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Modelling => Completed GBs => Group and Themed Builds => Drone/UAV/unmanned whatever GB => Topic started by: The Big Gimper on November 03, 2017, 04:37:06 AM

Title: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 03, 2017, 04:37:06 AM
Place holder for my Denel Dynamics Albatross

It is a jet power hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance and high-altitude surveillance.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Tophe on November 03, 2017, 01:31:13 PM
Is there any relation to the Grumman Albatross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_HU-16_Albatross ?
Or just very long wings, similar also to the bird with this name?
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 03, 2017, 07:10:43 PM
Is there any relation to the Grumman Albatross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_HU-16_Albatross ?
Or just very long wings, similar also to the bird with this name?

#2. Just very long wings similar also to the bird with this name.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Tophe on November 03, 2017, 11:36:40 PM
Thanks. We will see... :smiley:
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 03, 2017, 11:54:30 PM
Looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: apophenia on November 07, 2017, 06:50:16 AM
Place holder for my Denel Dynamics Albatross

It is a jet power hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance and high-altitude surveillance.

Oooo ... anything like Denel's swoopy Bateleur MALE UAV?
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: GTX_Admin on November 07, 2017, 06:57:06 AM
Saw preliminary photos of this at a top secret North-South axis meeting of the BTS moderation team in Pittsburgh this weekend just gone...looks good
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 10, 2017, 07:56:24 PM
Place holder for my Denel Dynamics Albatross

It is a jet power hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance and high-altitude surveillance.

Oooo ... anything like Denel's swoopy Bateleur MALE UAV?

No. It is a clean sheet design.  I hope to share some pictures this weekend.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: The Big Gimper on November 13, 2017, 01:21:55 AM
Here is WIP Albatross. Love child between a Heller Magister and Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4564/38364388401_d5a5c1d67a_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4579/24493958698_e66b0ceff5_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4583/24493958358_1e03b9067e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Tophe on November 13, 2017, 02:23:02 AM
Beautiful! :-*
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Gingie on November 13, 2017, 04:19:43 AM
most excellent Carl!
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 13, 2017, 06:26:58 PM
Absolutely killer, Carl!

Totally believable and one of the best Magister conversions I've seen come down the pike in a long time!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 15, 2017, 04:59:23 AM
<...> Love child between a Heller Magister and Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper <...>

This kid's gonna far!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: KiwiZac on November 24, 2017, 03:33:07 AM
Ooooooh wow, that looks perfect! Inspired!

Also as soon as I see Denel or Atlas in a title I get excited as the South Africans come up with some very cool hardware. This will fit right in.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: jcf on November 24, 2017, 08:07:38 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Camthalion on November 27, 2017, 05:16:27 AM
nice one
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: AXOR on December 13, 2017, 01:49:21 AM
Simple,elegant and to the point...lovely !
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: finsrin on December 13, 2017, 02:01:11 AM
Good eye for seeing this "natural" kit-bash.  Looks so much RW meant to be.
Not way complex but is right on. :smiley:
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: KiwiZac on January 08, 2018, 11:42:39 AM
Are you still going with this, TBG? I've been away for a bit so my apologies if I've missed something.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: The Big Gimper on June 30, 2018, 07:17:53 AM
You have not missed anything Zac. It's me.

Thanks my daily 2.5 Kg dose of "Getroffyouassium", I am almost done!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/42374807324_8264d3f0fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27yvXUh)IMG_6840 (https://flic.kr/p/27yvXUh) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/41281701520_a198c6dbeb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25TVvCu)IMG_6841 (https://flic.kr/p/25TVvCu) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/42374800864_854f88162b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27yvVYU)IMG_6842 (https://flic.kr/p/27yvVYU) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 02, 2018, 10:25:55 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 03, 2018, 04:47:35 AM
Lovin' this! :smiley: You've got a keen eye for what donor kits will work together nicely.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on July 04, 2018, 03:06:11 AM
You got that right Moritz, he does have a keen eye for what can be combined to make a real beauty of a kit bash. 
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: Antonio Sobral on July 04, 2018, 10:20:54 PM
Sleek and elegant!

It reminds me a little bit of the U2.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 07, 2018, 02:03:29 AM
Thank you for the compliments folks. Finished it this morning. Albatross MK.1 in RAF service.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/29370337228_49585f8d7c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LKmE1C)
Albatross-MK.1-02 (https://flic.kr/p/LKmE1C) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/29370336678_f33786e755_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LKmDR9)
Albatross-MK.1-03 (https://flic.kr/p/LKmDR9) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/914/29370335238_4d687a8848_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LKmDqj)
Albatross-MK.1-04 (https://flic.kr/p/LKmDqj) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/839/29370335878_5fe2c6ed09_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LKmDBm)
Albatross-MK.1-01 (https://flic.kr/p/LKmDBm) by Big Gimper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/21812089@N02/), on Flickr

Built from a 1/72 Heller Magister, Skunkworks MQ-9 Reaper, Tamiya A-6E (1/100) and Hasegawa Weapons Kit VI. Decals from the MQ-9 kit. Paint is MM enamels via hairy sticks.
Title: Re: Denel Dynamics Albatross
Post by: the user that can't escape on July 12, 2018, 06:07:40 AM
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