Author Topic: This build is to shut Scooterman up! A patrol bomber Spruce Goose. Sort of.....  (Read 18113 times)

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Offline Caveman

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The weapons could still by "rolled out" but instead of on the sunderland where the opening is on the side of the fuselage, that wing is deep enough that reloads could be railed out within the wing to be dropped through the wing opening. Just a thought.

Offline Brian da Basher

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That's some first class detailing!

Go, Mr Chicken, go!

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The weapons could still by "rolled out" but instead of on the sunderland where the opening is on the side of the fuselage, that wing is deep enough that reloads could be railed out within the wing to be dropped through the wing opening. Just a thought.


Precisely what I have planned! See below........

Latest progress shots:



The weapons bay is now fully integrated into the wing and several coats of Tamiya White Primer sprayed on between sandings helped smooth things out. And holy crap looks like I have a few minor "sins" to fix on the surfaces of the nacelles as well. Some of those I'll cover up Watergate-style with some greeblies like air scoops and the like. Added the final bit of detailing, the structural ribs on the side of the weapons bay. The original plan was to drill small holes in them to give the impression of a lightened structure. Maybe if I'd made this thing bigger and my eyeballs were ten years younger.



This view shows the other side of the weapons bay. There are two doors here that lead to the reloads/bomb/torpedo racks inside the fuselage, Sunderland style. One door would open if it's a 250 lb or 500 lb bomb being rolled out, maybe a string of depth charges. But for a torpedo, both doors would open and the longer stores would use both rails inside the weapons bay. Or if a long string of depth charges, bombs, or mines needed to be dropped, I suppose. The other side shows a closed weapons bay- just some simple styrene sheet there, nothin' fancy.

I plan to paint the inside of the weapons bay green zinc chromate, the standard interior metal protectant of the day.

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Very well done
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Offline finsrin

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The weapons could still by "rolled out" but instead of on the sunderland where the opening is on the side of the fuselage, that wing is deep enough that reloads could be railed out within the wing to be dropped through the wing opening. Just a thought.

Reloads - splendid feature.
And splendid building quality (envy).
Bill

Offline taiidantomcat

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Very well done

No kidding! Wonderfully integrated!
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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You know it has been over a year since we have seen any WIP images of this very fine what if from Sentinel Chicken.  Wassupwiddat?
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Offline Old Wombat

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You know it has been over a year since we have seen any WIP images of this very fine what if from Sentinel Chicken.  Wassupwiddat?

Maybe de Scooterman he shuddup? ???

Scooterman, you bedda be startin' de whingin' at de Guardian Poultry, soonest!!! >:D >:D >:D C:-)

:)

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 The Dead Collector: Bring out yer dead.

[a man puts a body on the cart]

Large Man with Dead Body: Here's one.

The Dead Collector: That'll be ninepence.

The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm not dead.

The Dead Collector: What?

Large Man with Dead Body: Nothing. There's your ninepence.

The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm not dead.

The Dead Collector: 'Ere, he says he's not dead.

Large Man with Dead Body: Yes he is.

The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm not.

The Dead Collector: He isn't.

Large Man with Dead Body: Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.

The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I'm getting better.

Large Man with Dead Body: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.

The Dead Collector: Well, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.

The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I don't want to go on the cart.

Large Man with Dead Body: Oh, don't be such a baby.

The Dead Collector: I can't take him.

The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't: I feel fine.

Large Man with Dead Body: Oh, do me a favor.

The Dead Collector: I can't.

Large Man with Dead Body: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.

Offline Old Wombat

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Hmm? I'm hoping this means it will be done & dusted very soon :D & not gone to meet the Great WhIffer! :o

:)

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My modeling room became a staging ground for some home renovations and then work just got balls to the wall busy. I was hoping to have this done for the Fort Worth IPMS show last weekend but couldn't make the show and didn't have squat done anyway. Had I made the show, I probably would have just gave Scooterman shit all day. Oh wait, I did that at past shows, too.

Offline Volkodav

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My modeling room became a staging ground for some home renovations and then work just got balls to the wall busy. I was hoping to have this done for the Fort Worth IPMS show last weekend but couldn't make the show and didn't have squat done anyway. Had I made the show, I probably would have just gave Scooterman shit all day. Oh wait, I did that at past shows, too.

I feel for you, work has a nasty habit of putting me on courses or sending me interstate to support projects every time I think I may finally get something finished for a group build.

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Not so much an update but will have to post pics as I've been getting back in the saddle again.

The PBK-1 Tarpon now has a doghouse fairing above the flight deck for the radar (dorsal radome from the Minicraft WV-2 Warning Star kit which is another great Minicraft dog log of a kit I'll never build after trying to build the TWA Super Connie) and have added remote control gun turrets on the upper and lower outboard wings just beyond the outermost nacelle. Not sure if I'll keep them there, though.

Offline Scooterman

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Had I made the show, I probably would have just gave Scooterman shit all day. Oh wait, I did that at past shows, too.

Jokes on you, dude.  I wasn't there either!   :icon_ninja:

Nice to see you back, however!

Offline Brian da Basher

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I can totally relate to work getting in the way of the important stuff, Mr Chicken.

I can't wait to see what happens when you get back to the bench!

Brian da Basher