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: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: polygon 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.
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: Brian da Basher 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
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: GTX_Admin September 02, 2018, 04:02:01 AM
Liking what I'm seeing.
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: kengeorge 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.
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: polygon 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.
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: Old Wombat 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:
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: kerick September 04, 2018, 02:30:52 AM
I like the nose just as it is. Gives it that big Soviet look.
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: Brian da Basher 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
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: GTX_Admin September 08, 2018, 10:35:03 AM
Oh yeah! :smiley:
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: pigflyer September 08, 2018, 10:30:15 PM
Very interesting, great things expected here.  ??? :D
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: arkon September 09, 2018, 11:32:43 PM
Round two is looking like a knock out so far!
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: finsrin 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.
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: ericr September 17, 2018, 03:41:22 AM

the tailless Bear is a great beginning !


: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: polygon 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!

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

 :smiley:
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: Brian da Basher 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
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: polygon 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.
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: Volkodav October 02, 2018, 06:58:49 PM
Love the tilt rotor!
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: kitnut617 October 03, 2018, 08:59:46 AM
Love the tilt rotor!

Yeah! seconded ---

very interesting ---
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: finsrin 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.
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: GTX_Admin October 03, 2018, 11:19:55 AM
Love both
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: The Big Gimper October 03, 2018, 07:55:59 PM
I fourth all the previous comments. Awesome work!
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: kerick October 04, 2018, 01:18:15 AM
Love them both! Any details of construction on these?
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: arkon October 04, 2018, 01:27:46 AM
I get a mini su-25 feeling from the last one👍
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: Brian da Basher 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
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: Frank3k October 04, 2018, 08:54:56 AM
They all look great - that tilt-rotor looks fantastic!
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: polygon 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.
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: polygon 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!
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: finsrin 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.
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: polygon 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.
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: Robomog December 20, 2018, 07:46:19 PM
Leave it bare, looks stunning in that colour scheme

Mog
>^-.-^<
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: polygon 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.
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: kerick January 08, 2019, 01:59:08 PM
Wow! That some great stuff! I love the tilt rotor Harrier.
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: ericr January 08, 2019, 05:48:12 PM
 :smiley:
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: finsrin 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:
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: GTX_Admin January 09, 2019, 02:42:27 AM
Wow! That some great stuff! I love the tilt rotor Harrier.

Ditto :smiley:
: Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
: Brian da Basher 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
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: apophenia 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: