Beyond The Sprues

Current and Finished Projects => Profiles and Pixels => Topic started by: Small brown dog on August 21, 2019, 08:19:02 PM

Title: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 21, 2019, 08:19:02 PM
Well this is a wonderful place full of types that would not shy away from a radial Spitfire, a trimotor Mosquito and perhaps the odd flying Jagdpanther. Its not short of a great deal of drool inducement in both polystyrene and pixel form either. I have no idea how I have missed this place before but it is a welcome find.

Not sure if anyone has been to Duxford lately but there is a new engine exhibit in the Airspace building:

(http://tsbd.co.uk/beyondthesprue/Kestrel%20Electric%20XXX.jpg)

The Kestrel ELectric XXX was the Hawker (Hunting) Hound MK4b power unit coupled with the  legendary Aero Electric SBD-146/58 field coil spool.

I found a couple of old period adverts too:

(http://tsbd.co.uk/beyondthesprue/Kestrel%20XXX.jpg)
(http://tsbd.co.uk/beyondthesprue/The%2058.jpg)

If you go looking for this engine at Duxford you will need to hunt for it as itís a bit like trying to locate platform 9 3/4. Duxford is also home to one of the currently airworthy Hound Mk4b's

(http://tsbd.co.uk/beyondthesprue/Duxford%20Hound%20Mk4b.jpg)

I can give a full history of the Hound and a background history of Aero Electrical flight if anyone is interested though it might be a bit sleep inducing as I'm just a small brown dog with too much time on its paws, mucking about and re writing aviation history one aircraft at a time from a location slightly south of lost.

I work in 3D and composite in Photoshop which is just a fancy way of saying I photo bash my own 3D creations.

Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: The Big Gimper on August 21, 2019, 08:39:59 PM
Great work.

You should send your work to Elon.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 21, 2019, 08:58:13 PM
Great work.

You should send your work to Elon.  ;D

No time to go to Mars  - there's a war on!

Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Old Wombat on August 21, 2019, 11:23:30 PM
Give us what you got, Brother SBD! We can handle it, we're Whiffers! 8) :smiley: ;)
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 21, 2019, 11:30:52 PM
Give us what you got, Brother SBD! We can handle it, we're Whiffers! 8) :smiley: ;)

Thats done it - you only have yourselves to blame now   ;)
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 22, 2019, 12:55:02 AM
Welcome aboard SBD!  Great entrance and thank you for finding us worthy of your time and participation. 







***edit for grammar/spelling that slipped by me on the first attempt.--jjf
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: elmayerle on August 22, 2019, 02:10:41 AM
Welcome aboard SBD!  Great entrance and thank your for finding us worthy of your time and participation.
Seconded!!  That's gorgeous work!
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 22, 2019, 02:16:47 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: apophenia on August 22, 2019, 02:57:49 AM
Welcome aboard SBD! You'll fit right in here at BtS, 'Dog  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Frank3k on August 22, 2019, 06:55:35 AM
Truly awesome engines! I never knew that Tesla sold his AG coil licenses to RR.

If this is yours, I think Brian will have a fainting spell when he sees the spats:

https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/A-break-in-the-weather-729996091 (https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/A-break-in-the-weather-729996091)

Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 22, 2019, 04:14:41 PM
Truly awesome engines! I never knew that Tesla sold his AG coil licenses to RR.

If this is yours, I think Brian will have a fainting spell when he sees the spats:

https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/A-break-in-the-weather-729996091 (https://www.deviantart.com/small-brown-dog/art/A-break-in-the-weather-729996091)

RR ??
Oh, you mean the Rolls & Royce partnership in this time line. Sadly, Mr Rolls and Mr Royce never met.  The T coil tech, although vital, only provides the energy (in shed loads) used for EMFEM which is separate but always present in ELG systems which is the younger tech. It is also well known that I am full of crap too ;)

Yes, the Spattage is mine - a MK1 Hawker Hound.
I will post the Hound's history later.
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 22, 2019, 04:15:57 PM
By the way gentlemen thanks for the welcome. Much appreciated  :smiley:
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: kerick on August 22, 2019, 10:45:39 PM
Welcome aboard the madhouse!!!
Your design is wonderful. I canít help imagining how to build that in plastic. Looks like a Hurricane fuselage on the Mk4b version with Merlin engines. Am I close? A lot of scratch building also but to me thatís the fun part.
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 22, 2019, 10:54:29 PM
Welcome aboard the madhouse!!!
Your design is wonderful. I canít help imagining how to build that in plastic. Looks like a Hurricane fuselage on the Mk4b version with Merlin engines. Am I close? A lot of scratch building also but to me thatís the fun part.

Its very Hurricane everywhere :)
The engines are the Kestrel Electric XXX - think Kestrels on some sort of super steroids that drive the electrical lift generation gear.
To be completely honest I went way off when building the Kestrel as it sort of went all Merlin on me. My Merlin Electric will probably look likfe a mutant Griffon.

I think I might have gone the wrong way about this as perhaps I should posted the background to the tech first - ah well  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: kerick on August 23, 2019, 02:53:12 AM
No problem! The Hound made me curious as to the lift technology which was satisfied by the story. Thanks.
Hmmmm....  Mental images of flying battleships.......
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 23, 2019, 02:57:22 AM
No problem! The Hound made me curious as to the lift technology which was satisfied by the story. Thanks.
Hmmmm....  Mental images of flying battleships.......

I have an image if you would like to see a couple of Predator class
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 23, 2019, 06:09:36 AM
I don't think I'm familiar with your work, but seeing the sample you posted I think you'll fit in nicely.

Welcome to BtS and we look forward to seeing more, especially if they have such lovely spats!

 :-*

Ahem. I'm off now to find out if there's any cold water left.
 :-[
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 23, 2019, 06:06:49 PM
I don't think I'm familiar with your work, but seeing the sample you posted I think you'll fit in nicely.

Welcome to BtS and we look forward to seeing more, especially if they have such lovely spats!

 :-*

Ahem. I'm off now to find out if there's any cold water left.
 :-[
Brian da Basher

I have to admit that there is something about spats  ;)
I have AFV's and non military vehicles in my alt universe. Where can I post them if at all ?
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 23, 2019, 06:40:35 PM
I have to admit that there is something about spats  ;)
I have AFV's and non military vehicles in my alt universe. Where can I post them if at all ?

You can post all your magnificent art here and you can even set up your own topic if you want to keep your work in one place so your legions of fans can find it easily.

Feel free to send me a message if you need any assistance.

Here at BtS we welcome both what-ifs and the "real" stuff so share anything off your drawing board that strikes your fancy. 

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 23, 2019, 08:59:27 PM
I have to admit that there is something about spats  ;)
I have AFV's and non military vehicles in my alt universe. Where can I post them if at all ?

You can post all your magnificent art here and you can even set up your own topic if you want to keep your work in one place so your legions of fans can find it easily.

Feel free to send me a message if you need any assistance.

Here at BtS we welcome both what-ifs and the "real" stuff so share anything off your drawing board that strikes your fancy. 

Brian da Basher

Thats cool - thanks :)
I'm happy just making a topic for each thing as if anyone come looking for mine they will have to sort through. That way they won't miss  any of the great stuff on this site.

I don't have much that isn't made up but I do have a couple of Zeppelin images - it was a phase I went through
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: BlastWave on August 23, 2019, 10:13:48 PM
Welcome aboard SBD! It's great to have you here. :smiley:
Title: Re: Introduction and greetings
Post by: Small brown dog on August 23, 2019, 10:36:12 PM
Welcome aboard SBD! It's great to have you here. :smiley:

Thank you. Its good to be here.