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Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Aero-space => Topic started by: polygon on August 30, 2018, 03:26:27 PM

Title: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on August 30, 2018, 03:26:27 PM
Back again, again. I hope the thread sticks this time.

Starting fresh on flickr because of photobucket.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/844/43376863652_1d143b68fa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2964Lkw)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2964Lkw) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Firstly, an opinion needed: cut along the line or not?

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/28554627077_aa91e3c739_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KvgVNv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KvgVNv) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Soviet tailless bomber. Gonna have to be careful straightening the engines, the hole for the engine nacelle goes almost all the way to the end of the wing.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/42708060564_75178855b1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/284XYtN)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/284XYtN) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Going to cut the tail off a bear. Instead of starting with the 1/200 kit, I've started on the non scale kit I got off Aliexpress just to get an idea of I need to do to the bigger, nicer kit.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/29273986057_cb84984027_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LAQQax)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/LAQQax) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Also converting a non scale macross kit into a real worldish 1/144 fighter.

Stay tuned for more.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 31, 2018, 05:12:53 AM
Those are some interesting concepts!

I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to that Bear.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 02, 2018, 04:02:01 AM
Liking what I'm seeing.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: kengeorge on September 02, 2018, 06:56:15 PM
Don't know why but to me the FSW Phantom looks a bit BSG-ish. Its very good and I would like to see more.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on September 03, 2018, 03:19:53 PM
Don't know why but to me the FSW Phantom looks a bit BSG-ish.
Interesting, I was getting more of a Klingon vibe.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1854/44376044932_8645946f24_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aBmQ7Y)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aBmQ7Y) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
A spur of the moment build. Think VJ 101 but with props.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1880/44376043812_c4398c97ff_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aBmPME)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aBmPME) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Tailless Bear. Doesn't look quite right with the nose and radar, I wanted more of a B-2 nose, but the radar is pretty integral. I guess I could chop it off and call it an earlier model.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Old Wombat on September 03, 2018, 09:56:25 PM
I don't see a problem with the Bear, looks fine to me. Put some paint on & she'll look excellent! :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: kerick on September 04, 2018, 02:30:52 AM
I like the nose just as it is. Gives it that big Soviet look.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 04, 2018, 06:38:42 AM
I like the nose just as it is. Gives it that big Soviet look.

Concur. It looks like it belongs to me.

Love where this one went! Most imaginative!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 08, 2018, 10:35:03 AM
Oh yeah! :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: pigflyer on September 08, 2018, 10:30:15 PM
Very interesting, great things expected here.  ??? :D
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: arkon on September 09, 2018, 11:32:43 PM
Round two is looking like a knock out so far!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: finsrin on September 16, 2018, 06:35:15 PM
I like the nose just as it is. Gives it that big Soviet look.

Concur. It looks like it belongs to me.

Love where this one went! Most imaginative!

Brian da Basher
Like they said. 
And - the Phantom reconfiguration is cool.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: ericr on September 17, 2018, 03:41:22 AM

the tailless Bear is a great beginning !


Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on September 24, 2018, 03:29:25 PM
Post weekend update.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/44846555591_b846f6f1cb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bjWjxH)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2bjWjxH) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Increased the size of the stinger.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1917/44797042102_c22dcdbd4f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bfyxUS)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2bfyxUS) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
What could have been super herc.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/44797041992_f7c79e8413_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bfyxSY)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2bfyxSY) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Prop VJ101/harrier.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1854/43562077905_697a911547_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29nr35H)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/29nr35H) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/43889538694_8d30fd1e7b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29SnmLo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/29SnmLo) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/29910461217_9b6fc0e03a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mz5W4c)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Mz5W4c) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Ready for priming!

Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: finsrin on September 24, 2018, 03:54:33 PM
Longer stinger works. Whole concept is cool.  8)
They all work.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: ericr on September 24, 2018, 09:36:42 PM

 :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 25, 2018, 06:37:41 AM
Those are some sweet little wonders and it's hard to pick a favorite.

I've got to admit though that upgraded C-130 is really growing on me.

Great stuff!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on October 02, 2018, 09:43:29 AM
Small update:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1954/30095774197_f5b12562f5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MRsH9z)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/MRsH9z) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1940/30095773767_4fd6fe5ded_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MRsH2a)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/MRsH2a) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Nearly done.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1908/30095775737_d524763e9e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MRsHB8)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/MRsHB8) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
New project based on saab projekt 1825? (I think), light 2 seat attack jet. Used a shortened Mitsubishi F-1 fuselage.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Volkodav on October 02, 2018, 06:58:49 PM
Love the tilt rotor!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: kitnut617 on October 03, 2018, 08:59:46 AM
Love the tilt rotor!

Yeah! seconded ---

very interesting ---
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: finsrin on October 03, 2018, 10:05:53 AM
Love the tilt rotor!

Yeah! seconded ---

very interesting ---

Now thirded ---
Should be flown by USAF and USN.  Heck,,, the Army too.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 03, 2018, 11:19:55 AM
Love both
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 03, 2018, 07:55:59 PM
I fourth all the previous comments. Awesome work!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: kerick on October 04, 2018, 01:18:15 AM
Love them both! Any details of construction on these?
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: arkon on October 04, 2018, 01:27:46 AM
I get a mini su-25 feeling from the last one👍
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 04, 2018, 05:16:11 AM
Wow is that some great stuff!

I can't really pick a favorite, they all look so innovative to me.

You have an enviable imagination!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Frank3k on October 04, 2018, 08:54:56 AM
They all look great - that tilt-rotor looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on October 09, 2018, 01:23:00 PM
Thanks guys! :smiley:

Should be flown by USAF and USN.  Heck,,, the Army too.

Actually I am trying to think what colours to paint it. Although I do love my blue splinter camo, I'm trying to steer clear of it and mix it up a bit.
So current thoughts are:
RAF/RN green and grey stripey
US/Marines green and black/green and brown

Love them both! Any details of construction on these?

Tilt-rotor: Body is from a Harrier that had its engine removed and replaced with a styrene tube, wings are from an F-16 bulked up with some puty and the rotors are from a cheap non scale V-22 (same brand as the Tu-95). Engine nacelles are built from F-2/F-16 and Tornado fuel tanks - the back half of a Tornado fuel tank forms the main body, the nose forms the intake and the nacelle nose is the pointy end of the F-2 tank.

SAAB thing: shortened Mitsubishi F-1 fuselage (would have liked a T-2 for the clear double canopy), Tornado wings, F-16 tail fin AND RB-04's from Fox One.

Unless otherwise stated all builds are 1/144 scale.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on December 17, 2018, 02:21:14 PM
Update time:

First of all, Thanks to those who gave input on my mig-41 for the GB. Unfortunately that project is on indefinite hold, as I had a lot of trouble trying to make it look right.

Other stuff:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/32466310738_d24d3fe409_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RsWk5f)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RsWk5f) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/32466310708_217e1e1109_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RsWk4J)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RsWk4J) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Should I put some missiles on it or leave it bare?

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4878/32466312898_0e2a34d434_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RsWkHu)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RsWkHu) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Shiny.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4811/46287884652_02fc3fef9a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwivsL)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dwivsL) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4878/45615085794_ebc368f674_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cuReNs)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2cuReNs) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4809/32466315678_2c86b1d5fc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RsWmxq)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RsWmxq) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/46338482401_a9e3915b22_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dALQpK)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dALQpK) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/45425689805_068725f953_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cd7wYn)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2cd7wYn) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Almost there!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: finsrin on December 17, 2018, 02:41:22 PM
Try top one w/o missiles. Has fine lines as is.
Want to see how semi flying wing turns out.  Looks maybe 1/200.
Last two doing well.  Keep going.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on December 20, 2018, 12:27:09 PM
Want to see how semi flying wing turns out.  Looks maybe 1/200.

Closer to 1/500 or so, but it is actually a dry run for a 1/200 version I have in my stash - didn't want to go in blind and wreck a kit.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Robomog on December 20, 2018, 07:46:19 PM
Leave it bare, looks stunning in that colour scheme

Mog
>^-.-^<
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on January 08, 2019, 01:38:58 PM
Managed to get a bit of time to finish these:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4864/45762240054_6a97090630_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cHRrCS)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2cHRrCS) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/45762239304_b2cbba2f4a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cHRrpW)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2cHRrpW) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Tilt-rotor finished. Powered by a hybrid prop/jet combo, props for forward flight and a jet boost for takeoff and landing on account of the wing blocking the small props. Also not much in the way armament - only one usable pylon on the wings and one on the fuselage. Other than that, I like the way it turned out and it's not bad for spare parts build.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/46434567132_b7a5ed7559_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dKgi43)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dKgi43) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Bear finished and I managed to find a use for the phantom too.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4866/32613181928_cb3db033ee_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RFV5L9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RFV5L9) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Top one is a super hercules  proposal (C-141 with a C-130 nose). Bottom is a shortened C-5, based on a lockheed proposal from way back - MSRA or MRSA? - but I like to call it a C-5SP.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7855/32613182868_e576195174_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RFV63m)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RFV63m) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Plane 2 of the Midnight Eagles (named after the their main paint colour: midnight blue) acrobatic team.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4835/31546018177_37fa5e744f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q4BAa8)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Q4BAa8) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Propfan powered Hawkeye/Flanker combo.

Future plans:
A few more kitbashes then trying some more scratch-building.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: kerick on January 08, 2019, 01:59:08 PM
Wow! That some great stuff! I love the tilt rotor Harrier.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: ericr on January 08, 2019, 05:48:12 PM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: finsrin on January 08, 2019, 06:16:22 PM
Tilt rotor is cool Imagineering and building.  8)
Concept used on Bear is promising for large aircraft builds.  Phantom goes well with Bear.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 09, 2019, 02:42:27 AM
Wow! That some great stuff! I love the tilt rotor Harrier.

Ditto :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 09, 2019, 06:31:03 AM
Wow! That some great stuff! I love the tilt rotor Harrier.

Ditto :smiley:

Double-ditto :smiley: :smiley:

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: apophenia on January 09, 2019, 07:44:27 AM
Triple-Dit... oh, never mind. Your tilt-rotor Harrier is a great build. And truly brilliant for a spare parts build  :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on July 29, 2019, 03:21:42 PM
Some in between projects.

Kawasaki C-3 - bumping up the C-2 to C-17 dimensions (length, height and wingspan only kinda like the propsed narrowed C-17):
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47956232327_e0fa633602_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4Je6R)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2g4Je6R) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48359417551_3766fa715f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gFmE2e)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gFmE2e) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

F-36 - X-36 meets F-22:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47956272931_af33e22432_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4JraV)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2g4JraV) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Dr. YoKai on July 30, 2019, 12:01:00 AM
Neat work on the Harrier, but I really, realllly like the tailless Bear!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: elmayerle on July 30, 2019, 07:50:06 AM
All beautiful work!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on August 19, 2019, 11:43:10 AM
Small update:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48463446341_159c95b5a1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gQxQa4)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gQxQa4) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48463446281_8a7935e93b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gQxQ92)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gQxQ92) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

Starting to think about the weapons bay. Cheek bays have been eliminated by the canards, will have to think whether or not to keep the same missile load. Worst case it can just have a slightly larger crowded main bay.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on August 20, 2019, 01:53:49 AM
I like where this is going. :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: apophenia on August 20, 2019, 04:37:35 AM
Me too ... but I'm also very keen on your Kawasaki C-3 concept  :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on August 21, 2019, 03:22:34 PM
Me too ... but I'm also very keen on your Kawasaki C-3 concept  :smiley:

That ones coming along too:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48583738386_a724cb7c14_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h2bmMQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h2bmMQ) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: finsrin on August 21, 2019, 04:24:06 PM
Past builds and these two are super.  Your Aerodrome Imagineering department must work overtime.   :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Small brown dog on August 22, 2019, 05:25:38 PM
That ones coming along too:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48583738386_a724cb7c14_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h2bmMQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h2bmMQ) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
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Loving your creations. I have not done any modelling in decades but it still have that fascination and I was wondering what the yellowish material is that you use to fill in the above image.

.... looking again and I see that its sliced and diced parts from a third kit ?
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: kerick on August 22, 2019, 10:51:52 PM
The C-3 looks awesome! What kit did you start with?
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on August 23, 2019, 02:42:16 PM


Past builds and these two are super.  Your Aerodrome Imagineering department must work overtime.   :smiley:
They sure do, if only the manufacturing department could keep up! Although I am getting some serious bench time lately, who knows how long that will last.


Loving your creations. I have not done any modelling in decades but it still have that fascination and I was wondering what the yellowish material is that you use to fill in the above image.
.... looking again and I see that its sliced and diced parts from a third kit ?

The yellow stuff on the body is epoxy putty, the yellow stuff on the tail is just yellow plastic sheet. Not sure what you mean by third kit though? The tailplane is from a 1/144 fighter jet and the engines are just resin cast copies of the engine from the kit.

The C-3 looks awesome! What kit did you start with?
This one:
(https://hlj.com/media/catalog/product/cache/image/700x700/e9c3970ab036de70892d86c6d221abfe/p/i/pits-45_0.png)

Anyway on to new business:

I decided to crack open an old idea I had of a modified Flanker. It'll be an ace combat inspired build that incorporates some ideas from the X-02 Wyvern (central missile bay and intake mounted missile cradle) onto a SU-27.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48574106052_362e67d5b3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h1jZr7)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h1jZr7) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
To start I used a stalled build of an even older idea that didn't pan out. Its a dragon 1/144 SU-35. I cut off the canards, but thats no big deal I'll just put them back.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48583989856_fc9e872943_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h2cDxw)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h2cDxw) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Then I crafted the central missile bay and missiles (these are R-77Ms), then I cutaway some space and did a test fit. But something just didn't feel right.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48599675166_dc7fd051ab_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h3A3eU)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h3A3eU) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Then I discovered why it didn't feel right. ITS. TOO. SMALL. Here it is on top of a trumpeter Flanker and a quick google search confirms that the dragon kit is undersized. Now I have to wait for some F-toys Flankers to arrive, I'm not using the trumpeter because that's a 2-seater and I need a single. I was quite excited to start this build too. :icon_crap:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Small brown dog on August 23, 2019, 05:07:29 PM

The yellow stuff on the body is epoxy putty, the yellow stuff on the tail is just yellow plastic sheet. Not sure what you mean by third kit though? The tailplane is from a 1/144 fighter jet and the engines are just resin cast copies of the engine from the kit.


I thought all the different coloured parts were different kits you had blended.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: apophenia on August 24, 2019, 05:25:06 AM
That ones coming along too:

Looking good too ... and your Kawasaki C-3 is a great concept!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on September 02, 2019, 02:24:23 PM
Got my hands on a more appropriate sized flanker, work can resume:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48641413538_82216d1a36_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h7gXB1)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h7gXB1) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

Final gluing and hopefully the last coat of putty applied (I know it wont be, but a man can dream).
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48658960283_7705611d20_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2h8PTD6)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h8PTD6) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on September 21, 2019, 10:35:05 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48762601543_da0571d826_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hhZ5zn)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hhZ5zn) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

Currently conducting feasability study.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 22, 2019, 02:19:27 AM
(https://byebyepie.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f9367fb883401b8d0ca14e4970c-800wi)
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on September 30, 2019, 02:36:07 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48813745827_3e6f2a242d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hnvcZn)Kawasaki C-3 (https://flic.kr/p/2hnvcZn) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
One to cross off the list, C-3 is finished.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48814058472_834e5e301c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hnwNVN)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hnwNVN) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
F/A-36: First paints applied. Need to paint engines, panel line wash and maybe re-do cockpit.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Old Wombat on September 30, 2019, 07:06:51 PM
The C-3 is awesome! 8) :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 30, 2019, 07:10:28 PM
The C-3 is awesome! 8) :smiley:

I second this!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 01, 2019, 01:48:15 AM
The C-3 is awesome! 8) :smiley:

I second this!

Thirded! :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 01, 2019, 06:18:10 AM
The C-3 is awesome! 8) :smiley:

Concur. Great stuff!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 02, 2019, 03:46:03 AM
Lovely work on that C-3. Not only the build, the camo is also very, very nice.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Frank3k on October 02, 2019, 05:26:08 AM
The C-3 looks great - especially for being 1/700. Very impressive!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: elmayerle on October 02, 2019, 06:49:17 AM
I love the C-3, it's gorgeous, and find the F/A-36 quite impressive.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: apophenia on October 03, 2019, 03:48:35 PM
And thirded! Excellent work of the C-3 polygon  :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on October 07, 2019, 06:31:45 PM
Thanks for all the support for the C-3. Small but enjoyable build, was worried about the panel lines on the wings, glad the paint covered it up nicely.


Next up: F/A-36.
From a pure looks perspective I think its my favorite design so far. The model itself - not so much, it's the trumpeter 1/144 F-22. The canopy is firmly molded into the fuselage and the parts fit wasn't so great so it was a little difficult to work with.

On another note this was the second model from the same build list that I completed (first was the C-3). Usually I make new lists half way through builds - weird times for me.

Clean Configuration:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48850824717_41a8cd8bf6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hqMffz)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hqMffz) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48850824637_c12be393af_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hqMfec)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hqMfec) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48850634126_e6065c8d90_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hqLgAw)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hqLgAw) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

External Munitions: 2xDrop Tanks and 2xSupersonic Anti-ship missiles
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48850585733_644864e11f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hqL2da)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hqL2da) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48850585673_329d71a40b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hqL2c8)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hqL2c8) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48850585728_29d953afa4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hqL2d5)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hqL2d5) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on October 08, 2019, 12:07:50 AM
Certainly looks larger than 1:144th scale in your images.  I think the under the wing stores help to disguise the actual size of your subject.  Very nice! :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: elmayerle on October 08, 2019, 01:50:52 AM
Beautiful!!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 08, 2019, 02:18:16 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on October 25, 2019, 12:51:35 PM
stealth Hind update
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48953721283_653fd1108c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hzSBPi)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hzSBPi) by polygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Had a bit of trouble going from 2D to 3D so I made a quick prototype out of a cereal box. Many areas for improvement have been noted.
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: finsrin on October 25, 2019, 04:41:09 PM
Excellent mockup building  :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 25, 2019, 09:19:25 PM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: arkon on October 26, 2019, 04:27:21 AM
Nice cardboard work!👍
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on March 09, 2020, 10:19:21 AM
Something I've been wanting to do for a while: Super Tornado. Bumping up the size of a Tornado to an F-14.
Featuring F-14 wings, F-15 intakes and F-16 nozzles.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49635465652_90a67a8a27_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iC7JEy)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2iC7JEy) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49635190531_538031ecaa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iC6jT6)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2iC6jT6) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on March 09, 2020, 10:23:05 AM
I see a lot of PSR in your future :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: polygon on April 02, 2020, 10:48:58 AM
Just some small scale quick builds.

1/500 full double deck 747sp with cargo nose in military service; 4 seater F-14 awacs; 1/700 L100-60 super hercules.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49723512156_967a538369_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iKTZPJ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2iKTZPJ) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

1/200 kamov with 1/350 v-22 parts and a stretched passenger kamov.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49722974893_91b5c86c5b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iKRf7z)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2iKRf7z) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

1/144 apache with non-scale v-22 parts.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49723511771_8cf907f44c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iKTZH6)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2iKTZH6) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr

Hasegawa egg plane su-33 converted to su-34.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49723511936_238969e6f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iKTZKW)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2iKTZKW) by BTSpolygon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/159490316@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: ericr on April 02, 2020, 02:19:55 PM

small is beautiful  ;D
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 03, 2020, 03:20:08 AM
Nice work.  I especially like the Apache/V-22 merger
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 03, 2020, 09:40:06 AM
Good stuff all round, but I just love the tilt-rotor Helix.  :-* Looks like something the Soviets/Russians might have done.

The Apache/Osprey mash-up is also brilliant!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: deathjester on April 03, 2020, 06:19:32 PM
What an awesome collection!!  Well done!!
Title: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
Post by: Brian da Basher on April 05, 2020, 06:54:11 AM

small is beautiful  ;D

Concur. My girlfriend is 4'8".

She's lucky she doesn't need a booster seat to drive.

Brian da Basher