Author Topic: Habu  (Read 22228 times)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Habu
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2012, 04:32:42 AM »
The awesomeness of those four puller-pusher props cannot be over-stated!

I am in awe.

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Habu
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2012, 05:15:17 AM »
A shame you don't have a quartet of J7W Shindens, a C-130J, or an AirBus A400M to steal the propellers from.  It would look so much better with unducted fan type propellers :)

I agree! Hoping the next version will incorporate them though. Might also make it more of an interceptor/fighter version as well. Counter rotating would also be good.


Not only a +10 for deviousness, but a fascinating design too, build it that way. The only thing spinning faster than the props is Kelly Johnson,  :D

Somehow I think he's getting a laugh out of this though.

Little do we know that Tomcat' doesn't have the four radial engines glued down either and he's going to complete the model as a nautical theme with twin paddlewheels on each side....  :icon_sueno:

Thank you,  and they are taped and not glued. The backup if the props just "don't seem right" is to Jam a 1/48 F-14 engine face into the nacelles and call them "Super Jumo copies," Add canards up front and make it a jet fighter.

Thanks BDB and YSI!

I really think it captures that Wolfenstein/Indiana Jones/Deisel punk look... still not 100 percent though. The temptation of doing with some killer looking props like Uncle Jeffry suggested is really tempting but with a move coming up I don't want to order more models to pack (I have plenty to haul as it is...)

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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Habu
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2012, 08:38:53 AM »
Its an ingenious development. I'd be inclined to argue for open cockpits, and a long, long, long trough with a half dozen or so
pintle mounted lewis guns...but I am known to be a silly person.

Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: Habu
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2012, 08:28:31 PM »
I reckon those slanting fins need some bracing wires myself........ ;)
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Re: Habu
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2012, 03:03:39 AM »
I reckon those slanting fins need some bracing wires myself........ ;)

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Offline RussC

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Re: Habu
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2012, 11:30:59 AM »
I reckon those slanting fins need some bracing wires myself........ ;)

Turnbuckles singing in the Mach 4 slipstream...    ;D

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Re: Habu
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2012, 06:37:07 AM »






Painted "Lagoon" I then decanted the paint into a jar, sprayed in some gray primer as well and masked and airbrushed it twice. Believe it or not it the first time I have done "panel shading" I am experimenting and going for a look like this model by Steve Hustad:

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Re: Habu
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2012, 06:45:13 AM »
Looks great!
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Offline RussC

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Re: Habu
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2012, 04:02:49 PM »
Impressive. That weathering by abrasion look really is something. We get automobiles here in suburban Arizona that look like that Yokosuka P1Y1
after some years of our haboobs and dust devils. That is realistic looking. There is a P2V ex air tanker also very sandblasted looking, to a "Lady be Good" level down in Tucson.
 
   Hmmm, your not gonna fly that 71' through a volcanic ash plume are you?  :o

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Habu
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2012, 08:16:52 AM »






Canopy went wrong, fogged on my fingerprints and the canopy developed cracks from clamping it down. Bit heavy handed on this I'm afraid





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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Habu
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2012, 08:57:06 AM »
Holy Moley Mr Tomcat! You're a veritable whiffing machine!

Fogged canopy aside (I think it's barely noticeable), that prop-driven SR 71 is a beauty!

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Re: Habu
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2012, 10:14:32 AM »
Yep, with a push-pull prop-driven SR-71, no-one is going to notice canopy blemishes! Fantastic concept!
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Offline RussC

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Re: Habu
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2012, 11:07:18 AM »
The Yokosuka P6N1 Shuriken has arrived.

Its twin rapid fire 90mm guns able to deal with the Superfortress and later the Petlyakov 8 squadrons.

Capable of transonic performance in the dive. 

Flown by JASDF crews in Korea as a base defense craft.

Superb concept , build and paint.  :-*

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Habu
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2012, 11:34:25 AM »
 :icon_surprised: :)
Really no words. :-*

Offline AXOR

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Re: Habu
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2012, 03:51:34 PM »
Excellent work !!!

 :-*
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Re: Habu
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2012, 04:30:01 PM »
Outstanding!!!
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Habu
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2012, 09:40:03 PM »
 Beautiful, from concept to execution-dig the placement of the lower hinomaru!

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Re: Habu
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2012, 11:51:32 PM »
Very cool project!  :)
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Offline arkon

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Re: Habu
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2012, 06:46:32 AM »
super sweet all around!
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Re: Habu
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2012, 07:58:13 PM »
Cool!

Offline ed s

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Re: Habu
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2012, 08:33:46 AM »
Clever. Original. And very well done.

Good one.

Ed

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Habu
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2012, 08:56:14 AM »












Weathered with pastels and silver colored pencils along with some paint. Calling this one done.  :)
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Habu
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2012, 09:56:35 AM »
And Well done it is!

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Re: Habu
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2012, 03:27:18 PM »
Outstanding!!!
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Offline RussC

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Re: Habu
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2012, 05:59:20 PM »

Now maybe a D-21 Ohka?  :icon_ninja:  :icon_surprised:
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