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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #120 on: March 11, 2019, 03:55:47 AM »
When will they offer the "Hello Kitty" version?  :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #121 on: March 11, 2019, 09:51:59 AM »
When will they offer the "Hello Kitty" version?  :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #122 on: March 12, 2019, 02:10:43 AM »
If they do, we now know who to blame.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #124 on: May 09, 2019, 02:14:46 AM »


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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #125 on: May 09, 2019, 08:55:10 AM »
1/35?  Interesting choice of scale.  I'd heard somewhere there was a 1/48 version in the works by some manufacturer or other.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #126 on: May 10, 2019, 02:28:53 AM »
1/35?  Interesting choice of scale.  I'd heard somewhere there was a 1/48 version in the works by some manufacturer or other.

A 1/35 one would work for some dioramas. 

Amusing hobby have just released a new 1/48 one:



There are also resin options available.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #127 on: May 10, 2019, 04:13:51 AM »
1/35?  Interesting choice of scale.  I'd heard somewhere there was a 1/48 version in the works by some manufacturer or other.

A 1/35 one would work for some dioramas. 

Amusing hobby have just released a new 1/48 one:



There are also resin options available.

Am visualizing 1/35 and 1/48 scaleoramad to 1/72.  Radome nose with missiles carried forward of wings.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #128 on: May 10, 2019, 04:45:30 AM »
Huma made a 1/72 Trieb. It was a pretty nice kit (most of their kits were enjoyable to build).

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #129 on: May 14, 2019, 02:38:03 AM »
And now the box art:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #130 on: May 18, 2019, 07:15:52 AM »
One of the silliest concepts ever.  :-\  ;D

The ramjet propulsion cracks me up, how fast would the wings have to rotate
to enable the ramjets to function properly? Plus they'd pretty much be on or
off, slowing down for a landing would be interesting.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #131 on: May 19, 2019, 12:26:55 AM »
Jon - they were supposed to use Walter rockets or an engine of some sort to spin the wings fast enough to ignite the ram jets. I guess they could adjust the thrust by adjusting the fuel flow, but that sounds iffy.

What would happen if one of the wings gets hit by a .50 cal while in flight? Or a bird hit?

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #132 on: May 19, 2019, 01:21:23 AM »
Reminiscent of those plate spinning skits from the old timey television variety shows except with wings and fire :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #133 on: May 19, 2019, 02:43:50 AM »
From what I've read recently about ram jets, even though they can be fired up around 200mph, there's virtually no thrust. To get any sort of decent thrust it has to be going at Mach 3. Apart from that the prop/rotor wouldn't work very efficiently at supersonic speeds. Also the centrifugal forces the rotating prop/rotor would be under, I don't think there's materials nowadays that could be strong enough, let alone a country that didn't have any strategic materials they could get their hands on at the time (from what I've been reading about German jet engines of the time).

But then I'm like Jon, I just don't like all this Luft'46 stuff.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #134 on: May 19, 2019, 09:43:43 AM »
Balancing the rotating wing would be critical, and keeping
it in balance would be difficult, never mind if one of the jets
flamed out.
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