Author Topic: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!  (Read 16203 times)

Offline finsrin

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2015, 03:28:36 PM »
Yeeee Gaaaads  ---  must be OOB RW
So cool in concept and build  8)  :-*  :-*  :-*

Offline LemonJello

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2015, 08:44:28 PM »
What a masterpiece! All your efforts really paid off in the finished product.

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2015, 09:50:50 PM »


I'm now off to Michaels to pick some Butterick sewing patterns.
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2015, 10:18:34 PM »
That looks brilliant, trickyrich! You've definitely done my original profile justice and then some!

Finally just some touch-ups and she’s done!I just so love the look of this aircraft and with all the mods I added she just looks “real”!

Now you understand exactly what I go for with my profiles. It's easy to write off a design like the XB-51 when you look at a B-57G and just think, "well, the Canberra is just more workmanlike and practical, it's obvious why it succeeded." Now put all those bits, bobbles, mods, grit, and grime on the "failed" prototype, and suddenly things become more complicated.

Those extra antennas really look great on your model, but I know the hard part was all the bigger mods that you did and seem to integrate seamlessly on the finished model.

Great work, trickyrich!

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2015, 11:14:22 PM »
Nice work
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline trickyrich

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2015, 04:51:13 AM »
That looks brilliant, trickyrich! You've definitely done my original profile justice and then some!

Finally just some touch-ups and she’s done!I just so love the look of this aircraft and with all the mods I added she just looks “real”!

Now you understand exactly what I go for with my profiles. It's easy to write off a design like the XB-51 when you look at a B-57G and just think, "well, the Canberra is just more workmanlike and practical, it's obvious why it succeeded." Now put all those bits, bobbles, mods, grit, and grime on the "failed" prototype, and suddenly things become more complicated.

Those extra antennas really look great on your model, but I know the hard part was all the bigger mods that you did and seem to integrate seamlessly on the finished model.

Great work, trickyrich!

Cheers,

Logan

thank you.

I really did enjoy this build as difficult as it was at times, the whole idea of taking a "failed" prototype and turning it into a "real" plane is a lot of fun. Plus it was a big benefit to have that wonderful profile of yours as reference/inspiration. Don't worry I'm still looking all your other profiles for other ideas. Now if I ever get my mod kit for an P-61E/F-15 Reporter!!

This will not be the last of this type of work you'll from me now seeing as this experience was so enjoyable.

What's next....well a Ta-154 & a Ar-234 go into a bar......

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2015, 06:07:49 AM »
can't say more than what's already been said apart for Yea Gads that's brilliant!!  :o :o :o Outstanding work in realising this beastie!!! :) :) ;) ;) 8) 8)
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Offline uncle les

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #82 on: October 10, 2015, 05:26:31 PM »
Bravo !  I'm liking that a LOT.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #83 on: October 10, 2015, 08:25:56 PM »
Wow all three of those builds are magnificent, but that B-51 really takes the prize!

Those 'roos really spice up a model nicely!

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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #84 on: October 10, 2015, 09:30:06 PM »
This guy is a MASTER!! :)

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2015, 04:52:35 AM »
Bravo. That's superb.
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2015, 10:39:09 PM »
That's one of the best models I've seen recently :)
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Martin B-51G Panther “Tropic Moon III” Finished!!!
« Reply #87 on: October 13, 2015, 03:52:00 PM »
Just love it, especially with the back story.