Author Topic: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread  (Read 890 times)

Offline LemonJello

  • MARPAT Master
  • Moderator
  • Member number 100...WooHoo!!!
Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« on: April 03, 2024, 08:47:33 AM »
This is the place to share photos/ideas to inspire and ignite our imaginations for the Swords to Plowshares Group Build.

Offline Buzzbomb

  • Low Concentration Span, oft wanders betwixt projects
  • Accurate Scale representations of fictional stuff
    • Club and my stuff site
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2024, 09:51:07 AM »
This very topic came up in the New Release Thread for Miniart

Stricklands Ag group Post WW2 Bren carrier to Agricultural Tractor
Armour off, move driver position, rolling hitch and you have a sort of tractor

My humble attempt

I have come across a number of Stuart and Grant conversions as well as these vehicles were a lot more common post war.

Offline PFJN

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2024, 11:01:53 AM »
Hi,
I guess a couple other examples might be Aristotle Onassis' yacht "Christina O" which started life as a River class frigate, and Jacques Cousteau's ship "Calypso" which started out as a BYMS minesweeper.



Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_O



Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_Calypso

Offline Kerick

  • Reportedly finished with a stripper...
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2024, 12:09:17 PM »
Just a random thought. How about a Stryker type vehicle converted to some rich guy’s off road land yacht? Then there are the MRAPs converted to police use. Some guy converted a surplus tank transporter into his personal off road mobile home.
I built a hospital ship model from a WW2 1/1200 scale aircraft carrier. Yorktown I think. Lots of helicopter flight deck space in front of the superstructure.

Offline upnorth

  • Distorting a reality near you.
  • You want maple syrup on that Macchi?
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2024, 11:06:20 PM »
Here's some land vehicle inspiration in the form of the SPOT 50 firefighting tank. It'sa Czech creation based on the T-50 tank:



Pickled Wings, A Blog for Preserved Aircraft:
http://pickledwings.com/

Beyond Prague, Traveling the Rest of the Czech Republic:
http://beyondprague.net/

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2024, 01:23:57 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2024, 01:27:19 AM »
Technically:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2024, 01:28:03 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2024, 01:29:13 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2024, 01:29:23 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2024, 02:17:04 AM »
Avro Lancaster XPP

Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2024, 02:25:07 AM »
How about a P-47 Reno Racer?
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2024, 02:25:32 AM »
Or He-111 converted back into an airliner?
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Kerick

  • Reportedly finished with a stripper...
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2024, 09:50:42 AM »
Technically:



I've got the parts for this.........
Including the decals I made.......

Offline Kerick

  • Reportedly finished with a stripper...
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2024, 10:44:10 AM »
Many kind of research aircraft and other vehicles out there. NASA uses or has used the T-38, F-106, F-16, F-104, F-8, F-15, F-18, C-130, the everlasting WB-57F, U-2, SR-71, S-3 Viking, P-3 Orion, a Supper Guppy (which is a converted KC-97!) and is currently using it's second B-52. NOAA flies WP-3 Orions also. Plus many more I'm sure. A fertile field there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NASA_aircraft

The US Forest Service used to fly two AH-1G Huey Cobras as fire spotters updated with an IR turret to be able to "see" the fire through the smoke and guide the fire bombers in. A couple of state agencies did also.

https://www.twz.com/42793/ah-1-cobra-helicopter-gunships-turned-firefighters-have-flown-their-last-mission

Offline PFJN

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2024, 11:49:29 AM »
Hi,
I guess there were also a number of TBM Avengers (and other planes) that were converted to firebombers too.



Source: https://forestprotectiontbmavengers.wordpress.com/history-of-the-spray-program-in-new-brunswick-2/fire-suppression-pilot-list-1975-to-present/

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2024, 06:31:14 PM »
This WARBIRDS DIRECTORY also has lots of good photos.

There are 8 pages of Fire Bomber photos. This is the first page.
US FIRE BOMBER OPERATORS : Part 1: A

Including these:




« Last Edit: April 04, 2024, 06:49:38 PM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline perttime

  • The man has produced a Finnish Napier Heston Fighter...need we say more?
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2024, 12:18:45 AM »
^ some would work well, and look less chunky, in a civilian survey / mapping job.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2024, 12:47:25 AM »
Wow!  I haven't seen the Savage in that role/scheme before.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Story

  • Nicht mein Zirkus, nicht meine Affen...
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2024, 05:44:15 AM »
Probably former 6th South African Division Shermans.

Diamond Mining Electric Sherman Tanks of Namibia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpQY1VIHw8s

https://www.reddit.com/r/DestroyedTanks/comments/44qtdc/abandoned_sherman_in_namibia_formerly_used_as_a/

Offline Kerick

  • Reportedly finished with a stripper...
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2024, 05:45:23 AM »
All that white, red and yellow paint!  :icon_crap:

Offline raafif

  • Is formally accused of doing nasty things to DC-3s...and officially our first whiffing zombie
  • Whiffing Insane
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2024, 06:36:37 AM »
Ex-Egyptain tanks in Israeli playground - need to build monkey-bars, slide etc

Offline Kerick

  • Reportedly finished with a stripper...
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2024, 07:24:50 AM »
Ex-Egyptain tanks in Israeli playground - need to build monkey-bars, slide etc

The Karen moms over here would launch all the way to Mars if they saw their kids playing on those! It would be fun to watch!

For the general good, in the US some diy stores carry cans of spray paint in agricultural equipment colors and also including Caterpillar yellow.

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2024, 11:56:31 AM »
How about "Swords into Boats" instead of Ploughshares?


HMMWV Water Car
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Swords to Plowshares Inspiration Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2024, 12:58:38 AM »
<a href="https://youtu.be/0ZSLQt7HKyw?si=gZ-MScE2dowIzTiW" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://youtu.be/0ZSLQt7HKyw?si=gZ-MScE2dowIzTiW</a>

What if the B-52 was a passenger plane?
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.