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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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #135 on: May 25, 2019, 04:55:29 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #136 on: June 08, 2019, 04:17:21 AM »
Is it just me or does one of the characters in this latest kit look like Hitler?  Maybe an appropriate alt history where he gets a more appropriate job as a baggage handler:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #137 on: June 08, 2019, 06:05:53 AM »
The baggage handler guy has a very unique looking moustache ...
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #138 on: June 08, 2019, 09:12:15 AM »
I think people forget that Hitler's moustache was, actually, quite common amongst German ex-servicemen of WW1, as it allowed their gas masks to seal properly (unlike the long handle-bars preferred pre-/early-WW1). It was a distinct feature of his but was not unique to him, even before he came to power.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2019, 10:44:40 AM »
Yeah, I know it was a popular style but you have to admit he does resemble Herr Schicklgruber just a bit :smiley:
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #140 on: June 08, 2019, 04:40:48 PM »
I think he does initially, but the more you look at him the more he doesn't ? At least to me, weird ?

The young lady holding the "o.k. to depart board" has a slightly odd looking expression as well.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #141 on: June 08, 2019, 10:13:43 PM »
Is it just me or does one of the characters in this latest kit look like Hitler?  <snip>



I thought he looked more like Mr Hilter but it's hard to tell without Mr Bimmler in the picture.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #142 on: June 09, 2019, 12:58:08 AM »
More fodder for the conspiracy theory fanboys dumpster fire.  Hitler escapes!  Not by flying saucer (Haunabu) or Zepplin but disguised as a lowly train station baggage handler. 
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #143 on: June 09, 2019, 04:08:25 AM »
I think people forget that Hitler's moustache was, actually, quite common amongst German ex-servicemen of WW1, as it allowed their gas masks to seal properly (unlike the long handle-bars preferred pre-/early-WW1). It was a distinct feature of his but was not unique to him, even before he came to power.

True, but it is amusing tho think about the potential re-roling...
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #144 on: June 09, 2019, 04:40:59 AM »
A view of the completed kit:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #145 on: June 09, 2019, 07:54:32 AM »
They - especially the women - look like they've seen some shit...

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #146 on: June 10, 2019, 08:47:51 PM »
They - especially the women - look like they've seen some shit...

My thoughts exactly - happy bunch

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #147 on: June 11, 2019, 12:30:15 PM »


I thought he looked more like Mr Hilter but it's hard to tell without Mr Bimmler in the picture.

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Quite possibly their best skit of all time.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #148 on: June 12, 2019, 02:47:24 AM »
Quite possibly their best skit of all time.

Big call there.  Better than The Parrot Sketch?  What about The Funniest Joke In The World or Argument Clinic? My favourite, though it may not be a skit, is Four Yorkshiremen
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #149 on: July 02, 2019, 01:35:06 AM »








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