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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #375 on: November 10, 2019, 07:28:57 PM »
About time we get a new Vulcan tool in "God's Scale" 8) 8) 8) 8) the old one is too hard to make into a realistic Vulcan  :icon_crap:
Now let's have a yap with Wingnut Wings for a 1/32nd Vulcan. You know, Handley Page 0-400, Avro Lancaster and Avro Vulcan has a nice flow to the subjects  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #376 on: November 10, 2019, 08:33:48 PM »
About time we get a new Vulcan tool in "God's Scale" 8) 8) 8) 8) the old one is too hard to make into a realistic Vulcan  :icon_crap:
Now let's have a yap with Wingnut Wings for a 1/32nd Vulcan. You know, Handley Page 0-400, Avro Lancaster and Avro Vulcan has a nice flow to the subjects  8) 8) 8)

Agree. The Vulcan was "inevitable" as they need to complete the refresh of their V-bomber force.

I'd like to see a Lincoln. It would fill the gap between the new Lancaster and Shackleton.  I do have the Blackbird conversion.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #377 on: November 10, 2019, 08:37:59 PM »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #378 on: November 10, 2019, 08:53:54 PM »
The Vulcan is one kit I would actually like to buy in 1/72, as it fits into my "Plan". ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #379 on: November 11, 2019, 01:35:06 AM »
 :smiley: for the Carrier
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #380 on: November 11, 2019, 02:35:22 AM »
I've seen Dave's HMS QE build while he was building it. But this HMS PoW looks much bigger. References say the ships are 932'-0" long, so divided by 350 equals 2.66 feet, which is about what Dave's QE looks like. But this looks like it takes up a whole table, it looks like it's 1/72 scale -- 932 divided by 72 equals 12.95 feet.

Re: Airfix
« Reply #381 on: November 11, 2019, 02:45:36 AM »
The two ships are the same size (1/350) which works at 30" (80cm) long with a beam of about 8" (20cm).  My little cottage couldn't handle a 1/72 scale job!

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #382 on: November 11, 2019, 04:06:23 AM »
Outstanding job Dave  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Thanks for the clarification. The table it's on and the chairs behind it, just seems to make it bigger.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #383 on: November 11, 2019, 04:37:28 AM »
Fantastic Work Dave!

Is there an encore project?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #384 on: November 11, 2019, 05:23:25 AM »
The model isn't sat on a table but sat on a 1.2 metre long box covered with Airfix red sheeting.

I am working on a waterline version as well but had to stop work on that one in order to finish this one in time for Telford. The other one is being made for me - which means there is no time limit on getting it done!



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Re: Airfix
« Reply #385 on: November 11, 2019, 06:44:07 AM »
Just a fantastic build --- will you be having any input with Airfix if they do proceed with a production kit of it.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #386 on: November 11, 2019, 07:45:43 AM »
All I can say, Dave, is "Brilliant job!" :smiley: 8)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #387 on: November 11, 2019, 09:47:08 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous carrier and I was intrigued by the selection of aircraft on deck, particularly, with my background, the V-22s.

Re: Airfix
« Reply #388 on: November 11, 2019, 06:52:21 PM »
All I can say, Dave, is "Brilliant job!" :smiley: 8)
Thank you!

Just a fantastic build --- will you be having any input with Airfix if they do proceed with a production kit of it.
I don't think it likely that will happen (asking me for input), Robert. Anyway, I doubt if Airfix could afford my consultancy fees!

Absolutely gorgeous carrier and I was intrigued by the selection of aircraft on deck, particularly, with my background, the V-22s.
Thank you. Ospreys are the only aircraft capable of re-supplying the ship with F-35 engines, if the ship is far from land. Although the UK government is not going to buy any of their own, US Marine V-22s will be used. They have already carried out day and night acceptance trials on QE.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #389 on: November 11, 2019, 09:43:25 PM »
Ospreys are the only aircraft of re-supplying the ship with F-35 engines, if the ship is far from land. Although the UK government is not going to buy any of their own, US Marine V-22s will be used. They have already carried out day and night acceptance trials on QE.

Dave
Pity, I think a version of the USN's COD variant would look good in British markings.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #390 on: November 12, 2019, 01:49:16 AM »
You must have cleaned out all the surrounding model shops in your neighbourhood for the styrene Dave  (and beyond)   ;D

Re: Airfix
« Reply #391 on: November 12, 2019, 04:04:59 AM »
DPD and Hermes both had to take on extra staff to cope with all my orders!

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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #392 on: November 13, 2019, 04:57:34 PM »
Still loving it Dave, S.U.P.E.R.B.  8) :-* 8) :-* 8) :-* 8) :-*
even if it is 350th  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Yep a Lincoln would be a great addition Big Gimper in 72nd. It'd fill in that glaring gap, just like a Vimy, Hydrabad and Overstrand in 72nd would fill the other gap :smiley:
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #393 on: November 17, 2019, 06:17:28 PM »
It'd fill in that glaring gap, just like a Vimy, Hydrabad and Overstrand in 72nd would fill the other gap :smiley:
Now there's something I never thought of putting on my Airfix wishlist but now will. Such a shame they - or anyone! - never jumped on the idea of releasing a new Vimy for the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown and of the Smiths. They even have the former's machine still in existence to scan and examine. Mind you, I'd rather they did the Brooklands one so I can finally build NX71MY...

Also yay Vulcan, been expecting it for ages, would definitely love one in the future. Still need to get me a Shackleton...
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #394 on: November 18, 2019, 10:34:53 AM »
It'd fill in that glaring gap, just like a Vimy, Hydrabad and Overstrand in 72nd would fill the other gap :smiley:
Now there's something I never thought of putting on my Airfix wishlist but now will. Such a shame they - or anyone! - never jumped on the idea of releasing a new Vimy for the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown and of the Smiths. They even have the former's machine still in existence to scan and examine. Mind you, I'd rather they did the Brooklands one so I can finally build NX71MY...

I've visited Smith's Vimy many times at Adelaide Airport when it was there.  I am amazed anyone flew all the way from the UK to Oz in such a beast.  Well worth a look.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #395 on: November 19, 2019, 07:42:23 PM »
The boxart Artist is Adam Tooby. Here is a close up.



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Re: Airfix
« Reply #396 on: November 19, 2019, 07:45:01 PM »
The 1/48 Spitfire FR Mk.XIV.

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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #397 on: November 20, 2019, 11:52:51 AM »
A Spitfire FR Mk.XIV in 1/72 without skimping on detail would be nicer to many  :smiley: :smiley: 8) 8) :smiley: :smiley:
 
At the recent ACT Model Show I met A LOT of 1/72nd scale modellers who "don't 48th", so I now don't feel so "on the edge"  ;) ;)
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #398 on: November 20, 2019, 04:59:46 PM »
So sad! :(

All those poor modellers dedicated to the False Scale of yore! :icon_sueno:

Come, all ye lost Souls, to the One (Really) True Scale, 1/48! :icon_fsm:



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Re: Airfix
« Reply #399 on: November 21, 2019, 02:32:03 AM »
Amen brother!!!
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