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Aero-space / Re: Bell Huey Cobra Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by jcf on January 21, 2021, 05:26:21 AM »
Itís an AH-1S in the first photo, it doesnít have a four-bladed rotor.
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: Various Artworks
« Last post by GTX_Admin on January 21, 2021, 04:27:01 AM »
 :smiley:
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Aero-space / Re: Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver, a One Wing Biplane
« Last post by robunos on January 21, 2021, 03:37:09 AM »

Okay, another update . . .
While all the filling on the fuselage was drying, I turned to the engine. Like a lot of kits of this age, the engine is of the 'half cylinders on a flat plate' type. These can look good when done right, but a dry-fit with the cowling showed that the engine came right to the front, so some improvement was needed. After thinking about it, I drilled small holes where the 'cylinders' met the 'crankcase',





then using a combination of fine saw and knife, removed the plastic between the 'cylinders'. I then finished the job with a fine file.





When painted, and with the inside of the cowling painted black, this will be much improved.
The same could not be said of the wings. When cut in half, and offered up to the fuselage, the look was not right. So, off I went to the 'Spare Wings Box'TM, and came back with the surplus wing from my OWB Grumman Duck build.





A rough try looked much better, so I went with them. I split them in two, and trimmed the roots to match the fuselage. Still looking good. There were large holes in the underside, where the cabane struts fitted. I thought I still had the parts, but couldn't find them, so I used plastic card.





I was going to fair off the leading edge piece, then realised that left as it was, it would be perfect for the undercarriage design I was going to use, so I didn't . . .
That's All For Now, Stay Tuned . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Aero-space / Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Last post by Dr. YoKai on January 21, 2021, 12:56:02 AM »
Looks like it's coming along nicely.
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Aero-space / Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Last post by Rod The Fixer on January 21, 2021, 12:32:06 AM »
... and after a short break ...  :D I restarted to build this airplane


by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, su Flickr

Next steps weathering and rigging ...  :o
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: Various Artworks
« Last post by The Big Gimper on January 20, 2021, 09:28:04 PM »
Based on a scaled-up HiMAT?
and/or Rockwell XFV-12?

Love that Freccetta ^^^^
Sort of Luft46 taken a step or two further.

It's a one night stand love child!

Really like this! Do you have more images in colour?
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Other / Re: SR-71 & Hustler, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Last post by ericr on January 20, 2021, 07:30:12 PM »

thanks !  ;D
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: dy031101's Mental Notes
« Last post by dy031101 on January 20, 2021, 04:07:46 PM »


Through trials, errors, and a huge amount of luck (considering the inexperience of the personnel involved and having to work completely from scratch this time), the New 1st Army successfully tested the D-10T gun on an Elefant tank destroyer in anticipation of diminishing effectiveness of its 88mm L/71 gun in the future.

(Credit: Modded from works of the War'tist of War Drawings)

(I also attempted to rescale the Tiger tanks and their 100mm gun barrels.  Hopefully they look less clownish now.)

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I have toyed with the idea of a post War Tiger tank in Israeli service and retrofitted with a 105mm Royal Ordnance L7 main gun.


The Tiger has a turret ring diametre seemingly comparable with the T-54, so now I guess it can.
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: Various Artworks
« Last post by perttime on January 20, 2021, 01:56:18 PM »
Based on a scaled-up HiMAT?
and/or Rockwell XFV-12?

Love that Freccetta ^^^^
Sort of Luft46 taken a step or two further.
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: Various Artworks
« Last post by elmayerle on January 20, 2021, 12:38:39 PM »
Based on a scaled-up HiMAT?
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