 06:45:18 AM »
More info on the Valiant B.s conversion:  http://www.aim72.co.uk/page163.html
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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2016, 04:07:25 AM »
And an engine set to convert a DC-4 into a North Star or Argonaut

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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2016, 05:31:51 AM »
Ohh! is that 72nd or 144?

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Re: Aircraft In Miniature Limited
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2016, 06:35:01 AM »
1/72. It's not in stock at Hanannts yet. I just checked.
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