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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #350 on: May 02, 2019, 08:47:53 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #351 on: May 02, 2019, 10:37:09 AM »
B-47M  --  Others and I have discussed doing builds like this.  Here we have great example of one.  8)
Makes me wanna also build one even knowing finish will not be fine quality we see here.  Be fun to build, thatz the main point.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #352 on: May 02, 2019, 10:40:52 AM »
Now *that* is quite a beauty.  My upgraded B-47 will not be as extreme, but seeing this tempts me to use that camouflage pattern, or perhaps an "Asia Minor" for earlier Mideast operations.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #353 on: May 02, 2019, 11:31:59 AM »
Nice build! :smiley:

Looks like a Baby B-52. ;)
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #354 on: May 03, 2019, 03:06:12 AM »
Nice.  Should invite the builder here.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #355 on: June 09, 2019, 08:59:30 AM »
Found on Facebook.



British Columbia Fire Department
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #356 on: June 11, 2019, 04:09:46 AM »
Found on Facebook.

British Columbia Fire Department

Nice! And very appropriate during yet another drought season here on the 'Rain Coast'  ;)
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #357 on: August 08, 2019, 09:36:05 AM »




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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #358 on: August 08, 2019, 11:12:29 AM »
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
- Is this a German vehicle? One of the guys in the first image is pointing. Must be German.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #359 on: August 09, 2019, 02:10:18 AM »
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #360 on: August 09, 2019, 02:17:33 AM »
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...

Agreed but they ran out of money in the budget. It was supposed to be an escalator.  You're lucky it wasn't a rope ladder.

This is drawn by someone who likes large wheels.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #361 on: August 09, 2019, 02:19:42 AM »
I would be pissed if a heap of money/effort was spent on the vehicle but then I was only given a long ladder to enter/exit...
That's probably the "Aw ****!" exit for when everything breaks down and power is off.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #362 on: August 09, 2019, 04:48:49 AM »
This is drawn by someone who likes large wheels.

I loved that song by Sir Rolls-a-lot "Baby Got Wheels"

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #363 on: September 07, 2019, 12:52:30 AM »
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #364 on: September 07, 2019, 11:08:27 AM »
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.
A SHEVA from John Ringo's Posleen War series?

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #365 on: September 11, 2019, 11:16:51 PM »
Questions:
 - Why would you build such a large target?
I might suggest that this is the equivalent of a coastal artillery piece, i.e. more artillery than a tactical combat weapon. It certainly matches the aesthetic of a more long range, less exposed piece than a tank or APC.

Could be a ground-based orbital defence weapon sort of thing.
A SHEVA from John Ringo's Posleen War series?
Sure, that sort of thing.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #366 on: October 04, 2019, 11:48:55 PM »
Not my photo but this was entered at the IPMS Ottawa CAPCON last weekend.

Note he/she moved the intake to the sides.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #367 on: October 05, 2019, 03:37:41 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #368 on: October 05, 2019, 07:54:09 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #369 on: October 06, 2019, 02:53:15 AM »
Sweet.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #370 on: October 06, 2019, 11:51:51 PM »
Found on Facebook.  Source: http://fighters.forumactif.com/t75013-sncaso-so4070-minerve-1-72

Sncaso 4070, at 1/72, made from scratch, plasticard, balsa, foam, aluminum.

The Delta Trijet Single-car delta trijet designed as part of the Minerva Program (which will lead to the Mirage IV), was based on a radically different approach to that of Dassault. Reduced to a minimum, it was based on a guide from the ground and a single-seat configuration, where the pilot was reduced to the role of a passenger? for the return flight.

Much smaller than its competitor, it was a very thin wing delta configuration, a Bicycle main gear train with two retractable out riggers, an single Atar engine and two Strato-Reactor mounted in pods.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #371 on: October 07, 2019, 03:16:37 AM »
Wow! :smiley:
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #372 on: October 07, 2019, 11:22:15 AM »
Damn!!  That's a gorgeous concept & back story and a very well done, and finished, model.  I am in awe of the modeler's talents.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #373 on: October 07, 2019, 06:53:36 PM »
Agreed. Also look at the Mirage IVB. This guy is good!
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #374 on: October 23, 2019, 07:56:19 PM »
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