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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2020, 02:16:44 AM »
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2020, 04:33:03 AM »
_)*()&^T*^% *&(*(* Wrong damned scale!

Concur....

X2 ---- should be in 1/72   >:D >:D >:D

Here's a question for Evan, is that cockpit very similar to the B-2's ?
X# for 1/72
It appears to be from what I remember.  It looks like it's set up for four ejection seats rather than the three the B-2 was set up for (not that, TTBOMK, the third seat was ever fitted to any of them).

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2020, 01:35:31 AM »
The interesting thing is that it was still to have been sub-sonic (albeit just below Mach 1) and yet it looks so much faster:

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2020, 01:38:09 AM »
If it was in 1/72 at least one could put it alongside this one for a more complete alternative stealth history:

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #104 on: July 31, 2020, 02:07:44 AM »
The interesting thing is that it was still to have been sub-sonic (albeit just below Mach 1) and yet it looks so much faster:



Something I thought about --- do shock waves show up on radar ?

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2020, 03:17:48 AM »
Future release:
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2020, 07:00:04 AM »
Wasn’t there a plan to build giant rockets, tow them out to sea, flood some tank to make it float upright and then launch it? Sounds like perhaps it was that sea dragon. Talk about water pollution!!

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2020, 08:03:31 AM »
Wasn’t there a plan to build giant rockets, tow them out to sea, flood some tank to make it float upright and then launch it? Sounds like perhaps it was that sea dragon. Talk about water pollution!!


Like the U Boat towed V2 Platform ?

http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/prufstand.htm

Seeing all those "Stealth" releases is spooky, during a current cleanup I found the old Italeri 1/72 SR75 Penetrator and Thunderdart kit. Forgot how big that was.

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #108 on: July 31, 2020, 10:53:07 AM »
Seeing all those "Stealth" releases is spooky, during a current cleanup I found the old Italeri 1/72 SR75 Penetrator and Thunderdart kit. Forgot how big that was.
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #109 on: July 31, 2020, 12:15:32 PM »
The interesting thing is that it was still to have been sub-sonic (albeit just below Mach 1) and yet it looks so much faster:


INteresting, the same engines as the "as manufactured" B-2A and the same nominal crew (looks like they had provisions for adding two more crew members, much as the B-2A has provisions for adding one more).  Since the B-2A was originally intended to be a high-altitude design, up until the major redesign in '83-'84, I could almost see the two designs as being complimentary and sharing a lot of systems commonality.

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2020, 03:03:41 AM »
Wasn’t there a plan to build giant rockets, tow them out to sea, flood some tank to make it float upright and then launch it? Sounds like perhaps it was that sea dragon. Talk about water pollution!!

https://youtu.be/vQDe0rCsd0Q
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2020, 05:42:23 AM »
Give it lift engines ala Griffith's VTOL airliner concept and say it's the source of the triangle UFO sightings.  ;D :icon_fsm:

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #112 on: October 02, 2020, 11:56:49 PM »
October 2, 2020: Today, the Fantastic Plastic 15th Anniversary FLASH SALES begin!

FLASH SALE #1: The 1:144 Convair NX-2 Atomic-Powered Bomber kit, normally $125.00, now just $100.00 plus shipping. Save $25.00 now thru Saturday, while supplies last!​

http://fantastic-plastic.com/convair_nx-2_catalog.html
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #114 on: February 07, 2021, 10:44:18 PM »
Via the FP Facebook page - February 6, 2021

Fantastic Plastic Models

I am pleased to report that Fantastic Plastic now has the formal cooperation of both Dr. Harold "Sonny" White of Limitless Space and celebrated conceptual artist Mark Rademaker in the development of the 1:350 scale "IXS Enterprise" NASA warp ship kit. Masters for the kit -- being developed by our resident aerospace expert, Scott Lowther -- will now be based on authentic 3D meshes from Mr. Rademaker himself!

The kit is now in its early development stages, but I hope to have it out by the end of the year. I continue to take reservations at FantasticPlast@aol.com.





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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #115 on: February 08, 2021, 01:00:00 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #116 on: February 08, 2021, 01:43:24 AM »
Newsletter I got yesterday said this was available now, 1/48 Space Station Lifeboat

https://fantastic-plastic.com/convair_space_station_lifeboat_model.html

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #117 on: February 08, 2021, 03:14:27 AM »
Newsletter I got yesterday said this was available now, 1/48 Space Station Lifeboat

https://fantastic-plastic.com/convair_space_station_lifeboat_model.html

I can see this being the basis for a small space interceptor
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #118 on: February 08, 2021, 03:32:18 AM »
That's slightly different (more elongated) than the one I made (in 1/72). I also have Winchell Chung's design, which is similar to mine

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2021, 02:36:01 AM »
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #120 on: September 01, 2021, 07:13:08 PM »
Future release:


Fantastic Plastic Models NEW KIT ANNOUNCEMENT!

The first kit in our 1:700 Post-Saturn Super-Booster Collection is now in the Virtual Museum Store! Collection #1 contains the massive Convair Super Nexus (8 inch tall) and an in-scale Saturn V (6.5 inches tall) for reference.  The kit contains 30 pieces total -- both pressure-cast and 3D printed resin -- including two display stands -- plus two full decal sheets for detailing.
This is the first of a planned four sets of two models each, for a total of eight 1:700 scale models representing some of the most aggressive concepts of the Apollo-era period of American spacecraft design.



Post-Saturn Super-Booster Collection #1 is available now in the Fantastic Plastic Virtual Museum Store for $120.00 plus shipping.

https://fantastic-plastic.com/post-saturn-1---saturn-v--super-nexus.html
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #121 on: October 07, 2021, 10:19:20 PM »
Newsletter from Allen Ury today says they're having a flash sale on this, it's 1/48 scale:

https://fantastic-plastic.com/tremulis-zero-fighter--catalog.html
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2021, 09:52:41 PM »
Newsletter from Allen Ury today says they're having a flash sale today on this kit. It's 1/72 scale:

https://fantastic-plastic.com/northrop_xst.html


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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2021, 10:39:29 PM »
It's interesting to see that proposal, I was under the impression that the Skunk Works had come up with a unique shape with their F-117 but here we see something very similar. Was this angular shape a requisite put out by an USAF requirement or something?
« Last Edit: October 13, 2021, 10:41:36 PM by kitnut617 »