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Modelling => Ideas & Inspiration => Other => Topic started by: GTX_Admin on January 05, 2012, 05:50:32 PM

Title: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 05, 2012, 05:50:32 PM
Hi folks,

 A place for those random whiff ideas you have discovered which don't really fit into any category.

Here's one: 

(http://www.warbirds.jp/kakuki/kyosaku/17ki/Me509.jpg)
(http://www.warbirds.jp/kakuki/kyosaku/17ki/Me509-1.jpg)

Source: http://www.warbirds.jp/kakuki/kyosaku/17ki/Me509.html (http://www.warbirds.jp/kakuki/kyosaku/17ki/Me509.html)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: RussC on January 06, 2012, 05:42:27 AM
Interesting. Looks like some basic 3D drawing and a simple render tool. This might even be a plane crafted for video gaming or flight sims.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 06, 2012, 05:58:54 AM
They refer to its a Me509, but to me it looks more like the offspring of a mating between a Me309 and Me262...
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on February 06, 2012, 02:47:51 PM
Continue pointed bulge at root of wing forward to prop and all the way back.  Enhance it outward a little so there is slanted side to top and bottom of fuselage .   Put on a “V” tail, other appropriate touches, and it can be attempt to reduce RCS of propeller plane.   Radar absorbent  finish on propeller blades and hub (rest of plane?) , F-117 type glass and framing.
To me, picture hints at doing that. 
Bill
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 12, 2012, 02:24:44 AM
Where else would I put this?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2dwII9Q9dgk/TYgBX7b269I/AAAAAAAAEn8/6IZiHeLsPa8/s1600/meh.ro4057.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: RussC on February 12, 2012, 02:50:14 PM
Jurassic Kampf!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 13, 2012, 12:10:08 PM
Gnaahr! This new-fangled environment-friendly aluminium foil is useless. Someone's been into my brain and extracted the idea of an Ankylosaurus with a Roman crew operating a Scorpio. Of course, they had to go overboard and blow it out of proportion by using Ceratopsidae and the Third Reich. Typical!

 ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: RussC on February 14, 2012, 12:40:34 AM
I just wonder if that dino will keep in place or bolt when that 88 is fired! :-D

And despite the armored ridge plate behind the head, the beast should be wearing a "Pickelhaub".

4th post attempt- fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Weaver on February 14, 2012, 01:01:38 AM
Heh - Dinotopia becomes Dinoreich....

If you wanted to build something like that onto a dinosaur model, you could do worse than start with some of these armoured train kits that are about at the moment: many of them have cars that are about the shape of those panniers....
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 14, 2012, 02:43:17 AM
I wonder...should a modern version have ERA?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 14, 2012, 07:50:38 AM
I wonder...should a modern version have ERA?

I've thought about a modern version of samurai armour equipped with ERA tiles. :icon_ninja: Handy for stopping rifle-calibre bullets. Until the samurai has closed to katana-range. :icon_killbill:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: deathjester on February 14, 2012, 08:27:57 AM
I wonder...should a modern version have ERA?

I've thought about a modern version of samurai armour equipped with ERA tiles. :icon_ninja: Handy for stopping rifle-calibre bullets. Until the samurai has closed to katana-range. :icon_killbill:
Great!!  But imagine if someone machine gunned him?  Poor fella would probably keel over from concussion!!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 14, 2012, 02:37:55 PM
Well if you're going to give your samurai ERA you might as well give him a honking Gatling gun...

(http://m.suckerpunchmovie.warnerbros.com/images/elements/downloads/source/dl_10.jpg)

Sigh...the things I use an excuse to dig up images from Suckerpunch! ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 14, 2012, 02:45:47 PM
While we're at it, how about an as symmetrically powered (i.e. jet one side, prop the other) bomber  ;):

(http://m.suckerpunchmovie.warnerbros.com/images/elements/downloads/source/dl_11.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on February 14, 2012, 11:18:21 PM
Laufgerät oder "Der Roboter" (http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/3-figuren/9554-laufgeraet-eigenbau.html) built by Tom Klose: 

Click on image or html above to view the article at Modellversium. 

(http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/img/5/5/4/9554/3134545/laufgeraet-eigenbau.jpg) (http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/3-figuren/9554-laufgeraet-eigenbau.html)
(Image source: Tom Klose via Modellversium.de (http://))
Title: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 01, 2012, 02:16:33 AM
Mouse (Maus) Tank

Click html or image to see other "tank" images

(http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/groups/1/3/2074/thumb_620x2000/0005rdp2.jpg) (http://www.moddb.com/groups/tanks/images/true-maus-tank)
Found at the Tank Lovers Group Fourm (http://www.moddb.com/groups/tanks)

Title: Re: Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 01, 2012, 03:51:55 AM
Brilliant!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: raafif on April 01, 2012, 05:54:49 AM
another Maus !!

Seen a few of this sort of whif ..... maybe a "use your dead mouse" group-build contest idea ??
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on April 01, 2012, 06:10:48 AM
... maybe a "use your dead mouse" group-build contest idea ??


I like it!

Another found whif: MiG-21F in RCAF service as the CF-121 Redhawk (an April Fools spoof)
http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/285/language/en-CA/The-Breaking-Point--Canadian-MiGs-test-American-friendship--2011-APRIL-FOOLS-HOAX.aspx (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/285/language/en-CA/The-Breaking-Point--Canadian-MiGs-test-American-friendship--2011-APRIL-FOOLS-HOAX.aspx)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Silver Fox on April 04, 2012, 05:30:50 AM
The CF-121 Stratocaster piece is hilarious! I have to get me one of those "Stalk and Kill" patches in Cryllic. :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on April 04, 2012, 06:13:39 AM
I thought that you might like that patch  ;D  I'm wondering if the translation mightn't be a little funky though.

Can any Russian speakers confirm that "Стебель и Убеиaeт" is a reasonable translation for the motto "Stalk and Kill"? [Or should the latter be 'Убейте' ?]
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Alvis 3.1 on April 04, 2012, 09:41:43 AM
Vintage Wings of Canada strikes again:
http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/351/language/en-CA/Double-Double--The-Story-of-the-Zwillingsbiber-Beaver.aspx (http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/351/language/en-CA/Double-Double--The-Story-of-the-Zwillingsbiber-Beaver.aspx)

:)

Alvis 3.1
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 06, 2012, 08:44:26 AM
Kieth Diamond has uploaded a few images and description for an F-111 in Israeli Air Force markings at ARC (http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11401-11500/gal11436-F-111-Diamond/00.shtm). 

Click on html or thumbnail image to view article

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11401-11500/gal11436-F-111-Diamond/01m.jpg) (http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11401-11500/gal11436-F-111-Diamond/00.shtm)
(Image source: Kieth Diamond via ARC (http://www.arcair.com/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 08, 2012, 11:47:43 AM
Don Fogal (aka shogun66 on HyperScale/Studio54 forums) has uploaded some images of his what-if F7F-3 / F-7C Bobcat in markings for the 56th SOW, Vietnam, 1967 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1332170238/TOP+SECRET-+F7F-3+-+F-7C+Bobcat-++%28What-if-%29+56th+SOW%2C+Vietnam%2C+1967-) to the HyperScale Plastic Pics forums.

Click on html or image to view the article.

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj146/shogun66/F-7C1.jpg) (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1332170238/TOP+SECRET-+F7F-3+-+F-7C+Bobcat-++%28What-if-%29+56th+SOW%2C+Vietnam%2C+1967-)
(Image source: Don Fogal via Hyperscale (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/thread/1332170238/TOP+SECRET-+F7F-3+-+F-7C+Bobcat-++%28What-if-%29+56th+SOW%2C+Vietnam%2C+1967-))
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 10, 2012, 05:20:35 AM
NESA Rotorcapsule built by Kees Kuyper (http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11501-11600/gal11513-Rotor-Kuyper/00.shtm) on ARC (http://www.arcair.com/).

Click on thumbnail or html to view article

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11501-11600/gal11513-Rotor-Kuyper/01m.jpg) (http://www.arcair.com/Gal12/11501-11600/gal11513-Rotor-Kuyper/00.shtm)
(Image source: Kees Kuyper via ARC (http://www.arcair.com/))
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 25, 2012, 05:35:37 AM
Some interesting stuff here (http://military-photoshops.blogspot.com.au/2012_01_01_archive.html)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on April 25, 2012, 08:59:37 AM
Never thought of an F7F done that way.  Certainly looks like right plane for the job !
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: AGRA on May 08, 2012, 12:48:48 PM
What If movies... If famous films were made in another decade...

More at:

http://www.sabotagetimes.com/tv-film/john-wayne-as-batman-and-other-re-imagined-movie-posters/ (http://www.sabotagetimes.com/tv-film/john-wayne-as-batman-and-other-re-imagined-movie-posters/)

(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles24/832885/projects/2783319/a8790ef46799cc41757c6017b9c500cd.png)

(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles24/832885/projects/2783319/cd8e7625a989ba2386e664300c08cf85.png)

(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles24/832885/projects/2783319/59fcb0e56adb05e8d0eec22f42ce1253.png)

(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles24/832885/projects/2783319/5282ccadd6f9888f0f57160a578665a0.png)

(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles24/832885/projects/2783319/10354579aea888837d3dd1345d5a7645.png)
Looks better than the James Cameron face slap.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: RussC on May 08, 2012, 01:16:11 PM
Those are excellent, AGRA ! William Shatner as Jake Sully.... wouldn't mind seeing him fall out of those trees.

The fellow who crafted these actually used art styles, names of directors from posters as well as the period actors. Too bad he didn't do Star Wars.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Litvyak on May 08, 2012, 01:28:48 PM
Some of those movie posters are just brilliant. Can you imagine Pulp Fiction with /that/ cast??
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: RussC on May 08, 2012, 01:38:04 PM
Some of those movie posters are just brilliant. Can you imagine Pulp Fiction with /that/ cast??

Maybe they can even get to animated films. Could be fun seeing Mel Blanc and the old crew making 'Shrek'. Or the old line Disney crew make Macross !
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: AGRA on May 08, 2012, 04:15:57 PM
William Shatner as Jake Sully.... wouldn't mind seeing him fall out of those trees.

More believable acting as well... I like the special effects in the 60s version. Look more in tune with the nature of the story.

Can you imagine Pulp Fiction with /that/ cast??

Harry Belafonte singing the Banana Boat Song in place of Ezekiel 25 17. "Say day ohh one more time m@#therf$%ker!"

The fellow who crafted these actually used art styles, names of directors from posters as well as the period actors. Too bad he didn't do Star Wars.

Its high quality Whiffing with great conception and delivery.

A 2012 Star Wars IV: A New Hope might be interesting as well.

Luke Skywalker: Jesse Eisenberg
Han Solo: Channing Tatum
Princess Leia: Emma Stone
Grand Moth Tarkin: Gary Oldman
Obi Wan Kenobi: Jeff Bridges
C3P0: Harvey Fierstein
R2D2: Peter Dinklage
Chewbacca: Yao Ming
Body of Darth Vader: Shaq
Voice of Darth Vader: Michael Clarke Duncan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 08, 2012, 06:19:46 PM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: AGRA on May 08, 2012, 06:40:12 PM
A 2012 Star Wars IV: A New Hope might be interesting as well.

Luke Skywalker: Jesse Eisenberg
Han Solo: Channing Tatum
Princess Leia: Emma Stone
Grand Moth Tarkin: Gary Oldman
Obi Wan Kenobi: Jeff Bridges
C3P0: Harvey Fierstein
R2D2: Peter Dinklage
Chewbacca: Yao Ming
Body of Darth Vader: Shaq
Voice of Darth Vader: Michael Clarke Duncan

This is fun, here are some cast members for a contemporary Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Lando Calrissian: Aziz Ansari
Yoda: Andy Serkis
Emperor Palpatine: Alan Rickman
Anakin Skywalker (Face of Darth Vader): Bobcat Goldthwait
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Weaver on May 08, 2012, 07:26:59 PM
A long time ago on another forum far, far away, I had an idea that fell flat on it's face (with a comic "boing"): what if enough of the Carry On team had lived long enough to do a Star Wars spoof called........


CARRY ON FOLLOW THAT SPACESHIP



It started with me thinking about a space ship that takes the mickey out of the Millenium Falcon in Star Wars. Since the latter was allegedly based on the shape of a hamburger with a bite out of it, the "Eon Turkey" is based on the shape of a half-eaten hotdog. It consists of a B-29 fuselage, sandwiched between two halves of a pop bottle, suitably greeblified, with the back end cut away in an arc where the engines are.

Now that got me thinking about the rest of the movie, the casting, and parody (non-sueable by Lucasfilm) names for the characters:   


Lou Starstrider, a lowly famboy and our hero: Jim Dale

Princess Looka: Barbara Windsor (hairdo like a cream bun..)

Henry "Hands" Ohsolo, a womanising smuggler: Sid James

Tubewhacker, a big hairy "Nookie" and Ohsolo's mechanic/co-pilot: Bernard Bresslaw

Grand Boff Parkin, an Imperial commander: Kenneth Williams

Barf Radar, a Judda knight gone bad: Windsor Davies ("I find you lack of faith disturbing, you 'orrible little man!")

Wobi An Tabbitt aka "Ben", a Judda knight in exile: Frankie Howerd ("I am Wobi An Tabbitt, but you can call me Ben", "Ben Tabbitt?", "What? Eh? Cheeky Devil!")

I8-2Q4AP, a protocol droid: Charles Hawtrey

T4-2, a maintenance droid: (special effects)

"Hands" Ohsolo's ship: the Eon Turkey

Imperial Tie fighters: shaped like bow ties

Rebel R-Wing fighters: "What are those over there?", "They're R-Wings", "What! Our wings should be on our ship!"




Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Litvyak on May 08, 2012, 10:16:19 PM
I read those names for that 2012 Star Wars, and I have no clue who ANY of those actors are!!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: AGRA on May 08, 2012, 11:29:29 PM
I read those names for that 2012 Star Wars, and I have no clue who ANY of those actors are!!


Jesse Eisenberg star of The Social Network, Zombieland, plays geeks (non wimp version) and whiny slackers so perfect for Luke Skywalker.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Jesse_Eisenberg.jpg)

Channing Tatum star of 21 Jump Street, Fighting, Step Up, plays rebel jocks with a bit of comedy so a good Han Solo.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2vrdpULYA1r51r3ro1_500.gif)

Emma Stone star of Easy A, Superbad, plays sassie, independent go getter young women with a bit of comedy so a good Princess Leia.
(http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/files/2011/11/emma-stone.jpg)

Gary Oldman, come on surely you know who Gary Oldman is? Star of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Bram Stoker’s Dracula amongst many others. Has a great quiet ominous presence which goes well as Grand Moff Tarkin.
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/9/16/1316197062384/Gary-Oldman-as-Smiley-007.jpg)

Jeff Bridges? The Dude, the Big Lebowski, star of True Grit, Tron, etc. Has a beard and would make a natural mystic desert hermit Obi Wan Kenobi.
(http://i2.listal.com/image/1798863/400full.jpg)

Harvey Fierstein is a character actor known for his very gay, but gravelly and whiney voice. Best known for Jeff Goldblum’s boss in Independence Day. So a new take on Si3P0.
(http://www.zuguide.com/image/Harvey-Fierstein-Mrs-Doubtfire.9.jpg)

Peter Dinklage is here more as a joke because R2D2 would not need an actor with dwarfism to sit inside and rock him back and forth. Dinklage is the it character actor of the moment thanks to his role in Game of Thrones which is probably more to do with how good a character he has.
(http://greenobles.com/data_images/peter-dinklage/peter-dinklage-03.jpg)

Lao Ming, Shaquille O’Neil – big basketball stars to wear the tall suits.
(http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/64/662BEE6765E717135A122D5F0BD.jpg)

Michael Clarke Duncan the big guy from Green Mile as a very deep booming voice.
(http://images.allmoviephoto.com/1999_The_Green_Mile/tom_hanks_michael_clarke_duncan_the_green_mile_001.jpg)

Aziz Ansari is a very popular American Muslim actor comedian star of Parks and Recreation. Very quick with something cool to say so would make a good Lando Calrissian.
(http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2010/04/aziz-ansari-mtv-movie-awards-host.jpg)

Andy Serkis is the king of motion capture, played Gollum and Kong. The Frank Oz of the 21st Century so has to be Yoda.
(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Andy-Serkis-to-return-as-Gollum-in-The-Hobbit.jpg)

Alan Rickman is another big star, was Hans Gruber in Diehard, Nottingham in Prince of Thieves, etc. Very good at being bad and evil so a great Emperor Palpatine. Already has a black robe.
(http://content9.flixster.com/photo/86/78/17/8678171_gal.jpg)

Bobcat Goldthwait is a famous comedian from the 80s best known as the gang leader in Police Academy II and his crazy sounding voice. Has gone bald in recent years and has a real egg head with little baby face so would look fantastic under Darth Vader’s helmet. His voice would also be great saying “You werrrreehhhhhaoughh rIGHt Luke”.
(http://www.formulaenlosnegocios.com.mx/openx.old/plugins/deliveryAdRender/bobcat-goldthwait-police-academy-quotes-i1.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Litvyak on May 08, 2012, 11:53:12 PM
Gary Oldman...

Jeff Bridges...

Harvey Fierstein

Okay, yes, I know those three.

Quote
Bobcat Goldthwait

"Uh... I *am* the police!" he says, while wearing a leather jacket that says "Death by Tire Iron" in Police Academy 3?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Maverick on May 09, 2012, 05:31:04 AM
Love the Carry On inspired stuff.  Unfortunately, modern British cinema suggests that we'd need a time machine to achieve it as the craft has suffered over the intervening years.

Regards,

John
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: AGRA on May 09, 2012, 05:44:10 AM
Love the Carry On inspired stuff.  Unfortunately, modern British cinema suggests that we'd need a time machine to achieve it as the craft has suffered over the intervening years.

Aye, I love the idea of a Leia who is blonde and constantly falling out of her scimpy white robe and the empire being run by old school British jobsworthes. The Robot Chicken and Family Guy spoofs of Star Wars (and remember Galaxy Quest) show just how much potential there is in these now stock sci fi stories to be ripped off for laughes. Though I do wish someone would make a What If Start Wars Episode I that was actually good.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Maverick on May 09, 2012, 06:56:00 AM
On an unrelated note, here's a nice pic of an F-32 all tricked up.

Regards,

John
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 09, 2012, 07:42:56 AM
"The Hangover" and "Pulp Fiction" would've been awesome with that cast! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/worship.gif)

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Its high quality Whiffing with great conception and delivery.

A 2012 Star Wars IV: A New Hope might be interesting as well.

Luke Skywalker: Jesse Eisenberg
Han Solo: Channing Tatum
Princess Leia: Emma Stone
Grand Moth Tarkin: Gary Oldman
Obi Wan Kenobi: Jeff Bridges
C3P0: Harvey Fierstein
R2D2: Peter Dinklage
Chewbacca: Yao Ming
Body of Darth Vader: Shaq
Voice of Darth Vader: Michael Clarke Duncan


Yeah! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/ukliam2.gif) And if they don't use this cast (especially approve of Emma Stone and Gary Oldman in their respective roles) to re-make "A New Hope", they might as well continue the story where "Return of the Jedi" left off.  :icon_jedi:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: AGRA on May 09, 2012, 07:55:57 AM
Yeah! ([url]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/ukliam2.gif[/url]) And if they don't use this cast (especially approve of Emma Stone and Gary Oldman in their respective roles) to re-make "A New Hope", they might as well continue the story where "Return of the Jedi" left off.  :icon_jedi:


While they're at it they could replace this:

(http://content6.flixster.com/question/40/05/60/4005608_std.jpg)

With this:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PGfw6KS0IMM/TWWNjRnWbiI/AAAAAAAAAAo/oIxrrwLP4eo/s1600/uruk-hai.jpg)

Might make that final battle on the forest moon a little bit more believable.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 10, 2012, 06:23:18 AM
Naval Ta-183:

(http://hyperscale.com/features/2002/images/ta183tjl_2.JPG)
(http://hyperscale.com/features/2002/images/ta183tjl_1.JPG)
Title: The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!
Post by: dy031101 on July 09, 2012, 05:45:48 AM
Coming to the World of Tanks?  Yahoo~

World of Tanks: British Tanks Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkoGLP-gLuE#ws)

I hope I'm not hallucinating here! (http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/Crusader-Black-Prince-Centurion-and-Conqueror-Coming-to-World-of-Tanks-7.jpg/)
Title: Re: The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 09, 2012, 06:48:15 AM
Coming to the World of Tanks?  Yahoo~

World of Tanks: British Tanks Trailer ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkoGLP-gLuE#ws[/url])

I hope I'm not hallucinating here! ([url]http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/Crusader-Black-Prince-Centurion-and-Conqueror-Coming-to-World-of-Tanks-7.jpg/[/url])


I showed this to my 14 year-old WOT expert thinking I have some value to him besides being an ATM and chauffeur. And he said, been there, done that, dad. Made the kill.
Title: Re: The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!
Post by: dy031101 on July 09, 2012, 07:13:06 AM
I showed this to my 14 year-old WOT expert thinking I have some value to him besides being an ATM and chauffeur. And he said, been there, done that, dad. Made the kill.

So I am slow in confirmation.  Dang!   :-X

Nevertheless, I didn't realize they planned to include Medium Mk.III; I hope I can mount some decent main gun on it.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeremak on July 09, 2012, 12:46:21 PM
Well, some british tanks are already in game: in russian "tech tree". I've seen Matilda, Valentine and Tetrach.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 12, 2012, 06:15:40 PM
Something I just stumbled across:

(http://www.tolgatoykoc.com/downloads/xb-7/01.jpg)
(http://www.tolgatoykoc.com/downloads/xb-7/02.jpg)
(http://www.tolgatoykoc.com/downloads/xb-7/03.jpg)
(http://www.tolgatoykoc.com/downloads/xb-7/Scene-03a.png)

More: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/143461.aspx?sort=ASC&pi240=1 (http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/143461.aspx?sort=ASC&pi240=1)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Cliffy B on July 12, 2012, 11:04:48 PM
What the......... :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: raafif on July 13, 2012, 08:23:04 AM
that guy posts on Stargazer's Deviant Art page    http://whifcraft.deviantart.com (http://whifcraft.deviantart.com)
     as well as having his own blog.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 13, 2012, 08:40:45 AM
Someone should invite him here.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: RussC on July 13, 2012, 11:31:36 AM
Someone should invite him here.

I have, he didn't reply. I typically will let someone who really displays good or better works there on the existence of BTS, and "The other forum", as well as Deviant Art's own what-if group called "Whifcraft".
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 14, 2012, 06:54:20 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/7439514606_3f683ec242_h.jpg)

More Photos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/tags/709/)
Background (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/7439514606/#)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 05, 2012, 01:51:33 AM
Found on the internet:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lamW3nJIUGg/UJaZINNU39I/AAAAAAAAMTI/XAqS1bAko_U/s1600/FITTER+PHOTOSHOP+DR+SNUFFLEBUG.jpg)

anyone care to guess what it started as and what went into it?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on November 05, 2012, 02:16:10 AM


I can only see the back 3/4 of the plane because of browser frames on my smart phone, but that's probably an advantage in this case. Looks like an Su-22 to me.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 05, 2012, 02:21:31 AM
You really need to see the front 1/4  ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on November 05, 2012, 04:00:40 AM
Aww, cool.  Looks like an F-14-style nose.  The whole thing looks F-105-inspired.  Very cool.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Weaver on November 05, 2012, 09:25:04 AM
That's very nice indeed. The only nit you could pick is the lack of intake splitter plates, and that'd be easy enough to fix.

Since F-105 kits mould the intakes as part of the wing, you could simply graft su-22 wings onto the Thud fuselage, then add the intakes of your choice and blend them in. They look Skyhawk-ish, but those would be way too small, unless you were willing to sacrifice a 1/48th Scooter for a 1/72nd model. Viggen ones would be around the right size for the engine, and old Airfix Viggens are cheap and easy to get.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 05, 2012, 09:44:33 AM
<...> you could simply graft su-22 wings onto the Thud fuselage, then add the intakes of your choice and blend them in. <...>


 :) Would look great!

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/WhIf/F-105-Fitter-wings-forward.png)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/WhIf/F-105-Fitter-wings-back.png)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Weaver on November 05, 2012, 10:09:56 AM
That was quick - nice one!

Yes, I though about blending the Su-22 swing-wing with the Thud's Ferri intakes. It certainly looks cool, but I'm not sure it would be possible, given the size of the spars connecting the pivot points to the fuselage: routing the intake ducting though one while keeping it strong enough would make the wing section unfeasibly thick.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on November 05, 2012, 10:33:45 AM
That was quick - nice one!

Yes, I though about blending the Su-22 swing-wing with the Thud's Ferri intakes. It certainly looks cool, but I'm not sure it would be possible, given the size of the spars connecting the pivot points to the fuselage: routing the intake ducting though one while keeping it strong enough would make the wing section unfeasibly thick.
You'd have to place the inlets far enough ahead of the wings to allow the ducting to sweep into the fuselage and the main intake where the spars would mate with major fuselage frames to carry the loads.  It wouldn't be impossible, but it would take some arranging.  The intake ducts do sweep in fairly quickly with the aux. inlets to the ducts being on the inboard wall of the main gear wells (until they got some variable blanking plates over those, the F-105 had problems getting the gear down on landing).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 06, 2012, 06:24:13 AM
Quick? Nah, the profiles were done sometime last year.  ;)

You raise some interesting points regarding the intakes.  :) I didn't put too much thought into the internals when I bashed the profiles. Just went for the looks. I do remember though that I had to place a "spacer" between Thud fuselage and Fitter wings due to some alignment problems in the original profiles. That spacer adds about a foot of wing span per side between fuselage and wing pivot point.

Here's a section of a Su-22 wing cutaway:

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/WhIf/sukhoisu22m4fitterkwing.jpg)

I reckon 188, 147 and 148 are the main spars, with 203 a secondary spar. With the wing further outboard (more internal space in the fixed section) and the intake on the actual Thud sweeping in as elmayerle describes, it might just work. I guess the intake in the whif profile would go through where the 30mm cannons on the actual Fitter are (just ahead of the spar 203).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: raafif on November 10, 2012, 05:29:04 AM
This Spanish blog site by Pablo J. Álvarez has some nice whifs - some you will recognize from other forums.  Last time I went there (a few years ago) it only had drawings like the top logo.

Caution -- navigation around the pages is quite weird with different photos of a particular model scattered around various pages & others only shown in the link pictures.
http://www.fantasyplanes.com/2010_01_01_archive.html (http://www.fantasyplanes.com/2010_01_01_archive.html)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on November 12, 2012, 03:54:35 PM
Couple cats I've found God knows where.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 12, 2012, 04:38:43 PM
Looking familiar:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/6-6-2003-9-56-atlas_cheetah_9_speci.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on November 14, 2012, 04:59:23 AM
Yeah, now I know where from that deja vu feeling came!  :)
Grippen in Cheetah clothing. I think i found it in some south-african forum, but I can't recall the exact name.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 21, 2012, 02:39:52 AM
Found on the internet:

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lamW3nJIUGg/UJaZINNU39I/AAAAAAAAMTI/XAqS1bAko_U/s1600/FITTER+PHOTOSHOP+DR+SNUFFLEBUG.jpg[/url])

anyone care to guess what it started as and what went into it?


Well, since no-one else has offered up any suggestions, here is the answer:  It's a Polish Air Force Su-22UM mated to a fattened-up F-4 Phantom radome, A-4 Skyhawk side intakes and the IRST/FLIR of a SAAB J35J Draken.  Was done by an Artist called Dr.Snufflebug.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Cliffy B on November 21, 2012, 02:45:33 AM
(http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17610.0;attach=174960)

That's the original photo if anyone wants to compare.

Found them here: Secret Projects (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,17610.msg167758.html#msg167758)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeremak on November 21, 2012, 05:24:49 AM
Why I didnt noticed this before? It's marvelous! I need to use it somewhere in future in profiling. Maybe using Su-20 as a base.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 24, 2012, 06:02:36 AM
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/90_1.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/me362.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 24, 2012, 07:31:06 AM
Diggin' the MiG-29UBS!  :-*  The usual UB has no radar and I wonder whether you could fit a Gripen's radar in the UB's nose if you wanted to?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 26, 2012, 10:57:31 AM
Not sure how old it is:

(http://www.helmo.gr/gallery2/d/74445-1/02.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=TMP_SESSION_ID_DI_NOISSES_PMT)

More here:  http://www.helmo.gr/index.php?option=com_deeppockets&task=catContShow&cat=22&id=1415&Itemid=35 (http://www.helmo.gr/index.php?option=com_deeppockets&task=catContShow&cat=22&id=1415&Itemid=35)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 04, 2013, 03:04:44 PM
Ebay whiff:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxMjAw/z/PPcAAMXQQtNR1HBp/$(KGrHqEOKpIFGuoW)Ss!BR1HBo78Tw~~60_57.JPG)

See here (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/F-22-Raptor-1-48-Scale-Lockheed-Martin-Desktop-Model-Paul-Metz-test-pilot-/271233316984?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item3f26c3f878&_uhb=1) for more...or to buy
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on August 14, 2013, 02:04:34 AM
A friend on Facebook pointed me toward this, an artist who crafts motorcycles out of old watch parts:
https://www.facebook.com/watchpartsmotorcycles (https://www.facebook.com/watchpartsmotorcycles)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1176335_561086687289626_479030897_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on September 08, 2013, 05:18:22 AM
Another one from Facebook, from a fellow named Martin Sawyer.  A Supermarine Spiteful in French markings:
(https://sphotos-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/972367_10151709165359262_664475105_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 08, 2013, 11:42:06 PM
Invite sent?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on September 10, 2013, 04:24:32 AM
Invite sent?

Where are my manners?  Just sent him a message now.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on September 16, 2013, 03:22:41 AM
(http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp235/RPadavan2/Models/SDC10876.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on September 26, 2013, 03:12:17 PM
I found these couple days ago at some italian blog. I do not speak italian, but thank God for the right-click...
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 26, 2013, 04:23:37 PM
That A-65B Nibbio is a right looker!  :-*  :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 26, 2013, 04:35:08 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on September 26, 2013, 04:44:31 PM
The Alenia A-65B is certainly a looker! I assume the retractable 30mm gun is so the pilot has a look & shoot capability, without actually having to point the plane at the target - quite a neat concept in a fixed-wing design.

:)

Guy
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on September 30, 2013, 08:55:56 PM
I don't know who is the Dr Snufflebug, who's behind this photoshop, but look at the job he done crossbreeding Sukhoi Su-22 and F-105...  :o
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on September 30, 2013, 08:57:43 PM
.. and a piece of A-4, I think!?  ???
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on September 30, 2013, 09:28:24 PM
Now I realise it was posted before. Sorry, guys...  :-[
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 02, 2013, 02:54:22 AM
Not sure how long this has been around:

(http://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/luft/scze190wa.jpg) (http://modelingmadness.com/review/axis/luft/scze190w.htm)

Click on image to see more.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on October 02, 2013, 03:51:23 AM
That's great!  I love those floats.  I couldn't place them and wouldn't have guessed the B 17 without some research.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on October 09, 2013, 12:33:34 PM
Another FB post, this time from The Greatest Planes That Never Were group page.
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1376554_10202229702247341_805011916_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 09, 2013, 03:00:30 PM
Wicked cool!  8)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 09, 2013, 04:22:21 PM
Wow!  Love it!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: arkon on October 10, 2013, 06:42:36 AM
that is just way cool!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on November 04, 2013, 05:18:07 AM
This one's not a whiff, but I couldn't resist sharing.  From the IPMS Greece Hellenicon 2013:
(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1450701_216459471861734_1032541817_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Kerrillc on November 04, 2013, 05:51:43 AM
I found this hybrid Bouchon/Mustang Hybrid while browsing. Two of them were built for the film "Patton" but were not apparently used.

It looks quite striking!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 04, 2013, 03:28:08 PM
This one's not a whiff, but I couldn't resist sharing.  From the IPMS Greece Hellenicon 2013:
]

Outstanding.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on December 22, 2013, 11:59:44 PM
From ARC, the 1/35 Academy AH-1W, in Iranian markings.
http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12701-12800/gal12714-AH-1-Adl/00.shtm (http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12701-12800/gal12714-AH-1-Adl/00.shtm)

(http://aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal13/12701-12800/gal12714-AH-1-Adl/01.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 23, 2013, 03:08:39 AM
Nice
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Daryl J. on December 23, 2013, 04:53:29 AM
Agreed!   
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on December 27, 2013, 03:30:29 AM
A Blue Angels Corsair, by Shawn Lewis on The Greatest Planes That Never Were group page on FB:
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/961983_1445508205662393_1349137330_n.jpg?oh=c7775bdf38d466aeb7a2e78d523fb12b&oe=52BEAE6C)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 08, 2014, 02:42:35 AM
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/158/8/5/on_patrol_by_brandzai-d6850dt.jpg)

by Brandzai over on deviantart
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 08, 2014, 02:53:25 AM
The UC Hard Graph kit is horribly expensive but this is by far the best wheeled conversion I have yet to see based on that kit.  Wonder where the wheels/tyres were sourced from?  The ZSU-23 Shilka turret is a nice feature but way OP :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 08, 2014, 04:49:35 AM
  Wonder where the wheels/tyres were sourced from? 

Could they be Monster Truck tyres?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 08, 2014, 04:54:47 AM
  Wonder where the wheels/tyres were sourced from? 
Could they be Monster Truck tyres?


None of the "known" monster truck kits have a tread pattern like that in the image that I know of.  I have a couple of the 1:32nd scale MT kits in the stash and both of them are pretty much identical save for the truck body and the tyres/wheels are the usual aggressive v-shape pattern commonly seen on these things. 
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: tanktastic43 on January 08, 2014, 07:11:09 AM
The wheels look like they may have possibly come from a radio control kit.

tt43.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 08, 2014, 07:50:34 AM
You can see a work-in-progress thread of that beast over on whatifmodelers. LINK! (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34466.0.html) "Brandzai" goes by the name "Sticky Fingers" over there -  extremely talented chap!  :)

The UC Hard Graph kit is horribly expensive but this is by far the best wheeled conversion I have yet to see based on that kit.  <...>

How about this tracked conversion?  ;) More pics in this album: LINK! (https://plus.google.com/photos/102866088393395454613/albums/5261410688633730209)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/I4B3Ybm3_zuQMubgbEQ51GAnBfqW8CYiz0ly1gtAdmg=w648-h486-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hB3rCHfaFcSsXhbbxkq-nJBdk0p1SNiCaaYgPswSZUA=w648-h486-no)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Gingie on January 08, 2014, 11:35:24 AM
Well... I thought I was being original looking for RC truck tires for that exact kit, and its already been done... and done bloody well too.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on January 08, 2014, 12:46:21 PM
The UC Hard Graph kit is horribly expensive but this is by far the best wheeled conversion I have yet to see based on that kit.

Geez - $72 at Amazon! The wheeled version looks good, but the Shilka turret may be a bit too much. The tracked version is amazing.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on January 12, 2014, 10:16:38 AM
Another one from Facebook, this time by Joe Porche for both the Plastic Model Builders Group and Scale Model Addict.  Hopefully it won't disappear this time.
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1527050_623758501015462_2024051060_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kengeorge on January 16, 2014, 12:08:44 AM
Found this unusual thing, see what you think...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538651/The-future-air-travel-Three-storey-Sky-Whale-fits-755-passengers-virtual-reality-windows-self-healing-wings.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538651/The-future-air-travel-Three-storey-Sky-Whale-fits-755-passengers-virtual-reality-windows-self-healing-wings.html)

And be careful if and when you Google 'sky whale' to find out more. It gets a bit weird.

Ken
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 16, 2014, 02:28:36 AM
Cool.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Weaver on January 16, 2014, 04:02:49 AM
Found this unusual thing, see what you think...

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538651/The-future-air-travel-Three-storey-Sky-Whale-fits-755-passengers-virtual-reality-windows-self-healing-wings.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538651/The-future-air-travel-Three-storey-Sky-Whale-fits-755-passengers-virtual-reality-windows-self-healing-wings.html[/url])

And be careful if and when you Google 'sky whale' to find out more. It gets a bit weird.

Ken



Wow - wonder if that's been anywhere near a wind tunnel: can't see the interactions between the passenger section and the engine "yoke" being that favourable...

Also wouldn't like to try to make the safety case for a civilian passenger liner using tilting engines to shorten it's landing/take-off run. What happens when one of them fails just after rotation in a mx weight take-off?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on January 16, 2014, 05:38:17 AM

Wow - wonder if that's been anywhere near a wind tunnel: can't see the interactions between the passenger section and the engine "yoke" being that favourable...

Also wouldn't like to try to make the safety case for a civilian passenger liner using tilting engines to shorten it's landing/take-off run. What happens when one of them fails just after rotation in a mx weight take-off?

I think this is more in the Colani realm (or Bel Geddes). Ain't happening. Ever. At least some of Colani's stuff gets built, but it's usually a pretty shell over a mundane truck or car frame.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 16, 2014, 08:44:36 AM
Found this unusual thing, see what you think...

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538651/The-future-air-travel-Three-storey-Sky-Whale-fits-755-passengers-virtual-reality-windows-self-healing-wings.html[/url] ([url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2538651/The-future-air-travel-Three-storey-Sky-Whale-fits-755-passengers-virtual-reality-windows-self-healing-wings.html[/url])

And be careful if and when you Google 'sky whale' to find out more. It gets a bit weird.

Ken



Wow - wonder if that's been anywhere near a wind tunnel: can't see the interactions between the passenger section and the engine "yoke" being that favourable...

Also wouldn't like to try to make the safety case for a civilian passenger liner using tilting engines to shorten it's landing/take-off run. What happens when one of them fails just after rotation in a mx weight take-off?


Did someone find a long lost Gerry Anderson archive and now claims this design as their own?  >:D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 21, 2014, 11:41:22 AM
What if... the Tumbler had made it into service?

(http://s6.postimg.org/5ywr0c9dd/IMG_0110.jpg)

Really like where this is going.  :) More pics on Missing Lynx: LINK! (http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1390205868/DesertBat++1-35+%28ex+Batmobile+BANDAI+%2B+scratch%29+in+progress.)
Just needs a 1/35 Batman sans cape and ears, but with a proper helmet and assault rifle instead.   :icon_swat:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Queeg on February 02, 2014, 06:40:22 AM
Yeah I saw that too, the rest of the coolness aside I just love those front tyres, they're calling to me ......
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 09, 2014, 06:58:33 AM
Found over at Hyperscale:

(http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee508/dakotakatz/RF3C/RF3-C055-1.jpg)

RF-3C Stiletto (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1391856714/RF-3C+Stiletto+FINISHED!!!)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2014, 08:32:04 AM
Oh yes, LOVE that RF-3C!  :) ;) :D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on February 09, 2014, 10:41:47 AM
Oh yes, LOVE that RF-3C!  :) ;) :D

Same for me   :) ;) :D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on February 09, 2014, 12:24:18 PM
Very well done  :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 13, 2014, 08:47:15 AM
As you know Coulson has retired their Martin Mars tankers but thanks to the USAF they now have replacements. Evergreen eat your heart out.

(http://sobchak.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/b52water.jpg)

Source here: http://sobchak.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/boeing-sp-52h-sea-fortress/ (http://sobchak.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/boeing-sp-52h-sea-fortress/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Cliffy B on February 13, 2014, 09:17:03 AM
That's NOT real right?  I'm confused... ???
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on February 13, 2014, 11:36:35 AM
I see the BUFF wings and tail but did someone do some scale stretch-o-rama to the Martin Mars?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on March 11, 2014, 03:13:09 AM
This one's for Tophe  ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ericr on March 11, 2014, 04:13:46 AM
This one's for Tophe  ;)

yes indeed !!!

it looks great!

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 11, 2014, 06:52:11 AM
Hehehe, I like that!  :)

Notice all the 'pax' windows behind the cockpit of the right hand fuselage!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jcf on March 12, 2014, 06:22:50 AM
USCG Hind from a Soviet film, posted on Hyperscale:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1394533595/Something+you+don%27t+see+everyday%21 (http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1394533595/Something+you+don%27t+see+everyday%21)

(http://makettinfo.hu/upload/201403/tn_800x600_1533123_50588_Mil24_Coast_Guard.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on March 12, 2014, 07:15:09 AM
Alright, that is cool and eerily similar to my own take on the concept.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/loganov/Profiles/Mi-24%20Hind/900px/USCGHind1.jpg~original)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee157/Iainart/tn_800x600_1533123_50588_Mil24_Coast_Guard.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on March 12, 2014, 12:19:11 PM
Just the thing to escort USCG V-22's interdicting drug runners and pirates.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 12, 2014, 07:13:40 PM
We must have a Soviet movie industry spy in the Forum Logan.  ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 13, 2014, 02:19:27 AM
We must a Soviet movie industry spy in the Forum Logan.  ;)

Where were you on the night of…?? ::)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 13, 2014, 03:02:48 AM
We must a Soviet movie industry spy in the Forum Logan.  ;)

Where were you on the night of…?? ::)

Well, Logan goes by the name "comradeloganov" on deviantart. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.....  :P
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on March 13, 2014, 03:15:44 AM
Indeed.  In fact, it's a moniker I've had for nearly 20 years now.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 13, 2014, 08:52:39 AM
Related to a certain "cook" that served with the Soviet Northern Fleet perchance?  :P  ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on March 13, 2014, 12:50:32 PM
Actually, I hadn't seen the movie or read the book when I came up with it!  It was just a coincidence since it's obviously based on my name.  In fact, as I understand it, "Loginov" spelled with an "i" is relatively common Russian last name, something I also didn't know when I came up with the "loganov" moniker.

The designer of the the 45mm AT gun and almost all the anti-aircraft weapons used by the Soviet Union in WWII (25mm, 37mm, 76mm, 85mm) was Mikhail Loginov, for instance.

If you ever happened to play Close Combat III: The Russian Front, you'll know that every individual soldier in your unit was tracked throughout the war, along with a unique name, attributes, and service record.  The last names were all randomly selected from a list that Atomic Games came up with for the game.  The only exception was the soldier in the command squad that represented you, the player.  He had whatever name you entered.  When I played the Germans, the last name I typed in was "Hartke".  When I played as the Soviets, I used "Loganov".  Funny enough, I think one of the names that was randomly assigned to the gunner in my command Tiger one time was a soldier with the last name of "Henke".  Those are my cousins, from the same town in Germany where my family's from.  You don't have to go too many generations back in my family before you start getting Henkes.  Once, when I was playing the Soviets, a crewman in the command tank was named Loginov.  So, you had a Loganov and a Loginov in the same tank, assigned randomly.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on March 14, 2014, 12:13:21 AM
Actually, I hadn't seen the movie or read the book when I came up with it!  It was just a coincidence since it's obviously based on my name.  In fact, as I understand it, "Loginov" spelled with an "i" is relatively common Russian last name, something I also didn't know when I came up with the "loganov" moniker.

The designer of the the 45mm AT gun and almost all the anti-aircraft weapons used by the Soviet Union in WWII (25mm, 37mm, 76mm, 85mm) was Mikhail Loginov, for instance.

If you ever happened to play Close Combat III: The Russian Front, you'll know that every individual soldier in your unit was tracked throughout the war, along with a unique name, attributes, and service record.  The last names were all randomly selected from a list that Atomic Games came up with for the game.  The only exception was the soldier in the command squad that represented you, the player.  He had whatever name you entered.  When I played the Germans, the last name I typed in was "Hartke".  When I played as the Soviets, I used "Loganov".  Funny enough, I think one of the names that was randomly assigned to the gunner in my command Tiger one time was a soldier with the last name of "Henke".  Those are my cousins, from the same town in Germany where my family's from.  You don't have to go too many generations back in my family before you start getting Henkes.  Once, when I was playing the Soviets, a crewman in the command tank was named Loginov.  So, you had a Loganov and a Loginov in the same tank, assigned randomly.

Cheers,

Logan

The "coincidences" are really piling up eh, Komrade?  ;D

Hours and hours of my life spent playing Close Combat (all of them, but I loved III a lot), don't consider even a single second of a it a waste.  :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on March 14, 2014, 04:30:27 AM
Ain't that the truth, taiidan.  It's still my favorite video game series of all time.  I played them all.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: abtex on March 18, 2014, 01:00:08 AM
Has anyone hear of the Bell TBL Airfish?
Found this page: http://alternathistory.org.ua/nesostoyavshiisya-naslednik-aerkobry-ili-alternativnyi-palubnyi-bombardirovshchik-torpedonosets-bell (http://alternathistory.org.ua/nesostoyavshiisya-naslednik-aerkobry-ili-alternativnyi-palubnyi-bombardirovshchik-torpedonosets-bell)
(http://alternathistory.org.ua/files/resize/ad/s-472%5B1%5D-700x786.jpg)
(http://alternathistory.org.ua/files/resize/ad/s-421%5B1%5D-700x1165.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on March 18, 2014, 11:42:44 PM
Two side by side Allisons driving the contra prop?
This looks very buildable.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on April 10, 2014, 10:07:28 PM
Hey, guys... Look what I've just found...  :o

http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/2942067.html (http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/2942067.html)

... Mad Max meets WWII! And follow the link bellow the pic for more...
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on April 11, 2014, 01:48:35 AM
That's a great build! I've seen the three wheel version further down the first page before. I'm not sure where.
I've got to try one of these soon.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: mrvr6 on April 11, 2014, 02:34:53 AM
Hey, guys... Look what I've just found...  :o

[url]http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/2942067.html[/url] ([url]http://yuripasholok.livejournal.com/2942067.html[/url])

... Mad Max meets WWII! And follow the link bellow the pic for more...


looks fantastic but how does it move?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on April 11, 2014, 01:19:37 PM
Got no clue... But, as You said, it looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 06, 2014, 08:21:22 AM
From Missing Lynx-Forums, click on html or thumbnail image to view article:
Quote from: Mark Rau link=1/35th scale Spare parts zombie killer WIPdate=20140805 1:49 PM
This was built for my club Mad Maxx/ zombie killer vehicle build. ([url]http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1407260951/Spare+parts+zombie+killer+wip...1-35[/url]) 

The story behind it is that it's an ex-police armored car that was pulled out of a junkyard, and re-built with whatever parts were available.

The hull is from a Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 222, and the turret is from an Italeri LAV-25. The rest is from the spare parts box(es), or scratch-built. The turret mounts a flamethrower (cobbled together from spare parts), and a .50 cal. The hull has a MG-34 mounted next to the driver. The cutting blade is scrap plastic, and a 'I' beam.
The rest of the fittings came from spare parts, or sheet styreen.

This was a blast to build, and I used up some of the mountain of parts!

Sorry for the poor quality pics, but I'm still getting the hang of posting them.

([url]http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d107/uarkram/106_1674_zps285c1fc4.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jcf on November 22, 2014, 02:39:02 PM
Nice work here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1416616264/What+if+M-3+Bradley+was+modified+for.... (http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751/message/1416616264/What+if+M-3+Bradley+was+modified+for....)

Bradley modified with 105mm gun.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 23, 2014, 02:39:52 AM
Nice find!  Invite sent?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 01, 2014, 11:11:19 PM
Neat diorama:

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/5bd29f3ddf926b7371b443205c32b1d1/tumblr_nb2z4zqal41rxd5pto1_500.jpg)
Found on Sekigan.tumblr (http://sekigan.tumblr.com/post/96473364246/alex-t-games-toys-pinterest)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on December 02, 2014, 01:28:25 AM
More pictures:

http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=3732&cid=1 (http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=3732&cid=1)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Gingie on December 02, 2014, 07:53:56 AM
Leopard 1 Roland WIP with scratchbuilt turret by Kevin Williams:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/169232/thread/1417315511/Leopard+1+Roland+what-if (http://www.network54.com/Forum/169232/thread/1417315511/Leopard+1+Roland+what-if)

(http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o734/kwil9999/IMG_4698_zps7c337cfc.jpg)
(http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o734/kwil9999/IMG_4688_zps6e3cdd1b.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 03, 2014, 08:11:28 AM
^ Love where this is going!  :-*

More pictures: [url]http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=3732&cid=1[/url] ([url]http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=3732&cid=1[/url])

Thanks for that link!  :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on December 03, 2014, 01:08:35 PM
Seen on the Greatest Planes That Never Were group on Facebook. Martin Goldsack's Tornado with F-106 wings. Kit is the Matchbox F.3
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10635731_864453940273365_8959966152821390190_n.jpg?oh=b47bcb4cf8f85ac7e4d4e9ebc3529f24&oe=5510AFA6&__gda__=1427967006_59f457dd7c53228bea6354ed6163634a)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on December 03, 2014, 02:25:24 PM
Recently, on topic of Cool pics, I posted the link to a photo-blog of Dimitrije Ostojić http://dimitrijeostojic.com/blog/ (http://dimitrijeostojic.com/blog/)
I completely forgot about the great whiff he's done four years ago...

Translated serbian text - L-28 (L stands for Lovac or Lovački - fighter, code system of yugoslav/serbian army, MiG-21bis for example is L-17, MiG-29 is L-18), X wing fighter MD (X винг фајтер is serbian literal transcription and I got no idea why MD?), second prototype of multirole intergalactic fighter of 7th generation  ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on December 04, 2014, 10:29:14 PM
Found this one yesterday. Third engine is way to much for me, but that hammerhead look really caught my eye.
Unfortunately, I didn't found the info of the author and I didn't marked the link where did I found it  :-[
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on December 05, 2014, 11:55:26 AM
Gotta be honest, the "Hammerhead" does nothing for me.

The 3rd engine is awkward & the canards are both aesthetically too big & obstruct the pilot's low-forward view (the reason the cockpit is where it is & the most important aspect of a ground-attack aircraft).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on December 05, 2014, 03:37:19 PM
... the canards are both aesthetically too big & obstruct the pilot's low-forward view (the reason the cockpit is where it is & the most important aspect of a ground-attack aircraft).

Must agree with that. This is the reason why I don't like Eurofighter.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 10, 2014, 04:16:23 AM
Found this over at ARC Air via Scalemates

German Rocket Fighter (http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13101-13200/gal13186-Rocket-Fighter-Kuyper/00.shtm)

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13101-13200/gal13186-Rocket-Fighter-Kuyper/01.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on December 10, 2014, 07:25:42 AM
It's not opening for me!? :icon_crap:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 10, 2014, 07:57:36 AM
It's not opening for me!? :icon_crap:

It worked for me Guy. Windows 7 and Firefox 33.1 or Google Chrome 39.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on December 10, 2014, 08:16:44 AM
I'm using Windows 7 & Firefox 34.0

Just tried it again & it works! WTF? ::)


OK, well, it's different but its shape makes the perspective look all out of whack, which is doing my head it! :-\
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jschmus on December 16, 2014, 02:01:25 PM
Another post from the No Rivet Counters crowd on Facebook, this time from a fellow named Brandon Scott Moparman Wheatley. Reminds me of one of Taiidan's.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on December 16, 2014, 07:45:10 PM
... Just tried it again & it works! WTF? ::)

Gremlins... Yesterday I experienced something similar. Not here, but still...
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: raafif on January 01, 2015, 07:57:33 AM
this guy on facebook has some nice & imaginative whifs :)

https://www.facebook.com/sumiya.junichi.design (https://www.facebook.com/sumiya.junichi.design)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 01, 2015, 02:43:49 PM
Invite sent?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: raafif on January 01, 2015, 06:10:02 PM
Invite sent?

Most certainly
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on January 02, 2015, 02:20:45 AM
I would like to see people at an airport today trying to get on that bird! "What do you mean I have to crawl up a ladder and lay in my seat? Where do I put my excessive amount of carry on luggage?"!!!!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on January 02, 2015, 03:16:00 AM
I would like to see people at an airport today trying to get on that bird! "What do you mean I have to crawl up a ladder and lay in my seat? Where do I put my excessive amount of carry on luggage?"!!!!

That's why it's a 1/200 SCARE. In the real thing, it would be a 1/1, poopy pants scare. Imagine the poor guy in the bottom/last row. Every loose item, drink, food and vomit will be headed your way.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 02, 2015, 05:41:28 AM
Oh, I don't know.  One could simply have the seats swivel during transition.  Mind you, one had better obey the "Key your seat belts fastened" sign.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on January 02, 2015, 06:12:27 AM
Oh, I don't know.  One could simply have the seats swivel during transition.  Mind you, one had better obey the "Key your seat belts fastened" sign.

I can just see airlines reducing the seat to floor space and cutting passengers off at the knee during the transition. Unless the pax were facing towards the rear in flight.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on January 02, 2015, 12:30:36 PM
There are fights over just tilting the seat back! Imagine rotating it 90 degrees!!!!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 17, 2015, 04:14:49 AM
(http://www.luft46.com/rmart/rmc205b.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Logan Hartke on January 17, 2015, 05:40:46 AM
Ah, those were the days. Back when it used to only take 2½ kills to become an "ace".

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on February 15, 2015, 01:45:12 AM
Another post from the No Rivet Counters crowd on Facebook, this time from a fellow named Brandon Scott Moparman Wheatley. Reminds me of one of Taiidan's.

Oh that is sooo cool  :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on February 16, 2015, 07:22:38 AM
(http://www.historyofpia.com/board/july_10/mi-17_jul15a.jpg)

The rare four engined/fixed wing Mi-17

 ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 17, 2015, 02:31:30 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 06, 2015, 05:16:27 AM
Lockheed Skyking by Kees Kuyper:

(http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13301-13400/gal13384-Skyking-Kuyper/01.jpg) (http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13301-13400/gal13384-Skyking-Kuyper/00.shtm)

Click image for more
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 06, 2015, 08:31:50 AM
Cool. I have two engineless S-3s.  This opens up a few new uses for them.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: raafif on April 06, 2015, 02:03:28 PM
not a whif .... but something to boggle the mind & inspire !

an old Dutch double-ended runway snow-blower now in a museum.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on April 23, 2015, 01:53:39 AM
Enterprise meets X-47...(?) by Zhang Shuo
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 16, 2015, 06:53:59 AM
(http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~nigevids/images/Fairey%20Battlejet.JPG)

See here (http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~nigevids/Whittles%20World%201935+/Early%20Sea%20Jets.htm)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 16, 2015, 08:50:01 AM
Cool.  Also titled what to do with your unloved P-59 kits. 
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 21, 2015, 05:29:35 AM
RAAF Do228:

(http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u345/LongMan2U4/PC082912.jpg)
(http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u345/LongMan2U4/PC082910.jpg)
(http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u345/LongMan2U4/PC082905.jpg)

More images of this superb creation here (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234909384-172-do228-what-if-in-raaf-markings/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 21, 2015, 06:51:51 AM
^ Fantastic build!  :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Dr. YoKai on June 13, 2015, 10:45:14 PM
No info yet as to what show this came form, but it surely deserves a place here.
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11140237_10207072215753550_6284912648711892943_n.jpg?oh=0bb84e808ea158a76cc6e2221fc3c176&oe=56313E3A)

I am filled with more envy than is humanly possible. ( Posted by a fellow named Bob Gibson on Facebook. )
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 14, 2015, 09:30:10 AM
Pwt32's Defiant Mk III AWAT:

Quote
History records that the Battle of Britain was won because of the bravery of the RAF pilots and the effective use of radar to direct English fighters onto the incoming Luftwaffe raids. Many believe that the radar sites along the shores of the British Islands provided that early warning. What is not generally known is the ground radar sites (specifically the transmitting stations) were bombed early in the battle and were permanently put out of action. For propaganda reasons and to prevent panic, the stations were reported as repaired and back in action immediately. What the Germans did not know was the core of the Radar system was the receiving stations which were never attacked and remained online throughout the battle.

Radar transmitters for the duration of the Battle of Britain were provided by 24 specially configured Bolton Paul Defiant fighters. Proven vulnerable in early battles, the air ministry started pulling these aircraft off the front lines for second line duties. A young RAF Lieutenant, temporarily assigned to a radar station in 1939, noted coverage might be increased 100 fold or more if the transmitter was actually flying at 5-8,000 feet. Based on that idea a transmitter was configured on a Miles Magister and tested successfully. With Dozens of Defiant aircraft available it was the quickest aircraft that could be loaded out and flown as a replacement transmitter. With the turret removed, there was a perfect spot to put the electronics. The Airborne Warning And Transmitting (AWAT) Composite Squadron 412 was quickly assembled with all members sworn to secrecy. Throughout the Battle of Britain, at least 5 defiant AWAT aircraft were always airborne and transmitting radio waves for the radar receiving stations to detect.

The AWAT aircraft had their engines replaced with larger Merlin engines and props to help handle the weight. Under the wings were 4 electrical generators powered by wind turbines.The rear turret was removed (and the weight saved) and replaced with transmission equipment. Antennas located on the fuselage provided 360 degree radio wave transmissions. Two fuel tanks were plumbed inboard of the landing gear and they were used to extend loiter time. The aircraft flew extended figure 8 patterns in their assigned sectors - a long boring mission but vital for Britain's defense. With black undersides and PRU Blue upper surfaces, these aircraft carried no call letters or ID except roundels and a single number on the fuselage side - 101 to 124.

The operation was so vital and yet so secret, AWAT Composite Squadron 412 was never officially recognized nor does it appear on any roster. As radar technology advanced in 1940, the "chain Home" stations were replaced with newer radar and the 22 remaining AWAT Defiants (2 were lost in accidents) were quietly destroyed and with them went their secret. At a special award ceremony each of the 24 pilots received the Victoria Cross for their bravery and dedication, but were not allowed to reveal their action and the medals themselves were taken back! At the ceremony, Churchill himself said to the pilots of the 412 composite squadron - "Never was so much owed by so many to so few...". Many of the men took comfort when they heard those same words repeated at a war time speech a few days later, for they knew who Churchill really spoke of in his comments...It is also not clear if the British Government finally released this secret project in the 1970's to help the United States develop the E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft.

There is only one known reference drawing of the Defiant Mk III AWAT aircraft. Even that is not 100% accurate as some models had the antenna's on the sides of the fuselage only and not all aircraft had the extra drop tanks.

([url]http://images114.fotki.com/v1606/photos/3/2276863/12610094/bpd-vi.jpg[/url])


(http://images19.fotki.com/v1612/photos/3/2276863/12610094/IMG_3877-vi.jpg)

Details (http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=492&t=40851)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on June 15, 2015, 09:56:39 AM
No info yet as to what show this came form, but it surely deserves a place here.
([url]https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11140237_10207072215753550_6284912648711892943_n.jpg?oh=0bb84e808ea158a76cc6e2221fc3c176&oe=56313E3A[/url])

I am filled with more envy than is humanly possible. ( Posted by a fellow named Bob Gibson on Facebook. )


That is the HP Henfield, at this years Model Expo in Melbourne (Australia), made by zenrat and viewable here http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40136.0/highlight,henfield.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40136.0/highlight,henfield.html).

 :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on June 15, 2015, 01:07:50 PM
HP Henfield  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on July 21, 2015, 12:10:45 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 22, 2015, 02:30:54 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on August 10, 2015, 09:53:16 PM
I suspect this much-better illustration of Franco-Slovak T21 turret project (http://stealthflanker.deviantart.com/art/T-72-T-21-Shilden-Leclerc-525215110) is done by the same person who did the one I posted in Soviet Tank Inspirations thread.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on August 13, 2015, 09:35:22 AM
Anyone who wants to see a T-55 Enigma NOT being in a desert camouflage, here is your fix (http://modeller-innovation.blogspot.ca/2014/07/tamiya-135-t-55-enigma-custom.html).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: arkon on August 13, 2015, 10:07:07 AM
There was only one "enigma" found , correct?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 14, 2015, 01:48:39 AM
There was only one "enigma" found , correct?

I believe there were multiple "Enigmas".
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on August 14, 2015, 08:29:36 AM
http://www.military-today.com/tanks/t55_enigma.htm (http://www.military-today.com/tanks/t55_enigma.htm)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: arkon on August 14, 2015, 11:08:10 AM
Thanks for the info and correction guys! I had only seen a few articles on it and they always made it seem like just one was found.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 08, 2015, 02:45:12 AM
Didn't know where else to put this wonderfully insane contraption!  >:D

Quote from: builder's comments
1/144 steampunk Schwere Geschütz Gerät prototype

It's a Grille by definition - self-propelled artillery.
This is a prototype, there will be some alterations to the etched components later.

Model scale is 1:144, but I think it could work for various gaming and diorama scales between HO and N.
In the designed scale, the main gun is a 20 inch, and 2 inch cannons on the small turrets.
Footprint would be size of a tennis court and I estimated it would weight between 600 and 1,000t.


More pics >HERE< (http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1427422236/steampunk+Schwere+Gesch%C3%BCtz+Ger%C3%A4t+prototype) on Missing-Lynx.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/k352yf.jpg)

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 08, 2015, 04:58:28 AM
Wow!!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on November 20, 2015, 04:55:16 AM
Wow!!

Took the words right out of my mouth!

That is unreal  :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 19, 2015, 03:26:49 AM
Found this over at What-if:

Motion Models - CVN-2014 (Prototype) (http://www.motionmodels.com/ships/cv/cvn2014.html)

(http://www.motionmodels.com/ships/cv/cvn2014-1.jpg)

Lots more pictures on the website.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 19, 2015, 05:23:57 AM
Any idea what scale the above one is?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on December 19, 2015, 06:23:12 AM
Looks like ocean going BSG!! :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dams301 on January 08, 2016, 06:21:26 AM
Found on Facebook :

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12508816_10207995953121784_7532526345199545853_n.jpg?oh=89bd333887b1b0609faf16d6086e34af&oe=56FF1669&__gda__=1459857430_af596ac9a4011559ae9feb1e20654be1)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 09, 2016, 02:54:11 AM
That looks familiar
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on January 09, 2016, 12:32:59 PM
That looks familiar


I've seen it before too. I believe it was called the Reaper. I would have to do some digging to find out who built it.

dams301, Thanks for the pic, always good ton see this one again.

Found it!!
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,35121.0/highlight,gloster+reaper.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,35121.0/highlight,gloster+reaper.html)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dams301 on January 10, 2016, 06:50:16 AM
Thx for the link Kerik, I didn't know this build  :P
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: TurboCoupeTurbo on January 12, 2016, 08:30:36 AM
(http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13746-CX-100-Bailey/01.jpg)

http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13746-CX-100-Bailey/00.shtm (http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13701-13800/gal13746-CX-100-Bailey/00.shtm)

Thought you lot might enjoy this.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on January 12, 2016, 08:48:57 AM
Canada --- First with the X-wing.  Good for you guys. :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ericr on January 13, 2016, 02:27:26 AM
lovely !
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on January 13, 2016, 02:32:39 AM
Thats a winner!  :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 13, 2016, 04:26:42 AM
Nice idea. Did you send the creator an invite to join us here?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 22, 2016, 11:48:42 PM
(http://img.hobbycom.jp/system/photo_images/images/000/000/019/880/M_image.jpg?1377222349)

(http://img.hobbycom.jp/system/photo_sub_images/images/000/000/019/882/M_image.jpg?1377222421)

1/72 X-29 Reciprocating Racer

Translated from the Japanese text:

And remodeling the Hasegawa 1/72 X-29. Decide the engine position in order to adjust the position of the center of gravity, we set the radiator located in the vicinity of canard. Engine is H (Engineering) type 24 cylinder. The ejection seat in the cockpit. Forward wing is a fly-by-wire employed in the computer control so maneuverability is quite sensitive. The canard is did something very dangerous, at the moment the canard has been stalled (from the relationship of the position of the center of gravity) nose beneath! !

At the time of takeoff and landing because it is low speed to stall mainly it is crash caution, at the moment that has stalled. It is scary. So square close shape like a stall difficult delta wing and the fuselage to the canard has been used. Canard machine is actually skipped (It is U con machine but) I tried to variously study to see.

The kana we should Toriirere the characteristics of the tailless aircraft to be safe? By the way, the center of gravity position is completely different from the general formula of the tail. There production article in blog fictional airplane factory

Found here: http://hobbycom.jp/my/af2bbdda30/photo/products/3066 (http://hobbycom.jp/my/af2bbdda30/photo/products/3066)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: taiidantomcat on January 23, 2016, 01:16:28 AM
 :-* :-* :-*

Wow!!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on January 23, 2016, 02:31:44 AM
That is a great kitbash.

I wonder if Jaden Smith ("How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real?") and Google translate are one and the same ("The kana we should Toriirere the characteristics of the tailless aircraft to be safe?")
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dams301 on February 21, 2016, 09:04:12 PM
Found here : http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=91804&view=unread#unread (http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=91804&view=unread#unread)

(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/97364520160222132637.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 22, 2016, 03:48:03 AM
Wicked
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 22, 2016, 04:25:59 AM
Found on Facebook :

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12508816_10207995953121784_7532526345199545853_n.jpg?oh=89bd333887b1b0609faf16d6086e34af&oe=56FF1669&__gda__=1459857430_af596ac9a4011559ae9feb1e20654be1)

Just perfect!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 22, 2016, 04:47:33 AM
Found on the internet:

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lamW3nJIUGg/UJaZINNU39I/AAAAAAAAMTI/XAqS1bAko_U/s1600/FITTER+PHOTOSHOP+DR+SNUFFLEBUG.jpg[/url])

anyone care to guess what it started as and what went into it?


Well, since no-one else has offered up any suggestions, here is the answer:  It's a Polish Air Force Su-22UM mated to a fattened-up F-4 Phantom radome, A-4 Skyhawk side intakes and the IRST/FLIR of a SAAB J35J Draken.  Was done by an Artist called Dr.Snufflebug.


A marvel indeed.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Cliffy B on February 22, 2016, 07:07:02 AM
As well as something that should be built!!!  I'm sure some of you have all the requisite parts  ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on February 22, 2016, 09:52:37 AM
Just perfect!


The same person - Andrew Jones - who did that Gloster Reaper, also did a Super Scimitar and a Super Sea Harrier. All in 1/48th.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931988-andrew-js-2012/ (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234931988-andrew-js-2012/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on February 23, 2016, 11:49:53 AM
1/35 figures with a 1/350 sub. By eleven Wong. Well done:

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/dio/dkm/UBoatFigures-35-ew/index.htm (http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/dio/dkm/UBoatFigures-35-ew/index.htm)

(http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/dio/dkm/UBoatFigures-35-ew/images/PIC-10.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on February 23, 2016, 12:44:50 PM
Diorama of a prototype one man sub. A very small man.
Awesome work and very clever!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 06, 2016, 06:03:21 AM
Bunch from IPMS Finland:

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/12/58/85/125885.jpg)

Details (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=fi&u=http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_13483/&usg=ALkJrhhRZIl9KY97yzu5Cu7dNni8u9Xl0A)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/12/58/32/125832.jpg)

Details (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=fi&u=http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_13477/&usg=ALkJrhjIJGacKbrbPdHvNt9RuU6PNMi2TQ)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/12/56/64/125664.jpg)

Details (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=fi&u=http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_13465/&usg=ALkJrhjmYmDi3qbQgdTIqxCnzzGIL6IbcA)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/12/56/19/125619.jpg)

Details (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=fi&u=http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_13460/&usg=ALkJrhiYj9uOfBDkWjVmtIHJ065SdM2Yow)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/12/33/48/123348.jpg)

Details (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=fi&u=http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_13246/&usg=ALkJrhgDrrRjwfSYXNll6bJ16ACTo8dlag)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/12/02/69/120269.jpg)

Details (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=fi&u=http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_13000/&usg=ALkJrhhbbN6F-Kf2pizuOLXGIGZ8Tz5bww)

(http://www.pienoismallit.net/media/kuvat/11/58/77/115877.jpg)

Details (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com.au&sl=fi&u=http://www.pienoismallit.net/galleria/malli_12589/&usg=ALkJrhiWVKLcgEHQyoPuGEurH7-xNGUbOQ)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on March 06, 2016, 07:47:35 AM
Here are the J7W1 build comments translated by Google:

COMMENTS
Mika Kauranen02/19/2016 15:28 Reply With Quote
If this is the typical way Raimon pulled brushes, so the painting is indeed the peak of performance. Is not guaranteed to succeed the current 11 has.

Mika Kauranen02/19/2016 16:16 Reply With Quote
But ... but, This looks to be an older H-gawa production, with a delicate embossed line. They would have been good esivarjostaa and then slightly sanded after application, so that the effect should become more visible. Now, I for one do not see these poor eyes on it.

Antti Kotiranta02/19/2016 19:34 Reply With Quote
Multiple plans to build all types of used Ilmailuvoimiemme model to his collection. You have probably Finland's largest collection of "blue and white" machines that are not in Finland ever had: D Funny idea.

To my delight I found that Hasegawa has returned again this model into production. This is quite the exact dimensions, shapes, and the detail drawings . Zoukei Muran outdo competitors light years better constructability, better osasovitteilla and ... cheaply price.

Painting is a good-looking. In particular, the tinted panels blends in very complex; do not remain out of sight, but do not jump to the eyes.

Is the surface of the front frame Canard hint B Grade, whether or not a signatory to the eyes properly functioning correctly?

Raimo Leino 02/20/2016 10:19 Reply With Quote
Mika Kauranen wrote:
If this is the typical way Raimon pulled brushes, so the painting is indeed the peak of performance. Is not guaranteed to succeed the current 11 has.
I painted this in with a brush - and you're right, let's not be successful that the current Humbrol enamel No. 11.

Raimo Leino 02/20/2016 10:21 Reply With Quote
Mika Kauranen wrote:
But ... but, This looks to be an older H-gawa production, with a delicate embossed line. They would have been good esivarjostaa and then slightly sanded after application, so that the effect should become more visible.
Well, in this model would be able to make more of every kind of joints and kohoviivojen grinding - the darkest hour Bloopers reveals once again the relentless camera.
Raimo Leino 02/20/2016 10:23Reply With Quote
Antti Kotiranta wrote:
Is the surface of the front frame Canard hint B Grade, whether or not a signatory to the eyes properly functioning correctly?
Well, precisely there appears to "B-quality" - which would have been yes repairable for example, by careful grinding the -. But was doing.

Timo Rissanen 02/20/2016 17:55 Reply With Quote
Hahaa, how nice ... good Raimo. However, this model is designed for real devotion: D

Raimo Leino 02/20/2016 18:26 Reply With Quote
Timo Rissanen wrote:
Hahaa, how nice ... good Raimo. However, this model is designed for real devotion: D
No "devotion" I do everything - including visits to the toilet side. So?

Timo Rissanen 02/21/2016 17:39 Reply With Quote
Raimo Leino wrote:
Timo Rissanen wrote:
Hahaa, how nice ... good Raimo. However, this model is designed for real devotion: D
No "devotion" I do everything - including visits to the toilet side. So?
Mallailuun devotion and fun I suppose.

Okay. Note to Google Translation team: please hire someone whose native language is Finnish.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: perttime on March 08, 2016, 11:52:03 PM
Here are the J7W1 build comments translated by Google:
...

Okay. Note to Google Translation team: please hire someone whose native language is Finnish.
Looks way better than just a few years ago ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: abtex on March 14, 2016, 11:58:40 PM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12806072_10204384444651192_7504800612689552975_n.jpg?oh=f8c27371714460a957064df665073447&oe=578FEF37)
found on Facebook group - AIRCRAFT THAT NEVER WERE AND WHAT IFs GROUP (https://www.facebook.com/groups/264095303761165/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on April 06, 2016, 07:24:47 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12932804_1881838235376585_2368284284954991709_n.jpg?oh=f7bbaf470a4f7a7fe7492fb102e48bc6&oe=57BF4B44)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/12916817_1881838245376584_5975486235478844495_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/12961386_1881838258709916_5375713863625468205_o.jpg)

This is where it all started, in April 2013! This was my first interpretation of Trumpeter's 1/48 Messeschmitt Me 509, imagining it having been built by the Bell Aircraft Company as the Airamamba, after the designs were captured by the Americans, Bell being chosen in view of their experience with mid-engined fighter designs. The second photo is my next interpretation of the same kit, mated with Me 262 engines and outer wings left over from my conversion of the Tamiya 262 A-1a into an HG III (third photo), as the imaginary Me 562. Hopefully both these latter builds will appear in future issues of SAMI, in the occasional 'Swallow Tails' section.

Source: Facebook - Clark's Field (https://www.facebook.com/Clarks-Field-1632727916954286/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on April 07, 2016, 02:51:53 AM
Love the USN Me 509/Airamamba  :-*  ... although, I'd go for Bell F2M-1 SeaSnake  ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jcf on April 27, 2016, 02:07:52 AM
At last Satuday's IPMS-Seattle Spring Show in the Modelfy category (in Modelfy the subject can be anything as long as it uses parts from
a pre-determined kit or subject chosed by the previous year winner, this year the subject was Mustang, plane or car.)

I give you the MesserSpitWulfStang Mk. 0.  ;D

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/MESPIWUTANG_01.jpg)

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/MESPIWUTANG_02.jpg)

I'll post the builder's name once I know it.   :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 27, 2016, 03:11:00 AM
Hmmm...has a look similar to some drawings on this forum. ???
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 28, 2016, 12:03:09 PM
Where are the parts from Zero Sen? ???

Lovely anyway.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on April 28, 2016, 05:58:32 PM
^ My first thought also... I think that the fin comes from Zero.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on May 09, 2016, 10:03:13 AM
Hmmm...has a look similar to some drawings on this forum. ???

I was thinking the same. It's very cool though  :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 22, 2016, 07:10:19 AM
Resin manufacturers models presented to Air Commodore Gillard, RNZAF:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/the_hairy_dwarf/DSC00213x.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/the_hairy_dwarf/DSC00200x.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/the_hairy_dwarf/DSC00204x.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/the_hairy_dwarf/DSC00210x.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/the_hairy_dwarf/DSC00206x.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/the_hairy_dwarf/DSC00205x.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: jcf on May 26, 2016, 02:10:09 AM
Hmmm...has a look similar to some drawings on this forum. ???

Built by Ken Murphy, who was the winner of the previous A-10 Modelfy and chose the Mustang subject for this year,
I kinda doubt Ken has even seen the drawings on this site.
 :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 01, 2016, 03:41:39 AM
1:1 Whiffs:

(http://66.media.tumblr.com/bf40f61018257540c37c5b361bac2e1f/tumblr_nn7q7lVYZT1txx6x7o1_1280.png)
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/b5f8683f8617febf8b42cfdaf72e05c6/tumblr_nn7q7lVYZT1txx6x7o2_1280.jpg)

I really like the MiG-23 - could be right out of here (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=64.0)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on June 01, 2016, 07:53:55 PM
^ http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/these-migs-were-used-as-usaf-fighter-stand-ins-for-jame-1699157138 (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/these-migs-were-used-as-usaf-fighter-stand-ins-for-jame-1699157138)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 01, 2016, 11:04:27 PM
Those were in SPECTRE?  ??? Don't remember seeing them. Then again, the less I remember about that boring mess, the better.  :-X
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Kelmola on June 02, 2016, 04:25:13 AM
They weren't for SPECTRE, they were for Spectral (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106651/). The confusion is understandable, but at least a few early news sources got the story right at the time. Of course, it's much easier to clickbait people with James Bond, so once the first site made the error, the others didn't even bother to check anymore...
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on June 02, 2016, 07:54:08 AM
I really like the MiG-23 ...

The MiG-21 is quite a visual improvement too ... but a glider, I presume  :D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on June 02, 2016, 09:47:31 AM
I really like the MiG-23 ...

The MiG-21 is quite a visual improvement too ... but a glider, I presume  :D
Looks like a rocket-propelled point-defense interceptor (Avro 720, anyone?).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 02, 2016, 11:08:40 AM
Spitfire V racer. Team Marlboro.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12957617_257242901280885_3593245511053669503_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12888506_257242877947554_2538815404609748454_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12916341_257242847947557_2833614904882038233_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12888503_257242781280897_1581104839739617745_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook Team 4
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 02, 2016, 11:12:39 AM
Fujimi 1/24 VW van with 1/35 M48 track. A concept vehicle for battlefield survival.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12593695_245247832480392_1111403570264214567_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/981194_245247902480385_1832030196360555560_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/12829372_245248255813683_3476640100056201582_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook Team 4
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 04, 2016, 04:11:19 AM
Those are both classics
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: aerospacer on June 06, 2016, 01:35:34 AM
I really like the MiG-23 ...


The MiG-21 is quite a visual improvement too ... but a glider, I presume  :D

Looks like a rocket-propelled point-defense interceptor (Avro 720, anyone?).


It actually looks like a sleeker single seat version of the "Archangel" rocket powered Mig-21UM derivative that X-Rocket LLC studied with XCOR Aerospace as an astronaut trainer in 2002...

https://web.archive.org/web/20141116050628/http://www.citizensinspace.org/2012/06/suborbital-spacecraft-for-astronaut-training/ (https://web.archive.org/web/20141116050628/http://www.citizensinspace.org/2012/06/suborbital-spacecraft-for-astronaut-training/)

Martin
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on June 23, 2016, 05:03:00 AM
Love that peacenik VW battlefield survival van  :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on July 08, 2016, 10:01:47 AM
The modification is so extensive on this one (https://web.archive.org/web/20181105190647/http://www.geocities.jp/warspite2006/touitsu.html) that you wouldn't know this build is based a Shinano hull......

("PRJ" means "People's Republic of Japan", and "Tohitsu" means "Unification", for those interested in the nationality of the ship depicted.  I think I might steal the idea for a Shipbucket graph in the future......)

EDIT: Geocities is history, so link changed to Wayback Machine.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Zaskar24 on July 08, 2016, 08:47:58 PM
That is a nice looking carrier. It does look like they have gone with Super Flankers for planes for the carrier including a Berkut in the first picture. After translating I see that they are indeed Flankers.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on July 09, 2016, 05:49:57 AM
It does look like they have gone with Super Flankers for planes for the carrier including a Berkut in the first picture. After translating I see that they are indeed Flankers.

Apparently re-engined:
Armaments:
Airwing:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 09, 2016, 06:39:58 AM
Nice find
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on July 10, 2016, 12:31:06 AM
From the same site, one of the idea out of an old fantasy novel series "Konpeki no Kantai" (https://web.archive.org/web/20181105190647/http://www.geocities.jp/warspite2006/jpennsylvania.html).

Re-boilered and with a clipper bow added; maximum speed 26.5 kt.

A, B, and X turrets removed.  Hangar and a large catapult added forward.  Hangar can accommodate three floatplane fighters and unknown number of surface-to-surface artillery rockets (both launched via the catapult).

From the spinoff of "Konpeki no Kantai", Shingen class aviation battleship of "Kyokujitsu no Kantai" (https://web.archive.org/web/20181105190647/http://www.geocities.jp/warspite2006/shingenclass.html).

(Yeah.  Firing those 16" guns to the port side seems like a very bad idea just from the look of it.  And my untrained mind is unable to think of how having all those weapons offset to the starboard side could be balanced......)

Also from the spinoff of "Konpeki no Kantai", Korou class aviation battlecruiser of "Kyokujitsu no Kantai" (https://web.archive.org/web/20181105190647/http://www.geocities.jp/warspite2006/korouclass.html).

Disclaimer: Any mention of the fantasy novel series "Konpeki no Kantai" and/or "Kyokujitsu no Kantai" does not and shall not reflect the political ideology of dy031101  ???

EDIT: Replaced the links with those in Wayback Machine.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Zaskar24 on July 11, 2016, 12:34:24 AM
Some more very interesting builds. I especially like the Shingen class aviation battleship. Though the balance issue does confound me as well since I doubt the flight deck is heavy enough to balance out those 3 armoured turrets and guns.

Great modelling none the less.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 16, 2016, 06:06:47 AM
The Pzkpfw XX Königsturtle

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13662154_1220798207933209_7391250001138320677_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook TIGER TURTLE TRACKS
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 26, 2016, 06:22:00 PM
Found this on ARC. 1/72 Bird Models Lippisch DM-1 with NACA-modifications on Academy Lockheed Ventura PV-1

(http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13901-14000/gal13962-DM-1-Bruckelt/01.jpg)

The DM-1 never flew, it just was tested in the wind tunnel. So my model shows a fictional test plane on a (also fictional) Lockheed Ventura PV-1 with a typical NACA-paint scheme.

Full build story is here (http://www.arcair.com/Gal14/13901-14000/gal13962-DM-1-Bruckelt/00.shtm).

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 27, 2016, 02:07:44 AM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on July 31, 2016, 08:47:50 AM
Someone offering an alternate imagination of Ise reconstruction. (http://s.webry.info/sp/navalin.at.webry.info/201504/article_1.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/tYDc4IL.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Volkodav on July 31, 2016, 11:38:39 AM
That is really cool, you could almost see it, given time, evolving into a full angle decked carrier.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on August 25, 2016, 04:24:15 AM
Dutch artist Peter van Stigt
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 26, 2016, 05:07:11 AM
Oh, those are nice. :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on August 26, 2016, 05:58:14 PM
Dutch artist Peter van Stigt

Oh, those are nice. :)

Very! 8)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 22, 2016, 03:26:22 AM
Dassault MZI-46 Q , Mach 4 project.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409379_192042627890852_1904856285833547105_o.jpg)

Source: French Warfare In 20Th Century (1899-2010)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on September 27, 2016, 08:38:48 PM
Dutch artist Peter van Stigt

Oh, those are nice. :)

Very! 8)
OK...Now it's official... This guy is killing me! These are his F-16Z...  :o
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 03, 2016, 10:43:53 PM
Found on Facebook Luft46 Group. Great reboot of the Hs 129!!

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14524979_10210837062943127_94427469088822642_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14591719_10210837063423139_8806641627551958753_n.jpg?oh=aeb1aaf828ef49bcb4df78fae18218ce&oe=586328B9)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14566461_10210837062823124_4879022743515617330_o.jpg)

I guess Davide Pizzolatois not a member?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dams301 on October 04, 2016, 11:55:58 PM
Dutch artist Peter van Stigt

Oh, those are nice. :)

Very! 8)
OK...Now it's official... This guy is killing me! These are his F-16Z...  :o
Love that  :-*

I need to find this intake and the exhaust for one of my Kinetic two seater 8)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 10, 2016, 05:01:43 AM
This one is for Bill:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/14522900_1068960886556276_2206349418442530855_n.jpg?oh=a5bf7bd597867980bd130afe634480f4&oe=58657DB8)

Source: Facebook Aviation in time
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on October 10, 2016, 05:06:50 AM
Heck of a picture.   Thank you.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 20, 2016, 08:14:53 PM
Dassault MZI-46 Q , Mach 4 project.
Updated: October 20th. Added two new images.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409379_192042627890852_1904856285833547105_o.jpg)

New images:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14715036_10202267842574781_6573659522300919485_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14633613_10202267840934740_7886276411311830789_o.jpg)

Source: French Warfare In 20Th Century (1899-2010)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 21, 2016, 07:43:26 PM
This one is for finsrin (Bill).

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14714918_1144466852288388_6827588743493922068_o.jpg)

Not sure how/where the 6 J79s are installed. But very cool regardless.

I think we need a new group build: Bombers to Tankers (BTT).

Source: Facebook The Greatest Planes That Never Were
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 21, 2016, 07:55:25 PM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14706863_1144486592286414_607133987107657263_o.jpg)

Source: Facebook The Greatest Planes That Never Were
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 21, 2016, 07:58:44 PM
Myasishchev RB-17 bomber project with 4 Junkers Jumo 004 engine. (1945) and with 2 Klimov RD-500 (copy of Rolls-Royce Derwent V turbojet)

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14712523_1233528820002652_5372019520581995006_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14711499_1233529240002610_2957785742337482333_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14706735_1233528806669320_8704503292137492702_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14682199_1233529236669277_5148782727059676293_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14705623_1233529486669252_1189009033983241052_n.jpg?oh=fc2a7a2134343daa910c98877069310e&oe=58998DCF)

Source: Facebook The Greatest Planes That Never Were. 3D model by Marek Rys
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 03, 2016, 04:24:08 AM
(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/993855_1669932719920882_1926614683229658527_n.jpg?oh=b96b3a8d5842d6904668a20a64582c2e&oe=58CD8363)

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10389519_1451579708422852_7735966409346248320_n.jpg?oh=62d1d431773df8022af3fc28dde049dd&oe=58CE93D5)

Source: Facebook Point of view.HG (Hakan Guney)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 04, 2016, 02:12:46 AM
I really like the lower one - has a sporting look.  Both a superbly done.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on November 04, 2016, 08:26:30 AM
Both really good! 8)

The half-trackless looks like they ran out of running gear units &, rather than stop the assembly line, just used some truck rear axles they had lying about to finish them off.

The lower one looks more Sci Fi than WW2, wouldn't look out of place in a post-apocalyptic scene or exploring an alien planet.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on November 09, 2016, 02:46:33 AM
I know, it's just the flag...... (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1228148537207121&set=gm.1212129382177476&type=3&theater)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 21, 2017, 06:18:51 AM
Airforski One Nato Code name "Capo" by wally over on AMI:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/330/32230742252_35a2ab3d3d_o.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/755/32230742602_31c31ee4db_o.jpg)

More here (http://forum.aussiemodeller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12887) and here (http://forum.aussiemodeller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12858)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 01, 2017, 02:20:06 AM
Malaysian T-50:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1586/24642179192_33cb02c221_c.jpg)

Details here (https://khaigunplars.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/rmaf-su-50mkm-172-t-50-pak-fa/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 02, 2017, 03:12:52 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16298775_1826000377673301_4111452175290158347_n.jpg?oh=7e71591f68263c753e867754736d2d25&oe=5901C0EE)

Source: Facebook The Greatest Planes That Never Were
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on February 02, 2017, 05:15:41 PM
America's loss on that one! :) ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on February 02, 2017, 05:20:36 PM
USN Buccaneer  :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Volkodav on February 02, 2017, 08:16:42 PM
Really not sure which was the more capable aircraft, the Bucc or the A-6, I suppose it could be argued that the A-6 was designed primariloy for land attack and the Bucc as an uber cruiser killer but at the end of the day I couldn't say which was better.  Though I suppose it could be argued the Bucc would have made a nice complement to the later Spey Corsairs and would have gone well with the F-14 if that had gone for evolved Spays as well.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 04, 2017, 03:48:10 AM
T-44 by Marek Mika:

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16112863_740915136074621_852555176812965492_o.jpg?oh=a769c5edea90af56c00cb64cf36fe0ca&oe=5904CE34)
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15974921_740915132741288_5450595195366322915_o.jpg?oh=241f46ba7477bfec97212ea221855c30&oe=5948D832)
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16107178_740915139407954_7442687676966112955_o.jpg?oh=2ccb6829a016470f8e1698afe6a85bbe&oe=590F912D)
(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15972518_740915166074618_1228856069579409848_o.jpg?oh=0002598b2e1dfac8c510563bfffcc50c&oe=594B64C4)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 30, 2017, 05:39:51 AM
(https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/none/path/se301e7031d62a5e0/image/ib0446545b9fa2e51/version/1484052173/image.jpg)

More details here (https://www.customscale.de/modelle-von-freunden/sven-engberding-1/me-163-auf-abschusskatapult/)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 08, 2017, 08:34:27 PM
From Facebook: JAS-41 Vampyren Unofficial Concept

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18952919_10203235580287619_7385377588778689471_n.jpg?oh=5db484198b6e0beb28c5eb2f84b03540&oe=59A84BB0)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on June 08, 2017, 09:56:06 PM
From Facebook: JAS-41 Vampyren Unofficial Concept

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18952919_10203235580287619_7385377588778689471_n.jpg)

Can't see the picture, TBG (even if I put it into the Google address/search bar). :(
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: AXOR on June 08, 2017, 11:09:16 PM
Me neither
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 09, 2017, 12:27:57 AM
From Facebook: JAS-41 Vampyren Unofficial Concept

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18952919_10203235580287619_7385377588778689471_n.jpg)

Can't see the picture, TBG (even if I put it into the Google address/search bar). :(

Fixed it Guy. I accidentally truncated the URL. Carl
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on June 09, 2017, 08:52:44 PM
Cool! 8)


Wonder who they may have marketed it at? ???
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 09, 2017, 11:53:42 PM
heckthor  @ Deviant Art via FB:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18953583_10203239309580849_9175003337729355949_o.jpg?
oh=03fc791bf434ce07a00d45d9cafac657&oe=59A4A3E6)

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 10, 2017, 03:23:03 AM
Cool
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 23, 2017, 02:27:55 AM
The Antonov An-50 was a planned Soviet airliner with four turbojets. It was planned by Antonov in the first part of the 1970s. The aircraft was never built.

Antonov made the plans based on the An-24R, but it would have had four turbojets with 14.7 kN thrust each, instead of the two turbojets used earlier. The turbojets were planned to be built together with the undercarriage, under the inner wings. There were no other major changes planned. The plans were complete in 1972, but nothing had been built. There was no prototype.

It was planned to weigh 24600 kg gross, and it would have had a 490 km/h speed at 9400 m altitude.

(https://scontent.fyzd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18010453_904756869666618_1024477873500181975_n.jpg?oh=f72124d809a4f76704768709bcbd1d22&oe=59E74DDA)

(http://militaryrussia.ru/i/284/627/gllby.jpg)

Take the Amodel An-24 and add B-52 nacelles with a shortened pylon, widen it, use existing nacelles or drop tanks with plastic card to house the landing gear. .
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 24, 2017, 02:16:45 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on July 01, 2017, 05:18:37 PM
Earlier, I mentioned dutch artist Peter van Stigt... here are some of its work that I think You'll find very interesting...  ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 01, 2017, 10:20:57 PM
^ Good stuff! :)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on July 01, 2017, 10:35:34 PM
^ Good stuff! :)

Yup! I've saved them as references for the 1/72 F-15 & F-16 I have to build as RAAF aircraft, may buy a F-14 for the same purpose (triple-layered defences).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 02, 2017, 02:29:34 AM
Very nice work.  Invite sent?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on July 03, 2017, 03:01:57 PM
I just send the following via FB messages:

Dear Mr van Stigt, my name is Vuk Petrović and I'm from Serbia. I consider myself aviation enthusiast and I'm member of Australian forum Beyond the sprues http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php) The forum itself is mostly turned to What if in aviation and I presented some of Your work here, with link to Your profile, of course. We would like, if it doesn't bother You, to become a member of our forum. Sincerely, Vuk Petrović

Once again, his FB profile is https://www.facebook.com/petervanstigt (https://www.facebook.com/petervanstigt)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 04, 2017, 01:48:11 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Vuk on July 08, 2017, 02:03:54 AM
I just can't believe it:
Quote
Ladies and gents, sometimes I can be so incredibly sloppy. I just went over a few thousand (!!!) unread messages left for me at Messenger. First time I viewed Messenger itself at all. All kinds of reactions. Most of them were inquiries about either getting in touch or purchasing images. Some others were reactions on blogs I wrote. A few odd ones downright negative if not threats. In all, very, very educational, endearing and entertaining. Thank you! So, apparently I have to apologize for not replying many of them in the course of, say, about 4 years...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207422106311085&set=a.1096803200533.13302.1840207146&type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207422106311085&set=a.1096803200533.13302.1840207146&type=3&theater)

... just the day after I send him an invitation...  :icon_crap:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 28, 2017, 03:48:15 AM
Via Facebook.

He P1055-01-16 Waffenigel, (Planet Models Heinkel He -119 conversion) 1/72 scale, by Mark Stevens.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10929101_862413377154022_4761547916806992532_n.jpg?oh=f9bd68d38f36e681a8cb8e98055df34e&oe=5A21F18F)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 28, 2017, 03:49:37 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ScranJ51 on August 28, 2017, 09:05:59 AM
Hey Old Wombat:

I'm currently doing a WHIFF series in 1/72 -

A different ADF to what we got.

RAAF F15C's (2 SQNs),  F16C and CJ (3 SQN's total), F15E for strike (2 SQN's), plus some F111 for Recce and EF111 for Support, Hawk for Training and LIFT and A37 for FAC/Cairs.

Also a different RAN with a CAW on a NIMITZ Class Carrier - the CAW is F14, A7, A6, EA6B plus AV8B and Sea Harrier FRS1 for the Carrier or ADELAIDE class.

The Army has AH1 Cobra's for ARH, Apache's for firepower support, OV1D Elint, OV10 FAC, and Black Hawk, NH90 and CHinook for lift.


About half way thru - will post pics when I can find a site to host (I've dumped Photobucket!!)  :o
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 01, 2017, 02:26:00 AM
Via Facebook.

Just finished, the Fairey Dragon F3, based on the Delta 3 and made from the crappy Kangman 'Mig31', with scratch built wings and tail, and modified intakes and AAMs. Markings are of RAF 603 SQ.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21273671_494557327567911_9000815116734148496_o.jpg?oh=186adcccea0b3b507434f1959885fb5f&oe=5A29EDC9)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on September 01, 2017, 08:05:23 AM
Hey Old Wombat:

I'm currently doing a WHIFF series in 1/72 -

A different ADF to what we got.

RAAF F15C's (2 SQNs),  F16C and CJ (3 SQN's total), F15E for strike (2 SQN's), plus some F111 for Recce and EF111 for Support, Hawk for Training and LIFT and A37 for FAC/Cairs.

Also a different RAN with a CAW on a NIMITZ Class Carrier - the CAW is F14, A7, A6, EA6B plus AV8B and Sea Harrier FRS1 for the Carrier or ADELAIDE class.

The Army has AH1 Cobra's for ARH, Apache's for firepower support, OV1D Elint, OV10 FAC, and Black Hawk, NH90 and CHinook for lift.


About half way thru - will post pics when I can find a site to host (I've dumped Photobucket!!)  :o
Adding suitable boom-equipped tankers or are the F-16 and F-15 variants equipped to do probe and drogue refueling?  (I've got some ideas for a retractable probe for the F-15).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on September 01, 2017, 08:52:34 AM
Hey Old Wombat:

I'm currently doing a WHIFF series in 1/72 -

A different ADF to what we got.

RAAF F15C's (2 SQNs),  F16C and CJ (3 SQN's total), F15E for strike (2 SQN's), plus some F111 for Recce and EF111 for Support, Hawk for Training and LIFT and A37 for FAC/Cairs.

Also a different RAN with a CAW on a NIMITZ Class Carrier - the CAW is F14, A7, A6, EA6B plus AV8B and Sea Harrier FRS1 for the Carrier or ADELAIDE class.

The Army has AH1 Cobra's for ARH, Apache's for firepower support, OV1D Elint, OV10 FAC, and Black Hawk, NH90 and CHinook for lift.


About half way thru - will post pics when I can find a site to host (I've dumped Photobucket!!)  :o
Adding suitable boom-equipped tankers or are the F-16 and F-15 variants equipped to do probe and drogue refueling?  (I've got some ideas for a retractable probe for the F-15).

@ Scran51:
I'm not giving the RAN carriers that large, more Forrestal/Kitty Hawk sized, as the CAG will comprise A-8's (going on to Rafale M's), S-2's (going on to S-3's), Buccaneers (poss. going on to navalised Rafale B's), plus helo's (Wessex/Seaking, et alia).

The RAM will have hand-me-down carriers & Tarawa/Wasp/America class LHD/LHA's, operating A-7's (going on to Rafale M's), Harriers/AV-8's, plus the usual suspect helo's (UH-1's, AH-1's, CH-53's, CH-46's/CH-47's & MH-60S's)

Army Air will be similar to RAM Air but with a few lighter aircraft thrown in for FAC, etc.

The RAAF is going to be purely defence & mid/long-range strategic strike. I'm still working on their catalogue, although land-based F-14's, F-15's & F-16's are definitely in the group.


@elmayerle:
Hadn't thought that far ahead, myself, but I'm figuring the RAAF going the Euro/naval route of probe-&-drogue (probably under gov't pressure to keep commonality).
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on September 01, 2017, 11:28:30 AM
Probe and drogue for the F-16 would be either the fixed probe, tying into the boom refueling receptacle that the Isrealis developed or the drop tank with extending probe that some other F-16 users employ.  My idea for the F-15 probe installation would tie into the fuel system where the boom receptacle is now and retract and fold down into the LERX, such as it is, ahead of it.  I'm scheming it for a navalized F-15.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 02, 2017, 02:46:02 AM
The F-15 refuelling option was also discussed here:  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=838.0 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=838.0)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ScranJ51 on September 02, 2017, 01:25:19 PM
All the carrier aircraft (including the AV8 and Sea Harrier) have probe and drogue. 

The F15/F16/F111 will have standard systems - I'm not planning on building large aircaft such as tankers etc.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 14, 2017, 03:50:20 AM
Via Facebook: The Greatest Planes That Never Were Group. John Burton

(http://oi55.tinypic.com/al6p12.jpg)

(http://oi57.tinypic.com/2n0pnpz.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 14, 2017, 06:20:40 PM
Via Facebook: The Greatest Planes That Never Were Group. Builder Martin Goldsack.

Wings are from the A-5 Vigilante

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21752622_1665667636818654_3696679533426028394_o.jpg?oh=bb3a15472c7f247d95748bbe6a322d55&oe=5A523B09)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21731706_1665667640151987_7577723306338618605_o.jpg?oh=5a568ca0dec1b84679b5c627f653fd3f&oe=5A5285AA)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 17, 2017, 04:09:49 AM
M1120 HEMTT HTL.4

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21728275_1948885495358935_3809711389585197019_n.jpg?oh=e8f99a61dda2ed7bed5f68b7b48c683e&oe=5A4BCBE5)

Full build progress can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/povHG/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1948884695359015 (https://www.facebook.com/pg/povHG/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1948884695359015)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 17, 2017, 04:24:44 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 19, 2017, 09:27:49 PM
Wow!  8) That's excellent!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 30, 2017, 09:43:43 AM
Someone has been a busy little beaver:

(http://www.grumpyoldmodeller.com/images/Winches%204%201.jpg)

(http://www.grumpyoldmodeller.com/images/Winchester%20MR10%202.jpg)

More here: http://www.grumpyoldmodeller.com/mikespick.html (http://www.grumpyoldmodeller.com/mikespick.html)

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 01, 2017, 01:53:31 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: perttime on December 01, 2017, 03:38:30 AM
This Jimbowyrick1 guy has some airplane designs on DeviantArt

https://jimbowyrick1.deviantart.com/gallery/

Some weird, some funny, some actually feasible.

(https://t00.deviantart.net/2J64xBdaVBK1pgW76hXsqngVYeg=/fit-in/700x350/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre00/9043/th/pre/i/2017/317/c/d/ve_612_top_front_view_by_jimbowyrick1-dbtox3j.png)

(https://t00.deviantart.net/NUjG5Y3u6tVFYIh7dSqpLViTSJk=/fit-in/700x350/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre00/b747/th/pre/f/2017/201/5/a/northrop___veeblefitzer_na_ve_01a_batwhut_by_jimbowyrick1-dbgz4m3.png)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 02, 2017, 03:41:26 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on December 02, 2017, 01:57:18 PM
With the right donors like to try building similar (same general concept) six or eight engine monster !
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 09, 2017, 10:33:51 PM
Can you name the movie this diorama is from?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQm45irWAAAMWHj.jpg:large)

Twitter: Usina dos Kits‏ @Usina_dos_Kits

Military Dio!! PART1
Posted by: Comodoro
From: m.forocoches
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 10, 2017, 01:58:45 AM
Easy - Saving Private Ryan.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 10, 2017, 03:22:34 AM
Easy - Saving Private Ryan.

Very Good Captain Miller.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on April 10, 2018, 10:54:20 AM
Mark Salwowski (http://www.salwowski.com/index.html) has some interesting retro drawings on his site:

(http://www.salwowski.com/Gallery-normal/Salwowski_Z_Futurepast_page02_e.jpg)

(http://www.salwowski.com/Gallery-normal/Salwowski_Z_Futurepast_page02_d.jpg)

Some more in his Gallery 3 (http://www.salwowski.com/Gallery3.html)

He's known for his SF book covers, like this one:

(http://www.salwowski.com/Gallery-normal/Salwowski_Banks_ConsPhlebas.jpg)

EDIT: Just tidied up a little... ;)

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Steve Blazo on April 10, 2018, 09:17:39 PM
The last one reminds me of the Ring World series by Larry Niven.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on April 11, 2018, 03:02:45 PM
Mark Salwowski ([url]http://www.salwowski.com/index.html[/url]) has some interesting retro drawings on his site:

([url]http://www.salwowski.com/Gallery-normal/Salwowski_Z_Futurepast_page02_e.jpg[/url])


Inspirational to kit-bash.
Takeoff and landing in a side wind would be "sporty"
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 22, 2018, 01:57:03 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-90F1s4wHCW4/TghUwju_ZLI/AAAAAAAACd4/qy_vvEbiizA/s1600/%25E3%2582%2580%25E3%2582%2589%25E3%2581%259B%25E3%2582%258D%25E3%2582%2593%25E3%2581%25AF%25E3%2582%2599%25E3%2582%258B%25E3%2581%259F%25E3%2582%2599%25E4%25BA%259C.JPG)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 22, 2018, 02:53:13 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33095517_1978329032185544_1929394301154885632_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeE3S-0cTQmxETNxV41B3AZpPHh5Somgbcm5jb8zOuAQZMIsfzyZegz9Ahaqbyjpq5XiL-XTKBPB5x3fUe-K9Yf97XyFRCE9yuhuT5LBaZkQUQ&oh=aee73d8fe7d841e22689f8b46441f825&oe=5B81EEED)

Via David Knight.

In 1945 Japan became wise to the Manhattan Project, they then convinced America (through counter intelligence) they had their own version of the atomic bomb and the means to deliver it to the west coast of the USA using a modified Sen Toku I-400-class submarine and launching atomic torpedo-like missiles (later tested by the US Navy under the 'Jupiter' guise), therefore creating a nuclear stalemate and not ending the war in august 1945. Home defence against a 'regular' invasion became thus even more important than it already was, and defending an empire consisting of lots of islands called for fast, water-borne aircraft for reconnaissance, interception and anti shipping missions.

As the N1K2 Shiden Kai was at that moment arguably the Japanese Navy's best aircraft it's understandable they choose that proven airframe to experiment further with, and so the N1K1/2 was born, and later proved itself even more important as being the first Japanese single seater to launch a heat seeking missile in anger: the Igo-2-A fired against HMS Irreplaceable of the British Pacific Fleet: she was hit and sufficiently crippled to be out of commission until just before the end of the war.

The N1K1/2 was designed in October 1945 (though it's the Igo missile that dates this specific plane to 1946).
but the design for the original N1K1 Kyofu is from 1944, and the N1K2 Shinden Kai (the wheeled version) first became operational in 1945.

The right, de-cockpitted side has a different, experimental engine from the engine on the left side. You can tell that from the different exhaust, the air-inlet just below the vertical stabilizer, and the lengthened fuselage.

The Missile:
The missile between the fuselages is a swept wing Igo-2-A Anti Shipping Missile, made by Mitsubishi. Introduced in the closing stages of the war (November 1946 to be precise) it uses infra red (thus the world´s first ´heat seeker´, with the first batch delivered to the Imperial Navy about 10 years before the AIM-9 goes into production), has a solid-fuel rocket, and is small enough to be launched from fighterplanes instead of bombers.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 23, 2018, 12:41:41 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: tankmodeler on May 23, 2018, 01:24:15 AM
The last one reminds me of the Ring World series by Larry Niven.
Very similar, but if I read the book correctly, it doesn't need a star, having it's own power source, and isn't as big in diameter as a ring world.

Called an "orbital" in Banks' books and still many, many times the surface area of any planet.

Paul
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on May 23, 2018, 07:17:33 AM
The orbitals orbit a star and rotate to provide roughly 1G on the inner surface. They're tilted to provide a night/day cycle and the tilt can be changed to provide seasons as well.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 25, 2018, 11:18:05 PM
From the Facebook The What-If Model Builders Group.

This is a 1/144 scale 747-8F from Revell and a 1/144(?) scale Space Clipper Orion Shuttle from Moebius Models. The engine covers on the shuttle are molded with Miliput. The Pan Am decals on the 747 are a set from Draw Decal intended for a civilian C-5 Galaxy. The supports for the shuttle were scratch built. Builder is Steve Shaffer.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46770537_10215182739416041_5726468157611180032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=de00f267ec5dc012fe12752ff9111ef5&oe=5C6B0552)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46666548_10215182739656047_8393636904192442368_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=031366399640d71128f57a7fc6f38cd3&oe=5C76A430)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46715752_10215182739256037_7716845595595374592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=0e0e61b302d986cc7ac753e945a86816&oe=5C6726F0)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 26, 2018, 01:41:33 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 02, 2018, 06:14:29 AM
From the Facebook Group The Greatest Planes That Never Were

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47227847_10157044731928939_1423745447754727424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=50c1d824f3312ddd1e99003c93ba9d8c&oe=5C9DE24F)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 02, 2018, 10:24:53 AM
 :smiley:

That would also look good as a bomber
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on December 02, 2018, 10:42:05 AM
Airliner - Bomber - Cargo  all worthy kit bashes.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 01, 2019, 11:59:42 PM
Via Facebook.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49121079_10212115635038333_7668708203437228032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=7b156fa0236cad74f949dbc199187216&oe=5C946EF9)

1/72 SR-71 with 1/100 Vulcan wings.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 02, 2019, 03:41:49 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 03, 2019, 12:30:16 AM
Another Facebook find. Thanks to tsrjoe.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15873037_10208124293206573_6726429540892347916_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=eda018c741ba8f7fd03233ad6ac363e2&oe=5C9052A1)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15896398_10208124289806488_4345244401441723164_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=f76d1ff264256ae692bd292a6337e8a3&oe=5CD28D6C)

Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant, ref. 'War Prizes', Phil Butler, Midland Publishing

which resulted in this build:

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15826081_10208131589948987_6373343735196501571_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=fcf31525e5cc69c85c67ea2330acaa06&oe=5C8F4096)

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Story on January 03, 2019, 10:14:43 AM
Did we do this one yet?

(https://i.imgur.com/i5gwi4B.png)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on January 03, 2019, 10:31:00 AM
Via Facebook.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49121079_10212115635038333_7668708203437228032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=7b156fa0236cad74f949dbc199187216&oe=5C946EF9)

1/72 SR-71 with 1/100 Vulcan wings.
Beautiful!!  I'll be single-engine flameouts are a real bitch to control, though.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on January 03, 2019, 10:36:35 AM
Beautiful!!  I'll be single-engine flameouts are a real bitch to control, though.

Ditto on both points !
Looks to be leading edge intakes with four jet engines at rear of wing.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on January 03, 2019, 11:47:55 AM
Another Facebook find. Thanks to tsrjoe.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15826081_10208131589948987_6373343735196501571_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=fcf31525e5cc69c85c67ea2330acaa06&oe=5C8F4096)

Six Shackleton Griffons for RAF build otta work fine.
Peaks my interest to do a MATS build.  Engines TBD.

Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 03, 2019, 07:14:42 PM
From Facebook.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49156248_2022808237834769_5379978504299347968_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=8bd0d3339fc716bdb4980a17fc55bd35&oe=5C95D0F4)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 04, 2019, 02:13:06 AM
That last one is fantastic.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 04, 2019, 02:45:44 AM
For sure. Until it falls into a crevasse due to it's 2,000 Lbs/Sq Ft footprint.  ;D
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 04, 2019, 04:20:10 AM
Definitely the best idea yet for the Raumer.  Antarctic space Nazi's support vehicle. 
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Volkodav on January 06, 2019, 07:43:23 PM
Wow, Ex Luftwaffe aircraft used by allies in SEA...… I thought I was being original when I suggested that captured FW190s could have been used by the RAAF against Japan.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on January 06, 2019, 10:49:32 PM
What would they do when they run out of spare parts?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on January 07, 2019, 03:45:15 AM
Make more or re-engine? The French had used French made FW-190s post war (the NC 900)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dams301 on January 16, 2019, 04:58:50 AM
F-16U found on french forum Master194:

http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=106448 (http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=106448)

(http://www.master194.com/forum/download/file.php?id=22082)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: kerick on January 16, 2019, 05:04:18 AM
Pretty cool! Definitely not a regulation camo scheme but nice.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Volkodav on January 16, 2019, 01:43:18 PM
Make more or re-engine? The French had used French made FW-190s post war (the NC 900)

Yes, in fact an example is the 20mm Hispano used in the Boomerangs was reverse engineered and locally produced from a single example brought back from the middle east.

The other idea is Panzer III, IV and Stugs end up in Australia in the same way.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 27, 2019, 08:28:02 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dx2J9Z3W0AAIjdb.jpg:large)

Found on Twitter.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: tsrjoe on January 31, 2019, 12:42:56 AM
F.22 based exec jet ... https://grabcad.com/library/executive-raptor-the-black-sultan-1
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 31, 2019, 01:11:08 PM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 02, 2019, 08:47:53 AM
Via Facebook's What if Modellers group

Builder: Terri Geyer

Build: My newest what-if a B-47M in SIOP camo. Has TF33 engines and 20mm gun from a B-52H, wing tanks and new nose, ECM gear. 1/72 Hasegawa kit.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59144754_10216647588895765_8976407461669896192_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=58ff1bb18cf61584c92a13b56febef3f&oe=5D75C62A)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59554174_10216647594135896_8536037549913669632_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=6419837c3a78b664979ff91f80d0247c&oe=5D6EE4D2)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59415186_10216647596255949_1244827598513504256_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=e4d9bf4340ee0c81acda53c64af8c746&oe=5D762931)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59505736_10216647588975767_4952161012422803456_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=4ea32657acea314c6974260455949f16&oe=5D7035C8)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: finsrin on May 02, 2019, 10:37:09 AM
B-47M  --  Others and I have discussed doing builds like this.  Here we have great example of one.  8)
Makes me wanna also build one even knowing finish will not be fine quality we see here.  Be fun to build, thatz the main point.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on May 02, 2019, 10:40:52 AM
Now *that* is quite a beauty.  My upgraded B-47 will not be as extreme, but seeing this tempts me to use that camouflage pattern, or perhaps an "Asia Minor" for earlier Mideast operations.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Old Wombat on May 02, 2019, 11:31:59 AM
Nice build! :smiley:

Looks like a Baby B-52. ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 03, 2019, 03:06:12 AM
Nice.  Should invite the builder here.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 09, 2019, 08:59:30 AM
Found on Facebook.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62169122_2349125718442844_885212447835684864_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=8d4a6e74fe3eaf98b34b849b225a3cb2&oe=5D525872)

British Columbia Fire Department
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: apophenia on June 11, 2019, 04:09:46 AM
Found on Facebook.

British Columbia Fire Department

Nice! And very appropriate during yet another drought season here on the 'Rain Coast'  ;)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 08, 2019, 09:36:05 AM
(https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/004/354/611/large/stephen-lxt-cam-2-2.jpg?1482860804)

(https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/004/354/612/large/stephen-lxt-cam-3-2.jpg?1482860495)

Artist: stephen lxt
Source: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/d3DvK (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/d3DvK)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on August 08, 2019, 11:12:29 AM
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
- Is this a German vehicle? One of the guys in the first image is pointing. Must be German.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 09, 2019, 02:10:18 AM
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 09, 2019, 02:17:33 AM
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...

Agreed but they ran out of money in the budget. It was supposed to be an escalator.  You're lucky it wasn't a rope ladder.

This is drawn by someone who likes large wheels.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on August 09, 2019, 02:19:42 AM
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...
That's probably the "Aw ****!" exit for when everything breaks down and power is off.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Frank3k on August 09, 2019, 04:48:49 AM
This is drawn by someone who likes large wheels.

I loved that song by Sir Rolls-a-lot "Baby Got Wheels"
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: tankmodeler on September 07, 2019, 12:52:30 AM
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.

Paul
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on September 07, 2019, 11:08:27 AM
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.
A SHEVA from John Ringo's Posleen War series?
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: tankmodeler on September 11, 2019, 11:16:51 PM
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.
A SHEVA from John Ringo's Posleen War series?
Sure, that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 04, 2019, 11:48:55 PM
Not my photo but this was entered at the IPMS Ottawa CAPCON last weekend.

Note he/she moved the intake to the sides.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71491891_1524941017645718_5979315493666816000_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQn1wqSV1wGP-ywVaSlu6SxTXvc4Rk-d08xTHBGB2GBzsETIAh0ZDoo4rZKIfxVeh-o&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=4fcd005dd20f907db7eaaa9e28ad02c8&oe=5E3CF190)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 05, 2019, 03:37:41 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 05, 2019, 07:54:09 AM
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72199797_10158723354499989_7953426198283943936_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQlhoQTwnlEh41slf1s8dkpWXe-dt6_gpFpoLxO9qi8XNMwju7OnHR8ZVWy7iJTEzhM&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=091bcab1b702ba438f6a3d56e34c1a99&oe=5E25A400)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 06, 2019, 02:53:15 AM
Sweet.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 06, 2019, 11:51:51 PM
Found on Facebook.  Source: http://fighters.forumactif.com/t75013-sncaso-so4070-minerve-1-72 (http://fighters.forumactif.com/t75013-sncaso-so4070-minerve-1-72)

Sncaso 4070, at 1/72, made from scratch, plasticard, balsa, foam, aluminum.

The Delta Trijet Single-car delta trijet designed as part of the Minerva Program (which will lead to the Mirage IV), was based on a radically different approach to that of Dassault. Reduced to a minimum, it was based on a guide from the ground and a single-seat configuration, where the pilot was reduced to the role of a passenger? for the return flight.

Much smaller than its competitor, it was a very thin wing delta configuration, a Bicycle main gear train with two retractable out riggers, an single Atar engine and two Strato-Reactor mounted in pods.

Note: I corrected the original translation as required

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17458338_1777522129229787_1477840561982419096_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQnn0IfSfdk6XkRxsPXRl1PpLX8-9oqcZMPt_qYJZHLfVgePvbEMmVdKzDdn4W2rJcM&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=7eeb424707427b84f4ee2fb6f4cfc8e2&oe=5E38FDDB)


(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17504244_1777522162563117_7777357969021162068_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQnXxD4_M1UwPO-ko5gu7yI5aR8pbyTzG2UtlgcLvT6_sxBdNVceTJakHiaN2pooY_0&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=3a2fb855beb3ff990b00b31164ffdb1e&oe=5E300B36)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17493216_1777522195896447_324982558027710309_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQnZCZo2CQvUW2EzlGvII9nHy3mC1-4SYeV7foivPvLfy7B9aDZICXAN3FvCIkk7urM&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=4c1453e189c5cec5a4d4da736f9a139f&oe=5E2834B9)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17504477_1777522232563110_18055019131835526_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQm_c-yhngGcsZ9Xwp6fPEPFSOf8W_xE9pfRmijXV9rrziv-3-HOYJbvjKI33vl3l1U&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=046e039753ef8df0ef0eec0e541cee97&oe=5E37E4B1)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17504380_1777522249229775_3711985308789381617_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQnhw0mKA-8ftXeWdjRNXucVJp7cO1p7Ykm5TxIwNs_j4PNodqD7fUEoWzc7du1YMww&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=7829c4e04e3bd2c7359e76c677c3ee8d&oe=5E1D4019)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17505391_1777522132563120_646383370729628790_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQl04ePaNBtX7v323NYeffLE_ahl3fVGESkfLC6BBGbeR1Zv0Ol9ftw1cWb-pw9Iifo&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=9dcf94d2dd9ba3d99eb29137a089b3d8&oe=5E221BD7)

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17434855_1777522305896436_4927671414493454290_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQku9Pjy-2VDndm6FIth6ZOIdLAi_gFFftD7Gd-5f7vaVvanARNuZHotESZWss7bUHs&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=a6b48db32fb7c04fb8c7daef397f096d&oe=5E2CB945)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 07, 2019, 03:16:37 AM
Wow! :smiley:
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on October 07, 2019, 11:22:15 AM
Damn!!  That's a gorgeous concept & back story and a very well done, and finished, model.  I am in awe of the modeler's talents.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 07, 2019, 06:53:36 PM
Agreed. Also look at the Mirage IVB. This guy is good!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 23, 2019, 07:56:19 PM
Via @Hush_kit on Twitter

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHjuv0hXYAEF5Py?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 24, 2019, 06:46:21 PM
Neat though I wonder where the fuel would go.
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Story on October 28, 2019, 01:30:16 AM
(http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/ModernMechanix/1-1935/xlg_air_tower.jpg)
Full view at
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/maginot-tower/ (http://blog.modernmechanix.com/maginot-tower/)

Couldn't find any French aircraft, but I reckon a Manhattan Defense Zone model in 1:350th scale could be outfitted with a Squadron or two of USS Akron/Macon leftovers.
https://www.megahobby.com/products/f3f-fighter-aircraft-set-6-pack-1-350-trumpeter.html (https://www.megahobby.com/products/f3f-fighter-aircraft-set-6-pack-1-350-trumpeter.html)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: dy031101 on November 03, 2019, 01:37:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/hee2oZa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hLTabXK.jpg)

WoT Mod.  Not the Action X turret with 20-pounder that I would have preferred, and the Chieftain turret's low gun placement as well as its turret ring are likely problematic, but oh well, beggar can't be choosy......
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 04, 2019, 01:24:12 AM
turret with 20-pounder that I would have preferred


FV 201 (A45) with 20-pounder would essentially be a FV 221 Caernarvon Mark II:

(http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/UK/photos/FV221_caernarvon.jpg)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: Story on November 05, 2019, 11:00:06 AM
We don't seem to have a MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE category.

Maybe we need one.

Stills from the artists.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/xzAr2O (https://www.artstation.com/artwork/xzAr2O)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: tankmodeler on November 05, 2019, 11:23:22 PM
WoT Mod.  Not the Action X turret with 20-pounder that I would have preferred, and the Chieftain turret's low gun placement as well as its turret ring are likely problematic, but oh well, beggar can't be choosy......
The turret can't train left as it will bump into the stupid MG thing on the hull. It probably can't rotate too far right, either as it appears the searchlight housing will also run into the MG thing.

Paul
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 01, 2019, 09:32:18 PM
F-107 Ultra Saber with side mounted air intakes.  Found on Facebook.

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79110942_2855795034431614_7567060977674354688_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=p6iJHPv6ZJoAQkiP1o97-M23GG6lSJ8S2Q6ymFI8bMD7OgCPT2Osu5yYA&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=0eb251cd2e8a3d7f65c0de2884a88510&oe=5E77F340)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 01, 2019, 09:34:00 PM
Another version.

(https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/61b8a9a8-756c-4299-a5e5-bbc195c0c24c/d3gjk9h-924c2e01-3dc9-456e-bc54-7975a0b24929.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsIm9iaiI6W1t7InBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcLzYxYjhhOWE4LTc1NmMtNDI5OS1hNWU1LWJiYzE5NWMwYzI0Y1wvZDNnams5aC05MjRjMmUwMS0zZGM5LTQ1NmUtYmM1NC03OTc1YTBiMjQ5MjkuanBnIn1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmZpbGUuZG93bmxvYWQiXX0.6stCDFkqV5sHb5wzYx7q650_EJedpZvfo_ZWATFE324)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 02, 2019, 05:04:59 AM
Those are drop-dead gorgeous!  :-*
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: elmayerle on December 02, 2019, 05:22:03 AM
Those are drop-dead gorgeous!  :-*
What he said!!  Those are superbly beautiful!
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: perttime on December 02, 2019, 08:41:45 PM
The style looked familiar. Yep. Much more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/bispro/gallery/24200217/aviation (https://www.deviantart.com/bispro/gallery/24200217/aviation)
Title: Re: Random whiffs you have found
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 02, 2019, 09:30:41 PM
Stephane's work is awesome.